Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate
In this course, industry pro Deke McClelland teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in the premiere image-editing program from Adobe, Photoshop CS6. Discover how to seamlessly move and patch areas of a photo with the Content-Aware toolset; stretch the brightness of a scene with automatic and custom Levels adjustments; create intricate designs with text and shapes; and morph an image with layer effects and transformations. Deke also shares his techniques for sharpening details, whether addressing noise and highlight/shadow clipping or camera shake, and converting a full-color image to black-and-white. The final chapters show you how to best print and save images for the web, making sure all your hard work pays off in the final output.
- Performing automatic retouch, scaling, and more with the Content-Aware tools
- Editing the histogram
- Customizing a Levels adjustment
- Making channel-by-channel Levels adjustments
- Sharpening with the Smart Sharpen, Emboss, and High Pass filters
- Working with vector-based type
- Kerning and tracking characters
- Creating text on a path
- Drawing and customizing shapes
- Creating depth, contour, and texture with layer effects
- Liquifying an image
- Simulating an infrared photo
- Adjusting print position, size, and color
- Creating the perfect JPEG image
- Downsampling for the web
The best of Photoshop automation
Hello, this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate, part two in a series of four video courses devoted to your ultimate mastery of the world's most powerful image editing software. One-on-One is all about project based learning. That is to say, you learn by doing so that you're better able to create your own projects in the future. In this course, you'll sharpen the detail in a digital photograph, you'll build a magazine cover using resolution- independent text and shape layers.
You'll create amazing visual effects, using layer effects and styles. You'll scale and rotate a series of layers, you'll use the Liquify filter to alter the shape of a person's face, and you'll turn an unremarkable full-color photo into a black and white work of beauty. The result is a contextualized learning program. Photoshop's features make sense because you apply them sometimes independently, other times in concert to a clearly defined task, and you leave each chapter with a sense of accomplishment.
I really hope there are moments when you feel, "I rule, I did it, and I can do more." I'll start by touring you through Photoshop's Content Aware features. In addition to Content Aware Fill, which we saw back in Chapter 10, there's Content Aware Patch, Move, Extend, and Scale. All of them use a kind of artificial intelligence to read your image and fill in details automatically. Now, as with any automation, they don't always work perfectly, but when they do, they can be enormous timesavers.
And in this chapter I'll show you how to make the most of them.
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