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Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics

via CreativeLive


Adobe® Photoshop® is a versatile tool that gives you incredible power, but it can be daunting in the beginning. Get your beginner’s guide to Adobe Photoshop from Khara Plicanic in Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics. This class will take you through the Adobe Photoshop program—starting at square one. You’ll master the workspace, conquer basic image edits, and dominate the art of making selections and will finally understand the layers panel, once and for all. 

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Simple image retouching
  • Making Selections
  • Working with layers
  • Saving your work
  • Resizing images
  • Using layer masks
  • Brush tool basics
  • Adding and styling type
  • Building composites
  • and so much more!

Khara will show you how to complete everyday real-life client projects like holiday cards, save-the-dates, Facebook banners, and instant albums. You’ll learn best practices for a basic workflow and how to save time with automation.

This class is a rock solid overview for people brand new to Adobe Photoshop basics or those who first started on their own and are ready to learn a better way to get things done.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2018


  • Class Introduction
  • Tips for Success
  • How To Undo Mistakes
  • Adobe Workspace
  • Using The Brush Tool
  • Using The Zoom Tool
  • Adobe Preferences
  • Correcting Exposure
  • Correcting Color
  • Non-Destructive Editing
  • Working With Raw Images
  • File Formats and Saving Your Work
  • Creative Color
  • Selections: Magic Wand
  • Selections: Selection Brush
  • Selections: Marquees
  • Selections: Lasso/Polygonal Lasso
  • Selections: Hair and Fur
  • Layered Composite
  • Brush Basics
  • Brush Presets
  • Tweaking Brush Settings
  • Making Custom Brushes
  • Dodge And Burn
  • Spot Healing, Healing, And Cloning
  • Patch Tool And Content Aware
  • Photo Restoration: Dust and Scratches
  • Fixing Blink Shots And Glare
  • Liquify Tool
  • Eye Brightening And Teeth Whitening
  • What Is A Pixel And Why Do We Care?
  • Resizing Images
  • Cropping And Canvas Size
  • Extending The Canvas
  • Straightening An Image
  • Placing Type
  • Setting Type
  • Glyphs
  • Type Effects
  • Type On A Path
  • Vector Overview
  • Shape Tools
  • Pen Tool
  • Batching Files
  • Actions And Function Keys
  • Making Your Own Actions
  • Seamless Pattern Design
  • Integrated Project Design
  • Basic Mockups With Smart Objects
  • Social Media Promo Project

Taught by

Khara Plicanic


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