Photoshop Elements - 6 weeks

Online via ZOOM
Times: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursdays: starting October 8th

Learn how to use the program Photoshop Elements to improve and enhance your photographs and bring out their hidden potential. From basic corrections to more complex changes discover how to bring out the best in your photos where the camera original is only the starting point.

Learn how to organize your images and understand the program workspace, image resolution, image size & cropping, making selections, density & colour correction, photo retouching, photo montages, how to use digital filters to create artistic manipulations and how to include text with your images.

If you have a laptop with Photoshop Elements installed, you are welcome to bring it to the course as no computers are supplied in the classroom. Handout material will be provided to summerize each class.

The fall courses will be delivered via the online service ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the sessions via email. Students registered for the online courses will need a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet, with an internet connection.


Week 1 - Introduction to the program interface.

An overview of the working space and layout of the program.
-Importing images and using the Organizer to catalogue your pictures.
-Introduction to the Editor interface and overview of tools.
-System calibration.

Week 2 - Resolution/Image size.

How image size and resolution are related to image quality.
-The relationship between pixels and image size.
-Using the cropping tool to get common print sizes.
-Image quality and file formats.

Week 3 - Density and Colour correction.

How to correct density and colour on any image.
-Density correction using levels, brightness & contrast.
-Colour corrections, hue & saturation /Black & white conversions.
-Using "selections" to alter specific parts of the image.

Week 4 - Photo Retouching.

How to fix and restore images that have problems.
-Getting rid of image flaws and unwanted elements.
-Removal of unwanted objects.
-Retouching portraits.

Week 5 - Photo Collages & Montages.

Combining two or more images.
-Cutting & pasting and cloning one image onto another.
-Using layers to blend image components.
-Using creative type styles that work with your images.

Week 6 - Effects filters.

Using digital filters to enhance your images.
-Using Sharpening & Bluring selectively.
-Using textures.
-Creating special "art" effects.


Course fee: $150.00

To register contact me at:
(905) 523-5665

Please register via e-mail first and once I have confirmed
a spot is available you can pay for the course through PayPal

using a credit card or PayPal account.

Or via mail at:

Burlington PhotoWorkshops
2 King St. W.
Jackson Station
P.O. Box 57095
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4W9

(Please make cheques out to "Paul Sparrow")