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Getting to Grips with Photoshop (Surrey Location) - 28 March 2019 - £60 + processing fee

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The power of Photoshop is limited only by your imagination and creativity. Although it is not possible to learn all there is to know about Photoshop in one day, Dave and Alex will demystify Photoshop and show how it can be used as a valuable tool to enhance your creative process.

Photoshop is a digital imaging software developed by Adobe® that allows you to put all your different creative ideas it into one place whether a shape, drawing, photo, text and enables you to build your composite image, save it, edit it again later, export it to different formats and publish for final presentations.

Dave Green - With over 10 years experience working in horticulture including working at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and leading the horticultural team for the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Dave has been privileged to see a great deal of garden plans both good and bad. With an MSc in computing and a previous background in this area, combined with a more recently completed MA in Landscape Architecture, Dave has been able to develop extensive digital visualisation skills. Recently certified in Photoshop, Dave is well placed to help others discover new visualisation techniques.

Alexandra Noble - Alexandra began using Photoshop 12 years ago during her Art Foundation Degree and continued to develop these graphic representations skills throughout her Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Architecture at the University of Bath. Since graduating 5 years ago, Alexandra has produced visual imagery for both Landscape Architecture and Garden Design practices on both in-house and freelance basis as well as working on residential garden projects for private clients.

Course Information:

  • What is Photoshop? What packages are available; what other programs are similar; what other Adobe® software is available; how does it compare to other design tools both digital and analogue; how and where does it fit into the design process; how does it interact with other programs?

  • General overview of the program, introducing buttons, menus, layout, dialogue boxes, discussing layers and how Photoshop file are structured.

  • Importing SketchUp and Vectorworks models into Photoshop

  • Creating images:

    • Images sources to include using hand drawn images, scanning images, sourcing images online

    • Using an outline of a scene and adding colour and texture in different ways including using brushes and other images

    • Creating a digital collage, combining several images into an imagined scene or mood board

    • Using site photos, annotating, adding colour and drawing on top of these

  • Enhancing images

    • Using adjustments to improve images, adding filters for special effects

    • Adding mood, atmosphere and artistic effect

  • Building up an image library of trees, plants and hard landscaping that you can use for projects - whether images from the internet, your own photo gallery, hand drawings enabling you to personalise your presentation, keeping your own individual style

  • Examples of different presentation styles will be shown to give you an idea of what can be achieved in Photoshop; the different techniques used.

A set of sample exercises will be given to those attending along with source images to enable you to familiarise yourselves with Photoshop after the course and to start developing your own library.

Course Leaders: Dave Green and Alexandra Noble

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019

Time: 9.45am.  Start 10.00am.  Finish: 4.00pm

Venue: London Stone Showroom, Unit 5, Grovebell Industrial Estate, Wrecclesham Road, Wrecclesham Farnham Surrey GU10 4PL (near traffic lights - look for the Co-op shop as marker for entrance to the Industrial Estate.

Cost:  £60 + £4.04 online processing fee (discounted to £50 + £3.40 online processing fee for students with valid ID*).

Payment:  To securely pay online with a debit/credit card or via PayPal, click pay online. If you would prefer to pay via BACS or other method, please contact us. Please note that we do not take credit card bookings over the phone.

Open to anyone keen to get to grips with Photoshop and are overwhelmed by the jargon and to anyone with limited experience wanting to learn different techniques and tips.

What to bring
Please bring your preferred form of note taking.  There is no need to bring laptops unless for note taking.

You are more than welcome to bring your own lunch and flask. There will be tea/coffee making facilities in the Showroom. There is also a good-size Co-op within a stone’s throw.


There is free onsite parking which is shared with other local businesses on the Industrial Estate. Please note that it can become quite busy.

Farnham is approximately 50 minutes from London Waterloo and there are regular services (ranging from half hourly to hourly).


£60 + £4.04 online processing fee (discounted to £50 + £3.40 online processing fee for students with valid ID*). There is onsite parking at reasonable costs.. *Students: please confirm you have student ID(s) for each attendee booked, and forward a copy of your valid student ID(s) to following check-out to be confirmed on the course.

Terms and conditions
Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis.  We are not able to give refunds for cancellations.  However, you are welcome to nominate someone to take your place provided you have notified us of their name and contact details prior to commencement of the course. We reserve the right to cancel any course at any time.  In the rare event that we need to cancel a course, you will be contacted and given the option to receive a full refund of your payment or transfer to another course of the same value, subject to availability. 

*Where a student rate is selected, proof of a valid student ID must be sent to us via email (see contact information) prior to us being able to confirm your booking.  One student ID required per attendee.  We reserve the right to refuse admission on the course should proof of valid ID not be supplied prior to the commencement of the course.  A refund will be given for the course fee paid less an administration charge of £10. By registering on this course you have read and agree to our Disclaimer and Privacy statements.