Photoshop advanced

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At a glance

  • Central LondonOnline, Instructor-led
  • 9.30am–4.30pm
  • Workbook & supportSupport
  • Lunch & refreshmentsVideo recording of course
  • 2 days
  • Accelerated learning
  • Business: £399339+VAT
  • Individual / charity: £339288+VAT (£406.80345.60)
  • Adobe CC2023

Course dates


  • 13–14 December 2023
  • 31 January–01 February 2024
  • 06–07 March 2024
  • 10–11 April 2024
  • 15–16 May 2024
  • 19–20 June 2024
  • 24–25 July 2024
  • 21–22 August 2024


This Photoshop training course is the next step for those that have previously attended the Photoshop introduction course or for those with prior Photoshop experience. Over the two days you’ll learn how to create compound paths, raster effects, workflows and more specialist features that Photoshop has to offer.

This course will be delivered through our Accelerated learning approach, allowing you to learn more information, easier and more efficiently than standard training approaches.

Target Audience

This course is for designers, marketers, developers or anyone that has previously attended a starter training course and wants to learn more of the advanced features within Photoshop.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Master the specialist features that most aren't even aware of in Photoshop
  • Become an expert in retouching and masking
  • Work with vectors and vector shapes
  • Understand how to get the most out of type, automation and smart filters

Accelerated learning

Our Accelerated learning approach at Certitec is unique within the Adobe training industry. Our focus is not on what you learn, but how you learn. Referred to as ‘Accelerated Learning’, this process allows you to digest a significant amount of information more quickly, and more easily than through other methods.

Accelerated learning

  • Establish a firm understanding on the learning process before embarking
  • Overcoming any learned helplessness by reframing what will be learnt upon completion
  • Sessions no longer than 60 minutes each to maximise how we learn 
  • The use of course workbooks to strengthen memory retention (classroom)
  • Finding a balance between new and recap learning
  • Kinaesthetic (‘hands-on’) techniques
  • Video of entire course upon completion (remote)

Find out more about our Accelerated learning process.


What to expect from this course

Over the two days of training you’ll learn the more specialist features that Photoshop has to offer and go that bit deeper when compared to the introduction course.

Our Adobe certified training team will help you get to grips with workflows, custom brushes, transparency and more!

You’ll leave the course with the skills to use features that most aren’t even aware of and the confidence to start working on a whole new level.

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Day one – Bringing things into focus


  • Re-cap setting preferences
  • Workspaces
  • RAM and disk space
  • Interface and performance

Working with Bridge

  • Bridge overview
  • Structure vs content

Camera RAW

  • Overview
  • How do you create
  • Advantages
  • Camera RAW interface
  • Working with other images

Retouching and Masking

  • The concept of retouching
  • Non-destructive editing
  • Spot healing brush
  • Soften skin
  • Painting with light and dark
  • Masking
  • Exporting

Working with smart filters

  • What are smart filters and why use them
  • How do you create
  • Applying

Colour correction

  • Using the numbers
  • Sampling colour
  • Info panel
  • Setting for print

Day two – Digging deeper and consolidation

Working with vectors

  • Mastering the pen tool
  • Anchors and paths
  • Creating
  • Selection
  • Vector masks

Working with vector shapes

  • Basic Shapes

Working with Type

  • Type 101
  • Adobe Fonts
  • Point v Area 
  • Anti-aliased type
  • Baseline, tracking and kerning

Selection and masking

  • How to select hair and soft edges
  • Quick selection tool
  • Select and mask


  • Understanding actions
  • Creating actions
  • Create Panorama recap

Create montage from images

  • Experiment with layers and masks
  • Blending modes and opacity
  • Add some type
  • Export for web and print

Classroom trainint

Advantages of classroom training

Classroom training has many advantages over other formats of training since in-person interaction and communication plays an extremely important part to absorbing information. 

Classroom training allows you to get trained in a safe, quiet, clean environment, away from the noise and pressures of the office or home. The classroom environment provides the important “human touch,” which is often missing in technology-based training. 

You can’t beat real life interaction when asking important questions and receiving immediate feedback. 

Other benefits of classroom training include:

  • Group interaction. People learn from one another as well as from the trainer
  • Training groups can be large or small
  • Classroom training also teaches us how to interact with one another in a professional, productive, cooperative way, which is something that other forms of training often don’t provide

Remote training

Advantages of remote training

Remote training introduces a virtually no-limits training option since it's extremely flexible. You can attend a remote training session anywhere in the world and has become increasingly popular over the last few years. 

Remote training plays itself into your hands and you can harness technology to enable you to use traditional computers, tablets and even phones for complete flexibility.

You can see your trainer (webcam) and they will take you through the training session like you're actually attending a classroom training event.

Other benefits of remote training include:

  • No travel to the classroom - you can attend remote training in your pj's if you wish!
  • Training groups can be large or small and even split over multiple locations and even multiple countries at the same time
  • You have the ability to interact with your trainer by talking, electronically raising your hand and even allow for them to see your screen (if you authorise)
  • All remote training sessions are recorded - so you can play-back at anytime in the future and enhance your learning experience

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Adobe certification

Adobe certified professional. Build a unique portfolio and gain a professional certification that communicates your advanced knowledge- that is what becoming Adobe certified is about

Adobe certification masterclass

Become an Adobe certified professional. Save up to £1,000 with our Adobe certification masterclass. It will increase your chances of landing your dream job!

