Learn Adobe Photoshop Quickly and Easily (with Projects) - Photoshop for Beginners Premium class

Chad Neuman, Ph.D., Professor, Graphic Designer, Digital Media Expert

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35 Videos (2h 21m)
    • What is Photoshop? Who am I?

      1:31
    • Panels and Workspaces

      6:53
    • Creating a New Document

      3:02
    • Navigating and Zooming

      4:33
    • Screen Modes

      1:38
    • Working with Multiple Images

      4:26
    • File Types and Modes

      4:44
    • Cropping, Resizing, and Resolution

      6:24
    • Using Bridge

      2:14
    • Introduction to Layers Section

      3:08
    • Working with Layers

      5:41
    • Layer Blending Modes

      1:59
    • Adjustment Layers

      3:00
    • Layer Styles

      2:40
    • Introduction to Selections Section

      1:31
    • Common Selection Tools and Uses

      3:31
    • Modifying and Saving Selections

      1:26
    • Introduction to Masking Section

      1:59
    • Layer Masks vs. Erasing

      2:27
    • Layers Masks from Selections

      1:32
    • Exercise: Clipping Mask: Text Made of Photos

      2:28
    • Exercise: Masking in Landscape: HDR Effect

      2:23
    • Exercise: Masking in Portrait: Selective Sharpening

      2:33
    • Introduction to Lighting and Color Section

      0:44
    • Using Levels Effectively in Photoshop

      5:33
    • Using Curves in Photoshop for Better Lighting and Colors

      7:25
    • Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Exposure to Improve Lighting

      5:07
    • Make Photos Pop and Change Colors with Hue/Saturation Adjustments

      10:29
    • Introduction to Photoshop Projects Section

      0:16
    • Photoshop Project 1: Create Web Banner Ads

      11:38
    • Photoshop Project 2: Design YouTube Channel Art

      9:29
    • Photoshop Project 3: Design a Facebook Advertisement

      10:28
    • Photoshop Project 4: Design a Facebook Page Cover

      7:25
    • Thanks!

      0:19
    • Conclusion

      0:26

About This Class

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This introductory course to Photoshop covers the fundamental functions to get started editing and improving photos. Students learn how to customize workspaces and panels, navigate the canvas effectively, work with multiple images and file types, and use various methods of image enhancement, including layering, selecting, and masking. Support files are included for this course, so students can follow along in the hands-on lectures. If you're a beginner to Photoshop or simply want to learn more about various selections, layering, and masking techniques, this course is for you!

The course is structured in a way to maximize learning. I first go over how to do basic functions in Photoshop like

  • Adjusting settings of new documents
  • Navigating around the canvas
  • Cycling through screen modes
  • Working with multiple images
  • Cropping and resizing images

I then go over into more detailed instruction, in which the students continue to follow along and learn more about

  • Layering images
  • Layer blending modes
  • Adjustment layers
  • Layer styles
  • Making selections
  • Masking layers
  • Color and lighting corrections

The course includes follow-along exercises that involve using layering and masking to create a “text in photo" clipping mask effect, a high dynamic range landscape adjustment, and a selective sharpening portrait edit. You will also learn by creating images for online advertising and social media in Photoshop.

I have years of experience using Photoshop, including doing web and advertising design at a newspaper, an advertising design firm, a library system, and freelance work for about two decades. I've also been managing editor at two international graphic design magazines, and I'm currently a full-time professor of graphic design and digital media. I've taken classes on digital production and design during my undergraduate and graduate work.

So enroll today and let's learn about Photoshop and its amazing capabilities of photo editing and digital effects.

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Learn a lot! Thanks Chad. Great course!
Walter Taju

Graphics passionate!

comprehensive, easily understood

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Chad Neuman, Ph.D.

Professor, Graphic Designer, Digital Media Expert

I love seeing students succeed in their designs, writings, productions, and careers!

I'm currently a full-time university professor of graphic design and digital journalism. I've taught classes on design, photography, and writing for the past eight years. My university students have become full-time, award-winning photographers, web designers, creative specialists, reporters, and layout designers. 

And now, you can learn from me as well!

Get started by enrolling in my courses and learning new skills. I've worked as internet development director at an award-winning advertising design firm, as managing editor at two graphic design magazines, as webmaster at a regional newspaper, and have been a freelance graphic designer and writer for the past 20 years. I have a B.A. in Communication, an M.A. in Journalism and Media Studies, and a Ph.D. in Communication.

My combination of professional real world experience, formal education, and experience in teaching have all enabled me to produce quality courses that help students become better at digital media and communication.