Next course: New Dates TBC - Building based - Weekend 10am-4pm
Cost: £128; £115 (early booking discount until 27th September); £99 concessions
Introduction to Photoshop weekend course – learn the basics then take your photography to the next level! This course will acquaint you with digital imaging concepts and techniques using Adobe Photoshop. It will cover how to get the best from your photographs and how to retouch and add effects to them.
What is Photoshop?
Adobe Photoshop is the world’s most advanced digital imaging software, used by photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals. The app gives you the utmost power and creative control for 2D and 3D image manipulation, compositing and image analysis. And because Photoshop is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, you get access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they’re available.
Who is this course aimed at?
Introduction to Photoshop is aimed at confident beginners, is a great introduction to get you started, or for those who have tried to teach themselves and need more help. The class will be small, with plenty of practical hands-on exercises and your tutor will be very supportive, and all equipment is provided. (This course is aimed at people with good up-to-date computer skills. If unsure email us email@example.com ).
The course will primarily focus on photo editing, however because you will gain an understanding of the Photoshop interface, you can then go ahead on your own and explore the vast creative possibilities this amazing professional software offers.
Covid-19: Safety is our number 1 priority. This course will follow social distancing rules, each person will stay 2 meters apart. Each learner will have a cleaned computer and individual desk just for them for the weekend. Learners will be expected to bring their own masks to wear (or be provided with a disposable one). Staff will wear masks. Large well ventilated room. Hand sanitiser, wipes and gloves will be available.
Your tutor – Guy Henstock
Guy is a Photographer and Photographic Post Production Editor. He is Oxford-based and has been working in the creative industry as a professional photographer and web developer for over 15 years. Growing up in a house with a dark room, Guy originally honed his photographic post-production skills the traditional way. The age of digital photography enabled those skills to be harnessed and pushed to the max. Guy has been using Photoshop since version 4 – over 20 years now! He has worked with a wide range of businesses, from cheese producers to estate agents to sound engineers, not to mention the wedding work and local press. Guy also teaches our Adobe Lightroom course.
Introduction to Photoshop – course outline:
The Photoshop Interface
- Overview and layout
- Settings and Preferences
- Toolbox Overview
Opening and Importing
- File types
- Adobe Camera Raw basics
- Gradient masks and layers
- RGB and Monochrome.
- Removing colour casts
- The Sponge tool
Retouching an Image
- Clone Stamp
- Healing Brush
- Patch tool
- Removing ‘Red Eye’
- Resizing and Transformation
- Image and canvas sizing
- Creating borders
- The Lasso tool
- Colour range
- The Magic Wand
- Modifying and feathering selections
- Blending Modes
Text and Effects
- Using ‘FX’ for text
- ‘Paste Into’ text
- Using ‘Shapes’
- Smart Sharpen
- Unsharp mask
- Sharpen tool
Course outline may vary slightly to take into account individual learner needs.
One machine per learner. There is a mix of PCs and MACs. If you have Photoshop installed on your own laptop you may bring it along to work on, but please let us know in advance.
Early booking discount & concessions
Book early to get 10% reduction on the full price course fee. See the date at top right of this page (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
Students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits are eligible to claim the concessionary rate. Evidence is required, such as student card, NHS staff card or benefit letter.
Means tested benefits: JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits & Universal Credit.
All Film Oxford Courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Adult Learning