What will I learn in this photoshop training course?

What I will learn in this course?

  • Certification
  • Supporting Material
  • 18-month Free course retake

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Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt



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This Photoshop course provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe Photoshop effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through to intermediate techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will use Adobe Photoshop tools for painting, retouching and enhancing images.


Who is this course for?

This Photoshop training course is for all levels of Photoshop users, for those who are completely new to the application through to seasoned users, may wish to take this course to rid themselves of those bad Photoshop habits.


Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this Photoshop training course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example; you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from a USB pen drive and other media.


What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Remove red eye, blemishes, scratches, etc. using various retouching techniques
  • Improve image colours and adjust contrast and brightness
  • Create simple compositions by blending images together
  • Add text and modify type settings in your designs
  • Output artwork for web, print or video

Work Faster, Earn More
Reduce your production time by improving all your
workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.

Practical, Cutting-Edge Training
From industry experienced professionals.

Repeat for Free

18 month class retake included.

Benefit from the Wisdom

Delivering Quality Training since 2006.

Training Budget Maximised!

Lower Price Match Guarantee & Flexible Training Vouchers

Why Choose Us?


If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Let us know on the FIRST day of your training if something isn’t quite right and give us a chance to fix it or give you your money back.

Lower Price

We think our prices are pretty fair but we won’t be beaten on our fee. We’ll match and discount by 10% any like-for-like Training course price.


Equipped with years of industry experience our instructors will assure a successful leap in your knowledge, improvement and preparation.

“The investment in knowledge pays the best interests.”
~ Benjamin Franklin


Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 13:00

 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

How You Want To Learn






Where You Want To Learn

London HQ

12-13 Clerkenwell Green


Universal Square
Devonshire Street
M12 6JH



Digital Imaging Foundation

  • Image quality and resolution
  • Bitmap and vector graphics
  • Image and canvas size
  • Colour spaces and bit depth
  • Design principles
  • Files formats and media


  • Create a new document
  • Controlling the workspace
  • Screen layout and window arrangements
  • Navigation and zoom shortcuts
  • Undo, redo and history
  • Guides, grid and ruler


  • Create, delete and edit layers
  • Name, hide, arrange layers
  • Merge and group layers
  • Change opacity and blending modes
  • Cropping Images
  • Transform, Scale and Distort Layers


  • Creating selections using the selection tools
  • Improve and refine selections
  • Transform, scale and distort selections
  • Saving and loading selections
  • Create layer masks and clipping masks

Image Retouching

  • Use the healing brushes, Patch and content-aware tools
  • Use the Red Eye tool
  • Use the Clone Stamp tools
  • Use the Blur, Sharpen and Smudge tools
  • Use the Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools
  • Content-Aware Tools

Colours and Gradients

  • Work with the Color Picker
  • Use the Eyedropper tools
  • Save and share colours and swatches
  • Create and control gradients
  • Correct and retouch images

Painting and working with Brushes

  • Use the brush tools
  • Creating brushes
  • Loading external brushes

Colour Correction and Adjustment

  • Use Adjustment layers
  • Levels and curves
  • Hue and saturation
  • Shadow and highlights


  • Create text using  the Type tool
  • Discover character properties
  • Discover paragraph properties
  • Working with styles and adding styles to text


  • Output graphics for web, print and video
  • Compress image size

Public Scheduled Classes

Come into one of our centrally located training facilities. Small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and many classes lead towards certification.

Virtual Student

Attend a real-time class without leaving home.

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Private Training

We can organise training for you. We can do it for only one person or a group. Give us a call an we can make arrangements for your course.

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Spreading the cost of your training

You know that in the long term it pays to be skilled up in the latest software. But you’ll also know that, in the short term, investing in yourself can feel painful on your pocket. So we’ve got a solution that will help you learn the skills you need, at a monthly price that you can afford.

Introducing Academy Class Payments.

