Photoshop Tutorial: Photoshop CS6

Photoshop Tutorials Designed for Web and Mobile Developers. The Fundamentals of Image Manipulation in Photoshop
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

Are you a web developer who wants to branch out and start creating your own images for websites? Are you trying to teach yourself how to use Photoshop, but the process has been slow and frustrating? Have you found that tackling a photo editing project takes too much time because you're not sure where to locate specific tools? Or perhaps you're looking to learn the basics of Photoshop so you can use it to personally edit your own photos?

In this in-depth and easy-to-follow course, instructor Dan Udell will show you how to successfully edit and customize photos and images using Photoshop. He will walk you through simple editing processes using different images and fun examples! You will learn how to adjust the color, how to fix any lighting issues, how to crop, resize, or copy your image, and how to input different settings to make your final photo look exactly the way you always pictured! 

Features include:

•Text input and settings
•Adjust the contract, color, and tone
•How to rotate, resize, and crop
•Layers
•How to use the clone stamp
•Different image file types
•How to properly save the image
•Along with many other tutorials...

If you are looking to learn the fundamentals of Photoshop, along with some of the more in-depth options it offers, then this is the perfect course for you! Once you complete this course, you will be well on your way to becoming a professional photo editor!

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop Tutorials will run on Mac or PC running the Photoshop CS6 software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the Photoshop interface
  • Work with image layers
  • Work with text layers
  • Understand the relationship between image size and resolution
  • Be able to rotate and level images
  • Understand various image file types
  • Work with RAW images
  • Adjust image brightness and contrast
  • Use the burn and dodge tools
  • Apply image masks
  • Use layers for effects
  • Extract an image form the background
  • Use the refine edge tool effectively
  • Understand and apply color space
  • Retouch images
  • Use the clone stamp and paint tools
  • Create effects with text
  • Draw shapes

What is the target audience?

  • Programmers who want to use Creative Tools
  • In-House Developers
  • Coders who want to be more efficient
  • Students working on projects

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Acquainted with Photoshop
06:52
Follow along with Dan as he shows you where the basic tools used in Photoshop are located on the screen.
04:17
In this video you will learn what the options from the menu bar allow you to do in Photoshop
07:51
Dan will explain what each tool's purpose is on the Photoshop toolbar, along with how to use it
06:47
Using layers is one of the most helpful aspects of Photoshop. Dan will show you how to use the layers tool in this video.
04:23
In this video you will learn how to change an image by using layers.
08:34
Dan will show you how to add text to your images and how to personalize it.
03:00
Learn how to properly file your work. Dan explains how to best save your images, especially if you're working on a project for someone
2 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 2: Preparing Images for Web, Mobile and Print
07:15
Are you editing an image to print, use on a website, or send to someone's smartphone? This video will show you the things you need to consider when saving your image.
04:05
Learn how to straighten out an image in this video. Dan will also show you how to flip, tilt, and resize an image if you need to.
05:44
Dan will walk you through how to use the aspect ratio tool to size your imagine according to what your image will be used for.
4 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 3: Understanding jpg, gif, png and tif Files
02:30
This video will give you a brief rundown of the different image file types.
03:31
Dan shows you the differences and similarities between jpeg and raw images in this video.
03:19
You will learn what other image file types can be used for and how to save them as such.
2 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 4: Brightness and Contrast
04:38
Learn how to use the brightness and contrast tool to make pictures look clearer and sharper.
06:16
This video will show you how to use the burn tool to correct any brightness issues. Alternately, Dan will also show you how to use the masking tool, so the brightness of certain objects within the image can be lightened or darkened without effecting the entire picture.
3 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 5: Understanding Layers is key to using Photoshop
03:39
This video will give you a great introduction to what you can do with layers and how they work. 
04:51
You'll learn how to put new layers from different image files into your project in this video.
08:10
Dan will walk you through the simple process of adding text to your images and how to adjust the font, size, and color, along with other options.
04:03
You'll be shown other useful ways you can use the layer tool in this video lecture.
4 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 6: Removing Background
03:33
This video will show you how to extract a portion of an image and use it on a different project. It's a very simple process similar to croping in image, but keeps the original image intact.
08:59
Dan will show you how to use the refine edge tool in order to cut or copy part of an image that is not a perfect square or rectangle.
1 page
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 7: Color Management
Going from Color to Greyscale
01:51
02:54
You'll learn how to use the auto-enhance options in this video. You'll be shown how to automatically enhance the contrast, color, and tone of your image. 
05:31
If the auto-enhancements don't quite work for your image, Dan will show you how you can manually adjust the photo's color in this video.
3 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 8: Retouching
04:20
Learn how to use a couple different retouching tools in this video.
04:05
Follow along with Dan as he shows you how to operate the Clone Stamp tool, which will allow you to cover a spot on your image with a different part of the image.
01:59
This video will show you how to use the paint tool to retouch an image very easily.
2 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 9: Working with Text
13:46
Dan will go in-depth on how to use the test tool and how you can customize the text within your image.
05:03
This video will show you additional ways to modify the text in your image.
3 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 10: Drawing
06:13
Learn how to use the brush tools and customize them in order to create the image you are looking for.
02:45
Take a look at how to create shapes and modify them to your liking.
3 pages
After viewing the video lectures above and trying out the techniques demonstrated for yourself, complete these lab exercises.  
Section 11: Bonus Lecture
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Instructor Biography

