Photoshop and Ideation 101

Use Photo Editing and Unique Tools for Better Portfolio Work.

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This course is unlike the others you will find. I've combined essential Photoshop lessons with ideation processes and techniques, all focused on portfolio outcomes.

Skill with Photoshop is important but will not make you stand out from the competition or advance in the industry. Fluency with Photoshop, along the ability to use it to execute a fantastic idea, YOUR FANTASTIC IDEA, will.

If you are new to Photoshop and Ideation (also called Concepting), this course is ideal for you. If you already have some Photoshop skills, you will still find plenty of resources and learnings in this course. The advanced Photoshop user will want to take one of the Concepting or Art Direction Courses at Portfolio MasterClass in lieu of this class.

Plan for tutorial learning, exercises, and experimentation in the sessions to come. You can go far with this training.


Bring Your Creative Ideas to Life

Course Curriculum


This course includes 8 sessions of personalized training, tutorial guidance, proprietary tools and techniques, assignments and critiques.

Your Instructor

Dr. Gina Greco
Dr. Gina Greco

Years ago I saw that creative bootcamps, portfolio schools, and most design and ad programs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. There is no good fit for the working adult or for the student who needs to learn remotely. Plus, the one-size-fits-all portfolio doesn’t work for career opportunities that are opening up in creative industries, every day.

As Co-founder of Portfolio Studio and Founder of Portfolio MasterClass, I’ve tailored my courses to fit HOW students want to learn through self-directed studies, small group learning, team, and one-on-one courses. The teaching methods I use can help you develop your creative thinking and unique talents for transformation.

My grads have landed jobs in top-notch agencies and studios in the US and around the world. They’ve won numerous awards including ADDYs, Clios, and recognition in publications including Print, Archive, CMYK, & Applied Arts.

When we work together, I’ll tailor a very specific path for you, to meet your career and creative goals.

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When you pass this course you'll earn a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. Use your Certificate to validate your learning online and share with an employer.


When do the courses start and finish?

If you choose a course that is self-paced, you decide when you start and when you finish.

If you enroll in an instructor-led course or schedule a personalized portfolio or project review, we’ll reach out with dates and times.

How long do I have access to a course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to a course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with a course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.