|This is the perfect class for anyone
who knows nothing about Photoshop, or has used Photoshop for a little
while, but needs to learn how to do more. We will take you from
knowing nothing to editing your photos and images in about an
We will begin by taking a tour
of the Photoshop interface, learning about all of the different
commands, toolbars, and palettes. You will then learn how to open
images, such as our friend Ducky here.
Next, we'll learn how to create images from
scratch, how to draw using the Brush tools, and how to change
colors and brush shapes & sizes. Yes, I know this sample image doesn't
look like much, but you'll learn a lot in this lesson!
Next we'll learn how to load and work with
existing images to do the types of things that you want to do with
Photoshop. We'll learn how to remove shadows, undo changes, work with
opacity, brush strokes, flow settings, spatter brushes, and more.
Here I've used an Airbrush with medium flow and 50% opacity to give
Ducky some crazy hair.
Next we'll learn how to Zoom in and out,
and work with tiny details on our pictures by editing individual pixels.
We'll also learn about file formats (GIF, JPG, BMP, etc.) and saving
graphics for use on the Web. Here I'm going to use the Zoom tool...
...and change this eagle's eye to pink.
Next we'll learn how to add text to our
I'll then show you how to edit and transform the
text, move it around the screen, rotate it, etc. You'll also learn how
to work with Layers so that we can create a separate layer for
our text. And of course we'll learn lots of different layer tricks -
duplicating, hiding, etc.
Finally, we'll learn about all of Photoshop's
powerful selection tools. You'll learn how to make selections
around parts of your image. I'll show you how to make simple rectangular
selections. You'll learn about the lasso and magnetic lasso
And of course we'll learn about my favorite
selection tool, the magic wand which is extremely versatile.
We'll also talk about all kinds of selection
settings, such as the magic wand's tolerance level, and how to select
non-contiguous regions. I'll show you cut, copy, and paste, and a lot of
This is the perfect class for the Photoshop
novice. If you've never used Photoshop before, or you're just getting
started, don't miss this class.