Mastering Photoshop for Beginners - Logo Design Essentials

Have fun learning the basic, essential skills in Photoshop, and create a customized logo.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description



In this course, you will learn the essentials of Photoshop. This course is great for beginners who have no experience with the program. No previous experience is needed!

Course features:

  • Learn by working with examples
  • Progressively understand more concepts
  • Get the feel of Photoshop by playing around with effects
  • Make designs by adding different objects and effects
  • Follow along as I demonstrate various tools

Once you have finished this course, you will know how to use the most important tools in Photoshop, how to work with layers and layer styles, how to open a new canvas, and much more. You will also learn how to make your own simple logo that you can customize to your liking.

The main concepts revolve around the final project, which is creating a customized logo. I will start by showing you all the important skills that you need to make a logo. I will help you along the way, and you can easily customize your designs.

Some of the covered topics:

  • Workspace and how to find your way around the program
  • Layers and the layers panel made easy
  • Text: how to add styles, effects, and how to make it stand out 
  • Selections with the Marquee tools and their different options
  • Shapes: how to add different objects
  • Layer styles: adding layers styles to make awesome effects
  • Gradients: how to make them and add a nice fade from one color to another

So enroll today and let's learn about Photoshop while having fun!                         

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop CS4 or above (trial version will work)
  • No previous experience needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know the basics and essentials of Photoshop
  • You will be able to use important Photoshop tools effectively
  • Know your way around the program confidently
  • Users will know all about layers, and use layer styles to create awesome effects!
  • Use gradients to make a nice fade in colour
  • Create shapes, which you can customize and edit
  • Know how to use text and add great effects
  • Easily go back to previously made selections, using the History panel
  • Design a simple, eye-catching logo, which you can customize in any way

Who is the target audience?

  • Anybody who wants to understand the fundamentals of Photoshop with little, or no previous knowledge is welcomed!
  • New users who want to learn about design in Photoshop will find this course very useful.
  • Users who want to know how to use features within the program such as; important tools, layers, and layer styles.

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: The Basics

Introduction to the Photoshop course.


Going over what I will be showing you in the course.


How to work efficiently within your work space and finding your way around Photoshop.


How to create, customize and edit shapes on your canvas.


Opening up some basic shapes to work on in the next lecture.


Understanding what layers are and how to use them easily. 


Using the move tool to move around objects and layers on your canvas.


Creating text objects and how to customize text.


Making selections on your canvas with the Marquee tools


Using gradients to make cool looking transitions between colors.


How to use layers styles and understanding what each style can do.

Section 2: Making a Logo

What we will be doing in this section.


Adding a background layer to get started with our logo.


Creating a basic outline to make a base for your logo.


Adding awesome effects to your logo to make it stand out.


Adding text to your logo by creating a mask. Downloading separate fonts to add.


Applying finishing touches to the logo and make it look professional. 


How to save the file to your computer with the best settings.

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Instructor Biography

Jack Thomas, Photoshop Designer + Instructor

I am a freelancer in Photoshop and specialize in making logos and design work within the program. I enjoy teaching about the basics of Photoshop and get people to know about the essential knowledge which you need to get started.

The goal of my courses is to help you find your way in Photoshop in a short amount of time, and learn while having fun!

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