Photoshop: An Introduction

On this hands-on course, we'll cover the fundamentals of a bitmap image and resolution, setting up a document and workspace and navigating the work area. We will look at common image file formats, the relevance of RGB and CMYK and why they matter. You will explore a range of selection tools and the power of layers, layer styles and blends...

Taught by: Lucy Newman.

Description

On this hands-on course, we'll cover the fundamentals of a bitmap image and resolution, setting up a document and workspace and navigating the work area. We will look at common image file formats, the relevance of RGB and CMYK and why they matter. You will explore a range of selection tools and the power of layers, layer styles and blends. You will also be shown how to work with creating text and vector shapes as well as how to transform, retouch, repair and enhance bitmap images. Please note this course is taught on a Mac computer.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding bitmap images

  • Making selections

  • Transforming Images

  • Understanding layers

  • Working with fills, gradients and strokes

  • Applying filters and effects

  • Retouching and enhancing images

  • Working with type and other vector shapes

  • Saving files for web, print and future editing

Course Outcomes
Be prepared to bring in some of your own images because by the end of the course you'll have created your own montage for reference and inspiration. 

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for those with limited or no knowledge of Photoshop. Whether you are an art and design student, home user or have a general interest, this hands-on course will introduce and demystify some of Photoshop's tools, techniques and terminology, allowing participants to create and edit digital images in no time.

Course Level
Beginner

Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.


Student Reviews

"Excellent facilities, really nice teacher. I came away feeling confident."






Tutor information

Lucy Newman has a background in fine art, and has over ten years experience freelancing in TV motion graphics, animation and web design.


Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen

Please be advised that this course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
A free 30 day trial is available to download from the Adobe website.
Student discounts are also available should you wish to subscribe to the ‘Annual plan, paid monthly'.



Details for booking

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