Join Taz Tally for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Photoshop Color Correction: Fundamentals.
If you are a premium member of Lynda.com you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Here I've downloaded these exercise files in this folder and placed them on my desktop. Lets go ahead and open them up, and see what the contents looks like. You'll notice that the folder is organized into chapters, just like the course is. And if we go ahead and look in chapter one you'll see some sub-folders, in this case 101, 102, all the way down to 108. In each of these are a set of files for the individual subsections of the chapter. And some folders are laid out like this, with different images for different subsections of the chapter, because there's a lot of different images in that chapter.
Other chapters, like chapter three, for instance, there's only two images that are used in the entire chapter, so there's no sub-folders. In chapter four, for instance, there's just one image that's used for the entire chapter. When you move on to chapter five then there's sub-folders again, with individual images for each of the subsections. And each of these, in fact most of these files are going to be. psd Photoshop files that you can double-click on, and that'll take you right into Photoshop. And these are going to be the starting states of your files for each of the sections of the chapters that you're working on.
So the image that you open up here will be the same starting image that I start with in that particular movie on that particular chapter. Okay, so you'll notice that throughout the course, because this is a class in Photoshop, that I'm using the companion digital asset management program, called Bridge, to access the files throughout the course. And here, instead of opening this up to the finder or the desktop in Windows, I'm going to Bridge, and you may want to work in Bridge as well, so that you're working exactly the same way I am. Here you can see I'm accessing the exercise files on the desktop, and just like you were accessing it through your operating system, you can double-click on the folder, and find the individual chapters and sub-chapters within each of those folders based upon the chapter.
And when you get to a chapter where you only have one file you'll just see one image file, there's a starting file inside there. So, you can either access it directly from your desktop if you prefer, or if you want to follow me along the way I'm working exactly, then you can access your files through Bridge. If you are not a premium subscriber to Lynda.com, you don't have access to these exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. Let's get started.
- What is color correction?
- Comparing RGB and CMYK color modes
- Using grayscales and neutrals for color correction
- Understanding pixels and bit depth
- Evaluating and correcting images with histograms
- Using nondestructive editing tools
- Removing a color cast
- Performing curve corrections in Camera Raw
- Affecting creative adjustments
- Retouching an image
- Sharpening images
- Preparing for print and web use