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Foundations of Photoshop

Build a strong foundation of basic Photoshop skills
4.3 (13 ratings)
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Created by Lisa Catalano
Published 9/2012
English English
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 24 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Description

This Foundations of Photoshop class is for people who are completely new to Photoshop or who want to understand it better. It covers the foundational skills that you need to use Photoshop. Work through 25+ exercises while watching the videos to learn some of the basic tools of Photoshop. Topics include: Layers, Adjusting your images, Photo Retouching, Design Tools and more.

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Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 02:13
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Lesson 1 - Getting Around In Photoshop
12 Lectures 47:08

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Lesson 1 Files
4.7 MB

Knowing that Photoshop main task is editing pixels in your image will help you understand how it works. 

Pixels
02:03

The Workspace
08:19

Preferences
06:05

Navigating Images
06:42

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File Management
04:33

The Mini Bridge
06:07

Reviewing Images
04:39

Undo and Redo Work
05:09

Undo and Redo Work Reference Sheet
1 page
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Lesson 2 - Image Resizing and Cropping
13 Lectures 46:30
Lesson Intro - Image Size and Cropping
00:35

Lesson 2 Files
9.7 MB

Crop
04:15

Cropping Options
10:00

Perspective Cropping
02:15

The Crop Tool (CS5) Reference Sheet
1 page

The Crop Tool (CS6) Reference Sheet
1 page


Background Layers Reference Sheet
1 page

Image Size
08:14

Canvas
07:09

Image and Canvas Size Reference Sheet
1 page

Putting it All Together
11:20
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Lesson 3 - Understanding Layers
10 Lectures 40:52
Lesson Intro - The Layers Panel
01:25

Lesson 3 Files
13.1 MB

The Layers Panel
05:52

Organizing Layers
04:49


Locking Layers
04:21

Blending Modes
07:42

Blending Backgrounds
02:25

Layer Styles
09:48

The Layers Panel Reference Sheet
1 page
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Lesson 4 - Selections & Masks
13 Lectures 38:04
Lesson Intro - Selections and Masks
01:22

Lesson 4 Files
11.0 MB

The Marquee Tools
03:36

Marquee Selection Tools Reference Sheet
1 page

The Lasso Tools
06:11

Lasso Selection Tools Reference Sheet
1 page

Quick Selection Tool
04:50

Quick Selection Tool Reference Sheet
1 page

Refine Edge
04:37

Layer Masks
05:45

Smart Filters with a Mask
04:44

Combining Images with a Mask
06:59

Layer Masks Reference Sheet
1 page
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Lesson 5 - Making Adjustments
15 Lectures 50:38
Lesson Intro - Making Adjustments
01:08

Lesson 5 Files
16.4 MB

The Adjustment Panel
08:05

Adjustment Panel CS5 Reference Sheet
1 page

Adjustments and Properties Panel CS6 Reference Sheet
1 page


Isolating an Adjustment with a Mask
04:14

Hue Saturation Adjustment
06:22

Selective Color Adjustment
02:20

Fixing a Color Cast
08:21

The Eyedropper Tool
1 page

Color Balance
02:58

Understanding Color
05:05

Color Picker Reference
1 page

Making a Black and White Adjustment
04:28
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Lesson 6 - Retouching
13 Lectures 39:10
Lesson Intro - Retouching
01:16

Lesson 6 Files
21.5 MB

Content-Aware Scale
03:30

Content Aware Fills and Move
05:23

Fill Command Reference
1 page

Healing Brush Tools
07:09

Spot Healing Brush Tool Reference Sheet
1 page

Healing Brush Tool Reference Sheet
1 page

The Patch Tool
08:47

The Patch Tool Reference Sheet
1 page

The Clone Tool
07:47

The Clone Tool Reference Sheet
2 pages

Final Retouching Project
05:18
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Lesson 7 - Design Tools
10 Lectures 41:30
Lesson Intro - Design Tools
00:43

Lesson 7 Files
2.3 MB

The Brush Tool
09:13

Photoshop Brushes
1 page

The Brush Tool Reference Sheet
1 page

The Shape Tools
08:32

The Text Tool
07:30

Gradient Tools
06:11

The Gradient Tool
1 page

The Transform Tool
09:21
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Lesson 8 - Final Project
14 Lectures 56:01
Lesson Intro - Final Project
00:47

Lesson 8 Files
9.1 MB

Grids and Guides
05:14

Creating a Template
06:38

Copying Selections
05:14

Rotate and Crop
04:26

Duplicate Layer
03:26

Placing Smart Objects
08:59

Adjusting Single Layers
05:39

Fixing Problems
03:26

Move Tool Reference
1 page

Adding Text
10:04

Wrap Up
01:58

CS4 Files
00:10
About the Instructor
4.3 Average rating
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Web Developer, Designer, Teacher

I'm a web developer, designer, teacher and lifelong student. Keeping up to speed on technology is a challenge these days, and I like to try to focus in on what is most important and useful.

My full-time job is creating the front-end of an internal enterprise web application using Backbone/Marionette and other front-end technologies. I teach Photoshop to designers at community college and I work on small websites when I have time.

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