|Tuition fees per individual||£660*|
4 January - 12 January 2021 daily 09:00 - 13:30
27 January - 24 March 2021 on Wednesdays 17:00 - 20:00
28 January - 25 March 2021 on Thursdays 17:00 - 20:00
We will deliver this course via Microsoft Teams which you can install for free. We can provide the Adobe licence for the duration of the course and the ACA exam will be delivered online.
*If you're a student or staff different fees apply. Please visit our Software Training area for specific information.
Become an Adobe Certified Associate
Learn to edit imagery for web, print or mobile devices using Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard image editing and manipulation software.
Who's the course for?
This course is perfect for both beginner-level Photoshop users and pros looking to expand their knowledge in the programme. It is a comprehensive course that will give you a solid foundation on all the major topics in Photoshop and will help you sharpen your skill set from scratch. When you complete this ACA Photoshop course, you'll know how to use the software for image editing and manipulation tasks.
At the end of the course you will be provided with the opportunity to take an online Adobe exam and become an Adobe Certified Associate.
What you'll learn
This course is for people needing to improve their knowledge of Photoshop by creating impressive imagery with the industry standard Adobe Application. Learn how to use Photoshop to edit your imagery in the non-destructive workflow that Photoshop provides.
Learn to output your images to digital and print at the highest quality. You don't need any previous experience with Adobe Photoshop. This course will enhance your digital skills in the competitive job market and provide you with the opportunity to take an online Adobe exam.
Familiarise yourself with the workspace
Use grids, guides and rulers
Create and work with documents
Understand pixels and resolution
Crop images and straighten for impact
Work non-destructively with adjustment layers
Make colour and tonal adjustments
Fix problem areas with various repair and retouch tools
Identify and work with different selection tools
Edit and refine selections
Combine selections with adjustments
Scale, rotate, skew, flip and transform images
Master layers, and work with the layers panel
Create different compositions using layers
Use layer styles and blending modes to create special effects
Understand the concept of layer masks
Use layer masks to combine images and exposures
Apply clipping masks to wrap textures around an object
Convert layers into smart objects
Work with smart filters
The Brush tool and it's options
Create point and paragraph type
Character and paragraph panels
Understand typographical terms
Create colour and gradient swatches
Create basic and custom shapes
Align and distribute objects
The pen tool and its capabilities
Save images in the most suitable formats
Optimise images for the web
Soft proof images
Work with Raw files
You will have access to online learning resources and prep exams to prepare for your Adobe exam.
|ACA Photoshop course outline (324.93 KB)|
Attaining the ACA Certification
At the end of the course you'll be able to take the ACA online exam. You'll receive ACA status on successful completion of the exam and will also receive a digital badge and certificate. The badge can be attached to your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profile as well as put on your email signature.
*The ACA qualification last three years
Lisa Wallace - Course Lead
Lisa delivers courses across the Adobe ACA range and bitesize courses. Her key areas of training include Photoshop, Indesign and Lightroom. Lisa has a background in Graphic Design with industry knowledge and skills that are valuable to all students on the courses she teaches.
'From starting with little experience using Photoshop, the course has taught me a vast amount and hugely increased my confidence using the tool and I have already benefited from this at work. Lisa was a fantastic coach for the duration of the course.'
- Hayley Moore, Project Coordinator
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