How to Master Photoshop Like a Pro – For Beginners

An A-Z guide for creating images with the world's premier photo editing software
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  • Lectures 32
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This Photoshop course is for beginners wanting to quickly learn the basics of using Photoshop

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: Introduction to Photoshop

Introduction to Photoshop


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


Here is how to easily create a Photoshop document

Section 2: Working with Photoshop tools

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


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


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


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


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


Easily blur, sharpen or smudge your image.


Here are two ways to crop an image.


How to use the zoom tool.

Clone Stamp Tool
Section 3: Working with layers in Photoshop

Introduction to working with layers in Photoshop.


Working with layers and layer effects.

Section 4: Working with type in Photoshop

How to create type in Photoshop.


Formatting your type in Photoshop.


Moer formatting tips for working with type.

Section 5: Enhancing photos in Photoshop

Introduction to enhancing and manipulating photos.


How to adjust and correct a black and white photo.


Tips for adjusting a color photo.

Section 6: Selecting areas and rotating images

Selecting specific areas on your image.


How to easily straighten and crop photos.

Section 7: Layer adjustment and masks

Using the layer adjustment tool in the Layers palette.


How to use a layer mask and gradient effect.

Section 8: Working with the History palette

How to use the History palette.

Section 9: Working with paths

Creating a path around an object to select.

Section 10: Working with filters

Introduction to using filter effects in Photoshop.

Section 11: Creating projects for clients

Beginning to create an image in Photoshop.


Creating a business card in Photoshop.

Section 12: Saving documents for commercial printers

Saving a file in PDF format for a commercial printer.

Section 13: Places to offer freelance work with your new Photoshop skills!
Places to offer freelance work and make money with your new Photoshop skills
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Section 14: Thank You!

Thank you for taking my Photoshop course!

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Instructor Biography

Dave Lappin, 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.

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