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About Introduction to Photoshop (Summer)

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop software to reimagine and manipulate your digital photography, learn how to create digital designs, graphic elements and layouts for simple marketing or promotional materials such as leaflets or posters.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop image manipulation software to create a range of media related items for use in print or on the web.

The course is particularly useful for photographers who want to learn how to adjust things like brightness, contrast and colour levels. The course also covers more technical skills such as retouching and how to create more abstract graphic images. You might require graphics for marketing purposes, teaching resources or any number or personal projects such as flyers, posters and animated web graphics.

The course will cover a range of topics including:

  • Choosing the best tools to use
  • How to use layers
  • Adjusting brightness and contrast
  • Adjusting colour balance
  • Retouching photographs
  • Removing unwanted objects from images
  • Photomontage e.g. placing an object onto a different background
  • Improving old photographs
  • Creating abstract graphic images
  • How to work with grids and guides
  • How to work with text and images
  • How to make an animated gif

In the first half of the course, the tutor with work with the group to teach all the basics. In the second half, you will receive more individual support as you work on personal projects. You will be working in MAC’s dedicated media studio, on Apple Mac computers with the latest Adobe software.

On completing this course, you can expect to have a working knowledge of Photoshop and a selection of photos, images and graphics that you have produced using the software. You should also be confident to continue working with Photoshop independently.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is designed for beginners and improvers looking to refresh and improve their skills. We will be introducing Photoshop image manipulation software and talking through features in detail from the very basics. Basic computing skills are required

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a 32GB USB stick or external hard drive so that you can take your work home

You are welcome to work on your own laptop if preferred, so long as Photoshop is installed.

Are there any additional costs?

All materials are provided. A memory stick must be provided at your own costs.

Who teaches this course?

ILdiko Nagy

Dates and times

  • April – July