Photoshop course in English in Amsterdam, using Photoshop masks
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    Photoshop Course Masks: all mask types
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    Use masks for professional image editing
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    Use masks for professional image editing and special results
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    Combine your knowledge of Photoshop masks
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    Learn how to use colour channels and masks

Photoshop masks course: get to know all Photoshop masks and combine masking techniques for interesting results

Illustrator artwork, vector graphics

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During this Photoshop course you will learn how to create and use masks from scratch. Masks are important elements in Photoshop. Even if you don't use them explicitly and knowingly, masks are working in the background to help you do your job. It is a great idea to bring them to the foreground to get to know them so you can cleverly use them for professional image editing and surprising effects.

Masks are used, among other things, to cut out elements and for specialistic image editing. But masks are also used for non destructive image editing. During this course you will get to know all masks. All will be addressed in detail so you can later choose wisely when you decide to use a mask.

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Photo collages, editing and design

During this Photoshop course you will learn how to create and use masks from scratch. You will get to know all mask types during this course.

You can use masks to cut out elements for instance, or for special and advanced image editing. You can even use masks for non destructive image manipulation. Learn all about this and much more during this impressive and fun course. At the end of the course you will understand which mask is best suited for specific jobs.

Practical course

This course is for anyone who has to edit photos and other images for marketing, creative design and more. We assume your intention and interest are professional and/or creative.

Do you want to learn more? The ultimate cherry on the cake is the Photoshop Pen & Work Path Course to get even more out of this course. Or attend one of these Photoshop courses or even the Photoshop education, for example.

Photoshop course
Masks lesson 1

Photoshop cursus maskers: gebruik laagmasker, knipmasker, vectormasker in Photoshop

Channels in Photoshop
Knowing channels and colour

During this Photoshop Masks Course you will learn all about the channels. Channels are at the heart of any image editing in Photoshop and you will have to know how they work to make good use of the masks you are going to use during this course. Of course you are going to use them creatively too, which is an extra bonus.

Channels are present in every photographic file in Photoshop, it's a good idea to understand what they do and how you can manipulate them. Even if you don't use masks consciously: they are at work for you! Understanding masks and using them is very useful.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

Using channels
Recognising channels
Clever use of channels
Channels and restorations
Combining channel settings

Photoshop course
Masks lesson 2

Kleurkanalen in Photoshop gebruiken

Het eerste masker opzetten
Vrijstaand maken met maskers

During the second lesson of your Photoshop course you will create the first masks from scratch. You will use clever selection methods, too. This way you can not only use a mask but it will teach you to properly set it up. You learn how a mask works, what its elements are and how you can tweak it.

You use masks to cut out hair for instance, or fur, or even grass. You will learn how you can finetune the result to get professional results from what you learn today. Masks are great assets, your knowledge of channels and masks will be very useful.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

What are masks
Different types of masks
Masks for all purposes
Creating a mask from scratch
Creative use of masks

Photoshop course
Masks lesson 3

Adobe Photoshop maskers, laagmaskers, knipmaskers en alle Photoshop maskers

Knipmaskers in Photoshop
Technieken combineren

During this Photoshop course lesson you will meet the second mask type: the clipping mask. This masks uses yet different techniques. You learn what it's made of and how you can cleverly combine settings and properties to get exactly the result you are looking for. This way all things come together.

Masks are used for professional image editing but it's so much more interesting if you know how you can get the most out of masks to use them creatively, too. So you will learn both: this way you learn the most and it will allow you to perform far more Photoshop tasks.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

What are clipping masks
Settings for clipping masks
Clipping masks and collages
Combining masks
Combining mask types


Photoshop course
Masks lesson 4

Alle Photoshop maskers tijdens deze Photoshop cursus gebruiken: vector, laagmasker, knipmasker, aanpassingsmasker

More mask types
Creating layer masks

During this lesson you will learn how to use yet another type of masks. This way you will be able to apply even more adjustments and it will help you decide which mask is best for the job.

