Photoshop for beginners: intensive

Course Dates: 27/07/20 - 31/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Stelios Stylianou

An ideal introduction to image manipulation using Photoshop. Learn and practise the essential skills, and work towards a greater understanding of the main features of this popular program so that you can edit your images in exciting and creative ways.


What is the course about?

This course is an ideal introduction to image manipulation using Photoshop. Essential skills will be introduced and practiced, working towards a greater understanding of the main features of the program.

What previous students liked about the course:

“Knowledgeable teacher, fluent in making beginners feel comfortable. Good group, working spirit well led by an experienced teacher.”
“Excellent: pace of learning; opportunity to practice techniques, and learnt more than expected.”
“Facilities; enthusiastic tutor - was really excellent at explaining, encouraging and making content interesting and fun to follow; content and pace.”
“Really good overview of the basics and some practice using it.”


What will we cover?

- Introduction to the Photoshop environment, tools and image editing.
- Importing images onto the computer.
- Making colour and tonal adjustments.
- Working with and manipulating, layers.
- Saving images and file formats.
- Defining, refining and editing selections.
- Applying special effects to digital images.
- Constructing multi-layered images.
- Working with adjustment layers.
- Retouching and repairing photographs.

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

- Manipulate and edit images using a variety of Photoshop features.
- Select and isolate specific areas of an image.
- Apply colour adjustments to images.
- Combine several images together to produce a photomontage.
- Apply special effects using filters and styles.

What students have achieved on their course:

“Much more confident using Photoshop.” LW
“Experience of most important tools. Practical tips for future use.” IP
“Full introduction to the amazing world of Photoshop – just what I expected.” DB


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

No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required, but you should know how to use a computer for word processing.

If you are new to using Apple computers you might find our course ‘An introduction to Apple computers’ that runs each term 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?

The course structure consists of supervised practical activities, discussions and step by step demonstrations. 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?

No. Notes are provided and advice will be given on buying books and using the Internet as a resource.

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?

City Lit offer a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: VG457

Mon-Fri, day, 27 Jul - 31 Jul '20

Duration: 5 sessions

Full fee: £389.00
Senior fee: £311.00
Concession: £237.00

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