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Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

Photoshop Classes in New York City

Photoshop is so versatile. You can use it to retouch and color correct photos, combine images to create something new, create graphics for print, web and more! In this training we start with the basics, then rapidly progress through more intermediate features.

Learn to Retouch

Learn to Retouch, Create Graphics & More

In class you’ll work on everything from color correction to photo retouching, moving from a scanned image or digital camera shot to final output for print or web. You’ll learn about layers, masks, paths, filters, type, and more!

  • 18 Hours
  • Mac or PC provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$975 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to retouch photos, create graphics, and more
  • Improve your images by adjusting color, contrast, and more
  • Learn how to prepare images for use on the web or in print
View full syllabus

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp Class Syllabus

Section 1
Getting Started
  • Zooming
  • Scrolling
  • Getting around
  • Tools
  • Copying & pasting
Photo Retouching
  • Making selections
  • The Healing Brush tool
  • The Clone Stamp tool
  • The Red Eye tool
Replacing Backgrounds
  • The Magic Wand tool
  • Image compositing
Annual Report Cover
  • More selection practice
  • Feathering selections
  • Working with layers
  • Using type
Section 2
Selecting with Quick Masks
  • Quick masks
  • More Magic Wand tool practice
Color Correction Using Color Balance
  • Creating adjustment layers for color correction
  • Adjusting color balance
  • Adjusting brightness/contrast
Color Correction Using Levels
  • Color correction with a Levels adjustment layer
  • Setting white, black, & gray points
Preparing Digital Photos for Print
  • Viewing/setting image size
  • Resampling pros & cons
  • Saving as PSD
  • Saving as TIFF
Saving Photos for the Web as JPEG
  • Resizing images for the web
  • Reducing image size with resampling
  • Setting JPEG quality
Section 3
Saving Photos for the Web as GIF/PNG
  • Comparing GIF & PNG
  • Transparency on the web
Creating Shadows & Layers
  • Adding effects to layers
  • Drop shadows
3D Type Shadow
  • More drop shadow practice
  • More practice adding effects to layers
  • Using Transform to create a 3D effect
Ghosting Part of an Image
  • Setting a layer’s opacity
  • Feathering layers
Fill Opacity & Effects
  • More practice with layer effects
  • Layer opacity vs. fill
Using the Adobe Bridge
  • Navigation
  • Renaming files
  • Deleting files
  • Rotating images
Section 4
Creating Tiling Patterns
  • Working with patterns
  • The Offset filter
  • Deleting & resetting patterns
Cropping, Resizing, & Blending
  • The Gradient tool
  • More pattern practice
  • Blending modes
Color Correction Using Curves
  • Color correction with a Curves adjustment layer
  • More practice setting white, black, & gray points
  • Working with midpoints
Adjustment Layers & Masks
  • More Curves practice
  • Masking out unwanted adjustments
  • Organizing layers into groups
Shadows/Highlights
  • Creating a Smart Object
  • The Shadows/Highlights adjustment
  • More masking out unwanted adjustments
Section 5
Sharpening Photos
  • The Smart Sharpen filter
  • Sharpening hi-res photos for print
Special Effects with Type & Clipping Masks
  • Masking a photo with type
  • Clipping masks
Creating Paths with the Pen Tool
  • The Pen tool
  • Creating paths of Bézier curves
Using Clipping Paths for Silhouettes
  • Clipping paths
  • More Pen tool practice
  • Importing a silhouette into InDesign
Using Layer Masks for Silhouettes
  • The Magnetic Lasso tool
  • More practice with layer masks
  • The Refine Edge dialog
  • Color Fill layers
Section 6
Using Filters for Special Effects
  • The Motion & Spin Blur effects
  • Copying layers
  • Loading selections
Brochure Part I
  • Working with guides
  • More practice with adjustment layers
  • Layer styles
  • More practice with blending modes
Brochure Part II
  • More practice with Smart Objects
  • More practice with Free Transform
  • More layer groups
  • More practice adjusting curves
  • The Bevel & Emboss effect
Brochure Part III
  • Importing text into Photoshop
  • More gradient practice
  • More fill opacity
  • More practice with custom shapes
  • Mountains photo color corrected using Photoshop

    Use Adjustment Layers to correct contrast, color, and saturation.

  • People watching sailboat with backgrounds swapped out in Photoshop

    Learn to swap different backgrounds and match their color.

  • Portrait of woman color corrected with Curves in Photoshop

    Learn to unlock the hidden potential of Curves.

  • Hershey sign exposure corrected using Photoshop

    Learn how to bring out lost details and correct exposure.

  • Koala photo with color balance adjustment in Photoshop

    Properly adjust color balance.

  • Grand Central text masked using Photoshop

    Learn Masking with Type and Clipping Masks.

  • Kissimee brochure

    Combine text and photos with textures, vector shapes, type layers, and more.

  • Car images with motion filter added using Photoshop

    Use filters to simulate motion and make images “pop”.

Learn Photoshop Fundamentals

This 3-day Photoshop Bootcamp will teach you the fundamentals of using Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos and create graphics. Lead by industry professionals, you’ll learn essential skills in small classes with step-by-step exercises.

  • “I was given an amazing amount of useful information about Photoshop in a very short time. Much of what I'd found confusing was made clear, and the more efficient ways of doing things I learned will speed me up considerably in my work.”

    Ginnie Smoliar

    Learned core Photoshop tools and techniques in the 18-hour course

  • “Choose Noble Desktop! Best quality instruction and instructors, great materials, fast computers, easy to access location. Will be back!”

    Natalie Cash

    Attended the Adobe Photoshop course

  • “I was worried coming into the class about being left behind in the instruction as design classes tend to be fast paced. The instructor, Michele, was extremely personable and patient; I especially liked the comfortable atmosphere of the classroom, and the overall flow of the class was very organized and professional. Clean presentation, great work materials.”

    Charles Mott

    Learned photo editing and graphics creation in Adobe Photoshop

  • “This was a great class for a beginner with little to no knowledge of Photoshop. I feel like I have a great foundation that I can build on in the future.”

    Victoria Belinsky

    Attended the 18-hour Adobe Photoshop course

  • “I have been inefficiently fooling around with Photoshop, usually feeling intimidated by the program, for years. In just three days, I have learned to edit my photos with confidence. Noble Desktop rocks. Now I am ready to tackle Illustrator...”

    Michelle Ganon

    Attended the Beginner to Intermediate Photoshop class

Step-by-step Photoshop Exercises

“I've taken both Photoshop and HTML courses at Noble and recommend their courses to anyone looking for excellent instructors and course materials. Noble offers courses that are head and shoulders above other ones I've taken. Every minute is put to good use and the manuals provide step-by-step instructions in case a refresher is needed.”
Beth Callender

Instructor teaching student Photoshop skills

Custom Photoshop Workbook Included

Our Photoshop class comes with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the Photoshop materials anytime after the class.

Every Photoshop class comes with a custom workbook

Learn then Practice

Learn Photoshop by first watching a short demo, then by actually practicing on retouching numerous images. Our instructors are all industry professionals who draw on their experience to teach you practical, professional skills.

Students learning Photoshop in class at Noble Desktop

Part of a Certificate Program

This class is included in the Visual Design and Graphic Design, and Photoshop Retouching certificate programs. Take the other courses to earn a certificate!

Students graduating from the Graphic Design certificate

Register for Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

$975 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online