Photoshop CS5 for Beginners By Matt Kloskowski

2 hr 7 min
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This course is not just about what you will learn in Photoshop CS5 – it is also about what you won't learn. While many beginners courses try to teach you everything there is to know about Photoshop, this beginners crash course shows you just the things you need to know to start feeling confident in your skills. Realizing that Photoshop is a huge program with a lot of tools, filters, adjustments, palettes, and menu items, Matt Kloskowski cuts through the complexity and just shows you exactly what you need to know to hit the ground running in Photoshop. When you’re done with this course you’ll realize you didn’t learn every little thing there is to know in Photoshop. But you will have a solid grasp of the most important features and you will be at the next level in no time.

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Matt Kloskowski


Matt is the Vice President of Photography for onOne Software and a Tampa-based photographer. He's a best selling author of over 20 books and teaches Lightroom and Photoshop at seminars and conferences around the world....

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  1. Profile photo of Chip0797 Chip0797

    Thanks for a great course I really did enjoy how simple you made it look and look forward to trying out these options thanks again

  2. Profile photo of rflematti rflematti

    Coming over from Elements and it’s a little more challenging. Thanks Matt for a great bunch of tutorials. It helped tremendously.

  3. Profile photo of EchEss EchEss

    Wow what a great tutorial. I am learning a lot in a very small span of time. I have been following Matt’s work but now I am also a fan of his teaching skills as well. He teaches in a very easy and friendly manner. All the tips are very practical. I yet have to finish this course but I have to report an issue. The “Adding Text” video is not loading. It says video not found. Please have a look at this issue. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of r28551 r28551

    Very good —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of ardo ardo

    Great , tutorial to refresh my memory on many aspects of using photoshop. The best is the fact that we are able to follow with the same exercice files that Matt is using. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of tprince tprince

    Very helpful course for those just getting familiar with photoshop; Matt very clearly gives you the basic tools to jump in and explore photoshop with confidence. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of mgee16 mgee16

    This was an excellent basic Photoshop tutorial.
    I like the way Matt covers just the necessary basic tools to get the job done and does not over complicate the process. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of SergeAMH SergeAMH

    Great course! Matt really showed me how to understand Photoshop CS5. I was right there with him, practicing everyone of the techniques he showed and now what used to be mysterious is not so mysterious anymore. Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  9. Profile photo of ramonica ramonica

    Oh my gosh..thank you. I needed an overview of photoshop and this did it. I was able to take good notes, pause, try it myself and then continue on with the study. Thanks again guys. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of pkolenda pkolenda

    Great class. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  11. Profile photo of MarleneNick MarleneNick

    Matt— I just have to tell you– I have taken numerous, NUMEROUS courses at local community colleges, every tutorial on the net, read every book there is on Photoshop beginners (yes, even you Scott, sorry….) and I have to say, after listening to your class on PS beginners, I finally get it….. thank you, thank you, thank you…. You are, without a doubt, the most best instructor there is… Keep it coming, I love you! Cannot thank you enough. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  12. Profile photo of PhotoShopByMark PhotoShopByMark

    Excellent – very helpful – great instructor

  13. Profile photo of dhaughey dhaughey

    I used Photo Shop back in the mid-90’s a ton, but have been away from it for several years. Trying to get back into it has been challenging – so much is the same, but so much is different!

    This class was AWESOME!! It has been a great refresher, and really helped me get my head into some of the “new” (within the decade) features.


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