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Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS3: Channels and Masking

Video Description

Knowing how to properly select an image is an essential Photoshop skill whether you're a graphic/web designer or digital photographer. Since Photoshop is equipped with so many choices of tools to isolate and select images, it's hard to know what works best for each situation. In this tutorial, Justin teaches you some sure-fire techniques for working with the Channel and Masking tools to achieve the optimal results regardless of how complex the image may be.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO CHANNELS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:38
    2. Overview of the Channels Panel 00:04:36
    3. Viewing Channels in Color 00:03:57
    4. Viewing RGB Color Channels 00:04:19
    5. Working in Lab Color Mode 00:05:35
    6. Viewing CMYK Color Channels 00:05:17
    7. Creating an Alpha Channel 00:03:58
    8. Using an Alpha Channel as a Mask 00:03:47
    9. Modifying a Mask 00:05:10
  2. CHAPTER 2: MAKING SELECTIONS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Overview of the Selection Tools 00:02:18
    3. The Double Life of Selections 00:03:45
    4. Using the Lasso Tools 00:08:44
    5. Using the Magic Wand Tool 00:02:30
    6. Using the Pen Tool 00:06:32
    7. Quick Selection Goodness 00:08:12
    8. Using the Refine Edge Command 00:04:57
    9. Compositing the Selections 00:02:57
  3. CHAPTER 3: QUICK MASK MODE & MORE
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Selecting with the Color Range Command 00:06:14
    3. Painting with Quick Mask 00:05:19
    4. Modifying a Quick Mask 00:02:54
    5. Adjusting Levels in Quick Mask Mode 00:04:48
    6. Contract or Expand a Selection 00:03:42
    7. Smooth a Selection & Set Reference Points 00:04:15
    8. Cleaning Up the Selection 00:07:21
    9. Testing the Selection 00:02:58
  4. CHAPTER 4: CHANNEL MASKING
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:25
    2. Beginning a Channel Mask 00:02:29
    3. Curves vs. Levels 00:06:30
    4. The Overlay Trick 00:07:30
    5. Refining the Outline 00:04:33
    6. Testing the Mask 00:04:30
    7. Final Clean Up 00:04:34
    8. Compositing Images 00:04:44
    9. Blending a Composite with the Burn Tool 00:05:17
    10. Basic Multiplication 00:06:17
  5. CHAPTER 5: LAYER MASKING
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:23
    2. Meet the Masks 00:04:17
    3. Keyboard Shortcuts for Masking 00:03:14
    4. Basic Blending 00:05:03
    5. Creating Adjustment Layer Masks 00:04:11
    6. Creating Smart Filter Masks 00:04:12
    7. Creating Exposure Masks 00:06:29
    8. Clip It Good 00:03:42
    9. The Smart Object Trick 00:06:32
  6. CHAPTER 6: USING BLEND MODES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:18
    2. Introducing Blend Modes 00:02:48
    3. Opacity vs. Fill 00:05:00
    4. Using Blend Mode Shortcuts 00:04:01
    5. Using the Darkening Blend Modes 00:04:52
    6. Using the Lightening Blend Modes 00:04:08
    7. Contrast & Complimentary Blend Modes 00:09:35
    8. Using the Composite Blend Modes 00:05:04
    9. Applying a Blend Mode to a Layer Group 00:05:37
  7. CHAPTER 7: MIXING WITH CHANNELS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:19
    2. Creating Grayscale Images 00:07:55
    3. Mixing Monochromes 00:07:14
    4. Adding Color & Contrast 00:07:45
    5. Creating an Infrared Effect 00:07:24
    6. Using the Calculations Command 00:07:45
    7. Using a Black & White Adjustment Layer 00:05:03
    8. Toning & Saving 00:06:04
    9. Creating Selective Color Compositions 00:06:34
  8. CHAPTER 8: REAL WORLD MASKING TECHNIQUES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:25
    2. Luminance Masking 00:05:33
    3. Corrective Masking 00:09:49
    4. High Pass Sharpening 00:04:32
    5. Density Masking 00:03:28
    6. Creating Knockout Layers 00:06:44
    7. Creating an Edge Mask 00:04:40
    8. Testing an Edge Mask 00:03:36
    9. Masking a Glass Image 00:10:58
    10. Real World Blue Screening 00:06:50
    11. Implementing a Blue Screen Mask 00:05:02
  9. CHAPTER 9: TIPS & TRICKS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:23
    2. Removing Red Eye 00:06:39
    3. Creating a Neutral Density Filter Effect 00:05:56
    4. Removing Color with the Blend If Option 00:05:16
    5. Creating Borders with Quick Mask Mode 00:04:32
    6. Giving an Image a Hand-Sketched Effect 00:06:43
    7. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:08