Chapter 1 | Introduction
  • 01 - What You Will Learn
    2:52m
  • 02 - What are Digital Images Made of?
    3:25m
  • 03 - Getting Started in Photoshop
    11:04m
Chapter 2 | Opening Photoshop for the First Time
  • 01 - Opening & Creating Documents
    16:11m
  • 02 - How to Setup Photoshop
    12:51m
  • 03 - Keyboard Shortcuts
    10:01m
  • 04 - Navigating an Image
    8:43m
  • 05 - Image Size, Saving & File Formats
    11:25m
Chapter 3 | Common Tools
  • 01 - Move Tool
    22:17m
  • 02 - Brush Tool
    24:01m
  • 03 - Healing & Cloning Tools
    16:02m
  • 04 - Crop Tool
    13:07m
  • 05 - Sampling, Saving & Using Colors
    18:12m
  • 06 - Type Tool
    25:18m
  • 07 - Tools to Work Non-Destructively
    17:40m
Chapter 4 | Layers & Masks
  • 01 - What are Layers
    12:11m
  • 02 - Working with Layers
    21:11m
  • 03 - Groups
    14:25m
  • 04 - Layer Masks
    24:50m
  • 05 - Clipping Masks
    15:49m
  • 06 - Blending Modes
    10:27m
  • 07 - Blend If
    13:41m
  • 08 - Layer Effects
    24:00m
  • 09 - Smart Objects
    21:17m
Chapter 5 | Adjustment Layers
  • 01 - What are Adjustments Layers?
    13:10m
  • 02 - Commonly Used Adjustment Layers
    20:15m
  • 03 - Working with Adjustment Layers
    25:49m
Chapter 6 | Selections
  • 01 - What are Selections?
    21:21m
  • 02 - Common Selection Tools
    19:33m
  • 03 - Advanced Selection Tools
    24:46m
  • 04 - The Pen Tool & Paths
    14:23m
  • 05 - Editing Selections
    21:25m
Chapter 7 | Basic Photo Editing
  • 01 - Planning Your Edits
    13:50m
  • 02 - Exposure Adjustments
    11:15m
  • 03 - Color Correction
    8:08m
  • 04 - Color Grading
    9:10m
  • 05 - Removing Objects & Distractions
    29:01m
  • 06 - Complete Photo Edit
    40:58m
Chapter 8 | Basic Photo Retouching
  • 01 - Planning for Retouching
    9:07m
  • 02 - Blemish Removal & Hair Clean-Up
    13:36m
  • 03 - Dodge & Burn
    42:10m
  • 04 - Sharpening
    13:34m
  • 05 - Complete Portrait Retouch
    36:45m
Chapter 9 | Basic Photo Compositing
  • 01 - Replace a Sky
    16:28m
  • 02 - Double Exposure Effect
    17:59m
  • 03 - Easy Face Swap
    15:33m

The Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop

Description

Welcome to the easiest way to learn Photoshop. Through quick lessons and real-world examples, you’ll learn how to improve your photos, help people look their very best, and share your ideas with the world. We’ve spent the last 10 years perfecting Photoshop education, so that you can master Photoshop.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • 51 Sample Images
  • Beginner’s Guide PDF
  • Sharpen Photoshop Action
  • Skin Retouch Photoshop Action
  • 4 Sample PSDs

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LEARN SIMPLE COMPOSITING

ORIGINAL

Photoshop Basics

Photoshop is huge. With so many options and applications, it’s tough to figure out where to start. That’s where we come in. We show you the basics that will help you tackle some of the most common photo problems. No nonsense teaching and real-world examples.

Improve Your Photos

Some photos are crooked. Some are too dark. Some are too bright. Some just need a little more flavor. You will learn how to to take any image and make a bunch of small improvements, from straightening a horizon and changing composition, to improving exposure and color correction.

Step-by-Step Training

We’re there with you, every step of the way. We show you the most powerful tools that will make the most immediate impact on your images. Then we use those tools as we walk you through over 40 examples, covering every step of the editing process.

CREATE PHOTO EFFECTS (DOUBLE EXPOSURE)

ORIGINAL

Photoshop for Beginners

This tutorial is for the true beginner. Never opened Photoshop before? You’re in the right place. This course is designed to take you from ordinary citizen to Photoshop superhero.

The Best Way to Learn

We’ve been teaching Photoshop online for over 10 years. Using helpful feedback from students like you, we’ve put together the most clear and in-depth beginner’s guide possible. Are you ready? Let’s do this.

