Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics
with Khara Plicanic
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01 Class Introduction08:02
Class duration: 10h 45mSee all 50 lessons
About The Class
Edit, Create and Start working in Photoshop®
Adobe® Photoshop® is a versatile tool that gives you incredible power, but it can be daunting in the beginning. Get your beginner’s guide to Adobe Photoshop from Khara Plicanic in Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics. This class will take you through the Adobe Photoshop program—starting at square one. You’ll master the workspace, conquer basic image edits, and dominate the art of making selections and will finally understand the layers panel, once and for all.
In this class, you’ll learn:
- Simple image retouching
- Making Selections
- Working with layers
- Saving your work
- Resizing images
- Using layer masks
- Brush tool basics
- Adding and styling type
- Building composites
- and so much more!
Khara will show you how to complete everyday real-life client projects like holiday cards, save-the-dates, Facebook banners, and instant albums. You’ll learn best practices for a basic workflow and how to save time with automation.
This class is a rock solid overview for people brand new to Adobe Photoshop basics or those who first started on their own and are ready to learn a better way to get things done.
Tips for Success05:53
How To Undo Mistakes06:05
Using The Brush Tool03:33
Using The Zoom Tool04:25
Working With Raw Images05:17
File Formats and Saving Your Work21:15
Selections: Magic Wand12:54
Selections: Selection Brush09:41
Selections: Lasso/Polygonal Lasso07:05
Selections: Hair and Fur04:52
Tweaking Brush Settings26:07
Making Custom Brushes08:10
Dodge And Burn12:33
Spot Healing, Healing, And Cloning14:31
Patch Tool And Content Aware03:23
Photo Restoration: Dust and Scratches03:33
Fixing Blink Shots And Glare04:00
Eye Brightening And Teeth Whitening07:05
What Is A Pixel And Why Do We Care?17:03
Cropping And Canvas Size28:17
Extending The Canvas14:55
Straightening An Image10:56
Type On A Path14:20
Actions And Function Keys13:45
Making Your Own Actions23:38
Seamless Pattern Design18:38
Integrated Project Design09:08
Basic Mockups With Smart Objects24:07
Social Media Promo Project31:48
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
Photoshop Resource Guide
Practical Photoshop Basics (PS action file)
100% of students recommend this class.
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I tuned into this class hoping to glean what I cold since it was free. I ended up purchasing the class because it is FILLED with so much great information in a fun and easy to understand format. Khara is an amazing instructor - I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Worth EVERY penny. Thank you Creative Live for offering such great material, at even more amazing prices.
What an unbelievable teacher Khara is. I have wanted to learn photoshop forever but was intimidated, overwhelmed, then I watched this course. OMG I learnt so much, more then I imagined. I am so excited now to start using Photoshop, I can't wait to try out everything she taught us. With the skills we learnt over these two days I think this course provides everything I need to know to feel and more. She was outstanding, the absolute perfect teacher for someone who has never ever used Photoshop. Also great moderation by Kenna. Thank you for this awesome, amazing, wonderful course. I am sure anyone who watches this course will agree it is incredible. I couldn't recommend it more. This course was just Smurfy!
I would highly recommend Khara Plicanic's Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics. The name of the class, implies that the class is for beginners, but that's not exactly true. Most of us learn Photoshop by the features we need to know at any given time. As many will agree, there are a number of ways to get to the same end. I can only speak for myself, but... I would bet that many of us don't know all the strategies that are taught in this class! Check it out, I doubt you'd be disappointed! Khara brings a fun and relatable approach to everything she does. She is very entertaining, while being a superb instructor. Last, but not least... This class brings with it a ton of useful bonuses. Warm Regards, Roz Fruchtman aka @RozSpirations
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