Photoshop Flyer Design Secrets

Real World Photoshop Tutorial for Designers and Desktop Publishers. Learn how to make great flyer in Photoshop with Ease
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  • Lectures 46
  • Length 12.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2012 English

Course Description

The idea behind Photoshop Flyer Design Secrets is simple. You will learn how to use Photoshop to create designs that people pay for. The goal is to teach you how to use the tools to create the designs that you want to create.

You will learn how to use Photoshops Tools, Menus, and Layers to create designs for print and web. You're going to learn the importance of image resolution and how to make designs of all sizes, from business card size up to poster size with ease. You will also learn how to use Photoshop's powerful selection tools to make accurate selections around complex images, even hair!

This course contains video tutorials on how to use the tools and interface as well as a special section on how to create accurate selections in your images. Students will also learn how to use Photoshops "Color Modes" and how to make sure documents are "Print Ready".

In addition to the basic tutorials there are also several design walk-throughs in which the student gets to virtually look over the teacher's shoulder as he creates designs from scratch! You'll get to take advantage of the instructors 18 years of experience using Photoshop as a design tool.

As a paid student of the course you will receive the Flyer Design Secrets Revealed Industry Guide E-Book that is full of tips, tricks and resources for Photoshop designers, and includes:

  • Wholesale printing resources,
  • Tips on finding images and illustrations,
  • Learning how to use the right fonts,
  • Understanding printers marks
  • "The Money Making Flyer Design Formula" that will teach you how to make a profit on every flyer you design for others!

What are the requirements?

  • This course was created with Adobe Photoshop CS4. The techniques shared will still work with earlier versions of the software (as far back as CS2) and are compatible with CS5 and CS6.
  • You will need a copy of Photoshop (CS2 - CS6) to apply the techniques in the video lessons.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn how to take a simple image and turn it into a powerful event announcement!
  • You will learn how to use Photoshop's selections tools to create perfect selections around any image, even hair!
  • You will learn how to use Photoshop's Layer Effects to create eye popping text effects!
  • By the end of this course you will be able to use Photoshop's Layers like a pro!
  • In this course you will learn how to create custom documents of any size in Photoshop
  • You will learn professional layout and design techniques that can be used for more than just flyers!
  • You will learn the correct way to save your Photoshop documents for the Printer or for use on the Internet!

Who is the target audience?

  • This course contains something for everyone! It is basic enough for beginners, yet even advanced users will learn new techniques for improving their design work using Photoshop.
  • Those who will most benefit from this course are graphic designers, desktop publishers, and clerical workers that want to learn how to use the power of Photoshop to create flyers, sales pages, coupons, advertisements and much more!

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.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro

The Flyer Design Industry Guide is for all of my students and it comes complete with tips and tricks for designers. Thank you everyone for joining this tutorial course.

Section 2: Photoshop Basics

In this lesson you will learn how to use Photoshop to set up your flyer designs. You will learn how to create documents of various sizes and learn what the best resolution settings are for print and web design. You will also learn what a “Bleed” is and how to use the power of Photoshop’s Ruler Guides to set up a Bleed area for your flyer. Some additional uses of Photoshop ruler guides will be to create “Margins” and a “Text Safe” area.


This lesson covers several methods for changing and adding colors to your Photoshop flyer designs. You will learn how to use the Color Picker, the Swatches Panel, The Color Sliders, the Eyedropper Tool, the Paint Bucket Tool and the Gradients Tool.


In this lesson you will learn the difference between Paragraph and Point type inside of Photoshop and how to create both kinds of type in your own documents.



The real test of your strength as a Photoshop designer will lie in your ability to add and blend images from various sources into your designs and in this section you will learn several techniques to do that.

This Lesson Covers

  • Understanding Layers
  • Adding an image to your flyer
  • Making selections
    • Lasso(s)
    • Magic Wand
    • Pen Tool
    • Alpha Channels
    • Marquee
    • Quick Mask
Section 3: Design Fundamentals

Get ready to learn what every designer needs to know about fonts and how to use them in your designs.

You Will Learn:

  • What are fonts
  • What’s the difference between Serif and Sans-Serif
  • What are Decorative and Display fonts
  • Tips for using Script Fonts

You Will Also Learn Several Typology terms such as:

  • Tracking
  • Leading
  • Kerning
  • Baseline Shift

 In this lecture you will be introduced to the design principle of Alignment and how to use it.


 In this lecture you will learn about using the principle of Alignment in your design.

We will discuss different types of alignment and how to create it with Photoshop


 In this section you will learn about the design principles that all professional graphic artist use to make their designs work.


In this section you will learn about the design principles that all professional graphic artist use to make their designs work.


 In this section you will learn about the design principles that all professional graphic artist use to make their designs work.

Section 4: Design Walk-Throughs
Walk Through - Springtime Affair
Walk Through - SummerGoodchild
Walk Through - Gradients Flyer
Walk Through - Faith Move Part 1
Walk Through - Faith Move Part 2
Walk Through - Faith Move Part 3
Walk Through - Faith Move Part 4
Walk Through - Faith Move Part 5
Walk Through - Faith Move Part 6
Walk Through - Brooklyn Intro
Walk Through - Brooklyn Part 1
Walk Through - Brooklyn Part 2
Walk Through - ArmCandy Flyer
Walk Through - Baby Shower Flyer
Walk Through - Electric Soul 01
Walk Through - Electric Soul 02
Walk Through - Irresponsible Behavior
Walk Through - Secret Love 01
Walk Through - Secret Love 02
Walk Through - Secret Love 03
Walk Through - Secret Love 04
Walk - Through Jamaican Jerk 01
Walk - Through Jamaican Jerk 02
Walk - Through Jamaican Jerk 03
Section 5: Productivity Tips

Before you get started designing you’ll need to create a place for all your work files including jobs for clients, images, illustrations and invoices. This section provides valuable tips on how to keep your files organized so you don’t pull your hair out looking for things


This section is for designers that do work for clients or that get design assignments for work, it contains a video tutorial on how to collect information so that you can begin design and also includes a downloadable PDF Job Sheet that you can use to collect information for your next flyer design job.

Section 6: Photoshop Selections
Photoshop Selections Part 1
Photoshop Selections Part 2
Photoshop Selections Part 4
Photoshop Selections Part 5
In this video I answer a couple of student questions:
42 pages
In the Flyer Design Industry Guide PDF E-Book I cover more of the technical and business aspects of Flyer Design. This information is not just applicable to designing flyers but is appropriate for graphic design and desktop publishing projects.
In this video I discuss some of the online and offline resources that I use to help me with creativity and inspiration.

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Instructor Biography

Keith Young, Digital Media Design Professional Educator

 Keith Young has been involved in producing professional graphics and design for well over a decade. Keith has done freelance work for several companies including, Ford, Motorcraft, Widia Valentine and many others.

In addition to being a professional designer, Keith is a kind and patient educator with the goal of sharing his knowledge of using professional software to create graphics, illustrations and design layouts.

Keith is an Adobe Certified Expert/Instructor (Photoshop CS3) and a Comptia Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

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