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30 Days of Photoshop

with Dave Cross

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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  •   02 Day 1 Introduction

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About The Class

Photoshop is an essential tool for all working professionals, no matter what industry. Join legendary Photoshop pro Dave Cross for an intensive 30-day series on everything you need to know about this unparalleled — and often overwhelming — program. Dave will teach one hour every day for 30 days, covering everything from setting goals to expert retouching strategies. Taught in bite-size chunks, this series will help you improve your skills, efficiency, and creative ability. At the end of this intensive series, you will understand basic techniques for every photo editing task, innovative hacks to improve your workflow, and which tools to use (and which ones you never have to learn). In addition, you learn how incorporating a non-destructive workflow will boost both your productivity and creativity. This is not just a passive, sit-back-and-watch class: you will be encouraged to actively take part by completing assignments and participating in live Q&A and feedback sessions. If you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level, join Dave for 30 Days of Photoshop.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.1

Topics Covered


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    19:04
  2. 02

    Day 1 Introduction

    13:31
  3. 03

    Day 1 Exploring Photoshop

    16:51
  4. 04

    Day 1 Realistic Expectations

    27:26
  5. 05

    Day 2: Best Practices I Part One

    33:28
  6. 06

    Day 2 Best Practices I Part 2

    25:59
  7. 07

    Day 3: Lay of the Land

    55:16
  8. 08

    Day 4: Best Practices II – Working Non-Destructively

    47:57
  9. 09

    Day 5: Layers I

    58:50
  10. 10

    Day 6: Layers II

    44:51
  11. 11

    Day 7: Layers III - Masks

    1:01:47
  12. 12

    Bonus Video: "Layers"

    09:05
  13. 13

    Bonus Video: "Vector Masks"

    05:54
  14. 14

    Day 8: Getting Images In and Out

    55:51
  15. 15

    Day 9: Resolution, File Size, Resizing

    1:00:42
  16. 16

    Bonus Video: "Free Transform - Warping"

    07:54
  17. 17

    Day 10: Cropping (Straightening)

    49:38
  18. 18

    Day 11: Adjusting

    56:22
  19. 19

    Day 12: Smart Objects & Smart Filters I (Introduction)

    48:52
  20. 20

    Bonus Video: "Copying Smart Filters"

    02:11
  21. 21

    Day 13: Smart Objects & Smart Filters II (More Advanced)

    56:34
  22. 22

    Day 14: Retouching I (Replacing, Removing, Moving)

    55:10
  23. 23

    Day 15: Retouching II (Fixing, Portrait Retouching)

    1:01:28
  24. 24

    Day 16: Quiz & Review

    53:05
  25. 25

    Day 17: Shapes, Paths, and Patterns

    49:56
  26. 26

    Day 18: Selecting I

    1:05:47
  27. 27

    Day 19: Selecting II (Compositing)

    1:02:01
  28. 28

    Bonus Video: "Green Screen"

    08:21
  29. 29

    Day 20: Type

    1:03:45
  30. 30

    Day 21: Color

    54:54
  31. 31

    Day 22: Painting & Brush Options

    59:15
  32. 32

    Day 23: Automation I (Built-In, Not So Obvious)

    58:04
  33. 33

    Day 24: Automation II (Actions)

    1:00:05
  34. 34

    Bonus Video: "Actions"

    04:20
  35. 35

    Day 25: Presets

    53:47
  36. 36

    Day 26: Video

    1:03:01
  37. 37

    Day 27: Finishing Touches

    1:05:08
  38. 38

    Bonus Video: "Sharpen"

    16:26
  39. 39

    Day 28: Tips and Tricks

    52:22
  40. 40

    Day 29: Quiz, Review, Projects

    1:01:30
  41. 41

    Day 30: Project, Strategies to Continue to Get Better

    48:41

Meet Your Expert

Dave Cross

For 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since 1987, Dave has taught Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of ... read more

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93% of students recommend this class.
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  • Melinda Wong

    Melinda Wong

    September 2018

    Very good teaching. I really liked how clear Dave was with everything, the order he taught the material, and I thought the stories were very helpful. I REALLY wanted to understand photoshop and extremely thankful for his wisdom and knowledge. Thank you so much! This is what was holding me back from getting my photography started! :) It just seemed so intimidating and now I have a greater understanding.

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2013

    I'm a beginner and have found that the information Dave gives is great, although a little to fast at times. I'd like to buy the course but am curious. If I purchase can I watch it and pause it and rewind it? That would be extremely important to me. Thanks for a great service CreativeLive...

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2013

    Lots of information! Initially I thought I'd just watch the free version as I already have several Creativelive videos on Photoshop but I really like how the classes are broken into subjects and shorter, 1 hour sessions-it will make reviewing much easier! I love Dave's teaching style-he covers everything very well. (Plus the fact that he's Canadian, eh?) :D Thanks for offering such a great course! I'd would love to see Dave do a similar one on Illustrator.

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