Adobe Photoshop CC – Essentials Training Course
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Adobe Photoshop CC – Essentials Training Course

This Adobe Photoshop Essentials course will teach you Photoshop Retouching as well as Photoshop for graphic design.
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Last updated 11/2019
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  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 64 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be able to start earning money from your Photoshop Skills.
  • You will be able to add Photoshop to your CV
  • You will have over 20 of your own projects to add to your portfolio.
  • You will create social media post images for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pintrest & Youtube.
  • You will be able to mask anything… including the dreaded hair!
  • Clearcut images.
  • Create amazing typography.
  • You will create popular visual styles.
  • You will create distorted images.
  • You will create graphics from scratch.
  • You will retouch photographs like a professional.
  • You will create a postcard.
  • Create posters.
  • Create advertising.
  • Resize Images.
  • Build a flyer.
  • Change the color or images.
  • Fix the colors in photographs
  • You will change eye & hair colors.
  • You will combine 2 photographs to create amazing compositions.
  • You will put a storm in a tea cup.
  • You will create text that looks like stone.
  • You will build a logo with type that wraps around it like a badge.
  • You will create text that wraps around a woman.
  • You will build a multipage banner advertising project.
  • You will create more background in an image from thin air.
  • You will remove people from images.
  • You will remove graffiti from a wall.
  • You will clear cut images of people, shoes & other products.
  • You will create realistic shadows
  • You will create text the wraps around colored smoke.
  • You will build duotone images like the Spotify effect
  • You will create images with an anaglyph effect
  • You'll turn your images into realistic oil paintings
  • You'll know how to add halftone effects to your images.
  • You will bend images to reveal background images.
  • You will distort a logo to bend around real life photographs and objects.
  • You retouch an overweight person to make the appear slim.
  • You'll build spray paint style graffiti using brushes.
  • You'll make a galaxy appear out of a mans head.
  • Create paper cut effects inside of a font.
  • Build text with 3D paint dripping from it.
  • You'll retouch a face to move pimples & freckles.
  • You'll remove dust & scratches from an old photograph.
  • Change yellow teeth to white teeth.
  • You'll build a fantasy image where you put an island, ocean & clouds inside a small bottle.
Requirements
  • Adobe Photoshop, preferably the latest CC (Creative Cloud) version.
  • No prior knowledge or experience with Photoshop is required
Description

Hi there, my name is Dan Scott. I am an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for Photoshop. 

Are you struggling to learn Photoshop on your own? This course will allow you to use Photoshop professionally. You will be able to add Photoshop to your CV & start getting paid for your Photoshop skills.

In this course I will teach you everything you need to know about getting started with Photoshop. You'll learn how to use Photoshop for use in Graphic Design & for Photoshop Retouching. You will create lots of your own projects that you can add to your own portfolio to help your employment.

  • David: "AMAZING course Dan! Thank you so much for sharing your skills with us!! Your teaching style is very professional and easy to understand. I feel comfortable with the skill set you've given me to handle small projects now. I've already purchased your Advanced Training Course in Photoshop and can't wait to dive in!! Thanks again!

This course is for beginners. You do not need any previous knowledge of Photoshop, photography or design. We will start right at the beginning and work our way through step by step. 

You will learn the Photoshop 'secret sauce' whereby we will magically enhance our background and when necessary completely remove people from images.

There are exercise files available to download so that you can follow along with me in the videos. There are lots of assignments I will set so that you can practice the skills you have learned. 

  • Simon: "I just finished the Adobe Photoshop Essentials Training Course and I want to say I totally loved it! For me, a person who had zero experience in using Photoshop this course was very helpful to get into the graphic design area with a lot of interest and fun. This course is very good structured - from easy to hard topics. Also it has a lot of detailed explanations and really fun practical tasks. I've got all I needed for starting to work on my own first graphic design projects. And again, Daniel is just a great teacher! His teaching style is awesome and I am really glad I picked his courses for learning my new profession. With Daniel it's really fun and interesting journey."

