Photoshop CS6 Course for MAC - ACA

Photoshop CS6 Course for MAC - ACA
Course Code: UCLKITWD14
Enrolment Fee: £323.75  £259.00
Format: Online
Award: Photoshop CS6 Training
Accreditation: UKLC
Study Time: Self Paced
Experience: No Entry Requirements

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  • Free Postage & Packing
  • Free Learning for Life Package
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A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Photoshop. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Photoshop is a flexible and convenient course  which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Photoshop CS6 course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 enables a novice photographer to touch up photos, and experienced graphic design professionals to create advertisements, logos, and marketing pieces. Through a vast collection of filters, tools, and palettes, Photoshop offers benefits to users of all skill levels. Learning how to master Photoshop is one of the most sought-after skills in today's job market. LearnKey's Photoshop CS6 course will teach your students what they need to know in order to effectively and easily prepare to test their skills through the ACA Visual Communication using Adobe® Photoshop® certification exam. The ACA exam will help students set project requirements, identify design elements when preparing images, understand Photoshop, manipulate images, and evaluate digital images.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities
  • Learn and understand terminology of digital images
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Patch Tool in Content-aware fill mode
  • Learn to adjust or correct the tonal range, color, or distortions of an image
  • Demonstrate knowledge of preparing images for Web, print, and video


Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The Photoshop CS6 course is divided into three comprehensive Sessions. 

Session 1

Section A: Introduction
Section B: Identify and Label Photoshop Interface
Section C: Opening Files in Photoshop
Section D: Understanding Image Types
Section E: Creating an Image from a Scanner
Section F: Capturing Images with a Digital Camera
Section G: Making the Most of Adobe Bridge
Section H: Working with Camera Raw
Section I: Understanding Resolution
Section J: Straighten Images, Change Orientation
Section K: Understanding Color Modes
Section L: Overview of File Format

Session 2

Section A: Working With Type
Section B: Working with Layers
Section C: Nondestructive and Destructive Editing
Section D: Using Drawing Tools
Section E: Using the Paint Tools
Section F: Understanding Color Management
Section G: Auto Adjustment Options
Section H: Manual Color and Tone

Session 3

Section A: Selection Tools
Section B: Vector-Based Shapes and Paths
Section C: Selection Commands and Transform
Section D: Layer Masks
Section E: Tools for Retouching
Section F: Content-Aware Tools
Section G: Puppet Warp
Section H: Filter Gallery
Section I: Photography Filters
Section J: HDR, Bit Depth, and Auto-Align
Section K: Photoshop Actions

(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Photoshop CS6 course. If the student prefers to have a 24/7 support from the Tutors, there will be an additional cost of £50 for a 90 day support. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Course DurationHow long will it take me to complete?

Course Duration

The students will have a 12 month online access to the Course and the Learning Resources.


Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Photoshop CS6 and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.



Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees

The enrolment fee for the Photoshop CS5 home study course is £323.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £259 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

Payment Method
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Pay in Full (Incl.90 Days 24/7 Support)



Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is the course structured? 
The Photoshop CS6 for MAC is divided into three comprehensive sessions. 

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • What Is the Project Plan
  • Know Your Audience
  • Know Your Purpose

Section B: Identify and Label Photoshop Interface

  • Photoshop Workspace
  • Customize Menus
  • Saving the Workspace
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Additional Information

Section C: Opening Files in Photoshop

  • Opening Files
  • Shortcuts and Naviagtor
  • Guides
  • Preferences and Performance
  • Navigating Documents N-Up View

Section D: Understanding Image Types

  • Scanners, Digital Cameras, and Rasters
  • Rasterize
  • Additional Information

Section E: Creating an Image from a Scanner

  • Creating an Image

Section F: Capturing Images with a Digital Camera

  • Importing Digital Images, Adobe Bridge
  • Camera Raw Continued, Advanced Settings
  • Additional Information

Section G: Making the Most of Adobe Bridge

  • Adobe Bridge
  • Metadata, Copyright, Filter Images
  • Collection
  • Web Galleries and Templates
  • Mini Bridge
  • Additional Information

Section H: Working with Camera Raw

  • Camera Raw
  • Making Image Adjustments

Section I: Understanding Resolution

  • New Document Options
  • Image Size, Pixels Per Inch
  • Resample Image, and Canvas Size of Image

Section J: Straighten Images, Change Orientation

  • Perspective and Angle Correction
  • Straighten an Image
  • Image Rotation and Perspective Crop Tool
  • Additional Information

