Ps Foundations – The Basics

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Photoshop Foundations:  The Basics

We are going back to the basics in this course!  Whether you are a seasoned veteran in Photoshop or a beginner, the basics are important.  Having a strong foundation of the inner workings of Photoshop will not only speed up your workflow, it will keep you from forming bad habits in the editing process.

Let’s face it, most people just want to dive right into Photoshop and learn magic tricks.  But I can assure you, those magic tricks will only take you so far if the habits you are forming in the process are bad.  In this course, we are going to go back to the basics and build a strong foundation from the ground up.  You will be shocked by how much you don’t know about the most important aspects of Photoshop.

You will learn:

  • How to navigate Photoshops Menus, Toolbars, and Preferences
  • How to build your own custom workspace for efficiency and speed.
  • The difference between Image Size and Canvas Size
  • The three different layer types
  • The attributes of layers
  • How to organize your layers in big composites
  • How and why to merge layers
  • All about the various file types and when to use them.

Included in this course:

  • 131 Minutes of formal education and practical application for understanding the inner workings of Photoshop to become more proficient.
  • All follow along images and course resource material.

Programs Required:

  • Adobe Photoshop© CC:  Not included in the purchase of the course.  Some features outlined in this course may not be available in CS6 or CS5

81 reviews for Ps Foundations – The Basics

  1. Albert (verified owner)

    Good course on the topics described

  2. tangaustin (verified owner)

  3. Hans Ulrich (verified owner)

    really helpful

  4. Cor van der Linden (verified owner)

  5. Art B. (verified owner)

    A great refresher, even for someone that’s been using PS for twenty years now.

  6. Brian (verified owner)

    Having floundered about within PS for more than a year; I purchased Blake’s Zone System Express Education Bundle. I have completed ‘The Basics’ portion and already I am feeling so much more comfortable within PS and my images are starting to look much improved.

  7. robert walker (verified owner)

    The education for ZSE 6 just brilliant,the vids are worth the money without the panel.

  8. Ken (verified owner)

    Thorough work in bite sized chunks.

  9. Richard (verified owner)

  10. Juan (verified owner)

    As Blake says, “everyone needs this.” I learned quite a bit from this course and I have been using Photoshop for seven years. As always, Blake’s instruction and presentation of the material are superb. This course, along with the Zone System Express, is saving me a lot of time. As a result, my photo processing has improved 100% in a very short time. Again, thank you Blake!

  11. Larry Citra (verified owner)

    I’m a long time PS user so I haven’t viewed this part yet but I plan to as you can always learn something useful from almost everyone … no one knows it all!

  12. Wayne (verified owner)

    I have tried many times in the last 10 years to get my head around PS, and I have worked thru a heap of courses, but Blake not only makes it look easy, he teaches the concepts behind the tools and why some are needed and others just get in the way. Thanks Blake, keep powering on, there are many out here who are blessed by skills as an educator and as a motivator.

  13. Kahsia (verified owner)

    The basics were uncovered. I have only been using photoshop for a little over a year. This was all new material to me. Thanks so much for including it.

  14. Jose Carlos (verified owner)

    there’s always something to learn…

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  17. Kathy (verified owner)

    Great information a lot that I did not know.

  18. Barry (verified owner)

    Good overview of the basics of PS

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  21. Gordon (verified owner)

    I haven’t looked at this yet. I jumped right into the zone express and am having so much fun with it that I haven’t looked beyond it. I know from experience with Blake’s work that this will be helpful.

  22. Carl Meibergen (verified owner)

    I’ve been using PS for awhile, but decided to forget what I thought I knew and begin at the beginning. Great information for everyone on how to properly setup the interface and prepare for an efficient workflow. Highly recommended.

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  25. Randy (verified owner)

    All Blake’s Products do what he says and more. Video training as good as it gets. Could not be happier. My only question is what do you recommend as Picture Style setting , in camera, to get the wanted contrast to process ?

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  31. Eugene (verified owner)

    Great since I am a beginner in PS

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  35. Bryan (verified owner)

    Taught me hoe wo get going in PS

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  40. Thomas (verified owner)

    Did this course as I was debating purchasing some of Blakes products. Blake is probable the one of the best instructors among about 3 people I have seen over the years. His instruction method, voice, etc. are excellent. He provides good information and instruction and more importantly, he is flexible and adjust his beliefs and teachings as products evolve – one good example of this is ACR. ACR years ago was an OK but important function, now it is an excellent product (function of PS and LR) and one can do many, many things to photo editing with it – and Blake has adjusted those teachings (and tells you) as the products have evolved as evidenced in this course – Photoshop Foundations – Adobe Camera Raw Basics.
    After taking this course and a few others, am a happy photo student of his who has purchased several other courses.

  41. Frank (verified owner)

    PS Foundations is exactly as the name describes…the basics. Basics does not mean it is only for beginners. The course served as a great refresher to PS concepts and I even learned a few new things. This is a great prerequisite for the ZSE education.

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  45. Tim Weiss (verified owner)

    Whatever Blake Rudis does, he does extremely well. This is no exception.

  46. Linda D’Alto (verified owner)

    I’m sure it’s great, just haven’t had time to explore yet. Working on the ZSE videos.

  47. Ronald (verified owner)

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  49. Shirley (verified owner)

    Blake is great teacher and very knowledgeable.

  50. Edmund Prescottano (verified owner)

    Provides a good basic understanding of Photoshop. You may have wanted to include a bit on the color settings to make sure people were editing in the correct color space

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  53. Amonsak (verified owner)

    Very nice instructions to simplify on using PS. I can save tons of times. Thanks for making this.

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  57. Sue (verified owner)

    Brilliant as always. Blake never fails to educate in a friendly, knowledgeable manner. This guy is dedicated and it shines through in his teachings.

  58. Dmitry (verified owner)

    Interesting summary of everything I knew already

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  60. Dario (verified owner)

    Very clear knowledge, I’m happy with this because I wasn’t very familiar with PS. Thanks

  61. Imrie L. (verified owner)

  62. Antoine (verified owner)

    Excellent for me as an amateur PS user

  63. Colin (verified owner)

    A fantastic foundational PS program that takes your ‘how to’ knowledge up several notches. Highly recommended along with ZSE.

  64. Rhoni (verified owner)

    This is a great refresher for those that know and great for beginners.

  65. Mikael (verified owner)

  66. Paul (verified owner)

    Very good

  67. Benjamin (verified owner)

    Excellent, as always!

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  70. Rick (verified owner)

    I am aware of many of the techniques, but it is a good refresher course.

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  73. Richard (verified owner)

    I have been using photoshop for about 15 years and still learn new things all the time. Going back to the basics reminded me of many things I had forgotten over the years……

  74. Sheila Huston (verified owner)

    I knew a lot already, but sure it’s great for new photoshop users.

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  78. P. F. (verified owner)

    The lessons are very clear. Followed them with pleasure.

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  80. Akbar Ali (verified owner)

    i like

  81. John (verified owner)

    Gosh! I thought I knew the basics of PS. Your tutorials have taken my knowledge of PS to a new, functional level. Thank you for your good work.

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