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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Pro User Skill Sets

Video Description

Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Dive in with awardwinning software trainer, artist, and designer Geoff Blake, and learn how to take your Photoshop skills to the max. First, you'll see how to sort and organize your images in Bridge and how to customize Photoshop to suit your needs. Then, Geoff will show you how to use Photoshop for both print design and web design, using a stepbystep approach to creating sleek, contemporary layouts. Next, you will master Photoshop's Pen tool and put your newfound skills to use when you learn how to make accurate selections and work along with InDesign. Finally, you'll discover techniques for creating eyepopping special effects and how to output your work in both the print and web environments. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Table of Contents

  1. Course Overview
    1. Overview 00:02:24
  2. Organizing Images with Adobe Bridge
    1. A Look at Mini Bridge 00:04:08
    2. Touring the Mini Bridge Interface 00:07:05
    3. Previewing in Mini Bridge 00:04:45
    4. Mini Bridge View Options 00:03:41
    5. Navigating with Mini Bridge 00:04:03
    6. Touring the Adobe Bridge Interface 00:07:29
    7. Previewing Images 00:03:29
    8. Image Metadata 00:04:53
    9. Keywords & Keyword Searches 00:06:44
    10. Filtering Your Images 00:05:38
    11. Creating Folders & Moving Images 00:06:26
    12. Collections & Smart Collections 00:05:10
  3. Customizing Photoshop
    1. Review: Workspaces 00:05:15
    2. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:04:45
    3. Customizing Photoshop Menus 00:03:37
  4. Using Photoshop for Print Layout
    1. Getting Ready for Layout 00:03:20
    2. Setting Photoshops Unit of Measurement 00:06:40
    3. Creating & Managing Guides 00:06:39
    4. Using the Grid & Snapping 00:05:47
    5. Creating the Disc Template 00:05:06
    6. A Trick for Setting Up Guides 00:03:09
    7. Finishing the Template 00:03:54
    8. Inserting Design Elements 00:06:29
    9. Photoshop Typography Options 00:05:46
    10. Typography & Layer Styles 00:05:28
    11. Applying a Saved Style 00:03:47
    12. Illustrator Smart Objects pt. 1 00:05:58
    13. Illustrator Smart Objects pt. 2 00:04:56
    14. Finishing Up the Layout 00:03:05
  5. Using Photoshop for Web Layout
    1. Setting Up a Web Layout File 00:04:15
    2. Inserting the Design Elements 00:04:58
    3. Building a Web Menu 00:04:15
    4. Finishing Off the Layout 00:05:42
  6. Photoshop Painting Techniques
    1. Setting Up Layers for Painting 00:05:20
    2. Using Photoshops Brush Tool 00:04:11
    3. Paint Brush Tool Techniques 00:04:50
    4. Painting with Multiple Colors 00:04:19
    5. Sampling with the Eyedropper Tool 00:04:50
    6. Mixing Colors in the Color Panel 00:06:22
    7. Saving Color Swatches 00:02:13
    8. Mixing with Photoshops Color Picker 00:05:12
    9. Saving & Loading Swatches pt. 1 00:03:58
    10. Saving & Loading Swatches pt. 2 00:02:24
    11. Introducing Gradients 00:04:33
    12. Using the Gradient Editor 00:04:12
    13. Applying a Gradient to the Artwork 00:03:21
    14. Using the Eraser Tool 00:02:59
    15. Creating Custom Brushes 00:05:02
  7. Photoshop Pen Tool Mastery
    1. Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool 00:05:25
    2. Creating Straight Path Segments 00:06:32
    3. Creating Curved Path Segments pt. 1 00:04:12
    4. Creating Curved Path Segments pt. 2 00:05:09
    5. Creating Combination Paths pt. 1 00:06:35
    6. Creating Combination Paths pt. 2 00:04:24
    7. Continuing Paths & Adding Anchors 00:05:43
    8. Manipulating Paths & Anchor Points 00:05:52
    9. Using Paths To Create Selection pt. 1 00:07:31
    10. Using Paths To Create Selection pt. 2 00:06:41
    11. Clipping Paths for InDesign pt. 1 00:03:24
    12. Clipping Paths for InDesign pt. 2 00:06:14
  8. Creating Special Effects
    1. Invert Posterize & Threshold 00:06:38
    2. Creating Black & White Images pt. 1 00:07:14
    3. Creating Black & White Images pt. 2 00:04:35
    4. Creating Black & White Images pt. 3 00:06:35
    5. Creating Duotone Effects pt. 1 00:05:05
    6. Creating Duotone Effects pt. 2 00:05:59
    7. Creating Glow Effects pt. 1 00:06:32
    8. Creating Glow Effects pt. 2 00:02:58
    9. Creating Glow Effects pt. 3 00:04:33
    10. Creating Glow Effects pt. 4 00:02:54
    11. Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 1 00:05:44
    12. Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 2 00:02:30
    13. Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 3 00:05:30
    14. Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 4 00:04:08
  9. Using Photoshop for Print Design
    1. Photoshop Print Workflow pt. 1 00:03:55
    2. Photoshop Print Workflow pt. 2 00:03:36
    3. Photoshop Print Workflow pt.3 00:06:20
    4. Layer Comps with InDesign pt. 1 00:05:59
    5. Layer Comps with InDesign pt. 2 00:05:49
  10. Using Photoshop for Web Design
    1. Understanding Web File Formats 00:07:17
    2. Using the Save For Web & Devices Dialog 00:07:22
    3. Setting JPEG Optimization 00:06:16
    4. Setting GIF Optimization 00:08:12
    5. Setting PNG Optimization 00:03:50
    6. Smart Objects with Dreamweaver pt. 1 00:06:12
    7. Smart Objects with Dreamweaver pt. 2 00:04:19
    8. Creating Web 2.0 Style Buttons pt. 1 00:05:54
    9. Creating Web 2.0 Style Buttons pt. 2 00:06:53
    10. Using Photoshop & Flash Together 00:08:18
  11. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:01:26
  12. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:00:54