'Adobe Photoshop CC: Learn by Video'

Video description

This training program from Adobe Press combines high-definition video with a printed reference guide to teach the fundamentals of Photoshop CC. Experienced instructor Kelly McCathran present a comprehensive introduction to Photoshop, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Covered topics include Photoshop’s 3D improvements, Adobe Camera Raw 8, and how to work within the Creative Cloud. Crucial to the training are optimized teaching methods, practical tips, and the focus on learning by doing with project files.

Table of contents

  1. This chapter is packed with videos designed to get you up to speed quickly with the latest version of Photoshop. After becoming familiar with the interface, you will see how to use Photoshop in real-world environments (with production time in mind). The chapter finishes off with some fast, yet powerful, ways to improve your images and make them more compelling.
    1. Welcome 00:02:01
    2. Exploring the Photoshop Interface 00:05:09
    3. Computer-Based Images: Raster & Vector 00:09:03
    4. The Photoshop Family 00:07:11
    5. Touring the Interface and Managing Document Windows 00:09:01
    6. Zooming and Navigating 00:08:39
    7. Power User Zooming, Navigating and Shortcuts 00:08:28
    8. Creating, Opening, Editing, and Saving 00:08:07
  2. This chapter contains a series of fun and easy-to-follow tutorials designed to introduce you to Photoshop. Once you complete this chapter, you will have some powerful Photoshop tricks to use in your own projects.
    1. Removing Unwanted Objects with Content-Aware Fill 00:05:48
    2. Using Multiple Undos and the History Brush Tool 00:07:38
    3. Mini Bridge: Review & Preview in Photoshop 00:09:31
    4. Creating Seamless Panoramic Images 00:10:56
    5. Creating Panoramic Images with More Scope 00:08:35
    6. Adobe Bridge: Batch Renaming & Organizing 00:07:58
    7. Bridge and the Image Processor 00:06:03
    8. Making Selections: Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge to Remove a Background 00:06:21
    9. Content-Aware Move and Spot Healing Brush Tools 00:07:05
    10. Plug-ins, aka Filters 00:09:12
    11. Automatic Color Correction 00:02:25
    12. Cropping and Straightening an Image 00:08:43
    13. Flawless Faces 00:03:42
    14. Content-Aware Scaling 00:02:45
  3. In this chapter, you'll learn how to customize Photoshop by arranging panels, assigning and finding keyboard shortcuts, highlighting items in your menus and setting your preferences. It also covers image resolution, RAM vs. Storage, customizing Adobe Bridge, and using Slideshows to review and rate images. After this chapter, you will be able to configure your Photoshop environment just for you.
    1. Customizing Photoshop's Settings for: Zooming, UI (User Interface), Channels and Sync 00:08:29
    2. Resolution, File Size, and Compression 00:10:10
    3. RAM, Storage, Preferences and Performance 00:08:53
    4. Arranging Panels, Switching Screen Modes, and Saving a Custom Workspace 00:05:26
    5. Arranging Your Adobe Bridge Workspace 00:07:06
    6. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:07:27
    7. Customizing Photoshop's Menus 00:06:31
    8. Rulers, Guides, and Grids 00:07:57
    9. Reviewing and Rating Images 00:06:11
  4. This chapter introduces you to the basics of image editing. The important concepts you learn here will serve as the foundation of your Photoshop knowledge. You'll explore the mysteries of resolution and color, and look at the importance of layers and masks.
    1. RGB vs. CMYK 00:09:01
    2. Importing Camera and Smartphone Images 00:06:46
    3. Importing High-End Camera Images 00:07:21
    4. Organizing, Filing and Sorting Your Images with Adobe Bridge 00:08:52
    5. Non-destructive Editing Using Layers 00:06:46
    6. Non-destructive Editing Using Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 00:07:11
    7. File Size, File Formats and Compression 00:09:38
    8. Selections: Rectangular and Elliptical 00:07:04
    9. Selections: The Lasso and Polygonal Lasso Tools 00:06:27
    10. Selections: The Magic Wand Tool 00:05:22
    11. Selections: The Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge 00:10:07
    12. The Refine Edge for Objects 00:07:45
    13. The Refine Edge for People 00:09:20
    14. Selection Tricks for Power Users 00:09:44
  5. Layers are a core feature of Photoshop, which give you the ability to assemble different images together, to create mock-ups, and to make powerful image adjustments that remain fully editable, even after you save and close your file. This chapter breaks down Photoshop's layer features.
