Adobe Photoshop is the swiss army knife of photo editing software, and has a reputation for being a little overwhelming at first.

We will break down the bohemoth into its key components. Learn about basics like layers, masks and adjustments. Later, we will work our way up to more advanced tools and techniques like exposure blending, luminosity masking, cloning, and so much more. 

Explore with us how Photoshop picks up where Lightroom runs out of steam. We will show the best ways to approach tough editing challenges with real-world images. Our proven workflow will help you formulate your own editing strategy.

While we will have a quick look at Photoshop's image management tools, we will work under the assumption that your images are managed in Lightroom. See our Lightroom course for details. 

We will be available for questions throughout the course. Feel free to bring your laptop, but we will not be running practical exercises due to the limited time available. We will be available in the Hero Hangout Facebook group once you start working on your own files at home.



Things you will be taking home:

  • The Photoshop Kung-Fu to tackle complex editing challenges
  • A handout
  • Our Hero Cheat-Sheet
  • A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
  • Membership to a student-exclusive Facebook group, the Hero Hangout. Share your progress with others and get constructive feedback.
  • A smile

group size

We believe that a productive learning environment requires small group sizes. All our workshops are limited to ten students. This allows us to pay more attention to individual needs.

Please note that only one instructor might present if the number of participants for this workshops is low. 


Bring a pen and a notepad, and you're good to go.

You are welcome to bring your laptop, but please keep in mind that there will be no practical group exercises for timing reasons.

getting there

Please arrange your own transportation. We are happy to help you arrange carpooling with other students.


This course focuses on Photoshop basics and common editing challenges in landscape photography. We will not explore image management in great detail. While not a requirement, a basic understanding of Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Bridge for image management purposes would be of advantage. See our Lightroom course for more information.