Mastering Photoshop - Ultimate Editition
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This 'Ultimate Edition' of Mastering Photoshop pulls together no less than 3 CD collection into a bumper DVD
Main Class Videos:
Explore the Photoshop Environment Customize the Photoshop Workspace with Presets Customize Menus Explore Adobe Bridge Work with Photoshop File Properties
Painting and Retouching Images Paint an Object Retouch an Image Create a Gradient Create a Pattern Create a Vector Object Apply Metadata and Keywords Output to Print
Enhancing an Image Adjust the Tonal Range of an Image Use the Exposure Dialog Box Work with Filters
Working with Layers and Selections Create and Use Layers Create and Use Smart Objects Create Layer Styles Work with Multiple Layers Create and Modify Selections Bonus Video Tutorials
This tutorial is for new users of Photoshop, design professionals, advertising agencies, marketing agencies and production houses. In this tutorial, you'll work with several tools and features in Photoshop CS2 to edit images. You will explore the Photoshop interface and use several tools for selecting parts of images, and will move, duplicate, resize, paint, retouch, and enhancing images. You will also work with layers, layer selections, and learn to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, use blending modes to create shading effects, and will perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. You will save images in various formats for print and web use. If you use all the tutorials you will learn to use several tools for selecting parts of images, and will move, duplicate, and resize images. You will learn to use layers, and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects. Additionally, you will use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects, and will perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. You will save images in formats for print and Web use.
* Identify the differences between raster and vector graphics; identify Photoshop® environment elements; and navigate in the Photoshop® environment. * Select appropriate resolutions for different image and output types; and resize and crop image areas. * Select image areas using the Lasso, Marquee, and Magic Wand tools; and use alpha channels to save and load selections. * Create and manipulate multiple layers to composite images easily. * Apply blending and shading effects to create realistic composites. * Identify the image mode characteristics, channels and bit depth; identify attributes that distinguish grayscale mode from bitmap mode; and identify attributes that distinguish each color mode. * Select colors using the Color palette, Color Picker, and Eyedropper tool; use Photoshop's painting tools to create artwork or to retouch photographs; and use the Clone Stamp tool to duplicate parts of an image. * Add and format text within an image; apply layer effects and filters to create special effects including lighting effects and textures; and merge layers. * Modify the brightness, contrast, color balance, hue, and saturation of images. * Save images in file formats for use with other applications and the Web.
Raster and Vector Graphics
Sizing Images Image Size and Resolution Cropping
Selecting Image Areas Selecting Image Areas with the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools Selecting Image Areas with the Lasso Tools Save Selections Selecting Image Areas with the Magic Wand Tool Selecting Image Areas with the Magnetic Lasso Tool Modifying Selections
Creating Image Composites Floating Versus Fixed Selections Undoing Previous Steps Copying Selections Transforming Layers Copying Layers Between Images Saving Images in Photoshop Format Arranging Layers
Blending Composite Images Defringing Simulating Transparency with Opacity and Blending Modes Feathering Edges
Image Modes Mode Characteristics Grayscale and Bitmap Modes Color Modes
Color and Painting Selecting Colors Painting Tools Cloning Image Areas with the Clone Stamp Tool
Enhancing Images with Text and Special Effects Type Layers Layer Effects Filters Merging and Flattening Layers
Adjusting Images Levels Adjustment Layers Toning Tools Hue/Saturation
Saving Completed Images Saving for Use in Print Applications Saving for the Web
Getting the Lay of the Land Selecting a Tool Using the Tool Options Bar Using the zoom Tool Scrolling an Image Using the Navigator Palette Using the Info Bar Using Palettes, Menus, Expanding Context Sensitive Menus
Using the new File Browser Usingthe File Browser Previewing Images Ranking Images Rotating Images
Making a Mediocre Picture Look Great The Six Step Process to Retouching Image Resolution Straightening and cropping an image Tonal Range and Replacing Colors Removing a Color Cast Dodge Tool, Sponge Tool, and the Unsharp Mask Filter
Selecting, the Key to Easy Photo Manipulation Selecting in General Repositioning a Selection Border While Creating it Selecting From aCenter Point Moving and Duplicating Selections Moving Using the Arrow Keys Selecting With the Magic Wand Selecting with the Lasso Tool Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso Combining Selection Tools Erasing within a Selection Restore Photoshop Default Settings
Using Layers Renaming a Layer Copying a Layer to Another File Viewing Individual Layers Selecting and Removing Pixels from a Layer Rearranging Layers Changing Layer Mode Linking Layers and Layer Opacity Adding a Gradient Layer Adding Text Applying a Layer Style Editing Text Flattening and Saving Files Adding Type Layers to a Flattened Background Creating Alternate Text Using the Multilingual Spell Checker
Using Masks and Channels Creating a quick Mask Editing a Quick Mask Adding to a Selection by Erasing Masked Areas Subtracting from a Selection by Adding Masked Areas Savin a Selection as a Mask Editing a Mask Loading a Mask as a Selection and Applying an Adjustment Creating and Saving a Mask Editing a Make Channel Extracting an Image Adding the Extracted Image as a Layer Extracting By Force Applying a Filter to a Masked Selection Creating a Gradient Mask Applying Effects Using a Gradient Mask
