Classroom Assistant: Photoshop Tutorials

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In this Classroom Assistant, you will learn what Photoshop is and how it applies to your education. We have also provided you with 15 tutorial videos that cover a variety of tools and techniques of Photoshop.
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Table of Contents:

1. What is Photoshop?
2. How Photoshop Applies to Your Education
3. How To Get Started With Photoshop CS6 – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do
4. Photoshop Tutorial – Tool Uses and Basics
5. Photoshop for beginners part 1
6. Photoshop CS3 Tutorial: Layers for Beginners
7. Photoshop Tutorial How To Change Background
8. Beginner Photoshop Tutorial: 5 Easy Photo Effects
9. Photoshop tutorial: making text photo with Angelina Jolie’s head-shot
10. Skin Retouching Photoshop Tutorial
11. Photoshop Tutorial: How to Photoshop a Person Into a Picture [In-Depth]
12. Animation Tutorial #1: Drawing Clean-up
13. Photoshop Tutorial: Creating Logos – Part 1
14. Photoshop tutorial on dispersion effect
15. Beautiful lady with flowing light effects – Photoshop Tutorial
16. Photoshop: How to Make Water Drops
17. Photoshop Tutorial – Convert Photo To Line Drawing

1. What is Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is a photo and graphics editing program that is distributed by Adobe Systems. In earlier history, 1987 to be exact, a Phd student named Thomas Knoll developed a program to display grayscale images on a monochrome display, which he coincidentally called Display. His brother John found his program very interesting and wanted to work with Thomas to improve it’s functions. In 1988, Thomas and John teamed up together to fine tune Design so it would become a complete image editing system. The original name for this updated program was to be ImagePro, but since that name was already taken, the two brothers decided on Photoshop. The first distribution of Photoshop was with a scanner manufacturer named Barneyscan, which distributed a total of 200 copies. Later that year, John demonstrated the program to both Apple and Adobe. Adobe purchased the license to distribute Photoshop in September 1988. The first Photoshop version, Photoshop 1.0, was released on February 19, 1990 and was an exclusive Macintosh product. Today, Photoshop can be purchased as a single product, part of an Adobe Creative Suite Package, or Photoshop Creative Cloud Version.

2. How Photoshop Applies to Your Education

If you are currently enrolled, or considering enrolling in a Graphics Design Degree program, you will be required to learn the techniques that Photoshop offers. You will also be required to have access to Photoshop software. If you are purchasing the software, we here are Graphic Design Degree Hub recommend that you purchase the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium package. This package will contain all the software you will need to complete your Graphics Design Degree. Adobe Creative Suite 6 can cost anywhere from $350-$750. If you are on a fixed budget you should check with your school prior to purchasing any software. Some colleges and universities have cloud hosted environment where they make these software packages available to their students. A word of caution though, you may experience limited use through technical difficulties that your school may be experiencing. Another option is to purchase the software through your school. Most schools have partnerships with companies to offer the software to students at a discounted rate.

In addition to instruction from your professor, you are going to need resources to help you further with your assignments and projects. Searching the web for these resources can be very time consuming and considering we know how valuable your time can be, we have compiled some valuable resources for you in one location. We aim to make your education experience stress free, enjoyable, and productive!

3. How To Get Started With Photoshop CS6 – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do

In this tutorial, speaker Terry White will show you how to get started with CS6. He will show you the 10 things that beginners ask how to do, which will include how to remove the background from an image and put it on a different background.

Speaker: Terry White

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4. Photoshop Tutorial – Tool Uses and Basics

This Photoshop tutorial is on CS3, however, Montagical does a good job at showing you what the tools are and what their basic function is. These tools are the same in the newer versions so we included this tutorial to get you started on understanding the tools of Photoshop.

