Ultimate Photoshop Training: From Beginner to Pro
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Ultimate Photoshop Training: From Beginner to Pro

Master Photoshop without any previous knowledge with this easy-to-follow course
4.7 (167 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.
2,420 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
Current price: $25 Original price: $200 Discount: 88% off
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Includes:
  • 11.5 hours on-demand video
  • 141 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Design icons, business cards, illustrations, and characters
  • Clean up face imperfections, improve and repair photos
  • Use creative effects to design stunning text styles
  • Remove people or objects from photos
  • Cut away a person from their background
  • Master selections, layers, and working with the layers panel
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Requirements
  • No previous knowledge of Photoshop required.
  • If you have Photoshop installed, that's great. If not, I'll teach you how to get it on your computer.
Description

This is the ultimate Photoshop training course that will take you from absolute beginner to proficient Photoshop user in no time at all.

Learn how to use the program with ease while having fun!

My approach is simple: we focus on real world cases and I present the best techniques that require minimal effort yet produce maximum results. All my content is focused on getting the job done in the least amount of time possible. I'll be using the latest version of the program - Photoshop CC 2017, but all the content is explained for all users, no matter what version you have installed.

What will you learn?

  • Get the best Photoshop version
  • Customize the program to best suit you
  • Create new projects and share your work
  • Master layers and the layers panel
  • Move, select, and edit layers
  • Work with the Pen Tool like a pro
  • Create and modify shapes
  • Design flat illustrations
  • Create and animate emojis
  • Remove skin issues and retouch portraits
  • Design business cards
  • Create app icons
  • Design cute characters
  • Manipulate and repair photos in creative ways

… and so much more!

Why is this course different?

  • Progressive difficulty: we start slow and we build our way up
  • Tons of activities, exercises, and challenges
  • Cheatsheets you can review to refresh your memory
  • Impeccable sound and video quality
  • Quality instructor support: I respond to most questions in under 12 hours
  • All lectures are straight to the point - minimal effort, maximum results
  • Learn by working, not by memorizing!

By the end of this course you will be able to use the program with ease. You'll feel in control as you pursue and complete more ambitious projects. Whether you are contemplating a career change, considering freelancing opportunities, or developing a personal hobby, get started today on your Photoshop journey!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for beginner-level Photoshop users.
  • If you’re an intermediate or advanced user, please check out my curriculum—especially the practice activities and assignments—to see if this course is a good fit for you.
  • This course is not for students who want to learn about one particular topic in depth—for example, painting with brushes in Photoshop. Instead, this course is a comprehensive course that gives you a solid foundation on all the major topics in Photoshop.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
5 Lectures 16:22

Meet Chris, the author of this course.

Preview 02:47

Find out what Photoshop version is best for this course and how you can get it.

Get the Best Photoshop Version
02:16

Create a black and white image and make a certain area stand out in just a few steps.

Preview 04:48

This optional lecture will teach you how to optimize your computer settings to optimize Photoshop.

OPTIONAL: Speed up Photoshop
03:45

Discover this new feature that will help you find stock photos, hotkeys, and training materials that are Photoshop related.

Photoshop Search
02:46
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Get Started
10 Lectures 45:21

Quick overview of the entire section.

Introduction
01:53

This lecture explains each section of the program and shows you where you need to focus your attention.

Use Photoshop’s Interface Efficiently
03:19

Photoshop is a versatile program and in this lecture you'll learn how to make it fit for your needs.

Customize Your Workspace
05:52

Learn how to create a new project in Photoshop CC 2017. It's more complicated than you think ...

Create a New Project
05:39

Get active by cropping and straightening and image in a few easy steps.

Preview 03:55

Explore 6 ways to open images in Photoshop, each with certain particularities.

Open Images in 6 Ways
03:39

After this lecture, you'll be able to move around freely inside a project without any second guesses.

Preview 05:20

Learn how to save your work appropriately and how you can export it efficiently.

Save & Share Your Work 5 Ways
07:51

This lecture teaches you several ways to resize an image.

ACTIVITY: Resize an Image
06:55

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
00:58
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Layers 101
13 Lectures 53:29

Quick overview of the entire section.

Introduction
00:40

Appropriate for beginners, this lecture explains the concept of layers in Photoshop.

OPTIONAL: What Are Layers?
03:19

Hands on lecture where you get to work with layers

Start Using Layers
06:47

Learn about the many secrets of the layers panel.

Use the Layers Panel
05:31

Selecting layers is an essential part of working in Photoshop. This lecture teaches you how to select layers efficiently.

Select Layers
06:56

After this lecture, you'll be able to move layers with ease, both from the layers panel and from the canvas.

Move Layers
05:49

Get active with your first exercise that aims to teach you how to work with layers effectively.

EXERCISE: Layer Dexterity
02:03

Find out how you were supposed to solve the previous exercise.

Solution: Layer Dexterity
04:33

In this video, I'll teach you how to arrange layers fast by using certain features in Photoshop.

Arrange Images Quickly
06:55

Find out what's the difference between opacity and fill, a matter a lot of Photoshop users don't know about.

Layer Opacity vs. Fill
04:34

In this exercise, you'll learn how to use the alignment tools from the options bar (from the Move Tool)

EXERCISE: Fast Alignment
01:39

Find out how I'd solve the previous exercise about layer alignment.

Solution: Fast Alignment
02:49

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
01:54
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Layers 102
12 Lectures 53:33

Quick overview of the entire section.

Introduction
00:51

Find out all layer types in Photoshop and what are their strengths and minuses.

Layer Types Explained
08:26

Discover certain features that will make your life easier in the layers panel.

Customize the Layers Panel
05:18

In this lecture, I'll teach you how to identify layers quickly and without effort.

Identify Layers
06:17

The layers panel has a fantastic filtering system that allows you to pin point certain layers. This lecture teaches you everything you need to know about it.

Filter Layers
05:12

In this exercise, you'll test your skills acquired so far in this section.

EXERCISE: Sort Layers
01:59

Find out how you should have solved the previous exercise.

Solution: Sort Layers
06:43

In this video, you'll learn how to modify your layers in a variety of ways.

Manipulate Layers
06:19

Blending modes are a fantastic way to spice up your project. In this lecture, you'll see how you can use them.

Use Blending Modes
03:10

Photoshop allows you to lock your layers in order to protect them. Find out all the ways you can do that.

Lock Layers
02:59

In this optional lecture, I'll show you some of my favorite hotkeys that can supercharge your workflow.

OPTIONAL: Best Layer Hotkeys
05:02

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
01:17
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Raster Layers
11 Lectures 42:14
Quick overview of the entire section
Introduction
00:48

Both Illustrator and Adobe are part of the Adobe family. Find out what's the main difference between them.

OPTIONAL: Photoshop vs. Illustrator
04:12

Photoshop offers lots of ways of working with brushes. In this lecture, you'll get an overview of what you need to know in your every day projects.

Use the Brush Tool
05:31

This activity teaches you how to improve your skin's appearance in just a few easy steps.

ACTIVITY: Soften Skin Imperfections
04:46

Working with color is an important part of Photoshop so this lecture aims to shed some light on the eye dropper tool and how it can be used in conjunction with swatches.

Use the Eye Dropper & Swatches
05:50

This optional lecture is aimed towards those users who find the eye dropper tool is behaving strangely.

OPTIONAL: Fix the Eye Dropper
03:36

What's the difference between resolution and image size? A lot of Photoshop users often get it wrong. Find out the answer through this video.

Resolution vs. Image Size
02:37

This lecture is perfect for beginner users who want a quick and easy way of changing a color from a photo. This is marked as being option due to the fact that we have a better approach later down the road, which offers better results, but requires a bit more skill.

OPTIONAL: Change T-Shirt Color
05:14

I'll teach how the only ways through which you can lower your PSD size.

Optimize Project Size
04:49

This is a staple of professional Photoshop users - non-destructive editing. Find out why this is so important.

