Adobe Photoshop for photography: stage 2
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
This course will take you beyond the intermediate level and get you using some of the more advanced techniques in Photoshop with confidence. It encourages experimentation with practical exercises, and is taught using Photoshop CC - (Creative Cloud). It is ideal if you already have good experience in Photoshop but want to make use of the more sophisticated elements, and is specially tailored to photographers wishing to improve their professional practice.
You will need a computer, a tablet or ipad will not suffice. You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud, which is what will be used to teach this course. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at Visualarts@citylit.ac.uk to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.
You must check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software before enrolling, please follow the link below to check.
Please note that versions older than CS6 are not suitable for this course, as there are too many differences and as a result students will not be able to perform some of the same functions on their own computers.
You can request a temporary license from us, however, installing new versions of applications may require you to update the operating system of your computer to support it. These changes can be irreversible, and students must take personal responsibility should they chose to do so.
Adobe System requirements.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Creating Complex Selections
- Masks and Clipping Masks
- Vector Pen Tool
- Smart Objects
- Transform Tool
- Liquify Filter
- Camera Raw
- Sharpen for web and print using High Pass filter
- Preparing and colour profiling files
- Photoshop Preferences.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use complex masking using Layer Masks and Clipping Masks
- Create Selections using Vectors
- Edit and combine images using Smart Objects
- Confidently use Transform tools including Liquify
- Colour grade and tone images using Camera Raw
- Precisely sharpen your image for web and print
- Colour profile your images for web and print
- Understand and set Photoshop preferences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need a reasonable understanding of Photoshop - at the very least you should have an understanding of Photoshop layers and Selections. You might have already been to another Photoshop course (e.g. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: Stage 1). The course will be taught on Apple Mac computers, but the differences (which are few) for Windows users will be explained when appropriate.
You will need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and prepared to take part in group discussion. You should be happy using numbers and able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a live online workshop delivered through Zoom with support from Google classroom. You will be guided through practical activities with a range of live demonstrations and group based discussions. You will have access to Google classroom throughout the duration of the course, where you will be able to view and download resources as well as upload your own work for feedback.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The photography department runs courses in Adobe Lightroom, Capture One and Affinity photo. There are a huge range of specialist courses at City Lit in different practical and theoretical aspects of photography, desktop publishing, Adobe Illustrator, graphic and web design. Browse the website for inspiration.
Ed Gregory is a multi-talented Entrepreneur and photographer. As the owner of iGROOVER photography and Picturesnap photography, Ed has over 28 years of experience in Hair and Beauty, Fashion, commercial photography, as well as family portraiture, events, and high-end wedding photography. Each of the businesses covers different aspects of this portfolio. He is an expert in shooting in Natural light, Mixed-light, and studio lighting and holds full professional qualifications with the MPA, BIPP, and the Guild of photographers. Ed's photographic and award-winning retouching and image-making have received accreditations and awards by all of the above national and international governing bodies mentioned. Teaching and Learning are a massive part of Ed's Life, and he feels it's essential to pass on knowledge. His background in education started in 1998, delivering HNC photography to London Students. Joining the CityLit team was a natural progression that has allowed him to give back some of the fantastic knowledge and experience he has accumulated over his long career. Software expertice in retouching using - Photoshop - Lightroom - Creative Cloud
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.