Intro Photoshop Timdaly
CREDIT: Tim Daly

Online Introduction to Photoshop

Event info

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Limited to 10 participants.

This 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

16.00 End

Live seminar requirements:

A Mac or Windows computer or laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed.

Internet access

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, as the Zoom joining information is there. If you don't receive it, please email  

Tim will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop information. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

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:

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

Event Organiser

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.




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