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Advanced Photoshop CC Digital Classroom Book with video training

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop CC Digital Classroom book with video training is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This Advanced Photoshop book with video training includes 12 self-paced lessons helping you master more advanced skills and perfect important features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop.

  • Full color lessons with easy to follow step-by-step instructions
  • Video tutorials highlight key topics in each lesson
  • Covers all essential Photoshop skills
  • Gets you up-and-running quickly with included Photoshop CC lesson files and Photoshop video training
  • Written by expert Photoshop instructors who regularly teach Photoshop training courses – it’s like having your own personal tutor
  • Used by hundreds of schools and more than 100,000 readers

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Advanced Photoshop CC Digital Classroom Book with video training Contents

Starting Up

  • About Advanced Photoshop Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • System requirements
  • Starting Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Loading lesson files
  • Working with the video tutorials
  • Setting up for viewing the video tutorials
  • Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player
  • Additional resources

Lesson 1: Introduction to Advanced Navigational Features

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Speeding up your navigation process
  • Navigational tips
  • Practice with Zooming controls
  • Dynamic zooming and panning
  • Using the Navigator panel
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Using your new shortcut
  • Saving and summarizing your keyboard shortcuts
  • Editing the menu items
  • Using Photoshop Extras
  • Using rulers and guides
  • Using the Grid
  • Using the guides and grids to align text
  • Turning off and on Extras
  • Customizing your panels
  • Finding the panels you want
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Taking Advantage of Adobe Bridge

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Why use Adobe Bridge
  • Changing the view of Adobe Bridge
  • Workspaces
  • Using folders in Adobe Bridge
  • Making a Favorite
  • Stacking your images
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Using keywords
  • Creating a Metadata Template
  • Searching for files using Adobe Bridge
  • Setting up unique keywords
  • Searching by name or keyword
  • Using the Filter panel
  • Using Adobe Bridge for automation
  • Batch renaming your files
  • Saving time with the Image Processor
  • Load Files into Photoshop Layers
  • Correcting images right from Adobe Bridge
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Advanced Selection Techniques

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Review of the common selection tools
  • Rectangular Marquee tool
  • Elliptical Marquee tool
  • Building a selection
  • Transforming your selection
  • Saving your selection
  • Transforming to create a second selection
  • Combining your selections
  • Taking the Lasso tool to the max
  • Default Lasso tool
  • Polygonal Lasso tool
  • Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Alternating between the Polygonal and regular Lasso tool
  • Covering up a non-perfect selection
  • About the Quick Selection tool
  • Refining your selection
  • Going beyond the Magic Wand
  • Cleaning up your selection with Quick Mask
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 4: The Pen Tool: Beyond the Primer

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Practicing with the Pen tool
  • Creating controlled paths
  • About precision creation of Pen paths
  • Creating guides
  • Beginning the Pen path
  • Editing your arch
  • Continuing the path
  • Practicing with an image
  • Saving your path
  • What you can do with a path
  • Loading your path as a selection
  • Creating a vector mask of the gumball machine
  • Using a Pen path to create a Smart filter selection
  • Applying Unsharp mask to the selection
  • Stroking a Pen path
  • Defining a custom brush preset
  • Editing your brush
  • Applying your custom brush to the path
  • Saving the image for other applications
  • PNG-24
  • EPS, DCS 2.0
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Color Correcting like a Pro

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Understanding color
  • Tools you will use
  • Using the Histogram panel
  • Intentionally creating a bad Histogram reading
  • What images need to be color corrected?
  • Choosing your color settings
  • Importance of RGB vs. CMYK color modes
  • Understanding Gamuts
  • Working in the RGB mode
  • Locating the white and black Point
  • Defining highlight and shadow
  • Adjusting the midtones
  • Balancing the neutrals in an image
  • Adding additional curve corrections
  • Sharpening the image
  • Painting your filter on your image
  • Adjusting the Blending of the filter
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 6: Painting and Retouching

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Content Painting tools
  • Retouching an image
  • Repositioning the branch
  • Creating a new layer from the selection
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Adding a vector mask
  • Retouching the frog's nose
  • Organizing your Layers panel
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Adding a vignette
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 7: Creating Compositions

  • Reviewing Smart Objects
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Adding a second image to the composition
  • Adding an image with the place feature
  • Masking a layer
  • The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool to copy a window
  • Adding an additional building
  • Blending the church
  • Removing some of the architecture
  • Blending the church using Adjustment Layers
  • Final flourish
  • Using a color look-up table
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: Creating Special Effects

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Using Oil Paint as a Smart Filter
  • Exploring Oil Paint options
  • The power of Smart Filters
  • Deleting a Smart Filter
  • Using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
  • Adding Layer Style effects
  • Adding lighting effects
  • Adding interesting lighting effects
  • Adjusting the lighting
  • Adding sunlight effects
  • Creating a Depth of Field effect
  • Adding text effects
  • Adding Swash Characters
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9:Removing Backgrounds to Create Layered Compositions

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Taking advantage of vector objects in Photoshop CC
  • Location of the vector tools
  • Opening the image
  • Starting with a vector shape
  • Adding a mask
  • Adding vector text
  • Converting your text to a path
  • Adding a stroke to the text
  • Adding a drop shadow
  • Using a custom shape
  • Pasting vector objects from Illustrator
  • Adding the Illustrator logo
  • Saving your file for use outside of Photoshop
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Creating Images for the Web and Application Design

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Optimizing graphics for on-screen presentation
  • Resizing the image
  • Adjusting the image size
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter to an image
  • Selecting the best image format
  • Choosing the right file format
  • Choosing the best file format for your image
  • Saving images as JPEGs
  • Choosing the quality of a JPEG
  • Previewing your image
  • Creating a transparency effect in a JPEG image
  • Saving your settings
  • Saving images as GIFs
  • Optimizing the GIF image
  • Using the color table
  • Adding a matte to a GIF
  • Animating a GIF
  • Saving as a PNG
  • Slicing an image
  • Creating slices
  • Changing the attributes of the slices
  • Saving slices out of Photoshop
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 11: Zipping it up with Automation Tools

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • What is an action?
  • Creating a simple action
  • Creating your own action
  • Adding an Image Size and a Save action
  • Playing your action
  • Editing your script to change settings
  • Creating a Droplet
  • Using a Droplet
  • Using the Panorama feature in Photoshop
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Using actions in Button mode
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 12: Using Photoshop for 3D

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Creating 3D objects
  • Creating primitives
  • Extruding paths
  • Extruding 3D text
  • Viewing and transforming 3D objects
  • Working with 3D camera tools
  • Using the 3D object tools
  • Object appearances
  • Lighting
  • Materials
  • Changing the properties of the extruded text
  • Rendering
  • Textures and painting
  • Adding texture to a 3D object
  • Painting a 3D object
  • Using Photoshop 3D in production workflows
  • Working with custom meshes
  • Downloading external 3D content
  • Self study
  • Creating multiple Smart Objects
  • Working with Illustrator files
  • Review

 

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