The lessons will be posted under the main thread. With this month's lessons, new lessons will be posted on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Normally, I post all of the week's lessons on Wednesdays, but I am in the process of completing major updates on the tutorials to include information for Photoshop CS4. This is a huge project so I appreciate your patience. If lessons are not posted first thing in the morning, don't panic. Some many even be posted in the evenings depending on how crazy the updating goes. The updates are very beneficial to you and will alleviate a lot of your questions and make your experience with the class much smoother. I will keep you informed of any delays with lesson posting.

I encourage you to subscribe to the class forum so you can get an instant email and will know when lessons have been posted. Each lesson will have it's own forum thread where you can ask questions and get answers related to that particular lesson. You can use the "Manage Attachments" button located towards the bottom of your reply page to attach screen shots when you have questions about the lessons.

Each lesson includes a tutorial and a homework page. These can be read in the free adobe acrobat. In the newest free version, you can even make notes right on the tutorial and save them with the tutorial using the comments tool. You cannot open the tutorials in Photoshop.

Also, if you are using a MAC and you find a place where I didn't include a MAC shortcut, here are the conversions...

PC Control button = MAC Command button
PC ALT button = MAC Option button
PC right click = MAC Control Click

If you have any questions at all, please ask. I'm here to help and there are no stupid questions. Photoshop is a very complex program and it can make you crazy if you let it. Here are the topics:

Lesson 1a
1.Creating and working with image files
2.The menu bar
3.The status and options bars
4.Undo, step backward, step forward
5.Keyboard shortcuts
6.Save for web feature

Lesson 1b
1.Image Mode
2.Image Size
3.Canvas Size
4.Rotate Canvas
6.Reveal All

Lesson 1c
1.The tool box
2.The palette well
3.Important palettes
4.The color picker

Lesson 2a
1.The layers palette

Lesson 2b
1.Accessing layer styles
2.The “Layer Style” dialog box
3.Saving layer styles
4.The styles palette menu
5.Viewing, copying, and clearing layer styles

Lesson 2c
1.Text options
2.The character palette
3.The paragraph palette
4.Changing the shape and direction of text
5.Resetting characters and paragraphs

Lesson 3a
1.The tool preset picker
2.The preset manager
3.The brush tool
4.The shape tool
5.The paint bucket tool
6.The burn and dodge tools
7.The blur tool
8.The smudge tool
9.Basic gradients

Lesson 3b
1.The tool presets palette
2.The actions palette.
3.The paths palette

Lesson 3c
1.Cropping images.
2.Basic photo adjustments
4.Adjustment layers

Lesson 4a
1.Layer masks.
4.Basic filters
5.Changing colors

Lesson 4b
1.The place command
3.Spell check.
5.Scratch disks
7.Screen mode
8.Work space

Lesson 4c
1.Basic quality techniques
2.Creating your own brushes, patterns, and shapes
3.Ribbons, brads, and eyelets
4.Paper basics