This course will introduce you to the Photoshop workspace and tools. You will learn the basic techniques to enhance and retouch your photographs and discover the effects you can use to design digital artworks.

Aims of the course

The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques needed to confidently create digital artwork, alter and enhance images. It will be delivered through a mixture practical exercises, tutor demonstrations and individual projects. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes:

Using Apple Mac computers

Recognise the Photoshop workspace

Commands and shortcuts

Import digital images, manage Photoshop files and outputs

Identify tools in the Photoshop pallet

Enhance or alter images

Retouching images correcting and retouching tools

Create digital artworks by adding text and shapes

Combining images to create personal artworks

Assessment Method

You will received tutorials and will be assessed by the tutor.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course, can lead to our higher level courses.

Career Options

Work towards a career in Digital Media

Entry Requirements

This is a beginner's course in Adobe Photoshop you should have an interest in the area but no previous experience is needed.


You will have access to a dedicated Mac studio. However to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following to your class:

Notebook and pen

USB memory stick (minimum 8GB) or mini-hard drive

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 02/01/2018
End Date 16/03/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £310 p/ year
19-24 £310 p/ year
24+ £310 p/ year
International £310 p/ year


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