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Adobe Photoshop Course

Become a Photoshop hero by learning the essentials of Adobe Photoshop to produce beautiful images. Master Photoshop without any previous knowledge with this easy-to-follow Photoshop course


Intermediate to Advanced

2 Day Course

Certification Awarded

Online Resources

Course overview

  • Go from Zero to Hero on this 2 Day hands on course that takes you through the Key fundamentals of this amazing graphic design application.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Understand image properties and creative industry terminology.
  • How to composite a single design from multiple images
  • Edit, repair and correct images
  • Discover how to make your designs pop easily with a range of our top tips and tricks
  • Animation and video output for social media and digital designs

Who would benefit

  • Existing Photoshop users, beginners looking to get an understanding of Adobe Photoshop, or upskill to a career into the following creative areas, Graphic Design, Web Design, Social media & Digital Marketing, Interior Design, Film, Video, animation and Photography.

Why take this course

  • To become proficient in Adobe Photoshop, to be able to produce a wide range artwork. This includes being able to manipulate and edit images, create great compositions, understand industry terminology and animate for social media.


  • At the end of the course, you’ll be Certified by the Irish Academy of Computer Training.
  • CPD Certification

CPD Certification


  • Course participants must have good computer, file management, keyboard and mouse skills. No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required.
  • Software is provided in the Classroom and Live Virtual options

Learning paths

Why choose IACT

  • Ireland’s leading training provider for 30 years
  • Full-time Certified Trainers who use the software every day
  • Smaller class sizes to accelerate learning

Course curriculum

Day 1 : Photoshop Course Curriculum
Day 1

On Day 1 you will cover the following topics;


  • The Workspace
  • Take a look around
  • Panels and Palettes
  • Adobe Bridge


  • Pixel Perfect
  • Image properties
  • File Formats, Resolution, Colour Mode
  • Print vs Screen
  • Document Navigation, Zooming and Panning


  • Working with Layers (The Basics)
  • Adding Layers
  • Naming Layers
  • Hiding Layers
  • Duplicating Layers
  • Deleting Layers
  • Linking and Grouping


  • Know your History
  • Undos and System Preferences


  • Making Transformations
  • Scalling
  • Rotating
  • Flipping
  • Distorting
  • Applying Changes


  • Working with Selections
  • Rectangular and Elliptical Marques
  • Lassos
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • The Magic Wand


  • Putting it all together
  • Recap Exercise 1 Colour and Black and White
  • Intro to Image Adjustment
  • Picking Colours


  • Adding Text
  • Basic Character options
  • Introduction to Layer styles
  • Recap Exercise 2 A Desktop Montage, from Zero to Hero
Day 2 : Photoshop Course Curriculum
Day 2

On Day 2 you will cover the following topics;


  • Repair Tools
  • The Healing Brush
  • The Spot Healing Brush
  • The Red Eye Tool
  • The Patch Tool
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Content Aware Move
  • The Clone Stamp Tool
  • Cropping


  • Introduction to Brushes
  • Some Art Therapy


  • Layers Advanced
  • Layer Masks
  • Text Recap
  • Clipping Masks
  • Shape Layers
  • Layer styles


  • Filters and Effects
  • Introduction to Smart Objects


  • Adjustment Layers
  • Colour Correction
  • Channels


  • Introduction to Camera RAW


  • Animated Gifs
  • Photoshop and Video


  • Overview of online content

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