30 Days to Photoshop Mastery

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177 reviews for 30 Days to Photoshop Mastery

  1. Rolf (verified owner)

    Impressed by your quick update to ACR

  2. Marc (verified owner)

    Great course. Clear and concise

  3. Niru (verified owner)

    You are the BEST I love to learn from you

  4. Marvin (verified owner)

    The approach of sticking to learning and practicing every day for 30 days is as important as the material covered! Finally, I am getting over my fear of opening Photoshop because I can’t remember how to do something.

  5. Brian L. (verified owner)

    Quite frankly Blake this is the most watchable and comprehensive course I have used. It’s also very practical and ‘realworld’ (and a bargain!)

  6. John (verified owner)

    I learn several minor tips that will help me going forward.

  7. Tomasz Tomaszewski (verified owner)

    Dear Blake, Your course is very helpful, logical and well structured. The only comments I have are regarding the speed at which you speak. Someone who buys such a course has time to listen to the lessons in full, no matter how long it lasts. So there is no reason to hurry so much. It would also be good if you showed more keyboard shortcuts that you use to show the next steps.
    I would also limit fragments of your speech in which you convince us how valuable this course is. They are too insistent and rub against commercial uselessly. Thank you very, very much. Tomasz

  8. Cor van der Linden (verified owner)

    Good and clear intro to Photoshop.

  9. charles d. (verified owner)

    Excellent idea for a course, Blake! I felt I knew how to manipulate the different tools within PS, but you have really opened my eyes to different aspects of different tools and you have brought me light-years ahead on color in general. I am following your instructions concerning doing one lesson a day then practice. Concept works very well for me. Adobe would be wise to offer your course to folks that really want to learn PS. Thanks again and well worth the price for the course!

  10. Eugenia Mills (verified owner)

    I have just gotten a good start with the course, and already have learned much. I have used Photoshop for several years, and knew I was not making great use of it. This course has been helpful even though I am not yet half way through it. Thanks for sending the revisions when PS upgraded recently.

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  12. steve (verified owner)

    I applaud your soldiering up and rechambering for this new iteration of ACR. I imagined . . . getting the alarm at 02:00 and racing out to the flight line to get airborne, and …What! All the gauges on the cockpit console are in different places! Well done for getting off the flight line on time. Oh, I have had the pleasure of your lectures for years. Kudos, sir.

  13. Simon (verified owner)

    I really appreciate the videos you provide. I am much more confident using PS then I was before. The lessons are clear and very informative .. Thank you for all your help!!

  14. Felix VANDENHOUTE (verified owner)

    Clear and perfect ! Thank you

  15. Alan (verified owner)

    Thorough! Very good so far. Working on the New Camera Raw. Very close to the Lightroom experience. Spacing and working on the lessons in between is a good strategy. I am a long time user of both LR and PS but need to improve my PS skills when needed. Blake’s enthusiasm is contagious and spurs the desire to learn

  16. Rolf (verified owner)

    I’m in day 13 and so far it is very good

  17. jude dundas (verified owner)

    The concept of this course is brilliant because after watching each daily video Blakes gives you homework which means practicing what you’ve learnt that day until it is fully understood before moving on. Blake has a unique way of teaching which makes it enjoyable – I can thoroughly recommend this course and I have found it a great refresher and picked up lots of new tips.

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  20. Rein (verified owner)

    Some parts are not very clear, for example the Action.

  21. Albert van der Teems (verified owner)

    At this moment I follow the day 8 lesson. My thoughts about this course so far, the video’s replaces all the books I ussely buy to learn something. To see what the teacher wants you to learn and then follow on on your own computer, an eye opener. For all the future buyers, Blake is a reliable vendor, mid June an update for ACR, and 2 days later, an update for this course, amazing. Again, my excuse for this poor English. Albert, the Netherlands.

  22. Dina (verified owner)

    I am at third of the way, and am liking the course very much. Although I know the photoshop quite much but have not practice it. Your course has been encouraging me to do just that. In addition it is providing subtle details that I did not know. You have also convinced me to use bridge and photoshop instead of lightroom. Lightroom is great program with a lot of headaches – finding where my pictures are?

  23. Michael (verified owner)

    Enjoying it so far. Taking it slow, especially changes to ACR.

    My only suggestion would be to slow down you presentation – it is hard to follow where you are in the menu system and I loose how you got there or what you did. It is familiar to you but less do for your audience.

    As always, your material is first rate.


    Michael – Canada.

  24. Ed (verified owner)

    Blake is a Magician…. this course, finally, opens the door to Photoshop for me…. I am a devoted Lightroom user…. and now I can add the power and substance of Photoshop for the coup de graˆace!

  25. Michael (verified owner)

    learned something new and updated for ps update

  26. Francis (verified owner)

  27. Ian (verified owner)

    I have followed Blake from the early days of HDR, and have never been disapointed with any of his Tutorials. They are well planed and thoroughly descriptive making the effort of overall satisfaction most rewarding.

  28. Allen S. (verified owner)

    At first glance you might think this course is too simple, but once you get into it you find that its a great way to learn Photoshop by building on one piece of it at a time.I’ve taken other courses but this one is sticking with me.

  29. Leentje (verified owner)

    So far it’s worth every penny !

