Photoshop is one of the leading image manipulation software tools and is used extensively in the photographic and design industries today. This course will cover the basic principles and techniques used in manipulating an existing image. Whether you wish to enhance your own photography for use within WEB pages or simply manipulate images and prepare them for email, this series of short introductory workshops and practical assignments will enable you to understand, explore and use some of the creative tools and techniques available. Whilst previous experience with Photoshop is not necessary, basic computer skills are advisable. This course is suitable as a progression route for students who have completed the digital photography for beginners course, and who wish to extend their artistic skills in the direction of computer based treatment of images.
Students must bring:
- A portable USB card reader or storage device to transfer and save images.
- A notepad and pen to take notes.
The college is currently running the CS6 version of photoshop.
Jeremy Hubbard is a freelance graphic designer, copywriter and marketer, with over twenty years’ experience of working with Photoshop, for both business and pleasure. Jeremy has an MA in Multimedia Communications and a BA in Graphic Design. He is qualified to teach Adult Learners and has delivered a range of training experiences.
Personal projects on which Jeremy has used Photoshop extensively include:
– Towards an Understanding of Gravity (a highly creative pocket-book of challenging content and exciting imagery)
– The Hammer and the Anvil (a ‘Faction’ novel, which Jeremy designed and art-worked, co-authored and edited)
– Teaching Traveller Children (a Teachers’ Classroom Support Media Pack, done almost entirely in Photoshop).
Sudents are recommended to bring their own laptop with the current version of Photoshop - Creative Cloud, installed, so they can use the latest functions and tools and be able to continue work at home.
The college does offer the older version of Photoshop on the computers on site, which can be used as an alternative, but may not offer the same features.