Spend a little time playing around with Photoshop, and you’ll quickly understand that you have very little idea of what you’re doing. What separates the casual users from the highly paid designers? A bit of talent and a whole lot of practice.
While we can’t give you transform you into a Photoshop master overnight, we can show you the best way to gain experience and build up to Diddy-level design chops.
On online class like this Adobe Photoshop & Editing Mastery Bundle — a suite of pro-taught courses that will take you from beginner to expert without stepping foot in a classroom — is a really great way to start. Online courses can be done whenever you want, from wherever you want, so you don’t even have to put on pants to learn something new.
This 31-hour collection of online courses will help you gain a front-to-back understanding of this powerful design tool. You’ll start off with the basics of Photoshop CS6 and CC, from vector tools to text editing to blurring, sharpening, and smudging backgrounds. Next, you’ll get a foundation in black and white photography, using the curves tool, adjustment layers and the histogram tool to create stunning images that make everyone look beautiful.
Next, the Colorization course will teach you how to add the perfect accents with its included practice photos, templates, and coloring cheat sheets. And finally, an accelerated Photoshop course will show you how to create effects on photos and text, so you can make all your images look professionally done.
Normally, each one of these courses could be purchased for about $60 each, but we’ve bundled them all together in the Mashable Shop for a total price of $41. For those playing along at home, that’s an 86% discount.