  30. William (verified owner)

    I really like this course and the only reason it doesn’t get a five is that Blake is TOO PASSIONATE. He gets excited and the speed of his speech speeds up and becomes difficult to understand for someone like me who’s using Cochlear Implants. He explains things very well but I’ve had to repeat many sections in order to understand all of Blake’s instructions. The improvement in my images was evident to my family and friends within the first four lessons. Would I buy this again? ABSOLUTELY! Do I think it’s fairly priced? ABSOLUTELY! Do I recommend it to others who want a thorough, in-depth presentation of ACR and Photoshop by an obviously enthusiastic user and teacher? ABSOLUTELY!

  31. Daniel F. (verified owner)

    As usual, your trainings are well documented, and each step is explained and is easy to follow.

  32. Walter (verified owner)

    great so far

  33. Lynne f (verified owner)

    Blake is thorough and explains the important aspects of Photoshop as we work through it. His enthusiasm, knowledge and precision in his explanations make Student mastery within reach. I have taken a few courses and bought books on Photoshop and Blake’s course has and is the most helpful In my opinion. His tips on workflow is just what one needs navigating Camera Raw and Photoshop. Most appreciated!

  34. Lawrence (verified owner)

    I rated 30 days at the ‘4’ level because nothing is perfect. This is the course I have been searching for, it satisfies all of my desires and the fact that I can view it over and over absolutely is terrific. Thank you.

  35. Jagdish (verified owner)

    I’m a self taught PS user. Whilst I have watched numerous tutorials on the net, I always feel I learn more watching Blake’s tutorials. He’s taken my editing skills to another level. Thank you, Blake.

  36. Tom (verified owner)

    Suspect this is going to be a valuable long term reference source rather than just a 30 day event. Highly recommended!

  37. Al (verified owner)

    Finally, a training series that brings it all together. The content is clear and delivered with Blake’s straight-forward style and support material. A very easy to watch and learn format. In the first video alone, learned three techniques about Adobe Camera Raw and those items alone have made this purchase worthwhile! It’s like having a good friend drop over to help you learn PhotoShop. Additionally the newest version of ACR had hardly arrived via Creative Cloud and Blake had updated videos in my “In box”. That’s customer service! Thanks Blake, you’ve given me insight and confidence.

  38. John (verified owner)

    I arrived at day five. I hope the rating will stay at this level.

  39. Betty-Lou (verified owner)

    Blake’s way of educating is phenominal. His enthousiasm resonates through all of his videos and that enthousiasm is contageous. I follow lots of other photographers, but Blake’s way of educating resonates the most with me. He makes everything very clear and – very important to me – he educates from an artist’s perspective, which gives me the oppurtunity to grow as an artist.

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  41. Kent (verified owner)

    I am working my way through as I get time, I have found several different things to help me.

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  43. Alden (verified owner)

    Some great stuff here. I’m on day 10 because I went back to the ACR vids after the big update. Thanks for getting ACR lessons updated so quickly Blake. I also really like the Blend Mode lessons, starting to make more sense with your explanations over Adobe’s.

  44. Dimitri (verified owner)

    The course is really well made, your way of explaining everything is always very clear and understandable even if I discover most of it for the first time. Yet I have a question for you : the new version of photoshop just came out litterally four days after I purchased the course. I suppose you will update the contents for that version; would I have access to the updated course? My concern is that I got the download version instead of the subscription. Please let me know. Thank you, and congratulations for the high quality training you offer.

  45. John (verified owner)

    In the beginning, the course needs info on importing, and saving image files to Br and also moving files between LR, Br and PS. Sometimes my images did not go automatically back into LR from PS so I had to use the Apple search function to find them. What causes that? Was it because I edited image in Camera Raw before going to PS? Did it happen because I first opened image in Br and then continued to PS?

    Also, to me, you speak too fast and sound too anxious; you already sold me on the course. Listen to the cadence of your buddy Matt K.; it’s more relaxing.

    I do think you are offering very useful information and I look forward to continuing with the course.

  46. Evert (verified owner)

    This course was a real eye-opener, I really love the way you explained the many possibilities of Photoshop. It will help me to make better images.

  47. Peter (verified owner)

    Still very early, very positive thus far. Look forward to completing the remaining 20 days.

  48. Nils Elsner (verified owner)

    The material is, as all your other tutorials ,easy to follow.I am not a beginner but apart from the repetition you have a lot of tips and tricks how to do things in maybe another way that i should have done..
    This is really good, It is exactly what i want.
    I have been on a vacation so i have only studie the 7 first lessons and now ia have to go back toe new ACR chapter. Which is of course new to me. I really look forward to the last chapters to see how you tie everything together.

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  50. Ryan (verified owner)

    This was a very thorough yet fast paced class. What I liked most was when Adobe had a big update to Camera Raw and he went back through all the Camera Raw lessons and redid all of them to show the updated version. That was real cool of him to do and shows that he cares and not just doing it for the money. Definitely worth the money!

  51. Paul (verified owner)

    Just completed day 8. So far so good. I appreciate how quickly you updated the ACR videos. I was totally lost when I tried to do Day 4, but you came through with flying colors.

  52. Donald (verified owner)

    Excellent course for all photographers, by a true expert and outstanding teacher.

  53. Brian (verified owner)

    Although I am only about 1/3 of the way through this course, it has already proven to be THE BEST purchase I could have made in an effort to improve my PhotoShop skills. I have already learned a great deal and have essentially reset my approach to PS. It is nice to be able to work your way through at your own pace with the ability to practice and, if necessary, repeat portions. I highly recommend the 30 Day to Photoshop Mastery. Blake has a unique and thorough methodology that makes everything come together perfectly.

