Learn to create and edit professional images using the industry standard software for graphic design. You will learn how to use the main features of Photoshop including layers and selections in order to manipulate digital photographs and create images for use in print and online.
You will also learn some of the more advanced features for example quick masks, clone tools, layer mask, adjustment layers and more to enable you to create exciting and professional designs.
What can students expect?
You will learn some of the following in Photoshop, depending on time:
Use the tool box
Use the magic wand and lasso selection tools
Flip, rotate, crop and resize images
Create and use layers
Add text to photographs
Save images as jpeg and psd files
Set Photoshop Preferences to improve performance and work with the History Palette
Use the clone stamp tool and background eraser tool
Use advanced layer functions: masks, layer styles and adjustment layers
Add special effects using filters
Alter resolution to produce web and print ready images
Understand RGB and CMYK colour modes to make web and print ready images
Late starters allowed?
No, short course.
Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required
You will need to be able to communicate with the tutor and other students in English and follow verbal and written instructions. You will need to be able to differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters and copy text from handouts onto the computer. You will need to have basic numeracy to understand sizes, measurements and resolution.
Confident using a computer or Mac.
Oral questions and answers, observation of skills learnt and work produced in class.
Language of Instruction
Language of Assessment
Previous experience required?
No previous experience of Photoshop required but you should be a confident and competent user of a PC or MAC (this course us taught on PCs)
What is the progression route?
Other Adobe courses such as InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver at other providers
Are there any extra costs?
Are there any set books?
No, tutor will provide notes via the College intranet so internet access between lessons is recommended.
Work set between sessions?
Useful to go over what you have learnt in class at home.
Notepad and pen, memory stick.
Interactive, hands on, lots of practice. You will be at an individual computer in a dedicated ICT suite, the tutor will lead you through tasks as a group and there will be time for individual and project work also.