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Using the exercise files

From: Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing

Video: Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this on a disc, you have access to the Exercise Files. In order to work with the Exercise Files, simply locate the Exercise Files folder and then double-click it to open it up. Here we'll discover that all of the images and all of the files that we will be working on are organized into different folders based on their respective chapters. So if you want to start working on one particular chapter, all that you need to do is to simply go to that folder, open it up, and there you will see the images that we will be working on in that particular chapter.

Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this on a disc, you have access to the Exercise Files. In order to work with the Exercise Files, simply locate the Exercise Files folder and then double-click it to open it up. Here we'll discover that all of the images and all of the files that we will be working on are organized into different folders based on their respective chapters. So if you want to start working on one particular chapter, all that you need to do is to simply go to that folder, open it up, and there you will see the images that we will be working on in that particular chapter.

Now another great way to access these files is by way of using Adobe Bridge. So here what I am going to do is quickly open up Adobe Bridge so that we can view these files. Now one of the reasons why you might want to do this is because while using Adobe Bridge you can have a great preview of the project that we will be working on in that particular chapter. For example, let's say we click on the Chapter 08_vintage_portrait. What you can do is see the original file and then you can click through the images and see the project at different stages, and here you can either start at one of these particular stages or you can go ahead and start off at the beginning.

This can also be helpful to help you discern or determine what chapter you want to work on. For example, you can go ahead and click on the Chapter 10 folder antique_book. Here you can see we are taking a vintage or antique book, what we are going to do is blend some images into that book. This will give you a sense for the overall project, and that's going to help you determine if you want to start working in that chapter. Now, if you don't have access to the Exercise Files, it's no big deal, you can always simply follow along or of course, you can work on your own files. All right, let's begin.

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Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing

58 video lessons · 30437 viewers

Chris Orwig
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  1. 2m 30s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 38s
  2. 20m 12s
    1. Combining layers with blending modes
      1m 36s
    2. Using blending modes and color adjustment layers
      2m 21s
    3. Layer blending and shortcuts
      4m 3s
    4. Creative project: Wisdom begins in wonder
      6m 23s
    5. Creating a flamenco dancer advertisement
      5m 49s
  3. 17m 39s
    1. Snapshot project: Using Auto-Align and Auto-Blend
      3m 27s
    2. Flag project: Combining depths of field
      3m 46s
    3. Nature project: Combining foreground and sky
      4m 47s
    4. Nature project: Adding clouds and creative color
      5m 39s
  4. 15m 28s
    1. Combining multiple frames
      5m 21s
    2. Cleaning up the details
      5m 5s
    3. Modifying color and tone
      5m 2s
  5. 11m 48s
    1. Combining interior and exterior architecture
      6m 57s
    2. Increasing drama and visual interest
      4m 51s
  6. 25m 27s
    1. Composite project overview
      4m 12s
    2. Masking multiple images together
      3m 28s
    3. Extending the canvas and adding elements
      2m 58s
    4. Enhancing the main elements
      1m 47s
    5. Cleaning up the background
      4m 27s
    6. Award-winning composite inspiration
      4m 30s
    7. Photoshop composite inspiration: Web sites
      4m 5s
  7. 1h 4m
    1. Project 1: Removing a model from a background
      9m 27s
    2. Project 1: Combining multiple photographs
      3m 23s
    3. Project 1: Working with shadows
      8m 15s
    4. Project 1: Adding light and color
      5m 18s
    5. Project 1: Working with curves and masking
      3m 45s
    6. Project 1: Final color and tone adjustments
      6m 56s
    7. Project 2: Combining multiple photographs
      7m 51s
    8. Project 2: Adding shadows
      7m 21s
    9. Project 2: Organizing layers and adding blur
      5m 48s
    10. Project 2: Adding film grain
      6m 19s
  8. 22m 58s
    1. Illuminating the eyes
      4m 16s
    2. Blending graphics with photos
      4m 25s
    3. Making final color modifications
      6m 19s
    4. Creative portrait blending
      7m 58s
  9. 25m 54s
    1. Working with color and tone
      3m 46s
    2. Adding texture
      4m 4s
    3. Adding film grain
      2m 44s
    4. Modifying texture
      4m 32s
    5. Darkening edges
      3m 34s
    6. Applying a creative color effect
      7m 14s
  10. 14m 39s
    1. Creating a selection of the TV glass
      4m 14s
    2. Masking the images into the selection
      5m 16s
    3. Modifying the color and tone
      5m 9s
  11. 27m 42s
    1. Extracting elements from their backgrounds
      6m 49s
    2. Removing the words from the book
      4m 31s
    3. Masking and image blending
      4m 35s
    4. Creating composite options
      4m 56s
    5. Enhancing the color
      6m 51s
  12. 11m 39s
    1. Setting the stage with color and tone
      4m 30s
    2. Working with textures and blending
      7m 9s
  13. 20m 31s
    1. Project overview
      4m 54s
    2. Using masking and blending modes for emphasis
      5m 8s
    3. Adding and modifying typography
      4m 55s
    4. Making final color and tone adjustments
      5m 34s
  14. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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