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 2019

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

Fees: $495.00 taxes included.

Course Outline:

Class 1
Importing Photos, cataloging, archiving with Lightroom.

Class 2
Photoshop interface overview and customization.
Resolution overview.
Cropping and sizing.
Saving and exporting.

Class 3
Photoshop tools explained.

Class 4
Layers and organization.
Layer masks and adjustment layers.

Class 5
Selection tools.
Selection Assignment.

Class 6
Adjustments and Filters.

Class 7
Retouching tools.

Class 8
Retouching assignment.

Class 9
Layout within templates.

Class 10
Large format layout assignment.

Class 11
Recap and questions.
Portfolio prep.

Class 12
Photo manipulation.
Magazine cover assignment.


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.