Mastering Photoshop For Beginners 101

Easily learning the basic & essential skills for Photoshop
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2016 English

Course Description

Photoshop For Beginners 101

  • 37 PHOTOSHOP LESSONS " Easy and simple to follow"
  • "Easy Workflow and Great For Beginnes! 
  • Complete photoshop course with all levels
  • All Work Materials are provided & ready for you to download
  • No Prior Photoshop knowledge needed "Guaranteed"
  • Full lifetime access to the complete course
  • All future & additional lectures will always be free of charge
  • No illustrator, plugins or other software is needed "You only need Photoshop"

Are you new to the world of Photoshop?


Then jump into Photoshop right now with my Photoshop For Beginners 101!

I've created a course that's catered towards those who want to break into the world of Photography and, more importantly, the world of professional retouching. Photoshop might appear like an intimidating programme if you're unfamiliar with creative, software, but this is where I step in.

It's a whole course on how to get into Photoshop, especially if you are a beginner. 

Here are some bullet points that will be covered: 

  • 3 Hours Of HD Video Content Available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android
  • Learn Photoshop Essentials For Photographers & Retouchers
  • Learn To Customize Photoshop Interface & Workspace
  • Learn To Setup New Documents With Essential Settings
  • Learn To Setup Layers + Masks & How They Work
  • Learn To Setup Adjustment Layers & How They Work
  • Learn Blending Modes & How To Use Them
  • Learn The Basic Tools & What You Really Need
  • Learn To Use Photoshop Menus & Filters
  • Learn To Use Liquify Tool & Shortcut’s
  • Learn & Master The Pen Tool – FINALLY!
  • Learn All The Other Tools For Photoshop
  • Learn Colour Profiles & Setting Your Photoshop Documents
  • Learn To Setup A Wacom Tablet – To Maximize Workflow

What are the requirements?

  • You only need Photoshop " Any Version "
  • Absolutely no experience is required. The course shows you exactly how to work with photoshop and become an expert!
  • A notebook and pen, please.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be familiar with Photoshop and learn how to improve your workflow
  • Your Retouching Skills will improve dramatically
  • You will understand all photoshop basics
  • You will be beyond intermediate photoshop level
  • You will know how to work with layers & complex masks
  • You will know how to work with colour corrections & grades
  • You will know how to do dodge & burn techniques
  • Your photography skills will improve
  • This course offers 37 Lessons on the basic of Photoshop

Who is the target audience?

  • People of any age or ability
  • People from any country
  • People with an interest for photoshop
  • People with an interest in photography
  • People with an interest in retouching

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: Chapter 1 - Setting up Photoshop

Photoshop is an image editing software developed and manufactured by Adobe System Inc. So, in simpler terms, it’s a very popular editing software used by photographer to edit or retouch images.


PLEASE NOTE: This class holds your Work files! Please move over to the download section and download your Two attached Work files. 

This is literally the absolute start to Photoshop. This lesson will focus on setting up Photoshop and your layout, including colour themes. This is of course, essential in easing your workflow. By navigating to the “Window” drop-down menu, you will find all the essential menus that you need to set up your layout. Among the most essentials, you’ll find options, tools and workspace panels.


This is where we’ll focus on the workspace and the tool panel. We’ll discuss why we use the panels the way we do in order for you to understand our workspace.


In this section, we’ll focus on why we have the menu and what is available in the menu. The menu bar is located in the top of the screen and this is the space where you adjust aspects like keyboard shortcuts, apply filters, etc. You’ll become more familiar with the menu bar as the course progresses.


We’ll cover opening an existing and creating a new document in both Photoshop CS6 and CC. Creating a new document includes canvas size, resolution, colour mode, etc. To open an existing document you can simply drop it into photoshop, open it from the file menu or the icon at the bottom of your screen


In this section, I explain the most important tools to keep or use in your toolbar. Some of the most important tools I use in my workflow.


Here I discuss the different working techniques that we use. This segment focuses on the importance of working with the layers and how you can access these layers from different areas to create the same effect.

