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Photoshop - Introduction

A chance to gain understanding of Photoshop. The essential features that you will require for photograph, image and scanned image manipulation. You will learn about image selection tools, blending, modes, layers and layer effects, groups, patterns, styles, vector objects, adding text, clipping, masks and filters, history panel, history brush and snapshots.
  • Who is it for?

    This course will enable you to gain a basic understanding of image manipulation. Although the student need have no previous experience of Photoshop, it is essential that the student has previous computign experience of and knowledge of using Windows and File Management.

  • What does it cover?

    Photoshop is the leading image manipulation program that is used commercially. Students will gain considerable knowledge of the tools used within the program including the more specialised aspects of the program:
    Photoshop Environment;
    OpenSave Files;
    Basic Use of Tools;
    Select Image Areas;
    Use Layers;
    Use Blending;
    Select Image Modes;
    Select Colour and Apply Paint;
    Add Text;
    Apply Layer Effects;
    Apply Filters;
    Adjust Images;
    Basic Scanning;
    Link & Lock Layers;
    Use Masks;
    Create Clipping Groups;
    Use Clone Stamp;
    Use the History Palette;
    Character Palette; Paragraph Palette; Brushes Palette;
    Vector Shapes; Draw with the Pen Tool; Edit Paths; Edit Anchor Points; Make Use of Paths;
    Clipping Masks;
    Channels - Colour and Alpha;
    Styles; Red Eye Tool;
    Patch Tool;
    Make an Action

  • What will it be like?

    Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.
    Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre. As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

  • What could it lead to?

    Photography course - Photography DSLR Introduction. Illustrator, Web Publishing course - Desktop Publishing course - InDesign.

    Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
    Advice will be given by your tutor and you can visit or regular Advice and Guidance sessions for an assessment at Mary Ward Centre and Blackfriars Settlement.

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.findcourses.co.uk; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Available Courses

Photoshop - Introduction

A chance to gain understanding of Photoshop. The essential features that you will require for photograph, image and scanned image manipulation. You will learn about image selection tools, blending, modes, layers and layer effects, groups, patterns, styles, vector objects, adding text, clipping, masks and filters, history panel, history brush and snapshots.

24 April 2024 – 12 June 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2018D
£193 / £68
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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15 January 2024 – 04 March 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2011D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Photoshop For Photographers

This course is designed to introduce artists and designers to the technical and creative use of a digital camera or device to help promote their work. You will learn how to take basic images and then how to format them for use on different platforms. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.

26 April 2024 – 14 June 2024
Friday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2014D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Illustrator - Introduction

This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work.

13 May 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2016D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Illustrator - Introduction

This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri

15 January 2024 – 04 March 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2015D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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