Fearless Photoshop: The Very Basics for Beginners | Leigh Rooney | Skillshare

Fearless Photoshop: The Very Basics for Beginners

Leigh Rooney, Artist + Teacher + Learner

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12 Videos (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Photoshop Tour

    • 3. Opening & Saving

    • 4. File Types

    • 5. Scanning & Cropping

    • 6. Adjustments - The Fun Stuff!!

    • 7. Adjustment Tools

    • 8. Fixing Red-Eye, Blemishes, and Scratches

    • 9. Creating the Before & After Image

    • 9a. Creating the Before & After Image, Part 2

    • 10. Changing the File Size & Saving

    • 11. Goodbye & Thank You!!


About This Class

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • The basics of the program:
    • How to open files
    • How to save and what different file types mean
    • How to scan (helpful if you’re using old photographs)
    • Changing the file size and cropping
    • Easy tricks to enhance photographs by adjusting colors and contrast
    • Making an image black and white
    • Fixing blemishes, scratches, and red-eye in old photos
    • Building good habits so you can advance in the program

Materials you’ll need:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photographs to edit
    • Can be digital or scanned (will show how to scan)
  • Your creativity!!

Don’t be intimidated by Photoshop! You got this!!

Artist and teacher Leigh Ann Rooney will demystify Adobe Photoshop by helping you learn to have fun and be creative with the program.

No experience is required!

This course is for beginners and it can help people who are frustrated with using Photoshop. It will not only explain how to do things but why you’re doing them which will help the program become more intuitive and fun to use.

This course is great for everyone from parents wanting to enhance family photos to professional photographers tired of outsourcing their editing.





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Leigh Rooney

Artist + Teacher + Learner


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I've been making art for as long as I can remember and I'm passionate about passing on all the skills I've learned. I have an MFA in painting and I've taught at colleges, high schools, middles school, art centers, and online. I have TONS of ideas for Skillshare courses so make sure to follow me to get updated when I create a new course.


See more of my art on my website: http://www.leighannrooney.com/

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