Preparing Images with Photoshop - Foundation

Learn how to use Photoshop to prepare images, whether they are for presentations, documents or publishing them to the web, this course will help you get your images looking great. Successful completion of the course leads to the Photoshop Image Editor - Foundation digital badge and certificate.

The course explores how to edit, create and manipulate digital images in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to resize and crop images, retouch images, adjust brightness and contrast as appropriate and export images in a range of formats. You will learn how to create new images by using selection tools and layers to composite existing images and text.


Sign-up

The course consists of two mandatory face-to-face training sessions, that are each 2-hours long and 2-4 hours of additional learning in the form a practical project assessment. Estimated learning time: 6–8 hours.

Sign-up for one of each session below:

  
  
  
  
  
Sign Up>>Photoshop - Foundation. Session 201/12/2020 10:0001/12/2020 12:00Online

The sessions will be held through a Microsoft Teams meeting. A link (URL) to the meeting and joining instructions will be sent after booking on a session.

Target Audience

Cardiff Met students or staff.

Prerequisites

​You will need access to Photoshop to complete this course. Photoshop is available to all students when using the Learning Centre computers in person. It is also available on personal computers for students in Cardiff School of Art & Design and select courses from other schools. It is available to all staff on Cardiff Met and personal computers.

See the Adobe Creative Cloud - Student and Staff guides for installation instructions.

We recommend completing both this Foundation course and the Intermediate course to get a full appreciation of Photoshop fundamentals. 

Cost

The course is free to Cardiff Met students and staff

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Course Structure

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 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:

  • Classroom teaching:
    • 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

Photoshop Image Editor - Foundation badge

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 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 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.

Upcoming Courses

  
  
  
Sign Up>>Photoshop - Foundation. Session 201/12/2020 10:00

Specific Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course trainees should be able to:

  • Use appropriate tools to manipulate the size and quality of an image, to suit its purpose.
  • Retouch an image to remove flaws, blemishes or unwanted objects.
  • Adjust settings, such as contrast and brightness to improve the appearance of an image.
  • Export and print images from Photoshop.
  • Use layers to alter images in a range of ways, for example to combine images together or add text.
  • Utilise selection tools to highlight, and use, specific areas of an image.


Next steps

Develop your Photoshop image editing skills further by completing the Preparing Images with Photoshop - Intermediate course.



 

Got a question?

See whether the Certification FAQs page answers it, or find out more about more about Digital Badges at Cardiff Met.  If you still have questions, get in touch with the IT Training team via email.