Photoshop for beginners

Learn everything you need to know about Photoshop and how to use it with confidence
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  • Lectures 93
  • Length 7 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

December 2015: ANOTHER HOUR OF CONTENT ADDED! This covers the newest version of Photoshop - CC 2015.1


Photoshop for beginners is an absolute must-have for everybody who works with a computer. This course teaches you how to use Photoshop with confidence in all sorts of situations without having any previous knowledge of the program.

The content breaks down Photoshop into easy to understand sections and the difficulty is progressive: we start with the basics and work our way up. Everything you learn is based on real world cases with exercices, quizzes, and attachments included for every lecture.

Course features:

  • Learn by working on real world cases, no boring theory;
  • Massively improve your Photoshop skill level and speed;
  • Work along with me - all the required materials are attached to every lecture;
  • Excellent sound and video quality recorded at Full HD 1920x1080!
  • All future updates will be available for free!

At the end of this course you can expect to have a strong graps of Photoshop's tools, interface, selections options, lots of image manipulation and enhancement techniques, working with layer styles and much more!

The training material is based on the latest version of Photoshop, yet all the content is version independent. This means you can easily follow along even though you may have an older version of the program (the minimum is CS4).

Some of the covered topics:

  • How to get Photoshop and the differences between each version
  • Layers and the layers panel explained inside and out
  • Great, effective tips on how you can speed up your workflow
  • Moving around freely in Photoshop: zooming, switching through tabs, importing, exporting images, the works;
  • Working with text in all sorts of ways, from creative effects to serious typography
  • Image manipulation and enhancement: whiten teeth, remove blemishes, color correction, creative effects, lighten images, sharpen colors, adjust silhouettes, and much, much more
  • Selections: from simple cases all the way up to complex images that need to be cut out perfectly – all the selection tools will be covered: the marquee tool, the lassos, the quick selection tool, the magic wand, everything!
  • Working with shapes: master them to gain Illustrator-like freedom
  • Smart Objects – everything you need to know about them
  • Brushes: how to get them, how to use them and when not to use them
  • Cropping, masking, layer styles, resizing an image and much, much more.

I've succesfully taught more than 40,000 students so you have my guarantee that you'll love the content, the audio & video quality, the pace of the material, and you'll finally learn Photoshop by having fun!

What are the requirements?

  • at least Photoshop CS4 (a trial version will work too)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Work in Photoshop with confidence, perform tasks fast without hesitation
  • Students will gain a firm grasp of Photoshop's tools, interface, customization options, and have a complete understanding of the program's fundamentals
  • Perform various image manipulation and enhancement techniques with ease
  • Create complex selections accurately and without headaches
  • Use layer styles to create awesome effects
  • Gain the ability of working with Photoshop like a seasoned professional

Who is the target audience?

  • Everybody who wants to understand the fundamentals of Photoshop from no previous knowledge is welcomed!
  • Due to the course's progressive difficulty, intermediate users will find this course very useful
  • Those who are using an older version of Photoshop than CS4 should upgrade before starting this course.

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

A few words from Chris about this course


Learn what can and can't be done by using Photoshop.


A must-watch for anyone interested in this course. Find out what's covered, what's not, and what you'll be able to do at the end of it.


Find out what are the options of getting Photoshop for your computer.


See if you're Photoshop version is good enough for your course and how it compares against other versions.


A few tips that will help you work more efficient

Section 2: UPDATE DEC 2015: New Photoshop version - CC 2015.1
About this update
New user interface in CC 2015.1
8 small, yet big updates in CC 2015.1
How to customize your toolbar in CC 2015.1
Typography updates in CC 2015.1
Artboards in CC 2015.1
Libraries in CC 2015.1 - using the cloud
How to optimize images for the web
How to create a grid system in Photoshop CC
Section 3: UPDATE NOV 2015: What’s new and noteworthy in CC 2015
The new version of Photoshop: CC 2015
Artboards explained
New ways to export your work
How to use Adobe Generator
How to use multiple layer styles
Haze, Libraries, Adobe Stock - all explained
How to get great design resources for free
How to create an action in Photoshop
How to cut out frizzy hair in Photoshop
Section 4: Basic Concepts

This is an overview of this entire section and it presents what we're going to talk about in this part of the course.


Learn the importance of each panel in Photoshop and where you need to focus your attention.


Depending on how you use Photoshop, your workspace will be different. This lecture teaches you how to get the perfect fit for your needs.


