Photoshop for Photographers: An Introduction

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Do you enjoy photography and would you like to explore the world of digital post production and image manipulation, to bring your photos to the next level? Then this is the course for you! 

This intensive ten-week course will be covering the basics of Photoshop from the perspective of a photographer.
We will work from provided workshop imagery and images you will capture in-between classes.

This Course will run for 10 Tuesday evenings from 7pm–9pm.

The course will not run during school holidays.

Tutor Matt Emmett is a Reading based award winning photographer specializing in at-risk heritage and the historic built environment.

He is also a graphic designer working for one of the large toy companies.

This mix of photographic and digital skills have been invaluable over the last seven years as he has built a career working with organisations like the National Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund and Pentax.

He is a huge advocate for learning digital skills to complement and expand your photographic skill set.

What I'll learn

By the end of the course, learners will have covered digital imaging concepts and associated terminology, file types, basic editing tools and techniques like creating selections and spotting and rectifying the flaws in an image. 

You will gain:

  • knowledge, experience and confidence in basic camera theory
  • shooting in RAW mode
  • editing a mask
  • making colour adjustments
  • removing imperfections
  • working with layers
  • retouching and repairing images
  • ...and more!


How I'll learn

In between highly practical instruction using our state of the art facilities, there will be some homework set between lessons (out-of-course-hours access to a copy of Photoshop will be highly beneficial).


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but a working knowldge of computer programs (able to open and close applications, save files etc) is necessary.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.