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Performing Arts & Photography

Introduction to Photoshop and Lightroom

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Evening

Duration 14 weeks

Start date Nov 2024

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Course overview

Unlock your creative potential and master the art of digital image editing with our comprehensive 18-week course. Whether you're an aspiring photographer, a graphic designer, or simply someone who wants to enhance your digital imagery skills, this course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in two of the industry's leading software: Photoshop and Lightroom.

Why Choose Our Course?

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from seasoned professionals who have extensive experience in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Our instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and guiding you through the intricacies of these powerful tools.
  • Hands-on Learning: Get ready to dive right in! Through a combination of interactive lectures, practical exercises, and real-world examples, you'll gain practical skills and develop a deep understanding of the software's capabilities.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our carefully crafted curriculum covers everything from the basics to advanced techniques. You'll start with Photoshop, learning essential editing techniques, selections and masking, retouching and restoration, colour correction, and creative effects. Then, we'll transition to Lightroom, where you'll explore photo organization, global and local adjustments, presets, advanced editing, retouching, and much more.
  • Practical Applications: Throughout the course, we emphasize practical application. You'll work on projects that simulate real-world scenarios, enabling you to build a portfolio of stunning images and develop a professional workflow.
  • Supportive Learning Environment: Join a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for digital imagery. Engage in discussions, exchange feedback, and collaborate with fellow students to enhance your learning experience.
  • Flexibility for Busy Schedules: We understand that life can be hectic. That's why we offer evening classes, allowing you to pursue your passion for image editing while balancing other commitments.
  • Future-Proof Skills: In an increasingly digital world, proficiency in Photoshop and Lightroom is highly sought after. By mastering these industry-standard tools, you'll equip yourself with valuable skills that can open doors to various creative opportunities.

Whether you're an amateur photographer looking to enhance your images or a professional seeking to expand your skill set, our Intro to Photoshop and Lightroom Course is your ticket to unleashing your creative potential. Don't miss this opportunity to join us and embark on a transformative journey in digital image editing.

What you will learn
  • Understanding the Lightroom interface and workflow for efficient organization and management of your photos.
  • Importing, sorting, and keywording techniques to keep your image library organized.
  • Applying global adjustments for exposure, contrast, colour balance, and other tonal enhancements.
  • Utilizing presets and profiles to achieve consistent looks and styles across your images.
  • Advanced editing techniques using local adjustment tools for selective enhancements.
  • Retouching skills to remove imperfections and enhance portraits.
  • Exporting images in various formats and creating web galleries for online sharing.
  • Efficient workflow management between Photoshop and Lightroom for seamless editing integration.
  • Portfolio presentation strategies and receiving constructive feedback for growth and improvement.

Number of days per week

  • 1 evening per week, Thursday

Entry requirements

  • An interest in Photography

English Proficiency Requirements

ILETS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Creative Photoshop Evening Class
  • Beginners or Foundation Photography courses 

Career options

  • Photographic assistant.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Evening 28/11/24 14 Weeks

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