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Suite Adobe: The table of the Designer. Photoshop (Closed course)

Basic data


Tuesday 28/0317, Wednesday 29/03/17, Thursday 30/03/17 and friday 31/03/17  


From 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Aimed at

Postgraduate/Master design students, graphic designers, architects, photographers, illustrators and other creatives.


Introductory / intermediate




Enrolled in Master and Postgraduate’s programmes (M&P): 115€. The third course and the following ones will have a price of 100€. | Not enrolled in M&P: 260€ each course (Alumni Bold: 15% discount).


It is a complete course of Photoshop initiation. You will be taught how to interact with InDesign and Illustrator to optimize the resources of these essential tools when laying out a document.


The objective is that the students acquire the necessary knowledge in order to turn their projects/ideas into a laid out digital document coherently and optimizing to the maximum the main digital tools used by designers. 

Structure and contents

Session 1

Theory: Pixel vs Vector.

  • Formats and resolutions: Web / Home / Printing
  • Output Formats.
  • Colour modes.
  • Compression types.


  • Layers palette and Layer groups.   
  • Intelligent objects.
  • Alignment and Layers distribution.
  • Blending modes.
  • Layer effects.

 Strokes and selections

  • Selection tools (Rectangular / Elliptical / Ties / Magic wand / etc.)
  • Colours palette. The Pen
  • Save / Save selection
  • Alpha channels

Painting tools.

  • Pen, brush, paint bucket, colour, gradient.

Layer masks

  • Creation / Transformation.
  • Refine Mask.
  • Cropping images.


Session 2


  • Image, layer, selection or path.

Editing texts.

  • Horizontal / vertical text tool.
  • Character palette.
  • Paragraph Palette.
  • Text distortion.

Filters / textures.

  • Filter Gallery.
  • Making textures.

Black and white calibration.

  • Histogram

Session 3

Colour calibration.

  • Colour theory.
  • Chanel mixers.
  • Colour balance.       
  • Selective correction.
  • Levels, curves, colour matching.


  • Saturation hue (colour).
  • Replace colour.


  • Retouching tools. Clone stamp.
  • Correction brushes.
  • Focus / Unfocus / Finger.
  • Dodge / Burn / Sponge.
  • History buffer.
  • Makeup.
  • Liquify tool.

Session 4

  • Advanced retouching
  • Focus masks
  • Retouching filters
  • Photomerge
  • Lens correction
  • Vanishing point
  • Deformations
  • HDR.
  • RAW.
  • Actions.
  • Automatiion / sets

Teaching staff

Valeria Dubin

Graduated in Visual Communication from the Communication and Arts faculty of Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil. Art director at Estudi Canó, creative studio of graphic design and visual communication of Barcelona, which since 1998 it develops several corporate identity projects, as well as communication campaigns; product and divulgation graphics; packaging; editorial, multimedia, and discography design; and stand and exhibition graphics.

Requirements of knowledge or experience exigible to the students

A minimum of knowledge about Mac environment and that they have worked with Adobe Software sometime, without being experts.

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