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Photoshop 2020 Essentials

Learn Photoshop without all the heartache!
Rather than simply go through every tool and menu in Photoshop, Dave Cross covers only the essentials: what you need to get started with Photoshop. You’ll learn how to open files, import Raw files, create new documents, change your view, work with layers, adjust and retouch your photos and much more. Dave has also provided practice exercises and downloadable so you can instantly put into practice the techniques as you learn them.

What You'll Learn:

• The most important tools you need to learn – and the tools you can ignore
• How to crop, adjust and retouch your photos
• The importance of working non-destructively
• Workflow ideas that can save you tons of time
• How to work with layers to provide a creative spark
• Best practices to make you more efficient and effective

Take a look at the full list of lessons (below) and you see that this 3.75 hour course is very comprehensive and, combined with the practice exercises, provides the ideal way to learn the essential tools, techniques and best work habits to get you started with learning Photoshop.


Your Instructor


Dave Cross
Dave Cross

For over 30 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (28 times), spoken at many photography events, written numerous articles and several books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many online courses for Kelby Training and CreativeLive. In 2016, 2017 and 2019 Dave was named a MAX Master instructor at Adobe MAX.

Over the last 20 years, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.


If you're fortunate to learn Adobe's applications from Dave Cross, you'll find that he has an abundance of useful, applicable knowledge and a very approachable style. Dave isn't just a great instructor and speaker, he's a genuinely good guy too.

Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Former Senior Product Manager - Photoshop

Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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