Photoshop CC Essential Training (2013)

with Julieanne Kost
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Photoshop CC Essential Training (2013)
Video duration: 0s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014


Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.

Topics include:
  • Using Bridge to batch rename files and add keywords and metadata to photos
  • Viewing, rating, filtering, and creating collections to isolate your best work
  • Comparing raw and JPEG file formats
  • Retouching and automating workflow with Camera Raw
  • Navigating documents and the Photoshop interface
  • Understanding file formats, resolution, canvas size, and print size
  • Cropping, straightening, transforming, warping, scaling, and resizing images
  • Selecting, stacking, aligning, and grouping layers
  • Making precise selections using the Marquee, Lasso, and Brush tools
  • Using Refine Edge, Quick Selection, and layer masks to isolate soft edge objects
  • Improving tone, contrast, and color selectively
  • Converting to black and white and tinting images
  • Retouching blemishes, smoothing skin, whitening teeth, and brightening eyes
  • Retouching with the Liquify, Content-Aware Fill, Healing Brush, and Patch tools
  • Merging multiple exposures
  • Making nondestructive changes with Smart Filters
  • Adding texture, edge effects, and drop shadows with blend modes
  • Working with type
  • Creating, modifying, and combining shapes using the Shape tools
  • Adding layer effects
  • Saving and sharing images via contact sheets, web galleries, and Save For Web
  • Editing video and audio clips
  • Panning and zooming still photos


- [Voiceover] Hi and welcome to Photoshop Essential Training. My name is Julieanne Kost and together we're going to discover the most efficient way to use Photoshop to manage our images, enhance our photographs, composite multiple images together and automate our workflow. As Photoshop has evolved, it's developed three distinct applications: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop. We'll begin in Bridge where you'll learn how to download images from your camera, organize and select the best photographs from a shoot, add metadata, rate the images and quickly make collections.

Once we've organized our images with bridge, we'll take them into Camera Raw to start enhancing them. Next we'll master all of the fundamentals of working with Photoshop including layers and masking, selections and adjustment layers, retouching essentials, compositing, blend modes, filters, layer effects and much much more. My goal is to have you creating professional results as soon as possible, so let's get started.

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