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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)

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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riverfox1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome for the faves. :)  Your fractal jewels are gorgeous and the work you put into them is inspired.  I'm a Photoshop user and I've been trying to figure out how you did them. ;)  Jewel and stone images must be part of it, blending fractals into them, along with some style applications for gold or silver?  Either way, they're beautiful work. :)
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have several tutorials in my gallery (tutorials section).  I also teach beginning and advanced Photoshop and graphic design - and you're welcome to access my courses online (for free) 

nmsmithphotoshop1.weebly.com (Beginning)
nmsmithphotoshop.weebly.com (Advanced)

Nathan
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riverfox1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  Been looking into that. :)
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NormaBergara Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Just wanted to let you know that your design for my business card was a great success. Everyone that I've given it to ask who did my design and let them know and they say your an awesome artist and I tell them yes he is. Thanks again for a wonderful design. Your Awesome
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! You made my day.  :)
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highmystica Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Wow, love your work.
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks, my friend.  You made my day.
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modelcargallery98 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Photographer
Very nice Gallery ;)Clap 
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  Have a wonderful day!
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dragonworld5 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
Do you do Android Themes as well? Recently I saw one of your wallpaper in an android theme on homepackbuzz.com with the buzz launcher.

With your great Wallpapers there is great potential for customizing cell phones :-).
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have had a couple individuals ask permission to do an Android theme - noncommercial.  There have been others that have stolen my work for their own purposes.  There is a potential there, but I've been to busy to really consider doing it.
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dragonworld5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
thanks for the reply. Too bad, I would have downloaded your Android themes instantly :-)
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ZenMandalas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work Nathan! Thank you for the Photoshop courses.
Looking forward to seeing more of your brilliance. -Michele
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.  Hoped they were worthwhile to you.
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RSeer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
All the best to you in the New Year! :-)
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  A happy new year to you as well!  :)
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CptnEdge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Wanted to thank you for giving back so freely of yourself.
In my spare time, I am excited about taking up your offer
to learn what you have worked hard to learn over the years.

It will very much be appreciated. I look forward to making
friends and putting your teachings to work in my own
creations, again thank you so much.
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  I hope you find the lessons worthwhile.  
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CptnEdge Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
I'm sure I will. I love learning.
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ScouttheRangerDog Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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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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