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Learn Photoshop & graphic design by doing actual, real-world projects.

47 Photoshop Graphic Design Projects

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Photoshop Graphic Design Projects

Interested in becoming a graphic designer? Not sure where to start? Look no further! This Photoshop design course was designed for beginners. Includes over 40 design projects to help you learn and master Photoshop.

Once you complete all the projects you’ll have a design portfolio to help start getting design work!  Oh, and I’ll share with you where you can post your portfolio online, for free, to start networking with other graphic designers… and those looking to hire graphic designers.

  • Over 40 design projects to get your graphic design career started
  • Recorded in 1080HD 
  • Learn how to use Photoshop to create a variety of designs
  • Learn how to create shapes for banners, logos, and more
  • Learn how to use blending modes for creative designs
  • Learn how to create gradients for creative effects
  • Learn how to use adjustment layers to edit photos like a pro
  • Learn how to use Photoshop filters to help you acheive your creative vision
  • Learn how to use the selection tools for precise edits
  • Learn how to use the crop tool, creatively
  • Learn how to create some of the most popular visual effects, in Photoshop
  • Learn how to install and use brushes (in Photoshop) for more creative designs
  • Learn about 2 online communities you can post your portfolio, for free, and start getting design work!
  • and much more
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Includes an exclusive, 100+ page, Photoshop design essentials guide. Includes additional design tips, a place to take notes, project assignment info and more. Images below are previews of this guide.

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New to Photoshop? No worries. We’ll tackle the basics to get you started!

47 Photoshop Graphic Design Projects

Ready to learn Photoshop and graphic design by doing actual real-world design projects?

In fact, after completing the 40+ design projects you’ll have a design portfolio you can use to jump-start your graphic design career. Besides, you can’t promote your skills without showing your work.

Oh, and I’ll share my pro design 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!! 

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 you complete all 40+ design projects you will have mastered layers!

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

Here is the full list of EVERY design project in this pro tutorial…

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New to Photoshop? No worries. We’ll tackle the basics to get you started!

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.

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Photoshop shapes.  Essential for graphic design projects.

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Next, the fun begins!  That is, if you weren’t having fun already.  🙂   Shapes.  Basic shapes & creative shapes. 

Shapes are essential for containing text, using as photo frames, balancing designs, leading readers and much more. 

You’ll learn how to create shapes and more for balanced designs.

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Photoshop text.  Another essential all graphic designers must master.

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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! 

See how the text is wrapped and shaped in the image to the left.  You’ll learn how to do that and more.

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The Photoshop alignment tool. Creates symmetry and better designs.

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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.

And, I’ll also provide a pro tip, for using a specific selection tool, to precisely control your alignments!

 

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Photoshop blending modes. A powerful set of tools for improving your designs & streamlining your workflow.

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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!
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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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It’s now time to spice up your text and shapes with Layer Styles… drop shadows, bevels & emboss, strokes, overlays, and more, oh my!

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

Photoshop Graphic Design Projects 25-27

Transform & Distort.

2 new skills all graphic designers 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 these projects… and many more terms you should know as a graphic designer.

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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.

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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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.

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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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 designs.

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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.

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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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!

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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!

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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

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Photoshop layer styles. Add some spice to your text and shapes.

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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 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 joining today and I’ll see you on the inside!

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 projects (for your portfolio).

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Oh, 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.

FAQ
What's included with these Photoshop graphic design tutorials?

These Photoshop graphic design tutorials will teach you how to use Photoshop for graphic design.

Plus, after you complete the 40+ projects you’ll have a portfolio to jump-start your graphic design career!

I’m a beginner, will this Photoshop graphic design course work for me?

Absolutely!

However, some knowledge of Photoshop is recommended.

  Either way, you’ll learn the basics of Photoshop and advanced techniques all graphic designers should know.

Is this Photoshop design course included in the Pro subscription?

Yes!  This is one of many Pro tutorials available to subscribers.  Click here to find out more and get started learning new Photoshop skills.

Can Pro subscribers download these Photoshop design tutorials?

All Pro tutorials are only available online.  We do not offer the ability to download tuts.

What's the difference between Pro & Free Tutorials?

Our free tutorials focus on a single skill or technique.

Our Pro tutorials cover additional techniques, more detail and depth about the subject. Plus, Pro subscribers receive premium support to questions and more. Oh, and the Pro tutorials also include additional resources vs. free tutorials.

What version of Photoshop is Required?

This Pro Photoshop design course was created with Photoshop CC. 

However, you can still learn the techniques and build your portfolio in older versions of Photoshop, like CS6 or newer.

Can I keep any free resources available for download with this Photoshop design course?

Yes! All Pro tutorial resources are yours for life. However, all images provided are for training purposes only.

You cannot share, sell or use any images for your portfolio.  All images are copyrighted by Parker Photographic.

If I have questions about this Photoshop graphic design class where can I ask them?

You can join our private Facebook group to ask questions.  Or if you’re not a fan of FB click here to submit a question.

Why is this Photoshop graphic design class better than the YouTube tutorials I’ve tried?

I provide my 30 years of experience as a photographer and user of Photoshop to help you achieve your creative vision.

As a pro subscriber, not only do you get every pro class, but you also get me as your mentor. 

Join me in our private Facebook group and/or shoot me an email if you have any questions.

Free Previews

Take a sneak peek from this Parker Photographic Pro class.

Click here for a complete list of all the lessons included (click on the “class content” tab).