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Getting Started – Adobe Photoshop Design Tutorial Series

December 5, 2019


Hey guys, your boy Virtus here and welcome
to my Adobe Photoshop Desgin Series, we’ll learn to use the software to create all kinds
of graphics starting from the very basics to creating websites, promotional material,
logos, photo manipulations or even game textures. My goal with this series is to show you guys
just how simple yet powerful the tool is and just important it is creative professionals
and get you on your way to becoming a designer. We’ve be going over step by step how to use
the software, change the work environment, create shapes and elements, modifying them
and turning them into beautiful graphics. If you want to start creating your first graphic
designs or just brush up on your techniques then this is the course for you. Without further ado, let’s ago ahead and dive
into a quick introduction to the software. So, let’s start off by opening up the software
and creating a new document so we can see just how easy it is use, i’m just going to
set it to 1920×1080 to make it the same size as my monitor for now, ignoring the presets
on the left which we’ll go into in detail later on in the series but for now let’s go
ahead and hit create. Before we go any further, you guys will probably
know the photoshop environment is fully customisable however we need to make sure we’re on the
same page and have the same work environment so you can all follow along. Head over to the window option in the menu
strip, go to workspace and set your layout to essentials (default). So, over on the left we’ve got all of our
tools which we can use to create shapes, draw, write text, make selections and more. We’ll start off by creating a basic shape,
just a rectangle for now. It’s as simple as clicking the rectangle tool
then dragging it onto our scene. For me, it’s just white however if we wanted
to change the color we can do so from the properties panel above. If we wanted to we could even change the height,
width and other properties which we’ll be going over later on. If move over to the text tool, once again
we can put that in there by simply clicking and dragging to create a text box. Inside of here we just type in whatever we
want to write and then change the the appearance such as font, size and color from the properties
panel by clicking and making the change let’s go ahead and set the font size to 72 and the
font to comic sans. Hopefully this is beginning to show you guys
just how simple it is to create objects inside of Photoshop. Next up, i’ll go over a quick introduction
to the layers panel. This panel let’s use organise our content
and arrange the visibility of our items. For example, if I click the selection tool
and move my text over the rectangle you’ll see at the moment it’s being displayed on
top. If I click and move the text to a lower layer
than the box it’ll be hidden behind it. Each of these layers also have a few things
we can do to them such as toggle the visibility on/off, change the opacity or even style them
using the blending options. To get into the blending options, right click
the layer and you’ll find blending options is usually at the top. From here we could change the stroke, add
shadows, overlays, glows and so much more. We’ll dedicate a whole video to this later
on the series as there is a lot to cover. For now we’ll just create a simple glow on
our shape. Hit outer glow, choose a color from the little
selection.. anything you like. A nice blue glue looks good to me. We can also change the strength of this by
increasing the opacity… the higher the opacity the brighter it will be. Then, you can use the size slider to control
the size of the glow. It’s as simple as that, hit okay and we’ll
have this basic shape. Anyway guys, I think this is a great place
to finish up the video, hopefully you guys have a good idea of what photoshop is capable
of. There’s plenty more on the way, just subscribe
to stay up to date and as always guys… stay awesome, keep creating! Your boy Virtus Signing out!

35 Comments

  • Reply lpzockerzockt March 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    First! 🙂

  • Reply TheBinaryGuy March 25, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    thanks, waiting for this for a long time… 👍

  • Reply Jonas S March 25, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    What version of Photoshop? I don't have that start up thing, where u choose size and stuff

  • Reply Lex Geurts March 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Virtus you are awesome!

  • Reply T J March 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    A pop filter on your mic would be great.

  • Reply fat yeet March 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Excellent video, left a sub ^‿^

  • Reply Virtus Learning Hub / Creative Tutorials March 25, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I hope you guys enjoy the new series, subscribe to stay up to date!

  • Reply LennyS March 25, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I would love to learn how to use the photoshop more pro , thanks for the series 😀

  • Reply rihasanat rofolo March 25, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Virtus, could you continue your unreal engine 4 guide? I need help with creating a screen for choosing classes. Like the ones you find in games like WoW. Would you have the time to show us how to make a game become online too? Thanks!

  • Reply SantiagoAPiano March 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    expecting good things from this series :3

  • Reply Leanthony Brantley March 25, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Virtus Learning Hub you should next do a Action Free Roam tutorial series type (gta,watch dogs 2,sleeping dogs,etc)

  • Reply wal rider March 25, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    i can't wait to see the next episode i love photoshop it's such a powerfull tool. keep up the good work you're awsome

  • Reply Media World March 26, 2017 at 6:23 am

    vhai cs6 er license key ta den

  • Reply Noé B. March 26, 2017 at 7:57 am

    What a good idea ! I can't wait to learn new things !

  • Reply Assassin's Tube March 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Your tutorials are the best! I love them! I am watching your unreal for beginners tutorial and i must say that it is really nice to follow and that i learn a lot from it! Thanks mate!

  • Reply Hussor March 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Will this series only apply to PS CC or will it also apply to other versions? (specifically PS CS6)

  • Reply Martin Chvátal March 26, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    awesome 🙂

  • Reply T-bag115 Gaming March 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Niiiicee thats what I wanted

  • Reply TheSwedishChef March 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    This guy deserves more subs.. Thank you, I really waited for This series 🙂

  • Reply Sanka Dineth May 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    thank you 🙂 really awesome tutorial..

  • Reply MrAndy315 Lp August 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Virtus, will be there on your channel any Adobe Audition tutorials?

  • Reply Marshal Iftee August 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    You are a One-man-army, boy Virtus

  • Reply Alpha John April 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    This is great.

  • Reply David Sterin May 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Hello Virtus, I did the glow effect exactly as you did but the glow's color is white and I can't change that (even if I set it to a different color) can you help me figure out what's the problem?

  • Reply Deepak Kumar June 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Really liked the series but could you please tell me which version of Photoshop it is?

  • Reply Entertainment M September 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

    nyc

  • Reply Ali Dahir September 27, 2018 at 8:07 am

    this course is good nice course thnaks

  • Reply Sagar Mahant October 18, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Thank you …

  • Reply Creative Corner October 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Nice tutorial.

    Chackout #bulbcity #pshop

  • Reply Derin kurd November 27, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    👍🏻👍🏻

  • Reply Thomas December 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Loving your content as I work through it here in Dublin, Ireland!

  • Reply Lucid Lavender January 4, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I can already foresee the difficulty in the being over a year old.

  • Reply Unashamed January 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    This is the quality i would expect from a 100$ udemy course your amazing

  • Reply Dasigraphic January 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Great!

  • Reply yamraj oli July 4, 2019 at 9:27 am

    sir how to download photoshop on my pc.??

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