Photoshop CPD courses to enhance your career

Photoshop CPD courses to enhance your career

17 Sep 2021

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This article provides a brief introduction to Photoshop courses for Continuing Professional Development, including what is Photoshop, how it works and the benefits of using it to support your career development and CPD requirements.

What is Adobe Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is a graphic design and raster photo editing software. The software gives users the utmost power and creative control for 2D and 3D image manipulation, compositing and is used for editing, creating, and retouching images as well as adding special effects. Photoshop is used by thousands of people around the world and is the industry choice for photo editing, web design, animation, and more.

What are the possible benefits of completing CPD Photoshop training courses?

Professional development has always been a top priority for forward-thinking business professionals, and in the current climate, when technology develops faster than ever before, getting the right training and development programs for you, or your staff, is of the utmost importance.

Tech skills are, without question, the most sought-after skills in the world of work today, and demand for tech-savvy individuals will continue to rise for years to come. Photoshop is the tool of choice for graphic designers and photo editors around the world – its capabilities simply cannot be matched by any of its competitors and is the number one program for creating and editing visual content. Being able to use it is a universally acknowledged skill and an essential tool for many people within their roles.

Whether you’re looking for a job in photography, journalism and media, or web development, employers will view your ability to use Photoshop as a valuable add-on skill. This could give your CV the edge it needs for you to stand out from other candidates with qualifications similar to yours. It is also equally important to learn Photoshop for those working in hands-on marketing roles. Whether it’s for creating your own unique artwork from scratch, enhancing photos that you want to upload to social media, or designing eye-catching marketing material, from attention-grabbing blog images to engaging social media graphics, there are countless ways the software can make a hugely positive impact.

The best way to learn this application is by joining a short-term CPD training course in Photoshop to either learn the basics, or refine your skills. A great Photoshop training course is a good place to start learning about design and visual communication and is essential if you work in a graphic design, web design, or user experience role.

If you have a company training budget or prefer to learn step-by-step, there are many beginner to advanced Photoshop CPD courses to help you master the necessary skills even if you have no previous experience. If you’ve already mastered Photoshop and are eager to improve your skills further, there are also a wide range of Photoshop courses to accommodate all types of learner and skill level.

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Learning Adobe Photoshop can lead to a wide range of careers

Those wishing to use Adobe Photoshop have many career options. Adobe Photoshop is an important skill to have whether you are planning to have a career as a web or graphic designer, a creative designer, or even have a career in architecture, fashion designing or as an artist. 

There has been a huge rise in the number of traditionally administrative roles where some element of design skill is now a requirement. These skills are becoming just as relevant and important to employers as using a spreadsheet or Microsoft Word, especially when administrative roles are expanding into areas such as social media or content creation. Therefore attending an Adobe Photoshop CPD Training course can boost your career in ways you might not have envisioned.

Career opportunities can include.

  • Photographer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertiser
  • Digital Marketing Manager

Other careers that use Photoshop include but are not limited to Digital Marketing Specialist, Project Manager, Front-end Developer, Flash Designer, Art directors, and more.

What are the different types of Photoshop CPD training courses?

Types of CPD learning can vary and includes a range of different learning methods. From formal training to self-directed study, different types of CPD are available for an individual to complete their Continuing Professional Development.

Structured CPD typically involves participation-based learning such as attending training courses, workshops, seminars, interactive webinars, online and e-learning and CPD certified events. Reflective CPD involves no participant-based interaction and is more passive and one directional form of learning, similar to self-directed CPD which is considered unstructured and unaccompanied learning, such as reading books, journals and industry magazines.

Online Photoshop courses are becoming increasingly popular in recent years particularly due to the significant improvements in eLearning technology. Online CPD is able to be completed around your existing time restraints, and can help keep skills up to date suitable for your ongoing CPD obligations.

Where to Find Photoshop courses for CPD

By enrolling in CPD courses you will be given a foundation in Photoshop skills that you can build upon throughout your career. In your Photoshop training, you could learn a range of media types, including website designs, posters, banners, business cards, social media posts, and logo creation. Over time, you’ll have a body of work that you can display in your portfolio, which can be used to show employers what you are capable of.

Course topics can include:

  • Photo editing
  • Vector tracing
  • Typography
  • Free hand drawing
  • Colour theory
  • Print design: flyers, posters, brochures, magazines, business cards
  • Sketching
  • Layout
  • Branding 

Within the Information Technology (IT) CPD Industry Hub, you can find a full scope of CPD providers and courses covering a range of subjects. Please visit the CPD IT Hub to find out more.

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Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors. Thousands of CPD training courses, events, e-learning programs, conferences, workshops and seminars are formally certified by us every year adding significant value for audiences and providers alike.

We hope this short article on the different types of Adobe products and training was helpful. If you are a training provider and provide courses and events that maybe be suitable for CPD accreditation, please contact our team to discuss in more detail.

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