You will use masks to isolate or indeed hide elements in your Photoshop images. But the layer masks can do much more! And of course you will again use all the options in a creative way too to create surprising and interesting results.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

Getting to know the layer masks
The restrictions of layer masks
Editing layer masks
Clever options

Photoshop course
Masks lesson 5

Gebruik maskers voor kleurbewerkingen in Photoshop

Vectormasks
Using crisp vector masks

This lesson is all about using the vector masks. You can combine these with different types of masks too to have even more options and to create special effects. This will make your designs stand out.

Vector masks have unique qualities such as scalability. You can even use them to cut out elements in professional ways. Get to know all their qualities and settings during this lesson of your Photoshop masks course.

Lesson type: combined lesson
Total duration: ± 3 hours

Getting to know vector masks
Vectors versus pixels
Clever use of vectors
Using vectors in Photoshop

Photoshop course
Masks lesson 6

Photoshop maskers gebruiken om delen onzichtbaar of zichtbaar te maken, laagmasker, knipmasker, vectormasker en snelmasker

Combining techniques
Combining masks

During this lesson all you have learned about Photoshop masks really comes together. You will get instructions to understand all this and will do exercises to combine all mask options.

You will learn how to combine all the techniques and mask types in a professional way. This will help you get exactly the right results to create the design you need for your very own projects and work.

Lesson type: combined lesson
Total duration: ± 3 hours

Combining masks
Clever settings for masks
Flexible corrections
Combining masks and settings


Test lesson of your course or education module

The test lesson

Regular tests
The last lesson of your course or education module is the test lesson. This is attended separately from the group. You will do a few exercises that require the knowledge and new skills you acquired during this training.

InDesign & Dreamweaver Advanced
Since these tests are quite extensive you do these at home. You send in your work at the appointed time and will receive tips and input to adjust things to make your design more professional.

Evaluation

Tests at LearningTrain
If the test takes place at LearningTrain your work will be evaluated after you finished your test.
If you sent in all required homework and the final test results are good you will receive the certificate.

Tests from home
Tests you make at  home or work will be evaluated on appointment
If you sent in all required homework and the final test results are good you you can come over to pick up your certificate.

When is the test?

With individual courses
The test should be scheduled within a month after the last lesson.

With educations
You can schedule the tests during the educaiton but you can also do all the courses at the end of the education, allowing you to have lots of time to practise. This way you use the entire runtime of the education to let things sink in. Schedule your tests within two months after your last lesson.

Questions about this course

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Group training 5 weeks

4 single group lessons +
2 combined lessons +
1 personal test lesson on appointment

Runtime 5 weeks per module +
Test on appointment
Practise week after each lesson

Group training 2 days

2 days of 3 lessons +
1 personal test lesson on appointment
Practise week after each lesson

Runtime 2 weeks per module +
Test on appointment
1 extra homework week is possible

Illustrator artwork, vector graphics
 

Do you want personal training?

You have class with one fellow student max.
We combine 2 lessons each time, the resulting runtime is 3 weeks.

Group training 5-weeks

Single group lessons: ± 2 hours
Combined lessons: ± 3 hours

Group training 2 days

Two days from:
10:00 - 15:00 hours or
15:00 - 20:00 hours

Personal training

We combine two lessons into 3 hours lessons.

Personal reserved course
Lessons can be combined or booked individually.

Single lessons 1:30 hours
Combined lessons: 3 hours

Homework with this course

Homework after each lesson
You will receive homework each week. Making this homework takes about 12 hours per week in total. If you only do the required assignments you will need about 5 hours per week to do your homework during this course.

When do I send in homework?
You have a week to make your homework: you send it in in the week following your lesson so your teacher can evaluate your work.

Homework correction & questions

Homework correction
Your teacher reserves time each week to correct and evaluate your work. You will receive corrections and tips, if necessary. There are guide lines to send in your work: you will receive them during your first lesson.

