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Image Editing and Graphics - Adobe Photoshop CS6 - Intensive Introduction


About the course

This intense course is an intensive introduction to image editing, creating photographic effects and painting with Adobe Photoshop. It gives you a better understanding of the software, giving you the confidence you need to carry out work for yourself.

Good computer skills and a genuine interest in image editing and graphic manipulation.

You will study a comprehensive introduction to the image editing program. This course will teach you the fundamentals of the Photoshop Workflow, the RAW converter (ACR) and making adjustment Layers.

Learn to improve the visual quality of your image by making fundamental edits such as improving the tonal range, adjusting the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, etc, using a variety of tools and adjustments. You will also learn the basics of cloning to remove unwanted elements in an image.

This course focuses on image editing and will lead onto our more advanced topical workshops. Once you've completed this course you can take Retouching Portraits, Retouching for Fashion and Beauty and Retouching Landscapes.

Course Content:

  • Become familiar with the program
  • RAW and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
  • Brightness & Contrast
  • Colour Corrections
  • RGB and the 256 brightness levels
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Levels
  • Curves
  • Hue / Saturation
  • Image Rotation
  • Crop Tool
  • Basic Retouching
  • Healing Brush Tool
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Adding a border
  • Canvas size
  • Image Size and Pixel Dimensions

Saving Files & File Formats & their uses File Compression, File Size, History, History Brush Selections, Black & White Conversions

Students are informally assessed on their coursework and can achieve a City & Islington Level 1 Image Editing Certificate.

You can take one of our other introductory or intermediate media courses in Web Design, Adobe Creative Suite etc. or progress to an intermediate course in this subject area.

The teachers were very supportive and friendly to me and always made facilities available to me for my projects

Mehran Naseer

Mehran Naseer

Studied: Functional skills and Creative Media Production

Destination: Has now progressed to study a Foundation Degree in Digital Media Design

Mehran’s dream is to work in the film industry as a film editor.

He said: “I want to bring new ideas to the film industry and am passionate about editing and editing software developments.

“During my time at CandI I had the opportunity to work on many projects within and without College, and I really improved my skills using software such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects. The teachers were very supportive and friendly to me and always made facilities available to me for my projects.

“When I did my first music video at City and Islington College I realised my hidden talent and the course really fuelled my ambition to pursue a career in film editing.”

Course information

Start date
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01 January 1970

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