Because we’re committed to your success, we’re offering you the opportunity to pay for your training monthly, rather than the whole cost upfront. We want to remove every barrier we can to your success, and if having the flexibility to spread the cost of your training helps you, as it helps thousands of others, then let’s do it.



Save With Academy Class Vouchers

Academy Class Vouchers are a flexible, cost-effective solution for training multiple individuals within a team or across an organisation and allow any member within your organisation to book a training course anytime over a 12 month period.

Multiple users can make dramatic savings, booking 10 to 30 day training blocks from the Academy Class schedule. It’s up to you how many Academy Class Vouchers you purchase.

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50 reviews for Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter was very helpful and made the course fun and interesting!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    The instructor was really good – friendly and helpful and knowledgeable

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    The instructor was really good – friendly and helpful and knowledgable

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    My experience of Academy Class has been hit and miss but Billy was excellent and I feel that I got a really sound understanding of Photoshop.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I found the class to be very good , and the content to be very good as well. Also i feel that I have learnt a lot in the last two days.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I found the class to be very good, and the content to be very good as well. Also, I feel that I have learnt a lot in the last two days.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed this training, the screen next to the computer helped us follow easily. Ian was happy to pause the training to answer questions throughout!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very personable, Mark clearly knew his stuff

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good – a whole new bunch of tools are now at my disposal!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very intense but enjoyable couple of days with a very knowledgeable instructor

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    An excellent and natural teacher. Patient and calm and able to immediately get students back on task. Very well presented.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Small group sizes were helpful.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent course, I would prefer a step by step guide to take away with us.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    “Very enjoyable session. Excellent tutor adapted class to needs of the learners. I will look forward to undertaking another class in the near future.

    Thank you Ian.”

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian Was fab, he was very helpful

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian Scaife was an excellent facilitator and was very patient.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pete really was a fantastic instructor – in fact I didn’t know learning about a piece of software would be so fun.. and actually easy! The whole setup of the room was great with the preview screen for delegates, and a step by step walk through demonstration before us attempting anything!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pete really was a fantastic instructor – in fact, I didn’t know learning about a piece of software would be so fun.. and actually easy! The whole setup of the room was great with the preview screen for delegates, and a step by step walkthrough demonstration before us attempting anything!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Photoshop 101 course – is awesome. I have taken this course in two parts two days in December and 3 in January and was travelling down from Norfolk. I found this course was helpful and probably the best ever invested money. Both tutors were really great and most inspiring. I will not have any hesitation to recommend this to anyone both beginners and those with experience. Many thanks to those in Academy Class for such a great experience!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    I took the Photoshop 101 course and found it so helpful. The class was taken by Mark who is a great teacher, explaining things in a really easy way and providing real life projects to work on. The course covered all the essentials of photoshop including selecting tools, cloning, merging and resizing images. Academy Class are great, the training centre is in a great location right outside Waterloo station and the facilities are all top notch. Many thanks guys!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am the Sales and Marketing Manager at Barons Furniture and recently attended a 2 day training course for Adobe Photoshop. The instructor was very informative and the course has provided me with the confidence and the ability to accurately and professionally edit images.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    I attented the Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt course and would highly recommend it! The course included all the basics plus some extras and included some real life projects to work on. The pace was really good and everything was explained in such an easy to understand way. The facilities at Academy Class are great and the location is perfect just outside Waterloo Station. Have no complaints about the course or the facilities!!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Academy Class train has been well worth the money spent out of my own pocket. Recently taken the Photoshop 101 course and the tutor was extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout the day. Machines are brand new and super efficient. No time wasting at all and even answered some questions relating to my own personal needs with the software. Would highly recommend! Can fault anything and that is rare! 10/10 🙂

