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Photoshop CC Fundamentals

by Matthew Pizzi

From photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, UX and graphic design — you can do it all in Photoshop. This course gives you the skills you need to be productive and to have a strong foundational knowledge of Photoshop CC 2021.

What you'll learn

Learn how to harness the power of Adobe Photoshop CC 2021 to create superior images and artwork. We'll teach you how to perform key image editing tasks, including retouching, sharpening, and color correction. In the course you'll see how to effectively work with layers, blend modes, masks, and so much more. This course is the first in a series designed to help you master one of the world's most popular software applications. Software required: Photoshop CC 2021

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn the foundational tools, techniques, and principles to successfully create within Photoshop. Some of the concepts in this course include:

  • Creating a document
  • File types and digital imaging concepts
  • Making selections and basic compositing
  • Understanding layers and masks
  • Cropping transforming and warping images
  • Photo retouching
  • Much more
Are there any prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is an introductory course geared completely towards beginners. It assumes no prior knowledge of or experience with Photoshop.

What software is required for this course?

This may go without saying, but you will need to have Photoshop in order to practice and apply the concepts outlined in this course. The modules will be based off of Photoshop CC 2018, but most of the concepts will still apply if you have an older or newer version.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course will be beneficial to anyone involved in design, art, photography, or videography in any capacity. Even for the casual creator, photoshop is a fundamental software to know how to use.

Is Photoshop hard to learn?

No, Photoshop is not that hard to learn. There is an initial learning curve, but once you get familiar with the tools and nail down the basics, you'll find Photoshop easy to use.

What jobs can you get with Photoshop skills?

There are a vast amount of jobs that use Photoshop. Some of the most prominent are:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Web Developer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • Production Artist
  • Web Designer
  • And much more.

About the author

Matthew Pizzi is currently the Director of Product, Academy at Contentstack, where he spearheads the development of learning experiences that enhances how customers engage with Contentstack’s industry-leading composable CMS. His expertise in ed-tech leadership started by founding Train Simple, a leader in education for Adobe products and web technologies. Following the acquisition of Train Simple by Pluralsight in 2016, Matt played a pivotal role in overseeing key domains to further skills devel... more

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