What is the course about?
In this course, you will learn to use the essential tools in Photoshop.
Through creative demonstrations and practical exercises, the course builds on basic skills to quickly evolve to more advanced techniques. Students will learn how to use and integrate a range of tools effectively to adjust and retouch photographs, create collages and colour illustrations to a high standard.
This course will enable students to use their learned skills in photography, web and print, whether you are working as a company employee, freelance or wish to produce your own personal projects.
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.
- Image resolution
- Defining, refining and editing selections
- Working with and manipulating layers
- Making colour and tonal adjustments
- Applying filters to digital images
- Retouching and repairing photographs
- Using colours
- Designing and working with Type
- Saving images and file formats.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use Photoshop with confidence
- Interpret resolution for print and web
- Import, adjust and retouch photographs
- Construct multi-layered images
- Colour your drawings digitally
- Save your images in the right format for either print or web.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required, but you should know how to use a computer and move files around the system proficiently.
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?
The course structure consists of supervised practical activities, discussions and step by step demonstrations. One-to-one guidance and support will be given throughout. Notes will be provided.
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual. Notes will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A pen and paper to take notes.
You will need to have access to Adobe Photoshop. 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 more information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software and install the trial software to test your system before you enrol. Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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.