Video Lessons

Learn some of the most important tools that Photoshop has to offer through comprehensive video lessons. With lifetime access to the course, you can work through the lessons at your own pace and re-watch whenever you need a refresher.

Keyboard Shortcuts Printable

Photoshop offers countless tools, and the more you use Photoshop, the more you'll love keyboard shortcuts! With a printable PDF (for MAC and PC) you'll have reminders to the most common keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips.

Learn to Design

This course covers the basics of Photoshop, especially designed for authors who don't have any experience with the software. In the last lesson of the course, we take everything we've learned to design a business card.

What can you use Photoshop for?

Photoshop is a tool with endless potential! Perhaps the most powerful part of learning Photoshop is that it gives you the ability to design your own book covers, saving you hundreds, and even thousands of dollars as an indie author. If you want to learn book cover design, make sure to enroll in the entire Book Cover Design Course Bundle.

Not only can Photoshop be used to design book covers, but you can also use it to design endless types of marketing materials such as business cards, bookmarks, social media graphics, and so much more!

What do I need to take this course?

Any skill level can take this course, even if you've never used Photoshop before! You will need access to a laptop/computer that can support Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. View system requirements from Adobe here.

There are a couple versions of Photoshop, but the version I use to teach the course is Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. Please note that other versions of Photoshop may not have all the features that I used and feature in the course.

Photoshop is compatible with PC and MAC.

Who Should Enroll in this course?

This course is perfect for authors who want to learn the basics of Photoshop and design their own marketing material. This course is also the first in my Book Cover Design Course Bundle.

Photoshop for Authors does not teach book cover design. It teaches a basic understanding of Photoshop and some of it's most powerful tools so when you move on to taking my other course in the Book Cover Design Course Bundle, you will already have a basic understanding of the tools needed to design book covers.

You should consider enrolling in Photoshop for Authors if you've never used Photoshop before and wish to take my other courses in the Book Cover Design Course Bundle.

If you have some experience with Photoshop, then it's possible you can skip this course and move on to the other courses in the Book Cover Design Course Bundle. However, please review the course curriculum and ensure you have a clear understanding of all tools. You should have a clear understanding of layers, clipping masks, creating selections, masking, removing objects from photos, and using and installing Photoshop brushes. If any of this isn't familiar to you, I recommend taking this course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You'll also have access to any updates I make to the course without any additional charge to you!

Do I need experience in Photoshop to take this course?

No. The best part of this course is that it teaches you the basics of Photoshop so even someone who's brand new to the software can get familiar and comfortable with it.

Will this course teach me how to create a book cover from start to finish?

No. This course is only tutorials on Photoshop to give you a basic understanding of the software. To learn book cover design, check out the other courses in my Book Cover Design Course Bundle.

Can I purchase this course now, and upgrade Book Cover Design Course Bundle later to get the discount?

One of the benefits of getting the Book Cover Design Course Bundle is that you get $50 off. The only way to get this discount is to purchase the bundle right away. If you purchase this course, then decide to purchase the other two courses in the bundle later, there's no way for me to offer you the discount.

Meet Your Instructor

Mandi Lynn published her first novel when she was seventeen. The author of multiple books, Mandi spends her days continuing to write and creating YouTube videos to help other writers achieve their dreams of seeing their books published. Mandi is the owner of Stone Ridge Books, a company that works to help authors bring their books to life through cover design and book formatting. She is also the creator of The Book Launch Planner Series, a collection of planners designed to help authors write and release their books. When she’s not creating, you can find Mandi exploring her backyard or getting lost in the woods. 

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