Ideal for those with little or no design experience, the course will show you how to design effective layouts for images and text, arranging and sequencing your content, image file preparation and PDF workflows for commercial printing.
Fully booked - next date 13th December.
Introduction to Photoshop (live seminar using Zoom)
with Tim Daly
This brand-new course is delivered online and provides an in-depth introduction to the professional image editor. Suitable for beginners or those who would value a recap, this course unpacks all the important tools and features of Photoshop for the keen photographer. If you’re daunted by Photoshop’s complexity and seemingly infinite workflows, this workshop will help you identify the most practical and useful editing sequences. Tim will also provide you with sample files linked to the techniques, so you can practice during or after the workshop. No experience necessary!
The course uses Adobe Photoshop software for both Mac and Windows PC users. (It does not include Photoshop Elements)
The workshop is run using Zoom video conferencing software and you will be able to watch and interact with your tutor during each topic presentation and ask questions throughout the day. All notes and sample files are provided to you before the event starts, together with tips on how to use Zoom, if you’ve never used it before.
We encourage you to share questions and work in progress images with other delegates, although this is entirely optional.
10.00 Outline schedule
Welcome and outline of the day
Topic 1: Photoshop essentials. In this introduction we’ll learn how to set up the application properly and identify the most important tools. We’ll explore layers, establish proper colour settings, cropping, retouching and fix basic exposure errors.
Topic 2: Making selections in Photoshop. We’ll explore all the different methods for isolating parts of your image, understanding when and where to use them. Using both area and colour-based tools together with Quick Mask methods, you’ll learn how to pick up just the parts you want to change.
13.00 Lunch break
Topic 3: Global and local enhancements. Learn how to selectively lighten, darken, colour edit and sharpen your image. We’ll learn what tools to use (and which ones to avoid) for making accurate and invisible edits for improving your images.
Topic 4: Understanding when to use Camera Raw. Learn how to develop RAW files using Photoshop’s built-in Camera Raw editor. We’ll identify what edits are best made in CRAW and those best left for Photoshop. We’ll also look at file resolution and colour profiles.
Recap of the day
Live seminar requirements:
A Mac or Windows computer or laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed.
A webcam or microphone for interacting (your laptop may have these built-in already)
Speakers to hear the presentations
You will need to install the Zoom app, but full instructions will be provided.
Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email. If you don't receive it, please email email@example.com
Tim will need access to your email address to enable him to send you a link to the class - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise.
We will also be sending you the tutors email address, and all the links and info you will need once you have signed up. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email, the day before the lesson begins.
Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html
Attend an online event before 31 October to receive 20% off new membership. Learn more here.
The Tutor: Dr Tim Daly is Senior Lecturer in Photography at Chester University.
His specialist subjects are photography production and artist's publishing. Tim teaches on all levels of the BA Photography programme with special responsibility for practice based modules, and also contributes to the MA Fine Art programme. Tim has had many photography books published, and has been teaching RPS workshops for a number of years.
Image: Tim Daly
- Emma Delves-Broughton
- Cancellation policy
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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