Photoshop CS5 for Beginners, with Matt Kloskowski

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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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:53)

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Lesson 2: The Interface and Getting Around (Duration 07:12)

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Lesson 3: Layers, Part 1 (Duration 08:37)

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Lesson 4: Layers, Part 2 (Duration 10:05)

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Lesson 5: Saving Images and File Formats (Duration 04:58)

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Lesson 6: Resolution and Image Size (Duration 09:05)

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Lesson 7: Adjusting Brightness (Duration 11:29)

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Lesson 8: Making Selections (Duration 09:07)

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Lesson 9: Retouching Tools (Duration 08:07)

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Lesson 10: Cropping and Straightening (Duration 03:25)

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Lesson 11: Fixing and Enhancing Color (Duration 08:34)

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Lesson 12: Sharpening (Duration 06:36)

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Lesson 13: Adding Text (Duration 06:49)

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Lesson 14: Camera Raw (Duration 07:00)

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Lesson 15: Automating (Duration 05:17)

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Lesson 16: Bridge (Duration 06:55)

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Lesson 17: Printing (Duration 06:34)

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Lesson 18: Customizing Photoshop and Preferences (Duration 04:34)

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Lesson 19: Bye! (Duration 01:22)

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Meet Your Instructor: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…

11 Comments

  1. 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. THANKS MATT!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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