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Photoshop CC 2015 Essential Training

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Introduction
Welcome
What's new
Using the exercise files
Keeping Photoshop CC up to date

1. Photoshop Interface Essentials
Opening files into Photoshop
Disabling the Photoshop start screen
Opening files into Photoshop from Bridge
Customizing Photoshop's interface
Arranging the panels you use most often
Switching and saving workspaces
Selecting and customizing the tool bar
Customizing the keyboard shortcuts

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

3. Digital Image Essentials
Understanding file formats
Choosing color modes and bit depth
Understanding color space
What resolution image will you need?
Using Image Size to resize or resample an image
How large can I print my image?

4. Camera Raw Essentials
What is Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)?
Opening files into Camera Raw
Comparing raw and JPEG files
Touring the Camera Raw user interface
An overview of Camera Raw's adjustment tools: Basic panel
Choosing the correct Camera Raw settings when handing off files to Photoshop

5. Cropping and Straightening Images: Iceland 37
Using Undo and the History panel
Using Crop options
Understanding Hide vs. Delete for the Crop tool
Cropping to the perfect size
Making the canvas bigger using the Crop tool
Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command
Straightening a crooked image
Using the Perspective Crop tool
Cropping using Content-Aware Crop
Remove keystoning effects

6. Working with Layers
Exploring layer basics
Loading, selecting, transforming, and aligning layers
Changing layer opacity, adding shape layers, and creating layer groups
Bypassing the Libraries pop-up menu
Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers

7. Transforming, Distorting, and Warping Images
Scaling, skewing, and rotating layers with Free Transform
Transforming layers nondestructively using Smart Objects
Warping images
Using Vanishing Point to paste in perspective
Preserving important elements with Content-Aware Scale

8. Working with Smart Objects
Converting Layers to Smart Objects
Opening raw images as Smart Objects
Duplicating Smart Objects
Replacing the contents of a smart object
Linked vs. embedded objects

9. Working with Layer Masks
Blending two images together using Layer Masks
Painting in Layer Masks to blend images
Changing the opacity, size, and hardness of the painting tools
Creating a weathered look by pasting into a Layer Mask

10. Making Selections
Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
Combining Selections
Converting a selection into a layer mask
Touching up a Layer Mask with the Brush tool
Selecting soft edge objects using Select and Mask
Making selections based on color
Making selections based on focus

11. Essential Blend Modes
Getting to know the blend modes
Using blend modes to add a rough cut, deckled edge
Using blend modes to emulate an image transfer effect
Adding a texture with blend modes
Using Fill Layers to create a hand-painted look
Using a gradient fill layer to add a color wash

12. Adjustment Layer Essentials
Introducing adjustment layers
Refining dynamic range using Levels
Adjusting local contrast with Curves
Removing a color cast with Auto Color
Changing mood using the Photo Filter
Limiting adjustments with clipping masks

13. Creative Adjustment Layer Techniques
Making washed out colors pop with Vibrance
Shifting colors with Hue/Saturation
Replacing color using Selective Color
Creative black-and-white and color conversions
Using Gradient Map to emulate traditional darkroom toning effects
Subtle color enhancements using Curves

14. Retouching Essentials
Removing blemishes with the Healing Brush and Patch tools
Making teeth bright and white
Brightening eyes to make a person appear more alert
Lightening dark circles
Taming flyaway hair
Smoothing skin and pores with a quick technique
Deemphasizing wrinkles with the Healing Brush
Body sculpting with Liquify
Restoring images using the Healing Brush and Patch tools
Removing unwanted details with Content-Aware Fill and Patch
Swapping heads in a family portrait

15. Combining Multiple Images
Creating panoramas using Adobe Camera Raw
Working with bracketed exposures (HDR) in ACR
Creating a panorama in Photoshop
Combining multiple frames of an action sequence

16. Essential Filters: Flowers
Overview of filters
Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters
Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen
Sharpening an image with High Pass and Overlay
Adding noise with the Add Noise filter
Quickly removing small imperfections using the Dust and Scratches filter
Using Liquify to quickly reshape an object
Straightening images using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
Applying Camera Raw as a filter
Using Dehaze
Applying a filter to multiple layers

17. Artistic Filters
An overview of the artistic filters
Creating a soft, ethereal look using Gaussian Blur
Creating a soft, diffuse glow with grain
Giving an image more texture with the Texturizer
Selective focus using Field and Iris blurs
How to create a Tilt Shift effect
Adding motion effects to spinning objects
Creative blurring along a path
Oil Paint filter

18. Filters That Create Content (Render)
Adding flames to a photograph
Creating custom trees
Adding decorative picture frames
Placing a pattern along a path

19. Type Essentials
Exploring headline type
Using leading, kerning, and tracking
Glyphs panel
Typekit
Working with paragraph (area) type
Adding type along a path
Clipping an image inside type
Font match

20. Essential Layer Effects and Styles
Adding a drop shadow using layer effects
Applying multiple layer effects and styles
Adding edges, textures, and color overlays using styles
Creating a transparent watermark
Knowing how (and when) to scale layer effects

21. Basic Shape Layers
Using the Shape tools
Adding strokes, fills, and effects to multiple shapes
Modifying and combining shapes
Creating multiple instances of a shape with Live Shape properties
Adding a keyline around an image
Clipping a photo to a shape layer

22. Painting Essentials
Brush basics
Selecting different colors
Paint brushes overview
Art History Brush
Using a custom brush to paint in a mask

23. Moving Images
Creating a time-lapse video
Working with video clips
Adding special effects to video files
Pan and zoom still images
Creating animated GIF

24. Working with Libraries
Using the Libraries panel to store content
Working with Linked Smart Objects in Libraries
Creating libraries from image content
Sharing libraries

25. Artboards: Designing for Screen
Artboard essentials
Working with multiple artboards
Tips and shortcuts for artboards
Exporting artboards

26. Exporting Files and Sharing Images
Saving multiple photos at one time using Image Processor
Creating basic contact sheets in Photoshop
Exporting files and images
Saving for the web
Creating basic PDF presentations

27. Photoshop Mobile
Photoshop Fix
Photoshop Mix
Slate
Spark

Conclusion
Next steps