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Photo Post-processing and Printing (Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop)

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Autumn, spring
  • Length: 10 weeks


Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop are powerful post-production tools used by photographers and editors to elevate images. On this 10-week course, you’ll master using them.

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What you need to know

Autumn term 2024

Monday 7 October – 9 December 2024 (10 Mondays, 18.00-21.00)

Spring term 2025

Monday 3 February – 7 April 2025 (10 Mondays, 18.00-21.00)


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any additional costs

You'll need to provide some basic study materials. This'll incur an additional cost if you need to purchase it for the course. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to make notes
  • USB flash drive
  • Sessions will use AUB’s Mac computers, however you’re welcome to bring your own laptop to use, if you prefer. If you bring your own laptop, ensure you have access to Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop on it.

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About this course

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop allow photographers to create amazing photos from anywhere through photo editing and organising. Working in tandem, these two programmes provide you with all the desktop editing tools you need to bring out the best in your photos.

Using Mac computers, you'll be guided through the process of how to manage your digital workflow and output high quality images through Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. You'll learn and explore the most used commands and techniques to improve your workflow and the countless creative possibilities available to give your images maximum impact.

Starting with RAW files you'll be shown how to process and then prepare the images for various web and digital outputs, along with higher resolution print output. This’ll lead to discussions about print and where your images may be placed after the digital process has concluded.

You'll move between Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop programs and understand how the programs are similar, and where each individual program excels. You'll learn how to automate processes, combine exposures, create composites, work with layers, and make calculated adjustments to enhance your photographs. Plus, you'll also explore how to create composites as well as portrait retouching techniques.

  • Work with RAW file formats, DNG file formats, XMP data
  • File organisation and automation
  • Making collections
  • Non-destructive image processing
  • Slide show output, printing, and web output
  • Constructing and uploading sophisticated web galleries
  • Manipulation techniques
  • Adjusting layer styles and effects
  • Retouching
  • File sizing
  • Explanation of DPI and PPI terms and applications
  • Photo-printer properties, print resolutions, colour space, and printing profiles
  • Photo-printer inks, inkjet papers and paper profiles

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software and be able to navigate it with ease and utilise the tools efficiently
  • Have the keys skills required to prepare images for web, various digital outputs, and for photo-printing purposes
  • Be confident applying post-production techniques
  • Be able to utilise common actions to speed up the post-production process
  • Understand the key features of digital workflow and increase your creative potential in post-production
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there is no formal assessment. As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback, so you know how you're getting on.

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