Adobe Photoshop CC (2015 release) Learn by Video

Video description

Experienced instructor Kelly McCathran presents a comprehensive introduction to Photoshop, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Beginning with an overview of the Photoshop interface, Kelly goes on to cover Photoshop’s powerful tools including smart object and layer comps, new features such as the Merge to HDR and Merge to Panorama features, and much more.
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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 the real world. The chapter finishes off with some fast, yet powerful, ways to improve the color, quality, and detail of your images.
    1. Welcome
    2. Welcome to Photoshop Learn by Video
    3. Using the Lesson Files
    4. A Note on Mouseposé
    5. Exploring the Photoshop Interface
    6. Computer-Based Images: Raster and Vector
    7. The Photoshop Family
    8. Working with Panels
    9. Arranging Document Windows
    10. Using Tools
    11. Zooming and Navigating Introduction
    12. Power User Zooming, Navigating, and Shortcuts
    13. Introduction to Image File Formats
    14. Creating New Files and Placing an Image
    15. Multiple Undo, Your New Best Friend
  2. This chapter contains a series of fun and easy-to-follow tutorials designed to introduce you to Photoshop and get you quickly ramped up to perform the most useful tasks. Once you complete this chapter, you will have some powerful Photoshop techniques to use on your own images.
    1. Navigating and Automating with Adobe Bridge
    2. Importing Images from an iPhone
    3. Better Smartphone Images with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
    4. Cropping a Photo
    5. Building Panoramic Images, Automatically
    6. Selections: An Introduction
    7. Removing Distracting Objects with Content-Aware Fill
    8. Using the Spot Healing Brush and Patch to Paint Away Unwanted Areas
    9. Flawless Faces: Beauty and Skin Retouching with the Patch and History Brush Tools
    10. Painting Lighter or Darker Areas Using the History Brush Tool
    11. The Magic Eraser: One-Click Background Removal
    12. Removing a Background with Quick Selection and Refine Edge
    13. Using the Gaussian Blur Plug-in (a.k.a. Filter) as a Smart Object for Depth of Field
    14. Adobe Bridge: Organizing, Sorting, and Renaming Files
    15. Bridge and the Image Processor
  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. You'll also learn about image resolution, RAM vs. Storage, customizing Adobe Bridge, and Importing Camera Card Images. After this chapter, you will be able to configure the Photoshop environment so it is comfortable, familiar, and customized, just for you.
    1. Customizing Photoshop's Settings
    2. RAM, Storage, and Performance
    3. Image Size and Resolution
    4. File Formats and JPG Compression
    5. Saving a Workspace for Ideal Panel Arrangement
    6. Design Space (Preview)
    7. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus
    8. Grids and Ruler Guides
    9. Improved Smart Guides and Aligning Objects
    10. Importing Camera Images
  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 image resolution and color, and look at the importance of layers and masks.
    1. Color Modes: RGB Vs. CMYK
    2. Color Settings and Color Profiles
    3. Cropping and Straightening, and Fixed Crop Sizes
    4. Perspective Crop
    5. Automatic Color Correction
    6. Non-destructive Editing with Adjustment Layers
    7. Non-destructive Editing with Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
    8. Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) Editing on Smartphone Images
    9. Selections: Rectangular and Elliptical
    10. Selections: The Lasso and Polygonal Lasso Tools
    11. Selections: The Magic Wand Tool
    12. Selections: The Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge
    13. The Refine Edge for People
  5. Layers are a core feature of Photoshop, which give you the ability to assemble different images together. Layers allow you to composite images, create mock-ups and layouts, and make powerful image adjustments. If you use Adjustment Layers and Smart Filters, your edits become forever editable. This chapter explores using Layers, Layer Masks, Blending Modes, Smart Filters, Vector Shapes, and much more.
    1. Layers: An Introduction
    2. Adding New Layers
    3. Layer Masks, the Key to Flawless Retouching
    4. Layer Masks for Advanced Compositing
    5. Using Blending Modes for Surreal Effects
    6. Type Effects
    7. High Pass Filter and Overlay Blending
    8. Select by Focus Area to Mask
    9. Changing Object Colors with Color Range, Masks, and Fill Layers
