30 Steps to Mastering Photoshop
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30 Steps to Mastering Photoshop

Learn how to use the most powerful image editor on the planet. Perfect for Photography, Marketing, Graphic Design.
3.5 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,443 students enrolled
Created by Steve Weinrebe
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Navigate the Photoshop Workspace
  • Use Layers
  • Work with Channels
  • Pan and Zoom in images
  • Use multiple Undos and Histories
  • Make Selections
  • Sample color with the Eyedropper tool
  • Change the color of the Photoshop workspace
  • Use the Brush tool
  • Change Brush size and hardness
  • Arrange multiple images on screen for a 2-Up view
  • Use Non-Destructive Editing in Photoshop
  • Use Adjustment Layers
  • Use the Hue/Saturation adjustment
  • Apply Layer Masks
  • View the contents of a Layer Mask
  • Paint on Layer Masks
  • Make a Layer Mask from a Selection
  • Use the Masks panel
  • Adjust Layer Opacity
  • Use Blending Modes and Blending Options ("Blend If...")
  • Blend Adjustment Layers into your images based on tone or color
  • Make Multiple Versions of an Image
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Requirements
  • Be comfortable using a computer and mouse or trackpad.
  • Know how to open a computer program and click on menus and other screen elements.
  • Have Photoshop to practice with.
Description

30 steps to mastering Photoshop. Learn your way around the most powerful image editor on the planet, and harness the power of Photoshop to turn your photography into masterpieces.

New to Photoshop or self-taught? These are the perfect lessons to become familiar with 1) how to set up Photoshop to begin your image editing project, and 2) how to use the most important tools and features such as Layers, Channels, Selections, Adjustments, and Layer Masks, and 3) how to use the power of Blending Modes and Blending Options to change the colors in your images and create powerful photographic masterpieces.

In these 30 lessons you will learn

  • The building blocks of the Photoshop workspace
  • How to navigate in your images
  • How to use multiple undo and History
  • How to make selections and masks
  • How to sample color with the Eyedropper
  • How to change the color of your workspace
  • How to use the Brush tool
  • How to arrange multiple images on your screen
  • How to do Non-Destructive editing
  • How to use Layers
  • How to use Channels
  • How to use Adjustment Layers
  • How to use the Hue/Saturation adjustment
  • How to use Layer Masks
  • How to view and paint in Layer Masks
  • How to make Layer Masks from Selections
  • How to use the Masks panel
  • How to change Layer opacity
  • How to use Blending Modes and Blending Options
  • How to Blend based on Color
  • How to change the colors in your photographs
  • How to make multiple versions of your image
  • How to create a misty morning look
  • How to add softly graduating colors in your photography

Get going with the amazing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, and work like a pro!

Who is the target audience?
  • Landscape Photographers
  • Portrait Photographers
  • Travel Photographers
  • Studio Photographers
  • Experienced users that want to know more about Blending Modes and Blending Options
  • Designers
  • Marketers
  • Students new to Adobe Photoshop
  • Photoshop users that want to learn more about how to use the Photoshop workspace
  • Photoshop users that want to learn about Layers, Channels, Adjustments, and Layer Masks
  • Self-taught Photoshop Users
  • Anyone thinking about purchasing Photoshop
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Curriculum For This Course
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Photoshop Orientation for Beginners
10 Lectures 13:45

A bit about your instructor. What you will learn, and a quick introduction to Adobe Bridge.

Preview 01:36

A little bit about your instructor. Cover an overview of what is included in this section. Learn how to use Undo, and multiple Undos in Photoshop. Learn not only the menu items but the keyboard short cuts as well.

Preview 00:54

How to change the color of the Photoshop workspace. Photoshop ships with a dark user interface, but I will show you how to change that to a lighter user interface for better viewing.

Preview 01:11

Learn how to pan and zoom in your images with both tools and with keyboard short cuts.

Preview 01:07

Learn how to arrange multiple images in Photoshop so that you can compare them side by side.

