Adobe Photoshop: stage 1

Course Dates: 01/03/22 - 29/03/22
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
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Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Adobe Photoshop,and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £100.00

Course Code: VG282

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Tue, day, 01 Mar - 29 Mar '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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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.

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.

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?

- 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?

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.

A pen and paper to take notes. Step-by-step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts. 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 will be provided electronically in Google Classroom and are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader (or, if you have full Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC) so may want to have Acrobat on your personal home computer. You might want to bring a USB so save your own work.

Unfortunately, due to the range of hardware and software used by students at home, the College is unable to provide advice on installation issues.

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.

Gita Hahn

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.