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This course is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, the industry-standard image-manipulation software that enables the user to perform within a design, web, printing or production environment. In fact, anywhere where images are used. Either the magazine, newspaper or book your read; the cover of your favourite CD or DVD; or advertising you see on the way to work – the image content has probably been designed, manipulated, or created with Adobe Photoshop, so its versatility is unquestionable.
The course is primarily aimed at beginners in image manipulation, or those who have purchased Photoshop, but do not know where to start. Whilst the course will use Apple Macintosh computers, there will be an overview of the operating system for those unfamiliar with the way they work. You will learn the tool functions; manipulate images; import images using filters and effects; use and manipulate text; use layers; resize images; import images from digital cameras, or scanners; and use and save in various file formats for particular post-design purposes.
You will not be bombarded with technical terms or be expected to understand everything in the first session. There will be plenty of time to absorb the various operating aspects and any technical words, or phrases, will be explained. Each session will include image manipulation exercises, which will help you to understand Photoshop's capabilities, and push your newly acquired skills further.
Once you have a basic understanding, you will be encouraged to design your own project to work on. This could be a magazine feature; a CD cover; or business-related material. This project will highlight any initial technical problems, which can be resolved, and also pose new challenges for you to conquer, creating a purposeful, personal, and fun learning experience.
This course will equip students with the basic knowledge to competently use Adobe Photoshop, either in preparation for the next level of course offered, or to work independently.
Please bring your own digital cameras, memory cards and/or USB sticks.
This course has been cancelled and will not be taking place this year.
The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (e.g. for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.
As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.
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