Digital Image Manipulation with Photoshop Elements

Ref: C3741488

This course is for digital photographers wishing to improve their editing skills needed to composite their images and other digital content in interesting and creative ways. Photoshop Elements™ will be used for the course to make some technical and corrective adjustments to images but the main thrust of the course will be to combine multiple images, text, patterns and other graphical content to create interesting composite images. The more powerful features of the software, such as Selections, Layers, Layer Masks and Blend Modes will be used extensively within the software’s ‘Expert’ editing workspace. Although targeted at users of Elements™ software those familiar with Photoshop™ should also be able to adapt, where necessary and with the tutor's assistance, the techniques and procedures used. If you have always wanted to take your digital image editing beyond the usual basic adjustments and make more use of your digital image library then this could be the course for you.

Course aim

This course will introduce enthusiasts of digital photography on how to use new, creative and exciting techniques to manipulate and combine their digital images using Adobe Photoshop Elements™software v11 -15.

Who is the course for?

- This course is suitable for beginners and improvers - Students will need to be reasonably familiar with the User Interface layout and menus of either Adobe Photoshop Elements™ v 11 -15 or Photoshop™ v CS4-6 or CC, however this will be addressed by the tutor early on in the course.

What topics will this course cover

- The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning - You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time - A digital projector is used to demonstrate the software. Some image manipulation/compositing projects, for students to optionally complete at home, will be set. Email support, in-session 1:1 feedback & some stock images will be provided by the tutor.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

How will I know I'm making progress?

- You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor - Group discussions will be held on how to tackle certain manipulation/editing projects and again on finalised manipulations. Some 1:1 feedback is possible during some sessions.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.) - You will need a laptop computer with suitable software installed. [Elements™ or Photoshop™] see the 'Who is this Course For?' section above for details. Stock images will be provided via 'Dropbox™' or you may use your own if preferred.

Reading and information sources

- You may find it helpful to review your software's User Interface and Menu structure and try to remember where some frequently used commands are found.

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider - This course will enable you to expand your digital editing/manipulation skills and enable you to follow a more advanced course in image editing.

Download full course outline

Digital Image Manipulation with Photoshop Elements Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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