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Adobe Photoshop Workshop

Adobe Photoshop Workshop

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Gwendi Klisa


Adobe Photoshop has become the most powerful and popular computer application for image making for designers and artists alike. Photoshop is the software that is now used for a huge range of applications from webdesign and product illustration to photographic correction or to illustration or textile and fashion design and illustration. This course will help you to learn and make best use of the software whatever the final output might be, print or screen. Starting with the basics, this course runs through as much of the software as possible, dictated by your own experience and needs. You are encouraged to bring with you your own images and material to work and experiment with. The tutor has expertise in web, screen and many print outputs.

This course is suitable for beginners, and will use the most recent version of Adobe Photoshop.All students should plan on attending the first session because the material covered is essential to the rest of the course.  Students that do not attend the first session will find it difficult to catch up.

There are a maximum of eight students enrolled on each session to ensure that you get plenty of one-to-one tuition from your tutor and the class can work at a speed to suit the whole group.

Please note that all courses scheduled to start before 30 June 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Online courses are not available to book on the day they start.

Tutor Description

Gwendi Klisa is an award winning graphic designer and illustrator based in central London. Her work has been exhibited both in the UK and internationally and she has several years of commercial experience in communication design. She is specialised in digital design but her practice often crosses over into traditional printmaking


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • NON DIGITAL prints/drawings/ textures as well as digital files from your own camera. As we will be looking at scanning in various ways in the first session this is really important.    
  • A notebook    
  • A pen
  • A usb stick   
  • Some prints / photographs to scan   
  • For the first session you will need to think of some ways of collaging/montaging at least two of your images together

IMPORTANT - Adobe ID Login for Short Course Students

Students will need to create an account with Adobe (unless you already have one) in order to access the Adobe suite at the college – instructions are included below. You will need to use a personal email address to create this. If you already have an account with Adobe, please make sure you bring your login details with you on the first day of the course.

Please note:

  • Creating an Adobe account is free.
  • The software will only be accessible when logged into a UAL networked computer
  • The same account can be used outside of the University, but software will only be accessible through a personal paid subscription that students will need to set up independently
  • You can still create an account on the day but doing this beforehand will save time and avoid delays to the start of the class.
  • If you already have an Adobe ID/ subscription you can use this on your short course rather than setting up a new account.

To create an account students will need to:

  1. Go to Adobe Sign in page.
  2. Select ‘Create an account’
  3. Enter your details and select ‘Create account’

Available dates