Online Self-Learning Course

Photoshop for beginners.

Level: Beginner
Status: Open, Refilmed with PS 2024.
Access: 3 months*

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Start your Photoshop journey right.

Aim: The aim of this Photoshop for beginners online course is to take anyone who is brand new to Adobe Photoshop through the fundamentals and core workflow tools, leaving them prepared with skills to take on any Photoshop tutorial available on the internet, including ours.

Please note: This workshop is designed for those with zero Photoshop knowledge, including those who have opened an image in the program and then panicked. It really is Photoshop for beginners. Don’t worry – I’ve got you!

Start time: Anytime!
Learning Style: Self Learning

You will need:

  • A laptop or desktop computer
  • Adobe Photoshop CC (current version is ideal)
  • Patience and determination!

Here’s what you’ll do in just a few lessons:


Minutes of tuition




Mini workflow


Downloadable Resources

The info:

If you’re brand new to Photoshop, or simply too scared to try it, you are not alone. In fact, one of the most common messages I get is that our YouTube or Members tutorials are too complex and confusing – is there anything for beginners? Often, the student will sign up for an online one-to-one to go through Photoshop basics, but in an hour we can’t get through everything. 

So, after wondering how I can handhold everyone to confidence in Photoshop, I ended up creating this Photoshop for beginners online course which contains 20 lessons, 2 downloadable PDF resources and a few extra notes and signposts along the way! In this course, we’re going to cover:

  • An introduction to Photoshop
  • The Tools & Workspace
  • The 3 Fundamentals of Photoshop
  • Application Section 1: Selections & Clean-Ups
  • Application Section 2: Adjustments
  • Application Section 3: Filters
  • Advanced Learning

And it’s all online so you can join from anywhere in the world!

Please note, this course is delivered in English.

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Section 1: Introduction

In the first section of the course, Jess runs through the basics of Photoshop from right at the very start of creating a new blank document to explaining each of the tools and customising your workspace.

Section 2: Fundamentals

In section 2 Jess covers the fundamentals of Photoshop in an easy-to-understand way that equips you with some handy tips and tricks to make life a lot easier!

Section 3: Application

Section 3 is all about application and in this part of the course, Jess shows you specific skills using selection tools, adjustment layers and filters that’ll leave you prepared and ready for more!

The Extras

To help with the learning process in this course, Jess has prepared two downloadable resources that are handy to have close-by, and some sample images to apply lesson steps to. 

Start today:

Are you a Trainer?

This section is new, and strictly enforced:

Trainers, Influencers & Coaches

Unfortunately, due to repetitive, frustrating and demoralising situations occurring regularly over the past two years, we’ve had to make the decision to refuse access to any individual who offers, or plans to offer, photography, editing or business training to other photographers.

There are exceptions to our new no-trainer rule that we’re happy to make, but only if we’re contacted before membership registration to approve the sign-up.

“This has been one of the single hardest decisions I personally (Jess) have ever had to make. Over 50 different people have blatantly, unapologetically and aggressively stolen or skimmed content, workflows or resources in the past 18 months alone. Never again.”

We will always protect ourselves and others in our position, just as we would expect others to do, and we check for misuse and fraud regularly.

All our content, techniques, resources, plan structures, included elements and pricing are protected. As a hard line, any plagiarism, content skimming or intellectual property theft will be pursued legally and details of the breach will be shared with the industry.

It’s a shame it’s come to this, but we know we’re not the only educators to have had to implement this protocol. Please be a good human!

If you pass the above terms then there are no course pre-checks, no delays, no approvals and no launch dates, everything is on your terms. To sign up, you just need to add the access to your basket and checkout.

During checkout, you’ll be asked to create an account with an email address and password – make a note of these, you’ll need them to access the course. After checkout, your access starts then over on our dedicated Course platform, courses.thattogspot.com.

You can take a look at our other online courses here. 

Please note, this is a self-learning course so please try to make sure you have a good internet connection before starting! Access is for 3-months as standard. For lifetime access to enrolled courses, check out the Memberships.

Access Duration

The access duration for this course is set at 3 months.
Why? Read on…

Access to the lessons is set by default and by design – there is current scientific research displaying a strong correlation between learning deadlines and completion, retention and mastery. Self-management is crucial and even with a busy life or a time-pressured day job, if you prepare for our online courses, you’ll have enough time to complete the sessions plus practical assignments too.

We would recommend taking your time to work through the lessons and practise each topic before moving on but also to schedule learning time in your diary to ensure you remain committed to working through your enrolled content.

We know this is a hotly debated topic in the online learning world, but for Jess as a science nerd, following the data is vital. So far a grand total of 0.3% of our total student enrolments have got stuck on the access length. We’re here to help though, so read on…

If at the end of the default access length, you feel that you need more time, just send us an email and we’ll sort that out as soon as possible – there is no charge for extending however extensions are for 3 months only and can only be applied once.

That being said, you can get lifetime access connected to an MTog membership if you need additional time. If you are an MTog already, you can request to have course access extended at any time, for any reason (you don’t need to tell us). Simply send an email to [email protected] to get the process moving. We’ll action it as fast as possible!


of people don't complete online courses if there is no deadline for access*

* W. Feng, J. Tang, and T. X. Liu, “Understanding dropouts in MOOCs,” Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2019 + J. Reich, “MOOC completion and retention in the context of student intent,” EDUCAUSE Review Online, 2014.

What they say:

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Reviews from 2024:

I recently completed the Photoshop for Beginners course at That Tog Spot.  I went from a raw beginner to competently editing my own photos in Photoshop. The course also prepared me to learn more advanced workflows. Jess is a wonderful teacher.  The course was well organized and each lesson was presented clearly and concisely.  I would absolutely recommend this course to others and have! – Anne


Reviews before 2024:

10 reviews for Photoshop for Beginners Access

  1. Regine Jensen (verified owner)

    Although I’m well used to photoshop, I found this course very useful. Tips and tricks, and a deeper understanding of why I press exactly “that” button in photo editing. Wish this course existed when I was a beginner. Highly recommended to everyone.

  2. Lynn Busse (verified owner)

    As a brand new user of lightroom and photoshop for photo editing, this course was extremely helpful and well put together. I had tried to tackle both previously with other online tutorials and kept stopping out of frustration as it was just so much to learn. Jess helped by taking it with baby steps and encouragement to tackle each lesson at a time before moving on. Now I feel much more comfortable with the basics, terminology, keyboard short cuts and steps. Still lots to learn but a great start! Jess’s free online tutorials now make sense and are so easy to follow as well. Still lots to learn but I very highly recommend to any one new to Photoshop.

  3. Mark Scales (verified owner)

    Having had little experience using Photoshop, I thought I would do this course before I doing the workshop later. It really didn’t disappoint. I find I can follow tutorials a lot easier now knowing what Is actually happening. It’s easy to follow a step by step tutorial on YouTube on how to do things, but I felt like I wasn’t ‘learning’ how to do these things, whereas now, I do. Definitely worth doing!

  4. Susan Tuemkaya (verified owner)

    Easy to follow with Jess’s help, learnt a few new things as well. I then went in to sign up for the dog photography course as well. Which is awsome. Thank you so much Jess and team .

  5. gerrit callebaut (verified owner)

    I already bought the outdoor canine course and I thought i can learn a lot more doing this course knowing how jessica explain everything and yes as i expected ,i learnt a lot more.
    So the other course got even smoother. Iff you are a beginner ,or not you still will learn from this course.

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