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List of photoshop courses in Auckland

Full Photoshop course list for Auckland 2014/2015

* This list was compiled in August 2014. We endeavour to keep this list as up to date as we can. If you notice anything that is no longer current please email BYOL and we'll update it. If you run a Photoshop course and it's not listed here please email us the details and we'll add it to the list.

 

* Disclaimer: My name is Emma Norton & I'm the Photoshop trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop. Obviously I'm inclined to say our courses are the best but I've tried to be objective here. My wish as a career trainer is that people find learning Photoshop fun and supportive - whether it's with us or any other of the great training centers in Auckland.

 


 

 

Bring Your Own Laptop

Level 2, Building 10, 666 Great South Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland 1546

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Jumpstart

 

SUMMARY:

Bring Your Own Laptop offer you the ‘zero to hero’ Photoshop training course! A 2 day Photoshop course covering all you need and more to get started. The jumpstart course list might look like we cover a lot and that’s because we do! ...however it’s planned out to a tee so you aren’t bombarded with too much - yet come away (in my opinion) with intermediate Photoshop skills. And if you felt you needed to refresh you new skills, we offer the chance to resit the 2 days again for free within the next 12 months. ...Fabulous we know. Plus at Bring Your Own Laptop we offer 12 months of email support post your Photoshop training course. We may not be the cheapest on the block but it’s every penny well spent and if you're organised enough you can take advantage the early bird price. If all that wasn’t enough then we are very proud to say Bring Your Own Laptop is NZs ONLY Adobe Authorized Training Centre which in our opinion is a necessity especially with our amazing Adobe Certified Instructors. We have the skill and the experience to help you develop your own Photoshop skills! You can even further your learning with our Photoshop Masterclass course! Or even our Design Bootcamp which covers Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Our classes are small with a maximum of 9 so you get one on one time with our Adobe Certified Instructor and our notes are custom made to give you the best Photoshop training experience possible! 

 

 

Bring Your Own Laptop Photoshop training

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $947

 

DISCOUNTS: Early Bird for $799

 

CLASS SIZE: 2-12

 

VERSION: CS5, CS6, CC

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Parnell Community Centre

First Floor, Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Graphic

 

SUMMARY:

Parnell Community Centre off a cheap 4 week course called ‘Photoshop Graphic’. They also have 1 specialising in photography called Photoshop Photography which is also over 4 weeks. They don’t give a break down of what is covered but it says it’s hands-on and covers a range of graphic design applications using Photoshop tools specifically designed for the amateur graphic designer and for the cost you can’t complain! I’m not sure of the version they teach or if they are Adobe Certified, I imagine not due to the cost but again for such a good price I wouldn’t expect this. Laptops provided.

 

 

Parnell Community Centre

 

DURATION: 4 Weeks

 

PRICE: $60 (inc gst)

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

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VERSION: Not stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Yoobee School of Design

Auckland Campus, Level 4, 3 City Road

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Introduction

 

SUMMARY:

Yoobee School of Design offer a Photoshop course in Auckland called Photoshop Introduction. This Photoshop course runs during the week with a selection of different days to suit your schedule. They are using Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) which is great to be using the latest version of software for their Photoshop training course. They don’t have a course outline however it says they cover simple editing and image manipulation techniques. You cover Photoshop CC interface, layers, making selections and layers to manipulate photos so you’re getting a good range during the 2 day duration. If you aren’t familiar with Yoobee School of Design it was initially called Natcoll Design & Technology who have been around for 15 years. I can’t see if they use Adobe Certified Instructors, nor can I see if they offer a resit to this Photoshop course or post email support. Two of which I think are essential to a course and very common in most courses now. They also offer an online Photoshop training course for $199. They offer a ‘live class’ system that runs over 4 weeks and at a set time during the week and a ‘Flexible Self Paced’ course. 

 

 

 

Yoobee School of Design

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $455 (inc gst)

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

VERSION: Not stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Three Little Wishes Photography

First Floor, Unit 6 20 Constellation Drive, Rosedale, Albany

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Beginner’s Workshop

 

SUMMARY:

Three Little Wishes Photography is predominantly photography based however they do run a one day Photoshop Beginner’s Workshop covering the essentials. Handy if you’re a dab hand in photography! Their trainer is a ‘qualified instructor’ however I’m not sure if that means they are an Adobe Qualified Instructor. And I don’t think they offer the typical perks many of the other Photoshop training courses do but I wouldn’t expect that from a workshop or this bargain price.

 

 

 

Three little wishes photography

 

DURATION: 1 Day

 

PRICE: $150.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: 6

 

VERSION: Not stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Creative Skills

Onsite only

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Course

 

SUMMARY:

Creative Skills specialises in one-on-one Photoshop training. Their one-on-one approach is over a 5 hour period per day. They don’t have a course list as they accommodate to you needs and what you need in your profession by customising to your requirements. Jude Potts, the principle trainer initially worked as the Short Course Coordinator at Natcoll before starting up Creative Skills so it’s great to see experience in the software however the website didn’t mention anything about being in Adobe Certified Instructor. As the training is customised an email would be the best to find out all the nitty gritty.

