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Photography Techniques with Adobe Photoshop CS5: Learn by Video

Video Description

This innovative product from Adobe Press combines an incredible 10 hours of high quality HD video instruction and a full-color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Photoshop for Photographers, plus the latest features in CS5, as well as Camera RAW, image management in Bridge, masking, creating HDR images, making complex selections and color corrections, image retouching, and more.

Adobe Certified Instructors Tim Grey and Mikkel Aaland present this video training with an easy-to-follow style that makes it fun to learn. Tim Grey is regarded as one of the top educators in digital photography and imaging and Mikkel Aaland is a pioneer in digital photography and author of ten books.

The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in the software. Project files used in the lessons are included  so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Photoshop
    1. The Photoshop Interface 00:06:57
    2. Layers and the Nondestructive Workflow 00:02:48
    3. Saving and File Formats 00:05:38
    4. What's New in Photoshop CS5 00:06:27
  2. Photoshop Jumpstarts
    1. Not Quite Black-and-White 00:03:00
    2. Adding Emotion to an Image 00:03:00
    3. Replacing the View 00:01:52
    4. Creating Faux HDR 00:02:35
    5. The Lazy Man's Special Effects 00:02:22
    6. Amazing Noise Reduction 00:02:36
  3. Configuring Photoshop CS5
    1. Interface Preferences 00:07:33
    2. Performance Preferences 00:05:43
    3. Color Settings 00:07:25
    4. Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus 00:05:37
  4. Adobe Bridge
    1. Launching and Configuring Bridge 00:08:30
    2. Navigating and Browsing Images 00:02:22
    3. Reviewing Image Details 00:06:50
    4. Rating, Labeling, and Filtering 00:03:10
    5. Opening Images into Photoshop and Camera Raw 00:02:22
    6. Using Mini Bridge 00:02:18
  5. Adobe Camera Raw
    1. Adobe Camera Raw Overview 00:09:30
    2. Adobe Camera Raw Preferences 00:05:48
    3. Correcting White Balance 00:04:01
    4. Correcting Basic Tonal Adjustments 00:10:52
    5. Fine-Tuning Exposure with the Tone Curve 00:09:16
    6. Sharpening a Photo with the Detail Tab 00:03:54
    7. Fixing Lens Distortions and Aberrations 00:05:40
    8. Controlling Hue, Saturation, and Luminance 00:03:55
    9. Converting Images to Grayscale 00:06:27
    10. Creating Split-Tone Effects 00:04:27
    11. Creating Vignettes with Effects 00:06:41
    12. Adding Grain 00:03:19
    13. Using Camera Calibration 00:04:41
    14. Working with Presets and Snapshots 00:05:30
    15. Using the Targeted Adjustment Tool 00:05:14
    16. Cropping to Improve a Photo 00:04:46
    17. Straightening a Crooked Horizon Line 00:02:14
    18. Image Cleanup with Spot Removal and Red-Eye Removal Tools 00:08:24
    19. Localized Control with the Adjustment Brush 00:10:42
    20. Using the Graduated Filter 00:07:24
    21. Workflow Options 00:04:16
    22. Finishing the Image 00:06:20
    23. Working with Multiple Images 00:07:02
  6. Adjustments
    1. Making Image Corrections with the Adjustments Panel 00:08:38
    2. Selective Processing with Adjustment Layers and Masks 00:07:15
    3. Optimizing Tonality with Levels 00:07:02
    4. Opening Up Shadows and Toning Down Highlights 00:04:33
    5. Advanced Tonal Adjustments with Curves 00:07:27
    6. Dodging and Burning 00:05:19
  7. Color Adjustments
    1. Ensuring Accurate Color with Color Balance 00:03:27
    2. Color Correction with Curves 00:04:19
    3. Boosting Colors with Vibrance 00:02:31
    4. Selective Color Adjustments with Hue/Saturation 00:04:38
    5. Adding a Touch of Color with Photo Filter 00:04:12
  8. Image Cleanup
    1. Straightening and Cropping 00:08:41
    2. Noise Reduction 00:06:08
    3. Correcting Red-Eye 00:04:49
    4. Cleaning Up with the Clone Stamp 00:10:47
    5. Instant Blemish Cleanup 00:02:37
    6. Automatic Cleanup with Control 00:05:25
    7. Cleaning Up Large Areas 00:08:30
    8. Painting a Color Fix in Targeted Areas 00:04:33
    9. Changing the Shape of Objects in a Photo 00:02:23
  9. Selections
    1. Introduction to Selections 00:02:26
    2. Selecting Geometric Shapes 00:11:56
    3. Quickly Selecting an Object 00:09:07
    4. Selecting Areas of Uniform Tone and Color 00:02:26
    5. Selecting Objects Based on Color 00:11:48
    6. Selecting Bright or Dark Areas 00:05:10
    7. Selecting Based on a Channel 00:03:13
    8. Taking Selections from Good to Great 00:06:50
    9. Saving and Loading Selections 00:07:58
  10. Layer Masks
    1. Layering Images 00:04:58
    2. Automatic Composite Imaging 00:05:19
    3. Creating a Composite Image 00:06:57
    4. Painting an Adjustment 00:10:30
    5. Adjusting a Selected Area 00:04:09
    6. Refining a Layer Mask 00:10:12
    7. Applying a Graduated Adjustment 00:06:18
    8. Targeting Adjustments Like a Pro 00:07:52
    9. Advanced Compositing 00:11:34
  11. Getting Creative
    1. Converting an Image to Black-and-White 00:05:11
    2. Creating a Simulated Infrared Image 00:06:15
    3. Color-Toned Black-and-White 00:04:33
    4. Using a Gradient Map for Color-Tinted Images 00:09:36
    5. Creating a Vignette Effect 00:04:09
    6. Painting with Color 00:08:32
    7. Applying Artistic Filters 00:04:57
    8. Artistic Edge Effects 00:11:05
    9. High Dynamic Range Imaging 00:09:51
    10. Creating a Composite Panorama 00:08:19
    11. Reducing Depth of Field 00:07:28
  12. Outputting Your Images
    1. Preparing an Image for Output 00:13:56
    2. Printing an Image 00:06:27
    3. Sharing a Group of Images 00:06:23
    4. CMYK Conversion 00:07:26
  13. Shop Talk: Tim and Mikkel Talk Photoshop
    1. CMYK 00:04:03
    2. The Pen Tool 00:03:09
    3. Smart Sharpen vs. Unsharp Mask 00:04:16
    4. The Sharpen Tool 00:02:48
    5. Content Aware Fill 00:04:12
    6. The New Smart Brush Engine 00:02:46