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Adobe Photoshop - Advanced Training Course

Adobe Photoshop - Advanced Training Schedule

Photoshop Advanced Training Course Synopsis

This advanced class builds on your existing knowledge of Photoshop and expands your list of creative techniques. While this course is strongly slanted toward design-related details and functions, it also explores the real-world realities that apply to the everyday use of Photoshop. Color correction and color adjustment are stressed in various projects as well as issues of proper output for printing. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.

Prerequisites for this Photoshop Advanced Training Course

We highly recommend working attending our first Photoshop class before coming to the course. You’ll get the most out of this class if you know some of the basics such as using layers, masking, and adjustments. For more experienced Photoshop users, previous attendance is not required. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Photoshop software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

Training Course Length and Time

This class is 2 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

What You Will Learn in This Photoshop Advanced Training Course

  • Vector shapes and clipping paths
  • Special effects
  • Color management
  • Producing and printing consistent color
  • Preparing images for two color printing
  • Actions
  • Advanced type effects
  • Color correcting and exposure
  • Advanced photo repair

Photoshop Advanced Training Course Length and Time

This class is 2 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

Locations for this Photoshop Advanced Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Goals for this Photoshop Advanced Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

Photoshop Advanced - Enrollment

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Lesson 1 - Layer Basic

  • Using Multiple Layers
  • Everything Else About Layers

Lesson 2 - The Three Blend Modes You Need Most

  • A Closer Look at Blend Modes
  • Layer Blend Modes for Photographers

Lesson 3 - Adjustment to Layer Basics

  • Making Selective Adjustments
  • Super Flexible Adjustments
  • Some More Adjustment Layer Ideas
  • Fix One Photo-Fix ‘Em All
  • The Adjustment Layer Blend Mode Trick

Lesson 4 - Layer Mask Basics

  • The Only Layer Mask “Gotcha”
  • A Deeper Look into Layer Masks
  • Using Layer Masks Automatically
  • Combining Multiple Images
  • Making One Layer Fit into Another

Lesson 5 - Creating Type Layers

  • All about Shape Layers

Lesson 6 - Combining Multiple Exposures

  • Painting with Light
  • Dodging and Burning Done Right
  • Psuedo-HDR Effect
  • Replacing the Sky
  • Auto-Aligning Layers for Group Photos
  • Enhancing Depth of Field
  • Selective Sharpening
  • Boosting Specific Colors
  • Creating Soft Focus

Lesson 7 - The Layered Trick to Removing Wrinkles and Blemishes

  • Smoothing and Enhancing Skin
  • Making Eyes and Teeth Whiter
  • Removing Distractions
  • Content-Aware Fill: It’s Cloning and Healing Combined!

Lesson 8 - Layer Style Basic

  • Creating a Watermark
  • Creating Reusable Photo Effects
  • Some more Layer Style Ideas

Lesson 9 - Five Reasons Why Smart Objects Rock!

  • Designing Templates with Smart Objects
  • Double Processing Your Photos

Lesson 10 - Replacing a Person’s Background

  • Advanced Layer Blending
  • Wrapping Graphics on Uneven Surfaces
  • Using Layers for Lighting and Shadows
  • Creating the Main Cover Image


Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Upcoming Classes


Thu. Apr 06, 2017

Wed. Apr 12, 2017

Wed. Apr 19, 2017

Thu. Apr 27, 2017

MA $1095
New York, NY $1095
Orlando, FL $1095
Toronto, ON $1095

Wed. May 10, 2017

Thu. May 11, 2017

Comments from Students

the instructor taught multiple ways of how to do the same function and taught a lot of shortcut tools to make the work flow go quicker

- A. B., Sep 04, 2015

Mr. Snape would always thoroughly explain each lesson and encouraged us to ask questions. He would precisely answer our questions and made sure we understood.

- Anonymous, Apr 16, 2015

Well thought out plan. Instructor answered all questions in an easy to understand manner. Loved this course.

- Anonymous, Apr 16, 2015