Introduction To Photoshop Class


Get started with the basics of image editing in this Introduction to Photoshop Class.



Workshop Dates

Thursday Evening

19 April 2018 5.30-8.30

(includes pizza!)

Group Size

Workshop is limited

to 10 persons

Workshop Price

$55 per person

Do you want to learn the basic of Adobe Photoshop editing but just don’t know where to begin? This Introduction To Photoshop class is designed for you!


If you have done my Beginners Photography Workshop, you’ll know that I’ve discussed the benefits of shooting RAW files because your images can look with even the most basic editing.


This Introduction To Photoshop Class is designed for those with NO editing experience. The aim is to guide you through the essential editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop to get really satisfying results and while spending LESS time doing it! Furthermore you’ll gain the confidence knowing what you capture in camera can be finished off in the editing process in order to really complete your photographic vision.


Yes editing can seem daunting, but once you know what the key adjustments are and why we use them your results will be better than you thought possible. Finally it’ll make sense and you’ll be able to build on the knowledge you gained here and never look back.


In short what I’m going to do is take you through step by step they most valuable editing tools in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw while explaining in simple terms:

  • What each one is
  • What it does
  • Why to use it

Furthermore, as part of the process I’ll take a basic RAW file of mine and edit it from start to finish using exactly the same tools as you will have.


And the best part? It’s on a Thursday evening so it gets with weekend free. And we’ll get a few gourmet pizza’s from Mr P.P.s next door to keep the whole evening fun and relaxed.


What We Will Be Covering:

Basic Editing


  • White Balance Adjustment
  • Colour Temperature Adjustment
  • Exposure Slider
  • Contrast Slider
  • Highlights and Shadows Sliders (so good!)
  • Whites and Blacks Sliders
  • Clarity
  • Vibrance
  • Saturation

Further Refinement


  • Sharpening
  • Noise Reduction
  • Black & White Conversions
  • Saturation Adjustment of Individual Colours
  • Luminance Adjustment of Individual Colours
  • Dehaze Tool
  • Lens Corrections
  • Fixing Distortion
  • Vignetting

Extra Awesome Features


  • Easy Before / After Comparisons
  • White Balance Tool
  • Targeted Adjustment Tool
  • Crop tool
  • Straighten Tool
  • Transform Tool (this one is amazing)
  • Spot Removal
  • Adjustment Brush
  • Graduated Filter

If you’ve done the Beginners Workshop – this is the perfect follow up for you. 

More helpful information





A laptop with Adobe Photoshop is recommended


5.30pm – 8.30pm

Usually a bit more if we all get talking a bit, which we usually do.


From Crystal:

Have been on two of Andrew’s courses now and my photos just keep getting better and better. His flexible teaching methods and hands on approach makes the courses practical so you get in there and learn photography faster. Love his classes and will keep going back for more, as I have had so many “light bulb” moments when it comes to my photography that I can’t wait for more enlightening!

Beginners Photography Workshop, December 2016

From Kellie:

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful day I had on Saturday at the Beginners Photography Course with Andrew. I was nervous I would be the stupidest there and not take anything in but I learned so much and had a fabulous day!

Beginners Photography Workshop, March 2017

From Kirsten:

Today I did this workshop with the amazing Andrew Thurtell. I learnt so, so much…totally invaluable experience and many lightbulb moments!

Beginners Photography Workshop, February 2017

About Andrew Thurtell

Andrew’s professional photography has featured in numerous campaigns for many leading Australia’s brands.

Andrew has worked with many of Australia’s leading celebrities and athletes: Delta Goodrem, Formula One star Mark Webber, Jessica Mauboy, Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson, Hawthorn AFL, Shelley Craft, Ashley Hart, Lleyton Hewitt, Master Chef”s George Calombaris, My Kitchen Rules chef Karen Martini, Wallaby Israel Folau, Olympic basketballer Liz Cambage, Bondi Vet Chris Brown, Olympic Gold medallist Sally Pearson and All Blacks captain Kieran Read.

In addition recent campaigns include the Swisse-Scudera Ferrari campaign shot in Maranello Italy, Ricky Pointing in Mumbai, India and Toshiba Medical.

You can explore my work on my advertising and campaign photography page.

The philosophy of my classes is simple: To enjoy yourself, but most of all to finish the day a much more accomplished, passionate and skillful photographer than when you started.