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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials
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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

with Deke McClelland

Video: Welcome to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

Hi, I am Deke McClelland, best selling author of books and videos on computer graphics, digital imaging and electronic design. I would like to welcome you to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One. The first in a series of self-paced comprehensive classroom style videos from myself and lynda.com. Based on the best selling One-on-One books from Deke Press and O'Reilley Media, One-on-One is characterized by in-depth instruction, real world projects and an informal while at the same time detailed and painstakingly accurate approach.
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  1. 39m 35s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials
      2m 16s
    2. Introducing Photoshop
      3m 52s
    3. Combining one image with another
      3m 53s
    4. Adjusting colors
      5m 18s
    5. Cloning trees
      6m 46s
    6. Adding a couple of adjustment layers
      4m 0s
    7. Creating a dark and stormy sky
      2m 49s
    8. Sharpening the focus of the image
      2m 54s
    9. Cropping artwork
      2m 4s
    10. Adding text
      5m 43s
  2. 1h 15m
    1. Open, navigate, set up
      59s
    2. Opening an image
      4m 27s
    3. Opening multiple images
      3m 25s
    4. Adding file info
      5m 11s
    5. Tiling and scrolling
      3m 3s
    6. Zooming shortcuts
      3m 47s
    7. Using the Zoom tool
      3m 13s
    8. The Navigator palette
      4m 31s
    9. Nudging the screen image
      1m 34s
    10. Scroll wheel tricks
      3m 15s
    11. Setting preferences
      5m 45s
    12. Color settings
      5m 44s
    13. Custom keyboard shortcuts
      6m 38s
    14. Remapping keyboard shortcuts
      4m 57s
    15. Organizing the palettes
      8m 16s
    16. Saving your workspace
      2m 48s
    17. Cycling between screen modes
      7m 46s
  3. 1h 0m
    1. The Bridge turns two
      1m 29s
    2. Introducing the Bridge
      3m 47s
    3. Managing image thumbnails
      6m 56s
    4. Rotations, ratings, and labels
      8m 35s
    5. The new Filter panel
      5m 0s
    6. Moving, copying, and deleting images
      5m 32s
    7. Batch renaming
      6m 12s
    8. Customizing and saving the workspace
      6m 45s
    9. Loupe, compare, and stack
      5m 50s
    10. Previewing images in the Slideshow mode
      6m 37s
    11. Color management and cache
      4m 12s
  4. 50m 46s
    1. ''Color Correction'' is so un-P.C.
      1m 16s
    2. Color Balance vs. Variations
      4m 54s
    3. The Variations interface
      3m 34s
    4. Color primaries and complements
      5m 25s
    5. Correcting the color cast
      7m 9s
    6. Fading an adjustment
      3m 2s
    7. Closing the exercise file
      3m 28s
    8. Adjusting hue and saturation
      4m 58s
    9. Changing yellow paint to red
      6m 15s
    10. Selectively adjusting hues
      5m 26s
    11. Refining your color range
      5m 19s
  5. 1h 25m
    1. Brightness and Contrast
      1m 13s
    2. Levels of luminance
      2m 36s
    3. Bad old Brightness/Contrast
      5m 34s
    4. Good new Brightness/Contrast
      2m 36s
    5. The Auto commands
      6m 21s
    6. How the Auto commands work
      6m 56s
    7. A first look at Levels
      5m 27s
    8. Modifying a histogram
      7m 33s
    9. Channel-by-channel adjustments
      6m 17s
    10. Boosting the saturation
      4m 49s
    11. When Levels fail
      4m 10s
    12. A first look at Curves
      6m 20s
    13. Super useful curve-editing tricks
      4m 59s
    14. Correcting the composite image
      5m 1s
    15. Neutralizing the pink pachyderm
      5m 26s
    16. The Shadow/Highlight filter
      4m 10s
    17. Adjusting the Radius and Tonal Width
      6m 3s
  6. 37m 13s
    1. Imaging fundamentals
      1m 17s
    2. The big pixel puzzle
      6m 5s
    3. The Image Size command
      4m 20s
    4. Selecting an interpolation option
      4m 26s
    5. Upsampling versus
      4m 40s
    6. Changing the print resolution
      5m 37s
    7. Downsampling your artwork
      4m 55s
    8. How do you make a small image big?
      5m 53s
  7. 33m 16s
    1. Frame wide, crop tight
      1m 2s
    2. Crop tool presets
      6m 26s
    3. Drawing a freeform crop
      5m 30s
    4. The Crop command
      4m 2s
    5. Auto Crop & Straighten
      4m 10s
    6. Straightening an image with the Ruler tool
      7m 52s
    7. Perspective cropping
      4m 14s
  8. 57m 15s
    1. Flowers and saw blades
      1m 51s
    2. Meet the Selection tools
      3m 50s
    3. The Magic Wand tool
      4m 40s
    4. Tolerance and other options
      5m 1s
    5. Grow, Similar, and Inverse
      4m 26s
    6. The Quick Selection tool
      5m 46s
    7. The Marquee and Lasso tools
      4m 25s
    8. Using Refine Edge to preview a selection
      7m 10s
    9. The Refine Edge slider options
      7m 18s
    10. Saving a selection
      6m 11s
    11. Using the Move tool
      6m 37s
  9. 1h 21m
    1. Toilsome artistic labor
      57s
    2. Why red-eye happens
      4m 27s
    3. Using the Red-Eye tool
      4m 36s
    4. The Color Replacement tool
      7m 36s
    5. Replacing colors with lighter shades
      4m 25s
    6. Brightening teeth with the Dodge tool
      6m 51s
    7. Removing plaque with the Sponge tool
      4m 41s
    8. Spot-healing blemishes
      5m 40s
    9. Using the Standard Healing brush
      5m 16s
    10. Healing large areas with the Patch tool
      4m 0s
    11. Viewing the source as an overlay
      4m 23s
    12. Painting straight segments
      1m 25s
    13. Fading a brushstroke
      3m 0s
    14. Aligning multiple brushstrokes
      4m 49s
    15. Painting inside a selection
      4m 35s
    16. The new Clone Source palette
      5m 53s
    17. Adding drama with the Toning tools
      4m 52s
    18. Merging history states
      4m 15s
  10. 1m 16s
    1. See ya for now
      1m 16s

