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Adobe Photoshop Advanced Training - Classroom Facility

Adobe Photoshop Advanced Training - Classroom Facility

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What You Will Learn in This Training Course

This advanced class builds on your existing knowledge of Photoshop and expands your list of creative techniques. While this course is strongly slanted toward design-related details and functions, it also explores the real-world realities that apply to the everyday use of Photoshop. Color correction and color adjustment are stressed in various projects as well as issues of proper output for printing. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.


We highly recommend working attending our first Photoshop class before coming to the course. You’ll get the most out of this class if you know some of the basics such as using layers, masking, and adjustments. For more experienced Photoshop users, previous attendance is not required.

Where is this class held?

205 Van Buren Street,

Suite 140

Herndon, VA 20170

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  • Create and refine a mask.
  • Format type with paragraph styles, create a clipping mask, put type on a path, and use vertical type.
  • Bézier Pen tool to draw paths which can be converted to selections or used as clipping paths when the image is imported into InDesign.
  • Import, create, and work with Smart Objects for non-destructive editing.
  • Create a montage of images with advanced compositing techniques.
  • Shape layers
  • Web/APP UI design techniques
  • Use actions to automate repeated steps.
  • Edit video and add a soundtrack.
  • Paint an image with the mixer brush, create custom brushes, and mix colors.


  • Advanced navigational features
  • Speeding up your navigation process
  • Dynamic zooming and panning
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Customizing your menu items
  • Maximizing rulers, guides, and grids
  • Customizing your panels and workspaces


  • Advanced Adobe Bridge Features
  • Using Adobe Bridge for automation
  • Batch renaming your files


  • Advanced selection techniques
  • Building selection and transforming your selection
  • Saving your selection as channels
  • Refining your selection
  • Going beyond the Magic Wand


  • The Pen tool
  • Loading your path as a selection
  • Creating a vector mask
  • Defining a custom brush preset
  • Saving the image for other applications


  • Color correcting like a Pro
  • Understanding color
  • Using the Histogram panel
  • Choosing your color settings
  • Understanding Gamuts
  • Defining highlight, shadow, and midtones
  • Balancing the neutrals in an image
  • Adding additional curve corrections
  • Sharpening the image
  • Painting your filter on your image
  • Adjusting the Blending of the filter


  • Painting and retouching
  • Painting and retouching tools
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Adding a vector mask
  • Organizing your Layers panel


  • Creating compositions
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Cloning buildings and other image areas
  • Using a color look-up table


  • Creating special effects
  • Adding Layer Style effects
  • Adding interesting lighting effects
  • Adding text effects


  • Advanced use of vector tools
  • Taking advantage of vector objects
  • Adding pixel and vector masks
  • Converting your text to a path
  • Adding a stroke to the text
  • Adding a drop shadow
  • Using a custom shape
  • Pasting vector objects from Illustrator
  • Saving your file for use outside of Photoshop


  • Creating images for the Web and application design
  • Optimizing graphics for on-screen presentation
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter to an image
  • Choosing the best file format for your image
  • Previewing your image


  • Automation tools
  • Creating your own action


  • Using Photoshop for 3D
  • Creating 3D objects
  • Viewing and transforming 3D objects
  • Using Photoshop 3D in production workflows
  • Working with custom meshes
  • Downloading external 3D content


  • Creating a new video project and importing media
  • Animating text and creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding a music track and muting unwanted audio
  • Exporting video from Photoshop to mp4

About Your Instructors

Kal Hadi is a Certified Adobe Instructor with CompTIA CTT+ credentials. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of computer graphics, imaging and electronic publishing. He was recognized by Adobe as one of the top five trainers worldwide in 2009. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in the fields of graphics and web publishing.

Sean Casella

Luisa Winter

Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT).

She teaches for private clients, consults for organizations, and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.

An accomplished violinist, Luisa was, at the age of 13, a full-time member of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. While attending the legendary Peabody Conservatory (in Baltimore, MD), Luisa learned from master musicians: Henryk Szeryng, Berl Senofski, Aarond Rosand, Charles Libove, and Leon Fleisher, among others.

Expressing her art in digital form, Luisa became an editor and motion graphics artist in 1985, and has been performing both arts full-time since that point in time.

Throughout her career, Luisa has won several awards, including:

  • Telly Awards
  • Videographer Awards
  • Aegis Awards
  • WEVA Hall of Fame
  • Baltimore Videographers Association Excellence Award

Christine Marsh

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Great class. Well paced and informative. I felt like each section, menu, button etc. was covered enough for me to fully grasp its purpose.
Leif Ulstrom