Who is this course for

This class is for all levels of Photoshop users, for those who are completely new to the application through to seasoned users may wish to take this class to rid themselves of those bad Photoshop habits.

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example; you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

• Remove red eyes, blemishes, scratches, etc. using retouch technique
• Improve image colours and adjust contrast and brightness settings
• Create simple compositions by blending images together
• Add text and modify type settings in your designs
• Output artwork for web, print or video

Outline

Digital Imaging Foundation

  • Image quality and resolution
  • Bitmap and vector graphics
  • Image and canvas size
  • Colour spaces and bit depth
  • Design theory principles
  • Files formats and media

 

Interface

  • Controlling the workspace
  • Screen layout and window arrangements
  • Navigation and zoom shortcuts
  • Guides, grid and ruler

Selections

  • Creating selections using the selection tools
  • Refining selections
  • Transform, scale and distort selections
  • Saving and loading selections

Painting and Retouching

  • Saving and sharing colour pallets and swatches
  • Creating and controlling Gradients
  • Effective use of Brush tools
  • Understanding Retouching tools

Colour Correction

  • Levels and curves
  • Hue and saturation
  • Shadow and highlights

Compositing

  • Creating and grouping Layers
  • Cropping images
  • Transform and distort layers
  • Add filters from the Filter gallery
  • Effective use of Adjustment layers
  • Creating Layer masks
  • Working with text
  • Applying and controlling Layer effects
  • Blending and transparency settings

Course details

Evening class duration Weekend class duration Weekday class duration Course level
2 Beginner - Yellow Belt - 101

How to book

Simply select your start date from below and pay online to book your course.

If you are joining us during a weekday class then the lessons begin at 09:30 and finish at 16:30. This class will run for weeks.
If you are joining us during an evening class then the lessons begin at 18:00 and finish at 21:00 each week. This class will run for 2 weeks.
If you are joining us during a weekend class then the class starts at 10:00 and will finish at 17:00 each week. This class will run for weeks.