Photoshop (Saturdays)

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About this course

Photoshop is an industry-standard image-editing programme used by designers to add colour, texture and detail to visual materials and presentation. This course will introduce students to the introductory skills needed to begin working with Photoshop. Strong emphasis is placed on best practices, and approaches are derived from experience and working solutions. It is aimed at design students and professionals, and examples and course materials will relate to interior design practice, but could be applied to other disciplines.

Please note: This course runs over two consecutive Saturdays.

Course Description

Photoshop is an industry-standard image-editing programme used by designers to add colour, texture and detail to visual materials and presentation. This course will introduce you to the skills needed to begin working with Photoshop. Strong emphasis is placed on best practices, and approaches are derived from experience and working solutions. This course is aimed at design students and professionals, and examples and course materials will relate to interior design practice, but could be applied to other disciplines.

During the course you will cover:

• Photoshop User Interface

• Document Set Up – Image Setup Dialogue Box

• Understanding the differences between: Canvas size; Image Size and Resolution in Pixels/mm; File size

• Workspaces

• Create, Open and Import Images

• Layer Management and Manipulation

• Selection Tools and Techniques

• Most Commonly Used Transform Tools

• Image Colour Adjustments

• Layer Masks

• Clone Stamp

• Content Aware Fill

• Save Photoshop Files and Save as JPEGs

• Layer Management and Manipulation – Cont.

• Brushes

• Colours, Swatches and Gradients

• Basic Floor Plan Rendering using Colours

• Applying Layer Effects – Shadows and Glows

• Filter Effects

• Basic Floor Plan Lighting Effects

• Apply Photoshop's Built-In Patterns as Overlays

• Working with Type

• Printing and Export Options

Timetable

This course takes place in London.

Teaching hours 6pm - 8.30pm

Four evening sessions

Course Materials

Additional information

9.30am arrival on day 1. Teaching hours 10.00am - 4pm. This course runs over two consecutive Saturdays. Breakfast refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day (ie the first Saturday). While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.

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