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This collection is designed to make it easy for you to get in, learn what you need, and then get back to editing. Every tool and technique has its own tutorial, complete with example images so that you can follow along.
Photoshop, Inside and Out
Photoshop is capable of a lot, and it’s easy to forget that some tools and techniques exist. Being able to quickly identify the best tool to complete a job can greatly improve the speed of your workflow and help you deliver a more accurate, polished product.
Tips & Tricks
We don’t only show you the fundamentals of each tool, we’re going to dive-in and demonstrate some PRO tips to get the most out of everything Photoshop has to offer.
Using Channels to make a selection, Layer Masks to edit areas of you image with precision, or Smart Objects to maintain quality and flexibility as you edit. We cover as much as we can, as quickly as we can, demonstrating each tool’s obvious and sometimes not-so-obvious applications.
Selections and Masking
Making accurate selections and masks is one of the most challenging aspects of mastering Photoshop. Not only that, but there are many different methods for both. We’ll show you the best methods to create selections and mask out objects given different circumstances and using a wide variety of tools.
The Essential Tools
While every tool in Photoshop has its uses, you’ll be coming back to some a lot more often than others. A thorough understanding of tools like the Brush Tool, The Pen Tool, and Layer Masks will go a long way in making sure no Photoshop challenge feels insurmountable.
All About Layers
Layers are the key to understanding the how Photoshop images are structured. Throughout this collection, we’ll cover the optimal ways to use layers for non-destructive editing as well as the many different types of layers you can use to make adjustments to your images.
We provide on-screen keyboard shortcuts for every tool. Learning these shortcuts will help speed up your workflow and make navigating through Photoshop a snap. We even have a section dedicated to keyboard shortcuts, where we’ll reinforce some of the most commonly used combinations as well as show you some recommended custom shortcuts that we’ve created.
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!