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Photoshop CC for Photographers: Intermediate

with Chris Orwig

Video: Welcome

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with refined layers and masks, Smart Filters, blending modes, and other features that will dramatically improve your photographs and maximize your efficiency.
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  1. 2m 24s
    1. Welcome
      1m 35s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 22m 4s
    1. Optimizing your workflow with shortcuts
      4m 14s
    2. Rating, filtering, and finding the keepers more quickly
      5m 52s
    3. Using Full Screen mode to select the keepers
      2m 34s
    4. Minimizing the interface to better evaluate the images
      3m 6s
    5. Finding recently viewed folders and images
      1m 35s
    6. Viewing subfolders and searching for specific images
      4m 43s
  3. 23m 59s
    1. Moving and renaming folders
      1m 27s
    2. Quickly renaming one or more images
      3m 40s
    3. Duplicate, Copy, and Move
      3m 33s
    4. Rejecting and deleting files
      3m 19s
    5. Grouping images into collections and smart collections
      5m 27s
    6. Using Review mode to create a collection of keepers
      3m 47s
    7. Stacking images into groups
      2m 46s
  4. 11m 36s
    1. Resizing images quickly with Image Processor
      4m 2s
    2. Batch processing multiple files at once
      4m 20s
    3. Creating a contact sheet
      3m 14s
  5. 13m 1s
    1. The importance of using daylight-balanced lightbulbs
      1m 20s
    2. Correcting color casts using Camera Raw
      3m 16s
    3. Correcting color casts using Levels and Curves
      3m 33s
    4. Masking away color problems in specific areas
      4m 52s
  6. 36m 28s
    1. Shortcuts for copying layers and layer style effects
      6m 1s
    2. Changing fill and opacity
      2m 54s
    3. Creating layer clipping masks
      3m 37s
    4. Using layers to create a two-image layout
      7m 10s
    5. Shortcuts for creating new layers
      2m 22s
    6. Increasing the size of the Layers panel
      2m 18s
    7. Selecting layers with more speed
      3m 25s
    8. An advanced way to select and reorder layers
      3m 10s
    9. Merging and flattening layers down
      3m 44s
    10. Merging all layers to the top
      1m 47s
  7. 27m 17s
    1. Working with the Quick Selection tool
      6m 13s
    2. Improving the edges of a mask and masking shortcuts
      4m 55s
    3. Refining mask edges with the Maximum filter
      6m 23s
    4. Using Color Range to build a mask
      5m 38s
    5. Copying masks from one layer to another
      4m 8s
  8. 36m 0s
    1. Working with Quick Select
      7m 2s
    2. Making gradient and hand-painted masks
      6m 7s
    3. Creating smoother transitions with a gradient mask
      4m 26s
    4. Making advanced tone corrections with hand-painted masks
      7m 34s
    5. Selective sharpening with a hand-painted mask
      5m 55s
    6. Removing small blemishes quickly
      4m 56s
  9. 38m 58s
    1. Introducing the magic of blend modes
      7m 31s
    2. Using the Soft Light blending mode to increase visual impact
      2m 39s
    3. Using multiple blending modes for the best results
      3m 6s
    4. Improving underexposure
      4m 27s
    5. Stacking blending modes together
      2m 58s
    6. Create a saturated soft-glow effect
      3m 17s
    7. Using Smart Filters to add a film-grain effect
      5m 31s
    8. Using blending modes to remove white or black
      4m 41s
    9. Creating a sepia-toned look with the Color blending mode
      2m 12s
    10. Blending mode shortcuts
      2m 36s
  10. 42m 56s
    1. Using the Replace Color adjustment
      3m 55s
    2. Adjusting color with Replace Color, Hue/Saturation, and masking
      6m 16s
    3. Becoming an expert with the Hue/Saturation controls
      5m 15s
    4. Removing targeted colors with Hue/Saturation
      2m 50s
    5. Making complicated color changes easy with Hue/Saturation
      2m 47s
    6. Introducing how to change color with Selective Color
      4m 33s
    7. Using Selective Color to enhance and change colors
      9m 2s
    8. Using Color Balance to create vivid color
      4m 6s
    9. Combining Color Balance and Curves to create dramatic color
      4m 12s
  11. 36m 30s
    1. Introducing the Dodge and Burn tools
      7m 41s
    2. Improving a black-and-white landscape photograph
      5m 1s
    3. Brightening and darkening a color photograph
      3m 42s
    4. Dodging and reducing shadows in a portrait
      8m 40s
    5. Burning and dodging with the Brush
      7m 48s
    6. Burning and dodging with gradient tools
      3m 38s
  12. 10m 24s
    1. Selecting the files and launching HDR Pro
      6m 15s
    2. Finishing the image with Photoshop
      4m 9s
  13. 19m 1s
    1. Creating an HDR effect with HDR Toning
      5m 26s
    2. Achieving a high-contrast, edgy portrait look
      6m 8s
    3. Creating a desaturated effect
      7m 27s
  14. 8m 8s
    1. Introducing Smart Filters
      1m 33s
    2. Applying Smart Filters
      4m 10s
    3. The advantages and disadvantages of using Smart Filters
      2m 25s
  15. 23m 49s
    1. Enhancing your photographs using Camera Raw
      3m 48s
    2. Correcting exposure and color with Camera Raw
      4m 50s
    3. Fixing an overexposed sky with Camera Raw and masking
      4m 51s
    4. Masking in Camera Raw adjustments
      4m 2s
    5. Selective sharpening with Camera Raw and masks
      6m 18s
  16. 41m 34s
    1. Changing focus with the Blur Gallery (CC 2014)
      3m 59s
    2. Applying multiple focus areas (CC 2014)
      4m 29s
    3. Using Tilt-Shift Blur on a portrait (CC 2014)
      4m 12s
    4. Becoming more advanced with Tilt-Shift Blur (CC 2014)
      7m 5s
    5. Creating a specialized effect with Field Blur (CC 2014)
      3m 31s
    6. Using Field Blur to sharpen focus area (CC 2014)
      5m 35s
    7. Adding spin motion with Spin Blur (CC 2014)
      3m 43s
    8. Getting started with the Path Blur filter (CC 2014)
      4m 39s
    9. Adding speed motion with Path Blur (CC 2014)
      4m 21s
  17. 48m 54s
    1. Using the Lens Correction filter
      5m 56s
    2. Correcting difficult distortions with Lens Correction
      6m 13s
    3. Using Upright in Camera Raw to easily correct distortion
      2m 47s
    4. Digging deeper into the Camera Raw lens correction controls
      4m 51s
    5. Fixing difficult issues easily with Camera Raw
      9m 6s
    6. Correcting distortion in an architectural photograph
      3m 37s
    7. Using the Camera Raw lens correction controls for creative results
      4m 21s
    8. Using Puppet Warp to correct perspective
      5m 28s
    9. Correcting distortion with Perspective Warp (CC 2014.1)
      6m 35s
  18. 34m 38s
    1. Combining the best expressions in two group photographs
      6m 5s
    2. Combining smaller elements from one frame to another
      9m 34s
    3. Combining two photos with movement
      3m 6s
    4. Using Photomerge to combine two images together
      4m 11s
    5. Creating a panoramic photo from multiple frames
      2m 52s
    6. Correcting distortion with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 11s
    7. Cropping, filling in the gaps, and making final panoramic adjustments
      3m 39s
  19. 12m 35s
    1. Exploring when to save as TIFF, PSD, or JPEG
      4m 15s
    2. Preparing an image for the web
      5m 12s
    3. Saving an optimized JPEG for the web
      3m 8s
  20. 37m 54s
    1. Opening up a video file in Photoshop
      6m 46s
    2. Editing a video clip and adding type
      6m 6s
    3. Adding and modifying transitions
      2m 40s
    4. Using adjustment layers and adding an audio track
      5m 54s
    5. Creating a project with multiple clips
      4m 28s
    6. Adding cross-dissolves and fades, and creating custom shortcuts
      5m 1s
    7. Customizing the workspace to review your project
      4m 12s
    8. Exporting your project
      2m 47s
  21. 1m 49s
    1. Additional resources and newsletter
      1m 49s

