Photoshop for Online Instructors
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Photoshop for Online Instructors

Create Visually Stunning Courses with Photoshop
4.6 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
579 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2016
English
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the role of lower thirds in video
  • Create a lower-third graphic in Photoshop
  • Format lower third graphics for inclusion in video editing software or course development software
  • Know where to get ideas and templates for lower thirds
  • Understand Photoshop Marquee and Fill Tools
  • Use Photoshop Layers
  • Apply Photoshop Effects
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Requirements
  • Students will need a PC or Mac with Adobe Creative Cloud subscription or Photoshop free trial download
Description

Tired of seeing your hard work met with a yawn? Do you want to create online learning content that exhilarates instead of bores? Do you want to use visuals that will engage your online students?  Do you simply want to build more impressive, professional courses?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need this course!

What is Photoshop for Online Instructors About?
In this course, using Photoshop, you'll learn the process to create great looking graphics to be included in your online courses.  With more engaging presentation, your students will complete more of your course and be more likely to purchase more courses from you.

This course is broken in to six major sections.  You will:

  • Engage and Impress students with high quality informational slides that use clean visual effects and typography
  • Create Network Television Style Lower Third Graphics that allow you to bond with your students as well as augment learning content
  • Enhance understanding and readability as you apply the rules of typography in your course production
  • Give your courses a professionally produced look and feel with quality green screen backgrounds
  • Understand how to remove image backgrounds to take advantage of stock photography or reuse images in your own learning context
  • Impress your students  with visual based on visual tricks that you'll learn in the course.

How Can I Use the Material I will Learn in This Course?

You can use lower thirds....
... To make video content more interesting by offering additional information
... To provide proof to doubters by documenting sources during video lectures
... To satisfy the curious by providing URLs and other resources to learners
... To forge a relationship with online instructors by identifying off-camera and on-camera speakers
... To engage learners with discussion and review questions
... To create a brand by reinforcing brand elements in your design
... To set yourself apart by ad a developer by including engaging elements that aren't included in 90% of other online learning 

With better designed typography...
... You'll keep learners engaged for the length of your presentation.
... You'll enhance your credibility with learners.
... Your courses will have more "staying power" and not appear to be in constant revision.
... You'll forge a stronger relationship with your online learners
... You'll reduce cognitive load and increase learners' focus on your content.

With better designed lecture slides...
... You'll keep learners engaged for the length of your presentation.
... You'll enhance your credibility with learners.
... Your courses will have more "staying power" and not appear to be in constant revision.
... You'll forge a stronger relationship with your online learners
... You'll reduce cognitive load and increase learners' focus on your content.

You can use cut out background content...
... To make video content more interesting by putting the focal point of a photo in new context
... To composit visual information from several sources in one photo...
... To create visually stunning slides and visuals by removing background elements
... To forge a reltaionship with online instructors by creating instructor shots that can be used right inside the slides
... To engage learners with new ways of viewing visuals

With Green Screen Visuals...
... You can put video of your instructor in the context of what your teaching
... You can use a picture in picture effect
... You can put your instructor in an interface to point out features and benefits
... You can put your instructor in remote locations without spending a dime
... You can differentiate your courses from the 90% of instructors who are just voicing over slides!

How Long Is the Course?  How is it Structured?
Photoshop for Online Instructors is designed to be efficient-- but still detailed.  With just under three and one half hours of video and six engaging tech step-by-step activities, you'll not only learn the material, but be able to immediately apply the content to your own course work.  A warning:  Many find the techniques included in this course so powerful that they decide to create even more courses!

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you develop online learning for Udemy or other platforms
  • You should take this course if you are new to Photoshop
  • You should not take this course if you are an experienced Photoshop professional
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
03:20:47
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Introduction
2 Lectures 01:59

What You Will Need To Take This Course
00:53
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Creating Lower Thirds
9 Lectures 32:35

Mark describes the roles of lower thirds and what you'll learn.

Preview 01:01

Mark will show you a number of sites and techniques he uses to research lower thirds.

Preview 02:51

You'll learn how to properly prepare your Photoshop document to create a lower third graphic.

Preview 02:47

You will create layers that will become part of the lower third graphic.

Preview 05:28

Mark will demonstrate selection and fill tools in order to create the shape of your lower third.

Selecting and Filling Your Lower Thirds
06:06

Mark will show you how to add the typography to your lower third-- and a couple of tricks for making the typography look its best!

Creating the Typography
06:34

You'll learn how to finalize your lower third and export it for use in video editing software.

Finalizing and Exporting Your Lower Thirds
06:33

You'll learn about the project you'll complete after watching the videos in this course.

Project Video
00:39

Mark reviews what you've learned about lower thirds in Photoshop.

Section Complete Video
00:36
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Removing Backgrounds with Photoshop
7 Lectures 34:03

Mark welcomes you and describes what you'll learn.

Section Welcome
00:51

You'll learn how to select geometrically shaped objects with several tools.

Making Geometric Selections with the Marquee Tools and Polygonal Lasso Tool
10:48

Mark demonstrates the convenient Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools for Making Complex Selections.

Selecting with the Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tool
09:51

You'll learn how to select by color range.

Selecting By Color Range
03:41

Photoshop has a tool to help you refine your selection. You'll learn how to use it in this video.

Refining Your Selections
06:46

Mark will introduce the project you'll complete in this section.

Project Video
01:21

Mark reviews the content about making selections.

Section Complete Video
00:45
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Creating Lecture Slides with Photoshop
10 Lectures 41:38

Mark welcomes you to learn to create engaging slides with Photoshop.

