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Photoshop CC 2015.5 For Beginners
5.0( 8 REVIEWS )
6h 9m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of Photoshop CC.

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6h 9m


My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills. I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching spo

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About This Course

Latest update – June 2021

Who this course is for:

  • This course is great for beginners who have never used Photoshop or have used it only a few times.
  • This course is also good for intermediate/casual Photoshop users who want to learn new techniques and tools, and how to properly use Photoshop.
  • Advanced users and experts who know a lot of the key topics won’t benefit much from this course.

What you’ll learn: 

  • You’ll be comfortable navigating Photoshop, creating new projects, designing how you imagine, and saving it for any purpose.
  • You’ll learn the essential tools for editing and manipulating images.
  • You’ll learn how to use the layers panel including creating and editing layer masks.
  • You’ll know how to edit photos (both RAW and compressed images) with a variety of tools and non-destructive methods.
  • You’ll learn how to select and edit just parts of your image with a number of selection tools.
  • You’ll know how to retouch photos to remove blemishes, fix red-eye, whiten teeth, and more.
  • You’ll learn how to use the shape tool and pen tool to design custom shapes.
  • You’ll know how to use blending modes, layer styles, and blending modes to create fun and unique projects.
  • You’ll learn how to add and edit text to your graphics.
  • You’ll learn how to save your Photoshop projects for print and the web.
  • You’ll HAVE FUN!


  • Students should have a copy of Adobe Photoshop to follow along. We’ll be teaching using version CC (Creative Cloud), but any version will be fine.

Software version used in the course:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud), with 2020 and 2021 updates

You want to learn how to use Photoshop CC, right?

Start using Photoshop CC to edit photos and design beautiful graphics today!

Either you’re completely brand new to Photoshop, or you’ve played around with it but want to get more comfortable with Photoshop. Either way, this course will be great for you.

Photoshop is the world’s #1 photo editing application. This full course is the best way to learn how to use it.

Edit photos and design graphics the way you imagine them!

Download practice photos and Photoshop files. At the beginning of this course, you’ll download a folder of photos and project files so you can practice and learn!

I’ll be teaching the course using the latest creative cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3), you can still learn to edit like a pro. This course is great for Mac and PC users.

What makes me qualified to teach you?
My name is Phil and I’ve been editing photos and graphics with Adobe Photoshop for over a decade. Plus I’m the creator of some of the world’s most popular online courses.

What is this Adobe Photoshop course all about?
In this complete guide to Adobe Photoshop, you’ll not only learn all of the editing tools available in Photoshop, but also how to design actual graphics you can use for your business, or for fun.

This course will cover everything you need to know to start, including:

  • Getting started with Photoshop
  • Navigating and customizing the workspace
  • Using the Photoshop layers panel
  • Editing RAW and non-RAW photos in Photoshop
  • Using selection tools
  • Using tools like dodge and burn to edit just part of your images
  • Retouching photos such as whitening teeth, removing blemishes, and more
  • Creating and adjusting shapes in Photoshop
  • Designing graphics with different blend modes
  • Adding and editing layer styles like bevels and drop shadows
  • Adding artistic filters like blurs
  • Adding and editing text to your graphics
  • Saving your projects for anything – printing, online, and more

