Getting Started With Photoshop CC

Getting Started With Photoshop

A clear, step-by-step guide to getting up and running with Photoshop fast!

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  • Free downloadable project files!

Why is Photoshop so hard?

And why doesn't it make any sense?

No doubt Photoshop's powerful...

But why is it so complex and unintuitive?

Many graphics professionals, web designers, and other creative types are all using Photoshop...so how are they making sense of it all?

Well, the problem with Photoshop is that while it's incredibly powerful and packed with tons of features, it isn't exactly easy to learn or intuitive. It isn't one of those tools where you can simply sit down and begin picking it up...

...especially when it comes to it's more complex areas, like adjusting resolution and colour correction.

And here's something else that those new to Photoshop struggle with: Photoshop is layers-based, not object-based. This means that you can't just click on something and begin fiddling with it.

So what's really needed is a clear guide to how this beast of a graphics application really works!

What's needed is...

A clear, simple guide to getting the most out of Photoshop!

Getting Started With Photoshop CC

And that's what Getting Started With Photoshop is all about! Here, you'll discover clear, easy to follow steps for getting the most out of your graphics...and out of Photoshop! Get yourself up to speed fast!

Learn about Photoshop's many features, how they work, and how you can put them to use with your images -- whether they're destined for the web, print, or elsewhere. Go in-depth with Photoshop's powerful commands!

Master otherwise tricky areas like colour correction, image resolution, using the right file formats, and more. See how to create precise selections to isolate areas of your image for detailed work. And, Discover how to work non-destructively on your images, so you can always remove what you've done and restore your image with the click of a button.

All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Photoshop!

Here's how Getting Started With Photoshop is engineered for you...

See how to apply special effects, non-destructively!

Photoshop special effects can help bring your images to the next level. See how you can apply effects both permanently, and non-destructively!

  • Keep your images fully editable with non-destructive effects!
  • Apply adjustable corrections, fixes, and more with ease!
  • Keep your effects organized and ready for editing!
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Get clear on colour correction!

Photoshop comes packed with powerful colour correction tools. But making sense of them and putting them to use can be confusing work.

Here, you'll get clear steps for boosting your image's tonal values, getting them looking their best.

From Photoshop's auto-colour correction tools to fully adjustable, manual commands, you'll discover the tools and steps to get great looking results!

Discover Photoshop's powerful filters!

Packed with image-enhancing tools and commands, Photoshop helps you create visually stunning images.

And Getting Started With Photoshop shows you what's possible -- from individual filters and commands to Photoshop's powerful Filter Gallery!

Create eye-popping effects with ease...perfect for your website, presentations, and print materials!

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Master image sizing and resolution!

An area of Photoshop that trips most people up is image resolution and how to properly size their images.

Getting Started With Photoshop demystifies the entire process and gives you a clear understanding of exactly how it all works -- from pixels per inch to resolutions for print design.

Get a solid grip on one of the most confusing aspects of Photoshop, resolution, resizing, and resampling!

Hey, I'm Geoff...

About Geoff Blake

...I teach small business owners how to build and grow their website themselves...and yeah, make more money!

And I want you to know that you're in good hands. So...

Here's my official bio: Geoff Blake is an award-winning veteran software trainer, author, and designer. A professional public speaker since 1997, Geoff has taught desktop publishing, web design and graphics courses for a wide range of clients and organizations, from Fortune 500 companies and colleges, to small and medium-sized businesses; and to individuals just like you. In 2009 he launched his video-based training site, Ten Ton Online, allowing him to reach students worldwide. With his humorous, non-jargonny approach, Geoff's style of teaching revolves around dissolving learner's anxiety, and presenting otherwise technical subjects in a relaxed, easy to understand way.

And here's a few professional acheivements: Lead software training classes in corporate environments for over ten years; Published author with Peachpit Press and top industry magazines and websites; Held a professorship at Seneca college, and ran graphics workshops at George Brown and Humber colleges in Toronto; Worked with nearly every major vendor in the online learning marketplace; Produced the award-winning Photoshop Extended Essentials training package with Total Training; Grew Ten Ton from complete scratch to well over 11,000 users and growing -- it's amazing that I can help so many people all over the world!

I hope it's obvious that I'm passionate about teaching! I love helping people launch and market their creative online projects...

...So let's get started on yours!

"I had a big concern before enrolling in Getting Started With Photoshop. And that was whether there would be enough information in the course to make the cost of enrollment worthwhile.

