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Digital Photography & Photoshop – Beginners

Course aim

This course will enable you to enhance your images taken on your digital camera. You will learn about the different programs that make up Photoshop and methodically practice using the basic Photoshop tools.

Course length

14 hours – usually 7 weekly sessions of 2 hours

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to:

  • Enhance their photographic images
  • Develop their Photoshop skills

Will I gain a qualification on this course?

No – this is a non-accredited course

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

Yes, basic computer skills are essential. Entry level 1 in literacy and numeracy (free help is available within BAES if required). At the start of this course, your tutor will carry out an initial assessment to check that the level is suitable for you. The learner should have a digital camera.

Course content

You will learn about:

  • What is Photoshop?
  • Transferring images from camera to the computer
  • Enhancing images by cropping, straightening and cloning
  • Selection tools
  • Layers
  • Levels
  • Converting images to black & white

How will I learn?

You will:

  • Observe tutor demonstrations of Photoshop techniques
  • Undertake practical tasks and experimentation
  • Practice techniques on your own images
  • Produce a small portfolio of work

What could this course lead to?

This course provides a good base for learners to progress to qualifications at levels 1 or 2 in Digital Imaging / Editing.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

You will need a digital camera, a memory stick and a camera card reader

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