Photoshop® and Graphics Classes in South Florida!

Photoshop® is truly the 800 pound gorilla of the graphics world, with a very deep and broad interface. We start at the beginning, even if you have no Photoshop experience, and walk you through the basics. Many of these elementary photo imaging principles apply both to PhotoshopandPhotoshop Elements,an excellent program for the hobbyist. It is recommended however, that you have a basic understanding of computing and your operating system, either Windows or Mac, first.

The beginnings topics I cover include The Work Area, Tools, Navigating, Using the Bridge (File Browser), Making Selections, (Tools & Methods), Layer Basics, Layer Styles (FX), Resolution, Resizing, File Size, Image Adjustments & Basic Photo Corrections.

After the basics, I can continue on with topics such as Retouching & Repairing Photos, Masks, Channels, Painting, Editing, Paths, Pen Tools, Shapes, Type, Advanced Layer Techniques, Filters, Special Effects, Optimizing, Saving for Web, Printing & Collages.

One of the cornerstones of my classes is my belief that they must be tailored to the needs and goals of the students. Many adults come to these classes with tremendous variation in their experience and skills; it is my primary job to first ascertain what my students need and how best to proceed to attain their goals.

I strive to promote a low pressure and welcoming atmosphere, geared to the needs and goals of adult students. I use discussions, demonstrations, videos, hand outs, and other materials to demystifyPhotoshop and help students to discover its endless creative possibilities for personal expression.



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Extending the size and range of a photo to fit a different orientation:



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Photoshop Fundamentals Course # CWO0245

Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus
4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33461

Tuesdays, 11/5 - 12/10/19, 6-9 p.m.
Course Reference ID# 262594

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Or, if a class is not your preferred method of instruction, I also do private tutoring in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, InDesign and Illustrator for either personal or business users. To schedule an upcoming class for your group or for general information about classes or private tutoring, call: 561-432-4633 or email

Matt Kloskowski Book       Layers

Recommended books:

Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature
by Matt Kloskowski

Teach Yourself Visually: Photoshop CC
by Mike Wooldridge & Brianna Stuart

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Adult & Community Ed program of the School District of Palm Beach County: Beginning Photoshop, an 8 week course at

Park Vista Community High School
7900 Jog Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467

Mondays 9/16/19 - 10/11/19 6-8 p.m.

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For more info about these classes, call 561-432-4633

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