If you’re about to dip your toes in the wonderous world of digital arts, then this is a step you shall not miss!

Adobe Photoshop is considered an essential tool for digital artists of all kinds. If you’re about to take your first steps as an artist in a creative industry, then our course is the right choice. Whether you’re interested in visual effects, video design or game art, our course curriculum is tailored to current industry needs, and upon completion you’ll have a better idea of what your next steps are.

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 to know 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

Basic techniques for photo processing
• Correcting and cropping images with Crop tool
• Adjusting Brightness / Contrast
• Adjusting Shadows / Highlights
• Undo and History panel

Photo retouching
• 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 transitions between colors
• Using of predefined color transition libraries
• Creating your own color transitions

Working with layers, selections and raster masks
• Organizing PSD files using layers and multiple work surfaces (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
• Capture images with the Save for Web tool

Additional techniques for selection
• Creating masks with the Quick Mask tool
• Setting the edge of the selection with the Select and Mask tool

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

Working with channels
• Working with channels
• Grayscale, RGB and CMYK channels
• Channel Mixer 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
• Radial Blur and Motion Blur filters

Multiple photo manipulation
• Creating a panorama out of multiple photos
• Uploading multiple photos into one file
• Layer alignment

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

HDR and RAW photography
• About HDR and RAW photography
• Necessary equipment
• Sensors, color depth, dynamic range
• RAW recording and JPG compression
• Image adjustment with the Adobe Camera Raw tool (white balance, exposure, brightness, contrast, sharpness and color saturation)
• Creating an HDR image from multiple photos

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.


230 EUR price category 1*
345 EUR price category 2*
VAT included.
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Start date
February 7th, 2024
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3 weeks (36 classes) 

basic computer skills
* or equivalent computer skills

In the classroom / Online