Photoshop CC for Photographers: Intermediate

with Chris Orwig
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Photoshop CC for Photographers: Intermediate
Video duration: 0s 8h 49m Intermediate Updated Oct 15, 2014


This installment of Photoshop CC for Photographers goes beyond the basics and focuses on the features and techniques that will dramatically improve your photographs and maximize your efficiency. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig first illustrates the strengths of Bridge, the Adobe Photoshop companion program, as an organizational tool and a device for batch processing photographs. He then moves on to mastering Photoshop, starting with layers—targeting, moving, and merging them with greater speed and efficiency. Then learn how to make better selections, refine their edges, and paint in adjustments, as well as increase the color accuracy of your images with Levels and Curves. Plus, learn to work with blending modes, apply creative color effects, and use the Burn and Dodge tools to improve contrast—a classic photographic technique updated for the digital age. Chris also covers correcting perspective and distortion, creating photo composites and panoramas, and working with DSLR video in Photoshop.

Topics include:
  • Optimizing your workflow with Bridge
  • Correcting color casts
  • Becoming an expert with layers
  • Improving the edges of the mask and using masking shortcuts
  • Creating hand-painted masks
  • Discovering the power of blending modes
  • Replacing and changing color
  • Burning and dodging
  • Creating an HDR image
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
  • Working with the Blur Gallery of effects
  • Correcting lens distortion and perspective problems
  • Combing multiple images
  • Editing video


- [Voiceover] If you are ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level, well you've come to the right place. My name is Christ Orwig and welcome to this course, which is part of our series Photoshop for Photographers, where we focus in on those features in Photoshop which are most helpful to us in order to improve our photographs. In this course we'll cover a wide range of topics. Let me highlight a few. We'll talk about how we can effectively use layers. And how we can use layers in order to organize and group our photographs. And also how we can create what's called a layer clipping mask and how we can target and move layers as well.

We'll explore how we can build advanced selection using tools like the quick select tool. And how we can improve the edges of our selections as well. Next, we'll look at how we can make selective adjustments using masks. And how we can paint in adjustments into certain areas of our photographs. We'll explore how we can work with blending modes in order to create special effects or to change the overall look in a photograph. We'll take some time to talk about color. Here we'll look at how we can replace or change color. And we'll explore how we can apply a creative look to our photographs using different tools and filters.

We'll examine how we can remove or correct distortion and perspective. And we'll look at how we can combine multiple photographs together in order to create a panoramic image. And we'll even talk about the topic of working with our video files in Photoshop. Well, we will cover all of these topics and more. So, thanks for joining me in this course. Let's begin.

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