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Introduction to Photoshop

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 13:05
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 136 MB
  • Posted: 08/07/2007

Want to learn how to use Photoshop? This lesson teaches you all the basics to get you started. We'll talk about drawing tools, working with layers, manipulating photos and adding text.

About me (the teacher): I have my BA in studio art, and my MFA in film. I've taught work shops in photoshop at the UT film department.

About this Author

Jeanne
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http://JeanneStern.com

Jeanne Stern is an Austin based animator, artist, and filmmaker. Her work has shown many places including the Smithsonian, PBS, South by Southwest, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Athens Video Art Festival, and Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams. She received her MFA in film production from the University of Texas, and her BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College. Jeanne currently creates animation for various clients, including the Jewish educational website, G-dcast.com (such as this short about Passover: http://g-dcast.com/passover ). She also teaches classes in Austin at the Austin School of Film. Her recent film work has incorporated the third dimension,...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_tan
Good for getting started
05/14/2013
~ jpowell

Absolute basics are covered. I still have questions about what was taught as I try to apply what I've learned, but at least it got me started. Worth my $2.

Nopic_dkb
Great content for a new Photoshop user
11/22/2007
~ deverelle

This video is easy to follow and has nice pacing. All the basics are covered without going too deep. I've taken expensive beginner Photoshop classes that assume you already understand layers. Jeanne starts at the beginning with a brand new workspace. You could install the software the first time and immediately create a drawing or edit a photo. Nice job. Please do intermediate and advanced courses as well!

Jason_reneau_pic2_homepage
Great intro to Photshop; Could use to be a lit...
09/01/2007
~ Jason

Jeanne gives a great overview of Photoshop in this lesson. She does a great job of giving a good overview of what is a very deep tool. Covering drawing, the concept of layers, dealing with photographs and adding text, this overview will give you a base from which to start playing and learning on your own. My only complaint is that the resolution of the video could be slightly higher. It is definitely usable as it, but being a software tutorial that most users will likely view at full screen, it gets a little grainy. Don't let that stop you though. Great lesson for a great program!

Nopic_tan
Good for getting started
05/14/2013
~ jpowell

Absolute basics are covered. I still have questions about what was taught as I try to apply what I've learned, but at least it got me started. Worth my $2.

Nopic_dkb
Great content for a new Photoshop user
11/22/2007
~ deverelle

This video is easy to follow and has nice pacing. All the basics are covered without going too deep. I've taken expensive beginner Photoshop classes that assume you already understand layers. Jeanne starts at the beginning with a brand new workspace. You could install the software the first time and immediately create a drawing or edit a photo. Nice job. Please do intermediate and advanced courses as well!

Jason_reneau_pic2_homepage
Great intro to Photshop; Could use to be a lit...
09/01/2007
~ Jason

Jeanne gives a great overview of Photoshop in this lesson. She does a great job of giving a good overview of what is a very deep tool. Covering drawing, the concept of layers, dealing with photographs and adding text, this overview will give you a base from which to start playing and learning on your own. My only complaint is that the resolution of the video could be slightly higher. It is definitely usable as it, but being a software tutorial that most users will likely view at full screen, it gets a little grainy. Don't let that stop you though. Great lesson for a great program!

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