Event DetailsWednesday 16th - Thursday 17th May 2018
09:30 – 17:00
Cloth Hall Court, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University
Gary is a great teacher! The facilities are lovely and having intimate classes is a much better idea.Kiera Gardner, 10 January 2018
Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard and professionals’ choice for image editing, graphic design, photographic retouching, web development, multimedia, post-production, animation and more.
You will learn how to use Photoshop to create eye-catching designs and images for print and the web. You will also learn editing techniques to improve your digital photos and you will be able to save time by mastering handy shortcuts to improve workflow and easily format and save pictures for web, PDF and other applications.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Save time by becoming a proficient user of this professional image editing software.
- Focus on tasks that add value to your creativity, projects and job satisfaction.
- Speed up workflow and deliver projects faster by using the most effective techniques and tools.
- Learn best-practice approaches from a practising graphic designer with more than 20 years’ experience and avoid time consuming, costly mistakes.
This course is for anyone who wants to create eye-catching designs and images for print and multimedia using Adobe Photoshop.
We expect delegates to be familiar with operating systems; able to navigate for files, and proficient using a keyboard and mouse.
(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)
We offer a 10% discount to Leeds and Bradford Chamber of Commerce members. To claim your discount please call 0113 812 1725 and quote your Chamber membership number.
To keep you posted we will post upcoming additional dates for this course here. If you would like to enquire about future dates, please feel free to contact us.
We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.
- To make the best use of its extensive editing capabilities, you must first learn to navigate the work area and how to adapt it to your own workflow. Open and view multiple files and navigate by magnification and panning.
- Understanding the characteristics of digital images is key to successfully deconstructing and editing. Learn how to browse and organise files in Bridge, create new documents and save files.
- Learning how to select areas of an image is of paramount importance - you must first select what you want to affect and leave your images intact by revealing and concealing rather than deleting with masks. Learn how to arrange compositions with layers.
- Learn how to correct capture defects and enhance critical parts of an image with Photoshop's 'airbrushing' tools. Remove unwanted details and organically manipulate parts of your images and scale without distorting.
- Photoshop can enhance, repair and correct the colour and tonality in an image. Make images brighter, darker, boost contrast or change the colour of a product. Breathe life into your images with powerful Camera Raw editing tools.
- Use filters for a wide range of purposes. From sharpening to drop shadows, apply special art effects that give your image the appearance of a sketch or impressionist painting. Insert logos and other artwork in perspective to prototype a concept.
- Preview, soft proof and hard proof artwork for output to screen devices, web and print while striking the appropriate balance between file size and image quality every time.
What will I learn?
You will learn:
- How to evaluate and output high-quality artwork for print, web and mobile devices.
- Digital image characteristics and how they are constructed.
- How to explore and navigate the application interface, and tailor its appearance to suit your needs.
- How to manage and save files to the appropriate size and format by exploring different output scenarios.
- How to work with layers to maximise your workflow efficiency.
- How to select regions of artwork to apply local edits.
- How to blend artwork and create montages.
- How to apply filters and effects to add creative flair and finesse to your artwork.
- How to manage and characterise typography.
- How to create simple vector objects.
- How to remove blemishes and defects in photographs.
- How to correct colour and exposure in artwork.
Attending the course
We are open from 09:00.
Refreshments will be available and lunch will be provided.
All the materials you will need will be provided.
We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Broadcasting Place, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.
Trainer & Reviews
Gary Bradley is an Adobe Certified Instructor and an award-winning graphic designer with over 17 years' commercial experience working as a designer and Creative Director in digital print, animation, CGI and illustration.
Gary has led global projects in creative multimedia technology, art direction and management for prestigious brands such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Nike, and Sainsbury's. His courses are designed to nurture and enhance your talent. He will take the knowledge that you have got and help you become more adept, more effective and more productive. He will share with you proven best practice techniques and little-known short cuts that can and will save you hours - all delivered in a style and language that you can relate to.
The course was fantastic, it will transform the way I work and the work that i produce. Gary was a brilliant tutor, he was able to communicate all of the processes in a friendly, engaging and instructive way.Sam Johnson, 10 January 2018
Very useful course which has allowed me to consider how to implement creative elements into projects.Attendee review, 5 December 2017
Engaging course, nice facilities, engaging & highly knowledgeable trainer.Declan Toyne, 3 November 2017
Gary was an excellent tutor and a really helpful and approachable guy - Thank you.Jack Taylor, 3 November 2017
Thank you Gary. Even with previous experience I have learnt so much more during the course, plus it's helped improve my workflow. Very helpful and clear. Facilities great, very helpful staff.Attendee review, 5 October 2017
Excellent course, i would recommend it!Attendee review, 5 October 2017
Great course, very informative & intense. Really feel like i know the basics plus it will save me loads of time! Looking forward to updating all my settings and using the shortcuts! Thanks Gary.Attendee review, 5 October 2017
Excellent facilities, perfect pace and very helpful tutor.Jill Hardcastle, 15 August 2017
Everything was perfect. Thank You! PS. food was amazing!Attendee Review, 15 August 2017
Very good thanks, very informative.Attendee review, 25 April 2017
Everything was wonderful.Attendee review, 25 April 2017
Tutor was very good, so helpful having our own manuals to use throughout the session.Attendee review, 9 March 2017
Great teaching style, kept me fully engaged.Attendee review, 9 March 2017
Gary was fab! Clear, knowledgeable, patient, kind.Attendee review, 9 November 2016
All round excellent, it's been an absolute pleasure.Attendee review, 9 November 2016
I enjoyed the course very much, I feel it has given me a good understanding of the Photoshop software that I will be using in future. Would definitely recommend this course to others. Also the tutor who was leading the course was brilliant.Joshua Brooks, 9 November 2016
Feel like i have learnt a lot from the course, was quite a newbie but i believe it has helped me extensively. Thank you Gary!Joshua Brooks, 9 November 2016
Great course, good group size, i feel much more comfortable with Photoshop!Attendee review, 9 November 2016
Gary is an excellent tutor and instructor for all things Adobe! I will be back for the advanced course.Kristina Clarke, 11 August 2016
Very impressive and informative, really enjoyable and useful training.Tom Bennett, 11 August 2016
Gary was fantastic, so knowledgeable and approachable, always taking time to explain things again if needs be. So patient and just a great tutor.Ciara Mahoney, 08 June 2016
Excellent introduction to Photoshop presented in a good, easy to understand mannerJohn Horncastle, 14 April 2016
The course was great and Gary is an excellent tutor. I thoroughly enjoyed it and gained a lot of knowledge.Mandy Haxby, 17 November 2015
Thanks, Gary - fab course! Very easy to understand, great workflow and equipment. Very approachable when you had questions too.Charlotte Sullivan, 7 July 2015
Excellent course, well delivered and all relevant.Attendee review, 7 July 2015
Gary was brilliant and had great knowledge of the subject.Attendee review, 12 May 2015