30 Days of Photoshop Introduction to the Free Course – Phlearn

As mentioned in many earlier posts, I am a Photoshop junkie! I love learning about Adobe’s products but Photoshop has always been my favourite software to use for photo editing.

It is an endless journey of learning and growing. And to do that, I find good tutorials online and then review them. I continue to do beginner’s tutorials simply because I like to refresh my skills.

There are so many different ways to learn things in Photoshop. I have found that each tutor has their own unique way of teaching a technique in Photoshop and I enjoy taking the best of those tutorials and applying them to my own work.

I found Phlearn currently has a “30 Days of Photoshop” course which is presented by Aaron Nace who is the founder of Phlearn. He is also one of the most prolific Adobe teachers out there today. So I started his course today and I am on day two.

Day One is an introduction to the Photoshop software including a brief outline on how to use the various panels in Photoshop and what you can do with those panels for different types of work. He also briefly introduced an image of a dog in a room and showed how to use the tool bar and the Spot Healing Brush tool to remove part of the image.

I’ve altered the size of these images as well as they are pretty huge. Here’s the before:

30 Days of Photoshop Phlearn Day One - BEFORE
All Image Edits By Darkside Creative

And the after image removing part of the bed post:

Tour of Photoshop 30 Days of Photoshop Phlearn - After image
All Edits by Darkside Creative

It’s such an easy thing to learn but such a powerful technique. Prior to learning this, I had never used the Spot Healing Brush technique to alter an image. So this is the point I was making above about finding new things in Photoshop and learning different techniques. I am very excited for this course and I’ll be updating my progress here if you’re interested.

I also decided that with each new major skill I learn or technique I discover, I’ll be applying it to something Star Wars related which is usually what I do anyway! I thought I’d make that an official part of the review process.

The best thing about the course is it’s entirely free and Phlearn provide all the assets needed to complete the course so all you have to do is learn!

I am also trying out a few other shorter tutorials which I’ll be discussing in tomorrow’s post.

Until then, I’d love to know what you’re all getting up to while we are in quarantine. I hope you’ll be keen to check out Phlearn or any of the other tutorials I’ve reviewed here on the site.

Keep creating and stay safe my friends.

 

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