Getting Started in Photoshop

Everyone needs to start somewhere. Follow along as we show you how to setup Photoshop and make sense of the workspace. From opening your first images, to making sense of all of the windows and menus, we’ve got your back.


LEARN SIMPLE CUT-OUTS

ORIGINAL

Basic Photo Editing

As photographers, we know that photos don’t always turn out the way we planned. Fortunately, there’s Photoshop. We show you how to fix exposure, correct colors, remove distractions, and help people look their absolute best.

Basic Retouching

Retouching is everywhere. From corporate headshots to your favorite magazine cover, retouching is an important skill that can help you in any type of photography. Learn how to remove minor blemishes, clean up stray hairs, add more shape and definition, and sharpen like a pro.

Basic Compositing

Combining multiple photos together is some of the most fun you can have in Photoshop. It’s also a helpful skill that can get you out of a jam. Learn the compositing skills to make an eye-catching double exposure, replace a dull sky with a more details one, and swap two faces to get the perfect expression.

Included
Photoshop Actions & PSD Files

Sharpening & Retouching are easier than ever with our exclusive Photoshop Actions. Plus you can follow along with Aaron with the included PSDs!

AFTER

BEFORE

Simple Compositing


Learn to combine multiple photos so you can have that picture perfect smile.

CORRECT COMPOSITION & LIGHTING

ORIGINAL

Getting Around Photoshop

If you’ve never used it before, opening Photoshop for the first time is sort of like opening a dictionary for an unfamiliar language. You know it makes sense, but it’s impossible to figure out where to start. We’ve made it easier than ever to learn Photoshop by taking you through the essentials until you’re comfortable and confident.

The Best Tools

There are a LOT of tools in Photoshop. We show you the BEST tools in Photoshop. You’ll learn the tools and techniques that will get you editing right away. Learn how to use the most powerful tools in a variety of ways, saving you time and energy.

Layers & Masks

Layers and Masks are at the heart of understanding Photoshop. We start off showing you exactly how they work and how you can use them to make your edits smoother than ever. Learn how to work non-destructively so you can always get back to your original images or undo any changes you’ve made.


ENHANCE COLOR & LIGHT

ORIGINAL

LEARN COLOR CORRECTION

ORIGINAL

Adjustment Layers

Make an image brighter, darker, and add or change colors with Adjustment Layers in Photoshop! These are the best way to make edits to a photo. Why? Because you can always go back and change, edit, or remove them without permanently affecting your original image.

Selections

Digital photos are made up of millions of tiny dots of color called pixels. So how do you choose to edit some of them and not others? Selections make it possible. Follow along as we show you some of the most powerful selection tools in Photoshop so you can make precision adjustments and clean cutouts.

Remove Distractions

From pimples to light poles, we show you the quickest ways to remove objects and distractions from any photo. We also show you valuable tips to help make sure that your subject is the center of attention.

AFTER

BEFORE

Smooth Skin Tones


Learn how to remove skin redness and minor blemishes with natural-looking results!

Learn something new. Create something new. Start something new.


REMOVE ANYTHING FROM A PHOTO

ORIGINAL

Plan Your Edits

Whether you’re writing, painting, or saving money for your kid’s college tuition, it helps to have a plan. Our Photoshop training starts with teaching you how to plan your edits and stay organized. Your time is valuable and so is the work that you do–we show you how to get the most out of both.

Save & Protect Your Work

Photoshopping pictures is the fun part. Saving your work is the important part. We break down the best file types to use when saving, how to protect your original images so you can go back and make changes anytime, and how to share your photos with the world.

Choose Your Path

PHLEARN isn’t just a single tutorial. PHLEARN is a journey to unlocking your creative and professional potential. We’re sure this is the best tutorial for learning the essentials of Adobe Photoshop. And once you’re done here, you can move on to any other of the 150+ tutorials in our PRO library. Start your journey, choose your path.

CREATE A PHOTO COLLAGE

ORIGINAL

CHANGE COLORS & ADD GRAPHICS

ORIGINAL

We Love Teaching Photoshop

This is the tutorial we were born to make. If you’ve been waiting to learn Photoshop, there’s never been a better time to jump in. Learn the basics of how to Photoshop any photo and then take your skills to the next level with one of our advanced retouching or compositing tutorials.

Learn the Essentials

Welcome to the easiest beginner’s Photoshop tutorial ever made. You won’t just learn how to use the software, we show you how it works. Learn key editing steps that work for any image, on any computer (we’re Mac and PC friendly), and that you can put to use right away. We even include a companion PDF to help get you started faster!

