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: This course is for students aged 18 and older
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 techniques.www.klisas.com
Suky Best is a fine artist who works with print, video and animation. She uses digital technology to extend and develop her work. She works freelance in the print industry and has a wide knowledge of software and its industrial application. For examples of her artistic practice, www.sukybest.com
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