Using Adobe Photoshop

Take your editing to the next level!

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Take your photography to the next level with Adobe Photoshop! Learn how to use the most versatile and flexible photo-editing software on the market in our 18 hour intensive class. Photoshop is without question the most used software by professional photographers and a practical knowledge of it is an essential part of a modern photographer’s toolkit.

For this class, you will need Adobe Photoshop installed and updated on your laptop or portable computer. The images you'll be working on will be given to you on the first class on a USB - If you don't have a USB port on your computer, let us know BEFORE class so we can send you a digital download.

This course is based on the premise that students will use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for file management and basic editing, and then use Photoshop CC for the techniques listed above as this is standard workflow of Professional Photographers.

Topics Covered

Adobe Photoshop is a powerhouse that is constantly changing! In addition to the topics below, we've also reserved some time during the last class for you to bring in your own photos to work on in class so you can receive some feedback from the Instructor. We also fully encourage you to bring in some crazy "how do I do this?" editing requests - our instructors love the challenge ;)

We'll cover:

The language of Photoshop: Layers and Tools
How to remove objects and people from your images
Portrait retouching (pimple removal, skin smoothening, wrinkle removal, eye sharpening, teeth whitening, etc.)
Thinifying (subtle techniques for slimming)
Swapping heads between images
Cleaning dirty lenses after the fact
Change, improve, and add colors
Edit and fix brightness and color (hue/saturation/luminance) issues
Apply and modify filters
Add in objects, people and backgrounds
When to use Photoshop vs. when to use Lightroom
Producing professional-grade finished Jpegs.
And much more!


Registration Information


Canadian Photography Learning Centre

Edmonton Photography Classes