Adobe Photoshop: stage 2

Course Dates: 26/10/22 - 16/11/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn a new specialist topic each week and develop it in detail. Increase your knowledge and experiment with the program's applications and special effects. Prior experience of Adobe Photoshop needed.
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Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00

Course Code: VG281

Wed, eve, 26 Oct - 16 Nov '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The broad aim of this course is to develop and build on your Photoshop skills gained through previous practical experience and / or an introductory course. Each week, a specialist topic is looked at in detail and you are then encouraged to use this, developing your own work with professional advice during the class.

This is an online course and you will need to have access to the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud for Photoshop, which is what will be used to teach this course.
Please note that versions older than CC are not suitable for this course, as there are too many differences and as a result students will not be able to perform many of the same functions on their own computers.
Unfortunately, due to the range of hardware and software used by students at home, the College is unable to provide advice on installation issues.

What will we cover?

This course aims to develop and expand your understanding and use of the range of tools and techniques available with Photoshop.Every week we will work through a tutorial prepared by the tutor to examine some of the more technical aspects of the package.With such a variety of creative approaches offered by Photoshop,some attention will also be given to developing strategies for working on specific types or project and problem solving.

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

- To develop and expand a basic understanding of digital imaging in respect to tonal and colour adjustments
- Enable a more creative approach to working in the digital environment
- Utilise masks (quick mask, adjustment layers, layer masks) to allow higher degrees of adjustment and control
- Use filters and masks to adjust and control aspects of the image
- Use the grid and guides for accuracy
- Create and apply custom patterns and brushes.

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

This course is best suited for those with some basic knowledge and hands-on experience of Adobe Photoshop and digital imaging. After completing the course you will have reached the proficiency necessary to acquire, manipulate and output images to precise specifications and to be able to work comfortably with the important issues of colour, resolution and file size.
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?

No costs. Should you wish to practice outside class time, you will need to have access to your own licensed Adobe® Creative Cloud software.

Pen and notepad for note taking. 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 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 computer.

As a City Lit student, you may be entitled to student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Please visit the Adobe website Creative Cloud for education webpage for full details.

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

Please click here to view our courses in the Adobe Creative Cloud.

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.