Project Description

Adobe Photoshop® CC is the industry leading photo editing software with tons of features and capabilities. With the right instruction and a little perseverance, you can master it and create next-level images that will wow your audience and progress in your career.

We divided this complex and powerful software into easy-to-manage, bite-size chunks, so you can master each skill one at a time and gradually build your confidence.

Our new 4 half days or 5 evening courses will give you plenty of time to practice, master the software and work on your personal projects.

At the end of the course, a Course Completion Certificate will be delivered assuming you’ve fulfilled the following criteria:

  • Minimum 80% attendance
  • Successful completion of final project
  • A score of minimum 70% at the final multiple choice exam

If you’ve been paying for Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan every month and only use Lightroom, then it’s time to take full advantage of your investment by learning Photoshop.

This course is recommended to all photography enthusiasts, digital marketing employees, graphic designers and anybody else who need Photoshop in their workflow.

  • After the Level 1 class (Photoshop Basics), you will be able to:
  • Discover the interface and the most important tools and panels
  • Use layer masks to manipulate your images and edit photos
  • Understand how Blend Modes can help you create cool effects
  • Learn about various selection tools for different scenarios
  • Use filters to fix problems and create eye-catching effects
  • Remove unwanted objects and skin blemishes
  • Learn about color adjustments, such as hue, saturations, and lightness
  • Resize, save and prepare your image for sharing or print.


  • Discovering the interface :
    • Working area
    •  Preferences
    •  Zooming
    • History panel
  • Image size & resolution :
    • Resolution and definition
    • Image size and work area
    •  Resampling
    • Reframing
  • Selection process :
    • Selection tools
    • Quick mask
    • Color palette
    • Saving selection
  • Image adjustments & color management:
    • Managing colors
    • Basic adjustments
    • Level adjustment – adjust tonal range
    • Introduction to camera raw
  • Layer management :
    • Fundamentals
    • Text layers and layer groups
    • Layer masks
    • Adjustment layers
    • Practice compositing
  • Retouching tools :
    • Clone stamp tool
    • Healing brush tool
    • Content aware patch, content aware move
    • Content aware fill
  • Filters et plugins :
    • Filter gallery
    • Liquify filter
    • Vanishing point / correcting perpective
    • Introduction to dynamic filters
After the Level 2 class (Photoshop Intermediate/Advanced), you will be able to:
  • Master the advanced selection techniques (e.g. hair)
  • Master skin retouching
  • Discover the secrets of smart objects
  • Use the pen tool for perfect selection of objects
  • Master compositing
  • Understand and use different types of brushes
  • Add blur to backgrounds
  • Create montages


  • Advanced selection:
    • Refine edge (hair etc.)
    • Using pen tool for advanced selections
  • Image adjustments and color management:
    • Management of 8bit raw formats with Camera Raw
  • Layer management:
    • Dynamic layers
    • Shape layers
    • Layer effects and styles
    • Layer blending options
    • Advanced compositing techniques
    • Improved layers compositions
  • Brush presets:
    • About brushes in Photoshop
    • Brush settings panel
    • Creating brush presets
    • Brush presets catalogue
  • Retouching tools:
    • Beauty retouching
    • Content aware scaling
    • Dodge & burn technique for skin retouching
  • Filters and plugins:
    • Blur gallery
    • Lens corrections
level-icon2x Course level
group-size-con2x Group Size
3 to 8 participants
duration-icon2x Duration
15 hours
price-icon2x Price
CHF 590 
Training, materials & snacks
advantage-icon2x Advantage
Money back guarantee


Swiss Photo Club is certified according to the EDUQUA: 2012 standard, the Swiss quality label for continuing education institutions

What to bring with you:

  • Your laptop (or if you have a desktop at home, we will try to lend you a laptop during the course, please check in advance)
  • Photoshop installed: Click here to download from the Swiss Adobe store (“la formule Creative Cloud pour la Photo”, 11.9chf/month).
  • Some of your recent photos in a hard disk to work on Photoshop
  • Positive attitude and passion for visual arts 🙂

Select a Date and Sign Up

9 Mar Mon 18:00 - 21:00 GE Photoshop Level 1: Mar 9 - Apr 6 (Evening course 5x3h) English 590.0 (CHF) SIGN UP