Apr 6, 2019

We cover Photoshop’s interface and layout extensively while focusing on the key aspects related to photo editing. Learn the fundamental aspects of photo editing through step-by-step instruction, from basic retouching to making your images ready for print or web use.


Key aspects

  • Overview of Photoshop’s interface, layouts and toolboxes.
  • Interfacing images from Lightroom to Photoshop.
  • Setting up Photoshop and optimise the interface for photo editing.
  • Learn to manage and organise your images.
  • Work with third-party plug-ins.
  • Fundamental retouching using levels and curves.
  • Introduction to dodging and burning.
  • Cropping and resizing images for web, screen and print.
  • Adding text, logos and borders.
  • Professional sharpening techniques.
  • Basic editing for beauty portraits, landscape, wildlife and architecture images.
  • Basic frequency separation.
  • Basic luminosity masks.
  • Making selections, using layers and masks.
  • Removing unwanted elements and adding elements.
  • Basic deep etching techniques.
  • Adding basic textured overlays.
  • Basic colour, tone and mood.
  • Creating an action in Photoshop.


Who is this course for?

  • Photoshop 101 is an introductory course designed for photographers who have little or no experience with Photoshop.


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 Course duration

  • 2-Day weekend workshop.



  • You will need a computer or laptop using Mac or Windows with a working copy of Adobe Photoshop CC.
  • You can get Adobe Photoshop CC or the 30-day trial version here. We recommend that you subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography Plan that includes Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC.
  • Attendees should have basic computer skills and be able to navigate their desktop and file system, copy and paste, select files, etc.
  • At least 20 GB free disk space for course material.
  • If you are in the process of buying a computer or laptop, we strongly recommend that you read the article The Best Computer for Photo Editing. Feel free to contact our office if you need advice.



  • R2 800 per person. R500 discount for Photo Critic members. Lunch and refreshments included.





To register for the course, you have to complete the online registration on DPC's Website by following the link below: 


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