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Photoshop 101 – Learn the Foundations

Peter Bone, Designer, Author, Teacher

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15 Videos (1h 14m)
    • Introduction to Photoshop 101

      0:58
    • Before You Start

      1:36
    • Context

      4:58
    • 1st Approach – change every pixel

      12:11
    • Colour Correction Essentials

      5:36
    • 2nd Approach: Selections

      7:14
    • Adjusting Selections

      4:04
    • 3rd Approach: Using Brushes

      5:10
    • The History Brush

      3:20
    • The Clone Stamp

      3:56
    • Introducing Layers

      10:39
    • Text and Shape Layers

      6:58
    • Saving for Print

      3:38
    • Saving for Web

      3:08
    • Goodbye and Next Steps

      0:35

About This Class

Photoshop is such a huge program that it can be really hard to know where to start. Whilst it’s possible to pick up all sorts Photoshop skills on YouTube, it’s much harder to get a real solid foundation of the key skills on which to build.

This is where my Photoshop 101 course fits in. This practical hands-on course will teach you the fundamentals of Photoshop quickly and give you an understanding of selections, brushes, layers and more. Most importantly you’ll learn why to use specific approaches as well as how, so your confidence will grow along with your knowledge of the program.

By the end of the course you’ll have the skills and understanding to work crop photographs, improve their contrast, perform a basic colour correction, apply creative effects with selections and brushes, remove areas of a photograph, check their size for print and resize them for the web. This is the perfect course to give you the foundational skills you need to use Photoshop.

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Great job! Good for absolute beginners, also good for Photoshop users (like myself) who are feeling a bit wobbly on the basics. Soothing voice, clear and thorough instructions, great breakdown of basic processes in a way that makes them seem much less daunting or unfamiliar. Definitely recommended!

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Peter Bone

Designer, Author, Teacher

Peter Bone has worked in graphic design for 25 years. During that time he has taught thousands of people to use Quark Xpress, Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop - at every level from complete beginners through to experts in their field. He has taught designers, marketing people, creative directors, writers, editors, illustrators, fashion designers and photographers for companies as varied as the BBC, the British Museum, Cond? Nast, Paul Smith, Price Waterhouse Coopers and The Designers Guild...

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