Rich Harrington takes material from some of his books and courses and give you complete Photoshop class in bite-size installments.  The goal is for everyone … pro and amateur alike … to get a college level education — without any of the costs.

Before you start, be sure to read The Rules. They will help you have the best experience possible.

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Using Smart Objects Before Transforming [UP22] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Transforming Objects with Puppet Warp [UP21] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Resizing a Photo with Content-Aware Scaling [UP20] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Resizing an Object with the Free Transform Command in Photoshop [UP19] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Rotating the Photoshop Canvas [UP18] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Perspective Cropping in Photoshop [UP17] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
The Most Powerful Way to Crop in Photoshop [UP16] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Mastering the Crop Tool [UP15] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Changing the Photoshop Canvas Size [UP14] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Sizing Digital Images in Photoshop [UP13] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
What Size to Scan a Photo? Think in Pixels [UP12] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Acquiring Images for Photoshop with a Scanner [UP11] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Downloading Images from a Digital Camera [UP10] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Acquiring Images for Photoshop — JPEG vs. Raw [UP9] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Acquiring Images for Photoshop with a Digital Camera [UP8] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Get to Know the Photoshop Interface (Part 4) [UP7] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Get to Know the Photoshop Interface (Part 3) [UP6] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Get to Know the Photoshop Interface (Part 2) [UP5] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Get to Know the Photoshop Interface (Part 1) [UP4] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in
Image Mode & Bit Depth [UP3] - Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in

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Adobe announces winners of Dungeons & Dragons contest - This morning, Adobe has announced the winner of its “Summon the Terror of Undermountain” contest, in partnership with Wizards of the Coast. The contest, which
Photoshop + D&D = Crazy Contest - Adobe has partnered with Wizards of the Coast for a crazy Photoshop contest. They’re looking for people to design a scary Dungeons & Dragons monster. No, seriously.
Video: Preview of Photoshop’s updated Content Aware Fill - I’m glad to see that Adobe are actively improving a really useful feature in Photoshop. Content Aware Fill has been a really useful tool for me,
Athentech announces Perfect Exposure and it’s FREE! - For the past several months I’ve been using Perfectly Clear in my workflow to edit my images. I love the product so much I became
LRTimelapse 4.5 - David J. Crewe Time Lapse Photography Just Got A Powerful Update - If you’re a Time Lapse fan like myself than this is an exciting weekend. Gunther Wegner, creator of LRTimelapse, (arguably the best plugin/tool for your
Photoshop is 25 Years Old Today - Today makes 25 years with Adobe Photoshop…. quite a feat if you think about all the ways the tool has affected the media landscape. From
Lightroom Mobile Released for Android Phones - Lightroom Mobile was just released today for Android phones. We’re working up our review shortly, but here’s some info for those of you who’ve been
It’s Time to Download the Latest Version of Lightroom - A new version of Lightroom just came out… we’ll have more coverage of the features soon… but this an important (and free) update. Download Links
The Black Menu Bar is Finally Here! - Finally! Its been forever, but Apple has given us a dark mode in their new release of OS 10.10 Yosemite, bringing a black menu bar
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 – Content-Aware Improvements - New in Adobe Photoshop CC, the Content-Aware tools you know and love just got better with color adaptation! Turning this option on tells Photoshop to
Adobe Adds More Cameras in this Free Camera Raw Update - Adobe has posted a new Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.5 plug-in. There are separate pages to download for both Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC customers
Photoshop World Deal — Only $475 (Register By 6/2/2014) - If you want to learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography don’t miss Photoshop World September 3-5, 2014 in Las Vegas. Want the best price?
Photoshop for iPhone and Android Now Shipping - Follow Rich on Twitter Photoshop Touch just made the jump from tablet only to iPhone and Android smartphones. Many have been anxious for this day
Adobe Shutting Down Photoshop.com Photo Sharing Service - By Adobe has just announced that they are closing down its Photoshop.com storage and sharing service as well as Photoshop Elements membership areas. They instead
Time to Update to Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 - I know you’ve been busy with the holidays, so you may have missed that a new Adobe Camera Raw plugin was officially released. It is
New Photoshop Features Coming December 11 - If you’ve listened to us on Photofocus, you’ve heard us talk about how Adobe Creative Cloud customers would get new features before anyone else. Be

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  1. This is Real — This won’t be a bunch of fluff and theory… rather practical knowledge and techniques so you can actually build a working foundation or fill in the holes you have.
  2. Read in Order — Unlike most of the articles here on Photofocus, this content should be read linearly.  This means that you should read each article in the order of release as they will build upon each other.  If you star later in the series… go back and read what you missed. Each episode is numbered and you can find a link to the series at the bottom of the page.
  3. Pace Yourself — Don’t rush, knowledge takes time.  By completing two columns or so a week you will retain the knowledge and it will become a part of your toolbox.  This column will come out every Sunday and Wednesday.
  4. Follow Along — Most columns will have a hands-on file that you can use. Reading isn’t enough, you need to actually follow along if you want to learn.

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