The Complete beginners guide to Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown

The Complete beginners guide to Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown

October 4, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


Hello and welcome to the complete
beginners guide to Adobe Photoshop gareth here from garethdavidstudio.com this is a course created for beginners to Adobe Photoshop, the topics that are
going to be covered in this course are the basics, so whether you have the most
up-to-date version of Photoshop or you’re using an older version, you should
be able to follow along just fine. For this course I’ll be using Adobe
Photoshop CC 2014, in this series we will be starting from the very beginning and
working our way across 33 episodes to learn all the basics and create a
project from scratch. Now this may seem like a lot of episodes but trust me
after this creative adventure you will be able to use Adobe Photoshop like a
pro. After watching this series you will be able to create your very own artwork
in Photoshop ready for print and digital use. So what are we going to create on
this course for this course? We are going to carry out a design project. We are
going to explore a design scenario where we will need to produce book cover
artwork for a children’s book. We are going to work to a fictional brief and
create this book cover design. So why a book cover design? Well this creative
exercise is going to include all the basic tasks a designer will need to know
as a beginner. To create this project we will be working with all the common
creative tools, we will be working with typography, we will be using Photoshop
effects and we will be managing a complex workflow. We will not only be
learning how to create the artwork but how to manage the project in a smart way.
So let’s take a look at the finished document. So here we are in Adobe
Photoshop and here you are looking at the finished book cover design we are
going to build up to. So this composition includes a lot of design and
illustrative elements, but if we look over in the layers panel it’s all
contained in five neat layer folders. Along the way we will be focusing on
each of these design elements individually. The header graphic, the logo and the paper birds. Finally we will bring them
all together to finish the complete composition. Once we have finished the
book design we will then export the artwork to the correct format for a
printer to print the design to specification. So to help break down the
process I have structured the course in three
main sections: Introduction, Essential practice and create a project. In the
introduction section I will be introducing you to Photoshop and
bringing you up to speed with some of the things you need to be aware of
before we continue onto the essential practice section. In the essential
practice section we are going to look closely at some of the creative tools
and principles in Photoshop. Here you will have the opportunity to get
hands-on with the various Photoshop exercise documents I have designed and
prepared for you to practice with. When we get to the create a project section
we will be using all that we have learned in the essential practice
section to create a project from scratch. If you wish to follow along with this
course you can download the entire project folder for free, the link is in
the description, this folder contains all the work documents, fonts and project
files necessary to follow along, if you wish to skip ahead or back at any point
in the course you can find every episode link in the descriptions of each video.
Now I also suggest you download the PDF worksheet, you can save this to your
computer and come back at any point, this is an interactive PDF which has been
designed to enhance this course experience, this contains all the
relevant video and project download links. So I recommend you download this
PDF, you can also find the link in the description this PDF has also been
designed to make it easy for you to share with fellow students and friends
who also wish to learn Photoshop, simply send this PDF around and others will be
able to enjoy this course. So that’s the overview of this Photoshop beginners
course. Once you have downloaded the project PDF and the project folder let’s
get into it! and we are going to begin with the first video in the course:
Interface introduction to Adobe Photoshop. See you in the next video!