Jul 13, 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.
  • Work with third-party plug-ins.
  • Making selections, using layers and masks.
  • 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 and wildlife images.
  • Basic frequency separation.
  • Removing unwanted elements and adding elements.
  • Basic deep etching techniques.
  • Adding 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 ex-DPC students. 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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