Photoshop CC, Master Photoshop For Beginners

Photoshop CC & 6 - For Beginners, everything you need to know about Photoshop & be more productive, guaranteed.
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  • Lectures 112
  • Length 11.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Course Description

Photoshop CC & 6. Master Adobe Photoshop CC & be more productive, guaranteed (Photoshop for beginners). Everything you need to know about Adobe Photoshop CC is included in this extensive, 11+ hour training course. This training course is designed for beginners. You will learn Photoshop CC (works with Photoshop 6 too) from the ground up and no prior experience is required.

RAVE REVIEW! This testimonial (from my Lightroom course) sums up all the courses I provide...

"The content of the course is perfectly structured and expertly delivered. The flow of the content builds knowledge and skills in a logical fashion. Chris has a really good presentation style. Of key importance, when students ask questions, Chris answers them in a thorough and comprehensive manner. Highly recommended. Regards." ~ Mick

Please note; This course was launched in January of 2016. Over 700 students signed up in the first month. Plus, this course already has 10, 5 star reviews!

Follow along with the included files and learn how to edit like a pro. Plus, each lesson is broken down into small segments to help you stay focused.

You will learn and master...

  • Adobe Camera Raw - everything you need to know to edit your photos like a pro
  • Layers - learn how to use layers and take your creativity to the next level
  • Being more productive - a must for a fast and productive workflow
  • Photoshop basics - a solid foundation for your journey with Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Bridge - to organize and streamline your workflow
  • Working with color in Photoshop CC - a must for a fast productive workflow
  • Layer styles - how to style your layer elements for added creativity
  • Blending modes - I refer to these as “creative modes”. Learn how these can take your creativity to the next level
  • Adjustment Layers - a must for a fast productive workflow
  • Vectors - how to create vectors in Photoshop CC
  • Clone + Heal - 2 exceptional tools for re-touching your photos, like a pro
  • Crop, Straighten + Perspective - 3 more tools for editing your photos
  • Convert to B&W - Learn how to properly convert like a true artist
  • Photoshop Filters - How to use and apply Filters for extra creativity
  • Actions - increase your productivity by learning how to make your own actions. Plus, tips and techniques for running your actions
  • Levels + Curves - 2 tools that pros use to edit
  • Brushes - all about brushes to help you master your editing. Plus, creative techniques too.
  • Typography - time saving tips and techniques for applying text to your documents
  • Output - what you need to know before outputting your files
  • Selection Techniques - learn all the tools for making selections and know which ones to use when
  • Edit like a pro - covering all the tools to edit directly in Photoshop, like a pro

plus, much, much more… as a photographer and graphic designer for the past 25 years, I’ll share with you additional time saving tips and techniques to get the most out of Photoshop CC.


by May Ann Reyes

A+++ Tutorial. Recommended! 

Every lecture discussed very well. It will help every student to become more creative and more productive. It is worth watching. Give it a try fellow learner :)

by That Coder Guy,

Great course!

This is an amazing course and I recommend it for anyone who needs a basic understanding of photoshop.

by Carrie-Anne Rouse 

Great course!

Thank you so mush, really enjoyed this course, Helps me a great deal

by David Burlison

Wonderful learning experience 

Chris has taught me a lot in this course. I highly recommend it.

by Jane Craiglee


Good introduction. Some problems with sound quality from lecture 49 onwards.

 (Student feedback. This issue was fixed within the hour).

by Jason Lozon

Photoshop Master!!!! 

Super informative and very easy to follow. I couldn't stop once i got started. Will be looking for more courses from this professor. Thany you soooo much!!!!

and much more...

Once you’ve completed this course, you will have basic knowledge of Photoshop CC and all the tools available at your disposal. Adobe Photoshop CC is the worlds leading graphics editing and creation software. You’ll learn everything you need to know about this software to streamline your workflow and be more productive. Plus, you’ll know all the tools available to help you fulfill your creative vision. Learn faster by doing. Working files are included so you can follow along and practice the techniques given.

