Digital Imaging

Start date(s):
3 Oct 2017
10 weeks
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Currently unavailable


This course is an introduction to Digital Imaging using Adobe Photoshop. Over the 10 weeks of the course you will learn how to use the various tools of the Adobe Photoshop suit and the appropriate image settings. You will learn how to edit to make stunning images.


The aim of the course is for learners to gain a basic understanding of how to digitally edit images using Adobe Photoshop, to be able to identify ethical concerns of digital imaging and to also be able to understand the industrial use of Photoshop in the creative industry.


  • Week 1 - Introduction to course, tutor and peers. Initial Assessment – How to add colour an image in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Week 2 - Basic Photography, camera set up, rule of thirds. Industries that rely on Digital imaging skills.
  • Week 3- The tools of Photoshop – How they are used and what there functions are.
  • Week 4 - Settings of Photoshop – Appropriate use of image scaling, image type and image format.
  • Week 5 - Light Balance – How to adjust Levels, Hue & Saturation, and exposure.
  • Week 6 - Image Correction – How to remove unwanted section of images.
  • Week 7 - Image Alteration - How to apply filters to a variety of images, ethics of digital imaging.
  • Week 8 - Superimposition – Editing one image into another.
  • Week 9 - Using photos that learners have taken, they will create a before and after photo using the skills they have learnt on the course.
  • Week 10 - Presentation of before/after photos and feedback on work.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Independent Learning


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

Eight weeks will include practical activities which will be assessed by your tutor and two weeks will include a question and answer assessment, to assess understanding of software.

Additional Costs

Learners will be encouraged to buy notebooks for notation, but this isn’t essential.

Entry Criteria

You should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer.