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Photoshop - Beginners

Course code: WPXU700P

Subject area: Computing & Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Monday

Course date:

13th Jan 2025 - 24th Mar 2025

Course location:

The Cherwell School

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

The course is suitable for complete beginners in Photoshop for those that are keen photographers, professionals that work with imagery or those wanting to gain new skills to enhance employability. We will be looking at a lot of the tools and exploring the Adjustment Layers which will give you a solid knowledge of key functions in Photoshop and confidence in creatively editing your imagery. We will look at techniques and outcomes that may suit Photographers and Graphic Designer intentions. Each week is a different theme and starts afresh on a new technique or concept. Images are supplied and you will receive access to content to look at in your own time that supports your learning.
In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.
This course will cover the following:

• Navigating drop down menus, layers palette and tools• Best practice knowledge with file sizes and designing for different outcomes• Working with selection tools• Creative use of collage using Layers• How to crop and resize considering composition• Levels & Curves• Using Dodge and Burn to master Black and White photo editing• Retouching and correcting photographs using clone stamp, patch tool and content aware.• Exploring high colour for web based outcomes• Working with text for graphic design outcomes • Exploring the Adjustment Layers • Using Blending Modes creativity• Adding extra light effects to pictures.

No refreshments available, please bring your own.Free parking onsite

Please note there will be no class 17/02/2025.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Photoshop - improvers
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding. As a result of this if after the first week of this course commencing the number of learners attending is significantly below the expected number of attendees based on the initial enrolment figures the college retains the right to cancel the course and offer a place on a further course of similar nature or a full refund of fees paid. Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid. If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol. Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course. The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £192.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £192.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £96.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £96.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
This course has no formal assessment and your progress is monitored by the course tutor who will be available to support you throughout.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.