The Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop
We believe that the tools you use should never get in the way of your ability to create. Whether you want to retouch images for your favorite magazine, create strange, new worlds with photo compositing, or edit your everyday photos to help the most important people and moments in your life stand out, this is the place to start.
With streamlined lessons and real-world examples, this is the most comprehensive and beginner-friendly Photoshop course out there! Learn how to make simple improvements to your photos, cut people and objects out of their backgrounds, remove common distractions, create special effects, retouch portraits, and much, much more.
Your creative journey starts here.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
- 51 Sample Images
- Beginner’s Guide PDF
- Sharpen Photoshop Action
- Skin Retouch Photoshop Action
- 4 Sample PSDs
Table of Contents
01 - What You Will Learn2:51m
02 - What are Digital Images Made of?3:24m
03 - Getting Started in Photoshop11:03m
01 - Opening & Creating Documents16:10m
02 - How to Setup Photoshop12:51m
03 - Keyboard Shortcuts10:01m
04 - Navigating an Image8:43m
05 - Image Size, Saving & File Formats11:25m
01 - Move Tool22:16m
02 - Brush Tool24:01m
03 - Healing & Cloning Tools16:02m
04 - Crop Tool13:06m
05 - Sampling, Saving & Using Colors18:11m
06 - Type Tool25:18m
07 - Tools to Work Non-Destructively17:40m
01 - What are Layers12:11m
02 - Working with Layers21:11m
03 - Groups14:24m
04 - Layer Masks24:49m
05 - Clipping Masks15:49m
06 - Blending Modes10:26m
07 - Blend If13:40m
08 - Layer Effects24:00m
09 - Smart Objects21:16m
01 - What are Adjustments Layers?13:10m
02 - Commonly Used Adjustment Layers20:15m
03 - Working with Adjustment Layers25:48m
01 - What are Selections?21:21m
02 - Common Selection Tools19:32m
03 - Advanced Selection Tools24:46m
04 - The Pen Tool & Paths14:22m
05 - Editing Selections21:24m
01 - Planning Your Edits13:49m
02 - Exposure Adjustments11:14m
03 - Color Correction8:07m
04 - Color Grading9:10m
05 - Removing Objects & Distractions29:01m
06 - Complete Photo Edit40:58m
01 - Planning for Retouching9:07m
02 - Blemish Removal & Hair Clean-Up13:35m
03 - Dodge & Burn42:10m
04 - Sharpening13:33m
05 - Complete Portrait Retouch36:45m
Become a Photo Editing Ninja
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 or too bright. And some just need a little more flavor. Learn how a handful of seemingly small edits can make a big difference in your photos, from straightening a horizon and changing composition, to balancing exposure and correcting colors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 washed out sky with a sky full of color and details, and quickly swap faces between photos so that everyone has a picture-perfect smile.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn Something New. Start Something New. Create Something New.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 subjects are 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
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.
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.
All downloads are available at the top of this page.
- 50 Sample Images
- 46 Video Tutorials
- Sharpening Photoshop Action
- Retouching Photoshop Action
- 4 PSD Files
- Getting Started PDF Guide
Yes, every tutorial on PHLEARN is included in the PHLEARN PRO Subscription.
We suggest using the latest version of Photoshop, but our tutorials are designed to be compatible with CS4, CS5, CS6 & Photoshop CC. Get the latest version of Photoshop from Adobe.
Download the course files at the top of this page.
You’ll find answers to some of the most common questions in our Help Center. If what you need isn’t covered, you can submit a question to our all-star customer support team and they’ll get back to you right away!
Aaron Nace is great. Love his teaching style and how he teaches you alternatives to use the vast tools in Photoshop. I learned so much from “The Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop” and can’t wait to expand on the knowledge with other Phlearn Pro tutorials.
This is a great tutorial,very organized and easy to understand
Fantastic tutorials, even though I would consider myself an intermediate level user of photoshop I learned a ton with this tutorial. Thank you Aaron!