Plus, lifetime updates. When Photoshop is updated, the course will be updated too (no extra fee). Now that Adobe has switched to a subscription base they will be updating the software more than in the past. Adobe has said there will be anywhere from 2-3 new updates per year.

I highly encourage student participation too. Have a course related question? I love questions and ask that any questions are posted in the discussion forum. This way other students can learn from your question too. Plus, I'd love to see how you applied what you learned. Post some before and after files in the discussion forum just for fun or ask for CC. I'll answer any questions as quickly as possible.

I'm working on the course to make it even better. Have a suggestion? If so, please send me a private message and I'll try to implement as soon as possible.

At some point, the Udemy system will ask you for a review about this course. Please understand that it is Udemy asking and not me (Chris Parker, your instructor). I do not agree with asking for a review so early (it's out of my control) in the course and ask that if you're not ready to give a review, please do so only when you're ready. I appreciate all feedback and use it to improve my courses.

I Hope your enjoying the course thus far. Please contact me anytime for additional questions/support. I'm here to help you achieve your learning goals and looking forward to your success.

Yes, I really do care AND answer ALL questions. :)

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe Photoshop CC or version 6
  • PC or Mac

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the fundamentals of Photoshop
  • Have a fast productive workflow

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners to Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Photographers of all levels

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.


Section 1: Getting Started + Resource Files

Tips for using this course and how to submit questions. Plus, what you'll learn and achieve by the end of the course.


New to Photoshop CC? A quick overview of some of the artwork you can create with Photoshop CC.


Learn what to expect from this course; Master Adobe Photoshop CC for Beginners.


At some point, the Udemy system will ask you for a review about this course. Please understand that it is Udemy asking and not me (Chris Parker, your instructor). I do not agree with asking for a review so early (it's out of my control) in the course and ask that if you're not ready to give a review, please do so only when you're ready. I appreciate all feedback and use it to improve my courses.

I Hope your enjoying the course thus far. Please contact me anytime for additional questions/support. I'm here to help you achieve your learning goals and looking forward to your success.

Yes, I really do care AND answer ALL questions. :)

Important Message

Don't have a copy of Adobe Photoshop CC? No worries. I'll show you how to get a free 30 day trial. Plus, Photoshop CC isn't required for this course. Older Photoshop versions, like CS4-CS6, can be used to. This video will explain what version you need to know and what to expect.


Serious about a career with Photoshop CC? Learn the essentials for a fast and productive workflow.


Download all resource files to follow along and for practice.

Section 2: Chapter 1 - Photoshop Basics

It all begins with understanding the Photoshop Interface. Having a better understanding where everything is well help you streamline your workflow and help you be more productive.


Get a better understanding of what's going on in Photoshop CC by learning about Bit Depth. Knowing the basics will help you better achieve (and faster) your creative vision.


Find out if Photoshop CC is better for Raster files or Vector files. Plus, learn the difference between the two. Knowing which file type is best with Photoshop will give you a better understanding of the limitations of Photoshop CC.

Section 3: Chapter 2 - Be More Productive!

Setup Photoshop preferences now and have Photoshop working for you. Preference settings can help you be more productive. I'll go over my recommendations and provide additional tips.


Photoshop color preferences. Another key element to an efficient workflow.


Customize your Photoshop menus for a more efficient workflow.


Learn how to save 1 hour for every 8 hours worked. Wish to spend less time in front of the computer? Wish to finish projects faster, to take on more work, to earn more money? Master this skill set and you'll achieve all that and more.

Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Tool

Customize your workspace for your workflow.


I know, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to "open" an image. But, did you know there are several different ways to open an image in Photoshop CC? You may discover a new way to "open" an image and streamline your workflow in the process.


How to work with multiple files within the Photoshop CC interface.


Techniques + tips for using your Zoom and Hand Tools for more efficiency.


How to create an action in Photoshop. Utilizing this tool will greatly increase your productivity.


Learn a few different ways to run your action. I'll show you how to run an action on an individual file and batch process a folder of images.


How to use "Linked Smart Objects". Let Photoshop CC work for you instead of working Photoshop.

