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Photoshop CC 2014: Nondestructive Exposure and Color Correction

Video Introducing this tutorial

What you should know before watching this course
Using the exercise files

1. How to Approach Color Correction in Photoshop
Set the working environment
Performing triage (identify what's wrong)
Get a fresh opinion
Determining your working file format

2. Nondestructive Workflows in Photoshop
Work with a copy of the image
Converting layers to Smart Objects
Cloning parts of an image
Using adjustment layers
Using blend modes
Creating a new document from the current state

3. Working with Raw Files Nondestructively
Essential raw adjustments
Opening a raw file as a Smart Object
Recovering skies
Selective adjustments
Removing spots and making local adjustments
Using graduated adjustments
Committing raw adjustments
Saving multiple Develop settings

4. Performing Primary Image Adjustments
Fixing exposure with a levels adjustment
Speeding up with an auto levels adjustment
Save time with auto tone and auto contrast
Reading the Histogram panel
Using a levels adjustment to remove a color cast
Fixing exposure with a Curves adjustment
Refining curves using the on-image tool
Using adjustment presets
Adjusting hue and saturation
Boosting color with a Vibrance adjustment

5. Controlling Adjustment Layers
Limiting an adjustment layer based on color range
Limiting an adjustment layer based on focus
Clipping adjustment layers
Using blending modes
Advanced blending of adjustment layers

6. Using the Shadows/Highlights Command
Shadows and highlights in a raw image
Applying the Shadows/Highlights command to a Smart Object
Advanced recovery with blending modes
Recovering blown-out highlights and skies

7. Special-Case Adjustments
Using the Equalize command to fix exposure and contrast
Using Match Color with two photos
Adjusting color and exposure with the Photo Filter command
Tinting with the gradient map
Blending Smart Filters
Using color lookup tables to process images

8. The Black-and-White Adjustments
Creating black-and-white images
Using presets
Using the on-image tool
Combining Black and White adjustment layers with blend modes
Hand-tinting a photo
Better black-and-whites with gradient maps

Wrapping up