Photoshop for Photographers - Beginners

Do you love photography, but feel you don't currently have the skills to edit your images in Photoshop? Look no further!

This is an in-depth introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS. You will learn about the most commonly used commands and techniques to improve your photographs now and in the future.

Course Content

An introduction to this powerful and popular image editing programme, starting with optimising Photoshop for your workflow and setting up a document. From there, our course is structured around a sequence of retouching steps:

1. Duplicating your original image, image management, naming files (introducing bridge & metadata) (introducing layers)
2. Cropping and pixels, file types, image sizes and re-sizing your images
3. Repairing flaws (using brushes, clone tools, healing tools, dodge and burn)
4. Adjusting brightness, contrast and tones
5. Removing any colour casts (introducing colour including colour management)
6. Adjusting colour and tone in specific parts of an image (introduction to using selections and tools.)
7. Noise reduction (introducing using filters)
8. Sharpening the overall image (using filters and channels)
9. Image output; introduction to actions, batch processes, printing, saving for web.

Entry Requirements

No Photoshop experience required, although the ability to use a PC or Mac would be an advantage. Level 1 literacy and numeracy recommended.

First Class Requirements

Notebook, your camera.

Attendance Requirements

You will benefit from regular attendance and punctuality.

Assessment Methods

You will be given verbal feedback during the session and you'll be expected to participate in group discussions where you can offer peer-to-peer support.

Further Study Options

Photography or Photoshop short courses, Digital Photography Level 2 Diploma, Access to HE Diploma (Photography & Digital Photography)

Additional Information

This course is delivered on Mac computers, however, if you are normally a PC user, you will be given specific info by the tutor how to manage any differences between the two platforms.

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only six learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.

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