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Photoshop Basics Series Class 1: Navigating Photoshop

Language: English
Photoshop Basics Series Class 1: Navigating Photoshop

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1 hour 10 minutes

of video/audio content

3 minutes

of reading content

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.

Course Overview

  • 1. Class introduction

  • 2. User interface overview

  • 3. Working with panels

  • 4. Using workspaces

  • 5. Understanding artboards

  • 6. Keyboard shortcuts

  • 7. Loading saved keyboard shortcuts

  • 8. Screen modes

  • 9. Creating new documents

  • 10. Saving documents

  • 11. Opening documents

  • 12. Working with multiple documents

  • 13. Panning, zooming and navigating

  • 14. Common file formats you'll use in Photoshop

  • 15. PSDs and PSBs

  • 16. Raster vs vector

  • 17. Understanding color modes

  • 18. Understanding bit depth

  • 19. Bonus: Getting the project files for this class