Introduction to Photoshop

06 October 2019

10:00 - 17:00

Bristol (HQ)
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

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Non RPS Member£104.00 
RPS Member£78.00 
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Perhaps you're coming to Photoshop for the first time and it seems like a daunting task, or maybe you're self-taught with bad habits, either way this workshop concentrates on areas of Photoshop that are key for photographers. Our goal is to teach you how to use the tools, concepts and workflows needed to succeed and develop good practice.

This workshop can be either taken as a stand alone, or as a follow-on from The Society's 'Introduction to the Digital Camera' course. Your tutor will take you through a collection of practical tutorials where you will learn the fundamental tools, techniques and workflows for Photoshop.

Image review using Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw

•                Using Adobe's Bridge to sort, rate and organise your workflow

•                Batch rename images

•                Basic introduction to the Adobe Camera Raw Plugin for editing camera Raw images


Introduction to Photoshop

•                Getting images into Photoshop

•                Understanding your work area

•                Rotating, resizing and cropping

•                Navigation in a document

•                Image Editing

•                Saving your image and understanding file formats for print or web

•            Jpegs, Tiffs and PSD file formats explained


Brush tools

•                Standard brush tools

•                Retouching images

•                Clone stamp

•                Healing brush



•                Undoing and History


Basic layers

•                Creating and using layers

•                Managing layers

•                Levels, colour balance and Channel mixer

•                Make a Black and White image and then adding areas of colour



•                Creating and modifying selections

•                Marquee and lasso tools

•                Magic wand tool

•                Selecting a colour range

•                Transforming

•                Feathering



•                Adding type


Smart filters

•                Use a Smart layer to create Smart Sharpen



•                Setting up your monitor for colour management

How to print on your home printer

Course Requirements
This course is suitable for those with limited or no experience in using Photoshop. However, delegates should have a basic understanding of a computer's user interface (i.e. how to navigate to and open files or folders).

The workshop is run using laptops using a Windows Operating System. If you work on a Mac, the Photoshop interface is identical and you should have no problem transferring the skills developed in the classroom.

What to bring
A USB pen for your notes (provided in PDF format) and workable files (150MB one day and 2GB for two day workshops).

A packed lunch or use local facilities. Drinks provided.

Times: 10am - 5pm

Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Wanting to know more about Photoshop? Why not attend The Society's Photoshop Part 2 course, where you'll learn even more great tips and skills to help you get the most from your photographic images.

image: Copyright David Cooke FRPS 


Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ)