Designers from MicroCreatives and MicroSourcing's PR & Marketing department conducted Photoshop training for 15 interns from the company's Careers Program, an initiative that provides training and employment opportunities to talented high school graduates.
Volunteers Stephen Peña and Mayu Ferrer from MicroCreatives and Cecilia Lizan and Timothy Ambrocio from MicroSourcing PR & Marketing department prepared a three-hour training course to cover the basic functions of the software. They grouped with two to four students each in order to easily demonstrate drawing and painting tools. The trainers also covered Photoshop layers, the history palette, and other tools in the toolbox shortcut.
Educational yet interesting exercises finalized the course. Some trainers had their students switch the faces and body parts of two different people in real-life pictures, while a few other students did an exercise on enhancing a famous icon's unattractive face. Everyone ended up with output that's simply out of the ordinary.
The interns shared that they have always been amazed with Photoshop, software that can magically enhance photos and create captivating images. Apart from their personal interest in photo editing, they have also seen how different types of jobs like database management require this skill. Learning Photoshop opens up more opportunities for the interns and helps increase their chances of finding employment.
MicroSourcing's Careers Program is an initiative that aims to equip disadvantaged yet motivated youth with job skills that are relevant in the business process outsourcing industry. Through a six-month internship program, its end goal is to provide the youth with long-term employment and stable income. This can increase their family's standard of living and fulfill MicroSourcing's mission to contribute to a developing nation.