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Invitations in Photoshop

with Khara Plicanic

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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Class duration: 2h 3m

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About The Class

Create something memorable and unique

Learn to create invitations for all the important events in your life. Invitations are keepsakes, and by creating your own it’s sure to be memorable. In this class you’ll learn to design event invitations using photoshop as the primary software tool. 

This class covers:

  • Determining the look and feel of an invitation (based on the party/event) 
  • Working with type and image in Photoshop 
  • Sourcing assets for your invitations (Creative Market, etc.) 
  • Basic invitation layout, what information to include in the text 
  • Establishing hierarchy - using design to bring attention to important information 
  • Getting things printed: on demand services, etc 
Once you have the skills to make your own party invitations, you can create custom designs for any events! You won’t have to spend hours searching for the perfect invitation and you’ll be able to create something special and unique.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5.1


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:54
  2. 02

    Document Set Up: Save The Date Card

    03:05
  3. 03

    Create And Place Type: Save The Date Card

    10:35
  4. 04

    Add Watercolor Clipping Group: Save The Date Card

    08:23
  5. 05

    Add Texture: Save The Date Card

    05:31
  6. 06

    Add Glyphs And Graphics: Save The Date Card

    08:03
  7. 07

    Add An Image Save: The Date Card

    06:35
  8. 08

    Layer Masks: Save The Date Card

    08:24
  9. 09

    Edit Type And Glyph Graphics: Birthday Invite

    17:09
  10. 10

    Add Design Elements From Other Files: Birthday Invite

    14:36
  11. 11

    Add Foil Effect: Birthday Invite

    11:27
  12. 12

    Create A Chalkboard Background: Graduation Invite

    04:20
  13. 13

    How To Create Mockups

    18:56

Meet Your Expert

Khara Plicanic

A one-woman show, Khara has been dazzling her photo clients with outrageous service and record-breaking turnaround times since shooting her first wedding 14 years ago. Her book, “Getting Started in Digital Photography” showcases ... read more

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  • jpg Birthday Mockup
  • jpg Watercolor Mockup
  • jpg Save The Date Mockup
  • zip Class Images
  • pdf Resource Guide

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Nova

    Nova

    November 2016

    Khara is a brilliant instructor and I learned so much to improve my business. I'm running wild in photoshop with the tools and approaches that I gained from this amazing course! Thank you!

  • April S.

    April S.

    October 2017

    I have a Photoshop Bootcamp that encompasses a few weeks of learning but I just haven't had the time and focus to sit down and go through it even though I know there is a ton of useful stuff for me in it. One thing I have wanted to do for awhile is to design cards using some of my photography and graphics/lettering. Khara's Invitations in Photoshop class goes right to the heart of what I needed to know in PS for this specific kind of project. I am not a complete newbie to PS but seeing her use various functionality in this context hit home for me. I'm glad I picked up this course and look forward to working on some of my own cards. Khara's is well-prepared and direct, she speaks well, is clear, gets right to the things you really need to know. In my opinion, she's a very good instructor for the Creative Live teaching format.

  • user-f9ff5e

    December 2018

    Khara packs a lot of info into this 2 hour class. She has the right balance of being friendly and conversational yet stays focused and on- topic. She shows several ways of doing actions or accomplishing a task. What I like the most is how she sometimes backs up and reviews what buttons she pressed or actions she just did. Even if you have been doing PS a while, you might learn some new shortcuts or new ways of doing a task. I could have written 4 or 5 pages of notes easily on tips. Sometimes she is a little fast and I couldn't see what exactly she did, but if you buy the class it would be great to pause and rewind a section several times. I would put her up there with Dave Cross as one of my favorite PS instructors who pack in info and won't put you to sleep.

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