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Total Training for Advanced Adobe Photoshop CS2

Video Description

The host, Deke McClelland, provides more than eight hours of detailed instruction for advanced Photoshop topics including 16-bit support, HDR integration, tools for adding sharpness and removing blur and noise, as well as how to apply duotones, spot colors, and gradients. You'll also learn the new Vanishing Point and Smart Objects features.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 0: Prologue - Setting Up 'Shop
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:33
    2. Customizing Preferences 00:05:57
    3. Optimizing Color Settings 00:04:04
    4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:02:16
    5. Working in Different Color Spaces 00:04:30
    6. Customizing the Info Palette 00:02:38
    7. Changing the Background Color 00:02:55
    8. Saving Preference Settings 00:01:17
  2. Chapter 1: Advanced Levels and 16 Bit
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:06
    2. Introducing Levels & 16 Bit 00:06:04
    3. Using the Levels Command 00:07:07
    4. Restoring an Image after Adjusting Levels 00:03:45
    5. Targeting Shadows & Highlights 00:07:03
    6. Setting the Black Point to Match a Target 00:04:17
    7. Setting the White Point to Match a Target 00:05:28
    8. Adjusting Flesh Tones by Setting the Gray Point 00:07:27
    9. Downsampling & Saving for Print 00:03:49
  3. Chapter 2: The Bridge and Camera Raw
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:08
    2. Viewing .DNG Images in Bridge 00:04:56
    3. Using the White Balance & Color Sampler Tools 00:03:25
    4. Adjusting Temperature & Tint 00:02:58
    5. Adjusting Exposure & Shadow Levels 00:04:21
    6. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast & Saturation 00:02:13
    7. Cropping & Upsampling Images 00:02:52
    8. Viewing Image Metadata 00:04:04
    9. Opening & Saving .DNG Images in Photoshop 00:02:02
    10. Editing Multiple Images at Once in Camera Raw 00:04:15
    11. Cropping a Group of Images 00:02:05
    12. Copying & Pasting Camera Raw Settings 00:03:54
    13. Accessing & Purging Cache Files 00:07:02
  4. Chapter 3: The Wonders of HDR
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:52
    2. Applying the Levels Command to 16 Bit & 8 Bit Images 00:05:42
    3. Applying the Curves Command to 16 Bit & 8 Bit Images 00:07:06
    4. Introducing HDR 00:03:41
    5. Downsampling with the Image Processor 00:04:56
    6. Using the Merge to HDR Command 00:02:34
    7. Adjusting the Exposure & Saving HDR Images 00:03:53
    8. Downsampling HDR & Adjusting Hue/Saturation 00:07:15
  5. Chapter 4: The Art of Sharpen
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:05
    2. Creating a Custom Sharpen 00:04:38
    3. Applying the Unsharp Mask Command 00:08:40
    4. Adjusting Basic Smart Sharpen Settings 00:03:46
    5. Adjusting & Saving Advanced Smart Sharpen Settings 00:05:41
    6. Creating a More Accurate Smart Sharpen 00:04:55
    7. Using the Fade Command 00:02:32
    8. Correcting Motion Blur 00:05:31
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss Filter 00:04:35
    10. Color Sharpening in Lab Color Mode 00:06:03
    11. Color Sharpening with the Fade Command 00:03:26
  6. Chapter 5: Adding Blur and Removing Noise
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:36
    2. Using Smart Sharpen to Fix Motion Blur 00:03:08
    3. Using the Dust & Scratches Filter to Get Rid of Stray Hairs 00:04:09
    4. Adding a Layer Mask to Bring Back Detail 00:03:46
    5. Using the Layer Mask to Paint Away Noise inside the Skin 00:02:08
    6. Using the Remove Noise Filter 00:04:26
    7. Blending Layers in the Layer Style Dialog Box 00:04:04
    8. Removing Compression Artifacts with the Reduce Noise Filter 00:04:27
    9. Working with the New Surface Blur Filter 00:03:49
