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Adobe Photoshop Level 1

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Students will modify digital images to add creative effects and repair defects. After completing this course, the student will be able to use Photoshop to make selections, create and transform layers, apply image adjustments, retouch and repair photographs, and resize images. 

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. 


Getting to Know the Work Area 

  • Using tools 
  • Moving around in an image 
  • Setting up the interface 

Basic Photo Corrections 

  • Understanding resolution 
  • Straighten and crop 
  • Adjust color and tone 

Basic Selections 

  • Selection tools 
  • Moving and adjusting selections 
  • Cropping an image 

Layer Basics 

  • The Layers panel 
  • Viewing and moving layers 
  • Layer opacity and blending modes 
  • Basic filters 
  • Adding text 
  • Adding a gradient to a layer 
  • Layer styles 
  • Adjustment layers 
  • Flattening and saving files 

Quick Fixes 

  • Red eye correction 
  • Brighten an image 
  • Liquify and blur 
  • Content-aware fill 

Using Type 

  • Point type and paragraph type 
  • Type as a clipping mask 
  • Type on a path 
  • Warped type 

Preparing Files for Printing 

  • Proof your image 
  • Color gamut basics 


Scheduling: This class is currently not on our public schedule, but we would be happy to discuss holding a dedicated training class or putting you on a waitlist should we hold it again. Please email Learning@LetsCatapult.org.