Photoshop education in English in Amsterdam
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Photoshop education: learn Photoshop from scratch: edit images, correct & restore them, prepare for print & much more!


During this Photoshop educaiton you will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, the program of choice of professional image editors worldwide. With Photoshop you can edit photos, images, and create photo collages in which the elements that are cut out blend well together. You learn how to use Photoshop professionally and creatively.

You use Photoshop to correct images too: they can become sharper for instance, or you can add blurriness for special effects like bokeh. The colours can be adjusted, missing elements can be restored and repaired. Photoshop is of course frequently used for media in which models should be enhanced: wrinkles and pimples can be removed, waists can be adjusted and colours can be changed or fine-tuned.

Illustrator artwork, vector graphics

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A long, professional education

You are going to learn how to create photo collages during the first lesson. After that you will continue with corrections using different methods and techniques. You will adjust colours, isolate elments, transform, restore and much, much more. You will cut out images to get the most out of a design, make sure resolution and printability are in perfect order and make clever use of the Photoshop layers and history.

After this education you will truly be a professional image editor.

Learn Photoshop from scratch

It is important to know Photoshop's basic functions since they are at the heart of everything you will do later. Anyone can do something funny with an image but you will need to understand about printability, sense of proportion and quality as well. So, learn it all from scratch and get educated. You will learn it all to become a professional image editor. With live teaching, homework and homework correction you will learn it all.

Photoshop Education
Module 1 Lesson 1

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Creating photo collages
Combining photos into one

During the first lesson of this Photoshop education you will learn how to cut out objects the right way. This will allow you to create photo collages in which the different elements blend in together well. You are going to use different tools to achieve this and you will learn what you can do with each tool and how to adjust it.

At the end of this lesson you will know how to create an image from scratch and how to prepare it to create collages from multiple images.

Selections and marking tools
Combining selections
Using layers
The layers structure
Isolating elements
Creating photo collages
Retouching edges
Creating and saving files
Understanding document specs

Photoshop Education
Module 1 Lesson 2

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Colour in Photoshop
Fills and fill methods

This lesson of the Photoshop education addresses, among other things, the painting tools. You will learn how to use them and how to adjust them to fit your need. Each tool has specific settings to use them in a smart way. You will learn all that and find out what you can do with these tools to start correction and creating.

You will use special fills to not only create backgrounds but to also create and simulate shadows and special objects. Colours and fills are crucial for designs.

Using the fill options
Special fill techniques
Managing fills
Drawing and painting in Photoshop
Brushes and settings
Brush styles
Colour in Photoshop
Managing colours
Saving colours

Photoshop Education
Module 1 Lesson 3

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Cropping and resizing images
Correction tools in Photoshop

As a Photoshop image editor you will have to know many different things. One of these things is editing colours and saturation. Photoshop has quite a number of tools to do just that and during this lesson of the Photoshop Course you are going to use the first correction tools to remove spots and blemishes.

You will also learn what you can do to get the most out of images by cropping them. Resizing and cropping are great to prepare files for internet and InDesign.

Restoring colour
Repairing over saturation
Reparing lack of contrast
Reparing dark areas
Looking at light areas
Cropping documents
Cropping with special effects
Resizing files
Restoring perspective

Photoshop Education
Module 1 Lesson 4

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Document structure
Clever tricks & functions

This lesson from the Photoshop education will address structures in the Photoshop documents. As time progresses your documents will become more and more complicated. It is a good idea to use the layer management techniques in Photoshop to keep your work managable. This will prevent the project to become instable.

You are also going to learn how to make good use of selections and even use special selections to work on your artwork. This will help you work efficiently which will greatly improve your workflow.

Using the layers part 2
Efficient management
Using special layer options
Document structuring
Ordening layers
Manipulating layer content
Transformation tricks

Photoshop Education
Module 1 Lesson 5

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Photoshop filters
Filters for correction and fun

During this lesson you will learn how to use filters to give a document a special look and feel and to correct and restore images. A filter gives you many options and you will learn tips and tricks to know how to prepare documents for a smart way of implementing filters.

You can do so much with filters that this lesson focuses on explaining as much as possible so you can use tricks to really get the result you're after. This will help you prevent problems later on and to make the right choice when you use them.