Step 5: 2-Up Views
01:02

Learn where to find History and how to use Histories in Photoshop.

Step 6: How to use History
01:47

Learn how to use the Eyedropper tool in Photoshop, and the optimum settings for the eyedropper tool.

Preview 01:32

Learn to make Selections in Photoshop using the Quick Selection tool.

Step 8: Making Selections
00:46

Learn how to use the Brush tool in Photoshop. You will learn how to bring up the Brush palette to change brush size and hardness.

Preview 02:05

Where to find Panel menus and Contextual menus in Photoshop. Explore  standard menus, as well as contextual and panel menus.

Preview 01:45
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Layers, Channels, Adjustments, and Layer Masks
10 Lectures 17:29

After an introduction to this section, you will learn best practices in Photoshop by applying non-destructive editing.

Step 11: Non-Destructive Editing
01:43

Come to an understanding of how to use Photoshop layers.

Step 12: Understanding Layers
01:17

Learn where channels are, what they represent, and how to view individual channels in Photoshop.

Step 13: Working with Channels
01:23

Explore Adjustment Layers and the power they bring to improving your photographs.

Step 14: Working with Adjustments
01:53

Use one of the most powerful adjustments in Photoshop, Hue/Saturation, to alter the colors in your photography.

Step 15: Use the Hue/Saturation Adjustment
01:23

Learn what a Layer Mask is and where to find it.

Step 16: Use Layer Masks
02:08

Learn how to view a Layer Mask, and also how to paint on a Layer Mask.

Step 17: Viewing and Painting Layer Masks
01:54

Learn how to make a Layer Mask from a selection.

Step 18: Making Layer Masks from Selections
02:09

Explore the Masks panel, to both fade and feather a mask.

Step 19: Use the Masks Panel
02:44

Learn how to change the opacity of an adjustment layer.

Step 20: Adjust Layer Opacity
00:55
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Blending Modes and Blending Options
3 Lectures 08:50

Learn how to use Layer Blending Modes to completely alter the effect of an Adjustment Layer.

Blending Modes
03:29

Learn how to use Blending Options and "Blend If..." to control how a Layer can blend, or fade, into the layer below it based on tonality.

Blending Options
03:36

Learn how to use Blending Options and "Blend If..." using Color Channels to blend the colors.

Blending into Color
01:45
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Multiple Versions of the Same Image
1 Lecture 04:46

Now that you are creating different looks for your images with Adjustment Layers, learn how to save multiple versions of an image into the same document - using Layer Comps, and fantastic Photoshop feature.

Multiple Versions With Layer Comps
04:46
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Adjustments, Blending, and Pulling It All Together
5 Lectures 12:33

Learn how to change the color of your images using the Hue/Saturation adjustment.

Tinting with the Hue/Saturation Adjustment
01:24

Learn how to use Blending Options to blend in your Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

Blending In Adjustments with Blending Options
03:28

Use Color Fill layers to change the color of your images in remarkable ways.

Use Color Fills to Color Your Photography
01:37

Learn how to create a morning mist effect using a Color Fill layer.

Blending in Mist
01:46

Use Gradient Fills to graduate and softly tint beautiful colors in your photographs.

Create Graduated Colors With Gradients
04:18
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Become a Photoshop Pro
1 Lecture 01:57

Master photography in Photoshop. Explore Steve's comprehensive 7 hour Photoshop course for photographers.

Then next step to becoming a Photoshop Pro
01:57
About the Instructor
Steve Weinrebe
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Photographer, Author, Instructor, Certified Trainer

Steve has been teaching photography for over 25 years, drawing on his professional background as a widely published advertising and corporate photographer. Author of 2 books on photography and Adobe Photoshop, Steve loves demystifying the art of photography for enthusiastic students. Steve is a Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional, and has won a Videographer Award for video-based training. On the part-time faculty of three photography schools, when not teaching Steve can be found photographing the coastline of New Jersey.

---Steve Weinrebe Adobe Certified Instructor, Certified Technical TrainerAdobe Community Professional

Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers" Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"