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Learn Photoshop Basics

> Design a Poster for Print and Social Media
> Improve your skill set on this half-day course
> Learn from an industry-leading expert

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Course Description

Embark on a journey into the world of digital design with “Photoshop Essentials.” This course is tailored for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop while simultaneously mastering the art of creating a captivating poster for both print and social media platforms.

Throughout this course, you’ll be introduced to the essential tools and techniques of Photoshop, empowering you to unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life. From understanding the Photoshop interface to designing visually stunning posters, you’ll progress through a structured lesson and hands-on project designed to build your skills from the ground up.

By the end of the course, you’ll not only have a solid grasp of Photoshop basics but, also the ability to design posters optimised for print and social media.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
    • Overview of Photoshop’s interface and workspace
    • Understanding essential tools and their functions


  2. Image Editing Fundamentals
    • Importing and resizing images
    • Cropping and adjusting image properties


  3. Working with Layers and Text
    • Introduction to layers and their importance
    • Adding and formatting text layers for posters


  4. Basic Design Principles
    • Understanding composition, balance, and hierarchy
    • Introduction to colour theory and its application in design


  5. Designing a Poster for Print
    • Setting up a print-ready document in Photoshop
    • Incorporating images, text, and graphics to design your poster


  6. Designing a Poster for Social Media
    • Understanding social media platform requirements
    • Creating visually appealing posters optimised for social media sharing


  7. Exporting and Saving Your Work
    • Saving files in different formats for print and digital use
    • Understanding resolution and file size considerations


  8. Feedback and Critique Session
    • Peer review and constructive feedback on poster designs
    • Tips for refining and improving your work


  9. Conclusion and Next Steps
    • Review of key concepts and skills learned
    • Resources for further learning and exploration

Join us on this exciting journey to unlock the creative potential of Adobe Photoshop.

Let’s bring your ideas to life!