What is the course about?
IIn 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. You will understand how vector graphics and paths work in Photoshop. You will work through creative projects that incorporate a number of techniques.
What will we cover?
• Embedded vs Linked
• Working within a Smart Object
Advanced Selections and masking
• Quick Mask
• Alpha Channels
• Colour Range
Photo and Layer manipulation
• Warping images
• Puppet Warp
• Using perspective
• Creating panoramas
Drawing and Illustration
• Customizing brushes
• Defining and applying Patterns
• Colouring photographs
Vectors in Photoshop
• Working with Shapes
• Working with Paths
• 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
• Use Quick Mask to select to the Pixel
• Create selections by colour range
• Warp Objects for Mock-ups and realistic composition
• Colour Photographs
• Work with fills and patterns
• Customize brushes
• Drawing in symmetry
• 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 VG510 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?
You will be taught by presentations, demonstrations, discussions and exercises. A specialist tutor will guide and encourage you through all the learning necessary to develop your skills and questions are always welcome. Notes will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Please bring a pen and a pad to take notes and a USB stick / portable data storage so you can take your work home.
Use of Adobe Photoshop outside the class will be beneficial – you can download a free 30 day trial from Adobe.com, afterwards you can extend use for less than £10 per month. Https://creative.adobe.com/plans.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can revise and develop your skills further in VG534 City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive. City Lit offer a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details