Photoshop Ninja: From Beginner to Professional in Weeks!

Learn basic & advanced photoshop tips, tricks, & techniques from real world scenarios on a project by project basis.
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  • Lectures 79
  • Length 12.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Packed with tricks, techniques, and hands-on projects, it’s an easy, non-jargon approach for Photoshop users. This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of Photoshop (CS4,5,6,CC) Watch as you’re guided through exercises on various techniques such as color correction, image touch up, photo manipulation, Changing eye color, converting a photo to drawing, and more. Master advanced techniques for creating eye-popping visuals. Even if you have little to no experience, you can drive right into Photoshop with the easy projects I cover.

Master Photoshop Techniques to Create Extraordinary Projects

  • Adobe Photoshop Tools
  • Finding Freelance Web Design Projects
  • Tips for Efficient Workflows
  • Dive right in with project by project basis
  • Learn with real projects
  • FREE resources to apply to your projects
  • Lifetime free access to the course
  • 100% Money back guaranteed
  • Guaranteed you'll be a Photoshop pro by the end of the course!
  • THIS COURSE IS ALWAYS UPDATING! (Meaning more videos, more techniques, more cool works of art to produce).

What are you waiting for lets dive in and learn Photoshop!

What are the requirements?

  • Needs to have any version of the following Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014
  • Download Photoshop from adobe's website (Trial version works too)
  • Take notes

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use various techniques which they can apply to multiple projects
  • have a understanding of common technquies in photoshop
  • will advance from beginner to intermediate/advance photoshop user

What is the target audience?

  • Student who want to learn techniques in photoshop and not just "the basics"
  • Students who are looking to improve their work/ workflow
  • Students who want to dive right in with simple understanding on a project basis
  • Who Should NOT take this course: Students who have Advance knowledge of photoshop

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Intro: What you'll learn
02:40
What you'll need
Article
Hot Keys
Article
Section 2: Tools Panel
Tools Intro
01:23
The Move Tool
07:07
The Marquee Tool
11:10
The Lasso Tool
07:55
How to Use the Quick Selection Tool
07:28
How to Use the Crop Tool
07:44
How to Use the Eye Dropper Tool
05:28
Section 3: Organization!
Photoshop Layer Organization
10:40
Computer Organization
12:48
Section 4: Working with Layers
The Basics of Photoshop Layers
12:30
Layer Blend Modes
13:40
Layer Blend Modes you'll use most
08:23
Using the Shape Layer
10:25
Using Adjustment Layers
10:54
Layer Comp Basics
14:50
Saving with Layer Comps
11:54
Saving
17:38
Section 5: Smart Objects in Photoshop
Smart Objects Intro
Article
What are smart Objects? Part 1
04:13
What are Smart Objects? Part 2
04:00
Using Smart objects as mock ups for real objects
12:24
Working with template Smart Objects
04:53
Templated Print Smart Objects
07:51
Smart objects best practices and time saver!
06:07
More thoughts on PS organization
Article
Section 6: Logo Tricks
Enhancing the presentation of a Logo
13:28
Bonus: More tricks
02:33
Logo examples
01:19
Section 7: The secret to Masking
Masking Part 1
16:50
Masking Part 2
16:39
Section 8: Editing Photographs Professionally
Nature: Edit a photo to look professional
20:47
Landscape: Editing a photo to look professional
12:23
People: Skin Retouching
Preview
09:59
Urban: Editing a photo to look professional
10:45
Creating a Pano in Photoshop
07:17
The HDR Effect
02:52
Finding Inspiration
06:39
Section 9: Tricks of the trade and secret techniques
Convert a Photo to a Lined Drawing
Preview
05:09
The Instagram Effect
Preview
08:51
06:03

Learn how to use and create a cool effect. Correction: Tilt shift effect is available in CS6. In the video I said it wasn't

The Gatorade Effect
12:35
Cinemagraph: Movement within a still image
Preview
27:15
Understanding and Editing with Camera Raw
19:49
The Secrets to cloning
14:21
Dodge and Burn Tool
11:04
From Summer to Winter: Creating a winter wonderland
14:12
Creating a Planet from Scratch Using Blend Modes and Textures
15:44
Dispersion Effect- Making a photo having a Explosion bubble Effect
07:22
How to Change Eye Color 3 Different Ways
11:40
Turning a average photo to a great photo: Faking depth of field
11:15
Isolating color in a Black and White Photo
Preview
05:22
Going Abstract
Preview
08:52
Organization
Article
Section 10: Free Resources
Free Resources
Article
Section 11: Project 1 manipulating photos together
Intro
Preview
00:57
Masking the windows
18:11
Adding the door
09:51
Creating a Displacement Alternative Door
10:14
Creating a Brush and Adding the Details
18:07
Blending Photos to look Natural
08:29
Part 5: The Final Details
19:08
Section 12: Project 2: Creating a Photo Manipulation- Lord of the Rings!
Middle Earth!
Preview
21:11
Adding Dust
04:53
Section 13: Project 3: Creating Your Own Currency Designs
Creating and Adding the Patterns
10:32
Creating the Watermarked Figure
08:20
Adding The Typographic Elements
13:31
Applying a Texture for a Realistic Effect
04:26
Adding the Final Details
08:20
Making it Presentable
05:44
Section 14: Photoshop for the Web: A Basic Introduction Guide
Overview
06:59
Responsive Design
07:54
Pixels Vs Points
06:48
Hover States
14:11
Photoshop to Muse
07:52
Section 15: Showing off your work!
Where to show your work?
11:39
Where to show off your photos?
05:20

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Instructor Biography

Graphic Designer & Photographer Michael Lemma, Earned up to $100,000 Freelancing Photoshop & Sketch!

Mike is a successful designer. He grew up in California. He received his BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has studied art and design since he was seven.

He's had clients that have ranged from NY Red Bulls, The Amazing Spider-man, Coors Light, AMC's Breaking Bad, Powerade, Verizon, and more.

His specialty is UI/UX, Branding, Corporate Identity, Poster Design, Logo Design, Package Design, Web Design, Concept Design, Matte Painting, Photography and Art Direction. He is the founder of the website exhbit.

He has gained inspiration while traveling the world and recently wrote and published a book on his travels.

He's had articles written about him on 500px blog ISO as well as having a healthy portfolio of work.

He is currently Art Director for a Ad Agency.

I've been in the design field for almost 7 years. I started out by designing for graphic services (Print design, logo, web design etc), but I discovered other ways I could earn a living through the art of design.

I started learning Photoshop when I was only 12. I kept up to date with it over time and became better at it. Then, I went to college and learned a lot more from a design stand point (Layouts, how to engage the users, color theory, and more) .

Eventually, I started freelancing, and I slowly realized this can be a profitable part time cash machine as well as making myself a better designer. I tested and tried the best ways of achieving certain Photoshop techniques (watched tutorials, read books, experimented). I'd start by mocking up 10 designs per day. Then I'd go back and constantly push and update the designs. It was a lot of work that went into the early mornings (the life of a designer), but I loved it. I was always thinking of new ways to design things. By doing this I became a better designer as you would normally in everything else, practice makes perfect!

I'm a efficient designing master and I know the best ways of creating stunning designs in the blink of an eye (especially web design). I choose how much money I want to make by managing my time and projects I want to work with.

I am also an entrepreneur: I started my first start up 2 years ago and it quickly became popular. I freelance constantly as well as working a full time job (Where does the time go!?).

Having so little time and so much to do, I still managed to make over $100,000 by working part time in Photoshop (this doesn't not include in my full time salary, which is another $100k). You can learn from my personal experiences and start earning a living.

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