The Fundamentals of Photoshop

Photoshop 101



Course Overview

This course teaches you Adobe Photoshop starting from the very basics such as layers, selections and brushes, and then more advanced gradient maps, masks, adjustment layers and much more. This course is for both beginners and intermediate users.




3 Hours 50 Minutes






Getting Started

We go over layers, basic transform, the brush tool, the eraser, masks and selections as well as an introduction to Camera RAW.


In this lesson we cover Camera RAW basics, cropping, some basic blending modes and adjustment layers.

Details Part 1

Here we learn how to use the clone stamp tool, the pen tool and creating vector paths.

Details Part 2

The second part of this project, we learn to how to create titles and add fonts.


In this lesson you learn about various technical elements of digital photos such as color space, resolution, file formats as well as saving and exporting.

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel Part 1

In this lesson, we cover importing files and creating layers, and then changing layer blending modes to achieve the desired result, gradients, layer masks and color depth.

Mont Saint Michel Part 2

In this lesson, we learn to create a detailed selection and how to use refine edges.

Mont Saint Michel Part 3

In this lesson, we learn how to manipulate colors and light with blending modes and masks.

Mont Saint Michel Part 4

Here we learn to make another detailed selection and turn it into a mask to then blend two layers together.

Mont Saint Michel Part 5

Here we learn how to blend colors using gradient maps.

Mont Saint Michel Part 6

In this lesson, we cover more lighting effects and methods for blending layers. We also learn more about some Photoshop filters.

Mont Saint Michel Part 7

In this lesson we learn to fine tune a composite, including split toning.


Church Part 1

In this lesson we learn more about how to use Camera RAW, and then how to create a detailed extraction.

Church Part 2

In this lesson we learn how to manipulate layers, add special effect brushes and more gradient maps.

Church Part 3

Here we cover how to add type and add effects to text.

Specific Skills


In this lesson we learn some more on Camera RAW and then how to get rid of something undesirable in Photoshop.


Here we cover more about Camera RAW and giving an image a strong stylized look.


In this lesson we learn about black and white portrait retouching.

Sky Replacement Easy

This lesson covers basic sky replacement techniques.

Sky Replacement Advanced

In this lesson we learn to transform an image and replace the sky.


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