Welcome!
  • Promo video
  • A few things you need to know
  • Workbook for Section 1 & Download All The Course Resources
  • Join Our Photoshop Community
  • Photoshop is essential for your future
  • Exercise: Your first design challenge
  • How to solve the previous exercise
  • Set up Photoshop for web design
  • Key areas in Photoshop CC
  • Best computer for Photoshop
  • Exercise: How to set up your workspace
  • Six career options after my courses
Welcome to Photoshop
  • Understanding and using layers like a pro
  • Hands on Photoshop in 10 easy steps + exercise
  • 25 common mistakes in Photoshop – Part 1
  • 25 common mistakes in Photoshop – Part 2
  • Quiz 1
  • Section conclusion
Photoshop Explained
  • Section introduction
  • 2 Key concepts about moving layers and the move tool + exercise
  • How to solve the previous exercise
  • Raster layers demystified
  • Understanding shape layers
  • Adjustment layers and non-destructive editing
  • How to use text layers effectively
  • Find out why smart objects are amazing
  • Layer types exercise
  • Solving the layer types exercise
  • How to export your work optimally in CC
  • How to export your work optimally in CS6
  • The alignment tools in Photoshop CS6 and CC + exercise
  • How to solve the previous exercise
  • Section conclusion
Photoshop's Tools
  • Section introduction
  • Artboards in Photoshop CC
  • Gain flexibility with Undo and the History Panel
  • Unlock the power of the Marquee tool
  • Crop and eye dropper explained
  • Eraser, gradient, paint bucket with a big twist
  • The brush tool and layer masks
  • The powerful Direct Selection Tool in CS6 and CC
  • Fantastic selections with The Magic Wand and The Quick Selection Tool
  • Pen tool comprehensive: create intricate shapes and selections
  • Important notes about other tools
  • Section conclusion
Web Design - Hands On
  • Introduction
  • Must-watch: No coding explained
  • 10 essential tips to get started
  • The power of a well-written brief
  • Layer styles in CS6 and CC
  • Blending modes explained
  • Hands on navigation – creating modern main menus #1
  • Hands on navigation – creating modern main menus #2
  • Hands on navigation – creating modern main menus #3
  • Hands on navigation – a different main menu
  • Hands on buttons: creating effective call to actions
  • Understanding hero areas
  • Techniques that prepare an image for the hero area
  • How to get fantastic images for your designs
  • Hands on typography: 10 rules to handle text like a pro
  • Hands on clipping masks
  • Hands on testimonials: creating a modern design #1
  • Hands on testimonials: creating a modern design #2
  • Understanding footers
  • Responsive web design
  • Conclusions
Freelancing
  • Introduction
  • Best and worst way to get started as a freelancer
  • Crowdsourcing explained
  • Best way to get initial feedback on your design
  • 99designs and Freepik
  • Should I quit my job to freelance?
  • 3 surprising advantages of being a freelance web designer
  • Discovering ways to outperform competition
  • 10 tools to improve your performance: fix eye, back, neck pain!
  • How to improve your mood & concentration
  • Best places for design projects
  • 15 tips for selecting the best projects
  • Using speed to your advantage: 10 tips to increase it
  • The importance of your mindset
  • Working smart and consistent
  • Using freebies – more complicated than you think
  • Using inspiration - the right way
  • Should you report a similar or stolen design?
  • Should you reuse designs?
  • NEW! The level of competition on 99designs
  • Don’t go on 99designs before you watch this!
  • Conclusions
Into the mind of a contest holder
  • Introduction
  • The profile of a contest holder
  • Setting up a contest and brief
  • Getting designs and managing feedback
  • Communicating with designers