Photoshop Bootcamp For Photographers & Freelancers
- 10 hours on-demand video
- 10 articles
- 136 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- 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!)
- 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.
Welcome! I'm thrilled you're on this Photoshop journey with me. Great things are ahead for you in this course!
For this course, you'll need an open mind, sense of adventure, and—Photoshop! The specific version is not important, neither is your platform (PC/Mac). (You can always find a free Photoshop trial available at adobe.com.) This quick overview will clear up confusion surrounding the more recent move to cloud/subscription based access.
To avoid the tedium of downloading individual files, once you enroll in the course, you'll find a .zip file with all the course images (organized into folders by section) attached to the intro lecture for section 2 (aka: lecture #5). This way you can download everything all at once (instead of bit by bit) so you can roll full steam ahead, without interruption. :)
In this lecture, we'll go over three things:
- What is Photoshop—reeeallly?
- There are no wrong answers!
- Experimentation is crucial.
Feeling comfortable (and less clumsy) is the goal in this section! We’ll go over how the workspace is organized, how the toolbar works, how to find and work with panels, how to get started with keyboard shortcuts, and how to navigate in (and between) images.
PS: If you'd prefer to download all the files for the course as one giant .zip file (instead of individual downloads for each lecture), you'll find what you need attached to the resources for this lecture.
Let's talk about making selections, shall we? Selections are what allow you to "grab" things in Photoshop, whether to move them, remove them, tweak them, etc. Some selections are simple, but others can be more complicated. With a little know-how, you'll be amazed at what you can do with selections; watch this section to find out!
Retouching can mean everything from removing an unwanted object to shedding a few pounds from your mid-section. No matter what kind of retouching you plan to do, the basic process is the same. It’s not even new to Photoshop—the first techniques we’ll look at are as old as photography itself.