Advanced Diploma in
Learn essential skills such as advanced image compositing, retouching, and outputting techniques. You will be on the right path, on your journey in the field of image editing and take your Photoshop skills to a whole new level. Interaction is the key to learning any new topic, and our live webinars make it easy to understand and learn in-depth concepts and skills. We will give you the advice and support you need to succeed so register now to master Photoshop.
334,608 Successful Graduates
24 Live Interactive Lessons
12 Weeks Long
24 hours +
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are often student led. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to practice and apply the skills you have learned.
POWERFUL ENHANCEMENT SEMESTER
Week 1: Working with Text and Shape Layers
Theory Tuesday, 14 Mar 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 16 Mar 12:16 PM GMT
Whether you want to turn your image into a simple postcard or create an elaborate advertisement, working with text in Photoshop is an essential skill to master. We will look at how to effectively format text and discuss concepts such as alignment, justification, tracking, kerning, and leading.
Week 2: Scale and Perspective
Theory Tuesday, 21 Mar 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 23 Mar 12:16 PM GMT
Photoshop contains several tools to adjust scale and perspective in our images. In this lesson will be looking at some of Photoshop’s features such as Content-Aware scale to resize an object and move it to another area within the image, as well as Puppet-Warp to manipulate perspective.
Week 3: Photoshop Automation
Theory Tuesday, 28 Mar 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 30 Mar 12:16 PM GMT
This lesson looks at some of Photoshop’s automated features. You will also learn how to merge several photos into a single image so that you can start to create stunning panoramic images and we use these skills to create our own ‘Tiny Planets’.
Week 4: The Power of Smart Objects and Smart Filters
Theory Tuesday, 04 Apr 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 06 Apr 12:16 PM GMT
Smart Objects are the ultimate way to preserve an image's source content with all of its original characteristics, enabling you to perform complete non-destructive editing where no pixels get hurt.
CREATIVE PHOTOSHOP SEMESTER
Week 1: Actions and Batch Processing
Theory Tuesday, 11 Apr 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 13 Apr 12:16 PM GMT
Photoshop Actions allow us to record the various steps we use when making a change to an individual image, and then apply these changes to multiple images all at once. This saves us hours upon hours of image editing time and helps us develop an efficient workflow.
Week 2: Illustrations in Photoshop
Theory Tuesday, 18 Apr 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 20 Apr 12:16 PM GMT
While Adobe Illustrator is the preferred tool by most designers for illustrating and drawing digitally, Photoshop can also be used for some types of illustration. This lesson explores these capabilities, and you will learn how to create an illustration from scratch!
Week 3: Sharpening and Output
Theory Tuesday, 25 Apr 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 27 Apr 12:16 PM GMT
The lesson will discuss screen calibration, printer profiling, colour spaces, and how to sharpen correctly for both screen and print. These subjects are essential to the consistent and predictable output of your images.
Week 4: Open Training Session
Theory Tuesday, 02 May 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 04 May 12:16 PM GMT
As a student, your opinion matters! This Lesson has been left completely open so that we can explore a topic chosen by you. End your Advanced journey the way you want.
ADVANCED EDITING SEMESTER
Week 1: Advanced Selections
Theory Tuesday, 09 May 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 11 May 12:16 PM GMT
We will discuss in detail how to effectively create selections using advanced techniques in Photoshop and look at tools such as Colour Range and Focus Range selection. This will allow you to make selections as accurately as possible inside the software.
Week 2: Advanced Layers and Masks
Theory Tuesday, 16 May 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 18 May 12:16 PM GMT
This lesson looks at how layer blend modes work so that we can overlay textures and other images on top of your work to create some striking artistic effects. We will also discuss layer masks so that we can work in a completely non-destructive way when making adjustments and selections.
Week 3: Brush Tools Essentials
Theory Tuesday, 23 May 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 25 May 12:16 PM GMT
Brushes are an essential part of Photoshop. We use them in our cosmetic retouching, our layer masks, and for digital painting. While simple in theory, when we explore brushes in depth we can unlock their creative potential.
Week 4: Complete Cosmetic Retouching
Theory Tuesday, 30 May 12:16 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 01 Jun 12:16 PM GMT
This lesson gives you the skills to remove blemishes, reduce or remove lines and wrinkles, eliminate shiny skin, improve lighting and enhance colour and tone. Here you will learn the skills to take your portraits to a professional standard.
I've done the Foundation in Photography, the Advanced Photography and am now in the middle of the Photoshop course. I have loved each one and have advanced hugely in my photographic abilities.
I've been a photographer for over 40 years and over the past 2 years I've had a new found enthusiasm. I found Shaw Academy because it was recommended to me by a family member.
I have just finished the foundation diploma in photography with 98% on my final assignment!! :)I was extremely pleased with the way the online webinars were set out, and the way they were presented. I want to say a big thank you to the courses tutor Thomas Woods, who managed to make things so easy to understand and work out even when I felt like I was under pressure, from everything to the way Thomas spoke and interacted with the whole us, and I think I speak for everyone in this course when I say that we couldn't have asked for a better tutor! The whole team were able to set my mind at ease too when I got a little nervous at times!I proudly display my Diploma in my house and I smile every time I look at it!! Thank you Shaw Academy for making me believe I can reach my dreams!I have just applied for the diploma in Photoshop and am really looking forward to building my portfolio for the future!!
On my second course with Shaw now & loving it. I've completed the photography course and now started the Photoshop one.
First time using Shaw, such a wonderful service and my photography and photoshop courses are wonderful and so informative. Its increased my knowledge already and I am only on lesson 4 of my photography! Really helping me.
I had given up on further study since i am a single parent of two boys aged 7 and 5. by the time they are independent, i would be in my 40s and in pursuit of funds for their future.
I am doing 3 solid courses with Shaw Academy namely: Photoshop, photography and online marketing, and they are all awesome. I love all the instructors.
I started with a Groupon coupon for $9.00 for the Foundation in Photography class.
I started with Shaw Academy doing the Diploma of Photoshop and the course is great and i would encourage anyone to start learning with them . Thanks Shaw Academy for your help in this goal
I am really enjoying the courses that I am doing, even though I am struggling a bit to keep up as I have enrolled for the Introduction to Photoshop, the Graphic Design and the Social Media courses which all happen at the same time. So a lot of catch up after work and before sleep.