Photoshop Tools Crash Course: Start Using Photoshop Today

A-Z guide for all of the key tools in Photoshop! This is your one-stop shop, beginners and advanced welcome!
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 12/2012 English

Course Description

Photoshop is a great tool for editing images, creating graphics, manipulating photos, and an infinite number of other uses. If you've ever wanted to jump right into using Photoshop, and just want an easy way to understand how to use all of the tools, take this course.

Everything you need to know to get started in Photoshop. This course goes over all the tools including but not limited to:

  • Marquee Tool
  • Lasso Tool
  • Magic Wand
  • Spot Healing Brush
  • Paint Brushes
  • Clone Stamping
  • Gradient Tool
  • Dodge, Burn, Sponge Tools
  • Type Tool
  • Shape Tools
  • More!

Each short 2-6 minute lesson goes over a different tool so that you can watch them whenever you have a spare moment. You can learn the entire course in one day!

Take this course if you want to become a serious Photoshop pro! If you're a beginner, this is a great course for you. If you've been working with Photoshop for a while, you might learn a new thing or too!

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn all the basic tools in Photoshop
  • Be prepared for any Photoshop project

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners with no experience
  • Photoshop users with some experience
  • Anyone interested in photo editing

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.


Section 1: Text Guide
A text guide to all the Photoshop Tools. Use this along with the video lessons.
Section 2: Photoshop Tools
Learn what the Move Tool is and how to use it.
Learn what the Marquee Tool is and how to use it. Make great selections in a snap!

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Learn what the Lasso Tool is and how to use it.
Learn what the Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools are and how to use them.
Learn what the Crop tool is and how to use it.
Learn what the Eyedropper Tool is and how to use it. This includes selecting colors within your composition.
Learn what the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch Tool, and Red Eye Tool are and how to use them.
Learn what the Paint Brush and Pencil are and how to use them.
Learn what the Clone Stamp and Pattern Stamp tools are and how to use them.
Learn what the history brush is and how to use it.
Learn what the Eraser and Magic Eraser Tool is and how to use it.
Learn what the Paint Bucket and Gradient tools are and how to use them.
Learn what the Blur, Sharpen and Smudge tools are and how to use them.
Learn what the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge Tools are and how to use them.
Learn what Pen tools there are and how to use them.
Learn how to add text with the horizontal and vertical type tools; also learn what the type mask tools are and how to use them.
Learn what the Path Selection tool is and how to use it.
Learn what the Shape Tool is and how to use it.
Learn what the Object Rotate and Camera Rotate tools are and how to use them.
Learn what the Hand Tool is and how to use it. Learn what the Rotate Tool is and how to use it.
Learn what the Zoom Tool is and how to use it.
Section 3: Course Wrap-Up
This lesson is a wrap up of everything we learning in this course. We'll quickly go over all the tools we learned and learn about what other courses you can take!

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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 200,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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