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Foundations of Adobe Photoshop CC

via CreativeLive


Join Dave Cross in this beginner friendly class starting at the very basics with Adobe® Photoshop® CC. You’ll learn how to begin navigating the software and what the best practices and work habits are to approach different projects.

Dave will cover:

  • Working non destructively on your files
  • How to resize, crop, and straighten images
  • Using layers with basic layer examples
  • Adding text, color, and painting to images
  • How to retouch and adjust images using selections and masks
  • Learn how to use the tools you need to create the image you want. Dave will demonstrate using sample workflows that take you through projects from start to finish.

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Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


  • Class Introduction
  • Navigating Around Photoshop
  • Best Practices in Photoshop
  • Photoshop Tools Overview
  • How to Use the Zoom Tool
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • How To Work Non-Destructively
  • Importing Files to Photoshop
  • Saving Files in Photoshop
  • Use Camera Raw With Photoshop
  • Use Lightroom with Photoshop
  • Sizing Files In Photoshop
  • Changing Canvas Size
  • Cropping An Image
  • Straightening An Image
  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Introduction To Layers
  • Why Use Layers?
  • The Layers Panel
  • Basic Layer Examples
  • Free Transform
  • Use Opacity with Layers
  • Layer Styles Overview
  • Opacity Vs. Fill With Layers
  • Working With Type
  • Blend If Modes With Layers
  • Making Selections
  • What Is A Layer Mask?
  • Introduction To Color & Painting
  • Painting With The Brush Tool
  • How To Adjust Images
  • Retouching Images
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Smart Objects
  • Editing Smart Objects
  • Workflow Suggestions

Taught by

Dave Cross

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