Retouching and Repairing Photos Using the Clone Stamp Tool Using the Pattern Stamp Tool Creating a Pattern Applying a Pattern Using the Healing Brush Taking a Snapshots History Palette States Using the Patch Tool Using the History Brush Tool Retouching Using a Separate Layer Using a Duplicate Layer with the Healing Brush
Painting and Editing Defining a Custom Workspace Blending an Image with the Background Painting Shadows and Highlights Smoothing the Edges of a Stroke History Painting Tools Using a Specialty Brush Creating New Color Swatches Adding Brush Libraries Using Wet Media Brushes Saving a Customized Preset Brush Creating a Custom Brush Painting With a Custom Brush Defining a New Pattern
Using the Pen Tool What are Paths Drawing Straight Paths Moving and Adjusting Paths Drawing multiple segment paths Creating Closed Paths Painting Paths Drawing Curved Paths Creating Separate Work Paths Drawing a Closed Curve Path Modifying Curved Paths Stroking and Filling Paths Combining Curved and Straight Path Segments Two Curved Segments at a sharp angle Editing Anchor Points Adding and Subtracting Anchor Points Converting Points Using Paths with Artwork Drawing the Outline of a Shape Converting Selections to Paths Converting Paths to Selections Adding Layers
Vector Masks, Paths, and Shapes Bitmap Images and Vector Graphics Shape Layers Subtracting Shapes From a Shape Layer Deselecting Paths Drawing Paths Combining Paths into a Filled Shape Working with Type Adding Test to an Image in Edit Mode Warping Text Adding a Text Layer Creating Work Pathsfrom Text Altering Work Paths Adding a Gradient Layer Using a Work Path as a Vector Mask Creating a Flag Image and More Text Merging and Distorting Layer Combinations WorkingwithDefinedCustomShapes Placing a Custom Shape Adding Layer Styles to a Custom Shape
Advanced Layer Techniques Creating Paths to Clip a Layer Drawing the Vector Work Path Creating a Layer Mask from the work Path Creating Layer Sets Creating an Adjustment Layer Creating a Knockout Gradient Layer Importing a Layer from Another File Applying Layer Styles Duplicating and Clipping a Layer Liquifying a Layer Rasterizing the Mask Using the Liquify Command Creating a Border Layer
Creating Special Effects Preparing to Record an Action Recording a New Action Playing an Action on an Individual File Playing an Action on Multiple Files Opening and Cropping Files Adding Guides Snapping Images into Position Saving Selections Hand Coloring Selections on a Layer Desaturating a Selection Creating a Layer and Choosing a Blending Mode Applying Painting Effects Adding a Gradient Merging Layers Changing Color Balance Applying Filters Using the Accented Edges Filter Using the ZigZag Filter Combingin Selections Editing a Selection in Quick Mask Mode Creating a Cutout Effect
Saving Money on Commercial Printing Preparing Images for Two Color Printing Using Channels to Change Color to Grayscale Two Color Printing Assigning Values to Black and White Points Assigning Values to Black and White Points Sharpening the Image Setting up for Spot Color Adding Spot Color Removing a Grayscal Area and Adding Spot Color Removing Spot Color From a Grayscale Area Adding Solid and Screened Areas of Spot Color Adding Spot Color to Text
Web Images Optimizing Web Images Optimizing a JPEG Image Using the Save For Dialog Box Comparing Optimized GIF, JPEG, and PNG Formats Optimizing a GifImage Choosing GIF Optimization Settings Exploring the Color Table Reducing the Color Palette Locking Colors to Preserve Image Details Controlling Dither Controlling Application Dither Minimizing Browser Dither Converting the Background into an Ordinary Layer Using the Magic Wand Tool to Create Transparency Preserving and Previewing Transparency Trimming extra Background Areas Creating a Dithered Transparency Adding a Drop Shadow Adding Transparency Dithering to the Drop Shadow Image Maps Using Layers to Create Image Maps Adjusting Cross Platform Gamma Range(Mac vs Windows) Creating an HTML File and Editing Image Map Information Batch Processing File Optimization
Interactive Slices and Rollovers What is a Slice Creating Slices Using Slices Setting Options for Slices Optimizing Slices Slicing an Image in ImageReady Creating a Custom Workspace in ImageReady Using Slices Created from Guides Creating Layer Based Slices Creating Slices Without Images Creating Slices From Selections Optimizing Slices in ImageReady Creating Rollovers Displaying warped text in the Over State Previewing Rollovers Showing and Hiding Layers in an Over State Showing and Hiding Layers in a Down Rollover State Creating a Primary Rollover State Creating a Selected Rollover state Adding Alternate Text
Creating Animated Images for the Web Creating Animations in Image Ready Animating by Hiding and Showing Layers Creating a Simple Animation Navigating Animation Frames and Previewing the Animation Preparing Layer Copies Moving and Transforming Layers for an Animation Creating Simultaneous animation Setting and Previewing a Timing Sequence Animating With Layer Opacity Setting Layer Positions Tweening the Position and Opacity of Layers Using Layer Masks to Create Animations Using Vector Masks to Create Animations
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Great for those with a slower learning curve! Reviewer: A reader I am a professional photographer by trade but I have mild adult ADD so I get nervous about learning new skills. I have shot with film for the last 7+ years and never needed to do digital editing. When I began shooting with professional digital equipment six months ago nothing scared me more than the digital enhancement and techniques learning curve. I was using PS Elements because I was affraid of the more complex, PS7. Kevin's tutorial has made the learning so much easier than I expected and now I don't use elements very often at all. I just started his turoials last week but I am already able to edit my own and my clients photos in ways that I never thought I could. Because the lessons are all done in short spurts it's easy for me to stick with it. I learn what I need to learn in a timely mannor and its fun and easy! I am confident within a few weeks my skills will be even tripple what they are today.
