Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

In Photoshop CS6 Essential Training, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to produce high-quality images in a short amount of time, using a combination of Adobe Photoshop CS6, Bridge, and Camera Raw. The course details the Photoshop features and creative options, and shows efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, the course explores techniques for nondestructive editing and compositing using layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.

Table of content

Adobe Photoshop
  • What is Photoshop?
  • Welcome
It Begins in Bridge
  • What is Adobe Bridge
  • Getting photos from a camera
  • A tour of workspaces in Bridge
  • Customizing how thumbnails are displayed
  • Changing file names and batch renaming
  • Adding basic metadata with metadata templates
  • Creating and applying keywords to images
  • Viewing images in Full Screen Preview mode
Whittling Down to Keepers
  • Using Review mode to filter out rejected images
  • Saving images in collections
  • Rating and labeling images
  • Using the Filter panel to view different subsets
  • Using smart collections
  • Viewing final selects in a slideshow
  • Organizing groups of images into stacks
Camera Raw Essentials
  • Comparing RAW and JPEG files
  • Starting in Camera Raw instead of Photoshop
  • Touring the Camera Raw interface
  • Previewing before and after adjustments
  • Toggling onscreen shadow and highlight clipping warnings
  • Choosing output settings
  • Saving a copy without going to Photoshop
 Fixing Common Problems Using Camera Raw
  • Using the nondestructive Crop tool
  • Correcting a horizon line with the Straighten tool
  • Fixing color casts with the White Balance tool
  • Fixing blown-out highlights
  • Revealing hidden shadow details
  • Correcting lens distortion
  • Making perspective corrections to images
  • Removing color fringing and chromatic aberrations
  • Sharpening the details
  • Making an average photo great
Retouching and Creative Techniques in Camera Raw
  • Using the Graduated Filter tool
  • Making local adjustments with the Adjustments Brush
  • Retouching blemishes with the Spot Removal tool
  • Exploring a quick portrait retouching technique using Clarity
  • Converting to black and white
  • Editing images directly with the Targeted Adjustment tool
  • Creating selective color effects with the Adjustment Brush
  • Using sepia and split-tone effects
  • Adding digital film grain texture effects
  • Adding vignettes and border effects
  • Saving variations within a single file with the Snapshot command
Automating Camera Raw
  • Copying and pasting settings across files
  • Processing multiple files in Camera Raw
  • Saving and using the library of Camera Raw presets
  • Using Image Processor to batch process files
Photoshop Interface Essentials
  • Opening files from Bridge
  • Opening files from Mini Bridge
  • Customizing the Mini Bridge panel
  • Using the Application frame
  • Managing panels
  • Switching and saving workspaces
  • Switching tools using the keyboard
  • Customizing the keyboard shortcuts
Documents and Navigation
  • Working with tabbed documents
  • Arranging documents
  • Stopping Photoshop from tabbing documents
  • Panning and zooming
  • Cycling through different screen modes
Digital Image Essentials
  • Understanding file formats
  • Choosing the resolution you need
  • Understanding Resize vs. Resample
  • Working with print sizes and resolution
Cropping and Transformations
  • Using Undo and the History panel
  • Using crop options
  • Understanding Hide vs. Delete for the Crop tool
  • Bringing back hidden pixels with Reveal
  • Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool
  • Making the canvas bigger using the Relative option in the Canvas Size command
  • Using the Perspective Crop toolStraightening a crooked image
  • Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform
  • Making nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects
  • Warping images
  • Preserving important elements with Content-Aware Scale
Working with Layers
  • Exploring layer basics
  • Loading, selecting, and transforming layers
  • Organizing layers using layer groups
  • Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers
Selections and Layer Masks
  • Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
  • Combining selections
  • Converting a selection into a layer mask
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge
  • Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool
  • Changing the opacity, size, and hardness of the painting tools
  • Blending images with a gradient layer mask
Tone and Color with Adjustment Layers
  • Introducing adjustment layers
  • Starting with a preset
  • Improving tonal quality with Levels
  • Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
  • Removing a color cast with Auto Color
  • Changing the color temperature with Photo Filter
  • Shifting colors with Hue/SaturationMaking washed-out colors pop with Vibrance
  • Converting color to black and white
  • Controlling which layers are affected by an adjustment layer
Options for Tone and Color CorrectionAdjusting shadows and highlights
  • Replacing color using Selective ColorUsing fill layers to create a hand-painted look
  • Using a gradient fill layer to add a color wash
Retouching Essentials
  • Removing blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush and the Patch tool
  • De-emphasizing wrinkles with the Healing BrushSmoothing skin and pores with the High Pass filter
  • Making teeth bright and white with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
  • Brightening eyes with Curves
  • Taming flyaway hair with the Patch tool
  • Removing unwanted details with Content-Aware Fill
  • Body sculpting with Liquify
Combining Multiple Images
  • Creating panoramas with Photomerge and Auto-Blend
  • Combining multiple frames in an action sequence
  • Swapping heads in a family portrait
Essential Filters
  • Overview of filters
  • Applying filters nondestructively using Smart FiltersCreating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
  • Creating an infrared look with Diffuse Glow
  • Adding noise with the Add Noise filter
  • Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask
  • Giving an image texture with the Texturizer filter
  • Using the Field, Iris, and Tilt-Shift Blurs
  • Creating a painting with the Oil Paint filter
  • Applying a filter to multiple layers
Essential Blend Modes
  • Cycling through the blending modesAdding a lens flare effect with Screen
  • Scanning or photographing paper to add a deckled edge
  • Making a cast shadow more realistic with Multiply
  • Sharpening an image with High Pass and Overlay
  • Adding a realistic off-center vignette
Type Essentials
  • Exploring character (point) type
  • Adding paragraph (area) typeAdding type on a path
  • Clipping an image inside type
  • Warping type
Layer Effects and Styles
  • Adding a drop shadow effect
  • Adding edges, textures, and color overlays using layer styles
  • Creating a transparent logo or watermark
  • Knowing how and when to scale layer effects
Sharing Images
  • Creating contact sheets
  • Using the Output workspace in Bridge
  • Exporting web photo galleries
  • Saving for the web
Video in Photoshop
  • Working with video clips
  • Adding special effects to video
  • Adding pans and zooms to still images
  • Goodbye


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