Photoshop for Beginners

  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 8 February 2020; 6 July 2020
  • Course duration: Two Saturdays or Monday and Tuesday, 10 am - 4 pm

This course is suitable for anyone who’s new to Adobe Photoshop who wishes to apply the software to either artistic pursuits or professional projects.

Photoshop is the standard piece of kit for designers, image-makers and photographers.

What will you gain?

Once you’ve mastered the basics of Photoshop you’ll be able to take your work to amazing new levels.

"The tutor was fantastic. I learnt a lot, and I'm inspired to continue learning after the course." JT

Tutor profiles: Stuart Samuels is course leader of the Level 3 Film and Television Production course at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

He’s achieved Grade 1 (outstanding) lesson observations for the past five years in the areas of film production and post-production, animation, VFX compositing, photography and design.

Stuart is also a media freelancer.

The majority of his work is post-production for film (editing, compositing, VFX and titles) but also includes motion graphic animation.

He’s recently worked on independent feature films (Cleft Lip, Outlawed, Raven on the Jetty), a Nike commercial and produced music videos and web content for a range of clients.

Mark Williams teaches software skills on the undergraduate programmes at NTU.

He has a degree in graphic design and 17 years' experience working with and teaching Adobe products.

Mark has developed and delivered training courses to large and small businesses all over the UK.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • be introduced to the functions of Photoshop that are relevant to beginners
  • learn how to work in a non-destructive way
  • create and edit images efficiently so that their impact is maximised
  • explore the software for different print and screen outputs
  • build your skills through practical projects.

As the course progresses (and depending on your interests) you may also look at advanced skills such as:

  • using channels to refine edges and work with masks
  • explore the brush tool, creating custom brushes and applying brush dynamics to get realistic results
  • understand the adjustment layers like curves, brightness and contrast.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £260.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £260.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418