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10 Tools Every Beginner Needs in Photoshop

with Colin Smith

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About The Class

Quickly and easily start creating beautiful images!

For people just starting out in Adobe® Photoshop®, the amount of panels and menus can seem as intimidating as the cockpit of a jumbo jet. Join Colin Smith as he shows you the top 10 tools to focus on. If you learn these tools, you will be up and running and able to handle most Adobe Photoshop tasks right away. This is an easy-to-follow way to start creating beautiful imagery!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    How to Use Texture Overlays

  3. 03

    How to Work with Camera Raw Files

  4. 04

    Understanding File Formats

  5. 05

    Utilizing Resizing and Cropping

  6. 06

    Cutting Out an Image

  7. 07

    Utilizing Healing and Cloning

  8. 08

    Using Vignettes

  9. 09

    Basics of Masks

  10. 10

    Basics of Layers

  11. 11

    Bonus: Organizing Layers


Meet Your Expert

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is a best-selling author, trainer, and award-winning digital artist who has caused a stir in the community with his stunning Adobe® Photoshop® work. Colin is also known as a pioneer of HDR photography. Colin is an Adobe® ACP (Adobe® ... read more

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50% of students recommend this class.
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  • user-01901f

    May 2017

    Colin is a Photoshop expert and shares answers to the top ten questions he's been asked, it was a great class!​

  • Brigitte

    May 2018

    I really liked this class and enjoy Colin's teaching style. No, it's not the first course you do if you've never touched Photoshop, but it's a class that helps you to think about how to use the software non-destructively, efficiently and creatively once you're familiar with the basics. He crams a lot of wisdom and gems in each lesson from the perspective of someone who's used Photoshop from the very first version.

  • Rakhim R

    Rakhim R

    May 2017

    Just watched the Live Class of this course, and it is by far the most entertaining and interesting class. There is no time for anything except to learn learn learn, Colin is a great instructor, he answered so many of my questions about Photoshop and explained every feature thoroughly (without losing my attention, mind). Thank you very very much!

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