Mastering Photoshop: From Beginner to Industry Professional
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Mastering Photoshop: From Beginner to Industry Professional

Learn basic & advanced photoshop tips, tricks, & techniques from real world scenarios on a project by project basis.
4.5 (56 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.
1,772 students enrolled
Created by Michael Lemma
Last updated 9/2015
Price: $25
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • Needs to have any version of the following Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC any year
  • Download Photoshop from adobe's website (Trial version works too)
  • Take notes

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!

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
79 Lectures
3 Lectures 03:42

What you'll need

Hot Keys
Tools Panel
7 Lectures 48:15
Tools Intro

The Move Tool

The Marquee Tool

The Lasso Tool

How to Use the Quick Selection Tool

How to Use the Crop Tool

How to Use the Eye Dropper Tool
2 Lectures 23:28
Photoshop Layer Organization

Computer Organization
Working with Layers
8 Lectures 01:40:14
The Basics of Photoshop Layers

Layer Blend Modes

Layer Blend Modes you'll use most

Using the Shape Layer

Using Adjustment Layers

Layer Comp Basics

Saving with Layer Comps

Smart Objects in Photoshop
8 Lectures 39:47
Smart Objects Intro

What are smart Objects? Part 1

What are Smart Objects? Part 2

Using Smart objects as mock ups for real objects

Working with template Smart Objects

Templated Print Smart Objects

Smart objects best practices and time saver!

More thoughts on PS organization
Logo Tricks
3 Lectures 17:20
Enhancing the presentation of a Logo

Bonus: More tricks

Logo examples
The secret to Masking
2 Lectures 33:29
Masking Part 1

Masking Part 2
Editing Photographs Professionally
7 Lectures 01:10:42
Nature: Edit a photo to look professional

Landscape: Editing a photo to look professional

Urban: Editing a photo to look professional

Creating a Pano in Photoshop

The HDR Effect

Finding Inspiration
Tricks of the trade and secret techniques
16 Lectures 03:00:11

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

Tilt Shift Effect

The Gatorade Effect

Understanding and Editing with Camera Raw

The Secrets to cloning

Dodge and Burn Tool

From Summer to Winter: Creating a winter wonderland

Creating a Planet from Scratch Using Blend Modes and Textures

Dispersion Effect- Making a photo having a Explosion bubble Effect

How to Change Eye Color 3 Different Ways

Turning a average photo to a great photo: Faking depth of field

Free Resources
1 Lecture 00:05
Free Resources
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About the Instructor
Michael Lemma
4.1 Average rating
112 Reviews
3,198 Students
5 Courses
Earned up to $100,000 Freelancing Photoshop & Sketch!

Mike is a successful UI/UX designer. He grew up in California. He received his BFA in Graphic Design 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, Sony's: The Amazing Spider-man, Coors Light, AMC's Breaking Bad, Powerade, Verizon, Jeep, 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.

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 and Sketch (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.