Photoshop - Beginners

Photoshop - Beginners

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.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have been given the opportunity to:  


  • Import images from different sources
  • Manipulate existing images, adding layers, text and graphics
  • Edit and replace elements from a picture and adjust colour and tonal values etc.
  • Use Photoshop drawing tools to cut and paste elements from different digital images to use within your own personal work
  • Understand image resolution, file sizes, saving options
  • Personal Project


Your Tutor

Jeremy Hubbard 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.


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Wed 02/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 30/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 27/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 04/12/2019 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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