Learn the fundamentals of working in Adobe Photoshop CC for small business soulpreneurs. In this mini self-paced video course, instructor Jennifer Ann will show you how to use photoshop for your small business needs including social media + blog graphics, design elements, ebook covers, photo editing, and website/sales page/course visuals.

 

Jennifer Ann created this self-paced course specifically for small business owners, so the information is laser focused on learning only the tools you need to master your esthetic brand and start creating as soon as your ready!

Does this sound familiar?

 

  • You want to increase your productivity, move on to the next task, and stop wasting time doubting yourself in photoshop.

 

  • Your designer gave you photoshop files to use with your branding package but you have no idea how to use them.

 

  • You opened photoshop, clicked around for about 5 minutes, made some scrunchy faces, then got bummed that it’s not as out-of-the-box easy as you hoped it would be.

 

  • You’re swooning over these gorgeous designs on Creative Market that you really want to buy to compliment your brand, but they only come in PSD format. Dun, dun, dun.

 

  • You have a vision for where you want your brand to expand but you don’t know how to use the program you need to make it happen, and feeling like you don’t have a ton of time to figure it out.

 

  • You’ve wasted countless hours trying to “figure it out” through youtube tutorials and the like, only to still be confused, and distracted? I’ve been down that rabbit hole many times!  (How to get the perfect blowout, yes please! ;))

 

  • You’re disheartened you’re not able to create everything you need for your brand so you can get more engagement and likes on social media? (more aligned exposure = more dream clients)

Honestly, before I learned photoshop I felt helpless. I constantly went to the bookstore to swoon over the magazine designs. I desperately wanted to know how they were creating all those digital designs. I knew I had the creativity but not the tools to actually make anything.

When I decided to learn Photoshop several years ago, I learned every single thing it had to offer because I wanted to know #allthethings to start my design career. But, I’m here to tell you, you do NOT need most of what it offers for your small business.

All of the menus, buttons, panels, tools, and multiple options (oh my!) can make it REALLY intimidating and most people give up before they even really start.

 

So I’ve come up with an easy solution to cut through the muck…

In this course, I’m sharing with you the exact photoshop techniques and tools that I use in my daily design business so you don’t have to waste anymore time!

Set yourself up for success and less anxiety-inducing tasks that leave you with an entire afternoon of wasted time because you just can’t figure it out. And say goodbye to all of those confusing expert tabs you simply don’t need. With my custom workspace setup, you will have all of the tools you need right in front of you, and none of the ones you don’t!

If you want to…

Create beautiful graphics that compliment your brand within minutes

Streamline your process and focus on the actual design you are creating

Easily edit and manipulate your branding portraits

Create dreamy Ebook Covers that wow your audience

Quickly design on-brand elements for every area of your business

Create your own templates that you can use over and over

…Then this course is for you.

 

You’re not a designer, and that’s ok. I show you exactly what you need to learn specifically for your small business.

Imagine what it would feel like if you could just quickly whip up your own graphics yourself instead of outsourcing it to a designer and sitting on the other end of an email waiting for them to be delivered, when you needed them like, yesterday?

This course will give you all the tools to do just that, and so much more.

 

In essence, this course will teach you how move forward with inspired action to improve and continually expand your own brand with Photoshop!

 

Once I teach you these basic fundamentals, the possibilities of what you can create are literally endless!

(FYI, this entire sales page was designed using only photoshop!)

What you’ll Learn…

 

  • What Photoshop is best at and when to use it
  • Creating and naming a new doc
  • how to customize and save your own workspace (this allows you to work FASTER and SMARTER)
  • Panels and moveable snap-to locations

 

  • Font essentials (tool, sizing, style, alignment, warping)
  • Purchasing Fonts, installing fonts, and font styles/colors
  • Paragraph options (layout, alignment, hyphenating)
  • Adding a pattern into a font

 

  • Working with Smart Objects
  • How to create website, sales page, and course graphics
  • How to create social media graphics
  • How to create cool icons for sales pages
  • Creating pinnable templates for blog post images

 

  • Working with my favorite most used tools
  • History and undoing actions in photoshop
  • Sampling colors and understanding hex codes

