Complete Photoshop CC 2020 for the absolute beginner
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Complete Photoshop CC 2020 for the absolute beginner

Master Photoshop CC 2020 essentials in this beginner course. Learn all the useful parts of Photoshop in 4 hrs!
4.4 (276 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.
21,265 students enrolled
Created by Haley Teh
Last updated 2/2020
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 70 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • All videos are relevant as of May 2020!
  • You will be able to use Photoshop on your own to create designs
  • You will be able to use Photoshop to touch up photos like a pro
  • You will learn all the useful parts of Photoshop and not waste time on stuff that you will never user
  • Create designs such as Posters, Flyers, Logos and Typography images from scratch
  • Stitch photos together, edit and filter your photos realistically
  • Learn all the shortcuts, tips and tricks from a seasoned expert
  • You should have a copy of Photoshop installed, preferably Photoshop CC 2017-2020 or CS6 version.
  • No prior experience is required! This course is designed to teach you everything from scratch!

Course updated for May 2020!

Course Features:

  • English subtitles available for ALL videos

  • Teaches all the useful parts of Photoshop which you are likely going to use

  • All videos are short and concise - the course is only 4 hrs! Stop wasting your time on lengthy course that drags on and makes you tired!

  • All videos and course materials are available for download

  • Shortcuts, tips and tricks are given extensively through the course

In 4 hours, you will learn all the useful parts of Photoshop and will be able to execute this program on your own thereafter!

This course is specially designed for students with little to no prior experience in Photoshop. Learn all the Photoshop CC essentials from scratch!

Photoshop is a GIGANTIC software. This course focuses on tools that you are likely EVER going to use in your daily life! Do not waste time on lengthy courses that compromised on common everyday tools, and teach you stuff which you are never going to use!

What You will learn in this course:

  • Beautify your photos with filters and image adjustments

  • Do common operations such as crop, resize, flip, skew, warp, rotate etc.

  • Create design works such as Posters, Flyers and Logos

  • Stitch multiple images together realistically

  • Remove skin flaws

  • Create beautiful text and typography images

  • Get more advanced with external fonts, brushes, and shapes

  • Learn the differences between JPG, PNG, GIF and how to save images properly for print and digital distribution

  • And many more!

You can be:

  • Either using a Windows or Mac OS. Care will be taken to highlight the platform differences.

  • Either using Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC 2017-2020.

  • Of all ages, from all walks of life. As long as you have an interest in learning Photoshop essentials, this course is for you!

  • Either a total beginner who have not touch Photoshop before, or just started using this piece of software. This course assumes you have no prior knowledge!

What Makes This Course DIFFERENT from other courses:

  • This Course is designed to teach you Photoshop essentials in a succinct manner, and lasts ONLY 4 hours!

  • Even though the Course is only 4 hours, it teaches you all the Photoshop ESSENTIALS in a totally BEGINNER FRIENDLY way. This is possible by carefully crafting the course content, and not bombard you with unnecessary topics and words.

Who this Course is NOT for:

  • This Course does not teach you 3D, as well as animating in Photoshop.

  • If you have been using Photoshop for years, and looking to learn more advanced topic, this course might not be for you as it is designed for beginners who wish to start and understand more about Photoshop.

-------- TAKE THIS COURSE & MASTER PHOTOSHOP in a short span of time! --------

I created this course as I hate watching long videos where the instructor drag and touch on stuff that I will never use. There are many stuff in Photoshop that I constantly use on a daily basis, and I wish other new-comers would know of these knowledge and tips to make their Photoshop journey easier. Hence, I create this course with the aim to impart all common knowledge to new-comers without bombarding them with unnecessary content. I strongly believe that this 4 hours course is all you need to get started in Photoshop!

Musics used in this course:

"Life of Riley" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech) License: CC BY 4.0

"At The Shore" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech) License: CC BY 4.0

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners who wish to learn how to use Photoshop to do useful stuff
Course content
Expand all 60 lectures 03:54:33
+ Introduction to Photoshop CC 2020
8 lectures 25:44

An overview of what you will learn in this entire course!

Preview 02:42

Learn how to navigate yourself in this seemingly confusing application.