Text & Design

We don’t just show you how to make your photos look amazing. We show you how to transform them into banners, flyers, posters, and designs that will help you communicate your ideas to the world.

Included Companion PDF –
Getting Started in Photoshop

Your quick-start guide to learning Photoshop, filled with helpful shortcuts, tips and tricks.

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COLOR CORRECTION

ORIGINAL

Style & Color

This is the fun part. Learn how to make your photos unique so they stand out from the crowd. Color your photos better than any app filter. Add stunning special effects that will leave people wanting more.

Photoshop Actions

Once you learn the skills, use Actions to work faster than ever. We include two Photoshop Actions that will speed up your workflow and give you instant professional results.

Photoshop PSDs

We want you to follow along and make each of the examples your own. But it’s also nice to see how a pro works in Photoshop. We include several complete Photoshop PSDs so you can see how everything works, firsthand.

REMOVE SKIN BLEMISHES

ORIGINAL

SHARPEN PHOTOS

ORIGINAL

Remove Distractions

From pimples to light poles, we show you the quickest ways to remove objects and distractions from any photo. We also show you valuable tips to help make sure that your subject is the center of attention.

Save Your Work

Saving your work is one of the most important things to master in Photoshop. We show you the best formats for making sure you can always go back and make changes to an edit and the best formats for sharing your images on the web.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

We’re sure that this is the best place for you to learn Photoshop online. We planned this tutorial with the beginner in mind. You will learn the latest tools and techniques and the fastest way to get the job done. Best of all, we’re beside you for the ride, from open to export.

Class Instructor

Aaron Nace

PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor

Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist, and the founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.

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Reviews

  1. First month. I did the 30 days free course of PH that PHLEARN provides in YOUTUBE and I was instantly hooked. After that I purchase the PRO license and I have been doing this course “The Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop” for the last month. I finished today. This is ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Aaron provides great feedback for every tool and he is not afraid to repeat the same commands over and over again. The free 30 days of PS in youtube is a great tool for someone who does not anything from the PS world and the PRO guide goes deeper with the same pace and great teachings from Aaron. I will look further what next steps I could take in my learning path. Thanks again for the course and the hours of great content.

  2. Definitely recommend. Explains everything perfectly and I feel comfortable with photoshop now.

  3. A great way to start in the photoshop world. Thanks for everything I have learn so much!

  4. Loving these tutorials!

  5. Can it be better !? Really nice job Aron, thank you!

  6. Aaron is just the best, i love the way he is explaining it – with humor, a smile and a lot of passion – thanks 🙂

  7. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! You’re awesome. Thanks a million.

  8. I am a retired teacher and I am very picky as to who I will watch learn from. Aaron is by far one of the better if not best software instructors I have watched, listened to and learned from . Phlearn has a myriad of topics and the ones I have watched (so far) including the Beginner’s Guide, are well paced with excellent examples and in a style that is both instructive and fun. Thanks!

  9. I just signed up and I am already hooked. So excited to finally embark on a serious photoshop journey.

  10. Going through the steps, and as we progress through the chapters it becomes easier and easier, and I work with a project of my own each time to try on. If there was ever a small request I could make is, I view these on a laptop and tablet and often the tools are a bit too tiny to see ..I would love to see these selections magnified a little in the beginner’s tutorials, but as we progress through the chapters, navigating around becomes easier. I greatly appreciate that every time a short cut is used it comes up on the screen as a reminder 🙂 Thanks heaps Phlearn. KB

  11. iam a lightroom user since more than 5 years , in between I tried Photoshop little bit ;to be honest I never know what I was doing , I felt little hard to learn photoshop .then I heard about phlearn learning also I was watching phlearn YouTube channel then I finally joined the learning program , I feel much confidence and comfy with PS and thankyou for making it much easier..

  12. I have always been afraid of venturing into the labyrinth that is photoshop, hence my clinging to Lightroom for dear life. I even dipped my toe into the pool of Affinity Photo because most Photoshop courses looked hard to understand. I stumbled upon PHLEARN and Aaron’s masterly and fun style of teaching. I am proud to say I have completed this course and am yearning to explore more advanced courses on this platform. Well done, PHLEARN and a big thank you to the photoshop rockstar, Mr Aaron Nace, Ladies and Gentlemen.

