Domestika Basics 6 courses

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

By Harrison Kuykendall , Digital Artist

Digital Artist. New York, United States.
Joined February 2020

Learn how to retouch and edit photos with the world's leading digital imaging software

  • Domestika Basics 6 courses
  • 98% positive reviews (95)
  • 4378 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to retouch and edit photos with the world's leading digital imaging software

Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

Step into Adobe Photoshop and discover the power behind the most professional digital imaging software on the market. For decades, Photoshop has offered the creative tools needed for editing and retouching visual projects like the work of digital artist Harrison Kuykendall.

In this 6-course Basics, meet Harrison Kuykendall and learn his tips and tricks for creating impactful digital work in your own style. Follow along with the NYC-based designer as he teaches you everything you know to become proficient in Photoshop, from the basics of the software to creating an animated GIF.

In the first course, get started by building a foundation of the software. Learn how to navigate the interface and get familiar with the basic tools. Start exploring the vast amount of resources and drop-down menus that you need to edit your images with ease and confidence.

For the second course, dive into the basics of color and light. Learn how to adjust and modify the highlights and shadows of your image, including the different techniques for burning and Once you’ve achieved correct color and lighting, the rest of the post-production process is yours to explore.

In the third course of this Basics, go through the different methods for making selections and masks. Learn the main techniques for cutting out elements, focusing on the Wand and more advanced tools like the Pen. An accurate mask is key to playing around with your image later on.

In the fourth course, learn the basic concepts of retouching. Explore different ways of correcting imperfections and see how to clean up skin. Understand how to keep your retouching look natural and non-destructive before getting to know the Clone Stamp tool and exporting your retouched image.

For the fifth course of this Basics, it’s time to focus on retouching still images. Learn the unique challenges and tools used to edit photos and discover Harrison’s secrets for getting the shape and perspective of still images just right.

Wrap up this Basics by learning about image sizing and manipulation. Learn to scale, skew, and distort your images with a range of tools. Take a look at two different warping tools and how you can use them to create animated GIFs.

By the end of this Basics, you’ll have all the skills and tools you need to transform images like the pros, whether you’re retouching portraits, editing beauty and fashion photography, or creating dynamic animations from still images.

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  • 4378 students
  • 46 lessons (6h 19m)
  • 6 courses
  • 57 downloads (48 files)
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Harrison Kuykendall

Harrison Kuykendall is a digital artist living in New York City who specializes in creative retouching and design using Adobe Photoshop. He is the owner and founder of HE–Studios, a Brooklyn based post-production studio whose client list includes Target, Stella Artois, Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs, Aveeno, Champion, and Diane von Furstenberg.

Harrison and his studio are focused on retouching stills and creating animations for large scale global advertising campaigns that can be seen on billboards and screens around the world. When he’s not experimenting in Photoshop or the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite, you can find him relaxing with his three cats or creating music for his synthpop band BHuman.


Content

Course 1: Introduction to the Interface

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Finding Your Way Around
  • U2

    Explore a Whole New World

    • Explore a Whole New World
  • U3

    Resolution

    • Resolution
  • U4

    Navigation: Zooming In & Out

    • Navigation: Zooming In & Out
  • U5

    Layers Upon Layers

    • Layers Upon Layers
  • U6

    Selection Options, Cropping

    • Selection Options, Cropping
  • U7

    Brush Basics, Paint Buckets

    • Brush Basics, Paint Buckets
  • U8

    Staying Organized, History, Saving

    • Staying Organized, History, Saving
  • U9

    Practical Unit

    • Practice

Course 2: Color and Light

  • U1

    Color Comes First

    • Color Comes First 1
    • Color Comes First 2
  • U2

    Color Profiles

    • Color Profiles
  • U3

    What’s a Curve? What Are Levels?

