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Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

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Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

Course Overview

Operating System: Windows

Software Version: Photoshop CC

For anyone beginning to learn Photoshop, this course will be their ideal starting point. Perfect for working professionals who would like to create their marketing/publicity material, touch-up photographs or prepare their digital images for both printing and the web, this course imparts students with knowledge to plan, design, build and maintain their graphical designs or/and pictures with Adobe Photoshop.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who are keen to learn and use this powerful photo editing software to create high quality professional looking photos
  • Graphic designers, photographers, web designers or anyone who needs image editing for professional results
  • Marketing and advertising professionals who want to add visual impact to their campaigns
  • Photoshop users who have never received professional training

Course Duration

3 Days / 21 Hours

Course Outline

Module 1: Project Planning  

  • Who Youre Talking for and Who Youre Talking to
  • Discovering Client Goals
  • Finding the Target Audience
  • The Golden Rule for Client Work
  • Make use of the resources
  • Think
  • Pick and Plan
  • Feedback Loop

Module 2: The Principles of design

  • The Principles of Emphasis or Focal Point
  • The Principles of Contrast
  • The Principles of Unity
  • The Principles of Variety
  • The Principles of Balance
  • The Principles of Proportion or Scale
  • The Principles of Repetition and Pattern
  • The Principles of Movement and Rhythm
  • Avoid the clichs (copyright issue)

Module 3: Getting to know the work area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations

Module 4: Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Using the Object Selection tool
  • Manipulating selections
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
- Selecting from center point
- Resizing and copying a selection
- Cropping an image

Module 5: Layer Basics 

  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files 

Module 6: Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Mixing colors with a photograph
  • Painting and mixing colors with brush presets

Module 7: Typographic Design

  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Converting raster images to editable vector using Image Trace

Module 8: Mask and Channels

  • Using Select and Mask and Select Subject
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Using an alpha channel to create a shadow
  • Converting a path to a selection and a layer mask

Module 9: Quick Fixes 

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Adjusting facial features with Liquify
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Filling empty areas when cropping
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Extending depth of field
  • Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill
  • Adjusting perspective in an image

Module 10: Advanced Compositing

  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History panel to undo edits
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image
Module 11: Preparing files for the web and print
  • Exporting artboards with Export As
  • Preparing files for printing
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop


The course assumes that you have completed the Microsoft Windows course or have the following equivalent Microsoft Windows knowledge and experience:

  • start and run Windows
  • use the taskbar
  • use the Start button
  • use the Help feature
  • use Minimize, Restore Down/Maximize, or Close
  • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
  • understand file management techniques
  • navigate between files, folders, or drives

Zoom requirement:

Note: Trainee does not match the latest Zoom version requirement may generate some inconvenience cause or issues.

Example: Blur screen resolutions, problem into breakout room, etc

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CC 2020 requirement:

1. Courses are conducting using a Laptop or Desktop (Mac or PC).

Note: No Tablet or Handphone

2. Courses are conducting using the latest Adobe 2020 version.

a) Trainees are advised to subscribe the 2020 version from Adobe Website or download the 7 days free trial version.

Note: Trial version may not come with the full version

b) Trainee who has the CS (Creative Suite) version or lower than 2020 CC (Creative Cloud) version may apply. 

Note: If they agree to practice without the new function key for 2020 version

Things that trainees to prepare before class:

  • Trainees are advised to subscribe the 2020 version from Adobe Website or download the 7 days free trial version
  • Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator application must be downloaded before class
  • Download free Dropbox application for downloading or sharing files during lessons
  • Download QR Scanner to scan QR code for course evaluation
  • Laptop or PC camera is functioning
  • Headset or earpiece is functioning

Please ensure that you downloaded adobe illustrator free trial on this link before you attend the course: 

Note: Trainee may be re-assign to the next run if things do not work out during the course.


Course Fee:

Full Course Fee

After Cat-C Funding for Company Sponsored

$2/hr Funding

Before GST

With GST

Funding Amount

Payable Fee Before GST

Payable Fee With GST






NTUC LearningHub Course Code: ADOBPS

SSG SkillsConnect Reference Number: CRS-N-0032771

Individual Sponsored
  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable

Company Sponsored
    • # This course is supported by SSG with Cat-C Funding and Company sponsored candidates (Singapore Citizens and PRs) are eligible for $2/hr funding. Price indicated above is after funding

Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset course fees. (Course ID: CRS-N-0032771)

Companies can claim $2/hr funding from SSG (SkillsConnect Reference Number: CRS-N-0032771)

NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) with Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.