Purely Photoshop (Next Step Image Editing)

Learn to edit and manipulate your photographs to enhance their appearance.


Why take this course?

Adobe Photoshop is the software of choice for professionals working with digital images. It provides improved access to its unrivalled power through a more intuitive user experience, greater editing freedom and significant productivity enhancements. If you're wishing to output to web, print or mobile devices, this course will get you up to speed in no time by exploring image enhancing.

Through out the duration of the course you will learn about the essential elements of Adobe Photoshop CS6 by receiving a step by step guide which will enhance your photographic editing  skills & knowledge.

What you will experience

Main topics include:

  • Overview of Adobe Photoshop CS6 workspace
  • How to re-size, rotate and crop images
  • How to use layers in Photoshop
  • How to use selection tools
  • How to correct colour
  • How to use filters
  • How to blend, feather and smooth
  • How to use drawing & painting tools
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Key facts

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but students must have computer knowledge, keyboard and mouse skills and a sound understanding of MSWindows XP (or later) file management.

It is also recommended that you have completed the Purely Photography (Digital First Steps) course before you enrol on this course.

What you will need

Students should have access to a PC out with class time. Students should also have access to Photoshop CS6 or CC. The Tutor will advise further at the first meeting of the class.

What you need to know

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Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
13 January 2020 10 Weeks Monday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm £157.00
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30 January 2020 10 Weeks Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm £157.00
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22 April 2020 8 Weeks Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £157.00
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Ellon Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
3 December 2019 8 Weeks Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £157.00
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Fraserburgh Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
16 January 2020 10 Weeks Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm £157.00
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21 April 2020 8 Weeks Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £157.00
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Inverurie Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
21 January 2020 10 Weeks Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm £157.00
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22 January 2020 10 Weeks Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm £157.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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