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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate

with Deke McClelland

Video: The best of Photoshop automation

Industry pro Deke McClelland teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in the premiere image-editing program from Adobe, Photoshop CS6.
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  1. 29m 5s
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
      1m 57s
    2. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    3. Using Content-Aware Patch
      5m 42s
    4. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch
      2m 5s
    5. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      3m 9s
    6. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    7. The Content-Aware Scale command
      4m 32s
    8. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    9. Protecting skin tones
      3m 31s
  2. 33m 5s
    1. Editing the histogram
      1m 50s
    2. The new automatic Levels adjustment
      4m 43s
    3. Customizing a Levels adjustment
      4m 53s
    4. Understanding the Gamma value
      2m 7s
    5. Opening up the shadows
      2m 48s
    6. Previewing clipped pixels
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching with Output Levels
      4m 25s
    8. Making channel-by-channel adjustments
      2m 19s
    9. Faking a gray card in post
      2m 51s
    10. Assigning shortcuts to adjustment layers
      3m 29s
  3. 40m 37s
    1. How sharpening works
      1m 38s
    2. Introducing the Smart Sharpen filter
      4m 30s
    3. Understanding the Radius value
      2m 57s
    4. Gauging the best sharpening settings
      4m 4s
    5. Addressing color artifacts and clipping
      4m 4s
    6. Sharpening a digital photograph
      3m 41s
    7. The More Accurate check box
      4m 44s
    8. Correcting for camera shake
      3m 25s
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss filter
      3m 49s
    10. Sharpening with High Pass
      4m 44s
    11. Painting in sharpness
      3m 1s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text
      5m 58s
    3. Font and type style tricks
      7m 10s
    4. Type size and color tricks
      7m 29s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters
      8m 7s
    6. Creating and editing area text
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs
      6m 36s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path
      5m 32s
    9. Creating text along a path
      6m 12s
    10. Adjusting baseline shift
      5m 40s
    11. Creating and stylizing a logo
      6m 49s
    12. Masking text into image elements
      6m 14s
  5. 51m 32s
    1. The other vector-based layer
      1m 40s
    2. Drawing a dashed or dotted border
      6m 33s
    3. Drawing and aligning custom shapes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating your own repeatable custom shape
      5m 43s
    5. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones
      5m 59s
    6. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes
      5m 50s
    7. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    8. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    9. Turning a small image into a huge one
      8m 48s
  6. 1h 14m
    1. Depth, contour, and texture
      1m 28s
    2. Imparting depth with a layer effect
      9m 9s
    3. The power of the drop shadow
      7m 37s
    4. Modifying a layer and its effects
      6m 21s
    5. Saving custom default settings
      4m 44s
    6. Creating a custom contour
      8m 5s
    7. Introducing Bevel and Emboss
      8m 8s
    8. Multiple effects and multiple layers
      7m 46s
    9. Global Light and rasterizing effects
      8m 6s
    10. Gloss and surface contour
      6m 4s
    11. Adding texture to Bevel and Emboss
      7m 21s
  7. 34m 48s
    1. Styles store settings
      1m 38s
    2. Creating and applying a paragraph style
      3m 41s
    3. Redefining a style and styling a word
      5m 38s
    4. Creating and styling a placeholder style
      5m 43s
    5. Applying and creating layer styles
      5m 45s
    6. Loading and customizing layer styles
      5m 42s
    7. Merging and saving layer styles
      6m 41s
  8. 56m 52s
    1. Meet the transformations
      1m 55s
    2. Transformation and Smart Objects
      5m 50s
    3. Adjusting the interpolation setting
      5m 10s
    4. Rotating a layer with Free Transform
      5m 22s
    5. Scale, duplicate, and repeat
      4m 30s
    6. Creating a synthetic star field
      5m 20s
    7. Warping a logo with Arc and Flag
      5m 34s
    8. Distort, perspective, and skew
      4m 15s
    9. Using transformations to draw and correct
      7m 0s
    10. Bolstering text with layer effects
      5m 43s
    11. Adding highlights with Lens Flare
      6m 13s
  9. 41m 15s
    1. Removing the weight that the camera adds
      1m 7s
    2. The Warp and Reconstruct tools
      6m 36s
    3. Brush size, hardness, and opacity
      3m 1s
    4. The Pucker, Bloat, Push, and Twirl tools
      7m 7s
    5. Saving and reapplying Liquify settings
      3m 40s
    6. Lifting and slimming details
      9m 31s
    7. Warping legs, arms, and fabric
      5m 33s
    8. Improving a model's posture
      4m 40s
  10. 58m 46s
    1. Shoot in color, convert to black and white
      1m 55s
    2. Three ways to grayscale
      5m 36s
    3. Mixing a custom black-and-white image
      7m 31s
    4. Simulating an infrared photograph
      6m 39s
    5. Creating a sienna-infused sepia tone
      5m 38s
    6. Creating a hyper-saturated image
      5m 26s
    7. Introducing the Black & White command
      3m 16s
    8. Customizing the Black & White settings
      4m 50s
    9. Black & White meets the Channel Mixer
      7m 29s
    10. Infusing an image with tint and color
      5m 9s
    11. Grayscale and Split Tone in Camera Raw
      5m 17s
  11. 41m 37s
    1. The many ways to print
      1m 41s
    2. Using the test document
      3m 18s
    3. Print, position, and size
      6m 0s
    4. Description and printing marks
      3m 3s
    5. Establishing a bleed
      3m 44s
    6. Getting reliable color
      5m 54s
    7. Special printing options
      5m 1s
    8. Previewing an image at print size
      4m 16s
    9. Creating contact sheets
      4m 49s
    10. Creating a multipage PDF
      3m 51s
  12. 30m 48s
    1. Making Internet imagery
      1m 10s
    2. Introducing Save for Web
      4m 54s
    3. Creating the perfect JPEG image
      5m 14s
    4. Creating a high-contrast GIF image
      6m 23s
    5. The two varieties of PNG
      3m 57s
    6. Downsampling for the web
      5m 19s
    7. Adding copyright and contact info
      3m 51s
  13. 1m 0s
    1. Until next time
      1m 0s

