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Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
The Photoshop Certificate program provides a solid foundation in digital imaging for anyone who needs to use Photoshop efficiently, including marketing professionals, designers, and communications professionals. This series of courses prepares you for using Photoshop in design, marketing, creative, communications, and social media. You can start your Photoshop certificate program at any time with the rolling-admission program, with new classes starting monthly. The Photoshop certificate is available either online in Oakland or in-person at AGI's classroom in Boston. All Photoshop certificate courses in both formats are led by live instructors. You can also attend the courses individually by enrolling in specific Photoshop courses.
What you learn in the Photoshop Certificate
- Gain expert-level skills with Photoshop
- Learn to edit and retouch images
- Discover how to remove backgrounds
- Find out the best ways to color correct
- Use Photoshop’s Artificial Intelligence to enhance images
- Create compositions that assemble many images into one
- Use automation to streamline repetitive tasks
- Create a portfolio to showcase your skills
- Work with a career counselor to secure a job or identify career paths at your current employer
- Receive one-on-one mentoring from design and marketing professionals
About the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland
The Photoshop Certificate Program is available on-line in Oakland, in-person in Boston, or blended. You can start your Photoshop certificate program online or in Boston as part of our rolling-admissions process. New classes start every 45 days. If you prefer to start with an individual Photoshop course to try the program, you can later apply the coursework and fees from individual Photoshop courses to the Photoshop Certificate program. American Graphics Institute and the Photoshop Certificate have been approved for GI Bill benefits for in-person courses. Eligible participants can use their Veterans Affairs (VA) funds for this Certificate program.
What’s included with the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland
- 56 hours of live instruction
- One-on-one mentoring
- Dedicated career counselor
- All books and lesson files, including AGI’s proprietary curriculum
- Retake any course for a full year at no cost
- Receive a verified Certificate from American Graphics Institute
- AGI is Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Private Licensed Schools
Ways to attend the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland
- Live online from your home or office in Oakland
- Live in-person at AGI’s classroom in Boston
- Hybrid, attending some classes online in Oakland and others in-person
Photoshop Certificate Program in Oakland part-time or full-time
Clock Hours: 56
Weeks: 3 (full-time) or up to 26 (part-time)
Course Days: Select from weekday, evening, or weekend courses
Format: Live online or in-person;
Next Start date: October 16, 2023
Applying for the Photoshop Certificate Program in Oakland
Admission for the Photoshop Certificate program is rolling. Applications are accepted at any time. You can click here to apply online. If you have questions, you can speak to an admissions representative by completing the form on this page or call 781-376-6044.
Photoshop Certificate Tuition
Tuition for the Photoshop Certificate program is $2,885. You can pay in full or pay at the time of each course in the program. Longer term payment plans are also available; call or submit an inquiry for details.
Using VA Education Benefits for Photoshop Training
American Graphics Institute and the Photoshop Certificate have been approved for GI Bill benefits. Eligible participants can use their Veterans Affairs (VA) funds for the Photoshop Certificate program in-person in Boston. VA Benefits are not available for online courses in Oakland.
Who benefits from the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Anyone who needs to work with digital images, create marketing materials or creative content for their work, whether online or in print. Common roles we see in this course include marketing professionals, graphic designers, UX / UI designers, communications and PR professionals, curriculum developers, photographers, educators, and sales professionals.
Courses in this Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Course information for the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Photoshop Training Class - Introduction
This introductory Photoshop class teaches foundation skills for working effectively and creatively. Learn to be more productive and to create higher quality images efficiently. Gain skills for editing, retouching, and enhancing images. Learn how to make selective changes, color correct, and retouch your images using Photoshop. Whether learning Photoshop for graphic design, marketing, or digital imaging, this class is a great starting point. This Photoshop course is led by a live instructor, as are all classes at American Graphics Institute.
Photoshop Class - Intermediate
This intermediate Photoshop class covers more advanced use of Photoshop's tools, filters, and layers used to create complex graphic designs and digital images. Discover how to take advantage of a comprehensive range of creative effects. Learn to improve efficiency through the use automation features, such as actions, buttons, smart objects, and Photoshop's artificial intelligence capabilities.
