Photoshop CC 2017 for Beginners; THE Photoshop Masterclass
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A-Z Photoshop course. Every Photoshop CC tool discussed. Adobe Photoshop, taught by a pro graphic designer. Photoshop CC
4.3 (121 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.
4,088 students enrolled
Created by Chris Parker
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 13.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to edit like a pro. You'll learn how to use ALL the tools and tips from a pro - with 25+ years experience.
  • Pro tips for a fast productive workflow
  • How to use Adjustment Layers & Masks to edit like a pro and be more creative
  • Adobe Camera Raw - everything you need to know to edit your photos like a pro
  • Photoshop Layers - learn how to use layers and take your creativity to the next level
  • How to be more productive - a must for a fast and productive workflow
  • Photoshop basics - a solid foundation for your journey with Photoshop CC
  • How to use Adobe Bridge to organize and streamline your workflow
  • Understand the fundamentals of Photoshop
  • Understanding color in Photoshop - a must for a fast and productive workflow
  • How to add Photoshop Layer Styles to add that extra touch of creativity
  • Learn about Blending Modes and how to use them to take your creativity to the next level
  • How to create vectors in Photoshop
  • Learn how to Clone + Heal to master retouching
  • Learn how to crop, straighten and adjust for perspective
  • Learn how to convert your images to B&W like a true artist
  • Learn all about Photoshop filters, how to use and apply
  • Learn how to make your own Photoshop actions
  • Learn how to use 2 pro editing tools; Curves & Levels.
  • Learn all about brushes to help you master your editing. Plus, creative techniques too.
  • Learn all about how to use Typography with Photoshop
  • Learn how to make Selections to fine-tune your editing
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  • Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6. Or a free 7 day trial from Adobe
  • PC or Mac
  • No prior knowledge required. You'll learn all the essentials of Photoshop.

Hello & welcome to THE Photoshop  CC 2017 course.  

My name is Chris Parker and I've been a Photoshop user since 1991.  I've also taught other photographers and designers to use Photoshop for the last 5 years.

Learn all the Photoshop essentials and be more productive, guaranteed (this is Photoshop for beginners and includes all the essentials). 

Everything you need to know about Adobe Photoshop  is included in this extensive, 11+ hour essentials training course. This training course is designed for beginners. You will learn Photoshop 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

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


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 Photoshop course, you will have basic knowledge of Photoshop and all the tools available at your disposal. 

Adobe Photoshop is the worlds leading graphics editing and creation software. You’ll learn all the essentials you need to know about Photoshop to streamline your workflow and be more productive. 

Plus, you’ll know all the Photoshop 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.

I highly encourage student participation too. Have a Photoshop 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 Q&A section just for fun or ask for constructive criticism and/or feedback. I'll answer any questions as quickly as possible.

I'm working on this Photoshop 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.

This Photoshop CC course is perfect for any level of photographer or designer.  All aspects of the software are covered.  No stone unturned.  Includes lifetime access too!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners to Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Photographers of all levels
  • Designers of all levels
  • Anyone who wants to learn the essentials of Photoshop CC and/or CS6
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Curriculum For This Course
131 Lectures
Getting Started With This Photoshop Course + Resource Files
8 Lectures 15:11

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

Preview 01:42

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

Preview 01:35

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

Preview 03:13

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. :)

Preview 00:28

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.

Preview 03:27

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

How To Be More Efficient in Photoshop

Download all resource files to follow along and for practice.

Resource Files
Chapter 1 - Photoshop Basics
3 Lectures 11:45

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.

Photoshop Interface

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.

Bit Depth + More

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.

Raster vs. Vector in Photoshop
Chapter 2 - Be More Productive in Photoshop!
12 Lectures 01:23:07

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 Preference Settings

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

Photoshop Color Preferences

Customize your Photoshop menus for a more efficient workflow.

Customizing Menus in Photoshop

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.

Save 1 Hour for Every 8 Hours Worked

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Tool

Customize your workspace for your workflow.

