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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques
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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques

with Deke McClelland

Video: Welcome to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques

Hi, I'm Deke McClelland, graphics expert and glad-guru-about-town, here to welcome you to part three of my epic, 27-chapter video bible on Photoshop, known to my friends and lawyers as Photoshop CS3 One-on-One. Together, you and I stand at the brink of Chapter 19, which is where we begin to address Photoshop's wealth of parametric operations, starting with layer effects. Layer effects are a collection of dynamic color and contour attributes that let you add dimension, lighting, and texture to otherwise flat, drab objects. They serve two opposing purposes: to set layers apart and to bring them together.
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  1. 1h 6m
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques
      1m 54s
    2. Introducing layer styles
      3m 23s
    3. Color the hands, crop the sky
      4m 55s
    4. The Layer Express
      2m 41s
    5. Crafting a drop shadow
      7m 13s
    6. Adding a directional glow
      4m 49s
    7. Colorizing a layer
      3m 38s
    8. Replicating layer effects
      3m 28s
    9. Editing effects, one layer at a time
      3m 31s
    10. Layer styles as artistic media
      3m 21s
    11. Painting with layer styles
      8m 32s
    12. Reconstructing the illustration
      5m 39s
    13. Master opacity and clip blending
      4m 40s
    14. Saving a layer style
      3m 47s
    15. Fixing broken styles with Global Light
      5m 6s
  2. 1h 2m
    1. Pixels common, vectors strange (but cool)
      1m 11s
    2. Font substitution and conversion
      4m 56s
    3. The benefits of vectors
      3m 24s
    4. Upsampling pixels vs. scaling vectors
      4m 57s
    5. Vitruvian Man, king of the vectors
      2m 31s
    6. Drawing a shape layer
      6m 28s
    7. Filing and stroking a shape
      4m 18s
    8. Drawing an inset shape
      3m 30s
    9. The compound shape options
      2m 56s
    10. Polygons and starfish
      4m 26s
    11. Deleting path outlines
      2m 19s
    12. Drawing an arrow line
      3m 56s
    13. Combining vector and layer masks
      3m 52s
    14. Drawing custom shapes
      5m 26s
    15. Crafting an underpants tool
      4m 12s
    16. Rasterizing and painting the shape's fill
      3m 47s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. A layer of color adjustment
      47s
    2. Creating an adjustment layer
      5m 2s
    3. To mask or not to mask?
      3m 23s
    4. The new Black & White command
      6m 10s
    5. Tinting a monochrome photo
      3m 14s
    6. Making a true duotone with Gradient Map
      8m 12s
    7. Adjustment layers as creative tools
      3m 59s
    8. Inverting and brightening the background
      5m 19s
    9. Blurring live, editable type
      5m 33s
    10. Hue, saturation, and darkness
      6m 10s
    11. Filling type with a color adjustment
      3m 33s
    12. Using one adjustment to modify another
      2m 42s
    13. Breathing color into the title
      3m 46s
    14. The Hue/Saturation humanoid
      3m 37s
  4. 1h 7m
    1. Less smart, more magic
      59s
    2. The holiday composition
      2m 22s
    3. Placing a Smart Object
      3m 26s
    4. Non-destructive transformations
      7m 9s
    5. Converting a layer to a Smart Object
      7m 22s
    6. Non-destructive warping
      5m 4s
    7. Changing all the snowflakes to stars
      8m 44s
    8. Revising the stars
      5m 6s
    9. Placing a vector illustration
      5m 59s
    10. Replacing pixels with vectors
      4m 5s
    11. Rasterizing a vector Smart Object
      8m 13s
    12. Swapping one Smart Object for another
      2m 25s
    13. The multilayer Smart Object bug
      6m 47s
  5. 1h 35m
    1. A terrific use for Smart Objects
      2m 0s
    2. Applying a smart filter
      4m 26s
    3. Changing filter and blending settings
      3m 57s
    4. Heaping on multiple smart filters
      5m 20s
    5. Editing early filters in the stack
      3m 38s
    6. Masking smart filters
      4m 53s
    7. A use for nested Smart Objects
      5m 20s
    8. The Shadows/Highlights filter
      3m 8s
    9. Making pixel-level edits
      4m 28s
    10. Creating a parametric wonderland
      5m 41s
    11. Working with the Filter Gallery
      8m 8s
    12. Experimenting with creative filters
      7m 33s
    13. Swapping Filter Gallery filters
      5m 29s
    14. Mixing all varieties of parametric effects
      7m 59s
    15. Applying a smart filter to live type
      4m 9s
    16. Smart filters vs. layer effects
      3m 31s
    17. Choking the letters with Maximum
      4m 14s
    18. Duplicating a smart filter
      3m 31s
    19. Enhancing a filter with a layer effect
      7m 43s
  6. 1h 18m
    1. What's new in Camera Raw 4?
      1m 34s
    2. Opening Camera Raw 4
      2m 43s
    3. The Camera Raw 4 interface
      2m 29s
    4. Adjusting the white balance
      4m 23s
    5. Saving your changes
      7m 9s
    6. Using the exposure controls
      7m 32s
    7. Automatic exposure adjustments
      6m 31s
    8. The new and improved clipping warnings
      4m 49s
    9. Vibrance and Saturation
      5m 25s
    10. The new Tone Curve adjustment sliders
      4m 44s
    11. The absolutely amazing HSL controls
      6m 41s
    12. Mapping colors to black and white
      4m 23s
    13. Colorizing with the Split Toning options
      4m 45s
    14. The nondestructive Retouch tool
      5m 39s
    15. Opening JPEGs and TIFFs in Camera Raw
      5m 10s
    16. Camera Raw Smart Objects
      4m 4s
  7. 1h 3m
    1. Another rotten feature much improved
      1m 33s
    2. The Auto-Align Layers command
      4m 52s
    3. Setting weighted Opacity values
      3m 34s
    4. Masking the couples together
      9m 53s
    5. Cropping the composition
      3m 16s
    6. The Load Files into Stack script
      5m 4s
    7. Auto-aligning a panorama
      6m 10s
    8. The Auto-Blend Layers command
      6m 49s
    9. What to do when Auto-Align fails
      7m 34s
    10. The new Photomerge command
      7m 54s
    11. Fixing Photomerge problems
      6m 48s
  8. 38m 27s
    1. Take action today, save effort tomorrow
      58s
    2. Creating an action
      4m 15s
    3. Recording operations
      4m 26s
    4. Reviewing and editing an action
      2m 56s
    5. Playing an action
      3m 19s
    6. Saving and loading actions
      3m 22s
    7. Recording the best chrome effect ever
      5m 12s
    8. Adding and deleting steps
      5m 40s
    9. Recording layer changes
      3m 52s
    10. Completing and testing the action
      4m 27s
  9. 41m 42s
    1. Print one image, print it well
      1m 19s
    2. The subjective color-matching image
      4m 18s
    3. Gauging the print size
      4m 14s
    4. Scale, position, and page orientation
      5m 33s
    5. The Output options
      6m 13s
    6. The Color Management options
      6m 11s
    7. Printing a contact sheet
      8m 0s
    8. Packaging multiple pictures on a page
      5m 54s
  10. 1m 52s
    1. See ya
      1m 52s

