Introduction to the Awesome World of Photoshop

, Graphic Designer, Illustrator & K-12 Teacher

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Learn the basics of digital art through Adobe Photoshop

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Photoshop for Beginners: An Introduction to Digital Art

Rose Catherine Khan, Artist & Educator

This course is an introduction to the awesome world of Adobe Photoshop. It is meant for beginners, and is perfect for anyone, teen to adult!

We will be covering all the basic Photoshop tools through a series of four lessons utilizing creative imagery.

Though this course is taught with whimsical samples, the knowledge presented has a host of serious professional applications. This course would be appropriate for web developers, parents, small business owners, and basically anyone who would like to try the world of digital image editing!

Lesson 1: The Treasure Map
In this class, students will be exploring the basics of Photoshop. By creating an ancient treasure map, we will be utilizing basic concepts such as: selections, layers, toolbar, brush tool, the options bar, color, and basic text.

Lesson 2: Monster Mashup
In this class, students will be melding two photos together. Images will be provided, but students may use their own. Anything goes in this class of taking the mundane and turning it extraordinary. We will also be discussing copyright law basics.

Tools we will be covering include: dodge, burn, smudge, clone, hue & saturation, and levels

Lesson 3: Fire & Ice Word Illustration
In this class, students will be taking the words Fire and Ice, making the text truly demonstrate their material properties. Once you have completed the two assigned words, you will move on to create your own chosen word illustration.  The possibilities are endless!

Tools covered: text, transform, opacity, and filters 

Lesson 4: The Ultimate Portrait
In this class, students will use their own photos to create a portrait that is out of this world. We will be covering advanced topics such as non-destructive editing and the pen tool. This your chance to shine, demonstrate all that you have learned, and take your craft to the next level.  What will you create?

*There have been a few minor changes to the course outline, let me know if you have questions. 

More Information

Level: Beginner

School: Design

Related Subjects: Photography, Art, Digital Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop

At a Glance

  • Non-Membership Class
  • 11 Video Lessons (2h 25m)
  • 136 Students
  • 100% Positive Reviews (5)
  • Self-Paced Online Class
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About the Teacher

Rose Khan

Rose Khan

Graphic Designer, Illustrator & K-12 Teacher

A hardcore Photoshop user for the last decade, Rose Catherine Khan holds a NY State teaching certification, a Masters Degree in Art Education, and undergraduate degrees in Illustration...

100% Positive Reviews

Heidi Hofschulz

Heidi Hofschulz

This class provided a great introduction to the seemingly endless capabilities of Photoshop. I am an engineer - not so much a graphic designer - so it was useful to learn some tips abo...

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