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Adobe Photoshop 101

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About The Class

Adobe Photoshop for beginners


Adobe® Photoshop® lets you bring out the best in your photographs – learn how to navigate the powerful software in Adobe Photoshop 101 with Ben Willmore.

Ben will show you how to use the most important features of Adobe Photoshop by working through common, real-world projects and explaining the process. You’ll get to know the Adobe Photoshop interface and learn about the features you’ll use the most. 

Ben will teach you how to:

  • Enhance hair, eyes, and lips in portraits
  • Merge multiple images into a panorama
  • Fix bright reflections on glasses and closed eyes in a group shot
  • Correct photos that are under or overexposed
  • Create a collage of multiple images


You’ll learn how layers, selections, masks, and filters help you make a great image and find out why resolution, file formats, and color profiles matter. Ben will break down commonly-heard technical jargon so you know what others are saying and you’ll learn keyboard commands that will make your work easier.

By the end this class you’ll be confident and comfortable working in Adobe Photoshop and know how to troubleshoot when problems arise. 

This course is part of the Photoshop Tutorials series


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

Topics Covered


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Adobe Bridge Basics

    27:08
  2. 02

    Sorting Images in Adobe Bridge

    29:24
  3. 03

    Processing Images in Adobe Camera Raw Part 1

    29:42
  4. 04

    Processing Images in Adobe Camera Raw Part 2

    34:57
  5. 05

    Image Processing Q&A

    08:13
  6. 06

    Contrast and Color

    18:15
  7. 07

    Adjustment Brush and Auto Mask

    16:19
  8. 08

    Adobe Camera Raw Optimized Images

    11:09
  9. 09

    Lens Profile Corrections

    20:36
  10. 10

    HDR Pro Part 1

    23:05
  11. 11

    HDR Pro Part 2

    20:49
  12. 12

    Panoramas Part 1

    28:37
  13. 13

    Panoramas Part 2

    22:02
  14. 14

    Intro to Photoshop

    13:23
  15. 15

    Interface Overview

    11:37
  16. 16

    Essential Adobe Photoshop Adjustments

    10:33
  17. 17

    Flat vs Layers

    34:49
  18. 18

    Simple Composites with Photomerge

    22:53
  19. 19

    Stack of Prints Panorama

    15:42
  20. 20

    Combining Exposures Composite

    08:28
  21. 21

    Layer Mask Composite

    23:51
  22. 22

    Selections and Masking Part 1

    26:18
  23. 23

    Selections and Masking Part 2

    16:04
  24. 24

    Adjustment Layers Part 1

    18:51
  25. 25

    Adjustment Layer Part 2

    23:20
  26. 26

    Creating a Postcard Layout

    26:52
  27. 27

    Hand Drawn Photo Layouts

    17:39
  28. 28

    Creating a Layout with Hand Drawn Frames

    30:55
  29. 29

    Working with Frames and Textures

    14:54
  30. 30

    Customizing Frames and Textures

    24:33
  31. 31

    Saving for the Web

    11:02
  32. 32

    Correcting for Noise

    17:48
  33. 33

    Camera Profiles and Split Toning

    19:30
  34. 34

    B&W Toning

    25:24
  35. 35

    Post Crop Vignetting

    11:05
  36. 36

    Selective Clarity

    14:49
  37. 37

    Dust Spot Removal

    29:57
  38. 38

    Content Aware Fill Part 1

    22:46
  39. 39

    Content Aware Fill Part 2

    21:59
  40. 40

    Healing Brushes: Basic, Spot, and Clone

    26:02
  41. 41

    Retouching: Removing People

    11:40
  42. 42

    Retouching: Building and Clone Source

    20:12
  43. 43

    Other Retouching Techniques

    22:00
  44. 44

    GIF Animations

    14:51
  45. 45

    Creative Masking

    15:24
  46. 46

    Displacement Mapping

    16:44
  47. 47

    Creative Filters and Smart Objects

    27:42
  48. 48

    Finishing Techniques

    10:56

Meet Your Expert

Ben Willmore

Ben Willmore is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame who has taught over 100,000 Adobe Photoshop® users on all seven continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America’s favorite Adobe Photoshop® instructors, and he is often the top-selling speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for numerous digital imaging publications, including Photoshop User magazine, and his award-winning books have helped helped hundreds of thousands of design and photography professionals make the transition from blindly following step-by-step techniques to “Ah-ha! I finally GET Photoshop!” ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    January 2015

    Ben, thanks again for this course. I have taken and purchased quite a few of your courses to date. I keep thinking I will only watch to make sure I am on the right track and you always bring more to the table than the last course. Your teaching methods are the best, sorry to all the other instructors from Creative Live, but you are very easy to understand and you speak in layman's terms so we all can understand. I am following your instructions and working along with your files and it is the best! It is hard to keep up with you even when I watch you on one computer and work with the same files on another computer, to do what you are doing...impossible but I gain so much by trying. You provide so much info on each topic, it is amazing. Thanks to Karen for the PDFs, she does a fantastic job and also, for her templates/layout documents. Thanks again and to anyone who thinks this is too much money for all the videos, the exercise files and the instruction PDF, I am sorry to say but you are mistaken.

  • John Taylor

    May 2016

    Like all of the Creative Live courses, excellent training. Ben does a great job of explaining the entry part of Photoshop. A lot of things cleared up in my head and i like his easy pace into this complex program. Thanks Ben.

  • user-00c5e4

    user-00c5e4

    January 2015

    Ben, A note of thanks for a fabulous 3 day tutorial on Photoshop. I am new to CreativeLive site and just happen to stumble across your Photoshop 101 class online, wow I'm I glad I did. I've wanted to learn to navigate Photoshop for sometime but found myself becoming more and more confused and frustrated watching video instruction and reading various articles online. You have simplified the learning process by making the class material clear and concise; after 3 days I came away with a great foundation to build on in the future. Thank you!

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