Photoshop - beginners

Course code: QCAR310P

Subject area: Photography

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


24th Sep 2020 - 10th Dec 2020

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

The course is suitable for complete beginners in Photoshop for those that are keen photographers, professionals that work with imagery or those wanting to gain new skills to enhance employability. We will be looking at a lot of the tools and exploring the Adjustment Layers which will give you a solid knowledge of key functions in Photoshop and confidence in creatively editing your imagery. We will look at techniques and outcomes that may suit Photographers and Graphic Designer intentions. Each week is a different theme and starts afresh on a new technique or concept. Images are supplied and you will receive access to content to look at in your own time that supports your learning.

This course will cover the following:

• Navigating drop down menus, layers palette and tools
• Best practice knowledge with file sizes and designing for different outcomes
• Working with selection tools
• Creative use of collage using Layers
• How to crop and resize considering composition
• Levels & Curves
• Using Dodge and Burn to master Black and White photo editing
• Retouching and correcting photographs using clone stamp, patch tool and content aware.
• Exploring high colour for web based outcomes
• Working with text for graphic design outcomes
• Exploring the Adjustment Layers
• Using Blending Modes creativity
• Adding extra light effects to pictures.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 29/10/2020

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Photoshop - improvers
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £121.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £121.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £72.60
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £72.60

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
This course has no formal assessment and your progress is monitored by the course tutor who will be available to support you throughout.¿You will be required to complete some assessment paperwork.¿