Course Content:

An informative one day course outlining some of the most rudimentary functions of Photoshop. The

morning will include group instruction with an accompanying slideshow and hand-outs. The afternoon will consist of one to one hands on guidance working through practical examples of the topics discussed. This course is aimed at individuals who would like to gain basic skills in Photoshop to aid them in enhancing photographic material and/or generation of artwork with application to design.


Photoshop basics – interface and tools:  Using the tools and changing tool option settings; Using floating palettes: Layers, History, Info, etc.; Saving images in the correct colour mode, resolution and file type for either print or web use

Cropping, Rotating & Colour Modes:  Cropping images to remove unwanted areas; Rotating or Flipping an image; Converting between different colour modes (RGB to CMYK or Grayscale)

Selection Tools:  Using the different selection tools; Making a selection around an object; Moving or copying the selected area to a different position on the image; Selecting an area of an image based on its colour, and modifying that area; Removing or changing the background of a selected object

Layers:  Working with layers: organising, naming and deleting layers; Combining photographs and text in separate Layers; Modifying the content of a layer, moving layer content, editing or erasing areas; Changing opacity and blending options on layers to get different effects; Adding a drop shadow and emboss effects to an item on a layer

Text:  Creating normal text and artistic text, setting text attributes, choosing colours; Applying drop shadow and emboss effects to text;

Colour Correction:  Using Levels to adjust brightness/contrast of an image; Adjusting image colours; Creating a sepia-tinted image from either a colour or a B&W photo

Filters:  Filters for image enhancement – sharpening and blurring; Creating simple textures and patterns using noise, motion blur and other filters

Colours, Painting & Retouching:  Painting and brush tools: defining a brush size and painting; Choosing a colour; Filling areas with solid colour or gradient; Photo retouching – removing small scratches and spots

What you should bring with you:  Course examples will be provided although you may wish to bring a notepad.

Qualifications:  No formal qualifications required

This 1 day course costs £100 for NUJ members and £160 for non-members and this includes all materials, tea/coffees & sandwich lunch.

heck out our Course Calendar for the next date and location for this course.  For availability and to book a place, please contact us on 0141 248 6648/7748 or by email at

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Please note many of our courses are eligible for funding under a SDS Individual Learning Account, so let us know if you have an ILA at the time of booking and we can request a learning token for you.


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