MODULE 1 COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
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8 Interactive Lessons
4 Weeks Long
8 hours +
Pathway to EQF Diploma
Have you ever taken a photograph and wished you could make it better? Have you a creative side that you want to express? Are you looking for a new hobby, or even a new career? Knowledge in Photoshop will equip you with the skills you need to really transform your images. A firm understanding of the power of post-production and image editing will open up a whole new world of creative tools and techniques. In this course, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to enhance, edit, and create images to a professional standard and to add a whole other layer to your skill set as a photographer and designer.
1. Introduction to Photoshop
What is photoshop and how can it benefit me? This lesson will get you familiar with the image editing powerhouse that is Photoshop. Discover and navigate the many editing options with a hands-on demonstration of the Photoshop Interface.
2. Customising Photoshop
The workspace is the life of Photoshop, it contains all the necessary tools and menus to help you find a workflow that matches your current skillset. In this lesson, we will not only discuss the tools available for your editing but will create a custom workspace to help you enhance, edit and create more productively.
3. Enhancing Images with Adjustments
This is an exploration of the core adjustment options offered by Photoshop and will give you an insight into how each one works, and when and where to apply them. A firm understanding of how these strong adjustments work, will allow you to enhance your images and give them a new creative edge as well as creating some truly unique artwork!
4. Layer Types & Masking
Lesson 4 introduces you to one of the most important functions in Photoshop, Layers. Layers allow you to enhance images in a non-destructive and continuously re-editable manner. We look at the basic principles and concepts of using layers and will discuss all the different type of layers photoshop offers. We will also discuss masks, how they impact your image and their power within this editing software.
5. The Power of Selection Tools
Before we proceed to create amazing composites, we must first understand how selections can be used to edit our images. Using our selection tools enables us to create changes to specific parts of our images. Combine all the information we have learned so far, with the variety of selection tools available and we are one step closer to making pictures perfect.
6. Creating an Image Composite
Photoshop is renowned for its ability to put multiple images together, cut someone or something out of a background and drop them in another picture, or simply remove an unwanted object seamlessly. To begin to develop these hugely creative and practical skills, you need to understand both image layers and selections. Lesson 6 will demonstrate how you can create your very own creative composite, a piece of artwork to be proud of.
7. The Art of Image Re-Touching
As a photographer, retouching an image is an essential skill to have. Photoshop’s highly sophisticated retouching tools allow us to remove unwanted skin blemishes as well as eliminate any distracting dust or scratches that might be visible on our photographs. Among showing the powerful healing tools found in photoshop, Lesson 7 also illustrates the artful practice of restoring an old damaged photograph and shows you how to bring it back to its former glory.
8. Photoshop Successfully
Photoshop offers a lot of different opportunities for the career focused individual to the keen hobbyist. It is used in all most every job, some of you may not have even realised, and it also offers a lot of personal benefits. Lesson 8 will set you on the right path and will help you understand what your next step with Photoshop can be. If you are looking for a career, freelance work or even just a personal hobby, this lesson will fill you with the knowledge and ideas to push you to the next stage with Photoshop.
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Since taking the course and talking about it on my CV, I have actually now been offered a job as an Online Affiliate graphic-design Executive – my first graphic-design job since I left university! (I have been swept along in Supply... Chain roles since then). Previously I had found it hard to find graphic-design roles due to having no experience (how do you get experience without being given opportunities!?) Having the course on my CV showed I was willing to learn on my own time, had an interest in the subject, and now had a knowledge of affiliate and online graphic-design. I would not have got this job unless I did this course – it’s as simple as that! I start in June and no doubt I will use what I have learnt on the course a lot
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