Adobe Photoshop CC | The Essential Guide
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Adobe Photoshop CC | The Essential Guide

An easy to follow STEP BY STEP guide to Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC.
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Created by Paolo Ocampo
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Concise, well structured, step by step lectures
  • Suitable for learners who what to learn Photoshop fast and easy
  • Learn all the skills professionals use
  • Covers all the essentials plus advanced techniques like Selections, Masks, Paths, Filters and more!
  • Plus bonus links and resources!
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Requirements
  • Familiarity with Windows or Mac environment
  • A computer that can run Adobe Photoshop CC
  • A willingness to learn graphic design
Description

This course is for people who want to learn Photoshop CC as quickly as possible. The course lectures are designed to be well structured and straight to the point. This no fluff approach allows you to learn more in less time.

Learn the skills that professionals use:

  • Get familiar with and customize the Photoshop Workspace
  • Understand how to design using Layers
  • Master Text, Image, and Shape Layers
  • Extract parts of an Image using Layer Selection
  • Advanced techniques in Photoshop Backgrounds, Brushes, Actions, Filters, and Paths
  • Plus bonus links and resources!

Photoshop skills are in very high demand

Spending a few hours learning Photoshop is a great investment in yourself. Photoshop experts are in very high demand because Photoshop is synonymous to creating designs in the professional world.

Whether you want to start design career or spice up your current skillset, learning Photoshop is an investment that will payoff for many years to come.

A simple straightforward step by step approach

Unlike many courses you'll find out there, this course was designed to make great use of your time. The instructions are well thought out and straight to the point. Each lecture is designed to teach a specific task in the real world. This task based learning allows to "learn by doing". You'll not only learn what the Photoshop tools are, but more importantly, you'll learn how and when to use them.

Who is the target audience?
  • People overwhelmed with learning Photoshop and want a simpler way to understand it
  • Web designers who want to learn how to create web graphics
  • People who want the start a design career
  • Although this course was designed for accelerated learning, some people might find this approach lacking in personality. Please feel free to look at our sample lectures to see if the structured method of teaching works well for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
81 Lectures
04:32:21
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Introduction
6 Lectures 28:43

This lecture is an introduction from the instructor, teaching style, and a summary of the course.

Preview 04:12

Learn about Adobe Photoshop CC, how to install it, and why to use it.

Preview 03:17

Learn about the parts of the workspace:

  1. Application Window
  2. Menu Bar
  3. Tool Bar
  4. Tool Options Bar
  5. Panels
  6. Document Window
The Workspace
06:10

Learn how to customize the parts of the workspace:

  • Docking/Undocking
  • Expand/Contract
  • Resizing
  • Closing/Opening Panel Tabs
  • Reordering Tabs and Tab Groups
Customizing the Workspace
05:25

In this lecture, we will create the Workspace that we will use for this course.

Let's create our Workspace!
02:55

Learn how to do these basic Photoshop Tasks:

  • Create a New Document
  • Saving Documents
  • Opening Documents
  • Zoom In/ Zoom Out
  • Undo/ Redo
  • Using Rulers
Photoshop Basics
06:44
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Photoshop Layers
3 Lectures 17:26

Get acquainted with the three main types of layers in Photoshop - Text Layers, Image Layers, and Shape Layers.

Preview 01:41

Learn how to do the following Layer tasks:

  1. Rename Layers
  2. Move Layers
  3. Reorder Layers
  4. Show/Hide Layers
  5. Resize Layers
  6. Adjusting the Opacity
  7. Delete Layers
  8. Copy to other Documents


How to manipulate Layers
10:01

Learn how to organize your layers using Layer Groups.

Layer Groups
05:44
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Text Layers
12 Lectures 40:47

Learn about Text Layers and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 02:02

Learn how to create, edit, resize, move, and delete Text Layers.

How to manipulate Text Layers
05:28

Learn about leading, tracking, and other type properties in the Character Panel

Setting the Type Properties
03:44

Learn how to apply the following Layer Styles to your Text Layer:

  • Drop Shadow
  • Outline
  • Gradient
  • Inner shadow
  • Embossed
  • Patterned background
You'll also learn how to hide and delete Layer Styles.
Applying Layer Styles
07:27

Learn how to create a Perspective Text Effect by converting Text into a Path.

Perspective Text
02:42

Learn to create vertical text using Free Transform. You'll also learn how to create stacked text by using the Vertical Type Tool.

Vertical and Stacked Text
02:14

Learn how to create Warped Text using the Text > Warp Text option.

Warped Text
02:20

Learn to create text on a circle by using the Shape Tool.

Text on a Circle
03:57

Learn to create text on a curve using the Pen Tool.

Text on a Curve
03:30

Learn to create, move, resize, and align paragraphs in Photoshop. You'll also learn how to set the line height and generate dummy text for your design.

Working with Paragraphs
03:34

Learn how to make a paragraph fit inside a Custom Shape.

Paragraph Inside a Shape
03:49

50 Beautiful Free Font Types
4 pages
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Image Layers
9 Lectures 19:57

Learn what Image Layers are, and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 01:50

Learn how to do the following with Image Layers:

  • Create, Delete
  • Resize,Move and Rotate
  • Duplicate
How to manipulate Image Layers
04:30

Learn how to crop Image Layers using the Marquee Tool.

