SO, YOU WANNA LEARN PHOTOSHOP??
Let's Make it Happen, Capn.
WPD Launch Pad is here to provide you with content along with some simple graphic design ideas to help push your business to the forefront. All of our files are provided and created BY US with the ability to share as we like. In our classes, you will learn the INs and OUTs of Photoshop so that you can create those designs that you see every where.
Above are TWO graphics created to be shared socially. Both were originally designed at 800x800px This is just to showcase some simple graphics that will be taught through courses provided. These can possibly be created with Canva or PicMonkey but as a professional, I prefer Photoshop for all of my graphics.
PHOTOSHOP ISN'T AS EXPENSIVE AS YOU THINK!
Photoshop is easily accessible now using a Creative Cloud Membership. You can pay monthly as low as $9.99 per month and have Photoshop on your computer and in the cloud ready to work.
SURPRISE!! PHOTOSHOP IS EASY!
IT MAY NOT FEEL LIKE IT RIGHT NOW BUT IN A FEW SHORT HOURS YOU WILL HAVE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF PHOTOSHOP
YEP, that's right A PRO. You may not know this but I taught myself Photoshop and was introduced to it by a friend after using Paint Shop Pro (which is now owned by Corel) for many years. The transition was not easy. The tutorials were on a very professional level so they weren't easy for a newbie but I did a tutorial every day for nearly TWO years straight before I felt like I completely understood Photoshop. This began back in 2003-2004 and fast forward nearly 14 years and Photoshop is still one of my absolute favorite things. Since then, I have received training in Photoshop and received my degree in Web Design so I do have professional training behind my skillset.
Transition to the training landscape of today, there are so many Photoshop tutorials and classes available with many ways to learn Photoshop. These methods are a lot easier than when I was learning and that why I am certain that the courses I provide will leave you not only confident but certain that you know how to accomplish many of your daily tasks while enhancing your business at the same time.
While planning my course I spoke with many clients and produced many surveys to help me better understand what types of graphics they wanted to create and what exactly was keeping them out of the Photoshop landscape. While researching I also discovered that most classes are extremely pricey and are focused on a scope beyond the needs of those that will be shown in the classes offered.
The courses provided will be brief and will provide immediate results. Practice makes perfect so with your membership you will have access to the tutorials and you will surely leave with some creations that make you proud.
LAUNCH PAD TO PHOTOSHOP
What do you think of the name? Catchy right? This course is designed to build your confidence in some simplistic graphics editing training in Photoshop.
The course provided is a 12 week course where you will receive live lessons with ME (Chanel). We will cover the following:
- Having Fun with Fonts
- Color Pallets
- Amazing Stock Photo Options
- Manipulating Photoshop Files
- Watermarking YOUR Designs
- Crafting YOUR Brand
- Design for YOUR Market
- Memes and their Effect on YOUR Business
The goal of all of this is to get you comfortable with the software immediately so we will dive in and get started quickly. Your questions will be answered live while others participate. This is going to be EXCITING!
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR SIMPLICITY!
Learning to create beautiful business graphics should not be exhausting or time-consuming. This course will be straight to the point. NO B.S. Here is a list of tutorials that will automatically be available and will not be featured live.
Proper Font Selection
Learn to install fonts and where to find FREE ones.
Adding a Border
Show how to add a border to a graphic or within the graphic.
Adding a Drop Shadow
Show the easiest way to add a drop shadow to a design element.
Cropping a Picture
Show how to easily crop a picture.
Create Transparent Image
Learn to created transparent backgrounds and other items that you layer on top of each other.
Add a Watermark
How to put your logo, hash tag, or any other info pertaining to your new graphic.
WHY KNOWING PHOTOSHOP ADDS AN ASSET TO YOUR BUSINESS
While learning Photoshop I use my time to share everything I learned. Back then the thing to do was create cute signatures to place on your message board posts. After many people started seeing my creations I was offered money to create more for other users. I knew I was on the right track and then one day one of my friends wrote a book, a full novel, and needed a cover designed and she immediately thought of me. I knew that was my opportunity to shine and from that moment I have been working in the publishing industry creating graphics for authors and publishers.
Knowing Photoshop is definitely an asset because it saves you from having to find another graphics professional to do a small task such as create your Good Morning World Graphic, or Look at my new service graphic OR your featured image for your blog post. You will learn to do those yourself starting right here.
SAVE SOME MONEY!
There's huge value in what you know and with Photoshop you will become an asset.
GUESS WHAT! THERE'S MORE!
FREE!! YES FREE!! Stock Photos for you to use throughout the course. By signing up today you get 500 high resolution photos. These can be used to create memes, blog post featured images and more. Below are some examples of graphics created using the photos in this package.
Chanel R. Smith has been in web and graphic design professionally since 2004. After many years of design and development and providing training many clients it makes sense to offer training to those who may also benefit.