I’m going to give Aaron just one star. I don’t want him to get a big head. This course is amazing. He works on good images and has a keen aesthetic. He’s precise, thorough and funny. I almost think of him as “my good friend Aaron”. But I’m still giving him one star. If he was running restaurant, he’d be happy with that.
This is really great work. I didn’t know much about Photoshop and very soon it became clear and logical to me. Tnx for that. When I come back to continue the tutorial it does not always starts over where I left. This is a bit annoying. Is it me or the system?
thank you so much !!! this tutorial is very helpful! I wish you all the success, happiness, and joy in your life.
This is an awesome tutorial for any beginner or intermediate user of Photoshop. I’ve been using Photoshop for years but after going through this tutorial, I am much more confident in my workflow choices, have a better understand of how some of the tools work, and what are the best non-destructive options. I will for sure come back to this tutorial when needed. Aaron is a wonderful teacher.
This course covers everything you need to get started in Photoshop. I’m so glad I found this site and I really learned a lot so far. Aaron has a very fun and likable way to explain things, also the course is grouped in to nice portions to make sure you won’t be overwhelmed. I highly recommend this for anybody who wants to learn the basics of photoshop or for those that took a long break from it like myself
After a long photoshop brake ( ~2 years) this tutorial was a great help to get into ps again. And still it was not only “helping remembering” it was also some new tricks. can’t wait to move on with phlearns learning tutorials
great course so far! Though how Aaron switches very fast between layers and masks and sometimes does things without explaining. it´s getting confusing and hard to figure things out, where the hell did he get that from and so on… like that
I’ve been a member of PHLEARN for just about a year and love the fact that I can go back and sharpen up on my knowledge as and when I need to. Aaron explains things in a very understandable way being sure to repeat the methods and shortcuts he would use in his workflow. After a very short amount of time, the little messages given throughout the tutorials become engrained on your brain and before you know it, you’re navigating PS like an expert. Lots to learn, but Aaron makes it very enjoyable.
I have taken photoshop classes before and Aaron is by far the BEST teacher ever. He explains things in detail, I love the short organized video clips… I seriously love it all and would recommend this class to EVERYONE that wants to learn PS from the Beginning!!!!
Arron, fantastic! I’ve just recently joined Phlearn and using photoshop, your beginners guide has been a really big help. Over the last 13 years or so, on and off I have mainly done landscape photography. as a hobby and to date solely used Lightroom for basic edits of my RAW files. However, I now want to learn Photoshop and kept getting drawn to your videos on YouTube recently trying to research how to use Photoshop and decided to sign up. Just completed The Beginners Guide to Photoshop and already I can see a massive difference in my confidence with the tool and going over some older RAW images using photoshop to post process has made a big difference. Still very much a newbie with Photoshop and have felt over the years that my post processing of RAW images lets me down some what and determined to grow and learn to plug that gap, on to the next Phlearn course. Thanks again for all the training, you explain everything in a very easy to understand manner 🙂
Great tutorial! Totally worth it, especially for the price, you’re getting alot of valuable information. I learned alot and fell more confident working in Photoshop as a result. Can’t wait to expand on the knowledge here with the other more in depth tutorials. Thank you, Aaron!
Love your teaching style! So far awesome learning for me…🥰
The best and most comprehensive Photoshop course I’ve ever taken. I have a degree in design and still learned more here than in college.
Awesome! Only halfway through and already feel like I have learned a lot and am fairly comfortable in Photoshop.
Another excellent job; Thank you!
I really had a great time learning from the video. Can’t wait to move other advanced tutorials!
Pretty much done on this, Over all it was well presented. Does take time to understand fully but what I found was watching each video a couple of times before taking some notes and doing it myself. I have always found Aaron does do the job very. Would I recommend this to someone? my answer would be yes. though a word of caution do try and use photoshop first to understand its basic functionality first
Speaks too fast, does actions without saying, went to select on sample image as Aaron did with layer turned off and wouldn’t select as it did in tutorial. Having done a degree and seeing the struggle others students had; I cannot imagine them having a chance of keeping up with these tutorials. Just a struggle to get even the easiest tips without constant rewinds. Please compare his words per minute to other tutors.
