Photoshop for designers


In this course your will learn the Photoshop basics to become your own digital designer. As a digital designer you can design your own fabrics, wallpapers, greeting cards and more.

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Photoshop is a great tool for photographers to enhance their photos and it is widely use as a tool for digital designers. In this course you will learn how to use Photoshop as a designer. This course is a great basis for the other digital design and pattern design courses at A Creative Kick.

This course is for you with little or no prior knowledge of Photoshop.

Here are some of the things you will learn:

  • You will get an overview of the Photoshop workspace and the most important tools.
  • You will learn essential Photoshop features like selections, paths and layers.
  • You will learn how to make your own shapes and figures in Photoshop, and how you can fill them with colors and patterns of your own choice.
  • You will learn how you can repeat your shapes and figures in patterns.

The course is made up of easy to read text lessons and illustrations. After each lessons you will get assignments to practice what you have learned and video demonstrations of how the assignment can be solved. The course also has a discussion and support forum for it’s students to discuss the course experiences and to get help and support with the designer projects.

After finishing this course your will have learned the Photoshop basics and you will know the most important Photoshop features when it comes to digital design. This course is a solid foundation for our other courses in pattern designing and a great starting point for becoming your own designer.

For this course you need a PC or Mac computer with Adobe Photoshop.

In addition to it’s use by professional photographers to enhance and manipulate photographs, Photoshop is very well suited for digital design with many options when designing fabrics, wallpaper, greeting cards, digital scrapbooking etc.

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We recommend that you have the latest version of Photoshop with the latest updates. The latest version is called Photoshop CC and is a subscription service. By subscribing you will get access to the updated version of Photoshop for under $ 10 a month. Read more about Photoshop CC on Adobe’s website.

Some of you might have an older Photoshop version on your computer, and you can also get far in the designer courses with an older version of Photoshop. Many of the basic functions are the same as the ones in Photoshop CC.

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Marit Kolle is a sewing and designer enthusiast with a great love for sharing her creative knowledge with others. As a digital designer and Photoshop expert, she combines her sewing skills with digital designing and teaches pattern designing for fabrics, cards designing and scrapbooking.

Marit is the founder and leader of the Scandinavian school of sewing and design, a school for teaching others sewing and digital design.


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