 

  • Image resizing, straightening, and cropping for web
  • How to edit branding photos for website
  • Brightening eyes
  • Lightening teeth
  • Removing blemishes
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Combining multiple images
  • Creating a double exposure effect
  • Sharpen images

 

  • How to create mood board collages
  • Create beautiful ebook covers

 

  • Layers, layers, and more layers!
  • Creating and naming layers
  • Rearranging and merging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Masks
  • Clipping Masks
  • Using layer styles, blending and color overlays
  • How to Flatten and save with transparent background
  • How to save as layered PSD document

 

  • Create image composites
  • Working with and manipulating stock images to compliment your brand
  • Creating your own actions
  • Purchasing and using photoshop actions

 

  • Optimizing graphics for the web
  • Sharing graphics to social media
  • Exporting files as a PDF
  • Making backups and saving psd files
  • Saving files and the different file types (jpg, png, psd)
  • Organizing your files in your own library

 

  • What Photoshop is best at and when to use it
  • Creating and naming a new doc
  • how to customize and save your own workspace (this allows you to work FASTER and SMARTER)
  • Panels and moveable snap-to locations

 

  • Working with my favorite most used tools
  • History and undoing actions in photoshop
  • Sampling colors and understanding hex codes

 

  • Layers, layers, and more layers!
  • Creating and naming layers
  • Rearranging and merging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Masks
  • Clipping Masks
  • Using layer styles, blending and color overlays
  • How to Flatten and save with transparent background
  • How to save as layered PSD document

 

  • Font essentials (tool, sizing, style, alignment, warping)
  • Purchasing Fonts, installing fonts, and font styles/colors
  • Paragraph options (layout, alignment, hyphenating)
  • Adding a pattern into a font

 

  • Image resizing, straightening, and cropping for web
  • How to edit branding photos for website
  • Brightening eyes
  • Lightening teeth
  • Removing blemishes
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Combining multiple images
  • Creating a double exposure effect
  • Sharpen images

 

  • Create image composites
  • Working with and manipulating stock images to compliment your brand
  • Creating your own actions
  • Purchasing and using photoshop actions

 

  • Working with Smart Objects
  • How to create website, sales page, and course graphics
  • How to create social media graphics
  • How to create cool icons for sales pages
  • Creating pinnable templates for blog post images

 

  • How to create mood board collages
  • Create beautiful ebook covers

 

  • Optimizing graphics for the web
  • Sharing graphics to social media
  • Exporting files as a PDF
  • Making backups and saving psd files
  • Saving files and the different file types (jpg, png, psd)
  • Organizing your files in your own library

Done-for-you PSD files used in the tutorials so you can follow along with the videos.

A PDF of all of the tools we use in the course and their basic functions for reference.

My top business tools and resources for soulpreneurs.

Done-for-you PSD files used in the tutorials so you can follow along with the videos.

A PDF of all of the tools we use in the course and their basic functions for reference.

My secret to optimizing and compressing your files for faster website speeds.

READY TO MAKE MAGIC?

Get on the waiting list!

(ENROLLMENT WILL ONLY BE OPEN FOR 2 WEEKS SO MAKE SURE YOU GET NOTIFIED WHEN THE COURSE OPENS!)

Your Course Teacher

 

I’m Jennifer Ann, intuitive design alchemist and soul boss lady behind Coral Antler Creative. I’m a Gulf Coast Native, who’s obsessed with natural health, nature, all things awakening to the soul, interior decorating and admittedly, gettin’ cozy with Netflix on the regular.

I’m a certified photoshop expert. For the last 4 years I have specialized in creating sacred online presences for soul seekers, lightworkers, gypsy souls, healers, soulpreneurs, wild hearts, priestesses, yogis & meditators where their passions can flourish. Overall, I have been designing professionally for 10 years. I also run a wildly successful Creative Market shop and premade design boutique stocked with photoshop and indesign templates that allows you to customize a design to be uniquely yours.

If you want to check out more about me, head over to my full bio or follow me on Instagram where I share all the behind the scenes of my business!

