Photoshop Foundation - Everything You Need to Get Started
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Photoshop Foundation - Everything You Need to Get Started

Establish a basic foundation for using Photoshop to begin creating amazing images. Does not require any prior knowledge.
4.3 (200 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.
4,470 students enrolled
Created by Joe Buchmann
Last updated 9/2017
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Become familiar with the Photoshop interface, menus, and toolbar.
  • Understand how to use selection tools.
  • Understand brushes and how to use them.
  • Become familiar with the paint bucket tool.
  • Understand the basics of using the clone stamp tool.
  • Understand the basics of using the healing brush tool.
Requirements
  • You will need Photoshop. (A version of CC is preferred, but not absolutely necessary to understand the concepts.)
  • A desire to learn and be creative is a must!
Description

This course is the absolute first step to beginning your Photoshop journey. I've designed this course to be easy for anyone that is just starting. Together, we will go in-depth into the basics of using this powerful software.

In this course we will master the basics by:

  • Becoming familiar with the Photoshop interface, menus, and toolbar.
  • Understanding how to use selection tools.
  • Understanding brushes and how to use them.
  • Learning about the paint bucket and gradient tools.
  • Using the clone stamp tool to remove objects from an image.
  • Learning what the Healing brush tool can do.
  • Talking about stock photography options.

After this course, you will have the foundation you need to expand your creativity into any of the many paths Photoshop has to offer.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for anyone who is interested in beginning to use Photoshop, or would like to better understand the basics.
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 04:00:58
+ Introduction and Overview
2 lectures 05:14

Introducing myself, and why I'm here to teach you about Photoshop.

Preview 03:42

This is an introduction to the course. You will see what items will be covered in the upcoming lessons.

Course Introduction and Overview
01:32
+ Getting Familiar
7 lectures 01:31:23

In this lesson we will take a look at the Photoshop interface, and what each element does.

A simple visual breakdown of the Photoshop interface main elements is attached as a resource.

Preview 14:58

The menu lessons cover every menu item in Photoshop. They are intended to show you what is available, but does not cover each item in-depth. This is part 1 of 3.

Menus: Part 1
20:02

The menu lessons cover every menu item in Photoshop. They are intended to show you what is available, but does not cover each item in-depth. This is part 2 of 3.

Menus: Part 2
17:15

The menu lessons cover every menu item in Photoshop. They are intended to show you what is available, but does not cover each item in-depth. This is part 3 of 3.

Menus: Part 3
11:41

In this lesson, we take a look at the toolbar and what each item is intended to be used for.

The Toolbar
16:27

We talk about keyboard shortcuts, and how to use them.

Keyboard Shortcuts
04:48

A short lesson to cover some basic Photoshop terms to become familiar with.

Common Things to Know
06:12
+ Selection Tools
2 lectures 26:58

In this lesson, we take a more in-depth look at the marquee selection tools.

Preview 12:38

To continue with selection tools, we cover the Lasso and Quick Selection tools.

Lasso and Quick Selection Tools
14:20
+ Photoshop Brushes
4 lectures 53:49

Getting to know the brush tools. Starting with the Brush and Pencil.

The Brush and Pencil Tools
13:06

The Color Replacement and Mixer Brush tools are really cool, and very powerful. Here, we take a basic look at what they are, and how they can be used.

Preview 22:08

The Eraser tools sound basic, but are actually very essential, and powerful tools. In this lesson, we will cover the basic Eraser, Background Eraser, and Magic Eraser tools.

Eraser Tools
13:14

In this lesson, we'll see how the history brushes can be used to restore portions of an image to an earlier state.

History Brushes
05:21
+ Other Powerful Tools
3 lectures 53:23

The paint bucket tools are used to fill large areas with solid colors, gradients, patterns, and more. We'll explore these tools in this lesson.

Preview 22:13

Clone Stamp and Pattern Stamp. Pretty cool tools. We'll see what they can do.

Stamp Tools
08:32

The healing tools are incredibly powerful, and really fun to use. These are some of the tools that will have people thinking you are a Photoshop magician!

Preview 22:38
+ Additional Resources
2 lectures 10:27

Stock photography is something we all use. Here, I will give a few suggestions on some free and paid stock sites that I like.

Stock Photography Options
05:49

In this video we are going to learn about the guide layout feature in Adobe Photoshop CC. Previously, to create a guide layout like what I have here, we had to create them by manually by dragging all of the guides from the rulers, or by using add-ons like Gridify to create an automatic layout. Adobe has now incorporated that automatic feature right into the software.

Preview 04:38