If you have never opened Photoshop before or you have already opened Photoshop and are struggling with the basics, follow me and together we will learn how to make beautiful images using Photoshop.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to start using Photoshop in their career & get paid for their Photoshop skills.
  • Newbie's, amateurs, graphic designers, motion graphics artists, Illustrator users, and any creatives who want to design their own graphics and edit their own photos from scratch
Course content
Expand all 88 lectures 09:48:54
+ Getting Started
2 lectures 08:23

Hi there, my name is Dan Scott. I'm an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop. Now together in this course, me, you, are going to learn everything we need to know about using Photoshop.

Preview 02:35

Hi there, in this video we're going to just get everything set up for this course so it all runs nice and smoothly. The first thing you'll do is download the exercise files. There will be a link on the page here to go off and download those, so you can play along.

Preview 05:48
+ Layers
2 lectures 18:18

Hi there, welcome to the first video. In this video we're going to look at how layers work in Photoshop. It's quite fundamental. As a bonus we'll learn the super quick auto fixing photo features in Photoshop

Preview 09:56

In this video you will learn basic navigation & how to combine images in Photoshop

Basic navigation & how to combine images in Photoshop
08:22
+ Color & Adjustment Layers
6 lectures 27:52

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at something called Levels. It's the thing I do the most in Photoshop. I open up an image, and I sharpen up the blacks and the whites.

How to fix an image using levels in Photoshop CC
04:03

Hey there, in this video we're looking to enhance colors; I hate saying the word make colors pop but that's kind of how we do it, which is trying to kind of lift some of the colors.

How to enhance colors in Photoshop using vibrance
03:28

In this video you will learn how change the color of something in Photoshop using Hue

How to change the color of something in Photoshop using Hue
02:52

In this video you will learn how to change just one color in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to change just one color in Adobe Photoshop CC
01:57

Hi there, the name of this video is pretty much a give-away. We're going to turn colorful images into black and white images, but the cool thing is, we're going to have lots of control about how it goes black and white.

How to make an image black & white in Photoshop CC
04:35

Hey there, it is Gradient time. And what we want to do is, this image here we've added this cool retro kind of style Gradient. I'm going to show you how to do that now in Adobe Photoshop. Let's go.

How to add a gradient to an image & text in Photoshop
10:57
+ Shapes
3 lectures 22:50

Hey there, in this video we're going to create a document of a specific size, in this case it's going to be a postcard but you can do the same thing for US Letter, or A4, A3. It's a great way of getting started on a specific size ready to go for your project. All right, let's learn how to do that now in Photoshop.

Creating a specific sized document Adobe Photoshop CC
04:10

Hi there, in this video we're going to make shapes, and more shapes, and other shapes, and aah, the rectangle with a corner on it. There's a star with another star. Oh, it is Shape-tastic. Let's get in there now and learn how to do this properly in Photoshop.

How to draw star square circle shape in Photoshop CC
12:01

Hi there, in this video we're going to pick some colors for our shapes. I'm going to show you a cool place like this to get some ideas for colors. I'm also going to show you how to steal colors from an image. Let's get into it now and get started.

Stealing Colors & Adobe Color Themes
06:39
+ Text
3 lectures 23:10

In this video you will learn how to create text in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to create text in Adobe Photoshop CC
08:09

Hi everyone, it is time to bend your text. Warp it around, do some different shapes, adjust it and definitely look at how to turn it into a fish shape. All right, let's get started.

How to warp text in Adobe Photoshop CC
01:57

Hi there, in this video, trying to be clever here. It's text following the path. We even do this where it kind of goes around the top and around the bottom. Let's learn how to do that now in Photoshop.

