Introduction to Photoshop Course

The complete guide to every button, tool and slider that Photoshop photographers need to know

6 MODULES

BEGINNER FRIENDLY

5 HOURS

STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIALS

6 MODULES

5 HOURS

Photoshop Introduction Foundation Course for Beginners

Seamless Editing without Skipping a Beat

Photoshop is the pinnacle of photo editing and design. Its powerful engine gives everyone the ability to produce magazine-worthy photos.

But for some beginners, Photoshop can be overwhelming and confusing. Not anymore!

Even experienced users overlook the powerful tools in Photoshop that would speed up their workflow and make a big difference to their photography.

That’s why we created this special Introduction to Photoshop course, which has been designed specifically for photographers.

Photoshop Introduction Foundation Course for Beginners

Seamless Editing without Skipping a Beat

Photoshop is the pinnacle of photo editing and design. Its powerful engine gives everyone the ability to produce magazine-worthy photos.

But for some beginners, Photoshop can be overwhelming and confusing. Not anymore!

Even experienced users overlook the powerful tools in Photoshop that would speed up their workflow and make a big difference to their photography.

That’s why we created this special Introduction to Photoshop course, which has been designed specifically for photographers.

How will this course
improve your editing?

Workspace

Get familiar with the Photoshop interface, broken down into 4 clear lessons

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Menus

Discover all the important tools hidden in the menu system and unlock powerful edits

Panels, Layers & Masks

Master how to control your edits using layers and adjusment mask within the side panels

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Toolbars

The vertical toolbar hosts your regular go-to actions to crop, chop and shape your edits

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Exporting

Discover how to prepare your photos for online and print with perfect export settings

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Creative Projects

Use this course to build your skills and knowledge in Photoshop for your own creative projects

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Workspace, Panels and Tabs

You’ll start by discovering the basic workspace of Photoshop and how to customise it to suit your needs. Everytime you open the software, you’ll have all your essential panels and tabs at hand for fast editing.

Each module unlocks a new area of Photoshop to explore. Starting with the Menu Bar, you’ll learn how to open, close, save, convert, resize, transform and make basic image adjustments.

You’ll see clearly and close up what each essential tool does and when to use it in photo editing (and when to avoid it too!).

Workspace, Panels and Tabs

You’ll start by discovering the basic workspace of Photoshop and how to customise it to suit your needs. Everytime you open the software, you’ll have all your essential panels and tabs at hand for fast editing.

Each module unlocks a new area of Photoshop to explore. Starting with the Menu Bar, you’ll learn how to open, close, save, convert, resize, transform and make basic image adjustments.

You’ll see clearly and close up what each essential tool does and when to use it in photo editing (and when to avoid it too!).

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Masking, Layering and Editing

As you work through the course, you’ll learn advanced tricks such as text masking and how to layer multiple photos. You’ll discover Content Aware AI, selection lassos, brushes, erasers, retouching tools and how to crop your photos perfectly. 

There are no long-winded step-by-step tutorials, just a simple, clear demonstration of the essential tools of Photoshop for photographers. 

CPD Approved Course

This iPhotography course is fully backed and certified from our training verification service CPD.

You can rest assured that you’re getting the best online training which is held to the highest standards from an independent service.

All iPhotography courses come with a free downloadable CPD verified certificate. Selected courses allow you to upgrade to a premium hard copy delivered to your door with free worldwide P&P.

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CPD Approved Course

This iPhotography course is fully backed and certified from our training verification service CPD.

You can rest assured that you’re getting the best online training which is held to the highest standards from an independent service.

All iPhotography courses come with a free downloadable CPD verified certificate. Selected courses allow you to upgrade to a premium hard copy delivered to your door with free worldwide P&P.

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Lesson Contents

Click the tabs below for an overview of what you’ll discover inside each lesson of the Introduction to Photoshop course:

Start off this introduction course to Photoshop by discovering what you'll learn about and some of the amazing edits you'll be able to make along the way.

You'll get a full overview to what you'll learn, how the course lessons are broken down and how this will improve your photography and photo editing.

Find out the 4 key areas of Photoshop and what they offer. From the Document Workspace, Vertical Toolbar, Menu Bar and Layers & Panels there's no essential tool for photographers this course doesn't cover.

Areas covered:

  • Document Workspace
  • Vertical Toolbar
  • Menu Bar
  • Layers, Panels & Adjustments

The Menu Bar may look quite busy and complicated but not after you've completed module 3.

