Fully booked - 2 Day Photoshop Workshop

05 April 2014 - 06 April 2014

10:00 - 17:00

Bath HQ
The Royal Photographic Society
Fenton House
122 Wells Road
United Kingdom


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RPS Member£140.00 
Non RPS Member£165.00 
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Two Day Photoshop Workshop
This course has been designed to be a follow-on to The Society’s ‘One Day Introduction to Photoshop workshop (Part 1)’. If you have not attended this workshop, but feel that you have a good understand of basic Photoshop techniques please contact liz@rps.org.

The course is designed for:
Those working in digital imaging, photography, graphic design, publishing or other roles that involve day to day use of Photoshop. It aims to provide more experienced users with the knowledge and hands-on experience in techniques necessary to create, manipulate and edit professional quality images with skill and precision.

On completion of this Advanced Photoshop course, attendees will be able to:

  • Use masks and layers to an advanced standard
  • Understand a variety of ways to make advanced selections and apply the most appropriate for each purpose
  • Use the Adobe Camera Raw plugin
  • Generate monochrome and split tone images
  • Use retouching features to make pictures perfect
  • Use Adobe Bridge to organise, proof and process images in batches
  • Output using a colour managed workflow for web and print

Courses contents:

  • Photoshop window layout options
  • Management of layers
  • Adjustment layers
    • Brightens and Contrast
    • Levels
    • Curves
    • Colour Balance
    • Black and White
  • Mask editing in Photoshop
    • Masks for Montages
    • Masks for Adjustments
    • Selections on Masks
    • Selective blurring
    • Complex cut outs
  • Color Profiles for web and print
  • Color Management from the screen to either domestic and professional printers
  • RGB to CMYK and conversion pitfalls
  • Resizing for web and print and possible issues
  • Smart Objects, Smart filters (sharpening) & Smart Layers
  • Optimising and exporting GIFs, PNGs and JPEGS for web and TIFs for professional printing
  • Understand file other types such as RAW, PSDs and when to use them

Selection techniques

  • Using the Pen tool to create paths
  • Converting paths to selection
  • Using channels to generate selections


  • Layer masks - generating masks based on selections, gradients and other content
  • Working with Vector masks
  • Clipping Masks - applying transparency based masks to single or multiple layers

Layer Styles techniques

  • 3D effects for buttons and other purposes using Bevel and Emboss
  • Creating drop shadows, inners and outer glows for rollover effects
  • Using Color Overlay, Opacity and the Global Light settings

Working with the Action Palette and Adobe Bridge

  • Automate tasks
  • Batch-Processing
  • Recording, Playing and Editing Actions
  • Creating a basic HDR image

Prior Knowledge
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Adobe Photoshop is required, either by attending our 'Introduction to Photoshop Part 1 workshop'.  If you have not attended this workshop please contact liz@rps.org

What to bring
A memory stick/blank CD.
Drinks provided but please bring a packed lunch or use local facilities.

If there is time John is happy to look at some of your images these can be brought on a memory stick/CD or as prints.
Times: 10am – 5pm
Address: The Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath  BA2 3AH

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/XdVcI

Parking: There is no parking at the RPS on week days but there are spaces available in the surrounding streets.  At weekends you can park in the RPS car park which is accessed to the left of the building through a gateway.

Lunch is not provided unless stated. There is a delicatessen that offers sandwiches and snacks within walking distance which is open from Monday - Saturdays. There is also the CO-OP, a pub and newsagents open Monday - Sundays.

Image© David Cooke ARPS


Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

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