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Photoshop is the tool of choice for most creative professionals and has quickly become household name synonymous with computer art and image manipulation. In Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics, internationally renowned Photoshop guru Deke McClelland teaches such digital-age wonders as masking, filters, layers, blend modes, Liquify, Vanishing Point, and vector-based type. Along the way, Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details, smoothing over wrinkles and imperfections, trimming away jowls and fat, and wrapping one image around the surface of another. Plus, the training teaches how to construct and organize the elements in a composition so you can edit them easily in the future. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.
Ready for more Photoshop CS3 training with Deke? Check out Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques.
Note: Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials is a recommended prerequisite to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics.
Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts for Photoshop from the Exercise Files tab.
Alright, let's go ahead and wrap things up here. I am going to press Ctrl- a couple of times to zoom out. Then, I am going to fill the screen with the image and tab away the palettes, so that we can focus on our completed composition. It is absolutely amazing what you can do with masks inside Photoshop, but it's a little bit overwhelming as well, especially if you are trying to take in the entire topic in a single chapter like this one here, which is why I have devoted an entire series to this topic. It's called Photoshop Channels and Masks, and it's available to you here at the Lynda.com Online Training Library totally free to those of you who are Lynda.com members or premium members.
And I need you to understand as opposed to trying to cover all of Channels and Masks in a single-hour-plus-long chapter like this one, I devote more than 21 hours to the topic, that's how much information there is. It is amazing. So definitely, give it a try, what you've done with this series or what have you, go ahead and check it out, and I think you will find it very aluminating indeed. In the next chapter, we are going to see how you can sharpen the perceived focus of an image here inside Photoshop.
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