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Photoshop for Beginners: Essential Training

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Mark Wallace

Photoshop for Beginners: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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Lesson Info

3. The Class Materials
Instructions for downloading and installing the sample files we’ll be using during this class.


Class Trailer

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

The Class Materials

before we begin, I want to make sure that you have the class materials, you can find those on the class website, the class page, you scroll down to the bottom and you can see all those class materials there, download those and then make sure you put them in a location on your computer that is easily accessible. I have put them on the desktop, on my computer here. Now there are two things that we want. The first is our training workbook and you can see that it has all kinds of information that goes over all the things that we're gonna be talking about in the class and then it has some a little bit of extra information here and there and some of the shortcut keys and things that you might want to refer to later on. You can also use it to take notes and so make sure that you have the workbook, so you can follow along at home. And then the other thing is we have the class materials. These class materials are what we're going to be using now. One thing to note is once you install these and ...

put them on a great place on your hard drive, make sure that you notice that some of these files have different file extensions, they're not the same kind of files. So for example, wanna has wanna dot DMG wanna dot jpeg wanna dot psD. So there are three wanna files but one of them is a raw file. One of them is a Jpeg file. One of them is a Photoshop file. So as we're going through the exercises, I'll be very specific as to which one of these files you need to choose and will be explaining why there are different file types in all of that kind of stuff. Okay. Now that you have the sample files installed on your computer, it's time for us to get going and open our very first file.

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.