Section K: Understanding Color Modes

  • Color Settings
  • Grayscale, Bitmap, Color Modes for Print
  • Additional Information

Section L: Overview of File Format

  • File Formats
  • Saving Files for Print, Web, and Video
  • Optimizing Save and Print Settings
  • Additional Information

Session 2

Section A: Working With Type

  • The Type Tools
  • Changing Text
  • Visual Hierarchy and Kerning
  • Character Panels
  • Manipulating Text Format
  • Additional Information

Section B: Working with Layers

  • Layered File and Flattened File
  • The Layers Panel
  • Drag and Drop File, Smart Object
  • Layer Groups
  • Moving, Locking, and Merging Layers

Section C: Nondestructive and Destructive Editing

  • Smart Objects
  • Smart Filters
  • Layer Masks and Styles, Adjustment Layer
  • Blending Modes, Opacity, and Fill
  • Additional Information

Section D: Using Drawing Tools

  • Drawing Shapes
  • Custom Shapes and Lines
  • Pencil Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Additional Information

Section E: Using the Paint Tools

  • Identifying Brush Tool
  • Brush Sizes and Hardness
  • Brush Opacity and Brush Presets
  • Brush Shape Dynamics
  • History Brush
  • Eraser Tool, Art History Brush
  • Mixer Brush, Erodible, Air Brushes
  • Opacity and Flow
  • Additional Information

Section F: Understanding Color Management

  • Understanding Histograms
  • Color Info Panel
  • Color Settings and Render Intent
  • Soft Proof and Gamut
  • Managing Color Profiles
  • Additional Information

Section G: Auto Adjustment Options

  • Change Tonal Range
  • Auto Tone, Contrast, Color Correction
  • Adjustment, Levels, and Options
  • Auto Tone and Manual Adjustments
  • Manual Curves
  • Adjust Hue and Saturation
  • Additional Information

Section H: Manual Color and Tone

  • Manual Lens Correction
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Photo Filters and Posterize
  • Auto Button, Black and White
  • Add or Modify Adjustment Layer

Session 3

Section A: Selection Tools

  • Marquee and Elliptical Selection Tools
  • Active Selections
  • Lasso and Quick Select Tool
  • Saving, Loading, Editing a Selection
  • Magic Wand, Lasso Tools
  • Free Transform
  • Refine Edge

Section B: Vector-Based Shapes and Paths

  • Drawing Vector Images
  • Shape Picker, Modify Shape
  • Pen Tool
  • Edit Vector Paths
  • Place Vector Paths

Section C: Selection Commands and Transform

  • Select and Transform
  • Lasso Tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Feather, Inverse, Anti-Aliasing, Refine
  • Selection Based on Color
  • Quick Mask Mode and Skin Tones

Section D: Layer Masks

  • Working with Layer Masks
  • Refining the Mask and Properties Panel
  • Masking with Colors
  • Vector Masks and Drop Shadow
  • Additional Information

Section E: Tools for Retouching

  • Red Eye
  • Clone Stamp and Removing Object
  • Patch Tool
  • Sharpen Image
  • Blur and Blending
  • Smudge Tool
  • Dodge and Burn Tool
  • Healing and Spot Healing

Section F: Content-Aware Tools

  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Move and Scale

Section G: Puppet Warp

  • Settings of Puppet Warp
  • Adjust the Settings

Section H: Filter Gallery

  • Using the Filter Gallery
  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Perspective Crop Tool

Section I: Photography Filters

  • Blur Filter, Field, Iris
  • Simulate Depth of Field

Section J: HDR, Bit Depth, and Auto-Align

  • Merge to HDR Pro
  • HDR Settings, 8-Bit, Auto-Align

Section K: Photoshop Actions

  • Recording Actions
  • Droplets and Batch Processing 


Career ProspectsWhat can I do after I qualify?

Website Designer

Web designers use both creative and technical skills to build or revamp websites. They must be able to picture how a site will look (at the 'front end'), and also understand how it will work (at the 'back end').

As a web designer, you could work on anything from an interactive educational resource, to an online shopping site. Your main duties would include:

  • meeting the client to discuss what they want their site to do and who it is aimed at
  • preparing a design plan, showing the site structure and how the different parts link together
  • deciding which text, colours and backgrounds to use
  • laying out pages, positioning buttons, links and pictures, using design software
  • adding multimedia features like sound, animation and video
  • testing and refining the design and site features until everything works as planned
  • uploading the site to a server for publication online.
  • Depending on the project, you may be contracted to maintain your client's website once it is up and running.


Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

OnlineExpert (Internet)

OnlineExpert is our next-generation course delivery infrastructure and e-learning platform. This dynamic Web-based system combines the benefits of traditional classroom instruction and the advantages of computer-based training in a flexible delivery format. OnlineExpert provides anytime, anywhere learning, allowing you to study at work, at home during evenings or weekends, even from a hotel room while traveling.

"OnlineExpert was amazing training. Going into onlineExpert I was sure to learn nothing since it was a video, that I assumed that I would not listen to. However, I learned more then what I thought and took on more knowledge leaving the site then I had when I came onto the site." - Ashley R.

CD-ROMs integrate expert video instruction with hands-on exercises and challenging labs. Because our CDs utilize digital video, the personality of the instructor is not lost in the format. You get the advantage of interactivity and the flavor of a live presentation from an expert who brings the training concepts to life. CD-ROM is one of the most popular elearning delivery media among LearnKey customers. CDs have a user-friendly interface that provides dynamic delivery of movie files. They also have ample space for additional features like questions, interactive exercises, a course index and a glossary.
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.



Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community



We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper






Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

Related Courses
Below you will find a list of courses that previous students have taken to complement their course. We hope that this list will give you some idea of the types of progression courses we offer, or alternative course options that may be of interest to you.

Dreamweaver CS5 - In this course expert Debbie Berg will walk you step-by-step through all of the features and functions of Dreamweaver CS5 all the while preparing you for the ACA Web Communication Using Dreamweaver CS5 certification. Learn to import any FLV file directly into Dreamweaver and quickly integrate a player skin of your choosing......... Read More »
Photoshop CS5 - With Photoshop CS5 course students can get all of the training they need in order to effectively and easily prepare to test their skills through the ACA Visual Communication using Adobe® Photoshop® certification exam.......... Read More »
CIW WebSite Design Specialist - In this 7 session course Debbie will take you through the steps to build user friendly, interactive sites that visitors can easily navigate. You will learn important concepts about layout, color, and site planning. Explore with our expert how to use Photoshop, Flash, and Expression Web to make web sites come alive........ Read More »
Photoshop CS6 - Adobe Photoshop CS6 enables a novice photographer to touch up photos, and experienced graphic design professionals to create advertisements, logos, and marketing pieces. Through a vast collection of filters, tools, and palettes, Photoshop offers benefits to users of all skill levels........ Read More »
WebSite Design (Level 3) - Nowadays, almost anyone can throw together some sort of website using available design tools. But to design a great website, a website that works, a website that can make money.And this great course is designed to set you along the road to become an in-demand professional web........ Read More »


Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

Required Minimum Hardware & Operating Systems 

  • Pentium III 500 MHz (or greater) 
  • 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM for Win 2000 & XP) 
  • 1 GB RAM (Win Vista) 
  • 200 MB Free Disk Space (or greater) 
  • 8x CD-ROM drive 
  • 56.6 Kbps Modem or High-Bandwidth 
  • Full Duplex sound card and speakers (Headphones - Recommended for       group training environment) 
  • AGP 4MB DVD/Video Card or greater (High color (16-bit) video or higher) 
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000, Windows      Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home edition, or Windows XP      Professional

Required Minimum Software 

  • Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher 
  • Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Version 5.0.3309 or higher 
  • Macromedia Flash Player Version 7.0 or higher 
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or higher 
  • Windows Media Player 9 or higher 
  • OnlineExpert Plug-in for interactive lab questions


MediaPoint technology is a supplemental tool to OnlineExpert. It allows the learner to access video instruction over the web while avoiding the potential problems associated with streaming video.

Workstation Hardware 

  • Pentium III 500 MHz (or greater) 
  • 64MB (128 MB w/Win 2000 & XP) 
  • 1 GB RAM (Win Vista) 
  • 200 MB Hard Drive Free Disk Space (or greater) 
  • 8x CD ROM (if using MediaPoint CD's) 
  • AGP 4MB Video Card (or greater; 16-bit video) 
  • 100% SoundBlaster Compatible Sound Card /Full-Duplex 
  • Headphones - Recommended for group elearning environment 
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Connection w/ TCP/IP Installed 
  • Monitor Supports 16-bit Video 
  • Mouse & Keyboard

Workstation Software 

  • Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP 
  • Windows Media Player 9 
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher 
  • LearnKey Plug-in for interactive lab questions 
  • Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Version 5.0.3309 or higher 
  • Flash Player Version 7.0 or higher

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


Step One 
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Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step Four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.



FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.



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