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Photoshop 2020 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Master the fundamentals of Photoshop 2020. In this course, Photoshop expert Deke McClelland shows you everything you need to know, in the order you need to know it.

Go one-on-one with world-renowned Photoshop expert Deke McClelland. The first of a three-part series, this course is your chance to master the fundamentals of Photoshop as you’ve never seen them before. It's everything you need to know, in the order you need to know it, complete with eye-popping imagery and practical advice. Best of all, it’s been completely updated for Photoshop 2020, the 30th anniversary edition of the program. Deke shows how to crop and straighten photographs, adjust brightness and contrast, correct color cast, and retouch portraits. You can also learn such skills as editing nondestructively with layers, making complex selections, developing photos in Camera Raw, and preparing photos for print. Come with questions, leave with answers—and a real sense of accomplishment.


  • Welcome to One-on-One
1. Open
  • How image editing begins
  • Opening from the Windows desktop
  • Opening from the Macintosh Finder
  • Closing one or more images
  • The home screen
  • The Open command
  • Opening from Adobe Bridge
  • Opening an image in Camera Raw
2. Navigate
  • Let me show you around
  • Zooming in and out
  • Using the more precise Zoom tool
  • Reassigning Spotlight and Siri on Mac
  • Five ways to zoom continuously
  • Scrolling (panning)
  • Bird's eye and other scrolling tricks
  • Switching between open images
  • Cycling between screen modes
  • Using the Navigator panel
  • Panels and workspace: Do not skip!
  • Resetting and updating workspaces
  • A few important preferences
3. Layers
  • The layered composition
  • Introducing the Layers panel
  • Converting flat background to a layer
  • "Jumping" an image onto a new layer
  • Flipping and scaling a layer
  • Adding a vector-based layer
  • Creating a basic layer mask
  • Clipping one layer inside another
  • Merging two layers into one
  • Auto-Select and the Move tool
  • Inverting a layer mask
  • Adding depth with layer effects
  • Softening a mask with Feather
  • Three ways to copy and paste layers
  • Auto-zooming one or more layers
4. Save
  • The many ways to save
  • Five essential things to know about saving
  • Revert, auto-save, and more
  • Saving layers to the native PSD format
  • The Maximize Compatibility option
  • Saving a flatprint image to TIFF
  • Saving an interactive image to PNG
  • Saving a flat photograph to JPEG
  • Saving a cloud-based PSDC file
5. Brightness
  • Introducing luminance
  • How luminance works
  • The three Auto commands
  • Auto-correcting photographs
  • Auto Brightness/Contrast
  • Custom Brightness/Contrast
  • Applying a dynamic adjustment layer
  • Adjustment layer tips and tricks
  • Adjustment layers and blend modes
  • Introducing the Histogram
  • Putting the Histogram to use
  • Isolate an adjustment with a layer mask
6. Balance
  • Color cast versus color harmony
  • Identifying the color cast of a photo
  • Correcting a color cast automatically
  • Using the Color Balance command
  • Revisiting the last-applied settings
  • Correcting white balance in Camera Raw
  • When Camera Raw disappoints
  • Adjusting a color cast with Photo Filter
  • Applying Auto Color nondestructively
7. Develop
  • Introducing Camera Raw
  • Camera Raw basics
  • Working with a developed image
  • Capture raw, convert to DNG
  • Correcting for lens distortion
  • Exposure and Contrast
  • Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks
  • Working with Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze
  • Opening and editing multiple images
  • The real purpose of the White Balance tool
8. Color
  • Hue, saturation, and “vibrance”
  • Color = Hue + Saturation
  • How Vibrance works
  • Adjusting Vibrance in Photoshop
  • Deleting color sample markers
  • Adjusting Vibrance in Camera Raw
  • Introducing Hue/Saturation
  • Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
  • Selectively adjusting colors in Camera Raw
9. Select
  • The selective power of Photoshop
  • Selection and Move tool basics
  • Selecting an elliptical object
  • Using the Paste Into command
  • Using the Copy Merged command
  • Add, subtract, and intersect selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Using the three Lasso tools
  • Painting with Quick Selection tool
  • Using the Object Selection tool
10. Crop
  • Too many pixels
  • Introducing the Photoshop Crop tool
  • Cropping without deleting any pixels
  • Aspect ratio and other tricks
  • Working with the reference point
  • Finessing a crop with Canvas Size
  • Using Content-Aware crop
  • Two ways to use the Straighten tool
  • Straightening with the Ruler tool
  • Cropping away all transparent pixels
  • Cropping and straightening in Camera Raw
  • Using the Perspective Crop tool
  • Cropping everything outside the canvas
11. Paint
  • Learning to paint
  • Introducing the Brush tool
  • Painting pressure-sensitive brushstrokes
  • Changing the size and hardness on the fly
  • Previewing size and hardness
  • Opacity vs. Flow
  • Erasing with the tilde key
  • Roundness, Angle, and the arrow keys
  • Using the Smoothing options
  • Painting with automated symmetry
  • Rotating and resetting your view
  • Using an iPad as a Sidecar tablet
12. Retouch
  • Your best face forward
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush
  • Healing to an independent layer
  • Using the standard Healing Brush
  • Using the Clone Source panel
  • Rotating the source pixels
  • Restoring blown highlights
  • Using the Patch tool
  • Shift-clicking to heal in straight lines
  • The Dodge and Sponge tools whiten teeth
  • Camera Raw’s Spot Removal tool
13. Resolution
  • How digital images work
  • Image size and resolution
  • Introducing the Image Size command
  • Common resolution standards
  • Upsampling vs. real high-resolution data
  • Changing the print resolution
  • Downsampling for print
  • Downsampling for email and photo sharing
  • The seven interpolation settings
  • Real-world rules for downsampling
  • Upsampling with Preserve Details 2.0
14. Print
  • Print from RGB, not CMYK
  • Using my customizable printer test file
  • The Print command and color management
  • Print size and position
  • Using printer-specific options on the PC
  • Using printer-specific options on the Mac
  • Brightening your image for print
  • Description and printing marks
  • Establishing a borderless bleed
15. Web
  • Free-range images
  • Assigning copyright and contact info
  • Copyrighting multiple images at a time
  • How color works on the web
  • Quick Export as PNG
  • Quick Export as JPEG
  • Introducing the old-school Save for Web
  • Saving an 8-bit GIF or PNG
  • Saving an animated GIF file
  • Exporting vector-based layers as SVG
  • Exporting multiple layers and groups
  • Until next time

Taught by

Deke McClelland

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