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Photoshop Basics Series

——   Created by Dan LeFebvre

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14h 33m
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In this class, we'll learn how to get familiar with moving around inside of Photoshop. 

There are a total of five classes in the Photoshop Basics Series, each one covering different features in Photoshop. 

There are very few programs as widely used as Photoshop...after all, it is its own verb! Everyone knows what it means to Photoshop something—and for good reason, it is one of the most powerful photo editing tools out there!

So, when we’re tackling the very daunting task of learning how to use such a powerful program with so many possibilities, the best place to start is by getting familiar with how to move around the user interface and work with digital images and documents...and that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this class.

We’ll start with an overall look at the interface to see what’s located where and how we can customize it to fit our needs. From there we’ll pick up some production-proven tips & tricks for how we can work faster with Photoshop documents. After we’re familiar with Photoshop’s interface, we’ll wrap up this class by taking a step out of it and learning more about some key terminology and what it means—things like rasterized images and vector graphics, all the different color modes, common file formats, the differences between them all and when you’ll want to use them in your own projects.

By the end of this class, you’ll know how to move around in Photoshop’s interface. You’ll also get an understanding of a wide range of technical terms and concepts you’ll come across in Photoshop.

The course project

Everyone works differently and one of the best ways to learn is to learn from each other. Take a screenshot of your custom workspace and share it with your classmates! 

When you do, be sure to explain why you customized it the way you did. I can't wait to see how you customize Photoshop to your needs!

122 Lessons

2 mins
free preview
3 mins
Getting the files for this project
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2 mins
Understanding photoshop's interface
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5 mins
UI overview
5 mins
7 mins
7 mins
7 mins
Keyboard shortcuts
6 mins
Loading saved keyboard shortcuts
8 mins
Screen modes
1 min
Working with photoshop documents
12 mins
New documents
10 mins
Saving documents
11 mins
Opening documents
9 mins
Working with multiple files
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About the instructor

Dan  LeFebvre
Dan LeFebvre
  • 3 courses

Dan's career has spanned experience as a web developer to motion designer to 3D artist with a focus on fluid dynamics and VFX to building …

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  • 14h 33m of on-demand video
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