Adobe Photoshop: stage 1
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VG282
Available start dates
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is the ideal introduction to image manipulation using Photoshop. Essential skills will be introduced and practiced, working towards a greater understanding of the main features of the program.
To participate on this course you will need access to the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud, Photoshop, which is what will be used to teach this course. As a City Lit student, you may be entitled to student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Please visit the Adobe website Creative Cloud for education webpage for full details.
Please note that versions older than CC are not suitable for this course, as there are too many differences and as a result students will not be able to perform many of the same functions on their own computers.
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?
- Introduction to the Photoshop environment, tools and image editing.
- Making colour and tonal adjustments.
- Working with and manipulating layers.
- Saving images and file formats.
- Defining, refining and editing selections.
- Applying special effects to digital images.
- Constructing multi-layered images.
- Working with adjustment layers.
- Retouching and repairing photographs.
- Importing images onto the computer.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Manipulate and edit images using a variety of Photoshop features.
- Select and isolate specific areas of an image.
- Apply colour adjustments to images.
- Combine several images together to produce a photomontage.
- Apply special effects using filters and styles.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required.However, students should be confident and competent computer users on a Mac or Windows PC and be proficient with a mouse and keyboard in either a creative software,Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or equivalent and should be able to download,upload,save,open and retrieve files Some awareness of design for print or any other art/design practice would be useful.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions,demonstrations,hand-outs and health and safety information,and will be invited to take part in group discussion.You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged.
Should you wish to practice homework you will need to have access to your own Adobe® Creative Cloud licence for Photoshop, which is what will be used to teach this course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
To participate on this course you will need access to the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. As a City Lit student, you may be entitled to student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Please visit the Adobe website Creative Cloud for education webpage for full details.
You will need to create an Adobe account using your City Lit email address which includes your student number. (This is in the format firstname.lastname@example.org). You can access your City Lit email through your supplied Office 365 account.
Please check the suitability of your computer system here: Adobe system requirements Adobe Creative Cloud for Students - system requirements
*Please note that your Adobe account is not accessible to City Lit and no technical support can be provided. At renewal, you will need to create another Adobe account using your personal email.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please click here to view our flowchart which outlines all courses in the Adobe area and their progression courses.
Gita’s practice as a graphic designer and illustrator spans many years and disciplines within the field. She has worked in print and screen-based media across major broadcast, corporate, NGO, publishing and state sectors. Gita went digital in 1991. She brings her experience and knowledge to teaching Adobe Creative Cloud apps for design and Illustration in different departments within Visual Arts at City Lit. She started teaching evening and weekend courses at City Lit in 2006, having previously provided bespoke workplace-training for companies and organisations. Her classes are regarded as fun, friendly and challenging, with extensive resources for both in-and-after course study.
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.