By the end of this course, your confidence as a Photoshop user will soar. You’ll have a thorough understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop for fun or as a career opportunity.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned the basics of using Photoshop CC.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about the basics of Photoshop CC.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Getting Started
Introduction And Dive Right In 00:00:00
Exercise: Design A Blog Graphic In Photoshop 00:00:00
Section 2 - Photoshop Basics
Understand The Interface 00:00:00
Customize Your Workspace 00:00:00
Create A New Photoshop Project 00:00:00
Placing Photos And Graphics Into Your Project 00:00:00
Selecting, Zooming, And Moving Around Your Project 00:00:00
Section 3 - Photoshop Layers Panel
Introduction To The Layers Panel 00:00:00
Using The Alignment Tools 00:00:00
Stacking, Copying, And Deleting Layers 00:00:00
Merging Layers 00:00:00
Layer Masks 00:00:00
Exercise: Create A Non-destructive Vignette 00:00:00
The Eraser Tool And Why I Don’t Use It 00:00:00
Create A ‘Faded’ Transparent Gradient 00:00:00
Section 4 - Editing Photos In Photoshop Camera RAW
Basic Photo Adjustments In Camera RAW 00:00:00
Tone Curve, Sharpening, Vignettes, And More In Camera RAW 00:00:00
Using The Camera RAW Tool Bar 00:00:00
Saving Photos From Camera RAW 00:00:00
Exercise: Edit A Travel Photo In Photoshop 00:00:00
A Note About XMP Files 00:00:00
Section 5 - Photo Editing In Photoshop
Editing Non-RAW Images In Photoshop 00:00:00
Non-destructive Photo Editing 00:00:00
Cropping And Straightening A Photo 00:00:00
Section 6 - Selection Tools
Using The Selection Tools 00:00:00
Improve Your Selections With Refine Edge 00:00:00
Selecting By Color Range 00:00:00
Exercise: Remove Background From A Portrait 00:00:00
Section 7 - Dodge, Burn, And Sponge
Intro To Dodging, Burning, And Sponging 00:00:00
Non-destructive Dodging And Burning 00:00:00
Exercise: Improve Exposure With Dodge And Burn 00:00:00
Section 8 - Retouching Photos In Photoshop
The Clone Tool 00:00:00
The Healing Brushes 00:00:00
Remove Objects From The Background 00:00:00
Removing Wrinkles And Blemishes 00:00:00
Removing Red Eye From Photos 00:00:00
Whitening Teeth 00:00:00
Section 9 - Shapes In Photoshop
Quickly Create Shapes In Photoshop 00:00:00
Creating Custom Vector Shapes 00:00:00
Exercise: Basic Logo Design In Photoshop 00:00:00
Section 10 - Photoshop Blending Modes
Intro To Blending Modes 00:00:00
Darken Blend Modes 00:00:00
Lighten Blend Modes 00:00:00
Contrast, Inversion, Cancellation, And Component Blend Modes 00:00:00
Section 11 - Adding Text In Photoshop
Intro To The Photoshop Type Tool 00:00:00
Character And Paragraph Formatting 00:00:00
Warping Text 00:00:00
Stylize Text And Graphics With Layer Styles 00:00:00
Exercise: Design A Youtube Thumbnail 00:00:00
Section 12 - Photoshop Filters
Introduction To Filters And The Filter Gallery 00:00:00
Controlling A Filter’s Opacity And Blending Mode 00:00:00
Exercise: Generate An Oil Painting Effect 00:00:00
Section 13 - Create An Animated GIF
Open And Place Your Video File 00:00:00
Adding Text Pop-ups To A Video 00:00:00
Saving Your GIF 00:00:00
Section 14 - Saving Your Photoshop Projects
How To Save Your Project 00:00:00
Saving Projects For Print 00:00:00
Section 15 - Bonus Photoshop Tutorials
How To Composite Two Images In Photoshop 00:00:00
How To Add Textures In Photoshop 00:00:00
Section 16 - Conclusion
Thank You Video 00:00:00
Section 17 - Course Updates
Photoshop CC 2020 – Sky Replacement 00:00:00
Photoshop CC 2021 – Neural Filters 00:00:00
Photoshop CC 2021 – Pattern Preview 00:00:00
Photoshop CC 2021 – Shape Tool Updates 00:00:00

Course Review


8 Ratings
  1. Anonymous



    Great introductory course for those trying to get started into the Adobe Photoshop Interface

  2. Anonymous

    Photoshop CC For Beginners


    Excellent course with a lot of information. I love how it is broken down into sections so if you want to spend more time on a certain topic you can

  3. Anonymous
    Fiona Campbell July 30, 2020 at 04:28 AM


    I thought this course was perfect for beginners. I learned how to navigate photoshop as well as some really useful tips for editing images.

  4. Anonymous

    Very good for beginners


    This course was easy to follow, especially as a beginner. It may be too slow for those with some experience, but was great for me.
    I specifically appreciated the constant reminders of shortcuts for both Mac and PC.

  5. Anonymous

    Great beginners course


    Great course for learning the basics of Photoshop. I learned a few tricks that I never knew of


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