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Photoshop for Photographers - Beginners (C00168-161703)

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Price: £159.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

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This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

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Weekdays/Time: Thu (10:00 to 12:30)

Started: 27/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 6)

End Date: 01/06/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This is an in-depth introduction to using Adobe Photoshop CS. You will be learning about both the most commonly used commands and techniques to improve photographs.

How to Enrol:

Enrolment is best carried out online. If you prefer to enrol in person, you can enrol at reception.

Entry Requirements:

No Photoshop experience required although the ability to use a PC would be an advantage. Level 1 literacy and numeracy recommended.

Course Content:

An introduction to this powerful and popular image editing program starting with optimising Photoshop for your workflow and setting up a document. From there the course is structured around the sequence of retouching steps: 1. Duplicating the original image, image management, naming files (Introducing Bridge & Metadata) ( Introducing Layers) 2. Cropping & Pixels, File types, Image sizes and re-sizing your images 3. Repairing flaws (Using Brushes, Clone tools, Healing tools, Dodge & Burn) 4. Adjusting brightness, contrast and tones 5. Removing any colour casts (Introducing colour including Colour management) 6. Adjusting colour & tone in specific parts of a image (Introduction to using Selections and tools.) 7. Noise reduction (Introducing using Filters) 8. Sharpening the overall image (Using Filters & Channels) 9. Image output; Introducing to actions, batch processes, printing, save for web

Assessment Methods:

You will be given verbal feedback during the session and participate in group discussions

Additional Information:

This course is delivered on Mac computers, however, if you are normally a PC user, you will be given specific info by the tutor how to manage any differences between the two platforms.

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.

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Bring To First Class:



You will benefit from regular attendance and punctuality.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

Photography or Photoshop short courses, Digital Photography Level 2 Diploma, Access to HE Diploma (Photography & Digital Photography)

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much homework will I need to do outside of class? You will be set tasks and asked to gather images for exercises. Links to online tutorials are made available so students can practice out of class and apply learning to their own workflow/interests. What will happen if I miss a class? You can pick-up any handouts from the session you missed. You will definitely benefit from attending all sessions. "What type of camera do I need Your own Digital photographs will be requested for some class exercises. "What level of computer skills do I need? Possessing basic computer skills will be an advantage

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