Learn Photoshop From Scratch
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Learn Photoshop From Scratch

Create your own visuals even if you're a complete beginner!
4.9 (9 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.
73 students enrolled
Created by Dayj Z
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $45 Discount: 78% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 20 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop
  • Learn how to use most of the tools in Adobe Photoshop
  • Create awesome visuals from scratch, even if you’re a complete beginner
  • Learn the required technical information about color, layers, masks, effects, text, etc…
  • Learn how to manipulate and edit a given image
  • Learn about the latest Photoshop features
  • Follow a well-studied curriculum that is optimized for fast learning and creation
  • Follow along by downloading the required assets for free
  • Interact with me, ask questions and get answers
  • Enroll in a course that will be constantly updated with new projects
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a computer
  • You should have Adobe Photoshop installed on your system (latest version is recommended)
Description

This course is for absolute beginners who want to get started using Adobe Photoshop to edit and improve photos, and to create their own designs.

The course follows an optimized 2-part structure:

In part 1 - called "Learn" - you’re going to learn all about the most used Photoshop tools and features. We will focus on most of the tools in the Tools Panel and learn about each one individually. We’ll also tackle other important Photoshop features that will help us produce beautiful graphics.

In part 2 - called "Create" - you will start creating your own visuals. You’ll be able to follow along, download the assets I’m using, and create your own personalized artwork. I will teach you how to achieve different visual outcomes by using and combining a variety of interesting Photoshop features. We’re going to work with color adjustments, effects, typography, photography and layout, all in order to visualize our creative ideas.

This is not a course that you take, watch and then throw away, because I will be updating it constantly. So from time to time, I will add more valuable content to this course. If there is a new tool or feature for example, I will add it to part 1, talk about it and teach you how to use it properly. Also, I will create additional projects, add them to part 2, and teach you how to create them from scratch.

My name is Dayj and I am a professional graphic designer and the creator of 2-Minute Design, where I teach people design skills in 2-minute videos. I have years of experience using Photoshop to create countless projects in advertising, corporate identity, shopper marketing, web design and digital production.

Go ahead and enroll in this course, "Learn Photoshop From Scratch", and then unleash your creativity!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and create awesome designs
  • Beginners who want to learn Adobe Photoshop from scratch
  • Photographers who want to use Adobe Photoshop to boost their creativity
  • Graphic designers and web designers who want to learn about the latest Adobe Photoshop features
  • Entrepreneurs who want to be able to create their own visuals
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
02:49:53
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Welcome to the course
1 Lecture 01:10

Welcome to the course Learn Photoshop From Scratch.

Preview 01:10
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Learn
29 Lectures 01:07:32

We will discover how Photoshop is structured, what Panels are and how they can be manipulated.

Preview 02:23

We will work with the New Document dialog box and learn how to customize a variety of parameters like dimensions, color modes, orientation, background contents, etc...

Creating a New Document
01:20

In this bonus 2-minute video, we will define RGB and CMYK color models and explain the difference between them.

Preview 02:14

We will discover what layers are, what they are used for, and how we can work with them in Photoshop.

Layers
02:36

We will learn how to move layers, resize them and make them more transparent.

Move, Transform, Opacity
03:06

We will learn about different ways and shortcuts we can use to pan, zoom in and zoom out.

Hand, Zoom
01:44

We will learn about the Rectangular Marquee tool and the Elliptical marquee tool, and how we can use them to create layer selections.

Marquee
01:51

We will learn how to use the Lasso tool to create free-form layer selections.

Lasso
01:45

We will learn how to use the Magic Wand tool to create color-based selections.

Magic Wand
01:45

We will understand the power of one of my favorite Photoshop selection tools that I use all the time: the Quick Selection tool.


Preview 02:15

The Pen tool is Photoshop's greatest, most accurate tool. In this bonus video, we will learn how to create a path using the Pen tool, which will allow us to hide the background and keep the traced object.

Along the way, we will learn about anchor points, direction lines, straight and curved lines, as well as some awesome tips and tricks.


Preview 02:50

We will learn how to work with paths and edit their anchor points.

Path Selection - Direct Selection
02:37

We will learn how to crop our image, and how to revert it back to its original state.