Meeting the filters
Using the filter gallery
Special settings for filters
Filters not in the filter gallery
Using special settings
Tips and tricks for filters
Using filters for photo corrections

Photoshop Education
Module 1 Lesson 6

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Typography in Photoshop
Creating designs with text

When you create layouts in Photoshop you will soon be confronted with the need to insert text. You are going to learn how to use text during this lesson of the Photoshop Course. Photoshop has many options for text and you are going to explore all of them.

You add type and add special effects. This way your designs will be unique and exactly how you need them to be. By using headers and readable columns your design will not just be great to look at but it will be easy to read and perfect to draw the attention of your intended clients.

Type in Photoshop
Using type settings
Paragraph and character
Playing with colour
Special fill options
Tricks with text
Combining skills for special effects

Photoshop Education
Module 2 Lesson 1

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Working for print
All about image resolution

This lesson of the Photoshop education is dedicated to working for print. This means you are going to learn everything about image resolution: the heart behind all printing instructions and what you have to know when you want images to print properly.

Many resolution settings and options will be addressed to make sure you understand what you are doing. After all, creating a beautiful graphic that turns out unprintable is the most frustating thing and is a waste of your time and effort. A wrong setting can have desastrous results, let's address all this during this lesson.

Resolution types
Adjusting resolution
Exchanging resolution

Photoshop Education
Module 2 Lesson 2

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Corrections: color, hue & colour casts
Repairing problems

During this lesson you will restore photos on a more advanced level. You will learn how to get rid of colour casts and how to use different document options and settings to affect the way your artwork looks.

You adjust colour balance and we will look at special techniques to improve your artwork even more than before. The emphasis is on digital image corrections.

The emphasis lies on properly using the options and to develop a keen eye for colour and detail. Your teacher keeps an eye on your progress to make sure everything goes well.

Adjust dark and light
Adjust contrast professionally
Using variations
Special filters for photos
Adjusting colour balance

Photoshop Education
Module 2 Lesson 3

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Restoration functions in Photoshop
Removing problematic areas

During this lesson of the Photoshop education you will learn how to use the many restoration tools Photoshop has in store for you.

You are going to restore portraits, restore damaged areas and much more. Anyone can remove a pimple or bleech teeth but... can you do it in a way even your teacher won't notice?

Learn how to restore images that will be perfect for print and in which all unwanted imperfections are removed in a professional way.

Repairing skin imperfections
Bleeching teeth
Restoring colour in faces
Restoring missing areas
Reparing scratches, durt and dust
Creative corrections
Using different correction methods

Photoshop Education
Module 2 Lesson 4

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Working for multimedia
Saving different types of files

Today, you will learn how to prepare artwork for use on the Internet and other media, this will help you combine your skills and make you flexible when you work for both print media and digital media.

You will learn how the different compression methods affect files and what to do to create the best artwork for a particular medium. You will also learn the different options that can be used when you save images. This will make them perfect for use in news letters for instance, and Powerpoint or Word.

Colour palettes
Compression methods
Different types of files
Saving for printable and digital media
Comparing methods

Photoshop Education
Module 2 Lesson 5

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More advanced image editing
Glamour in images

During this lesson of the Photoshop education you will use special filters to enhance graphics and graphic files. You are going to transform the content of files and learn how to use mathemetical and geometric transformations to give the illusion of depth.

You will also do some more touch-up and enhancing. During this lesson you will remove love handles, make people slimmer or fatter of course, you will add special elements and design with perspective to add decorative elements on buildings, packaging and more.

Applying special transformations
Adjusting faces and bodies
Playful transformations
Useful transformations
Managing transformations

Photoshop Education
Module 2 Lesson 6

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Creating Photoshop patterns
Creating Photoshop brushes

As you work as a Photoshopper you will soon notice the standard tools in Photoshop do not suffice. You will need to create your own to be able to create really personal and special artwork.

So today you will create your very own Photoshop patterns. These can be used within Photoshop and if you attend even more courses you will understand these can be incredibly useful.

Not only that: you will create your own brushes too. These can be used in a lot of the Photoshop tools.

