Photoshop introduction

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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


  • 06–07 November 2023
  • 11–12 December 2023
  • 29–30 January 2024
  • 04–05 March 2024
  • 08–09 April 2024
  • 13–14 May 2024
  • 17–18 June 2024
  • 22–23 July 2024
  • 19–20 August 2024



If you’re new to Adobe Photoshop, our introduction course is a great first step into the world of image editing and creation. Over the two days of training you’ll get to grips with the Photoshop interface, learn about the importance of layers, how to adjust colour, retouch images, how to combine images and test, plus lots more.

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 looking to get into image editing and creation.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Navigate the Photoshop interface and understand the core features
  • Use layers and layer masks and master how to adjust accordingly
  • Understand the various export options, whether that's for web, print or other intents
  • Crop, create a composition, work with type, colour correction and lots more

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

Our Adobe certified training team will take you through the journey of understanding the Photoshop interface, including how to create new images, adjust colour on existing images, combine text and imagery, plus more.

You’ll leave the course with the skills to professionally edit and create images for web, print and mobile.

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Day one – The key concepts of Adobe Photoshop

Introduction - basic concepts

  • Pixel resolution
  • Colour RGB v CMYK
  • Preferences - light or dark
  • Interface - panels, option bar and toolbox 
  • Workspaces - saving
  • Concept of anti-aliasing

Opening and closing

  • File formats available
  • Navigation - zoom, pan and shortcuts

Digital Fundamentals

  • Brush basics
  • Resolution
  • Resizing and interpolation

Introduction to selections

  • Geometric marque tool
  • Create new layers
  • Concept of masking
  • Layers and layer masks
  • Lasso and polygon lasso 

Cropping and straightening

  • Crop tool
  • Non-destructive cropping
  • Straighten tool
  • Basic retouching

Blur, sharpen and noise

  • Smart filtering for blur 
  • Smart filters for sharpening
  • High pass

Day two – Understanding the bigger picture

Colour basics

  • Colour wheel
  • Compare RGB - CMYK
  • Colour settings
  • Proof colours

Basic Colour Correction

  • Assessing images
  • Auto correction
  • Adjustment layers

Creating a composition

  • Selections
  • Drag and drop
  • Story of silly leaf and smart leaf
  • Adjustment layers and masks
  • Place - link or embedded

Working with Type

  • Adobe type
  • Type 101 
  • Point and area type

Export options

  • Understanding a PSD
  • Save-as or export
  • For web
  • For print
  • For other intents

Create panorama

  • Photomerge
  • Retouching

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
  • Student
  • Educational establishment

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.

Course computers

When it comes to classroom training - our training facility computers are better and faster than ever.

All our modern 27-inch computers have faster processors, expanded memory, larger storage and enhanced audio and video capabilities for an even better experience in the classroom.

Free course retake

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

London training facility

Located in the heart of London's West end ... our training facility at 60 St. Martin's Lane ensures the location is as exciting as our training!

Lunch and refreshments

We provide healthy snacks (high quality dark chocolate, walnuts, fresh fruit) and coffee, all of which have been suggested to improve focus in the sessions. 

For lunch, we give you the flexibility to eat what you want and introduced a lunch voucher scheme that can be used at nearby outlets. 

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.

Do I need to bring my own computer (classroom training)?

We supply all computers (macOS and Windows) at our training facility. You can bring your laptop along if you wish for anything work related but due to Adobe guidelines - delegates must use our computers to ensure the software meets our requirements.

What are the training times?

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

Are refreshments and lunch provided (classroom training)?

Yes - we provide all refreshments (tea, coffee, water, biscuits etc) and also lunch (in the format of a voucher which can be spent at many nearby locations).

What if I fail my ACP exam?

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

You will undertake a practice exam just before lunch, then undertake the certification exam in the afternoon. 

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.

What is the dress format for attending training (classroom training)?

Anything goes since our training caters for the creative industry - so wear what you like (although please consider the training rooms are air conditioned).

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.

If you did wish to cover your own agenda why not arrange a private training course.

Can I park at the training facility (classroom training)?

There are numerous NCP car parks close to the facility although you might find it more cost effective parking further afield and travelling into the city centre on public transport.

Course Enquiry

Interested in one of our courses but need a couple of questions answered first?

Use our simple form below to send a message directly to our consultant trainers. We value great customer service and will endeavour to get back to you within the hour inside normal business hours.

If you require an immediate response then please do not hesitate to call 0845 527 0768.

Course: Photoshop Photoshop introduction – 2 days

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Course dates


  • 06–07 November 2023
  • 11–12 December 2023
  • 29–30 January 2024
  • 04–05 March 2024
  • 08–09 April 2024
  • 13–14 May 2024
  • 17–18 June 2024
  • 22–23 July 2024
  • 19–20 August 2024


Private training

We can deliver this course on a private training basis

Private training


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



28 reviews


recommended the course

It was gooooood

Anthony Higgins. 4th September, 2023

The host is very knoledgeable and he explains all the task fabulous way. Thank you

Mike Jeffersen. 2nd September, 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Richard was fantastic in his explanations

Kat Truth. 7th August, 2023

I knew I had developed some bad habits over time – this Photoshop introduction course will save me hours of times due to a more efficient workflow!

John Gilmore. 20th July, 2023

I found this Photoshop 2 day introduction very well suited to what people need to use Photoshop for … social media edits and I did learn more than enough to tackle my company’s requirements. Thank you

Steve De Vilde. 6th June, 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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