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Courses - Photoshop 103
Description: Using Photoshop
Running Time: 64 minutes
Pre-Requisites: Photoshop 102 strongly recommended
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 102. We'll teach you a lot more about Layers, and different layering techniques.

First, we'll take this picture and cut out the eagle using our selection tools...

Then we'll paste him into a different picture of some sand dunes, but we'll put him on his own layer.

With the eagle separated on his own layer, we can further manipulate either layer (the eagle or the background) without effecting the rest of the picture.

We'll learn about layer opacity and luminosity settings to make the eagle look like a ghost and to darken the whole image.

Next we'll add a text layer and I'll show you all kinds of new tricks and techniques for working with text in Photoshop, such as how to give your text this Background Glow appearance.

We'll then spend a good deal of time working with Masks and Channels. I'll teach you what these are, and how and why you want to use them.

For our in-class project, we'll take a photograph of some kids sitting on rocks by the beach, use a mask to isolate them, and change the background so it appears to be a sponge-painting. Then, we'll pull some rocks out of the foreground of a different photograph, and use a Layer to isolate them and place them in the foreground of this image. It's a real neat effect.

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