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Adobe Photoshop Course Overview

This Adobe Photoshop course is designed for those who need to know how to create, edit and retouch existing images and text to use for commercial print, websites or social media content.

We offer Adobe Photoshop courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart.


StressLess Learning works in partnership with clients to customise and refine all course content and duration to suit both organisational goals and individual learners requirements. All course outlines are therefore to be used as a guide only.



Target audience

This course is designed for those who need to know how to edit, retouch, manipulate and prepare images for print, photography, screen output and social media. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to modify images, understand layers retouching tools and prepare images for printing.

Download the PDF Course Outline.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Navigate the Photoshop screens, toolboxes and menus
  • Modify images size, rotation, canvas and resolutions
  • Work with Photoshop colours
  • Select elements of images with various selection tools
  • Work with types in Photoshop
  • Understand layers
  • Work with Photoshop image retouching tools
  • Prepare documents for handoff to commercial printers


  • GUI basics
  • Menu Bar
  • Status Bar
  • Toolbox
  • Panels, Docking and Workspaces

Panels & Working Documents

  • Hand and Zoom Tools
  • Navigator Panel
  • Image Size and Resolution
  • Resizing
  • Canvas Size
  • Crop Tool
  • History Panel
  • Saving Images
  • Bridge Introduction

Image Modes & Colour

  • Photoshop Color Primer
  • Color Picker
  • Color and Swatch Panels
  • Eyedropper
  • Info Panel


  • Marquee Selection Tools
  • Lasso, Wand, Quick Selection Tools
  • Select Menu and Transforming Selections

Working with Type

  • Type Tool
  • Type Panels: Character and Paragraphs


  • Introduction to Layers
  • The Layers Panel
  • Important Layer Information
  • Move, Copy and Transform Layers


  • Introduction to Retouching and Tips
  • Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  • Curves
  • Levels
  • Adjustment Layers

Tips for Saving & Output

  • Preparing images for print media
  • Output images for screen media
  • Save for web and devices examined

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