Introduction to Photoshop: Basic Skills + 3 DIY Projects
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Creating Files in Photoshop3:15
Photoshop Tools - Part One7:52
Photoshop Tools - Part Two6:08
Customize a Serving Board7:51
Customize a Market Tote7:10
Turn Handwriting Into Font2:26
Make Your Own Holiday Card - Part One5:53
Make Your Own Holiday Card - Part Two6:28
About This Class
Brit + Co. knows that there’s a graphic designer in you that’s dying to get out! Maybe you’re an artist that sketches ideas, maybe you’re a dreamer that imagines them, or maybe you’re a designer that’s looking for inspiration. Whether you’re a newbie or novel artist, Brit is here to help!
In this class, you’ll learn the essential technical skills of Photoshop and with a little creativity, you’ll learn how to create your own usable designs for three accompanied DIY photo projects, including: a customized wooden cutting board, a canvas market tote, and your own set of holiday cards. We’ll even show you how to turn your handwriting into a digital font. (Yes, it’s possible!) So, say goodbye to Photoshop confusion and hello to DIY design.
What You'll Learn
In this class, students will learn:
- Basic file management, saving and types of files (JPEG, PDF, PSD)
- What an adjustment layer is and how to use them
- Brief overview of the essential tools in Photoshop
- How to customize a serving board using text in Photoshop and a wood burning tool
- How to customize a market tote using the adjustment layers (for photo-retouching) and transfer paper
- How to make your own hiloday card using text, tools, and adjustment layers
- How to turn your own handwriting into a digital font for use over your photos. There's nothing more custom than that!
What You'll Do
You will learn to use the vital tools of Photoshop. Do you want to know how to edit and retouch your photos? Or add text to them? Through these lessons, demos and hands-on projects, Brit will help you develop your own design aesthetic. You’ll be able to apply this information to your DIY projects.
Just wait, everyone will soon be impressed with your newfound design skills! You’ll be ready to take on all sorts of new projects in no time.
Get everything you need for this class in one convenient kit. Buy it here!
- Wood board
- Wood burning tool
- Canvas tote
- Transfer paper
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A good very basic introduction to Photoshop. Brit also gives some simple real-world projects that students can make using their Photoshop creations. If you haven't used Photoshop before and want to get the basics, I recommend this class. Great for learning how to retouch photos and use images for personal projects.
This was an awesome course. It gave such great information for the beginner, and was very clear, and easy to understand. The projects were fun and useful and helped me to see how to apply my Photoshop knowledge. Thank you!
Brit Morin is the founder & CEO of Brit + Co., a new media company that provides tools to teach, inspire and simplify everyday life. Brit and her fellow makers and DIYers curate ideas for creative living, making and doing in the digital age on Brit.co.
Brit has had the opportunity to partner with like-minded brands such as Target, 3M, Fab, Intel, L'Oreal, UNIQLO and Velcro to further her aspirations of teaching people how to live more simply and creatively. When she's not coming up with inventive ideas to share with her fellow makers, Brit can be seen on the TODAY Show as a regular DIY and lifestyle contributor. She is also an ongoing contributor to CNN.com and Yahoo Shine.
Prior to founding Brit + Co. in 2011, Brit worked for Google, where she spent four years helping to launch and grow products like Google TV, Google Maps, Google Search and iGoogle. Before Google, she was at Apple, working with iTunes. Brit currently serves as an advisor and investor in several technology startups. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Pixel.