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Nathan Smith
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am an education technologist, former elementary school teacher - now university instructor, artist, and photographer.
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At Utah State University, I teach the ITLS 5230/6230 - Instructional Graphics Production I - Beginning Photoshop and Graphic Design course each fall semester.  During spring semesters I teach the ITLS 5240/6240 - Instructional Graphics Production II - Advanced Photoshop and Graphic Design.  These are blended courses, meaning I teach both face-to-face students on campus, and also online students at a distance.

I have benefitted so much from wonderfully awesome artists who were willing to share their knowledge and expertise, especially many of you here at DeviantArt.  I want to thank you with all my heart for your generosity.  And I'd like to pay it back by helping any of you who are in the same spot I was many years ago - just a beginner wanting to learn more.

So I'm making my courses freely available to any of you who would like to learn Photoshop and graphic design.  There are only a couple things I ask of you in return...

1) If you need to contact me about something - please use the contact form on the website and specify that you are not one of my USU students.  I'll get back with you as I have time available, but my students get top priority - the ones who are officially taking the course for Utah State University credit.  Fair enough?

2) Help me make this the most awesome, free, online Photoshop and graphic design courses out there.  I am open to feedback.  If you post a fantastic tutorial or YouTube video on the subjects covered (or even something I may be missing) - please share them freely with me, and I'll add them to the course content if I feel they are applicable and professional.  I welcome a community effort here. But please, never be offended if I don't use everything that is submitted.  I have to keep in mind the load I'm placing on my students.

3) You must not use these materials for your own personal monetary gain!  (In other words, you can't sell it, you can't repackage it as part of a paid program of study, it must remain freely available)

I have put over a thousand hours of work into curating web content from YouTube, and adding my own YouTube videos and content into structured courses.  I am almost finished with the beginning course (just little tweaks now), and am currently restructuring the advanced course (but my earlier version is still available there).  I want to go even deeper into the advanced course than I have previously.

So, here are the links for you - my friends - with my blessing...

Beginning Photoshop & Graphic Design - nmsmithphotoshop1.weebly.com

Advanced Photoshop & Graphic Design - nmsmithphotoshop.weebly.com

Sincerely,
Nathan Smith

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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Nathan,
It is that time of year again!!!!

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nmsmith Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Think I'd have a chance?
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Yes!  My goodness!  I have never seen so many people who have so much talent and think they don't stand a chance.   Some people take pictures, some people are photographers, and then there is a group of people whose ability to use their camera to evoke emotions from others,  those people are photographic artists.  Yeah, You do have a chance, Nathan!  :eyepopping: 
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lucid-seraph Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Your tutorials and your photoshop resources have been an ENORMOUS help to me in my work lately, so thank you so much for creating such fantastic resources for people to use!
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  I'm so glad you've found them to be useful to you.
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RMTG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Sir, you have amazing art works! I got tons of inspiration just by looking at your jewel collections. I want to tell you that I truly appreciate it.
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much!
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Bazinga89 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Hey!

Amazing photos! :)
Can I use one of your photos from arizona for an public board? Of course I´ll credit you in this board.
Please send me a note.
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have my permission.  Thank you.
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RanKisaki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Wallpaper! Love it!!
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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aukusuto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hapṕy New year-ish! :wave:
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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ladydemoniess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful fractals! Keep up the awesome sauce work :)
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ladydemoniess Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome :)
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dragonworld5 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I tried to copy your style, but it's not so beautiful as your work! You can see it here:
dragonworld5.deviantart.com/ar…. I need more practice obviously. Well, at least I tried.
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It does take a little practice. I think you're off to a good start, though.  Keep up the good work!
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dragonworld5 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
thank you for your kind remark!
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Mystic-Curse Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Hello Nathan,

I visited your gallery again today and i just wanna say thank you again for sharing all your beautiful work.
Your pieces are realy inspiring,you are amazing...Hug 

Thank you for responding,i hope you have a wonderful day to.
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  Lot's of wonderful comments today.  Many thanks, my friend.  I'm heading to Sedona, Arizona for a week of exploration and photography.  :)
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many, many thanks, dear friend.
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LadyNatulcien Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
September 22nd? Noted! Hehe
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks!  I'm feeling old today.  :)
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