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The Complete beginners guide to Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown

Welcome to the complete beginners guide to Adobe Photoshop.

In this series we will be starting from the very beginning and working our way across 33 episodes to learn all the basics and create a project from scratch

To help break down the process I have structured the course in three main sections:

Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Essential practice
Section 3 - Create a project

Along the way we will be covering many topics, such as how to set up your document, using common tools, creating a project and finally exporting work ready for print and web.

After watching this series you will be able to create your very own artwork in Photoshop ready for print and digital use.

Enjoy

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Interface Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Ep1/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this video we are going take a look at the Adobe Photoshop interface. I am going to show you around and introduce you to some of the things you need to be aware of.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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DOWNLOAD LINKS:


PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


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EPISODE LIST WITH LINKS:


COURSE OVERVIEW

00 - The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


This video is part of a 33 part course:


SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

01 - Interface Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
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Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Photoshop Ep2/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this video I am going to show you how to customise the panel layout to create a more comfortable workspace. Also I will be recommending the workspace that I find really effective.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics covered:

00:03:45 How to create a workspace


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DOWNLOAD LINKS:


PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


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EPISODE LIST WITH LINKS:


COURSE OVERVIEW

00 - The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


This video is part of a 33 part course:


SECTION 1 - INTRO

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Raster Image principles in Adobe Photoshop Ep3/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial I want to discuss the basic principles of how images are represented and exist in Photoshop.

If you’re new to Photoshop this will give you a good foundation of knowledge.

This will also help you understand various other factors as we move on in this course.


Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


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DOWNLOAD LINKS:


PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


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EPISODE LIST WITH LINKS:


COURSE OVERVIEW

00 - The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


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Image size, Dimension, & Resolution in Adobe Photoshop Ep4/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this video I am going to discuss the difference between ‘Image size’, ‘image Dimensions’ and ‘Resolution’ in Photoshop.

As you begin to create in Photoshop, it is essential you are familiar with the concept Photoshop uses to create images. It’s important early on that you are aware so you can create the right work to the right specification.

This can be a tricky concept to understand at first, but when you do, you will be all the more confident using Photoshop.

Enjoy!


Topics covered:

00:01:04 Image size
00:04:42 Design for print
00:12:28 Design for digital

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

Image size - Press & hold cmd + alt + Press & hold I


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


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PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project

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Layers in Adobe Photoshop Ep5/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

Layers are the fundamental basis for any artwork created in Adobe Photoshop. In this video I will be introducing you to the layers panel.

The layers panel, is the most important panel in Photoshop, Its from this panel that you will coordinate your entire composition.

In this video we will be looking at all the things you need to know as a beginner.

Enjoy

Topics covered:

00:02:00 Layers intro
00:03:00 Layer types
00:04:46 Selecting layers & structure
00:08:38 Toggle visibility
00:09:34 Transparency
00:12:00 Rename Layer
00:12:16 Toggle opacity
00:14:00 Create new layer
00:15:38 Delete layer
00:15:48 Lock layers
00:16:46 Link layers
00:18:15 Layer groups
00:21:47 Layer colours

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

Select multiple layers - Press & hold shift + click


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you a

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Common file types in Adobe Photoshop Ep6/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this video I want to discuss a few common files types you will need to be aware of as you begin to use Photoshop.

Its important to keep in mind that Photoshop can open and save multiple file formats.

Enjoy

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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DOWNLOAD LINKS:


PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


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EPISODE LIST WITH LINKS:


COURSE OVERVIEW

00 - The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


This video is part of a 33 part course:


SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

01 - Interface Introducti

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Colour in Adobe Photoshop Ep7/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial I am going to demonstrate how the colour panels work, demonstrate some of the colour tools and talk about using the right colour format.

In Photoshop there are many ways to use colour. It really comes down to what exactly you’re creating.

If you’re creating artwork for digital and web, you will want to use RGB colour and if you’re creating artwork for print you will need to use CMYK colours. You may want to use gradients, transparency or change your image into grayscale.