Non-destructive Editing
03:26

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.
Review
01:25
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Selections 101
13 Lectures 48:25

In this lecture, I break down selections - what they're all about, what's their purpose, and how you can create them.

Selections Explained
04:44

Selections can be adjusted in lots of ways. Find out my personal favorites in this lecture.

Modify Selections
04:41

The rectangular marquee has lots of unknown features. This lectures uncovers them.

Rectangular Marquee
04:05

This essential lecture shows the importance of your modifier keys when it comes down to selections.

Elliptical Marquee
02:49

Practice your selections through this exercise.

EXERCISE: Hands On Marquees
01:32

In this video I'll show you how I'd solve the previous exercise.

Solution: Hands On Marquees
04:07

Layer mask are fantastic because they give you lots of flexibility when it comes to removing pixels from the canvas.

Hide Pixels with Layer Masks
04:52

There's going to be lots of cases where you'll want to combine a few images together. Find out the best way to do that through this lecture.

ACTIVITY: Combine 2 Images with Layer Masks
04:24

The lecture tackles two of the most important selection tools in Photoshop - the magic wand and the quick selection tool.

Quick Selection Tool and Magic Wand
04:15

In this activity, we'll take everything you've learned so far and put it to the test.

ACTIVITY: Make an Orange Purple
05:30

Selections are often time-consuming. To protect your work, you'll need to save and load them.

Save & Load Selections
02:02

This is my go-to technique when it comes down to replacing colors. A must-watch!

ACTIVITY: Change the Color of T-Shirt v2
04:21

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
01:03
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Selections 102
11 Lectures 46:38

Quick overview of the entire section.

Introduction
00:46

Discover how to use the lasso tools for selection purposes.

Use Lasso Tools
04:26

The Pen tool is one of the best tools in Photoshop. This lecture shows you why that's the case.

Pen Tool Overview
05:20

Working with paths requires the use of the direct selection tool and the path selection tool. In this video, I'll teach you how to easily remember how to put them to good use.

Use Direct & Path Selection Tools
04:42

Get active and learn how to use the Pen tool through this activity.

ACTIVITY: Pen Tool Selections
05:54

Quick mask mode helps you identify your selection, yet it's a highly underused feature. Find out how you can harvest its power.

Quick Mask Mode
03:21

This technique shows you how to select a color from a complicated images. A must-watch!

Select a Color in a Photo
04:45

One of the most requested features - cut away something from its background.

ACTIVITY: Remove Background
06:45

Remove someone's background while maintaining all the small details.

Select and Mask Hair
06:26

This lecture teaches you how to create selections through channels. This is highly useful in certain circumstances as you're about to see.

Channel Selections
02:55

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
01:18
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Shape Layers
13 Lectures 01:15:01
Quick overview of the entire section.
Introduction
00:40

Find out which tools create shapes in Photoshop and what are their properties.

Create Shapes
07:30

Out-of-the-box shapes aren't flexible enough so this is why it's imperative you learn how to adjust them.


Modify Shapes
04:27

This lecture teaches you how to design a fantastic-looking and effective call to action button.

ACTIVITY: Design Web Buttons
11:58

Learn how to use custom shapes and how they are different from regular shapes in Photoshop.

Use Custom Shapes
04:39

This activity shows you how the Pen tool is highly useful when it comes to creating custom shapes.

ACTIVITY: Design Shapes with the Pen Tool
07:29

Guides help you align layers precisely. Find out how you can automatically create them in Photoshop by using shapes.

Generate Guides from Shapes
02:44

This lecture teaches you the difference between clipping mask, layer masks, and vector masks. All 3 allow you to place an image inside a shape, yet they're very different.

Place Images in Shapes
04:56

At the end of this lecture, you'll have a good foundation for a modern web design project.

ACTIVITY: Create a Website Layout
05:20

This activity teaches you how to create a flat illustration by relying on vector shapes.

