WAIT! Did you know you can get Photoshop for FREE and it's 100% legal? Yep! Watch the "Free" Preview video below before you sign up for this course.
You can also download the free trial from Adobe's website and use that along with the course.
NOTE: This course is taught with version CS6 but can also be used for the CC version. Because this is a beginner's course, all the features I use can also be found in the latest version of Photoshop.
Are you intimidated by Photoshop? Do you believe it's only an advanced program for web designers or photographers?
Well, it's not!
It's also for YOU, the blogger or webmaster who wants the freedom to create your own images for your site and social media. The problem is NO ONE ever teaches Photoshop from that angle... until now.
And I'm going to make learning so easy! You are going to be blown away by how quickly you will pick everything up. This course will definitely squash the perception of Photoshop being "too confusing."
The Internet has become incredibly visual and attractive images drive more exposure to your site. So take control of your own creations by learning the most powerful image creation program on the planet!
By the time you are done with this course, you will be able to apply these basic lessons to create your own headers, banners, site images, YouTube thumbnails and even simple infographics.
Each section in the course builds on the one before. It begins with an overview of three core functions of Photoshop that we will use throughout the course. Once you learn those basics, you will be halfway home.
From there you will learn how to create an image from scratch, style the background, add and style text, crop people out of photos and erase backgrounds.
I'm not just going to highlight the tools. I show you real-life examples of how to use them so you can create images for your website.
I will also illustrate how to add patterns and fonts to Photoshop for ultimate design freedom. Free online image creators are great, but limited. With Photoshop, you can add as many fonts, shapes and patterns as you want and I'll show you how!
As an added bonus, I will walk you through creating a basic infographic. These images are handy for getting more exposure on social media. I use them to get lots of traffic from Pinterest.
You'll also learn how to create images to re-sell on T-shirts, mugs, etc. so you can earn with sites like Cafe Press, Spreadshirt, Teespring, Zazzle, you name it.
Forget hiring a graphics person to do your site images because you can learn to do them yourself!
This is not a course for web designers or advanced photo effects. So you won't be learning how to design a website or do things like remove wrinkles from people's faces.
This course is best if you want to create feature images on your blog posts, images for social media, headers, simple infographics and more.
I'm so excited to teach you Photoshop in a way that it SHOULD be taught, and the way I wish it had been taught to me.
Many of you are site owners without design experience who just want the control and freedom to create web images with no limitations. If that's you, sign up today!
See ya in class!
An explanation of the various blending options for styling.
Creating different kinds of backgrounds for your image.
Using the filter effect to create a stylish background.
How to fade an image and use as a background.
How to add text to an image.
Transforming and styling the text in different ways.
This is a cool trick! Discover how to use any photo as a background image for your text.
How to make your text look distressed.
How to add more fonts to Photoshop with ease.
Removing the background color from an image.
How to erase backgrounds between hairs
How to extract objects out of photos using various tools.
How to protect your image with a watermark.
Create different stylish effects on your image with the filter gallery.
Creating shapes and adding them to your image.
Learn how to color parts of your shapes with more than one color.
Adding more custom shapes to Photoshop.
Learn how to use the pen tool to create shapes and trace objects.
Learn how to create a simple infographic for use on social media.
How to create images for resell on P.O.D. (print on demand) sites
Tips for saving your image in the best format.
Quick tip to get ideas for your images.
I'm a full-time Internet entrepreneur who has taught thousands of people online about website creation and marketing through my site, podcast and YouTube channel.
In 2002, I began educating others to create their own websites and monetize them with AdSense, affiliate marketing and more. In 2006, I quit my full-time job to grow my online business full time.
Since then I have learned to use a lot of different tools and software and have also done consulting part-time for those who want to learn more about website creation and Internet Marketing.
I am ecstatic to broaden my reach to the Udemy community and look forward to teaching even more people online.