On this Mac-based course you’ll learn how to enhance still images in post-production, develop new editing techniques and unlock the power of industry-standard image editing software.
You might be a photographer looking to improve your images for publication or portfolio, or someone working in design and marketing who needs to enhance and manipulate images.
This course will provide you with a practical guide to the vast array of tools in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, with time to practise these techniques on your own images.
It’s suitable for editing digital images captured by any type camera including DSLRs, mirrorless or compact cameras - including action cameras or even smartphones.
On this course, you will:
- develop a comprehensive understanding of the tools in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
- learn how to control contrast, brightness and colour
- use advanced tools for correcting image flaws
- practise how to combine images together and how to add or remove elements
- create pre-sets and actions for batch processing tasks
- consider output options from print to web, and appreciate the editing implications
- understand specific techniques for portrait, landscape, architecture or product shots
- appreciate colour space, monitor calibration and image mode implications
- work with different image formats including RAW, DNG, TIFF and JPEG.
What will you gain?
By the end of the course you’ll have developed your skills in editing photographs and leave with a better understanding of advanced image editing tools and applications.
You’ll have the ability to produce a printed or online portfolio of enhanced images.
Entry requirements: Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.
You should have your own photographs that you want to improve and edit.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You’ll find Mac suites equipped with industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor Profile: Paul Carroll graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a First Class Honours Degree in Photography.
He then cut his photographic teeth working on the UK's best-selling photography magazine ‘Digital Photo’ planning, writing, and illustrating articles on digital image editing.
Paul now works as a full-time freelance photographer shooting marketing, advertising and promotional campaigns for a wide range of commercial clients.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One day of quality tuition from an expert photographer tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative maximum class size: 12
2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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