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Adobe Photoshop CC: Beginner to Intermediate

Learning by yourself often results in using the same 20% of Photoshop again and again. You also apply correction filters and adjustments without understanding the various options.

This focused, hands-on workshop guides you through the Photoshop fundamentals that will equip you to execute design projects. Included are lessons on layers (putting photos together), selecting and extracting parts of a photo, retouching, changing an object's color while retaining its texture, correcting off-color photos, removing defects, adding and manipulating text, and more.

Projects you can apply the techniques to range from print ads, marketing collaterals, Websites, and other communication materials.

Beyond the essentials, you will learn innovative new design tools: Content-Aware makes corrections in an instant, Puppet-Warp bends things in any direction, Perspective Warp combines different perspectives perfectly, Smart Objects makes for true non-destructive editing, and much more.

What will be covered
  • Overview of Photoshop
    • Intro to Workspace, Tools, Panels & Options Bar and Menus
    • Zoom & pan an image
    • Undo steps in Photoshop
  • Selections & Transformations
    • Make a selection with the marquee, lasso, pen, magic wand, quick select
    • Separate fuzzy-edged objects from the background with Select & Mask (previously Refine Edge)
    • Save a selection
  • Fixing Common Photo Problems
    • Square (straighten) rotated images
    • Automatically correct Tonal and Color problems
    • Manually correct difficult tonal conditions using Levels
    • Neutralize colour cast
    • Sharpen an image
    • Remove blur with Camera Shake Reduction
    • Change the colour of an area
    • Remove defects
    • Use Adjustment panel to make non-destructive enhancements
  • Working with Text
    • Add and manipulate text
    • Bend and warp text
    • Fill text with image/s
    • Preview text accurately with system antialiasing option
    • Layers
  • Organize and manage layers
    • Add layer effects and styles
    • Use blending modes to achieve realistic or artistic effects
    • Put layers in layer groups
    • Use ACR to correct exposure problems non-destructively
  • Channels and Masks
    • Create and work with the various types of masks
    • Use layer mask to create realistic photo compositions
    • Save selections in channels for re-use
    • Use quick mask to edit complex selections
  • Smart Ways to Use Photoshop CC
    • Use vanishing point for perspective transformation
    • Use content-aware scale to resize an image without distorting important visual content
    • Apply non-destructive transformations with Smart Objects
    • Remove unwanted “elements” with the content aware fill and healing
    • Reposition awkward elements with Content Aware Move
    • Create and apply clipping groups
    • Use puppet warp to distort specific image areas
Who will benefit

If you are a photographer, graphic designer, web designer, or painter with little or no background in computer imaging, and now want to expand your business or your craft, this course is for you!


Participants should have completed PCCI’s Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals seminar or have equivalent experience.

From past participants
The class was very lively. The topics were easier to understand with the use of real life experiences and situations to relate to the subject. Questions were entertained promptly. — David Monserrate (Unplugged Talent Center)
The instructor was very knowledgeable about the functioning and tools of CS5, and was very good at presenting the information.— Angelico Veloso
Even if I started from zero, I am now more confident to handle Photoshop. — Gary Jose
Mr. Ramirez was very personable and made for a very pleasant learning experience… He was extremely knowledgeable and presented the material in a way that could be understood given the complexity of the subject matter.— Scott Pearson
Excellent hardware, top of the line; very professional instruction… — Atty. Jaime M. Javier (APO Production Unit, Inc.)
Mario was receptive to any questions posed by the members of the class, and gave sufficient examples to illustrate certain points.— Arlu Gomez
I have never been so motivated to learn Photoshop or any Adobe program. This class has been far more interesting and informative than the one I took from another school. I highly recommend PCCI for people who want to learn more about Photoshop or other Adobe programs.
[The instructor] is very generous on giving out some tips & ideas, beyond the topics =) — Eva Pablo
… very thorough, concise and easy to understand. — Clarence Yao
The training, as well as the instructor, is very good. It encourages me to enroll in Advanced Photoshop.— Diana Corbito (Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene)


  • Aug 10–12 (Thu to Sat)
  • Sep 5–7 (Tue to Thu)
  • Oct 3–5 (Tue to Thu)
  • Nov 7–9 (Tue to Thu)
  • Dec 12–14 (Tue to Thu)

9 AM to 5 PM


PhP 8,850 (USD 220)

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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