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Adobe Creative Photoshop for Photographers

Course Description

This course will teach the fundamental tools to create and edit images in Photoshop. You dont need any previous experience as full instruction and guidance is given during each lesson. You will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop, working through the features in detail from the very basics to more advanced ones. You will also be shown how to improve your photography to better prepare images for editing.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

You will need basic IT skills. The course will be taught on Macs and part of the teaching will be to help you better understand and navigate MACOSX. You will also need use of a smartphone or digital camera to create your own images although examples will be provided for editing. You will also need to complete an individual learning plan.

Course Content

By the end of the course, you will be able to apply technical and creative thinking to image manipulation, enabling you to create your own projects such as an online photo book or getting ready for an exhibition in a gallery. On the course, you will learn how to use the right format and size for publishing or printing. Phototoshop for Photographers will teach the fundamental tools to create and edit images such as colour correction, working with layers, image manipulation, effects tools (light and shadow, textures, filters) and preparing images for the Web. Finally, you will be shown how to develop your photography to create better images that will require less editing. This will help you to develop your creative interpretation and consider the editing process whilst taking photos. Students enrolled on Creative Digital Media courses at WM College can benefit from a genrous discount on all Adobe Creative Cloud applications. You tutor will explain more.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn through, practical activities, group exercises and peer assessment, listening and analysis, demonstration and discussion, use of supporting online materials, individual practice, use of ILT and continuous assessment. There is no homework associated with the sessions, but please do discuss extension activities with your tutor.

Independent Learning

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, gigs or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.

The library stocks a range of reference and play texts and is added to and updated. You are encouraged to use it to enrich your own learning.


You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways such as peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher. This is a non-accredited course, but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course.

Informal assessment: peer and self assessment, observation and practitioner commentaries, presentations and demonstrations, tutor feedback, feedback sessions . Your Individual learning Plan will ask you to comment on how far you feel you have progressed.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572