But what I discovered was that the value Geoff provides far, far exceeds the enrollment costs! Plus, Geoff's additional Photoshop courses help take me to the next level.

When Geoff says that Photoshop isn’t that hard to learn...but to learn it the right way -- this is so true. For instance, I must admit, looking at Photoshop's screen with all the little icons absolutely EVERYWHERE frightened the hell out of me! But Geoff explains all the tools and features so well that he put me completely at ease.

Tiny flashes of light-hearted banter helped me to relax and enjoy the process, rather than be stressed out and overwhelmed. And every one of Geoff's lessons backed up the previous one, and added on more skills. It was so easy to take notes in every section of the course and now, anytime I forget something I refer easily to my notes.

I’ve never used keyboard shortcuts before in any software application I’ve ever used. But Geoff helped me realize that taking note of these shortcuts and writing them down is extremely important. It makes me much more productive!

I'm looking forward to tackling Geoff's more advanced Photoshop courses once I feel comfortable with everything in Getting Started With Photoshop CC.

Well done Geoff, your course is fantastic. It’s so very informative and makes learning it easy!"

Nicki Madden (Brisbane, Australia)

"Never have I come across such a thorough method of teaching. Your courses have helped me tremendously! Thank you!"

John

Here's exactly what you'll get with your new course

Here's a run-through of all the great new skills you'll get in your new course...

  • File format crash course! Get a run-down of popular graphic file formats, when to use one versus another, and how to get the most out of your images!
  • A clear understanding of graphic types: In addition to graphic file formats, get clear on the different types of graphics you can use in your work!
  • Get comfortable in the Photoshop environment: Tour through Photoshop's most important areas, customize your workspace, and get comfortable performing common tasks!
  • Get clear on image resizing: A powerful but often misunderstood aspect of Photoshop is resampling -- specifically as it relates to resizing your images. Here, you'll get everything clarified!
  • Fully understand image resolution! Get the confusing topic of image resolution clarified...especially as it relates to the web versus print!
  • Create precise selections! Learn how to create detailed, precise selections, including Photoshop's powerful Quick Selection tool!
  • Master Photoshop Layers: See how to put layers to work in your graphics projects, including managing layer components, blending modes, and much more!
  • Get comfortable with typography! Discover Photoshop's powerful typography and text formatting features!
  • Image clean-up and blemish removal: Learn how to remove dust, scratches, and other blemishes to get your images looking their best!
  • Auto-Colour Correction: Use Photoshop's powerful auto-correction commands to quickly boost your image's contrast, colour, and tonal values!
  • Precise Colour Correction: Get hands-on with Photosho's wide array of colour correction tools and features!
  • Work non-destructively! Apply corrections, effects and other adjustments using fully editable, non-destructive methods!
  • Packed with extras! Loaded with countless tips, strategies, extras, and cheat guides to get your content ranking high!
  • Practical and hands-on: Filled with hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and practical steps!
  • Non-technical and easy to follow! Casual, clear steps. No techie-jargon here!
  • Course Outline

    Here's a full outline of your course...

    Chapter 1: Getting Started

    1. Welcome, Here's What We'll Learn
    2. Understanding Raster Graphics
    3. A Crash Course In Graphic File Formats

    Chapter 2: Getting Comfortable in the Photoshop Environment

    1. A Tour Of The Photoshop Interface
    2. Customizing & Saving Interface Workspaces
    3. Opening & Creating New Documents
    4. Zoom & Navigation Techniques (Free Sample Lesson!)
    5. Multiple Undo With The History Panel

    Chapter 3: Resizing & Cropping Images

    1. An Introduction To Resizing Images
    2. Cropping Your Images
    3. Using The Canvas Size Command
    4. Introducing Free Transform

    Chapter 4: Creating & Working With Selections

    1. Getting Started With Selections
    2. Creating Elliptical Selections
    3. Adding To & Subtracting From Selections
    4. Transforming Selections (Free Sample Lesson!)
    5. Floating Selections and Duplicating
    6. Creating Selections With The Quick Selection Tool
    7. Free Transforming Selections

    Chapter 5: Working With Layers

    1. Introducing Layers
    2. Pulling An Image Off It's Background
    3. Combining Images Together
    4. Rearranging, Resizing & Renaming Layers
    5. Selections & Multiple Layers
    6. Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill Layers
    7. Getting Organized With Layer Groups (Free Sample Lesson!)
    8. Introducing Text Part 1: Artistic Text
    9. Introducing Text Part 2: Paragraph Text
    10. Filtering Layers By Type