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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials
8h 42m Beginner Apr 16, 2007

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Photoshop CS3 is the first update to Adobe's flagship image-editing product in more than two years. Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials is an introductory course with bestselling author and video trainer Deke McClelland and teaches topics, such as navigation, color correction, resolution, and retouching. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.Ready for more Photoshop CS3 training with Deke McClelland? Check out Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics and Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques.

Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts for Photoshop on 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. Using the selection tools, including the new Refine Edges command. Retouching and image and healing away blemishes. Understanding masking, layering, and layer comps. Sharpening, blurring, and averaging the details in a photograph. Working with transparency and blend modes. Using Warp and Liquify to reshape a photograph. Cloning and healing in perspective using Vanishing Point 2. Creating and editing text. Using layer effects and styles to correct photographs and achieve special effects. Making the most of adjustment layers, smart objects, and smart filters. Working with the wealth of new features in Camera Raw 4, including its ability to open photos saved in JPEG or TIFF. Stitching multiple photographs seamlessly using the new and improved Auto-Align, Auto-Blend, and Photomerge. Recording actions and printing your images.
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Welcome to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

Hi, I am Deke McClelland, best selling author of books and videos on computer graphics, digital imaging and electronic design. I would like to welcome you to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One. The first in a series of self-paced comprehensive classroom style videos from myself and lynda.com. Based on the best selling One-on-One books from Deke Press and O'Reilley Media, One-on-One is characterized by in-depth instruction, real world projects and an informal while at the same time detailed and painstakingly accurate approach.

In other words, if at times, I keep you entertained, it never comes at the expense of the information. As the name One-on-One implies, I will walk you through Adobe Photoshop CS3 just as if I were teaching you in a classroom or corporate consulting environment except that instead of getting lost in a crowd of students, you receive my individualized attention, it's just you and me, One-on-One. I created One-on-One with three audiences in mind. If you're an independent designer, photographer or other professional, you'll appreciate the hands-on approach and the ability to set your own pace.

If you are a student working in a classroom or vocational setting, you will enjoy the personalized attention, structured exercises and essential background information. If you are a college or vocational teacher, you will find the topic-driven lessons helpful in building curricula and fleshing out homework assignments. Photoshop CS3 One-on-One is designed to suit the needs of beginners and intermediate users, but I have seen to it that each chapter contains a few techniques that even experienced users don't know. In the early chapters, I will introduce you to the essential topics, the stuff that everyone needs to know in the order you need to know it.

Then I will lead you into the advanced topics, the ones that are most likely to expand your creative range in the shortest amount of time. One-on-One is your chance to go from 0 to 60 in a single series. I hope you will agree this is one-on-one training at its best. Alright, this is a big topic, so let's start things off with a general introduction by taking a look at what Photoshop can do. It's a spooky little thing I like to call "What Photoshop can do." Why spooky? You will see.

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Q: When opening an image in Photoshop, the image covers all the toolbars. This does not happen in the training video. What is causing the photos to open in this manner?
A: Photoshop will retain its last-open settings, which can cause problems when the image was saved on a larger display. Zooming in on the image will usually restore the settings.

Press Cmd+Plus (Mac) or Ctrl+Plus (Windows) to zoom in, then Cmd+minus (Ctrl+minus) to zoom out.

If that does not redraw the window, press Cmd+Option+plus (Mac) or Ctrl+Alt+plus (Windows) and then Cmd+Option+minus (Mac) or Ctrl+Alt+minus (Windows).

Pressing F to cycle through the the screen modes may also reveal the toolbars.

If all else fails, quit the program and restart while pressing all the modifier keys (Cmd+Shift+Option on Mac, Ctrl+Shift+Alt on Windows) to reset preferences.
 
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