Get up and running with Photoshop, the industry-leading digital image editing tool. Learn the basics and find resources for taking your learning to the next level.

In this workshop, you’ll:

  • Learn and practice the basic functions of Photoshop CC.
  • Follow simple steps to transform a photo into a silhouette with text.
  • Explore educational uses for images, and generate ideas for your own teaching practice.


No prior experience with Photoshop is needed.


Classes will be held Mon-Fri, 6 pm-9 pm. 60 hours in class.

Price – $300.

We do not offer payment plans. Since we are a non-profit organization and try to help all who enroll we are dependent on the funds we received to cover all classes expenses so NO REFUNDS are offered!

Classes start early April, 2019. Enrollment and all payments end one week prior to the date when classes start.

All payments are done at ChanceCart facility. Registration is complete upon payment receipt.

Students in this course can expect to learn to:

  • Use basic selection tools and edge refinement to isolate and edit parts of an image.
  • Manipulate layers through ordering, positioning, scaling, rotation, and adjustments.
  • Create composite images that demonstrate advanced selection and layering techniques.
  • Prepare images for Web and print output with appropriate sizing and resolution.
  • Apply painted masks, selection-based masks, gradient masks, and blend modes to create sophisticated image effects.
  • Create adjustment layers for editable, non-destructive changes to image coloration and exposure.
  • Set and modify typography using the full range of type tools, the Character panel, and the Paragraph panel.
  • Apply special effects to typography using masks, paths, and layer styles.
  • Use preset brushes and custom brushes to colorize images, enhance images, and build illustrations.
  • Stylize images by combining filters with blending and masks.
  • Evaluate and correct image imperfections using the Info panel, adjustment layers, and retouching tools.
  • Combine Photoshop and Adobe Bridge to build an overall professional workflow with effective digital asset management.

Introduction to Graphic Design

Students are introduced to the class and its’ classroom procedures. They view a variety of graphic design based career choices, view some samples of professional work, and samples of student work from the class assignments.

Beginning Photoshop

Students begin to explore the Photoshop interface. They will investigate many of the tools, palettes, menu selections, and techniques we will be using in class.

Using the selection tools/STATUE MANIPULATION

Students will investigate the various selection tools that Photoshop offers as well as explore methods in which to adjust, or modify, selections. In the Statue Manipulation project, all students will use the same image statue image provided them and use the tools and image adjustments they have learned to create a graphic composition.

Beginning Layers/REPLACE OBJECT

Students will learn how to use layers to combine images from different sources together in Photoshop. In the Replace Object project, students must replace something in a photograph with something else from a different photograph. Completion of the project includes adjusting colors/contrast in layers, cloning areas of the photo for removal and adding a filter to the final product.


Students further investigate layers including their ordering in the layers palette and how to modify a layer. In the Frankenstein’s Monster project, students must create a body out of a various body parts. Students also find an appropriate background for the monster and create a correctly shaped shadow.

Advanced Layers/IN MY ROOM

Students begin to see how composite images are created by creating a faux room with a floor, walls, window, (etc.) step by step with the teacher as a class. Students experiment with layers styles and masks to create believable shadows and lighting effects.


Students further explore layer styles (drop shadows, outer glow, stroke, etc.) and layer modes (multiply, soft light) to create a digital self portrait or scrapbook using various images and text. An emphasis is put on combining and adjusting images from different sources when collaged together to create a balanced composition. If doing a digital scrapbook, students are encouraged to utilize their own images.

Text Effects/TYPOGRAPY

After a presentation/discussion about the power and importance of type styles and font choice, students create a magazine style advertisement for a product or service.

Text Importance/LAYOUT DESIGN

Students create an artistic poster design for an upcoming event. The difference between a flyer and a poster is discussed as well as the ordering and sizing of information for maximum effectiveness.

Image Montage with Text/ANIMAL ADVERTISEMENT

Students must combine the techniques they have learned to create an advertisement using an animal to sell a product.

Extra Projects/Review Images/BOOK or CD COVER
Students recreate a book cover or CD cover.

Introduction to Illustrator

Students begin to learn the vector program Illustrator by building simple images using shapes and colors.

Drawing with Shapes/SOUTH PARK YOU

Using shapes and colors, students create a cartoon character with a little personality in a South Park style. Students experiment with drawing and modifying shapes, the Pathfinder Palette, and using swatches for color. Students will also learn how to move objects within the work-space using the Object menu.

Drawing with the Pen Tool, Using Gradients/FARM ANIMAL

Students create a vector of a farm animal along with an entire landscape composition in a particular cartoon-like style.


Students create their own vector portrait or image using the pen tool, drawing tools, gradient and mesh tools. Students are encourage to find simplistic images to recreate as a project that is too complicated may be too time consuming.

Text & Imagery in Illustrator/LOGOS 

After learning about the powerful world of logo and logo creation, students create a series of logos for an imaginary company using a set of specific design ‘specs’. They will learn how to modify and change Illustrator symbols as well as modify individual pieces of text by creating outlines from the type.

Registration is considered complete upon payment receipt!

We will contact you to schedule time for you to visit us and pay for the classes.

REFUNDS are NOT issued after an agreement is signed on-site!

Select a month you would like to enroll.