Section 2: Chapter 2 - Layers & Masks

Layers form the backbone of the image you’re constructing. Layers are stacked on top of each other and the blending modes determine how the layers react to each other.


Opening up your normal pixel layer gives you a variety of choices of layer styles. All the effects you choose will be visible under your layer. Here you will find:

  • blending options to set your layer.
  • Different styles to enhance layer
  • Refinement tool

Blending modes allow you to set how the different layers react to each other. Stacking the layers on-top of each other will block out the layers underneath. Changing the blending mode will create a different effect with how the top and bottom layers react.


Masks are simple pixel areas that are visible or hidden on certain layers. For example; if you’ve applied a layer with a certain effect and you either want to reduce the effect or only reveal a certain part of the layer, applying a mask makes this possible. There are many techniques using tools to create effects before or after applying a mask. Two simple way to use masks:

  • Applying a mask keeps the effect visible and areas can be brushed out.
  • Inverting the mask hides the effect and areas can be brushed in

Adjustment layers are layers where you can apply different effects to your image. There are several different adjustment layers that adjust various aspects of your image, for example, colour, brightness, colour balance, etc.


A smart object allows you to make changes to your image without overwriting the original image data and giving you the opportunity to make non-destructive changes to the layer.


Before we move over to the next chapter we’ll just cover some of the other panels that form part of our workflow They include panels like History, Colour Ranges, etc.

Section 3: Chapter 3 - Photoshop Tools

Move tool


Marquee Tool


Lasso Tool


Quick Selection & Magic wand Tool


Clone Stamp Tool and Healing Brush Tool


Crop Tool


Eyedropper tool, Colour Sample Tool and Red Eye Tool


Brush Tool and Pen Tool


Eraser, Blur and Smudge tool


Gradient Tool


Type Tool


Pen Tool


Path Selection and Shape Tool


Final Tools

Section 4: Chapter 4 - Other Tool

We include a PDF document with all the keyboard shortcuts in the Pro Product download. Keyboard shortcuts play an important part in creating a conducive workflow. Though you might not need or learn them all, getting to know the shortcut keys for you most essential elements will help you in the long run.


Transform selections on your image. There are a variety of options with different effects.


Colour Range helps to make selections based on the colour tones in an image. This can be used to quickly create selections.


This tool allows you to set anchor points and adjust them directly on your image. it allows you to warp the image to make changes.


Filters are effects that you can apply to a selected layer. External or 3rd part plugins is software that adds more filters to your selection.


It's a digital asset management app developed by Adobe Systems. It's an awesome tool for making pre-adjustment before heading into Photoshop.

  • Saving Photoshop Files (Over 3GB Files - Large PSD Files)
  • Saving For The Web
  • Saving JPEG & PNG

A very important aspect of Photoshop is setting up your colour profiles before you actually start using Photoshop for retouching or graphic designing.

Section 5: Bonus Lesson

Additional to this course we've also added a list of bonus tutorials that would compliment this course as well as a lesson that will focus on the Wacom Pen Tablet and how to set it up.

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Instructor Biography

Manfred Werner, Photographer & Retoucher | Retutpro

Love Sharing & Teaching Photoshop

Founder and creator of Retutpro, a retouching platform that teaches photography & retouching in a simple and fun way.

Here on Udemy I'm an instructor for several photoshop courses, but also teach how to become a successful YouTuber or Photoshop Instructor.

I've also managed to build the biggest photoshop course on Udemy, and it quickly became the most popular one too! "You Can't Miss it!"

Instructor Biography

Hi there

My name is Jaco Bekker. I was born in the Southern tip of the African continent, and I have lived most of my life in Namibia and South Africa. 

One thing that has always fascinated me are stories. The format in which these stories are presented doesn't play as much a role as the essence of the story.

I'm also a photographer. I work closely with Manni at Retutpro, where I am also a content editor.

Instructor Biography

Hi everyone

My Name is Nicki and I have developed a love for Photography and Video over the last few years. I have been working with Manni (Manfred Werner) at Retutpro for quite some time now.  Not much of an Instructor; i do however, edit and manage our content here on Udemy.  

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