The course is comprised of four mandatory training sessions, that are each 1-hour long and an additional 2-4 hours of learning in the form a practical project assessment.
The first session begins by exploring the Photoshop environment then proceeds to cover "everyday" image editing tools and techniques, such as resizing and cropping images, adjusting image settings (brightness, contrast etc.), retouching images and exporting and printing.
In the second session you will learn how to create new images by compositing existing images and text. A range of powerful selection tools are examined, which can be used to extract parts of an image. The vast potential of layers is explored, you will learn how to edit images in a non-destructive manner and combine layers together to create new images.
The final component of the course is a practical project in which you will use your Photoshop skills to combine images and text to create a promotional image that can be exported in different formats and sizes for a range of media.
Estimated amount of learning time:
Teaching sessions: 4 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 - Foundation digital badge and certificate.
The digital badge is issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University through the
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 the badge are able to able to edit, create and manipulate digital images in Adobe Photoshop. They have proven that they are able to: resize and crop an image to suit its purpose, retouch images to remove flaws and blemishes, adjust brightness and contrast as appropriate and export images in a range of formats. They are able to make accurate selections and use layers to composite images and text.
Visit the Digital Badges at Cardiff Met page to find out more about our digital credentialing programme.