Course Overview


Autumn term: Wednesday 7 October – 9 December 2020

Spring term: Wednesday 13 January – 17 March 2021

10 Wednesday evenings 18.00 – 21.00


James Elliott


This course has been created specifically for photographers with little or no post-production knowledge. Combining both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop programs you will explore the most efficient and effective methods to maximise digital workflow solutions and explore the many creative possibilities for your images.

Using Mac computers or your own laptop* if desired, you will learn and explore the most commonly used commands and techniques to improve your workflow and the myriad of creative possibilities available to give your images maximum impact.

You will be guided through the process of how to manage your digital workflow consistently from capture to output, learning how to import RAW files through Adobe Lightroom and processing them for various exporting requirements including slideshows, for print and web use.

You will explore the power of Adobe Photoshop working with Adobe Lightroom and take your image editing skills to new levels. You will learn automated functions, such as batch processing, actions scripts and examine the importance of colour management, profiling and calibration. You will be introduced to working with layers, apply effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and textures. You will explore and practise applying accurate masks, image effects, retouching images and save masks with specialised tools.


  • Working 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