The courses outlined below have been created by Mark Galer who is the Adobe Imaging Ambassador for Australia. He has published 30 photographic educational curriculum books for the International publisher Focal Press and was the first to offer photography online courses back in 2000.
Creative Photoshop Skills
PSC's new online 12 week course is suitable for beginners and intermediate Photoshop users allowing you to fit your learning around your lifestyle and busy schedule! You can work at your own pace and interact with your teacher and other students as part of a shared online learning environment and experience.
This course provides a combination of real world image editing examples and step by step projects from internationally recognized author, Photoshop expert and Adobe Photoshop Ambassador, Mark Galer.
Why are these skills so important?
Editing an image is how photographers have historically been able to ‘tell their story’ and express their emotions. Increasing your post production skills with Photoshop will enable you to express your own unique vision of the world we live in.
Another great benefit – as a PSC student you can subscribe to Adobe CC at a discounted student rate. You can do this through the PSC student portal once you have enrolled.
At PSC our teachers are committed to assisting you in your learning throughout the course.
The assignments you submit will assess your technical understanding of how to best edit images in Adobe Camera Raw and the full editing space of Photoshop CC.
Your teacher will offer advice on the optimum capture workflows as well as post-production editing techniques so that all students achieve a higher level of craft and become better photographers.
You will be required to capture images using the RAW file format using a DSLR or Mirrorless camera system. You will need access to Photoshop through the Adobe CC. A tripod and flash is also recommended, but not essential.
Lightroom Essential Skills
Lightroom is a powerful tool for organizing, editing, and sharing your photographic work and it has now become the primary editing software for most photographers. This Lightoom course will not only provide you with the essential skills you need to become fully proficient with the software, but also help you to fine tune the craft of capturing images with your camera.
The 8 week online course is suitable for beginners and intermediate Lightroom users who aspire to make the most from their photography. Working online enables you to fit your learning around your lifestyle and busy schedule! You can work at your own pace and interact with your teacher and other students as part of a shared online learning environment and experience.
Using the comprehensive support materials (supplied video tutorials, production guidelines and PDF book chapters) you will learn photographic catalogue management, image optimisation, colour grading, how to prepare images for print and how to make a photobook in Lightroom. Upon the completion of each task you will upload your files to the online classroom for assessment and feedback from your tutor. You may chat to your fellow classmates and your tutor via the online discussion groups and if you desire you may showcase your images on the course Flickr group.
Why are these skills so important?
Photography is a holistic process that combines the skills of image capture with those of post production image editing. Increasing your post production skills with Lightroom will enable you to express your own unique vision of the world we live in while keeping your photographic archives organized.
This course provides a combination of image editing examples and step-by-step projects from internationally recognized author, Lightroom and Photoshop expert and Adobe Ambassador, Mark Galer. Delivered in one of the leading online classroom interfaces, with Mark Derbyshire one of Australia’s most experienced online educators.
You will require access to an interchangeable lens camera or a compact camera that is capable of capturing images in the RAW format. Access to Lightroom through Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is essential.