Course for learning photoshop

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Hi all,
I am looking for a course to learn photoshop. I know the fundamentals, like layers and many of the toolboxes so it would be nice that dives into the deeper topics.
Ideally I am looking courses for photographers + simple composites.
Can you recommeend some courses that I should follow? Some money is also fine if quality is good.

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Photoshop Virtual Summit 4:
"Time zone does not fit though :/ " You have 48 hours to view any presentation, free, after it has been initially streamed. So like me in Australia, I can watch each presentation the next day. Or you can pay the fee for 'long term' access to the presentations, and extras. See the add at the top of these forum pages.
 

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Photoshop Virtual Summit 4:
"Time zone does not fit though :/ " You have 48 hours to view any presentation, free, after it has been initially streamed. So like me in Australia, I can watch each presentation the next day. Or you can pay the fee for 'long term' access to the presentations, and extras. See the add at the top of these forum pages.
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Photoshop Virtual Summit 4:
"Time zone does not fit though :/ " You have 48 hours to view any presentation, free, after it has been initially streamed. So like me in Australia, I can watch each presentation the next day. Or you can pay the fee for 'long term' access to the presentations, and extras. See the add at the top of these forum pages.
Warning. I did this last year with the LR summit because I worked all day, and it was like drinking from a fire hose each night. And you do not get later access to the sessions. Read through the agenda and see the instructors and try to watch some of their free videos to see how much of the summit you might use in the future. The advance discounted rate is a fair price for unlimited access, and it goes up during the summit, so you can save yourself some funds if you buy early.

--Ken
 

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Warning. I did this last year with the LR summit because I worked all day, and it was like drinking from a fire hose each night. And you do not get later access to the sessions. Read through the agenda and see the instructors and try to watch some of their free videos to see how much of the summit you might use in the future. The advance discounted rate is a fair price for unlimited access, and it goes up during the summit, so you can save yourself some funds if you buy early.

--Ken
I think the vip pass is 99 dollars right? Is this the best way to spend 99 dollars or go for some other of the availble course in the available platforms,
createve live, udemy, coursera, linkedin learning, and so on?
 
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I think the vip pass is 99 dollars right? Is this the best way to spend 99 dollars or go for some other of the availble course in the available platforms,
createve live, udemy, coursera, linkedin learning, and so on?
Using PS is on my long term to-do list, so I am basing my recommendation of the summit on my experience with last year's LR summit. It is hard to say what is best because there is a whole industry built on teaching PS. I do not know if Julieanne Kost also does PS tutorials, but I do find her free tutorials to be among the best. But there are a lot of folks who teach PS and LR by video and the ones that taught at last years summit included some big names in the business.

As I see it, you have a couple of options with respect to the summit. You could pay the advance fee and then have access as long as you would like. If you are not certain, look up the instructors and see if they have YT channels or websites where they have some free videos that you can watch and see if they are to your liking.

You could also watch the summit for free and then decide if you want to buy access, but I believe the price goes to $159USD. That is a 60% premium, but at least you know what you are buying. Given the lineup, I think that you could do a whole lot worse. Matt K., Tim G. and Julieanne K. are among the instructors, and all are very good at teaching through video instruction.

PS is a very big pool and you have to start somewhere. Free would be ideal, but it really depends on your timeframe and budget. I cannot comment on the other services as I have not used them.

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it is already 159 dollars which is a lot
Then I would enjoy the free video pass and watch them if you can. That will help you to plan how you want to learn more about PS. I sat down every evening and tried to figure out which ones I would just skim and which ones I wanted to watch in detail.

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I'm not sure I would suggest that online event is how to "learn Photoshop". In fact, I usually recommend people avoid "learning Photoshop" and instead think in terms of learning to accomplish specific tasks in Photoshop - see this thread for example. You're building your own "toolbox" of specific Photoshop tools and techniques, not "learning Photoshop", however that may be defined!

Another idea - something I did 20+ years ago - is to learn a tool a day (or whatever). I'd been using PS since 1992 but wanted to do more, so each time I used PS I put some time aside and went through each tool in the toolbox and figured out what it did. A bit like those apes in 2001 Space Odyssey's opening scene, after a while I found I'd developed a much greater level of fluency and confidence.

You mention compositing. If that's a serious goal for you, look up the book by Katrin Eisman.
 
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I'm a fan of Julieanne Kost's articles - clearly-written, focussed, and bite-sized.

Also, she concentrates on the latest tools and the techniques they allow. That's important, because over its 30 years Photoshop has accumulated a variety of competing ways to achieve the same end result (I once counted 19 ways to make a photo B&W). Not all ways are equally good, and Julieanne Kost is one who points you to the newest and best.
 
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Yes she does, and the link I gave above- https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/
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I initially tried the other link that you had provided and it only showed LR tutorials. But then I saw that she was a guest speaker at this summit. I should have correct my initial concern, but thought that mentioning her as a speaker would have acknowledged her course offerings. Apologies for any confusion.

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Only two of my three-and-a-half on B&W? :(
 

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Photoshop is basic a very simple program.

Every digital picture is made by capturing pixels. Recording in pixels of a value varying from 0 (Black) to 255 (Pure white) In 8 Bit.

Capturing in 16 bit the numbers are still 0 to 255 but more fragments after each number t.ex. 188,5)


Importing in Photoshop and on screen each pixel is of the same value in a tone scale from 0 (Black) to White (255) In 8 Bit

Showing in 16 bit the numbers are still 0 to 255 but more fragments after each number t.ex. 188,5)

A basic digital picture for multiple purposes should be 4000 Pixels on longest side both from camera and in Photoshop.

To make a visible color both pixel on the camera chip and on the computer screen are split in 0 to 255 numbers about 1/3 for each color in Red, Green and Blue. RGB.

When editing in Photoshop the only thing you are doing are tuning the pixels value up or down, Light or darkening. If whole picture it is “Globally” adjustment.

If you use the Selection Tool to select a specific area it is a “Selected Area” adjustment

The border of a selected area can be Feathered. (Softened). A value of 1 make the nabouring 1 pixel along each side of the Selection make the adjustment in 50%.

Both Images and Masks are “Pictures” with an adjustment possibility from 0 to 255.

These basic functions are made into the many fantastic tools of Photoshop, so the same adjustment of a Picture in Photoshop can be made in least three different ways – up to your desire.

The best help from here you find in the top menu: Help – Photshop Help and Hands-on Tuturials.
 
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