Introduction to Photoshop

This 10 week course will run 5-8pm on Tuesdays in a specialist workshop environment. 

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

Filters

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  4 

Using text, shapes and colours

Week 5 – 

Cutting around images.

Moving and resizing individual images

Week 6 - Individual Project

You choose a small personal project utilising techniques learnt.

 

Week 7 - Collage

(using family or friends)

Introduction to selection tools

Cutting out images and changing size for a purpose

Composition with multiple layers and images

 

Week 8 - Collage

(using family or friends)

Introduction to selection tools

Cutting out images and changing size for a purpose

Composition with multiple layers and images

 

Week 9 - Framing and Exhibition:

Outputting work

Preparing work for print

Different mounting and framing techniques

Printing and preparing work for display

Week 10 - Show opening

 

 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Cost

  • £60

Assessment

  • Portfolio

Progression and careers

This course is an excellent stepping stone to Higher Education.

Opportunity to progress onto our Higher Education courses:

  • HND/HNC in Graphic Design
  • HND/HNC in Fine Art Practice

Both courses are the equivalent of the first two years of an Honours Degree.



Course detail
Start Jan 2021
Cost 60.00
Attendance Part-time
Duration 10 weeks
Campus Coast Road Campus
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