Diploma in Photoshop

Master the skill of image editing and take your photographs to the next level

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Image editing is an essential and integral part of Digital Photography and essential to expand your creative abilities as a photographer, whatever level you are at. Read More

Whether you are a landscape photographer who wants to enhance the colours and vibrancy in your images, or a portrait photographer wanting to cosmetically retouch a shot, a knowledge in Photoshop will equip you with the skills to carry out editing and enhancements to really take your images to a new level. A firm understanding of the power of post-production and image editing will open up a whole new world of creative tools and techniques.

The course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to enhance and retouch images at a professional standard and add another layer to your skill set as a photographer.

Live Interactive Classes

This course consists of 8 core lessons, building up your Photoshop knowledge step by step with directly applicable skills and knowledge necessary to produce high quality creatively edited work. All lessons are presented online live, twice weekly, in a structured manner in order to allow you to learn efficiently. The live aspect of our delivery allows for interactive learning and the questions and answers session will deal effectively with all of your questions to ensure that you are fully understanding of all of the information provided.

Study when or where you please whilst also having full tutor support throughout your journey.

Qualified tutors will support you during each step of your educational journey. In addition to live presentation, all lessons can be accessed 24/7 post their release date so that you can truly learn at your own convenience. This means that even if you can’t attend a live session online, you can catch up on the lesson in your own time. Study when or where you please whilst also having full tutor support throughout your journey, making mastering and implementing this beneficial knowledge easier than ever.


  1. Learn totally practical skills and knowledge about Adobe Photoshop
  2. 8 live interactive online modules
  3. Students can attend 8 live lessons over 4 weeks and/or students learn at their convenience and pace via 24/7
  4. On-demand access for the duration of the course
  5. Fully interactive bonus Q&A sessions
  6. Created, delivered and supported by industry leading professional photographers.
  7. Full support provided throughout and upon completion
  8. Certificate and Accredited Diploma provided upon completion – excellent for CV’s
  9. No prior knowledge necessary. Suitable for all experience levels
  10. A community of like-minded students learning together
  11. Exercise files included

Lesson 1 looks at Photoshop’s powerful file management system, Adobe Bridge. Every year we shoot thousands of images and an efficient way to sort, organize and find your images is an essential part of your photography skill set. We will look how to utilize some of Bridges features such as labelling, rating and key wording which will allow you to create a workflow where you can find images in a matter of seconds.

Lesson 2 takes you around the Photoshop interface to familiarize you with this image editing power house. We will also look at some image editing fundamentals such as image size, resolution and file formats. This essential knowledge will give you an insight into the quality of the images you are working with and the possibilities for resizing.

Lesson 3: Enhancing Images using Adjustment Layers

Lesson 3 introduces you to one of the most important functions of Photoshop, Layers. Adjustment layers allow you to repair and enhance images in a non-destructive and continuously re-editable manner. We look at the basic principles and concepts of using layers and begin to dig into the core adjustments that will help give your images new life.

Lesson 4 continues our exploration of the core adjustment options offered by Photoshop and will give you an insight into how each one works, and when and where to apply them. A firm understanding of how these strong adjustments work, will allow you to enhance your images and give them a new creative edge.

Photoshop is renowned for its ability to put multiple images together, cut someone or something out of a background and drop them in another picture, or simply remove an unwanted object seamlessly. To begin to develop these hugely creative and practical skills, you need to understand image layers and selections. Lesson 5 introduces you to working with layers and basic selection tools, so that you can begin to understand the true potential of Photoshop

Lesson 6 takes the subject of selections a step further. We look at some of more complex selection tools and how to refine these selections to make seamless adjustments and cut-outs. We will also look at how selections and layers work together with some of Photoshop’s retouching tools to begin to develop your retouching skills.

Shooting in the raw format will ensure you fully utilize your cameras potential and allow for much more control over your images during the editing process. When you shoot raw you add a raw processing stage to your workflow to take full control over your images. Adobe Camera Raw, which is built into Photoshop, is one of the most important processers available. Lesson 7 introduces you to the Adobe camera Raw platform and digs into some of its essential editing tools

Lesson 8 digs even further into the incredibly sophisticated Adobe Camera Raw utility and explores more of its repair, enhancement and retouching tools. We also look at amazing batch processing features which allow you to edit and enhance 100’s of images at once without having to edit each one individually. Developing this skill set is invaluable and will save you hours upon hours of editing time.

All courses at Shaw Academy are independently accredited by an internationally recognised body for CPD purposes. This course is also accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which is an independent body that ensures qualifications are in line with the most current professional standards.
  • No Prior Experience Required - Perfect for Beginners
  • Discover the Secrets of Photoshop Professionals
  • Learn From a Long-Time Industry Professional Photographer
  • Develop creative techniques and master the tools for image editing
  • Photoshop Interface
  • Adobe Bridge
  • File Formats
  • File Formats
  • Image size
  • Resolution
  • File Management
  • Histograms
  • Levels
  • Curves
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Curves
  • Exposure
  • Vibrance
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Image Layers
  • Selection Tools
  • Retouching Tools
  • Adobe Camera Raw
  • Raw Adjustment Tools
  • Raw Retouching Tools
  • Batch Processing
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Course Schedules

Lesson # Day Date Time
Class 1 Monday Mon Feb 06, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 2 Wednesday Wed Feb 08, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 3 Monday Mon Feb 13, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 4 Wednesday Wed Feb 15, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 5 Monday Mon Feb 20, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 6 Wednesday Wed Feb 22, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 7 Monday Mon Feb 27, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 8 Wednesday Wed Mar 01, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST