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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners — Overview

The course will cover how best to set up photoshop to maximise the power of your computer. After this you will be shown how each of the tools operate and how they affect the image you are working on. You will then work through a series of tasks that introduce you to the basic skills required to edit photographs. 


Course Content

Week 1 
The tools pallet and Photoshop preferences 

Week 2 
The tools pallet, Image resizing and saving 

Week 3 
How to turn images black and white using layers

Week 4 
Basic intro into the benefits of using Lightroom with Photoshop 

Week 5 
How to use actions and add texture to images using layers 

Week 6 
Making a brush and the brush palette. Creating panoramas with automate  

Week 7 
Creating HDR images (High Dynamic Range)

Week 8 
How to manipulate a portrait using layers 

Week 9 
How to add text to an image 

Week 10 
Merging images to remove objects or people 

Entry Requirements. 
Basic computer literacy. Previous use of photoshop will help. All of the above is subject to change depending on the ability of students.

Materials and Equipment
Pen Paper, USB drive 


Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.

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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners — Modules

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Course Code: SC3121516
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