Photoshop might be overwhelming at first, but once things are explained in these easy to follow, step by step videos, you will find that it is actually quite simple to use. You do not need design skills to use this program.
In this in-depth course you will learn how to use all the relevant tools and get useful tricks from a professional Photoshop designer. Once you get familiar with the fundamentals, you will become extremely proficient the more you use it.
This course is designed for beginners. It will introduce Photoshop and show you clear and effective ways to work with graphics.
You start this training as a beginner but end feeling like an expert.
The course includes:
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All the photos we used are included for you. Also included is the complete course in pdf format for you to download.
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In this lesson you are going to learn about the toolbar and the options that are available in Adobe Photoshop CC:
The Tool Panel contains all of the most commonly used tools in Photoshop.
In addition to the toolbar there are number of different workspaces available:
The Workspace is where you build your project.
Create a new document in Photoshop:
You can open files using the Open command and Open Recent command. You can also open more than one file at a time.
Working with tabbed windows and combining images by copying and draggin. Also find out about how to resize images.
Effectivly save your document and use the perfect format for your document. The graphic supported file formats in Photoshop are:
Learn about different additional file saving options that you have in Photoshop if you want to say files especially for the web. The Save For Web option tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.
Let's have a look at the Transform Tools that are available in Photoshop:
Photoshop gives us the ability to change the Color Mode. Those are your choices:
Photoshop has some colorful Adjustment Tools. They are divided in five groups. They include:
In this lecture we are looking at the first group Brightness/Contrast which consists tools to modify different types of exposure in an image.
The second group of tools, Vibrance, can be used to adjust the colors often image
The third tool, Invert, affects how the colors are handled with in an image.
The fourth adjustment tool, Shadows/Highlights affect aspects of shadow and highlight. And finally Desaturate can be used to shift and equalize color.
Photoshop provides us with a number of tools which allow us to adjust the image itself. Here you will find the following options:
The Marquee Tool is used to select areas of an image, which can then be copied, cut or cropped. Parts of a graphic can be selected to apply a filter or effect to a particular area. There are the following options within the tool available:
The Magic Wand Tool selects pixels based on tone and color. You have two options:
The Lasso Tools are useful for drawing freeform segments of a selection border.
The different options are:
When using the Lasso and the Marquee Tools from your selection there are a number of tools available under the Select Menu under Modify you will find the following:
Cropping means removing parts of an image. You can easily trim an image using the Crop Tool.
The Healing Tools allow you to fix image imperfections such as scratches, blemishes, etc. It will match the texture,lighting, and shades of the sampled area to the source area. The result of the repair makes the whole image blend together.
Here you have to following options:
The Clone Stamp Tool allows you to duplicate part of an image. It will also help clear out scars or blemishes on a photo.
Photoshop offers four tools for painting and editing image color:
The Brush Tool and the Pencil Tool work like a traditional drawing tools applying color with brush strokes.
The brush types are different in:
The Color Replacement Tool lets you paint roughly over an area of an image. The Mixer Brush tool allows you to paint more realistically in Photoshop.
The Dodge Tool and the Burn Tool lighten or darken parts of an image.
You can use these tools to improve your images in different ways:
The Dodge Tool will lighten colors in your photo. For example:
The Burn Tool will darken colors in your photo. For example:
Gradients are a great way to add something special to a background or image. According to Adobe, “The Gradient tool creates a gradual blend between multiple colors.” Choose from preset gradient fills or create your own fills.
You have the following options:
Here are three different tools available:
The Blur Tool will allow you to blur parts of your photo. The Sharpen Tool allows you to make the edges of a selected area of your photo stand out. The Smudge Tool is helpful when you want to remove dust and scratches on old photos. This can also be used to make a photo appear as a painting when used across the entire image
You can draw shapes and designs freehand. The Path Tools remain editable, and these edits don’t affect the resolution at all, which is a huge benefit.
The family of the Path Tools contain the following:
The Pen Tool in particular is that it gives you the ability to isolate an area of a photographand do so in a very, very precise way. The tool also has a magnetic option that gives it the ability to detect edges.
A Layer is the term used to describe the different levels at which you can place an object or image file. In Photoshop you can stack, merge or define layers when creating an image.
A quick layer summary:
A Layer Group act as folders for layers you choose. You can add, remove or shuffle around the layers within a group. Use layer groups to organize layers and make duplicating multiple layers easier.
Adjustment Layers don’t change anything actually below them. You can apply an adjustment on a transparency layer and it will become an adjustment layer.
To adjust layers Photoshop offers numerours options:
The Type Mask Tool enables you to cut type out of solid color or image layers.
This tool does not create a new layer. Instead, it creates a selection on the active layer. This is the tool of your choice for filling text with an image or cutting text out of an image so that the background shows through.
Photoshop offers some pretty amazing options for creating and utilizing text in your images.
There are four different options within the Type Tool menu:
Photoshop gives you the ability to Warp the type.
The Style Options are:
You can use filters to clean up or retouch your photos, apply special effects that give your image the appearance of a sketch or impressionistic painting, or create unique transformations using distortions and lighting effects.
Under the Filter Menu you will find the following options:
The Filter Gallery has the follwoing sections:
The Oil Paint Filter makes your photograph look like an oil painting.
You can adjust the following options:
The Blur Filter softens a selection or an complete image, and is useful for retouching.
The Distort Filter distorts an image, creates 3D or other reshaping effects.
The Pixalete Filter defines a selection by bundle pixels of similar color values in cells.
The Render Filter does not affect a photograph. It actually generates new textures based on what you choose.
The Sharpen Filter simply sharpens your image. Note that the Sharpen and Sharpen More options are subtle and they have no controls. Smart Sharpen and Unsharp Mask gives you control over the result.
The Stylize submenu contains a number of options as well:
In this lecture you are going to learn how to change a color of an object in the photograph and make it look real.
In this quick and easy workshop, you’ll discover a handy process for generating eye-catching 3D Type with Photoshop.
In this special workshop lecture you are going to learn how to use Photoshop’s filters to create stunning backgrounds.
In this lecture you are going to learn how to isolate an object and keep it in color while changing everything else in the image to black and white or a solid color.
In this workshp lecture you are going to learn how to retouch an old picture and heal damaged areas.
In this lecture you are going to learn how to quickly and easily silhouette an image from its white background. If you are doing any kind of product photography, you’ll find this lesson extremely helpful.
In this part of the lecture you are going to learn how to effectively silhouette an image from its detailed background.
You can download all the pictures that were used in the lessons to follow the steps on your computer.
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