Everything from File, Edit, Image, Layer, Select, Filter and Window drop down menus will be explained so you'll be able to find the tool you need for photo editing straight away.

Areas covered:

  • File
  • Edit
  • Image
  • Select
  • Layers
  • Filter
  • View 
  • Window

The Vertical Toolbar is the most commonly used feature of Photoshop.

As a photographer you'll need to know how to make simple and complicated selections, crop images, straighten horizons, use paint brushes, add text, gradients and make simple adjustments using dodge and burn tools.

Areas covered:

  • Hand / Move Tool
  • Crop
  • Select / Magic Wand
  • Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge / Burn
  • Text
  • Colour Pallette
  • Patch / Heal / Clone
  • Gradients / Paint

Module 5 shares with you how to make your photo editing a little more creative and detailed through the use of layers. 

Learn to stack multiple images on top of each other and use blending modes to bring out stunning details.

Areas covered:

  • Layers
  • Image Adjustments
  • Masking
  • History States
  • Actions
  • Type
  • Clipping Masks
  • Adjustment Masks
  • Layer Blending

Find out how to use layer masks, adjustment masks and other panel tabs such as the history tool, actions, characters and more.

To conclude this incredible Introduction Course for Photoshop beginners we'll look back on all the amazing tools you've learnt and give you the best send off for future photography editing projects.

Meet Stephen, Your Intro to Photoshop Instructor

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Stephen Walton

Internationally Published Photoshop Editor & Tutor

Stephen is an experienced Photographer and Photoshop designer and wants to share his skills with you!

After years of daily Photoshop use in high-end photography studios, Stephen knows all the tricks in the book that photographers like you need to know to become confident Photoshop users.

Through this fun and unique course, Stephen breaks down over six educational modules on how to do everything you need to make your photos look amazing.

By the end of this course, you’ll be fully prepared to get creative with any photo editing project in the future.

Extra Membership Benefits

Download Library

Packed with PDF sheets, lighting diagrams, ebooks and posing guides our download library has lots of resources.

Photo Editor

We've got a free photo editor built in to our site. Learn to tweak your photos without spending money on software.

FEEDBACK GALLERY

Get access to our private feedback gallery. Upload your photos and get ratings from course students and tutors.

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Separate to your courses videos our media library has hundreds of other training tutorials waiting for you.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

We offer a full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are at all unhappy with the iPhotography Introduction to Photoshop course, for any reason, just let us know and we’ll issue a full refund.

Ready to become a skilled Photoshop editor?

By the end of this foundation course, you’ll be a confident Photoshop user. No technique will phase you. Instead, you’ll be able to look at photos more creatively, knowing you can transform them like a pro.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I Need to Buy Photoshop to Take this Course?

Yes. Having a subscription to Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) is necessary to be able to follow along to this introduction course.

Taking the course without the software will make it harder to practise the same techniques as your course tutor. Other, similar softwares, won’t carry all the same tools and features as Photoshop which will make training compatibility harder.

Sign up to a Photoshop Creative Cloud subscription here.

Is this Course for a Beginner?

Yes! We’ve designed this course for someone who’s never opened Photoshop before but is very passionate about learning photo editing.

Maybe you’ve just got a Photoshop subscription but you’re not sure where to start – this course is for you.

Maybe you’ve been using Photoshop on and off for a while but you never really branch out of using the same 2-3 tools – then this course is for you.

It’s the ideal course for total beginners to Photoshop!

Which Version of Photoshop Do I Need?

This Introduction Course for Photoshop Beginners was produced using the latest Photoshop CC. If you are using a standalone version of Photoshop (i.e. non-CC) you may find some tools featured aren’t available with your edition.

As Photoshop is updated with new tools and features, we’ll also update the course so that you always have the latest training available.

This course is not compatible with Photoshop Elements, Photoshop apps for Android or iPad. It is only compatible with Photoshop CC 2017 or later.

As time goes by, features and tools that appear in this course may have been moved/removed/replaced/updated by Adobe.

How Long is the Course?

This course is around 5 hours of pure video based tutorials, which means you’ll get through it in less than an afternoon (or even faster if you use the in-built video speed up options!).

Importantly, it is completely streamlined and designed to get you results quickly (and there are no module tests either).

Sign up now and you can become a Photoshop editing master within a day!

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