Enjoy


Topics covered:

00:02:04 Swatch panel
00:03:40 Colour panel
00:05:11 Colour picker menu
00:08:00 Extract colour from image
00:09:57 Save swatch
00:10:49 Use pantones
00:12:11 Opacity
00:14:00 Colour Mode

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

X - Swap foreground & background colour
D - Set colours to default [Black & White]
I - Eyedropper tool
V - Move tool
Cmd + Z - Undo


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demon

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10 Handy Tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop Ep8/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial I am going to cover 10 handy tips that you should know as a beginner. The tips I am going to cover in this video are things that are going to improve your workflow and help you use the program effectively.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:01:14 Tip 1 - Undo
00:02:25 Tip 2 - Zooming
00:04:18 Tip 3 - Manoeuvring
00:04:51 Tip 4 - Layer tips & shortcuts
00:09:33 Tip 5 - Aligning
00:11:13 Tip 6 - Rulers & guides
00:13:08 Tip 7 - Image size, canvas size & crop
00:14:05 Tip 8 - Full screen & toggle panels
00:14:43 Tip 9 - Rotate canvas
00:15:26 Tip 10 - Grids


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

V - Move tool
Z - Zoom
C - Crop
F - Full screen
R - Rotate Canvas

Tab - Toggle visibility of interface panels

Press & hold alt +

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Making selections in Adobe Photoshop Ep9/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial we are going to look at how to use one of the most common tools in Photoshop, the selection tools. As you begin to create in Photoshop, you will find that one of the most fundamental tools are the selection tools.

The selection tools allows you to make and control particular selections in your canvas area. The created selections work as a focus which will allow you to make a whole series of
creative decisions.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:01:52 Selections with the Marquee tool
00:08:41 Selections with the Lasso tools
00:13:30 Selections with the Magic wand tool
00:17:05 Selection tips
00:17:34 Select Layer outline
00:18:42 Save selection


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

I - Eyedropper tool
G - Paint Bucket too

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Copy & paste in Adobe Photoshop Ep10/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial we are going to look at one of the most common tasks performed in Photoshop:

Copy and paste.

As you create in Photoshop and work with multiple documents, you will be performing this task a lot to build your artwork. To copy and paste is a simple task, but as a beginner, it will help to know how to perform this task.

In this video I will also be demonstrating a useful way to transfer creative elements from one document to another.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

V - Move tool
L - Lasso tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + C - Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste
cmd (Ctrl PC) + N - New document
cmd (Ctrl PC) + D - Deselect Selection

Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + click - Select multiple individual layers



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Transform tools in Adobe Photoshop Ep11/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

As you create in Photoshop there will be occasions where you will want to change the size, shape and form of creative objects in your composition to meet your design and imagination.

In this video I am going to discuss and demonstrate how to manipulate creative elements in our canvas area by using the transform tools.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:03:10 Free Transform
00:10:38 Ward transform
00:11:09 Perspective transform

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

cmd (Ctrl PC) + Z - Undo
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T - Free transform

Press & hold shift + click & drag - Scale object (with free transform tool active)
Press & hold alt + click & drag - Scale object (with free transform tool active)
Press & hold + alt + shift + click & drag - Scale obj

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Using brushes in Adobe Photoshop Ep12/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In Photoshop, one of the most creative tools is the brush tool. As you create in Photoshop you will find the brush tool being used in all sorts of creative scenarios such as drawing, painting, erasing, refining, creating textures and masks.

In this tutorial, I will be introducing you to the brush tool, demonstrating how it works and giving you some tips on what to look out for when using it.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


ESSENTIAL TRAINING:

Create A Custom Brush In Adobe Photoshop:
http://youtu.be/4zu815BbGhc?list=PL4ADE5B181B0650EE


Topics Covered

00:02:30 Brush panels
00:07:37 Using the brush
00:16:00 Customise a brush
00:18:30 Save custom brush

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

B - Brush tool
I - Eyedropper tool
V - Move tool


cmd (Ctrl PC)

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Eraser tool & Layer masking Ep13/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

As you create in Photoshop, In order to craft your images and your composition you will often experience the challenging task of extracting various parts out of an image, or removing parts away.