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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate
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In this course, industry pro Deke McClelland teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in the premiere image-editing program from Adobe, Photoshop CS6. Discover how to seamlessly move and patch areas of a photo with the Content-Aware toolset; stretch the brightness of a scene with automatic and custom Levels adjustments; create intricate designs with text and shapes; and morph an image with layer effects and transformations. Deke also shares his techniques for sharpening details, whether addressing noise and highlight/shadow clipping or camera shake, and converting a full-color image to black-and-white. The final chapters show you how to best print and save images for the web, making sure all your hard work pays off in the final output.

Topics include:
  • Performing automatic retouch, scaling, and more with the Content-Aware tools
  • Editing the histogram
  • Customizing a Levels adjustment
  • Making channel-by-channel Levels adjustments
  • Sharpening with the Smart Sharpen, Emboss, and High Pass filters
  • Working with vector-based type
  • Kerning and tracking characters
  • Creating text on a path
  • Drawing and customizing shapes
  • Creating depth, contour, and texture with layer effects
  • Liquifying an image
  • Simulating an infrared photo
  • Adjusting print position, size, and color
  • Creating the perfect JPEG image
  • Downsampling for the web
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The best of Photoshop automation

Hello, this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate, part two in a series of four video courses devoted to your ultimate mastery of the world's most powerful image editing software. One-on-One is all about project based learning. That is to say, you learn by doing so that you're better able to create your own projects in the future. In this course, you'll sharpen the detail in a digital photograph, you'll build a magazine cover using resolution- independent text and shape layers.

You'll create amazing visual effects, using layer effects and styles. You'll scale and rotate a series of layers, you'll use the Liquify filter to alter the shape of a person's face, and you'll turn an unremarkable full-color photo into a black and white work of beauty. The result is a contextualized learning program. Photoshop's features make sense because you apply them sometimes independently, other times in concert to a clearly defined task, and you leave each chapter with a sense of accomplishment.

I really hope there are moments when you feel, "I rule, I did it, and I can do more." I'll start by touring you through Photoshop's Content Aware features. In addition to Content Aware Fill, which we saw back in Chapter 10, there's Content Aware Patch, Move, Extend, and Scale. All of them use a kind of artificial intelligence to read your image and fill in details automatically. Now, as with any automation, they don't always work perfectly, but when they do, they can be enormous timesavers.

And in this chapter I'll show you how to make the most of them.

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