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Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Mastery

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Sharpen your Photoshop skills by learning advanced techniques from industry expert Deke McClelland.

Sharpen your Photoshop skills by tackling more advanced Photoshop techniques. This is the third course in a comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClelland. One-on-One teaches you what you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that works best for you. In this installment, Deke helps you attain mastery at the premiere image editing program by familiarizing you with some of its more advanced features. Learn new shortcuts, how to assign and convert color profiles, how to customize the Photoshop toolbox and menus, and how to create trendy, dynamic Twirl art. Plus, Deke explains how to turn a photo into a dot drawing, eliminate halos with the Minimum filter, edit videos in Photoshop, and much more.


  • Welcome to One-on-One
31. Shortcuts and Customization
  • Becoming a lean, mean, imaging machine
  • Loading my custom dekeKeys shortcuts
  • Your new custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Restoring Photoshop default shortcuts
  • Photoshop panel and toolbox shortcuts
  • Top-secret tricks for shortcut enthusiasts
  • Five pro-level Preferences settings
  • Customizing Photoshop menus
  • Customizing the Photoshop toolbox
  • Choose your color space: sRGB or Adobe RGB
  • Upgrading from sRGB to Adobe RGB
  • Assigning and converting color profiles
32. Creative Smart Filtering
  • Delving the Filter menu to great effect
  • Applying a dynamic Wave filter
  • Rendering type in smoke
  • Creating a realistic pointillism effect
  • Giving your painting texture with Emboss
  • Creating a high-color High Pass effect
  • Hunting down seams with the Offset filter
  • Turning a cityscape into a tiny planet
  • Integrating and shading your tiny planet
  • Creating trendy, dynamic Twirl art
  • Creating symmetrical Twirl art
  • Switching out the image in a dynamic effect
  • Upping the resolution of dynamic artwork
  • Fragmenting a photo through ribbed glass
  • Distorting an image with the Glass filter
33. Blur and Noise
  • Blur and noise focus your attention
  • Adding depth of field with Field Blur
  • Masking a Blur Gallery effect
  • Enhancing a Smart Filter mask
  • Matching natural noise with the Blur Gallery
  • Introducing noise with Field Blur
  • Light Bokeh and Bokeh Color
  • Painting with randomly fluctuating colors
  • Creating a blurry vignette with Iris Blur
  • Backing off a Blur Gallery filter
  • Creating a fake miniature with Tilt Shift
  • Simulating motion with the Path Blur filter
  • Creating elliptical motion with Spin Blur
  • Reducing noise in Camera Raw
  • Sharpening fine detail in Camera Raw
  • Rounding and blurring letterforms
  • Turning a photo into a dot drawing
  • Creating a high-resolution dot drawing
34. Masks and Calculations
  • Using the image to select itself
  • A quick refresher on layer masking
  • Initiating a mask as an alpha channel
  • Deploying an alpha channel as a layer mask
  • Introducing the Calculations command
  • Masking a subject set against black or white
  • Saving alpha channels to the TIFF format
  • Painting contrast with the Overlay mode
  • Eliminating halos with the Minimum filter
  • Restoring details with the History brush
  • Masking a subject against a green screen
  • Enhancing and inverting a mask with Levels
  • Painting away color fringing
  • Immersing an image in its new environment
  • Masking wispy, voluminous, untamed hair
  • Preserving very fine hair details
  • Compositing hair to match a new background
35. The Pen Tool
  • Tracing an image, point-by-point
  • Introducing the Paths panel
  • The Freeform and standard Pen tools
  • Adding and deleting anchor points
  • Starting a path outline with an ellipse
  • Drawing smooth and cusp points
  • Deploying path outlines as a vector mask
  • Combining a layer mask with a vector mask
  • Brushing along a path outline
  • Adding to an existing vector mask
  • Perfecting hair inside a vector mask
  • Bolstering hair with an Overlay layer
  • Drawing perfect eye masks
  • Duplicating and masking entire groups
  • Masking with vector-based letterforms
36. Panoramas and Stitching
  • Creating ultra high-resolution imagery
  • Introducing the Photomerge command
  • Understanding the Layout settings
  • Auto-aligning and auto-blending photos
  • Merging, cropping, and scaling a panorama
  • Correcting a distorted horizon
  • Retouching and enhancing a panorama
  • Assembling a vertical, interior panorama
  • Stitching together scanned artwork
  • Using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
37. Editing Videos
  • Why edit video in Photoshop?
  • Loading video clips into Photoshop
  • Creating gradually fading transitions
  • Activating some useful keyboard shortcuts
  • Adding text to your video
  • Combining your text into video groups
  • Adding motion to text, or any other layer
  • Adding soundtracks and voiceovers
  • Exporting and examining your video
  • Editing an existing video composition
  • Splitting a clip at the playhead
  • Adding a clip to the beginning of a track
  • Applying smart filters to a video clip
38. Layer Comps and Artboards
  • Advanced layer options
  • Introducing layer comps
  • Creating a dynamic layer comp
  • Updating broken layer comps
  • Using layer comps to compare blend settings
  • Introducing artboards
  • Creating and cropping a new artboard
  • Adding and duplicating artboards
  • Moving layers in and out of artboards
  • Alignment and artboard-specific guides
  • Exporting artboards as independent assets
  • 17 pages of Photoshop keyboard shortcuts
  • Exporting artboards to a multipage PDF
39. Using the Libraries Panel
  • Collaborating with coworkers and the cloud
  • Introducing the Libraries panel
  • Retrieving, duplicating, and sharing assets
  • Collaborating with the help of smart objects
  • Collecting styles in the Libraries panel
  • Auto-extracting assets into a new library
  • Editing cloud-based library assets
  • Updating modified or missing assets
  • Sharing an asset created in Illustrator
40. Actions and Batch Processing
  • Several incentives to recording actions
  • Introducing the Actions panel
  • Recording a simple but practical action
  • Modifying and playing a specific step
  • Customizing settings during playback
  • Adding steps to an existing action
  • Actioning a consistent image resolution
  • Modifying an adjustment and adding Save As
  • Actioning the creation of flat CMYK files
  • Batch-processing an entire folder of images
  • Saving and loading your actions
  • Goodbye

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Deke McClelland

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