Adobe Photoshop
Level 1: Mastering Photoshop Essentials

Our Adobe Photoshop training provides you with the right solution to help you understand Adobe Photoshop to create your own spectacular digital images. Check our schedule for class dates and prices for Adobe Photoshop CC training in Dallas, Texas or call us for private training at your site.

Whether you enroll in our Photoshop public classes, or have us create private training for your entire staff, we will help you learn to create art in a productive and efficient manner.

This course in Dallas, Texas is designed to give you the fundamentals necessary to begin correcting and altering your images for print, multimedia, and Internet production. The primary focus is getting your image into the computer properly, isolating parts of an image for correction, and preparing the image to achieve a good final output.

Topics covered in this three-day class are:

Work Space

  • Arranging and Saving Workspaces
  • Exploring the Tools Panel and Options Bar
  • Navigating the Document
  • Using Rulers and Guides
  • Incorporating Bridge into the Workflow


  • Differentiating Between Raster and Vector Artwork
  • Understanding Pixels, Color and Resolution
  • Investigating the Impact of Resampling vs Resizing Images
  • Capturing the Right Number of Pixels for the Job
  • Understanding Anti-aliasing
  • Preparing Images for the Web
  • Examining History Options
  • Exploring Photoshop's Performance Settings and Taking Advantage of OpenGL


  • Using the Brush, Eraser, and Pencil Tools
  • Applying Fills and Strokes to Images
  • Practicing with the Paint Bucket Tool
  • Creating and Managing Gradients


  • Cropping and Straightening Photos
  • Measuring Tool Images for Straightening
  • Rotating Images
  • Adding Canvas to an Image


  • Using the Marquees Tools
  • Deselecting and Re-selecting
  • Add to and Subtract from Selections
  • Transforming and Distorting Selections
  • Using the Lasso Tools
  • Understanding the Magic Wand and Quick Select Tools
  • Isolating Selections
  • Saving Selections

Introduction to Masking

  • Utilizing the Quick Mask Technique
  • Exploring the Refine Masks and Selections Panels
  • Exploring Beginning Layer Masking


  • Exploring Stacking Order
  • Differentiating a Background From a Layer
  • Showing and Hiding Layers
  • Linking Layers
  • Locking Layers
  • Manipulating the Opacity of Layers
  • Duplicating and Deleting Layers
  • Transforming and Distorting Layers
  • Auto Selecting Layers
  • Merging and Flattening Layers
  • Applying Layer Styles
  • Removing Color Fringe from Cutout Subjects
  • Eliminating Areas of an Image Using the Magic and Background Eraser Tools

Image Correction

  • Exploring Levels
  • Utilizing Shadow/Highlight
  • Applying Black and White
  • Using Hue/Saturation
  • Investigating Unsharp Mask


  • Exploring the Patch Tool
  • Using the Healing Brush
  • Investigating the Spot Healing Brush
  • Examining Clone Stamp
  • Utilizing the Dodge, Burn and Sponge Tools
  • Fixing Red Eyes
  • Blurring and Sharpening Localized Areas of an Image


  • Differentiating Between Point Text and Area Text
  • Understanding Anti-aliased Text
  • Warping Type
  • Rasterizeing Type
  • Checking Spelling
  • Finding and Changing and Text