  54. mike (verified owner)

    As ever an excellent well thought out product from Blake. It has helped me a great journey in my quest to master the essential tools in Photoshop – the bite size lessons are brilliant. Well done Blake.

  55. Ed (verified owner)

    I am a Photoshop journeyman and have bought and benefited from a number of PS courses. What Blake does in this course which is different from others is he takes a bottoms up tool oriented approach. His philosophy with this course is that you will become significantly more proficient in PS, regardless of your level, if you get to know and practice (what Blake refers to as Deliberate Practice) the tools themselves. This course doesn’t replace other courses but augments them by taking a very different approach. I am only on day 12 of 30 so far and have found the course extremely beneficial. Blake is an excellent teacher who breaks each lesson into small pieces. I highly recommend this course to any photographer who does not yet consider themselves a PS Master. The course fee is money well invested!

  56. James (verified owner)

    Took the course and wanted to have it permanently available to me. Great stuff Blake!

  57. Mark (verified owner)

    Really well thought out programme of courses. Admittedly I’m only on Day 10 but I’ve learned so much already. The concept of doing small, targeted, chunks of course work each day makes learning much more agreeable. Additionally, breaking it down like this also makes these great reference video’s.

    One more thing, on a personal note about Blake – after Adobe radically changed the ACR interface, Blake immediately created new course content to cater for these changes which he made available within a few days after ACR’s release. Wonderful support Blake, thanks.

  58. Thomas (verified owner)

    I purchased the downloadable version so I’d always have the material available to review. This course is very complete in content and presented in bite sized bits for consumption and individual practice. If you’ve struggled with trying to make sense of Ps, this program is for you. Blake is one of the best Ps instructors you’ll find.

  59. Wayne Henson (verified owner)

    Really getting a massive amount of knowledge and inspiration from the package as I have with all the f64 packages I have purchased. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks Blake as I understand the work, effort and commitment that goes into developing such comprehensive systems

  60. Angelina (verified owner)

    So far it’s great. It’s helpful the way you explain each and every button in the RAW workspace and how to use them. I’ve been using PS for a long time and am still learning. I am only on day 5 but am learning lots already.

  61. Brian (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing , Blake. you seem to keep outdoing yourself. I hadn’t realized that there were so much ways to be creative in Photoshop. A fantastic learning experience! Thanks, Blake. I always enjoy your courses.

  62. David (verified owner)

    Concise and informative as always.

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  64. Heinrich (verified owner)

    Well done! I appreciate your teaching style very much.

  65. Reginald (verified owner)

    Clear,concise,succinct,a great understanding of colour.A great military style of instruction.On a personal note a little fast in delivery.Reason for my choice of purchase.(one off ) I have to do it in my own time.Great production.

  66. R.S. (verified owner)

    Very instructive video’s + training

  67. Deleted User (verified owner)

    Fantastic course from a fantastic teacher! I’ve been deeply into PhotoShop for over 5 years and had thought of myself as being pretty good with the software; until Blake offered this course. Blake has taught me things about Ps that I never would have found on my own. He starts out with Adobe Camera Raw and simply builds on what you learn each day. Now I use ACR on each of my editing projects before proceeding into Ps. Having been around Ps for some time I tried to sneak a peek at Clipping masks, for example, because I had heard of it but never really understood it. Sneaking a peek didn’t work. I didn’t begin to understand how it applied to my editing until I worked my way through each day’s lessons. Then, I understood it. So just take it day-by-day and practice, practice, practice. You won’t be disappointed. Well worth the cost of the course!

  68. Gary (verified owner)

    Excellent course. I needed a refresher on Photoshop. With the recent upgrades to Camera Raw I found it would be a good choice to move away from Lightroom and totally use the modules of Photoshop.

  69. Bev (verified owner)

    Breaking photoshop learning into 30 days with 30 lessons is a perfect way to learn. Blake is a very good teacher and the class was just what I needed to get started editing photos in photoshop.

  70. Clay Enos (verified owner)

    Blake … Great job on this course. I am only about half way through the modules, and they are jam packed with useful info, even for a veteran PS user like me. Your dedication to your customers is top notch as shown by your quick updates to the videos with the new release of Photoshop.

    This course is perfect for as a review for one who has been away from PS for awhile, but I would recommend it for all those for all photographers who enjoy learning new skills and/or approaches to PS editing.

  71. Malcolm (verified owner)

    All looks good, I have made a start, but then daily life got in the way.

  72. Charles Colpitts (verified owner)

    So far, so good, still working my way through the lessons. Looking forward to blend modes and blend if.

  73. Patrick McCloskey (verified owner)

    Blake Rudis is an exceptional educator. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and he genuinely wants to teach by sharing his knowledge. He brings all his talents to his course “30 Days to Photoshop Mastery”.

    He leads the student slowly and purposely through the vast majority of Photoshop as it applies to photographers. His explanations are clear and are delivered with an infectious enthusiasm. The accompanying notes complement the video presentations.

    After each video, Blake sets the students tasks to achieve based on the lesson. These are a great way to consolidate the learning.

    Towards the end of the course, he pulls together all the lessons to demonstrate how the individual skills work together to produce great images from raw files. His integrated approach is both logical and commendable and, after following his workflow videos, everything falls into place.

