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Learn the basics of Photoshop by Creating a Story Board

Raelene Boylan, Textile & Surface Designer

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8 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Lesson One: Getting Started

    • Lesson Two: Working with Layers

    • Lesson Three: Create Story Board

    • Lesson Four: Finishing touches

    • Lesson Five Create Title and Save

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Are you a creative person, in a creative field, or studying to be? Do you love to take photos, paint, draw, sketch, create social media content, or all of the above? Have you been wanting to learn what Photoshop can do to take your creative pursuits to the next level? (If you don't yet have Photoshop, you can download a free trail)

I have created "Learn the Basics of Photoshop by Creating a Story Board" on Skillshare from a beginners eye. Even if you have never opened the Photoshop program before, this class is a fun, easy way to master PS basics while creating your own personal project. Even those familiar with PS will find it a great refresher class and may even pick up a new trick or two! 

Gather 6-10 images that relate to a theme that inspires you and give me a little over an hour of your time and you will be slightly dangerous in Photoshop, plus have a great looking personalized Story/Mood/Vision/Scrapbook page to boot! This class is designed to learn by doing! The best way to get what you learned to stick with you! 

The skills you will learn include:

  • How to set up your Photoshop workspace and document.
  • Getting your images, scans, screen grabs into your PS document.
  • Learning all about layers and how to move, resize, rotate, delete, duplicate, change opacity, arrange and reorder them. 
  • How to use common Hot Key shortcuts to speed up your work.
  • Creating shapes, and text. Adding effects like bending text and adding drop shadows. 
  • Saving your work as a Photoshop file vs. for print and web.

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This was a lot of fun. Raelene is a great teacher. I particularly liked how she continuously told us which command she was doing for a movement. The repetitive nature helped me catch on even if I was a step or two behind.





Raelene Boylan

Textile & Surface Designer

Hi, I am a textile/surface designer who designs print and pattern for apparel, home and paper goods companies. You can learn more about me and view my portfolio at

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