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Photoshop Foundations

Photoshop Foundations teaches the knowledge and skills relating to Adobe Photoshop that are most relevant for a web design professional. The lessons learned here provide a solid foundation for studying more advanced Photoshop topics.

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Workspace Basics

Workspace Basics

This basic knowledge of the Adobe Photoshop workspace will provide a better understanding of the menus and toolbar, and how to better manage the windows and panels that make up the program's user interface.

Layer Basics

Layer Basics

This basic knowledge of Photoshop layers will provide a better understanding of how they work together to create a completed graphic. We'll also learn how to experiment with layer styles and blending modes.

Masks Basics

Masks Basics

In this series of videos, we'll be introduced to the two primary masks we can create in Photoshop - vector masks and pixel masks. We'll also learn how the quick selection and refine edge tool, brushes, vector shapes and gradients can be used to get the most of Photoshop's layer masks.

Type Tools

Type Tools

In this series of videos, we'll be introduced to the type tool in Photoshop. We'll learn the basics of creating and editing type, introduced the character and paragraph panel, and techniques for typing on and in a path. We'll also learn about smart objects and how they can be helpful to preserve editing capabilities when applying effects to type.

Vector Shapes

Vector Shapes

This introductory course will teach you how to manipulate Photoshop's preset shapes by adjusting their anchors and paths. You'll also learn how to draw freehand using the pen tool.

Slices & Save for Web

Slices & Save for Web

In this introductory course, you’ll learn how to properly create slices when creating user interface elements in Photoshop. We’ll also learn the basics of optimization and the Save for Web feature.

Workflow Basics

Workflow Basics

In this stage, we'll learn how to set up our work environment, learn best practices for managing our workflow, and what it means to become a non-destructive designer. We’ll also learn some tips for managing our time. When you're done, you'll have the skills often overlooked that will maximize your workflow when designing user interfaces for the web

Instructor

  • Allison Grayce

    Allison is a freelance web designer and UX consultant with experience working at small interactive agencies and large advertising firms.

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