Introduction to Photoshop

This 6 week course will run 5-7pm on Tuesday's in a specialist workshop environment at the Creative Studios.

The course is designed for an absolute beginner covering how to use Adobe Photoshop workspace and tools. It is an ideal start if you want to get to grips with this popular application.

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular ways of manipulating and editing images and a highly useful skill to learn. This Adobe package is widely used in the industry, but can be fun for personal use too and it will make an impressive addition to your CV. The course will take you from the very basics to creating artwork for your friends or family.

Week 1 - Introduction

Black & White portrait


File Sizes

Saving and opening files

Image adjustments

Composition and cropping


Week 2 - Double Exposure Portrait


Introduction to layers Image adjustment

Scanning images

Using layers and layer adjustments

Week 3 - Restoration and Archiving


Restoring old photographs

Using clone tool to repair damage

Use of contrast, tone and colour balance


Week  5 - Individual Project


You choose a small personal project utilising techniques learnt.


Week 4 - Collage

(using family or friends)


Introduction to selection tools

Cutting out images

Moving and resizing individual images

Composition with multiple layers and images


Week 6 - Framing and Exhibition:


Outputting work

Preparing work for print

Different mounting and framing techniques

Printing and preparing work                    for display


You can apply to study this course via the web site.

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