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: 
August 28, 2018

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

Fees: $495.00 taxes included.

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.



Shawn studied at the Vancouver Island University and has a been a working graphic designer for over 13 years in Victoria, British Columbia. Working primarily in the publication industry, as well as internet marketing and product design, Shawn has a breadth of experience working in high pressure deadline driven environments and working to find creative solutions. In addition to graphic design, Shawn pursues a lifelong love of illustration, including comic, fantasy and editorial work as well as a strong knowledge in observation of narrative & culture, sharing how graphic design shapes our perception of the world around us.

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.