Course Overview


Spring term: Tuesday 21 January – Tuesday 24 March 2020


10 Tuesday evenings 18.00-21.00


Lucy Turner



Adobe Photoshop allows designers, web creators and photographers to produce a huge variety of graphics by manipulating and composing scanned or drawn images, using powerful layering and masking techniques and a wealth of special effect filters.

Your tutor Lucy Turner 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.

Our 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.

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


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 optimising 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.