Adobe Photoshop – Part 1
You have read about Adobe Photoshop, and ‘photoshopped’ is a term used every day. But how does Adobe Photoshop work and what’s the magic behind some of those apparent miracles? Adobe Photoshop is an extensive application. Each version add more features, yet many people who want to use it miss the fundamentals and never get the most from the software. This introductory course to Adobe’s flagship software starts at the beginning and builds from there, using tools and methods to manipulate and create outstanding images. No experience of Photoshop is required for this course. The assumption is that it is new to you, you’ll be using Apple Mac computers in one of media suites. You’ll be supplied with handouts and files to work with. Coming on this course will help filter out the noise and you will learn to use Adobe Photoshop effectively to get the most out of your images.
What topics are covered?
What topics are covered? This course shows the most efficient ways to perform common design tasks, including layout, image editing, image correction, painting with brushes, layers, masks, and working with type and fonts. Topics include: Painting and using brushes; Opening and importing images; Setting up Photoshop; Learning about image size and resolution; Understanding how Photoshop uses colour; Cropping and straightening a photo; Quick fixes for everyday issues; Creating and using layers; Learning how to use masks, opacity, and blend modes; Saving your work and selecting the right file format; Adjusting brightness and contrast; Fixing colour casts; Repairing images; Combining two or more photos; Constructing a panorama.
Who is the course aimed at?
This is a five week course that aims to take you from a complete beginner to a reasonable level of competence. The course is aimed at people who have either a work or leisure requirement for learning. No previous knowledge is assumed, other than a general knowledge of how to use a computer. You should note that our studios are equipped with Apple Macintosh computers, and that while basic instruction will be given in how to use them, this will not be the focus of the course – if you’re new to Mac computers, support is available online from Apple (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/explore/new-to-mac).
Who will be my tutor?
Stephen has been using and teaching the creative use of software for over 30 years. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor and has wide experience over a range of software products. In addition to teaching, Stephen has worked as a freelance designer, illustrator, interactive producer over a range of digital media for many years. He is responsible, amongst other things, for the look of the Bath Fringe Festival guide.
How will I learn?
Most of the sessions revolve around tutorials. In the first sessions these will be tutor led, later sessions will have printed tutorials. People learn at different rates and need different types of tutoring, having printed tutorials allows flexibility. You will be assessed by informal discussion and targets will be suggested.
Which department is this course in?Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
A memory stick is required, we recommend a minimum size of 16GB.
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I enrol?You can enrol on this course:
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Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses
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