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Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos

with Bryan O'Neil Hughes

Video: Welcome

Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes takes you on an insider's tour of the key photo-enhancement features in Photoshop CS6.
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  1. 7m 53s
    1. Welcome
      2m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. What you need to know about Adobe Camera Raw
      4m 42s
  2. 9m 30s
    1. Reinventing the Crop tool
      5m 44s
    2. Using the new Crop tool the old way
      3m 46s
  3. 6m 4s
    1. Then versus now: Understanding how the Auto button works
      2m 55s
    2. Exploring strategies for using Auto
      3m 9s
  4. 6m 37s
    1. Using Curves
      3m 31s
    2. Exploring strategies for using Curves
      3m 6s
  5. 14m 57s
    1. Looking at sharpening
      2m 6s
    2. Understanding Smart Sharpen
      4m 41s
    3. Understanding the role of Smart Objects in a sharpening workflow
      2m 20s
    4. Applying brush-based selective sharpening
      5m 50s
  6. 9m 6s
    1. Understanding the challenges of building blur
      2m 54s
    2. Using Iris Blur to create shallow depth of field
      6m 12s
  7. 8m 20s
    1. The evolving Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools
      6m 24s
    2. Understanding the role of the graphics tablet
      1m 56s
  8. 12m 33s
    1. Understanding and using Content-Aware Fill
      3m 16s
    2. What to do when Content-Aware Fill doesn't work
      2m 38s
    3. Beyond fill: Content-Aware Patch
      1m 16s
    4. Content-Aware Scale: The feature nobody knows about
      3m 30s
    5. Content-Aware Move: Recomposing photos
      1m 53s
  9. 3m 17s
    1. Exploring what Liquify is really used for
      3m 17s
  10. 12m 1s
    1. Correcting automatically based on lens profiles
      4m 2s
    2. Getting the most out of Adaptive Wide Angle
      4m 47s
    3. Exploring lens distortion and video
      3m 12s
  11. 7m 22s
    1. Using presets new and old
    2. Surprising yourself with the Color Look Up Adjustment layer
      2m 15s
    3. Using gradient map presets for black-and-white conversions
      2m 31s
    4. Imagining a connected Photoshop
      1m 49s
  12. 15s
    1. Goodbye

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Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos
Video Duration: 0s 1h 37m Intermediate


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In this course, Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes takes you on an insider's tour of the key photo-enhancement features in Adobe Photoshop CS6, providing details on how they work, background into their evolution, and insights into how to use them more effectively.

The course begins with an exploration of Photoshop features that make changes to an entire image: the Crop tool, the Auto button that's present in many adjustment dialog boxes, and the Curves panel options. Next, Bryan explores sharpness and blur. Each has its place in a photograph, and Bryan details how the sharpening and blur features work and how to get the most out of them.

The course also looks at adjusting specific areas of an image with the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools, and at the growing array of content-aware features in Photoshop, showing how they work and what to do when they don't work. The course concludes with a tour of the powerful Liquify filter, features for correcting lens distortion, and the world of presets that allow you to apply settings with a single click.

Topics include:
  • Reinventing the Crop tool
  • Rediscovering the Auto button
  • Getting the most out of curves
  • Understanding Smart Sharpen
  • Building blur and softness
  • Working with a graphics tablet
  • Using Content-Aware Fill, Scale, and Move effectively
  • Correcting distortion automatically based on lens profiles
  • Using presets


Hi! My name is Bryan O'Neil Hughes. I am the Senior Product Manager for Photoshop and I want to welcome you to Photoshop Insider Training Enhancing Photos. In this course we're going to talk about accelerating your workflow, making your images look great and getting the absolute most out of Adobe Photoshop. We're going to start by talking about Camera Raw and we'll talk about how Camera Raw isn't just for raw files, but for JPEGs and TIFFs as well, and what a great timesaver this can be. Next, we'll talk about the Crop tool and the many changes that we have applied to crop and what it means to better compositions in Photoshop.

Next, we'll talk about Auto, and how all of the new places that auto functionality can be adaptive, means a much better start your images and much better results faster. Then we'll talk about Curves and how it doesn't have to be intimidating. By using existing content in the On Image tool will really lower the barrier of entry to curves and show you how powerful it can be. Then we'll talk about Sharpening, and how less is more with sharpening, when to sharpen, when not to and which tools to use for the best possible results.

As we go on to Blur, we'll talk about how to synthesize shallow depth of field and how doing so doesn't require complex, selections, masks or layers. Then we'll talk about Local Adjustments and how a huge part of Photoshop's power comes in brush-based tonal adjustments to your image and you can really polish your work using the Sharpen, Sponge, Dodge and Burn tools. Then we'll talk about the family of Content-Aware technology found in Photoshop and how it's both magical and really useful.

Next, we'll move onto Liquefy, where we'll see that liquefy can be used for wild manipulations or more often than not, subtle detailed modifications to your image, direct manipulation of water, fabric, hair and details of your image. Then we'll talk about lens correction and how we can automatically remove distortion for still and video images. And we'll wrap things up by talking about Presets, and how they not only save a lot of time and can give you consistent results, but you can also use them to break out of a creative barrier and achieve a new look quickly and easily.

So, I'm really excited to share this with you, let's go ahead and get started.

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