    I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn Photoshop either as a complete beginner or an intermediate user. I guarantee you will benefit from it.

  74. Richard (verified owner)

    I’m finding the program easy to follow and very informative. Each step is shown slowly giving time to take it in and this is really helpful.

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  76. Lyra (verified owner)

    Blake is a clear and compelling instructor. The 30 Days to PS Mastery course is broken up into very digestible sections with excellent examples and useful “homework”. I enjoy his teaching style and find it extremely helpful to better understand a complex tool like Photoshop. I have gained all sorts of good tips and can use PS more easily and effectively.

  77. Holly B. (verified owner)

    5 days into the program, as a total newbie to Photoshop, learning SO MUCH!

  78. Berhard (verified owner)

    I have been using photoshop for quite a few years now, but have not delved very deeply into it This course has made me aware of the advanced features that were there but I did not know how to use them. I now have a good foundation to build on to proceed in my photoshop learning journey. This is a great course for beginners to advance users, you will always learn something new. Blake is a great instructor who explains things in a clear and precise manner. But that said one has to practice what you learnt – the course alone won’t make you an expert.

  79. Errol Wilson (verified owner)

    Blake, I am just on day 5 working it by your recommendations. Please allow me to do what my mother taught me to say, “Thanks”.
    In 5 hours I have learned more about ACR than the time I have spent trying to understand it since it’s introduction. Blake Rudis, you are probably if not the absolute master of explaining and teaching this art.

  80. Larry (verified owner)

    Just finished Day 7. You go quite fast. Usually listen to the video twice and some parts more often. I use LrC
    so the format is different from Adobe camera raw. Sometimes I have to watch a youtube video to see another explanation of how something works. I am going at my own pace. I like the discipline and hope to complete the entire class. I have been using Ps for about 15 years. I have learned quite a bit already.

  81. Markus (verified owner)

    This course provided me a solid base and understanding of the Photoshop tools on which I now can build to further improve Photoshop mastery.

  82. Michael (verified owner)

    I am pleased so far, I am taking my time with each day, starting with day 4, I like the pace and the nature of the instructions.

  83. Gabriel (verified owner)

    It goes at a slow pace giving enough time to practice each PS command. If forces the student to go step by step rather than jumping all over. Very GOOD course.

  84. Andy C. (verified owner)

    I just finished lesson #5. I have been using Photoshop now for 12 years or so and thought I was pretty good. I was completely blown away with Lesson 5 on ACR local tools. I can’t believe what I have been missing out on. I will be re-watching this lesson several more times and practicing for a few days now to master it. I can now see that for most of my photos I will be able to finish them off in camera raw and never have to go into Photo Shop at all.

    Thanks, Blake. You did good with this course.

  85. Ronald MacDonald (verified owner)

    Having watched your first 17 tutorials I now have a much better understanding of Blend if, Clipping Masks and Selections and masks. Great value for money and well woryh doing.

  86. John (verified owner)

    Blake’s courses are amazing. His enthusiasm for the topics and his ability to explain the details simply make his courses a pleasure to engage. I have been a serious user of Photoshop for a few years, and I have learned more from a couple of Blake’s courses than I have with the many others that I have engaged. He definitely is a gifted teacher.

  87. Ronald Coleman (verified owner)

    A lot to learn here. I always enjoy Blake’s courses and videos.

  88. Joy F. (verified owner)

    Blake, please slow down – you talk too fast. 🙂

    I highly recommend this program. It is well worth the money for the knowledge Blake imparts. I would give the program 4 ¾ stars if that was allowed. The only reason I downgraded the program from 5 stars is not enough information on Bridge, IMO.

    I would recommend spending some more time on Bridge (other than just the overview) since this is the best viewing, sorting, marking program I have ever worked with. Just the overview has inspired me to clean up my photo library of duplicate photos and begin tagging photos using Bridge. Since I have literally thousands of photos and tagging came out after I had built my photo library, I have avoided tagging, for the most part. With Bridge, that’s a different story. Now I don’t want to move on in the course until I learn Bridge.

    That said, the course outline is super and I have already learned so much more about Photoshop. For example, working with the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop, I now know there is a website available to me where I can show my work. That’s part of the package. Never knew that.

    I have used Photoshop since level 4.0. The Creative Cloud version, although based on previous Photoshop versions, is so different, it’s an entirely new program.

    Forget HDR. With Photoshop Mastery, you will learn how to shade to make your shot memorable. And Blake shows you some of his original camera shots so you can see the changes Photoshop can make to create something special and memorable. And salable, if that’s the direction you wish to take. Blake emphasizes that you are creating a special moment for you. You are the most important critic of your work. If you like what you create, regardless of what others think of your work, that is what matters most.

    In this course, Blake teaches Bridge, Raw, and Photoshop. These are the three component programs that make up Photoshop. Blake teaches a new subject per day over a 30 day period, but I prefer working at a slower pace so I can truly absorb the lessons. Each lesson is one subject only and about 20 minutes long. Then Blake leaves you to use the information he has given you that day. Subjects include Adjustment Layers, Clipping Masks, Opacity and Fill, Color Range Selections, Filters for Creative Effects, Smart Objects, Actions, and Workflows, to name a few.

    Yeah, I know. You’re saying you know all that stuff. Even if you consider yourself a Photoshop expert, I would recommend this course. It’s the best for both beginners and experts.

