Domestika Basics 5 courses

Adobe Photoshop: Beginner's Guide for Photographers

By Mikael Eliasson
Portrait Photographer. Londres, United Kingdom.
On Domestika since 01/24/2020
, Portrait Photographer

Learn how to retouch and edit images to a commercial standard through a non-destructive workflow

  • Domestika Basics 5 courses
  • 148 students
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
Adobe Photoshop: Beginner's Guide for Photographers

Learn how to retouch and edit images to a commercial standard through a non-destructive workflow


  • 148 students
  • 5 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 85 Lessons (19h 37m)
  • 5 downloads
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  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
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Domestika Basics · 5 courses included

Adobe Photoshop is at the core of pretty much every creative project, and even more so in those that involve photography. Photoshop’s non-destructive editing process allows photographers to experiment with all kinds of looks, settings, and, ultimately, achieve the exact image they set out to capture through editing and retouching.

Mikael Eliasson is a London-based portrait photographer who relies on Photoshop to bring that extra oomph to his photos. In this 5-course Domestika Basics, he gives a thorough walkthrough of all the photography-related tools the software has to offer.

In the first course, get to know Photoshop and its interface, learn how to create new documents, work with layers, use brushes, transform images, and more.

Continuing onto the second course, learn how to modify the three key image adjustment parameters: brightness, contrast, and color. Start with these easy tools and gradually progress to more advanced ones such as curves and levels.

The third course focuses on the particularities of retouching landscape and architectural photos. It will also be your first introduction to Camera Raw, a software designed to do more precise editing and retouching of RAW files.

Once you’re done with landscapes, it’s time to work on portraits. Explore tools such as cloning, adjustment layers, gaussian blur, and others to fine-tune your portraits by enhancing skin tones, removing redness, brightening eyes, and more.

To round off your experience, Mikael focuses a whole course on tips and tricks that will help you become a well-rounded Photoshop user. Learn how to work with a graphics tablet, use actions for a quick and efficient workflow, understand the CMYK color model, experiment with filters, and deliver a file to a client.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra (or higher).
    ⦁ Adobe Photoshop CC (you can buy it or download the 7-day trial version on the Adobe website).
    ⦁ It is recommended to have a graphics tablet.


Mikael Eliasson

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Portrait Photographer

Mikael Eliasson is a London-based photographer whose work focuses primarily on portraiture. His photos have been exhibited throughout Europe, and have been showcased in Portfolio Catalogue magazine (issue number 43), as well as in private shows in London, Turin, and more.

Besides his commissioned and personal work, Mikael also works as a photography & Photoshop tutor and runs Photography Course London.


Contents

Course 1: Getting to Know Photoshop

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Introduction to Photoshop and the Workspace

    • Introduction to Photoshop and the Workspace
  • U3

    Navigate Through Documents

    • Navigate Through Documents
  • U4

    Layers & Groups

    • Layers & Groups
  • U5

    Transforming Images

    • Transforming Images 1
    • Transforming Images 2
  • U6

    Brush Work

    • Brush Work 1
    • Brush Work 2
  • U7

    Cloning

    • Cloning 1
    • Cloning 2
  • U8

    Image Size, Resolution and Canvas Size

    • Image Size, Resolution and Canvas Size
  • U9

    Bit Depth and Tonal Range and Colour Theory and How It Relates to Tools in Photoshop

    • Bit Depth and Tonal Range and Colour Theory and How It Relates to Tools in Photoshop
  • U10

    File Formats

    • File Formats
  • U11

    Sharpening Images

    • Sharpening Images
  • U12

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 2: Retouching Fundamentals

  • U1

    Histograms & Image Quality, Brightness & Contrast

    • Histograms & Image Quality, Brightness & Contrast
  • U2

    Colour Balance and Creative Colouring

    • Colour Balance and Creative Colouring
  • U3

    Crop & Straighten

    • Crop & Straighten
  • U4

    Levels

    • Levels
  • U5

    Curves

    • Curves 1
    • Curves 2
  • U6

    Black and White

    • Black and White
  • U7

    Selections

    • Selections 1
    • Selections 2
    • Selections 3
    • Selections 4
  • U8

    Layer Masks

    • Layer Masks 1
    • Layer Masks 2
    • Layer Masks 3
  • U9

    Blending Images Together

    • Blending Images Together
  • U10

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 3: Retouching Environmental Images

