Mastery Courses for Photoshop and Illustrator Are Now Updated: Series Complete!

You, my beloved dekeDarlings, have been asking and here it is! With this week’s publication of Illustrator One-on-One: Mastery, we now have the full set of One-on-One courses—Fundamentals, Advanced, and Illustrator—available and updated for the 2022 versions of both Illustrator and Photoshop. In celebration, I picked out a few useful movies and unlocked them here so you can see what all the (impeccable instruction) fuss is about.

In this tutorial from Photoshop One-on-One: Mastery, Deke shows you how to share Photoshop actions with your friends and family (and probably more usefully, your colleagues in Photoshoppery!

Saving and loading your actions from Photoshop One-on-One: Mastery by Deke McClelland


And in this one, from Illustrator One-on-One: Mastery, Deke shows you how to make a logo from a single letter in Illustrator.

Making a logo from one character of type from Illustrator One-on-One: Mastery by Deke McClelland

Check them out, and if you’re a member of LinkedIn Learning you can then jump into the One-on-One stream of knowledge in Photoshop (Fundamentals, Advanced, or Mastery) or Illustrator (Fundamentals, Advanced, or Mastery).

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  • Have you ever wanted to use Photoshop’s Content Aware feature, but didn’t want to make it look so obvious that you pasted something? After all, isn’t the whole point of Photoshop to edit things without them looking edited? You’d like the ‘Move Tool’ to be the next ‘Rectangle Tool’ in that case. Unfortunately, we’re far from using this feature for everything. So in the meantime, let me introduce three lesser-known tools from Adobe that let you use Content Aware without any obvious trace: The move tool, the patch tool and a good old fashioned golf ball!
  • Photoshop is a great tool for textile or graphic designing. Yeah, it is quite difficult to understand at first but when you start doing great with it, there is no going back then!
  • Adobe has begun testing its well-known Photoshop graphics program in an online, free version. The platform is expected to be available in a poorer variety than the fully commercial original, but to offer a set of tools sufficient for high-level image processing. Adobe is currently testing a free version in Canada, where users can access Photoshop online through a free account. The manufacturer describes the service as “freemium.” There will be no charge for access to a sufficient number of tools, which the company considers core features of the program.
  • To master Adobe Illustrator will take around six to seven months if you consistently practice. Learning the basics takes between two to three weeks to learn. From there, you can explore the possibilities of Illustrator & practice the techniques provided by tutorials & other Illustrator users.
  • Lynda did it then, LinkedIn does it further…. Older courses are getting disappeared on this platform!! They say it’s for updating and actuality purposes. I DON’T CARE!! I want to get back all that stuff that you and others produced 5, 10, 15 years ago! Is there a way? Maybe you have a copy of your courses on a hard drive?
  • It looks simple but it is a patient process to create great works. I really like the fish at the beginning of the clip. Color is very eye-catching.

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