Photoshop Basics Series Class 2: Fundamentals of Photoshop

Dan LeFebvre

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29 Lessons (3h 45m)
    • 1. Class introduction

      1:10
    • 2. Rulers and guides

      14:52
    • 3. Mini project: Using guides to slice a panorama for Instagram

      15:00
    • 4. Grids and snapping

      7:58
    • 5. Alignment tools

      5:14
    • 6. Mini project: Using auto align to create a panoramic image

      7:52
    • 7. Copying and pasting

      12:50
    • 8. Undo, redo and the history panel

      10:30
    • 9. Using the history brush

      5:39
    • 10. Basics of the paint brush

      11:14
    • 11. Working with actions

      9:00
    • 12. Canvas size vs image size

      9:18
    • 13. Understanding the concept of layers

      5:05
    • 14. Creating, duplicating and deleting layers

      9:57
    • 15. Understanding the concept of layer masks

      4:50
    • 16. Creating, duplicating and deleting layer masks

      9:29
    • 17. Clipping paths

      5:23
    • 18. Mini project: Tips & tricks for painting layer masks

      8:43
    • 19. The background layer

      4:06
    • 20. Working with locked layers

      7:05
    • 21. Layer opacity vs fill

      5:31
    • 22. Organizing layers

      8:46
    • 23. Understanding blend modes

      7:25
    • 24. Merging layers

      9:14
    • 25. Layer styles overview

      8:19
    • 26. Understanding the concept of smart objects

      5:29
    • 27. Creating and editing smart objects

      5:53
    • 28. Open images as smart objects

      7:37
    • 29. Bonus: Getting the project files for this class

      1:19

About This Class

In this class we’ll build on what we learned in the first class of the Photoshop Basics Series as we start to learn the core fundamentals of how Photoshop works.

We’ll start by learning about all the great utilities Photoshop has that will let us work faster and more effectively—things like grids, guides, alignment tools and actions. Then we’ll continue covering the key features in Photoshop as we learn how to work with layers, layer masks, blend modes, Smart Objects and so much more.

Throughout it all we'll learn production-proven tips & tricks as we focus on more than just how to do things and learn the why behind Photoshop's workflows.

After watching this class you’ll be armed with the skills you need to start working in Photoshop right away.