    • What’s A Curve? What Are Levels?
  • U4

    Selective Colour Is Your Friend

    • Selective Color is Your Friend
  • U5

    Fills & Gradients, Eyedropper

    • Fills & Gradients, Eyedropper
  • U6

    The Invisible Secret: Burning & Dodging

    • The Invisible Secret: Burning & Dodging
  • U7

    Processing & Efficiency: The Camera Raw Filter

    • Processing & Efficiency: The Camera Raw Filter
  • U8

    Practical Unit

    • Practice

Course 3: Cut It Out

  • U1

    Find the Best Approach

    • Find the Best Approach
  • U2

    A New Perspective: Straighten & Correct

    • A New Perspective: Straighten & Correct
  • U3

    The Magic of the Magic Wand & Moving Slowly with Quick Selection

    • The Magic of the Magic Wand & Moving Slowly with Quick Selection
  • U4

    A Very Basic Overview of the Pen Tool

    • A Very Basic Overview of the Pen Tool
  • U5

    Refine the Edges and Add New Backgrounds

    • Refine the Edges and Add New Backgrounds
  • U6

    Quick Masking and Finishing

    • Quick Masking and Finishing
  • U7

    Practical Unit

    • Practice

Course 4: Retouching

  • U1

    Clone Stamping Basics - Making Skin and Hair Manageable

    • Clone Stamping Basics - Making Skin and Hair Manageable
  • U2

    Healing vs. Spot Healing: Twin Tools and the Patch Tool

    • Healing vs. Spot Healing: Twin Tools and the Patch Tool
  • U3

    My Personal Favorite Tool: Liquify, Wrinkle Basics

    • My Personal Favorite Tool: Liquify, Wrinkle Basics
  • U4

    Blending Modes for Simple Special Effects

    • Blending Modes for Simple Special Effects
  • U5

    Working Non-destructively Using Filters

    • Working Non-destructively Using Filters
  • U6

    Hide Your Tracks and Finishing: Sharpening & Grain

    • Hide Your Tracks and Finishing: Sharpening & Grain
  • U7

    Practical Unit

    • Practice

Course 5: Still Life Secrets

  • U1

    Composing the Shot: Comping Essentials

    • Composing the Shot: Comping Essentials
  • U2

    Enhance the Shadow, or Just Fake It?

    • Enhance the Shadow, or Just Fake It
  • U3

    Using Light, Focus and Blur to Add Depth

    • Using Light, Focus and Blur to Add Depth
  • U4

    Making Text, Labels & Logos Pop with Unsharp Masking

    • Making Text, Labels & Logos Pop with Unsharp Masking
  • U5

    Can a Flat Image Feel 3D? Adding Depth to Products and Shapes

    • Can a Flat Image Feel 3D? Adding Depth to Products and Shapes
  • U6

    See Through Secrets: Getting A Realistic Glass & Plastic Feel

    • See Through Secrets: Getting A Realistic Glass & Plastic Feel
  • U7

    Practical Unit

    • Practice

Course 6: Beyond the Basics

  • U1

    Cropping Correctly with Proper Aspect Ratios

    • Cropping Correctly with Proper Aspect Ratios
  • U2

    Sizing Your Image vs. Sizing Your Canvas

    • Sizing Your Image vs. Sizing Your Canvas
  • U3

    Transformations: Scaling, Skewing & Beyond

    • Transformations: Scaling, Skewing & Beyond
  • U4

    Subtle Warping & Puppet Warping

    • Subtle Warping & Puppet Warping
  • U5

    Using Puppet Warp to Create Animations

    • Using Puppet Warp to Create Animations
  • U6

    Animated GIFs

    • Animated GIFs
  • U7

    Practical Unit

    • Practice

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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 content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who want to polish their skills.

Learn with the best Domestika teachers through practical lessons, tons of resources, and a progressive difficulty that'll allow you to see results from day one.

Domestika Basics will allow you to step up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

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

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

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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners. Design, Photography, and Video course by Harrison Kuykendall

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

By Harrison Kuykendall
Digital Artist. New York, United States.
Joined February 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (95)
  • 4378 students