Photoshop Advanced

Have some experience with Photoshop and want to improve your skills, or taken our Photoshop Beginners course? This online course will help you learn intermediate and advanced Photoshop technique.

Photoshop Advanced

Course Description

In 55 engaging lessons you will learn how to use advanced techniques including creating animations, basic video editing, tool recording, a variety of text effects and more.

Whether you use Photoshop for work, study, or leisure, these tutorials will help you on your journey to becoming a Photoshop pro!

Videos tutorials are recorded in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS6.

If you haven’t used Photoshop before, try our Beginners course. And if you’d like to know everything – from beginner to advanced lessons, why not take both?

Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

A Certificate of Training is awarded for completing all lessons within the course. An Accredited Certificate of Achievement is awarded if the learner passes the skills test at the end of the course. The skills test can be taken as many times as needed. The Certificate of Achievement will reflect the highest score achieved.

Format of Certification

Digital and Print

Professional Association/Affiliation

GoSkills is a member of the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD UK). GoSkills courses have been accredited by the CPD UK, which means that they meet the industry-wide guidelines for continuing professional development.

Method of Obtaining Certification

Once the learner has earned the certificate they can be downloaded from their GoSkills dashboard.  The certificates are in a pdf format, so they can be printed or emailed.  The certificate can also be added to LinkedIn if the learner has an account.
About Instructor:

Howard Pinsky - Adobe Community Professional


Howard is an Adobe Community Professional and online educator providing content for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. His Photoshop tutorials have been recognized by schools around the United States, numerous design blogs around the Internet, and by Adobe itself. Howard's work can also be seen on YouTube and through Adobe's education portals.

Howard has been using Photoshop for the past 11 years and has primarily focused on design education over the last 7 years, to provide accessible and engaging online video tutorials. Today, Howard is a marketing manager at Fullscreen in Los Angeles and still provides handy Photoshop tips on his dedicated YouTube channel.

The GoSkills Photoshop course delivers the best of Howard with a collection of bite-sized and relevant video tutorials organised into a structured course with transcripts, cheat sheets, exercise files (where possible) and short quizzes to help you master Photoshop.


Course Outline

With just a few layers styles and filters you can turn a photo into a sketch and even use the same style on video.
Great technique for combining different images together for stunning results.
This is part one of a two part tutorial that sets up an animated time lapse look. It is a useful tutorial on the tasks of manipulating multiple image size and placement.
In combination with part 1 of this tutorial and a flower with the background removed. Learn how to set key frames for movement and color adjustments.
Good for compositing tasks, and adding elements like reflections.
Combine a series of images into a single High Dynamic Range image using Lightroom and Photoshop.
Isolate facial features and adjust skin tones. Adjust size and placement of features like eyes, nose and mouth.
Useful tips for reducing that camera shake blur.
Raw filters essentially treat your image like a negative rather than a finished product. Raw filter in Photoshop offer an extended range of color adjustments to even regular non-raw images and has the added advantage of editing the photo in only one window (and no stacked Adjustment Layers).
Learn how to create and save your own patterns, and then apply them to images in interesting ways.
Extend your Photoshop skills into the time dimension. Add effects and layer styles with ease. Turn a ho-hum phone video into expressionist art.
Create a time-lapse style effect with some simple video effects in Photoshop.
This tutorial will show you how to make an animation that pulses a great light effect with layer styles and animation.
When reality is just not interesting enough you can always rely on Photoshop to spice it up. This unit is a good introduction to GIF creation.
Combine layered styles and animation to create this great effect.
Turn a static design into a glowing button by using the Frame style of animation in Photoshop.
Bring in a number of files simultaneously and get Photoshop to organise and align them in layers.
Turning your text into a 3D object opens up lot of interesting possibilities. Control textures, deform shapes, and add lights and shadows to your text in realistic ways.
Explore Photoshop’s (CS6 and above) 3D text generator.
Create inflatable text with the 3D properties in Photoshop.
The long shadow is a clean design look that can be created a few different ways in Photoshop; here we achieve the look by using 3D objects.
Importing a 3D model into a 2D background can be tricky, but with a few simple steps you will be able to blend lots of design elements like lighting, position, color tone, and texture.
Improve the realistic look to your 3D images with Image Based Lights.
Create and add 3D objects to an existing photograph with this tutorial. Create a new texture, add lights and composite it in an existing photo.
This tutorial will teach you how to create 3D text, edit many useful features and then add 2D elements as well.
The more up to date versions of Photoshop have tucked away some of the rarer filter effects. Find out how to drill down into the filter gallery.
Straighten out those distorted images with this very clever Photoshop Feature.
The Kuler extension for Photoshop makes finding great color combinations a breeze.
Organise your complex Photoshop projects with this simple tool. Particularly useful for template projects that you will be coming back to again.
10 little Photoshop productivity tips.
Clean up your menu interface.
Improve your familiarity of Photoshop with this list of interface tips and tricks.
Transform text into a path and apply a brush present to a path.
Give text a furry feel within a few easy steps.
Add a frothy amber liquid appeal to your text.
Add text or a logo and create a great wood texture effect.
In this tutorial Howard will introduce you to Displacement Mapping, which is a fancy way of saying ‘making text bumpy’.
The video game is such a classic that of course you need to make text look like it.
Refine the edge of a selection so that fine strands of hair can be included with the person or animal in the photo.
Let Photoshop do your geek work for you with this simple but powerful method for converting Photoshop designs to flexible web formats.
Record repetitive edits so that you can save time.
A few more tips for using the clone source tools on Photoshop.
Grab a color scheme from a web pages CSS data.
Transforming the size and shape of a selection masks from within the mask mode.
Delve into Photoshop’s one button solution to repetitive editing tasks.
This is an advanced technique for those who want to design their web pages primarily in Photoshop.
Design an app icon for IOS or Android.
With the principles of this design you can create all sorts of switches, toggles and doorways. This is a good tutorial for learning how to stack and transform layers.
Make stars and planets to design your own Solar System in the Cosmos.
Get that pixelated look into your image editing, or use the basics of this lesson to apply 2D images to a cube shape.
This technique is good for adjusting images at the pixel level.
Work with files in an offline mode.
This is a onestep solution in Lightroom for straightening up photos, and saving the need to take it into Photoshop for a simple edit.
Use the radial filter to add quick vignettes and style touches directly in Lightroom.
Lightroom has a few ways to repair spots and blemishes in photos, explore them here.

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