Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS5 is ideal for users who want to learn key Photoshop concepts and techniques in a hands on lab and focused setting. More experienced users who already have some experience with Photoshop can use this course to learn some of Photoshop CS5's more advanced features and newest tools.
(3 days) 9:30am - 4:00pm

Learn new techniques including how to interactively transform their images with the new Puppet Warp tool, and easily remove or replace image elements with the new Content-Aware Fill mode. This course also covers new powerful painting effects to artistically enhance images and shows how to combine multiple exposures into a single HDR image.

Using step-by-step, project-based lessons, this course walks users through the creation of a specific project, with successive lessons building on the user's growing knowledge of the program.

What you will learn

  • Getting to know the Work Area
  • Basic photo corrections
  • Working with Selections
  • Layer basics
  • Masks and channels
  • Correcting and enhancing digital photographs
  • Typographic design
  • Vector drawing techniques
  • Advanced layering
  • Advanced compositing
  • Painting with the Mixer Brush
  • Producing and Printing Consistent colour
  • Advanced Image Manipulation Techniques


You should have a working knowledge of the Macintosh and its operating system. Make sure that you know how to use the mouse and standard menus and commands, and also how to open, save, and close files. If you need to review these techniques, see the documentation included with your Mac® OS X computer.

For more information on what this course offers, please browse the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book outline.


If you wish to become certified in Adobe Photoshop CS5, details will be provided in class. Certification for Adobe products is provided by Person Vue.


If you have any questions or want more information regarding the Intro to Photoshop CS5 course, please email Kert Gartner, our Certification Co-ordinator at

About the Instructor

About Kert

With a passion for Photography, Animation, and Visual Effects, Kert has accumulated over 12 years of experience in the visual effects, motion graphics and print industry. He spent 7 years working on some of Hollywood’s largest films, including A-Team, Dragonball: Evolution, Superman Returns, Across the Universe, X-men III, and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D. 

Kert took an interest in photography around 1999 with the discovery of his grandfather's Canon AE-1. Kert has devoted himself to exploring new and unique photography techniques, including the use of Infrared film and digital compositing. Most of Kert’s shots incorporate some sort of digital manipulation, using tools like Photoshop and Eyeon Fusion in interesting and unique ways to create a compelling final shot.

You can follow Kert on his personal website, or on his blog, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Youtube, and Flickr. If you want to learn from Kert, he hosts a tutorial site called VFX Haiku where divulges the tricks of his trade.