What is the course about?
In this intensive course, we will cover professional and expert techniques to improve your images, create photorealistic compositions and pixel based illustrations. You will use Smart Objects from beginning to the end for a truly time saving non-destructive workflow, experiment with illustration and painting, create patterns and make creative transformations using meshes and perspective tools. You will understand how vector graphics and paths work in Photoshop. You will work through creative projects that incorporate a number of techniques such as
selecting hair, realistic shadows, pasting with perspective, colouring photographs etc.
What will we cover?
• Embedded vs Linked
• Working within a Smart Object
Advanced Selections and masking
• Refining selections
• Quick Mask
• Using Alpha Channels
Photo and Layer manipulation
• Warping images
• Puppet Warp
• Using perspective
• Liquify filter
• Drop Shadow separation
Drawing and Illustration
• Customizing brushes
• Defining and applying Patterns
• Colouring photographs
• Adding texture
Vectors in Photoshop
• Working with Shapes
• Working with Paths
• Type and paths
• Preparing files
• Layers’ comps
• Exporting and Sharing
• Image Processor.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Work with embedded and Linked Smart Objects
• Refine and save selections
• Apply creative transformations for a realistic look
• Work with fills and patterns
• Customize brushes
• Drawing in symmetry
• Colour and add texture to a photograph
• Work with Shapes and Paths
• Prepare Layer Comps
• Automate Image saving
• Export and share images on the web.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an intermediate to advanced level and you should have some experience of Photoshop. You should be able to work with the Layers’ panel; create selections; copy and paste layers; make simple transformations such as scaling and rotating and understand the concept of a Layer Mask.This course is ideally suited as a follow on to Photoshop Intensive course stage 1.
You will learn in a relaxed environment with a small group of up to 8 people. A specialist tutor will guide and encourage you through all the learning necessary to develop your skills and questions are always welcome.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through practical demonstrations and projects. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged. You should have some time to practice in between classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should bring a USB pen drive (minimum 16GB).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.