Creating Photoshop patterns
Creating pattern libraries
Creating Photoshop brushes
Adding special settings to brushes
Brush and pattern management

Photoshop Education
Module 3 Lesson 1

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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 Education
Module 3 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 Education
Module 3 Lesson 3

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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 Education
Module 3 Lesson 4

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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 Education
Module 3 Lesson 5

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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 Education
Module 3 Lesson 6

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Creating animations with Photoshop
Photoshop animation functions

The concluding lesson of your Photoshop education 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

Photoshop Education
Module 4 Lesson 1

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Color profiles
Using colour profiles in Photoshop

By the time you are ready for this intensive course you must have heard about color profiles. These profiles are at the heart of your Photoshop file and are used to keep colours consistent and to assign and adjust colours. You are going to use them today.

After this lesson you know which colour profile to use, you can import colour profiles and manage them while you work.

What are colour profiles
When do you use color profiles
The result of colour remapping
Colour profiles and colour

Photoshop Education
Module 4 Lesson 2

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The 'Pen' tool in Photoshop
Creating vectors and work paths

During this lesson you are going to learn how to create vectors in Photoshop. You are going to create them with the 'Pen' tool. This means you are going to create the so-called work paths.

These workpaths are commonly used to cut out elements, to isolate them. This function will have the focu first. But you will continue and learn much more.

Creating vectors in Photoshop
Creating workpaths
Using the 'Pen' tool
Work path settings

Photoshop Education
Module 4 Lesson 3

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Using vectors creatively
Creating vector shapes

Now that you know what you can do to create good workpaths it's time to put them to good use.

You are going to meet the different options to use vectors as cleverly and creatively as possible. Of course you will also learn how you can manage your own designs. The 'Pen' tool is much more flexible than meets the eye.

Creating vector shapes
Management of your vectors
Creative uses of vectors and workpaths
Workpaths with extras

Photoshop Education
Module 4 Lesson 4

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Learning tonal values and settings

During this Photoshop lesson you learn all you need to know about the histogram. This prepares you for the next class: editing photographic material in a skilled way.

Understanding what tonal values are is very important since it will help you understand the structure of a photo. We will focus on developing a keen eye for colour adjustments: you really will learn what to be aware of before you start editing images for quality printing and how you can tell if an image is high quality or not.

The histogram
Learning how to read histograms
The values and information of Histograms
Getting to know tonal values

Photoshop Education
Module 4 Lesson 5

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Using the Photoshop Levels
White point, black point

This lesson is all about adjusting images using the 'Levels'. You are going to learn what the white point is, and of course the black point too. You will use these to edit images using the levels and your knowledge of the histogram.

You are going to judge different types of tonal values to see if the image you want to use is good enough for the job. Each photo is different and you should be able to check their properties and know how to edit each and every type of image.

Reading levels
Levels and their functions
Adjusting levels in photos
What should you do and avoid

Photoshop Education
Module 4 Lesson 6

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Using the Curves
Adjusting greypoint and colour cast

During this lesson you are going to use multiple techniques to really get the most out of photos. You will pay attention to the dark and light areas in images, you will learn all about contrst and you will remove colour casts in spectacular, advanced ways.

You are going to prepare images for print, high quality print, by paying attention to detail and specific areas that are difficult to print. This is a crucial lesson for image editors, it is one you really can not afford to miss.

Reading the curves
The Curves background
What to do and avoid
Specialist curve corrections

toetsles van uw cursus

The test lessons
Of your education

The last lesson of each (except the last) education module is the test lesson. You attend this individually. You will receive one or a few assignments that will require all your new skills. Some tests take a lot of time to complete: you make those at home.

Exam: conclusion of your last module
You make the exam at home: you will receive instructions for an extensive assignment. This takes too much time to complete here. You send in your files on the agreed date and time and will receive input and tips to make your designs even more professional.

of tests & exam

Tests at LearningTrain
Tests made at LearningTrain will be evaluated by your teacher after your test.
If you sent in all required homework and your test results are good they will are valid for your diploma.

Tests and exam from home
Tests made at home will be evaluated by your teacher on appointment..
If you sent in all required homework and your test results are good they will are valid for your diploma.

When are the
tests & exam?

The tests
The tests should be made within two months following your last education lesson: this allows you to practise well in those two months.
You can also schedule the tests during your education though.

