Centre for Continuing Education

Adobe Photoshop Elements Course: Essentials

Adobe Photoshop Elements. Amazing photos. No experience needed.

Make quick edits, add artistic touches like a pro, or transform your photos to show your vision. Express your creativity in beautiful photo books and cards. Learn Adobe Photoshop Elements the smart way with Adobe Photoshop Elements courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This Adobe Photoshop Elements one-day course provides students with a practical understanding of how digital camera files are created and why they require editing. Most importantly, it provides the skills to edit images to perfection, simply and quickly.

The class is designed so that students learn how to apply high impact improvements to their pictures in the fastest and easiest ways – without the need to get involved with complex masks, layers or time-consuming selections.

Because this is an intensive one-day session, further learning resources will also be made available in the form of QuickTime movies – these are handed out on USB sticks in class.

Participants will learn about resolution, image size, retouching, cropping, RAW files, perspective correction, working with text, printing options, multimedia, and more.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Sort, arrange and label their photographs into albums and folders.
  2. Keyword their photos for quick retrieval.
  3. Identify the strong and weak points in RAW and JPEG image files.
  4. Apply the correct tools with which to make improvements to unedited image files.
  5. Make significant improvements to the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness and mood in any image using fast and effective tools.
  6. Fix basic blemishes in any picture (photo retouching).
  7. Resize picture files to make them suitable for publishing, in print, or online.
  8. Create a multimedia slideshow and widescreen panoramas.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Course overview
  • Familiarisation with the application, and its significant components
  • Explanation of the (photo) browsing workspace
  • Introduction to the advanced photo editing workspace
  • RAW processing, RAW workflow, pros and cons
  • Best file formats for saving and distributing work
  • Simple photo fixing techniques: cropping, brightness, contrast and colour
  • Simple selections
  • Photo retouching techniques
  • Photomerge panorama stitching
  • Converting colour to black-and-white
  • Making multimedia slideshows
  • Applying special art effects filters

Delivery Style

This course is delivered in a computer lab (Mac or PC) with ample opportunity for students to work on both the supplied demo files, as well as their own images (brought to class on a USB stick or portable hard drive).

Note: This course is relevant for the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Intended Audience

This course is ideal for beginners wanting to get more from their digital picture files using simple yet effective editing techniques. While basic computer skills are required (PC or MAC), prior experience with photo editing software is not essential.

Additional Information

Please bring a USB flash drive to class if you would like to make a copy of your work or any relevant class materials. Alternatively, you can save these to a cloud storage space or email them to your personal email address.

Features

  • $50 repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • The presenter is very engaging, patient and funny :) I learned a lot, it was really good.

What others say.

  • Learned heaps. The presenter is such an expert and was really supportive.
  • The presenter was very knowledgeable and an effective communicator. The course is packed with useful information - well worth the money.