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Cat Coquillette, Artist at www.catcoq.com

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12 Lessons (1h 28m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Get the Software

    • 3. Opening Up Photoshop

    • 4. Working with Layers

    • 5. Creating Shapes and Color

    • 6. Working with Text

    • 7. Adding Effects

    • 8. Removing Backgrounds

    • 9. Editing Images

    • 10. Saving and Exporting

    • 11. Final Thoughts

    • 12. Explore More Design Classes

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About This Class

Visual communication is more important than ever—learn Photoshop to unlock unlimited potential in your art, career, and more!

Join designer Cat Coquillette for a practical introduction to Adobe Photoshop, today’s most powerful and versatile visual editing program. No previous experience required!

This 90-minute unique lesson sequence goes beyond a standard tutorial. You'll learn more than just definitions and keystrokes—Cat takes you on a journey and teaches you how to use the platform in practical, useful, and real-world ways. Plus, you’ll join Cat in creating a fun web banner that you can use across social media, online shops, and more.

All 10 lessons are packed with frameworks, tips, and demonstration. You’ll gain a complete understanding of how to work in layers (the core principle of Photoshop) and learn techniques that creatives and professionals use everyday, including:

  • Combining text and image
  • Making quick photo edits
  • Adding graphic effects for emphasis
  • Exporting your work for easy workflows

This class is for everyone: social media editors, small businesses, and designers—anyone looking to expand their visual skills! Whether you’re opening Photoshop for the first time or looking to round out your skills, you’ll gain a framework for creating and editing images that help you reach your goals.

By the end, you’ll have a fun banner you can use anywhere on the web and a new skill for your creative and professional toolkit!