Photoshop CC Basics for Designers By Corey Barker

1 hr 40 min
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We all know that Photoshop has a ton of features in it for designers. But if you’re just starting out it can be a little overwhelming. So in this class, design guru Corey Barker, starts out with just the basics. You won’t learn everything there is to know in Photoshop. But you will learn everything you need to know to get started and you’ll be ready to move on to the next level in no time flat.

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Corey highlights the key concepts presented in this class that will help designers get started in Photoshop.
Corey show you how to customize your workspace to help optimize your Photoshop workflow.
Corey demonstrates how to work non-destructively in Photoshop using layers.
Corey shows how to create layer styles and share them between layers.
Layer masks allow you to show and hide parts of a layer without actually deleting any pixels.
Corey explains the differences between a shape path and a shape layer.
Smart objects will allow you to work non-destructively with all your layers.
Corey shows you how you can achieve various effects with combinations of layer blend modes.
Corey demonstrates the benefits of using the pen tool as a selection tool.
Corey shows you how to quickly make clean selections from your layers with various extraction techniques.
The brush tool can be used for a multitude of functions including painting, masking, layer effects and more.
Photoshop is now very flexible at making design elements and formatting large blocks of texts effectively.
Corey shows you how to achieve creative results by combining filters on multiple layers.
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Corey Barker


Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web desig...

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  1. Profile photo of mindbogglingdesign mindbogglingdesign

    As an intermediate photoshop user, I find that these videos are wonderful!!! I am really excited about how my skills will advance day by day as I learn on this WEBSITE. I found that you talk realllly fast, and found myself having to rewatch some of your lessons, other than that it was very informative and interesting! =-0)

  2. Profile photo of Tracie Bath Tracie Bath

    Is there a way to get screen shots of this lesson other than me trying to take them quickly on my keyboard? Do you provide back up text on this class? Just asking? Love the class (now for the butter up). But, I’m glad I’m not really a beginner but, a forgetter because you are fast. For me I love it. Great Class.

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