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Photoshop Basic Series 1: Making Beautiful Images like a Pro

Create beautiful Black and Whites Pop Art, 3 min techniques to better photos, and learn basic beauty retouching.
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Last updated 2/2014
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In this course, CHICGEEK will walk you step by step thru creating a fully composed Black and White image with a pop of accent color. You will learn the basics of Photoshop and create professional results by the end of this course.

Section 2 shows you quick tips and tricks that the pros use to increase the attractiveness of their photos in 3 easy steps and how to retouch your photos to erase blemishes and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

CHICGEEK teaches Professional Digital Instruction through relevant projects and practical application. Instead of just learning what the tools are, we show you how to make something with them. Instant gratification through desired projects is the best way to retain information to use again and again.

This course is great for the novice wanting to learn how to enhance their own images with Photoshop, or the intermediate user looking to add a few more tricks to their bag.

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Who is the target audience?
  • No Prior Experience Necessary
  • For the At Home Photography Lover
  • Mothers who want to create beautiful wall art of their Children
  • The DIY Bride who wants to make her Wedding Photos more Glamorous
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What Will I Learn?
Create a Black and White Image with a Pop Accent Color from any image
Improve your Photos with 3 Easy Steps in 3 Minutes
Learn Basic Retouching techniques to erase blemishes and smooth wrinkles
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  • Photoshop CS4, CS5, or CS6 Software (or download a free trial from
  • Photoshop CS6 Online Subscription (or download a free trial from
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 6 Lectures Collapse All 6 Lectures 39:43
1 Lecture 04:31

In this lecture, we will explore the basics of the Photoshop workspace and get you familiar with the tools that we will be using the most often.

Preview 04:31
Create a Black & White with a Pop of Color
2 Lectures 21:40

When selecting an image to use for your black and white composition, you want to choose an image with a strong focal point. We will review a handful of images that would work well for this composition project.

Preview 05:13

Select your first image to make a Black & White with an accent color
1 question

In this lecture, you can follow along and take a regular image and transform it from start to finish into an elegant black and white image with a pop of color accenting a focal element.

Preview 16:27
Improve your Photos with Easy Enhancements
2 Lectures 13:01

In this lecture, we will show you 3 easy steps you can do in under 3 minutes to take your photos from drab to fab with Photoshop.

3 Easy Photoshop Tricks for Better Photos in 3 Minutes

Smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and erase blemishes and large pores for more polished photos of yourself, your children, or your photography clients.

Photo Retouching Basics: Erase Blemishes & Smooth Wrinkles
1 Lecture 00:31
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