Creative Photoshop workshop

Course Dates: 30/04/20 - 28/05/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Stelios Stylianou

Get guided help in using Photoshop to develop and produce your own work in a workshop environment. This course will be tailored to your individual needs and is suitable if you have some experience of Photoshop.


What is the course about?

This course is an overview designed for anyone interested in using Photoshop on their own project work. Basic skills will be covered, working towards a greater understanding of the main features of Photoshop. You will be given practical exercises but encouraged to develop your own design work at your own pace, building on your existing skills to develop your portfolio or experiment with ideas.

What will we cover?

- Photomontage and image manipulation
- Tools, adjustments and layers
- Scanning
- Experimenting with photographs or scanned artwork and
- Using the computer as a painting and drawing tool

You will work on projects of your choice, relating to your own work, with guidance from the tutor.

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

- Scan images to the correct resolution
- Manipulate and transform layers to create original artwork
- Use filters, effects and blend modes
- Use a Wacom digital tablet and stylus to apply digital drawing and painting techniques
- Use photoshop creatively to develop your own projects.

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

This course is for those with experience in Photoshop who want to spend time developing their own work.

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?

The course consists of structured practical exercises, discussions and demonstrations. One-to-one help and advice is given throughout. The computers used are Apple Macs.

Use of Adobe Photoshop outside the class will be beneficial which can be downloaded from for a 30 day trial for free and then for less than £10 per month. Https://

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

Books are recommended but are not essential purchases. Printing costs are covered on the course.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

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

More advanced Photoshop or other digital arts courses at City Lit.


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Excellent course - the tutor was patient and knew their subject matter. They welcomed questions and answered them. From the first session, I felt I had learnt a lot, but this is also a creative workshop so I can work on my own creative projects which I needed support on. I didn't do the Photoshop Stage 1 course as I saw the notes from another student and realise I need a good grounding of the basics
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Review by Stellar007 / (Posted on 07/06/2018)
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Course Code: VG338

Thu, day, 30 Apr - 28 May '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

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