General Description

This course is for beginners. You do not need any previous knowledge of Photoshop, photography or design. We will start right at the beginning and work our way through step by step.

This is a course that teaches you how to edit your digital images and produce creative images. It is intended for photographers who wish to take the editing of their images to the next level using industry-standard software. Adobe Photoshop will be the photo editing software used in this course to editing original images and for producing creative effects to achieve maximum impact. Students will discover the scope of creative possibilities offered by Photoshop.


Teachers wishing to teach photoshop in the classroom that needs an overview of how the program works. this course also includes classroom exercises the students can use to help reinforce the learning. 

Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:   Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities,

4.2.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Manage classroom activities:   Establish and maintain orderly and workable routines to create an environment where student time is spent on learning tasks,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning,

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Venue Information:

Dragon Education

22 Herbert Street




Artarmon railway station – with 15 minute walk to our studios at 22 Herbert Street, Artarmon.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Dragon Education participants have free access to our underground parking for the duration of the course.

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Introduction to Photoshop

30 minutes

  • This section cover a little of the history of photoshop and why it is considered a digital darkroom.

The program User Interface and Tools inc. Keyboard Shortcuts.

30 minutes

  • In this session, we go through the interface and how it works. we will also be looking at the different workspaces available and how to make your own.

Cropping, resizing and Rotating images

30 minutes

  • In this session we go through how to Cropping, resizing and Rotating images for both an entire project or an image within a project. we will also cover things to consider when resizing or cropping. This section will use sample images and comes with an assignment.

Adjusting your images. Exposure and Colour

45 minutes

  • In this session, we go through the different adjustment types and how they work. we will also look at adjustment layers and how they can be used together. this session will use sample images and have a classroom assignment.

The power of Layers for photography.

45 minutes

  • In this session, we go through why layers are so important and how you can use them. We will also go through the layer interface in more detail and blending options. This session will use sample images and have a classroom assignment.

How to make Selecting and masking

1 hour

  • In this session, we go through different selection tools and how they work. we will also cover masking and how it is a less destructive option.
  • This session will use sample images and have a classroom assignment.

Image retouching tools for photography

1 hour

  • In this session, we go through different tools that can be used to fix spots, scratches and dust in images. We will go through how each one works and when to use each one. This session will use sample images and have a classroom assignment.

Editing RAW images in Camera Raw mode for extra control

30 minutes

  • In this session, we go through how to use camera raw and why it is so important. we will look at the difference between file formats.
  • This session will use sample images and have a classroom assignment.

Recap our day. and classroom assignments.

30 minutes

  • In this session, we can go over past sessions if needed and go through the classroom exercises.

What To Bring

Participants have to bring a laptop with a current version of photoshop.


Dragon Education

The team behind Dragon Education and Training have over twenty years of experience working with teachers, students, and schools to provide imaging solutions. Dragon Education and Training was created in response to the demands of teachers for whom the most valuable resource is knowledge. Teachers want to know how and why they want to understand and to use their understanding to help them deliver better outcomes for their students. Teachers also want to be engaged in order to feel that their professional learning is valuable to their school, their students, but most importantly to themselves. As available technologies continue to emerge and transform the way we do things, both in the classroom and in the real world, it is important to remember that knowing what the technologies are and how to use them is only a small piece of the puzzle; what is far more important is understanding why. All of Dragon’s courses and programs are developed and presented by teachers for teachers, and they aim to address both the how and the why in order to make your professional learning: Relevant, Accessible, Hands-On & Applicable