Photoshop CC: 20 Common Productivity and Design Mistakes
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Photoshop CC: 20 Common Productivity and Design Mistakes

Discover how to streamline your Photoshop production and stop making these 20 unnecessary time consuming mistakes
4.2 (145 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
40,696 students enrolled
Published 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Improve their workflow with Photoshop, from within and without.
  • Learn how to optimize their image files
  • Check for mistakes (and fix them) before using the finished product in your projects or client projects.
Requirements
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop CC 2018
  • An understanding of all the file formats used with Photoshop
  • A working knowledge of bitmap and vector images
Description

This course is all about productivity and management. You will learn how to structure projects before they begin, keep track of files, prepare Photoshop before you use it, work with the correct file types, learn how to maximize Photoshop resources, use the correct file types and sizes for the web, print, and more.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare Photoshop before even starting

  • Major design mistakes

  • What not to use Photoshop for

  • Common Masking mistakes

  • Being too close to your project

  • File size issues

  • and much more...

Eliminate the most common Photoshop mistakes you do not even know you are making!

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Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced Photoshop enthusiast or professional who wants to augment their skills.
  • It is designed for the user who wants to improve their workflow and become more efficient.
  • It is not designed for beginners, or those who don't know Photoshop well.
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:22:07
+ Introduction
6 lectures 50:24

This course is all about productivity. If you have been having trouble getting consistent results with your Photoshop projects, this course will give you the foundation you need. It will make an enormous difference over the course of your career and help you get the results you want, consistently.

My name is Nathan Segal and I have been working with Photoshop for 30+ years, first as a photographer and later as a software instructor. Working with a design team, we produced over 300 concept images for stock photography catalogs. Later, as a software instructor, I have been writing for trade and consumer magazines all over the world. I have been published over 1,000 times and my main topics have been on computer graphics and photography. My most successful project was a joint venture with the Corel Corporation. I wrote the book, "The Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3/X4 Insider," which was sold with 2 hours of video tutorials. Over 11,000 copies of the book were sold.

Preview 03:51

* Not Planning the Workflow before Beginning a Project:

* Not Keeping Notes or Creating Checklists

* Not Making Copies of Images before Beginning a Layout:

* Not Using the Correct Resolution for Print or Web Projects:

* Not Making Use of Guides or Grids

* Not Naming Files, Folders, and Layers Properly

Preview 16:55
Steps to take before beginning any project. Part Two
07:41

* Not Making Use of Templates or Plugins

* Not Making Use of Custom Workspaces

* Not Making Use of Keyboard Shortcuts

* Not Making Use of Automation

* Not Saving Their Work Regularly

Preparing Photoshop for use and Output. Part One
13:35
Preparing Photoshop for use and Output Part Two
05:58

We review the section

Summary
02:24
+ Design Mistakes
3 lectures 25:33
Introduction
01:16

* Not Reducing Files for the Web

* Do Not Use Photoshop for to Design a Logo

* Do Not Use Photoshop for Body Copy

Preview 07:53

* Not Feathering Masks:

* Not Adding Shadows to Figures

* Using Too Many Fonts

* Not Keeping Watch Over File Sizes

* Not Sitting Back From Your Project

* Not Checking Images for Mistakes after Retouching

More design mistakes
16:24
+ Wrap up
3 lectures 06:10

Congratulations on completing this course.

Next Steps
01:17

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00:14

Mentoring will help you speed up your processes on Photoshop. If you need help, we are here to support your success with Photoshop.

[Bonus]
04:39