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Adobe Photoshop Essentials

Course Description

Adobe Photoshop is the software of choice for professionals working with digital images. Whether you are using Photoshop for print or the web, this is an effective way of getting started with Adobe Photoshop CC. The course covers all major Photoshop features including compositing images, graphics and text, colour corrections to an image, understanding resolution, creating a montage, using Photoshop filters, working with layers and channels and preparing images for use in print and the web.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

You need no previous experience of the software to attend this course. It will be an advantage if you have some computer experience, particularly on Apple Macs, but it is not necessary.

Course Content

What you will get out of the course: An understanding of the toolset, workspace and Photoshop workflow. The ability to edit and enhance existing imagery. The ability to use layers confidently to combine and collage images. The ability to use filters and special effects to add creative touches. An understanding of how to output artwork for print and the web

Teaching and Learning Methods

Each week there will be a demonstration of a particular aspect of the software. This is then followed by an exercise, allowing for some individual tutorial support. Periodically there will be forum sessions were we will look at each others work to discuss different aspects and the process. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, iLearn. 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.

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.

Assessment

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. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from 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.

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 in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a Pathway in to Higher Education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. 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 phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

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

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
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NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
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