New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth)

Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Level 1

New Horizons Learning Centre Perth

Event outline

Overview: In this course, students use various tools and features of Photoshop CS4. They explore the interface, customize it, and use tools for selecting parts of images. They learn to use layers and to apply layer effects and filters for creating special effects.

Target Audience: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: Level 1 is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS4 as a complement to other CS4 programs, such as Illustrator.


  • A basic understanding of graphic design file formats and common design tools is recommended. 

At Course Completion:

  • Explore the Adobe Photoshop CS4 environment.
  • Determine the resolution and graphic type.
  • Work with selections.

Outline: Module 1: Exploring the Adobe Photoshop CS4 Environment

  • Explore the Photoshop Interface
  • Explore the Navigation Tools
  • Customize the Workspace
  • Explore Adobe Bridge
  • Use Photoshop Help

Module 2: Determining Resolution and Graphic Type

  • Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
  • Understand Image Resolution

Module 3: Working with Selections

  • Create a Selection
  • Save a Selection
  • Modify a Selection
  • Apply Colour to a Selection

Module 4: Working with Layers

  • Create Layers
  • Work with Type Layers
  • Transform Layers
  • Apply Layer Styles
  • Manage Layers

Module 5: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters

  • Paint on an Image
  • Apply Filter Effects

Module 6: Exploring Image Modes and Colour Adjustments

  • Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
  • Explore Colour Modes
  • Apply Colour Adjustments

Module 7: Saving Images for Web and Print

  • Save Images for Print
  • Save Images for the Web
  • Save Images as PDF

Dates & registration

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Provider information

New Horizons Perth is a training provider based in the Perth CBD. All trainers must have a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, at least two years group training experience and industry experience.