Photoshop class - Advanced
This advanced Photoshop class is for users who already have an understanding of foundational masking and retouching tasks in Photoshop and are looking to create more complex selections, more advanced designs, and use Photoshop AI. In this advanced Photoshop course attendees learn how to create complex composites, work at an advanced level with color correction, and build incredible masks. This course is useful for graphic designers, visual artists, and marketing professionals who regularly use Photoshop.
Digital Imaging Project
This course consists of a practical project in which students apply the skills they have learned into a project that is selected by the student and reviewed by their instructor. The project starts with planning, meeting with the client, creating a creative brief, developing the product, client review and feedback, final delivery, and project review by the instructor.
Digital Imaging Portfolio
Students work with their instructor to select projects to showcase, create an online portfolio showcasing their talents, and discuss which works to show and how to present them. This workshop is designed to help you best create your online portfolio to showcase your skills and capabilities.
FAQ for the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Do I receive a certificate?
As a private licensed school, AGI provides a certificate upon completion of the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA program which can be shared on LinkedIn and verified digitally on the AGI website.
How many students are in each class of the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
AGI limits its class sizes so that you receive personalized attention. Classes are limited to no more than 10 participants.
Can I get specific questions answered
Yes, during the live classes you can ask the instructor detailed questions. You can also get technical questions answered in the one-on-one mentoring sessions with the instructors, or career questions answered with the dedicated career counselor.
Does this class include job placement support
AGI provides job support as part of this certificate program. AGI has a dedicated career counselor assigned to each certificate student. You will meet with the career counselor at the start of the program, and as the program progresses.
Are the classes in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA for Mac or Windows?
You can attend classes using either a Mac or Windows computer. Programs in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA have identical functionality for both. If attending in our classrooms, a computer is provided using the operating system of your choice as well as the most recent version of the Creative Cloud.
Is there a discount or coupon for the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
The courses assembled in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA are offered at a discount of more than 20%. This discount is already reflected in the certificate program cost.
Can I try a single course before enrolling in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA program?
You can attend any individual Photoshop course and later apply the full tuition for that course towards the Photoshop Certificate program.
Earn a Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA from a licensed school
After successfully completing the program, you will receive a Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA from American Graphics Institute, a private licensed school in Massachusetts. You’ll have access to both a printed certificate suitable for framing and a digital certificate that you can share. You can also share your achievement on LinkedIn.
Career services included with the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Work with a dedicated career counselor whose full time role is to find you a job. There are no time limits or hour limits on our career counselor, as we assist you until you find a job. Your career counselor has more than two decades of experience in helping find professionals jobs in creative, design, video, UX, UI, and marketing roles. Receive assistance with interview preparation, how to best present your experience, locating opportunities, interview preparation, salary negotiations, and presenting your portfolio.
Your career counselor:
- Calls companies on your behalf.
- Seeks out job openings appropriate for you and your interests
- Provides interview preparation for each specific job interview
- Gives resume guidance aligned to what hiring managers are seeking.
- Reviews your LinkedIn profile and provides a strategy for online job outreach.
- Offers advice on the job application process, and how to tailor applications for specific roles.
- Helps you to define career goals and planning
- Provides assistance with salary expectations and salary negotiations.
One-on-one mentoring from Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA instructors
In addition to career counseling, you’ll also benefit from one-on-one mentoring with our instructors as they help you:
- Complete projects that showcase your skills
- Build your portfolio
- Review technical questions
- Provide guidance on technology, marketing, and design trends
Small class sizes with personal attention
Each class in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA program is limited to 10 students, and as you move beyond classes into working on projects, you’ll work in even smaller groups and one-on-one with instructors as you showcase your skills.
Develop a portfolio as part of the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
After the classroom training is complete, you will work one-on-one with an instructor mentor and in small groups with a cohort of fellow Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA certificate students to complete designs that can be showcased in your portfolio. You’ll receive guidance as to what to include in the portfolio, and how to best showcase your work to prospective employers.
