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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Learn by Video Core Training in Visual Communication

Video Description

This critically acclaimed training program from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality high-definition video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Photoshop CS6 as well as the basic principles of graphic design. Structured around the objectives of the Adobe Certified Associate exam “Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop CS6”, the product includes 15 hours of video tutorials, complete with project files and a printed booklet that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training. Experienced instructor Kelly McCathran presents a comprehensive introduction to Photoshop, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Beginning with Photoshop’s new workspace she then goes on to cover Photoshop’s powerful tools including features new to CS6 such as video editing, creating 3D text and objects, and much-needed Character and Paragraph styles.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Photoshop CS6
    1. Introduction 00:01:50
    2. How to Launch the Files and Lessons 00:02:58
    3. What Is Photoshop: Raster vs. Vector 00:04:58
    4. What’s New in Photoshop CS6 (Overview) 00:10:42
    5. The Photoshop Family 00:08:13
    6. Touring the Interface and Managing Document Windows 00:07:11
    7. The Window > Application Frame (Mac Only) 00:03:03
    8. Zooming and Navigating 00:06:27
    9. Advanced Zooming and Navigating 00:08:48
    10. Creating, Opening, Editing, and Saving 00:11:23
  2. Photoshop Project Explorations
    1. Using Multiple Undos and the History Brush Tool 00:05:56
    2. Redesigned Mini Bridge 00:06:23
    3. Adobe Bridge and Batch Renaming 00:10:15
    4. Removing Unwanted Objects with Content-Aware Fill 00:03:53
    5. Content-Aware Move, Patch, and History Brush Tools 00:10:43
    6. Plug-ins a.k.a. Filters/Up in Smoke 00:10:32
    7. Automatic Color Correction 00:06:37
    8. Flawless Faces: Women 00:09:35
    9. Flawless Faces: Men 00:08:52
    10. Cropping and Straightening an Image 00:07:00
    11. Content-Aware Scaling 00:05:39
    12. Making Selections 00:08:12
  3. Customizing Photoshop
    1. Under the Hood: New Auto Recovery, Customizing the Interface, and Hidden Plug-ins (Filters) 00:08:34
    2. Arranging Panels, Switching Screen Modes, and Saving a Custom Workspace 00:08:39
    3. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:06:04
    4. Customizing Photoshop's Menus 00:03:25
    5. Optimizing Photoshop's Performance: GPU, CPU, RAM, VRAM and More 00:13:32
    6. Rulers, Guides, and Grids 00:07:46
  4. Image Editing Concepts
    1. Resolution, File Size, and Compression 00:10:28
    2. RGB vs. CMYK 00:09:08
    3. Importing Camera Images 00:06:13
    4. Reviewing and Rating Images 00:07:23
    5. Organizing Your Image Library 00:11:01
    6. Nondestructive Editing 00:07:16
    7. Selections: Rectangular and Elliptical 00:08:10
    8. Selections: The Lasso and Polygonal Lasso Tools 00:09:09
    9. Selections: The Magic Wand Tool 00:06:25
    10. Selections: The Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge 00:05:57
    11. Using Refine Edge for Image Extraction 00:06:40
    12. Converting to Black-and-White 00:06:49
  5. Layers and Masks
    1. Removing Solid Backgrounds 00:05:37
    2. Overview of Layers 00:09:05
    3. Adding New Layers 00:09:21
    4. Merging Two Images for One Perfect Shot 00:07:45
    5. Layer Masks, the Key to Flawless Retouching 00:05:18
