Photography: Creative Photoshop

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


Creative Photoshop is an evening class taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus over 10 weeks.

The course is designed to teach the absolute basics of Photoshop, up to advanced creative image-making techniques using composites and advanced image editing. You will be taught how to manipulate existing graphics and photographs as well as creating artwork from scratch with custom brushes and typography.

During this course, you will have the opportunity to produce a personal portfolio of photoshop based artwork. This course is ideal if you have an interest in photography or pursue a career in the creative industry.

You will learn:
Photoshop Selections; Working with Layers; Creating Composite Images; Basic Image Retouching; Using the Painting Tools; Image Isolation from Backgrounds; Creative use of Blend Modes & Blend Effects; Basic Typography; Basic Photographic Techniques for Creation of Source Images.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

Progression Routes

Beginners or Foundation Photography courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

12 weeks


Broadcast Media and Photography

SCQF Level




Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display