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Adobe Photoshop

This Adobe Photoshop training course provides a thorough introduction to the highly versatile industry-standard imaging and photo-editing software, Adobe Photoshop CC. You will create collages, incorporating typography into images using the key functions of the programme, gaining hands-on experience while learning the fundamental principles of design.

Course overview

2021 Dates

Autumn term
Wednesday 6 October – Wednesday 8 December 2021

2022 Dates

Spring term
Wednesday 26 January – Wednesday 30 March 2022

10 Wednesday evenings 18.00-21.00


James Elliott



Course details

Throughout the course you will be shown shortcuts and tips which will aid workflow and discover how Photoshop can be used in conjunction with other industry standard packages, such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

Your tutor James Elliott will guide you through both simple and more advanced techniques of Adobe Photoshop. Whether you are learning the programme for the first time, returning to it, or wish to refine the effectiveness of your techniques and workflow, our course offers a superb and intensive series of workshops, taking you several steps forward in mastering this most powerful and creative of software applications.

Each session will cover a specific area, with examples, and will be followed by practical mini briefs to consolidate your understanding and enhance design and practical skills.

The introductory Adobe Photoshop course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the Photoshop interface, as well as an overview of the Photoshop toolset and the use of Adobe Bridge as an organisational tool and Photoshop’s powerful RAW file converter. You will be guided through layer masks, layer blending modes and destructive verses non-destructive techniques.

  • Exploring retouching techniques, filters, layer effects and steps to prepare an image for end use
  • Common file formats will be explained, as will techniques for re-touching, and optimizing images for print or the web
  • Understanding how to work effectively and flexibly with layer masks in the production of montage and image manipulation and how to use filters and layer effects

The course aims to:

  • You will also learn valuable real world hints and tips acquired over years of experience in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Cover all main topic areas, as well as best practice principles.
  • To provide a set of tasks each session in which to practice and consolidate your understanding. Students are walked through each process to completion.
  • Practical – The students are expected, with support from the tutor, to gain independence within each category taught.

  • The goal of this course is to give the student a comprehensive overview, understanding and hands-on experience working with Adobe Photoshop.
  • By the end of the course you will have sufficient knowledge to tackle either a photo-imaging project, whether it is a fashion shot for a magazine, or a collection of images for your personal album.
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours.

This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous knowledge who wish to improve their understanding.

This course will be of more benefit to you if you have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed, in which to practice your skills between sessions.

All course materials are included in the course fee.

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