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Photoshop course: photo editing, corrections, collages and more
Learn Photoshop from scratch and create collages and designs with text, filters and much more

Photoshop course, image editing, photo collages, image corrections and filters

€ 825,- ex. BTW
7 lessons, help in between

This Photoshop course teaches you how to edit digital images. Photoshop is the program of choice of most photographers and image editors. During this Photoshop course you edit digital images from the internet, your digital camera or from a scan. You isolate elements, adjust colours and create photo collages by combining elements from different files. This course is very handy: even students who have been using Photoshop for a longer time, appreciate it a lot.

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Course in a group
7 1.5 - 2 hours lessons or 2 full training days.
Combined classes: ± 3 hours.
Lesson duration depends on group size.
Homework and support in between. You'll really learn it all!

Personal training:
Special schedules, 2 students max

7 x 1.5 hrs classes: with 2 students max you don't have to wait for the group. Due to this and to keep personal training affordable we combine 2 lessons at least twice. Prefer 7 lessons? Book reserved personal training.


6 weeks pace
€ 825,00 (€ 998,25 including 21% taxes)

2 full days
€ 950,00 (€ 1.149,50 including 21% taxes)


Regular pace (2 pers. max)
€ 1.195,00 (€ 1.445,95 including 21% taxes)
We always combine two lessons.

2 full days (2 pers. max)
€ 1.600,00 (€ 1.936,00 including 21% taxes)

Personal AND reserved (1 pers.)
€ 2.400,00 (€ 2.904,00 including 21% taxes)

Course includes:
Course fee
Exam / test
Digital or printed books
Extra phone and on-line support
Personal homework correction
Two weeks aftercare
Help in between classes

Photoshop Course introduction

During this Photoshop course you will learn how to use this great and very extended application. The first course is not as simple as students sometimes think: at the end of it you will already be able to edit and correct images and create photocollages.
You will even be able use filters, special effects and more to correct and restore problem areas.

Adding type is a big thing in Photoshop: you'll use simple type and text masks to achieve special effects.

Course objective

The course objective is to help you become an independent photo editor. Of course, there is a lot to learn so take a look at the other Photoshop courses as well.

Required knowledge

You don't need to know anything about Photoshop to attend this course: you will learn Photoshop from scratch. The course is in English, you will receive English lesson material and exercises.

What do you need?

During class
You can use our computers during class, the software is installed on them of course. But feel free to bring your own laptop.

During practise/work

  • Your course's program:
    download a trial or buy it.
  • A computer (preferably desktop)
  • Optional: a Wacom tablet to create more freely.

During the Phtooshop course you will learn how to create photo collages by cutting out and combining elements. You will create banners and you will correct images using the most important tools in Photoshop.

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1: Document structure, photo collages

During the first lesson of this Photoshop Course you will learn how to cut out objects in a good way. You are going to use different tools to achieve this and we shall teach you what you can do with each tool and how to adjust it.

At the end of this lesson you will know how to create an image from scratch and how to create collages using multiple images.

Making selections
Combining selections
Using layers
Exploring the layers structure
Cutting out elements from images
Creating photo collages
Creating the perfect cut-outs
Saving and editing documents
Understanding the basic colour models
Looking at the document options

3: image adjustments and manipulation

While you are working as a Photoshop image editor you will have to know many different things. One of these things is editing colours and saturation. Photoshop has quite a number of tools to do just that and during this lesson of the Photoshop Course you are going to get to know the first ones.

You will also get to know the first restauration tools that will allow you to remove spots and blemishes. You are going to make a start with restoration, correction and image manipulation.

Restoring colours
Enhancing or reducing saturation
Restoring contrast
Restoring problematic areas
Restoring light, contrast and darkness
Cropping documents
Restoring perspective
Clever use of simple tools
Changing the document size

5: Using filters

During this lesson you will learn how to use filters to give a document a special look and feel and to correct and restore images. A filter gives you many options and you will learn tips and tricks to know how to prepare documents for a smart way of implementing filters.

Getting to know the filters
Using the filter gallery
Special filter settings
Special filters
Using special settings


2: Painting tools and special fills

This lesson of the Photoshop course addresses, among other things, the painting tools. You will learn how to use them and how to adjust them to fit your need. Each tool has specific settings to use them in a smart way.

We will address special fills to not only create backgrounds but to also create and simulate shadows and special objects.

