City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive

Course Dates: 13/07/21 - 30/07/21
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this practical course you will develop your skills in Adobe Photoshop, with a focus on learning to input, create, manipulate and enhance images and photographs for use in print and on the Web.
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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Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £175.00

Course Code: VG195

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Tue+Fri, day, 13 Jul - 30 Jul '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? computing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2515

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What is the course about?

This course provides a solid foundation in Photoshop, covering the main features and developing best practice in a professional context. You will learn to input, create, manipulate and enhance images and photographs for use in print and on the Web.
You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, 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 only. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at computing@citylit.ac.uk to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer. You will need to request a licence for each Adobe course you enrol on.

You must check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software before enrolling, please follow this link to do so: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html

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.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Photoshop workspace and preferences
• Cropping and straightening images
• Selecting and isolating areas of an image effectively
• Refining selections and masking
• Compose images using Layers
• Scaling, rotating and transforming areas of an image
• Applying tonal and colour adjustments
• Colouring in Photoshop
• Adding and modifying text
• Simple type techniques
• Retouching techniques
• Using smart filters and effects
• File formats
• Saving, and exporting image.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Improve image colours and tonal adjustments
• Create compositions by blending images together
• Add text and modify type settings in your designs
• Remove red eyes, blemishes, scratches and moving and erasing objects using retouching techniques
• Transforming images or selected areas of an image with powerful filters
• Blurring and sharpening areas of an Image
• Output artwork for print and web.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required but you should have a good understanding of how to open copy and save files in a computer. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions. 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 by presentations, demonstrations, discussions and exercises. One-to-one guidance and support will be given throughout. Notes will be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, 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 only. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at computing@citylit.ac.uk to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer. You will need to request a licence for each Adobe course you enrol on.

You must check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software before enrolling, please follow this link to do so: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html

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.

A pen and paper to take notes. You may also find that having a couple of sheets of A4 paper and a ruler to hand would also be useful. Handouts for this course are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader (or, if you have full Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC) so may want to have Acrobat on your computer.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your skills further with Adobe Photoshop: stage 2.City Lit offer a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.

Christine Robertson

Christine Robertson is a Creative Producer with over 30 years’ experience in the Creative Industries, working in the Music, Film, Publishing and Technology sectors. An early adopter of all things digital, she is passionate about the transformative power of technology in both commerce and business and in innovating and enabling creative production and communication. Alongside her own businesses, Christine is an experienced Lecturer/Teacher and enjoys both the vibrancy of City Lit and meeting and working with its diverse and engaged students. Christine lectures at the BBC Academy and other UK Universities on a range of Tech/Communication and Business focused courses.

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.