You'll learn how to crop using the following shapes:

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Circle
  • Ellipse
Cropping Image Layers
05:07

Learn how to add an Image Border using Layer Styles.

Image Border
01:04

Learn how to add a Drop Shadow Effect using Layer Styles.

Drop Shadow Effect
00:59

Learn how to apply a Black and White Effect using the Adjustment Layer.

Black and White
01:13

Learn how to apply the Duotone Effect (image with two colors) using the Adjustment Layer.

Duotone Image
01:10

Learn how to make an image Fade to Black using the Gradient Adjustment Layer.

Fade to Black
01:43

Learn how to blend two photos using the Layer Mask.

Preview 02:21
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Shape Layers
7 Lectures 19:13

Learn what Shape Layers are, and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 00:59

Learn how to create the following basic shapes:

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Circle

    You'll also learn how to adjust the opacity of Shape Layers.
Creating Basic Shapes
04:29

Learn how to create a Starburst using the Polygon Tool.

Creating a Starburst
02:07

Learn how to create a Ribbon by Subtracting Shapes.

Creating a Ribbon
02:55

Learn how to create a curved shape by using the Pen Tool.

Creating a Curved Shape
03:18

Learn how to use and import Custom Shapes from the web.

Importing Custom Shapes
03:09

Learn how to create a border and drop shadow effect on shapes by using Layer Styles.

Applying Layer Styles
02:16
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Photoshop Backgrounds
12 Lectures 31:38

Learn what Backgrounds are, and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 00:58

Learn how to create a Color Fill Background using the Paint Bucket Tool.

Color Fill Background
01:42

Learn how to create a Linear Gradient Background using the Gradient Tool.

Linear Gradient Background
02:10

Learn how to make a Circular Gradient Background using the Gradient Tool.

Circular Gradient Background
02:04

Learn how to apply Gradients to Text Layers, Image Layers, and Shape Layers.

Applying Gradients to Layers
05:03

Learn how to import Gradients from the web.

Importing Gradients from the Web
03:57

Learn how to create Repeating Pattern Backgrounds.

Patterned Backgrounds
01:46

Learn how to import and use Patterns from the web.

Importing Patterns from the Web
03:17

Learn how to apply Patterned Backgrounds to Text Layers, Image Layers, and Shape Layers.

Applying Patterned Background to Layers
02:30

Learn how to use Seamless Images to create a Pattern.

Using Images as Patterned Backgrounds
03:14

Learn how to apply textures like paper, wood, textile etc. on your Background Layer.

Applying Texture Overlays
02:40

Learn how to add drama to your backgrounds by Combining background effects

Combining Background Effects
02:17
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Photoshop Brushes
3 Lectures 10:22

Learn about Photoshop Brushes and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 00:49

Learn how to do the following with the built in Photoshop brushes:

  • Apply Brush
  • Erase
  • Change Size
  • Change Color
  • Change the Hardness
Using the Built In Brushes
04:22

Learn how to import and use Photoshop Brushes from the web.

Importing Brushes
05:11
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Photoshop Actions
4 Lectures 11:02

Learn about Photoshop Actions and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 01:20

Learn how to record repetitive tasks into a one click Photoshop Action.

Recording an Action
04:19

Learn how to import and use Photoshop Actions from the web.

Importing Photoshop Actions
05:23

Ten Beautiful and Free Photoshop Actions
4 pages
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Photoshop Masks
6 Lectures 21:05

Learn about Photoshop Masks and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 02:45

Learn how to create Shape Mask using the Shape Tool and the Clipping Mask.

Creating a Shape Mask
05:10

Learn how to create a Text Mask using the Text Tool and Clipping Mask.

Creating a Text Mask
03:02

Learn how to create a Gradient Mask using the Gradient Tool and Layer Mask.

Creating a Gradient Mask
02:59

Learn how to create a Brush Mask using the Brush Tool and Layer Mask.

Creating a Brush Mask
03:25

Learn how to make a Greyscale Mask using a Greyscale Image and Layer Mask.

Creating a Greyscale Image Mask
03:44
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Layer Selections
5 Lectures 16:02

Learn about Layer Selections and get a summary of what you'll learn in this Section.

Preview 01:15

Learn how to make basic shape selections like:

  1. Circle
  2. Oval
  3. Square
  4. Rectangle
  5. Heart


Making Shape Selections
03:24

Learn to extract images from a white background easily using the Quick Selection Tool.

Extracting an Image from a White Background
03:08

Learn how to make complex selections easy using the Quick Mask Tool.

Complex Selections
06:12

Learn how to easily make hairy selections using Refine Edge.

Hairy Selections
02:03
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About the Instructor
Paolo Ocampo
4.6 Average rating
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254 Students
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Web Designer

Paolo is a freelance web designer based in St. Louis, MO. He has over 20 years IT experience and has created websites and web applications for local businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Paolo has been building websites using PHP/MySQL, has extensive knowledge of Search Engine Optimization(SEO). He has been using Photoshop to create web graphics and graphic design projects.