Using the fill options
Special fill techniques
Managing fills
Drawing and painting in Photoshop
The different brushes and their use
Brush styles
Colour in Photoshop
Managing colour
Creating and editing colours
Combining tools: creating a collage

4: layer tricks and handy tips

This lesson from the Photoshop Course will address structures in the Photoshop documents. As time progresses your documents will become more and more complicated. It is a good idea to use the layer management techniques in Photoshop to keep your work managable. This will prevent the project to become instable.

You are also going to learn how to make good use of selections and even use special selections to work on your artwork.

Using the many selection options
Using extra technical options in files
Creating clever selections
Using layers well
Learning how to solve problems
Using special layer options
Structurizing documents
Ordering layers
Manipulating layers content

6: Text in Photoshop

When you create layouts in Photoshop you will soon be confronted with the need to insert text. You are going to learn how to use text during this lesson of the Photoshop Course. Photoshop has many options for text and you are going to explore all of them.

Text in Photoshop
Using character and paragraph settings
Special fill options for text
Using the text masks
Special transformations for text


Reviews van deze cursus

Sneaky steekjes :)

Ik wilde je even laten weten wat ik van de cursus vond.
Deze vond ik echt goed. Als je niets van Photoshop weet is het, denk ik, zeer pittig. Er ging meer tijd inzitten dan ik had gedacht maar dat maakte niet uit want je hoeft de oefeningen niet direct in te leveren en je hebt tijd om het door te nemen en later om te oefenen voor de toets.
Het cursusmateriaal was duidelijk en geraffineerd grappig. Af en toe heb ik hardop gelachen, wat een sneaky steekjes! Er was genoeg te oefenen en genoeg beeldmateriaal. En toen het werd aangeleverd, werkte het ook nog allemaal. De mogelijkheid vragen te stellen tijdens de les of over de mail heb ik als prettig ervaren. Hoewel ik eerder met Photoshop heb gewerkt, heb ik veel nieuws geleerd en handiger leren werken.
Simone van D.

Human Being

I enjoyed the enthusiasm of my teacher and her stunning sense of humor. I have to admit it took me a while to get used to it since it is quite dry at times but she is refreshing and heart warming and a real Human Being. Even though I can't really afford the second course I am going to attend it simply because I feel I am becoming a better and more creative person because of this fantastic training.
Alois Brecker


After a few lessons I noticed there was always an answer to the questions. I tried to stump her but could not do it. Gave up! Had fun!
Gary Russell

Wat kan ik al veel!

Heb nog maar twee lessen gehad maar zit nu al druk de portretten van mijn dochters te bewerken! Wat kan ik al veel!
Irene van der Plas

Ik kan nu alles

Ik vond mezelf nooit zo'n computermens maar als ik kijk naar de uren die ik spendeer aan het werken met Photoshop... Gelukkig is mijn baas er enorm blij mee. En wat een wereldlesmateriaal! Bedankt jongens!
Wouter Scherings

Running back

I went to other schools for Photoshop and CAD but boy I am running back to this school to learn Dreamweaver and Flash. I have never seen better quality training.
Richard Blum


Ik heb door mijn aangemaakte portfolio inmiddels een baan gevonden. Ik Photoshop bijna de hele dag. Hoe alles kan lopen he.
Michel de Jonge


Ik wist niet dat ik zoveel zou leren. Ik dacht 'ik doe het er even bij' maar al na de eerste les had ik door dat dat me niet makkelijk zou afgaan. Ik heb doorgezet, gelukkig was het echt een feestje. Ik ga door met de andere cursussen, ben verslaafd!
Cor Rijnders

De toets les van uw cursus


The test lesson

The final lesson of your course is the test lesson. This test lesson is on a personal basis on one of the fixed test Fridays. This makes your test personal and allows us to take your background and the way you work into account. During this lesson you will perform one or more exercises or a final project that will require all of your newly aquired skills.


Your work will be evaluated by a professional teacher immediately after the test. If you sent in your homework assignments and your final test is up to par you will receive the certificate.


When is the test?

The test lesson should fall within two months after your final course or education lesson. It will usually fall on a Friday. You can decide on the time of your test provided it starts and ends between 10:00 and 17:00 hours.
Read more on the exam days and enroll for your test.

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In Illustrator, you can quickly create ayouts for flyers, posters and other designs. What's more: in Illustrator your designs are perfectly scalable without quality loss.

The combination of Illustrator and Photoshop is fantastic: Photoshop allows you to make your designs softer, Illustrator allows you to create stunning mood boards with special elements in them. Combine these two for the most fantastic results.

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Photoshop & Indesign

You place images in InDesign: photographic material. These images can not be edited in InDesign though, so Photoshop and InDesign are almost always combined.

