Photoshop Essentials

Gain a solid introduction to Photoshop, an industry standard programme, and begin developing skills that can be used in your creative practice. Through creative demos and exercises, your tutor will pair the software down to the essentials and cover the core basics...

Taught by: Lucy Newman.

Description

Gain a solid introduction to Photoshop, an industry standard programme, and begin developing skills that can be used in your creative practice. Through creative demos and exercises, your tutor will pair the software down to the essentials and cover the core basics. You will learn about the make-up of a file, colour adjustments, selecting and altering areas of an image and combining images. Taught by a practicing artist and designer you will be provided with the most up to date professional techniques. Your final exercise will bring together these skills to create your own photomontage.

Course Outcomes
You will have gained practical experience in digital imaging, cropping, adjusting, combining and saving images. You will be able to work with images on a basic level in the workplace, have an important understanding both of the structure of a Photoshop file and of the scope of possibilities and limitations of the software.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding resolution

  • Making selections

  • Colour adjustments

  • Saving files for different purposes

  • Working with layers

  • Combining images

  • Adding text and shapes

Who Should Attend
Suitable for beginners as well as those looking for a recap of the fundamental skills. An essential skill for anyone pursuing a career in the visual arts, both commercial and fine arts.

Level
Beginner

View PDF to explore progression: Graphic Design: Your Journey [954kb]


Student Reviews

“Really well taught and supported. Easy to understand and approachable, I learnt a lot.” - Alex (July 2017)



Tutor information

Lucy Newman has worked extensively in the design industry, in TV, feature film titles, animation, heritage (British Museum) and corporate communications on a wide variety of creative projects. She has taught many short courses in London art colleges. (RCA, CSM, Chelsea, London Met). Lucy Newman (MARCA) began her creative career at Chelsea and RCA in Fine Art.



Materials


Please bring along:

  • a USB drive to save your work on.

Though all exercise files are provided, you are encouraged to bring your own photos to use in the studio.


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
18/12/2017 - 18/12/2017Monday10:00 - 16:001 Day£215Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
03/02/2018 - 03/02/2018Saturday10:00 - 16:001 Day£215Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
07/07/2018 - 07/07/2018Saturday10:00 - 16:001 Day£215Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket