Our most advanced course, the Intermediate Photoshop course will help you take your digital photo processing to the next level, beyond the basics. Explanations and demonstrations will be made using Adobe Photoshop CC software. The non-technical presentations will help you learn the concepts, tools, and techniques to increase confidence and creativity in your processing skills.

Class Topics

  • Complete Adobe Camera Raw processing
  • Advanced and alternative methods for making selections
  • The next level of Layers, Layer Masks, and Blend Modes
  • Working with Channels
  • In-depth tonal and color adjustments using Curves and other tools
  • Effective and creative use of Filters
  • Creating and using Actions
  • Advanced editing with Blend-If and Luminosity Masks
  • Complete landscape and portrait workflows
  • Creative techniques for compositing images
  • And so much more!


Previous experience with Photoshop digital photo editing is required. Participants must have a working knowledge of the concepts taught in the CPS Introduction to Photoshop Photo Editing course – including, but not limited to layers and masking. This course is targeted for intermediate or higher level students.

The Photoshop CC software is not included in course fees and must be purchased separately from Adobe.com. Please ensure that Photoshop CC can be installed and launched on your computer prior to class starting.

This course is not intended for Photoshop Elements.

Class Attendance

Classes are offered both in-person and virtually. Our clubroom is located in Broadview Heights, Ohio. For those who prefer to attend remotely, livestream information will also be provided. Additionally, each class is recorded and can be viewed on your own schedule.

Due to the amount of material covered, we do not expect students to follow along with our examples as we teach. Instead, we suggest that you watch and take notes, then practice the exercises as needed between classes. We will not be able to pause the class for students to catch up.

As a student of the Cleveland Photographic Society’s School of Photography, you will be able to repeat the course you enrolled in for only $10 any time in the future.


Due to the nature of digital media, refunds cannot be offered once the course materials are provided shortly ahead of the class start date.

Course Schedule

Winter 2024

8 weeks
Jan 15 – Mar 4
7:30pm – 10:00pm

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The new student fee for this course is $190.

Course fees must be paid in full by the first class. Partial payments cannot be accepted. Registration in the Fundamentals and Editing classes includes a 4 month membership in the Cleveland Photographic Society. Registration in the Lightroom class includes a 2 month membership. Cleveland Photographic Society is a not for profit corporation and the purpose of these classes is to increase the understanding, interest and enjoyment of photography.

All photo courses are held at the Society’s ADA-friendly full-time clubroom: 9543 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147.