  89. Stan (verified owner)

    I have been using ON1 for the last 2 years & Lightroom purchase prior to that. I was totally frustrated with ON1’s issues and not a fan of catalogs. After your recent webinar (excellent) I thought I would give Photoshop (only) a try. I just finished Day 8 and I am extremely happy with your course and your teaching methods. I am really excited and look forward to all of my future lessons. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Larry (verified owner)

    Right off, this course that Blake put together is comprehensive yet very well organized and direct. Blake does not waste time! This course has been very beneficial to me and I know that I can always go back to specific lessons for reference as I continue to learn. Thanks, Blake!

  91. John Pascucci (verified owner)

    I am up to lesson eight and have never felt so comfortable using Photoshop. I always used Lightroom and used Photoshop for small corrections I could not accomplish in Lightroom. I never knew the power of Bridge. I love the bite size lessons and being able to work on the same photos to secure the knowledge not just watching a video telling you about it. My new work space in Photoshop is amazing. I have recommended this course to several of the members of my camera club and to friends interested in photography. I look forward to starting a new lesson each day. Blake thank you for such a great course. I am sure that it will make my editing so much better. I look forward to taking you Palette 3 course when I finish this.

  92. Mary Wood (verified owner)

    I am so impressed with what I have learned so far. I only wish I would have found this earlier.

  93. David (verified owner)

    I was hacking my way through on Youtube trying to learn Photoshop and I found “30 days”. I’m the kind who needs it from A then to B and then on to C …. with an instructor like Blake. Thank you f64 Academy.

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  97. Sara (verified owner)

    Loving it! Going to take me a bit longer than 30 days 🙁 to pick it up but not a problem – can’t rate the RAW GPS or profiles yet as haven’t used them yet but having some great results already with just using the straight editing in Camera Raw.

  98. Kathy White (verified owner)

    This course has been the best Photoshop course that I have purchased. I have been trying to learn Photoshop for a few years now and have purchased 4 different courses. This course is the best and easiest one I have found. Blake’s way of teaching has made it easy to follow and he explains how and why things work in Photoshop. Even his tone voice is pleasing to listen to!! He is excited about what he is teaching and so knowledgeable. I am so happy I found him and I am finally learning to use Photoshop faster and more efficient than I have after many years of frustration with other classes. Thank you Blake for a great product!!

  99. Stuart Bernstein (verified owner)

    I am only on day 4, and need to practice some more.

  100. Michael (verified owner)

    Wow, I’m only on day 11 and I believe this course has already saved me months of frustration. If you are sitting on the fence, get off that fence and sign up. Signing up for this course is one of the wisest decisions I have made in 2020.

  101. John (verified owner)

    Excellent explanation of various topics.

  102. Malcolm (verified owner)

    Not always up to doing everyday but great they I can catch up if I want. Good clear instructions and an enthusiasm for the subject make learning possible even for me.

  103. Mike (verified owner)

    Excellent course from Blake. I’m still going back through it and finding things that rock.

  104. Robyn (verified owner)

    I’m almost half way through this course and am so impressed by Blake’s teaching and presentation, I’ve wanted to learn Photoshop for years but always felt overwhelmed and never knew where to start – now I’m well on my way. Blake has a knack for simplifying complicated things and explaining them in an easy to follow manner (Blend IF for example!). I’m thoroughly enjoying every lesson and will be signing up for his other courses too down the track. So glad I found this course!

  105. Philip (verified owner)

    Easy to follow. Good instructor.

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  107. Sharon (verified owner)

    You promised that I didn’t need to know anything about photo shop. There are times you use acronims without like HSL without the definition, two lessons later you explained. Also some of the most basic actions you say what you are doing but using magic fingers I cannot see what button or tab you hit. This is my third attempt at learning Photoshop and this class is GREAT. By lesson 11 I already have a better working knowledge from you than finishing the other courses. I too am an educator, and I am using that term for you as a compliment. Keep up the good work. Sharon

  108. Grazyna (verified owner)

    I am halfway though the course and I love it. It’s very easy to follow. The teaching technique is excellent.

  109. Robert Forman (verified owner)

    I love it, have used Photoshop for a couple of years but still learnt stuff right from the start, especially about camera raw

  110. Elias Dib (verified owner)

    I am impressed with the level of teaching. Clear and consise ! Being a total beginer, I was afraid this would be too complicated for the 58 yr old me. Very pleasantly surprised. Thank you for this.

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  112. Fred (verified owner)

    I’m applying each lesson to my photos. Blake’s method of teaching and my “method” of learning mesh. I have learned more about layers in a couple of days than I have in using Photoshop for years. Blake opened my eyes to the Portfolio module in Photoshop. Thank you Blake.

  113. Hugh (verified owner)

    An amazing program. The series is broken up into manageable sessions, logically sequenced. Blake Rudis is an excellent teacher. His explanations are clear and succinct. He walks us through the application of Photoshop tools at a comfortable pace. And you can always go back over the videos as a refresher. I learned enough about Camera Raw in Lesson 3 to warrant the (discounted) price of the entire program. I’m working at my own pace, being sure I’m comfortable with each skill before moving on to the next Lesson. I’d be interested in other programs that Blake moderates. Bravo. Worth every penny – you can quote me.

  114. Joneta (verified owner)

    I finished Day 8 this morning. I am very pleased with the lessons so far. I feel like I am learning a lot. I will update this later.

