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  • Photoshop Cursus Professional
    Photoshop Cursus Professional
  • Photoshop Cursus in Amsterdam
    Bewerk en corrigeer foto's met Photoshop
  • Photoshop cursus in het Nederlands en Engels
    Gebruik kleurprofielen, overvloeiingsmodi en de Photoshop historie
  • Photoshop cover
    Gebruik bijzondere instellingen voor mooie overvloeiingen
  • Photoshop foto cover
    Bewerk foto's op bijzondere manieren voor mooie collages
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    Combineer foto's en voorzie ze van bijzondere effecten

Photoshop Professional Course: document history and manipulation, automated tasks, colour modes and blends: be creative!

Photoshop: edit images and add filters, text


This Photoshop course is more technical than the Photoshop Course and the Photoshop Course Advanced. The Photoshop Course Professional teaches you to deeply change digital images and to change the structure of photographic material on a deep level. You are going to learn all about the advanced ways to adjust documents and to prepare images for all media. And you will also learn all there is to know on restoring images and on image optimization.

You will learn all about the document history and use the tools to manipulate it. Blending modes and document modes are addressed and you will automate complex tasks using scripts and commands. At the end of the course you will know what to do to edit images in a professoinal way.

Lesson content Lesson content

Your Photoshop course

This course brings a lot of things together. You are going to work on both the creative and technical side of images and create interesting techniques that combine both.

The focus is also on doing production and saving time. Not only will you learn how to save time but you will learn how to keep adjustments consistent, even after closing your files for a few days.

Advanced corrections and restoration

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.

Want to learn more? You may enjoy the entire Photoshop Education.

Photoshop Course
Professional lesson 1

Photoshop Course Professional in English in Amsterdam, colour profiles, history and styles

Layer styles
Effective use of styles

One of the seemingly easiest Photoshop tasks turns out to be more difficult to use in different media. During this lesson you will learn how to use the layer styles and all that you really need to know to get the most out of them. And of course you will learn how to create and manage your own styles.

You are also going to cleverly use what you have learned so far, and learn how to combine functions and tools to make your Photoshop files and the styles even more interesting than they already can be.

The Photoshop styls
Layer styles in Photoshop
Using different layer settings
Combining layer settings
Combining your skills
Painting with style

Photoshop Course
Professional lesson 2

Blend modes in Photoshop, layers and drawing tools with history restaurations

Blend modes
Playful and technical blending

This Photoshop lesson is all about the blend modes. They will be addressed in detail: they are important enough to deserve a lot of attention. You will use the blend modes today and understand how they work so you can make educated choices. Understanding is part of the joy, after all.

You are going to use the blend modes in different areas of Photoshop. You will use them to restore, to enhance print settings and for special effects. All will be addressed during this lesson.

Blend modes
Technical aspects of blend modes
Blend modes and restoration
Special effects with blend modes
Adjusting blend modes
Tools and functions with blend modes

Photoshop Course
Professional lesson 3

Adobe Photoshop Cursus in Amsterdam, lessen en opleiding voor automatiseren van taken en commando's

Automizing tasks
Functions for efficient work

This lesson is all about automizing important tasks. You will learn what you really should pay attention to when you work and when you use scripts and you will even create your own commands to allow you to work faster and to be more efficient when you use Photoshop.

You are going to create simple and complicated commands, all from scratch. You learn it all step by step and you will of course make creative use of what you learn during this Photoshop lesson.

Meeting the commands
Managing commands
Creating your own commands
Sharing and exchanging commands
Using Photoshop scripts
Creating special objects

Photoshop Course
Professional lesson 4

Foto collages voor posters, flyers en drukwerk, ontwerpen in Photoshop

Using the Photoshop history
History functions for restauration

You already used the Photoshop history before but by now you master so many different tools and functions that it's time to have a long look at what else the Photoshop history has to offer.

You will first look at the technical aspects to understand how everthing works. After that, you will learn how to use it all and perform creative and more technical exercises to put your understanding to good use. You will discover lots of hidden extras that will enhance your Photoshop files.

The Photoshop history
History tools
Special functions
Restoring restorations
Useful additions

Photoshop Course
Professional lesson 5

Photoshop cursus met lagen, history voor geschiedenis en kleurprofielen

Color modes: document colour modes
RGB and much much more

You will encounter many colour modes during your Photoshop work. You already know one, and probably two: the RGB and CMYK modes. But there are many more modes. You will need some to produce printable files, others for professional colour conversions and other can cunningly be used for creative tricks.

During this Photoshop lesson you will learn all about the colour modes to later make educated choices while you create your designs for print and digital media.

Getting to know the colour modes
Playing with colour modes
Changing colour mode
Adjusting colours
Conversion knowledge

Photoshop Course
Professional lesson 6

Photoshop professional, werken met kleurprofielen en overvloeiingsmodi

Creating animations with Photoshop
Photoshop animation functions

The concluding lesson of your Photoshop Professional Course is a special one. You are going to learn how to create animations with Photoshop. This is a fun class that will allow you to combine all the skills you picked up during the previous Photoshop courses.

All sorts of things will be used and combined. You will combine your skills and create fun animations that can be used in multimedia: websites, news letters and even Powerpoint presentations and more.

Animeren in Photoshop
Lagen slim inzetten
Werken met animatietechnieken
Bijzondere overgangen inschakelen

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.


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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1 month courses & modules

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.

2 days courses & modules

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.


Do you want personal training?

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.

Group training 1 month

6 lessons +
1 personal test lesson on appointment

Runtime 1 month 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

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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 1 month

Single group lessons: 1:45 / 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


You do need prior knowledge to attend this course. Have a look at the content of the Photoshop course to find out if you know all that is addressed. If you need advice, call 020 6820080 so someone can help you.

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


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My teacher masters the art of making the difficult seem so obvious. Even after using it for years without any training before going to this school I never would have guessed Photoshop could be so easy to use and understand. I am in awe! Respect, miss.
D. M.


Op mijn werk weet iedereen dat ik nu een Photoshopmeester ben. Zelfs de stagiairs van de grafische school komen naar me toe voor speciale klusjes. Ongelooflijk dat ik dit nu allemaal zelf kan.
Henk W.


Ik heb bij jullie alle Photoshop cursussen gedaan. Ik herinner me nog hoe ik alles zo moeilijk vond, het getob met de lagen, het geworstel om te begrijpen hoe het werkte. Maar ik vond het vanaf het begin leuk. En ik ben nu superblij dat ik alles heb gedaan. Ik ga ook Illustrator doen, dat is zeker!
Carola Mijnders


Attended your course in English. Thanks people, great job, great material. Got me some awsome skills now!
David H.

I agree

Since I am not the only one attending the course in English I thought I would react as well. Agree as above: great job, great material! Cheers!
Luke W.


Major WOW factor here people. Great!
Steve G.


Ik heb werk gevonden hier. Na de cursussen volgde al snel de emigratie en: ik heb vrij snel een baan gevonden. Het allerleukste is dat ik op deze plek de enige ben die zoveel van Photoshop weet. Goed he? Groeten van een kiwi!
Paskalle V.

Geld waard

Ik vond deze opleiding zijn geld waard. Ik heb er echt voor gespaard en mocht in meer delen betalen dan normaal wat ik tof vond. Elke maand ging ik hard vooruit, mijn fotos worden nu ook steeds professioneler.
Gert J.

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.


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

Do you need personal advice? Call us: 020 820080
If you prefer, feel free to send an .

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.


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