Preview 03:39

Some things for you to take note of regarding Windows vs Mac.

1-3 Things to note

Learn how to open a document/image and how to save them to your local disk.

1-4 Opening and saving an image/document

The ability to zoom is extremely important. Here, you will learn 3 different ways to zoom as well as shortcuts to zooming.

1-5 Zooming in and Out

Layer is the most important concept to understand in Photoshop. Here, you will understand how to use Layer as well as the Move Tool to move your layer.

1-6 Understanding Layers and Move Tool

Free Transform is how you will do manipulations such as resizing a layer, rotating, skewing, warping, flipping and many more.

1-7 Free Transform Tool

Undo will be one of the most used operations in Photoshop. Here, you will learn how to undo and redo, as well as keeping track of the number of undos.

1-8 Undo in Photoshop
+ Image adjustments
8 lectures 28:54

Learn the differences between Image Size and Canvas Size and how to change them.

2-1 Changing Image and Canvas Size

Learn how to crop your image as well as applying aspect ratio restrictions.

2-2 Cropping your image

Learn how to use the Auto functions to quickly let Photoshop use AI to correct your image.

2-3 Auto Tone / Auto Contrast / Auto Color

Learn the differences between Brightness and Levels, and how to apply these adjustments to your image.

2-4 Brightness, Contrast, Levels, Curves

Get exposed to more image adjustment options and learn how to change an image exposure, vibrance and saturation.

2-5 Exposure, Vibrance, Saturation

Learn even more image adjustment options and in particular, how to change an image color balance and the properties in Black and White.

2-6 Hue, Color Balance, Black and White

This section exposes you to the various image adjustments available in Photoshop. It is now up to you to apply these adjustments to your image.

2-7 Summing up Image Adjustments

A Case Study is where we look at a real world usage of how one might use Photoshop to achieve something. In this first Case Study video, we look at how to beautify photos taken from your phone in Photoshop.

2-8 Case Study 1: Beautify your photographs
+ Deleting pixels in Photoshop
6 lectures 18:51

Take a look at why deleting pixels from an image/layer is important in Photoshop.

3-1 Importance of Erasing

Take a look at one of the most common Tool used in Photoshop - the Brush Tool, and how to select foreground color.

3-2 Brush Tool and Selecting Color

Learn the easiest way to erase pixels in Photoshop - the Eraser Tool, as well as the Background Eraser Tool.

3-3 Eraser Tool and Background Eraser Tool

One way of "erasing" pixels from an image is to cover the area with the image background to give the illusion of erasing an object away. Look at the limitations of such a method in this video.

3-4 The Cover Up method

Layer Mask is the most popular and the recommended method to erase pixels from an image. Find out what Layer Mask is and how to use them in this video.

3-5 Layer Mask

In this Section, we have looked at various ways of erasing pixels in Photoshop. The recommended approach is to use Layer Mask to erase pixels from a layer.

3-6 Summary of deleting pixels in Photoshop
+ Selection techniques in Photoshop
7 lectures 26:49

Let's look at why we need to select a portion of an image, and what we can do with these selections.

4-1 Importance of selecting pixels

We will look at the Rectangular Marquee Tool, Elliptical Marquee Tool, as well as the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tool in this video.

4-2 Selection using the Marquee Tools

Explore the Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool and Magnetic Lasso Tool in this video.

4-3 Selection using the Lasso Tools

Learn how to use the Quick Selection Tool to quickly select an area, and the Magic Wand Tool to select flat colors accurately.

Preview 04:12

Pen Tool can be used for many purposes, and one such purpose we are exploring in this video is how to select pixels using the Pen Tool.

4-5 Selection using the Pen Tool

There are many selection techniques meant for different use cases. You should be able to comfortably use the selection tools to select a portion of a layer and do some adjustments to it.

4-6 Summing up Selection techniques

In this second Case Study video, we will look at real world examples of moving a person from an image to another image, as well as superimposing a bag from a separate image onto a person's shoulder.

Preview 06:00
+ Cloning in Photoshop
5 lectures 16:47

Cloning is the process of copying a portion of a layer onto another portion. Learn why cloning is important and how to clone in this Section.

