Photoshop Bootcamp For Photographers & Freelancers
What you'll learn
- Make crucial image adjustments to exposure, color, and contrast
- Add creative edits to color and tone
- Create convincing composites
- Resize and reformat with confidence
- Retouch with ease
- Basic computer skills are definitely handy.
- Platform doesn't matter: PC and Mac users are all welcome!
- Photoshop should be installed and ready to go (Version is not terribly important; the course includes links to a 30-day free trial).
- Course files are attached for each lecture; you can download them ahead of time for an uninterrupted learning experience.
If you are an artist at heart and you love beautiful, visually stimulating designs and eye catching photography, you will need to have a firm grasp of the basics of Photoshop. In this course, you will learn all the aspects of Photoshop that will enable you to accomplish the personal projects you have always dreamed of, and you will gain the skill set that will open the door to launching and expanding your career as a freelancer.
I created this practical Udemy course for you—filled with my unique insights from building my own business and teaching Photoshop around the world for over 10 years. My course is packed with project based, real world examples that demystify even the most seemingly complicated of functions, which makes it unlike any other course I’ve seen online.
This course is built specifically to get beginners off the bench and into the game, and it’s uniquely suited for the aspiring photographer and designer. Best of all, zero previous Photoshop experience is required. (Truly.).
Furthermore, for those who share my passion for photography, I added a bonus section on camera tips like how to use white balance and exposure compensation to elevate your photography skills to the next level.
Specifically, this cover will cover:
Making crucial image adjustments to exposure, color, and contrast
Making your projects stand out with color and tone
Creating stunning composites
Resizing, reformatting, cropping, and other tools of the trade
Building an entire client album with a single click
Completing several projects you can use in your own portfolio or with your own clients
Launching your freelancing career
Selling your work and winning more clients with design mockups
Handling last-minute client requests with ease
In addition to basics like tuning up images, making selections, and working with layers, we'll complete several projects you can use to grow your own business, including a logo, two different design mockups, a multi-format promotional piece, and a re-usable album pattern.
I want you to take the hassle out of your hustle because let’s face it: building a new skill set and launching a business can be a lot of work! Beginners will always have a soft spot in my heart because—I've been there. When I was cutting my Photoshop teeth, the Internet was in its very early days, and online learning was a far off dream. So I read books (some left much to be desired) and taught myself, struggling through things the hard way, which propelled me spare others the hassle.
Over the more than 10 years that I've been teaching Photoshop around the world, I've learned that for many who have tried but struggled to gain traction, it's really just a matter of explaining things in such a way that they suddenly click. I'm proud to say that I've been helping things "click" for everyone from hobbyists and total beginners of all ages, to working professionals who want to up their game.
"The best online course what I've done so far. The instructor was skillful in field and also very good motivator and awesome speaker. I could not stop watching this course. I would definitely recommend this course for everyone who are interested in design and for who are lost and don't know where to start. I can't wait for the next courses by this instructor." —Radovan P.
"This is a great course, its fun and Khara keeps it light and interesting. For the first time ever I am remembering keyboard shortcuts, never happened before. I like the light harted terminology and the course material is very well thought out. Khara keeps up the pace but never overwhelms and I am learning loads of stuff that has eluded me in the past, an excellent course and one I would recommend to anyone just starting out with PS CC. I love it!" —Pete B.
"This course was awesome! I had previous Photoshop experience, so the beginning was a refresher course. But after a few lessons in, it went to a whole new level for me. The instructor is GREAT, I love her energy and personality, also I love her slang/pet names for some of the buttons/functions. It was really helpful to remember those buttons! It was well worth the money and I will tell others! I am really, really impressed.. I will look for other courses that she may teach, and order them as well (if they apply to me)." —John P.
So Let's Do This!
Enroll today to sharpen your Photoshop skill set and multiply your freelance opportunities!
(Not to mention: this is obviously going to be ridiculously fun—right?!? I'll see you in the course!)
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring freelance photographers and designers who want to build their Photoshop skill set to launch or expand their own business
- People whose job descriptions have been expanded to include graphic design and Photoshop skills
- Photo and design hobbyists interested in various personal projects
- This course offers students a comprehensive foundation in Photoshop concepts. It is *not* for advanced users looking for a technically driven deep dive into the blue yonder of obscure Photoshop functions.
Professional photographer turned celebrated instructor, Khara Plicanic has taught more than 30 courses on global platforms including CreativeLive and Brit+Co. She is the author of several books including Getting Started in Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Album Moxie: The Savvy Photographer’s Guide to Album Design and More with InDesign, and The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition. After more than a decade as a professional wedding and portrait photographer, these days, Khara is focused on sharing what she has learned with others.
Known for her expertise in workflow and business strategy as well as her eye for design, Khara has made it her personal mission to improve the lives of photographers and designers through better planning, better choices, and better software. She loves simplifying even the most complicated of topics, making learning accessible to students of all skill levels. She is a veteran speaker at TEDx and at industry conferences including SWPP, WPPI, and ImagingUSA.
When Khara is not working or chasing her toddler, she can often be found in her studio with all things Creative Cloud, a crochet hook, sewing machine, and pile of books. She believes in good design, efficient workflow, and all things covered in chocolate. To learn more, connect with Khara on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter where you’ll find all her latest projects, adventures, and repeated attempts at yoga.