Why attend the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA at AGI
- Hands-on learning: Learn in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA by doing, using our proven method of explanations, demonstrations, and exercises help you quickly gain skills.
- Proven curriculum: We have delivered courses from the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA program to thousands over 25 years.
- Expert instructors: Our instructors in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA are the best-in-class who are skilled technically and are also exceptional educators.
- Small class sizes: Receive personalized attention with 10 or fewer participants per class.
- Repeat for Free: If you need a refresher or miss a class day, retake the class at no cost.
- Discounted classes: The Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA tuition includes more than a 20% discount compared to individual class fees.
Exceptional Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA Course Materials
All course curriculum materials are included with the program. Our proprietary curriculum has been proven effective in teaching to thousands who have attended the courses that are part of the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA. You’ll receive our extensive written reference along with lesson files for you to continue your practice following the class. Receive extensive curriculum written by our team of expert instructors. The instructors teaching the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA courses have authored more than 50 training books and use this extensive curriculum development experience to develop practical and detailed training materials and project files that are part of the program. The curriculum also serves as a reference for use after class completion, and includes detailed notes, definitions, best practices and practical advice.
Repeat for Free
If you need a refresher or miss a day of class during your certificate program, you can repeat the class at no additional cost for one year.
Interactive Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Live classes in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA with small class sizes
Learn from a live instructor dedicated to your class with the smallest class sizes that are limited to 10 students per class as part of the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA . When we reach our class size limit, we close enrollment or add another section. You receive personalized attention and can get questions answered in the small-group learning environment where our instructors make certain you are progressing appropriately through the material.
In-person, face-to-face classes with a live instructor in the same classroom with you is available in Boston. You can attend a hands-on course with your choice of a Mac or Windows computer provided for use during the course.
Live online Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Learn from a dedicated instructor with our small-group, live online classes. Our live online classes are limited to 10 participants, which is less than half the size of most other online classes. You receive personalized attention, get your questions answered, and receive assistance with projects. We provide a dedicated online learning environment, with an instructor that you can see and hear clearly, talk with, ask questions, and share your screen for guidance.
Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA Locations
You can attend the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA online in Oakland or in-person at our Boston location. Additionally, a hybrid option is available, with some classes in-person, and others online. Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA participants can attend from anywhere with a broadband Internet connection.
All Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA courses are delivered by live instructors in small-group sessions, with most classes limited to 10 participants. This provides the opportunity to get questions answered, and work on projects with input and personalized attention from instructors.
The instructors teaching Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA courses at AGI average more than a decade of experience that they bring to each class.
Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA Prerequisites
No previous experience with the software tools is required to enroll in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA. For enrollment, the admissions team evaluates existing skills that are generally necessary for a professional career. These include communications skills and general computer skills.
If attending the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA in-person, computers are provided at AGI’s classroom. If enrolling in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA and attending courses online, a computer capable of running the Adobe Creative Cloud apps is needed.
Night and Weekend Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
American Graphics Institute offers some weekend and night courses within the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA. These options are listed within the course schedules listed above, or contact us for a schedule of upcoming night and weekend dates. While some classes are available nights and weekends, other classes require weekday class attendance.
Choosing the right Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA
Although there are many Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA options, there’s a reason that American Graphics Institute is considered a top school for receiving a Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA. This includes expert instructors with many years of practical experience who have authored books, and have extensive teaching experience. Along with this, career services provided by a dedicated and experienced career counselor can help make the difference in securing an interview and landing a job. As part of the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA there are required courses, most of which are two days or four nights in duration.
Courses in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA start with a foundational, introductory training before progressing into advanced topics. Even if you have previous experience, the introductory classes serve as a cornerstone for the future skills you learn. From there, you can move on to learn more advanced skills and concepts.
The delivery format for classes in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA should also be considered as you decide which course to attend. Both in-person and online courses are led by a live instructor. AGI offers regularly scheduled live online courses which allow you to see the instructor’s screen, ask questions, and share your screen if you need assistance. You can also retake any course in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA program at no cost if you need additional practice or if you don't end up using your new skills right away. All courses in the Photoshop Certificate in Oakland, CA are offered at regularly scheduled dates, with most available every 30 to 45 days.
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