ACTIVITY: Design a Flat Illustration - Part 1
09:37

ACTIVITY: Design a Flat Illustration - Part 2
08:27

ACTIVITY: Design a Flat Illustration - Part 3
06:15

In this assignment, take everything you've learned so far and create your own flat illustration.
Create a Flat Illustration

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
00:59
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Creative Layer Styles
14 Lectures 01:18:45
Quick overview of the entire section.
Introduction
00:47

In this lecture, I'll share with you some of the most important points about working with layer styles.

Layer Styles Crash Course
07:15

After this video, you'll know how to effectively use layer styles from the web.

Download & Scale Layer Styles
07:03

At the end of this lecture, you'll have a completely editable text layer that looks like it's made out of gold.

Create Gold Text Effect
07:15

Learn how to use displacement maps to make it look like your text has been embedded in various textures.

Embed Text in Photos
04:35

Global light affects your layer styles tremendously. In this lecture, you'll find out how to harness it's power.

Use Global Light
04:57

This lecture teaches you how to use layer styles to create a great-looking text design.

Create Shiny 3D Text
08:03

Learn how to create one of the most popular effects on the web.

Create Neon Effect
03:30

In the upcoming lectures, you'll learn how to design and animate an emoji in Photoshop.

ACTIVITY: Design an Emoji – Part 1
07:21

ACTIVITY: Design an Emoji – Part 2
07:31

ACTIVITY: Animate an Emoji - Part 1
06:40

ACTIVITY: Animate an Emoji - Part 2
06:17

In the previous two activities, you have learned how to design and animate an emoji. In this assignment, you will create and animate your own design.
Create & Animate an Emoji

Learn how to design a fire text effect by using several layer styles and brushes.

Create Fire Efffect
06:01

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
01:30
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Work with Smart Objects
12 Lectures 01:01:49

Find out why Smart Objects are so useful in Photoshop.

Smart Objects Explained
04:58

At the end of this video, you'll know the principles of a great app icon.

ACTIVITY: Design an Android Icon
10:56

Now it's your turn to put everything you've learned so far to the test by creating your own app icon.

Create Your Own App Icon
04:30

By copying Smart Objects, you create perfect replicas. But sometimes you may want individual smart objects. This will teach you how to obtain them.

Breaking Smart Objects
03:42

Find out how mock ups can dramatically improve your presentation.

Showcase Your Work Professionally
02:59

In this activity, you'll create an iPhone screen that's easily editable and that respects all the official guideline.

ACTIVITY: Create a Realistic Mockup
05:02

This lecture teaches you the difference between embedded and linked smart objects.

Linked Smart Objects
05:38

In Photoshop, by working with Smart Objects, regular filters become Smart filters, which are far more flexible.

Filters with Smart Objects
03:36

This multi-part lecture teaches you how to design a beautiful business card and present it inside a mock-up that's made from scratch.

ACTIVITY: Create a Business Card Part 1
06:53

ACTIVITY: Create a Business Card Part 2
07:49

ACTIVITY: Create a Business Card Part 3
04:28

In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Review
01:18
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About the Instructor
Cristian Doru Barin
4.6 Average rating
1,493 Reviews
19,734 Students
3 Courses
Made over $50,000 by working in Photoshop part time!

Chris Barin is a professional web and app designer with nearly 10 years of Photoshop experience. By being self-taught, he managed to gain the trust of over 60.000 students from all over the world through his Photoshop courses. A staple of his materials is a hand-on, down-to-Earth approach that focuses on getting maximum results with minimal effort.

Chris started out as a freelance web designer and built a loyal client base, earning over $50,000 by designing sites part time. Today, he runs his own Android design studio, 20+ strong, creating fantastic looking apps for clients; his apps have over 100 million downloads to date.

Passionate about teaching, Chris teaches on Udemy because he has been disappointed in the quality of training materials available for people who want to learn design. In his courses, he holds nothing back; he documents and shares his entire experience on how he managed to stand out from the competition and do the work that he loves full-time.

Chris’s courses are some of the highest rated ones in the design category, as well as some of the bestselling ones on the entire platform. Students rave about his fast response time, clear explanations, and overall teaching style. Feel free to send him a message if you have any questions or suggestions for how he can create a better learning experience for you.