Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Characteristics Of This Class:


If you want to enhance your photos and create fantastic designs with Adobe Photoshop, start here! This class is a general introduction to what you need to know to get started using Photoshop.

We'll begin with a look at the interface and learn some basic Photoshop skills, like working efficiently with Photoshop's tools, undoing mistakes, and saving in different file formats. We'll cover how to work with Layers and why they're so important. And we'll introduce how and when to use selections. You'll leave this class with the basics under your belt, so that you can confidently move on to learn more specific applications of Photoshop to your photography or design work.

Basic skills:

  • The Photoshop interface
  • Undoing mistakes & saving
  • Choosing a file format
  • Image resizing

Selection essentials:

  • Why select
  • The most useful selection tools

Layers:

  • Why layers are so important
  • Working with the Layers panel
  • Building a layered file
  • Combining images

Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.

Who Should Take This:

Anyone who wants to use Photoshop to edit photos or create graphics for print or the web. If you've never used Photoshop, OR if you've played with Photoshop a little and gotten thoroughly confused, this workshop will make everything clear!

Hobbyist or amateur photographers with Photoshop Elements should take Getting Started with Photoshop Elements instead.

Jan Kabili

Jan Kabili

If you've used lynda.com or paged through leading Photoshop books and magazines, you probably know Photoshop guru and accomplished photographer Jan Kabili. She has recorded so many Photoshop video training courses for Lynda that she has her own URL there Her books include How to Wow: Photoshop for the Web, Photoshop Hands On Training for the Web, and the Complete Course books for both Photoshop and Elements. She has written many articles for Macworld, Photoshop User, and Mac Design. She's currently authoring Adobe's Photoshop Certified Expert Exam and beta testing new versions of Photoshop.


Thank you so much! I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot! The instructor is so knowledgeable and just lovely!

Heidi, 4/8/2014

Jan was very thorough and did a GREAT job explaining every step! I very much enjoyed this instructor and class!

Taylor, 12/19/2013

Jan Kabili is a master teacher with Photoshop. Highly recommended!

Stephen, 12/17/2013

So many things i was clueless on - now feel capable. Jan was great & lots of great info.

Audrey, 10/14/2013

Instructor was very good at answering questions while also keeping on track with the schedule.

Gabrial, 10/14/2013

I learned everything I needed to, to get myself, started - and less frustrated. Jan went at just the right speed and gave me just enough, not too much!

Natalie, 10/14/2013

I needed the absolute basics, and got them! Instructor was very helpful, friendly, and thorough.

Ania, 10/14/2013

Excellent pace, content, and teacher.

Patty, 10/14/2013

Learned new tools + techniques in an efficient manner.

ilona, 10/14/2013

Great first exposure to Photoshop.

Louise, 10/14/2013

So helpful. Instructor was perfect & provided extremely useful information.

Jeanne, 10/14/2013

I've never done Photoshop before - great introduction!

Jennifer, 10/14/2013

Organized just as I needed it, Jan was enthusiastic, entertaining, and organized.

Reed, 3/26/2013

Good introduction to the software.

Brett, 1/8/2013

[The class was] very well organized... good balance between staying on track and response to students.

Reed, 7/9/2012

Jan Kabili was very helpful... I have context and am pretty excited to practice (Photoshop).

Amy J, 7/9/2012

[The class] was good. Jan kept us on task well.

Kirsten Rae, 7/9/2012

[The class was] a very good intro/demo of tools that are useful. Jan was very informative, and handled questions without slowing or derailing class.

melissa, 7/9/2012

Jan is very helpful and personable.

Mark, 9/29/2011

Fabulous! Clear and detailed.

caroline, 9/29/2011

The class was very valuable and Jan was great!

Melissa, 7/14/2011

I've never opened Photoshop before, so this was a thorough intro for me. Jan is so easy to understand, the pace is perfect and her organization very logical. And her handouts are great!

Michelle, 7/14/2011

All my questions were answered! Most troubling & important issues were covered. She was AMAZING!

Jayme, 4/20/2011

I've been a designer for over 20 years but have never been proficient with Photoshop. This class was perfect for me in pace and content.

Lynn, 1/27/2011

I feel like I got a very thorough overview of Photoshop, which is exactly what I was hoping for. ... I'll definitely be attending the Intensive course.

Jennifer, 9/9/2010

I am new to Photoshop and it was a good intro.

Deborah, 6/7/2010

As a beginner user to Photoshop, Provided good short cuts, techniques, and great information.

Debbie, 4/24/2010

This class taught me many things in Photoshop that I didn't know I could do. Many of my questions were answered.

Barbara, 8/12/2009

I definitely feel like I could go home and begin a project after this class.

Erica, 8/12/2009

Very usable information is a short amount of time. Learning in a small, quality classroom is fantastic.

Donlyn, 6/25/2007

Learned many valuable ways to play with photos and use the program.

Colleen, 6/25/2007

This was my first experience with BDA. The Getting Started with Photoshop class with Jan Kabili is one of the most useful introductory courses I've taken. Now I have enough information to make a good print from my digital camera using Photoshop, and I can improve from here. And, Jan gave us some secrets about the software that some seasoned users may not know. This is a great course for beginners and at an unbelievable price.

Katrina, 3/21/2007

I loved the class! It was refreshing to have an open, yet small enough, class where discussions and questions were welcomed and the teacher communicated so well. I definitely plan to come back. I liked the "workshop" also because in our busy lives, this is great and easier to fit into the daily schedule!

Christina, 3/21/2007

I was impressed with how much l could still learn in Jan's "Getting Started with Photoshop" class, even though I have had previous Photoshop experience!

Joan, 10/19/2006

Last night's class was wonderful! Even though we covered all the basics, there was so much that we didn't have time to touch on! the instructor was super who better to learn from than the person who wrote the book on photoshop. I think BDA should host intermediate photoshop very soon.

allison, 3/21/2006

Lots of info that addressed my questions.

Gabrielle, 1/13/2006

Well planned and catered to the participants.

Bill, 1/13/2006

It gave me a great introduction to Photoshop the basics that I need to start out.

Kelsey, 1/13/2006

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