Great tutorial for novice and intermediate users Reviewer: A reader This has to be the best Photoshop tutorial I have ever taken. I have tried a variety of online tutorials and I have also invested in the "dummies" books and they don't compare to this course. The tutorials are clear and accurate. They are easy to follow and well thought out. The class is structured in the best way possible; simple to complex concepts. They don't bowl you over with a bunch of complex jargon right away. They really know how to answer questions before they're asked. I don't know how other people do it, but when I take a course, I always ask my self some questions: "what if I do it this way?" "Are there other ways to do this?" "When should I use this?" etc. For almost every question I asked myself, the videos have an answer. Its like someone is right there with you, holding your hand. If a class does that, that's when you know that the developers took time to understand their audience; something a lot of computer and software classes don't do. This is just a masterpiece and I hope they come out with an advanced version.
Hits the spot Reviewer: "webdeveloper314" (Cheektowaga, NY) I'm very new to Photoshop but an experienced web developer. I was looking for a source to get me into Photoshop because every time I loaded the software I just shut it down because I was so intimidated ...
No online tutorials made me comfortable enough with the software but I always really wanted to learn. I said enough is enough and thought I would get training straight from someone who knew their stuff.
This Tutorial is EXACTLY what I was looking for! It's straight skill based but does not lack the concept-explanation approach. You work with Start and End examples off the CD to learn. This is perfect. This method is very intuitive.
And what's more is that the tutorials aren't tutorials on how to do various tricks that leave you in the dark about the essentals. Somehow the class is set up so that the tutorials teach you the essential concepts of Photoshop through doing tricks!
So you learn the concepts that enable you to really use the software as it's truly needed while learning some cool tricks.
For the first time I'm actually using Photoshop doing things I thought I would never be able to.
The class is well thought out and put together. You will get every penny's worth out of it. If you are new to photoshop then please get this class.
A delightful, fast jump into Photoshop Reviewer: A reader I give this product five stars because it is well thought out, efficient in its execution, clear in its demonstrations, and free of mistakes. I've used other video instruction and I can say that they have honed their teaching format down to a lean and mean science.
Does the Class teach you everything you can know about Photoshop? No. Does it go into GREAT DETAIL on all subjects? No. Is it warm and fuzzy? No. Does it touch on almost everything Photoshop can do? Yes. Does it make you feel comfortable using Photoshop? Yes. Is it a great place to start? Yes.
I went through the videos with a fine-tooth-comb and here are some of my findings and thoughts. As a long time user of Photoshop I have started to collect some opinions on this software masterpiece.
Some more complaints and compliments about the course are: - It is inconsistent about mentioning keyboard shortcuts. Some tools, like the pen tool, are mentioned. - It takes you on a useful journey through the subject of photo retouching - The subject of selections and using them is well introduced but forget about learning any nuances. - The Layers section was good as far as it went. Clear, concise steps led me right along. Even Layer Sets were touched upon. An excerpt explained nicely the background layer and how it is handled. - You learn to use the extraction tool. - You learn to use another wonderful tool called the `Healing Brush'. - You learn all about the new Photoshop Pattern Maker. Great tool I might add. - The lessons on working in ImageReady were of no interest to me. You're on your own here.
If you are new to Photoshop you better get this class. If you want `warm-and-fuzzy' when you're learning from a hands on course, you will not find it here. This course will get you moving around inside of Photoshop. Try it, you'll like it.