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.
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  • Lectures 80
  • Contents Video: 4 hours
    Other: 9 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

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.

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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

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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.)

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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

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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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The New Updated Course - coming July 1st
02:36

Welcome to the course

AN - The Udemy Interface Explained
1 page
BN- Messages and Comments
1 page
Section 2: Starting With The Basics
CN - How To Use This Course
1 page
01:38

How to set up the Photoshop canvas

DN - Download Files and Choose Your Muse
1 page
02:12

Transforming and saving an image

Section 3: Editing Basics: Destructive and Non-destructive Editing
04:17

Destructive Editing explained, using the erasure and lasso tools.

5N Masking and Non-destructive Editing
04:05
6N Masking Out The Background
Preview
03:04
Section 4: Layers Explained
7N Layers Options
01:06
8N Adjusting Layer Icons and Saving
03:29
9N The Creative Process
Preview
03:13
Section 5: Textures, Brushes and Blend Modes
10N Textures and Blend Modes
03:50
11N Level Adjustments and Textures
Preview
05:32
12N Textures and Brushes
03:12
13N More About Brushes
04:38
14N How To Load Brushes
02:03
15N Where and How to Find Brushes
Preview
02:03
16N More Brushes and Color Levels
02:42
Section 6: Creating Design Elements And Patterns Using Various Tools
17N Using Marquee Tool To Create Design
04:07
18N Using Patterns in Tools
05:01
19N Strokes and Drop Shadows
Preview
02:39
20N Make Brushes and Patterns
03:25
21N Filter Gallery - Half Tone Effects
02:44
Section 7: How to Add Color
22N The Pen Tool and Adding Color To Clothing
04:32
23N Coloring Hair
02:59
24N Masking and Hair Lines
Preview
03:38
25N Coloring Skin
02:05
26N Coloring Skin Continued
01:48
27N Adding Color to Eyes and Lips
03:23
28N Adding Fabric Design To a Couch
01:33
29N Adding Hightlights to the Eyes
01:06
Section 8: Wrapping Up the Project
30N Using the Text Tool
03:48
05:15

Save your files in different formats for different reasons.

GN Congrats!
1 page
Vist My Sites
Preview
1 page
Section 9: OLD Course - With Different Artwork
Old Course Artwork
Preview
1 page
01:29

The best way to use this course.

02:33

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

02:56
Where to find contemporary images in the public domain.
Section 10: Beginning In Photoshop
04:06
What DPI is and understanding digital sizes.
02:10
The basic set up of the Photoshop boxes and windows.
Section 11: Let The Art Party Begin
01:48
Importing the main image to your canvas.  
01:01
You can choose different portraits and backgrounds to create your own unique artwork.
05:19
Cut out parts of the image using the lasso tool and leave the background transparent.
Section 12: Layers and Cutouts
02:10
Use the magic wand tool to select only parts of an image.
04:16
Use the transformation tool to resize and alter an image's orientation.
02:20
Keep file sizes low by getting rid of unseen elements.
Section 13: Background Layers
04:14
Adding image layers for the background.
02:03
How to pick the best images to create beautiful backgrounds.
01:29
The opacity setting and how to use it.
Layers and Opacity
Preview
07:09
Section 14: Colorizing
06:18
Using the lasso tool and brush tool to add color.
Coloring the Lips
15:12
04:28
Using the "Paste Into" to add a design to the dress.
03:07
How to flatten the mask and save artwork versions.
Section 15: Filters
Canvas Filter
07:09
Ad Noise Filter
06:06
06:41

Using the Waterpaper Filter.

Section 16: Text
Adding Text
Preview
08:42
Section 17: Finalizing The Artwork
03:00
Check your artwork for unwanted bits.
Flatten Image
03:45
04:20
How to save in different formats.
Section 18: Wrapping It All Up
02:55

Copyrighted artwork from public domain images.

Thank You
01:34
Section 19: Tool Tips
TOOL TIP 1: Flip an Image
01:27
TOOL TIP 2: Color Balance
01:07
TOOL TIP 3: Contrast
01:03
TOOL TIP 4: Feathering
Preview
02:04
TOOL TIP 5: Clone Stamp
01:55
TOOL TIP 6: Drop Shadow
02:09
TOOL TIP 7: History Box
02:18
TOOL TIP 8: Brushes Load New
05:08
TOOL TIP 9: Patterns
Preview
02:45
TOOL TIP 10: Using Patterns
04:36
TOOL TIP 11: More About Text
03:50
TOOL TIP 12: Sharing Images Across Art
01:36
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Instructor Biography

Cat Whipple, 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.

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