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Photoshop 301: Black Belt



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This is delivered as a Live Online “Virtual Class” – What is a Virtual Class? More info here

In this class you will learn about the most advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop. You will gain knowledge how to make animations, use 3D objects to incorporate them in your 2D artwork, work with Smart objects, HDR and Camera RAW images, create professional selections, work with Layer and Clipping masks, design and prepare websites for developers, create digital art and so much more.


Who is this course for?

This class is for advanced users of Photoshop with firm understanding of all the general concepts of using the application. On this course, we learn the most advanced techniques and lots of best practice. This course is intense, so for those with doubts in their knowledge we recommend the Photoshop Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses first or to consult our sales team and the instructors.


Assumed Knowledge

Firm understanding of working with layers, masking, making selections, using adjustment layers, working non-destructively, using the pen tool, retouching images and using typography. You also need to know the meaning of the following technical terms: resolution, bit depth, colour mode and channels, vector/pixel graphics, depth of field, bezier curves and non-destructive editing.

You will have taken the Academy Class Photoshop 201: Green Belt class or have a similar experience.


What you will learn

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

  • Make use of the Camera RAW plugin to handle RAW and HDR images
  • Create and combine 3D objects from Photoshop layers
  • Import and paint 3D objects made in other applications
  • Animate layers and edit video layers in Photoshop
  • Undertake studio and advanced techniques
  • Enhance your workflow with advanced shortcuts batch processes and actions

High dynamic images and lens corrections

  • Use the Camera RAW plugin to import images
  • Clean images and compensate for camera specific lens and color aberrations
  • Compose multiple images or use RAW data for High-Dynamic-Range adjustments

3D in Photoshop

  • Create 3D text effects
  • Convert Photoshop layers into pre-defined 3D shapes
  • Use the 3D workspace and on screen controls
  • Understand the 3D composition hierarchy
  • Import 3D objects as layers
  • Paint object surfaces
  • Basic UV mapping
  • 2D and 3D compositing

Video editing in Photoshop

  • Keyframe layer property changes to create animations
  • Import and cut video on the timeline
  • Create slideshows
  • Add transitions
  • Animate still images
  • Apply filters to video layers
  • Add frames and masks
  • Export video

Advanced techniques

  • Frequency separation
  • Double exposure
  • Displacement maps
  • Skin colour correction
  • Remove colour casts
  • RAW and Camera RAW
  • Perspective Warp
  • Advanced Vanishing point techniques

Advanced projects setup

  • Work with Artboards
  • Create User Interface elements
  • Work with other Adobe applications

Scripts and batch processes

  • Mergie panoramic images
  • Record and execute actions for repetitive tasks
  • Use Adobe Bridge to organize assets

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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With our online toolbox let your global team learn together. Give us a call and we can make arrangements for your course.

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If you can’t come to us we can come to you. Give us a call and we can make arrangements for your course.

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.

All you need to remember is that, the more you buy, the more you save.


9 reviews for Photoshop 301: Black Belt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Felt a little rushed with everything we needed to cover but Ian was superb…

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed the day very informative. Would prefer the 2 days as advertised

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I recommend Academy Class London, they are very flexible, very organised and have very nice facilities for learning. so far I attended 2 Photoshop courses and both were of the same high standard, Mark Gatter was my Instructor and he knows what he’s talking about!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I attended the Photoshop 301 Black Belt course. The instructor was friendly, had a great deal of knowledge of Photoshop and was always very helpful The training centre in London was cool with good computers for the students. I would be more than happy to go back and do further training there.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have completed both Illustrator and Photoshop courses with Academy class and I would have no hesitation studying with them in the future. The tutors are very friendly and knowledgeable and the facilities are very good too.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    I attended Black Belt Photoshop course and was surprised by the endless knowledge of our teacher of all print and digital. The short course was extremely well planned and supplied you with absolutely everything you needed. Another plus is you could freely ask about any doubts you had on other matters and all answers were answered. Very much enjoyed it, and would recommend it!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been working with Academy Class for over 3 years and have always found their standard of Adobe training to be first class in every regard.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin Perhiniak’s Design Philosophy and Mark Gatter’s Photoshop Blend Modes and Masks Seminar were World Class. These two men are gifted commmunicators and give so much more than expected. We all learned so much and left feeling hungry to learn more.

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