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
Earn a LI Graduate Certificate by Completing this Course

More than 250,000 Leadership Institute graduates work across the conservative movement in campaigns, journalism, think tanks, on Capitol Hill, and beyond. There's no better way to gain a competitive edge in politics.

But that's not all - by earning a LI graduation certificate, you'll gain:

  • Exclusive access to LI's private Alumni network
  • Priority status in LI's Employment Placement Services
  • Increased knowledge and expertise in political technology


  • 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.

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- Morton C. Blackwell

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  • Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute (LI) teaches conservatives the nuts and bolts of succeeding in the public policy process.
  • LI offers more than 50 types of training schools, workshops, 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.