Photoshop Guru - Foundations & Expert Techniques
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4.6 (17 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.
1,514 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know most weird and difficult parts of Photoshop in a new very very simplified way in only 1 hour!
  • Create a strong basic and advanced environment of Photoshop which qualifys you to treat with harder and bigger projects!
  • Learn most of valuable and hardest shortcuts that will make you amazed that many clicks are simplified into simple few hotkeys!
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Requirements
  • You should install Photoshop Software any version (Cs6 Recommended)
Description
    Complete with working files and shortcuts, you’ll be able to work alongside the author as you work through each project.
    • Photoshop Basics
    • Using Photoshop to draw and creation of any 2D graphics
    • Using Photoshop to Retouching and enhancement
    • Using Photoshop to Fix damaged photo
    • Using Photoshop for free editing


    A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips  

    Learning the fundamentals of Photoshop puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. Photoshop is easy to learn, has excellent interface, Powerful tools , and is the most important tool in 2D graphic works.

    Jobs in Graphic Design / Photo editing / Retouching / Enhancement are plentiful, and being able to learn Photoshop will give you a strong background to start your Graphic/Photo editing based career

    Content and Overview  

    Suitable for beginning programmers, through this course of 27 lectures and 1 hours of content, you’ll learn most of the Photoshop fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the way Photoshop works. Each chapter closes with exercises, putting your new learned skills into practical use immediately.

    Starting with the basics of Photoshop this course will take you through Photoshop variable obstacles, projects, and how to use Photoshop to solve it. By working with effective way by using Photoshop variable powerful techniques.

    With these basics mastered, the course will take you through more complicated projects that will let you know how to use for Enhancement, Fixing, and Advanced creation techniques. 

    Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create - Edit - Enhance - Restore and kind of graphic/images.


Who is the target audience?
  • This Course is meant to be for newbies and professionals as well so anyone with PC and Photoshop will get benefits from this course
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
01:11:53
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:19

In this Lecture you will be able to:

1- know for whom this course is.

2- Understand Course Content and the strategy of applying it.

3- Understand strategy of the course to achieve Goals of the course.

4- Know the instructor of the course and his qualifications. 

5- Know why Hamdy is the right instructor for this course.

6- Get motivations to be able to continue to the next step!

Preview 02:19
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The very first steps in photoshop
4 Lectures 10:52

In this Lecture you will be able to:

1- Understand the main 5 sections of the interface (Main menu - tools toolbar - options tool bar - Layers Window - Project file window)

2- Modify colors and brightness of work space (user interface)

3- Work with more than 1 project file

4- Add and remove elements and windows to the work space

5- Save and load your own custom work space

Preview 04:42

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Adjust paper size of the new file

2- Resolution and its relation with paper size and best resolution for your project file

3- Most important color modes

4- Understand Background types

5- Understand and load all Existing (Built-in) presets

6- Save your own paper size / Preset

Preview 03:12

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Know all Photoshop tools shortcut keys

*but don't worry if you don't get it because every time i tell you to use a tool in this course i say its shortcut

2- Download all folders contains photos and data we will use during the course

Getting ready (shortcuts and support files)
00:05

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Use zoom tool and know every different way to use it with key board shortcuts and some tricks to make you able to navigate rapidly

2- Use pan tool and understand many ways to use it with key board or mouse scroll ..etc

3- Other ways to navigate in the file

Preview 02:53

This quiz requires watching the first 3 leactures

Q1: easy simple questions on the first section
1 question
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Photoshop Basics
12 Lectures 39:27

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Understand how ruler and guides work and the relation between them

2- Change measuring units 

3- Set up / remove guides in a specific location fast 

4- Learn new shortcuts 

Preview 01:58

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Understand every selection tool and how does it work

2- Add / remove and Modify Selection

3- Tricky select ways and use of everyone

Preview 04:36

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Add new selection to the current selection

2- Make selection intersection / subtract

3- Apply selection modifications (Border - Smooth - Expand - Contract)

Selection modify
02:40

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Use fill with background, foreground colors or a different color

2- Use stroke and control its color and width

3- Know the difference between them


Fill vs Stroke
01:12

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Treat back ground layer

2- Adjust move tool for faster work

3- Learn the relation between move tool and layers

4- Merge layers

5- Group layers

6- Detach layer parts

7- Duplicate layer to the same file or other files

8- Use layer opacity

9- Know layer blending modes

Preview 03:48

In this lecture you will be able to:

1-Apply Layers Styles (Bevel - Stroke - Inner shadow - Inner glow - Stain - Color overlay - Gradient overlay -  Pattern overlay - Outer glow - Drop shadow)

