Unlock the Power of Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is without a doubt the MOST powerful post processing tool for nature photography, but also the most complex – and it comes with a steep learning curve. Don’t let the complexity of this incredible tool scare you off – a working knowledge of how to confidently use Photoshop is an invaluable tool for any photographer. Post-processing does not and should not be intimidating and stressful – that’s where we step in!

Our Beginner to Intermediate Masterclass will break down key features in a simple, easy to understand way and highlight the best practices for nature photography.

Photoshop has literally thousands of features, the key is creating a workflow and understanding what tools work best for YOU. Our goal is to separate the noise from the most important editing processes in Photoshop and show you how to develop an efficient workflow.

This course will highlight the most important features of Photoshop, specifically for nature photography. Topics will be laid out in a simple to understand way and focus on the most efficient workflow in the application.

Designed with beginners in mind – this course will transform your photoshop editing knowledge & give you the tools necessary to confidently edit your images. We begin with an introduction to the program before advancing into beginner and intermediate editing techniques. You will learn how to organize the workspace, use various tools, make adjustments and selections, blend and merge photos, and more!

Instruction will consist of slide shows, hands-on use of the program, and case studies in which participants will have to perform certain Photoshop processes. The teaching methods of the course are varied and ensure the best learning experience possible.

This course has immense value for photographers of all skill levels. If you are a beginner, you will leave the course with comprehensive skills and newfound confidence in Photoshop. If you’re a seasoned user, you will come away with new tips and tricks and learn the most up to date editing practices.

Have you ever been intimidated by Photoshop, or perhaps post-processing in general? Fear not, we will be covering the features of Photoshop for nature photography in this simple and easy to understand course. You will leave with a host of new skills and the confidence to apply those learned techniques to your own photography.

Join us today and unlock the power of Photoshop!

  • Transform your photos from good to GREAT
  • Easy to use course
  • Designed for beginners
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Regular Updates
  • Interactive Course – Ask Questions!
  • Weekly Office Hours

Adobe Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate


Open Enrollment is now OPEN




  • Basic computer skills
  • Personal laptop
  • The latest version of Photoshop installed on your PC or Mac

What you will learn

  • Beginner to intermediate features of Photoshop
  • A simple, efficient workflow focused on outdoor photography
  • Lightroom vs Photoshop and when to use one or the other
  • The power and efficiency of Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Basic Photoshop filters
  • How to use layers, layer masks, and blending modes
  • An overview of the key Photoshop tools
  • How to mask and make selections
  • How to blend multiple exposures
  • Understanding file types and how to use them
  • Spot removal, image cloning & healing techniques
  • How to export images for web and print
  • Photoshop can be complicated, we single out the BEST adjustments and tools in a simple to understand way

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Overview of Adobe Photoshop
  • The workspace
  • Using Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Layers
  • Key tools
  • Making selections
  • Intermediate editing techniques
  • Start-to-finish examples
  • Case studies
  • Exporting photos

“I attended the Lightroom course and loved it! Matt is so knowledgeable about Lightroom/Photoshop. His presentation and slides were very helpful to explain what every button, slide and brush can do. It was so helpful to get great explanations and hands on experience. I feel much more confident using Lightroom, and my photos are looking much better because of this class. I just entered my first photography contest because of the confidence after this class. I can’t thank Backcountry Journeys enough for putting this together! I highly recommend attending a Lightroom/Photoshop class when it is offered.”

“These guys are great and they really know Lightroom. I’ve been using the software for years but working with the Backcountry Journeys course I’ve learned a lot. If you are looking to improve your Photo Editing – this is the course for it. My workflow makes more sense and I’ve definitely become a better photographer!”

Our Guarantee

We’re so confident you’ll become a Photoshop Power User after this course – we GUARANTEE your photo editing skills will improve dramatically! If you aren’t completely satisfied after completing your course we are offering a 30 day, 100% money back  guarantee. How’s that for a win-win. Sign-up today and unlock your creative potential!