  115. Keith (verified owner)

    Great course, nice pace. It is delivering what I expected.

  116. Irene (verified owner)

    I started using Ps when it was available by subscription after having used Elements for several years. I am now relying less and less on Lr and have determined to master Ps. Your videos on ACR and setting up Ps workspace have already given me a much stronger foundation. It’s going to take me more than 30 days! Also, thanks for all the great tutorials on You Tube.

  117. Richard (verified owner)

    Excellent introduction to the power of photoshop. Very clear and understandable. Suggest following up with Zone Effects and Palette effects.

  118. Darlene Grover (verified owner)

  119. Richard (verified owner)

    I don’t normally write longer reviews – but this one deserves the effort
    I purchased the 30 day PS mastery class. Only up thru day 12 so far – but am very impressed – explanations are clear and the short class followed by homework is a very effective format. I have used PS since it became a subscription (before that I used elements for a long time) I have also watched more than 100 Adobe Creative Challenges and taken a few in person classes -so I felt pretty familiar with is. This class is far better than anything I have done before. I am familiar with many of the tools being presented – but have learned how to use more efficiently and apply them in new ways. Not getting out as much with the virus thing – so I won’t get as much chance to use these skills as I would like – so it is great to have the downloaded videos I can go back to any time I want. Highly recommended!

  120. Nick Jackson (verified owner)

    Excellent course. Well structured and easy to follow. Important to practice as Blake suggests to gain full benefit. Am thoroughly enjoying and benefitting from the course.

  121. Kevin (verified owner)

  122. David (verified owner)

    Right now I’m doing the PS Summit class, which as you know is very intensive. I wish I had taken yours first. So I’ll do yours next, which I’m hoping is more basic. I have a lot to say about “learning” if you are interested at some point in the future. P/s is a bear if all you learn is a bunch of tools. A more global approach, goal oriented works best. 1 to 5 ratings are a beginning, but a more indepth analysis might be more useful.

  123. john (verified owner)

    Has all the ingrediants to help anyone learn the ins & outs of Photoshop.

  124. Carol (verified owner)

    I am only part way through this course, and prior to this was a complete Photoshop newbie. I am learning a lot, and Blake’s teaching style is fresh, engaging and thorough. Looking forward to the rest of the course!

  125. Mike (verified owner)

    Very easy to follow and understand the process.

  126. Gerry Lancaster (verified owner)

    I have been studying Photoshop for a couple of years through different programs. Lessons from the 30-Day Mastery provide a different approach to using some of the tools that makes a lot of difference in workflow and visual outcome. Even lessons on topics I knew well would have a tidbit here and there that was beneficial.

  127. Russell Hunt (verified owner)

    I have not reviewed the whole program yet. Looks promising through.

  128. Kevin (verified owner)

    This course gave me what I needed to understand PS

  129. Les (verified owner)

    i have found this course very easy to follow were you can watch the video and then practise rewatching the video if needed to reinforce the learning. The accompanying files mean that you can see your results compared to Blakes which is a great help the workbook lets you make notes so it acts as an aid memoir

  130. Ross (verified owner)

    Well laid, a logical progression and everything clearly explained and demonstrated. Blake is also an engaging tutor.

  131. Napoleon (verified owner)

    I am on video 10. Very comprehensive course. I am taking my time as LR is still in my comfort zone. The Color Theory is great as well.

  132. Lee (verified owner)

    First off ,your teaching method is excellent and learning is comfortable and effective in each lesson.You teach with such enthusiasm for others to learn that how could we not.
    You are filling in all the missing pieces for me and the things I thought I knew, I now understand very well and everything with my photos is instantly more fun and exciting to work with. After each lesson I notice the progress and it feels good.Thanks for that.
    For me it will be a 45 day course at least as I am very tied up with my more than day job, which brings me to this..I purposely searched the comments before I purchased as I knew I wouldn’t keep up every day and was wishing it to be downloadable and when I discovered that it was,I didn’t hesitate to buy. I think if you were to announce it as “downloadable” from the beginning , it would be a help.
    I still have plenty of lessons left and enjoy each of them.I am already sure you’ll be getting another big Thanks from me again when I reach the end of the course.
    Thanks Blake.

  133. Randy (verified owner)

  134. neil (verified owner)

    I have tried and failed many times to get to grips with ps. I am taking it slowly and learning from day 1. Nice easy steps and it’s making sense at last

  135. Gary (verified owner)

    I caught this on special for $67 so well worth the price of admission. It does a great job of introducing you to the various aspects a novice needs to know about Photoshop. I’m very happy with the education, especially the Blend If function that I now use exclusively for sharpening and noise reduction. Do plan on spending and hour or two dong the homework; that’s where the real learning comes. A simple assignment like “Play with the filters.” can take hours or even days. I also purchased the Zone System Express panel and education when it was on sale for $147. I really needed this course to use that panel. I plan on joining f.64 academy in January 2021 and then using the member and special discount 30 Days to Photoshop discount to purchase the remaining effects panel and the presets and profiles. Check this first: My understanding is that as an f.84 member you have access to this course as well as many others. If that’s true, well worth $20 a month to access this program alone.

