Photoshop – Level II

Adobe Photoshop Training – Level II

Dates GTR Venue Class Time (Eastern) Price Qty Action
Oct. 20 - 21, 2021 GTR Herndon, VA OR Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$795.00 (USD)   
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Please note that you have the option to attend this Adobe Photoshop Advanced level training at our Herndon, VA location or attend remotely (live online). When you register, you will have the option to choose if you prefer to attend remotely.

Photoshop (level II) Advanced Training

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.

Topics covered

  • 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.

Module 1:

  • 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

Module 2

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

Module 3

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

Module 4

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

Module 5

  • 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

Module 6

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

Module 7

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

Module 8

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

Module 9

  • 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

Module 10

  • 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

Module 11

  • Automation tools
  • Creating your own action

Module 12

  • 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

Module 13

  • 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


Venue Phone: 1-866-592-7840

205 Van Buren Street. Suite 140, Herndon, Virginia, 20170, United States


205 Van Buren Street,
Suite 140
Herndon, VA 20170

  • Free plentiful parking
  • Complimentary lunch, drinks, snacks provided

You have the option to attend classes at our Herndon, VA location or attend remotely (live online). When you register, you will have the option to select your attendance choice.