Learn Photoshop with paper, markers and scissors

Learn how to master Photoshop the easy way.

  • Created by a visual effects specialist with 25+ years of experience in the field
  • Author of 14 books published in Europe and 2 in the USA (Apress and Wiley & Sons)
  • Author of  120+ apps published on the Apple Store over the last 11 years
  • Author of 50+ courses published in Europe and countless articles for magazines

This is the difference between other courses and ours: proved market experience and teaching knowledge.

We do not push hundreds of hours of teaching material just to impress you with hours of non-sense. Don't be fooled by hours and hours of videos that make you waste time and a load of downloadable materials you will never use.

After publishing dozens of books and hundreds of courses online, we have developed a win-win approach to teach everything you need to know to master a topic. For this reason, Learn Photoshop with paper, markers, and scissors is a course about Photoshop for all levels.

Learn Photoshop with paper, markers, and scissors uses a real world approach to show the similarities between composing regular and cut-out layers made of paper and transparent layers made out of plastic and digital layers, so the student will never forget and will understand the basis of graphics design.

With 63 lessons and a total of 287 minutes of videos in English, this course shows in a hands-on approach, how to use Photoshop to do all kinds of operations, like adjusting colors and levels, using the interface, improve photographs, remove unwanted elements, refine images and much more.

Learn Photoshop with paper, markers, and scissors is a course for all kind of people, from pros to amateurs, students or digital photography enthusiasts or for those who simply want to learn Photoshop to improve their pictures.

 

L E S S O N S

Essential Knowledge

1. What are pixels?
2. All about RGB and CMYK colors.
3. What is antialiasing?
4. RGB channels and what are bits per pixel.
5. Resolution, dots per inch for digital and printing worlds.

 

Learn what layers are using real world versions made of paper and plastic

6. Understanding layers using regular paper and plastic layers – Part 0
7. Understanding layers using regular paper and plastic layers – Part 1
8. Understanding layers using regular paper and plastic layers – Part 2
9. Understanding layers using regular paper and plastic layers – Part 3
10. What are Blending Modes and how to use them.

 

What are digital layers

11. The Background Layer
12. Regular Layers

 

How to perform basic and advanced operations to layers

13. Move and Scale a Layer
14. Rotate, Distort, and Skew a Layer
15. Flip, Mirror, and Rotate a Layer
16. Apply Distortion and Change the Perspective of a Layer
17. Warping a Layer
18. The Paint Bucket Tool

 

Brushes and operations to brushes

19. Brushes in all their glory
20. All about Dodge, Burn, Sponge, Blur, Sharpen, and Smudge

 

All about lassos, selections, marquees, mattes, and masks

21. All about Lassos, Selections, and Marquees
22. Operations you can do to Selections
23. The power of Selections and Mattes

 

Balancing, adjusting and changing colors

24. Replacing a Color
25. Changing the Color Levels of a picture
26. The Color Balance Tool
27. The Curves Tool
28. What are Colors Out of Gamut (Part 1)
29. What are Colors Out of Gamut (Part 2)

 

Correct imperfections, get rid of unwanted elements

30. The amazing power of the Spot Healing Brush to correct imperfections
31. Using the Healing Brush Tool to fix imperfections
32. Using the Path Tools to remove unwanted elements, scratches and spots
33. BONUS LECTURE – How to restore and image

 

All about smart objects

34. What are Smart Objects and how to use them to preserve your layers (Part 1)
35. What are Smart Objects and how to use them to preserve your layers (Part 2)

 

All about layer styles

36. All About Layer Styles (Color Overlay, Bevel and Emboss, and Stroke)
37. All About Layer Styles (Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, and Satin)
38. All About Layer Styles (Gradient)
39. All About Layer Styles (Pattern Overlay, Outer Glow and Drop Shadow)

 

Refining a picture

40. Removing Unwanted Elements from Pictures (Part 1)
41. Removing Unwanted Elements from Pictures (Part 2)
42. Removing Unwanted Elements from Pictures (Part 3)
43. Smoothing and Soften Skin
44. How to Whiten Teeth
45. Fix the Red Eye Problem
46. How to Use the History Brush to Restore a Picture
47. Correcting Slanted Pictures

 

Miscellaneous

48. How to Crop in Perspective
49. How to Create Very Difficult Masks

 

Amazing visual effects

50. Creating Golden Texts
51. Creating Water Drops
52. Convert Your Pictures into Vintage Photographs
53. Create a Stormy Day out of a Sunny Day Picture
54. Colorizing a Black and White Picture
55. Creating Metal Texture
56. Creating Wood Texture

 

Fantastic 3d objects

57. Creating a Book Pages Texture
58. Creating a 3D Book from any regular picture (Part 1)
59. Creating a 3D Book from any regular picture (Part 2)
60. Creating a 3D Knife (Part 1)
61. Creating a 3D Knife (Part 2)
62. Creating a 3D Sphere
63. Creating a 3D Room

 

Downloadable images

Almost 200 MB of downloadable images provided, including textures, images to be used to follow the lectures and images that show how we did it.

Do not waste your time watching hundreds of hours of non-sense videos.

Proved method to teach what you need to know to master Photoshop the faster way possible.

No previous knowledge of photoshop is required.

 

Learn Photoshop with paper, markers and scissors is available at Udemy and at SkillShare