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Adobe Photoshop classes in St. Paul

Level 1 - Beginners

Level 2 - Advanced



Photoshop Training in St. Paul

American Media Training has regularly scheduled public classes in the St. Paul area and can also provide customized on site Photoshop training courses in St. Paul. Our private classes are normally delivered at your offices, but we can also teach you online in our virtual classroom.


Please click here to view our St. Paul schedule at our classroom based training website. For you convenience, our online schedule is listed below.


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Online Photoshop Class- Beginners

Photoshop CS5 level 1 beginner class

Sorry, we currently do not have any public classes scheduled for the Photoshop level 1 class. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Photoshop CS5 level 1 beginner class
Course Description:

This class is for anyone who needs to learn how to create raster based images for print, video or web. This application is a must for anyone in digital media content creation.

Course Topics:

  • Navigate through the Photoshop interface
  • Set up the application
  • Work with Photoshop color
  • Understand pixels vs. vectors
  • Select artwork
  • Use Layers
  • Utilize Masks
  • Understand Channels
  • Use Type
  • Work with Filters
  • Optimize Images for the Web
  • Create Rollovers and Slice Images
  • Use ImageReady to create web graphics

Photoshop CS5 level 1 beginner class
Course Details:

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Using the options bar and other panels
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop
  • Checking for updates

Lesson 2: Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Getting started
  • Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Replacing colors in an image
  • Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Using content-aware fill
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
  • Saving the image for four-color printing

Lesson 3: Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Getting started
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • View Sample
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
  • Refining the edge of a selection

Lesson 4: Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Getting started
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Flattening and saving files

Lesson 5: Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Getting started
  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Merging exposures and applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Lesson 6: Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Lesson 7: Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Getting started
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type

Lesson 8: Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Getting started
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vector objects for the background
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Online Photoshop class - Advanced

Photoshop CS5 level 2 advanced class

Sorry, we currently do not have any public classes scheduled for the Photoshop level 2 class. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Photoshop CS5 level 2 advanced class
Course Description:

This class is for anyone who creates and works with digital images and seeks to advance beyond the basic skill sets.

Course Topics:

  • Color correction of Master Images
  • Photo composition
  • Photo retouching
  • Color management
  • Advanced layer techniques
  • Color matching
  • Advanced halftone techniques
  • Advanced tool techniques
  • Automation techniques
  • Photoshop workflow

Photoshop CS5 level 2 advanced class
Course Details:

Lesson 1: New CS5 Feature Overview

  • Improved Interface
  • Adjustment Layer Panel
  • Mask Panel
  • Improved Dodge, Burn and Sponge Tools
  • Enhanced Photomerge technologies including 360° panoramics
  • Content Award Scaling
  • Fluid Motion Canvas rotation, Zooming and Panning
  • Enhanced 3d graphics editing

Lesson 2: Tool and Palette Primer

  • Preparing your workspace
  • Working with screen modes
  • Navigating your document
  • Picking colors
  • Basic editing tools
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Editing menus
  • Editing keyboard shortcuts

Lesson 3: Selection Primer

  • Basic selection tools
  • Magic Wand tool
  • Quick Select tool
  • Refining a selection
  • The Select menu
  • Quick Mask mode

Lesson 4: Resolution Solutions

  • Understanding pixel size
  • Resizing images and Pixel Interpolation
  • Printing Considerations

Lesson 5: Using Camera Raw

  • The Camera Raw dialog box
  • Adjusting Multiple images
  • Finishing touches

Lesson 6: Color Manipulation

  • Using the color wheel
  • The Hue/Saturation dialog box
  • Replacing color
  • Color Balance
  • Levels/Curves
  • Color Replacement tool
  • Channel Mixer
  • Gradient Map

Lesson 7: Adjustment Layers

  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Photo filter adjustments
  • Blending Modes
  • Adjusting isolated areas
  • Potential problems
  • Limitations of Adjustment Layers

Lesson 8: Noise Removal and Sharpening

  • Removing film grain and scanner/camera noise
  • Compression noise
  • How sharpening works
  • Selective Sharpening

Lesson 9: Advanced Masking

  • The NEW Mask panel
  • The Background Erase tool
  • The Extract filter
  • The Blending sliders
  • Creating a mask from Channels
  • Vector Masks
  • Layer Masks

Lesson 10: Collage

  • Creating a panoramic image with photomerge
  • Clipping Masks
  • Blending Sliders
  • Layer Masks
  • Vector Masks
  • Smart objects
  • Warping
  • Creating complex collages

Lesson 11: Retouching and Restoration

  • Patch tool
  • Healing Brush tool
  • Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Vanishing point
  • NEW IMPROVED Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools
  • Blur and Sharpen tools
  • Lens Correction filter
  • Liquify filter

Lesson 12: The Master Image Workflow

  • Image capture - resolution
  • Initial rough crop and straighten
  • Spotting
  • Global tonal adjustments
  • Global color adjustments
  • Reduce or remove noise/grain
  • Local tonal adjustments
  • Fine-tune localized colors
  • Interpret colors
  • Double and triple check masks
  • Retouching
  • Creative effects
  • Save master file
  • * Create output specific files

Lesson 13: Working with 3D graphics

  • Using 3D shapes presets
  • Importing 3D files
  • Manipulating 3D objects
  • Adjusting 3D lighting and surface textures
  • Compositing 3D objects with 2D images


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.