Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

Duration: 2 Days


This course is recommended as a follow up to our two day Fundamentals of Photoshop course, or it can be taken in its own right by those with equivalent experience. The topics taught include many useful techniques in the further creative and efficient use of Photoshop.


Existing competence in Photoshop, at least to the level of the Transmedia Fundamentals course.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Duplicating layers
  • Layer masks
  • Preserve transparency and locking layers
  • Grouping layers
  • Adjustment layers and adjustment layer masks
  • Working with layer comps
  • Using layer auto alignment and blending
  • Smart objects including Smart filters
  • Using Content Aware Fill
  • Using Content Aware Scale
  • Using Puppet Warp

Painting modes and layer modes

  • Colourising
  • Hand-tinting

Clipping masks

  • Clipping paths to create selected areas
  • Using displacement maps with type to create special effects

Shape tool

  • Working with and editing shapes
  • Creating and importing custom shapes, e.g. logos for re-use
  • Using editable rounded rectangles
  • Multi-shape and path selection
  • Saving in shapes panel


  • Creating montages with layer masks
  • Creating realistic photo montages to include reflections on various surface types (eg metal, water etc) and custom shadows
  • Using the Masks panel for creating editable, feathered, density-controlled masks

Automation and Scripts

  • PDF presentation
  • Droplets
  • Photomerge
  • Web Gallery
  • Using Adobe Kuler for creating and sharing colour schemes
  • Importing colour swatches directly from HTML, CSS and SVG files

Using the Actions panel

  • Using, adjusting and creating textures
  • Batch-processing several files

History panel

  • Reverting to snapshots
  • Using the history brush for effects

Sharpening techniques and blur

  • Unsharp mask
  • Lens blurs

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

London Central

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London Greenwich

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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Adobe® Photoshop® ACE Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Adobe Certfied Expert in Photoshop.

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