Photoshop Light Effects - Let There be Light!
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Photoshop Light Effects - Let There be Light!

Master 5 Photoshop tools to color, enhance and add light. Photos included to use as you follow along and learn.
5.0 (1 rating)
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396 students enrolled
Created by Chris Parker
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll learn how to apply several stylized ways to apply light effects in Photoshop.
  • You'll learn how to use the curves tool, in Photoshop.
  • You'll learn how to use the levels tool, in Photoshop.
  • You'll learn how to use the Gradients tool, in Photoshop.
  • You'll learn how to use adjustment layers, to work non-destructively, in Photoshop.
  • You'll learn how to use adjustment layer masks, to precisely control your edits, in Photoshop.
  • You'll learn how to non-destructively add sharpening to your images.
  • Once you've completed this course, you'll have the confidence to use several Photoshop tools to apply lighting effects to your images.
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Requirements
  • Photoshop CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 or a trial version of Photoshop CC
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required. I'll teach you everything you need to know about the tools to apply the lighting effects.
  • Photos are included to use as you follow along. Then, use them to practice what you've learned and submit for review!
Description

Hello & welcome to "Photoshop Light Effects - Let There be Light!"  This course provides valuable lessons on how to use 5 awesome Photoshop tools that will allow you to;  add light, enhance existing light, enhance and add color to your sunsets and sunrises, create lens leaks, add lens flare and much more.

Included with this course are the images used in each lesson.  Use them to follow along as you learn!  This is a great way to increase the learning process.  Plus, submit your practice files for feedback!

First, you'll learn about the 5 tools that are used throughout the course; Adjustment Layers, Adjustment Layer Masks, Curves, Levels & Gradients.  

Then, you will be able to confidently use them while watching the lessons.  By the time you're done with the course & practice files, you'll be able to achieve the same look on your own photos.   

Each lighting effect is taught in bite-size, step-by-step lessons to better grasp each step of the process.

You will also see how different Blend Modes effect the final results, how to use opacity, keyboard shortcuts and much more.

A comprehensive resource file is included that has all of the keyboard shortcuts used throughout the lessons.  And, each video will display the keyboard shortcut used at that time!


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for all levels of photographers, designers, Photoshop users and more.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:38:20
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the Basics
6 Lectures 29:41

Learn how to get the most out of this course.

Preview 03:05

This is the number one tool you should be using in your workflow.  Using Adjustment Layers will streamline your workflow and make you more productive.  Learn why and how to use Adjustment Layers.

Preview 04:44

Now that you know how important Adjustment Layers are, you'll want to learn how the pros use "Masks" to fine tune their edits.

Preview 05:06

One of my favorite tools in Photoshop.  Learn how to use the Curves tool and some cool tips.

Photoshop Curves - Learn How To Use
06:31

Although Levels & Curves are very similar, there is 1 distinct different between the two.  Watch and find out the major difference and when to use one over the other.

Levels - Learn the Difference Between Levels & Curves
03:21

Can't find the Gradient tool? By default, it's hidden in the Tool Bar.  Learn where it is and how to use.

Gradients - How to Use
06:54
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the Golden Hour
4 Lectures 28:07

Quick overview on what we'll be doing for our first Photoshop Light Effect.

Intro To This Light Effect Type & About the Image
01:30

Download course files and keyboard shortcut cheat sheet.

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This is the first step in our creative light effect.

Step 1 - The Creative Color Edit
14:05

In the second step, you'll learn how to boost contrast and selectively sharpen the image.

Step 2 - Add Contrast + Sharpen
05:54

Learn how to Dodge/Burn, brighten and more, in this final step.

Step 3 - Brighten, Dodge Burn & Final Touches
06:38
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Lens Flare
3 Lectures 21:03

Step 1 starts with a creative color edit.

Step 1 - Creative Color Edit
08:07

Learn how to apply a lens flare and pro tips.

Step 2 - Apply the Lens Flare Filter
04:03

Some final tweaks and tips for using Photoshop.

Step 3 - Final Adjustments
08:53
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Retro Light Leak
4 Lectures 19:29

A quick overview of the image and what our final goal is for this image.

Intro
01:17

Step 1 is applying a creative edit.  By now you should see a pattern.  :)   I like to apply the same steps in a specific order.  This is part of my workflow and helps me streamline the editing process.

Step 1 - Creative Color Edit
02:48

Time to add some Light Leaks and a bonus edit to make our image pop a little more.

Step 2 - Add the Light Leaks & Bonus Tip
10:08

Some final tweaks to our image include; Sharpening, Contrast and more.

Step 3 - Add Some Sharpening, Contrast & Final Tweaks
05:16
About the Instructor
Chris Parker
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As a photographer and graphic designer for 25 years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.

The goal of my courses is to help you master what you need to know in 1 day or less. Life is too short to spend on things you don't need to know. No Fluff. Learn what you need and apply. Spend less time in front of your computer and doing more of what you love.