SCQF Level 5
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

Creative Photoshop is an 18-week course designed to provide the novice or more advanced Photoshop user an understanding of Photoshop and its creative image-making potential. The students will be taught how to manipulate existing graphics and photographs as well as creating photographs from scratch to use in composite compositions. The course will allow the student to produce a small portfolio of graphic artwork based on photographic images. A basic photographic technique is part of the course, which will allow the students to create original images to work within Photoshop.

What You Will Learn

  • Photoshop Selections
  • Working with Layers
  • Creating Composite images
  • Basic Image Retouching
  • Using the Painting Tools
  • Image Isolation from backgrounds
  • Creative use of Blend Modes & Blend Effects
  • Basic Typography
  • Basic photographic techniques for creation of source images

Entry Requirements
  • Keen interest in photography
How the course is assessed
  • practical work
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NC Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging
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Career Opportunities
  • Assisting at a photographic shoot
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • Thursday evening class of 2.5 hours for 18 weeks from 6 pm - 8:30 pm starting on 24th Jan 2019
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date(s)


This course will start on…
  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)


This course will end on...
  • 12/06/2020
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