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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop - Course - Part-time

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  • Course description

    Adobe Photoshop allows designers, web creators and photographers to produce a huge variety of graphics by manipulating and composing scanned or drawn images, using powerful layering and masking techniques and a wealth of special effect filters. Your tutor Daniel Butler will guide you through both simple and more advanced techniques of Adobe Photoshop. Whether you are learning the programme for the first time, returning to it, or wish to refine the effectiveness of your techniques and workflow, our course offers a superb and intensive series of workshops, taking you several steps forward in mastering this most powerful and creative of software applications.

    Our introductory Adobe Photoshop course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the Photoshop interface, as well as an overview of the Photoshop toolset and the use of Adobe Bridge as an organisational tool and Photoshop’s powerful RAW file convertor. You will be guided through layer masks, layer blending modes and destructive verses non-destructive techniques.

    You will explore retouching, filters, layer effects and steps to prepare an image for end use. Common file formats will be explained, as will techniques re-touching, and optimizing images for print or the web. The tutor will help you understand how to work effectively and flexibly with layer masks in the production of montage and image manipulation and how to use filters and layer effects. By the end of the course you will have sufficient knowledge to tackle either a photo-imaging project, whether it is a fashion shot for a magazine, or a collection of images for your personal album.

    Entry Requirements

    All students attending this Photoshop course must be confident with Windows or Macintosh environments, including creating, moving and deleting files and folders.

    What you need to bring

    A pen and notebook, iPad or similar tablet device if preferred, and a USB memory stick (8GB minimum recommended)


    Autumn Term

    • Thursday 8th October – 10th December 2015

    Spring Term

    • Thursday 14th January – 17th March 2016
    Class size

    Maximum 16 students

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