Adobe Photoshop CC – Essentials Training Course
Hi there, my name is Dan Scott. I am an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for Photoshop.
Are you struggling to learn Photoshop on your own? This course will allow you to use Photoshop professionally. You will be able to add Photoshop to your CV & start getting paid for your Photoshop skills.
In this course I will teach you everything you need to know about getting started with Photoshop. You’ll learn how to use Photoshop for use in Graphic Design & for Photoshop Retouching. You will create lots of your own projects that you can add to your own portfolio to help your employment.
David: “AMAZING course Dan! Thank you so much for sharing your skills with us!! Your teaching style is very professional and easy to understand. I feel comfortable with the skill set you’ve given me to handle small projects now. I’ve already purchased your Advanced Training Course in Photoshop and can’t wait to dive in!! Thanks again!
This course is for beginners. You do not need any previous knowledge of Photoshop, photography or design. We will start right at the beginning and work our way through step by step.
You will learn the Photoshop ‘secret sauce’ whereby we will magically enhance our background and when necessary completely remove people from images.
There are exercise files available to download so that you can follow along with me in the videos. There are lots of assignments I will set so that you can practice the skills you have learned.
Simon: “I just finished the Adobe Photoshop Essentials Training Course and I want to say I totally loved it! For me, a person who had zero experience in using Photoshop this course was very helpful to get into the graphic design area with a lot of interest and fun. This course is very good structured – from easy to hard topics. Also it has a lot of detailed explanations and really fun practical tasks. I’ve got all I needed for starting to work on my own first graphic design projects. And again, Daniel is just a great teacher! His teaching style is awesome and I am really glad I picked his courses for learning my new profession. With Daniel it’s really fun and interesting journey.”
If you have never opened Photoshop before or you have already opened Photoshop and are struggling with the basics, follow me and together we will learn how to make beautiful images using Photoshop.
Hi there, my name is Dan Scott. I'm an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop. Now together in this course, me, you, are going to learn everything we need to know about using Photoshop.
Hi there, in this video we're going to just get everything set up for this course so it all runs nice and smoothly. The first thing you'll do is download the exercise files. There will be a link on the page here to go off and download those, so you can play along.
Hi there, welcome to the first video. In this video we're going to look at how layers work in Photoshop. It's quite fundamental. As a bonus we'll learn the super quick auto fixing photo features in Photoshop
In this video you will learn basic navigation & how to combine images in Photoshop
Color & Adjustment Layers
Hi there, in this video we're going to look at something called Levels. It's the thing I do the most in Photoshop. I open up an image, and I sharpen up the blacks and the whites.
Hey there, in this video we're looking to enhance colors; I hate saying the word make colors pop but that's kind of how we do it, which is trying to kind of lift some of the colors.
In this video you will learn how change the color of something in Photoshop using Hue
In this video you will learn how to change just one color in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hi there, the name of this video is pretty much a give-away. We're going to turn colorful images into black and white images, but the cool thing is, we're going to have lots of control about how it goes black and white.
Hey there, it is Gradient time. And what we want to do is, this image here we've added this cool retro kind of style Gradient. I'm going to show you how to do that now in Adobe Photoshop. Let's go.
Hey there, in this video we're going to create a document of a specific size, in this case it's going to be a postcard but you can do the same thing for US Letter, or A4, A3. It's a great way of getting started on a specific size ready to go for your project. All right, let's learn how to do that now in Photoshop.
Hi there, in this video we're going to make shapes, and more shapes, and other shapes, and aah, the rectangle with a corner on it. There's a star with another star. Oh, it is Shape-tastic. Let's get in there now and learn how to do this properly in Photoshop.
Hi there, in this video we're going to pick some colors for our shapes. I'm going to show you a cool place like this to get some ideas for colors. I'm also going to show you how to steal colors from an image. Let's get into it now and get started.
In this video you will learn how to create text in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hi everyone, it is time to bend your text. Warp it around, do some different shapes, adjust it and definitely look at how to turn it into a fish shape. All right, let's get started.
Hi there, in this video, trying to be clever here. It's text following the path. We even do this where it kind of goes around the top and around the bottom. Let's learn how to do that now in Photoshop.
Hi everyone, in this video we are going to add Stroke around text and objects. Even, we're going to get bit fancy with double strokes that have patterns in them. All right, let's go and do that now in Photoshop.
