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Adobe Photoshop CC (2015 release) Learn by Video

Video Description

Experienced instructor Kelly McCathran presents a comprehensive introduction to Photoshop, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Beginning with an overview of the Photoshop interface, Kelly goes on to cover Photoshop’s powerful tools including smart object and layer comps, new features such as the Merge to HDR and Merge to Panorama features, and much more. Download Lesson Files https://s3.amazonaws.com/storefronts/LearnByVideo/9780134384351/lesson_files.zip

Table of Contents

  1. This chapter is packed with videos designed to get you up to speed quickly with the latest version of Photoshop. After becoming familiar with the interface, you will see how to use Photoshop in the real world. The chapter finishes off with some fast, yet powerful, ways to improve the color, quality, and detail of your images.
    1. Welcome 00:04:07
    2. Welcome to Photoshop Learn by Video 00:01:22
    3. Using the Lesson Files 00:03:14
    4. A Note on Mouseposé 00:00:32
    5. Exploring the Photoshop Interface 00:02:18
    6. Computer-Based Images: Raster and Vector 00:04:22
    7. The Photoshop Family 00:05:33
    8. Working with Panels 00:09:22
    9. Arranging Document Windows 00:08:12
    10. Using Tools 00:08:28
    11. Zooming and Navigating Introduction 00:07:40
    12. Power User Zooming, Navigating, and Shortcuts 00:06:39
    13. Introduction to Image File Formats 00:07:06
    14. Creating New Files and Placing an Image 00:06:00
    15. Multiple Undo, Your New Best Friend 00:04:18
  2. This chapter contains a series of fun and easy-to-follow tutorials designed to introduce you to Photoshop and get you quickly ramped up to perform the most useful tasks. Once you complete this chapter, you will have some powerful Photoshop techniques to use on your own images.
    1. Navigating and Automating with Adobe Bridge 00:06:36
    2. Importing Images from an iPhone 00:06:25
    3. Better Smartphone Images with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 00:09:03
    4. Cropping a Photo 00:08:14
    5. Building Panoramic Images, Automatically 00:09:19
    6. Selections: An Introduction 00:08:16
    7. Removing Distracting Objects with Content-Aware Fill 00:03:18
    8. Using the Spot Healing Brush and Patch to Paint Away Unwanted Areas 00:06:07
    9. Flawless Faces: Beauty and Skin Retouching with the Patch and History Brush Tools 00:04:30
    10. Painting Lighter or Darker Areas Using the History Brush Tool 00:06:42
    11. The Magic Eraser: One-Click Background Removal 00:04:08
    12. Removing a Background with Quick Selection and Refine Edge 00:08:06
    13. Using the Gaussian Blur Plug-in (a.k.a. Filter) as a Smart Object for Depth of Field 00:07:43
    14. Adobe Bridge: Organizing, Sorting, and Renaming Files 00:06:59
    15. Bridge and the Image Processor 00:05:46
  3. In this chapter, you'll learn how to customize Photoshop by arranging panels, assigning and finding keyboard shortcuts, highlighting items in your menus, and setting your preferences. You'll also learn about image resolution, RAM vs. Storage, customizing Adobe Bridge, and Importing Camera Card Images. After this chapter, you will be able to configure the Photoshop environment so it is comfortable, familiar, and customized, just for you.
    1. Customizing Photoshop's Settings 00:08:41
    2. RAM, Storage, and Performance 00:11:32
    3. Image Size and Resolution 00:08:13
    4. File Formats and JPG Compression 00:07:50
    5. Saving a Workspace for Ideal Panel Arrangement 00:06:49
    6. Design Space (Preview) 00:07:26
    7. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus 00:06:12
    8. Grids and Ruler Guides 00:08:33
    9. Improved Smart Guides and Aligning Objects 00:09:20
    10. Importing Camera Images 00:07:38
  4. This chapter introduces you to the basics of image editing. The important concepts you learn here will serve as the foundation of your Photoshop knowledge. You'll explore the mysteries of image resolution and color, and look at the importance of layers and masks.
    1. Color Modes: RGB Vs. CMYK 00:10:23
    2. Color Settings and Color Profiles 00:08:33
    3. Cropping and Straightening, and Fixed Crop Sizes 00:07:16
    4. Perspective Crop 00:08:57
    5. Automatic Color Correction 00:04:35
    6. Non-destructive Editing with Adjustment Layers 00:08:43
    7. Non-destructive Editing with Camera Raw as a Smart Filter 00:05:13
    8. Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) Editing on Smartphone Images 00:06:34
    9. Selections: Rectangular and Elliptical 00:06:35
    10. Selections: The Lasso and Polygonal Lasso Tools 00:09:01
    11. Selections: The Magic Wand Tool 00:07:26
    12. Selections: The Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge 00:07:35
    13. The Refine Edge for People 00:07:10
  5. Layers are a core feature of Photoshop, which give you the ability to assemble different images together. Layers allow you to composite images, create mock-ups and layouts, and make powerful image adjustments. If you use Adjustment Layers and Smart Filters, your edits become forever editable. This chapter explores using Layers, Layer Masks, Blending Modes, Smart Filters, Vector Shapes, and much more.
    1. Layers: An Introduction 00:10:12
    2. Adding New Layers 00:04:21
    3. Layer Masks, the Key to Flawless Retouching 00:09:22
    4. Layer Masks for Advanced Compositing 00:09:06
    5. Using Blending Modes for Surreal Effects 00:08:39
    6. Type Effects 00:07:16
    7. High Pass Filter and Overlay Blending 00:05:20
    8. Select by Focus Area to Mask 00:07:35
