Photoshop Essentials

Gain massive skills and learn a ton of Photoshop techniques!
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  • Lectures 119
  • Length 14.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2012 English

Course Description

Delve head-long into the world of Photoshop with expert video trainer, artist, and designer Geoff Blake in this massive 14-plus hour, 2-disc DVD set! Packed with tricks, techniques, and hands-on tasks, it’s an easy, non-jargonny approach for both Photoshop CS3 and CS4 users. Hang on tight as you’re guided through comprehensive exercises on resizing and resolution, color correction, and image touch up. Master advanced techniques for creating eye-popping visuals, including masking objects, tilt-shift photography, sizzling text effects, and workflows with InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash!

What are the requirements?

  • Basic computer skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To help users develop a solid skillset in Photoshop

What is the target audience?

  • Those looking to build a strong foundation in Photoshop

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome To Ten Ton Photoshop Essentials!
Are You Ready For Photoshop?
Preview
00:59
Section 2: Photoshop Warm-Up: The Interface!
Gettin’ Down With Image Fundamentals
11:58
The Goods: Photoshop’s Toolbox
08:25
Exploring Photoshop’s Palettes
09:21
A Look At The Options Bar
01:14
Creating New Documents, The Image Window, And Working With Multiple Images
05:49
Photoshop’s Screen Modes
02:17
For Our CS4 Users: Photoshop’s New Interface
06:42
Gettin’ Around In Your Images
15:02
Get Customizing Photoshop’s Interface And Saving Workspaces
10:13
Have No Fear: Undoing Steps With History
09:10
Saving Up All Your Work
02:12
Task#1: Saving Out Multiple Copies!
01:08
Section 3: Photoshop’s Right Hand Man, Adobe Bridge!
Launchin’ Bridge And Gettin’ Into The Interface
06:51
Throwin’ In Metadata, Keywords, And Filters
06:06
Getting Organized: Moving, Copying And Renaming Images
05:40
Creating Collections In Bridge CS4
04:37
Task#2: Organize Your Images!
00:30
Section 4: Mastering Resizing, Resampling, And Cropping!
Understanding PPI, DPI, And LPI
06:53
A Practical Example Of Pixels And Resolution
04:52
Using The Image Size Command
07:43
Resizing Images
08:17
Resizing With And Without Resampling
07:36
Technique #1: Resizing To Create A Web Banner And An 8×10 Print!
12:43
Fix ‘Er Up: Cropping And Straightening
07:37
Canvas Size And Canvas Rotation
07:32
Task#3: Didja Get All That? Now Resize This Image!
00:52
Section 5: The Low-Down On Selections, Part 1!
Getting Started With The Shape Selection Tools And Modifying Selections
06:16
Transforming And Duplicating Your Selections
05:12
Selecting With The Magic Wand Tool And Using Free Transform
08:09
Throwin’ It Down With The Polygonal Selection Tool
05:57
Selection Tool Double-Team: Combining Selections
04:48
Section 6: The Low-Down On Selections, Part 2!
Fast ‘N Easy With The Magnetic Lasso Tool
07:14
Handy Selection Techniques
05:16
Your Gonna Love It: The Quick Selection Tool
03:35
Refining Your Selections
03:40
Selection Modification Techniques
08:44
Section 7: Photoshop’s Meat ‘N Potatoes, Layers!
Gettin’ A Grasp On Layer Fundamentals
03:51
Understanding The Layers Panel, Background Layers, And Combining Images
08:38
Gettin’ Ya Used To Working With Layers
09:58
Locking Down Your Layers
03:20
Super-Sweet Effects With Layer Styles
06:11
Retro Movie Poster Build: Going Further With Layers
06:47
Continuing The Build: Filling Layers And Creating Layer Groups
05:57
More Eye-Popping Possibilities: Introducing Blending Modes
05:10
Blending Modes Explained
03:52
More Blending Modes, Opacity, And Fill
04:34
Finishing Up Our Build: Creating And Modifying Text
10:02
Point Type, Paragraph Type, And Warping Text
09:37
Technique #2: Super-Sweet T-Shirt Mock Ups!
12:51
Section 8: Definitely Do-Able: Using Photoshop For Layout!
Setting Up Photoshop’s Unit Of Measurement
04:18
Get Goin’ With Rulers, Guides, And The Grid
03:52
Setting Up The Design Template, Part 1
04:45
Setting Up The Design Template, Part 2
02:33
Section 9: Sweet Painting Techniques In Photoshop!
Get Using Photoshop’s Brush Tool
10:44
Setting Up Your Layers For Painting
05:35
The Color Picker, Painting With Mulitple Colors, And Saving Your Custom Colors
13:43
Sweetness: Pantone Colors And Handling Your Swatch Libraries
06:27
Gettin’ Down With Gradients
11:59
Speed It Up By Painting With Selections
06:40
Make It Come To Life: Shading Your Painted Artwork
13:20
Creating And Working With Artistic Brushes
08:40
Snoozer…Using The Pencil And Eraser Tools
03:59
Task#4: Paint These Cool Cartoons!
00:44
Section 10: Delving Into Masking Techniques!
Warmin’ Up With Color Range
11:07
You’re About To Fall In Love: Photoshop’s Quickmask Mode, Part 1
09:10
You’re About To Fall In Love: Photoshop’s Quickmask Mode, Part 2
09:48
Saving Your Selections And Working With Alpha Channels
Preview
06:43
The Coolest Thing Ever: Layer Masks, Part 1
08:02
The Coolest Thing Ever: Layer Masks, Part 2
08:59
Using Photoshop CS4′S Masks Panel
03:26
Get Creating And Editing Clipping Groups
13:34
Task #5: Have You Mastered Masks? Then Apply A Layer Mask To This Photo!
00:30
Section 11: Photo Clean-Up, Retouching, And Manipulation!
Photoshop Disasters
02:17
Photoshop’s Red Eye Tool
02:59
Cleaning Up Blemishes Part 1: The Clone Stamp Tool
08:20
Cleaning Up Blemishes Part 2: Spot Healing, Healing Brush, And Patch Tools
09:32
Techniques For Replacing Colors
11:28
Photoshop’s Image Toning Tools
08:07
Sharpening Up Your Photos
09:57
Photoshop CS4 Users, It’s Time For Content-Aware Scaling
08:45
Technique #3: Photographer’s Dream Come True—Perfect Skin Tones!
05:44
Task #6: Clean Up This Photo!
05:15
Section 12: Photoshop Pen Tool Mastery!
Understanding Paths And The Pen Tool
12:28
Keeping ‘Er Straight: Creating Straight Path Segments
04:55
A Bit More Tricky: Curved Path Segments
07:35
Creating Combo Paths—Both Straight And Curved
05:15
Close Cropping An Object And Pulling It Off It’s Background
10:18

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