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Photoshop Class for Photographers

This Photoshop course for photographers serves the specific needs of those working photography foles. This course teaches the tools and techniques that are geared towards the needs of photographers working with Photoshop. In this class photographers learn essential Photoshop techniques ranging from the basics of color correcting and proper use of retouching tools, cropping and sizing of images, This photogrphy-centric course is more narrowly focused than the general Photoshop courses which cover more techniques that may be suitable for other roles, such as marketing and graphic design.

If you have questions about this Photoshop course for photographers, or are interested in private or customized Photoshop training, call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.


Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Fri, Jan 01 2016 - Online

Creating a Photoshop workspace for Photographer's needs

  • Navigating the workspace
  • Saving a custom workspace
  • Fundamental tools photographers need to know

Understading digital images in Photoshop

  • Importing your images
  • File formats
  • File size and resolution

Cropping and resizing

  • Composition tips and tricks
  • Using resize tools and features
  • Saving your files

Creating great selection masks in Photoshop

  • Creating masks with selections
  • Refining selections

Photoshop retouching for photographers

  • Working with Photoshop brushes
  • Adjusting brush settings
  • Applying color to an image
  • Changing blending modes
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using the content-aware scaling and retouching tools
  • Maximizing use for the healing tools for wrinkles, acne and other blemishes
  • How to discreetly morph shapes
  • Using vector and pixel adjustment layers to quickly change color
  • Matching colors

Using the Photoshop color correction tools

  • Understanding color
  • Understanding neutrals
  • Using the histogram
  • Using curve controls
  • Eliminating color casts and adjusting light
  • Effectively using adjustment layers
  • Color correction using Camera Raw

Using Photoshop's adjustment layers

  • Changing colors of items
  • Adding patterns and gradients
  • Adjusting tone curves
  • Creating the best grayscale conversion
  • Burning and dodging your images

What a photographer needs to know about Photoshop Layer 

  • Creating custom compositions
  • Merging images
  • Using HDR

We recommend that you have licensed Photoshop before starting this class. If you have the Creative Cloud Photoshop bundle, it includes the full version of Photoshop which is used in this course.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have created many of the official training guides and books for Adobe Systems.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

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