Advanced Photoshop

Ref: C3674824

This will be a practical weekly course consisting of Screen demonstrations and practical tasks covering: Image enhancement set up to final processes for production of images. Own practical image development is encouraged using Photoshop Use of creating use of layers, montage, blend modes, filters and professional retouch techniques. As student knowledge, skill and confidence grows, the course tutor will assign practical tasks which will allow students to work independently and practice new skills - although the tutor will always be on hand to support and give help, guidance and feedback relating to progress. A work book is encouraged to be completed for evidence, to show own development, for reference and achievement to ensure learners are aware of personal progress throughout the course.

Course aim

This course is designed for advanced photo retouching skills in the use of photographic enhancement. The course includes demonstrations and tutor led practical sessions to improve your skills and understanding of photographic enhancements.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Practical knowledge of Photoshop basic is required

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

  • Use of quality masking, layers and filters
  • Use of sharpening and blur imagery
  • Use enhanced retouching techniques
  • Use of montage imagery (taking imagery from one subject to another)
  • Set up and quality management of tools, images and finish

How will I be taught?

  • 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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Your own laptop and own software are required

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Knowledge of Photoshop is required

What can I do next?

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Advanced Photoshop


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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