    6. Creating Special Effects with Layer Masks 00:06:28
    7. Correcting Color and Contrast Using a Layer Mask 00:07:35
    8. Using Layer Styles 00:08:53
    9. Changing Colors Using Layers 00:11:54
  6. Photo Retouching
    1. Removing Red-Eye 00:08:09
    2. Skin Perfection, Eye Brightening, and Double-Chin Removal 00:11:36
    3. Creating "Hollywood" Skin 00:13:01
    4. Realistic Retouching Using the History Panel 00:09:41
    5. Dodging and Burning to Draw Attention 00:09:26
    6. Differences in the Primary Retouching Tools 00:06:02
    7. Repairing Skin to New Layers 00:09:04
    8. Did the Makeup Artist Go Too Far? 00:09:14
    9. Drop 10 Pounds Without Dieting Using the Liquify Tool 00:11:15
  7. Creating Beautiful Digital Images with Adobe Camera Raw
    1. What Is Adobe Camera Raw and What Files Can It Correct? 00:14:11
    2. Reading a Histogram and Using the Info Panel 00:10:12
    3. Reading and Applying Metadata 00:09:19
    4. Creating Metadata Templates 00:08:35
    5. Removing Color Casts and Improving Contrast With ACR 00:07:25
    6. Correcting a Series of Photos and the Image Processor 00:08:19
    7. Cropping in Adobe Camera Raw 00:05:37
    8. Boosting Color With Adobe Camera Raw 00:04:48
    9. Selective Color in Adobe Camera Raw 00:08:22
    10. Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush 00:07:26
    11. Using the Targeted Adjustment Tool 00:08:52
  8. Working with Type and Creating Mock-Ups
    1. Typography in Photoshop 00:10:04
    2. The Character Panel 00:08:15
    3. The Paragraph Panel 00:08:19
    4. Creating and Sharing Paragraph Styles 00:07:26
    5. Character Styles 00:08:41
    6. Creating Mobile Buttons 00:10:44
    7. The Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Text 00:08:37
    8. Using Guides and Layer Groups to Perfect the Layout 00:09:52
    9. Advanced Blending Options for Type 00:05:09
  9. 3D and Video Editing
    1. Making Text 3D 00:09:54
    2. Creating a 3D Object 00:06:56
    3. Creating a 3D Title Sequence 00:06:18
    4. Video Editing in Photoshop 00:08:04
    5. Adding Video Transitions 00:04:34
  10. Just for Fun
    1. The "Tourist and Car" Remover 00:08:39
    2. Creating Seamless Panoramic Images 00:08:14
    3. "Cropiddy" Crop, Crop, Crop 00:11:55
    4. Cropping to Ratios, Fixed Sizes, and Resolution 00:09:40
    5. Perspective Crop Tool 00:04:28
    6. Adaptive Wide Angle Correction 00:07:35
    7. Blurring for Focus or Optical Illusion 00:07:05
    8. Cool Lighting Effects 00:09:44
    9. Warping Images 00:07:38
    10. Puppet Warp 00:06:20
    11. The Clone Stamp Tool 00:09:01
    12. Merging High Dynamic Range Images 00:06:01
    13. Vanishing Point 00:06:08
    14. Using Blending Modes and Adding a Mask 00:02:47
  11. Outputting Your Images
    1. Building a Web Photo Gallery 00:08:09
    2. Creating a Contact Sheet 00:07:08
    3. Saving Images for the Web 00:09:56
    4. Color Settings 00:14:39
    5. Preparing Press-Quality Images 00:08:08
    6. Printing Images 00:04:42
  12. Artistic Expression and Special Effects
    1. Turn Your Photo Into a Work of Art with Oil Paint 00:03:36
    2. Creating Hand-Painted Artwork from a Photo with the Mixer Brush 00:08:42
    3. Using Adobe Camera Raw for Painterly Effects 00:09:42
    4. Creating Abstract Artwork with the Art History Brush 00:06:14
    5. Using Actions for Special Effects 00:04:51
    6. Record Your Hand-Drawn Painting 00:09:03
    7. Create a Cartoon Avatar Using the Filter Gallery 00:08:36
    8. Creating and Applying Patterns 00:03:40
  13. Closing Thoughts
    1. Closing Thoughts 00:04:48