    Chapter 6: Retouching & Colour Correcting Photographs

    1. Removing Red Eye From Photos
    2. Removing Blemishes With The Clone Stamp Tool
    3. Additional Touchup Tools: Spot Healing, Healing Brush & Patch Tool
    4. Using Photoshop's Toning & Focus Tools
    5. Using Photoshop's Auto-Correct Commands (Free Sample Lesson!)
    6. Using Brightness/Contrast
    7. Additional Colour Correction Commands
    8. Non-Destructive Correcting With Adjustment Layers

    Chapter 7: Getting Started With Special Effects

    1. Getting Started With Photoshop Filters
    2. Working With The Filter Gallery
    3. Using Filters Non-Destructively
    4. Introducing Layer Styles

    Chapter 8: Wrapping Up

    1. Where To Go From Here

    "Geoff has given me a great foothold of knowledge and insight into web design from which to grow from. I was quite amazed by his knowledge of everything: web, print, design, production, etc. He’s the whole package. He’s a natural, with a myriad of talents."

    Steve

    "I love Geoff’s training courses. It’s like he’s sitting right beside me, taking me through everything step-by-step!"

    Kris

    "Excellent course for building your own web site. The casual tone and clear instructions make it easy to follow and understand. I felt like Geoff was in the room instructing me personally! The step-by-step instructions helped me to feel more comfortable in tackling HTML coding, and Geoff’s insider tips on how to make a great site were invaluable."

    Holly

    What's Unique About Getting Started With Photoshop?

    Getting Started With Photoshop CC

    You’ve seen all the amazing effects and results that are possible in Photoshop, right?

    But with such a daunting, in-depth piece of software, where do you even get started? In Getting Started With Photoshop, you’ll master Photoshop’s fundamentals in no time! This course's casual, step-by-step approach makes it easy to understand otherwise complex topics and tough tasks.

    You’ll learn how to navigate through your images within the Photoshop environment, resize and crop images like a pro, and how to make pixel-perfect selections using a variety of techniques. You'll then be introduced to layers, including how to combine images together, apply effects like blending modes and opacity, and show you how to keep your projects organized.

    Then, it’s on to retouching images and working with Photoshop’s powerful colour correction tools, where you’ll learn methods for making your images look their best. Finally, you’ll be introduced to various special effects and how to work on your images non-destructively.

    All this and more is packed into Getting Started With Photoshop!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What version of Photoshop is needed for this course?

    This course uses Photoshop CC. But any relatively modern version of Photoshop (including a trial version of the software) can be used with this course.

    How long is will it take to complete the course?

    The total length of the course is 4 hours, 20 minutes. So, you can easily get through it in less than a work day. And, because your enrollment gives you unlimited lifetime access, you can watch and re-watch your course as often as you'd like!

    For a complete breakdown of everything that's included in the course, take a look at the complete course outline.

    Do I need to know anything before taking this course? Are there course prerequisites?

    Before taking this course, it's important to have general computer skills copying and pasting, navigating through folders...the basics). But beyond that, no further experience or skills are needed. No prior experience graphics or design is required, either.

    How is the course structured? How does it work?

    The course is organized into chapters and individual video lessons. The course is also self-paced, so you can go through the material at your own speed. This allows you to pause, rewind, skip ahead, take a break...whatever you like! And since video lessons are streamed online (in the same way Netflix works), this means you can watch your course wherever you have an internet connection.

    Further, you can use your phone, tablet, or computer to watch your course...anywhere, anytime you like!

    Do I have to finish the course in a certain amount of time?

    No, not at all. Your course enrollment includes Unlimited Lifetime Access to your course. This means that you can watch and re-watch your course anytime you like. Many students return to their courses months, even years, after initially enrolling to go through things again.

    This makes your course a valuable resource for you to return to again and again...anytime you want!

    I'm too busy. What if I don't have time right now?

    Remember that this course includes Unlimited Lifetime Access. This means that you can enroll now to lock in your enrollment...and then come back and jump into your course whenever you like!

    Does the course come with project files?

    Yes, this course comes with a set of free downloadable project files. This allows you to follow along with each lesson, step-by-step and get the exact same results for yourself that you see in the course.

    What if I don't like the course? What's your refund policy?

    I definitely want to make sure you LOVE your course! But I understand that sometimes things don't make a good fit. That's why every course is backed by Ten Ton's Spaghetti Salad-Proof" Guarantee. If after receiving your course, you aren't happy with the material, send us an email within 30-days and get a prompt refund of your investment. No hard feelings!

