BASIC TO INTERMEDIATE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

BASIC TO INTERMEDIATE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

Funded
Course Duration
24.0 hr(s)
Mode of Assessment

Students must complete an in-class assessment during class.

Who Should Attend
  • Aspiring Graphic Designer / Artist, Photographer, Photo re-toucher, and Individuals looking to start getting fundamental software skills for the creative industry.
  • Individuals seeking for Graphic Design certification

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF057

TPGateway Code: TGS-2020504760 (F2F)

Operating System: Windows 10

The lessons are designed so that you can learn the fundamentals of this program and put the application to work. Each lesson provides step-by-step instructions for creating a specific project, alongside it comes with knowledge and reasonings behind the tutorials.

Course Schedule

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

These objectives of the course are to prepare images for web and print output with appropriate sizing and resolution. Apply painted masks, selection-based masks, gradient masks, and blend modes to create sophisticated image effects. Create adjustment layers for editable, non-destructive changes to image colouration and exposure and eventually create professional designs.

Pre-requisites

  • Basic English Proficiency and Computer Literacy
  • Participants must have working knowledge of Windows 10 Operating system, how to use a mouse, standard menus and commands, how to open, save, and close files.
  • Able to follow basic instruction of copy and pasting files. Saving, renaming, deleting of files.
  • Familiarity with IT terminology and Creative related work experience are recommended.

Course Outline

Module 1: Project Planning

  • Who You are Talking for and Who You are Talking to
  • Discovering Client Goals
  • Finding the Target Audience
  • The Golden Rule for Client Work
  • Make use of the resources
  • Think
  • Pick and Plan
  • Feedback Loop

Module 2: The Principles of design

  • The Principles of Emphasis or Focal Point
  • The Principles of Contrast
  • The Principles of Unity
  • The Principles of Variety
  • The Principles of Balance
  • The Principles of Proportion or Scale
  • The Principles of Repetition and Pattern
  • The Principles of Movement and Rhythm
  • Avoid the clichs (copyright issue)

Module 3: Getting to know the work area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Using the artboards panel

Module 4: Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Using the Object Selection tool
  • Manipulating selections
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Resizing and copying a selection
  • Cropping an image

Module 5: Layer Basics

  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files

Module 6: Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colours
  • Mixing colours with a photograph
  • Painting and mixing colours with brush presets

Module 7: Typographic Design

  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Converting raster images to editable vector using Image Trace

Module 8: Mask and Channels

  • Using Select and Mask and Select Subject
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Using an alpha channel to create a shadow
  • Converting a path to a selection and a layer mask

Module 9: Quick Fixes

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Adjusting facial features with Liquify
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Filling empty areas when cropping
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Extending depth of field
  • Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill
  • Adjusting perspective in an image

Module 10: Advanced Compositing

  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History panel to undo edits
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image

Module 11: Preparing files for the web and print

  • Exporting artboards with Export As
  • Preparing files for printing
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Electronic Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive e-Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub

  • Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standard(s):

- MED-MPN-3028-1.1 – Production Design and Art

Additional Details

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1:18

Courseware: Participants will receive e-copy of course materials.

Labs:

  • For face-to-face classes conducted at NTUC LearningHub, participants are not required to bring along their laptops. Participants can make use of Windows 10 based laptops/desktops available in the classroom, which comes with Adobe Photoshop software installed.
  • For Virtual Live Classes (VLC) conducted via Zoom, participants are required to have their own Windows 10 (64-bit) Laptop / Desktop with Adobe Photoshop software installed.

Price

Course Fee:

For Classes commencing until 31st Dec 2021

Individual Sponsored

Company Sponsored

Non-SME

SME

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

Full Course Fee (For International Students)

$1,100.00

$1,177.00

$1,100.00

$1,177.00

$1,100.00

$1,177.00

For Singapore Citizens and PRs
(after 50% funding capped at $15/hr)

$740.00

$817.00

$740.00

$817.00

$110.00

$187.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(after 90% funding capped at $50/hr)

$110.00

$187.00

$110.00

$187.00

$110.00

$187.00

For Classes commencing on or after 1st Jan 2022

Individual Sponsored

Company Sponsored

Non-SME

SME

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

For International Students (Full Course Fee)

$1,100.00

$1,177.00

$1,100.00

$1,177.00

$1,100.00

$1,177.00

For Singapore Citizens and PRs
(after 50% funding)

$550.00

$627.00

$550.00

$627.00

$330.00

$407.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(after 70% funding)

$330.00

$407.00

$330.00

$407.00

$330.00

$407.00

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not fulfil the eligibility criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the employer if trainee did not meet the eligibility criteria

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

SkillsFuture Credit:

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding

PSEA:

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) funds to offset course fee payable after funding

UTAP:

  • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding:

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim.

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.

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