Get a strong foundation in design for websites, social media, and email newsletters. 

The majority of this workshop is hands-on learning exercises in Adobe Photoshop. You'll learn:

  • how to create eye-catching graphics icons with Adobe Photoshop -- a full suite of design options for your organization;

  • processes to make intentional choices about colors, fonts, and design principles, as well as analyze work you like (or dislike); and

  • how to work with templates for popular graphic styles on social media, so you can knock out your work quickly and effectively.

Past experience with design is not necessary. This workshop is designed to be at a 101 level, so you'll get an introduction and solid foundation in Adobe Photoshop. 

You are highly encouraged to download and install a purchased or free trial of Adobe Photoshop for the hands-on learning exercises.

  • 100% Online

    Learn at your own pace, with lifetime access on mobile and desktop.

  • Design for Politics

    This training is geared for political campaigns, staffers, operatives, and activists.

  • Low-Cost Training

    Thanks to the generous and dependable support of Leadership Institute donors.

Course curriculum

    1. Part 1 - Design Principles & Resources

    2. Part 2 - Adobe Photoshop: Walkthrough, Basic Shapes & Tools, and Your First Design

    3. Part 3 - Adobe Photoshop: Social Media Graphics, Background Removal, Photo Edits, and Creating GIFs

    4. [Handout] A Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop

    1. Conclusion & Thank You

    2. Course Completion Survey

About this course

  • $9.99
  • 6 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

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

The Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. 

To accomplish this, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media. 

Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute (LI) teaches conservatives the nuts and bolts of how to succeed in the public policy process. 

The Institute strives to produce a new generation of public policy leaders unwavering in their commitment to free enterprise, limited government, strong national defense, and traditional values. Institute graduates are equipped with practical skills and professional training to implement sound principles through effective public policy. 

LI offers more than 50 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars and a top-notch intern program. The Institute also provides an Employment Placement Service to help place conservatives in public policy positions and in the broadcast media, at no cost to employers or job seekers. 

Visit our main website here for more training opportunities and to learn more.

The Leadership Institute is a non-partisan educational organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a public foundation operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The Leadership Institute does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates or proposed legislation. The Institute has an open admissions policy; all programs are open to the public. Contributions to the Leadership Institute by individuals, corporations, and foundations are tax-deductible.