Photoshop In-Depth: Master all of Photoshop's Tools Easily
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Photoshop In-Depth: Master all of Photoshop's Tools Easily

Learn the many tools in Adobe Photoshop with in-depth lectures that explain the tool uses, options + modes in Photoshop.
4.5 (2,107 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.
61,065 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2016
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master the various Photoshop tools and describe how they are used in Photoshop.
  • Use the many tools in Photoshop and adjust their settings and options.
  • Describe the applications in which you would use certain tools.
  • Use tools in conjunction with one another.
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Requirements
  • Students need a copy of Adobe Photoshop (preferably Creative Cloud). A free trial would work as well.
Description

In this Photoshop course, I introduce and explain the various tools in Photoshop. Every single tool is covered, with the exception of 3D tools. Advanced modes and options are also covered. By the time you've finished this course, you will be an expert at Photoshop's tools. However, some students may option not to complete the entire course and instead use this as a reference to learn about specific tools. If that's the case, jump around to which tool you have questions about, even though you might be missing some helpful content by not completing all the lectures. The lectures are ordered in the order they are located in the Tools panel.

Students can follow along in Photoshop and practice adjusting the various tools’ options and use them in conjunction with each other, whether it’s the Type Tools, the Pen Tools, or the Shape Tools, or digital darkroom tools like the Clone Stamp Tool, the Sponge Tool, and so on.

There are 11 lectures on the various selection tools. This could normally be a course by itself, but it is included as one section in this course. If you complete this course, you will be an expert at making selections in Photoshop!

I have years of experience using Photoshop, including doing web and advertising design at a newspaper, an advertising design firm, a library system, and freelance work for about two decades. I’ve also been managing editor at two international graphic design magazines, and I’m currently a full-time professor of graphic design and digital media. I’ve taken classes on digital production and design during my undergraduate and graduate work.

So enroll today and let’s learn about Photoshop’s tools and their neat uses and effects.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners to Photoshop as well as more advanced users would benefit from taking this course.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about Photoshop's tools.
  • Anyone who wants to use Photoshop to create and explore their inner artist!
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about Photoshop's tools in order to pursue web design, app design, photo editing, and so on.
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
04:31:50
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Introduction to Photoshop's Tools
5 Lectures 20:32

In this lecture, you learn how to use Photoshop's tools panel, how to toggle the single/double mode, and practice with a couple tools and techniques.

Introduction to Photoshop In-Depth: Tools Course
04:33

In this lesson, you'll learn and practice various Photoshop keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Some Quick Shortcut Practice
03:37

Downloadable and printable handout: common Photoshop keyboard shortcuts.

Printable Handout: Common Keyboard Shortcuts
2 pages

In this lesson, I show you how to download the support files so you can follow along and practice.

Download Course Support Files
01:15

I explain the various uses of the Move tool.

The Move Tool
11:07
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Selection Tools
11 Lectures 55:48

Students learn about the Lasso Tool and the Polygonal Lasso Tool and their functions.

The Lasso Tool and Polygonal Lasso Tool
06:27

Students learn about and practice the Magnetic Lasso Tool and its uses.

The Magnetic Lasso Tool
04:16

In this lecture, I explain the Marquee Selection Tools and when they would be used.

The Marquee Selection Tools
04:13

I explain the Quick Selection Tool and its uses.

The Quick Selection Tool
04:35

I describe when the Magic Wand Tool is used and how it can be adjusted.

The Magic Wand Tool
05:52

In this lecture, I show how to use the color range selection.

Color Range Selection
03:25

I demonstrate how to use the Pen Tool to make a selection.

Pen Tool Selections
03:48

I show how to make a selection using quick mask mode.

Quick Mask Selections
04:57

I explain the grow and similar commands to adjust selections.

Grow and Similar Commands
02:17

I show how to modify selections once they are made.

Modify Selections
05:22

I show how to use the refine edge command to adjust the edges of selections.

Refine Edge
10:36
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Cropping, Sampling, and Measuring
5 Lectures 35:17

I demonstrate how to use the Crop Tool and adjust its settings.

The Crop Tool
08:14

I show how to use the Perspective Crop Tool to change the perspective of a photo.

The Perspective Crop Tool
03:12

I show how to use the Slice Tool to create images and html files.

The Slice Tool
09:17

In this lecture, I explain the functions and applications of the Eyedropper tool and Color Sampler Tool.

The Eyedropper Tool and Color Sampler Tool
04:57

I explain the practical uses of the Ruler Tool, Note Tool, and Count Tool.

The Ruler, Note, and Count Tools
09:37
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Photo Corrections
4 Lectures 16:34

Students learn how to use the Healing Brush Tool and Spot Healing Brush Tool and understand their differences.

The Healing Brush Tool and Spot Healing Brush Tool
04:31

I show how to use the Patch Tool and explain its uses.

The Patch Tool
06:12

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to use the Content-Aware Move Tool and explain its applications.

The Content-Aware Move Tool
03:36

I show how to use the Red Eye Tool to fix this effect in photos.

The Red Eye Tool
02:15
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Brushing
4 Lectures 30:16

I demonstrate how to use the Brush Tool and explain its options and uses.