 

 

Creative Skills

 

DURATION: 5 hours per day

 

PRICE: $POA

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

VERSION: Not stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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ACE Computer Training

Level 3, 46 Brown Street, Ponsonby, Auckland 1021 

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Essential Skills CS6

 

SUMMARY:

ACE Computer Training offer a 2 day Photoshop Essential Skills CS6 training course. They are predominantly Windows based and are an Microsoft Office Specialist Authorised Testing Centre. I don’t think they are Adobe Certified. At course completion you should know all the basics to get you started on your Photoshop journey. They train in CS6 which is pretty recent but unfortunately not the latest Photoshop version which is Creative Cloud (CC). They offer free support which is always handy after your course.

 

 

 

ACE Computer Training

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $1006 (inc gst)

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

VERSION: CS6

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Auldhouse

Three Lamps, 338 Ponsonby Road, Auckland

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Level 1

 

SUMMARY:

Auldhouse offer a 1 day course teaching Photoshop CS6. Their classes range from 2 people to 20 which is quite large. Their courses are Windows based so not ideal if you’re a Mac person. I don’t think the trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors and couldn’t see if they offer off site post support or resists. They aren’t on the latest version of Photoshop (CC) but maybe training centres are in the middle of upgrading so perhaps they are addressing this.  

 

 

 

Auldhouse

 

DURATION: 1 day

 

PRICE: $454.25 (inc gst)

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: 20

 

VERSION: CS6

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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The University of Auckland

Various campuses around Auckland city

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Introduction

 

SUMMARY:

The University of Auckland offer a 1 day Photoshop Introduction course as well as an Intermediate course. They train in CS6 which isn’t the latest version but definitely an upgrade from CS5. They offer PC and Mac computers however get there early as it’s a “first come, first served basis”. The 1 day course is pretty thorough with what you’ll get through and the cost is reasonable as well. I don’t think their trainers are Adobe Certified or that a free resit is offered. 

 

 

 

The University of Auckland

 

DURATION: 1 Day

 

PRICE: $207.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

VERSION: CS6

 

QUALIFICATION: Diploma in Digital Photography for Beginners

 

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Handy Training Online

Online only

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe Photoshop CS6 highlights

 

SUMMARY:

Unfortunately I can’t give much of a positive review for Handy Training Online as their website is either not working or needs work. It would take minutes to load a page or a link wouldn’t work. But they do seem to offer a Photoshop course.  A huge plus-age though is the trainer is an Adobe CS6 Certified Instructor so you should be in good hands. So I’m going to assume that their website is being updated hence the glitches occurring. An email might be your best bet... Oh dear that could prove tricky as well. Their ‘Contact Us’ page says fill in the form below but there is no form. I’ll it a few weeks and try this website again I think to hopefully better write this review.

 

 

 

Handy Training Online

 

DURATION: ?

 

PRICE: $?

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

VERSION: CS6

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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The Naked Robot

86 Awanui Rise, Papakura, Auckland 2582

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe Photoshop Elements Workshop: The Next Step

 

SUMMARY:

The Naked Robot off a Photoshop course in Photoshop Elements. Adobe Photoshop Elements was created for the hobbyist, someone who doesn’t full version of Photoshop. It’s a good introduction to Photoshop and a cheaper option. This 1 day workshop is a pretty full class with a maximum of 15 and I wouldn’t say it’s the cheapest 1 day course around but the trainer is Adobe Certified in Photoshop Lightroom which is part of the Photoshop family. You don’t get a resit or post support but I wouldn’t expect this from a workshop. I like that you get image samples on a CD, this is useful for after the course to practice on.

 

 

 

The Naked Robot

 

DURATION: 1 day

 

PRICE: $395.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: 15

 

VERSION: Photoshop Elements

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Selwyn Community Education

203-245 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop - Beginners

 

SUMMARY:

Selwyn Community Education offers a bargain of a course. This Photoshop Course ‘Photoshop - Beginners’ runs over 4 weeks and is only $120 offering participants a basic understanding of Photoshop.  It doesn’t mention which version they teach in or if the trainer is Adobe Certified however in the current trainers profile their trainer has been teaching Adobe Photoshop for 14 years and has Art Degree in ‘Visual Communication’ (Graphic Design and Photography) which is a plus-age. I can’t see anywhere if they provide any post support and a resit but for the cost I wouldn’t have expected these extras. This course is a good option if you can’t take time off work but you can spare a few hours in the evening.

 

 

 

Selwyn College

 

DURATION: 5 weeks (Tuesday evenings)

 

PRICE: $120

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

VERSION: Not stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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The Knowledge Academy

88 Shortland Street, Auckland, 1010

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop Courses

 

SUMMARY:

No courses at this time. Please continue to check their website to see when courses begin.

 

 

 

The Knowledge Academy

 

DURATION: 1 day

 

PRICE: Not stated

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

VERSION: CS5

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Onehunga High School, Adult Learning Centre

24 Pleasant Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photoshop

 

SUMMARY:

The Adult Learning Centre at Onehunga High School offer an evening Photoshop training course giving you a good head start in the basics of Photoshop and how to digitally manipulate images. It doesn’t mention what version they use but hopefully it’s the latest version; Creative Cloud (CC) as this version of Photoshop is really just amazing with all the new techniques that you can apply to your image to enhance or manipulate it. This Photoshop course, like a few others I’ve reviewed runs in the evening over 5 weeks and again like the others is a bargain price. I don’t think you get the added extras like resists and email support but a training course like this would give you a great taster of Photoshop and all that it offers.

 

 

 

Onehunga High School, Adult Learning Centre

 

DURATION: 5 weeks (evenings)

 

PRICE: $93.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not Stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

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QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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