Photoshop For Beginners


Instructor: Aaron Dowling
Level: Beginner
Venue: Balcatta House, 334 Albert Street Balcatta
When: 21st & 28th of November 2015
Duration: 2 x 4 hours (9:00am to 1:00pm) Split across 2 days (8 Hours Total)

Cost: $289
Class Size: This workshop will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

Do you want to take complete creative control over your images?

Are you frustrated that you can’t achieve the desired results in your editing?

Have you tried Photoshop but just didn’t know where to start?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the workshop for you

This two day workshop will remove the complexity myths and get you well on your way to taking control of Photoshop, allowing you to be more creative and achieve the results that you have always wanted.

Day 1

On the first day of the workshop we will learn hands on about all the tools available to us in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop that we need for Photo Editing, covering what they do, why we use them, and when we use them, including but not limited to:

My full 6 stage workflow to get consistent results in your editing
Setting up Camera Raw so you’re working on the highest possible quality images
All the tools in Camera Raw including (Filters, Profile Corrections, Contrast Adjustments, and most important reading your histogram)
All the tools used in Photo Editing in Photoshop
Adjustment Layers (including but not limited to: Curves, Levels, Hue & Saturation, B&W, Selective Color, Etc..)
Healing, Cloning, Content Aware Fill (Remove and move objects in your images)
Using and understanding the true power or Photoshop, Layer Masking
⇒How to read your histograms to monitor and control your editing


Day 2

Here’s where the rubber hits the road and we start getting creative. We are going to take everything that we learned in the first day of the workshop and put it into practice to get our images jumping off the page.

⇒Use adjustment layers to add contrast and make our images pop
⇒Blend Multiple Images to create a final well exposed image
⇒ Paint with Adjustment Layers for fine control of specific areas of our images
⇒Dodging and Burning to enhance and control where the viewers look
⇒Custom Vignettes to draw the viewers into your images
⇒ Cloning and Healing to put the final touches on
⇒Portrait Retouching, make our portraits vibrant and stand out
⇒Resizing, Sharpening & saving for web and print
⇒and much more!!


What Will You Get With The Workshop

8 hours of hands on instruction
80 page workbook covering all of the tools used in Photoshop & Camera Raw
My complete 6 stage workflow
Instructional Videos covering images edited during the workshop
Images used during the workshop (for personal use only)
Photoshop files with all the layers to accompany the videos
Light snack and refreshments
and most of all….A strong foundation in the most powerful editing program available



What you will need

No prior knowledge of Photoshop
Laptop with Photoshop CS5, CS6 or CC installed. Note: earlier versions will be useable, but some functions discussed may not be available
Power cord for your laptop. Outlets to plug your laptop in will be provided.
A mouse or tablet
A pen to take notes.

Download a 30-day Trial of Photoshop CC Here: Photoshop CC Trial

Disclaimer: Some of the functions covered in this workshop may not be available in CS4 or earlier versions.


Book Now

Payment is accepted via PayPal (Including Visa & MasterCard, Using The “Buy Now” Button Below

Direct Deposit or Cheque. If you prefer to pay via Direct Deposit or Cheque please fill in the contact form below and an invoice will be sent to you with instructions for payment.Note: A position in the workshop will not be secured until payment is received. Cancellations within 7 days will incur a 25% fee.


Sue & Sean Atkinson

My husband and I recently attended Aaron’s ‘Photoshop For Beginners’ workshop. Neither of us had much experience with Photoshop and found the workshop to be extremely helpful. Aaron obviously has extensive knowledge of the software and explained everything in an easy to understand manner. He even provided us with some of his own images to edit on the day and a very thorough workbook, which outlined his own work-flow. Since attending the workshop, I have been using Photoshop exclusively for all my photo editing and am very pleased with the results. I had no idea you could do so much with the software. I would recommend Aaron’s workshops without hesitation – if you are thinking of learning Photoshop, just do it, you won’t regret it!

Ann Leaver

Recently I attended your Photoshop workshop for beginners, I wanted to let you know that not only did I enjoy the 2 days with you I learnt heaps that is now standing me in good stead to get me using Photoshop. Before your course I was only using camera raw and editing to a small degree. Now I feel confident to use layers and really have a play with my photos. Your course was a great spring board to gain confidence and knowledge to really get into it.  I really enjoyed your teaching style which was informative and easy to understand. Thank you and I hope to see you in a more advanced course. 

Tirza Cohen

Thank you for introducing me to the complexities of photoshop in a clear and concise manner.  After the first session I felt brain dead but excitingly it all came alive after the second week.  Since then I have spent every spare moment practicing with  your comprehensive notes beside me.   I enjoy playing with all the possibilities available.

Thank you for encouraging me to get past the idea that Photoshop is only for competent computer users.

Amanda Blanksby

Before I did the ‘Photoshop for Beginners’ course, Photoshop seemed like a minefield of buttons and terminology very foreign to myself. This course was perfect for understanding the basics of the software and how to apply the editing techniques to improve the photos. There are plenty of videos to watch to learn about Photoshop but you can’t beat learning from within a small group with interaction and feedback. Great course and at least now I understand the basics and can start to play with the software. Thanks Aaron.
















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