  136. Michelle Majors (verified owner)

  137. Mark Heise (verified owner)

    Very informative. I really enjoyed the entire course. You can clearly see and hear how passionate he is in his teaching methods and the joy he gets from providing the information.The only comment I did find, is towards the last few days, or maybe just actions, I am even laughing while writing this. He gets a little excited and doesn’t necessarily race through the steps, but listening to him speak…lol he is racing a little verbally. All I thought was take a breath Blake! get a drink!
    Again though I loved every aspect!

  138. JEFFREY (verified owner)

    Wow…so much information and I am only on day five! I’ve had to review the “video” while “doing my homework” because my 57 year old brain is being challenged!

  139. RAYMOND (verified owner)

  140. Aristotelis (verified owner)

    Excellent!!! Fully Recommend for people they want to deepen in Photoshop.

  141. Robin (verified owner)

    One of the best online photography courses I’ve ever taken! This is a vast amount of material that is well put together, understandable and makes sense! Blake’s sense of humor only adds spice to the already delicious product!

  142. Prabhakar (verified owner)

    Very good

  143. Donna W. (verified owner)

    I really like how you explain in detail what I need to know and do it in the order in which I need to learn things. Your teaching style makes it easy to grasp, and the bits of humor you throw in makes it fun. I don’t have a lot of time to devote to photoshop, which made it difficult to learn. Now I have gained more confidence by watching just a few lessons. I am excited to get through all of them so I can finally work on my photos. Many thanks for a great course!

  144. Nani Dennis (verified owner)

    I really love and it’s so easy to understand your teaching.🙏🏽

  145. Lacy (verified owner)

    Still working the program only on day 10. Been going back over some of the lessons to make sure I get it down. Have learn a lot of stuff that I would have not figured out myself.

  146. Skip (verified owner)

    The most outstanding thing about this thirty day workshop is how Blake teaches it. His lessons are easy to follow and, a pleasure to follow, and they are a pleasure because when we learn we are experience pleasure. This is that. More than that, I am loving it. Beyond that, I am astonished to know Photoshop’s capabilities, and I only know that now because of what Blake has taught me. There used to be a time, before Blake’s lessons, when I would finish a picture, but it was not exactly what I wanted. Now, since his lessons, I am completely satisfied with my finished product….From this time forward, if anyone wants to know Photoshop, I send a link to Blake’s fantastic Thirty Day workshop.

  147. Ken (verified owner)

    Really appreciate that this allows me to work at my pwn pace and to repeat portions as needed.

  148. Sam (verified owner)

    I have just completed day 8 but have to say have learnt a lot so far. A very detailed and well paced course so far

  149. Amor (verified owner)

    Blake Rudis is an animated guru. Some of the photoshop instructors I have watched are better than Ambien. He is so smart, technically knowledgeable, and unpretentious. I am starting to learn a lot more about the physics of color that I have missed in the years. He should minimize his hand and gestures though because my eyes flicker too much watching him.

  150. Arnold W. (verified owner)

    I have been using Photoshop since version 3 (not CS3, the original version 3) and have gotten quite good results. After watching just a few of the videos in Blake’s course I realize I have wasted countless hours brute-forcing my way through techniques that these lessons show me how to accomplish with a few mouse clicks. Things are going to progress a lot faster now!

  151. Ben (verified owner)

    Very helpful!

  152. Sean (verified owner)

    Great course! I am fairly new to photography. Over the past few months, I fumbled my way through figuring out what I needed to know in order to help with post in photoshop for my Wife’s 360 Virtual Tour business. I have since, purchased a DSLR and gotten into photography as a hobby as well. I have gone thru the course a little quicker, because some of the lessons covered material that I am doing on a regular basis already. Even in those lessons, I picked up helpful information that I was not aware of. I purchased the course on December 15th. Today, (December 27th) I have 4 lessons left before I complete the course. It has helped me tremendously! I have recommended it to several others. Unless you are a graphic designer or someone that uses PS on a daily basis, you will find this course is where you should have started. I have not been doing this long, but I can not begin to tell you how much time I would have saved and how much better my edits would have been had I taken this course in the beginning. If you have ever wished you could do the type of editing you see others doing, or figured out how to do something in PS, but thought, there has to be a better or easier way to do this, this is the course for you!

    The course gradually builds on what you learned in previous lessons, adding new features with each progressive lesson. Prior to the course, I felt LR was a necessity for editing. Now I see that I can do everything I was doing in LR, in PS and have better control and precision of those adjustments. Blake is good about showing you different ways to accomplish the same result, but some will prove to be difficult and challenging, while others will be quick and easy with better results. You will be given practice images and assignment to practice completing the same task different ways so you get first hand experience as to why one way is better than another.

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  154. Jeff (verified owner)

    Easiest course to understand on this subject

  155. peggy (verified owner)

    explained very well, really great

  156. Sherry (verified owner)

    I’m on Day 10 and have learned a lot because the material is presented in an orderly, progressive package. I will feel more confident using Photoshop after this course. I would like to see specific ‘homework’ for each lesson, versus just ‘experiment with it.’ Perhaps 3 assignments, with a specific goal in mind for each, would help solidify the lesson.

  157. Cheryl G. (verified owner)

    I had been trying to learn PS piece meal before. Your course is teaching me everything step by step. I love your training style of not just explain how to do something but why, which is so important to my learning style. I love it and I am not even finished it yet.

  158. Ron (verified owner)

    This is the best instruction on Photoshop I have had to date. Going step be step with time to practice the material has helped me immensely. I would most highly recommend this course to anyone who is new to Photoshop.