  13. I Phlearned so much; thank you.

  14. This was an amazing tutorial. I’ve haven’t work in Photoshop since highschool and this tutorial just explains everything so good, it refresed my memory and added so much more in the process. I love that he keeps telling you tips and tricks that you can’t find anywhere. Those little things makes all the difference. Thanks Aaron, you’re a great teacher. P.S. Do yourself a favor and buy a graphic tablet, it takes a little to get used to it but when you do, nothing will be the same.

  15. So much to learn!! Great job in breaking things down so one can understand why you need to do one thing or another and not just do it. I am excited to use what I have learned to my photography!

  16. I’ve watched a lot of Photoshop tutorials from a few different sources (paid and free), and I ALWAYS recommend PHLearn! Fun, easy to understand, well broken down, and easy to follow! Great job! Nick

  17. What an incredible guide. The free YouTube videos are great, but this goes to the next level, and I am so glad I spent the money to subscribe to the Phlearn Pro. There is no better tutor than Aaron; interesting, funny and incredibly knowledgable, the lessons are delivered in such a way that make learning a joy.

  18. I know PS tools and I am using PS for the past 5 years but the way of explaining and introducing the retouching with examples is really good.

  19. Love you so much Aaron Nace. Thank you so much for detail sharing about PTS. It’s so helful for us. Thanks again

  20. At first, I didn’t think I needed to do this since I had previous experience with youtube tutorials and ph learns’ “30 days of photoshop” but almost every single video taught me something new. As usual, Aaron provides amazing and easy to follow lessons!

  21. I really do love this website…its always a joy to watch these videos.

  22. great tutorial i’ve had photoshop for some while now and never really got to grips with how the programme works but after watching this tutorial I feel like i’m heading in the right direction and know all the basic tools and some little secrets to really start getting more out of this programme and use it to my advantages ! thanks aaron

  23. I have just completed the Chapter 7 | Basic Photo Editing. When you have a great Teacher like Aaron everything it’s easy. I am amazed by the simplicity he has when talking about topics in this tutorial. At first I was thinking that even for a complete beginner this course might seem a little too fast and it feels like you are missing a lot, for example what I tried at first was opening photoshop and try to follow the lessons step by step and definitely not easy, but then, chapter after chapter, he is repetitive, goes over things very often giving you a hint of what was previously shown and said and it is very easy to reconstruct what was previously learned. The beauty of this tutorial is that every single video is somehow connected and you feel like you are drawn by it. A little note which has nothing to do with the training but more to do with the layout of the website, would have been nice to have click and play functions options like in youtube, press the bar key on the keyboard to pause the video and back again to play it, double click to expand the page to full screen. Thank you!

  24. Great instructor, sad I never came across PHLEARN earlier. I’m starting from the Pro beginners course with the intention of then moving into compositing. Can’t wait!

  25. Complete noob. Very friendly and kindly host. Much appreciated. I am still confused as to how to use layer masks and why and when to invert them. I’ve only been through half the course so far.

  26. I have been using photoshop/Lightroom/skylum products for many years. I have watched a ton of video tutorials on all of them. I am half way through Aarons beginners course. I have already received the value of my money already. I have used most of the tools he is teaching. I am grateful for the lessons I know they will make editing and creating much more enjoyable.

  27. Thank you very much for the complete explain.

  28. Fantastic course which has really improved my understanding of photoshop.

  29. If this course is keeping me interested AND teaching me what I once thought was impossible then it must be good. Anyone can do this:)

  30. Thank you Aaron! You have created something here that is remarkable. Your lovely personality, your teaching method, the set, and the production values make it the most fun class ever! I am learning it finally, after so many attempts with other classes. You are, in my opinion, the best teacher out there.

  31. Great starting point for newcomers like myself. I actually started learning Photoshop with your recent free tutorial series 30 days of Photoshop but this series is much more in depth and has better flow. After finishing this series I feel much more confident in my editing skills. Things I loved most about series is Aaron random moments of humor and his positive energy which help with staying focused and enjoying to learn new stuff. Also, I think it is very important for this series to be frequently updated because it ll probably be first one subscribers will watch and it is a big PLUS that all the work is done in recent CC2019.

  32. After struggling for years, getting it wrong, messing up images, editing destructively,, I finally told myself enough is enough. I needed a starting point with a clear learning path and this is what PHLEARN has given me. Enough already with learning bits here and there via various YouTube lessons. Nothing goes in learning in such a haphazard way. But now, lots of information falling into the right places and it’s all starting to make sense. Layers were my nemesis, but not any more! Yay! Love Aaron’s teaching style and his goofiness! Always looking forward to the next lesson.