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was looking to undertake a course in photoshop within central London and came across Academy class on google. I explained to Roberto Rupi what my requirements, objectives and the timing restrictions I had attending between work commitments. He quickly offered a detailed summary of courses and provided further information along with video tutorials to offer an insight to what he felt would be suitable. Best of all, he wanted to find out what I wish to gain from the course rather than sell multiple options or look at a quick sell. The photoshop 101 course was taken by the tutor Peter who was excellent. His clear methodical manor of delivery was perfect and catered for all attendees who ranged in experience from beginner to people requiring a �refresher. The environment and equipment used for the course was ideal and included a mix of PC and Apple machines along with tutor screens in-between monitors so you could follow the instruction easily. I liked the idea of understanding how other attendees wanted to benefit from using the course and the ways in which they would apply elements to their work � bouncing ideas and different viewpoints made for a better experience. Highly recommend and would use again for my personal development and that of our company employees.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    I recently attended a Photoshop 101 course at Academy Class taught by Tony Harmer. I taught myself the basics through books and tutorials many years ago but didn’t realise what I was missing out on until attending this course. I learnt some of the most commonly needed tools and found that it was all easy take in and learn and came away feeling confident with my newly learnt skills. It was also very enjoyable, the location was excellent and the tutor was friendly, professional and highly knowledgeable.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    I had an absolutely brilliant time on the course – the content was excellent and your facilities were great. In particular, can I also flag up how impressed I was with the course tutor; Mark was engaging, patient and incredibly knowledgeable. The course materials were excellent and the examples that we were given were really helpful and we had lots of opportunities to really stretch ourselves and apply what we’d been taught to real-life problems. All in all, fab training, 5 stars.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    I just wanted to write to you and share our experiences of your company and your staff. Firstly, I would like to say that Sarah Paton has been blindingly brilliant in understanding what we need as an organisation, she has continually gone the extra mile to provide me with information about the courses we have booked. She has been professional, courteous and has dealt with every one of my annoying questions with a smile and good humour. I am aware that Sarah is supported by an exceptional team, and I have very much appreciated the help, feedback and support they have been given to a number of my staff who have had questions on the courses themselves. When it comes to the courses themselves, I have comments from the team which have included “a brilliant trainer”, “gave me the confidence with the software”, “a really good course, well worth going”, this comes from staff who have been exposed to a number of training solutions over their career. Can you pass on my thanks to all of your team in the London Office, who have over the last year made my life much easier, they are a great credit and ambassadors for your business. Kind regards.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very useful and enjoyable, I look forward to using Photoshop back at work.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good subject knowledge.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent 2 days at the Academy once again with Marek…. shame i couldn’t make the rest of the week.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed the lessons and the information given/background and reasons for using tools etc. Days felt informal but followed a better structure than previous Academy classes I’ve been on.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    A great way to refresh my rusty skills
    very patient instructor!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very enjoyable course. Excellent tutor. Will definitely come back and do a further course. Thank you, Ian.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    A good course, well presented.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Enjoyed the course, very intuitive and easy to follow

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent course. Wish I could stay all week!

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great instructor, very informative and happy to help with personal problems. Made the two days very enjoyable. SO MUCH BETTER THAN LAST WEEKS ILLUSTRATOR COURSE

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark is a great teacher, he was very patient & kept it interesting

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved it!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    brilliant instructor. mark is really knowledgable and kind; answers questions quickly and covers a lot of material

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    it would be useful to have the pdf of the project notes in advance of the course to print and bring to the sessions and use.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am very happy with instruction. I had four hours and a lot to cover. We went though most of them. A lot to take in. Thanks

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great Course. Ian is very knowledgeable.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian was very knowledgeable and delivered the class very well

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great stuff, Many thanks Ian

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very professional and approachable style

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    This course helped me renew my interest in PSD with a clearer understanding of the programme and very handy use of the application that I was not aware of before.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    This course helped me renew my interest in PSD with a clearer understanding of the programme and and very handy use of the application that I was not aware of before.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent instructor – very clear.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    I took the InDesign and Photoshop courses with Academy Class recently and they were great – very knowledgeable tutors that covered loads in the 2 days of each, over and above the stated course content. Came away inspired and excited to get creating! Would definitely recommend. Great location too,. Ellie

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