Adobe Photoshop CC | The Essential Guide

An easy to follow STEP BY STEP guide to Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC.
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  • Contents Video: 4.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Familiarity with Windows or Mac environment
  • A computer that can run Adobe Photoshop CC
  • A willingness to learn graphic design

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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!

What 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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
04:12

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

03:17

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

06:10

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
05:25

Learn how to customize the parts of the workspace:

  • Docking/Undocking
  • Expand/Contract
  • Resizing
  • Closing/Opening Panel Tabs
  • Reordering Tabs and Tab Groups
02:55

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

06:44

Learn how to do these basic Photoshop Tasks:

  • Create a New Document
  • Saving Documents
  • Opening Documents
  • Zoom In/ Zoom Out
  • Undo/ Redo
  • Using Rulers
Section 2: Photoshop Layers
01:41

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

10:01

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


05:44

Learn how to organize your layers using Layer Groups.

Section 3: Text Layers
02:02

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

05:28

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

03:44

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

07:27

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.
02:42

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

02:14

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

02:20

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

03:57

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

03:30

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

03:34

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.

03:49

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

50 Beautiful Free Font Types
4 pages
Section 4: Image Layers
01:50

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

04:30

Learn how to do the following with Image Layers:

  • Create, Delete
  • Resize,Move and Rotate
  • Duplicate
05:07

Learn how to crop Image Layers using the Marquee Tool.

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

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Circle
  • Ellipse
01:04

Learn how to add an Image Border using Layer Styles.

00:59

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

01:13

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

01:10

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

01:43

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

02:21

Learn how to blend two photos using the Layer Mask.

Section 5: Shape Layers
00:59

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

04:29

Learn how to create the following basic shapes:

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Circle

    You'll also learn how to adjust the opacity of Shape Layers.
02:07

Learn how to create a Starburst using the Polygon Tool.

02:55

Learn how to create a Ribbon by Subtracting Shapes.

03:18

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

03:09

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

02:16

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

Section 6: Photoshop Backgrounds
00:58

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

01:42

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

02:10

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

02:04

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

05:03

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

03:57

Learn how to import Gradients from the web.

01:46

Learn how to create Repeating Pattern Backgrounds.

03:17

Learn how to import and use Patterns from the web.

02:30

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

03:14

Learn how to use Seamless Images to create a Pattern.

02:40

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

02:17

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

Section 7: Photoshop Brushes
00:49

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

04:22

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

  • Apply Brush
  • Erase
  • Change Size
  • Change Color
  • Change the Hardness
05:11

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

Section 8: Photoshop Actions
01:20

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

04:19

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

05:23

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

Ten Beautiful and Free Photoshop Actions
4 pages
Section 9: Photoshop Masks
02:45

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

05:10

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

03:02

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

02:59

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

03:25

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

03:44

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

Section 10: Layer Selections
01:15

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

03:24

Learn how to make basic shape selections like:

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


03:08

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

06:12

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

02:03

Learn how to easily make hairy selections using Refine Edge.

Section 11: Photoshop Filters
01:04

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

11:06

Learn how to use the Filter Menu to apply 6 popular Photoshop Filters.

03:54

Learn how to use the Filter Gallery to apply and combine Filter effects..

03:37

Learn how to import and use Photoshop Filters (plug-ins) from the web.

Section 12: Photoshop Paths
01:11

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

02:56

Learn to create a rectangular path and use it to contain a Text Layer.

03:05

Learn to create a Circular Path and use it to create a Circular Text Layer.

02:27

Learn to use Photoshop most notorious tool - The Pen Tool.


04:14

Learn how to manipulate paths using Anchor Points.

03:00

Learn how to use Anchor Points to create Curved Path.

03:56

Learn how to use custom paths to make a Text Layer wrap around an object.

04:36

Learn how to create Custom Shapes by Merging Paths.

Section 13: Resources
Free Resource Links
2 pages
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Instructor Biography

Paolo Ocampo, 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.

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