2- Control and adjust options of these styles

2- Show and hide layer styles

4- Copy layer style to apply it to another layer in the same file or another file

Layers Options
05:12

In this lecture you will be able to:

1-  Mix basic colors to get a new color

2- Use color codes

3- Get perfect colors collections with codes to use it in design

4- Access to color books library and understand it and get suitable colors

Getting a Color
01:51

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Use crop tool to decrease paper size

2- Use crop tool to increase paper size

3- Resize images

4- Change the ratio between width and height of any image 

Image size vs Crop
01:12

In this lecture you will be able to:

 Apply out of bounds style to an image

Apply what we have learned in the previous lectures:

- Quick selection tool (and know more about it)

- Polygon lasso tool (and know more about it)

- Layers (and know more about it)

- Apply gradient background (and know more about it)

(Project): Out Of Bounds Photo
04:34

In this lecture you will be able to:

 Draw BMW Logo 

- Learn new Things in Photoshop

- Create new Document with the size of Copied image

- New Technique to treat with layers

- Apply what we have learned in the previous lectures

- Create Guides (and know more about it)

- Create Perfect circle selection from center point (and know more about it)

- Modify Text (and know more about it)

(Project):BMW Logo Drawing
05:30

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Understand how path works

2- Create straight or curved path lines

3- Stroke path with different tools

4- Adjust brush Tool

5- Use path to create shapes and adjust (Fill - Stroke) of it

6- Use regular shapes and use Photoshop shapes library

Preview 05:17

In this lecture you will be able to:

 Draw Nike Logo

Apply what we have learned in the previous lectures:

- Creating Path

- Adjust path to take the desired shape

- Get the shape you exactly want to draw


(Project): Nike Logo draw
01:37

This quiz requires watching image size vs crop lecture

Q2: easy simple question on the second section
1 question
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Image Retouch: Enhancement and improvement
7 Lectures 14:11

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Use Auto tone tool

2- Greatly Enhance Image with only 1 click


Preview 00:42

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Select a Color tone in the image

2- Make selection tools work together 

3- Change selected color to an other without affecting image quality

Color Replacement
01:21

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Convert a layer from colored to Black and white

2- Convert part of an image from colors to black and white

3- Convert the whole image from colored to black and white image

Preview 01:01

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Know what is mask and how it is used and why professional designers use it

2- Add, Enable and disable mask layer

3- Use mask layer with more than 1 layer

4- Use mask layer tricks

Mask Layer
02:17

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Learn new technique to work with layers

2- Use makeup and soften skin

3- Use photography enhancement

4- Change eye lenses color

5- Learn new Photoshop techniques

(Project): Makeup and Personal Photo Retouch
03:53

In this lecture you will be able to

1- Apply filter and effects to an images

2- Use tricks to make filter effect have much better quality

3- Use more than one filter at the same time

4- Add and remove filters

Filters
01:08

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Learn new selection tricks and methods

2- Use "refine select edges" professionally

3- Layer duplicate tricks

4- Adjusting environment color tone with the new layer

5- Change or remove background of anything

Background Change
03:49

This quiz requires watching color replacement lecture

Q3: easy simple question on the third section
1 question
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Image Resore and Fix
3 Lectures 05:05

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Understand how clone stamp tool works

2- Edit photos using stamp tool (fixing - Copying)

3- Use tool's tricks

Clone Stamp Tool
00:59

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Know what is exactly path tool

2- Know uses of patch tool

3- Fix cuts of an image

Patch Tool
00:53

In this lecture you will be able to:

1- Restore and fix very old images

2- Recover all kinds of damaged photos 

(Project): Restore Heavily Damaged Photo
03:13

Small test to ensure that you understand everything in this course

Note: There may be more than one right answer.


Final Test
3 questions
About the Instructor
Arch. Hamdy Mostafa
4.5 Average rating
22 Reviews
3,216 Students
2 Courses
Urban Designer - Architect

My name is Hamdy, an architect - urban designer.

i'm 23 years old and i have just graduated from Cairo university - Faculty of urban and regional planning - i have used AutoCAD and Photoshop in many urban design projects and Post Production for Architecture level projects

i have learnt Photoshop by self-Learning by watching Photoshop tutorial after 2 years of using it as a Self-Learnt Person i have decided to take a course in it - but when i went to the course i was the strongest one in Photoshop and my level was higher than the course i still learn Photoshop after these 5 years as well ! every day i find something new .. in creative and different way to shorten work time

in these 5 years i have discovered many useful shortcuts i have included in my course on Udemy to help you to work faster and smarter

i love teaching and i'm an AutoCAD - Photoshop Expert 

i have about 5 years of experience in AutoCAD + Photoshop 

and i hope that i can teach you everything i have learned in these years