  159. Shirley-Ann (verified owner)

    I have tried again and again to use Adobe products and always given up because of the unintuitive user interface. With Blake’s step by step training I am finally learning how to use photoshop. Thank you!

  160. Philip K (verified owner)

    SUPER GREAT. Have been using photoshop for close to 30 years. The bulk of the years was as a Newspaper Photographer. Mostly pre-press work. The paper I worked for (Detroit News 0was one of the 1st to go into the digital. You had to teach your self in those days lots of fly by seat of your pants. Since retirement I have been editing photos and laying out pages for a Railway Historical Society, starting to work up photos I shot in the 1950s and 60s of my own…. Not completely happy with my results. partly because there are many areas of Photoshop I never used… So about time to relearn Photoshop from the ground up. Your 30day program fills that task extremely well.

    So many courses are aimed at the “kids” that a old Goat like me does not all ways relate to the instructor style as well as I would like to. Your style gets to us all “dinosaurs” as well.

  161. Paul (verified owner)

    So far so good – just a few days in and although I’ve been using Photoshop for some time I’m learning new stuff every day.

  162. Sean (verified owner)

    I’m part way through this amazing course and have learned so much from Blake. I already have his incredible Zone System Express plug in for Photoshop and his equally incredible IP2 plugins which have transformed my landscape photography. I’m a real zealot for Blake, and this full Photoshop course is presented in such a way that everyone, regardless of skill level, can learn so much from it. It’s exciting to look forward to each day to progress on from the last lesson. Thanks heaps Blake, you are such an inspiration and your training and tools are the best!

  163. Bjørn Skjølberg (verified owner)

    This is a course in Photoshop that is really worth the money. There is a lot of information on how to use Photoshop, so I recommend seeing it several times and of course practicing each lesson.

  164. Donald Baird (verified owner)

  165. Rosalyn (verified owner)

    I really like the step by step approach. Although the pace is pretty fast, I love that I can go back and review as much as necessary. Practice is what it will take and I know that i will take longer than 30 days. End result is that I will have mastered PS.

  166. John (verified owner)

    I am learning so much that I never knew existed in Photoshop. I’m only on lesson 16 and can’t wait to try out the new concepts on my own photos. I’ve been using Lightroom for ever because I was intimidated by Photoshop. Aside from the typical Photoshop tips and tricks that a lot of educators teach I am learning so much about color theory and tonal theory and how to pull the viewer into the photograph. Finding Blake has breathed new life into my photography journey. Can’t wait to see where this all leads!

  167. Fraser (verified owner)

    Excellent, informative with detail.

  168. Claude (verified owner)

    Excellent teacher using easy to understand methods and examples.
    I have been using Photoshop since when it was called Photo Deluxe (a 3.5″ diskette was included with the purchase of a Panasonic camera). I have kept up-to-date with the evolution of Photoshop but because I am self-taught I have been using the wrong approach to attain desired results. Blake’s teaching will make things a lot easier for me… once I break away from old habits!
    I only wish that the 30-day course would include the latest version of Photoshop cc 2021 because some of the essential things do not work with my version (cannot use ALT-Click to copy and paste a mask from one layer to another) but that would mean updating all the courses constantly to keep up with updates.

  169. Marilyn (verified owner)

    Just made halfway and finally PS is making sense!

  170. Adele (verified owner)

    I have been diving into lots of websites, purchased courses on Lightroom and Photoshop, got gropup and private instruction, and traveled with photography workshops. Basically, the gamut of an effort to bring myself up to speed on a new art form that I started 6 years ago. Although there were several purely technical skills I was chasing, the combination of art and technical backgrounds brought me up to speed quickly. What was clearly missing was not how to do use my camera, nor the art of composition. What I was missing was in post processing: How to look at my photos and decide what was needed to make sure my viewers looked where I intended, and how to translate that decision to software actions.
    I met up with Blake Rudis at the Photoshop Virtual Summit 2021, which fortunately led me to acquire “30 Days to Photoshop Mastery”. I still have, as Blake encourages, lots of exploration and practice ahead of me. But Blake has provided me with the means to find what I was missing. He is a highly skilled teacher who clearly understands that learning a set of tools for modifying an image is secondary to figuring out why modification is needed.

  171. Mary (verified owner)

    The best photoshop program I have seen (and I have seen several). Clear explanations, great demonstrations, and well organized. Blake Rudis is a master teacher who excels at helping others by making photoshop understandable and easy to work with.

  172. Robert (verified owner)

  173. Greg (verified owner)

    Simply the best Photoshop training I have ever tried. Most other courses seem to drag on forever and I eventually give up. This course is smartly organized; moves quickly through the material; easy to follow and understand. Blake’s understanding of the material is deep and the real world examples he provides reinforce the learning experience. This is the best investment I have ever made toward understanding and applying Photoshop in my processing.

  174. Michael (verified owner)

    Excellent exercises to bring home the point and gain skill at making the adjustments. I’ve taken various classes from a number of sources and I wish they all would take a page from Blake’s technique. Keep up the good work.

  175. Jean Jensen (verified owner)

  176. Michael (verified owner)

    Since the Photoshop Mastery course is divided into 30 days, the learning curve has a nice pace to it. The information in the videos is easy to follow and understand. The course has helped me to “raise the bar” for using Photoshop CC.

  177. Terry (verified owner)

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