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Photoshop CC 2013 Essential Training

Video Introducing this tutorial

Adobe Photoshop
What is Photoshop?

Using the exercise files
Installing Adobe Bridge
What's new

1. It Begins in Bridge
What is Adobe Bridge?
Getting photos from a camera
A tour of workspaces in Bridge
Customizing how thumbnails are displayed
Changing file names and batch renaming
Adding basic metadata with metadata templates
Creating and applying keywords to images
Viewing images in Full Screen Preview mode

2. Whittling Down to Keepers
Using Review mode to filter out rejected images
Saving images in collections
Rating and labeling images
Using the Filter panel to view different subsets
Using smart collections
Viewing final selects in a slideshow
Organizing groups of images into stacks

3. Camera Raw Essentials
Comparing raw and JPEG files
Starting in Camera Raw instead of Photoshop
Touring the Camera Raw user interface
Previewing before and after adjustments (CC 2014.1)
Toggling onscreen Shadow/Highlight clipping warnings (CC 2014.1)
Toggling onscreen Shadow/Highlight clipping warnings
Choosing output settings
Saving a copy without going to Photoshop

4. Fixing Common Problems Quickly with Camera Raw
Using the nondestructive Crop tool: Door and window with ramp
Correcting a tilted horizon line with the Straighten tool
Fixing color casts with the White Balance tool
Fixing blown-out highlights
Revealing hidden shadow detail
Reducing distracting color noise with Noise Reduction (CC 2014.1)
Correcting lens distortion
Making perspective corrections to images
Removing chromatic aberration
Sharpening details
Making an average photo great (CC 2014.1)

5. Retouching and Using Creative Techniques with Camera Raw
Using the Graduated Filter tool (CC 2014.1)
Using the Graduated Filter tool
Adding a radial gradient (CC 2014.1)
Adding a radial gradient
Making local adjustments with the Adjustments Brush (CC 2014.1)
Making local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush
Retouching blemishes with the Spot Removal tool (CC 2014.1)
Retouching blemishes with the Spot Removal tool
A quick portrait retouching technique using Clarity (CC 2014.1)
Converting to black and white (CC 2014.1)
Converting to black and white
Editing images directly with the Targeted Adjustment tool
Selective coloring effects with the Adjustment Brush
Easy sepia and split-tone effects
Adding digital film grain texture effects
Adding vignettes and border effects (CC 2014.1)
Adding vignettes and border effects
Saving variations within a single file with the Snapshot command

6. Automating Camera Raw
Copying and pasting settings across files
Processing multiple files in Camera Raw
Saving and using a library of Camera Raw presets
Saving multiple files in Camera Raw
Using Image Processor to batch process multiple files

7. Photoshop Interface Essentials
Opening files from Bridge
Customizing the interface in Photoshop
Managing panels
Switching and saving workspaces
Switching tools using the keyboard
Customizing the keyboard shortcuts

8. Documents and Navigation
Working with tabbed documents
Arranging documents
Stopping Photoshop from tabbing documents
Panning, zooming, and using the Rotate View tool
Cycling through the different screen modes

9. Digital Image Essentials
Understanding file formats
Choosing the resolution you need
Understanding Resize vs. Resample
How big a print can you make with your image?

10. Cropping and Transformations
Using Undo and the History panel
Using crop options
Understanding Hide vs. Delete for the Crop tool
Cropping to the perfect print size
Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool
Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command
Straightening a crooked image
Removing keystoning from buildings
Using the Perspective Crop tool
Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform
Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects
Warping images
Preserving important elements with Content-Aware Scale

11. Working with Layers
Exploring layer basics
Loading, selecting, and transforming layers
Organizing layers into layer groups
Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers

12. Selections and Layer Masks
Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
Combining selections
Converting a selection into a layer mask
Using the Quick Selection tool and Refine Edge
Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge
Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool
Changing the opacity, size, and hardness of the painting tools
Blending images with a gradient layer mask
Combining multiple exposures with layer masks
Making selections with Color Range
Selecting with Focus Mask

13. Tone and Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
Introducing adjustment layers
Starting with a preset
Improving tonal quality with Levels
Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
Removing a color cast with Auto Color
Changing the color temperature with Photo Filter
Shifting colors with Hue/Saturation
Making washed-out colors pop with Vibrance
Converting color to black and white
Creating traditional darkroom toning effects
Controlling which layers are affected by an adjustment layer
Three different ways to add an adjustment layer

14. Additional Options for Tone and Color Correction
Adjusting shadows and highlights
Replacing color using Selective Color
Using fill layers to create a hand-painted look
Using a gradient fill layer to add a color wash

15. Retouching Essentials
Removing blemishes with the Healing Brush and Patch tools
A quick technique for smoothing skin and pores
Making teeth bright and white
Brightening eyes, to make a person appear more alert
Taming flyaway hair
De-emphasizing wrinkles with the Healing Brush
Body sculpting with Liquify
Removing unwanted details with Content-Aware Fill and Patch (CC 2014.1)
Removing unwanted details with Content-Aware Fill

16. Combining Multiple Images
Creating panoramas with Photomerge and Auto-Blend
Combining multiple frames of an action sequence
Swapping heads in a family portrait
Working with bracketed exposures (HDR)

17. Essential Filters
Overview of filters
Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters
Straightening images using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
Creating an infrared look with Diffuse Glow
Adding noise with the Add Noise filter
Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen
Giving an image texture with the Texturizer filter
Using the Field, Iris, and Tilt-Shift Blurs
Using the Spin and Path Blurs
Applying the Camera Raw filter
Applying a filter to multiple layers

18. Essential Blend Modes
Cycling through the blending modes
Scanning or photographing paper to add a deckled edge
Adding texture with blend modes
Making a cast shadow more realistic with Multiply
Sharpening an image with High Pass and Overlay
Adding a realistic off-center vignette

19. Type Essentials
Exploring character (point) type
Adding paragraph (area) type
Adding type on a path
Clipping an image inside type
Warping type
Defining character and paragraph styles

20. Basic Shape Layers
Using the shape tools
Custom shape layers
Adding a keyline to an image

21. Essential Layer Effects and Styles
Adding a drop shadow effect (CC 2014.1)
Adding a drop shadow effect
Adding edges, textures, and color overlays using styles (CC 2014.1)
Creating a transparent logo or watermark (CC 2014.1)
Knowing how and when to scale layer effects (CC 2014.1)

22. Sharing Images
Creating contact sheets
Creating PDF presentations
Saving for the web

23. Video
Working with video clips
Adding special effects to video files
Adding pans and zooms to still images

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