Digital Imaging 1

Digital Imaging 1


This course will introduce students to digital imaging concepts like bit depth, file systems, colour spaces, digital manipulation processes like curves, levels, layers.

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This course is designed to introduce students to working with digital image files. Digital concepts such as bit depth, file systems, colour spaces will be explained, as well as digital manipulation processes such as using curves, levels, cloning, layers, and masking. Students will be taken through the major applications of Photoshop and Lightroom while becoming familiar to concepts that can be applied to in a variety of other applications. This course covers basic concepts essential to anyone working in photography today, regardless of whether they want to produce ‘straight’ images or more overtly manipulated ones.

Topics covered

  • Mac and Windows file systems

  • Overview of photo editing applications

  • Introduction to pixels, aspect ratios and resolution

  • Introduction to channels and bit depth

  • File size and file formats including RAW

  • Overview of workspaces and Photoshop environment

  • Optimising histograms, levels and curves

  • Basic image adjustments

  • Photoshop tools including the clone stamp tool and healing brush

  • Basic selections and masking

  • Stitching panoramas

  • Photoshop filters

Important Dates

Please view the calendar for key dates at the CCP.

Fee By Instalment

To make paying for your course easier, fee by instalment is available. Click here to arrange your fee by instalment plan online or call the CCP on 08 8354 0839

Early Enrolment Discount

A $40 discount applies if full payment is made before the Term Census Date. This discount will already be applied to the online price, and flagged as on "sale".

Class Prerequisites

  • Introduction to Photography


9 weeks, 3 hours per class. Students should expect to do an extra 9 hours a week of their own work.

Required Materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls

  • Adobe Photoshop is recommended for homework

  • Students are responsible for any output costs