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Adobe Photoshop [Beginner] 4-evening Short Course

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    Campus: David Game College - London

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    Duration: 4 Evenings (5.30pm– 8.30pm)

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    Mode of Study: On-campus

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    Delivery: 2x Evenings per week (Tuesday & Wednesday)

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    Level of Study: Beginners

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    Next Start Dates : 2nd July 2024

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    Awarding Body: DGHE


Join us for this engaging introductory course where you will gain a solid foundation in Adobe Photoshop. Designed to provide a basic understanding of the software, this course covers some of the fundamental but incredible capabilities and functionality of this ever-expanding powerhouse of image creation and manipulation.

From setting up and understanding your workspace and tools, to working with layers, masks, typography, creating composite artwork by combining images, editing photography, using new AI features to generate engaging content, and exporting for ever-growing world of digital and print.

Through hands-on exercises, and step by step instruction and practice, you’ll create sophisticated digital imagery, equipping you with skills to expand your creative potential.

Whatever your industry or job role, if you need to create professional level digital imagery, this course will empower you to unleash your creativity and confidently navigate the world of Adobe Photoshop. 

The skills taught are transferable and can be applied across a multitude of outcomes. 

All our on-campus short courses offer: 

  • Access to our London campus facilities, including a fully equipped Mac room 
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud and materials relevant to your discipline 
  • Networking opportunities and the chance to share ideas with like-minded individuals and professionals 
  • Real-time interaction with your tutor to ask questions and seek guidance 
  • Feedback and critique on your work. 
  • Content
  • Who is this Course for
  • Outcomes & Further study
  • Meet the Tutor
  • Available Dates & Pricing
  • How to Register
Understanding the Photoshop environment and workspace
Importing & exporting images
Understanding Colour Mode
Introduction to some of the fundamental tools
Enhancing and correcting images
Selections (manual and magic ones!)
Working with layers
Working with Masks and channels
Non-destructive image adjustments and adjustment layers
Special effects and filters
Retouching and restoring images
Using new AI filters
History Pallet and Undo’s
Creating and working with versions and file management
Saving to different file types – for use in other software
Understanding image size and quality

No prior knowledge or experience of Photoshop is required. You will be guided through each stage to understand the basics. However, you should have some basic Mac or PC skills. 

This course is specifically designed for anyone who requires some foundational skills in creating captivating and visually appealing content, regardless of your industry or job role. If your job involves the creation of well designed, advertising, marketing, or promotional material in print or digital, or you simply want to create and manipulate artwork or photography to achieve impact – this is for you. Whether you are new to Adobe Photoshop or have some prior experience, this course is suitable for beginners who want to start their journey in mastering the industry-standard software for image creation and manipulation. 

Whether your goal is to create clickable social content, digital art, enhance existing imagery, create multi-layered imagery, or edit imagery for stand out print promotion, this course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to excel in digital image content creation. Join us to expand your creative potential and take your design abilities to the next level with Adobe Photoshop. 

Our classes are for adults (18+). However, group bookings can be made for those under 18 years old, please get in touch with us at short.courses@dghe.ac.uk.

Certificate of completion 

 We understand and appreciate the effort you’ve invested in your studies, and we want to ensure that you have tangible proof of your accomplishments. Upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement of 80% of your classes, you will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates of completion serve as valuable additions to your CV, showcasing your dedication and commitment. 

Further Study Options 

Coming soon – Register your interest

Rich Jackson

Rich is currently a Graphic Design Lecturer for our HND Art & Design and BA (Hons) Visual Communications (Top-up) courses.  

Rich graduated from Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1996 and has since worked in advertising and brand communication agencies for many clients, from blue chips to start-ups. With over 25 years of experience, 15 of which in agency and over 10 years as a freelancer, he offers real industry insight and a wealth of knowledge to students across branding, packaging, advertising, print and digital communications. 

Rich currently splits his time between sharing his knowledge and experience with graphic design students while actively working with clients across London and the UK. 

Available Start Date Duration Sessions Location Investment
Tuesday 25th June 2024  4 Evenings (5.30 pm8.30 pm) 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of July DGHE, 32-35 Jewry Street – London, EC3N 2ET £230


How to register

Registering for one of our short courses is easy and quick. Please complete the Registration form and select the date you wish to attend. Once you submit your registration, you will be emailed further information and instructions on making a payment and securing your place.

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