Hi there, in this video it's all about Bevels and Embosses. Making this kind of 3D effect, I'll turn it off, turn it back on. All right, I'm not a big fan of it, but you might love it, and that's okay. I will judge you still but I won't do it to your face, don't worry. Let's jump in now, and learn Bevels and Embosses.
In this video you will learn how to add a drop shadow to text in Photoshop CC
All right, to make this work we're going to have to do a little bit of a hack. What I mean by that is that there's some skills you're going to learn further in the course. Things like Smart Objects and Layer Masks, with which we're going to make this a very perfect non-destructive professional version of what we're just about to do, but we don't have those skills, so we're going to do a big old hack version where it works, but maybe not the most professional use.
All right it is homework project time. Don't think of it as homework, think of it as ways to really solidify what you've learnt so far, and I promise you, I've taught this loads of times and if the people who bother going and doing these little extras, they really find the benefits, or at least find the tools stick a lot more than just kind of following along with me with the videos.
Hi there, this video is all about cropping. You might think, "Hey, cropping is not that exciting, I'm going to skip along." You can, but there are some secret tricks in this video, I promise. Things like deleting crop pixels, and rotating it. Hang around, it's not a long video, let's get started.
Hey there, in this Cropping video we're going to crop to a specific size. Let's say we've got a photo frame, and it needs it in an exact size, or say, it's for a magazine, and it needs to be A4 or US Letter. So we're going to show you how to do that
Hey there, in this video we're going to straighten this Horizon line here, just a little bit off. We're going to use the Cropping tool to do it, and we're going to invent new background using the Content to Width Scale.
8.Selections & Masking
Hey there, in this video we're going to take this tea cup, add a storm, and have storm in a teacup. It's a couple of quick selection techniques using the Marquee Tool in Adobe Photoshop. Let's go and do it.
Hi there, in this video we are going to crop images inside of text, like that. It's super easy to do. We're actually going to push it a little bit further where we take an image and do some kind of glitch effect type stuff where there's a letter, it's inside the text where things offset, it looks kind of cool. All right, let's get in there now, and learn how to make this in Photoshop.
In this video you will learn how to remove the background in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hi there, it is class project time. I've separated this out into its own video. I'll do this from now on, it's a little tidier.
Hi there, in this video we are going to add some text behind this woman here. It's super quick, super easy, let's go learn how to do it in Photoshop.
Hi there, in this video we're going to learn what a Layer Mask is, and how to create it. It's super simple, basically it's this black and white thing that goes on top of an image
So it's class project time. We're going to take the girl that we made before, with the Quick Selection Tool. Instead of copying and pasting it we're going to add that Layer Mask
Hey there, welcome to this video. I'm going to show you how to do this where we just kind of paint in an image. So we can do a kind of a cool before and after. It's pretty simple with a Layer Mask and a brush. Let's jump in now to find out how.
Hi there, in this video we are going to get the model here to interact with a type, kind of weaving in, front, back. It's super popular at the moment, let's look how to do it in Photoshop now.
Hey there, in this video we're going to look at some of the really tough stuff to mask.
In this video you will learn how to select things with straight edges in Adobe Photoshop CC
In this video you will learn how to get text to interact with ink & plants in Photoshop CC
All right then, it is class exercise time. Now using the techniques we learned in the previous video to make this I want you to open up two images from your exercise files. It's in '05 Selections', open up 'Text Interaction 02' and '03'.
In this video you will learn how to add filters & effects in Adobe Photoshop
Hi there, in this video we're going to turn an image into an oil painting. It's basically just a click of a button. Thank You, Photoshop. Let's learn how to do it.
Hey there, it is homework time; it's an easy one.
Find an image, your own image. Get something off your phone, it can be a picture of you, and I want you to convert your Layer to a 'Smart Filter', and I want you to convert your Layer up here to 'Convert for Smart Filters'.
Hello, Halftone lovers, it's Halftone dot Poster Effect time where we take an image like this, add some cool colors and some dots. We do a similar sort of thing with some lines. We even add some gradients, and dots, and terrible gradients. It's a nice simple effect in Photoshop, let's get going.
Hi, you're back, you're back for more homework. I knew you would be.
This one's an easy assignment. I want you to grab your own image. It can be something from the internet, but what about getting your phone out, and emailing one of your pics to yourself?
Hi there, in this video we're going to take the runner here, and make it look like he's moving nice and fast using Motion Blur. We'll also do it to this taxi here. Not zoom in, zoom in. All right, it's another Photoshop filter. Let's learn how to do it.
