During this Photoshop course you will learn how to create brushes: elements that can be used with different shapes. Brushes are one of the most important Photoshop components: with brushes you can add, remove or edit something in exactly the right way. They help you create the perfect edges, sharp, blurry or even special ones. Brushes allow you to remove pixels for instance, or to paint them. You can use a brush for image correction to make pixels lighter, darker or more or less saturated. Of course you need brushes for restauration, too, or for special image corrections.
Many tools in Photoshop use a brush. So it's a clever thing to learn how to create the perfect brush for the job. You will learn it during this Photoshop course.
During this course you will learn how to create workpaths with the 'Pen' tool. This is the most intimidating tool in Photoshop so you will learn it all step by step while you can ask questions as you do the exercises. You will create workpaths, manage and edit them.
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.
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During this first lesson of the Adobe Photoshop workpaths course you are going to learn how to use the 'Pen' tool.
You will use it to create workpaths from scratch. You learn it all step by step: your teacher shows you all the tricks and is with you each step of the way. You can ask questions if something does not work.
You are going to isolate image elements and pay attention to all settings and precision and professionality will be strongly emphasized.
The 'Pen' tool
Creating workpaths with the pen tool
Adding and removing workpaths
During the second lesson you will continue using the pen tool. Just creating work paths is not enough: you are going to use them in creative and useful ways. This will teach you the most and you will get the most out of the pen tool. Work paths are not just useful, they are terrific to add special effects to your designs.
After this course the pen tool will not have any secrets left. You can use it to create work paths from scratch and you can add special extras to boot.
Special options for workpaths
Using workpaths for image editing
Special objects with workpaths
Work paths and special layers
Understanding the techniques
After this Photoshop course you can create your own work paths from scratch.
You can use workpaths to cut out elements and to apply professional image editing effects to your designs.
Workpaths are very flexible: you will have learned how to put their flexibility to good use, where you can find the settings, how you can use, edit and even save them. Enjoy your workpaths.
These courses are usually in Dutch although English is possible. We always check with the enrolling students and switch to English, if this is possible. Most Dutch are welcoming expats so English is often possible.
These courses are usually possible in English since lots of expats have busy jobs or families and don't want to arrange traveling too many times. We do always check with enrolled students if English is fine, this is usually the case. It is also possible to start a new 2-days group for English speaking students.
In that case you will get training in English if you prefer. The course will be booked for you and one fellow-student max who will speak English as well.
2 combined lessons
Runtime 1 week
You will receive homework assignements you can send in for correction.
You have class with one fellow student max.
The runtime is the same: class plus one week for your homework.
Would you prefer class on your own? Ask for personal reserved training.
2 combined lessons
Each lesson takes 1:30 to 1:45 hours to complete.
1 fellow student max
2 combined lessons
Each lesson takes 1:30 hours to complete.
Lessons can be booked individually and take 1:30 hours to complete.
Homework after your course
You will get homework after your half day training. Making the homework will take about 8 hours to complete..
When do you send the homework?
You have a week to make and send the homework: you send it in the week immediately after your course.
Your teacher reserves time to correct your homework in the week following your course. You will receive corrections and/or tips. There are guide lines for sending the homework which will be communicated during the first lesson.
You can ask questions about what you've learned in the week following your course. You can do this via telephone or email.
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.
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
You will need to know Photoshop, yes. Have a look on the Photoshop Course page and the Photoshop Course Advanced page: these are the things you really should know. The more you know the better.
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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.
€ 395,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 477,95 including 21% BTW
€ 495,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 598,95 including 21% BTW
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)
€ 595,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 719,95 including 21% BTW
Wat een leuke cursus!
Deze cursus sloot precies aan bij wat ik al eerder bij jullie leerde. Bedankt, het was weer top.
Deze cursus was voor mij heel goed. Ik gebruik Photoshop al jaren maar met de pen werken was er nooit van gekomen. Niet nodig. Maar nu ik weet hoe het werkt ga ik hem zeker vaker gebruiken.
Deze cursus vond ik duidelijk en net. Concrete opdrachten en vriendelijke begeleiding. En een mooie locatie die voor mij ook makkelijk te bereiken was.
Ik was eerst in de war en dacht dat we met een Wacom pen zouden gaan werken. Maar die hebben niks met werkpaden te maken, je hebt ze er niet speciaal voor nodig. Dat was me door een vriend namelijk wel verteld. Ik gebruik mijn muis wel, dat gaat ook goed. Ik vond de cursus zelf verder heel nuttig. Echt een extratje dat ik heel goed kan gebruiken.
Wat een toffe lessen. Veel geleerd. Ik gebruik werkpaden nu voor mijn infographics en voor de apps die ik met mijn bedrijf maak.
Ik maak voor ons bedrijf de icons voor de interfaces voor de instructies van onder andere de koelsystemen. Met de pen werken is hiervoor ideaal, ik kan alles nu makkelijker schalen. Omdat we ook apps gaan uitbrengen is deze cursus voor mij ideaal gebleken: alles kan moeiteloos worden geschaald. Ik denk wel dat Illustrator voor mij nog handiger zal zijn maar mijn comfort zone is nou eenmaal Photoshop. Maar wie weet.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TIP It is usually a clever move to know both Illustrator and Photoshop. Once you know both, you won't want to go back.
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.
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.
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.