3. raster graphics

What is this module about?

In this module, you’re making friends with the industry’s most misunderstood tool, Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to fix, manipulate, and retouch photographs, and you will design a billboard from start to finish that will be added to your portfolio once completed.

You will also learn how to handle colour conversions, and how to deal with image resolution.

What are the requirements for this module?

Whom is it recommended for?

Software we use


Working with Bitmaps

RGB, Index and CMYK. Colour conversions. Understanding resolution.

Introducing Photoshop

Layers and channels. Transformations. Artboards in Photoshop.


Working with brushes. Finetuning brush settings. Opacity vs Flow.

Basic Healing and Cloning

The basics of cloning and Frankensteining. Understanding content-aware tools.

Selections and Masks

The Lasso and the Quick Selection Tool. Select and Mask. Colour-based selections. Select subject. The Paths palette. Creating and modifying vector masks. Sky replacement.

Adjustment Layers

Advanced layer management and non-destructive image editing.

Blending Modes

The everyday usage of blending modes.

Automation and Linking

Recording and using actions in Photoshop and Bridge. All about smart objects.

Layer Effects

An overview of the layer effects and their usage. Creating complex effects.

Perspectivity in Photoshop

Perspective Warp and Vanishing Point.


Different kinds of Blur, Noise and Sharpen. Neutral filters.


project “advert”—general challenge

Pitch the advert in 3 directions. Create a moodboard.
Prepare the visual elements.

Project “advert”—print challenge

Design a billboard. Make a magazine ad mutation.
Do preflight and prepress.

project “advert”—digital challenge

Design a social media advert. Make a newsletter mutation.
Create a storyboard for a Youtube ad spot.


The module ideally takes 12 lessons to finish.

A lesson is 90 minutes long.

It is recommended to take 1 lesson a week.




(paid in 3 installments)

£ 276 ×3 (£ 828)

FOR duos:

(paid in 3 installments)

£ 138 ×3 (£ 414) /student