Statistics show that people create more than 1,000,000,000,000 (trillion) photos per year.

In addition to the memory of cherished moments, photos have become a basic means of communication not only for the use on social networks but also for professionals in various business fields. Consequently, knowing how to work in a photo manipulating program, as well as knowing how to work with other types of graphics, has become virtually necessary, and Photoshop, being the best program in the field, is a logical choice.

In this course, you will gain all the theoretical background necessary to master Photoshop tools and techniques with ease and understanding. Certified Adobe instructors will make sure you learn to retouch photos, create complex graphic compositions, prepare images for web and print, and use Photoshop tools to perform tasks quickly and efficiently.

Getting familiar with Photoshop
• A brief history of Photoshop and areas of its application
• Types of graphics: Raster and vector graphics
• Basic terms related to raster graphics (various formats, size, resolution)
• Setting up your monitor
• Hardware and system installation requirements
• Running the program for the first time and restarting the program with factory settings
• Initial program setup (resizing, history, OpenGL support…)
• Getting to know the graphic environment, working with tools and manipulating the display

Preparing the photos for working in Word and PowerPoint
• Correcting and cropping images with Crop tool
• Adjusting Brightness / Contrast
• Adjusting Shadows / Highlights
• Undo and History panel

Retouching photos for Facebook, Instagram and promotional materials (posters, brochures, flyers)
• Changing parts of an image with Dodge, Sponge, Burn, Blur, Sharpen, and Red Eye tools
• Changing parts of an image with Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, and Content-Aware Fill tools
• Replacing colors in an image with Replace Color tool
• Visual aids Pixel Grid and Layer Edges
• Retouching strategy

Transitions between colors – gradients
• Creating predefined color transitions
• Using predefined color libraries
• Creating your own color transitions

Creating posters – working with layers, selections and raster masks
• Organizing PSD files using layers and multiple workspaces (Artboards)
• Layer manipulation (changing the layer order, turning layers on/off, locking layers…)
• Selection Tools: Marquee, Quick Selection, Magic Wand, Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso
• Adjusting Selection Edges (Feather, Expand, Contract, Smooth tools…)
• Geometric Image Transformation Tool (Move, Rotate, Mirror, Warp…)
• Image Transformation with Puppet Warp tool
• Use of guides and rulers
• Applying styles to layers
• Layer groups
• Exchanging layers between multiple files and working with multiple files
• Blending modes – interaction between layers based on colors
• Layer merging
• Creating and modifying a raster mask
• Text adding and adjusting
• Text masking
• Text Warp tool
• Saving files in different formats

Adjustment layers
• Understanding the histogram
• Exposure adjustment layer
• Brightness / Contrast adjustment layer
• Levels adjustment layer
• Vibrance adjustment layer
• Hue / Saturation adjustment layer
• Posterize adjustment layer
• Photo Filter adjustment layer

Channels and black and white photography
• Working with channels
• Grayscale, RGB and CMYK channels
• Channel Mixer adjustment layer
• Black & White adjustment layer

Filter application basics
• Filter Gallery
• Smart filter application
• Gaussian Blur Filter
• Noise reduction with Reduce Noise filter
• Sharpening images with the Unsharp Mask filter
• Vanishing Point Filter

Multiple photo manipulation
• Creating a panorama out of multiple photos
• Uploading multiple photos into one file
• Layer alignment
• Creating images with great depth of field

Logo Design – Vector Graphics
• Creating and adjusting paths
• Creating selection using paths
• Creating layers with vector masks
• Creating and changing predefined vector symbols

WEB and print preparation
• Saving images for the Web with Save for Web and Export As tools
• Color gamut ranges
• Briefly about offset and digital printing and the CMYK color model
• WYSIWYG (Gamut Warning Tool)
• Working with the Print tool

Upon completion of the course students will receive the internationally recognized Adobe Certificate of Completion, as well as the Crater Training Center Certificate.

Saša Živković
Education Manager @ Crater Training Center

With thousands of educated trainees of all ages under his hat, Saša is an expert in IT-related education certified by Adobe and Autodesk. A consistently top-rated Autodesk instructor for Serbia, he was also licensed by the Institute for the Advancement of Education and Training to provide IT training to high school teachers. In collaboration with Computer Library Čačak, he has authored four AutoCAD instruction books.
A multi-talent, Saša also worked on various projects related to stage design, advertising, and business process monitoring software implementation. Formally educated as a Naval Architect at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, he has spent his life expanding his knowledge of computer graphics and its cross-industry applications.


180 EUR price category 1*
270 EUR price category 2*
VAT included.
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Start date
September 3rd, 2022
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3 weeks (36 classes) 

basic computer skills
* or equivalent computer skills

In the classroom / Online