Photoshop is the standard piece of kit for designers, image-makers and photographers.
This course is therefore suitable for anyone who’s new to Adobe Photoshop who wishes to apply the software to either artistic pursuits or professional projects.
On this course, you will:
- be introduced to the functions of Photoshop that are relevant to beginners
- learn how to work in a non-destructive way
- create and edit images efficiently so that their impact is maximised
- explore the software for different print and screen outputs
- build your skills through practical projects.
As the course progresses (and depending on your interests) you may also look at advanced skills such as:
- using channels to refine edges and work with masks
- explore the brush tool, creating custom brushes and applying brush dynamics to get realistic results
- understand the adjustment layers like curves, brightness and contrast.
What will you gain?
Once you’ve mastered the basics of Photoshop you’ll be able to take your work to amazing new levels.
In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.
"The tutor was fantastic. I learnt a lot, and I'm inspired to continue learning after the course." (JT)
Entry requirement: Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and IT 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.
Here's what our previous attendees said:
'Really helpful, learnt a lot and absolutely loved it. Mark was a brilliant teacher and managed to help with any issue I had. I enjoyed learning new things and made posters and postcards with the skills I learnt. I enjoyed everything especially learning how to use the software effectively' KS
'The course has really helped me feel more confident in using Adobe software. It was all really useful' AG
Stuart Samuels is course leader of the Level 3 Film and Television Production course at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.
He’s achieved Grade 1 (outstanding) lesson observations for the past five years in the areas of film production and post-production, animation, VFX compositing, photography and design.
Stuart is also a media freelancer.
The majority of his work is post-production for film (editing, compositing, VFX and titles) but also includes motion graphic animation.
He’s recently worked on independent feature films (Cleft Lip, Outlawed, Raven on the Jetty), a Nike commercial and produced music videos and web content for a range of clients.
Tutor profile: Mark Williams teaches software skills on the undergraduate programmes at NTU.
He has a degree in graphic design and 17 years' experience working with and teaching Adobe products.
Mark has developed and delivered training courses to large and small businesses all over the UK.
Click 'See available dates' above to book your place online.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Ten hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 10
2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.