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Photoshop Beginners

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is meant for those students who would like to develop good basic Photoshop skills such as basic adjustments, retouching, selections etc. The course is meant both for designers who would like to work with text and graphic elements as well as photographers who would like to improve their photographs. It is meant to be a short introduction before joining the accredited follow on Level 1 course.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will cover these areas
    • adjusting colour and brightness of images
    • using a variety of Photoshop tools
    • application of filters and effects
    • retouching techniques - eg. removing blemishes
    • combining images - eg. replacing backgrounds
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need good general computer skills - file management etc.
    For this course ideally, you will need to be able to access Photoshop at home. Be prepared to practice the skills you acquire in class at home. Imagination and application of skills will ensure success. You will be encouraged to bring your own images on a memory stick but stock images are also available to practice with. Interview with tutor necessary.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will agree an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with your tutor identifying what you want and need to gain from the course. You will build up a folder of work which shows the range of skills and knowledge you have developed. You will receive supportive feedback throughout the course and track your progress through your Individual Learning Plan.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    A memory stick would be useful for all students to bring to classes.
    A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Groups and Times

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    Location: Farnworth Library. Group: A. First class: 25 September 2024. Last class: 11 Dec 2024
    • Wednesday : 09:30 - 12:30
  • Future opportunities

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    Photoshop Level 1.
    Digital photography courses.
    Graphic design courses.

    Other courses available to support your learning:
     Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
     Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
     Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health and confidence
     A range of employability skills courses

    Information, advice and guidance is available at all Bolton College centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment

  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £112.00

    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


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    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


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    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

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  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:30 - 12:30
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    10 weeks

  • Venue:

    Farnworth Library

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