Course description

My name is Chris Parker and I've been an Adobe Photoshop user since 1990.  I've also taught other photographers and designers to use Photoshop for the last 7 years.

Learn all the Photoshop essentials and be more productive, guaranteed (this is Photoshop for beginners and includes all the essentials). Advanced projects included for more experienced users and for beginners to increase their skill set.

Everything you need to know about Adobe Photoshop is included in this extensive, Photoshop essentials training course. This training course is designed for beginners. You will learn Photoshop from the ground up and no prior experience is required.

Follow along with the included files and learn how to edit like a pro. Plus, each lesson is broken down into small segments to help you stay focused.

You will learn and master...

  • Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw - everything you need to know to edit your photos like a pro
  • Photoshop Layers - learn how to use layers and take your creativity to the next level
  • Being more productive in Photoshop - a must for a fast and productive workflow in Photoshop
  • Photoshop basics - a solid foundation for your journey with Photoshop 
  • Photoshop Adobe Bridge - to organize and streamline your workflow
  • Working with color in Photoshop  - a must for a fast productive workflow
  • Photoshop Layer styles - how to style your layer elements for added creativity
  • Photoshop Blending modes - I refer to these as “creative modes”. Learn how these can take your creativity to the next level
  • Photoshop Adjustment Layers - a must for a fast productive workflow
  • Photoshop Vectors - how to create vectors in Photoshop 
  • Photoshop Clone + Heal Tool - 2 exceptional tools for re-touching your photos, like a pro
  • How to Crop, Straighten + Perspective in Photoshop - 3 more tools for editing your photos
  • Convert to B&W in Photoshop - Learn how to properly convert like a true artist
  • Photoshop Filters - How to use and apply Filters for extra creativity
  • Photoshop Actions - increase your productivity by learning how to make your own actions. Plus, tips and techniques for running your actions
  • Photoshop Levels + Curves - 2 tools that pros use to edit
  • Brushes - all about brushes to help you master your editing. Plus, creative techniques too.
  • Typography in Photoshop - time saving tips and techniques for applying text to your documents
  • Output - what you need to know before outputting your files
  • Photoshop Selection Techniques - learn all the tools for making selections and know which ones to use when
  • Edit like a pro in Photoshop - covering all the tools to edit directly in Photoshop, like a pro


Once you’ve completed this Photoshop course, you will have basic knowledge of Photoshop and all the tools available at your disposal.

Adobe Photoshop is the worlds leading graphics editing and creation software. You’ll learn all the essentials you need to know about Photoshop to streamline your workflow and be more productive. 

Plus, you’ll know all the Photoshop tools available to help you fulfill your creative vision. Learn faster by doing. Working files are included so you can follow along and practice the techniques given.

This Photoshop CC course is perfect for any level of photographer or designer.  All aspects of Photoshop are covered.  No stone unturned. Includes lifetime access too!

It's time to learn, have fun along the way and you'll end up loving Photoshop too!  

Course curriculum

  • 2
    Being Productive
    • Preference Settings
    • Color Preferences
    • Customizing Menus
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Customize Your Interface + Save Workspaces
    • Opening Images
    • Working with Multiple Files
    • Zoom + Hand Tools For Efficiency
    • Creating an Action
    • Run an Action
  • 3
    Bridge
    • Adobe Bridge 101
    • Preferences
    • Adjusting Work Spaces
    • Favorites + Collections
    • 0Keywords, Ratings + Labels
    • Search + Filter
    • Metadata
    • Dr. Brown Script
    • My Personal Workflow
  • 4
    Color
    • Monitor Calibration
    • Colorsync Preferences
    • User-Friendly Color Workspace
    • Swatches + Color Panel
    • Balance and Remove Color Casts
    • Add Color Tints
  • 5
    ACR
    • RAW vs JPG
    • ACR Preferences - Updated
    • ACR Preferences
    • ACR Interface
    • Red Eye Tool
    • White Balance
    • The Basics - Adjusting the Tone or Dynamic Range
    • Working with tone curves
    • Sharpening + Detail
    • HLS and Color Adjustments
    • Split Toning
    • Lens correction
    • Lightroom Effects
    • Camera Calibration
    • Create Develop Preset
    • Crop + Straighten
    • Spot Removal
    • Adjustment Brush
    • Graduated Filters
    • Targeted Adjustment Tool
  • 6
    Layers
    • Layers 101 + the Layers Panel
    • Aligning Layers
    • 12 Types of Layers
    • Stack, Copy + Delete Layers
    • Organizing Layers
  • 7
    Adjustment Layers
    • Adjustment Layers 101
    • Adjustment Layer Masks
    • Adjustment Layer Masks with Gradients
    • Link Layers
    • Sharing Adjustments
  • 8
    Layer Styles
    • Layer Styles 101
    • Layer Styles 1-5
    • Layer Styles 6-10
  • 9
    Blending Modes
    • Blending Modes 101
    • Normal + Dissolve
    • Darken Group
    • Lighten Group
    • Contrast
    • Inversion + Component
  • 10
    Vectors
    • Vector Paths
    • Vector Shapes
    • Editing Paths
    • Advanced Vector Paths
  • 11
    Editing Precision
    • Dodge, Burn, Sponge 101
    • Dodge and Burn
    • Sponge
    • Dodge Burn with Blending Modes
    • Dodge + Burn with Gradients
  • 12
    Cloning Healing
    • Heal
    • Patch Tool
    • Content Aware
    • Remove Red Eye
  • 13
    Selection Techniques
    • Selections-101
    • Marquee
    • Lasso Tools
    • Magic Wand Tool
    • Quick Mask Mode
    • Select + Mask
    • Content Aware Fill
    • Color Range
    • Change Color of Dress
  • 14
    Curves
    • Curves 101
    • Basic Color Correction with Curves
  • 15
    Levels
    • Levels 101
    • Working with Levels
    • Adding Contrast with Levels
  • 16
    Photoshop Filters
    • Smart Filters
    • Filter Opacity + Blending Mode
  • 17
    Custom Brushes + History Brushes
    • Brushes 101
    • Additional Brush Options + MoreAdditional Brush Options + More
    • Custom Brushes
    • Brush vs Pencil
    • History Brush
    • Color Replacement
  • 18
    Crop, Straighten & Perspective
    • Crop
    • Perspective
    • Perspective Warp
  • 19
    Color to B&W
    • Color to Grayscale 101
    • 3 Ways Not to Convert 2
    • BW Adjustments
  • 20
    Stamp Tool
    • Stamp Tool 101
    • Stamp Pattern Tool
  • 21
    Eraser Tool
    • Eraser 101
    • Eraser Background
  • 22
    Frame Tool
    • Frame Tool 101
  • 23
    Course Resources
    • Download Course Resources.

Meet your instructor!

Chris Parker
Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro


30 years experience as a pro photographer.  Teaching photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and GIMP.  

I've photographed thousands of portrait sessions and 500+ weddings in the last 30 years.  I'm also a graphic designer and a lifelong user of Photoshop (since 1991) and Lightroom (since 2007).

Helping photographers achieve their creative vision since 2010.

Take this course today!

"Photoshop Made Easy"

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