Advanced Photoshop training

1 day £195+ VAT


Dates and booking

Birmingham / Bromsgrove training centres

4 Dec

Milton Keynes training centre

20 Nov
Key details

Key details

Advanced Photoshop training course teaching existing users enhanced skills, to power-user level.

Sessions include:

  • A detailed view of processing images through the Adobe Camera Raw interface.
  • Handling colour and streamlining your web graphics creation process.
  • Utilising Photoshop’s photography features to enhance and retouch images.

Whilst we have a standard syllabus for this course, as far as possible we tailor the training to focus on the techniques of interest to the delegates in attendance. Our trainer discusses this with the group at the start of the course.

At the end of the course, we run an open session looking at topics requested by delegates, answering any questions you have and looking at areas you’re having problems with.

Upcoming course dates

Birmingham / Bromsgrove
Milton Keynes
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Accredited Photoshop training

Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide Advanced Photoshop training.

Advanced Photoshop courses are hosted by Adobe Certified Instructors with vast experience of using the application professionally. For further details, see Expert trainers.

How will I learn?

Advanced Photoshop training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Photoshop.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Because of the flexible ‘workshop approach’ adopted with this course, delegates take their own notes on the topics covered, rather than work through a set training guide.

Delegates receive an e-certificate confirming successful course completion. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Advanced Photoshop training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of Photoshop, i.e. have attended Introduction to Photoshop training or have equivalent knowledge.

Photoshop Version

Training is based primarily on Photoshop CC 2019. The techniques taught are relevant to all recent releases of Photoshop.

Advanced Photoshop training is suitable for both Windows and Mac users.

Our guarantees to you

Our price guarantee is your assurance that you’re getting the best value for money.

Our training guarantee ensures that you learn the concepts and skills you need.

On-request Photoshop training available

As well as our scheduled courses, Advanced Photoshop training is also available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group, hosted at one of our centres, or your venue.

On-request training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in Photoshop. Please contact us for a quote.

General information

General information

Course times



Payment for Photoshop training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.

Cancellations and transfers

If a booking on a scheduled Advanced Photoshop course is cancelled giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If a delegate requests a transfer to a different scheduled Advanced Photoshop course giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a transfer fee is payable. View transfer terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Advanced Photoshop courses are hosted by:

Phil Talbot

Photoshop trainer Phil Talbot

Phil works as an Adobe Design Specialist and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

He has expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, and uses all four applications extensively in his professional work.

Phil’s professional qualifications and extensive experience provide an ideal base to train delegates using blended learning techniques to improve the individuals’ and organisations’ capabilities.

He has worked with and trained many blue-chip organisations, including FTSE 100 companies, in a career spanning 25 years.

Philip Odell

Photoshop trainer Philip OdellPhilip is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), specialising in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and FrameMaker.

Philip began his working life with Texas Instruments, before joining Adobe in 1995, where he worked for five years. Philip still has links with Adobe, manning their stands and carrying out presentations when they’re exhibiting in the UK.

For the last eighteen years, Philip has worked as a graphic design specialist, consultant and trainer. He continues to use Adobe applications extensively in his day-to-day professional work.

Mark Gatter

Photoshop trainer Mark Gatter

Mark is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) with expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.

Mark has specialised in all aspects of the digital pre-press process for over three decades, including 18 years in California, where he worked as the production manager for the biggest print shop in the north part of the state.

He began training in 1998, and he holds a teaching qualification.

He has published five books, which you’ll find on Amazon, covering topics relating to graphic design and polytunnel gardening, one of Mark’s interests when not delivering a course.

Andrew Moreton

Photoshop trainer Andrew Moreton

Andrew has been working in all areas of digital publishing for most of his life.

He’s an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver and has worked as a Designer, Art-worker, Production and repro person, trainer and mentor.

When he’s not doing digital things, he cooks, listens to loud music, reads and runs a kids comics club at his local library.

Ken Fisher

Photoshop trainer Ken Fisher

Ken is a Professional Photographer and Digital Trainer. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and a qualified teacher.

Ken specialises in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in both applications, which he has used extensively in his work for over 20 years.

Ken’s mix of a practical Photographic background and extensive teaching experience in colleges, universities and the adult lifelong learning sector gives him a unique perspective on creating a learning environment which enables learners to achieve and excel.

Marek Mularczyk

Photoshop trainer Marek Mularczyk

Marek is a long-established Adobe Certified Instructor.

Adobe applications which Marek has expert knowledge of include InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Animate and Acrobat. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in all of these applications, and he uses them regularly in his professional work.

Marek is the author of a range of published books and video training DVDs including The Complete Photoshop CC, The Complete Lightroom CC and Unleash the power of Photoshop.

Based on delegate feedback collected by Adobe in 2015, Marek Mularczyk was ranked in the top 10 Adobe Certified Instructors in the world!

Prior to focusing on training, Marek worked as a professional photographer for over 12 years. Photography remains his passion, and in his spare time he travels Europe in search of that perfect picture.

Greta Powell

Photoshop trainer Greta Powell

Greta Powell is long-established consultant and trainer in graphic design, print and digital publishing, specialising in the key Adobe applications: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

She has worked as a consultant to some of the biggest publishing companies in Europe.

Greta also has expert knowledge of Adobe’s e-Learning development application, Captivate, and the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

Away from her training and consultancy work, Greta has a passion for photography.

