The Art School-Photoshop course is a great way to improve your understanding of image editing software. The course will try to cater for all abilities using tutorials/exercises which cater for the beginner, intermediate and advanced user of image manipulation software but some knowledge would be preferable.
Anyone can enrol; the course is open to people with previous experience and qualifications in other art media. However, good computer skills are a requirement of the course, if your computer skills are limited then this course may not be for you!
24th January 2019 - 4th April 2019
6.00pm - 8.30pm on Thursdays.
The course initially will use tutorials which initially cover basic tools and techniques, which introduce control of tools and their use. The exercises utilise real world scenarios to make using the software enjoyable and informative. As the course continues the tutorials will progress on to more advanced tools and techniques and introduce good work practice.
The course will be taught using ‘Adobe Photoshop’ and its associated software ‘Adobe Bridge’ in one of the ‘Apple Computer’ suites. For those who have only used ‘Windows PC’s’ this should not be a problem. During the course, the tutor who has experience with many operating systems and software packages gives hints & tips, allowing those in attendance to gain additional useful knowledge and skills. ‘Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’ is NOT covered in the class.
Learning takes place in a friendly and professional environment with all appropriate health and safety provision. The tutor, Paul Batty, has worked in advertising, commercial, and PR and Social/Wedding photography. Paul will guide students to help them develop new skills and abilities to aid them in their own photographic endeavours.
There will be no test/examination associated with this course.
There is no formal qualification and students will be able to work at their own pace. The course provides space, equipment and directed.
To other Art School courses; or to further education and higher education courses in Art, Design and Craft.
Do I have to bring my own Equipment?
Bring a USB storage device which has a capacity higher than 8GB. This will allow you to store tutorials and transfer work undertaken in class to your home.
Students will have access to a suite of ‘Apple Macintosh’ computers with industry-leading software. If learners prefer they can use their own laptop computers and ‘Adobe’ image editing software if they wish.
The tutor is familiar with most operating systems, and many versions of Adobe image-editing software. If you wish to use other image editing software on your own laptop computer it may or may not have similar capabilities to the Adobe software! You will, therefore, have to adapt the tutorials and techniques to your own software.
To achieve a good outcome in relation to image editing, it is advisable that learners either obtain ‘Adobe Photoshop’ (PS) or ‘Adobe Photoshop Elements’ (PSE) if they do not at present have any image-editing software.
If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.