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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017: Fundamentals New Toronto Group

"Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Fundamentals" is a comprehensive 3 day course that covers Photoshop essentials while providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive while using the tool. 

This course includes in-depth training on core introductory, intermediate and even advanced Photoshop CC 2017 topics to provide a solid foundation for any type of post-class Photoshop work that a student will engage in. The class material is delivered at a brisk pace but adequate time is provided for the instructor to thoroughly cover all topics and for students to complete all hands-on exercises.

NOTE: At NTG, we always try to teach the latest versions of Adobe software. However, if you haven't upgraded yet, you should know that all of our Creative Cloud Photoshop classes cover features that will work in earlier versions of Photoshop (including CS6, CS5.5, and CS5). The instructor will let you know if you are seeing something that is new to Creative Cloud and will refer to prior versions as well.


$1,245 CDN / $1,245 USD


3 Days


There are currently no public training classes scheduled.  Call us to schedule training for you or your team.


Because of the amount of material we cover in this class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. We highly recommend working with the application tutorial before coming to the course.


Lesson 1 – Getting to know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Setting tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop

Lesson 2 – Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching Resolution and image size
  • Getting started
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Using content-aware fill
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Sharpening the image

Lesson 3 – Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Getting started
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Selecting from a center point
  • Resizing and copying a selection
  • Cropping an image

Lesson 4 – Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Getting started
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files

Lesson 5 – Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Getting started
  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Lesson 6 – Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Lesson 7 – Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Getting started
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Working with type styles
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text

Lesson 8 – Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Getting started
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vector objects for the background
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object

Lesson 9 – Advanced Compositing

  • Getting started
  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image
  • Saving the image for four-color printing
  • Matching color schemes across images
  • Stitching a panorama
  • Finishing the image

Lesson 10 – Editing Video

  • Getting started
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video

Lesson 11 – Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • About the Mixer Brush
  • Getting started
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 12 – Working with 3D Images

  • Getting started
  • Creating a 3D shape from a layer
  • Manipulating 3D objects
  • Adding 3D objects
  • Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space
  • Positioning objects in a scene
  • Applying materials to 3D objects
  • Lighting a 3D scene
  • Rendering a 3D scene

Lesson 13: Preparing Files for the Web

  • Getting started
  • Creating slices
  • Exporting HTML and images
  • Using the Zoomify feature

Lesson 14 – Producing and Printing Consistent Color 

  • About color management
  • Getting started
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image and printing a proof
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing

NTG TV - Photoshop CC Training Video Links

Photoshop CC Training, Photoshop CC Generator Part1    Photoshop CC Generator Part1 - Published on 10 Jan 2014
This video is about the new feature in Photoshop CC, Adobe Generator, which speeds up workflows for web and screen designers, who need to extract image assets out of a Photoshop document.

Photoshop CC Training, Photoshop CC Generator Part2    Photoshop CC Generator Part2 - Published on 14 Jan 2014
This video is a more detailed look at the new feature in Photoshop CC, Adobe Generator, which speeds up workflows for web and screen designers, who need to extract image assets out of a Photoshop document.

Photoshop CC Training, Photoshop CC Perspective Warp    Photoshop CC Perspective Warp - Published on 28 Feb 2014
This video is about Photoshop CC Perspective Warp.

Photoshop CC Training, Photoshop CC Place Linked Smart Objects    Photoshop CC Place Linked Smart Objects - Published on 2 Apr 2014
This video is about Photoshop CC Place Linked Smart Objects.