Thank you so much! This whole Tutorial was enlightening and I learned a ton. Maybe you consider updating new tools such as sky replacement. I’m excited for the next ones on my watchlist.
I had a really good time while learning all of these stuff! Aaron is honestly an amazing teacher, he explains everything really well and because of that it is really easy to follow. Highly recommend to everyone who has no idea how to do anything in photoshop. Thank you!
Such an amazing course! I couldn’t hope for a better explanation of the basic PS features. I’ve been learning a ton.
Aaron’s education style and the Phlearn resources have enabled me to learn the basics of Photoshop in less than a month! I’ve had a photoshop subscription for a long time but failed to really get past first base with this software. Phlearns’ training package has got me to the point where I can successfully apply use the tools and achieve desirable results, thank-you Aaron.
This man is simply brilliant and a MASTER at teaching Photoshop. He really makes learning Photoshop fun – I have never binged watched Tutorials in my life until I found PHLEARN. Thank you Aaron Nace!
Big fan of Aaron and PHLearn. Learning online isn’t the easiest for me and Aaron’s explanations are very good and concise. Thank you!
Very pleased with the content and the real world examples. Trying to do it in real time, I get stuck and have to go back in the video at times. In the end, this is good because I watch it more times when things are difficult. Very happy with the subscription.
As a Lightroom user, this was a great introduction to the workflow in Photoshop. Aaron does a great job of getting you familiar with the program and highlights some of the more common applications for using Photoshop to edit you images.
Terrific tutorial, quite easy to understand.
This is a great tutorial. I have learned a lot and it has helped me to butter understand the use of many of the tools in photoshop. I do however have a questing. Several times Aaron created a new layer and then did an apply image, then copied it to a new document. Couldn’t you do the same thing by using the Merge copy all visible lavers keyboard shortcut, (Alt+Ctrl+Shift+E) ?
I have used Photoshop for many years, but never really understood all the possibilities. I found Aaron’s free Photoshop classes and discovered they were excellent for filling in my knowledge gaps. This Photoshop class was all I hoped it would be and more. The projects were fun and very useful as learning experiences. I can’t wait to learn more with my PHLEARN PRO subscription. Thanks Aaron!
I’ve been using PS for years and mostly self taught. What that means is that I never took a step by step approach to learning all the tools and how to combine them. I generally needed to do something, found a tutorial on YouTub – PHLearn of course – and plowed my way through. I always enjoyed the way you structured your lesson: What, Show, Recap. Brilliant. I finally bit the bullet, purchased a subscription at the beginning of the year and scheduled one module per day, with breaks over the weekends, and now I have a much better grasp of how the pieces fit together. I couldn’t be happier. I am forever grateful.
it is the best teacher
I have a few suggestions for this tutorial. Because it was called “Beginner’s Guide” I believed you. That said, I think you should have started with an overview of Photoshop. What do people use it for? Why did you start the tool section with two photos (I am generally trying to work on one photo)? What the heck is a layer? I’m half way through Chapter 3 and I still do not know these things. Also, why would you be using your pressure tablet thing to teach beginners? I certainly don’t have that item, and I’m not likely to race out and buy one right away. Third thing, can you just stop with the keyboard shortcuts??? I am struggling to get a grasp on Photoshop, and there is no way I will recall the shortcuts. I presume I will be hunting through the menus, which might be a good thing because it will remind me of the various options. Overall, I’m not thrilled with this class so far. And I just have to add, it didn’t help that suddenly you were discussing Gaussian something… A what now?
