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Photoshop CS3 for Designers

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Welcome

Teaches graphic designers how to effectively use Photoshop for image manipulation and processing.
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  1. 2m 52s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 1s
  2. 28m 29s
    1. Utilizing the CS3 interface
      4m 4s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      6m 22s
    3. Setting preferences
      7m 47s
    4. Choosing proper color management settings
      5m 38s
    5. Understanding soft-proofing
      4m 38s
  3. 9m 12s
    1. Identifying image resolution
      4m 12s
    2. Resizing and resampling
      5m 0s
  4. 53m 34s
    1. Making selections in Quick Mask mode
      8m 30s
    2. Making Color Range selections
      4m 32s
    3. Using the new Quick Selection tool
      8m 12s
    4. Refining selection edges
      7m 27s
    5. Saving selections with channels and paths
      9m 10s
    6. Extracting images from the background
      15m 43s
  5. 30m 5s
    1. Brush presets: Choosing the right brush for the task
      5m 6s
    2. Editing and saving brush settings
      11m 26s
    3. Creating brush presets from imported Illustrator art
      6m 52s
    4. History painting
      6m 41s
  6. 54m 49s
    1. Replacing color: Hue/Saturation vs. blend modes
      7m 3s
    2. Colorizing a grayscale image
      12m 3s
    3. Converting color to grayscale
      8m 29s
    4. Creating duotones
      8m 43s
    5. Applying tints
      9m 10s
    6. Adding a spot color channel
      9m 21s
  7. 38m 14s
    1. Gradient blending with layer masks
      5m 22s
    2. Utilizing blend options
      6m 55s
    3. Creating a clipping mask
      6m 44s
    4. Creating a shape mask
      9m 53s
    5. Creating a type mask
      9m 20s
  8. 1h 21m
    1. Image adjustment fundamentals
      10m 17s
    2. Applying a Shadow/Highlight adjustment
      8m 34s
    3. Removing color cast
      7m 59s
    4. Levels vs. curves
      11m 52s
    5. Enhancing detail with curves
      6m 38s
    6. Enhancing color with curves
      8m 49s
    7. Applying selective color adjustments
      8m 33s
    8. Applying Camera Raw adjustments
      11m 37s
    9. Editing TIFFs and JPEGs with Camera Raw
      6m 52s
  9. 32m 8s
    1. Cloning to remove contents
      7m 44s
    2. Cloning between images
      13m 26s
    3. Retouching people
      10m 58s
  10. 39m 21s
    1. Using the Layer Style dialog box
      11m 33s
    2. Saving and applying styles
      14m 35s
    3. Utilizing Smart Filters
      13m 13s
  11. 39m 27s
    1. Reducing noise
      13m 32s
    2. Sharpening with Smart Filters
      11m 44s
    3. Advanced sharpening with Smart Filters
      9m 21s
    4. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      4m 50s
  12. 1h 0m
    1. Utilizing layer comps
      12m 19s
    2. Accessing layer comps in InDesign
      4m 51s
    3. Accessing layer comps in Illustrator
      4m 14s
    4. Exporting layer comps to PDF
      6m 34s
    5. Importing vector artwork from Illustrator
      12m 27s
    6. Opening layered Illustrator files in Photoshop
      7m 37s
    7. Utilizing the Adobe Swatch Exchange
      12m 12s
  13. 38m 7s
    1. Utilizing built-in actions
      10m 51s
    2. Recording an action
      5m 42s
    3. Batch automation
      7m 38s
    4. Auto-cropping and straightening scanned photos
      3m 44s
    5. Creating a contact sheet
      10m 12s
  14. 26m 47s
    1. Saving for high-resolution printing
      9m 30s
    2. Saving Photoshop PDFs
      6m 50s
    3. Saving for the web
      10m 27s
  15. 50s
    1. Goodbye

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Photoshop CS3 for Designers
Video duration: 0s 8h 55m Intermediate


In Photoshop CS3 for Designers, instructor Ted LoCascio teaches graphic designers how to effectively use Photoshop for image manipulation and processing. He covers how to incorporate raw images into design workflows, use tools for special effects and retouching, integrate Photoshop with other Adobe applications, and save images for print. Photoshop CS3 for Designers guides graphics professionals through every step of the production workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Setting up the workspace Understanding resolution Using the selection tools Working with brushes Applying, replacing, and removing color Combining layers Making tonal and color corrections Using layer styles and filter effects Reducing noise and sharpening Using automation features


Welcome to Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Designers. My name is Ted LoCascio. I'm a graphic designer, author and educator and I'm very pleased to be your instructor throughout the movies of this training title. The purpose of this course is to teach you the various ways that you can improve your design workflow. by applying the following Photoshop CS3 tips and techniques. The companion exercise files allow you to follow along and learn at your own pace. The chapters are divided into sections. We'll start out by learning how to set up a workspace for designers and then work our way up to learning how to incorporate specific design oriented techniques into your workflow.

Along the way you'll learn to make difficult selections quickly and easily. You'll also learn how to apply nondestructive editing to your images and utilize the various integration and automation features. I hope you enjoy learning from these movies as much as I've enjoyed preparing the training for you.

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