Photoshop Elements – First Steps

★★★★★ Sarah – Excellent course and Fiona was lovely, friendly and very helpful!

★★★★★ Jane – Thank you for a very informative and enjoyable day, Fiona. I will definitely attend more workshops in the future!

★★★★ Stephen – Very clear, and good 1- 1 help due to small numbers. I have learnt lots, and intend to come on future courses!

★★★★★ Paul – The course content was just what I needed at this stage in my photographic journey.

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Photoshop Elements
4.9 based on 19 reviews


Book now for Saturday 28 August 2021 

We use Photoshop Elements 2020

(but it’s OK if you have an older version!)

The ‘Photoshop Elements Course – First Steps’ is ideal for photographers who want to enhance and organise their photographs.

Photoshop Elements provides a lighter, simpler and cheaper alternative to the professional full blown version of Photoshop. It is aimed at the straightforward enthusiast who wants high quality photographs, properly cataloged and easy to retrieve with minimal fuss.

‘Photoshop Elements Course – First Steps’ is the starting point for those who want to download images from their camera, organise their photos and use the basic Photoshop Elements tools to optimise their photos.

The ‘Photoshop Elements Course – First Steps’ is for a maximum of 4 students to allow plenty of time for the tutor to give one to one support to each participant. Each student will be allocated their own powerful workstation with a wide screen, running Photoshop Elements 2020.

Beginners Plus Digital Photography 3

On the course we will cover:

  • Importing images
  • Accessing images
  • Creating albums and using folders
  • Accessing the editor and saving images
  • Cropping
  • Healing
  • Cloning
  • Straightening
  • Hue & saturation
  • Histograms & levels
  • Colour curves
  • Conversion to black and white
  • Unsharp mask
The Tutor – Fiona Turnbull

Fiona has been in love with photography since her very early days, growing up in Glasgow. Fiona clearly remembers her first camera, a Kodak Instamatic and how great it felt when she bought an Olympus Trip when she was 16! Fiona has developed her skills through self-study, attending courses at local colleges & training providers – alongside lots of practice and deletion of images!

In 2011, Fiona and her husband Andy set up a new photography business located in Lacock, the “Birthplace of Photography”. One of the few photography training schools to own its own purpose-built premises, the business has grown year-on-year to become one of the UK’s leading providers of photography training. Fiona is an experienced tutor, who specialises in developing and encouraging students at the start of their photographic journeys.

Fiona has a wide range of photographic interests and is particularly interest in people, animals, flowers and nature photography. In addition to delivering photography training, Fiona regularly presents external talks on compositional techniques and flower photography.

Fiona’s work can be viewed on Instagram

Beginners Plus Digital Photography 6
Beginners Plus+ Digital Photography

When does the course run?

We run this course several times each year, and get booked up pretty quickly as we have a maximum number of 4 students on each course.

The dates we currently have places available for booking are shown above. Just choose the date you would like to attend and add to cart. Payment may be made on our secure website by credit or debit card, or by calling 01249 730571 to book and pay by card over the the phone.

We aim to start at 10:00 am, so ask you to arrive from 9:45 am. The day ends at around 4:00 pm.