5-1 Overview of Cloning

Learn how to use the Clone Tool to clone part of your image onto another part.

5-2 The Clone Tool

There are some limitations to cloning in the same layer. Learn how to clone more effectively in this video.

5-3 More about Clone Tool

Learn how to use the Spot Healing and Healing Brush Tool to quickly and effectively remove flaws in the skin.

Preview 03:40
5-5 Summing up Cloning
+ Filters in Photoshop
6 lectures 26:48

Learn how to apply different filters such as blur and sharpen to your images in this Section

6-1 Overview of Filters in Photoshop

Learn how to blur your image as well as how to use the popular Gaussian Blur.

6-2 Blur and Gaussian Blur

Learn how to sharpen your image realistically.

6-3 Sharpening your image

The Filter Gallery contains tons of pre-made filters for your image. Learn how to navigate to the Filter Gallery and how to use it.

6-4 Filter Gallery

Layer Style effects provide many functionalities such as adding strokes to your images or applying drop shadows. Learn the various effects available and how to navigate there.

6-5 Layer Style effects

In this third Case Study Video, we will look at how to create a Photo Collage from many images, and how to add effects to your images.

6-6 Case Study 3: Photo Collage and Adding Effects
+ Creating Text in Photoshop
8 lectures 34:41

Learn all you need to know about creating Text and applying effects to Text in this Section.

7-1 Overview of Creating Text in Photoshop

All images are either a Raster or a Vector, and this would affect your image quality when you scale them up or down. Learn the differences between a Raster and a Vector in this video.

7-2 Raster vs Vector

Learn how to use the Horizontal and Vertical Type Tool to create your Text Layer.

7-3 Horizontal and Vertical Type Tools

The Character Panel houses all useful functions needed for Text Manipulations, such as bolding and underlying text. Learn how to open and use the Character Panel.

7-4 The Character Panel

Learn how to apply effects to Text through the Layer Style window.

7-5 Text Effects

Learn how to create Shapes in Photoshop, as well as the difference between a Shape Layer and a rasterized layer.

7-6 Shapes in Photoshop

In this Case Study video, we will look at how to create Typography quotes images through 5 examples.

7-7 Case Study 4: Creating Typography Quotes Images

In this Case Study video, we will look at 20 more examples of Typography images and how to create them.

7-8 Case Study 5: More Typography Works
+ More about Photoshop
8 lectures 28:19
8-1 Overview of Section 8

Learn how to find external fonts online and load them into Photoshop.

8-2 Adding External Fonts

Learn how to find external brushes online and load them into Photoshop.

8-3 Adding External Brushes

Learn how to find external Shapes online and load them into Photoshop.

8-4 Adding External Shapes

Learn the differences between the most commonly saved file types - JPG, PNG, and GIF.

8-5 JPG vs PNG vs GIF

Learn the differences between the different saving options and find the balance between image file size and image quality.

8-6 How to save in JPG and PNG properly

There are properties you should know when preparing your image for print, versus exporting your image to view on electronic devices. Learn what Pixels Per Inch is and how to best prepare your images for print in this video.

8-7 PPI and Printing your Images

Grouping layers essentially creates a folder type structure to make your layer panel cleaner. Color Tagging layers allows you to quickly find some layers.

8-8 Grouping and Color Tagging layers
+ More Case Studies
4 lectures 27:40

In this Case Study video, we will learn how to create Posters / Flyers and design works in general using Photoshop. We will also look at how to get stock images and resources online.

9-1 Case Study 6: Creating Posters / Flyers / Design Works

In this Case Study video, we will look at 2 examples of cleaning up images to post on E-commerce sites, such as adding white background and shadows to the items.

9-2 Case Study 7: E-commerce Clean-up

We have came across many shortcuts throughout this course. In this video, I will summarize all the shortcuts I have mentioned into one video for recap.

9-3 Summary of very useful shortcuts

Thank you for finishing this course! I am confident that you are able to execute Photoshop on your own now and do incredible things with it. I wish you all the best in using Photoshop! :)

9-4 Course Conclusion