  33. This is the BEST Photoshop tutorial ever. I have bought Skillshare, Masterclass, and six others–not to mention countless YouTube tutorials. None of them approach the quality, completeness and learning experience. I have learned faster because the material uses repetition and a slower pace. The presenter was an inspired choice. The tutorial is also great value. If I could give 10 stars, I would.

  34. Awesome Thanks ! Tons of helpful tips in this coarse.

  35. Good information but onscreen format could/should be simpler to improve student usability. Suggested this to PHLearn and their reply was to ‘use two monitors’…

  36. I have been buying books on Photoshop for years but never been able to read them through. By chance I discovered PHLearn on Youtube and a new whole world appeared. I subscribed to PRO and it was the best money I spent on photography ever. Not only tutorials but also the Magazine is full of high level information and inspiration. Thanks Aaron.

  37. Will you be updating the series with the new Adobe 2020 features?

  38. I’m wondering why we don’t have such classes in Russia?! It’s incredibly helpful to watch and listen these tutorials. May be it is time to make this course with other languages because not many people , as an example in Russia, can fully understand this information and take it into every day practice. Thanks a lot for this opportunity to master such knowledge.

  39. The beginners tutorial is an excellent start if you are new in PS. I have used LR for quite some time, but have a need to upgrade my skills in PS. This tutorial is great from start to finish. Aaron is duding you through the PS world with a very high degree of educational professionalism. This took my knowledge in PS to a complete different level.

  40. just started few days ago …. i think i fall in love

  41. Incredible tutorial. This is how you teach Photoshop. I love a few things in particular: 1) Comprehensive look at all the common techniques. 2) The focus on non-destructive editing, and workflow. An absolute necessity for beginners who would otherwise haphazardly fumble along and permanently mess up photos. The way workflow is taught allows beginners to experiment on their work and play without worrying, which makes the learning curve much more manageable. 3) Extensive use of layer masks and adjustment layers to use a wide range of tools on only small parts of photos. It makes it incredibly easy to implement a specific vision you have for a part of a photo quickly. 4) If you follow along with the examples and practice yourself, many of the skills taught become automatic, because the skills stack with each other as you go along through the tutorial. I am now very comfortable playing with all the features, and navigating the workspace. Very quickly, I learned to combine various tools together to experiment how I want. 5) Everything is taught at a fast, yet, surprisingly digestible pace. You get through A LOT of information quickly and end up being able to bring everything together at the end seamlessly. Thank you!

  42. I’m a beginner and I found it helpful. When I started learning photoshop, most of the tutorials I saw were hard to follow. This one made it easy.

  43. This is a great tutorial, and I’ve found Aaron so good to learn from so far! The tutorial covers a good range of topics, and builds on knowledge at a great pace. This is my first week of signing up for Phlearn Pro and it’s already worth it. I’m looking forward to checking out more tutorials. Personally, I found speeding up the videos to 2x to be a good listening speed for me, so it’s great to have those options there.

  44. Wow, must say i read a lot of the reviews & thought these are most likely put there by PHlearn.. Just like to say i’m joining in.. So here goes…. Fantastic tutor, explains everything, i’m not losing it at all listening to hours of tutorials, i am a beginner & you’ve made this even more enjoyable. Such great value i’m really pleased… Anyway thats that, i’d recommend this without hesitation…So glad i subcribed, i’ve learnt a lot in a few hours..

  45. This is THE BEST class on Ps! Aaron is an amazing teacher! The lessons build on each other in the perfect way, you can actually feel the difference in your ability and boost in confidence level in a short amount of time (as opposed to other classes where everything is thrown at you in way that leaves you dizzy and unsure). Highly recommend! THANK YOU PHLEARN, I’m actually excited to start my own projects now!

  46. Aaron, you are amazing! The Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop taught me so much more about the software than I ever learned when I was in college for graphic design! I wish I had found a tutorial like this back then. The explanations are detailed and leaves no room for confusion. I am so glad I found you and your tutorials. Keep up the great work, my friend, it’s really appreciated.

  47. Thanks so much, Aaron, Photoshop and Lightroom have come alive and I’m just finishing the beginner’s guides. I’m determined to soak up every skill you teach and I walk away so excited, (and giggling) after every episode! I chose you over a bulk learning site due to your fun demeanour and program focus and I am so very glad I did. You rock! 🙂

  48. The material is absolutely awesome and the presentation is continuously attention grabbing.

  49. and voila!! Everything becomes clear!

