An introduction to the most common uses of Photoshop. Learn how to improve overall image quality, retouch portraits and remove unwanted elements from pictures as well as compositing and layering techniques to combine images together.

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Program Duration

4 weeks

Next Start Dates


Prerequisites: Basic computer knowledge

Learning objectives:

  • Tone and color correct images
  • Improve old photos
  • Retouch photos
  • Remove elements from photos
  • Add elements to photos including text
  • Create graphic elements for web or digital presentations
  • Develop graphics as social media or marketing assets

What You'll Learn

Course Info

Class 1 – Interface and tools. Color & Tonal Image Correction. Gradient Tool
Class 2 – Text and Styles. Blending Layers. Masking Layers
Class 3 – Brush Tools. Painting, Creating from Scratch
Class 4 – Retouching a Portrait
Class 5 – Restoring Old Photos. Removing elements
Class 6 – Replacing Backgrounds
Class 7 – Combining Pictures
Class 8 – Compositing a Scene and Exporting Graphics

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, starting September 30, 2020

Classes meet online, twice a week for 4 weeks.

Terms & Conditions

Please note: This program does not require approval under the Private Training Act (PTA). Students may not file a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) regarding this program.

Terms & Conditions


  • Tuition is due in full at the time of registration.
  • Tuition is not protected by PTIB’s Student Tuition Protection Fund. For more information visit:


  • In the event that VanArts cancels a part-time program, all registrants for that program will receive a full refund.
  • VanArts may cancel a part-time program if enrolments do not reach our minimum capacities.

Refund Policy

  • There is a non-refundable cancellation fee of 20% of the part-time program tuition.
  • Written notice of withdrawal to is required.
  • Non-attendance without written notice does not constitute eligibility for a refund.
  • Refunds of the full program tuition, less the 20% cancellation fee, will be granted up to seven calendar days before the start date of the part-time program.
  • No refunds will be granted less than seven days before the start date of the part-time program.


Lia Oranit Shechter


Lia Oranit Shechter


Lia has been a graphic designer and art director for the past eight years. While working for top design studios, she led print and digital design projects for top international brands such as Nike, TicTac, Nutella, Kinder, SodaStream, and many others. She is an expert in branding and creating a unique identity through design. Currently, she’s advising startup companies on the importance of implementing a design strategy at an early stage.



$400.00 CAD


$400.00 CAD

Additional Information

International Students

Please note that letters of acceptance are not issued for part-time courses.

Online Delivery

This course is being delivered online, but class times are local to Vancouver, BC and are in the Pacific Daylight or Standard Time zones (PDT/PST), dependent on time of year.

Registration is Open

Interested in Photoshop