Photoshop masterclass

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At a glance

  • Central LondonOnline, Instructor-led
  • 9.30am–4.30pm
  • Workbook & supportSupport
  • Lunch & refreshmentsVideo recording of course
  • 4 days
  • Accelerated learning
  • Business: £799679+VAT
  • Individual / charity: £679577+VAT (£814.80692.40)
  • Adobe CC2023

Course dates


  • 17–20 June 2024
  • 22–25 July 2024
  • 19–22 August 2024
  • 30 September–03 October 2024
  • 04–07 November 2024
  • 09–12 December 2024


  • 22–25 July 2024
  • 19–22 August 2024
  • 30 September–03 October 2024
  • 04–07 November 2024
  • 09–12 December 2024

Course dates


  • 17–20 June 2024
  • 22–25 July 2024
  • 19–22 August 2024
  • 30 September–03 October 2024
  • 04–07 November 2024
  • 09–12 December 2024


  • 22–25 July 2024
  • 19–22 August 2024
  • 30 September–03 October 2024
  • 04–07 November 2024
  • 09–12 December 2024

Option to split dates when booking


If you're new to Photoshop, this training course is your fast track option to becoming an advanced user, all in just four days.

You’ll start by getting to grips with the Photoshop interface, before getting hands on with layers, retouching, adjusting colour, before progressing to advanced features like layer styles, smart filters and output types.  

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 progress to an advanced level skillset in a short period of time.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Navigate the Photoshop interface, understand the core and specialist features
  • Use layers, layer masks and 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
  • To become an expert in retouching and masking
  • Master how to 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

You'll begin your Photoshop training course by getting up to speed with the Photoshop interface, before getting hands on with the starter features, including image adjustment, layers, retouching and brushes. On days three and four you'll progress to the more advanced features and work with layer styles, vectors, working with Bridge and lots more. 

After the four days you'll leave the training course with the knowledge and skills to edit and create imagery at an advanced level.

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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

Day three – 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 four – 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


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. For more details visit our specific timings page.

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!

I become Adobe certified a couple of years ago. Does this mean I'm still Adobe certified?

When you undertake and pass an Adobe certified professional (or the retired 'Adobe certified associate) exam, then you will always be certified in the specific version of the exam you undertook.

e.g. You become Adobe certified in Premiere Pro CC2022 and you will always possess this accreditation.

However, as time moves onwards, Adobe will release more recent versions (e.g. CC 2023, CC2024 etc).

Therefore to remain 'current' then you will need to ensure you have passed the very latest version of the Adobe certified professional exam.

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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Course cost: £799.00inc. +VAT

Course cost: Deposit of £300 inc. VAT followed by 5 payments of £99.80inc. VAT each.

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26 reviews


recommended the course

Great course, really well delivered and highly engaging instructor. Thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot

Oliver Tipper. 15th November, 2023

Very professional delivery

Matt Sunderland. 9th November, 2023

This is one of the best and professional courses i have sat, i would recommend this course and process to anyone. EXCELLENT

Jonathan Ewes. 4th October, 2023

Learnt lots of new skills and it was very easy to follow along

Fiona Home. 21st September, 2023

The remote Photoshop course was very informative and convenient. The trainer was very knowledgeable and able to help if problems arose.

William Shepherd. 3rd September, 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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