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Photoshop/Elements Level 1 - Beginners (Online)

Use Photoshop® or Photoshop Elements® to correct and enhance your photos

 
  Photoshop/Elements Level 1 - Foundation Course

This Photoshop/Elements Level 1 Beginners Course aims to show the complete beginner how to properly use Photoshop® or Photoshop Elements® to make sure your digital photographs come out looking their best.

High Resolution original source files will be supplied to each student so you can work on the same photos that are in the notes and that the tutor is working on as well. We believe this approach is a significant aid to learning what are very complex programmes.

Instead of the "This tool has this effect - now find ways to use it" school of teaching, we have deliberately taken a Project based approach, geared to match how most people want to work on their shots. What are the various tools for making skin better? What are the tools to lighten the sky? Learn when these and other tools should be used, even learn when they should not be used!

 
 
 

All of the techniques shown on this course apply to Elements 9 through 14 as well as Photoshop® CS3 through CC. If you do not have your own laptop then we can supply a small number with Photoshop Elements 9 thru 12 installed. Booking is essential for these laptops.

Full Colour, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Full colour, illustrated PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of our courses. Because lectures tend to have an effect which lasts only a short while, particularly if no notes are give out, we believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting. As part of that philosophy you will recieve detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards.

ONLINE COURSE CONTENT
What to do first
Change the PREFERENCES to help things along
Change the COLOUR SETTINGS for better colour
Use CONVERT TO PROFILE when sending pics to Labs
Make sure IMAGE SIZE is set to 240ppi
Save your file with as JPEG 12
Your originals are your negatives, keep them safe
Use PROCESS MULTIPLE FILES to apply changes to many pics
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS speed up your work
Straighten, Crop & Re-Size
STRAIGHTEN Multiple Crooked Scans in one go
CROP your images to improve them
CROP your images to a specific size
Use a REVERSE CROP to expand the CANVAS
Use the ROTATE tool to level the horizon
Correct perspective with the LENS CORRECTION FILTER
Create a PANORAMA with the PHOTOMERGE tool
Use IMAGE SIZE to ENLARGE IMAGES & keep quality
Improve Colours & Tone
Use AUTO CONTRAST to try to brighten the exposure
Use LEVELS to fine tune your exposure
Use an ‘S’ CURVE to add contrast to any picture
Lighten shadows with the SHADOW/HIGHLIGHTS tool
Lighten an UNDEREXPOSURE using BLEND MODES
Darken OVEREXPOSURE with SHADOW/HIGHLIGHTS
Reduce noise in photos with the REDUCE NOISE FILTER
Use HUE/SATURATION to warm up a picture
Use SELECTIVE COLOUR to change a specific colour
Create a better Sepia Tone with a GRADIENT MAP
Layers, Masks & Selections
DUPLICATE THE BACKGROUND LAYER & work on it instead
Controlling LAYER VISIBILITY
Use different SELECTION TOOLS for different jobs
MAKE A SELECTION, INVERSE IT and the FEATHER IT
FIX A FADED PHOTO in 3 easy steps
Use ADJUSTMENT LAYERS for non-destructive editing
LAYER MASKS blend photos together without damaging them
Change specific areas using the ADJUSTMENT LAYER MASK
Enhance a sky with a GRADIENT FILL LAYER
Remove the background with the EXTRACT FILTER
Retouching Portraits
Remove skin blemishes with the SPOT HEALING BRUSH
Change eye colour using the COLOUR PICKER
Reduce wrinkles with the HEALING BRUSH
Whiten teeth using HUE/SATURATION
Brighten eyes with a HUE/SATURATION ADJUSTMENT LAYER
Turn Your Photos Into Paintings
Make your photos look like a COLOUR SKETCH
Create a PEN & INK DRAWING
Give photos a WOODCUT LOOK
Make photos look like an OIL PAINTING
Create an ARTIST’S SKETCH from any photo
Turn photos into WATERCOLOURS
Adding Special Effects
Use a PHOTO FILTER to enhance images
Use LAYER OPACITY to create a soft focus effect
Show movement with the MOTION BLUR FILTER
Create a VIGNETTE to focus attention on the subject
Create a shallow depth of field with a BLUR FILTER
Give Your Photos A Professional Look
Make a FRAME FROM THE PHOTO
Give any photo an ARTISTIC EDGE
Make a photo look like a GALLERY PRINT
 
Putting Text In Images
Create a CUSTOM WATERMARK to protect your images
Course Presenter
The course presenter for this course is fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Dave graduated from the 3 Year Photography Course in Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin in 1985, and has over 30 years experience in creative photography. He got his first film SLR in 1982, owned multiple darkrooms, was an early adoption of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002) and Lightroom (2007), he has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium and has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.
Dave's work can be seen in the following places:

Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
ONLINE SCHEDULE AND BOOKING
Course Title PHOTOSHOP/ELEMENTS LEVEL 1 - BEGINNERS
Course Code PSL1
Modules 8 Modules
Learning Hours 8 Hours
Course Fee €80
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