Adobe Photoshop: stage 1

Course Dates: 30/09/20 - 04/11/20
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Adobe Photoshop,and develop some practical skill and knowledge.

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What is the course about?

This course is the ideal introduction to image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.Essential skills will be introduced and practiced, working towards a greater understanding of the main features of the program.

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.

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

There are no other costs, but it may be useful to have a pen and paper to take notes.

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

Develop your skills further with Photoshop: stage 2,Adobe Illustrator: stage 1,City Lit Pro: Infographic design with Adobe Illustrator,Adobe InDesign:stage 1,designing for magazines and books with Adobe InDesign:stage 1.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

The course could be improved by handing out notes at the beginning of each session so that we can take them home & revise them.
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Review by Oldfella / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
The teacher was great! Lessons were very good and now I feel very confident with Photoshop!
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Review by ELENA / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
A good course, it fulfilled its promise and enabled me to go from a complete novice to being able to use Photoshop at a basic level. The tutor was good but seemed to get a bit frustrated when one or two struggling students interrupted his demonstration with poorly timed or off-topic questions. The three hours per session format was appropriate but the pacing of the lesson was a bit uneven - sometimes leisurely, sometimes rushed. Although he made an effort to periodically check each student's progress, there was little time for the tutor to spend with students on a one to one basis, and very little feedback or next steps advice was provided at the end of the course. The class occasionally started a few minutes late and/or ran over time by about 15 minutes, usually due to guidance notes not having been prepared/organised in advance, or technical issues setting up the room.
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Review by Coco / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
Great place to study in central London for people of all ages and all walks of life. Excellent selection of courses with good tuition and facilities.
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Review by Michelle / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
You will learn in a great supportive environment and take away the confidence and knowledge to thrive if you do a bit of work afterwards to use what you were taught
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Review by Eamonn Malone / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
If you are thinking of improving your Photoshop skills this is a great place to start
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Review by John / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
It is a good introduction.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/02/2020)

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Course Code: VG268

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Wed, day, 30 Sep - 04 Nov '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £249.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £152.00

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