Photoshop Courses in Cape Town South Africa - Instructor Led

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Learn how to use the most powerful tool in Web and Graphic

Available Study Methods:

1. Classroom Instructor Led
2. On-site Training for 5-15 people attending


Overview : In this course, students will learn to use layers and to apply layer effects and filters for creating special effects. Additionally students will use painting tools and blending modes to enhance the appearance of your design.

In this course, students will enhance your ability to create accurate  masks and image effects, retouch images, work with video files, automate repetitive tasks, and integrate with other Adobe applications.

Who Should Attend:

Level 1 Students who wish to pursue a career in graphic design, photography or publishing, and want to start learning the Photoshop CS5 application.

Level 2 is intended for intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop.

Photoshop - Level 1 - Class Outline.

Duration -Traditional Instructor Led Learning - 2 Days.

Lesson 1: Initiating a Project.  Lesson 5: Working with Layers.
  • Plan a Project.
  • Identify Copyright and Citations Requirements.
  • Create Layers.
  • Work with Type Layers.
  • Transform Layers.
  • Apply Styles.
  • Undo Previous Steps.
  • Manage Layers.
 Lesson 2: Exploring the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Environment.  Lesson 6: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters.
  • Explore the Photoshop Interface.
  • Customize the Workspace.
  • Explore Adobe Bridge.
  • Paint on an Image.
  • Apply Filter Effects.
 Lesson 3: Determining Graphic Type and Resolution.  Lesson 7: Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments.
  • Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics.
  • Understand Image Resolution.
  • Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes.
  • Apply Color Adjustments.

Lesson 4: Working with Selections.

 Lesson 8: Saving Images for Web and Print.

  • Create a Selection.
  • Save a Selection.
  • Modify a Selection.
  • Apply Color to a Selection.
  • Save Images for Print.
  • Save Images for the Web.
  • save Images as PDF.


Photoshop - Level 2 - Class Outline.

Prerequisite(s) or equivalent knowledge:

Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Level 1. 

Lesson 1: Enhancing Images.  Lesson 4 : Automating Tasks.
  • Create Gradients.
  • Retouch Images.
  • Adjust Tonal Range Using Adjustment Layers.
  • Work with Actions.
  • Automate Tasks Using Adobe Bridge.
Lesson 2: Working with Vector Paths Lesson 5: Working with Video Files.
  • Create Vector Paths.
  • Edit Paths.
  • Edit Video Files.
  • Export Video Files.
Lesson 3: Working with Shape Layers and Masks Lesson 6: Integrating with Other Adobe Applications.
  • Work with Shape Layers.
  • Work with Masks.
  • Apply Special Effects to a Layer.
  • Integrate with Adobe® Illustrator®.
  • Edit a Photoshop File in Adobe® Acrobat®.


IT courses to study full time or part time. Graphic Designer jobs will always require the skills gained in this training. Consider adding this to your CV. Contact Us for more information.