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Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: The Basics

Video Introducing this tutorial

What you should know
Using the exercise files

1. Opening Files
Opening documents in Photoshop
Opening files into Photoshop from Bridge
Opening files from Lightroom
Starting with Adobe Camera Raw

2. Documents and Navigation
A tour of the Photoshop interface
Working with multiple documents
Panning and zooming documents
Viewing with different screen modes

3. Customizing the Photoshop Interface
Arranging the panels you use most often
Switching and saving workspaces
Customizing the toolbar
Modifying keyboard shortcuts for speed

4. Digital Image Essentials
Understanding file formats
Choosing color modes and bit depth
Understanding color space
Understanding what document size you need
Changing document size
Multiple Undo and the History panel
Saving documents

5. Cropping, Straightening, and Adjusting Canvas Size
Using the Crop tool
Straightening a crooked image
Cropping to the perfect size
Increasing canvas size
Auto fill with Content-Aware Crop

6. Layers
Exploring layer basics
Loading, selecting, transforming, and aligning
Working with layer groups
Merging and flattening layers

7. Color and Brush Essentials
Color basics
Brush options

8. Working with Layer Masks
Layer mask essentials
Using gradients to blend images

9. Making Selections
Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
Combining selections
Quick Select and layer mask touch-ups
Selecting soft edge objects using Select and Mask
Using Select and Mask to refine a hard edge selection
Making selections based on color and focus

10. Local Pixel Editing and Retouching
Removing distracting elements with the Healing Brush and Patch tools
The magic of Content-Aware fill, move, and scale
Using the Clone Stamp tool
Removing larger elements from an image

11. Blend Mode Essentials
Getting to know the blend modes

12. Smart Object Essentials
Smart Object basics
Opening raw images as Smart Objects

13. Essential Transformations
Scaling, skewing, and rotating layers with Free Transform
Correcting perspective

14. Adjustment Layer Essentials
Introducing adjustment layers
Understanding the Histogram
Refining dynamic range using Levels
Adjusting local color and contrast with Curves
Changing vibrance, hue, and saturation
Custom black and white conversions
Limiting adjustments with clipping masks

15. Essential Filters
Overview of filters
Applying filters non destructively with Smart Filters
Sharpening images
Applying Camera Raw as a filter
Applying filters to multiple layers

Next steps

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