How to Master Photoshop Like a Pro – For Beginners
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How to Master Photoshop Like a Pro – For Beginners

An A-Z guide for creating images with the world's premier photo editing software
4.5 (2 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.
542 students enrolled
Created by Dave Lappin
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Color correct and enhance photos quickly.
  • Use the most important Photoshop tools with ease.
  • Create images/files for various projects
  • Use these important skills to do freelance and make extra money
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  • Students should have Photoshop CS3 or later. Just have a willingness to learn the basics of Photoshop so you will have a firm foundation upon which to create images.

Over 500 students enrolled!

Have you wanted to quickly learn how to use Photoshop?

This course will guide you step-by step to exploring how to use Photoshop to create the images you! In a little over 2 hours, you can be on your way to using the power of Photoshop and creating your own powerful images. This course is geared towards students new to Photoshop who want to build a firm foundation upon which to use this powerful program.

You will start at the beginning learning about the environment of Photoshop. Next, you will learn how to access the tools to maximize creating a project. Then, I will delve into working with Photoshop in specific applications such as: how to color correct a photos and how to "heal" a photo and make it look like new. You will also learn about the specific photographer tools to enhance any photo or image.

As well, you will learn about the power of using layers to create and organize your images. And you will learn how to create different documents such as a sign and business card and then save it the correct way for a commercial or online printer.

You will learn all of the basic tools in Photoshop including:

  • How to create a document
  • How to use layers with ease
  • How to create type and add effects.
  • How to quickly and easily straighten a scanned photo
  • How to easily to correct and enhance photos
  • How to use the History tool so you don't lose your work
  • How to use use the tools photographers use
  • How to adjust a layer image quickly and easily
  • How to set up a business card
  • How to correctly save a file for a commercial printer to maximum results
  • and much more!

If you want to be on the fast track to learning Photoshop, then this course is for you!

Click on the "Take this Course" button and learn the basics of Photoshop now!

Who is the target audience?
  • This Photoshop course is for beginners wanting to quickly learn the basics of using Photoshop
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Introduction to Photoshop
3 Lectures 08:27

Introduction to Photoshop

Preview 00:59

Learn the basics of working with what is available in the Photoshop menu bar.

Preview 03:48

Here is how to easily create a Photoshop document

Preview 03:40
Working with Photoshop tools
9 Lectures 25:13

Photoshop has a wide range of tools at your disposal, here is an overview of those.

Preview 03:47

Here is a variety of ways to select objects in your image.

Lasso tools

The Spot Healing Tool gives you a simple way to correct images.

Spot Healing Brush Tool

Here is a quick way to select part of an image.

Quick Selection Tool

You can use photographic tools like dodge and burn in your images.

Burn/Dodge/Sponge tools

Easily blur, sharpen or smudge your image.

Blur/Sharpen/Smudge tools

Here are two ways to crop an image.

Cropping tool

How to use the zoom tool.

Zoom tool

Clone Stamp Tool
Working with layers in Photoshop
2 Lectures 09:23

Introduction to working with layers in Photoshop.

Working with layers - part 1

Working with layers and layer effects.

Preview 02:38
Working with type in Photoshop
3 Lectures 15:04

How to create type in Photoshop.

Working with type - part 1

Formatting your type in Photoshop.

Working with type - part 2

Moer formatting tips for working with type.

Working with type - part 3
Enhancing photos in Photoshop
3 Lectures 18:28

Introduction to enhancing and manipulating photos.

Enhancing photos

How to adjust and correct a black and white photo.

Enhancing a black and white photo

Tips for adjusting a color photo.

Enhancing a color photo
Selecting areas and rotating images
2 Lectures 05:51

Selecting specific areas on your image.

Deselecting and selecting small areas

How to easily straighten and crop photos.

Straightening and cropping photos
Layer adjustment and masks
2 Lectures 07:39

Using the layer adjustment tool in the Layers palette.

Layer adjustments

How to use a layer mask and gradient effect.

Layer mask and gradients
Working with the History palette
1 Lecture 04:02

How to use the History palette.

Using the History palette
Working with paths
1 Lecture 07:34

Creating a path around an object to select.

Creating a path
Working with filters
1 Lecture 07:36

Introduction to using filter effects in Photoshop.

Using filters in Photoshop
4 More Sections
About the Instructor
Dave Lappin
4.5 Average rating
20 Reviews
1,460 Students
3 Courses
Dream Interpretation, Photoshop and InDesign Expert

Dave Lappin has been teaching about dreams and metaphysical topics since 1990. He has interpreted thousands of dreams. He has appeared on radio and TV. Dave was the host of the cable TV program, Mind: Your Business. He co-founded the Center for Energy Therapies with his wife, Brenda, in Springfield MO. Dave has a BS degree in Art from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Dave is also the author of the book, "Dream Interpretation Made Easy" (under the pen name, D.E. Purdy) available on Amazon Kindle. He is also the author of the book, "How to Stop Having Nightmares" (under the same pen name.

Dave is also a Photoshop expert and has been using Photoshop for 18+ years for design and layout in the printing industry and in freelance graphic design.