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Photoshop for Mastering Advanced Techniques with Brian Maffitt

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Photoshop for Mastering Advanced Techniques with Brian Maffitt

Course Description:

This excellent Photoshop: Mastering Advanced Techniques with Brian Maffitt course will give you an in depth and advanced education in Photoshop, and how best to harness it. This Photoshop Advanced course is project based and it will give learners a new appreciation of some of Photoshop’s most creative tools. This Photoshop course will give you an in depth overview of Smart Object workflow, Photoshop 3D, and 32-bit colour space. In addition, you will gain valuable tips for artistic compositing including using channels for difficult masks and sophisticated layer management with Smart Objects. In addition, learners will explore 3D Modelling—using only tools found in Photoshop, as well as a practical workflow for merging 3D layers with models from outside sources.

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 skills will I gain?

  • Discover how Smart Objects can be used to organize your projects
  • Use Curves as an effective 3D modelling tool
  • Learn how you CAN import complex 3D models and integrate them into a Photoshop 3D scene. It is difficult, but it CAN be done, and it is definitely worth it
  • See how in 32-bit space, colour behaves like real-world light

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)

Meet the instructor:

Brian Maffitt brings a singularly diverse background to presenting and directing. As a former professional actor, photographer, carpenter, and Graceland Tour Guide, he jumped on board the computer graphic revolution in the late 1980s. He founded MAFF/x in 1993 and won several awards for video production, interactive design, and animation. Brian also co-founded Atomic Power Corporation and released two award-winning sets of software plugins for After Effects, “Psunami”, and “Evolution”. The latter was acquired by Adobe in 2001 and is now included with every copy of After Effects sold, and has been featured prominently in untold commercials and films, including Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “The Incredibles”.

A combination of communication skills and computer proficiency made video training a natural progression. As Total Training’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, he is devoted to great training, crafted by an extraordinary creative team, for exceptional customers. And if he can occasionally make you smile (or roll your eyes) along the way, so much the better.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Artistic Compositing
  • Module 02: 3D Modeling In Photoshop
  • Module 03: Textures & Lights
  • Module 04: 32 Bits – Putting It Together

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: Mastering Advanced Techniques with Brian Maffitt certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This excellent Photoshop Mix course will qualify you to be an Image Editor, or a Photographer. As a Photographer you are usually working on a freelance basis, and could even establish your own Photography business. The average salary of a Photographer in the UK is £20,512, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Image Editor
  • Marketing Professional
  • Digital Media Assistant
  • Creative

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 : 30
1. Choosing Suitable Source Material
2. Loading a Path as a Selection & Floating It to a New Layer
3. Good Hair Day – Using Channels for Difficult Masks, Part 1
4. Good Hair Day – Using Channels for Difficult Masks, Part 2
5. Layer Management with Smart Objects
6. Creating a Fiery Texture from an Illustration
7. Applying a Texture with Liquify
8. Compositing Fire
1. Introduction to 3D
2. Making a New Mesh from Grayscale
3. Creating a Seamless Object from Grayscale
4. Creating a Smooth Grayscale Gradient
5. Using Curves as a Modeling Tool
6. Advanced Grayscale Modeling
7. Merging 3D Layers
8. Exporting, Importing & Combining 3D Objects
1. Creating a Seamless Tarnished Metal Texture
2. The 3D Panel, Scene Settings & Render Presets
3. Setting 3D Material Options
4. Performance Optimization & Setting Up 3D Lights
5. Adjusting Material Shininess, Point Lights & Spot Lights
6. Creating an Ivory Material to Texture the Skull
7. Using Bump Maps to Create Metalwork Detail
8. Creating Additional Detail with Bump Maps
9. Using Complex Bump Maps for a Bas-relief Effect
1. Compositing the Fire Sprite into the Chalice
2. 32 Bit as an Artistic Tool
3. The Final Element: Type
4. Reducing Bit-Depth for Export Using Smart Objects
5. Credits
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