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Fundamental principles of working with Photoshop

In this course you find many intresting information about working with photos, and basics of photoshop and lightroom.
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What Will I Learn?
The course learning Photoshop - this familiarity with the program and its effective management training. Adobe Photoshop software is so user-friendly that when her study, the student receives no discomfort, but rather experiencing the delight of feeling his power over the digital image.
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 or new versions
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom ( not necessarily )

Photoshop - very unusual program! It is on everyone's lips, its all want to learn, but at the same time, it is so complex that only a few possess it.

And the main problem is that people simply do not know how to approach it and how to study it!

For some reason, many people think that Photoshop can be explored at random, as any simple program or the remote control for the TV.

The man, not knowing the basics, starting to poke all the necessary and unnecessary tools receives the output complete nonsense and starts to get upset because of this.

Have you ever wondered why people do not give a driver's license until they pass a theoretical course and then do not consolidate their knowledge of driving practice?

The answer is simple: all and so it is clear that without appropriate training people not leave and can not only ruin your own car, but also cause damage to someone else.

The same is the case with any complicated computer program, such as for example Photoshop or 3DS Max.

Without theoretical training and practical exercises to catch something here!

But with my help, I will help you learn the basics of Photoshop.

So let's start learning =)

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of working in photoshop
  • Novice designers and photographers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 03:00:00
Photoshop fundamentals
9 Lectures 59:09

Let's get familiar with the PS workspace! We look at the layers panel, tool and options bar.

Preview 05:23

We look at how to open, and navigate an image including panning and zooming.

Preview 05:26

We look at how brush settings can be changed and the effect these alterations make. Brush opacity, size and hardness are all covered.


We look at basic image editing starting with the levels. Here we focus on the shadows, mid-tones and highlights of an image and learn to read the histogram.


We continue our beginner tutorials this time looking at the hue (colour) and saturation (amount/intensity) of an image.

Hue & Saturation

An introduction on how to work this commonly use tool.


We go through a basic edit and apply the tools and techniques covered in Part 1-6.

Basic Editing Review

Understanding layers in Photoshop is key. This video will get you started.


Make sure to watch the previous part 8 Layers tutorial before tackling this one. Adjustemnt layers give provide us with a flexible non-destructive way of editing.

Adjustment Layers
Creative Photoshop
5 Lectures 42:38

We use masks and blending modes along with royalty free stock images to create an artistic montage. You need to understand how layers, brushes and masks work before attempting this tutorial. Ensure to watch the Photoshop fundamentals series first.

Photomontage part 1

We use masks and blending modes along with royalty free stock images to create an artistic montage. You need to understand how layers, brushes and masks work before attempting this tutorial. Ensure to watch the Photoshop fundamentals series first.

Photomontage part 2

Creating a frame and border in Photoshop. It's really simple and great fun to use. You can create many different border effects, saving them as Custom Shapes that can be used over and over again.

Creating Border

In this video we learn how to add a border and shadow on the image.

Drop Shadow Border

Mirroring your photographs can give a unique look to your images, combined with vertical and horizontal flips, abstracted viewpoints can be created. Experiment with this technique but don't over do it.

Copy Mirror Flip
Photography fundamentals
9 Lectures 50:45

In this video you will see how to record your observations.

Looking for Line part 1

Working with pictures.

Looking for Line part 2

We continue to work with the material.

Looking for Line part 3


Looking for Line part 4

Continue to working.

Looking for Line part 5

Close to completion.

Looking for Line part 6

Completed a series of " Looking for Line "

Looking for Line part 7

A very brief look at exposure. As photographers / filmmakers, understanding how exposure is controlled is essential.


In this video we see an example of when exposure compensation can be useful.

Exposure Compensation
Lightroom fundamentals
6 Lectures 27:28

Get started in lightroom with this basic tutorial. Learn how to get your photographs into and organised within the software. Making collections helps you keep track of your photographs.

Importing Pictures & Making Collections

Using presets is a quick way to apply a "look" to your image. You can use lightroom built in presets, tweak them to your taste and save them as your own for later use.

Apply, Create and Modify Presets

Lightroom allows you to process and edit large numbers of photographs quickly. Here are a couple of ways to repeat your developed settings.

Copy, Paste & Sync Settings

Lets look at how we can use the split screen function to show a before and view of our image.

Before & After

Get to grips with these different but important parameters. Learn to manipulate colors accurately.

Hue, Saturation & Luminance

Push the fill light, blacks, recovery and clarity slider to achieve an interesting HDR style look. Doing this on a JPEG file will lead to some crazy artifacts and halos so ensure you shoot RAW. Use the values in this tutorial as just a guide, depending on your image and dynamic range you may need to be more conservative with your sliders.

HDR / High contrast & Detail "Look"
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Hi to everyone. My name is Artem Vasilenko. I am a professional in many areas of computer-related and business.

I have a good experience of teaching in various areas

My lessons are designed for both beginners and experienced students.

I would always be able to answer most of your questions and I can help you with training in my lessons

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