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Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp

via CreativeLive


Adobe® Photoshop CC® is a valuable tool for photographers, but it can also be intimidating. In this all-inclusive 20 lesson course, you’ll go from opening the program for the first time to creating images that really stand out. Join Blake Rudis, Photoshop expert and founder of f64 Academy, as he shows you how to maximize your use of Photoshop. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Class Introduction & Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Setup Interface, Cropping and Layers
  • Layer Tools, Masks, Selections, Clean-Up Tools and Shapes & Text
  • Smart Objects, Transforming, Actions, Filters, and Editing Video
  • Custom Creative Effects, Natural Retouching, Portrait Workflow, Landscape Workflow, and Composite Workflow

Don’t let the many aspects of Photoshop prevent you from maximizing your use of this amazing app. Blake will help you develop the confidence to use your imagination and create the images that you will be proud to share with your clients.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2018


  • Bootcamp Introduction
  • The Bridge Interface
  • Setting up Bridge
  • Overview of Bridge
  • Practical Application of Bridge
  • Introduction to Raw Editing
  • Setting up ACR Preferences & Interface
  • Global Tools Part 1
  • Global Tools Part 2
  • Local Tools
  • Introduction to the Photoshop Interface
  • Toolbars, Menus and Windows
  • Setup and Interface
  • Adobe Libraries
  • Saving Files
  • Introduction to Cropping
  • Cropping for Composition in ACR
  • Cropping for Composition in Photoshop
  • Cropping for the Subject in Post
  • Cropping for Print
  • Perspective Cropping in Photoshop
  • Introduction to Layers
  • Vector & Raster Layers Basics
  • Adjustment Layers in Photoshop
  • Organizing and Managing Layers
  • Introduction to Layer Tools and Blend Modes
  • Screen and Multiply and Overlay
  • Soft Light Blend Mode
  • Color and Luminosity Blend Modes
  • Color Burn and Color Dodge Blend Modes
  • Introduction to Layer Styles
  • Practical Application: Layer Tools
  • Introduction to Masks and Brushes
  • Brush Basics
  • Custom Brushes
  • Brush Mask: Vignettes
  • Brush Mask: Curves Dodge & Burn
  • Brush Mask: Hue & Saturation
  • Mask Groups
  • Clipping Masks
  • Masking in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Practical Applications: Masks
  • Introduction to Selections
  • Basic Selection Tools
  • The Pen Tool
  • Masks from Selections
  • Selecting Subjects and Masking
  • Color Range Mask
  • Luminosity Masks Basics
  • Introduction to Cleanup Tools
  • Adobe Camera Raw
  • Healing and Spot Healing Brush
  • The Clone Stamp Tool
  • The Patch Tool
  • Content Aware Move Tool
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Custom Cleanup Selections
  • Introduction to Shapes and Text
  • Text Basics
  • Shape Basics
  • Adding Text to Pictures
  • Custom Water Marks
  • Introduction to Smart Objects
  • Smart Object Basics
  • Smart Objects and Filters
  • Smart Objects and Image Transformation
  • Smart Objects and Album Layouts
  • Smart Objects and Composites
  • Introduction to Image Transforming
  • ACR and Lens Correction
  • Photoshop and Lens Correction
  • The Warp Tool
  • Perspective Transformations
  • Introduction to Actions in Photoshop
  • Introduction to the Actions Panel Interface
  • Making Your First Action
  • Modifying Actions After You Record Them
  • Adding Stops to Actions
  • Conditional Actions
  • Actions that Communicate
  • Introduction to Filters
  • ACR as a Filter
  • Helpful Artistic Filters
  • Helpful Practical Filters
  • Sharpening with Filters
  • Rendering Trees
  • The Oil Paint and Add Noise Filters
  • Introduction to Editing Video
  • Timeline for Video
  • Cropping Video
  • Adjustment Layers and Video
  • Building Lookup Tables
  • Layers, Masking Video & Working with Type
  • ACR to Edit Video
  • Animated Gifs
  • Introduction to Creative Effects
  • Black, White, and Monochrome
  • Matte and Cinematic Effects
  • Gradient Maps and Solid Color Grades
  • Gradients
  • Glow and Haze
  • Introduction to Natural Retouching
  • Brightening Teeth
  • Clean Up with the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Cleaning and Brightening Eyes
  • Advanced Clean Up Techniques
  • Introduction to Portrait Workflow & Bridge Organization
  • ACR for Portraits Pre-Edits
  • Portrait Workflow Techniques
  • Introduction to Landscape Workflow & Bridge Organization
  • Landscape Workflow Techniques
  • Introduction to Compositing & Bridge
  • Composite Workflow Techniques
  • Landscape Composite Projects
  • Bonus: Rothko and Workspace
  • Bonus: Adding Textures to Photos
  • Bonus: The Mask (Extras)
  • Bonus: The Color Range Mask in ACR

Taught by

Blake Rudis

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