  • U1

    Power of RAW

    • Power of RAW 1
    • Power of RAW 2
  • U2

    Local Edits in the RAW Converter

    • Local Edits in the RAW Converter 1
    • Local Edits in the RAW Converter 2
  • U3

    RAW Smart Objects

    • RAW Smart Objects
  • U4

    Vibrance and Hue/Saturation

    • Vibrance and Hue/Saturation 1
    • Vibrance and Hue/Saturation 2
    • Vibrance and Hue/Saturation 3
  • U5

    Clone to Enhance a Composition

    • Clone to Enhance a Composition 1
    • Clone to Enhance a Composition 2
  • U6

    Enhance Important Features

    • Enhance Important Features 1
    • Enhance Important Features 2
  • U7

    Clone in Perspective

    • Clone in Perspective
  • U8

    Sky Replacement

    • Sky Replacement 1
    • Sky Replacement 2
  • U9

    Creative Effects

    • Creative Effects 1
    • Creative Effects 2
  • U10

    Panorama

    • Panorama
  • U11

    HDR

    • HDR 1
    • HDR 2
  • U12

    Multiple Exposure Action Shot

    • Multiple Exposure Action Shot
  • U13

    Practice

    • Practice 1
    • Practice 2

Course 4: Retouching Portraits

  • U1

    Cloning and Working With Adjustment Layers

    • Cloning and Working With Adjustment Layers 1
    • Cloning and Working With Adjustment Layers 2
  • U2

    Correcting and Enhancing Skin Tones

    • Correcting and Enhancing Skin Tones
  • U3

    Removing Redness in Skin

    • Removing Redness in Skin
  • U4

    Brightening Eyes

    • Brightening Eyes 1
    • Brightening Eyes 2
  • U5

    Reduce Wrinkles

    • Reduce Wrinkles
  • U6

    Smooth Skin

    • Smooth Skin 1
    • Smooth Skin 2
  • U7

    Make the Subject Stand Out From Its Background

    • Make the Subject Stand Out From Its Background
  • U8

    Sharpening

    • Sharpening
  • U9

    Practice

    • Retouching a Portrait

Course 5: Final Touches and Useful Tips

  • U1

    Setting up and Working With a Tablet

    • Setting up and Working With a Tablet
  • U2

    Making a Road Map to Plan Edit

    • Making a Road Map to Plan Edit
  • U3

    Working with Actions

    • Working with Actions
  • U4

    Understanding CMYK Composition of Skin Tones

    • Understanding CMYK Composition of Skin Tones
  • U5

    Dodge and Burn

    • Dodge and Burn 1
    • Dodge and Burn 2
  • U6

    Liquify

    • Liquify 1
    • Liquify 2
  • U7

    Frequency Separation

    • Frequency Separation 1
    • Frequency Separation 2
  • U8

    Teeth & Lips

    • Teeth & Lips 1
    • Teeth & Lips 2
  • U9

    Colour Grading & Batch Processing

    • Colour Grading & Batch Processing
  • U10

    Delivering Files to a Client

    • Delivering Files to a Client 1
    • Delivering Files to a Client 2
  • U11

    Create a Photo Logo

    • Create a Photo Logo 1
    • Create a Photo Logo 2
  • U12

    Practice

    • Practice 1
    • Practice 2

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
Domestika Basics will allow you to step-up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast.

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

Adobe Photoshop: Beginner's Guide for Photographers. A Photography, and Video course by Mikael Eliasson

Adobe Photoshop: Beginner's Guide for Photographers

By Mikael Eliasson
Portrait Photographer. Londres, United Kingdom.
On Domestika since 01/24/2020
  • 148 students