    For more details about our refund policy, please click here.

    What does the course cost?

    For course pricing and what's included, please click here.

    How do I enroll in this course?

    To see your enrollment options, click right here!

    I want you to be nothing less than thrilled with your course enrollment! Yet sometimes things just aren't a good fit. That's why all courses are backed by Ten Ton's "Spaghetti Salad-Proof" Guarantee!

    Here's what that means: If, after delving into your course, if everything’s still a "Spaghetti Salad" in your head...if you don't like how your courses are clearly structured and laid out...or if it just isn't working out...

    Get a full, prompt reimbursement on your enrollment within 60 days...no hassles!

    Because I wouldn't want you stuck with in a course that isn't a good fit.
    I hope that sounds awesome!

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    With so many file formats, colour spaces, and image types, knowing where to start with web graphics can be daunting. But with Photoshop For The Web, you’ll be feeling like a pro in no time! Here, you'll be taken step-by-step through the process of preparing images for your web projects.

    You’ll learn all about the web friendly file formats, when to use each, and how to get the most out of them. Discover web colour spaces, methods for working faster and more efficiently, and an approach to image resolution that’ll leave you feeling like a Zen Master of web graphics!

    Break down the barriers, dispel the myths, and clear the clutter. In just a few short hours, you’ll have clarity and confidence using Photoshop for your web projects!

    In your Photoshop For The Web course, you'll learn...

    • How resolution works on the web!
    • The best way to optimize your web images using the right file formats!
    • Productivity hacks, tricks, and techniques!
    • How to web create banners and buttons!
    • ...and much more!

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    For a limited time, get an additional premium Bonus Course -- Building Websites With Photoshop! This in-depth course will guide you through the process of building an entire web layout from scratch using Photoshop! You’ll learn how to best organize the Photoshop interface to streamline your workspace for web design, eliminating the clutter and making creating web pages fast and easy.

    Explore the various grid systems that can be used as templates to build professional looking web pages. Next, learn how to construct layouts using wireframes. Then, you'll see how to apply a modern, contemporary design to your page structure. You'll then learn how to extract the HTML and CSS that will bring your design to life, and how to customize the code to suit your needs.

    So if you’re interested in using Photoshop in a deeper capacity for web design, this course will set you up with everything you'll need!

    In Building Websites With Photoshop, you'll learn...

    • The right way to set up Photoshop for web design!
    • Modern UI and wireframing techniques!
    • How to insert logos, apply colours and fonts, and more!
    • How to extract production-ready code from Photoshop!
    • ...and a whole lot more!

    Ready to enroll?

    Important! This is a self-study course with no direct involvement from Geoff. You will be working by yourself own at your own pace. To compliment your course, you'll have access to a variety of support resources, including free access to the Ten Ton Student-Only forum!

    Option 1

    Getting Started With Photoshop CC

    Getting Started With Photoshop

    A great starting-point with Photoshop!

    Perfect for those who what fast, straight answers!

    Dissolve the biggest misunderstandings about graphics and Photoshop!

    • Get up to speed with Photoshop fast!
    • Put Photoshop's powerful features to use!
    • Gain clarity, speed, and skills!

    Option 2

    Getting Started With Photoshop CC

    Getting Started With Photoshop
    + Photoshop For The Web

    A great starting-point with Photoshop!

    Perfect for those who what fast, straight answers!

    Dissolve the biggest misunderstandings about graphics and Photoshop!

    Put Photoshop to use in your web workflows!

    • Get up to speed with Photoshop fast!
    • Put Photoshop's powerful features to use!
    • Gain clarity, speed, and skills!
    • The best way to optimize your web images using the right file formats!
    • Productivity hacks, tricks, and techniques!
    • Push your graphics skills further!

    Over $250 in value!

    $147

    Option 1

    Getting Started With Photoshop CC

    Getting Started With Photoshop

    A great starting-point with Photoshop!

    Perfect for those who what fast, straight answers!

    Dissolve the biggest misunderstandings about graphics and Photoshop!

    • Get up to speed with Photoshop fast!
    • Put Photoshop's powerful features to use!
    • Gain clarity, speed, and skills!

    $127

    Option 2

    Getting Started With Photoshop CC

    Getting Started With Photoshop
    + Photoshop For The Web
    + Building Websites With Photoshop

    A great starting-point with Photoshop!

    Perfect for those who what fast, straight answers!