Section Welcome
01:28

You'll learn how to create your slides so that they are easily integrated in to video editing or other software.

Preparing Your Photoshop Document
04:00

Mark discusses a number of tips and tricks for strong typography on your slides.

Slide Typography
07:59

You'll learn how to create slides where your main focal point really pops with the blurred background technique.

Blurred Background Technique
04:34

An additional technique to make the focal point of your slides pop-- Partial black and white.

Partial Black and White Technique
04:28

Give your slides a retro feel with this Photoshop technique.

Old Poloroid Technique
07:23

Learn how to create texture to give your slides depth with this technique.

Quick Textured Backgrounds Technique
02:45

Give your slides a retro feel with this Photoshop technique.

Retro Comic Book Effect
07:29

Mark will introduce the project you'll complete in this section.

Project Video
00:59

Mark reviews creating engaging lecture slides with Photoshop.

Section Complete Video
00:33
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Typography with Photoshop
9 Lectures 37:39

Mark welcomes you to Typography with Photoshop.

Welcome
01:16

You'll learn the basic terminology used to describe typography.

Typographical Terms
08:20

You'll learn how to apply fundamental typographical adjustments in Photoshop.

Typographical Concepts in Photoshop
07:53

You'll learn how to use the Adobe TypeKit tool to expand your library of typefaces.

Understanding Adobe TypeKit
04:44

Photoshop's type tool is demonstrated.

Using the Type Tool in Photoshop
03:33

Mark will show you how to create a plastic-gel text effect in Photoshop.

Plastic Text Effect
06:34

You'll learn how to produce the popular text reflection effect.

Text Reflection Effect
03:55

Mark will introduce the project you'll complete in this section.

Project Video
00:47

Mark Reviews Typography in Photoshop.

Section Complete Video
00:37
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Create Green Screen Backdrops with Photoshop
7 Lectures 25:11

Mark Welcomes You To Creating Greenscreens with Photoshop.

Welcome
00:50

You'll learn how to create backgrounds out of stock or other images.

Using Stock Images for Backgrounds
04:08

You'll learn how to use Photorealistic backgrounds for your green screen videos.

Photorealistic Backgrounds
05:28

You'll learn how to create Over-the-shoulder images for your green screen backgrounds in Photoshop.

Over-The-Shoulder Images
02:41

You'll learn how to create background loops with Photoshop.

Creating animated Background Loops
10:52

Mark will introduce the project you'll complete in this section.

Project Video
00:47

Mark reviews Green Screen Backdrops.

Section Complete Video
00:25
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Photoshop Visual Tricks
9 Lectures 27:42

Mark Welcomes You to Photoshop Visual Tricks.

Welcome
00:56

Learn how to do a bit of dental work to make people in your images looking great.

Teeth Whitening
04:36

Change the color of anything in Photoshop

Change Colors in Photoshop
05:45

Mark will introduce the project you'll complete in this section.

Project Video
03:56

Learn how to create custom buttons to include in your courses.

Creating Buttons
04:39

Make your photos look like a watercolor painting.

Watercolor Painting Effect
03:08

Use Photoshop tools to create realistic perspective in your images.

Working with Perspective in Photoshop
03:23

Learn How to Create Shiny Text and Use it to Brand Your Learning Content

Creating Shiny Text
00:51

Mark reviews Photoshop Visual Tricks and Says Good bye!

Section Complete Video
00:28
About the Instructor
Punk Learning
4.6 Average rating
22 Reviews
1,719 Students
2 Courses
Create Powerful Online Courses and Content

A company with a simple mission: Improve the quality of online learning. Punk Learning founder, Mark Lassoff, has been involved in online learning for about 10 years. A popular conference speaker and author, Lassoff, has challenged eLearning developers to raise the bar and improve the quality of their learning content. In 2016 Lassoff decided to take up his own challenge and create a company that would help “raise the bar” in the eLearning community.

Offering live and online courses designed specifically for those who develop online learning, Punk Learning helps online learning developers raise the bar by teaching the latest software and techniques used by eLearning professionals.

Fighting for a world without terrible Powerpoint, review our site and see how Punk Learning can help you create more engaging, high-quality learning content.

Mark Lassoff
4.4 Average rating
2,656 Reviews
64,413 Students
13 Courses
Programming Instructor with over 500,000 students worldwide.

Mark Lassoff 's parents frequently claim that Mark was born to be a programmer.  Starting, in the mid-eighties at age 11, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC language.  After completing a computer science degree, Mark developed software for several well-known internet startups during the initial internet boom of the mid 1990’s.  Five years ago Mark parlayed a two decades of software development experience into his latest entrepreneurial venture, LearnToProgram Media.

LearnToProgram Media publishes online courses that teach mobile, web, and game development. Over 500,000 people have learned programming from Mark through online classes he has either authored or published. In addition to publishing popular courses and books LearnToProgram Media operates an internet video network which produces several programs on software development.

Previously Mark founded PowerPlant Marketing, which created marketing automation software for REALTORS™.  After the sale of PowerPlant, Mark went on to found Internet Broadcasting Group which counted among it’s launch clients Nike, Blue Moon Brewing Company and Opubco.

Mark lives in Connecticut and speaks worldwide on software development, entrepreneurship and online learning.  He has spoken at TechWeek NY, TechWeek LA, and SXSW, among other large conferences.  In his spare time he he enjoys aviation, mentoring new business owners and spending time with life-long friends and family.