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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud: Beginner - Intermediate

Non-accredited Short Course

Learn all about Photoshop from the beginning and exit this course with new skills!

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Coomera Start date: 11 Feb 2023 Duration: 6 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast North Queensland
Full Fee
$385 - $510

Course overview

Students completing this course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to use the defacto image manipulation software - Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. The course leads you step-by-step from a basic understanding of the software to learning more intermediate techniques such as how to use layers, refined image enhancement, colour correction techniques and producing creative graphic outcomes.  Please note this is an introductory course to Photoshop NOT on how to use a computer therefore a basic ... sound knowledge of computers is required.

Learning Photoshop Creative Cloud would also help you to understand lesser digital imaging software such as Adobe elements.  This course is information based and designed to cater to a wide range of learner needs.

Topics include:

  • What Photoshop Creative Cloud is used for and what the software actually does.
  • Digitising and importing images into Photoshop Creative Cloud using a choice of methods such as scanners, downloading from the web and copying from a CD/USB.
  • Orientation and understanding the Photoshop Creative Cloud work space.
  • Understanding an image’s file format, size and resolution and how to alter this in relation to its output destination (i.e. saving images for web or print).
  • Using the selection, move tool and transform options.
  • Automate functions using the actions palette.
  • Working with layers.
  • Manipulate images by adjusting levels, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation and cloning tool.
  • Using repairing, painting and restoring tools.
  • Pens, Paths, Shapes and Vectors.
  • Constructing layer effects using blending modes, layer effects/styles and filters.
  • Using masks.
  • Automate functions using the actions palette.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
11 Feb 2023
6 weeks
8.30am - 12.30pm
  • Full fee: $510
Townsville (Pimlico)
17 Feb 2023
8 weeks
Part time one Friday afternoon per week 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Full fee: $385

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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud: Beginner - Intermediate (NONAC08031)

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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud: Beginner - Intermediate

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria
  • You must have previous experience using applications on an Windows based PC and are capable of navigating around your computer, saving files and have an understanding of folder structure. 
  • You should also have working knowledge of the internet.
  • You must have intermediate computer skills before enrolling into this course.
Resources required
  • You will need to bring an external drive (e.g. Memory stick / USB flash drive) for saving your work and taking files home.
  • Notes are provided but you are advised to also bring a pen and paper.
  • In the later stages of the course you can also bring in your images to work on in class.
  • Please note:  You are advised to bring your own refreshments.
Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.