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Photoshop CS4: Color Correction

with Taz Tally

Video: Welcome

Teaches how to quickly evaluate the color correction or adjustment needs of an image.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 58m 30s
    1. Setting color workflow preferences
      6m 39s
    2. Managing your memory for optimization
      6m 39s
    3. Assigning color settings
      5m 57s
    4. Understanding color tools
      8m 3s
    5. Accessing color correction tools with the keyboard
      6m 33s
    6. Customizing the color workspace
      6m 21s
    7. Mastering rules of engagement and keyboard shortcuts
      6m 2s
    8. Navigating around images
      7m 43s
    9. Saving time with keyboard shortcuts
      4m 33s
  3. 28m 44s
    1. Understanding the Bridge interface
      6m 19s
    2. Using batch rename
      3m 46s
    3. Adding copyrights and other metadata
      4m 40s
    4. Adding shortcuts to Bridge favorites
      2m 27s
    5. Customizing Bridge preferences
      3m 37s
    6. Navigating files and accessing metadata
      4m 1s
    7. Sorting and labeling images
      3m 54s
  4. 1h 8m
    1. Understanding pixel brick building blocks
      6m 44s
    2. No such thing as color
      5m 2s
    3. Building block channels
      3m 24s
    4. Understanding bit depth and grayscale
      9m 30s
    5. Understanding bit depth and color
      6m 47s
    6. Measuring RGB
      7m 29s
    7. Measuring CMYK
      6m 10s
    8. Exploring LAB
      2m 14s
    9. RGB vs. CMYK corrections
      5m 26s
    10. Understanding the Histogram's display of color
      7m 10s
    11. Understanding neutralization
      8m 54s
  5. 36m 25s
    1. Making visual evaluations and judgments
      10m 1s
    2. Understanding histograms
      7m 23s
    3. Going into details with histograms
      4m 47s
    4. Using numeric evaluation for highlights and neutrals
      7m 35s
    5. Using numeric evaluation for skin tones and complex images
      6m 39s
  6. 21m 35s
    1. Adjusting dimensions, resolution, and modes
      9m 22s
    2. Straightening your image
      3m 4s
    3. Cropping your image
      3m 40s
    4. Finding and evaluating patterns: noise, posterization, and screens
      5m 29s
  7. 48m 57s
    1. Using master channel histograms
      7m 18s
    2. Using individual channel histograms
      5m 9s
    3. Highlights with info and color sampler
      7m 16s
    4. Identifying and correcting shadows
      3m 53s
    5. Finding and using neutrals
      8m 42s
    6. Evaluating and correcting skin tones
      9m 1s
    7. Controlling brightness, contrast, and saturation
      7m 38s
  8. 33m 19s
    1. Presetting white balance
      1m 11s
    2. Customizing white balance
      3m 45s
    3. Target-based correction
      4m 23s
    4. Sharpening in RGB
      12m 37s
    5. Sharpening in LAB
      5m 4s
    6. Understanding white balance
      6m 19s
  9. 13m 28s
    1. Working through color correction
      13m 28s
  10. 20m 15s
    1. Introducing target-based corrections
      3m 1s
    2. Applying two-step target-based corrections
      5m 46s
    3. Applying multi-step target-based corrections
      7m 50s
    4. Saving Curves settings
      3m 38s
  11. 1h 26m
    1. Adding keyboard shortcuts
      2m 38s
    2. Histogram correction
      3m 51s
    3. Channel adjustments
      3m 18s
    4. Skin tones: Black-and-white clipping points
      4m 23s
    5. Skin tones: Cast shadows
      4m 19s
    6. Skin tones: Babies
      4m 45s
    7. Neutrals and potential neutrals
      4m 54s
    8. Clouds, snow, ice, and land
      7m 38s
    9. Flat images
      9m 10s
    10. Underwater images
      4m 23s
    11. Sacrifices
      8m 43s
    12. Image within image: Snow and sky
      9m 1s
    13. Image within image: Sunrise and mountains
      2m 54s
    14. Weird color casts
      5m 36s
    15. Review
      11m 8s
  12. 26s
    1. Goodbye

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Photoshop CS4: Color Correction
Video Duration: 0s 6h 58m Intermediate


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In Photoshop CS4: Color Correction, digital imaging expert Taz Tally explains how to quickly evaluate whether an image needs a color correction or adjustment. He explains the fundamentals of color images and demonstrates how to set color workflow preferences. Designers, production staff, and photographers will discover quick and accurate evaluation and correction techniques to speed up their workflow in the fast-paced production environment. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Fundamentals of digital color: Understanding bit depth, channels, resolution, grey scale and color
  • Exploring the difference between color correction and image adjustment
  • Choosing and using the best tools for color correction
  • Exploring RGB vs. CMYK corrections
  • Evaluating the histogram’s display of color
  • Using Adjustment layers to affect editable corrections
  • Saving time using keyboard shortcuts
  • Preparing color images for output on various devices
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(Music playing.) Hi! I'm Taz Tally and I want to welcome you to Photoshop CS4 Color Correction. In this course, I'm going to help you learn all of the fundamentals of Digital Color and how to color correct and creatively adjust your images. I will show you how to set up Photoshop and how to choose and use the best tools, methods in color correction and creative adjustments. And you'll see how to prepare your images for output on various devices.

In a production environment, speed as well as accuracy is the goal, and that's why this course teaches knowledge and techniques to evaluate your image's needs and make fast accurate corrections or creative adjustments in your production environment. So now, let's get started with Photoshop CS4 Color Correction.

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