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Photoshop for Designers (Introduction) - 3 Days

Tuesday 11th - Thursday 13th January 2011

The course runs 10am – 4pm over three days with an hour lunch break (six 2.5 hour sessions). Lunch is available from our stylish on-site Café@FTM or from nearby Cafés and pubs.

This introductory course is for fashion, textile and jewellery designers who wish to learn how to use Photoshop from the beginning, and will give you skills and confidence in using this software to develop your designs and presentational material.

The course is run at the FTM in a brand-new purpose built learning centre equipped with the latest software and facilities, and tuition is in small groups with a focus on your particular learning requirements.

The course includes the following main topics:

  • Basic technical understanding and working methods
  • Enhancing and developing images
  • Applying text and presenting your work

Course fee and discounts

The standard course fee is £120
£20 discount for 2 courses - book/pay for 2 courses for £220
£60 discount for 3 courses - book/pay for 3 courses for £300

We regret that no other concessions are available


To book your course email info@ftmlondon.org or phone 020 7407 8664

Full course outline

Session 1 - Drawing with Photoshop

Navigating the Photoshop Interface

Marquee Selection tools

Creating Layers

Fill and Stroke selections

Free Transform tool

Session 2 - Colouring Illustrations

Drawing with the Brush tool

Creating and Applying Gradients

Transferring layers

Application of text to an image

Session 3 - Enhancing Illustrations

Colouring a fashion illustration artwork

Layer Blending Modes

Painting with the Brush Tool

Burn and Dodge tools

Session 4 - Applying fabrics into line drawings

Adjusting images

Filling selections with fabrics

Transforming fabric fills

Merging Layers

Session 5 - Transforming Photos

Image Adjustments

Selection techniques

Clone stamp tool

Adding filters to images

Session 6 - Creating a Photo Montage

Culmination of all topics covered

Printing work

Reviewing achievement on the course

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