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Photoshop Elements 5

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Photoshop Elements 5

Course Description:

This excellent Photoshop Elements 5 course begins with an overview of how to use the Quick Fix mode, correct colours, and import the raw image data from your digital camera. As well as this, learn how to fix defects in an image, sharpen the focus, and add high-resolution text on Photoshop Elements 5. You will be taught by a professional, and will be given a whole host of insider knowledge to help you get ahead.

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?

  • Discover how to easily sort and organise large quantities of images using Photoshop Elements
  • Learn about creating beautiful digital paintings from scratch
  • See how easy it is to create a digital scrapbook and post it online
  • Understand image resolution for print and onscreen display
  • Get a better sense of how to manipulate and fix digital images with Photoshop Elements

Meet the instructor:

Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere, and was one of the first in the world to be a Certified Expert in Adobe Encore DVD. He is also an Adobe Certified Print Specialist, an Adobe Certified Video Specialist, and is a CompTIA CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer. He has been teaching graphics applications at advanced levels for 5 years and has a very charismatic and humorous approach to teaching that keeps students entertained and enlightened.

Chad also owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photo-realistic renders from AutoCAD drawings and blueprints.

Chad served for over two years as the Digital 3D and Animation Specialist at a leading lenticular art creation facility in Southern California, where he produced finished art for Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Disney, among others. True to his passion for movies and animation, Chad is currently directing and producing an all-CGI short film.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Exploring Digital Photography
  • Module 02: Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements
  • Module 03: Laying the Groundwork
  • Module 04: Importing & Organizing Images
  • Module 05: Using the Quick Fix Mode
  • Module 06: Using the Full Edit Mode
  • Module 07: Exploring the Power of Layers
  • Module 08: Using Brushes & Special Effects
  • Module 09: Presenting, Printing, & Sharing Photos

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 Elements 5 certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This excellent Photoshop Elements 5 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 : 75
1: Exploring Digital Photography
1. Introducing Digital Photography
2. Digital Photography Basics
3. Camera Settings
4. Sharing Your Pictures
2: A Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements
1. The Welcome Screen
2. Making a Photo Creation
3. Introducing Layers
4. Playing with Brushes
5. Applying Styles & Filters
6. Changing the Background, Adding Graphics & Saving
7. Introducing Quick Fix Mode
8. Sharing Photos Online
3: Laying the Groundwork
1. Resolution = Quality (Sometimes)
2. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
3. Using Navigational Keyboard Shortcuts
4. Using the File Association Manager
5. Getting Help
4: Importing & Organizing Images
1. Moving around the Organizer
2. Using Catalogs to Organize Images
3. Importing Images from a Camera or Phone
4. Looking at Stacking & Image Properties
5. Using Tags & Collections to Organize Photos
6. Quickly Correcting Photos with Auto Fix Options
7. Sorting Images Using Date View
8. Sorting Images Using Map View
9. Using Watch Folders
5: Using the Quick Fix Mode
1. Introducing the Quick Fix Mode Interface
2. Using the Auto Buttons
3. Using the General & Lighting Sliders
4. Making Color Adjustments
5. Sharpening Images
6. Zooming, Panning & Changing View Size
7. Selecting Parts of an Image
8. Removing Red Eye
9. Cropping & Straightening
6: Using the Full Edit Mode
1. Introducing the Full Edit Mode Interface
2. Choosing Colors
3. Using the Marquee Selection Tool
4. Selecting with the Lasso Tools
5. Selecting with the Magic Wand Tool
6. Setting Up a New Blank Document
7. Adding Text
8. Creating Warped Text
9. Using the Healing Brush Tools & Clone Stamp Tool
10. Adjusting Lighting in Full Edit Mode
11. Color Correcting in Full Edit Mode
12. Exploring Other Image Adjustment Tools
13. Dividing Scanned Photos
7: Exploring the Power of Layers
1. Why Layers are Vital
2. Using Layers
3. Adjustment Layers
4. Using Levels & Gradient Maps
5. A More In-Depth Look at the Layers Palette
6. Layer Blending
8: Using Brushes & Special Effects
1. Exploring Different Brush Types
2. Introducing the Brush Tools
3. Painting a Picture & Adding a Background
4. Exploring More Options for Brushes
5. Applying Layer Styles
6. Adjust Style Settings & Create a Chrome Effect
7. Introducing Filters
8. Applying Blur Filters
9. Applying Photo Effects
10. Adding Artwork Backgrounds & Frames
11. Adding Artwork Graphics & Shapes
12. Adding Effects to Text
9: Presenting, Printing, & Sharing Photos
1. Exploring Photo Creations
2. Creating a Scrapbook Page
3. Creating a CD or DVD Case Insert
4. Creating a Slide Show
5. Creating a Flipbook
6. Ordering Prints & Calendars from Online Services
7. Sharing Images through Email & Online Galleries
8. Printing Images
9. Final Comments & Credits
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