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Courses - Photoshop 102
Description: Using Photoshop
Running Time: 74 minutes
Pre-Requisites: Photoshop 101 strongly recommended
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We use Photoshop 7 in this class, but the lessons are valid for just about every version of Photoshop, including Elements. The concepts are the same regardless of Photoshop version.
 
This class picks up where we left off with Photoshop 101. We spend a good deal of time editing an old photograph of a house. We'll crop it, adjusting color and contrast, and make it look like new. We'll also teach you more with selections, and show you some of the useful tools, like the dodge tool, sponge, and more.

First, I'm going to show you how to load up a picture and crop off the parts you don't want. Here's the before image:

And here's the after. As you can see, we got rid of all the junk around the house, and straightened it out.

Next, we'll learn how to adjust contrast and color levels.

Now we're left with a more natural looking sky and lawn.

Next we'll use the Dodge Tool to bring out some of the features in this picture. Notice how you can make out more of the detail in the bushes.

You'll learn more selection tricks, such as using the eliptical marquee tool, resizing while selecting, clearing an area, transform, and scaling and copying an object.

You'll learn about the Nudge technique, and learn much more about the Magnetic Lasso tool, transformations, perspective, and the Magic Wand.

 

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Richard on 1/1/2007:  This class picks up where we left off with Photoshop 101. We spend a good deal of time editing an old photograph of a house. We'll crop it, adjusting color and contrast, and make it look like new. We'll also teach you more with selections, and show you some of the useful tools, like the dodge tool, sponge, and more. Cropping, Color Management, Dodge, Sponge, Unsharp, Selections, Transformations, Magic Wand, Eraser, more. Please note that the sample files for this class can be found here: /photoshop/102
Suzanne Brown on 12/29/2011: Simple instructions and just enough info. I look forward to playing around with it.
Fernando Chavez on 3/27/2014: Hi Richard, I'm confused as to how to download the sample files used in this and other tutorials, onto my computer to use. I'm using 2 screens, 1 with my version of PS open & the other open with the theater & tutorial running.
The settings are at: Access/Normal
Player/Windows, My Courses only: Yes.
I don't know if that helps but I thought that it couldn't hurt. Please let know if I'm missing the obvious, which I do usually. Your help is always appreciated.
Thanks, Fernando Chavez

Reply from Richard Rost:

The videos play in the Theater. You can download the PDF handbook from the Theater. The sample database files are all located on the Student Databases page. Yes, I want to eventually have these files show right up in the Theater too, but that's a project for another day. Some of these files have passwords which you can find on your MY COURSES page (same as the course download password).

 

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