Speaker: Montagical

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5. Photoshop for beginners part 1

This tutorial is filled with a variety of functions of Photoshop. We posted Mr. Stasiuk’s tutorial description because it gives you markers to find a function that you may be interested in “This tutorial begins with how to open a picture (00:35), browse in bridge (1:12), how to make a blank document (2:00), add two photos together (2:39), how to pull apart palettes and create your own (4:35), how to save your work-space (4:45), how to bring back an accidentally closed palette (5:20), how to rotate a photo (5:40), how to re-size an image (6:20), how to use the History palette (6:40), how to change the canvas size (7:45) understand the basics of layers (10:50), how to use the Transform tool (11:25), how to Duplicate quickly (11:40), using the selection tool and the align buttons to work with multiple layers (11:39), how to use the cropping tool (13:10), how to make an image quickly fill the screen at 100 % (13:20), how to use the marquee tool (15:00) What is feathering? (15:50), how to close multiple layers with one click! (16:15), how to use the Eliptic marquee (16:30), how to make a perfect circle or square (16:40), how to use the lasso tool (17:50), how to use the Polygon Lasso (18:25), use the space bar for the move tool (19:00), how to use the Refine Edge button (20:00) and the final instruction, how to Use the Magnetic Lasso.”

Speaker: Russell Stasiuk

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6. Photoshop CS3 Tutorial: Layers for Beginners

This is a tutorial for beginners that explains what layers are and how they are useful when working on an image. It will show you the basic instructions on creating, moving, repositioning and naming layers. It is also for the CS3 verison but will work on newer versions that have the same layering concepts.

Speaker: Nathan C. Ridley

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7. Photoshop Tutorial How To Change Background

This tutorial will provide in-depth instruction on how to change the background in an image.

Speaker: TutorVidCom

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8. Beginner Photoshop Tutorial: 5 Easy Photo Effects

This tutorial covers five Photoshop photo effects; Bleached Contrast Boost, Retro Film, Soft Glow, Half Sepia, and Lomo. You will need Photoshop CS4 or newer to complete these techniques.

Speaker: Photoshop Tutorials

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9. Photoshop tutorial: making text photo with Angelina Jolie’s head-shot

In this tutorial, speaker Logongod, demonstrates how to make a picture (non dramatic straight forward head shot with not too much contrast) with thousands of words. The skill level for this technique would be considered to be intermediate to advanced, but we challenge all you beginners!

Speaker: logongod

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10. Skin Retouching Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial will show yo basic skin retouching using frequency separation and dodging & burning. Speaker Sara Keisling states that “this is not intended to be a high-end retouching tutorial, it is to help people who want to do natural-looking retouching while maintaining most of the natural skin texture”.

Speaker: Sara Kiesling

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11. Photoshop Tutorial: How to Photoshop a Person Into a Picture [In-Depth]

This is an in-depth tutorial with step-by-step directions on using Photoshop to edit a person into a photo.

Speaker: TutorVidCom

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12. Animation Tutorial #1: Drawing Clean-up

This animation tutorial will show you have to clean-up a drawing using Photoshop. Canadian Speakers, Daemonysh and fnook are professional animators who work on a TV series.

Speaker: NookDaemon Films

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13. Photoshop Tutorial: Creating Logos – Part 1

This tutorial will show you how to create a simple and professional logo out of a font.

Speaker: Stratzeh

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14. Photoshop tutorial on dispersion effect

This video tutorial will show you how the dispersion or fragment effect is achieved in some few and simple steps. The skill level for this tutorial would be considered intermediate or advanced, but again, we challenge you beginners.

Speaker: Adam Sund

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15. Beautiful lady with flowing light effects – Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to create abstract images with flowing light effects.

Speaker: Andrei Oprinca

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16. Photoshop: How to Make Water Drops

This Photoshop CC tutorial will show you how to make realistic-looking water drops on your images.

Speaker: Blue Lightning TV

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17. Photoshop Tutorial – Convert Photo To Line Drawing

In this tutorial you will learn how to convert a normal picture into a line(Sketch) drawing. This is an ideal tutorial for those graphic design students who are having trouble with sketches that are required for their assignments.

Speaker: Technologyguru77

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