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Photoshop for Photographers: The Essentials

via CreativeLive


Overwhelmed by Photoshop? Ready to start editing your photos more efficiently? Join creativeLIVE for a three-day course that will give you an in-depth understanding of the Photoshop skills every photographer should know.

Award-winning photographer Ben Willmore has taught hundreds of thousands of photographers worldwide how to harness the power of Photoshop, and he’s ready to share his unique insights and style with you. You’ll learn about optimizing images, sharpening, retouching, black and white conversion, directing the viewer's eye, and much more. Ben will take the guesswork out of Photoshop by covering which menus and tools are essential -- and which you’re better off ignoring.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the core, everyday Photoshop skills that every photographer needs to produce professional-grade work.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2


  • Adobe Bridge: Basic Navigation
  • Adobe Bridge: Organizing Images
  • Camera Raw: Basic Sliders
  • Camera Raw: Adjusting for Exposure
  • Camera Raw: Adjusting for Contrast and Color
  • Camera Raw: Localized Adjustments
  • Camera Raw: Optimizing an Image
  • Photoshop: Work Flow Options
  • Photoshop: Resolution
  • Photoshop: Quick Overview
  • Photoshop: Black and White
  • Photoshop: Focus Bracketing
  • Photoshop: Panorama Stitching
  • Photoshop: Curves
  • Photoshop: Curves Continued
  • Photoshop: Shadows and Highlights
  • Photoshop: Curves for Colors
  • Photoshop: Hue and Saturation
  • Photoshop: Adjustment Layers
  • Photoshop: Adjustment Layers Before and After
  • Photoshop: Layers
  • Photoshop: Layers - FX and Masks
  • Photoshop: Compositing
  • Camera Raw and Photoshop: Retouching
  • Photoshop: Retouching Continued
  • Photoshop: Content Aware, Selective Focus
  • Photoshop: Textures With Layer Masks
  • Photoshop: Creative Treatments
  • Finishing Techniques and Workflows
  • Finishing Techniques and Workflows Continued

Taught by

Ben Willmore


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