Crop
02:15

We will learn about one of Photoshop's most powerful tools: the Brush tool. We will understand how the brush works, how to adjust its size and its hardness, and how we can use different brush tips to achieve different effects.

Brush
02:58

Photoshop's Clone Stamp tool is used to copy information from one part of a picture to another part of it.

In this bonus video, we will learn how to use it to connect two edges. Along the way, we will learn some tips and tricks on how to best put this tool to use.

Preview 02:55

We will lean how we can use the Spot Healing Brush tool to remove skin blemishes from a photo.

Spot Healing Brush
01:49

We will learn how to use the Healing Brush tool to remove scratches from a photo. We will also learn what is the difference between this tool and the Clone Stamp tool.

Healing Brush
01:51

We will learn how to use the Content-Aware Move tool to easily move and scale a helicopter.

Content-Aware Move
02:08

We will understand how to work with the Foreground and Background colors, and how to use Photoshop's Color Picker to set the color we want.

Preview 01:47

We will learn how to use the Gradient tool to create a gradual blend between two or multiple colors.

Gradient
02:45

We will learn how to add text with the Type tool, and how to set its typeface, adjust its size, tracking, leading, color, etc...

Type
03:24

Photoshop's Shape tools provide an awesome way to create, well, any kind of shapes. You can draw a shape and then adjust its appearance, fill color, stroke color, and many other parameters in seconds.

In this bonus video, we will learn the basics of the Shape tools in Photoshop.


Preview 02:12

We will learn how to use the Eyedropper tool to sample a specific color from our image.

Eyedropper
01:54

Layer masks are one of the most powerful features of Photoshop. What are they? And how to use them properly? The answers are discussed in this bonus video.

Preview 02:26

Smart Objects are powerful enough to be called "smart"! What are they and why you should use them?

In this bonus video, we define Smart Objects and understand how we can use them to avoid losing image quality.

Preview 02:28

We will learn how to use Layer Styles to create amazing effects in a non-destructive way.

Layer Styles
03:34

We will learn how to add Filters to create blurring or artistic effects.

Filters
01:56

We will understand what Adjustment Layers are used for, and how they can affect other layers.

Adjustment Layers
01:51

In this bonus video, we're going to learn about the technicalities of an image's dimensions.

We will understand the meaning of some technical words like "Pixel Dimensions", "Pixel Density", "Resolution", and "Image Size". We will see the difference between them and learn how they affect each other.


Preview 02:53
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Create
8 Lectures 01:41:11

We will learn how to combine a photo with a number of rectangular shapes to create a beautiful "Rectangling" effect.

Rectangling
10:03

We will learn how to create a beautiful background from scratch, mask a photo to circular and triangular shapes, and play with their opacity.

Shaping Nature
11:35

We will create an amazing typographic poster based on a photograph.

Shall We Ski
08:10

We will use adjustment layers to adjust the colors of our photo, add some text, create and use a displacement map so that the text follows the folds, select and mask a photo of a guy (me) and place it in our composition.

Dynamic Surface
18:31

We will create a typographic poster based on a crumbled paper background, and then learn how to edit and manipulate the letters to achieve an amazing visual style.

Typographic Poster
17:22

We will create a background from scratch, create a photo frame, put a photo inside it, create a nail, 2 strings, and then add some shadows and effects to finalize our visual.

Photo Frame
16:58

We will create a disintegration effect using Photoshop's brushes, masks, Liquify tool, and Motion Blur filter.

Disintegration
09:41

We will create a cool effect of a face emerging from a city, between the buildings. We will be using a variety of Photoshop features, including masks, adjustment layers, smart objects, and layer styles to achieve a great outcome.

Emerging from a City
08:51
About the Instructor
Dayj Z
4.9 Average rating
11 Reviews
96 Students
2 Courses
Creator of 2-Minute Design and Professional Graphic Designer

Dayj is a professional graphic designer and the creator of 2-Minute Design, where he teaches people graphic design skills, technicalities and Photoshop tips and tricks through engaging and informative 2-minute videos. His videos have helped thousands of people boost their graphic design and Photoshop skills.

He has years of experience using Photoshop to create countless projects in advertising, corporate identity, shopper marketing, web design and digital production.