The PS Essentials course was a great introduction to a lot of tools and techniques. The PS Advanced course really leaps beyond this. Once again, Dan shows us more tools and techniques and returns to some techniques from the essentials course. But, he shows us how a pro might better employ these tools. The pace is a bit more rapid. But, not so fast that you can't learn each bit along the way. Overall, the learning format allows you to control the pace. You can stop and start the action and explore on your own and then resume where you left off. I like! RGP
-- Roger, 11 Mar 2019
I loved your didactics, Dan! I really want to praise your english because I'm not an anglophone but it was really easy to understand you, heh. You made it fun to learn! I thought Photoshop would be a pain to learn but it was actually fun. I just wish you had more mixing-images-together classes, just to we have an example, like you said on the logo mockup video. I am an architecture student and doing that speed up our work, because it's faster than configuring the rendering program. Thanks for your effort! You are a very great teacher, I wish I could give you one of those "#1 teacher" mugs! Hugs from Brazil!
-- Lia, 10 Mar 2019
Fantastic course, I work as a freelance designer for a number of markets and have been buried knee deep in Illustrator for the last 3 years and wanted to get back into Photoshop but didn't want to spend time going over the basics and this course touched on all of the advanced features contained within PS but without spoon feeding you basic info. The course was fast paced as Dan is obviously a time served design pro and as such sometimes you'll blink and miss the info but that's the beauty of the space bar, don't be afraid to pause, rewind and go again. My only slight criticism would be one of the last chapters covered Adobe assets which were before version 4.8 of Creative Cloud included on your desktop app but now are bundled with Adobe Stock meaning you don't have access under the standard license to access these. It doesn't in any way impact on the course as Dan has kindly packaged the required files in with the course files and is a shame Adobe have removed this section of Creative Cloud. Genuinely glad I took the course and would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who uses PS on a regular basis, even if you think you know every nook and cranny of this vast program I assure you that you will learn something.
-- Derek, 21 Feb 2019
Hi there, my name is Dan and I am an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop - this is the Advanced Photoshop course.
This course is not for people new to Photoshop. This is for people who already know the fundamentals. It is for people who have their own ways of doing things but believe there really is a better, faster way to work.
We will start by learning the best selection techniques available. I promise, by the end of the first section what took you 30mins to mask will now take you 30 seconds.
We will correct 'hard to fix' images and learn what to do with blurry images. We will master Advanced Levels & Curves tricks and will work specifically with skin, adjusting and enhancing colours.
You will learn how to enlarge images without distorting them and also, what to do when things go wrong.
We will learn how to convincingly remove all kinds of objects from images. My personal favourite section will show you how to distort, bend & reshape images.
We will look at how current trending visual styles are easily created, duotones, glitches and orange/teal colour grading.
We get 'type nerdy' and use font pairing in Typekit. We will use Photoshop to identify the fonts used in an image and learn how to work with hidden glyphs & ligatures as well as variable & open type fonts.
You will master artboards while you are learning how to make easily updatable multiple sized social media & ad banner graphics.
There is a big section on advanced retouching techniques, advanced healing, advanced cloning & patching.
You will learn how to edit videos in Photoshop. We will also animate static images creating parallax videos plus the very cool cinemagraphs sometimes called 'living pictures' - great for social media.
You will learn to master 3D in photoshop. We will finish off the course with professional, reusable mockup techniques & shortcuts.
This course has a strong focus on workflow. We use real world, practical projects and show you the professional techniques and shortcuts which will save you hours using Photoshop. Throughout the course I have many class exercises for you to use in order to practice your skills.
As well as being an Officially Certified Expert by Adobe, I’m photoshop guru and user with 18 years Photoshop experience. I make tutorial videos directly for Adobe and will again this year be presenting a seminar on Photoshop at Adobe’s 20 thousand attendee strong Max Conference.
If you can’t remember the last time you sat down and went through the updates in Photoshop, let this course be your one stop professional development and upgrade path.
Even if you consider yourself a heavy user, I promise there will be things in here that will blow your Photoshop mind. Sign up now!