Section 4: Chapter 3 - Adobe Bride

A quick overview of Adobe Bridge.


Setup the Adobe Bridge preferences to work for you.


Learn how to adjust the Adobe Bridge workspace for your personal workflow.


Learn how to use favorites + collections to streamline your workflow.


Learn how to streamline your workflow even more with; Keywords, ratings + labels.


Once you've applied the previous lessons, you'll be able to easily find any photo in seconds.


Learn how to apply additional Metadata to help streamline your workflow.


Learn how to use one of my favorite scripts for Photoshop. It drastically increases my productivity and best of all, it's free.


I'll walk you through my personal workflow. Adjust this workflow for your own.

Section 5: Chapter 4 - Photoshop & Color

Calibrating your monitor is imperative. Only skip if your not interested in accurate color. NOT doing this, will grind your workflow to a halt.


Learn how to sync your color preferences with your output device.


Setup your color workspace for a faster more productive workflow.


Learn the numerous ways to select colors in Photoshop CC.

Section 6: Chapter 05 - Adobe Camera Raw

Learn the differences between RAW and JPG files. Did you know that you can process both RAW and JPG files in ACR? It's true.


Setup your preferences to have ACR work for you and be more productive.


Check out the ACR interface and get accustomed to your tool locations.


Learn how to remove the dreaded red eye from your photos.


Quick and easy color correction. How to set your White Balance in one click.


Learn how to adjust the tone and dynamic range of your photos.


Learn how to edit with tone curves.


Learn how to properly sharpen and add detail back into your photo.


Learn these creative tools to add creative pop to your photos.


Learn how to get creative and add split toning to your images.


Learn how to adjust and fix lens distortion.


3 creative tools for adding that little something extra to your photos.


Learn about setting up and using the Camera Calibration panel.


Learn how to properly crop and straighten your photos.


Learn how to remove blemishes from your photos like a pro.


One of my favorite adjustment tools. Learn how to use this tool like a pro.

Image Tweak

Additional tips and techniques for editing like a pro.

Section 7: Chapter 6 - Layers Panel

Learn what a layer is and all about the Layers panel.


Learn how to align layers the easy way.


How to Stack, Copy and Delete layers.


The difference between Backgrounds and Layers.


Learn how to group and merge layers.

Section 8: Chapter 7 - Adjustment Layers

Discover the essential tool required for editing like a pro.


How to use Adjustment Layer Masks for fine tuning your edits.


How to use Adjustment Layer Masks with Gradients for more precision and control.


How to link layers.


How to share Adjustment Layers with other files.

Section 9: Chapter 8 - Crop, Straighten + Perspective

Tips and techniques for cropping and straightening your photos.


How to adjust perspective in Photoshop CC.


Adjust perspective with Perspective Warp.

Section 10: Chapter 9 - Color to B&W

The basics of converting your photos to B&W.


3 ways I do not recommend converting to B&W.


Take control of your artwork and learn the proper way of converting to B&W.

Section 11: Chapter 10 - Editing Precision
Dodge, Burn and Sponge 101
Dodge and Burn
Dodge + Burn with Blending Modes
Dodge + Burn with Gradients
Section 12: Chapter 11 - Cloning + Healing
Remove Background Distractions
Remove Red Eye
Section 13: Chapter 12 - Selection Techniques

Selecting in Photoshop CC is an essential skill you must master. Doing so ensures you'll have what it takes to do advanced edits like a pro.


Learn 2 of the basic selection tools in Photoshop CC.


This awesome tool helps you achieve precise selections.


Photoshop CC is getting smarter every year. I love using Content Aware to move and re-move objects.


Learn how to select specific colors for advanced editing.


Use the precision of Masks for your advanced selections.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Parker, Best Selling Instructor and Pro Photographer

As a photographer and graphic designer for 25 years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.

The goal of my courses is to help you master what you need to know in 1 day or less. Life is too short to spend on things you don't need to know. No Fluff. Learn what you need and apply. Spend less time in front of your computer and doing more of what you love.

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