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


Working with Layers, selections and masks is essential in Photoshop to create dynamic composite images, learn the tips and tricks used by professionals to get more from these features. Digital photography is constantly evolving and improving, see how the settings in Photoshop's RAW filter and HDR (High Dynamic Range) filter can be used to enhance photos and speed up production.


or equivalent knowledge or experience is mandatory.

Adobe Photoshop

Public Class Schedule

Location Language Date Price Register
Web-based(Opens in new window) English August 30 - August 31 $695.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English December 6 - December 7 $695.00

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Course Outline

  • Brief Review / Tips and Tricks
    • Image size and resolution
    • Print vs web output
    • Working with layers and channels
    • Working with retouching and enhancing brushes
    • General colour and contrast corrections with adjustment layers
  • Advanced layer management
    • Working with layer groups and sorting layers
    • Aligning and distributing layers to position them correctly
    • Transparency options and advanced blending modes
    • Using layer comps in Photoshop and examples of layer comps in InDesign
    • Working with shape layers and vector smart objects
  • Advanced selections
    • Working with Selections and Layer Masks
    • Using quick mask mode
    • Working with alpha channels
  • Layer Masking and Advanced Compositing
    • Extracting parts of layers with layer masks
    • Using the properties panel to control the appearance of masks
    • Using channels to make complex masks (masking out hair and trees)
    • Advanced compositing, using masks on smart objects, adjustments, smart filters and groups
    • Setting selections from a Colour Range
  • File Processing
    • Processing digital negatives (crw, raw, ptx, nef, dng) in the camera raw filters
    • Working with XML metadata and camera raw
    • An introduction to High Dynamic Range images

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.

Web-based training is super easy to set up and doesn’t require fancy software.

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