    Dissolve the biggest misunderstandings about graphics and Photoshop!

    Put Photoshop to use in your web workflows!

    Build contemporary web layouts with ease!

    • Get up to speed with Photoshop fast!
    • Put Photoshop's powerful features to use!
    • Gain clarity, speed, and skills!
    • The best way to optimize your web images using the right file formats!
    • The right way to set up Photoshop for web design!
    • Modern UI and wireframing techniques!
    • Extract production-ready code from Photoshop!
    • Productivity hacks, tricks, and techniques!
    • Push your graphics skills further!

    Over $380 in value!

    $147

    "Geoff’s expert teaching has guided me through the journey of learning web design. I started out as a complete beginner, but with Geoff’s excellent training, I graduated at the top of my 3-year college program in just 2 years, which I could not have done otherwise (in fact, his training was to a much higher standard than my school’s). Now after learning so much with Geoff, I’ve gained a full time job as a web designer. Geoff helped get me that break, which I’m sure without his help simply wouldn’t have happened."

    Ian

    "I like the easy going, friendly style of these courses. Keeps my attention and I can listen to your voice for hours without drifting! I tried a couple of Lynda courses previously, but found I lost interest quickly. Much better courses on Ten Ton Online!"

    KC

    "I can’t tell you how many times I sat there and said “Oh, that’s how you do that!” throughout this course. Most importantly, Geoff explains the “why” along with the “how,” so I didn’t feel like I was left in the dark. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to get the most out of Photoshop with web design. The word “helpful” doesn’t even begin to describe Geoff!"

    Michelle

    "From the web layout’s header, down to the footer, Geoff literally walks us through each section of the design, including graphics, code and so much more. Plus, after learning all his helpful Photoshop hints, tips and tricks, all I can say is that I wish I found this course sooner!"

    Carl

    "Champagne videos! After trawling the web looking for many answers, your videos have answered them all and more! Thanks heaps for this knowledge as it’s saved so much time. They’re simply the best tutorials on the matter. Cheers!"

    Dave

    "Awesome. I LOVE how easy it was to follow you. The way you took time to explain every single action made this a great tutorial. Many, many thanks!"

    Joseph

    "Your videos supercharged my ability to customize WordPress for my clients who are extremely happy with the results. In fact, I am now turning down client requests because my work is in huge demand — all as a result of watching your videos which made it so easy to learn what I needed to know to take my clients’ sites — and therefore my business — to the next level of success."

    Chris

    "Never have I come across such a thorough method of teaching. Your courses have helped me tremendously! Thank you!"

    John

    "I seriously feel like how Neo felt when he just learned kung fu going through these videos, it cleared up a lot thank you!"

    Lokes

    "I just had to write to say how thrilled I was with this course. I don’t enjoy learning new technical stuff or having to study. This course made it all SO easy. It was so much fun I can’t believe how quickly I went through them all because I didn’t want to stop learning! Highly recommended!"

    Lee

    "Awesome. I LOVE how easy it was to follow you. The way you took time to explain every single action made this a great course. Many thanks!"

    Joe

    "This course was great. Geoff’s concise, easy way of teaching is fantastic. Everything is so easy to understand and makes so much sense. I’ve used other online schools but was totally lost until I found Ten Ton. It is a real pleasure to learn from these videos."

    Mark

    "Man, that was the BEST video course ever! Thanks Geoff, that makes so much sense to me, and is easy to follow!"

    Aaron

    "AAAAAhahaha, what great work! I really enjoy the enthusiasm and clarity in your delivery! I've been freelance web designing for a few years and it's sites like yours that really helped me to evolve into a better designer. Now I can build e-commerce sites for clients too! Many thanks for your hard work and I wish you the best in the future!"

    Nick

    "I must say, your courses have been a life saver! I wasn't new to building websites but I was new to WordPress. Your courses have open new avenues for me. There are still a few things that I want to know more about and I see that you offer those courses too. So, I'll be back to purchase another course, for sure!"

    Michael

    "Just when I thought that this was going to be a tough subject to learn, Geoff totally flipped the switch on me. He made this SO easy. It was like he literally took me by the hand and told me exactly what I had to do, and exactly HOW to do it! Plus, he made the whole process fun and easy. I also couldn’t believe that he packed so much information in one little place! And I think the best thing about this, was that I could always stop the video, go back if I needed to fully understand something, and continue on at my own pace. Thanks Geoff. I’ll definitely be back for more!"

    Elle
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