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Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

with Tim Grey

Video: Welcome

Exercise precise control over the adjustments you make to your images.
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  1. 4s
    1. Welcome
  2. 27m 47s
    1. Selections, alpha channels, and layer masks, oh my!
      6m 18s
    2. Anti-aliasing and selections
      2m 24s
    3. The case for not feathering selections
      4m 41s
    4. Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
      2m 54s
    5. Inverting a selection
      2m 5s
    6. Mixing and matching selection tools
      2m 10s
    7. Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
      2m 11s
    8. Saving and loading selections
      5m 4s
  3. 45m 21s
    1. The Rectangular Marquee tool
      8m 4s
    2. The Elliptical Marquee tool
      7m 6s
    3. The Lasso tool
      5m 32s
    4. The Polygonal Lasso tool
      5m 48s
    5. The Magnetic Lasso tool
      7m 3s
    6. The Quick Selection tool
      4m 30s
    7. The Magic Wand tool
      7m 18s
  4. 40m 26s
    1. Selecting the border of an existing selection
      2m 34s
    2. The Color Range command
      7m 9s
    3. Reducing the range of a Color Range selection
      3m 39s
    4. Selecting faces with the Color Range command
      2m 46s
    5. The Pen tool
      4m 32s
    6. Selecting by luminosity
      5m 19s
    7. Selecting from a channel
      3m 52s
    8. Transforming a selection
      4m 52s
    9. Quick Mask mode
      5m 43s
  5. 1h 6m
    1. Using Bridge to layer images automatically
      2m 16s
    2. Layering images manually
      2m 23s
    3. Painting to hide and reveal
      6m 30s
    4. Creating a selection-based composite
      3m 2s
    5. Creating an edge-fade effect
      3m 22s
    6. Blurring a background
      3m 50s
    7. Using a filter to add an artistic edge
      8m 10s
    8. Using a brush effect to add an artistic edge
      7m 13s
    9. Transforming a masked object
      4m 51s
    10. Unlinking an image from a mask
      5m 1s
    11. Matching composite images
      4m 44s
    12. Adding layer effects with masks
      7m 2s
    13. Reviewing layer masks
      4m 21s
    14. Select, then paint
      3m 47s
  6. 51m 37s
    1. Painting an adjustment
      5m 18s
    2. Shades of gray
      4m 31s
    3. Using the Gradient tool
      5m 51s
    4. Selecting and adjusting areas of a photo
      3m 4s
    5. Creating a vignette effect with masking
      3m 44s
    6. Using a layer group
      4m 37s
    7. Working with multiple masks
      6m 15s
    8. Refining an adjustment mask
      9m 43s
    9. Advanced mask cleanup
      8m 34s

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Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop
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Once you've learned the basics of Adobe Photoshop, you'll probably start looking for ways to exercise really precise control over the adjustments you make to your images. In this unique workshop, Tim Grey takes an in-depth look at working with selections and layer masks to create targeted adjustments. After covering the key concepts behind selections and exploring Photoshop's selection tools, Tim delves into a variety of advanced techniques that will help you make accurate selections, create seamless composite images, and apply adjustments that do exactly what you want them to do. This workshop places a special emphasis on mixing and matching different tools and techniques to unleash the full power of what Photoshop can do for you.

Topics include:
  • Anti-aliasing and selections
  • The case for not feathering selections
  • Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
  • Inverting a selection
  • Mixing and matching selection tools
  • Advanced selection techniques
  • Creating composite images
  • Applying targeted adjustments
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(music playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey. I'm a self-confessed control freak, so as a photographer, I really appreciate the power of Photoshop. When it comes to exercising control, optimizing the appearance, or perhaps creative effects for your photographic images, to me, there's nothing more powerful than the ability to create composite images, and apply targeted adjustments in Photoshop. Over the last 15 years, I've spent a huge amount of time learning a wide variety of tricks and techniques as well as mastering the basic tools to really get the most out of Photoshop.

I've shared those techniques in books, magazine articles and presentations around the world. But in this video workshop, I've put it all together in a format that makes it easy to learn at your own speed. I'll start off by teaching you some of the key concepts related to selections and layers masks in Photoshop. I'll then guide you through all of the selection tools Photoshop offers, so you'll understand how to put them to use. Then we'll delve into some more sophisticated techniques for creating and fine tuning selections. To ease our way into the use of layer masks I'll show you a number of techniques for creating composite images,

blending elements from two or more photos. We'll then focus on what is easily my favorite topic in Photoshop, the Targeted Adjustment. You'll see how you can employ selections or painting to identify which areas of a photo you want to adjust in a particular way. And how to use sophisticated techniques to maximize the flexibility of your workflow and the quality of your results. When you finish this video workshop, you'll have an arsenal of powerful tools that will allow you to truly maximize your ability to create remarkable images. So, join me as we work together to master

the incredible capabilities of selections and layer masking in Photoshop.

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