How to get text to follow a line or circle in Photoshop
13:04
+ Layer Styles
5 lectures 24:42

Hi everyone, in this video we are going to add Stroke around text and objects. Even, we're going to get bit fancy with double strokes that have patterns in them. All right, let's go and do that now in Photoshop.

How to add a line around the outside of type in Photoshop
08:17

Hi there, in this video it's all about Bevels and Embosses. Making this kind of 3D effect, I'll turn it off, turn it back on. All right, I'm not a big fan of it, but you might love it, and that's okay. I will judge you still but I won't do it to your face, don't worry. Let's jump in now, and learn Bevels and Embosses.

How to a bevel or emboss to text in Photoshop CC
02:19

In this video you will learn how to add a drop shadow to text in Photoshop CC

How to add a drop shadow to text in Photoshop CC
03:02

All right, to make this work we're going to have to do a little bit of a hack. What I mean by that is that there's some skills you're going to learn further in the course. Things like Smart Objects and Layer Masks, with which we're going to make this a very perfect non-destructive professional version of what we're just about to do, but we don't have those skills, so we're going to do a big old hack version where it works, but maybe not the most professional use.

Presenting your Photoshop work for your portfolio
06:35

All right it is homework project time. Don't think of it as homework, think of it as ways to really solidify what you've learnt so far, and I promise you, I've taught this loads of times and if the people who bother going and doing these little extras, they really find the benefits, or at least find the tools stick a lot more than just kind of following along with me with the videos.

Project 1 - Creating your own postcard
04:29
You’re project is to create your own postcard using the tools & techniques learnt so far in this course. You must demonstrate all the items in the following list (emboss is optional).
21: Creating your own postcard
1 question
+ Cropping
3 lectures 11:45

Hi there, this video is all about cropping. You might think, "Hey, cropping is not that exciting, I'm going to skip along." You can, but there are some secret tricks in this video, I promise. Things like deleting crop pixels, and rotating it. Hang around, it's not a long video, let's get started.

How to crop an image in Adobe Photoshop CC
03:40

Hey there, in this Cropping video we're going to crop to a specific size. Let's say we've got a photo frame, and it needs it in an exact size, or say, it's for a magazine, and it needs to be A4 or US Letter. So we're going to show you how to do that

How to crop an image for a frame in Adobe Photoshop CC
06:11

Hey there, in this video we're going to straighten this Horizon line here, just a little bit off. We're going to use the Cropping tool to do it, and we're going to invent new background using the Content to Width Scale.

How to straighten the horizon line using Photoshop CC
01:54
+ 8.Selections & Masking
14 lectures 01:31:43

Hey there, in this video we're going to take this tea cup, add a storm, and have storm in a teacup. It's a couple of quick selection techniques using the Marquee Tool in Adobe Photoshop. Let's go and do it.

How to copy from one image to another in Photoshop CC
06:20

Hi there, in this video we are going to crop images inside of text, like that. It's super easy to do. We're actually going to push it a little bit further where we take an image and do some kind of glitch effect type stuff where there's a letter, it's inside the text where things offset, it looks kind of cool. All right, let's get in there now, and learn how to make this in Photoshop.

How to crop images inside of text
09:35

In this video you will learn how to remove the background in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to remove the background in Adobe Photoshop CC
10:11

Hi there, it is class project time. I've separated this out into its own video. I'll do this from now on, it's a little tidier.

Class Project - Quick Select Tool
00:37
Practice using the quick select tool.
28: Quick Select Tool
1 question

Hi there, in this video we are going to add some text behind this woman here. It's super quick, super easy, let's go learn how to do it in Photoshop.

