The Fundamentals

for PS & PS Elements

Know the fundementals in Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop before you get started on your next class.

Five of our most taught and most requested videos are now available for you to keep in your classroom and download for learning on the go.

This quick collection includes:


Actions save you time by performing long, tedious, or frequently repeated tasks almost instantaneously by simply clicking a button. In the video I used a set of actions I created that allow you to save scrapbook pages, no matter what size or orientation they are, in your choice of three different sizes for uploading to an online gallery. (Action set included!)


Many Photoshop and Photoshop Elements tools use brushes, so knowing a few brush shortcuts will greatly enhance your ability to work with those tools. In this video I'll show you a quick way to "hide the gray" and much more.

Layer Masks

Edit your photos non-destructively with the amazing power of the layer mask. In this video I'll show you how to use a texture along with some masking and blending to add drama to an image.


Opacity seems like a pretty simple subject, but there are some opacity shortcuts that will speed up your workflow and also one caveat to watch out for. Once you learn the shortcuts, they will feature prominently on your most often used shortcuts list!


Blend modes in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements can give an ordinary photo, or even a less than inspiring photo, an artistic look. But before you can create more advanced blending effects like this, you must know the basics of blending, so that’s what this video is all about.

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.
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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. (NOTE: Enrollment does not open until mid September 2018.)