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Photoshop for Beginners: Essential Training

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Getting Additional Help

Mark Wallace

Photoshop for Beginners: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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7. Getting Additional Help
Photoshop is loaded with tips, tutorials, context sensitive help for tools and more. Mark explains how to get additional help as your Photoshop skills grow.


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Class Introduction


Introducing Photoshop


The Class Materials


How To Open Files


Using The Home Screen


Exploring The Interface


Getting Additional Help


Understanding Workspaces


Lesson Info

Getting Additional Help

before we get to workspaces, Let me show you something that's really helpful for beginning users of Photoshop. That's the built in help files. And so if we go to any tool over here on the left and just hover over that, you're going to see a little tutorial that shows exactly what that tool is and what it does. And if you're not sure exactly how to use it, you can click learn more and then you're going to see all the steps of how to use whatever tool that is. So all of these tools over here on the left hand side have that by default. If you don't see these popping up, go to Photoshop preferences tools and then make sure you say show rich tool tips, make sure that is turned on to see those. If you're on a pc, it's file preferences tools and you can turn that on or off. And then there's more features here to help you out. There's the help menu, so you can just type in something to say, how do I do something? So you might say layers. And so it will show you all the different layer menus, y...

ou can get help on layers or whatever topic you're looking for. And then the other thing you can do is go to the home page and at the very top of the screen you can see that there are a bunch of tutorials there, so you can click on browse tutorials and there are many, many tutorials that are built right into Photoshop. And so if you've lost your way and you're trying to figure out exactly what a tool does, just hover over it, and you most likely will see a little bit of help to give you some basic tips on to do what that thing is. Okay, now let's go and look at workspaces.

Class Description


  • Navigate and customize the Photoshop interface.
  • Edit images using non-destructive techniques.
  • Use layers and layer masks to create composite images.
  • Retouch portraits using advanced retouching techniques.
  • Develop scenic photos using tonal and color correction techniques.


The perfect workshop series for Adobe Photoshop beginners. This class assumes that you are new to Photoshop and want to learn how to retouch and adjust your images.

This workshop is a comprehensive overview ofAdobe Photoshop. By the end of this workshop you’ll have the skills you need to edit your images using Photoshop.

These sessions are jam packed with hands-on activities which allow you to learn by doing. Sample files are included with the workshop so you can follow along with hands-on exercises.

The sessions begin with a solid foundation and add new techniques and principles until you have mastered your post-production workflow.

By the end of this workshop you’ll have a clear understanding of the Adobe Photoshop interface, and the most commonly used tools. You’ll be able to edit scenic and portrait photos. You’ll have a solid understanding of color correction and skin retouching.

This workshop has everything you need to master Adobe Photoshop.


  • Photographers with little or no experience with Photoshop.
  • Photographers with limited or no experience with Lightroom or other post-production software.
  • Portrait photographers who want to know how to do basic skin retouching.
  • Scenic photographers who want to know how to do basic color and tonal corrections.
  • Photographers who want to know how to do basic compositing.


Adobe Photoshop 2021
Adobe Bridge 2021
Adobe Creative Cloud (all apps)


Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama.

Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees.

In 2014, Mark left the United States to embark on a 2-year worldwide adventure. He visited 28 countries and captured thousands of unique photographs across the globe.

In 2016 Mark decided to give up planes, trains, and automobiles and is now exploring the world on his motorcycle.

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Mark did a great job at explaining things and going over them multiple times throughout the lessons. My only issue was that sometimes it went a little faster than I could keep up and I needed to rewind it a bit and start again. But from someone who has never worked in photoshop before I 100% recommend this class to anyone trying to learn.