Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator Course | Portland


This 6-week intensive course will provide students with the basic Photoshop and Illustrator skills that can be used to create professional visual presentations. Students will learn how to modify and transform images by changing the color, lighting, and size of photos that can be used to build their portfolio. They will also learn how to create detailed presentation boards with photos of rooms, floorplans and examples of materials that will help them professionally convey their design ideas to clients.


The student trial for Photoshop and Illustrator was recently reduced to one week. Since the class is four weeks long, you need to purchase both Photoshop and Illustrator. There’s a couple different ways to do this, but I’d recommend the following options:

1. You can pay $9.99/month for Photoshop and $19.99/month for Illustrator for 1 full year of both of these programs.

2. You can pay $29.99/month for Photoshop and $29.99/month for Illustrator for two months or until you complete the class

3. You can pay $9.99/month for Photoshop for 1 full year and $29.99/month for Illustrator for two months or until you complete the class

Please note that you need to purchase a full version of both of these programs, not an “elements” version. Any version from Cs3 to CC will work.

For more information on purchasing these program, please visit the link here: Creative Cloud Pricing


  • Photoshop & Illustrator Software
  • Laptop and 3 button mouse
  • Powerpoint slides for each lecture will be provided


Fridays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $399
Fall: Sept. 29 – Nov. 3, 2017
Winter: Jan. 12 – Feb. 23, 2018*
Spring: April 20 – May 25, 2018

*No class Jan. 19, 2018

Week 1
Introduction to basic tools and layers

Week 2
Photo editing and manipulations/Empty room project

Week 3
Empty room project presentations

Week 4
Basic tools of illustrator/Guides and snaps/Creating lines

Week 5
Studio Time/Creating a presentation board

Week 6
Present final printed board

Before Photoshop

Before Photoshop


After Photoshop

“The starting point of achievement is desire.”