Discounts for self funders and charities

You will save 15% off the course price if you’re a non-business delegate and includes the following:

  • Self funding individual
  • Charity

Flexipay over 6 months

With the option to split the cost of your 5 day Adobe certified training course, our Flexipay payment plan allows you to develop your skills, without breaking the bank.

Post course support

After your course, we don’t leave you high-and-dry. Our technical support is provided for a lifetime

Free course retake

We understand that before booking your course, knowing that you can have a free course refresher gives you that added insurance

Adobe Creative Cloud software

You can either subscribe to the entire suite (that’s all the applications) or just one application on a monthly basis. Adobe offers a free 7-day trial for each application if you wish to try before you subscribe. 

Just visit the Adobe Creative Cloud page and see what might be the best option for you


What happens if I am unwell on the morning of my course?

This is just fine from a course perspective since you can re-arrange again (according to our course schedule) for no fee

How do I actually book my course?

Find the course you wish and then click on the ‘book now’ button and complete the form

Can I jump immediately to an Advanced course?

Delegates attending an Advanced course must already possess at least 80% of the knowledge of the (previous) Introduction course. This is so you are not out of your depth in the Advanced course and also so other delegates are not affected

What are the training times?

We start at 9.30 and finish at 4.30pm with plenty of breaks and 40 minutes for lunch

What if I fail my ACP exam?

  • Start 9.30am - Finish 3.30pm.
  • Exam 2pm

Should you not pass the first time, you can retake the exam for no charge when the course runs again in our schedule

Will I get a certificate for attending?

Yes - your Adobe authorised training centre certificate of attendance will be emailed after your training course

Will I be able to work to my own agenda in the training?

Our courses are scheduled and run with the same outline and aims. Whilst our trainers can field some ad hoc questions along the way we are unable to provide specific information on your project

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Course dates


  • 13–14 December 2023
  • 31 January–01 February 2024
  • 06–07 March 2024
  • 10–11 April 2024
  • 15–16 May 2024
  • 19–20 June 2024
  • 24–25 July 2024
  • 21–22 August 2024

Private training

We can deliver this course on a private training basis

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Spaces, 60 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4JS



22 reviews


recommended the course

Really easy to book. Clear instructions ahead of course. Teacher was superb. Perfect pace, very clear instructions & supportive. Thank you

Dorothy Watkins. 16th November, 2023

Alistair was excellent and the course was very informative and easy to follow

Wilson Evans. 14th November, 2023

Although I thought I knew Photoshop basics already … this course really made me realise there were lots of basics I did not realise. It’s great to know we receive videos of all previous courses too!

Jo Brush. 3rd September, 2023

Having vivid and modern images to work with make a huge difference in remembering each and every exercise. The trainer was incredible with 30 years of experience

Stephen Lea. 8th August, 2023

It was wild and memorable!

Jerry Ang. 20th July, 2023

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You can use the form below to make a course reservation with Certitec. We are an established company with over 15 years’ experience training Adobe products and have a high regard in the industry. Alternatively just call us on 0845 527 0768.

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Course cost: Deposit of £300 inc. VAT followed by 5 payments of £19.80inc. VAT each.

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“What I loved about my Photoshop course was the manner in which the trainer was able to relate tasks in the training to real-world scenarios. This enabled me to create a deep link in my mind to remember in the future. Very impressed!”

Paul Hodgkins, Senior buyer, ASOS

“Modern computers, the latest version of the Photoshop and an incredible trainer. Thank you Certitec!”

Chelsea Byron, Human resources, Camden Council

“I did have some anxiety prior to undertaking the course, as I’ve not been on a training course since leaving school… But it was great! The training style was relaxed and I always felt comfortable asking questions. Thanks!”

Charlotte Potter, Private, Staines

“If you’re thinking about attending a course, take a look at the accelerated learning information on their website! That was the main difference between this Photoshop course and others I’ve attended before. Can’t wait to come back.”

Anna Forester, Private, Harrow-on-the-Hill

“I found the location, facilities, course and trainer first class. I learnt so much and can’t believe it! The workbook will really help afterwards since it contains all my notes (and drawings) as we took a journey through the functions of Photoshop.”

Andy Barrow, marketing, ASS Group

“The course structure whereby we always recapped the previous session before continuing onto the next session really helped me understand Photoshop! I felt we moved forward as a team and the trainer was genuinely interested in our learning. Thank you!”

Bert Jack, business owner, BJ Retain Limited

“My Photoshop course was incredible… It was nice to use different learning techniques as opposed to somebody just lecturing. The accelerated learning process works and I can’t wait to use Photoshop when I get back to the office.”

Karl Jameson, Private, South London

“The proof in the pudding of any training course is how much you remember afterwards. I can say with confidence that I remember about 90% of everything the Photoshop topics we covered and I’ve also got my work-book to review afterwards. Thank you.”

Roberto Callaniegh, Private, Paris

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