Foundations of Photoshop

Build a strong foundation of basic Photoshop skills
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  • Lectures 101
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 9/2012 English Closed captions available

Course Description

This Foundations of Photoshop class is for people who are completely new to Photoshop or who want to understand it better. It covers the foundational skills that you need to use Photoshop. Work through 25+ exercises while watching the videos to learn some of the basic tools of Photoshop. Topics include: Layers, Adjusting your images, Photo Retouching, Design Tools and more.

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Section 1: Lesson 1 - Getting Around In Photoshop
Lesson Intro - Getting Around in Photoshop
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03:31
4.7 MB

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02:03

Knowing that Photoshop main task is editing pixels in your image will help you understand how it works. 

The Workspace
08:19
Preferences
06:05
Navigating Images
06:42
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File Management
04:33
The Mini Bridge
06:07
Reviewing Images
04:39
Undo and Redo Work
05:09
Undo and Redo Work Reference Sheet
1 page
Section 2: Lesson 2 - Image Resizing and Cropping
Lesson Intro - Image Size and Cropping
00:35
Lesson 2 Files
9.7 MB
Crop
04:15
Cropping Options
10:00
Perspective Cropping
02:15
The Crop Tool (CS5) Reference Sheet
1 page
The Crop Tool (CS6) Reference Sheet
1 page
Background Layers
Preview
02:42
Background Layers Reference Sheet
1 page
Image Size
08:14
Canvas
07:09
Image and Canvas Size Reference Sheet
1 page
Putting it All Together
11:20
Section 3: Lesson 3 - Understanding Layers
Lesson Intro - The Layers Panel
01:25
Lesson 3 Files
13.1 MB
The Layers Panel
05:52
Organizing Layers
04:49
Opacity
Preview
04:30
Locking Layers
04:21
Blending Modes
07:42
Blending Backgrounds
02:25
Layer Styles
09:48
The Layers Panel Reference Sheet
1 page
Section 4: Lesson 4 - Selections & Masks
Lesson Intro - Selections and Masks
01:22
Lesson 4 Files
11.0 MB
The Marquee Tools
03:36
Marquee Selection Tools Reference Sheet
1 page
The Lasso Tools
06:11
Lasso Selection Tools Reference Sheet
1 page
Quick Selection Tool
04:50
Quick Selection Tool Reference Sheet
1 page
Refine Edge
04:37
Layer Masks
05:45
Smart Filters with a Mask
04:44
Combining Images with a Mask
06:59
Layer Masks Reference Sheet
1 page
Section 5: Lesson 5 - Making Adjustments
Lesson Intro - Making Adjustments
01:08
Lesson 5 Files
16.4 MB
The Adjustment Panel
08:05
Adjustment Panel CS5 Reference Sheet
1 page
Adjustments and Properties Panel CS6 Reference Sheet
1 page
Adding Contrast
Preview
07:37
Isolating an Adjustment with a Mask
04:14
Hue Saturation Adjustment
06:22
Selective Color Adjustment
02:20
Fixing a Color Cast
08:21
The Eyedropper Tool
1 page
Color Balance
02:58
Understanding Color
05:05
Color Picker Reference
1 page
Making a Black and White Adjustment
04:28
Section 6: Lesson 6 - Retouching
Lesson Intro - Retouching
01:16
Lesson 6 Files
21.5 MB
Content-Aware Scale
03:30
Content Aware Fills and Move
05:23
Fill Command Reference
1 page
Healing Brush Tools
07:09
Spot Healing Brush Tool Reference Sheet
1 page
Healing Brush Tool Reference Sheet
1 page
The Patch Tool
08:47
The Patch Tool Reference Sheet
1 page
The Clone Tool
07:47
The Clone Tool Reference Sheet
2 pages
Final Retouching Project
05:18
Section 7: Lesson 7 - Design Tools
Lesson Intro - Design Tools
00:43
Lesson 7 Files
2.3 MB
The Brush Tool
09:13
Photoshop Brushes
1 page
The Brush Tool Reference Sheet
1 page
The Shape Tools
08:32
The Text Tool
07:30
Gradient Tools
06:11
The Gradient Tool
1 page
The Transform Tool
09:21
Section 8: Lesson 8 - Final Project
Lesson Intro - Final Project
00:47
Lesson 8 Files
9.1 MB
Grids and Guides
05:14
Creating a Template
06:38
Copying Selections
05:14

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Catalano, Web Developer, Designer, Teacher

I'm a web developer, designer, teacher and lifelong student. Keeping up to speed on technology is a challenge these days, and I like to try to focus in on what is most important and useful.

My full-time job is creating the front-end of an internal enterprise web application using Backbone/Marionette and other front-end technologies. I teach Photoshop to designers at community college and I work on small websites when I have time.

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