Part-Time Evening Classes at PDA

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard Graphic Design software that is used to modify, manipulate, and enhance photographic images for traditional commercial printing or online usage.

This hands-on course introduces students to the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Students learn the skills required to manipulate photographic images. The course also introduces basic procedures for managing a production workflow as well as digital asset management.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical and professional components of Adobe Photoshop pertaining to metadata, archiving, professional retouching and design elements.

Course Length: 6 weeks, 36 hours

Materials Needed: None

Program Start: 
September 11, 2017

Course Hours: 5:30pm-8:30pm. Tuesday & Thursday

Fees: $495.00

Course Outline:

Class 1:
Importing photos, cataloging, archiving.

Class 2:
Lightroom personalization and archiving .

Class 3:

Class 4:
Resolution, Sizing, Cropping, Printing .

Class 5:
Basic retouching, mark-up layers.

Class 6:
Midterm test.

Class 7:
Basic retouching continued .

Class 8:
Basic layer Masks and Adjustment layers .

Class 9:
Sharpen, Noise reduction .

Class 10:
Layers, clipping masks, selection tools .

Class 11:
Image selection, replacing backgrounds.

Class 12:
Final test.


Head of Photography & Imaging

Since a young age Kara has been infatuated by the arts. The tranquil setting of the countryside where she was raised triggered a passion for creating beautiful images. What started as a love of landscape photography has rapidly grown to a passion for all types of photography. Kara graduated from Georgian College School of Design and Visual Arts in Barrie, Ontario and has achieved a high level of academic standing and is a Dean’s List honorary and she attained the Arts Council of Muskoka scholarship. Kara is a successful photography business owner and operator. She also finds great pleasure in sharing her knowledge of photography with those eager to learn.

Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled. Should this occur, a full refund will be issued. So don't delay, register today!

Please call 250-383-3631 for more information.