Top navigation bar Bottom navigation bar

Leisure courses

Access courses

Photoshop: Introductory

This course will allow you to gain skills in using Photoshop as a creative tool at an introductory level. You will have the opportunity to engage with the technical and aesthetic requirements and concerns around working with Photoshop and image manipulation.

Entry requirements

Learners will use Adobe Photoshop on Apple Mac computers.

Course content

During the course you will study the following topics:

  • An introduction to the Apple Mac
  • The work area
  • Image manipulation – the basics
  • Cropping
  • Adjusting levels
  • Saturation
  • Output
  • Correcting areas
  • Cleaning up images.

The workshops, which consist of Mac studio-based sessions – will enable you to gain confidence in using Photoshop as a means of manipulating images and enhancing the visual characteristics of the work.

Assessment methods

There will be no formal assessment on this course.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you will be experienced enough to enrol on to our Photoshop: Intermediate course.

Additional information

The course will be taught on Apple Mac computers; for transferring files you should use a USB device or memory stick.

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
4 weeks - Postponed until further notice 02/02/2021 Tue 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £78 Cauldwell Street BBL728S2 Course in progress

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

Bedford College Enquiry Form

Shuttleworth College Enquiry Form


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.