PS Crash Course

Have you ever wondered how other businesses can share gorgeous, perfectly framed, wonderfully branded images all the time?

They must have a professional photographer, a graphic designer, and a huge budget, right?


Their secret weapon isn't a million bucks to spend on fabulous tools and experts, it's using the right tool for the job.

And the right tool is Photoshop.  

But hold on - don't panic! 

If you've looked at Photoshop before, you might feel totally intimidated by the bazillion tools inside that don't look intuitive at all.

It’s true. Photoshop is overwhelming when you’re just getting started!

But I've got MY secret weapon - one I’ve kept all to myself because it's so good, and so vital to my business.

Finally, I'm ready to share my secret weapon with you… 

It's Ellen Russell!

Ellen was my very first team member here at Brilliant Business Moms, and she’s been using Photoshop magic since 2015 to create:

Beautiful Product Landing Pages - complete with custom fonts and textures

Gorgeous Pins for Pinterest (and some of them go viral!)

Product Mock-ups -- so we can take one gorgeous product photo and turn it into 5 more by inserting new items into the scene!

Digital Product Shots -- so we can bring our courses and eBooks to life by showing them on computers, ipads, and other screens.

Fun, Engaging Gifs that add personality to every post and landing page!

Clean, crisp product shots -- so we never have to worry about perfect lighting, because Ellen can fix everything digitally inside Photoshop!

Compelling freebie graphics, so our printables come to life with realistic drop shadows and desktop layouts.

Get PS Crash Course and start making your graphics stand out from the crowd!

Umm hello, I’ve been wanting to learn these tricks for years! Sign me up!

And ohh friend, this is just the beginning of what Ellen can do!

Basically, if I have a gorgeous graphic dream, she's always made it a reality for me! 

Now, she’s helping you make your beautiful biz dreams a reality too!

She's created a mini course to help you conquer everything you need to know about Photoshop to create all these incredible images and graphics for yourself in WAY less time than if you were using another app.

PS Crash Course

In PS Crash Course, you'll learn:

  • How to get started in Photoshop without feeling lost or overwhelmed
  • The tools you need in Photoshop (and the ones you might not!) and what they each do  
  • Photo editing tips that will help you take your photos from blah to wow
  • Step-by-step practical instruction to create your own graphics in a snap (plus bonus templates included with the class that let you make new images in minutes!)


How to make your own GIFs so you can stop using the same boring ones everyone else uses 

How to create custom letters (like my gold foil letters!) with your own fonts and textures

How to create mock-ups for your products that look realistic 

Make professional looking, custom, branded graphics for just $75 - that's WAY less than hiring a graphic designer!


Ellen also created some bonuses for you. I’m so excited for you to get your hands on these because they’ll save you HOURS of time now and for years to come! 

Bonus #1: Photoshop Templates

Photoshop templates are what allow you to pop photos, headings, logos, and more in and out of graphics in a snap.  

These fully customizable templates come ready to use for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest pins, Pinterest collages, and more! Plus you'll get templates to create your own custom photo cards, invitations, or Christmas cards.  

And of course, there’s a video to show you exactly how to add your own images to the templates so you can start making graphics that help your business stand out right away. 

Bonus #2: Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

Save time (+ money and your sanity!) with keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop. This cheat sheet shows you how to do more than 25 of the most common actions with simple key strokes. You won’t believe the timesaver this is!

Ellen is the queen of mastering tech tools in no time flat. I’m constantly amazed at how fast she does her "graphics magic," so you won’t want to miss out on learning all of her shortcuts! 

That's right! PS Crash Course + these amazing bonuses are all you need to make amazing images that get noticed!

About the Instructor

Ellen was the tech genius and graphics creator for Brilliant Business Moms for nearly 3 years. She used Photoshop every single week to make it happen!

She remembers how confusing Photoshop was at first, so she can’t wait to help you go from overwhelmed to confident.  

She's married to Tim, her geeky husband, and mom to 3 curious, creative and often crazy boys, and 1 darling little girl who is determined to keep up with her big brothers. When she's not working as a virtual assistant, she's playing games with her family and learning cool apps and programs.


Who's teaching the class?

Ellen Russell - she worked on my team at Brilliant Business Moms for nearly 3 years, and created almost all of the graphics and designs for Brilliant Business Moms. 

What’s included in the class?

The class includes 5 lessons with video tutorials that walk you through getting started with Photoshop all the way to tackling advanced techniques. Plus you’ll get a class workbook PDF, a Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet, and 12 bonus Photoshop templates to get you started creating gorgeous graphics right away.

How do I access my class and how long do I have it? 

When you purchase, you'll automatically be enrolled in Ellen's school, hosted by Thinkific. You'll get an email with a link to set a password, and once you do, you're in!  

PS Crash Course is a pre-recorded, video course, that you can work through on your own time at whatever pace works for you. You have access for life and you don't need to show up at any certain time. Just get started with the Intro video and take your time going through the lessons and practicing as you go!

How do I get my bonus templates, mockups, and shortcuts? 

They’re right inside the class. Once you purchase and log in, you’ll see them at the bottom of the course ready for you to download now!

If I don’t have Photoshop, where can I get it?

If you don’t already own Photoshop, you can download a free trial from Adobe or get Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom for $10/month (affiliate link). That's even cheaper than paying for Canva! (And what you can DO with Photoshop is approximately 100 times better than any other photo tool!

Do I have to have Photoshop?

If you don’t have Photoshop and don’t plan on purchasing it in the future, this class isn’t for you. But if you’re curious about Photoshop, or you have it and it’s frustrating or overwhelming, you’re in the right place. 

What if I have Photoshop Elements?

Some of what Ellen teaches you will be applicable to Photoshop Elements, but you may find there are some tools she talks about that you won’t have. This class is best taken with the full Photoshop program.

What if I don't love the class?

If you don’t love the class, just email us at within 14 days of your purchase and we'll gladly give you a refund.