Practical Photoshop CS5 Level 2

Practical Photoshop CS5 Level 2 teach skills essential to work in Photoshop on a professional level.
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Instructed by Steve Markos Design / Design Tools
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  • Lectures 95
  • Length 21.5 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2012 English

Course Description

 Art=Visual's Practical Photoshop CS5 Level 2 video course picks up where the Level 1 course left off. You have the retouching and basic compositing skills, now it's time to start creating advanced compositions from multiple images using masking, blend modes, and advanced layer techniques. Use filters non-destructively utilizing Smart Objects, Smart Filters, and Smart Text. Create amazing 3D Text and Shapes.  This course is essential for anyone working as a graphic or web designer,  The skills taught in our Level 2 course are used in the creation ALL advertisements, brochures, posters, CD covers, magazines, and other print and web graphics.  Lessons on HDR imaging (High Dynamic Range), Panoramas, Camera RAW, Creative Filters, and Black and White Conversion make this a perfect course for Photographers as well.

The course offers 21.5 hours of education in 15 easy-to-follow lessons.  The actual images used in the course are provided, so you can work along at your own pace.

What are the requirements?

  • Practical Photoshop CS5 Level 1 skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Add effects to layers using Layer Styles
  • Work non-destructively with Smart Objects, Smart Filters, and Smart Text
  • Create selections from soft edged objects such as hair and fur
  • Create realistic compositions from multiple images
  • Use masking and blending techniques, the key to all Photoshop creativity
  • Utilize text features
  • Use vector drawing tools to create custom shapes
  • Automate repetitive tasks with Actions and the Image Processor
  • Create quality Black and White images from color originals
  • Use Creative Filters and Practical Filters effectively
  • Complete knowledge of Adobe Camera Raw, started in the Level 1 course

What is the target audience?

