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47 Graphic Design Projects for Photoshop Beginners

$49.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • Learn the essential Photoshop skills all graphic designers need for a successful career.
  • Once you complete this class you’ll have 40+ different graphic design projects for your portfolio
  • You will learn how to wrap text around shapes, put text inside shapes and much more
  • You will learn how to properly align layers for precise, clean, professional design layouts
  • You will learn how edit photos like a pro
  • You will learn how to create basic and custom shapes: like badges, banners and more
  • You will learn how to warp, distort and re-size shapes, text and more
  • You will learn how to add color accents, quickly and easily remove white backgrounds, how to add textures and change colors with Blending Modes
  • You will learn how to use Layer Styles to customize and create unique designs
  • You’ll learn how to place text and graphics onto products (mockups)
  • You will learn how to use Filters, in Photoshop, to create special effects
  • You will learn how to transform an ordinary image into a halftone, retro style image and use it for one of your graphic design projects
  • You will learn how to create an Anaglyph style image for your unique graphic design project
  • You will learn how and where to place your finished graphic design projects online for free. Time to create your portfolio!

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47 Graphic Design Projects for Photoshop Beginners

Yes, you’ll learn Photoshop and graphic design by doing.  This Photoshop course will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop & graphic design by doing actual, practical, real-world graphic design projects!

This is the largest graphic design for beginners’ course on this platform in terms of the number of projects.  Once you complete this class you’ll have 40+ different graphic designs for your portfolio!

Oh, and I’ll share my pro tips for starting your graphic design freelance business by creating your logo, business card and getting your 40+ designs on a free online portfolio site… to share and network your skills as a graphic designer!! 

If you’re ready to jumpstart your graphic design career I’m here to help you achieve your dream.  Let’s do it!  To get started click on the “Add to Cart” button (to the right or bottom – depending on your device).

If you’re still not quite sure if this course is for you… read on…

Here is the full list of EVERYTHING you’ll learn with this course and ALL 40+ graphic design for beginners projects…

  • New to Photoshop?  No worries, you’ll start off learning the essentials of Photoshop: Layers, Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers.  All 3 are essential for being a creative graphic designer…. and you’ll use all 3 continuously throughout the class.  Once completed, you’ll have mastered these Layer types.

  • Also, for Photoshop beginners, you’ll learn how to set your resolution for web and print graphic design projects, the difference between RGB and CMYK, how to create custom-sized documents, how to work with multiple files by arranging multiple files side-by-side, and more.  All things graphic designers should know!

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 1 – 9:  How to properly edit your photos like a pro.  Your first 9 projects will consist of learning new skills for editing images.  These are essentials skills for increasing your income and improving your clients’ designs.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 10 – 11:  Next, the fun begins!  That is if you weren’t having fun already.  🙂   Shapes.  Basic shapes & creative shapes.  Essentials for containing text, photo frames, balancing designs, leading readers and much more.  You’ll learn how to create shapes and more for balanced graphic design projects.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 12 – 15: Let’s add some context to your graphic design layouts!  Text.  Learn how to add it and use it in Photoshop.  We’ll go beyond the mere traditional text layout (which you’ll still learn about).  Learn how to wrap text around a shape and put text inside of shapes… all in Photoshop!

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 16 – 17:  For professional graphic design work you must know how to properly align your layers!  If not, your designs will look sloppy.  We can’t have any of that!  So… you’ll learn how to use the alignment tool, in Photoshop, to precisely align your content.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 18 – 21:  Take your Photoshop & graphic design skills to the next level by applying Blending Modes for creative results.  Learn how to add color accents, quickly and easily remove white or black backgrounds, add textures, change colors and more!

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 22 – 24:  It’s now time to spice up your text and shapes with Layer Styles… drop shadows, bevels & emboss, strokes, overlays, and more, oh my!

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 25 – 27:  Transform & Distort.  2 new skills all graphic design (ers) should know!  You’ll learn how to place graphics on products to create mockups.  Not sure what the word “mockup” means.  You’ll find out in this class… and many more terms you should know as a graphic designer.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 28 – 31:  Time to up your creativity and skills with Photoshop Filters.  Filters are a great way to help you achieve your creative vision.  Create graphic design projects that will help your portfolio stand out from the overcrowded graphic design community.  You’ll learn how to create an old-school, retro ad with a ’60’s vibe, how to create natural-looking lens flare, how to create a soft-elegant glow, and much more.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 32 – 33:  Cropping is more than just, well, cropping.  Learn creative techniques for using this often overlooked Photoshop tool.  Once you’re done with this section you’ll take your graphic design portfolio up a notch or two.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 34 – 37:  Selection tools, in Photoshop, can help make your job easier by separating foregrounds and backgrounds, removing unwanted objects/subjects, and even being creative, and much more.  You’ll learn my 2 favorite selection tools and how to use them to perfect your graphic design portfolio.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 38 – 41:  Learn how to create some of the most popular visual effects in Photoshop.  Then, take that knowledge to create your own graphic design project for your portfolio.

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 42 – 43:  You’ll learn how to install custom brushes in Photoshop, created by other artists, to use in your own artwork.  Then, you’ll work on 2 new creative graphic design projects with these brushes.  First, you’ll take an ordinary photo and transform it into a watercolor painting… it’s easier than it sounds.  Then, you’ll create a retro vintage auto ad with the brushes and with a lot of the tools learned thus far!

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Project 44:  This is my favorite project!  Just when you thought there was nothing more to learn in Photoshop you’ll be blown away with the tips and techniques in this project.  This is by far the most advanced graphic design project (in this Photoshop Essentials course) and once completed you’ll have a masterpiece for your portfolio!

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 45 – 46:  Now it’s time to take all the knowledge you’ve gained and put your new-found Photoshop skills to work.  Oh, and it’s time to start promoting yourself as a graphic designer too!  How?  By creating YOUR logo and business cards.  Pro tips and more included in projects 45 and 46

  • Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 47:  Ok, congratulations on making it this far!  Let’s start sharing your creative genius with the world. How?  By creating not one but two free online portfolios!  You can’t expect to work as a graphic designer if you don’t have a portfolio to show potential clients.  Let’s take all the projects you’ve done (in this Photoshop Essentials Graphic Design class) and put them online… I’ll share with you where and how.

Are you ready to build your graphic design portfolio and launch your graphic design career?  If so, let’s do it!  Get started by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button and I’ll talk to you soon!

Thank you and have an awesome day!!

Oh, and one more thing!! Included in this class, you’ll find a 90+ page resource guide to use along with the class.  It includes additional info and tips on the tools you’re going to learn.  Plus, information on completing the project (for your portfolio).  And you can print out this guide to use along with the class, take notes with it and use it as a reference when offline.

Who this course is for:

  • This class was created for Photoshop beginners and graphic designers
  • Take this class if you want to learn Photoshop AND build a portfolio to jumpstart your graphic design career

Course content

  • Getting Started With This Photoshop Class
  • Photoshop Layers – What they are and how to use them
  • Basics for Photoshop beginners and graphic designers
  • How to make your images better, in Photoshop!
  • How to create shapes in Photoshop
  • How to add and use text in Adobe Photoshop
  • How to align layers with Adobe Photoshop
  • How to use Blending Modes with Photoshop
  • How to add Layer Styles for creative effects in Photoshop
  • How to Transform & Distort for creative effects in Photoshop

12 reviews for 47 Graphic Design Projects for Photoshop Beginners

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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