PreLaunch Special Only $250 / Pre-Launch Special Good Thru October 31, 2018

Photoshop Certification Pre-Launch Starting October 15, 2018

This certification program contains 13 video courses. These videos contain the same information covered in our LIVE, online, 1-hour, instructor-led classes. You will also be able to download the training guide along with any class files that are used in the video course.

We realize that questions may occur while you are watching a video course. You can submit a question and we'll answer you with either a written answer, a video answer, or a phone call.

Certification Details

  • During the PreLaunch, each week, we'll add one to three new videos starting with Series 100.
  • At the end of each series, you'll have a review test requiring a score of 80% or higher before you can continue to the next series.
  • You'll receive a badge each time you complete a series and a final certificate badge when you complete the certification.
  • We'll also mail you a Certificate of Certification.

Once you've completed all the lessons in all three series, you'll have a final test that also requires a passing score of 80% or higher. You will also need to submit a final project that tests your knowledge of the various topics covered in the Photoshop Certification program. You'll need a passing score of 80% or higher on the project as well in order to receive your Virtual Instructor Photoshop Certification.

Click the series titles below to display video course outlines.

Photoshop 101: Photoshop Overview

This overview course describes the concept of Photoshop and common terms such as raster graphics, vector graphics and anti-alias. You'll learn how to:

  • Create a blank Photoshop document
  • Define the size and default background color
  • Use the Colors and Swatches palettes to add shapes and apply colors
  • Add text layers to the Photoshop document
  • Save a Photoshop document


Photoshop 102: Working with Layers

This hour demonstrates how to use layers in Photoshop to achieve different image results. You'll see how to:

  • Display the layer window
  • Add, delete, and rename a layer
  • Move, hide, and show a layer
  • Save images optimized for the Web and for high-end printing
You'll learn how to save the Photoshop document containing the layers.


Photoshop 103: Selection Tools

During this hour, you'll learn how to use the various selection tools available in Photoshop. These tools include:

  • Magic Wand
  • Quick Selection
  • Rectangular Marquee and Elliptical Marquee
  • Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, and Magnetic Lasso


Photoshop 201: Modifying Images - Part 1

This is the first part of a four-part course on how to modify images. During this hour we'll show you how and when to use various tools, including the:

  • Spot Healing Brush
  • Healing Brush
  • Patch
  • Red-Eye
  • Clone Stamp


Photoshop 202: Modifying Images Part 2

In Modifying Images - Part 2, you'll learn about the Artwork, Darkroom, and Watercolor tools. You'll see how and when to use these tools:

  • Blur
  • Sharpen
  • Smudge
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Sponge


Photoshop 203: Modifying Images - Part 3

Part 3 of this four-part course teaches you how and when to use the more tools to modify images in Photoshop. You'll learn about these tools:

  • Brush
  • Pencil
  • Color Replacement Brush
  • Mixer Brush
  • Paint Bucket
  • Gradient
  • Eraser


Photoshop 204: Modifying Images Part 4

This final section of Modifying Images shows you how to use the Liquefy Filter, which allows you to subtly or dramatically change the way an image appears. You'll learn to use these tools:

  • Forward Wrap
  • Reconstruct
  • Twirl Clockwise
  • Pucker, Bloat, Push Left, and Mirror
  • Freeze Mask and Thaw Mask
  • Hand and Zoom
You'll also see how to use the Mesh feature to save distortions made to an image.


Photoshop 301: Working with Filters

This course shows you how to apply different filters to an image to change its look. We'll use the Filter Gallery to apply filters such as:

  • Gradient
  • Noise
  • Motion Blur


Photoshop 302: Layer Styles

During this hour, we'll teach you how to use Layer Styles to change the look of an image or text. You'll learn how to apply layer styles such as:

  • Drop and Inner Shadows
  • Outer and Inner Glows
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Satin
  • Strokes
  • Color, Gradient, and Pattern Overlays


Photoshop 303: Layer Masks

This lesson describes how you can use Layer Masks to hide certain portions of an image without actually deleting the pixels on the image. You'll learn how to:

  • Apply Layer Masks
  • Link and unlink Layer Masks
  • Use Quick Mask
  • Refine edges


Photoshop 304: Adjustment Layers

In this hour, we'll demonstrate how to apply different adjustment layers to your Photoshop document. You'll learn how to use the following adjustment layer options:

  • Brightness/Contrast
  • Levels
  • Color Balance


Photoshop 305: Working with Channels

This course introduces Channels, which allow you to focus on the Red, Blue, or Green channel of colors within an image. You'll learn about:

  • Composite and Alpha Channels
  • Spot Colors
  • Channels palette
You'll learn how to use Channels to select fine details within a image and save the selection for use later in the editing session.


Photoshop 306: Creating Animated GIFs

This lesson teaches you how to create animated GIFs. You'll learn how create animation using the:

  • Layer and Move tools, adding frames
  • Puppet-Warp command to pin portions of the image in place while re-positioning other portions of the image
You'll also learn how to save these animated images.


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