Come and join experienced teacher Karen Platt in Sheffield and learn how to really use Photoshop for fun or business. Transform your photos into art, create backgrounds on which to stitch. Learn how to get the best from Photoshop.
Learn how to use colour, edit photos, create backgrounds using Photoshop.
Ideal introduction to the fundamentals of design in Photoshop. Create your own artwork, posters, art for fun or business.
6 weeks, one hour a week
Maximum 4 students at a time.
Understanding file formats and saving files
Cleaning images, adjusting colour, exposure
Colour – options for creating colour and black and white work, gradients
Layers – working with layers, combining and manipulating the layers palette
Filters – fun with filters
Exporting files for web and print
I have used Photoshop since before 1996. I have a large and diverse skillset having used Photoshop to create newsletters, book covers, art, quilts, design cards, for textiles, fabric design and more. I am an experienced and fully qualified teacher. So many people never get to grips with Photoshop, I want to change that. The groups are small – just max 4 people so you get personal attention. I wanted to create affordable Photoshop courses that delivered the goods but did not cost the hefty 60 pounds an hour that courses often charge. In fact, Photoshop courses are often between 500 and 1,000 pounds. As your Photoshop trainer I have developed these courses, bearing in mind the skills I had to learn and the ones I found the most useful. I deliver the courses personally. They are also available online with online help.
Please note these are not retouching nor digital painting courses. They are courses that teach you how to use Photoshop creatively.
You can see examples of my work on the website under paintings for digital art and under fabrics for digital fabrics.
What to bring with you
Laptop (make sure it is fully charged)
Notepad and pen if you want but all course notes will be given to you as part of the course and you can make notes on your computer as you work
Photographs downloaded onto your computer that you want to use, but please bring your own photographs to work on.
Dates are suggestions and I hope these dates and times fill up, however, if you are interested but cannot make these dates, please message me and we can perhaps arrange another date and time to suit you. If you have problems adding the course to your basket, please contact me.
The course takes 6 hours, one hour a week or you can choose a weekend or weekday course or a full day.
When you book, you will receive a booking confirmation and a reminder of what to bring with you.
Dates: 1 hour each Saturday March 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 10-11 am
Dates: 2 hours each Wednesday March 22nd and 29th, April 5th, 10-12am
Dates: 3 hour each day Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th April, 2pm-5pm each day
Dates: full 6 hour course Saturday 4th March – 9.30am- 12.30am, 1.30pm-4.30pm
PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR PREFERRED DATE AND AN ALTERNATIVE IF POSSIBLE.
Can’t make it – see our online course that offers much more as well as online help and a fb group page
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