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Photoshop 101


1. Introduction (2:39)

   Objectives
   Pre-Requisites
   Versions used
   Goals
   How to Learn

2. What is Photoshop (5:04)
   Parts of the Screen
   Working with Palettes
   Moving Palettes to the Palette Well
   Minimizing, Closing, Opening

3. Opening Images (5:08)
   Sample Images
   Closing an Image
   Using the File Browser
   Docking the File Brower in the Palette Well
   Open Recent

4. Creating a New Image (11:34)
   File, New
   Blank White Image
   Brush Tool
   Tool Preset Picker
   Changing Foreground/Background Colors
   Brush Sizes
   What is a Pixel?
   Opacity
   Mode: Multiply, Normal
   Changing Color with the Color Palette
   Swatches
   Eyedropper

5. Editing Existing Images (10:11)
   Removing Shadow
   Undo
   Step Backward
   Step Forward
   Control Key Shortcuts
   Revert
   Changing Opacity to Thin Out Brushstrokes
   Flow Settings
   Spatter Brushes
   Airbrush Button

6. Editing Small Details (13:41)
   Zooming In and Out
   Navigator Palette
   Zoom Slider
   Hand Tool
   Fit on Screen
   Actual Pixels
   Save as a Copy
   File Formats & Extensions
   Image Formats: PSD, BMP, GIF, JPG
   Tips on Editing File Types
   Saving Graphics for the Web

7. Text & Layers (11:04)
   Adding Text to your Images
   Changing Text Color
   Changing Attributes (font, size, etc)
   Moving Text with the Move Tool
   Resizing a Text Box
   Rotating Text
   Changing Text Color with Eyedropper
   What is a Layer?
   Background Layer
   Layer Palette
   Deleting a Layer
   Duplicating Layers
   Resizing your Canvas
   Hiding Layers

8. Selections (11:51)
   Rectangular Marquee Tool
   Moving the Selected Region
   Elliptical Marquee Tool
   Lasso Tool
   Polygonal Lasso Tool
   Zooming in to Make your Selection
   Magnetic Lasso Tool
   Deselect
   Magic Wand Tool
   Magic Wand Settings: Tolerance
   Selecting Non-Contiguous Regions
   Copy & Paste

9. Review (2:23)
   Review Topics
   Skills Check
   Whats Next?

Photoshop 102


0. Welcome

   Topics Covered
   Pre-Requisites
   Versions
   Class Web Site
   Sample Files

l. Cropping
  
Opening by Dragging to Photoshop
   Using the Crop Tool
   Cropping Shield
   Resizing/Moving the Cropping Shield
   Rotating the Cropping Shield
   Save As

2. Colors
  
Adjusting the Contrast Levels
   Manually Adjusting Levels
   Auto Levels
   Auto Color Adjustments
   Replace Color
   Hue, Saturation, Lightness
   Replacing Color in a Selected Area
   Adding Colors to your Selection
   Fuzziness

3. Dodge
  
Using the Dodge Tool
   Sponge Tool
   Changing Brush Size
   Saturate/Desaturate
   Unsharp Mask Filter

4. Selections
  
Basic Selection Tools
   Rectangular Marquee Tool
   Moving the Marquee
   Move Tool
   Deselect
   Eliptical Marquee Tool
   Resizing While Selecting
   Making a Perfect Circle
   Make a Circular Selection Starting from Center
   Clearing an Area
   Duplicating a Selection
   Transform
   Scaling (Resizing) an Object

5. Nudge
  
Nudge your Selection
   Nudge Objects
   Magnetic Lasso Tool
   Transformations
   Flip Horizontal
   Rotate
   Skew
   Distort
   Perspective
   Manual Fastening Points
   Fastening Point Frequency
   Deleting Fastening Points

6. Magic Wand
  
Selecting with the Magic Wand
   Deselecting around an Object
   Using the Eraser Tool

7. Review
   Review Topics

Photoshop 103


0. Intro
Introduction

1. Layers 1
Opening files
Moving image from one file to another
Creating multiple layers
Renaming layers
Coloring layers
Hiding Layers
Removing background fragments

2. Layers 2
Creating another layer
Resizing layers
Changing opacity
Changing luminosity
Linking layers
Free transform
Transforming multiple layers
Why save as a psd image
Adding shadow with a gradient layer

3. Text Layers
Adding text
Text effects - glow, stroke, pattern fill
Editing text
Flattening your file

4. Masks 1
Making a selection
Working with a Quick Mask
Saving Mask to Alpha Channel
Editing the Channel
RGB Channels
Setting the Active channel

5. Masks 2
Loading a mask
Inverting a selection
Using the Extract Command
Free transforming selection
Applying a sponge filter

6. Review
Review Topics

Photoshop 201


0. Intro
Introduction

1. Clone Stamp Tool
We'll use the Clone Stamp Tool to "clone" the background of an image onto a different spot. We'll clean up the brownish discoloration on the "little boy" picture.

2. Healing Brush
Learn how the Healing Brush can blend two areas together. We'll use it to fix the discoloration on the "little boy's" face.

3. Patch Tool
Use the Patch Tool to fix scratches on pictures, such as the Niagara Falls photo. We'll also use it to completely remove unwanted images from our pictures, like the boy in the background at the Falls.

4. Pattern Stamp Tool 1
We'll learn how to create our own patterns, and to use those patterns to "stamp" or draw out areas with a particular look and feel. We'll use it to correct the "little boy's" sweater.

5. Pattern Stamp Tool 2
We'll continue working with the Pattern Stamp Tool. We'll make a another pattern and use it to remove the glare from the wood panelling on the "Couple" photo.