The Brush Tool
11:47

I show how to use the Pencil Tool and explains its options.

The Pencil Tool
05:58

I demonstrate how to use the Color Replacement Tool and explain its applications.

The Color Replacement Tool
06:12

I show how to use the Mixer Brush Tool to mix and paint hues onto the canvas.

The Mixer Brush Tool
06:19
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Stamps, History, and Erasing
4 Lectures 28:14

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to use the Clone Stamp Tool and adjust its options.

The Clone Stamp Tool
04:32

I show how to use the Pattern Stamp Tool.

The Pattern Stamp Tool
04:19

In this lecture, I explain and demonstrate the History Brush Tools as well as how to use the history panel.

The History Brush Tools and Panel
09:56

I show how to use the Eraser Tool, Magic Eraser Tool, and the Background Eraser Tool.

The Eraser, Magic Eraser, and Background Eraser Tools
09:27
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Gradient and Paint Bucket
3 Lectures 20:50

I explain and demonstrate the Gradient Tool.

The Gradient Tool Part 1
09:29

I show how more options and modes to use in the Gradient Tool.

The Gradient Tool Part 2
06:12

I demonstrate the Paint Bucket Tool and explain that while it's better to use Alt-Backspace/Option-Delete shortcuts to fill layers with pixels instead, there are some uses for the tool.

The Paint Bucket Tool
05:09
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More Digital Darkroom Tools
3 Lectures 13:43

I show how to use the Blur Tool, Sharpen Tool, and Smudge Tool.

The Blur, Sharpen, and Smudge Tools
05:35

I demonstrate the Burn Tool and Dodge Tool and explain these digital darkroom techniques.

The Burn Tool and Dodge Tool
04:47

In this lecture, students learn how to use the Sponge Tool.

The Sponge Tool
03:21
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Pen and Type Tools
2 Lectures 22:06

In this lecture, I demonstrate the Pen Tool and explain how to create specific angles or curved and straight lines and add to or remove points after drawing. Students learn how to use this often-confusing Pen Tool through demonstration.

The Pen Tools
10:58

In this lecture, I show students how to use the Type Tools and adjust its settings.

The Type Tools
11:08
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Shape, Hand, and Zoom Tools
4 Lectures 26:38

In this detailed lecture, I explain how to use the various Shape Tools, including the Custom Shape Tool. Students also learn how to add to, extra from, and overlap shapes as well as adjust their settings.

The Shape Tools
16:47

I show how to use the Hand Tool to navigate around the canvas and the Zoom Tool to zoom in and out. Various keyboard shortcuts are also included as well as tool modes.

The Hand Tools and Zoom Tools
08:57

Request for review and social media links

Please Review!
00:27

Bonus: Learn Even More in My Other Courses!
00:26
About the Instructor
Chad Neuman, Ph.D.
4.4 Average rating
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207,733 Students
11 Courses
Professor / Designer / Developer / Photographer 20+ yrs exp.

I love seeing students succeed in their designs, photos, productions, and careers!

Do you want to learn become a better designer or communicator? Do you want to learn industry-standard editing and effects in Photoshop? Do you want to create logos for your brand or for clients? Do you want to learn new skills that are in demand in the new digital economy?

Welcome! I'm passionate about communication, writing, and design education, and I'm currently a full-time professor of graphic design and digital journalism at Southeastern University. I've taught classes on design, photography, and writing for the past ten years. My university students have become full-time, award-winning photographers, web designers, creative specialists, reporters, and layout designers. And now, you can learn from me as well!

Get started by enrolling in my courses, learning new skills and knowledge, and asking me questions in the discussion boards.

About the instructor:

By combining my professional in-the-field experience (both full-time and freelance), formal education, and experience teaching these topics, I've been able to produce top-notch courses that maximize learning and enable students to become better graphic designers, logo designers, photo editors, and writers.

Professional Experience:

I've worked as Webmaster and Advertising Designer at a regional newspaper (The News Chief), Internet Development Director at an award-winning advertising design firm, Technology Librarian at a city library system, and Managing Editor at two international graphic design magazines at Kelby Media Group. I've also written for publications and designed web sites and other promotional work for clients on an on-going basis for the past 20 years.

Education:

Besides relevant marketplace experience, I also have a B.A. in Communication from Southeastern University, an M.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. My Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the mythic branding of Apple's Macintosh/Mac in their primary commercial campaigns (1984, Think Different, Switch/Real People, and Get a Mac).

Courses:

My combination of professional real world experience, formal education, and experience in teaching have all enabled me to produce quality courses that help students become better graphic designers, photo editors, writers, and illustrators.

I'm the founder of Good Creative Academy, the premiere online school for learning and creating. If you're looking to learn more about graphic design, writing, and new media entrepreneurship, you have arrived at the right place!

Fun tech-related facts about me:

I taught myself QBasic when I was 13, and later used that programming language to write a program that simulated the DOS prompt, to fool my high school graphic design teacher into thinking the computers had been hacked.

I used web banner advertising on my web sites in high school and during my freshman year of college, which brought in about $750 a month in income.