Adobe Photoshop for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers


Course fee $550.00

(payable on enrollment)


Course times

run over 6 weeks

two hours per week, (7pm-9pm)


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This course done now as one-on-one series of private lessons. Same cost.


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Adobe Photoshop for Photographers. Photo editing skills that are essential for digital photographers.

After many requests from students and photographers, “IMAGINE STUDIOS” have introduced this instructional course to enable you to get more from your digital editing software.

Based on the “ADOBE Photoshop” creative suite software that is the industry standard for photographers, participants will be instructed in basic to advanced image manipulation and work flow techniques.

The course will be suitable for those with little or no experience with “Photoshop” up to intermediate users.

We will be concentrating on the most useful information and techniques for the average portrait and landscape photographer however many of the skills learned will apply to any area of digital image manipulation.

A digital projector and large screen will be used to demonstrate the techniques and students will be given relevant notes to take home for future reference.


Course Content

  • What is Adobe Photoshop
  • Versions of Photoshop
  • Other adobe software – Elements, Raw, Lightroom etc
  • Buying Photoshop
  • File types
  • Image capture
  • Filing your images
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Choosing a colourspace
  • Photoshop workspaces explained
  • Opening an image
  • Image security
  • Saving an image
  • Setting personal preferences
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Image resolution

  • Menus explained– File, Edit, Image, Layer,
  • Select, Filter, Analysis,
  • View, Window.
  • The toolbar– Where the fun starts!
  • Move tool, Marquee tools, Lasso tools
  • Quick selection tool, Magic wand tool
  • Crop, Healing and Brush tools, Patch tool
  • Red eye tool, Clone stamp and eraser tools,
  • Blur, sharpen and smudge tools,
  • Burn and dodge Tools, Text tool,
  • Move and Zoom tool.
  • Customising your keyboard shortcuts.

  • Fixing and repairing an image
  • Straightening
  • Cropping
  • Transforming
  • Levels, curves, brightness, contrast
  • Using the cloning and healing brushes
  • Sharpening Options
  • Smoothing skintones
  • Restoring old photographs
  • Producing quality Black & White images
  • Conversion methods
  • Achieving max. black and max. white
  • Tweaking the tonal range
  • Adding colour– toning and dyeing
  • Black & White effects

  • Working on sections of the image
  • Using the various selection tools
  • Feathering selections
  • Using the “liquify” tools
  • Transforming – scale, perspective, warp, etc
  • Using masks

  • Using layers
  • Adjustment layers
  • Filters
  • Plug-ins, add-ons and downloads
  • Adding text to an image
  • Colour Pop– adding colour to a B&W image
  • Changing the background
  • Manipulating Opacity

  • Recording and using Photoshop actions
  • Automating your work—batch processing
  • Producing a panorama with photomerge
  • Adding watermarks to your photographs
  • Monitor Calibration
  • Printing images
  • Producing slideshows



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