I have on and off for many years, used PS, without any structured learning experience. I stumbled across PHLEARN, tried one of the free tutorials and saw what was being delivered and unbelievably (with the Xmas discount) how cheap a years subscription was. Took out an annual subscription I am really happy with the training opportunities this subscription offers me for the next year. I completed this basic course and whilst I skipped a lot of it (because I was very familiar with much of the content, I focussed own the photo editing and workflow training. I have picked up some really useful tips from those, which I just either didn’t know or never practiced in the past. Early days yet but I am extremely happy with the content, delivery, material, overall quality of the package and of course the price. Really looking for ward to progressing through the other lessons and applying these skills to many of the images I have taken over the years. Well done to all at PHLEARN. It’s refreshing to see such quality product and service at a reasonable price. Hugh
I have been using Photoshop since CS3. I have been self-taught and thanks to YouTube picked up a few tricks along the way. I really wanted to step my game up as far as photo retouching and finishing go. So I decided to buy my subscription to PHLearn. Just doing The Beginners Guide… as an experienced user, has taught me a lot. It refreshed what I knew already. The best part is that it has also opened up a lot of areas I never thought to explore. I look forward to taking these courses as seriously as my schooling way back in the day. Thanks, Aaron for helping me become a true PHOTOSHOP MASTER!
I agree with all the positive comments. I have to be honest I subscribe to others (Kelby, Creative Live, etc) He takes the time to explain or refresh EVERY STEP including if the example he is referring to is in multiple parts of the course. I can’t believe nobody else does this, and he goes into full detail about EVERYTHING, I have watched other platforms and they will make an adjustment layer or levels and move on, with no details as to why. This difference is huge. One thing I am unclear on though. Masks and Inverted masks. If I make a white mask and paint with a brush, you’re essentially showing everything and then brushing what you don’t want to be shown. In inverted masks, you are hiding everything and then brushing what you want to be shown. I don’t understand why to make both in a document. eg: why not just make the same mask all the time? and either brush what you want to be kept or not.
Aaron Nace is a superb instructor. It’s really that simple.
I don’t write many reviews but I had to do it for this one. I’ve just finished this course which was a great pleasure. Why? it’s because it’s well structured from start to finish and covers all the main tools a beginner like me has to know. But what makes this course amazing is Aaron, which has a great way of explaining things, he does it in a relaxed, clear and funny way, and I think he transfers that good vibe to you allowing you to better understand Photoshop. Overall this course and the PRO subscription are great value for money. I’m looking forward to learning more about Photoshop especially product photography and retouching.
Aaron thank you so much for these tutorial, because of you I ordered the Wacom thing ( thank you!!) and after beiing away of photoshop for 10 years I understood so many things and learned new tricks…. In this lock down you give me a creative solution for keeping peace in my mind through creating learning!! I would like to mention that I would be very happy if you made a tutorial with vector graphics and their use to sites !! Great work for all the team behind PH, big kisses and hugs from Greece!!!!
Perfect Job! I really like this tutorial. Since a long time I tried to learn Photoshop on a Workshop and with books but never came right thru. But with this tutorial I now get an idea on what layers are for and how to work non-destructive. It`s perfekt to watch the videos, stop and then trie it myself. If it works fine, if not just go back and look again. This is the perfect workflow for me. Thanks Aaron
Absolutely love his teaching style. So so so helpful.
Great course! Aaron is an amazing instructor! He makes learning photoshop fun. I like his way of teaching by taking it step by step and explaining how it’s done. Did I mention that I like his humor in his videos? lol 🙂 I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn photoshop.
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.
Definitely recommend. Explains everything perfectly and I feel comfortable with photoshop now.
A great way to start in the photoshop world. Thanks for everything I have learn so much!
Loving these tutorials!
Can it be better !? Really nice job Aron, thank you!
Aaron is just the best, i love the way he is explaining it – with humor, a smile and a lot of passion – thanks 🙂
Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! You’re awesome. Thanks a million.
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!
I just signed up and I am already hooked. So excited to finally embark on a serious photoshop journey.
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
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..
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.
I Phlearned so much; thank you.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Love you so much Aaron Nace. Thank you so much for detail sharing about PTS. It’s so helful for us. Thanks again
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!
I really do love this website…its always a joy to watch these videos.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
Thank you very much for the complete explain.
Fantastic course which has really improved my understanding of photoshop.
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:)