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Photoshop: Photographic Techniques and Special Effects is a Hands-On, 2-Day Online Course

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 2 Days
Course Code: ADPS301

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • simulate organic film developing techniques and apply them to digital images
  • enhance your photographs with natural effects & lighting techniques
  • create special effects unique to digital imaging


Photoshop: 2 days, Photoshop: 3 days, or equivalent knowledge or experience is mandatory.

Public Class Schedule

Location Language Date Price Register
Web-based(Opens in new window) English November 30 - December 1 $ 775.00

Course Outline

  • basic colour introduction and review
    • working with transparency and definitions for blending mode effects
    • RGB, CMYK, LAB colour modes
    • working with the greyscale mode
    • working with Smart Objects
  • tonal and colour effects
    • comparing greyscale conversion techniques
    • creating true duotones for printing effects
    • creating simulated duotones
    • adjusting colour in distinct areas of an image
  • simulated camera techniques and image techniques
    • soft focus
    • creating composite files with auto stack, align and blend (depth of field)
    • working with motion and movement blurs
    • creating a panorama from multiple files
    • working with lens correction and adaptive wide angle
  • layer effects (layer styles)
    • about layer styles
    • drop shadow and inner shadow
    • outer and inner glows
    • pattern and colour overlays
    • managing layer styles effectively
  • blur and sharpen
    • applying blurs
    • sharpening for detail
    • sharpening for effect
    • noise and pixilation
  • the Filter Gallery
    • working with various filters in the Filter Gallery
    • blending and editing multiple filters together
  • lighting effects
    • high-key and low-key lighting effects
    • simulating artistic lighting effects chiaroscuro
    • lens flare and non-destructive lighting and vignette techniques
  • artistic effects
    • watercolour and painting effects
    • working with a wacom tablet with photoshop brushes
    • using the new bristle brushes
  • natural effects
    • adding water droplets
    • adding a rainbow
  • simulated development techniques
    • adding film grain
    • simulating the cross-processing effect
    • creating a hand tinted colour image

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

Required Technical Set-Up for Remote Online Participation
  • 2 monitors or screens. If you don’t have a second monitor connected to your primary computer, you could use a second computer such as a laptop. 1 screen is used to watch the instructor, the second is for you to perform the exercises.
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Google Chrome preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
  • Speaker & microphone, either built-in to your computer or external
  • For complete set-up information, please visit our web based manual
Our Policies

Cancellation Policy

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. will make every attempt to be flexible in regards to class cancellations and rescheduling. In an attempt to ensure that everyone enjoys a consistent training experience, Eliquo offers the following policies.

Public Courses

Any student cancellation that occurs a minimum of six (6) business days prior to a scheduled class is eligible for a full class credit or a 100% refund on the cost of the class. Due to scheduling logistics, if you cancel or re-schedule a registration within five (5) business days of the course date, payment is due in full at that time and will be held as a credit towards a re-scheduled date or a future course booking. Course credits are valid for 12 months from the date of the original class booking.

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be sent in writing by email to registrations@eliquotraining.com. Verbal communication of a cancellation will not meet our refund requirements.

In the event that a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, your full registration fee will be refunded or you can reserve a seat in the next available class. You will be notified of a class cancellation at least five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled class.

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. reserves the right to postpone or cancel a class at any time, in which case the refund and rescheduling policy would apply. Eliquo Training and Development Inc. is not liable for any travel expenses incurred by the student, even in the event of a cancellation.

Eliquo welcomes qualified substitute students in place of the originally registered student providing that we are notified in writing at least one day in advance before the class date.

Classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Web-Based Training

Refunds or course credits are not available to web-based class participants who are experiencing technical difficulties due to issues incurred on their own computer network(s). Eliquo Training and Development Inc. requires that web-based class participants follow the supplied set-up and testing procedures a minimum of three (3) days in advance of their class start date in order to avoid technical issues on the day of their class.

If you have any questions regarding our cancellation policies, please feel free to email us at registrations@eliquotraining.com or give us a call at (888) 484-2933.

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