Learn Photoshop Quickly (For Bloggers & Web Images)
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Learn Photoshop Quickly (For Bloggers & Web Images)

I will make learning Photoshop easy and you'll pick up the basics in a flash!
5.0 (53 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.
805 students enrolled
Created by Lisa Irby
Last updated 4/2017
English
English
Price: $80
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use the basic Photoshop tools
  • Create headers, banners, lead images, thumbnails for their sites and social media profiles
  • Create a simple infographic using the basic Photoshop tools
  • Crop people/objects out of photos
  • Erase backgrounds from photos
  • Add special effects/filters to photos
  • Discover how to obtain design inspiration from existing sites
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Requirements
  • Photoshop CS or higher (including CC)
  • Install Photoshop on computer (Mac or PC)
Description

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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.

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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.

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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!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who are new or intimidated by Photoshop
  • People who want complete control over the images they create for their sites and social media
  • This course is NOT for individuals looking to design websites with Photoshop
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
02:23:57
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Intro
2 Lectures 04:00

A brief intro on who this course is for and what will be taught.

Preview 01:40

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Photoshop Basics
3 Lectures 24:22

An overview of the common Photoshop tools.

Preview 08:12

Learn about the important components of the Layers Window

Understanding The Layers Window
09:22

The Blending Options
06:48

Let's see how well you learned the various tools and menu options.

Photoshop Basics
6 questions
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Starting From Scratch
1 Lecture 05:05

An explanation of the various blending options for styling.

Creating a New Image (Blank Canvas)
05:05
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Backgrounds
3 Lectures 17:29

Creating different kinds of backgrounds for your image.

Solid Backgrounds, Gradients and Patterns
09:23

Using the filter effect to create a stylish background.

Using Filters for Added Photo Effects
02:49

How to fade an image and use as a background.

Using Faded Images as Backgrounds
05:17
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Text
5 Lectures 20:15

How to add text to an image.

Adding Text to an Image
03:49

Transforming and styling the text in different ways.

Transforming Text
08:31

This is a cool trick! Discover how to use any photo as a background image for your text.

Preview 01:51

How to make your text look distressed.

Creating The Distressed/Grunge Text Effect
03:52

How to add more fonts to Photoshop with ease.

Adding Fonts to Photoshop
02:12
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Photos
5 Lectures 19:03

Removing the background color from an image.

Erasing Backgrounds From Photos
07:01

How to erase backgrounds between hairs

Erasing Backgrounds Behind Hair
03:58

How to extract objects out of photos using various tools.

Cropping Objects Out of Photos
03:11

How to protect your image with a watermark.

Adding a Watermark
02:48

Create different stylish effects on your image with the filter gallery.

Adding Filters for Artistic Effects
02:05
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Working With Shapes
4 Lectures 17:42

Creating shapes and adding them to your image.

Adding Shapes to Your Image
03:27

Learn how to color parts of your shapes with more than one color.

How to Color Parts of Your Shapes Two Different Colors
03:11

Adding more custom shapes to Photoshop.

Adding Custom Shapes to Photoshop
02:25

Learn how to use the pen tool to create shapes and trace objects.

How to Use The Pen Tool
08:39
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Bonus Videos
2 Lectures 29:29

Learn how to create a simple infographic for use on social media.

How to Create an Infographic
19:58

How to create images for resell on P.O.D. (print on demand) sites

Creating Images to Earn With Zazzle, CafePress, Spreadshirt, etc.
09:31
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Saving
1 Lecture 03:11

Tips for saving your image in the best format.

Saving and Exporting Your Image
03:11
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Summing It Up!
2 Lectures 03:21

Quick tip to get ideas for your images.

How to Get Design Inspiration
01:58

Conclusion and Please Write a Review
01:23
About the Instructor
Lisa Irby
4.8 Average rating
896 Reviews
7,944 Students
6 Courses
Owner of 2 Create a Website & Entrepreneur

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.