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Photoshop - Intermediate

Course code: WPAU004P

Subject area: Computing & Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 21:00

Days of week:


Course date:

6th Feb 2025 - 1st May 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

A follow on from Photoshop Beginners exploring more in-depth techniques and gaining a fluidity of use through knowledge, application and refinement. We will be using multiple effects on imagery and look at how these work together to build up atmosphere. You will be taught a wide breadth of techniques in order to widen your perception of what Photoshop can do and also to introduce new ways of working that will hopefully inspire your workflow in Photoshop. We will also look at designing and preparing images for Print and Screen and look at best practice in relation to file sizes, formats and Document Setup. 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. You should be a knowledgeable and competent Photoshop editor by the end of the course and able to think through processes and apply them with skill.
This course will cover the following:

• Mastering Layer Masks.• Best practice knowledge with file sizes and designing for different outcomes• Using a variety of selection techniques and performing more complex selections• Exploring high colour, replacing colour and selective colour• Working with photographic effects postproduction• Vignettes, depth of field blur & Colour Grading Techniques• A more in-depth look at Brushes and Digital Painting and how to create a brush• Landscapes & Replacing Skies• Non-Destructive Dodge and Burn• Exploring retouching and correcting through the process of Portraiture editing• Double Exposure effects working with figures and landscape• Using Blending Modes and Overlays to stack up subtle colour effects• Frequency Separations and High Pass Sharpening on portraits• Colour Grading effects with Gradient Maps• Making and applying Actions• Collage techniques exploring unifying, blending and lighting to achieve high quality composite imagery.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 20/02/25, 10/04/25 and 17/04/25

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?
Learners may wish to explore further courses that will continue to develop their photoshop skills and progress on to an accredited Creative Media course.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements for this course however it is advised that you have a basic knowledge of Photoshop or that you have completed the Photoshop Beginners course.

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

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.

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.

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
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.