Pete Owen

Photoshop trainer Pete Owen

As a long-standing Adobe Certified Instructor, Pete has trained and facilitated individuals and teams from a wide range of industries from organisations including Coca Cola, Disney, Nestlé, Guinness and McDonald’s. expertise

Adobe applications in which Pete runs regular training courses include InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

In his professional work, Pete has worked in the field of design across a broad range of media for many years. He has specialist knowledge in a wide range of topics including:

  • Illustration: Pete is an award-wining illustrator.
  • Author: Pete has designed, written and illustrated over twenty published traditional print books on a variety of subjects including graphic arts.
  • Interactive media, mobile publishing and app development for tablets and smartphones.
  • Website development.

Away from training, Pete spends as much time as possible indulging his passion for outdoor pursuits.



Course content

Course content

Colour Management

  • Introduction – principles of colour management
  • Calibration and Profiling
  • Colour management policies

Controlling Photoshop

  • Preset Manager – control tool settings
  • Preferences – setting RAM and caches
  • Migrate presets
  • History logs
  • Customising menu and shortcuts

Vector Layers

  • Pen tool – drawing paths and creating cutouts
  • Cutouts – clipping paths
  • Vector layers – fills and strokes

Camera Raw

  • Introduction – Non-destructive editing for Raw, jpg and tiff files
  • Bit depth
  • White Balance, Exposure, Highlights, Shadows
  • Sharpening, Colour Manipulation, Lens correction
  • Batch processing
  • Exporting

Identifying colours

  • Channels
  • Alpha channels – saving selections/areas of colour


  • Layer comps – controlling multiple layer versions

Enhancing images

  • Perspective Crop
  • Puppet warp
  • Vanishing point – using 3D planes in 2D images


  • Print options

Adobe Bridge

  • Renaming files – in batches
  • Using Metadata to create searches
  • Contact sheets
  • Image Processor – batch saving files

Advanced selections

  • Quick masks – masking with hard and soft edges

Colour correction

  • Curves


  • Transforming – scale/rotate/skew/ distort/perspective/warping
  • Image and canvas size
  • Crop tools
  • Content Aware scaling

File Optimisation

  • File formats – jpg, tiff, eps, psd …

Working with Creative Cloud

  • Behance – publishing work to a wider audience

Specifying colours

  • Spot colours – Pantone™
  • Indexed colours
  • Duotone images


  • Cell and Time-line animation
  • Exporting to video

Automating features

  • Actions – recording repeatable steps
  • Conditional actions
  • Tool recording
  • Data driven graphics – combining multiple images/text from database into templates

Open session

  • Mixture of topics according to delegates’ requests.
Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

To make your Photoshop training as affordable as possible, we offer:

Photoshop training bundle


for £495 + VAT, saving £45+ VAT.

The bundle price is applied automatically when you book these two courses.

Training discounts

Multiple places

If you book multiple course places, we can offer you:

  • 10% discount if you book two places.
  • 15% discount if you book three or four places.
  • 20% discount if you book five or more places.

This can be for several people attending one course, one person attending several courses, or a combination.


We offer a 10% discount on scheduled Photoshop course places to:

  • Students, teachers and lecturers.
  • People who work for a registered charity.
  • ISTC members.

Please call us if you qualify for a discount. Evidence of your status that entitles you to a discount may be requested.

Terms and exclusions

Only one of the above discounts can be applied to any booking.

The above discounts are not available for training bundles or on-request course bookings (one-to-one training or a course for your group).

Price guarantee

When you book training with Armada, we want you to be certain that you’re not paying over-the-odds. So, if you book a place on any scheduled (public) course and then find the same course at a lower price elsewhere, we will match that price.

To qualify for the price match:

  • The course you find must be comparable. By this we mean it must:
    • Cover the same subject.
    • Be the same duration or longer.
    • Hold the same accreditations as our course, i.e. it must be provided by an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC).
    • Be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
  • The lower price must be advertised on the other company’s website.

To claim a price match, just call any time before attending your course and tell us where you saw the price.

“A fantastic learning experience in which I came away a lot more knowledgeable in the use of Photoshop. The Advanced Photoshop training course is brilliant, Philip Talbot covered all the questions we had and more. A well structured training schedule and lots of advanced information in regards to colours, tools, shortcuts and general use of Photoshop in terms of using Bridge. I recommend this course to any aspiring Adobe users, I am even more confident in the use of the programme and have utilised my skills within my job role already. Highly recommended. Thank you.”

Alex D

“The trainer was very knowledgeable and everything was explained clearly and thoroughly. He tailored the class entirely to our needs. I would definitely recommend.”

Emily R

“Very good course. I have done the intro and advanced Photoshop courses and they've been really useful. We looked at examples that'll help me in my day to day job which I found really helpful.”

Katherine L

“A very enjoyable day where I built on what I learned at the Introduction course. It covered a wide range of techniques and the tutor Phil delivered it at a good pace. He was happy to go over the complicated
areas at my pace.”

Mike D

“Very good and insightful on shortcuts and hacks but quite fast paced in some descriptions/areas, was easy to get lost in the complex items. However Phil was good at getting everyone up to speed.
Very good instructor!”

Louise H

“Phil - great training tutor, learnt a lot in a short space of time! Some things rather amazing, and didn't know you could do! Thanks so much.”

Zakir U

“Very clear and playful way to learn. Today was a really useful training around Photoshop. Personally I learned so much new functionalities that will save up so much time on a daily basis Thank you so much.”

Axel G

If you’re self-funding your training, you can now pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.