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In Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques, bestselling author and video trainer, Deke McClelland, teaches the most powerful, least conventional, and most flexible features of Photoshop CS3. This training course teaches Layer Styles, scalable vector graphics, Adjustment layers, Smart Objects, Smart Filters, Camera Raw, Auto-Align, Photomerge, and Actions. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.

Note: Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials and Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics are recommended prerequisites to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques.

Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts for Photoshop from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Understanding what Photoshop CS3 is and what it can do. Zooming, scrolling, and getting around an image. Making the most of the new-and-improved CS3 interface. Using Adobe Bridge to organize and manage images. Saving workspaces for maximum comfort and efficiency. Correcting colors using the Variations and Hue/Saturation commands. Taking on the professional-grade luminance editors, Levels and Curves. Resampling an image and selecting an interpolation setting. Cropping and straightening a photograph.
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Deke McClelland

Welcome to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques

Hi, I'm Deke McClelland, graphics expert and glad-guru-about-town, here to welcome you to part three of my epic, 27-chapter video bible on Photoshop, known to my friends and lawyers as Photoshop CS3 One-on-One. Together, you and I stand at the brink of Chapter 19, which is where we begin to address Photoshop's wealth of parametric operations, starting with layer effects. Layer effects are a collection of dynamic color and contour attributes that let you add dimension, lighting, and texture to otherwise flat, drab objects. They serve two opposing purposes: to set layers apart and to bring them together.

For example, a layer effect that casts a shadow suggests that the layer is raised above the surface of its surroundings. This calls attention to the perimeter of the layer and adds depth to the image, both of which help to distinguish a layered element from a busy composition. Meanwhile, a layer effect can also blend the interior or perimeter of a layer with its background. The independent layers appear not as disparate elements of a composition, but as seamless portions of a cohesive whole. By the way, I should mention that although Photoshop has a tendency to refer to layer effects and layer styles as if they were the same thing, they are different. A layer effect is an individual effect, like a drop shadow or a glow or a stroke.

A layer style is a collection of effects that you can save and apply over and over again. Just so you know. Oh, and remember how at the end of part two I told you that you'd have to sign a waiver before entering part three, because it was so dangerous and well- that was a bold-faced lie. Really layer effects are cute and cuddly as teddy bears with valentines embroidered on their chests. If a layer effect could talk, it would say, "I wuv wu." Layer effects are so cloyingly adorable they would nauseate the entire council of the National Association of Kerchief Enthusiasts, which is why I can't wait to share them with you.

Here, let's take a look.

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