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Photoshop CC for Photographers: Intermediate
Video Duration: 0s 8h 49m Intermediate Updated Oct 15, 2014


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This installment of Photoshop CC for Photographers goes beyond the basics and focuses on the features and techniques that will dramatically improve your photographs and maximize your efficiency. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig first illustrates the strengths of Bridge, the Adobe Photoshop companion program, as an organizational tool and a device for batch processing photographs. He then moves on to mastering Photoshop, starting with layers—targeting, moving, and merging them with greater speed and efficiency. Then learn how to make better selections, refine their edges, and paint in adjustments, as well as increase the color accuracy of your images with Levels and Curves. Plus, learn to work with blending modes, apply creative color effects, and use the Burn and Dodge tools to improve contrast—a classic photographic technique updated for the digital age. Chris also covers correcting perspective and distortion, creating photo composites and panoramas, and working with DSLR video in Photoshop.

Topics include:
  • Optimizing your workflow with Bridge
  • Correcting color casts
  • Becoming an expert with layers
  • Improving the edges of the mask and using masking shortcuts
  • Creating hand-painted masks
  • Discovering the power of blending modes
  • Replacing and changing color
  • Burning and dodging
  • Creating an HDR image
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
  • Working with the Blur Gallery of effects
  • Correcting lens distortion and perspective problems
  • Combing multiple images
  • Editing video


(music playing) If you are ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level, well, you've come to the right place. My name is Chris Orwig. And welcome to this course, which is part of our series, Photoshop for Photographers, where we focus in on those features in Photoshop which are most helpful to us in order to improve our photographs. In this course, we'll cover a wide range of topics. Let me highlight a few. We'll talk about how we can effectively use layers, and how we can use layers in order to organize and group our photographs.

And also how we can create what's called a layer clipping mask, and how we can target and move layers as well. We'll explore how we can build advanced selection, using tools like the Quick Select tool, and how we can improve the edges of our selections as well. Next, we'll look at how we can make selective adjustments using masks, and how we can paint in adjustments into certain areas of our photographs. We'll explore how we can work with blending modes, in order to create special effects or to change the overall look in a photograph. We'll take some time to talk about color.

Here we'll look at how we can replace or change color. And we'll explore how we can apply a creative look to our photographs using different tools and filters. We'll examine how we can remove or correct distortion and perspective. And we'll look at how we can combine multiple photographs together in order to create a panoramic image. And we'll even talk about the topic of working with our video files in Photoshop. Well, we will cover all of these topics and more. So, thanks for joining me in this course, let's begin.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Photoshop CC for Photographers: Intermediate .

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Q: This course was updated on 7/01/2014. What changed?
A: We added a brand-new chapter, "Applying Effects with the Blur Gallery," which covers the new blur filters added in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC. Check out the "What's new" video for more information.
Q: This course was updated on 10/15/2014. What changed?
A: We added one new movie, "Correcting distortion with Perspective Warp," which is a new feature introduced the 2014 release of Photoshop CC.





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