Certificate course in Photoshop

Certificate Photoshop Course

Adobe Photoshop is industry standard and professional software for image editing. It is used widely in digital photography, graphic design and web design.

The Adobe Photoshop course - Certificate is the combination of Photoshop and Advanced Photoshop course. It is suitable to students who want to gain in-depth knowledge of Photoshop and work efficiently and proficiently.

The training will be started with basic concepts and terminology. Different easy to follow and practical exercises will be used throughout the training to help students grasping different concepts.

After finishing the training course, you will be able to adjust the image colour , apply text effects, repair or remove unwanted objects, compose images from different photos, edit images using non-destructive methods, work with other design software, use mask and create commercial posters and how to output for print.

Two different classes are available and they are the class for Apple Macintosh or for Windows. Students can choose any one of them.

creating different text effects
fixing image using patch tool
adding objects using patch tool
removing unwanted objects using clone tool
replacing images with editing tools
restoring and transforming photo
changing colour
learning images composition
composing images using blending modes
more composition example
making commerical artwork
making commercial artwork
more composition example

What you’ll learn

Using the drawing aids

  • About rulers, grids and guides
  • Position with the ruler tool
  • Position with guides and the grid
  • Use snapping
  • Show or hide Extras

File formats discussion

Working with selections

  • Understanding image pixels
  • Selecting images using the marquee, lasso, polygonal lasso tools
  • Selecting images with the quick selection tool
  • Moving, hiding, or inverting selections
  • Adding, subtraction and intersection
  • Softening image edges

Working with Colours

  • Understanding the CMYK and RGB models
  • Setting foreground and background colours
  • Choosing colours using colour box, eyedropper.
  • Working with the Adobe Colour Picker
  • Swatches palette overview
  • Select a colour in the Swatches palette
  • Add, replace, and delete colour swatches

Transforming images

  • Cropping images
  • Distorting, skewing, scaling images
  • Rotating or flipping images
  • Changing the canvas and image size

Retouching and repairing images

  • Removing unwanted objects with the healing brush tool
  • Removing blemishes or spots using spot healing brush tool
  • Heal and patch an area

Colourizing images with Fill command

  • Choosing various fill contents – using foreground and background
  • Filling with black, white and gray colours
  • Using blending effect - hue
  • Setting opacity

Adding text and text effects

  • How to change the fonts, size and other type attributes
  • Type effects

Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Layers palette overview
  • Convert background and layers
  • Create layers, group and duplicate layers
  • Show or hide a layer, group, or style
  • View layers and groups within a group

Working with layers

  • Add layers to a group
  • Change the stack order of layers and groups
  • Move the content of layers
  • Rotate a layer
  • Lock layers

Setting opacity

  • Specify opacity for a layer or group
  • Specify fill opacity for a layer
  • Specify a blending mode for a layer or group
  • Filling new layers with a neutral color

Managing layers

  • Rename a layer or group
  • Delete a layer or group
  • Export and merge layers

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Layer effects and styles

  • About layer effects and styles
  • Layer styles dialog box overview
  • Apply or edit a custom layer style
  • Layer style options
  • Display or hide layer styles
  • Remove layer effects

Correcting mistakes

  • Using the Undo and Redo commands
  • Restoring part of an image to its previously saved version
  • Working with the history palette


  • About channels
  • Channels palette overview
  • Show or hide a channel
  • Show colour channels in colour
  • Select, edit and delete channels

Saving selections and using masks 

  • About masks and alpha channels
  • Create a temporary quick mask
  • Create and edit alpha channel masks
  • Save and load selections

Advance use of layers 

  • Masking layers
  • Bitmap mask
  • Vector mask
  • Clipping mask
  • About layer and vector masks
  • Add layer masks
  • Edit a layer mask
  • Select and display the layer mask channel
  • Disable or enable a layer mask
  • Change the layer mask rubylith color or opacity
  • Add and edit vector masks
  • Unlinking layers and masks
  • Apply or delete a layer mask
  • Load a layer or layer mask’s boundaries as a selection
  • Mask layers with clipping masks
  • Combine multiple images into a group portrait

Vanishing Point 

  • About Vanishing Point
  • Vanishing Point dialog box overview
  • Work in Vanishing Point
  • About perspective planes and the grid
  • Define and adjust perspective planes in Vanishing Point
  • About selections in Vanishing Point
  • Fill selections with another area of an image
  • Copy selections in Vanishing Point
  • Paste an item into Vanishing Point

Create panoramic images 

  • About Photomerge
  • Take pictures for use with Photomerge
  • Create a Photomerge composition
  • Create a photomerge interactively

Smart Objects

  • About Smart Objects
  • Create Smart Objects and edit content of a Smart Object
  • Duplicate a Smart Object
  • Convert a Smart Object to a layer
  • Replace the contents of a Smart Object
  • Export the contents of a Smart Object

Smart Filters

  • About Smart Filters
  • Reorder, duplicate, or delete Smart Filters
  • Hide Smart Filters
  • About placing files
  • Apply a Smart Filter

Managing paths

  • Paths palette overview
  • Create a new path in the Paths palette
  • Create a new work path
  • Manage paths

Editing paths

  • Path segments, components, and points
  • Select a path
  • Adjust path segments
  • Adjust path components
  • Add or delete anchor points
  • Convert between smooth points and corner points

Converting between paths and selection borders

  • Convert paths to selection borders
  • Convert a selection to a path

Useful features

  • Content Aware Fill
  • Content Aware Scale
  • Refine Edges

Working with Illustrator and InDesign

  • Photoshop automation
  • Actions
  • What is actions
  • Create an action by using options in the Actions palette
  • Assigning shortcuts to actions
  • Managing actions
  • Automation using Batch
  • Automation using Image Processor
  • Exporting all layers into files
  • Loading files into stack
  • Playing an action by the Batch command including using File Browser as the source
  • Create a droplet from an action