6. Remove Red Eye
We'll learn how to remove red eye from the "Wedding" picture. We'll also discuss removing "Green" eye from cats, and we'll even remove a "black" eye from a little boy.

7. Review
Review Topics

Photoshop 202


0. Introduction


1. Getting Started
Restoring Default Photoshop Settings
Custom Workspaces
Brush Presets & Tips

2. Brush Options
Brush Opacity
Wet Edges
Shape Dynamics
Size Jitter, Angle Jitter
Color Dynamics, Color & Hue Jitters
Opacity & Flow Jitter
Smoothing
SHIFT-key to stay horizontal / vertical
SHIFT-click to draw lines between two points
Eraser Tools
Background Eraser Tool
Magic Eraser Tool
Pencil Tools

3. Color
Changing Foreground & Background Colors
Web Safe Colors
Hue, Saturation, Brightness
Changing the RGB Manually
HTML Codes for Colors
Color Swatches, Reset Swatches
Painting Colors Onto Swatches Palette
Eyedropper Tool, Sample Size
Brush Modes: Normal, Multiply, Dissolve, Darken, Lighten, Difference

4. Manipulating Paint
Blur
Sharpen
Smudge
Sponge
Dodge
Burn

5. Landscape 1
Setting a Blue Sky background
Create a Cloud Layer
Draw Clouds: Big Soft Brush, Low Opacity, White
Bring in the Moon picture on its own layer
Free Transform to resize the Moon
Layer Mode: Lighten
Layer Opacity
Bring in the Star picture
Creating a Background Grass Layer
Grass brush shapes
Grass dynamics (jitter, scatter, count, etc.)
Creating a Tree Outline layer
Fill in with paint using the Paint Bucket tool
Layer: Lock Transparent Pixels
Tree Highlights Layer
New Layer... Group With Previous Layer

6
. Landscape 2
Blur tool to smooth the tree edges and highlights
Bracket keys [ ] to increase / decrease brush sizes
Drawing leaves, leaf dynamics
Foreground grass layer
Drawing a mountain
Locking layers together when you move them
Burning the leaves and mountain

7. Landscape 3
Add a lake
Dodge in some highlights
Make the moon's reflection in the water
Adding some small branches to the tree
Sliding layers up and down
Adding texture to look like a chalk painting
Filter > Textures > Texturizer > Canvas
Light Direction
Texturizing each layer

8. Review

Photoshop 203


1. Paths From Selections
What is a Path
Select > Inverse
Convert selection to path
Make Work Path
Tolerance
Making a Selection from a Path
Feather Radius
Saving as a PSD file for Path Info

2. Paths By Hand
Using the Pen Tools
Click to create Path corner points
Click and drag for smooth points
Path handles
Bezier Curves
Practice drawing paths
Delete path
Closing a path
Leaving a path open

3. Editing Paths
Pen Tools
Freeform Pen Tool
Add Anchor Point Tool
Delete Anchor Point Tool
Convert Point Tool
Path Selection Tool
Direct Selection Tool

4. Using Paths
Filling a Path
Stroking a Path
Vector Mask Tools
Rectangle Tool
Rounded Rectangle Tool
Elipse Tool
Polygon Tool
Line Tool
Custom Shape Tool
Shape Layers
Fill Pixels

5. Path Tool Options
Add to Path Area
Subtract from Path Area
Intersect Path Areas
Exclude Overlapping Path Areas
Add Shape to Custom Shapes Palette

6. Softball Poster, Part 1
Gradient Tool (Linear, Radial)
Making a Softball Diamond
Making a Softball Path Pattern
Adding stars

7. Softball Poster, Part 2
Creating Warped Text
Making Custom Text with a Path

Photoshop 204


1. Sharpen Filters
Sharpen blurry pictures
Sharpen
Sharpen More
Sharpen Edges
Unsharp Mask
Radius
Tolerance
Using Fade

2. Blur Filters
Blur wrinkles from faces
Select people with magnetic lasso
Invert selection to get background
Save selection
Blur background images to demphasize
Adding a motion blur to sports picture
Radial blur
Smart Blur

3. Artistic Filters
Colored Pencil
Cutout
Dry Brush
Film Grain
Fresco
Neon Glow
Paint Daubs
Palette Knife
Plastic Wrap
Poster Edges
Rough Pastels
Smudge Stick
Sponge
Underpainting
Watercolor

4. Brush Strokes Filters
Accented Edges
Angled Strokes
Crosshatch
Dark Strokes
Ink Outlines
Spatter
Sprayed Strokes
Sumi-e

Photoshop 205


1. Sketch Filters
Bas Relief
Chalk & Charcoal
Charcoal
Chrome
Conte Crayon
Graphic Pen
Halftone Pattern
Notepaper
Plaster
Photocopy
Reticulation
Stamp
Torn Edges
Water Paper

2. Distort Filters
Diffuse Glow
Displace
Displacement Map
Glass
Ocean Ripple
Pinch
Spherize
ZigZag
Polar Coordinates
Ripple
Shear
Twirl
Wave

3. Pixelate Filters
Mosaic
Color Halftone
Facet
Fragment
Crystallize
Mezzotint
Pointilize

4. Noise Filters
Add Noise
Despeckle
Dust & Scratches
Median

5. Render Filters
3D Transform
Clouds
Difference Clouds
Lens Flare
Lighting Effects

6. Stylize Filters
Diffuse
Emboss
Extrude
Find Edges
Glowing Edges
Solarize
Trace Countour
Tiles
Wind

7. Texture Filters
Craquelure
Grain
Mosaic Tiles
Patchwork
Stained Glass
Texturizer

Photoshop 206


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