Adobe Photoshop professional retouching

Course Dates: 25/04/20 - 26/04/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Learn how to use some of the tools and processes used by professionals to enhance your pictures, remove unwanted elements and improve the professional quality of your images.

Description

What is the course about?

This short practical course will take your Photoshop retouching skills to a more Professional level. You will learn the difference between working with Raw files and Jpegs and more advanced techniques to create, modify and adjust selections, retouch and blend elements of your image across different layers, and for accurate colour correction and white balancing.

What will we cover?

- The difference between editing with Raw files and Jpeg files
- Creating selections using paths and modifying and refining the edges of your selections.
- Techniques for accurate colour correction and white balance
- Using the clone and blending tools across different layers.
- Client centred File Management.

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

- Understand the advantages of using Raw files for retouching work.
- Create and modify selections using the pen tool
- Adjust selections using refine edge
- Use some techniques for accurate colour correction and white balance
- Use the clone and blending tools across different layers.
- Understand how to manage and archive files to accommodate client changes.

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

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation, Cartooning, Digital arts, Film, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Web design.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation, Cartooning, Digital arts, Film, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Web design.

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

Please bring your camera (if you have one) to the classes and you may wish to bring a notebook and pen. The City Lit has a range of Digital SLR cameras, tripods, speedlights (flash guns) and lenses which you are welcome to use during the hours of the class. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note: PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

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

The City lit has over seventy different practical and theoretical photography courses including many different courses using Photoshop and Lightroom.

You can download a PDF of all the Photography courses on offer, view a calendar and see a virtual tour at: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Photography, search on the web site or request a printed prospectus from the City Lit home page. You can find the outlines of courses available by entering the subject you’re interested in in the search box of the City Lit website at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Michael Harding Tutor Website

Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: VK332

Sat-Sun, day, 25 Apr - 26 Apr '20

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.