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Introducing Photoshop

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Photoshop is one of the most powerful imaging and graphic design applications on the planet. And it’s equally complex. This beginner’s guide will get you up and running in no time.

You know that Adobe Photoshop is a singularly powerful image editor and graphic design software, trusted by professionals of all stripes around the world. But as with any powerful application, getting started can be a challenge. In this short course, world-renowned Photoshop expert (and author of the original Photoshop for Dummies) Deke McClelland teaches you the most essential stuff you need to know, in the order you need to know it. Learn how to navigate the Photoshop interface, create highly accurate selection outlines, work with layers and type, retouch photographs, and export your images for use on the web and mobile devices. Believe it or not, Photoshop can be fun. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to start using Photoshop to create your own photorealistic artwork and designs.


Photoshop Wants to Be Your Friend
  • A bright and confident beginning
1. The Image File
  • Welcome to the Home screen
  • Using the Open command
  • Opening an image from the desktop
  • Opening an image from Bridge
  • Introducing the Photoshop interface
  • Zooming in and out
  • Using the Hand and Zoom tools
  • Understanding selections and layers
2. Selections and Masks
  • Using the Rectangular Marquee tool
  • Using the Elliptical Marquee tool
  • Freeform and straight-sided lassos
  • The Select > Subject command
  • Pasting a selection in place
  • Using the Object Selection tool
  • Converting a selection to a layer mask
  • Refining a layer mask
3. The Wonders of Layers
  • Copying and duplicating images
  • Modifying the opacity value
  • The three essential blend modes
  • Creating a double-exposure effect
  • Cropping and straightening
  • Applying an adjustment layer
  • Painting on an independent layer
  • Select All, Copy Merged
  • Dropping out whites or blacks
  • Scale, rotate, and move
  • Applying a layer effect
  • Zooming in on a layer
4. Working with Type
  • Setting up guidelines
  • Creating text inside a frame
  • Formatting text from the Properties panel
  • Creating and aligning big display type
  • Blending text with a photograph
  • Curving type and adding perspective
  • Separating text onto a new layer
  • Hiding, moving, and dismissing guides
5. Clone, Heal, and Content-Aware
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Cloning to an independent layer
  • Cloning vs. healing
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush
  • The Content-Aware Fill command
  • Adjusting the Color Adaptation setting
  • Flipping and rotating the source
6. Saving and Exporting
  • Saving a layered PSD file
  • Saving to cloud documents
  • Adding a copyright and URL
  • Quick Export as PNG
  • Using the Export As command
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Taught by

Deke McClelland

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