Photoshop for Beginners

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Teachers: Shaun D. McMillan

About: Less than an hour, 6 lessons, Certificate of Completion

Learn the basics of Adobe's Photoshop from Shaun D. McMillan, a popular internet designers with tonnes of experience! 

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Learn the basics of Adobe's Photoshop from Shaun D. McMillan, a popular internet designers with tonnes of experience! 

License: CC BY

Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction

Lesson 1: The Basic Tools
Always wanted to learn photoshop? Well here are the basics, from someone who has been using it for graphic design, web design, illustration, animation, and logo creation for over 16 years. In this video I'll introduce the brush tool, the shape tool, and the layers palette.
Lesson 2: Building a Rubix Cube
Always wanted to learn Photoshop? Well here are the basics, from someone who has been using it for graphic design, web design, illustration, animation, and logo creation for over 16 years. In this video we'll use vector shapes, folders, blending layers, and skew/transform to build a virtual rubix cube. The rubix cube goes on into the next lesson as well.
Lesson 3: Masks & Gradients
This is the rubix cube assignment continued. Here we'll use some advanced tools like vector masks, gradient, and blending layers to change the lighting and/or coloring.
Lesson 4: Digital Drawing with a Stylus
Always wanted to learn Photoshop? Well here are the basics, from someone who has been using it for graphic design, web design, illustration, animation, and logo creation for over 16 years. In this video I introduce how to use a stylus and tablet to make Photoshop feel just like sketching and painting.
Lesson 5: Adding Color
This is the 5th video in a series that teaches people absolutely no graphic skills how to use Photoshop. In this lesson I introduce some nifty cheap tricks for painting and adding effects like shading.
Lesson 6: How to Put Your Face on an Animal
Here is a video explaining step by step how to composite two images together in Photoshop on an iMac.

Reviews (1 Review)

Ari Haverinen February 5th, 2017

What You'll Learn

  1. Learn basic Photoshop skills

Requirements

  1. Adobe Photoshop

Your Teacher

Making the classroom a truly online experiment

I'm teaching several graphic design classes, an animation class, and a photography class in Huffman, TX at Hargrave high school