In InDesign, you create the perfect layouts for magazines, brochures and books. The images you use can be edited and prepared in Photoshop to have all the control you need.

As a graphic designer with only InDesign skills you will soon find yourself wanting some Photoshop knowledge, if only to scale images properly and create good cut-outs. Or even to isolate elements. Combine Photoshop with InDesign for the best results.

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You can use Photoshop to save them in the best possible format, too. This will make the animations easier to load, even though of course Flash also has features to keep the size down, doing the necessary pre work in Photoshop will save you time and will make your graphics easier to implement.

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Photoshop course questions

What is Adobe Photoshop?

Photoshop is een Adobe Systems programma dat voornamelijk wordt gebruikt in de drukwerk industrie. Maar sinds jaren wordt het, door de ontwikkeling van internet, ook voor internet gebruikt.

Photoshop laat u fotografisch beeldmateriaal, zoals u bijvoorbeeld met een digitale camera maakt of van internet downloadt aanpassen. U kunt ermee kleuren aanpassen, uitsnedes maken en diverse andere bewerkingen toepassen zodat uw bestanden perfect worden voor gebruik in drukwerk of voor op internet.

Is Photoshop difficult?

hotoshop is not difficult although this is different for each student. If you don't have any experience with any of the Adobe applications you may need a bit more time getting the hang of it.

But on the whole, it is not difficult if you properly start from scratch. Usually, things get easier after the third lesson. Your teacher is right there for you though, every step of the way. Your course will be a success!

Must I be a photographer?

Many LearningTrain students are photographers, yes. But you don't have to be a photographer to attend Photoshop or to use Photoshop.

During the courses you can use your own photographs but you can use images from stock sites just as well. Your courses include images to work with to do the exercises and to create free artwork.

What can I do with Photoshop?


Photo editing
One of the most known applications is of course editing photos. Whether they come out of your digital camera, a scan or a smart phone: Photoshop can be used for all of them. You can perform the most simple tasks such as cropping, resizing and rotating but more advanced taks such as photo corrections and restorations and using channels, paths and historgrams are possible too.

Photo restoration
You can restore images in Photoshop and do this perfectly. Old, damaged photos can be scanned and restored, even photos that were taken under poor conditions or that contain unwanted elements can be fully restored.

Making portraits stand out
Your precious model, professional or simply a loved one, may have a spot or blemish, or may suffer from bad lighting for instance. You can use Photoshop to make any portrait stand out and turn your models into perfect ones.
Magazines use Photoshop to add a little (or big) extra to any portrait.



Edit holiday pictures
You may come home finding some or your precious photos are not as good as you thought they would look. Lighting can be off, colours can be wrong. You can edit all images taken with your digital camera in Photoshop. But you can even scan your classic photos, or their negatives, and edit them in Photoshop.

Creating photo collages
 A popular thing to do is creating photo collages. You use layers, like sheets of paper, and stack them to create a collage. Learn all about it, you already learn that during the first lesson of the first Photoshop course.

Designing websites
Photoshop can be used to design websites. Fair is fair: things are much easier in Illustrator. But the images you use on those websites are edited in Photoshop. You will need Photoshop. Photoshop can't be beaten to create images for all possible on-screen media either.



Creating images for InDesign
InDesign is used to combine photos, illustrations from Illustrator and text into stunning layouts for books, magazines and more. But what if that photo is not right, if teh colours are wrong or if something has to be removed? You will need Photoshop for that, you can't do it in InDesign.

Creating images for Illustrator
In Illustrator you can combine your fabulous graphics with text and images. But you can't edit those images: that has to be done in Photoshop. If you know Photoshop as well as Illustrator you have all control over what you create.

Isolating image elements
If you want to use elements in photos without their backgrounds you will have to isolate those elements. You will need Photoshop to do that.

When Do you need a Photoshop course?

Who needs Photoshop courses?

It is quite possible you need a Photoshop course. Photoshop is not only used at work but also by individuals, at home, to edit holiday pictures and other precious memories. Or to adjust pictures you took with your camera and to make photo collages and edit wedding pictures. Photoshop can be very useful.

For web designers

As a web designer you can edit images to use them on websites, of course. But you can also design websites with Photoshop.
Even if you are only using images that do not need editing you will soon notice you need Photoshop, to quickly resize something for example, or to isolate images and create banners with photo collages.

For photographers

Photoshop is the favourite application of photographers who want to go beyond the bounderies of LightRoom. Photoshop allows you to create photo colalges for instance. You can of course also use curves, levels and histogram and crop and edit images any way you like.

