This course aims to introduce beginners to some of Adobe Photoshop's creative features that will give insights into creating enhancements to your images using many of the software's primary adjustment features, this will include working with layers, layer masks, tools and filters. It is ideal if you have little or no knowledge of Photoshop. In this step-by-step guide through the basics, you will work at your own pace in the College's PC-based digital photography suite.
You will be able to see what manipulation techniques are available using Photoshop by exploring and experimenting with your own images using selection and creative tools and filters, and then moving onto more intermediate processes of layers, masks, and paths.
The course starts with processes that show the fundamental elements of image enhancements in its basic form including photo retouching and repair. Demonstrations by the tutor will be followed by individual practice. You develop your knowledge at your own pace from basic to more intermediate techniques, and create multi-layered images with the emphasis on using layers, masks, and other creative tools and using your own digital files to create an environment that incorporates the use of Photoshop as an everyday tool.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. The tutor (Mark Howard) was professional and attentive"
"It's always a treat to visit West Dean with it's wonderful gardens and landscape, comfortable accommodation and excellent food but the highlight is the courses which are always of a high standard with expert tutors in their fields"
Mark Howard is a professional photographer and camera operator working in corporate and commercial photography and video production. He has worked on many personal documentary projects including gang culture in Los Angeles and has exhibited at the Millais Gallery in Southampton. Mark qualified as a professional photographer in 1992 from Chichester College of Art, Science and Technology.