Photo Editing

COURSE SUMMARY

  • N70,000
  • 3 weeks
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop
  • Time: 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm, 5pm-7pm(evening)
  • Study mode: Full Time (Weekdays  9am-5pm) or Evening (5pm-7pm) and Weekend (on request 10am-4pm)
  • Requirements: Basic knowledge of the Windows/Mac operating system
  • Calendar: Jan 16-Feb 3, Feb 6-24, Mar 6-24, Apr 3-21, May 8-26, Jun 5-23
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Digitally edit photos like a champion in 3 weeks

Adobe Photoshop is an indispensable image editing software application. These course is  designed to give new users the foundation of this industry standard professional creative image editing program. In this course you will learn through hands-on training how to utilize the different tools and features available in Adobe Photoshop to maximize your creative potential. Sound knowledge of this tool will help you to create a strong base in your career as a graphic, photographer, or  web designer. You will learn how to create elegant layered designs of Photoshop, drawings and text, organize your photo library.

Who is this course designed for?

If you are a graphic professional, student or just an enthusiast who want to enhance your photo editing and compositing skills then this course is for you. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.

What system configuration will I need?

Students should bring their laptops which should meet or exceed the following hardware configurations.

  • Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Vista or XP
  • 32-bit/64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
  • 16 GB of free disk space for installation
  • Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card
  • 3-button mouse

Students will qualify for a certificate of training only if the pass the assessment exam at the end of the training course. Final score is based on attendance (10%), tests (30%) and a final examination (60%) based on the standard grading system

Letter Grade Percentage
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • F
  • 70-100
  • 60-69
  • 50-59
  • 40-49
  • 0-39

COURSE OUTLINE

This course is a great start for students who are new to photo editing or transitioning from different editing software packages . We adopt a simple production-based training methodology and our students gain valuable inside knowledge from our years of hands-on experience in photo editing.

GETTING STARTED ON THE BASICS
• Exploring the Menu Bar
• Introducing the Toolbox
• Understanding the Options Bar
• Using Palettes
• Opening and Navigating Images
• Using Adobe Bridge
• Getting Help
• Using the History Palette

WORKING WITH SELECTIONS
• What are selections, and why are they useful?
• Creating selections using the Marquee tools
• The Lasso tools
• The Magic Wand and Quick Selection tools
• Adding to or deleting from selections
• Saving and loading selections
• Cropping and rotating an image
• Fixing problem images
• Using Levels to fix tone range
• Using Curves to fix contrast
• The Clone Stamp and Heal tools
• Shadow and highlight adjustments
• Fixing colour with Variations
• Hue and saturation controls
• Transforming a Selection
• Blurring and sharpening filters

LAYER BASICS
• About layers
• Using the Layers panel
• Rearranging layers
• Applying a gradient to a layer
• Applying a layer style
• Layers and selections
• The Transform commands
• Building layered compositions
• Merging layers
• Applying transparency
• Basic layer blending modes
• Adding text layers
• Adjustment layers
• Layer masks
CORRECTING AND ENHANCING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS
• About camera raw
• Processing ­files in Camera Raw
• Merging exposures and applying
• Advanced color correction
• Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
• Correcting image distortion
• Adding depth of ­field

MASKS AND CHANNELS
• Working with masks and channels
• Getting started
• Creating a mask
• Refining a mask
• Creating a quick mask
• Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
• Working with channels

TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN
• About type
• Getting started
• Creating a clipping mask from type
• Creating type on a path
• Warping point type
• Designing paragraphs of type

VECTOR DRAWING TECHNIQUES
• About bitmap images and vector graphics
• About paths and the Pen tool
• Getting started
• Using paths with artwork
• Creating vector objects for the background
• Working with defined custom shapes
• Importing a Smart Object

PREPARING TO PUBLISH
• Printing Basics
• Optimizing images for the web
• Using save for web and devices

FINAL ASSESSMENT AND EXAMINATION