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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials

Course Description:

This excellent Photoshop CS6 Extended: Essentials course will provide you with an overview of the interface, the tools, panels and options you’ll need as a foundation for using Adobe Photoshop CS6. This useful Photoshop CS6 Extended: Advanced course will get you up to speed with the key new features in this version and teach you about the tools, palettes, and menu bars, as well as the major features such as layers, selections, image editing, compositing, Adobe Bridge, type design, drawing and painting, and creating a web photo gallery. Gain insider knowledge and a whole host of expert tips about Photoshop CS6 from a master!

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What skills will I gain?

  • Explore the Photoshop CS6 Interface & Panels
  • Learn to make panoramic images with photomerge
  • Understand how to create a layer mask with quick mask mode
  • Learn to work with the patch tool on Photoshop CS6

Meet the Instructor:

Debbie Keller is a San Antonio-based teacher, author, video presenter and workshop presenter. She is the author of three textbooks, the Adobe Creative Suite 5 ACA Certification Preparation: Featuring Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop, the Adobe® Creative Suite 5 Projects Binder BASIC, and the Video Collection Revealed Featuring Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth and Encore CS5. She is currently working on revisions for all three textbooks for Adobe CS6. Debbie has been recognized as is a Discovery Star Educator and has been an Adobe Education Leader since 2002. Debbie is also a presenter for Total Training Essential Series for Photoshop, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro. She also conducts workshops and presents at numerous conferences, including Course Technology, ISTE, TCEA, Association for Career & Technology state conferences in Texas and Arkansas, and the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute.

Course Outline:

  • Module 1: Getting Started
  • Module 2: Making Selections
  • Module 3: Non-Destructive Editing & Working With Layers
  • Module 4: Creating Composite Images
  • Module 5: Designing With Type
  • Module 6: Restoring & Correcting Photos & Exploring Blending Modes
  • Module 7: Drawing & Painting In Photoshop
  • Module 8: Using Adobe Bridge
  • Module 9: Creating A Web Photo Gallery

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Photoshop CS6 Extended: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This Photoshop CS6 Extended: Essentials course will give you an in depth education in Photoshop, and will give you a whole host of useful tips to take your work to the next level. With this certificate you could go on to higher level study of these programmes, or could get a job in a related field, like Graphic Design. The average salary of a Graphic Designer in the UK is £21,778, which goes up with experience ( You could get a job in any of the following industries:

  • Image editing
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Digital Design

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 57
1. Exploring the Interface & Panels
2. Switching & Customizing Workspaces
3. Using the Tools Panel & Options Bar
4. Creating & Opening New Documents
5. Zooming & Changing Document Views
6. Saving Documents
1. Working with Basic Selection Tools
2. Working with the Lasso Tools
3. Using the Magic Wand Tool
4. Using the Quick Selection Tool
5. Using the Refine Edge Command
1. Making Panoramic Pictures with Photomerge
2. Creating a Layer Mask with Quick Mask Mode
3. Moving Images to Other Documents & Using Free Transform
4. Working with Layer Masks & Applying an Adjustment Layer
5. Creating a Grayscale Image with Actions
1. Arranging Multiple Open Documents On-screen
2. Loading a Selection & Pasting into a Selection
3. Creating an Adjustment Layer with a Layer Mask
4. Working with a Hue Saturation Adjustment Layer
5. Merging Photos with the Merge to HDR Pro Command
7. Working with the Patch Tool
8. Using the Gradient Tool to Combine Picture Elements into a New Picture
9. Working with Layer Styles, Fill Opacity & Opacity
10. Exploring the Filter Gallery
11. Adjusting Composited Images using Layer Effects
1. Defining the Project
2. Brainstorming the Project
3. Creating Guides
4. Placing Images
5. Working with Text
6. Adding Layer Styles to Text
7. Designing for a Different Audience
8. Improving the Design Layout with Filters
9. Using the New Content-Aware Move Command
10. Converting Text to a Shape
1. Scanning an Image
2. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
3. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
4. Using the Patch Tool & Clone Stamp Tool
5. Using Content Aware with the Patch Tool
6. Applying an Action from the Actions Panel
7. Understanding Blending Modes
8. Using Blending Modes to Colorize an Image
1. Reviewing the Drawing Modes
2. Using the Pen Tool
3. Drawing & Altering Shapes
4. Exploring the Brush Panel
5. Painting with Brushes
6. Applying the Oil Paint Filter
1. An Overview of Adobe Bridge
2. Using Automated Tasks
1. Using the Histogram Panel
2. Using Auto Adjustments
3. Improving Image Composition with Cropping
4. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
5. Credits
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