Learn Photoshop: Create Gorgeous Art in 2 Days
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Learn Photoshop: Create Gorgeous Art in 2 Days

Learn Adobe Photoshop while creating gorgeous artwork. Gain a creative and marketable skill. For beginners in Photoshop.
4.7 (35 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
333 students enrolled
Created by Cat Whipple
Last updated 7/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will know how to use layers, basic tools, opacity, some filters, resolution, and other skills to create artwork.
  • By the end of this class you will have created a beautiful, high quality piece of artwork.
  • You will know what copyright-free and public domain images are, where to find them, and how to create your own original artwork with them.
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  • Adobe Photoshop cs5, cs 6, or cc.
  • A wacom tablet is preferred by not necessary
  • A larger screen. This course is probably not suitable for ipads or other small devices.

Learn Photoshop: Create Gorgeous Art in 2 Days is for anyone who wants to learn Adobe Photoshop, create digital art, or add a powerful skill to their resume. In as little as 2 days you can learn everything you need to know in Photoshop to create gorgeous art and add this money-making skill set to your resume.


5 Star Review: "

"I loveddd this class! Very clear yet thorough ... I learned many wonderful skills that I know will help me along my photoshop learning journey :-) Thank you Cat for putting this together and for the wonderful textures/pictures you shared with us. Much love! xoxoxox" - Monica


Photoshop is the number one photo-editing software in the world. Not only can you edit photos with it, you can create amazing artwork with it, and even do graphic design. People who use Photoshop include photographers, graphic designers, game designers, artists and illustrators, ad designers, surface and pattern designers, web masters, and more. Millions of people make a living from knowing how to use Photoshop.

Learn Photoshop: Create Gorgeous Art in 2 Days includes 2 beautiful collage projects that will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating your own unique digital art. Both projects include portraits of vintage movie stars, textures, bokehs, and abstract backgrounds for use in your collage.

In as little as two days you can create your own digital artwork and have the Photoshop skills and confidence to create lots more. And you'll have a collection of over 200 public domain, copy-right free images to use over and over.

Included in the course:

  • Over 40 vintage portraits of movie stars from the 1920s
  • Over 200 bokehs, textures, and abstract backgrounds
  • 70 videos, lectures and PDF downloads

Knowledge/skill sets you will acquire:

  • layers
  • blend modes
  • filter gallery
  • destructive and non-destructive editing
  • saving formats
  • DPI and digital sizes
  • drop shadow
  • masking
  • loading brushes and patterns
  • making your own brushes and patterns
  • and so much more.

Tools you will learn: lasso, marquee, move, magic wand, text, brush, clone stamp, and many more

Why I am qualified to teach you Photoshop: I have been using Adobe Photoshop for over 20 years. I have used Photoshop in my career as a: photojournalist, graphic designer, fine art photographer, freelance artist, and web master. You can see some of my digital artwork on Fineartamerica, do a search for Cat Whipple to see my Photoshop artwork. (I would leave a link here but it's not allowed.)


5 Star Review: "Perfect for the beginning digital artist. Cat Whipple shows how to use Photoshop to create art without getting bogged down in overly technical details of the software. I certainly hope that she will follow up with an intermediate level digital collage course." - Lisa


Learn Adobe Photoshop in as little as two days. Acquire powerful creative skills. Gain highly marketable and employable skills. Enroll in the course today and become a Photoshop pro.

Learn Photoshop: Create Gorgeous Art in 2 Days offers a 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy with this course. The 30-day refund is backed and dispersed by Udemy, no questions asked.

Who is the target audience?
  • For beginners who want to learn how to create beautiful digital artwork in Photoshop. No drawing ability or art experience necessary.
  • For people frustrated with knowing Photoshop tools but not how to create artwork with them.
  • For people who want to create vintage artwork to sell on paper and digital products.
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Curriculum For This Course
80 Lectures
The New Updated Course - coming July 1st
3 Lectures 02:36

Welcome to the course

Preview 02:36

AN - The Udemy Interface Explained
1 page

BN- Messages and Comments
1 page
Starting With The Basics
4 Lectures 03:50
CN - How To Use This Course
1 page

How to set up the Photoshop canvas

2N Set up the Canvas

DN - Download Files and Choose Your Muse
1 page

Transforming and saving an image

3N Tranform Tool and Saving Images
Editing Basics: Destructive and Non-destructive Editing
3 Lectures 11:26

Destructive Editing explained, using the erasure and lasso tools.

4N Lasso and Erasure Tool and Destructive Editing

5N Masking and Non-destructive Editing

Layers Explained
3 Lectures 07:48
7N Layers Options

8N Adjusting Layer Icons and Saving

Textures, Brushes and Blend Modes
7 Lectures 24:00
10N Textures and Blend Modes

12N Textures and Brushes

13N More About Brushes

14N How To Load Brushes

16N More Brushes and Color Levels
Creating Design Elements And Patterns Using Various Tools
5 Lectures 17:56
17N Using Marquee Tool To Create Design

18N Using Patterns in Tools

20N Make Brushes and Patterns

21N Filter Gallery - Half Tone Effects
How to Add Color
8 Lectures 21:04
22N The Pen Tool and Adding Color To Clothing

23N Coloring Hair

25N Coloring Skin

26N Coloring Skin Continued

27N Adding Color to Eyes and Lips

28N Adding Fabric Design To a Couch

29N Adding Hightlights to the Eyes
Wrapping Up the Project
4 Lectures 09:03
30N Using the Text Tool

Save your files in different formats for different reasons.

Preview 05:15

GN Congrats!
1 page

OLD Course - With Different Artwork
4 Lectures 06:58

The best way to use this course.

Preview 01:29

What public domain image are and why it's important to know the difference between them and copyrighted images.

Understanding Public Domain

Where to find contemporary images in the public domain.
Contemporary Public Domain Images
Beginning In Photoshop
2 Lectures 06:16
What DPI is and understanding digital sizes.
Preview 04:06

The basic set up of the Photoshop boxes and windows.
Windows and Canvases
9 More Sections
About the Instructor
Cat Whipple
4.8 Average rating
214 Reviews
2,907 Students
4 Courses
Photoshop expert teaching Photoshop to artists: 4 courses

I LOVE Adobe Photoshop! I think it's the best invention on the planet and I want everyone to try it at least once, because it can transform lives. Really!

So who is this Photoshop junkie? I am a artist, photographer and graphic designer. I have used Photoshop for over 20 years in my personal artwork and professional career as a graphic designer and photographer.

Being a Photoshop expert has helped me land a job at a big daily newspaper (The St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota); helped me become a graphic designer; given me the skills to work as a freelance photo re-toucher; and given me the confidence to sell my artwork online (you can see my work on FineArtAmerica).

I have taught numerous real-life classes in Photoshop, photography, and art journaling. And now I am enjoy teaching Photoshop online where I can teach even more people.