The exam
You do the exam within two months following your last education lesson. During these two months you can prepare for the exam.

Questions about this education

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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 26 weeks

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

Runtime 5 weeks per module +
Test on appointment
Week for homework after each lesson

Group training 2-days modules

Per module
2 days with 3 lessons +
personal test lesson on appointment
Week for homework after each lesson

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

Illustrator artwork, vector graphics

Do you prefer personal training?

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

Group training 5-weeks modules

Per module
Single group lessons: 2 hours
Combined lessons: 3 hours

Group training 2-days modules

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

Personal education

Per module
We always combine 2 lessons into longer 3 hours lessons.

Personal reserved education
Lessons can be booked single.

Single lessons 1.5 hours
Combined lessons 3 hours

Homework during this education

Homework after each lesson
You receive homework after each lesson. Making the homework takes about 12 hours a week. If you only do the required assignments this education's homework will take about 5 hours a week to complete.

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

Homework correction & questions

Homework correction
Your teacher schedules time to correct homework in the week following your lesson. You will receive tips and corrections. There are guidelines for sending homework, you will be told during the first lesson.

Answering questions
About 12/15 minutes are scheduled at the start of each lesson during which you can ask questions and receive more tips. This way your fellow students learn from your questions too.

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 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 training 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 at home/work

  • If software is needed during your education 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 education includes

  • Course fees
  • Syllabus
  • Tests and exam
  • Extra practise time to prepare for your test (two months max)
  • Digital or printed books with exercises, homework and a recap of what was addressed
  • Extra assignments and tools so you can learn even more
  • Extra telephone and email support in between lessons
  • Homework
  • Personal homework correction
  • Two weeks 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

Prior knowledge & experience

You don't need to know anything about Photoshop to attend this education. You will learn it all from scratch. You don't have to know any other Adobe software either, this education is perfect since you will learn it all step by step.

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 education

Regular runtime
5 weeks per module of 7 lessons +
+ personal test lessons

€ 3.300,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 3.993,00 including 21% BTW

2-weeks runtime
2 full training days per module of 7 lessons
+ personal test lessons

€ 3.800,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 5.783,80 including 21% BTW

Personal education, 2 pers. max

Regular runtime
3 weeks of 2 combined lessons p. module
+ personal test lessons

€ 4.780,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 5.783,80 including 21% BTW

2-days runtime
2 full days of 3 lessons p. module

€ 6.400,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 7.744,00 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)

€   9.600,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 11.616,00 including 21% BTW


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Sneaky steekjes :)

Ik wilde je even laten weten wat ik van de cursus vond.
Deze vond ik echt goed. Als je niets van Photoshop weet is het, denk ik, zeer pittig. Er ging meer tijd inzitten dan ik had gedacht maar dat maakte niet uit want je hoeft de oefeningen niet direct in te leveren en je hebt tijd om het door te nemen en later om te oefenen voor de toets.
Het cursusmateriaal was duidelijk en geraffineerd grappig. Af en toe heb ik hardop gelachen, wat een sneaky steekjes! Er was genoeg te oefenen en genoeg beeldmateriaal. En toen het werd aangeleverd, werkte het ook nog allemaal. De mogelijkheid vragen te stellen tijdens de les of over de mail heb ik als prettig ervaren. Hoewel ik eerder met Photoshop heb gewerkt, heb ik veel nieuws geleerd en handiger leren werken.
Simone van D.

Nooit meer foto's geloven

Ik geloof nooit meer de foto's die ik in de bladen zie. Wat een eyeopener deze cursus. Wat een heerlijke voorbeelden en oefenmateriaal. Volgend jaar kom ik terug voor de andere twee Photoshop cursussen.
Kim Y.

Ik kan nu alles

Ik vond mezelf nooit zo'n computermens maar als ik kijk naar de uren die ik spendeer aan het werken met Photoshop... Gelukkig is mijn baas er enorm blij mee. En wat een wereldlesmateriaal! Bedankt jongens!
Wouter S.

Running back

I went to other schools for Photoshop and CAD but boy I am running back to this school to learn Dreamweaver and Flash. I have never seen better quality training.
Richard B.


Ik heb door mijn aangemaakte portfolio inmiddels een baan gevonden. Ik Photoshop bijna de hele dag. Hoe alles kan lopen he.
Michel de J.

