Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals (two days) - Nottingham Trent University



Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard software to use for designers, marketers, image-makers and photographers alike. It’s a versatile software and skill to learn as it’s used for a wide range of applications, including: • editing and manipulating photographic images and illustrations • graphic design • product illustration • textiles and fashion design • website design. This Mac-based course is suitable for anyone looking to apply Adobe Photoshop to either artistic pursuits or professional projects. It’s also ideal if you’ve attempted to learn the basics online and would like to consolidate your skills and learn the most efficient ways of working in the software, as you’ll be learning directly from an expert with years of knowledge and experience. You’ll be introduced to the main functions of Adobe Photoshop as well as receiving industry level tips, tricks and shortcuts, so that you can efficiently create and edit images with maximum visual impact. Through practical projects, you’ll develop your skills in the software and use a range of tools and techniques to enhance and adapt photographic images and learn how to use them in a variety of different print and screen outputs. You’ll have dedicated, uninterrupted study time in our industry standard Mac suites, using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop software. On this course, you will: • learn how to create and size files for digital and print • produce layers and understand different layer styles • discover how to use pivotal tools such as the direct selection and pen tool • create digital collages that utilise key skills • understand the key use of photoshop in relation to other Adobe applications • save artworks in various formats • understand what pixel artwork is and its main uses and advantages • practice using important options such as brightness and contrast • use the gradient tool to create gradients. What will you gain? You’ll be challenged creatively with the support of a small group of like-minded people, with lots individual attention from the tutor to support your projects. By the end of the course, you’ll be confident in using Adobe Photoshop and be able to prepare artwork for a variety of uses. Once you’ve mastered the basics of Adobe Photoshop you’ll be able to take your work to amazing new levels. A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course. Level: Beginner 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 Nottingham 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: ‘The tutor was fantastic. I learnt a lot, and I'm inspired to continue learning after the course’ JT 'Really helpful, learnt a lot and absolutely loved it. 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 ‘I really enjoyed the course’ TH ‘Excellent course with great resources. Would definitely sign up for a next level of photoshop training!’ GB Tutor profile: Jason Holroyd is an award-winning graphic designer, art director and illustrator. Jason graduated from NTU with a degree in graphic design and has over 15 years industry experience, working with clients and agencies such as 4 Creative, Arts Council England and Warner Brothers Records. He has been teaching for over 12 years and is currently an associate lecturer on the NTU graphic design degree course. Need accommodation? You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.

What's included in the price?

Ten hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Maximum class size: 10


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