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

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact for further clarification.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact for more details.

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