Wat kan ik al veel!

Heb nog maar twee lessen gehad maar zit nu al druk de portretten van mijn dochters te bewerken! Wat kan ik al veel!
Irene van der P.

Human Being

I enjoyed the enthusiasm of my teacher and her stunning sense of humor. I have to admit it took me a while to get used to it since it is quite dry at times but she is refreshing and heart warming and a real Human Being. Even though I can't really afford the second course I am going to attend it simply because I feel I am becoming a better and more creative person because of this fantastic training.
Alois B.


After a few lessons I noticed there was always an answer to the questions. I tried to stump her but could not do it. Gave up! Had fun!
Gary Russell


Ik wist niet dat ik zoveel zou leren. Ik dacht 'ik doe het er even bij' maar al na de eerste les had ik door dat dat me niet makkelijk zou afgaan. Ik heb doorgezet, gelukkig was het echt een feestje. Ik ga door met de andere cursussen, ben verslaafd!
Cor R.


Grappig dat een ander deze cursus makkelijker vond dan basis. Ik had het soms best moeilijk vooral over de resoluties was lastig. Maar ik begrijp het nu wel allemaal.
Melle K.


Ik heb de cursus nog niet gevolgd maar ik mocht het lesmateriaal alvast zien. Dat ik dat allemaal ga leren. ik heb er zin in!
Louise B.

Mooie aanvulling

Wat een mooie aanvulling op de eerste cursus. Vraagje: kan ik Photoshop Professional apart volgen via 'its a deal'?
Marijke de J.


Ik vind deze cursus makkelijker dan de eerste cursus Photoshop. Misschien omdat alles nu sneller valt. Hoe dan ook weer fijne cursus.
Mohamed B.

Materiaal kopen

Kan ik extra materiaal laten maken en kopen? Ik heb wat specifieke dingen nodig.
M. K. (Holland)

Reactie LearningTrain

Ja, dat kan. In opdracht kan extra lesmateriaal worden gemaakt. Neem even contact op.


Ik begon met de eerste cursus die werd vergoed door UWV. Maar omdat ik het zo geweldig vind doe ik van mijn eigen geld Vervolg. En... ik spaar nu voor Expert. Ik ben halverwege!
Janna de S.


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.

Heel blij

Dit is echt geweldig, ik ben heel blij. Niet alleen kan ik met alle gereedschappen werken op een efficiente manier maar ik kan zelfs drukklare bestanden aanleveren. Ik ben diep onder de indruk. En heel blij.
Jasper G.

Master course

Is this a master course or what? Loved it. Thinking about doing Illustrator now, too.
W. D.

Goed opgebouwd

Deze cursus is goed opgebouwd. Je leert alles stuk voor stuk. Er is lesmateriaal bij waar alles ook in staat. Heel handig. Omdat je ook huiswerk moet maken ga je alles sneller leren. Fijne vondst.
Marja B.


Yet another English guy saying: true! It really is great. Didn't know you could do so much! @ w. debussy: we've gotta meet!
Pete R.


Ik dacht dat ik al veel wist maar al tijdens de basiscursus liet de docent me alle hoeken van de kamer zien. Maar: nou weet ik nog veel meer.
Mike J.


Ik weet niet meer op welke pagina het stond maar ook ik vind dit een superleuke superopleiding! Ben totaal blij. Investering meerrr dan waard!
Car D.

Turkish keyboard

I am problem with turkish keyboard on laptop, Photoshop no like shortcut on my lap top. No work. But good course thank you.
Reza B.


Deze cursus was minder goed voor mijn ego. Dacht dat ik al veel wist. Maar: nou kan ik lekker doorwerken.
Hannes R.

Ego 2

@ Hannes R: ja, ik herken dit! Volgens mij zat jij bij mij in de groep. We zijn verslagen door een vrouw!
J. W.

Reactie LearningTrain

Hier jullie juf, heren Ego en Ego 2. Ik daag jullie uit met een extra opdracht. Houd je mailbox in de gaten :)

Vragen over Photoshop

Tekenen in Illustrator, ontwerpen maken, illustratorcursus in Amsterdam, Nederlandse cursus

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

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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.


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