Introduction to Photoshop Basics is ideal for anyone wanting to develop his or her creative digital skills using this multilayered and exciting software. Photoshop is truly the backbone of digital art and graphic design. From photo manipulation, through to poster design, illustration and every area in between, Photoshop is the most commonly used application by working professionals in any creative field. Thursday Evening Sessions: 18:00 - 20:00
Build a creative portfolio for a part/time art or design course or for creative individuals who want to gain the confidence to work independently with this software.
On this course you will cover the following core areas: Creating and saving images, different formats, sizes and file types; Navigating around the Photoshop workspace; Selection and Cropping; Shortcuts; Transforming and Resizing, Image Adjustments and Filters. You will also explore many advanced features using Tools such as: Brushes, Erasers, Text creation, along with photographic techniques such as darkening, lightening, sharpening, blurring, repairing, faking and merging different images together.
Practical demonstrations led by the tutor. One-to-one tuition within the group. Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved.
Continuous classroom assessment based on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA)