Master the world’s most advanced image manipulation software!

Adobe Photoshop is a multi-purpose application for creating artwork suitable for both screen and print graphics. It is a primarily used for the creation and manipulation of pixel-based images, for instance in editing high detail photographs. Photoshop can be used for practically anything image related, which includes photo manipulation, image retouching and correction, special effects, digital illustrations or the creation of artwork starting with a blank canvas. Its uses extend from altering a facial expression or body shape, to creating a user interface or buttons for the web.

In this course, not only will you learn the Photoshop essentials, but some unique insights as to what you can achieve combining the various tools you learn. On its completion, you should feel comfortable using the software to edit and manipulate your own images as well as be able to create your own art. In a graphic design environment, Photoshop forms an essential part of the print design suite which includes Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat, although is also extensively used in a variety of different industries, wherever images need to be processed. It is considered by many to be one of the most popular products in the Adobe range.


This short course is packed with theoretical and practical training that includes:


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Basic Computer Skills

What Are The Course Requirements?

You’ll need to know how to use a computer but, other than that, just bring yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software. You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.



How Much Does The Course Cost?

Book all 3 courses in the Desktop Publishing Package (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and get our Finishing Art online course for free!

Payment options are available should you book the full, 3 month Desktop Publishing Package.


Next course:
08 April 2019

Course Schedule

08 April – 01 May 2019
01 July – 24 July 2019
23 September – 16 October 2019

Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.


Certificate Of Completion

What Do You Receive At The End Of The Course?

You will receive a Friends of Design Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.

Amber Meet Your Lecturer

Meet Your Lecturer.

Amber Pitcher

Amber works as a graphic designer and web developer for Friends of Design, after having graduated from three of our four full time courses. Her involvement with Friends of Design does not end there as she is now teaching as both a full time and part time lecturer at the college. For the past three years she has been working on many freelance endeavors and enhancing her knowledge in the industry.

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Good paced course. I had fun learning and participating in this course.

Jan Binder
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The lecturer had a great sense of humour, passion for his subject, knowledge and interesting inclusion of discussion of other forms of design.

Kelly Dorrington
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The lecturer is great! Very knowledgable and had good insight and experience to share with us.

Andrea Morgan
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All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent.

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