General Description

This online course will give you an introduction to the main aspects and functions of Photoshop. You will have a hands-on experience trying out your new skills in whatever version of Photoshop you have (version 7 through to CS5) with step-by-step tutorials and image-banks. The tutorials will cover Image Adjustments, Layers and Selecting in Photoshop.

We will also look at aesthetic styles in digital media with examples from digital artists and photographers.

You will have the help of the presenter as well as sharing your questions and experience of Photoshop with other teachers taking the same course. You will have a bank of resources to download and use in your classroom.

This course does not cover Photoshop Elements, a lite version of Photoshop.


All secondary teachers of ICT , Graphics and Visual Art

Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Tutorial Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Tutorial Overview

    • welcome video

  • 2

    File Management

    • File Management

  • 3

    Resource Images

    • Resource Images

  • 4

    Technical Requirements

    • Software Requirements

  • 5

    Topic 1- Photoshop Workspace

    • Aesthetic Styles in Digital Media

    • Versions and the Evolution of Photoshop

    • The Photoshop Environment

    • Caution- 'Tabbed' Images

    • Source Images

  • 6

    Topic 2- Image Adjustments and Filters

    • Task -Image Adjustments

    • Task -Contact Sheet

    • Task- Filter Tutorial

    • Task-Contact Sheet 2

    • Topic Feedback

  • 7

    Topic 3- Understanding Layers

    • Tips and skills for working with Layer Techniques

    • Task - Layer Opacity

    • Task - Layer Blending Modes

    • Task- Layer Mask Tutorial

    • Topic Feedback

  • 8

    Topic 4- Selections in Photoshop

    • Different Ways to Make a Selection

    • Topic Feedback

  • 9

    Topic 5- Multilayered Images

    • Tutorial - Multilayered Image

    • Course Submission -'Multilayered Image (Creative Extension)'

  • 10

    Topic 6- Playing with Text

    • Tutorial- Playing with Text

  • 11

    Topic 7-Other Resources

    • Reference and Examples

  • 12

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $990 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.