A crazy-helpful, nicely-paced,
8-section course for Photoshop beginners
8 video lessons each with a fillable workbook + Super helpful (optional) homework + Supportive Facebook community
with weekly checkins
And did I mention the guide and workbook you get with each section. I did? Let me show you.
It seems like you want to know more . . .
This is your opportunity to filter, mask, resize, adjust, tint, create, colorize anything your heart desires because by the end of our time together you will be a Photoshop wonder (OK, that is stretching it a bit.) Remember, this course is for beginners, so by the end of it you will be way more awesome at Photoshop than when you started, but I can't promise genius in 8 weeks.
How many times have you found yourself needing to edit something, create something, or adjust something only to find out that you can do exactly what you need to do in Photoshop? (Which wouldn't be a bad thing if you just knew how to use it.) And although there are some great alternative programs out there, none of them can quite measure up with what you can accomplish in Adobe Photoshop.
so, ready to create your ebook covers, social media images, web banners, email headers, product mockups, and just about anything else you need? let your creativity run wild.
Here's What We'll Cover:
Section One: The Nuts & Bolts
Learn the basics: starting a new document, setting up your workspace, and adjusting your settings. Also get to know your toolbar and learn how to save your creation in different formats as well as how to save specifically for print and web.
SECTION TWO: UNDERSTANDING LAYERS
As one of the features that make Photoshop so great, it is essential that you understand how layers work. So in this section, you will get an understanding of their function and significance and learn about Layer Styles as well as layer masks and smart objects.
Section Three: Working With Text
There is so much you can do in Photoshop with text, so we will go over all of the basics such as sizing, fonts, and formatting, but I will show you some hidden gems like paragraph and character styles.
Section four: Working With Shapes
Another awesome feature of Photoshop: You can add a lot of cool elements to your designs with shapes and the designers of the world love to make all kinds. You will learn how to manipulate them to get the effect you want.
Section Five: Working with Color
Color applies to everything! So as you are formatting your cool text and working with your cool shapes, you will need to change their color, add a gradient, mess with the saturation, etc. If you don't know what I mean now, you will.
Section Six: Working with brushes
Brushes can help you with almost any aspect of Photoshop design, so we will get into finding brushes, adjusting them, installing them, and using them.
Section Seven: photo editing
Awww! The ability erase that pimple off of your forehead in the best and only selfie you ever took! We will explore the different functions in Photoshop that allow you to make your photos pop. This includes color adjustments, filters, cropping, and all kinds of cool stuff.
Section Eight: Making Selections in Photoshop + Essential questions
Finally, you know photo you saw once where everything was black and white except the red sweater? Or you've always wondered how people make those nice banners with their image on a different background. Wonder no more! I will show a few different ways to select certain elements in Photoshop to get the most out its capabilities.
questions + answers
I have a lot going on right now, so it may take me a while to get through the lessons. Is that ok?
Absolutely! The video and materials are uploaded onto the course website, and you have lifetime access, so view whenever! You will also have the support of the community and I will be in there answering questions and helping you along.
I don't have tons of money to spend on a course. Will this be worth it?
As someone who was self taught, I have a really great idea of what you can learn quickly that will be the most effective for your business. In these 8 sections, I will be showing you helpful-foundational lessons in Photoshop that you can go use immediately.
I'm ready to enroll, but how do I get Photoshop?
You get Photoshop through Adobe Creative Cloud. You can check out pricing options here.
I really want to design my own brand, but I don't want to use photoshop. Any other suggestions?
Actually yes! Have you checked out Brand Visuals DIY? Not only do I take you step-by-step to develop your visual brand, but we do it using a variety of design software, most of which are free and online. If you are interested, you can find out more here.
who am i?
Hi! I'm Brittany Mays. You should at least know who you will be looking at for 8 weeks! On a daily basis, you will find me designing brands and courses for amazing people which I love to do and balancing my business(es) with my family (they seem to like me, so I try to stay around.)
I have been doing graphic design for almost 8 years and have been teaching people for even longer. You can always find me at BMays.com. If you have questions, let me know!