Adobe Photoshop CS6 Learn by Video Core Training in Visual Communication

Video description

This critically acclaimed training program from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality high-definition video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Photoshop CS6 as well as the basic principles of graphic design. Structured around the objectives of the Adobe Certified Associate exam “Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop CS6”, the product includes 15 hours of video tutorials, complete with project files and a printed booklet that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training. Experienced instructor Kelly McCathran presents a comprehensive introduction to Photoshop, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Beginning with Photoshop’s new workspace she then goes on to cover Photoshop’s powerful tools including features new to CS6 such as video editing, creating 3D text and objects, and much-needed Character and Paragraph styles.

Table of contents

  1. Introducing Photoshop CS6
    1. Introduction 00:01:50
    2. How to Launch the Files and Lessons 00:02:58
    3. What Is Photoshop: Raster vs. Vector 00:04:58
    4. What’s New in Photoshop CS6 (Overview) 00:10:42
    5. The Photoshop Family 00:08:13
    6. Touring the Interface and Managing Document Windows 00:07:11
    7. The Window > Application Frame (Mac Only) 00:03:03
    8. Zooming and Navigating 00:06:27
    9. Advanced Zooming and Navigating 00:08:48
    10. Creating, Opening, Editing, and Saving 00:11:23
  2. Photoshop Project Explorations
    1. Using Multiple Undos and the History Brush Tool 00:05:56
    2. Redesigned Mini Bridge 00:06:23
    3. Adobe Bridge and Batch Renaming 00:10:15
    4. Removing Unwanted Objects with Content-Aware Fill 00:03:53
    5. Content-Aware Move, Patch, and History Brush Tools 00:10:43
    6. Plug-ins a.k.a. Filters/Up in Smoke 00:10:32
    7. Automatic Color Correction 00:06:37
    8. Flawless Faces: Women 00:09:35
    9. Flawless Faces: Men 00:08:52
    10. Cropping and Straightening an Image 00:07:00
    11. Content-Aware Scaling 00:05:39
    12. Making Selections 00:08:12
  3. Customizing Photoshop
    1. Under the Hood: New Auto Recovery, Customizing the Interface, and Hidden Plug-ins (Filters) 00:08:34
    2. Arranging Panels, Switching Screen Modes, and Saving a Custom Workspace 00:08:39
    3. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:06:04
    4. Customizing Photoshop's Menus 00:03:25
    5. Optimizing Photoshop's Performance: GPU, CPU, RAM, VRAM and More 00:13:32
    6. Rulers, Guides, and Grids 00:07:46
  4. Image Editing Concepts
    1. Resolution, File Size, and Compression 00:10:28
    2. RGB vs. CMYK 00:09:08
    3. Importing Camera Images 00:06:13
    4. Reviewing and Rating Images
    5. Organizing Your Image Library
    6. Nondestructive Editing
    7. Selections: Rectangular and Elliptical
    8. Selections: The Lasso and Polygonal Lasso Tools
    9. Selections: The Magic Wand Tool
    10. Selections: The Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge
    11. Using Refine Edge for Image Extraction
    12. Converting to Black-and-White
  5. Layers and Masks
    1. Removing Solid Backgrounds
    2. Overview of Layers
    3. Adding New Layers
    4. Merging Two Images for One Perfect Shot
    5. Layer Masks, the Key to Flawless Retouching
    6. Creating Special Effects with Layer Masks
    7. Correcting Color and Contrast Using a Layer Mask
    8. Using Layer Styles
    9. Changing Colors Using Layers
  6. Photo Retouching
    1. Removing Red-Eye
    2. Skin Perfection, Eye Brightening, and Double-Chin Removal
    3. Creating "Hollywood" Skin
    4. Realistic Retouching Using the History Panel
    5. Dodging and Burning to Draw Attention
    6. Differences in the Primary Retouching Tools
    7. Repairing Skin to New Layers
    8. Did the Makeup Artist Go Too Far?
    9. Drop 10 Pounds Without Dieting Using the Liquify Tool
  7. Creating Beautiful Digital Images with Adobe Camera Raw
    1. What Is Adobe Camera Raw and What Files Can It Correct?
    2. Reading a Histogram and Using the Info Panel
    3. Reading and Applying Metadata
    4. Creating Metadata Templates
    5. Removing Color Casts and Improving Contrast With ACR
    6. Correcting a Series of Photos and the Image Processor
    7. Cropping in Adobe Camera Raw
    8. Boosting Color With Adobe Camera Raw
    9. Selective Color in Adobe Camera Raw
    10. Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush
    11. Using the Targeted Adjustment Tool
  8. Working with Type and Creating Mock-Ups
    1. Typography in Photoshop
    2. The Character Panel
    3. The Paragraph Panel
    4. Creating and Sharing Paragraph Styles
    5. Character Styles
    6. Creating Mobile Buttons
    7. The Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Text
    8. Using Guides and Layer Groups to Perfect the Layout
    9. Advanced Blending Options for Type
  9. 3D and Video Editing
    1. Making Text 3D
    2. Creating a 3D Object
    3. Creating a 3D Title Sequence
    4. Video Editing in Photoshop
    5. Adding Video Transitions
  10. Just for Fun
    1. The "Tourist and Car" Remover
    2. Creating Seamless Panoramic Images
    3. "Cropiddy" Crop, Crop, Crop
    4. Cropping to Ratios, Fixed Sizes, and Resolution
    5. Perspective Crop Tool
    6. Adaptive Wide Angle Correction
    7. Blurring for Focus or Optical Illusion
    8. Cool Lighting Effects
    9. Warping Images
    10. Puppet Warp
    11. The Clone Stamp Tool
    12. Merging High Dynamic Range Images
    13. Vanishing Point
    14. Using Blending Modes and Adding a Mask
  11. Outputting Your Images
    1. Building a Web Photo Gallery
    2. Creating a Contact Sheet
    3. Saving Images for the Web
    4. Color Settings
    5. Preparing Press-Quality Images
    6. Printing Images
  12. Artistic Expression and Special Effects
    1. Turn Your Photo Into a Work of Art with Oil Paint
    2. Creating Hand-Painted Artwork from a Photo with the Mixer Brush
    3. Using Adobe Camera Raw for Painterly Effects
    4. Creating Abstract Artwork with the Art History Brush
    5. Using Actions for Special Effects
    6. Record Your Hand-Drawn Painting
    7. Create a Cartoon Avatar Using the Filter Gallery
    8. Creating and Applying Patterns
  13. Closing Thoughts
    1. Closing Thoughts

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Learn by Video Core Training in Visual Communication
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2012
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0133066622