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

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.

To reach their full potential it is recommended that students also study Web Design using Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud - Beginner-Intermediate.

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 details

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Gold Coast - Coomera, Gold Coast - Southport

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Part time: 6 sessions / 1 day per week

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  • Full Fee $435

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07 5581 8300

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James Hazael

Let's celebrate the creators

I taught myself the basics by trial and error, but I have always had an eye for motion and really enjoyed bringing life to characters.

James Hazael
Diploma of Screen and Media
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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This location is the quintessential home for the creators, innovators, entertainers and movie makers. This $26 million state-of-the-art facility offers the best possible creative learning experience in the region. State-of-the-art technologies such as sound recording and music rehearsal studios, digital video and editing suites and 3D motion capture and production control facilities.

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A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

Gold Coast - Coomera 21 Apr 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
Gold Coast - Southport 13 Oct 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Course prerequisites are that you have previous experience using applications on a Apple Mac and are capable of navigating around your computer, saving files and have an understanding of folder structure.
  • This course requires a solid understanding of computers, importing, locating and opening files on a MAC computer.
  • It is also required that students have a working knowledge of the internet.
  • Students must have intermediate computer skills before enrolling in this course.


Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Students need to bring an external drive (e.g. Memory stick/USB flash drive) for saving their work and taking files home.
  • Notes are provided but students 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:  There are no canteen facilities at Coomera over the weekend so students are advised to bring their own refreshments.


Classes are offered on:

  • Saturday 21 April - Saturday 26 May 2018 from 8.30am-12.30pm (6 sessions) at Coomera, A Block, Level 4, Room A.04.010
  • Saturday 13 October - Saturday 17 November 2018 from 8.30am-12.30pm (6 sessions) at Coomera, A Block, Level 4, Room A.04.010

Please note - This course is offered once a week on a specific day each week. Throughout the year we vary the day that each delivery package may be offered to suit students’ needs and availability. Students are enrolling in a specific day for the duration of the course. Refer to the dates on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.



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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of the Photoshop Creative Cloud software, its functions and how to apply them.

James Hazael

Let's celebrate the creators

I taught myself the basics by trial and error, but I have always had an eye for motion and really enjoyed bringing life to characters.

James Hazael
Diploma of Screen and Media
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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Note: 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 enrolments.

Last updated on 8 November 2017

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