    10. Shape Layer Intro: Create an App Logo
    11. Shape Alignment and Layer Groups
    12. Placing Images, Masking, and Modifying Shapes
    13. Multiple Artboards for Mobile Mock-up
  6. 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 how to format text and create Character and Paragraph Styles for global edits and other powerful typography features. This chapter also covers creating custom shapes and selecting colors for brand identity.
    1. Typography in Photoshop
    2. The Character and Paragraph Panels
    3. Creating Paragraph Styles
    4. Creating Character Styles
    5. Masks on Type Layers
    6. Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Text
    7. Creating and Saving Brand Colors
    8. Creating App Icons with Shapes
    9. Object Styles
    10. Filtering Layers Based on Content
    11. Quick Export for Web and Device Content
    12. Automatic Generation of Web and Device Assets and Copy Usable CSS Code from Layers
    13. Use Photoshop Comps to Create Code
    14. Anti-Aliasing of Type
  7. Image editing can mean many things: anti-aging, removing imperfections, creating balance, drawing the viewer's eye to your subject, and much more. Establishing a core understanding of the art of photography will only help your Photoshop skills, and give you reason to make thoughtful edits. This chapter will guide you through the principles involved in photo retouching.
    1. Converting to Black and White
    2. Removing Red Eye
    3. Photography Fundamentals: Line, Shape, and Form
    4. Primary Retouching Tools for Perfect Images
    5. Content Aware Move and Scale
    6. Lightening and Darkening Image Areas with Dodge and Burn
    7. Skin Repair Using Layers
    8. Using the Liquify Tool
    9. The Clone Stamp Tool
    10. Cropping Options
    11. Reading a Histogram and Using the Info Panel
    12. Merging High Dynamic Range Images
  8. 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. Choosing Camera Raw or JPG
    2. Adobe Camera Raw (ACR): An Introduction
    3. Improving Color on Many Images at Once
    4. Adjusting Images Several Times and Converting to New Formats
    5. Color Balance, Cropping, and Clarity in ACR
    6. HSL: Selective Color in Adobe Camera Raw
    7. Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush
    8. Better Landscapes with Graduated Filter and Radial Filter in ACR
    9. Removing Chromatic Aberration and Save the Sky with a Targeted Adjustment
    10. ACR Spot Removal and Clone
    11. Loading ACR Settings for Preset Corrections
    12. Reading and Applying Metadata
  9. This chapter looks at Photoshop's tools for editing videos, creating 3D objects, using the Mixer Brush for painting with natural media bristle brushes, and actions for special effects and automation.
    1. New Video Documents: An Introduction
    2. Video Timeline Panel: A Breakdown
    3. Editing, Combining, and Transitioning Video
    4. Adding Titles, Transitions, Adjusting Video Volume, and Inserting New Audio
    5. Drop Shadow Animation and Adjustment Layers on Video
    6. Turning Still Photos into an Animated GIF
    7. Puppet Warp for GIF Animation
    8. Exporting Final Video
    9. Creating a 3D Object
    10. Creating 3D Text and Rendering It To an Animated Movie
  10. This chapter is filled with some of the author's favorite special effects: patterns and filters. These are the edits that are some of the most fun to do in Photoshop.
    1. Using Blur for Hollywood Skin or Special Effect
    2. Softening Harsh Makeup with Hue and Saturation
    3. The Clone Stamp for Portraits
    4. Dust and Scratches for Natural Skin Correction
    5. Amazing Blur Gallery Filters with the Noise Panel for Realistic Effects
    6. Camera Shake Reduction
    7. Vanishing Point
    8. Perspective Warp
    9. Disintegrating Pixels Effect
    10. Turn Your Selfie into a Cartoon with Filter Gallery
    11. Creating Hand-Painted Artwork from a Photo with the Mixer Brush
    12. Introduction to Photoshop Patterns
    13. Creating Seamless Background Patterns
  11. 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. Checking Fonts and Linked Images
    2. Exporting Images for Web and Mobile with Quick Export and Export As
    3. Sharpening to Add Detail Before You Print
    4. Selecting a Color Profile and Viewing Proof Colors
    5. Preparing Press-Quality Images
    6. Printing Images
    7. Creating a Contact Sheet or PDF Presentation
    8. Using Actions

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop CC (2015 release) Learn by Video
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: September 2015
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134384342