LearnToProgram, Inc., Learn Web, Mobile and Game Development

LearnToProgram Media is a leading publisher of web, mobile, and game development courses that are used by over 500,000 people in 65 countries. LearnToProgram's valuable network of technical resources includes content on YouTube, iTunes, and Roku, as well as books, free tutorials, and online courses.

With a mission of “teaching the world to code" LearnToProgram instructors are teachers first and technical experts second. Their primary skill is relating complex technical information to nontechnical people learning web, mobile and game development. The entirely online, self-paced sales model allows students to learn at their own pace.

With over 40 courses on the market, LearnToProgram offers students flexible programs in web development, mobile application development and game development. Currently the company's most popular online courses include Become a Certified Web Developer and 10 Apps in 10 Weeks.

The company is based outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

Instructor Biography

About Dan – Dan Udell grew up with the Computer industry. After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS degree in physics and math, he worked at IBM's famous Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Udell lunched daily with Benoit Mandelbrot as he wrote the first monograph on Mandelbrot's work. 

 Udell was IBM's official spokesman at the historic first launch of NASA's Space Shuttle, where he successfully explained to 3,000 waiting reporters why a software glitch in the Shuttle's five computers delayed the launch for over a day. This was the first time that computers were synchronized with software rather than with hardware.

After IBM installed a US-wide TV network, broadcast from Stamford Connecticut, with thousands of monitors populating every IBM building to carry daily news to employees, Udell was put in charge to make the programs run efficiently and to ensure that the news was educating the company's workforce. He also was made the official IBM spokesman to announce all of the company's products, holding frequent press conferences at the company's building at the corner of Madison Avenue and 57th Street in New York City – working with reporters from around the world to explain IBM's technology and products, which included the New York Times, Associated Press, CBS News and many others.

Udell was in charge of making the historic announcement where Apple began using IBM's PowerPC processor in its computers – working secretly for weeks with teams from Apple, Motorola and IBM at remote locations. All performed at crisis mode, right down to a 2 a.m. agreement with Motorola, which Udell was instrumental in orchestrating. The explanation for this technology-powerhouse lash-up had to be – and was – spot-on.

His technical knowledge was exercised to the fullest when he was appointed IBM Director of Communications with responsibility for working with each of IBM's product Vice Presidents – from mainframes to laptops and software – to help them produce their communications strategies, and communicate to all their various publics.

Getting his hands dirty with photography, videography and writing was a frequent occurrence. He developed dozens of Flash animations to celebrate important IBM technology wins, created a major film to predict how IBM computers would be helping architects, designer and business people ten years into the future, and single-handedly took hundreds of photographs of IBM employees and compressed them for display in IBM's intranet system. 

Most recently, he wrote dozens of articles about how IBM hardware and software has been used to make customers more competitive, which were highlighted in IBM's much publicized “Smarter Planet” campaign.

Dan is married to Mary Udell, curator of the Shelnutt Gallery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She ls founder of the Sound Shore Gallery, which she directed in New York and Connecticut for 20 years.  

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