How to put text behind a person in Adobe Photoshop CC
07:01

Hi there, in this video we're going to learn what a Layer Mask is, and how to create it. It's super simple, basically it's this black and white thing that goes on top of an image

How to create a layer mask in Adobe Photoshop CC
04:47

So it's class project time. We're going to take the girl that we made before, with the Quick Selection Tool. Instead of copying and pasting it we're going to add that Layer Mask

Class project - Cut a person out & put them into another image in Photoshop
08:57
Find your own background from somewhere like Pexels, cut out the image of the girl doing exercise in the exercise files and place her into the background of your choice.
31: Cut a person out of 1 image and place them into another image convincingly.
1 question

Hey there, welcome to this video. I'm going to show you how to do this where we just kind of paint in an image. So we can do a kind of a cool before and after. It's pretty simple with a Layer Mask and a brush. Let's jump in now to find out how.

How to blend fade one image into another in Photoshop CC
04:35

Hi there, in this video we are going to get the model here to interact with a type, kind of weaving in, front, back. It's super popular at the moment, let's look how to do it in Photoshop now.

How to weave text in and out of a Photoshop image
03:18
This is an exercise to practice weaving layers in and out of each other.
33: Weaving in & out
1 question

Hey there, in this video we're going to look at some of the really tough stuff to mask.

How to select hair in Adobe Photoshop CC
16:24
Class Project - Selecting hair
01:21
In this exercise we'll practice selecting hair using quick select and 'Select & Mask'
35: Selecting Hair
1 question

In this video you will learn how to select things with straight edges in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to select things with straight edges in Adobe Photoshop CC
03:41

In this video you will learn how to get text to interact with ink & plants in Photoshop CC

How to get text to interact with ink & plants in Photoshop CC
13:15

All right then, it is class exercise time. Now using the techniques we learned in the previous video to make this I want you to open up two images from your exercise files. It's in '05 Selections', open up 'Text Interaction 02' and '03'.

Class Project - Text & Image Interaction
01:41
In this exercise, we'll work with text and image interaction.
38: Text & Image Interaction
1 question
+ Filters
7 lectures 23:01

In this video you will learn how to add filters & effects in Adobe Photoshop

How to add filters & effects in Adobe Photoshop
04:14

Hi there, in this video we're going to turn an image into an oil painting. It's basically just a click of a button. Thank You, Photoshop. Let's learn how to do it.

How to turn an image into a painting in Adobe Photoshop
03:12

Hey there, it is homework time; it's an easy one.

Find an image, your own image. Get something off your phone, it can be a picture of you, and I want you to convert your Layer to a 'Smart Filter', and I want you to convert your Layer up here to 'Convert for Smart Filters'.

Class Project – Oil Painting
00:31
In this exercise we'll look at Oil Painting filters
41: Oil Painting
1 question

Hello, Halftone lovers, it's Halftone dot Poster Effect time where we take an image like this, add some cool colors and some dots. We do a similar sort of thing with some lines. We even add some gradients, and dots, and terrible gradients. It's a nice simple effect in Photoshop, let's get going.

How to create the Dotted Halftone Poster Effect in Photoshop
06:42

Hi, you're back, you're back for more homework. I knew you would be.

This one's an easy assignment. I want you to grab your own image. It can be something from the internet, but what about getting your phone out, and emailing one of your pics to yourself?

Class exercise - Halftone
00:23
In this project you'll practice using the halftone filter
43: Halftone
1 question

Hi there, in this video we're going to take the runner here, and make it look like he's moving nice and fast using Motion Blur. We'll also do it to this taxi here. Not zoom in, zoom in. All right, it's another Photoshop filter. Let's learn how to do it.

How to fake realistic motion blur in Adobe Photoshop CC
04:28

Hey there, this video is more of a right of passage than it is learning Photoshop. We are going to be learning something. We're going to be learning the filter called Lens Flare.

The Lens Flare right of passage in Adobe Photoshop
03:31
+ Smart Objects
1 lecture 09:03

All right, it is time to learn what a Smart Object is. Basically it is a protective wrapper you put around images that you bring into Photoshop, that protects them, keeps them safe from all your filters, any kind of resizing you do, like a protective wrapper.

What is a smart object in Adobe Photoshop CC
09:03