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Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video: Core Training in Visual Communication

Video Description

Learn by Video offers you a refreshingly new and fun way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 and will help you get certified along the way!

Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video offers you hours of high quality videos presented by experienced instructors Gabriel Powelland Mikkel Aalandthat will teach you the basics of Photoshop CS4. As part of the official training for the Adobe Certified Associate exam,  Learn by Video teaches you not only the fundamentals of Photoshop, but also how to use the program to create effective forms of digital communication.  

Most of the videos are devoted to fundamentals of Photoshop, introducing the user to the program’s interface, how to use essential tools and commands, and how to use the Layers feature. Image manipulation is covered, including color and tone adjustment, as well as retouching and combining images. More advanced topics include creative work such as the use of filters to achieve special effects, applying styles to layers, and combining type with imagery. Students also learn how to prepare images for a variety of uses, whether on screen or in print. Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video also presents basic principles of graphic design, including copyright, file formats, project planning, and file importing and exporting.

Table of Contents

  1. 1 Getting Started with Photoshop: Interface, Undo, Panels, and Windows
    1. Tour the Interface 00:04:43
    2. Undoing Actions 00:10:36
    3. Arranging Panels 00:08:03
    4. Managing Document Windows 00:06:20
    5. Taking Charge of Photoshop's Interface 00:08:37
  2. 2 Photoshop Jumpstart1: Panorama, Color Correction, Black & White
    1. Creating a Panoramic Photograph 00:03:43
    2. Automatic Color Correction 00:07:46
    3. Converting a Color Image to Black & White 00:07:09
  3. 3 Photoshop Jumpstart2: Crop & Straighten, Collage, Basic 3D, Content-Aware Scale
    1. Cropping and Straightening an Image 00:03:40
    2. Creating a Collage 00:09:43
    3. Creating a Basic 3D Object 00:07:34
    4. Content-aware Scaling 00:05:47
  4. 4 Image Editing Concepts1: Raster vs. Vector, Image Size (and Resizing) & Resolution
    1. Introduction 00:01:19
    2. Raster vs. Vector 00:07:07
    3. Image Size and Resolution 00:07:05
    4. Resizing an Image 00:08:25
  5. 5 Image Editing Concepts2: Color Mode, Nondestructive Editing, Selections
    1. Color Mode 00:11:11
    2. Nondestructive Editing 00:08:44
    3. Selections 00:05:34
  6. 6 Processing Camera Raw Images: Plugin Interface,
    1. What’s a Camera Raw Image? 00:05:04
    2. Tour the Camera Raw Interface 00:07:44
    3. Processing Images with Adobe Camera Raw: Part1 00:09:57
    4. Processing Images with Adobe Camera Raw: Part2 00:08:41
  7. 7 The Tools panel1: Crop, Slice; Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count
    1. Crop Tool, Slice Tools 00:05:23
    2. Eyedropper Tool, Color Sampler Tool, Ruler Tool, Note Tool, Count Tool 00:19:11
  8. 8 The Tools panel2: Spot Healing, Patch, Red Eye; Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp
    1. Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch Tool, Red Eye Tool 00:16:36
    2. Clone Stamp Tool, Pattern Stampl Tool 00:21:16
  9. 9 The Tools panel3: Brush, Pencil Color Replacement; History & Art History
    1. Brush Tool, Pencil Tool, Color Replacement Tool 00:02:27
    2. History Brush Tool, Art History Brush Tool 00:09:55
  10. 10 The Tools panel4: Eraser, Background Eraser, Magic Eraser
    1. Eraser Tool, Background Eraser Tool, Magic Eraser Tool 00:16:38
  11. 11 The Tools panel5: Gradient, Paint Bucket; Blur, Sharpen, Smudge
    1. Gradient Tool, Paint Bucket Tool 00:15:30
    2. Blur Tool, Sharpen Tool, Smudge Tool 00:10:04
  12. 12 The Tools panel6: Pen; Type
    1. Pen Tools 00:22:26
    2. Type Tools 00:10:15
  13. 13 The Tools panel7: Path Selection; Shape; 3D Object; 3D Camera
    1. Path Selection Tools 00:10:59
    2. Shape Tools 00:16:35
    3. 3D Object tool 00:03:15
    4. 3D Camera tools 00:02:34
  14. 14 Making Selections: Selection Tools, Quick Mask Mode
    1. Meet the Selection Tools 00:16:50
    2. Quick Mask Mode 00:06:03
  15. 15 Layers and Masks1: Layers Overview, Create Layers, Manage Layers
    1. Understanding Layers 00:05:19
    2. Creating Layers 00:14:25
    3. Managing Layers 00:14:27
  16. 16 Layers and Masks2: Merge & Flatten Layers, Use Layer Masks
    1. Merging and Flattening Layers 00:07:56
    2. Understanding Layer Masks 00:07:58
    3. Using Layer Masks 00:04:56
  17. 17 Color Correction and Retouching1: Correction Workflow, Photo Retouching, Sharpen
    1. What is Color Correction? 00:08:09
    2. Color Correction Workflow Overview 00:07:15
    3. Photo Retouching Techniques 00:10:32
    4. Sharpening an Image 00:07:40
  18. 18 Color Correction and Retouching2: Shadow/Highlight, Soften Skin, Selective Sharpen
    1. Adjusting with Shadow/Highlight 00:06:13
    2. Softening Skin and Bringing Out the Details 00:09:52
    3. Selective Sharpening 00:11:41
  19. 19 Working with Type: Type on a Path, Fill Image with Type, Type on Perspective Plane
    1. Creating Type on a Path 00:07:24
    2. Filling Type with an Image 00:08:15
    3. Adding Type to a Perspective Plane 00:04:22
  20. 20 Preparing, Saving, and Printing Images: Save for Web or Video, Web Photo Gallery
    1. Preparing and Saving Images for the Web 00:16:35
    2. Creating a Web Photo Gallery 00:08:09
    3. Preparing and Saving Images for Video 00:13:24
  21. 21 Actions & Color Management (Aaland): Automation, Color Space, Proof, Profiles
    1. Automating Photoshop with Actions 00:16:36
    2. Understanding Color Space 00:04:12
    3. Soft Proof 00:01:35
    4. Assigning and Converting Color Profiles 00:03:56
    5. Color Management in the Print Dialog Box 00:02:33