Photoshop CC For Beginners

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

Photoshop CC For Beginners


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About This Coursebeginner

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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!

Who is the target audience?

  • 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.

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

30 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

Course Sections

Introduction And Dive Right In

Exercise: Design A Blog Graphic In Photoshop

Understand The Interface

Customize Your Workspace

Create A New Photoshop Project

Placing Photos And Graphics Into Your Project

Selecting, Zooming, And Moving Around Your Project

Introduction To The Layers Panel

Using The Alignment Tools

Stacking, Copying, And Deleting Layers

Merging Layers

Layer Masks

Exercise: Create A Non-destructive Vignette

The Eraser Tool And Why I Don’t Use It

Create A ‘Faded’ Transparent Gradient

Basic Photo Adjustments In Camera RAW

Tone Curve, Sharpening, Vignettes, And More In Camera RAW

Using The Camera RAW Tool Bar

Saving Photos From Camera RAW

Exercise: Edit A Travel Photo In Photoshop

A Note About XMP Files

Editing Non-RAW Images In Photoshop

Non-destructive Photo Editing

Cropping And Straightening A Photo

Using The Selection Tools

Improve Your Selections With Refine Edge

Selecting By Color Range

Exercise: Remove Background From A Portrait

Intro To Dodging, Burning, And Sponging

Non-destructive Dodging And Burning

Exercise: Improve Exposure With Dodge And Burn

The Clone Tool

The Healing Brushes

Remove Objects From The Background

Removing Wrinkles And Blemishes

Removing Red Eye From Photos

Whitening Teeth

Quickly Create Shapes In Photoshop

Creating Custom Vector Shapes

Exercise: Basic Logo Design In Photoshop

Intro To Blending Modes

Darken Blend Modes

Lighten Blend Modes

Contrast, Inversion, Cancellation, And Component Blend Modes

Intro To The Photoshop Type Tool

Character And Paragraph Formatting

Warping Text

Stylize Text And Graphics With Layer Styles

Exercise: Design A Youtube Thumbnail

Introduction To Filters And The Filter Gallery

Controlling A Filter’s Opacity And Blending Mode

Exercise: Generate An Oil Painting Effect

Open And Place Your Video File

Adding Text Pop-ups To A Video

Saving Your GIF

How To Save Your Project

Saving Projects For Print

How To Composite Two Images In Photoshop

How To Add Textures In Photoshop

Thank You Video


3 student reviews
  1. kim says:

    Great beginner course
    Learned quite a few new tricks that I wouldn't have picked up just by trial and error, good course!

  2. Mukhtar Ahmad says:

    This course is super simple and easy to follow. Everything is explained fully on in your own Photoshop instance.

  3. Shaikh Md Fardeen says:

    Good for beginners. I learned a lot from this course.

About The Instructor


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 sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat. In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day. I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.