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Adobe Photoshop Advanced

  • Length 2 days
  • Version CC2023
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Why study this course

Take your Adobe Photoshop® skills to the next level with our advanced course!

Improve your workflows to streamline and increase your productivity using shortcuts and automation techniques that many self-taught users are not even aware of. Learn best practice processes and how to combine functions to create, edit, and apply special effects for professional images and documents.

Our advanced Photoshop course includes the latest Photoshop CC updates and its powerful new features like linked Smart Objects, Camera Raw as a Smart Filter, and enhancements to the Blur Gallery, Smart Sharpen, and more.

City Desktop Public Schedule

With Lumify Group's recent acquisition of City Desktop Training, we're pleased to now offer you an extensive public schedule of Adobe end user training in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. As we move to consolidate our end user offering with both Nexacu and City Desktop, you can access the schedule of the most closely aligned courses and book, by clicking on the link below.

What you can expect with City Desktop Training

  • Small classes (average 4 to 6)

  • Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC) with industry experienced, certified instructors

  • Course eBook and sample files

  • Class exercises relevant to industry

  • AATC Adobe endorsed certificate upon course completion

  • After-course support

  • Free course resit (6 months) *

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* Free resit applies to all public courses; does not include custom or private training.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will have the knowledge to:

  • Combine Bridge with Photoshop

  • Use advanced tools and the options bar

  • Understand sharpening and blurring

  • Understand advanced layers

  • Use layer styles and effects

  • Use layer masks

  • Use vectors and paths

  • Work with actions and automation

  • Improve workflow

  • Use Camera Raw

  • Understand colour management

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City Desktop Training, part of the Lumify Group, is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC).

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at proficient users of Adobe Photoshop, including professional and amateur photographers, who want to utilise best practices and automation techniques to create and edit professional-looking images.

Course subjects

Advanced Tools and the Options Bar

  • Using Common Tools (Review and Shortcuts)

  • Selections using Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge

  • Ruler and Measurement Tools

Product Mockup

  • Preparing the Image

  • Using Gradient Fill Layers

  • Painting in a Shadow/Getting the Lighting Right

  • Placing and Transforming the Logo

  • Keeping it Realistic

Retouching Tips

  • Removing Blemishes

  • Fixing Red Eye

  • Managing Wrinkles and Smoothing Skin

  • Enhancing Teeth and Eyes

  • Adjusting Skin Tone

  • Correcting uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Sharpening and Blurring

  • Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask

  • Lens, Motion Blurs

  • The Blur Gallery

  • Smart Sharpen Filter

Advanced Layers

  • Review Layer Blending Modes

  • Benefits of Adjustment Layers in Imaging

  • Adjustment Layers for Tonal Correction

  • Adjustment Layers and Black/White for Contrast

  • Adjustment Layers and Curves

  • Setting up Smart Filters

  • Linked Smart Objects

  • Embedded Smart Objects

  • Turning on and Filter Layer Order

  • Filters and Effects

  • Exploring Filters

  • Working with Complex Filters

  • Sharpen Filters – As Edge Detection

  • Improved Guides

Using Layer Masks

  • Understanding Use of Layer Masks

  • Creating and Editing Masking Layers

  • Gradient and Vector Masking Layers

Layer Styles and Effects

  • Using Layer Effects

  • Shadows and Glows

  • Creating Patterns and Overlays

  • Bevel and Embossing

  • Making a Style, Preset Styles

  • Applying Multiple Effects in Photoshop CC

Actions and Automation

  • Using Actions – Loading and Saving and Editing

  • Automation of Actions

  • Improved Photomerge

Improving Workflow

  • Time Saving Shortcuts

  • Loading and Saving Styles, Presets, and Brushes

  • Working Tool Presets

Camera Raw

  • Benefits of Raw

  • Tonal Curves

  • Hue/Saturation/Luminance (HSL)

  • Grey Scale Adjustments

  • Sharpening in Raw

  • Camera Raw as a Filter

  • Lens Correction


  • Channels (Colour and Selections) as Storage

  • Loading and Saving Selections in Channels

  • Using Channels to make Selections

  • Complex Selections with Calculations

  • Combining Selection Techniques

  • Alpha Channels

  • Grey Scale Channels (All Colour Channels)

Understanding Colour Management

  • Understanding Colour-Managed Workflow

  • Calibrating/Profiling your Monitor

  • Profiling your Digital Printer

  • Getting Consistent Colour

  • Profiles and Soft Proofing

  • Creating and Applying Profiles

  • Synchronising in Bridge

  • Colour Profiles for Australian Printers

Combining Bridge with Photoshop

  • Benefits in Workflow

  • Batch Processing Files

  • Working with Metadata

  • Creating and using Collections

Creating Animations

  • The Timeline

  • Creating Animated GIFs: Step-by-Step


You should have previously completed Adobe Photoshop Essentials or have been using Adobe Photoshop for several years on a regular basis. You should have confidence in making Selections, using Adjustment Layers, and Layer Masks.

If you're unsure of your user level, please contact City Desktop Training at [email protected] for a Photoshop assessment.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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