The course is comprised of two mandatory training sessions, that are each 2-hours long and an additional 2-4 hours of learning in the form a practical project assessment.
The first session begins with a review of the topics introduced in the Foundation course, these concepts are then built upon throughout the session. Tools to organise layers into groups, align and space them neatly are explored, Layer Styles are introduced as a way to apply effects to layers
The second session looks at how masks can be used to control transparency and make difficult selections, in conjunction with the Refine Edge tool. The session finishes by examining how Adjustment Layers such as Photo Filter and Hue/Saturation can be used to make non-destructive enhancements to your images.
The final component of the course is a practical project in which you will use the skills you have developed to create and enhance a promotional image.
Estimated amount of learning time:
Session I - 2 hours
Session II - 2 hours
Practical project assessment: 2 - 4 hours
For a total of between 6 - 8 hours.
Digital Badge Certification
Successful completion of the course leads to the
Photoshop Image Editor - Intermediate digital badge and certificate.
The digital badge is issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University through the Acclaim platform.
To complete the course and gain the digital badge, learners are required to complete the face-to-face training and pass a practical project assessment.
Earners of this badge are able to use Photoshop tools and techniques to organise and enhance a digital image. They have proven that they are able to: organise layers into groups, align and space them neatly, and apply effects through Layer Styles. They are able to make precise selections with the Select and Mask workspace and use adjustment layers to enhance images in a non-destructive manner.
Visit the Digital Badges at Cardiff Met page to find out more about our digital credentialing programme.