Introduction to Photo Editing
- Dates: weekly course starting Wednesday 18 March, until 29 April (Please note, the course will break for the 2 week school Easter holiday which runs from Mon 6 April to Fri 17 April)
- Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
- Location: Bulwell Riverside Library
- No. of sessions: 5
- Cost: *£0 - £32.93
A practical step-by-step introduction to learning photo editing techniques.
This course will be delivered in 5 x 2hr practical hands-on workshop.
Aims: This course will give students a step by step introduction on how to use image editors to change the brightness, contrast and saturation of images. Starting from the basics, students will develop image editing techniques such as filters, magic wand tools, splicing and gain knowledge of different software programmes they can use to alter images.
- Students to complete course enrolment forms
- Tutors to give course overview
- Introduction photo editing activity
Week 2: Image Representation, Saturation and Brightness
- This session will focus on images and considerations such as colour correction, brightness, saturation, DPI, rule of thirds and other considerations that can be used to make photos look better
- The session will end with the students making changes to an image in a photo editing program
Week 3: Developing Photo Editing Skills
- Students will continue to look at other useful tools in a photo editor, applying filters, removing blemishes and adding effects and blurs
- Look at the magic wand tool and other photo manipulation tools
- Look at Raster vs. Vector format
Week 4: Splicing images
- Students to learn how to splice images together and placing themselves in different scenes
- Students to practice editing images and learn more advanced image editing techniques
- Completion of splicing activity and review of completed work
- Tutor to provide information and guidance for students to access further resources
*Who is eligible to attend this course for free?
Nottingham City residents who meet the below criteria are eligible to attend this course for free of charge if they are:
- Aged 19+
- Unemployed and in receipt of benefits, unemployed and job seeking or working and earning below £16,009 per year
- *Have lived in the UK or EU country continuously for the last 3 years
*Learners who have not lived continuously in the UK or EU country for the last 3 years are eligible to attend this course for free if they meet the below criteria:
- Refugee status
- Humanitarian Protection
- Indefinite leave to enter/remain
- Leave to enter to accompany a spouse
You will be asked to provide evidence of residency in the form of a visa and relevant Home Office documentation later in the enrolment process.
This criteria is set by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
Who can attend the course if they would like to pay?
- Any adult aged 19+
Enrolment Process: As part of the enrolment process, taking place on week 1 of the course, students will need to bring a form of ID with them. This does not have to be a photo ID, and can be a library card or bank card etc (something with your full name on).