Photoshop For Beginners(PSB)

Provider: CAD4School Ltd
Accreditation opportunities: CAD4School certificate of competence.

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Description A beginners guide to creating original images from others using the basic tools . This course is aimed at getting you started with this industry standard image editing software.
Duration 1 day

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Learners will discover the main screen layout and how to start a new document, open and import documents and use a range of basic tools and layers to create original artwork from supplied images. Images will be produced that combine other images, change colour and lighting imperfections, remove blemishes and add colour to black andd white images.  Saving and the different options here are looked at so learners can choose the most appropriate format for their needs.

Evidence underpinning this approach

The tutorial approach with defined goals for each task is one that works well for the complete beginner as Photoshop can look very complex and daunting.  The tutorials are designed to take the learner on a step by step approach which slowly is eased off as tools and techniques are re used so learners are working on theior own by the end of the day.

How users/participants can evaluate success

All of the techniques are ideal for use in the classroom and teachers will be given help to develop a curriculum to include Photoshop in their schemes of work.  Pupils exam grades will have the extra marks awarded for the inclusion of CAD/ICT and all subjects can find ways to use this software in the production of illustrations for powerpoint presentations, printed materials and e-portfolios.

Follow-up activities and support

Teachers are encouraged but not compelled to produce further work and submit it for evaluation.  All work submitted will receive a reply which will include written feedback with ways to improve further and suggestions for new techniques that could be learned to develop skills further.

After course support is included by email, telephone or Skype.  Face to face after course support is available at extra cost.


Training will be carried out by Andrew Moore, an experienced teacher of Art, DT and ICT at KS3, 4 and 5.  Prior to becomming a teacher Andrew worked as a freelance designer and has been using Photoshop professionally since 1988.  Training is in your own school and requires the intstallation of Photoshop prior to the course.  For schools without Photoshop, the GIMP is a comparable image editor and can be provided free of charge.

The day will start at 9.30 and end at 4,30 and will consist of 4 tutorials leading to a personal piece of work under guidance as required.

Associated Files File_icon Photoshop.pdf

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.