“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph”
— Matt Hardy


Adobe Photoshop Course


Who the course is aimed at

Are you wanting to take your photography to the next level? Are you wondering whether to buy a better camera or new lenses? Probably the biggest single improvement you can make is to process your photographs in Photoshop!

Or perhaps you already have Photoshop, but are confused by all the features and don’t really know where to begin?

Whatever the reason for your interest, following this course will enable you to elevate your pictures from snapshots into captivating photographs. And above all, improving your photos in Photoshop is really fun and amazingly satisfying!


About Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is a critical tool for designers, web developers, graphic artists, photographers, and creative professionals. It is widely used for image editing, retouching, creating image compositions, website mockups, and adding affects.

About the course

This course will concentrate specifically on those functions and features relevant for photographers, and simple techniques involving only a few steps. There are plenty of videos in YouTube demonstrating complicated procedures, but the premise of this course is: if your photo requires intensive and time-consuming improvement, it is probably not a good photo!

By the end of the course , you will have gained the skills and knowledge to quickly transform your snapshots into stunning artistic pictures.

The full course comprises 4 lessons of 2 hours each. In order to provide individual attention, the course is limited to a maximum of 3 people.

Digital photography is a journey; clicking the shutter on your camera is just the beginning…

And post-processing in Adobe Photoshop should be part of the journey.


What you will learn

The course will cover the following topics:

  • developing in Camera Raw
  • correcting white balance
  • speeding the process using presets
  • cropping
  • straightening and levelling
  • correcting perspective
  • removing blemishes
  • converting to black & white
  • layers
  • layer masks
  • blurring the background
  • filters
  • adding text
  • merging photographs
  • HDR
  • panoramas
  • focus stacking
  • and more besides…

We will guide you through each topic, with practical examples and clear explanations.


What you should know

No experience of Adobe Photoshop is necessary for this course. However, to gain the most from the course you should shoot in RAW format and have basic computing knowledge.

What you will need

  • Laptop (MacBook of Windows)
  • A working copy of Adobe Photoshop
  • Your own photos you would like to improve


The course is based on the latest version of Photoshop (currently cc 2021). Howrever it is still relevant for older versions of Photoshop cc and CS6.


A chance to practice

Practice makes perfect, so we will give you a number of optional assignments to reinforce what you learn in class.

In addition we will provide extensive course notes you can refer to.

You may also contact us via email with any questions or remarks.

Starting time

The lessons start at 11:00.

The duration is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

Location of the course

Breestraat 8G Leiden

Public Transport

If you are travelling from outside Leiden, and would like advice on public transport please contact us.

If you would like to be met at Leiden station, please contact us.


The price of an introductory lesson is €29.95 per person.

The price of the complete course of 4 lessons is €94.95 per person.

What is included

  • Experienced tutor
  • Comprehensive illustrated course notes
  • Assignments and sample photos for practice
  • Tea and coffee
  • Advice on travel to Leiden

What is not included

  • Laptop PC
  • Adobe Photoshop software and license
  • Cost of transport to Leiden
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Our Guarantee

We believe our Photoshop course is well-designed, easy to understand and will give you the knowledge and techniques to to make stunning and creative improvements to your photos.

However, if you are not satisfied with the course for any reason we will refund your money in full.

More information?

If you have any questions about this online Adobe Photoshop course, or you would like more information, please contacht us by:

Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 10 23

Emailing info@dutchphototrek.com

We will be happy to help you.


How can I book this course?

If you would like reserve a place, you can do so by:

Booking online

Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 1023

Emailing us on info@dutchphototrek.com

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If you would like to learn more about Dutch Photo Trek, you may telephone us daytime or evenings (Central European Time), weekdays or weekends.