In Photoshop there are various methods you can use to modify an image to cut a specific part out or remove away the parts you do not wish to include in your design.

In this tutorial I am going to demonstrate a number of ways you can do this. Later in this video I will be recommending the best practice for such a task.

I will also be referencing some additional videos I have created previously. These videos will go into more depth on some of the topics I will cover in this video.


Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


ESSENTIAL TRAINING:

Mask with brush tool:
http://yo

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Shape tool in Adobe Photoshop Ep14/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In Photoshop we have a specific tool that can make shapes. This is called the shape tool.

Using this tool over making shapes with the lasso and marquee tools will prove more flexible.

In this video tutorial we will be looking at the shape builder tools and I will be demonstrating how to use them.


Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

V - Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + T - Free transform

Press & hold shift + click & drag - Scale object (with free transform tool active)
Press & hold shift + click + drag - Draw straight line (with line shape tool active)


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PROJECT FOLDER:

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Type principals in Adobe Photoshop Ep15/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

As you start to get creative you may wish to add type to you compositions. In Photoshop we have the type tool. With all the creative capabilities in Photoshop you have a huge potential to be creative with type.

In this tutorial we are going to be looking at the Type tool. I will be discussing the basic principles of how it works and then we can have a go at creating some examples.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:09:03 Create examples with the type tool


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

T - Type tool
V - Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + A - Select all
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T - Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + C - Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste

Press & hold cmd + D + press enter - Deselect type (with type tool active)
Press & hold shift + click

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Layer styles in Adobe Photoshop Ep16/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In Photoshop we have a function called Layer styles. Layer styles offer a range of visual effects that you can be applied to layers within the layers panel.

In this tutorial I am going to discuss the Layer style feature and later I will demonstrate some examples which you can follow along with.


Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:01:33 What are layer styles
00:05:14 Create a layer style
00:12:00 Fill & Opacity


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PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


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Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/sF_jSrBhdlg


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COURSE OVERVIEW

00 - The

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Paths & the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop Ep17/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial I am going to discuss the Pen tool and the concept of paths in Photoshop. I'll be briefly discussing some examples and then demonstrate how the tool works, where you will have the option to follow along have have a go yourself.

Enjoy

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


ESSENTIAL TRAINING:

Using The Pen Tool & Paths In Adobe Photoshop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLEjJOmtQ2Y&list=PL4ADE5B181B0650EE


Topics Covered

00:02:42 What is the pen tool & paths
00:03:42 Examples
00:08:38 Create a path
00:13:02 Create raster shape
00:14:14 Make selection
00:15:37 Create a Custom shape
00:17:24 Draw a shape
00:18:47 Essential training

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

A - Path selection tool
V - Move tool
B - Brush tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + shift + N - New

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Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop Ep18/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In Photoshop there is a smart way of working with images to help maintain quality and a well organized document. For this it helps to use Smart objects.

In this video tutorial I am going to be discussing the use of smart objects. I’ll be discussing why we use them and how to build them into a composition.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:01:36 What are smart objects?
00:05:21 Create a smart object


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

V - Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + J - Duplicate layer
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T - Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + W - Close document


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PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
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Colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Ep19/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

Up until this point on the course, we have mainly been looking at various tools that enable us to use the program, get hands on with image layers and create various elements in the canvas area.

In Photoshop there is a huge range of colour adjustments that can apply various effects to your photos and graphics. As you design in Photoshop you will often need to use colour adjustments in order to satisfy your creative decisions.

In this tutorial I am going to discuss adjustments in Photoshop. I’ll be showing you where to find them, how to use them and demonstrate a few common colour adjustments.

By the end of this tutorial you will have a good understanding of how Photoshop can apply various colour effects to your images.

Enjoy


**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


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