    9. Changing Object Colors with Color Range, Masks, and Fill Layers 00:08:32
    10. Shape Layer Intro: Create an App Logo 00:09:16
    11. Shape Alignment and Layer Groups 00:09:17
    12. Placing Images, Masking, and Modifying Shapes 00:03:42
    13. Multiple Artboards for Mobile Mock-up 00:07:20
  6. For a long time, creating type in Photoshop was not a common practice, but with the smartphone and tablet revolution, it is becoming much more common. In this chapter, you'll learn how to format text and create Character and Paragraph Styles for global edits and other powerful typography features. This chapter also covers creating custom shapes and selecting colors for brand identity.
    1. Typography in Photoshop 00:08:14
    2. The Character and Paragraph Panels 00:08:26
    3. Creating Paragraph Styles 00:06:07
    4. Creating Character Styles 00:05:30
    5. Masks on Type Layers 00:06:46
    6. Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Text 00:08:49
    7. Creating and Saving Brand Colors 00:08:33
    8. Creating App Icons with Shapes 00:06:34
    9. Object Styles 00:07:41
    10. Filtering Layers Based on Content 00:07:00
    11. Quick Export for Web and Device Content 00:07:22
    12. Automatic Generation of Web and Device Assets and Copy Usable CSS Code from Layers 00:09:01
    13. Use Photoshop Comps to Create Code 00:04:23
    14. Anti-Aliasing of Type 00:03:21
  7. Image editing can mean many things: anti-aging, removing imperfections, creating balance, drawing the viewer's eye to your subject, and much more. Establishing a core understanding of the art of photography will only help your Photoshop skills, and give you reason to make thoughtful edits. This chapter will guide you through the principles involved in photo retouching.
    1. Converting to Black and White 00:05:26
    2. Removing Red Eye 00:06:03
    3. Photography Fundamentals: Line, Shape, and Form 00:03:21
    4. Primary Retouching Tools for Perfect Images 00:09:06
    5. Content Aware Move and Scale 00:07:50
    6. Lightening and Darkening Image Areas with Dodge and Burn 00:08:12
    7. Skin Repair Using Layers 00:10:08
    8. Using the Liquify Tool 00:09:10
    9. The Clone Stamp Tool 00:08:21
    10. Cropping Options 00:09:37
    11. Reading a Histogram and Using the Info Panel 00:09:32
    12. Merging High Dynamic Range Images 00:08:24
  8. Most images need a little color correction, but some require major work. Fortunately, Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) is here to save the day. The ACR plug-in is not new, but it is woefully underutilized. In this chapter, you'll learn how to use ACR to get the best color, contrast, and detail out of any photo.
    1. Choosing Camera Raw or JPG 00:08:12
    2. Adobe Camera Raw (ACR): An Introduction 00:09:38
    3. Improving Color on Many Images at Once 00:05:55
    4. Adjusting Images Several Times and Converting to New Formats 00:04:51
    5. Color Balance, Cropping, and Clarity in ACR 00:04:37
    6. HSL: Selective Color in Adobe Camera Raw 00:06:53
    7. Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush 00:11:05
    8. Better Landscapes with Graduated Filter and Radial Filter in ACR 00:06:07
    9. Removing Chromatic Aberration and Save the Sky with a Targeted Adjustment 00:04:26
    10. ACR Spot Removal and Clone 00:04:47
    11. Loading ACR Settings for Preset Corrections 00:03:47
    12. Reading and Applying Metadata 00:05:54
  9. This chapter looks at Photoshop's tools for editing videos, creating 3D objects, using the Mixer Brush for painting with natural media bristle brushes, and actions for special effects and automation.
    1. New Video Documents: An Introduction 00:08:46
    2. Video Timeline Panel: A Breakdown 00:07:33
    3. Editing, Combining, and Transitioning Video 00:07:25
    4. Adding Titles, Transitions, Adjusting Video Volume, and Inserting New Audio 00:10:29
    5. Drop Shadow Animation and Adjustment Layers on Video 00:11:33
    6. Turning Still Photos into an Animated GIF 00:07:28
    7. Puppet Warp for GIF Animation 00:02:36
    8. Exporting Final Video 00:06:54
    9. Creating a 3D Object 00:09:58
    10. Creating 3D Text and Rendering It To an Animated Movie 00:08:44
  10. This chapter is filled with some of the author's favorite special effects: patterns and filters. These are the edits that are some of the most fun to do in Photoshop.
    1. Using Blur for "Hollywood Skin" or Special Effect 00:07:33
    2. Softening Harsh Makeup with Hue and Saturation 00:08:09
    3. The Clone Stamp for Portraits 00:07:47
    4. Dust and Scratches for Natural Skin Correction 00:05:33
    5. Amazing Blur Gallery Filters with the Noise Panel for Realistic Effects 00:08:06
    6. Camera Shake Reduction 00:03:33
    7. Vanishing Point 00:07:04
    8. Perspective Warp 00:04:59
    9. Disintegrating Pixels Effect 00:10:09
    10. Turn Your Selfie into a Cartoon with Filter Gallery 00:06:44
    11. Creating Hand-Painted Artwork from a Photo with the Mixer Brush 00:07:28
    12. Introduction to Photoshop Patterns 00:08:10
    13. Creating Seamless Background Patterns 00:09:55
  11. You put a lot of work into your images, so when it comes time to print or share them, you want to get the best quality you can. This chapter will show you how.
    1. Checking Fonts and Linked Images 00:06:44
    2. Exporting Images for Web and Mobile with Quick Export and Export As 00:08:03
    3. Sharpening to Add Detail Before You Print 00:06:28
    4. Selecting a Color Profile and Viewing Proof Colors 00:07:00
    5. Preparing Press-Quality Images 00:06:17
    6. Printing Images 00:03:39
    7. Creating a Contact Sheet or PDF Presentation 00:01:47
    8. Using Actions 00:05:52