In this lecture you'll find out there's several ways to open an image and each method has its implications. A must watch even for an intermediate user!


Understand the good and bad of each program and what are the situations that suit them best.


Learn about the fundamentals of Photoshop with these essential components.


Find out how each layer type works and what can be done with them.

Exercise: Layer Types
Find out how to solve this exercise

Learn how you can freely move around Photoshop without any issues


Find out how to be efficient and speed up mundane tasks


Photoshop is built for precision work and this teaches you how to harness its tools and features.

Exercise: Arranging Layers
Find out how to solve this exercise

Find out how to prepare your files for both cases: for working later on and for uploading them on the web.


Find out how to quickly set up a document


In this lecture we discuss the History panel and how it relates to your work


We conclude this entire section and we talk about what we've just learned.

6 questions

Test your knowledge about the section you just watched!

Section 5: Photoshop's Tools

This is a brief overview of this section


We talk about one of the most used tools in Photoshop and we prepare for the upcoming exercise

Exercise: Move tool
Find out how to solve this exercise

Find out the multiple uses of the crop tool


Get several tips on how to work with the eye dropper tool faster


We discuss how you can use these brushes to clean up skin imperfections quickly


Learn about brushes and how they'll most likely be used in Photoshop


Learn how to use these tools and what are the best alternatives for them


Find out how these tools can be used to add detail to your images


Learn everything you need to know about the pen tool and all its options


Learn how to work with text fast and without headaches by understanding the workflow described in this lecture


Learn about how you can create and edit vector shapes with these tools

Exercise: Shapes
Find out how to solve this exercise

We conclude this section by reviewing what we've learned so far.

6 questions

Test your knowledge about Photoshop's tools

Section 6: Selections in Photoshop
About this section
Rectangular Marquee tool explained
Elliptical Marquee tool explained
Lasso tools explained
Quick Selection tool and Magic Wand explained
Pen tool for selections explained
Refine Edge and Masking explained
Wrapping up this section
6 questions

Test your selection knowledge in Photoshop

Section 7: Image Manipulation and Enhancement
About this section

This teaches you how to improve your smile in Photoshop in just a couple of steps


Naturally enhance your lips with this easy technique


Get a glimpse into the world of how magazine covers are made


Learn how to improve an image in just a couple of steps


Make an area stand out with a few easy steps that will bring focus to a particular region of your image


This popular technique can improve your images within a few minutes


Learn how to achieve this popular effect by focusing on one particular color from an image


Find out how you can add makeup in Photoshop


See how this adjustment layer can be used in other ways than it's intended purpose


In this lecture you'll see 3 options to change the color of a region

Wrapping up this section
5 questions

Test your knowledge from this section

Section 8: Working with Layer Styles
About this section

Find out how to get lots of resources and goodies from the web that can help you work faster in Photoshop


Learn how to create this very popular type of image for your social media profiles


Find out how to showcase your vacation photos in a different way


Create an awesome candy like text based only on layer styles alone


Find out how you can realistically imprint your text into any material or surface


Learn how you can make any text look like it's made from gold


This shows you a quick technique that you can use to set text on fire and still keep it editable


Find out how to create a realistic neon glow based on layer styles alone


Master the pen tool by creating a lovely glowing line effect

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Instructor Biography

Cristian Doru Barin, Made over $50,000 by working in Photoshop part time!

Chris Barin is a professional web and app designer with nearly 10 years of Photoshop experience. By being self-taught, he managed to gain the trust of over 60.000 students from all over the world through his Photoshop courses. A staple of his materials is a hand-on, down-to-Earth approach that focuses on getting maximum results with minimal effort.

Chris started out as a freelance web designer and built a loyal client base, earning over $50,000 by designing sites part time. Today, he runs his own Android design studio, 20+ strong, creating fantastic looking apps for clients; his apps have over 100 million downloads to date.

Passionate about teaching, Chris teaches on Udemy because he has been disappointed in the quality of training materials available for people who want to learn design. In his courses, he holds nothing back; he documents and shares his entire experience on how he managed to stand out from the competition and do the work that he loves full-time.

Chris’s courses are some of the highest rated ones in the design category, as well as some of the bestselling ones on the entire platform. Students rave about his fast response time, clear explanations, and overall teaching style. Feel free to send him a message if you have any questions or suggestions for how he can create a better learning experience for you. 

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