Answering questions
About 12/15 minutes are reserved for questions at the start of each lesson. This allows your fellow students to learn from your questions and the answers.

Software installation tips
About Adobe software

Needed during class

  • A notebook and pen
  • Your laptop (if you don't have one you can use one of our computers)
  • If you bring your laptop, the software for your course should be installed
  • Practising material: when you enroll specify whether or not you use your own laptop so you can install practising material in advance.

Please note the software for your course should be installed before class, there is no time to install it during class and this would mean you wouldn't be able to do the exercises.

Needed to make homework

  • If software is needed during your course you can buy it or download a trial.
  • A computer (preferably desktop).
  • Optional: a Wacom tablet to design more freely. Attention: for some Wacom functions you really need the legal Adobe software.

This course includes

  • Course fees
  • Syllabus
  • Test
  • Extra practise time to prepare for your test (one month max)
  • Digital or printed books with exercises, homework and a recap of what was addressed
  • Extra assignments and tools for which there is not enough time during class
  • Extra telephone and email support in between lessons
  • Homework
  • Homework correction
  • A week aftercare

And the software?

You take care of the software yourself, as Adobe Preferred Partner we can only sell multi licenses and seats to companies.
You either buy the software or install a trial.

If you already own Adobe software there is no need to purchase the subscription based Cloud applications. The following suites are still perfectly usable:

Creative Suite CS4 through CS6

Knowledge

You should know how to use Photoshop well. The more you know the better, but you need to know at least what's addressed during the Photoshop Course and the Photoshop Advanced Course.

Handy computer skills

It is a good idea to be handy using your computer.

This means you can install programs (you will have to install software most times) and you can organise, monitor and manage your folders and files.

Group course

Regular runtime
5 weeks
+ personal test lesson

€ 825,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 998,25 including 21% BTW

2-days runtime
2 full days with 3 lessons
+ personal test lesson

€    950,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.149,50 including 21% BTW

Personal course, 2 pers. max

Regular runtime
3 weeks
+ personal test lesson

€ 1.195,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.445,95 including 21% BTW

2-days runtime
2 full days with 3 lessons
+ personal test lesson

€ 1.600,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.936,00 including 21% BTW

 

Do you need to be trained on your own?

In that case special schedules are possible. You can combined more lessons, or attend them at a special pace.

Personal AND reserved training (1 pers. max)

€ 2.400,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 2.904,00 including 21% BTW

Reviews

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Kracht

De grote kracht voor mij lag in het creatieve gebruik van maskers. Zo leert alles wel heel makkelijk ook al is het lastige materie. Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat ik het niet zo verwacht had maar... Het is beter :)
Richard T.

Raar

Het was raar om te merken dat iets wat zo ingewikkeld leek zo duidelijk kon worden uitgelegd. Mooie cursus, bedankt.
Tim D.

Goed geholpen

Ik ben met deze cursus goed geholpen. Bedankt voor de plezierige ervaring, ik heb hier veel aan gehad.
Mevr. R. van de B,

Ik snap het

Jaren geploeterd en gepuzzelt! En nu IK SNAP HET!
Jolanda M.

Als vanouds

Fijn dat ik aan deze cursus kon meedoen. Leuk en prof als vanouds. Goed geholpen.
dr. V. M.

Fijn

Fijn dat deze cursus nu ook apart beschikbaar is, ik heb hier veel aan gehad, fijn!
J. de B.

Veel geleerd

Bedankt, ik heb veel geleerd. Ook voor de extra'tjes nog dank.
Diana B.

Juf

Hee juf! Heel praktisch en direct toepasbaar in mijn vak. Echt de 'missing link' tussen van alles wat ik al wist. Als fotograaf en beeldbewerker voor vakliteratuur heb ik veel aan deze cursus gehad.
Erwin G.

Questions about Photoshop

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What is Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is an Adobe Systems application that is primarily used to create images for print and multimedia. It is the application of choice of most professional image editors.

