Photoshop Class for Beginners | Online

Photoshop Class for Beginners | Online | Calgary

About this workshop

Photoshop is the industry standard photo image editing software for print and digital output and over 90% of the world's creative professionals use Adobe Photoshop. In this hands-on introductory workshop, we will walk through Photoshop's basic capabilities and use tools and techniques to edit images and create visual design mock-ups - no design experience required! All beginners are welcome!

This workshop will help students visualise products and designs using Photoshop and learn some basic visual design tips.


• introduction to raster and vector graphics, pixels and resolution

• image size and file types for print and screen

• grid structure of a page layout

• white space and hierarchy of information - less is more

• how we read the page

• the photoshop tool box

• selection and move tools

• working in layers, labelling and grouping

• isolating an object from it's background using masks

• retouching or extending a background

• creating gradients, shadows and reflections

• transforming an object

• lockups and alignment

• type, legibility and placeholder text

• logos on products and mock-ups

• doing a resize - using transparency to help position and scale an image in context


After this workshop participants will:

  • Understand the basic capabilities of Photoshop.

  • Understand the basic concept of image editing

  • Are equipped with image editing skills to mock-up and visualise their products or ideas

Prereqs & Preparation

Please attend with your laptop (Mac or PC is fine) and have Adobe Photoshop installed and ready to run before the class commences (you can download a free trial version of Photoshop if you don't have one yet). It will be beneficial if you bring a mouse (or even a Wacom tablet if you have installed and used one before) for image editing, but it is not mandatory.

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