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There's no doubt Photoshop is an awesome photo and image editing tool. But wielding it's full power can be an intimidating endeavor for any beginner.
No more! With Photoshop Accelerated For Beginners, you'll be turning those bland looking photos into color soaked, eye candy that looks good enough for framing and hanging on the wall.
We'll start off with some quick fundamentals and then transition into real world examples that you can begin using immediately.
If you have ever wanted to:
than this course is for you. Just click the "Take This Course" button to get started immediately and I'll see you in the first lesson.
If you're still here reading, ok, I'll give you some more details and hopefully convince you that this is the right course for you.
The first lessons in the fundamentals section starts you off with the workspace. Creating a layout specific to how you work will help you focus on what's important - design and editing. You don't want to constantly be guessing where everything else. Organize it once and forget about it.
Next we get a tour of Photoshop's tools and what they are used for. This gives you some insight and knowledge about each tool and when you might want to use them.
We then move on to the menu, which is full of options for nearly everything you could want to do in Photoshop. The trick is learning keyboard shorts and what's under each major menu section.
Once the menu is cleared, we look at what image and canvas resizing are all about. These are two different but equally important features.
Continuing with fundamentals, we dig deep into the engine of Photoshop - the curve tool. This is the tool behind many of Photoshop's tools that are hovering on the surface. The curves tool is pure power.
Who ever thought just text could turn so many heads? In the typography section, you'll become a master manipulator of text.
The last section provides several quick and easy real world examples that you can begin using immediately. You don't even need to go through the fundamentals section. Each of these examples are meant to stand on their own.
So what are you waiting for? Design awesomeness is just seconds away! Click the "Take This Course" button to get started and I'll see you in the first lesson.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
What You Can Expect From This CoursePreview
|Section 2: Getting To Know Photoshop By Doing|
Customizing The Layout
Getting To Know Your Tools By Building A Facebook Course Image
Getting To Know Your Tools By Building A Background Image
|Section 3: Building Your Skillset|
Image and Canvas Resizing
Grids and Guides
Setting Up and Using The Rule of Thirds
|Section 4: Dramatic Effects In Minutes|
Removing Facial Blemishes
Easy Black & White
Removing Anything From Your Photos
2D To Realistic 3D Conversions
Dramatic Effects With Photoshop Actions
Realistic Lantern Glow (project files included)Preview
Saving Time By Recording Your Own Photoshop Actions (project files included)
Realistic Human Shadows - Gradient Technique (project file included)
Realistic Human Shadows - Drop Shadow Technique (project file included)
Outdoor Fashion Photo Effect (project file included)
Instagram Effect With Reusable Action (project file attached)Preview
|Section 5: Photoshop CC Overview|
Stepping Into Photoshop CC (project files attached)Preview
Getting To Know LayersPreview
Seeing Double - The Clone ToolPreview
Adjustment Layers For Quick, Impressive Results
Typography In Detail
Saving Your Work and Creating New ImagesPreview
|Section 6: Web Design With Photoshop CC|
Extending With 3rd Party Grid Layouts
More Extension With Color Palettes
Add Placeholder Text Quickly Right In Photoshop CCPreview
From PSD To CSS/HTMLPreview
|Section 7: Photoshop Animations|
Introduction To Animations
Saving Your Animations
Animating Falling Snow (project file attached)Preview
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