Mastery of Adobe Photoshop CS4 requires a solid foundation in the fundamental tools and techniques used by the pros to create eye-popping effects, achieve stunning visuals. Our Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials online course is intended for the beginner to intermediate user as a guide through comprehensive tutorials on color correction, layout techniques, special effects and image touch up. This series will give you the confidence and know-how to achieve fantastic results using Photoshop CS4 new interface and enhanced tools.
The updates to Photoshop CS4 include the Adjustments and Masks panel, the 3D commands, annotations and an improved interface. In addition you will learn non-destructive color effects and color correction, how to set file format and image compression for use on the web and how to create and apply special effects.
By the time youve finished watching you will be proficient will the skills required for managing and manipulating images in Photoshop. You will know all about photo retouching, color correction and how to use the Quick Mask mode, work with selections, resize images and many more valuable and time saving techniques to use when working with Photoshop CS4.
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS4 (55 min)
Exploring the Toolbox The New CS4 Applications Bar & the Options Bar Exploring Panels & Menus Creating & Viewing a New Document Customizing the Interface Setting Preferences Zooming & Panning an Image Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grids Undoing Steps with History Adjusting Color with the New Adjustments Panel The New Masks Panel & Vibrance Color Correction Command The New Note Tool & the Save for Web & Devices Interface The New Auto-Blend & Auto-Align Layers Commands The New 3D Commands
Chapter 2: EXPLORING ADOBE BRIDGE (16 min)
Browsing Images in Bridge Metadata, Keywords & Filters Building Collections & Smart Collections Moving, Copying & Renaming Images
Chapter 3: RESIZING & CROPPING IMAGES (29 min)
Understanding Pixels & Resolution The Image Size Command Interpolation Options Resizing for Print & Web Cropping & Straightening an Image Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH BASIC SELECTIONS (38 min)
Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool Using the Magic Wand & Free Transform Tool Selecting with the Regular & Polygonal Lasso Tools Combining Selections Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool Using the Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge Modifying Selections
Chapter 5: GETTING STARTED WITH LAYERS (55 min)
Understanding the Background Layer Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers Locking & Merging Layers Copying Layers, Using Perspective & Layer Styles Filling & Grouping Layers Introduction to Blending Modes Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill Creating & Modifying Text
Chapter 6: PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP (43 min)
Using the Brush Tool Working with Colors & Swatches Creating & Using Gradients Creating & Working with Brushes Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools Painting with Selections
Chapter 7: PHOTO RETOUCHING (31 min)
The Red Eye Tool The Clone Stamp Tool The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool The Spot Healing Brush Tool The Color Replacement Tool The Toning & Focus Tools Painting with History
Chapter 8: INTRODUCTION TO COLOR CORRECTION (25 min)
Color Spaces & Color Modes The Variations Command The Auto Commands Adjusting Levels Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers
Chapter 9: USING QUICK MASK MODE (13 min)
Quick Mask Options Painting a Selection Saving & Removing a Selection from the Background
Chapter 10: WORKING WITH THE PEN TOOL (18 min)
Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool Creating Straight & Curved Paths Creating Combo Paths Creating a Clipping Path
Chapter 11: CREATING SPECIAL EFFECTS (27 min)
Getting Started with Photoshop Filters Smart Filters Creating Text Effects Applying Gradients to Text
Chapter 12: EXPORTING YOUR WORK (16 min)
Saving with Different File Formats Saving for Web & Devices Printing Options Credits
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Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
Running Time: 7.2 Hours
Platform: Windows & MAC OS
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Project Files: Included
Presented by Adobe Certified Expert Martin Perhiniak.
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