  50. Aaron is an amazing instructor and the Beginners Guide has been extremely helpful. It’s easy to follow and Aaron’s personality shines through, making a topic that could be very dry and lengthy into an aspiring series that encourages me to continue learning.

  51. Beeing new to PS this first introduction to PS helped me a lot. I will probably go back to refresh some of the thing as I progress to the more advanced stuff. Thanks.

  52. Honestly, best instructor ever so helpful and detailed thank you so much for your help

  53. boop, boop, boop, boop….here’s my review. 😉 This is fantastic, I’ve been using photoshop part time for 8 years and This series is teaching me SO MANY AWESOME things. It’s well organized so I can skip through things I’m confident with. Worth the year’s membership!

  54. Great for a quick review of concepts. I will also indicate for some friends who want to start using Photoshop. As a pre-sales matrerial for your professional courses, I think it’s also very good!

  55. I love love your tutorials. Aaron you are just fun to listen to. My only issue is rather technical. When I try to pause or go backwards, the website freezes. I wish I didn’t have to deal with that . It is a little frustrating. Other than that, i LOOOOOVE IT.

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your comment, we are looking to the issue.
  56. This was just what I needed…. I’ve had Photoshop for a while, watched endless YouTube videos, but nothing really sunk in. This guide has changed that. Everything is starting to make sense and I now have the foundation for me to build on. Aaron’s teaching style makes it fun and super easy to follow. Nice Work!!!!

  57. Totally amazing Aaron, thank you. The only problem is that is no file for What are layers? for PC

  58. This guide is an absolute must for a beginner like me. I mean in Phlearn there are a lot of specialised guides so it’s a little confusing which technique to use in which occasion. This guide makes clear those, and thank you, Aaron, for directing to a more in-depth guide for each specialised techniques in this tutorial.

  59. Okay … SORRY. Aron, please forgive me I am so unworthy. Forgive me for my last (and first) comment re continuous improvement and their should be two versions of the training; one for PC and one for Mac users because of the slight nuances in the way PS behaves which each. I went off w-a-y too early with that comment and had I listen for a few more hours I would see on occasion you would show a few things here and there as a sneak peek and you would explain them later in a relevant section. My bad. Now I am loving the tutorials as I knew I would. And, recovering from lack of faith, I actually saw your You Tube training about a eighteen months, or two years ago and signed up there and then fearing I would never be able to find them again and have paid the subscription ever since and only starting recently as I knew your tutorials would be exactly what I needed to take my photography to a whole new level once I found the free time. And here I am … as happy as starting to understand the behemoth called PS … which is way too much of a program to tackle alone. 🙂

  60. I am a beginner and I am sure this subscription, in the long run, is going to be fantastic and worth the money in helping me achieve my Photoshop goals. Having said that I would like to provide some feedback in the interest of continual improvement. What is a little frustrating is I am a PC user, not a Mac user and already I see there are differences in the way the software behaves on both systems. (I have upgraded to be on the same version as demonstrated.) For example, using the first image, Aaron creates a new file and opens an image. He then drags and drops the image of the runner at the race track on to the new file which has a white back ground. A great example of how you could create a flyer for example. The problem for me is on a PC, PS opens the new file and opens the existing image into two separate tabs and it does not allow you drag and drop between the two tabs to achieve what Aaron easily demonstrated in PS on the Mac … this makes me wonder when using PHLEARN how many more times will I be frustrated in this way and the impact this will have on my learning. Perhaps their course needs to be made available in both a PC version and a Mac version to avoid these frustrations to create a far more satisfying experience. (Or alternatively, acknowledge the difference in how PS operates slightly differently on the two platforms and shows how to achieve the same result on PC & Mac version of PS.) I will soldier on and hopefully, this situation will not create too many gaps in my learning experience.

  61. Thank you so much! I have been avoiding using Photoshop for years because I just didn’t know how to get started in a considered and incremental way. It always seemed complex and counter-intuitive to me. This tutorial has de-mystified PS and given me the tools and confidence to explore on my own. Some of the lessons are quite difficult for a beginner, but with repetition and lots of hands-on practise I am really getting there. It really helps to use the lessons as jumping off points for practice on your own images – I found that it was in this transfer to my own work that the instruction gained salience and relevance. The series of lessons is very cleverly sequenced to build on skills and develop understanding. Outstanding!

  62. Nice course but it seems odd to look how PS works when you used it so many years. In the set up Photoshop part you talked about Full screen mode, I don’t use mac but in Windows when you use “Full screen mode with out menu bar” and move your cursor either to the left or right side of the screen you see your tool or layers.

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