City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive

Course Dates: 28/10/20 - 30/10/20
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this practical course you will develop your skills in Adobe Photoshop, with a focus on learning to input, create, manipulate and enhance images and photographs for use in print and on the Web.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course provides a solid foundation in Photoshop, covering the main features and developing best practice in a professional context. You will learn to input, create, manipulate and enhance images and photographs for use in print and on the Web.

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?

• Photoshop workspace and preferences
• Cropping and straightening images
• Selecting and isolating areas of an image effectively
• Refining selections and masking
• Compose images using Layers
• Scaling, rotating and transforming areas of an image
• Applying tonal and colour adjustments
• Colouring in Photoshop
• Adding and modifying text
• Simple type techniques
• Retouching techniques
• Using smart filters and effects
• File formats
• Saving, and exporting image.

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

• Improve image colours and tonal adjustments
• Create compositions by blending images together
• Add text and modify type settings in your designs
• Remove red eyes, blemishes, scratches and moving and erasing objects using retouching techniques
• Transforming images or selected areas of an image with powerful filters
• Blurring and sharpening areas of an Image
• Output artwork for print and web.

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

No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required but you should have a good understanding of how to open copy and save files in a computer. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions. 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 by presentations, demonstrations, discussions and exercises. One-to-one guidance and support will be given throughout. Notes will be provided.

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

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 computing@citylit.ac.uk.
Please check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software. 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?

You can develop your skills further with Adobe Photoshop: stage 2.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Andrea Marzano

Andrea is a skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of Design and Marketing, emphasizing real world practice and the latest trends. She studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art and Education at Westminster University. She has over 14 years’ commercial experience working as an art director for high profile advertising agencies on local, pan European and global accounts in Sao Paulo, Rio, London and Amsterdam. She has also freelanced for small agencies and in-house marketing and design studios in London. She now splits her time between teaching, her own practice and her young family.

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: VG520

Wed-Fri, day, 28 Oct - 30 Oct '20

Duration: 3 sessions

Full fee: £399.00
Senior fee: £399.00
Concession: £399.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? computing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2515

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