An XO Sarah Guide to Photoshop

3 hours + 3 videos = Serious Photoshop Skills

Does this sound familiar??

You opened Photoshop, took one look at all those buttons, and gave up immediately.

You got past the initial overwhelm, but only know the basics & really want to learn more.

You’ve got some Photoshop skills, but there are things you still cannot figure out how to do.

Let's get real, Photoshop can be super helpful, but it's also super overwhelming. There are so many tools, palettes, and buttons and it’s easy to miss out on important time-saving steps and easy ways to accomplish exactly what you’re trying to create.

I built this course to not only help you learn to use Photoshop quickly and efficiently, but to weed out all the extra crap that you’ll probably never use.


Are you ready to . . .

Build beautiful (and pinnable!) blog post images?

Quickly design elements for your website?

Effortlessly edit photos?

And create ebook covers that demand attention??

My Guide to Photoshop starts with the most basic tools and concepts and works up to using smart layers for templates, and more advanced photo editing techniques. It covers everything you'll need to boost your visuals online and off!

This course is closed for enrollment.

Here's what you'll learn . . .

Intro to Photoshop: 45-minute video lesson

Creating a new doc

Overview of most important tools

Overview of palettes

Smart Guides

Creating layers

Naming layers and using groups

Image size + Canvas size

Flipping + rotating entire image

Scale or rotate layers

Snap-to function

Creating new color swatches

Saving files (what type of file to use)

Installing fonts, brushes, actions

Photoshop 2: 40-minute video lesson

Moving layers

Layer masks

Clipping masks

Smart layers

Adjusting the kerning + tracking

Adding ligatures and swashes

Using the layer styles

2 ways to remove a background

Creating actions

Batch editing

Adding text around an object

Repeating background patterns

Adding texture to backgrounds

Creating shapes from an image

Adding a background image to text

Create social media icons

Photoshop 3: 30-minute video lesson

Editing photos

Adjusting colors

Adjusting levels

Changing colors in an image

Inverting colors for icons

3rd way to remove a background

Sharpen images

The two photo background edit

Adding borders to photos

Drawing on photos

3 ways to create collages

Using guides

Creating templates for blog images

Creating a gradient


You’ll also receive the Photoshop files used in the course so you can go through the process step-by-step AND a PDF covering all the tools we use so you don’t have to go back to the video to find what you’re looking for!

Your Instructor

Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan

Sarah is an Emmy-winning digital strategist who’s been blogging and building websites for over 20 years. After escaping her corporate design job, she made it her mission to help business owners grow their online presence without overwhelm + indecision slowing them down. Through coaching and courses, Sarah strives to help others simplify their strategies, show up with confidence, and earn more with digital products. She shares all of her growth and productivity tips at, on her podcast The Dare to Grow Show, and on social media @xosarahmorgan.

This course is closed for enrollment.


14-Day Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason you aren't satisfied or the program doesn't seem like a good fit, you may request a refund within 14 days of purchase. No questions asked.

Any questions?
Send us an email at [email protected] and we'll get back to you ASAP!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course for beginners?
YES! If you’ve never used Photoshop before or opened it once and were completely overwhelmed by all those buttons, this course is for you! I go through tools and palettes slowly, sharing exactly how I use them for my own projects.
Will I learn every single inch of Photoshop?
No, but you will learn a ton! Since this course is geared toward bloggers and business owners, and I don’t want you to have to sit through 10 hours of video to actually be able to put these tools to use, I’m only covering the things that I’ve found to be most important and use on a daily basis.
What do I need to participate?
You’ll need an internet connection and access to Photoshop. You can grab see the options to access Photoshop here.
When does the course start and finish?
You'll receive access to the entire course immediately! And since you have LIFETIME access you can work through the content on your own schedule.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact within 14 days and we will give you a full refund.