    1. Removing Solid Backgrounds 00:05:08
    2. Overview of Layers 00:11:19
    3. Adding New Layers 00:09:27
    4. Layer Masks, the Key to Flawless Retouching 00:05:36
    5. Artifical Depth of Field with a Layer Mask 00:06:15
    6. Smart Filters for Editable Effects 00:06:35
    7. Black & White Images with One Object in Color 00:07:40
    8. Type Rising Through an Image with Layer Styles 00:07:36
    9. Changing Object Colors Using Layers 00:07:43
    10. Using Blending Modes and Adding a Mask 00:08:22
  6. Photo retouching can mean many things: anti-aging, removing imperfections, creating balance, drawing the viewer's eye to your subject, and so on. This chapter will guide you through the key skills involved in retouching.
    1. Converting to Black-and-White 00:09:12
    2. Removing Red-Eye 00:06:09
    3. Primary Retouching Tools for Perfect Images 00:11:09
    4. Lightening and Darkening Image Areas with Dodge and Burn 00:09:38
    5. Compelling Photos Using Layers 00:07:42
    6. Using the Liquify Tool 00:10:38
    7. The Clone Stamp Tool 00:10:53
    8. Cropping to Ratios, Fixed Sizes, and Resolution 00:07:52
    9. Reading a Histogram and Using the Info Panel 00:09:14
    10. Merging High Dynamic Range Images 00:10:14
    11. Puppet Warp 00:06:16
  7. Most images need a little color correction, but some require major work. Fortunately, Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) is here to save the day. The ACR plug-in is not new, but it is woefully underutilized. In this chapter, you'll learn how to use ACR to get the best color, contrast, and detail out of any photo.
    1. What is Adobe Camera Raw and What Files Can It Correct? 00:09:45
    2. Improving Color on Many Images at Once 00:09:35
    3. Adjusting Images Several Times and Converting to New Formats 00:07:20
    4. Cropping & Post Crop Vingette in Adobe Camera Raw 00:07:06
    5. HSL -- Boosting Color With Adobe Camera Raw 00:08:23
    6. Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush 00:10:30
    7. Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush as a Filter 00:07:27
    8. Creating Ethereal Images Using ACR Clarity 00:06:26
    9. Using ACR for Unique Effects on the Same Image 00:09:29
    10. Reading and Applying Metadata 00:10:44
  8. For a long time, creating type in Photoshop was not a common practice, but with the smartphone and tablet revolution, it is becoming much more common. In this chapter, you'll learn lots of techniques and tips for working with text.
    1. Typography in Photoshop 00:08:02
    2. The Character Panel 00:09:20
    3. Creating Character Styles 00:07:57
    4. The Paragraph Panel 00:06:59
    5. Creating Paragraph Styles 00:09:03
    6. Using Guides and Layer Groups to Perfect the Layout 00:08:03
    7. Creating Button Icons and Organizing with Layer Groups 00:08:02
    8. Creating Shapes with New Rounded Rectangle Options 00:07:49
    9. The Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Text 00:05:58
    10. Exporting Styles to CSS 00:03:22
  9. This chapter looks at Photoshop's tools for editing videos, creating 3D objects, and some cool special effects.
    1. Introduction to Video Editing in Photoshop 00:09:07
    2. Naming Video Layers and Adding Video Transitions 00:07:45
    3. Adding Adjustment Layers to Video 00:04:16
    4. Adding a Video Title 00:07:26
    5. Using Keyframes to Make Text Grow or Shrink 00:05:14
    6. Exporting Final Video 00:05:44
    7. Creating 3D Text 00:09:59
    8. Creating a 3D Object 00:08:40
    9. Creating Hand-Painted Artwork from a Photo with the Mixer Brush 00:09:43
    10. Using Actions 00:06:38
    11. Using Blur to Call Focus or Create a Special Effect 00:08:27
    12. Creating and Applying Patterns 00:11:17
    13. Vanishing Point 00:08:56
  10. You put a lot of work into your images, so when it comes time to print or share them, you want to get the best quality you can. This chapter will show you how.
    1. Saving Images for the Web 00:09:37
    2. Color Settings 00:07:35
    3. Preparing Press-Quality Images 00:09:59
    4. Sharpening to Add Detail Before You Print 00:05:47
    5. Printing Images 00:05:29
    6. Creating a Contact Sheet 00:02:42

Product information

  • Title: 'Adobe Photoshop CC: Learn by Video'
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: March 2015
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0133461580