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Photoshop CC for Beginners: Start Using Photoshop Today

Learn the essential tools of Adobe Photoshop CC to jump right in and design beautiful graphics and photos in Photoshop.
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Created by Phil Ebiner
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Description

You want to learn how to use Photoshop CC, right?

Start using Photoshop CC to edit photos and design beautiful graphics today!

Either you're completely brand new to Photoshop, or you've played around with it but want to get more comfortable with Photoshop. Either way, this course will be great for you.

Photoshop is the worlds's #1 photo editing application. This full course is the best way to learn how to use it.

Edit photos and design graphics the way you imagine them!

Download practice photos and Photoshop files. At the beginning of this course, you'll download a folder of photos and project files so you can practice and learn!

You can make money as a graphic designer with these skills!

I'll be teaching the course using the latest creative cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3), you can still learn to edit like a pro. This course is great for Mac and PC users.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I've been editing photos and graphics with Adobe Photoshop for over a decade. Plus I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular online courses - with over 200,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones:

Awesome course, easy to follow! - Tim Clark

Your course is amazing, so I can say that I am learning a lot. Your English is very easy to understand ( I'm from Brazil). Thanks for sharing your amazing knowledge. - Jerilson Duarte

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how to shoot use Photoshop. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What is this Adobe Photoshop course all about?

In this complete guide to Adobe Photoshop, you'll not only learn all of the editing tools available in Photoshop, but also how to design actual graphics you can use for your business, or for fun.

This course will cover everything you need to know to start, including:

  • Getting started with Photoshop
  • Navigating and customizing  the workspace
  • Using the Photoshop layers panel
  • Editing RAW and non-RAW photos in Photoshop
  • Using selection tools
  • Using tools like doge and burn to edit just part of your images
  • Retouching photos such as whitening teeth, removing blemishes, and more
  • Creating and adjusting shapes in Photoshop
  • Designing graphics with different blend modes
  • Adding and editing layer styles like bevels and drop shadows
  • Adding artistic filters like blurs
  • Adding and editing text to your graphics
  • Saving your projects for anything - printing, online, and more

By the end of this course, your confidence as a photoshop user will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop for fun or as a career opportunity.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is great for beginners who have never used Photoshop or have used it only a few times.
  • This course is also good for intermediate/casual Photoshop users who want to learn new techniques and tools, and how to properly use Photoshop.
  • Advanced users and experts who know a lot of the key topics won't benefit much from this course.
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What Will I Learn?
You'll be comfortable navigating Photoshop, creating new projects, designing how you imagine, and saving it for any purpose.
You'll learn the essential tools for editing and manipulating images.
You'll learn how to use the layers panel including creating and editing layer masks.
You'll know how to edit photos (both RAW and compressed images) with a variety of tools and non-destructive methods.
You'll learn how to select and edit just parts of your image with a number of selection tools.
You'll know how to retouch photos to remove blemishes, fix red-eye, whiten teeth, and more.
You'll learn how to use the shape tool and pen tool to design custom shapes.
You'll know how to use blending modes, layer styles, and blending modes to create fun and unique projects.
You'll learn how to add and edit text to your graphics.
You'll learn how to save your Photoshop projects for print and web.
You'll HAVE FUN!
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Requirements
  • Students should have a copy of Adobe Photoshop to follow along. We'll be teaching using version CC (Creative Cloud), but any version will be fine.
Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
2 Lectures 14:49

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn more about what this course is all about, who the instructor is, and how to succeed with this course.

Preview 02:27

We'll dive right into Photoshop and learn how to design a blog graphic in Photoshop.

Preview 12:22
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Photoshop Basics
5 Lectures 37:44

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to navigate the Photoshop program interface.

Understand the Interface
07:59

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to customize your workspace with new panels and windows.

Customize Your Workspace
05:58

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to start a new project in Photoshop.

Create a New Photoshop Project
10:28

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to open photos in Photoshop and add photos and graphics to your projects.

Placing Photos and Graphics into Your Project
07:10

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to move around your Photoshop project.

Selecting, Zooming, and Moving Around Your Project
06:09
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Photoshop Layers Panel
7 Lectures 40:57

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use the layers panel. The layers panel is one of the most important aspects of Photoshop to understand so that you can edit projects efficiently.

Introduction to the Layers Panel
12:55

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use the alignment tools to align and distribute multiple layers in different ways.

Using the Alignment Tools
04:06

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn the stacking, copying, and deleting options for organizing and editing your layers.