Hey there, this video is more of a right of passage than it is learning Photoshop. We are going to be learning something. We're going to be learning the filter called Lens Flare.
All right, it is time to learn what a Smart Object is. Basically it is a protective wrapper you put around images that you bring into Photoshop, that protects them, keeps them safe from all your filters, any kind of resizing you do, like a protective wrapper.
Transform & Distort
Hi there, in this video we are going to look at kind of bending, distorting, and skewing. We're going to try and lay it down on the ground and then kind of morph it around the shoe here. So it looks like it's kind of following the curve. Let's do that now using Adobe Photoshop's Transform Tools.
Hi there, in this video we're going to do a cool kind of sky peel back.
All right, it is homework time. What I'd like you to do is, using the technique we did when we peeled back the sky in the last video
Hi there, this video is all about moving body parts around. We are going to move his belly in and his biceps out. So much easier than the gym, we're going to use the Liquify Tool in Photoshop.
Hi there, this cool little video is using the same techniques we learned in the last video using the Liquify Tool, but we're going to turn it into drippy text. You can do the same thing with a logo, or maybe an icon. Let's jump in now and learn how.
It's homework time. Now this one is going to be cool, it could be a little time consuming. We just did a letter in the last video, I'd love you to use a full word. Use your name, or just a letter, or maybe a logo. Anything you like, there is an image you can use as the background. It's got some really cool shades in it. It's in your exercise files, it's called Paint Text 02 by Johannes Plenio.
In this video you will learn how to remove people & text from a picture in Photoshop
Hi there, this video is just a little tip to do before you go off and start retouching, and like in the last video, use Content Aware Fill to remove things.
Hi there, in this video we are going to remove that scary red eye that appears in some photographs. Easy, and quickly in Photoshop. Let's jump in.
In this video you will learn how to retouch skin in Adobe Photoshop CC
All right, it is assignment time. Using the techniques we learned in the previous video I want you to open up, from your '09 Retouching' folder, one called 'Spot Healing 03', '04', and '05'. Thank you, Brian, Fernando, and Genevieve.
Hi there, in this video we are going to do retouching of the eyes. We're just doing subtle adjustments. We can go the Full Monty, and kind of go full blown. I've been here in Photoshop retouching mode, will show you both. You'll also see, we do more than just the eyes as well. We kind of go off on a bit of a tangent and show you how to use the exact same tools that we use for the eyes to work with, say like the hair and the jaw line. Let's jump into it now.
Hi there, this video is all about tidying up teeth. There's nothing wrong with these teeth but we're just going to enhance them a little bit like that.
Hi there, in this video we're going to dive into Blending Modes a little bit more. Basically it's how a layer interacts with the background.
Hi there, this video is about Blending Modes and using it to make these kind of colored box accents.
In this video you will learn how to put images inside a bottle using Photoshop
Hi there, it is class project time. Now using the skills we learned in the last video, where we put the island in a bottle, you're going to put a boat in a bottle or anything in a bottle, it's up to you, but I've given you some class files so you got some stuff to work with.
Welcome to this video about Duotone effects. It's really easy to do, it's the layer that goes over the top of any image. Converts it into this cool two spot colored look. You have to do the whole thing, you can do 50:50, you can move it around. It's loads of fun, it's easy to do, let's get started.
All right, it is project time. It's a quick and easy one.
Hi there, it's this effect, it's actually called Anaglyph. Nobody can remember, or at least I can't. Whenever I Google it I always have to type in '3D glasses effect'. You can see, there's a mixture of this red and cyan side by side making it give it that 3D look.
Hi there, it's your class project. This one is 'Anaglyph 03', open it up from your '11 Visuals Styles' folder. And do the same thing, duplicate the layer, make one red, make one cyan. You might have to rewatch the last video.
Hi there, in this video we are going to make some vintage style Instagram, filter looking images. So this is before, and that's after. We'll do another example here. Before. After. Let's jump in now and work out how to do it.
Hi there this project is going to be making your own vintage image. I found this sweet picture of a bike from Quarry Motor. It's in your 'Exercise Files', it's called 'Vintage 03' in the folder called '11 Visual Styles'.
In this video you will learn how to create the paper cut effect in Adobe Photoshop CC
You are not going to be surprised what this class assignment is. I want you to take the effects that we learned in the last video and use your own text, your own colors, better than mine, and your own fonts.