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Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp Training Course

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp Training Schedule

Photoshop Bootcamp Training Course Synopsis

If you are ready to learn Photoshop thoroughly and make certain you are completely comfortable using this vital tool, this Bootcamp provides intensive training that will help you master the skills and techniques you need in order to use Photoshop effectively in web, print, video and elearning projects.

Prerequisites for this Photoshop Bootcamp Training Course

This class is appropriate for novice to intermediate level users of Photoshop. It will take a beginner through both the basics and more advanced features. 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.

What You Will Learn in This Photoshop Bootcamp Training Course

  • Workspace and Palettes in Photoshop
  • Photo Retouching and Editing
  • Working with Selections
  • Working with the Layers in Photoshop
  • Working with Masks and Channels
  • Camera RAW and Photoshop
  • Typographic Design
  • Compositing and Printing in Photoshop

Photoshop Bootcamp Course Length and Time

This class is 4 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 Bootcamp 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 Bootcamp 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 Bootcamp - Enrollment

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Multi-class Packages

This bundle/workshop provides a significant discount off of our regular pricing. Our standard policy for all bundled workshops is that once one of the classes in the bundle, package or workshop is attended, no refunds are available for unused portions of the bundle. Student rescheduling is available under our regular policies.

Lesson 1 - Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 2 - Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Sharpening the image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 3 - Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Selecting from a center point
  • Resizing and copying a selection
  • Cropping an image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 4 - Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 5 - Quick Fixes

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field
  • Moving objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
  • Adjusting perspective in an image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 6 - Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 7 - Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Working with type styles
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 8 - Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Drawing with the Pen tool
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object
  • Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 9 - Advanced Compositing

  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History Panel to undo tasks
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 10 - Painting With The Mixer Brush

  • About the Mixer Brush
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 11 - Editing Video

  • About the Timeline panel
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 12 - Working with Camera Raw

  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 13 - Preparing Files for the Web

  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Saving assets with Adobe Generator
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 14 - Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • Preparing files for printing
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 15 - Printing 3D Files

  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Printing a 3D file
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 16 - Layer Basic

  • Using Multiple Layers
  • Everything Else About Layers

Lesson 17 - The Three Blend Modes You Need Most

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

Lesson 18 - 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 19 - 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 20 - Creating Type Layers

  • All about Shape Layers

Lesson 21 - 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 22 - 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 23 - Layer Style Basic

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

    Lesson 24 - Five Reasons Why Smart Objects Rock!

    • Designing Templates with Smart Objects
    • Double Processing Your Photos

    Lesson 25 - 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.

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    Comments from Students

    It was very in depth and covered a lot of subjects that I deal with on a day to day basis. It helped improve my overall knowledge of the program and gave me great ideas how to apply new concepts to my work. The instructor was great as well. She was very knowledgeable and made it relevant to what I wanted to know. She answered all my questions and had good examples to provide.

    - T. L., Nov 05, 2015

    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

    It was extremely useful for short cuts and basic knowledge of photoshop. This definitely helped me use the photoshop tools better.

    - Anonymous, Sep 02, 2015