Stacking, Copying, and Deleting Layers
03:17

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to turn multiple layers into one layer.

Merging Layers
04:50

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use layer masks. Layer masks are another very important part of Photoshop that allow you to blend multiple photos together, amongst other things.

Layer Masks
06:32

It's time for another project in this Photoshop course. In this exercise, you'll be creating a non-destructive vignette for your photos.

Exercise: Create a Non-Destructive Vignette
06:23

In this lesson, I'll teach you how to use the erase tool and explain why I don't use it.

The Eraser Tool and Why I Don't Use It
02:54
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Editing Photos in Photoshop Camera RAW
6 Lectures 55:41

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to edit RAW photos with Photoshop. Opening and editing RAW photos in Photoshop gives you powerful tools to edit every aspect of your photo including exposure, white balance, crop, saturation, and more.

Basic Photo Adjustments in Camera RAW
13:59

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use more advanced photo-editing features in Camera RAW.

Tone Curve, Sharpening, Vignettes, and more in Camera RAW
12:50

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use the tools in the Camera RAW tool bar including crop, adjustment brushes, radial and gradual filters, and more!

Using the Camera RAW Tool Bar
11:30

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to save images directly from Camera RAW.

Savings Photos from Camera RAW
08:20

It's time to take action! In this lesson, you'll edit your own travel photo after following with a full demonstration of how Phil edits his own travel photos.

Exercise: Edit a Travel Photo in Photoshop
07:41

In this lesson, I'll explain what xmp files are.

A Note about XMP Files
01:21
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Photo Editing in Photoshop
3 Lectures 13:56

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to edit photos that aren't RAW format, like a JPG image.

Editing non-RAW Images in Photoshop
08:05

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn techniques to edit photos in a non-destructive way so you can go back and edit the adjustments you previously made.

Non-Destructive Photo Editing
03:22

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to crop and straighten your photos.

Cropping and Straightening a Photo
02:29
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Selection Tools
4 Lectures 24:13

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use the different selection tools such as the marquee, lasso, and quick selection tool to select different parts of an image.

Using the Selection Tools
06:10

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to fix the edges of your selections with the refine edge tool.

Improve Your Selections with Refine Edge
06:31

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to select portions of your image based on the color.

Selecting by Color Range
04:16

It's time to take action! One of the things I'm constantly doing as a Photoshop user is removing the foreground object (like a picture of someone) from the background. We'll learn how to do that in this lesson, and you will do the same for the lesson exercise.

Exercise: Remove Background from a Portrait
07:16
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Dodge, Burn, and Sponge
3 Lectures 14:05

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to adjust the exposure and saturation of just parts of your image using the dodge, burn, and sponge brushes.

Intro to Dodging, Burning, and Sponging
04:55

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use the dodge and burn tools in a non-destructive way... meaning your edits aren't 'baked' into the photo your editing.

Non-Destructive Dodging and Burning
04:16

It's time to take action! Practice using the dodge and burn tools to improve the look of your photo.

Exercise: Improve Exposure with Dodge and Burn
04:54
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Retouching Photos in Photoshop
6 Lectures 25:52

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use the clone tool.

The Clone Tool
05:28

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use healing brushes to fix blemishes.

The Healing Brushes
05:09

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to remove objects from the background.

Remove Objects from the Background
03:37

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to remove pimples and blemishes using Photoshop.

Removing Wrinkles and Blemishes
05:00

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to fix red-eye photos that occur from camera flash.

Removing Red Eye from Photos
00:43

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to brighten and whiten teeth.

Whitening Teeth
05:55
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Shapes in Photoshop
3 Lectures 20:02

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to use the shapes tool in Photoshop.

Quickly Create Shapes in Photoshop
06:12

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn how to create your own custom shapes right within Photoshop.

Creating Custom Vector Shapes
05:19

It's time to take action! Learn how to design a basic logo right within Photoshop.

Exercise: Basic Logo Design in Photoshop
08:31
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Photoshop Blending Modes
4 Lectures 14:26

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn learn about what blending modes are.

Intro to Blending Modes
03:19

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn about the darken blending modes.

Darken Blend Modes
02:41

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn about the lighten blend modes.

Lighten Blend Modes
02:31

In this lesson of the Photoshop course, you'll learn the contrast blending modes.

Contrast, Inversion, Cancellation, and Component Blend Modes
05:55
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About the Instructor
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Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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