Getting Started With Photoshop CC

Master Photoshop's fundamentals today!

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Master image sizing and resolution!

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

Learn all about colour correction!

Discover techniques and best practices to make your images look their best!

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!

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Web design for small business owners

Let’s make sure this is a good fit

Before going further, let’s make sure you’re in the right spot. The info below will help…

Who is this course for?

Those wanting a solid understanding of design, including…

  • People who don’t know where to start, who just want simple answers.
  • People who want to become full or part-time designers.
  • Print designers who want to expand their skills.
  • Employees who want to add to their skills, advance their careers, and become more marketable.
  • Artists, writers, photographers, and other creative-types wanting to showcase their work.
  • Those wanting to save the cost and headache of hiring an expensive designer.
  • Non-profits, churches, and fundraising organizations.
  • Those who are retired, who want to supplement their income and help their community.
  • People with ideas for side-projects, small businesses, and creative online ventures.
  • Hobbyists and those interested in doing design on the side.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

Course description

You’ve seen all the amazing effects and results that are possible in Photoshop, but with such a daunting, in-depth piece of software, where do you even get started? With award-winning trainer Geoff Blake at your side, you’ll master Photoshop’s fundamentals in no time. Geoff’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. Geoff will then introduce you 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 awaits in Getting Started With Photoshop CC!

Course prerequisites

It’s a good idea to be familiar with the following before enrolling in this course:

  • General computer skills (comfortable copying and pasting, navigating through folders…the basics).
  • A working copy of Photoshop CS4 or above (the free trial version is fine).
  • No prior experience graphics or design is required.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

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Hey, I’m Geoff. I help graphic designers, small business owners, and creative people just like you learn about web design, develop valuable, in-demand skills, launch online businesses and creative projects...and yeah, make more money! Learn more about me here.

Learning how to build websites is no different than figuring out perspective drawing, how to weave literary prose, or how to combine chords to make beautiful music. It’s like cooking or woodworking or learning how to fix your car...But for whatever reason, web design’s made out to be highly technical and overly complicated. Let’s change that.

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People just like you are building dream web projects every day. A few would love to tell you how Ten Ton helped them get there.

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  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

Course outline

Here’s a complete outline of all of the topics covered in this 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
  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
  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
  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
  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

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers!

What is Ten Ton?

Hey, I'm Geoff, an award-winning teacher, artist, and designer. Ten Ton Online is my premium online training platform to help graphic designers, small business owners, hobbyists, and other creative rabble-rousers learn about web design. If you want to discover how to build beautiful looking websites, how you can develop valuable, in-demand skills, or how to launch and market online businesses and creative projects, you're in the right spot! You can view the full list of courses here.

Can I sign up any time?

Yes. All courses are completely self-paced. This means you can enroll now, and start your course whenever you like.

How do I watch the videos?

After enrolling, you'll be able to stream your course lessons on the web, to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Can I download the video lessons?

To best serve the community, lessons are provided as streaming video only. This is because courses are sometimes updated to provide users with the latest information and content.

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How long will I have access to my courses?

All courses come with unlimited, lifetime access. This means you can access your course as often as you’d like, without any limitations.

Are there recurring monthly costs?

Nope. There’s just a single one-time enrollment fee for your course.

Are courses self-paced or scheduled?

Courses are completely self-paced, allowing you to work through lessons at your own speed. You can skip ahead or go back, and otherwise move through your courses as quickly or slowly as you'd like. You can find out more about how it all works right here.

Are project files included?

You bet! Courses come with downloadable project files, allowing you to get the most out of your learning experience. You're encouraged to follow along, step-by-step, so you can gain real-world, hands-on skills.

What is your refund policy?

All courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your course within 30 days of purchase, let us know. We’re here to help.

Where should I start?

Start with my free 5 Steps To Launch Your Online Business course. It’ll give you a solid foundation in web design for business owners, and help you determine which direction you should head in based on your interests and goals.

I have more questions, how can I contact you?

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  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

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Welcome, Here's What We'll Learn

Understanding Raster Graphics

A Crash Course In Graphic File Formats

A Tour Of The Photoshop Interface

Customizing & Saving Interface Workspaces

Opening & Creating New Documents

Zoom & Navigation Techniques

Multiple Undo With The History Panel