Free "Photoshop 101" Videos 

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Here are free videos of my "Photoshop 101" Series - - 5 classes total

In these videos, you'll see the methods taught in my Photoshop book come to life!


•  For those of you new (or fairly new) to Photoshop, here's a series of videos that you can't miss - 

and for seasoned veterans, here's a chance to get back to the basics!  

 Just like any discipline worth pursuing, learning the fundamentals is essential - 

and that's what you'll get with these videos, aptly called the "Photoshop 101" series ...

•  These are held sequentially throughout the year, in a seminar-type format -
 attend (or view) all 5 "Photoshop 101" classes
(even if not sequentially!), and you'll be
starting on a
rock-solid foundation - so come join us.

 Please, please please - do NOT let the length of these videos deter you as to their value.
I mean, how do you eat an elephant - - one bite at a time, right?  So, I'd suggest watching these
in "bite-sized" chunks - say, 10 to 15 minutes at a time, to start ...

 Note that there are multiple live 
recordings of the same class, but on different dates - AND with
different images.
recording offers 
something unique, compared to the other recordings  -  
ALL are a
learning experience ...
•  09/21/20 - NEW - "Rough Cut" Videos:  I get requests for recordings of literally every one of my
Meetups, but I simply don't have the time (or desire) to edit them all.

So, to accommodate those requests (and not drive myself crazy in editing!), some of these
videos are designated
"Rough Cut" - there's no removal of the "um's", "uh's", stuttering, 
repeating, bad jokes, long weird pauses, no annotations etc. - -  they're just not edited at all.

But, it's still terrific information (particularly if you were live & online with us at the time).  
I post 'em, you watch 'em - in all of their unedited glory - -  enjoy!  :)


 All of these videos are based on the proven
of my book,
"Not just another Photoshop Book" - available on Amazon


These videos were recently recorded live via the
San Diego Photoshop for Photographers Meetup group - -
Join us for free if you'd like to attend future online Meetups ...

 •  All videos include a link to copious PDF notes  • 

 By the way, here's a link to my
Photoshop YouTube Channel
There are lots of good videos at the link - don't forget to subscribe:

Click here


Photoshop 101, Class 1: The Foundation - - "Study" Video

Recorded live on July 8th, 2020 - 1 hour, 7 minutes in length

New to Photoshop? Need to brush up on the basics? Then you should watch this video to learn some foundational stuff!

Think of this video as the “Owner’s Manual” to Photoshop - - I’ll show you how to effectively navigate through a complex program.

You’ll learn those functions that you really need and want as a photographer. You’ll learn what’s important and what you can ignore (heck, you’ll only need to use about 10-15% of the program!).  Without this “Owner’s Manual”, you’ll truly be lost. 

Consider this a "study" video - copious notes included, including a Table of Contents!

Here are 
more "Class 1" Recordings:

Same class - but on different dates, AND with different images ...

•  09/16/20 - "Rough Cut" 1 hour, 37 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES
•  01/06/21 - "Rough Cut" 1 hour, 36 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES


  Photoshop 101, Class 2: Control your Contrast and Color

Recorded live on July 22nd, 2020 - 1 hour, 6 minutes in length

So, have you ever asked 
yourself, "What makes a good color print, and how do I use the basics of Photoshop to achieve my desired results?"  If so, then this video is for you!  

Using the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) method, you'll learn how to take well-exposed images, and improve them, sometimes 
dramatically, with just a few key but critical functions - Levels & Hue Saturation Adjustment Layers.

 Here are 
more "Class 2" Recordings:

Same class - but on different dates, AND with different images ...

•  05/27/20 - 1 hour, 24 minutes in length  -  Click here

•  09/30/20 - "Rough Cut" 1 hour, 35 minutes in length:   VIDEO  •  NOTES  •  LINKS ONLY

•  01/26/21 - "Rough Cut" 1 hour, 39 minutes in length:   VIDEO  •  NOTES  •  LINKS ONLY


Photoshop 101, Class 3: RAW Fundamentals

Recorded live on June 10th, 2020 - 1 hour, 16 minutes in length

One of the most misunderstood (and mis-used!) concepts in digital post-processing is how to properly work with RAW files.  What to do with all that digital information?  How do you work with the format correctly & maximize your image’s potential?  When enhancing your image from RAW, what are the “Goals”,  and why?  What the heck are you even aiming for?

This video will answer those questions, and much more ...


Here are 
more "Class 3" Recordings:

Same class - but on different dates, AND with different images ...

•  08/05/20 - "Rough Cut" - 1 hour, 33 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES

•  10/20/20 - "Rough Cut" - 1 hour, 35 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES  -  LINKS ONLY

•  02/17/21
 "Rough Cut" - 1 hour, 33 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES  -  LINKS ONLY


Photoshop 101, Class 4: Master File Creation & Workflow - - "Study" Video

Recorded live on April 9th, 2020 - 1 hour, 20 minutes in length

This video perfectly encapsulates how best to use Photoshop, with a diverse range of images.  Think of it as a conglomeration of the other 4 
"Photoshop 101" classes (plus upcoming classes & my book on Layer Masks) - there’s tons of great information in this video!  

Think of it as a "study" video - copious notes included, including a Table of Contents!

Here are more "Class 4" Recordings:
Same class - but on different dates, AND with different images ...

•  06/24/20 - 1 hour, 14 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES

•  08/19/20 - "Rough Cut" - 1 hour, 33 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES

•  10/28/20 - "Rough Cut" - 1 hour, 32 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES   -  LINKS ONLY

Photoshop 101, Class 5: Color Management 101, PLUS Editing for Success

Recorded live on June 3rd, 2020 - 1 hour, 20 minutes in length

•  Proper Color Management allows you to accurately reproduce what you see on your monitor in printed form, whether it is to your photo inkjet printer or files you send to a custom lab. Being able to print with a great degree of consistency and accuracy saves you time, frustration, and money.

The old adage, “WYSIWYG” (What You See Is What You Get) readily applies when you are properly color-managed. John will show you the 3 steps to successful Color Management and how to implement these into your Photoshop workflow, in a style that even the most die-hard “non-techie” can enjoy and understand.

•  The second part of this Video will focus on the concepts of proper image editing –  or, how do I know which of my many images are ultimately deserving of a Master File?

Here are 
more "Class 5" Recordings:

Same class - but on different dates, AND with different images ...

•  09/02/20 - "Rough Cut" - 1 hour, 32 minutes in length  -  VIDEO  -  NOTES