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Ultimate Photoshop Training: From Beginner to Pro

Master Photoshop CC 2020 without any previous knowledge with this easy-to-follow course
Instructor:
Cristian Doru Barin
104,444 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated] More
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

*** Updated for Photoshop CC 2020 ***

– MASSIVE GIVEAWAY: OVER 250 PREMIUM PSD FILES FOR MY STUDENTS!
– most of the course is recorded in CC 2020, but the material is version independent so you can user older ones without too many issues;
– Mac hotkeys are now included;
– cheat sheets so you can easily review the information;

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 2020, but all the content is explained for all users, no matter what version you have installed. Photoshop Elements is not compatible with this course.   

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!

 

Introduction

1
Introduction

Meet Chris, the author of this course.

2
Workbook for Section 1 & Download All The Course Resources
3
Get the Best Photoshop Version

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

4
Join Our Photoshop Community
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Massive PSD Giveaway! Over 250 Premium Resources!
6
ACTIVITY: Create a Black and White Image

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

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History Panel
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The New Undo
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Photoshop Search

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

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OPTIONAL: Speed up Photoshop

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

11
What's new in Photoshop CC 2020
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Do you like this feature in the course?

Get Started

1
Introduction

Quick overview of the entire section.

2
Use Photoshop’s Interface Efficiently

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

3
Customize Your Workspace

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

4
Create a New Project

Learn how to create a new project in Photoshop CC 2020. It's more complicated than you think ...

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Save your Photoshop work
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Optional – Save your work to the cloud
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Get around Photoshop Fast

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

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ACTIVITY: Crop and Straighten Photos

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

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Open Images in 6 Ways

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

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Export Your Work in 5 Ways

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

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ACTIVITY: Resize an Image

This lecture teaches you several ways to resize an image.

12
The Powerful Properties Panel
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Review

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

Layers 101

1
Introduction

Quick overview of the entire section.

2
OPTIONAL: What Are Layers?

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

3
Start Using Layers

Hands on lecture where you get to work with layers

4
Use the Layers Panel

Learn about the many secrets of the layers panel.

5
Select Layers

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

6
Move Layers

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

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EXERCISE: Layer Dexterity

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

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Solution: Layer Dexterity

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

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Arrange Images Quickly

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

10
Layer Opacity vs. Fill

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

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EXERCISE: Fast Alignment

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

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Solution: Fast Alignment

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

13
Review

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

Layers 102

1
Introduction

Quick overview of the entire section.

2
Layer Types Explained

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

3
Customize the Layers Panel

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

4
Identify Layers

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

5
Filter Layers

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.

6
EXERCISE: Sort Layers

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

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Solution: Sort Layers

Find out how you should have solved the previous exercise.

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Manipulate Layers in Photoshop CC 2020
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Manipulate Layers in CS4 - CC 2018

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

10
Rotate layers in CC 2020
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Use Blending Modes

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

12
Lock Layers

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

13
OPTIONAL: Best Layer Hotkeys

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

14
Review

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

Artboards

1
Introduction
2
Find out how artboards can help you
3
The hidden value of artboards
4
Creating and resizing artboards
5
Duplicate artboards and using guides
6
Exporting artboards
7
Conclusion

Raster Layers

1
Introduction
Quick overview of the entire section
2
OPTIONAL: Photoshop vs. Illustrator

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

3
Use the Brush Tool

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.

4
ACTIVITY: Soften Skin Imperfections

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

5
Use the Eye Dropper & Swatches

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.

6
The Libraries Panel
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OPTIONAL: Fix the Eye Dropper

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

8
Resolution vs. Image Size

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.

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OPTIONAL: Change T-Shirt Color

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.

10
Optimize Project Size

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

11
Non-destructive Editing

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

12
Review
In this video, we do a brief overview of what you've learned in this section.

Selections 101

1
Selections Explained

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

2
Modify Selections

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

3
Rectangular Marquee

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

4
Elliptical Marquee

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

5
EXERCISE: Hands On Marquees

Practice your selections through this exercise.

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Solution: Hands On Marquees

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

7
Hide Pixels with Layer Masks

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

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ACTIVITY: Combine 2 Images with Layer Masks

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.

9
Quick Selection Tool and Magic Wand

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

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The Object Selection Tool in CC 2020
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Remove a person from their background in CC 2020
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ACTIVITY: Make an Orange Purple

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

13
Save & Load Selections

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

14
ACTIVITY: Change the Color of T-Shirt v2

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

15
Review

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

Selections 102

1
Introduction

Quick overview of the entire section.

2
Use Lasso Tools

Discover how to use the lasso tools for selection purposes.

3
Pen Tool Overview

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

4
Use Direct & Path Selection Tools

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.

5
ACTIVITY: Pen Tool Selections

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

6
Quick Mask Mode

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

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