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Adobe Photoshop for Artists Short Course

Course description

A knowledge of Photoshop has become essential software for all visual artists. This course is specifically aimed at those who want to use the work to extend and develop their practice. This can range from intervention/development of individual images to speculative visualisations for commission proposals.

Students will be asked to bring in their own materials to work from as this will allow more student-centred learning. The tutor will also take into account the needs and interests of the student group and each course will be adapted accordingly.

This course differs from many software courses in that the tutor is a fine artist who also works freelance in the print industry, teaches on an MA in Fine Art, and assists and facilitates artists on specific projects. This means that a different emphasis is given to learning, and topics covered can change depending on the needs of the group

Level: Beginners

Who should take this course?

Visual artists.

Entry requirements

Students attending this course need to have basic computer skills, e.g know how to use email, basic knowledge of how to save.

 

Clear, easy to understand lessons: 

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean. 
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand. 

Experience life on campus 

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe 
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline 
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need 
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time 
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments 
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time 

A certificate of completion: 

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it! 
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance. 
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience! 
  • Certificates are great to complement your cv. 

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face-to-face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

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

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

  • How to work with layers, correct/modify colour, retouching of existing image/modification of images and creation of collaged speculative images
  • How to maintain quality of images and making complex selections
  • Working with vectors within Photoshop

Materials

Please bring the following to the first session:

  • Lots of images to work with, digital or works on paper to be scanned
  • USB storage
  • Notepad and pen

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:

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