Photoshop advanced & Adobe certified

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At a glance

  • Central LondonOnline, Instructor-led
  • 9.30am–4.30pm
  • Workbook & supportSupport
  • Lunch & refreshmentsVideo recording of course
  • 3 days
  • Accelerated learning
  • Business: £649551+VAT
  • Individual / charity: £551468+VAT (£661.20561.60)
  • Adobe CC2023

Course dates

Remote

  • 15–17 May 2024
  • 19–21 June 2024
  • 24–26 July 2024
  • 21–23 August 2024
  • 02–04 October 2024
  • 06–08 November 2024
  • 11–13 December 2024

London

  • 24–26 July 2024
  • 21–23 August 2024
  • 02–04 October 2024
  • 06–08 November 2024
  • 11–13 December 2024

Course dates

Remote

  • 15–17 May 2024
  • 19–21 June 2024
  • 24–26 July 2024
  • 21–23 August 2024
  • 02–04 October 2024
  • 06–08 November 2024
  • 11–13 December 2024

London

  • 24–26 July 2024
  • 21–23 August 2024
  • 02–04 October 2024
  • 06–08 November 2024
  • 11–13 December 2024

Option to split dates when booking

Overview

The Photoshop advanced with certification training course is designed for those that have previously completed the Photoshop introduction course - or know over 85% of the course outline and want to push themselves to not only learn the advanced features of photoshop, but to achieve Adobe certification. 

The three days of training will expand on what you learn't in the starter course and focus on the features that most aren't even aware of. You'll learn about smart filters, working with Bridge, advanced retouching and more, all before sitting the Adobe certification exam on the final day.

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

You’ll leave the training course with an advanced level skillset, including an Adobe certified status that further promotes your skill level. Afterwards you can publicise your certification with Adobe digital badges which provide a standardised certified outcome.

You must undertake the exam on a non-work (home) computer in a browser (Chrome, EDGE or Safari) which is connected to your home broadband connection (no VPN). You don't need any Adobe software installed to undertake the exam itself. The exam is delivered in Windows mode but since you're connecting via a browser - it doesn't matter if you're a Windows or MacOS user.

Target Audience

This course is for designers, marketers, developers that have previously attended a starter course, but now want to advance their skill level and become Adobe certified.

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 competently with vectors and vector shapes
  • Understand how to get the most out of type, automation and smart filters
  • Take on the certification exam and become an Adobe certified professional

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.

Outline

What to expect from this course

The first two days of training will focus on learning the advanced features, including retouching, outputs for web, print and mobile, and working with vectors. The third and final day is purely focused on Adobe certification, with preparation taking place in the morning and the exam in the afternoon.

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Day one – Bringing things into focus

Introduction

  • 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

Automation

  • 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

Day three – Adobe Certification day

The final day of your course will be focused on the official Adobe Photoshop exam objectives.

– Exam preparation - 10am – 1pm
– Undertaking exam - 1.30pm – 2.45pm (exam itself 50 mins)

You must undertake the exam on a non-work (home) computer in a browser (Chrome, EDGE or Safari) which is connected to your home broadband connection (no VPN). You don't need any Adobe software installed to undertake the exam itself. The exam is delivered in Windows mode but since you're connecting via a browser - it doesn't matter if you're a Windows or MacOS user.

Exam format
– Section 1 - multiple choice - covering approximately 10 questions
– Section 2 - actually ‘driving' the Adobe application to complete tasks - covering approximately 30 questions 

Should you not pass the first time, you can retake the exam (up to 5 separate free attempts are allowed) for no charge when the course runs again in our schedule.

The Adobe certified professional (ACP) exam is facilitated solely by Certiport and their testing solution (Exams from Home [EFH]).

See our booking conditions should the Certiport EFH system become inaccessible or inoperable.

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

FAQs

Are there any discounts for individuals/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

When you select your booking status (as above) then our system then automatically deducts 15% from the price.

How do I actually book my course?

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

What are the payment terms?

Please refer to our how to pay document.

How do I enter / use a PO when making my booking?

When you book your course and select the 'company' option - you will be able to enter a PO number into the relevant field. We will then issue your invoice with the PO embedded.

If you missed the PO field - just email us back with your PO and we'll do the rest.

What are the training times?

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

Is there any pre or post study required prior to undertaking any course?

The simple answer is no.

If you have booked an 'Adobe certified' course with us - you do have the option to view some sample documents we send across prior to your exam.

Although this would only affect your scoring by a couple of percent either way.

What is 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.

Is there any technical support after the course completes?

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

How do I gain multiple Adobe certifications?

Become an Adobe certified professional with our Adobe certification masterclass. It will provide you with a solid qualification in the design / video sector and increase your chances of landing your dream job!

How do I obtain the 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.

Can I jump immediately to an advanced course?

Delegates attending an Advanced course must already possess at least 85% 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.

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

Our courses are scheduled and run with the same outline and objectives.

Whilst our trainers can field some ad hoc questions along the way we are unable to provide specific information on your personal project.

Is the training just 'watching' or is it interactive?

The training is interactive just like you were in the training room with the trainer.

You will download the training files and work through modular exercises with your Adobe certified instructor.

If you need assistance you can ask your trainer and they will help you work through any issues you experience.

What if I fail my Adobe certified exam?

Should you not pass the first time, you can retake the exam (up to 5 separate free attempts are allowed) for no charge when the course runs again in our schedule.

The Adobe certified professional (ACP) exam is facilitated solely by Certiport and their testing solution (Exams from Home [EFH]).

See our booking conditions should the Certiport EFH system become inaccessible or inoperable.

Will I get a certificate for attending?

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

What do I receive after my course completes?

Upon completion of your course, you will receive the following assets:

  • a video of your actual course with your trainer (remote)
  • a video of your classroom trainer delivering the course syllabus which you covered (classroom)
  • keyboard shortcuts
  • links to supplementary 'help' documents if applicable to your course

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Excellent tuition, answered all questions and tested your knowledge, absolutely fabulous instructor (Thanks Terry). If you want to learn Adobe, you must learn with Certitec

Mark Turner. 16th November, 2023

The course was expertly delivered and we went through many advanced Photoshop functions which will enhance my already efficient workflow. Thank you for sharing your knowledge

Jay Lampa. 13th November, 2023

Very well explained. I really enjoyed it!

Sue Thompson. 4th October, 2023

As a freelancer, many companies are only after people who are Adobe certified … so I undertook this course to hone my Photoshop skills and become certified, which I'm pleased to say I did!

Jonathan Trelawney. 4th September, 2023

Even after completing the course – I still read my course workbook since it was truly a journey of what I learnt in the classroom. I’m now optimising all images I upload to the company’s social media site thanks to your Photoshop training!

Olivia Neill. 6th August, 2023

 

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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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