The Photoshop Essentials, Industry Tips and Live Examples of Tools whilst Learning Photoshop!
Beginner Friendly: Designed to make you comfortable and understand the tools being used.
Project files + Live real-life example of creating FaceBook Graphics in Photoshop.
The Instructor: 10+ Years of experience. Worked for Red Bull and more...
My name is Aaron Ward and I have over 10 years+ experience in Photoshop creating a mass range of graphics. Oh...and I have a diploma in Graphic design.
I will be teaching you the level of quality expected to work for clients such as Red Bull, Spotify, Carlsberg and more whom I have had the pleasure to work for.
Finally, you get my full attention on feedback. You are welcomed and encouraged to post your final result in the student discussion section where I will provide feedback to you.
What makes this course different Aaron?
Take this course today and become a smart Photoshop designer.
Learn how to create a Photoshop document which is the correct size and high enough resolution for a maximum quality Facebook Profile Picture.
Industry tip: You will also learn how to ensure the color profile is correct for screen use.
Learn how to use the shape layer tool to create a perfect and equal square.
Design Reason: this creates a nice focal point to draw the eye in to the design and creates a bit of depth.
Shape Tool > Shift + Click = Opens the shape panel options.
Learn how to use the text tool to create a solid letter. You will also be learning how to align the text layer and areas you can run in to which cause issues.
Learn how to create a mask and 'cut out' the inside of the letter we made.
Design Reason: creating a mask instead of deleting pixel data means you are working in a non destructive way. If you want to go back, you could delete the mask returning the original letter look without restarting from scratch.
Learn how to use create a new shape and change the opacity to mimic a hard flat shadow.
Design Reason: this creates more depth to our design and takes it to the next level in a simplistic way.
Learn how to use the free transform tool to rotate and re-size the shadow shape layer.
Ctrl + T = Free Transform Tool
*Holding shift whilst rotating only lets you rotate in increments of 15 degrees.
*Holding alt whilst re-sizing will mirror the effect on the opposite side
*Holding shift whilst re-sizing will re-size the layer whilst constraining its original proportions
*Holding alt and shift whilst re-sizing will re-size the layer whilst constraining its original proportions equally
Learn how to use a selection tool to create an area you can apply a mask to.
Using your masking skills, we will add another selection using a shape layer to get a perfect 45 degree angle.
Learn how to ensure you are not missing easily fixable areas and clean up the document.
Also you will learn how to save the image for web use.
Learn how to create the document for a Facebook Cover Photo with the correct settings + making a preset to save time in the future.
PS - You can use the Facebook Cover Template in the materials folder.
Learn what smart objects are and why they can save you a lot of time.
PS - Don't worry I will be explaining this in the next lecture and how you can use it for our design.
Learn how to import an image in to Photoshop, make it a smart layer then apply a blur filter to the layer.
In addition, we will be going over blending layers: get creative with them!
You will also learn how to change the background color easily with your Solid Color adjustment layer.
Learn how to use the pen tool and create a custom shape.
Remember: hold down shift to get straight lines and angles when creating points.
Learn how to use the Type Tool and make a sleek layout using multiple text layers.
Learn how to import Icons, re-size them and add layer styles to create a stroke outline.
As final finishing touches, you will be using the skills you have learn to add some more icons and text to finish off the design.
Design reason: we have the main headline but need to include links for our audience (who would be looking at the cover photo) to go to. It also balances out the design. Think of layout and grids.
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Hey I'm Aaron, a popular social media instructor on Udemy teaching over 21,155+ students.
I have years of experience with social media marketing and brand development along with a qualified background in advertising.
I've had the pleasure to work with big name clients such as Red Bull, Carlsberg, Spotify and many more.
To make your learning experience the best, I take a new and youthful approach to my courses: I avoid having the same content as other instructors or what is already available on the web, so that you get new ideas and innovative thinking: making you the best of the best.
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