An Introduction to Photoshop Online

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Why choose this course?

This course is aimed at graphic designers, artists and anyone who wants to work with digital images. It is also appropriate for enthusiastic amateur photographers and those who would like to start a career in photography.

The course will introduce you to the extremely powerful and versatile application Photoshop, which is part of the Adobe Design Suite of applications aimed at professional creatives and is acknowledged as the standard in the creative industries. Photoshop is best described as a digital darkroom and can handle all of the processes that a chemical darkroom would, and more. Even if you have used Photoshop before, you will benefit from learning the application in a methodical way since it will enable you to explore the programme more effectively; grasping the basic principles and giving you a fuller understanding what it is capable of.

Course summary

The course will help you to navigate the Photoshop application and its wide range of tools. By the end of the course, you will be able to edit and adjust images, create collages and retouch your own photographs. You will gain practical experience using these skills in class and by the final session you will apply your knowledge to your own images.

After an initial introduction to the software, the course will cover:

  • Masks, cropping and erasing images on a photograph.
  • Filters and basic retouching.
  • Controlling colour levels, colour cast and adding colour into an image.
  • Using layers and created collaged images.
  • Preparing your images for print.
  • File formats.

Course expert

Dave Willis

Course dates

This course is run on a Wednesday from 19.00 to 21.30 on the following dates:

23 September to 28 October 2020

Course length

6 weeks

Course cost


Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or

Software requirements

Access to Adobe Photoshop

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will need a pc or mac laptop. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course.  This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and applicants will be informed and where relevant offered an alternative class.

We, therefore, encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses are to be made online through the universities online booking system before a course commences. Students are therefore not permitted to enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts without prior arrangement.


Refunds for cancellation of places on the course shall not be made during the 14-day period immediately preceding the date on which the course commences.  For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
23/09/202028/10/2020Wednesdays 19:00 to 21:30£185Apply online