Next course: 2 April 2022 to 3 April 2022
Classroom-based weekend Beginner's course 10am-4pm - Places available
Cost: £135, (£120 early booking discount until 17th March), £105 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. All equipment provided.
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 and 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. 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). We advise that people take Adobe Lightroom before Adobe Photoshop if possible, or have other basic photo-editing experience, or experience of other creative software eg video editing or graphics.
The course will primarily focus on photo editing, but because you will gain an understanding of the Photoshop interface you can then go ahead on your own and explore the vast creative possibilities of this amazing professional software. Equipment & software included.
Covid-19: Safety is our number one priority. This course will follow these social distancing advice (until government advice changes): Each person will sit at an individual desk. Shared equipment sanitised between users. Learners are expected to bring their own face covering to wear (or be provided with a disposable one). Staff will wear face coverings. The training is held in a large, well-ventilated room. Hand sanitiser, wipes and gloves will be available. Full refund if we must cancel the course due to any restrictions.
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 the top of this page (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
Concessions – UK based Students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits. 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