Free Video: Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design

Earlier this month, Adobe released Photoshop CC 2017, sending millions of users scrambling to find out what’s new and improved in their favorite image editing app. But I also find that the release of a new version is a great time to brush up on older features that I might have gotten rusty at using (or forgotten about entirely). And when it comes to fundamental Photoshop instruction, there is no one on the planet I’d rather listen to than Julieanne Kost. So I’ll definitely be checking out her new course, Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design.


Here’s the official description:

Photoshop is a powerful program used across many industries, from art, photography, film, and design to law enforcement and scientific imaging. In Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design, Julieanne Kost created a course specifically for designers, with the goal of removing technical barriers so you can master the technology, start creating as soon as possible, and quickly get results.

Photoshop CC is loaded with tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. This course shows the most efficient ways to perform common design tasks, including layout, image editing, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects and master features such as layers, artboards, libraries, adjustment layers, filters, blending modes, layer effects, typography, custom brushes, vector masks, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.

Topics include:

  • Working with Smart Objects
  • Warping and creative transformations
  • Reshaping images with Liquify
  • Using filters, including blur and patterns
  • Creating and modifying shapes
  • Applying blend modes
  • Applying layer effects and layer styles
  • Working with type and fonts
  • Painting in Photoshop
  • Using and sharing libraries
  • Taking advantage of artboards
  • Exporting and sharing Photoshop files

In the free movie below, Julieanne shows a key technique for working with one of the most powerful features in Photoshop: Smart Objects. Check it out!

Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design

Replacing the contents of a Smart Object


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Warping images

Emulating traditional drawing techniques

Creating a custom brush

Posted on: November 11, 2016

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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