Due To Covid-19, Photoshop 101 Has Been Moved To A Virtual Format.

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Photoshop 101 | Edit Your Photos & More

DURATION: 8 Hours Of Instruction
FORMAT: 4-Week Classes (2 hrs/week)
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: Laptop with Photoshop Installed
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Take Your Photos To The Next Level

Photoshop is one of the industry-leading image editing software that allows you to design, edit, restore, retouch and manipulate images. Learn what the pros are doing in Photoshop to tweak their images.  Photoshop is an essential final step in digital photography to completing your images. This class is geared towards photographers new to Photoshop and to those looking for a good introduction to the software.

“Really well done.  Thank you so much for such an informative and logical course!”
– GTA Photography Student

Hands-On & Interactive

Our instructor will give you direction and tips about the software every step of the way! We’re here to help you master all the settings and tools.

5 Star Reviews

Not only do we consistently get 5 star reviews, we’re also listed as one of Toronto’s Top 10 Photography Schools by BlogTO.

Quality Instructors

Our instructors are professional photographers AND excellent teachers! They know how to simplify technical concepts and teach through exploration, and creativity.

Small Class Sizes

We have small class sizes to ensure the attention every student needs. Many of our classes have 1:10 instructor to student ratio; that’s only 10 students per instructor!

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Course Summary
  • Basic navigation (overall layout, opening, resizing images)
  • Use of layers, masking
  • Overview of adjustments and tools (cropping, colour, brightness, contrast, burn & dodge, clone stamp)
  • Keyboard shortcuts and other tips of efficient workflow
  • Creative assignments
Global Adjustments

Photoshop has the power to completely reinvent how you shoot. This course will start at the beginning and is great for someone who is completely brand new to the program. We’ll start by showing you the basics of the interface and how to make fundamental adjustments to colour, contrast and brightness.

Learn about Layers

Layering is a key component to using Photoshop efficiently and non-destructively. In this course, learn about different types of layers as well as how to organize and group them. Get started with layer masking to selectively edit your images.

Creative Projects to Get You Practicing:

The instructor will guide you on how to edit both landscapes as well as portraits. You’ll have the opportunity to practice on your own through creative editing assignments like fixing up an old photograph or doing a double exposure.

$50 OFF Each Additional Participant

Groups of two or more will receive $50 OFF each additional participant. Join a class with a friend & save!

Loaner Cameras

Don’t have a professional DSLR? No worries! We offer loaner cameras at the price of $25 +HST for the full class duration.

Save More With Class Packages!

The Fundamentals
$489Reg. $538 (Save $50)
The Portrait
$599Reg. $677 (Save $85)
The Editor
$719Reg. $817 (Save $100)

Note: All of our class packages are already discounted and no additional promotions may apply. 

How early do I need to register?

Registration is open right up until the day the session begins. Please note however, that some of our classes sell out well in advance. In order to guarantee enrolment, we recommend registering as soon as you know your schedule.

What are your class and cancellation policies?


  • Prepayment is required to confirm your registration and spot in the class / camp / workshop.
  • All sessions begin promptly at the stated time. Any missed material is forgone by the student.
  • Register early: If you wait until the last minute, the class might be filled or cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

Cancellation by Student:

  • CLASS/WORKSHOP: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for class; however, if we are notified within 7 days prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule you to another session but a $50 administration fee will apply*.
  • PRIVATE LESSONS: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for the lesson; however, if we are notified 48 hours prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule your session, but a  $50 administration fee will apply.

Class Cancellation:

  • GTA Photography Classes reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class if there is inadequate enrolment. In the event that a class must be cancelled, you will be notified by email in advance (please be sure to register using the email address where you can best be reached). You may then either reschedule for another session or receive reimbursement of class fees.

*Exclusions: Travel Photography purchased as a Photo 101 add on is non-refundable and non-transferable prior to or post your scheduled session.

Do you offer certificates?

We offer a certificate of completion to students upon request. Please contact us through email or by phone to speak with an instructor to receive your certificate if you require one. Certificates will be delivered through email. There will be a $25 admin fee if you would like a physical certificate mailed to you.

What equipment should I bring to class?

• Laptop with Photoshop software installed
• High resolution files of photos you have taken
• Class notes (you’ll be able to download these in your confirmation email)

What type of payment do you accept?

Most of our registration is done ONLINE using MC and VISA. We do however, except CASH / CHEQUES in person at the studio. (Note: We do not accept Debit) Please phone ahead to make an appointment to register if paying by cash, as we may be in session or out on assignment.

Cheques can also be mailed to our studio. Please make them payable to GTA Photography Classes.

Mailing Address:

25 Toronto St.
Suite #200
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5C 2R1

Do I need prior training or experience?

For the introductory courses (Photo 101) and photo tours, no prior training is required. More advanced courses such as Photo 201 and our workshops, do require prior experience as they build on basic techniques taught in Photo 101. If you have some prior knowledge or experience and not sure if you need some of the prerequisites, give us a call and talk to an instructor today!

Do I get more instruction in the in-class Weekend Boot Camp or the 4 week program?

All of our programs include the exact same lecture / workshop material.  You will not get any more or less in any of the sessions. We design our courses and workshops so that we equip all our students with the knowledge they need! You just select the class type that works best for your schedule.  Leave everything else with us!

Where are you located? Is there parking?

For all of our classes in Toronto, they are located at 25 Toronto Street, Suite #200. Parking is available on Toronto St and at several other paid-parking lots around the area.

For all information about our location, contact and map with parking options, please visit our Contact Page for more details.

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