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Digital Photography & Photoshop - Intermediate & Advanced

Course aim

This course will enable photographers to become more competent and confident using Photoshop to improve their images and learn how to use the tools to improve the post-processing workflow. It is a very practical course and learners will create images on their digital camera and improve them in Photoshop.

Course length

32 hours – usually split into 2 x 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to:

  • Enhance their photographic images
  • Further 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:

  • Using Layers including blend modes, adjustment layers, layer masks and clipping masks
  • Transforming images by rotation, flipping and inverting
  • Enhancing images by cropping, straightening and cloning
  • Using the Curves tool
  • Techniques to protect your images against image-theft
  • Creating montages of two or more images
  • Techniques to convert images to black & white

How will I learn?

You will:

  • Observer 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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