    10. Getting Rid of Whiskers Using the Average Filter 00:08:17
  7. Chapter 6: Mixing the Perfect Monochrome
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:53
    2. Using the Channel Mixer to Create an Autumnal Effect 00:07:40
    3. Mixing Channels & Adjusting Blending Options 00:05:08
    4. Converting an RGB Image to Grayscale Automatically 00:04:13
    5. Creating a Grayscale Image Using the Channel Mixer 00:02:56
    6. Using the Color Range Command to Create a Layer Mask 00:04:05
    7. Balancing Source Channels 00:04:31
    8. Punching up Luminosity Values Using the Curves Command 00:05:53
    9. Flattening a Converted Grayscale Image 00:03:17
    10. Converting to Grayscale in the Camera Raw Dialog Box 00:04:46
    11. Cropping & Adjusting the Curves of a Grayscale Image 00:04:08
    12. Editing Curves in the Camera Raw Dialog Box 00:03:41
    13. Compositing Versions of a Grayscale Image 00:02:10
  8. Chapter 7: Duotones, Spot Colors, and Gradient Maps
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:13
    2. Monochrome & Multi-Ink Monochrome Images 00:02:39
    3. Converting Images to Duotones 00:05:40
    4. Adjusting a Duotone Curve to Balance the Inks in an Image 00:03:34
    5. Editing a Duotone 00:01:54
    6. Loading Preset Duotones 00:06:01
    7. Inspecting the Independent Channels of an Image 00:03:49
    8. Adding Spot Colors to an Image 00:06:22
    9. Saving an Image 00:01:41
    10. Using Gradient Maps 00:05:32
    11. Working with Deke's Predefined Gradients 00:05:55
    12. Modifying Adjustment Layers 00:03:05
  9. Chapter 8: Advanced Retouching Techniques
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:53
    2. Rotating a Canvas & Using Variations 00:03:00
    3. Creating a Gradient Selection & Filling with History 00:05:58
    4. Painting with the History Brush 00:01:29
    5. Using the Healing Brush Tools 00:03:52
    6. Using Color Range to Generate a Selection to Make a Patch 00:06:46
    7. Filling in Seams of a Patch with the Healing Brush 00:03:51
    8. Retouching Using the History Brush, Cloning & Fading 00:02:28
    9. Adding Noise with the Healing Brush & Fading Opacity 00:04:03
    10. Moving & Transforming a Selection from One Image to Another 00:03:53
    11. Adjusting the Levels of One Image to Match Another 00:01:33
    12. Merging Two Layers Using the Healing Brush 00:04:17
    13. Using the Liquify Filter to Retouch an Image 00:02:10
    14. Softening Transitions & Bolstering Shadows 00:01:45
  10. Chapter 9: Vanishing Point
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:38
    2. Preparing to Use the Vanishing Point Filter 00:03:56
    3. Creating a Grid 00:04:16
    4. Adding Planes to a Grid 00:08:00
    5. Editing an Image inside Vanishing Point 00:05:43
    6. Healing Transformed Areas 00:06:23
    7. Retouching Using the Stamp Tool 00:05:43
    8. Pasting & Compositing with Vanishing Point 00:10:13
    9. Adjusting Masks for Better Composites 00:05:02
    10. Accounting for Different Perspectives 00:07:29
    11. Pasting Text into Vanishing Point 00:03:55
  11. Chapter 10: Smart Objects
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:43
    2. Placing an Illustrator® File as a Smart Object 00:05:58
    3. Using Illustrator to Edit the Contents of a Photoshop File 00:03:58
    4. Importing an Image into a Composition 00:02:37
    5. Converting a Standard Layer to a Smart Object 00:02:36
    6. Duplicating & Transforming Smart Objects 00:02:59
    7. Applying Warp Transformations to Smart Objects 00:02:32
    8. Modifying Smart Objects in the Liquify Dialog Box 00:03:56
    9. Changing the Color of Smart Objects 00:02:54
    10. Applying a Color Overlay to a Single Smart Object 00:02:46
    11. Grouping Layers & Making Final Transformations 00:03:22
    12. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:50