Intro to Photoshop

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These slides are for the seminar: Intro to Photoshop

What We’ll Cover

  • What can Photoshop do? (many people don’t realize how much)
  • Which Creative Cloud plan you should purchase.
  • A tutorial to get you started using Photoshop.
  • Ways to continue learning.

What Can Photoshop Do?

  • Photo editing: cropping, color correction, retouching, compositing, creative effects, and more.
  • Design graphics for web, social media, email, apps, print, etc. (work with text and graphics).
  • Create patterns for graphics and fashion design.
  • Make animated GIFs (for emails, social media, and more).
  • Design graphics to then animate in Adobe After Effects.
  • Very basic video editing (although Premiere Pro is better suited).


Remove unwanted elements from photos.
Learn to create this in our Photoshop in a Day & Photoshop Bootcamp classes.

Adjust Color

Change the color & contrast of photos.
Learn to create this in our Photoshop in a Day & Photoshop Bootcamp classes.

Special Effects

Use filters to change the appearance of images.
Learn to create this in our Photoshop Bootcamp class.

Designs for Social Media & More

Create marketing materials for digital & print in Photoshop.
Learn to create this in our Photoshop in a Day & Photoshop Bootcamp classes.

Social Media

Example of Social Media Graphic
Awareness graphic from Dare 2 Know

Animated GIF: Email, Social Media, & More

West Elm Email Animation
GIFs can be simple frame by frame style animations.
Learn how to make them in our Photoshop Animated GIFs class.

Complex Animated GIF

Launch Live Email Animation
Complex GIFs are easier to animate with Adobe After Effects,
but you can design the graphics in Photoshop.

Design Graphics to Animate in After Effects

Animated GIF designed in Photoshop and animated in After Effects
Learn to animate this in our After Effects in a Day & After Effects Level 1 classes.

Web Design

Example of Responsive Web Design
Photoshop can be used to design websites,
but consider using Adobe XD or Sketch instead.

Creative Cloud Plans

  • Photography Plan: Get Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, & Lightroom
  • Lightroom Classic is the original version used by many photographers.
  • Lightroom is a newer simpler app which requires your photos to be stored online (in your Creative Cloud storage).
  • Lightroom plan: Get Lightroom only (new online storage version)
  • See all Photography Plans

Live Demo

Let’s get started with Photoshop!

Mastering Photoshop

Work in Photoshop as much as you can.
Retouch images, color correct photos, design graphics, etc.

Practice makes perfect, so have fun!

Learn More

Get started in Noble Desktop’s Classes & Certificate Programs:

Photoshop Classes
Photo Retouching Certificate
Graphic Design Certificate

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