Photoshop CC Essentials


In this Photoshop CC Essentials course, you'll master the skills you need to use Photoshop CC professionally or as a hobby. Start out with an intro to navigating the interface and creating a workspace. Then learn the basics of manipulating images before moving on to topics such as Layers, Filters, and Text. Get ready to dive in to this popular image editing program – Adobe Photoshop CC!

Length: 5 hrs

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While Photoshop CC has hundreds of tools and thousands of settings, this Photoshop CC Essentials course explores the most commonly used tools and helps you apply them to real world situations. You will work on a project at the end of each section that uses the skills you just learned. Projects can be used for practice or to build a portfolio of work.

After taking this course you will be able to use Photoshop in these fields:

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Web Design
  • Game Animation
  • Logo Design

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Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for Photoshop CC beginners. However, even intermediate users will learn Photoshop CC skills and applications important to success.


There are no skill prerequisites for this course. You are expected to have access to a copy of Photoshop CC, though Photoshop CS6 will work fine as well.

Learn Photoshop CC Essentials

Introduction to Photoshop CC
Introduction to the course (1:22)
Workspace Basics (6:32)
New Documents and Custom Presets (2:42)
Project – Contrasting Images (3:21)

Learn Essential Photoshop CC Skills
Section Introduction (1:30)
Breaking Down the Interface (6:31)
Creating, Modifying and Deleting Workspaces (3:48)
Creating and Saving New Documents (4:12)
Zooming and Document Navigation (3:13)
Undoing Mistakes with the History Panel (4:51)
Section Review and Exercise (5:00)

Learn Basic Image Manipulation
Section Introduction (0:37)
Resizing Images (5:44)
Understanding the Crop Tool (5:49)
Working with Canvas Size (5:44)
Manipulation with Free Transform (3:44)
Section Review and Exercise (3:58)

Learn Photoshop Selections
Section Introduction (1:28)
Using Selections (1:57)
Selections with the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tool (2:39)
Adding and Subtracting Selections (4:05)
Transforming Selections (3:27)
Floating and Duplicating Selections (4:03)
Creating Selections Using The Quick Selection Tool (4:25)
Free Transforming Selections (1:44)
Advanced Selection Tools (7:38)
Section Review and Exercise (6:34)

Learn Photoshop Layers
Section Introduction (2:36)
Introduction to Layers (7:11)
Removing Image Backgrounds (2:22)
Combining Images (4:22)
Rearranging, Resizing and Renaming Layers (8:17)
Working with Multiple Layers (5:21)
Blending Modes, Opacity and Fill Layers (6:51)
Getting Organized with Layer Groups (3:31)
Basic Text Manipulation (8:03)
Advanced Text Manipulation (7:42)
Filtering Layers By Type (4:32)
Introduction to Clipping and Layer Masks (5:44)
Section Review and Exercises (5:43)

Working with Images in Photoshop
Section Introduction (2:44)
Removing Red Eye From Photos (2:17)
Removing Blemishes (4:34)
Touch Ups and Spot Healing (6:44)
Tone and Focus (6:52)
Using Auto Correct Commands (3:57)
Brightness and Contrast (3:27)
Additional Color Correction (5:32)
Non-Destructive Correcting (3:52)
Section Review and Exercise (3:16)

Learn Photoshop Filters
Section Introduction (1:24)
Getting Started with Photoshop Filters (3:30)
Working with the Filter Gallery (5:14)
Using Filters Non-Destructively (5:14)
Introducing Layer Styles (6:27)
Section Review and Exercise (5:37)

Course Recap (4:08)
Additional Resources for Learning (2:54)
Closing Message (0:38)

Thomas Brown is a programmer with a passion for video game design. Thomas has been using Photoshop for 10 years & applies his knowledge to his game development and web design projects.

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