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Learn to Use Photoshop CC 2017

Video Description

Adobe Photoshop is so packed with tools, features, and options that it can feel intimidating. Photoshop expert Andy Anderson blows away all of your fears in this overview of the software and an in-depth look at the best ways to use it.

Designed for Photoshop beginners, casual users, and those stuck in a rut of using the software in the same narrow way over and over again, this course will improve your workflows and boost your creativity by teaching you Photoshop's most useful tools and techniques.

  • Conquer the interface and master the use of Bridge, Lightroom, and Camera Raw
  • Learn the top toolbar customizations, shortcuts, and image management techniques
  • Understand how to control image information and color
  • Learn the essentials of working with layers, masks, and the many types of selections
  • Explore blending modes, smart objects, and image scaling/transformation
  • Understand adjustment layers and the use of filters
  • Learn the best ways to set-up workflows that are efficient, effective, and fun
Andy Anderson is the author of over a dozen best-selling books on graphics and design, including the O'Reilly titles "Integrating Lightroom with Photoshop", "Experimenting with Photoshop Layer Effects" and "Getting Started with Adobe InDesign CC 2015". Funny, engaging, and always on-point, he's worked with Adobe tools since 1990 and has taught Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Lightroom to thousands of satisfied students over the past 25 years.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction 00:00:58
    2. About The Author 00:04:16
    3. Andy's Top Ten 00:04:58
  2. Getting Started
    1. Introduction 00:00:40
    2. Opening Documents In Photoshop 00:03:31
    3. The Bridge Connection 00:03:41
    4. The Lightroom Connection 00:03:47
    5. The Camera Raw Connection 00:04:30
    6. The New Start Screen 00:04:46
  3. Working In Photoshop
    1. Introduction 00:00:53
    2. The Interface 00:07:05
    3. Handling Single And Multiple Images 00:04:50
    4. Controlling Image Working Size 00:03:14
    5. Photoshop And Screen Modes 00:03:10
  4. Organization And Efficiency
    1. Introduction 00:01:01
    2. Setting Up The Workspace 00:04:40
    3. Controlling Multiple Workspaces 00:04:57
    4. Toolbar Customization 00:03:11
    5. Working With Shortcuts 00:06:00
    6. The Properties Panel 00:02:29
    7. Creating A Photoshop Template 00:02:08
    8. Working With The Search Command 00:02:33
  5. Proper Image Management
    1. Introduction 00:00:50
    2. How File Formats Relate To Destination 00:08:50
    3. How Bit Depth Impacts Color Information 00:05:50
    4. Working In The Correct Color Space 00:08:36
    5. Document Size And Its Relationship To Output 00:08:03
    6. Modifying Image Dimensions 00:07:26
    7. The Amazing History Panel 00:07:46
    8. Tips And Tricks For Saving An Image 00:06:30
  6. Controlling Image Information
    1. Introduction 00:00:38
    2. The Versatile Crop Tool 00:08:27
    3. Correcting The Angle Of An Image 00:02:31
    4. The Best Ways To Crop An Image 00:03:13
    5. Changing The Canvas Size 00:02:22
    6. Working With Content-Aware Crop 00:03:50
  7. Working With Layers
    1. Introduction 00:00:56
    2. The Layers Panel 00:11:40
    3. Manipulating Multiple Layers 00:05:42
    4. Adding Groups To The Layers Panel 00:04:08
    5. Merging And Flattening Layers 00:04:10
  8. Photoshop And Color
    1. Introduction 00:00:36
    2. Color Options 00:07:20
    3. Working With Swatches 00:09:35
  9. Mastering Layer Masks
    1. Introduction 00:00:41
    2. Creating A Layer Mask 00:08:18
    3. Controlling The Mask With Brushes 00:04:59
    4. Using Gradients With Masks 00:03:17
  10. The Name Of The Game Is Selection
    1. Introduction 00:01:08
    2. Marquee Tools 00:09:18
    3. Lasso Tools 00:08:50
    4. Creating A Selection With A Brush 00:05:02
    5. The Select And Mask Option 00:07:56
    6. Selection Hair With Select And Mask 00:06:59
    7. Selection By Focus 00:05:27
    8. Selection By Color 00:09:15
  11. Modifying Image Information
    1. Introduction 00:00:49
    2. The Magical Healing Brush 00:09:16
    3. Working With The Content-Aware Options 00:04:12
    4. The Clone Stamp Tools 00:10:54
    5. Combining Multiple Images 00:03:33
  12. The Magic Of Blending Modes
    1. Introduction 00:00:51
    2. How Blending Modes Work 00:05:41
    3. Using Blending Modes To Correct Image Exposure 00:05:11
    4. Successfully Blending Multiple Images 00:05:51
  13. Working With Smart Objects
    1. Introduction 00:01:02
    2. What Are Smart Objects 00:05:11
    3. Editing Smart Objects In The Library 00:05:35
    4. Editing Smart Objects In A Document 00:04:16
    5. Using Smart Objects With Local Files 00:06:03
  14. Transforming Images
    1. Introduction 00:00:55
    2. Scaling Images 00:10:27
    3. Modifying An Image's Perspective 00:06:24
    4. Working With Puppet Warp 00:03:18
  15. Amazing Adjustment Layers
    1. Introduction 00:01:02
    2. Understanding Adjustment Layers 00:05:05
    3. Using Levels For Contrast Enhancement 00:06:32
    4. Working With Curves To Stabilize Color Information 00:05:23
    5. Working With Image Exposure 00:04:18
    6. Converting An Image Into Black & White 00:04:40
    7. Controlling Adjustments Using Masks 00:03:50
  16. Photoshop Filters
    1. Introduction 00:00:58
    2. Working With Filters Non-Destructively 00:05:00
    3. Working In The Filter Gallery 00:03:00
    4. Correcting Image Focus 00:08:55
    5. Using The Camera Raw Filter 00:04:09
    6. Working With Face Aware In Liquify 00:04:04
  17. Conclusion
    1. Final Thoughts 00:01:20