Photoshop – Introduction

Course Details

This course is for anyone with little or no experience of image processing; we will start at the beginning of the editing process and build your skills through the use of straight forward projects.

Students will need to know how to use a computer, this includes being able to use the mouse, and keyboard along with the ability to open and save files and use folders. No prior knowledge of Photoshop is needed.

The course will look at the components of Photoshop its various tools and how and when to use them.  Working on a variety of images we will develop the basic skills of image editing via projects where these new skills can be practiced.

We will start with how to set white balance, and overall image exposure and then more on to brightening highlights and darkening shadows to extending the tonal range of the image. Moving onto colour and tonal range adjustments you will learn the fundamentals of image processing, along with noise reductions, sharpening, lens correction etc. We will then look at the use of layers and layer masks and some of the retouching tools.

This course is hands on and you will be learning about the various tools and techniques of Photoshop by practice.

Course hand-outs will be available to assist you to practice the tools and techniques learnt at home.

You will be taught by means of practical demonstration and hands on experience.

The tutor will be happy to discuss problem issues current Photoshop users may have and build these into the course if applicable.

Information & Support

Courses will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills.

Please bring a note book and pen. You may wish to bring something to keep your hand-outs in.

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

Course Cost

Course costs are:

10 week course - £95