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Adobe Photoshop CC

Learn to Retouch, Create Graphics & More

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.

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!

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

  • Learn to swap different backgrounds and match their color.

  • Learn to unlock the hidden potential of Curves.

  • Learn how to bring out lost details and correct exposure.

  • Properly adjust color balance.

  • Learn Masking with Type and Clipping Masks.

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

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

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Getting Started

Topics

  • Zooming
  • Scrolling
  • Getting Around
  • Tools
  • Copy & Paste
Photo Retouching

Topics

  • Selections
  • Healing Brush
  • Clone Stamp
  • Red-Eye tool
Replacing Backgrounds

Topics

  • Magic Wand
  • Image Compositing
Annual Report Cover

Topics

  • Selecting
  • Feathering
  • Layers
  • Using Type

Section 2
Selecting with Quick Masks

Topics

  • Quick Masks
  • Magic Wand
Creating Shadows and Layers

Topics

  • Layers
  • Drop Shadows
3D Type Shadow

Topics

  • Drop Shadows
  • Layers
  • Transform
Ghosting Part of An Image

Topics

  • Layers
  • Opacity
Fill Opacity & Effects

Topics

  • Opacity
  • Fill Opacity
  • Effects
  • Fill
Using the Adobe Bridge

Topics

  • Navigation
  • Renaming
  • Deleting
  • Rotating
Section 3
Creating Tiling Patterns

Topics

  • Patterns
  • Offset
  • Deleting/Resetting Patterns
Cropping, Resizing, and Blending

Topics

  • Patterns
  • Selections
  • Gradient Tool
Preparing Digital Photos for Print

Topics

  • Image Size
  • Resampling
  • Saving as PSD
  • Saving as TIFF
  • Document Size
  • Preparing for Print
Saving Photos for the Web as JPEG

Topics

  • Saving for the Web
  • Save as JPEG
  • Image Size
  • Resampling
Saving Graphics for the Web as GIF/PNG

Topics

  • Comparing GIF and PNG
  • Web Transparency
Section 4
Color Correction Using Color Balance

Topics

  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Color Balance
  • Brightness/Contrast
Color Correction Using Levels

Topics

  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Levels
  • Setting White, Black, and Gray Points
Color Correction Using Curves

Topics

  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Curves
  • Setting White, Black, and Gray Points
Adjustment Layers and Masks

Topics

  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Masks
  • Curves
  • Hue/Saturation
Shadow/Highlight

Topics

  • Shadow/Highlight
  • Smart Objects
  • Layer Masks

Section 5
Sharpening Photos

Topics

  • Smart Sharpen
Special Effects with Type & Clipping Masks

Topics

  • Masking with Type
  • Clipping Masks
Paths and Pen

Topics

  • Pen Tool
  • Paths
Using Clipping Paths for Silhouettes

Topics

  • Clipping Paths
  • Pen Tool
  • Importing into InDesign/QuarkXPress
Using Layer Masks for Silhouettes

Topics

  • Layer Masks
  • Selection Techniques
  • Magnetic Lasso
  • Refine Edge
  • Color Fill
Section 6
Using Filters for Special Effects

Topics

  • Motion & Radial Blur
  • Layers
  • Loading Selections
Brochure Part I

Topics

  • Guides
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Styles
  • Blending Modes
Brochure Part II

Topics

  • Smart Objects
  • Layer Masks
  • Transform
  • Group Layers
  • Curves
  • Bevel and Emboss
Brochure Part III

Topics

  • Text
  • Smart Objects
  • Layer Masks
  • Layer Groups
  • Layer Styles
  • Gradients
  • Fill Opacity

Why Train With Noble?

26 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.


Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.


We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.


We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.


Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.


Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Compare that to other "schools" that have a no-refund policy. Is that even legal? It certainly isn't right. At Noble we treat our students with respect and common sense.


We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.


Our Students Love Us! 2100+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2100 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.