This course is for you if you:

 

  • Are a small business owner that is a beginner-intermediate level photoshop user. The content of this course represents feminine style, however, anyone is free to join!
  • Are a self starter that is eager to learn new things.
  • Want to accelerate your brand with new graphic components.
  • Aren’t familiar with most of the topics covered in our lessons.

This course is NOT for you if you:

 

  • Have zero interest in creating your own graphics.
  • Are not willing to learn a new skill.
  • Aren’t willing to invest your time in the training.
  • Are experienced with all of the topics covered in our lessons.

BEGINNER:

As a beginner at Photoshop, you will find this course very handy. I designed this specifically to give you great results even with no technical knowledge of Photoshop.
Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can then add more advanced techniques at your own pace.

INTERMEDIATE:

You likely will know how to do some of things I teach in this course since we start with the basics, but you will learn a new WAY of doing things, and gain some new techniques in the process. If you are experienced with all of the topics covered in our lessons then this course may not be for you.

PROFESSIONAL:

As a professional, you probably already know the value of this course and definitely will know all of the content provided. But I do love referrals. 😉

Still have questions?

YOUR ANSWERS MIGHT BE IN THE FAQS BELOW.

 

FAQs

What do I need to take this course?

You can purchase a subscription to Photoshop on Creative Cloud here https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html?promoid=CJ132JRD&mv=other

(the photography package is the best deal of you are just wanting photoshop). Or you can sign up for a free trial! They also have discounts for students and teachers.

Do I need a Mac or PC?

This course was created using a PC computer and Windows Software. Adobe software is virtually the same on the mac and PC platforms except for the keyboard shortcuts which will be highlighted in the videos where applicable.

What version of photoshop do I need for this course?

This course is for users with the CC and CS6 adobe photoshop versions. This course is taught using the CC version of photoshop but is relevant for CS6 users as well. Older versions might not translate well because of the difference in upgraded features so I recommend only taking this course if you have CS6 or newer.

You can purchase a subscription to Photoshop on Creative Cloud here https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html?promoid=CJ132JRD&mv=other

(the photography package is the best deal of you are just wanting photoshop). Or you can sign up for a free trial! They also have discounts for students and teachers.

What is the skill level to take this course?

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

This course is for beginners and for anyone who is self taught on the basics of Adobe Photoshop. Even intermediate users might benefit from this course to fill in the gaps in their knowledge.

I go over every little click slowly and show you only what you need to know for the course so you can skip all of those expert level buttons and panels that are so confusing!

Basic computer and file management skills are required for this courses. Students should know how to – locate, copy and open their files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; and switch between open windows.

When does the course start and finish?

You’ll receive access to the course immediately. The course is self paced so you can start and finish whenever you’d like.

How do I access the course?

As soon as you enroll, you’ll receive an email with your personal login to access the platform. You’ll gain access to all the video tutorials and bonus content after you login.

Will I learn every inch of Photoshop?

No. This course is for beginners to intermediate so it’s focused on learning the tools you need to master your esthetic brand as a business owner. Everything you will learn is listed in the topics covered section. These are the features that I use on a daily basis in my design business and I’m sharing them all!

There are a ton of really complex features in photoshop for expert skill levels that I won’t be giving you a headache over, in fact you won’t be confused by those panels anymore once we setup your custom workspace! 🙂

When you feel at ease, you can dig into the more advanced stuff!

Will you be teaching how to recreate your unique style?

No, but I will be sharing my photoshop process of how I create client graphics so that you have all the right tools and techniques to create your own unique style or follow your branding guidelines set by your designer. 🙂

How long do I have access to the course?

You have lifetime access to the course, and all the bonuses. You’ll also be able to download all of the videos to keep on your own computer for offline access!

Do you offer refunds?

I put a lot of love into this course. I do not offer refunds so please be sure this is something you want to invest your time and money in before you commit. There is a sample video you can watch of what the course is like and also the exact topics covered in detail are above!

If you still have questions, please Send us an email at jenniferannbirge@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

 

READY TO MAKE MAGIC?

Get on the waiting list!

(ENROLLMENT WILL ONLY BE OPEN FOR 2 WEEKS SO MAKE SURE YOU GET NOTIFIED WHEN THE COURSE OPENS!)