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Course content

  • Vector vs. bitmap graphics
  • Image resolution
  • Interface – tools/control panel/panels)
  • Preferences – units/increments/guides/ Undos
  • Paint tools – Paintbrush/Pencil/Eraser…
  • Tool presets – saving tool settings
  • Working with pen and tablets
  • Patterns
  • Gradients – linear/radial/angled
Basic Selection techniques
  • Selection tools – Marquee/Lasso/Magic wand/Quick Selection
  • Modifying selections
  • Colour range – making selections based on colour
Working with layers
  • Introduction – layer concepts
  • Creating, modifying and controlling
  • Transparency – opacity and blend modes
  • Layer styles – layer specific styles such as patterns/gradients/fills…
  • Layer groups – organising layers
  • Aligning/distributing layers
  • Positioning/smart guides
  • Clipping masks – masking using layers
Working with colours
  • Colour theory – RGB/CMYK
  • Gamut – identify non-printing colours
  • Saving colours – swatches
  • Eyedropper tool
Saving your work
  • File formats – benefits and uses of formats: psd/tif/jpg/png…
  • Transforming – scale/rotate/skew/distort/ perspective/ warping
  • Image and canvas size
  • Crop tools
  • Content Aware scaling
Identifying colours/selections
  • Channels
  • Alpha Channels – saving selections/areas of colour
  • Refine edge – cutting out hair/fur/foliage
Working with External files
  • Place linked
  • Place embedded
Correcting and enhancing images
  • Auto adjustments – tone/colour/contrast
  • Histograms – understanding information
  • Colour balance
  • Replace colour
  • Hue/saturation
  • Levels – adjusting tonal balance
  • Black and white
Intermediate-level layers
  • Layers – transparency/blend modes
  • Layer Masks – non-destructive/paintable masks
  • Smart Objects – combine layers to create non-destructive
  • Layer Adjustments – apply non-destructive edits such as levels, Hue/Saturation…
  • Layer control – merge, flatten
  • Type formatting – Character and Paragraph
  • Applying filters – watercolour/ solarisation, etc.
  • Filter gallery – combining filters
  • Blur filters – for effect
  • Puppet warp
  • Liquify filters – distorting images
Retouching images
  • Content aware – move/fill/scale
  • Retouching tools – clone stamp/spot/healing brush/patch tool
  • Retouching techniques
Adobe Bridge
  • Previewing files – and contents
  • Reviewing and rating files
  • Photomerge
  • Loading images as layers
Integration with other Adobe apps
  • Adobe Stock
  • Adobe Fuse
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Armada has been hosting training courses for professionals for over 10 years. We specialise in:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, e-Learning, Technical Communication and web development applications.
  • Users of AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and other CAD design products.
  • Technical authoring.

Armada is both an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC) and an Autodesk Training Centre (ATC). Our technical authoring courses are accredited by organisations including the ISTC and MadCap. These accreditations ensure a high standard of training and facilities.

Armada is committed to providing:

  • Training of the highest quality delivered by trainers who are experts in their field.
  • Competitive rates.
  • A comfortable and professional learning environment conducive to learning.

Scheduled courses are hosted at our venues in:

  • Birmingham/Bromsgrove.
  • Bristol.
  • Reading.
  • Milton Keynes.
  • Sheffield.

On-request courses (one-to-one training or a course for your group) can be hosted at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

Armada Training Solutions Ltd
6 West Court, Saxon Business Park, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom B60 4AD
01527 834783
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