30 steps to mastering Photoshop. Learn your way around the most powerful image editor on the planet, and harness the power of Photoshop to turn your photography into masterpieces.
New to Photoshop or self-taught? These are the perfect lessons to become familiar with 1) how to set up Photoshop to begin your image editing project, and 2) how to use the most important tools and features such as Layers, Channels, Selections, Adjustments, and Layer Masks, and 3) how to use the power of Blending Modes and Blending Options to change the colors in your images and create powerful photographic masterpieces.
In these 30 lessons you will learn
Get going with the amazing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, and work like a pro!
A bit about your instructor. What you will learn, and a quick introduction to Adobe Bridge.
A little bit about your instructor. Cover an overview of what is included in this section. Learn how to use Undo, and multiple Undos in Photoshop. Learn not only the menu items but the keyboard short cuts as well.
How to change the color of the Photoshop workspace. Photoshop ships with a dark user interface, but I will show you how to change that to a lighter user interface for better viewing.
Learn how to pan and zoom in your images with both tools and with keyboard short cuts.
Learn how to arrange multiple images in Photoshop so that you can compare them side by side.
Learn where to find History and how to use Histories in Photoshop.
Learn how to use the Eyedropper tool in Photoshop, and the optimum settings for the eyedropper tool.
Learn to make Selections in Photoshop using the Quick Selection tool.
Learn how to use the Brush tool in Photoshop. You will learn how to bring up the Brush palette to change brush size and hardness.
After an introduction to this section, you will learn best practices in Photoshop by applying non-destructive editing.
Come to an understanding of how to use Photoshop layers.
Learn where channels are, what they represent, and how to view individual channels in Photoshop.
Explore Adjustment Layers and the power they bring to improving your photographs.
Use one of the most powerful adjustments in Photoshop, Hue/Saturation, to alter the colors in your photography.
Learn what a Layer Mask is and where to find it.
Learn how to view a Layer Mask, and also how to paint on a Layer Mask.
Learn how to make a Layer Mask from a selection.
Explore the Masks panel, to both fade and feather a mask.
Learn how to change the opacity of an adjustment layer.
Learn how to use Layer Blending Modes to completely alter the effect of an Adjustment Layer.
Learn how to use Blending Options and "Blend If..." to control how a Layer can blend, or fade, into the layer below it based on tonality.
Learn how to use Blending Options and "Blend If..." using Color Channels to blend the colors.
Now that you are creating different looks for your images with Adjustment Layers, learn how to save multiple versions of an image into the same document - using Layer Comps, and fantastic Photoshop feature.
Learn how to change the color of your images using the Hue/Saturation adjustment.
Learn how to use Blending Options to blend in your Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.
Use Color Fill layers to change the color of your images in remarkable ways.
Learn how to create a morning mist effect using a Color Fill layer.
Use Gradient Fills to graduate and softly tint beautiful colors in your photographs.
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Steve has been teaching photography for over 25 years, drawing on his professional background as a widely published advertising and corporate photographer. Author of 2 books on photography and Adobe Photoshop, Steve loves demystifying the art of photography for enthusiastic students. Steve is a Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional, and has won a Videographer Award for video-based training. On the part-time faculty of three photography schools, when not teaching Steve can be found photographing the coastline of New Jersey.
---Steve Weinrebe Adobe Certified Instructor, Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional
Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers" Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"