How to Use Photoshop Tools

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Published March 2015

Photoshop. No coding needed!

Learn the ins and outs of Photoshop by jumping into step-by-step walkthroughs with Cristian Doru Barin. This short and comprehensive course guides you into using Photoshop tools. You can finally jump over that barrier that previously stopped you in your tracks.

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What you'll learn

This short and comprehensive course guides you into using Photoshop tools.

  • Set up Photoshop
  • Photoshop Workspaces
  • Basic Common Shortcuts
  • Most Common Photoshop Tools
  • Closed captions available
Meet your instructor
Cristian Doru Barin

Cristian Doru Barin has been in the web design industry for the past 5+ years. He started out by designing and developing websites before making the decision to strictly focus his attention in web design. He was soon designing 5 - 7 homepages a day within a 12 - 14 hour day turnaround, and has since improved. Not only satisfied with design, Cristian started his first business at 18. He now owns multiple online businesses; an online store, a web design business, an app creation studio for Android devices, and even more in the making.

Lesson 1: Setting up Photoshop
An Overview of Photoshop and the Workspace 3:27
Setting Up Photoshop for the Best Performance 1:06
Getting Around Photoshop 2:55
Lesson 2: Using the Photoshop Tools
Layers, Folders and the Layers Panel 3:38
The Move Tool and the Moving Layers 2:53
Selection Tools 7:02
Crop, Eyedroppers and the Ruler Tool 1:29
The Brush and Color Replacement Tool 1:26
The Eraser Tool 1:06
The Gradient and Paint Bucket Tool 1:57
Dodge, Burn, Sponge and the Pen Tool 1:29
The Type Tool 2:03
Direct Selection Tool 0:46
Shapes 2:24
Undo and the History Panel 0:32
Vectors vs Pixels, and Smart Objects 1:56
Blending Modes 0:42
Layer Styles 0:57

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