Why learn Photoshop?

Martin Perhiniak
A free video tutorial from Martin Perhiniak
Yes I'm a Designer
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Photoshop 2021 MasterClass

Master the World's Best Imaging and Design Application and Become an Adobe Certified Associate.

13:50:50 of on-demand video • Updated October 2020

  • Learn all the different kind of Selection techniques
  • Master Masking to be able to seamlessly combine images together
  • Learn how to retouch photos like a pro
  • Understand the differences and pros/cons between different image file formats
  • Learn useful keyboard shortcuts and best practices
  • Learn Photoshop from the very beginning the way a professional would use it
English In a nutshell Photoshop is the tool for improving how images look by removing unwanted details from them, improving their colours, exposure, contrast, sharpness and overall look. But it doesn’t stop there, as you can also combine images creating seamless compositions and even add animations, videos or 3D objects into your designs. Photoshop is the flagship product of Adobe and has been for a long time. Its popularity comes from its unbelievable image manipulation techniques and effects and its versatility that made it the industry standard tool in most creative fields. To mention but a few areas where most professionals would Photoshop as their primary tool: photography, photo retouching, photo manipulation, digital art, concept art, game design, poster design, graphic design, user interface design, web design and 3D texture design. Photoshop is one of the few applications that has a big fan base and is actually part of popular culture. Its name is part of our everyday dictionary when we talk about something out-of-this-world or unbelievable. As a term Photoshop can also have a negative connotation as something being fake or unrealistic. Thanks to Photoshop you can never be sure when you look at an image whether you see a real photograph or a manipulated digital creation. In this course we are going to start from the very basics like how to change the colors of an image all the way to complex workflows like beauty retouching and user interface design. This will be an amazing and exciting journey, that will be challenging but fun at the same time. We will cover all you need to know to be able to start using Photoshop as a professional. My aim is to teach you the best ways of doing everything in Photoshop, to make you confident that you will always know which tool or feature to use in every situation. Along the way besides the technical knowledge you need I will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that I picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar Cars and Toy Story style guides, BBC’s Dr Who cast and Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started and master Adobe Photoshop!