Introduction to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop weekend training course – learn the basics then take your photography to the next level!. This Introduction to Photoshop course will aquaint you with digital imaging concepts and techniques using Adobe Photoshop, and 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 and compositing, video editing, 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?

The course is a great introduction to get you started, or for those who have tried to teach themselves and need more help. The course will primarity focus on photo editing, however you will gain an understanding of the Photoshop interface that will allow you to go ahead on your own and explore the vast creative possibilities this amazing software offers. The class will be small, with plenty of practical hands-on excercises and your tutor will be very supportive.

Learn Photoshop and up your game!

Course Requirements – good general understanding of PCs or MACs.

Course Dates: 

Saturday/ Sunday, New dates TBC, 10 am – 4:00 pm – Places Available 

Cost

£108 (includes 10 per cent early booking discount)

£120 Full Price

£90 Discount for people on following means tested benefits, proof required: ESA (income related); 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.

All Film Oxford Courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service

 

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Course Tutor – Adrian Spencer is a Photographer and Motion Graphics Designer/Editor. He is Oxfordshire based and has an MA in Creative Art and Music form Oxford Brookes University. Adrian has worked for the BBC, Creative Junction, local production companies, Theatres, Schools, Colleges and Art Galleries. He has been in involved in site-specific Art works and in Marketing/Advertising, online and in print. Adrian understands traditional darkroom techniques but has extensive knowledge of digital photography and digital manipulation. He works exclusively with the (Adobe) Creative Suite when tasked with illustration,online, print or Film work.

 

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Course outline over the two days:

The Photoshop Interface
1. Overview and layout
2.Settings and Preferences
3.File types and Importing
4. Toolbox Overview

Image Optimization
1.Levels
2. Curves
3.Gradient masks and layers
4. RGB and Monochrome.
5. Removing colour casts
6. The Sponge tool

Retouching an Image
1.Clone Stamp
2.Healing Brush
3.Patch tool
4.Removing ‘Red Eye’

Transforming
1.Resizing and Transformation
2.Cropping
3.Rotating
4.Image and canvas sizing
5.Creating borders

Selections
1.The Lasso tool
2.Colour range
3.The Magic Wand
4.Extract
5.Modifying and feathering selections

Image Effects
1.Filters
2.Variations
3.Liquify
4.Blending Modes

Text and Effects
1.Using ‘FX’ for text
2.’Paste Into’ text
3.Using ‘Shapes.’

Sharpening
1.Smart Sharpen
2.Unsharp mask
3. Sharpen tool

Course outline may change slightly and will take into account individual student needs.
All students are welcome to bring their own laptops, although computers will be available. Also please feel free to bring your own images to work on.

Students usually work on a machine each, however students sometimes may be asked to work in pairs, or may opt to do so. There is a mix of PCs and MACs. Students who have Photoshop installed on their own laptop may bring it along to work on, but please let us know in advance.

Comments

C.W. – The course was very useful, I can actually use photoshop now!

Sarah – Brilliant! Step by step approach with backup whenever needed

Margaret – Excellent training, very supportive. Gained a lot of insight

Rafe – Very knowledgeable and amneable to questions

Terry – The course was well paced and took account of student’s abilities. There was always time for review and individual help as required

Sarah – I achieved a lot as I had no knowledge of photoshop. I can now do all the basics and have something to build on


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This is one of our adult training courses so please note that participants need to be sixteen years and above, for information about all of our youth activities see Youth page

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