Customize Your Photoshop Workspace

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.

Opening Your Images in Photoshop

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

Working with Multiple Open Files in Photoshop

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

Photoshop Zoom + Hand Tools - Be More Efficient

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

Intro to Photoshop Actions

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.

Running a Photoshop Action

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

Photoshops Linked Smart Objects
Chapter 3 - Adobe Photoshop Bridge
9 Lectures 01:04:12

A quick overview of Adobe Bridge.

Preview 08:08

Setup the Adobe Bridge preferences to work for you.

Photoshop Preferences

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

Preview 02:53

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

Favorites + Collections

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

Keywords, Ratings + Labels

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

Search + Filter

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.

Dr. Brown Script

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

My Personal Workflow for Adobe Photoshop Bridge
Chapter 4 - Photoshop & Color
4 Lectures 19:23

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

Monitor Calibration

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

Colorsync Preferences

Setup your color workspace for a faster more productive workflow.

User Friendly Color Workspace

Learn the numerous ways to select colors in Photoshop CC.

Swatches + Color Panel
Chapter 05 - Photoshops Adobe Camera Raw
19 Lectures 02:14:16

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.

Photoshop ACR Preferences

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

Photoshop ACR Interface

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

Red Eye Removal

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

White Balance in Photoshop

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

Photoshop Tone + Dynamic Range Adjustments

Learn how to edit with tone curves.

Photoshop Tone Curves

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

Photoshop Sharpening + Detail

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

Photoshop HLS + Color Adjustments

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

Photoshop Split Toning

Learn how to adjust and fix lens distortion.

Lens Correction in Photoshop

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

Adobe Photoshop ACR Effects - Vignetting, Grain + De-haze

Learn about setting up and using the Camera Calibration panel.

Adobe Photoshop ACR Camera Calibration

Learn how to properly crop and straighten your photos.

Adobe Photoshop ACR Crop + Straighten

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

Adobe Photoshop ACR Spot Removal

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

Adobe Photoshop ACR Targeted Adjustments

Adobe Photoshop ACR Image Tweak

Additional tips and techniques for editing like a pro in Adobe Photoshop.

Final Adobe Photoshop ACR Tips
Chapter 6 - Photoshop Layers Panel
5 Lectures 36:01

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

What are Photoshop Layers?

Learn how to align layers the easy way.

Aligning Photoshop Layers

How to Stack, Copy and Delete layers.

Stack, Copy + Delete Photoshop Layers

The difference between Backgrounds and Layers.

Photoshop Backgrounds + Layers

Learn how to group and merge layers.

Photoshop Layer Groups + Merging
Chapter 7 - Photoshop Adjustment Layers
6 Lectures 28:03

Discover the essential tool required for editing like a pro.

Photoshop Adjustment Layers 101

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

Photoshop Adjustment Layer Masks

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

Photoshop Adjustment Layer Masks with Gradients

How to link layers.

Link Photoshop Layers

How to share Adjustment Layers with other files.

Sharing Photoshop Adjustment Layers
Chapter 8 - Crop, Straighten + Perspective in Photoshop
3 Lectures 12:04

Tips and techniques for cropping and straightening your photos.

Crop + Straighten in Photoshop

How to adjust perspective in Photoshop CC.

Perspective Correction in Photoshop

Adjust perspective with Perspective Warp.

Photoshop Perspective Warp
Chapter 9 - Color to B&W in Photoshop
3 Lectures 08:03

The basics of converting your photos to B&W.

Preview 02:26

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

3 Ways Not to Convert Your B&W Images in Photoshop

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

B&W Adjustments in Photoshop
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About the Instructor
Chris Parker
4.4 Average rating
628 Reviews
16,196 Students
19 Courses
Best Selling Photoshop Instructor & Pro Photographer

As a photographer and graphic designer for 27+ years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.  All my courses are structured in a way to maximize your learning and retention.

A lifelong user of Photoshop (since 1991) and Lightroom (since 2007).

Helping photographers achieve their creative vision since 2010.