Photoshop for Beginners - Complete Photoshop Mastery Course
- Beginners will learn how to use Photoshop from scratch.
- This is a very easy to follow course that goes at just the right pace so you don't miss any steps.
- Learn about the interface including where the tools are and how to customize your workspace.
- Learn how to use the most important tools in Photoshop.
- Learn how to edit photos, do touch-ups, whiten teeth, crop, and more.
- No previous knowledge of Photoshop is required at all! We'll start from the very beginning.
- You will need a working computer with Photoshop installed.
- Photoshop CC is preferred, but you can learn with older Photoshop CS versions as well.
Welcome to The Complete Adobe Photoshop Mastery Course for Beginners, where you'll learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop in a fun, hands-on way. This course is designed to teach you the most important elements of beginning Photoshop without the frustration or stress that often comes with learning new software.
If you are brand new to Photoshop or have tried to learn Photoshop and struggled with it, this course is for you. The course starts very slowly and easily at the very beginning with how to purchase Photoshop and how to get the most our of this course. It moves forward in an easy-to-follow, logical way, building your skills up until you feel confident using Photoshop for your photo editing. I promise you'll enjoy it and learn a ton. If not, you can get a full, 100% refund within 30 days.
The course is recorded using Photoshop CC on a PC, but it works fine if you have an older CS version of Photoshop, too. I also include tips for using a Mac, so that's no problem either.
Here's how the course is broken down:
First, we get familiar with the Photoshop program and interface. We learn to open and save images, and learn where the most frequently used tools are located.
Second, we start using the most important tools, like the move tool, the crop tool, the brush tool, and the healing brush tool. We also learn how to use layers so that we can work non-destructively on our photos. (In the course, I'll explain what that means and why it makes your life easier).
Finally, we do a bunch of hands-on projects in Photoshop.
We whiten a subjects teeth.
We crop an image bigger (did you know you could do that? It's pretty cool).
We create a square social media profile picture that would work on YouTube, Instagram or Facebook.
We brighten up dull, dark images.
We learn how to add or reduce redness in a subject's face (so they don't look like a ghost or a cherry).
We make an image black and white.
We switch out the sky in a mountain scene (we can choose clouds, blue sky, or even the northern lights).
Finally, we combine two images into one (we take a cappuccino mug and set it in a field of flowers, just for fun!).
When you are finished with this course, I promise you'll feel confident using the program and the many tools and options that it offers. You'll be able to do valuable work in Photoshop, and have fun while doing it.
Jump in and watch some lectures and see how easy it can be to learn.
- Beginner Photoshop student who has little or no experience using Photoshop.
- This course is also perfect for anyone who might feel intimidated about learning Photoshop or someone who has tried in the past without success.
- Experienced students will also find plenty to learn whether it's adjustment layers, shortcut keystrokes, or ways to navigate through Photoshop.
If you follow the advice in this lecture, you'll not only learn more from the course, you'll learn faster. My most important piece of advice is to commit 20 hours to learning Photoshop. This includes time watching lectures AND time practice on assignments. Write down your hours and keep track. If you do this, you'll be amazed at how much you learn about Photoshop after those 20 hours!
You've already learned how to crop an image smaller. Now, it's time to learn how to crop an image bigger using the content aware tool. This awesome tool with actually add to your image and fill in the blank spaces. It doesn't always do this perfectly, so you have to stay on your toes. But, it is often surprisingly good add doing this!
The gradient tool is useful for creating more interesting distributions of color for backgrounds. This can be helpful for business cards, posters, ads, etc. Gradients go really well behind text to make if more interesting. In this lecture, I'll show you how to use it.
Layers are very important in Photoshop for two main reasons. First, they allow you to work non-destructively, which means you don't have to damage your original photo with your edits. Second, they allow you to much more easily remove edits and do your own previews of various edits.
What can layers do? There are so many answers to this question. They can help you work non-destructively. They can allow you to composite different images or effects into one image. They can allow you to quickly and easily compare one effect versus another effect.
This is just a fun little quiz where you have to decide, based on what you've learned so far, which adjustment layer should you use to change this photo to look like the example provided. I hope you figure out the answer. If not, I'll show you how to do it in the next lecture.
Some selections can be difficult and time consuming. There is nothing worse than spending a ton of time on a selection and then losing it for some reason and not being able to get it back. For this, and other reasons, it's great to be able to save your selection for later use. In this video I'll show you how to save a selection and how to load saved selections into your Photoshop document.
Before you can use a layer mask, you first have to create one. In this lecture I'll show you three quick ways to create a layer mask;
Create a layer mask with an adjustment layer (which you've already learned).
Create a layer mask from a selection.
Create a layer mask from scratch and then add to it using the gradient or brush tools.