Photoshop for image editing

You will need Photoshop if you want to edit digital images. You can use it for simple image editing such as resizing and cropping and for photo collages. But you can also use it to isolate elements so they can be used in other images. You can make portraits look better and use special effects. Photoshop will keep surprising you, year after year.

For graphic designers

As a graphic designer you will need to add images to your designs for books and magazines. If you only have to work with ready to use images, you don't need Photoshop. But if you want to edit images yourself, scale them, remove blemishes or even adjust colours and isolate elements you will need Photoshop.


For news letter editors

If you are responsible for creating news letters you probably will receive images from bureaus, your boss or colleagues to work with. To use them you will often have to edit them. Learn Photoshop to do this quickly and professionally and save your company a lot of time.

Which course should I choose?

Starting from scratch

Almost every student starts from scratch. This way, they learn it all properly without missing any basic skills they will need every time they use Photoshop. Some students start with the Advanced course because they already know some Photoshop. Almost all of them end up attending the first Photoshop course afterwards, or book a few extra lessons. Because that base is what you will need every day, after all.

During the Photoshop course you use the most common tools, these are the tools you will end up using as a Photoshop expert too. So you will get to know all the brushes, the selections and even use layers and special settings. You will create photo collages with text and apply special effects to every element you use. You learn how to isolate elements so they can be used in any other document.

The emphasis of the Photoshop Course lies on getting to know the most important tools and functions. Photoshop is very expanded and most students really want to move on and get things done in Photoshop. And this is indeed what you will do. After this first Photoshop course you will know how to cut out elements and create perfect photo collages. You will use filters and text and even apply photo corrections. This will all prepare you for a lot of work in Photoshop.

Photoshop courses that start from scratch:

Photoshop course, advanced

During the advanced Photoshop course you learn how to prepare images for both print and digital media. You learn all about resolutions and use contrast, colour corrections and more to create perfect images for InDesign and other applications. Your images are ready for print.

Photoshop Course, professional

During the Photoshop professional course you learn how to use the history functions, all sorts of document modes and blend modes and much more. You use more complex settings and combinations to create the result you are after.

Photoshop course, expert

During the Photoshop Expert course you learn how to use special corrections layers and how to apply specialistic photo enhancements.

Photoshop education

The Photoshop Education combines all you need to know about digital image editing. You start from scratch and learn how to create photo collages, how to restore images, correct them and even how to prepare images for print and digital media. At the end of this eduction Photoshop will not have many secrets left.

Specialistic courses

Attend a special course to learn things needed for your profession.

Photoshop pattern design

This course is for you if you want to learn how to create patterns in Photoshop. You start from scratch, the course focuses on creating patterns.

Photoshop Pen & work path

Learn all there is to know about creating paths with the 'Pen' tool in Photoshop.

Photoshop Masks course

Masks are tremendously important in Photoshop. They are at the heart of many a selection. And selections are something you can't live without in Photoshop. Learn how to use those masks.



What is the difference with Illustrator?

The biggest difference is that in Photoshop, you mostly use pixels and in Illustrator, most elements are created with vectors. Another big difference: in Photoshop, you mostly use existing material and in Illustrator, you create everything from scratch.

The vectors are extremely useful since they create resolution independent artwork. This means that your Illustrator designs can be scaled without making them blurry. You can design a tiny little thing and use it in a poster, for instance.

In Photoshop though, you use pixels. And you can not make pixel elements bigger without affecting their quality. You will learn the do's and don'ts during your Photoshop course.

Image problems in Illustrator

If you know Illustrator, you must have run into a few problems quite often: you insert an image and notice something is not right. You need to adjust it and you can not. One of the following problems might have occured, for example:

  • An image is damaged and you can not restore it so you can't use it
  • You scale a JPG and the result is terrible
  • You can't combine images or image elements, the images overlap one another
  • You want text to flow around an image but the text flows around it straight, you want it to follow the contours of the image
  • An image has noise
  • The image is damaged
  • The image is too big
  • The image is not straight


If you are responsible for designs that include photographic material (images) you will usually benefit from attending a Photoshop course. Not only to save money but also to save you lots of time while having more control over the results.

The founder of Photoshop

Thomas Knoll, de grondlegger van Photoshop: een Amerikaan

Thomas Knoll, Photosho 'inventor'


Photoshop has been around for a very long time. It was created in 1988 by the Knoll brothers.

And it keeps getting better and better. You will have lots of fun during your Photoshop courses and learn so much that will allow you to use Photoshop professionally, even if it is just for fun. Enjoy!




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