Photoshop and Digital Imaging

The course will introduce the participants to digital imaging and Photoshop. Beginning with a short introduction to digital imaging and then moving on to image editing techniques the participants will learn; setting up Photoshop workspace, colour management, editing raw files, layers, smart objects and actions. The course will include everything from basic to more advanced image manipulation techniques in Photoshop. In addition, we will cover how to prepare images for the web and printing. The course aims to give participants a solid hands-on understanding of digital imaging and how to produce high quality images in Photoshop.

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Course Layout

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • What is a digital image?
  • Understanding pixels, dpi, PPI, RGB and CMYK
  • Digital imaging software
  • Colour Management

Week 2

  • Photoshop & Camera RAW Intro
    • Navigation
    • Info
    • History
    • Histograms
  • Using Adobe Bridge & File management
    • Customising layout
    • Importing files
    • Keywords, Metadata & labelling
    • Stacking files
    • Previewing files

Week 3

  • Editing images in Photoshop
    • Levels
    • Curves
    • Vibrance
    • Hue/Saturation
    • Black & White
    • Actions

Week 4

  • Type & Fonts
    • Editing and blending type
    • Displacement maps
    • Smart Objects

Week 5

  • Using smart objects
    • Smart Object Exercise
  • Borders & Frames
  • Colour Grading your images

Week 6

  • Preparing the final image
    • Print & Screen
    • Advanced colour management

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