The core functions

Photoshop allows you to edit photographic images such as images from a digital camera or internet. Use Photoshop to adjust colours, isolate elements, remove backgrounds and much more until your images and photo collages are perfect for print and digital media.

Is Photoshop difficult?

No, Photoshop 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.

Practical lessons to learn it all

You will see during the first class that everything is well explained. With our more targeted and personal approach (even though you're in a group) there is no doubt you will learn it all!

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Do I have to 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. Not at all!

Use your own images

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.

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So many options

You edit photos with Photoshop. And this is a very short description: there is so much you can do with it that it's difficult to catch this into a few words. Find a few core functions below.

Isolate elements: remove backgrounds

With 'isolation' one usually means an element is going to be cut out. This can be an animal, a person or something else. Its background is removed so it can be used in an other photo to create a photo collage.

Corrections

Photo corrections are incredibly useful. With good corrections you can tweak the colours, adjust the tone and even tint of elements. You can remove colour casts and adjust the tonal values.

Photo restaurations

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 so they can be well used in all your designs.

Editing 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.

Create images for InDesign

if an image is going to be used in InDesign it is best to prepare it for this yourself: this way you have everything under control and don't depend on third parties to do this. You need Photoshop for this.

Images for websites & multimedia

Photoshop is a real star in creating images for websites, news letters and multimedia. You can for instance create banners for websites, buttons and everything you need for the total design.

Cropping and resizing

An image is usually not in the correct size for the job. They need to be cropped or resized to get the most out of them and to use them the right way. This is all something you do in Photoshop.

The correct resolution

Images are not always in the correct resolution. This means an image may not have to right resolution for the job, it may for instance not be correct for print with different printing techniques. Use Photoshop to adjust resolution and make them perfect for your design goal.

Designing websites

You can design websites in Photoshop. To be honest: Illustrator is much handier for this. But the photos, the images you will use on the websites will really have to be edited in Photoshop. Saving for all sorts of media is a great thing to do in Photoshop, it will make your life much easier.

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Illustrator: vectors

Resolution independent artwork is artwork that can be scaled without quality loss. This means you can design something really small but still print it in a huge size without losing any of the quality and detail. In Illustrator you create such resolution independent artwork. Artwork you create during an Illustrator course can be scaled without becoming blotty and blorry, as is the case when you make something bigger in Photoshop

Photoshop: pixels

In Photoshop you usually don't use vectors but pixels: the smallest colour units that images are made of. Photos are very sensitive to scaling and transforming. This means that there are less things you can do in Photoshop where resizing is concerned and that you have to design at a specific size. But in Illustrator you can't edit images. You can only edit images, photos, in Photoshop and other image editing software.

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Start at the beginning!

You will usually enjoy starting with the first Photoshop Course. Even if you have used Photoshop for quite a while you will learn handy things that will save you a lot of time, and lots of surprising extras.

Learn it all

You will learn how to use a lot of tools and functions and use drawing tools and special transformation tools. You will learn Photoshop typgraphy so you can combine photos and text into wonderful designs.

 

Get in touch

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Just ask us what you want so we can help find you the best possible course, the one that will teach you what you need to know in your personal situation and that will help you do your job. Because each person is different and needs to perform their own tasks.

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Complete Education

During the Photoshop Education you learn everything that is addressed during the Photoshop Course, the Photoshop Advanced Course, the Photoshop Course Professional and the Photoshop Course Expert. With lots of extras of course: you will combine a lot.

You learn it all from scratch. The education focuses on using Photoshop professionally and assures you learn it all correctly. You start with creating photo collages and combining photo elements, you then continue with the use of filters, photo corrections, restaurations and finally finish it all by creating files that will print perfectly and that are great to use in multimedia, digital presentations and print.

All is addressed, you will have very little questions left after this education.

Photoshop Education runtime

This education consists of 4 modules and takes 28 lessons to complete.

