ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS COURSES
We offer workshops at two levels:
- An Introduction to Elements (see below)
- Creative Element (click for details)
All workshops are taught on
laptop PC’s, pre-loaded with stock images and using
Adobe Photoshop Elements. Comprehensive notes written
notes are provided for later use at home,
click here for an example.. Thus, we offer a
comprehensive guide to editing for both the absolute
beginner and existing users who wish to extend their
Cartier Bresson, the great French photographer said that photography was - “painting with light’ and these workshops will show you how to work with light to snapshots into photographs on your own PC or Mac in your own Daylight Darkroom.
If you're already confidently using these features of Elements, you might be interested in our Creative Elements workshop >>
PC and Mac Users
These workshops are suitable for both PC and Mac users. If you have your own laptop with either Elements or Photoshop loaded, you are welcome to bring it on the day. Please let your tutor know in advance.
1. Introduction to Photoshop Elements
We will show you how to adjust exposure and colour in your images, crop images to a specific size, and get better pictures from your home printer. Here are some examples:
|Correcting underexposed images|
|Removing unwanted details (in this case the date stamp)|
What you will learn:
- Saving images – file types and formats
- Elements toolbars and palettes
- Rotating images
- Cropping images to improve composition
- Cropping images to a specific size
- Adjusting image exposure
- Adjusting image colour using variations
- Using the clone tool
- Converting colour images to monochrome
- Red eye reduction
- Removing blemishes with spot removal tool and healing brush
Skill Level 1. Activity Level 0. Click here for details.
Hi Rod, I'm writing to thank you for running such an excellent course on Saturday. The content, detail and approach was just right for me - with a fair experience of photography including some tuition, but largely self taught in Photoshop. The course material is excellent, so much better than any of my Photoshop books. Your teaching style brought it all to life and made each detail memorable. My editing practice is certainly changed for ever ! I've attached my first two new edits from summer in Paris which i hope you enjoy - I'm sure you'll recognise some of your teaching in practice. Lawrence De'Ath
Hello Rod, Since attending the Introduction to Elements course I have put into practice many of the techniques you taught us. Photo manipulation/enhancement using Photoshop is no longer a hit and miss experience. Your explanation of each step was clear and set out logically. Even the simplest of tasks such as removing blemishes would have been hard work. Now I have been able to tidy up a delightful photograph I took of my 9 month old Granddaughter just after she had her lunch. There was food around her mouth, now it’s all gone. Thanks to your excellent tuition I have really made great progress with Photoshop. Many thanks to you and Ann for and excellent course. With best regards, Henry (Anglesey Abbey - Intro. to Elements)
Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the course last week. It was incredibly helpful and told me enough to really make a difference. It was worth paying £65 just to learn how to crop properly! Of course I did learn a lot more besides - all useful.
" ..... just wanted to say thank you for the Photo Editing workshop at Hardwick the other week. You have a very good way of putting things across and take it at a nice easy pace. I got a lot out of it and have enjoyed playing around and enhancing some of my pics. I'm possibly looking at having some of them printed on a calendar for next year, just as gifts for friends and family. Keep spreading the word about your courses and perhaps next year, when I've built up a bit of confidence with Photoshop, I will see you again on one of your more advanced courses".
"Many thanks for the informative day last weekend at Wimpole. I really enjoyed it and gained so much. I have had fun playing with my photos this week and found your notes really helpful!"
I really enjoyed the course yesterday and feel I have a much better "grounding" in the software now. You are very good at explaining things and I have already started trying things out. So thank you for a very good day of tuition.
Again, another fantastic course. It has really boosted my confidence using Photoshop tools. Rod explained all steps very clearly and in a logical order. I have just spent four hours this morning consolidating my knowledge and editing personal photos. I have revised cropping, rotating, removing red eye, removing blemishes, removing unwanted people and replacing them with background shrubbery, and produced vignettes. I have changed a beautiful photo of Ely cathedral with roses in the foreground - alas with a leaning tower - to a small cropped photo with upright tower, now appearing on one of my letterheads.
You should possess basic IT skills including creating and saving files and folders.
Most of our workshops run from 10am to 4pm, but please check your Joining Instructions for full details.