  • Graphic and Web Designers, Photographers

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Class Files
Introduction and Course Files
Preview
01:48
Section 2: Lesson 1: Black and White
Lesson 1.1: Greyscale Conversion
Preview
06:28
Lesson 1.2: Black and White Filter
09:08
Lesson 1.3: Gradient Map
08:06
Lesson 1.4: Channel Mixer
08:32
Section 3: Lesson 2: More Adjustment Layers
Lesson 2.1: Curves (Part 1)
Preview
13:35
Lesson 2.2: Curves (Part 2)
19:11
Lesson 2.3: Brightness/Contrast, Color Balance, and Photo Filter
07:55
Lesson 2.4: Invert, Posterize, Threshold, Selective Color, and Exposure
14:55
Section 4: Lesson 3: Masking
Lesson 3.1: Basics of Masking
Preview
19:32
Lesson 3.2: Masking with Gradients
20:29
Lesson 3.3: Creating Masks from Selections
10:35
Lesson 3.4: Masking Project
22:08
Lesson 3.5: Masks Panel
17:02
Section 5: Lesson 4: Adavanced Selections
Lesson 4.1: Magic and Background Erasers
Preview
13:01
Lesson 4.2: Refine Edges (Method 1)
26:24
Lesson 4.3: Refine Edges (Method 2)
08:04
Lesson 4.4: Refine Edges on Interior Selections
14:53
Lesson 4.5: Refine Edges Limitations
04:45
Section 6: Lesson 5: Blend Modes
Lesson 5.1: Blend Mode Basics
Preview
13:40
Lesson 5.4: Blend Mode Project 3
08:51
Lesson 5.2: Blend Mode Project 1
09:08
Lesson 5.3: Blend Mode Project 2
11:19
Lesson 5.5: Blend Mode Project 4
12:59
Section 7: Lesson 6: Layer Styles
Lesson 6.1: Opacity vs. Fill
Preview
04:46
Lesson 6.2: Drop Shadows and Inner Shadows
14:49
Lesson 6.3: Outer and Inner Glows
11:35
Lesson 6.4: Satin, Color Overlay, and Gradient Overlay
09:13
Lesson 6.5: Pattern Overlay and Stroke
07:29
Lesson 6.6: Bevel and Emboss
12:57
Lesson 6.7: Copying/Pasting, Deleting, and Editing Styles
11:34
Lesson 6.8: Adding Styles to a Background Layer
05:54
Lesson 6.9: Saving and Loading Styles
17:48
Lesson 6.10: Blending Options: Channels and Masks Hides Effects
10:02
Lesson 6.11: Blending Options: Blend If
10:45
Section 8: Lesson 7: Advanced Layers
Lesson 7.1: Trimming Layers
Preview
04:56
Lesson 7.2: Grouping Layers
15:47
Lesson 7.3: Clipping Masks
07:14
Lesson 7.4: Blending Options: Knockouts and Clip Layers and Effects as a Group
15:27
Lesson 7.5: Creating Layers from Selections
10:31
Lesson 7.6: Auto Align Layers
21:20
Lesson 7.7: Layer Comps
15:58
Lesson 7.8: Content Aware Scale
12:01
Section 9: Lesson 8: Smart Objects
Lesson 8.1: Creating Smart Objects
Preview
10:38
Lesson 8.2: Editing Smart Objects
16:07
Lesson 8.3: Smart Filters
08:17
Lesson 8.4: Importing PDF and Illustrator Files
18:36
Section 10: Lesson 9: Filters
Lesson 9.1: Filter Interfaces
Preview
09:03
Lesson 9.2: Filter Gallery
09:42
Lesson 9.3: More About Smart Filters
13:42
Lesson 9.4: Unsharp Mask Filter
15:29
Lesson 9.5: Smart Sharpen Filter
22:39
Lesson 9.6: Blur Filters
14:15
Lesson 9.7: Lens Blur Filter: Options
15:47
Lesson 9.8: Lens Blur Filter: Controlling Depth of Field
13:30
Lesson 9.9: Motion Blur
05:50
Lesson 9.10: Gaussian Blur vs. Healing Brush for Skin Touch-up
19:12
Lesson 9.11: Reduce Noise Filter
14:16
Lesson 9.12: Vanishing Point Fiter: Basics
22:10
Lesson 9.13: Vanishing Point Filter: Cloning Option
14:07
Lesson 9.14: Vanishing Point Filter: Tools
18:16
Lesson 9.15: Liquify Filter: Tools
18:44
Lesson 9.16: Liquify Filter: Reconstruct and Freezing
19:33
Lesson 9.17: Lens Correction Filter
20:19
Lesson 9.18: Render Filters
07:32
Section 11: Lesson 10: Text
Lesson 10.1: Typing Text
Preview
14:53
Lesson 10.2: Character Options
14:36
Lesson 10.3: Paragraph Options
15:24
Lesson 10.4: Effects, Filters, and Smart Text
08:38
Lesson 10.5: Text Warp
05:41
Lesson 10.6: 3D Repousse: Tools
15:29
Lesson 10.7: 3D Repousse: Materials and Bevels
18:51
Lesson 10.8: 3D Repousse: Extrude and Inflate
20:03
Lesson 10.9: 3D Repousse: Internal Constraints
17:48
Section 12: Lesson 11: Vector Shapes
Lesson 11.1: Rectangles, Ovals, Polygons, and Lines
Preview
20:08
Lesson 11.2: Custom Shapes
05:26
Lesson 11.3: Effects, Filters, Smart Objects, and 3D Repousse
04:08
Lesson 11.4: Pen Tool Basics
18:30
Lesson 11.5: Paths
20:01
Section 13: Lesson 12: Panorama and HDR Imaging
Lesson 12.1: Panorama Basics
Preview
16:07
Lesson 12.2: Panorama Methods
12:48
Lesson 12.3: HDR Basics and HDR Toning
18:31
Lesson 12.4: 32 vs. 16 vs. 8 Bit HDR Images
19:22
Section 14: Lesson 13: Automation
Lesson 13.1: Basics of Actions
Preview
14:58
Lesson 13.2: Editing Actions, Modals, and Stop Commands
24:04
Lesson 13.3: Close Commands
16:33

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Instructor Biography

Steve Markos, Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert

Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Markos only teaches software products he uses on a regular basis, which allows him to provide students with real world instruction and advice. Steve began using Photoshop in 1994 as a tool to touch-up photos of models for the fashion industry.  He became an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in Photoshop in 2005 and began teaching corporate training classes under his own company name, Art=Visual, as well as for various software training centers around the country, such as  Media Technology Associates (Atlanta, GA), Sterling Ledet and Associates (Atlanta, GA), Future Media Concepts (Orlando, FL), Roundpeg (San Francisco, CA), IT Training & Solutions (Greensboro, SC), and Echo-Eleven (Atlanta, GA).  Steve also holds a CompTia CTT+ certificate (Certified Technical Trainer) and is an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in InDesign and Premiere Pro as well. He was the co-author of Adobe's InDesign CS3 Certification Exam.

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