Intro to Photoshop


Single Day Workshop

Having Adobe Photoshop knowledge is an essential tool for web designers, developers, bloggers, or anyone interested in taking their work to the next level. These programs can be intimidating due to their wide range of applications. Whether you’re a novice, or someone who is looking to expand your understanding of the tools, this class is perfect for you! In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals needed to start any project, with an emphasis on web design.

This class is for Photoshop beginners who want to learn the basic lay of the land, talk about when to use Photoshop (and when not to use it) as well as a general overview of the tools, tricks and tips for the latest version of Photoshop.


This course is open to all proficiency levels. We may reference some basic HTML and CSS concepts but we won’t be writing any code.
• We’ll work on a variety of hands-on how-to activities, touching on all the major features Photoshop has to offer – from basic image manipulation, editing text, creating layer effects, borders, shadows, and other dynamic styles.  Let’s “develop” it! 
• We’ll also briefly cover a few helpful tips and tricks you can use once you’re ready to build your designs into HTML & CSS!


You do not need any prior experience with Photoshop. Just come with a desire to learn and the following tools:
• Laptop & Charger
• Photoshop installed on your computer. If you do not currently have Photoshop on your computer, you can download and use a free 30-day trial here. (Note: If you are using the free trial, please do not install Photoshop until the day before or the day of class to make sure you get the most out of your free trial!)


Alina Bochkacheva got her degree in computer science. She started her career as a front-end developer at an edu tech company in Los Angeles. After learning that interfaces can produce positive feelings if done right, she switched her focus and started designing and developing empathy for humans that use computers and smartphones.

Today, she is a product designer at Duo Security, solving complicated problems that help people to stay secure. When not working, she dreams of being a superhero and owning a corgi farm.

QUESTIONS? We’re here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at [masked]

SCHOLARSHIPS: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the class dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.


Duo Security is a cloud-based access security provider protecting the world’s fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide, including Zillow, Etsy, NASA, Facebook, Paramount Pictures, Random House, Toyota, Twitter, Yelp, TripAdvisor, The Men’s Wearhouse, Dresser-Rand Group, K-Swiss, SuddenLink, and more. Duo Security’s innovative and easy-to-use two-factor authentication technology can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover. Duo Security is backed by Benchmark, Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures. Sound like something you’d like to be involved in? Check out our team and open positions.

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All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Ann Arbor may postpone or cancel it.  In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend.

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