The modules can be attended consecutively but it's usually a good idea to have a break in between the modules.
The most popular is the schedule that allows for a longer break after the first two modules, after which you can continue with the remaining two modules. You start in september, practise during the end of year break and continue in January.

Once you practised enough you book the tests for the different modules. The exam is done after that, you can do the tests and the exam within two months after finishing your education.

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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

This Photoshop Expert Course puts the cherry on the cake. You will use lots of extra techniques to make perfect use of your image material. You use colour profiles and channels to make specialist adjustments.

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

You use the 'Pen' tool to create work paths. These are used to do a lot of different things in Photoshop. You will combine this knowledge with the use of channels, special enhancements and adjustments.

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Photoshop Course Pen & Path

Learn how to use the 'Pen' tool during this course. You use the Pen tool to create work paths.

After the work paths have been created you put them to good use. There is a lot you can do with them and you can do that in different ways that each have their pros and cons. Learn it all from scratch and then combine this with what you already know about Photoshop.

Animeren met Photoshop

Photoshop is used to create animations, too. You can create a 'drawn' animation from scratch or use more advanced options and special elements.

There are two different types of animations. Learn how to use both and create animations with Photoshop during this fun course.

 

Photoshop Course 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.

Patterns are used for special fills but the technique is incredibly useful if you want to create patterns that are going to be used in fashion, wallpaper design and much more. A famous Dutch designer company came here to learn Illustrator, they use Illustrator to design patterns too.

The patterns are then printed on silk, cotton and other fabrics. Each fabric is different and requires special attention. Learn tips and tricks during your course.

Photoshop Course Brushes

Brushes are terrific extras to create extra elements and special edges. They are used to refine elements you cut out and form the heart of designs, they are important.

Creating brushes requires attention and skills. You will learn lots of tips and tricks to help you create brushes that are perfect for the job and that can be used with as many Photoshop tools as possible.

You need prior knowledge to attend this course.

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Thomas Knoll, de grondlegger van Photoshop: een Amerikaan.

Do you know who this is?

This is Thomas Knoll, de developer of Photoshop. He is the man who, with his brother, 'invented' Photoshop back in 1988. In those days it was not an Adobe application, on the contrary. The brothers really had to drag their software all over the place to find an investor and they tried Adobe which was not interested in it at all at first.

Ever since those early days Photoshop became better and better. Learn all you really need  during the Photoshop course that is best for you. Discover all you need to use Photoshop professionally, or even if you use it just for fun.

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That depends on the design

If you create layouts, designs, for publications that require a lot of pages, as is the case with magazines and brochures, you're much better off with InDesign, yes. InDesign is used to layout books too. If you have to combine a lot of images with text and add footers, headers and page numbers for instance InDesign is really the program you should use. In InDesign you will have a wealth of options for typography, too.

But...

Photoshop is terrific to create 1-page designs such as posters. I have to admit Illustrator is even handier for this though. In Illustrator you can so easily adjust colours and elements, it's easy to add illustrations and images and it's much better with text. What's more: Illustrator has more options for text. But still, Illustrator is less handy to create multi page layouts, just like Photoshop.

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Photoshop & Illustrator

You will most often combine Photoshop with Illustrator. Creating sharp vector illustrations can not really be done in Photoshop since it is too time consuming and limited.

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.

Learn Illustrator.

TIP It is usually a clever move to know both Illustrator and Photoshop. Once you know both, you won't want to go back.

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.

TIP Learn InDesign to combine your images and other artwork in beautiful layouts.

Learn InDesign!

Photoshop & webdesign

Websites, icons and buttons are very often created in Illustrator, see the buttons above.

But still: without Photoshop webdesign will become a bit more tricky. You will need Photoshop to crop images, to create collages or even to retouch images from your clients. Most webdesigners can't perform properly without Photoshop.

More about webdesign.

Photoshop & Animate

You will most definitely need Photoshop during your Flash course. You can use Photoshop to create backgrounds and even images that you can animate in Flash.

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.

Animate course

 

 

 

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