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Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design

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Learn Photoshop. Julieanne Kost explores Photoshop CC 2017 from a design perspective, with an emphasis on layout, graphics, typography, shapes, and color.

Photoshop is a powerful program used across many industries, from art, photography, film, and design to law enforcement and scientific imaging. In Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design, Julieanne Kost created a course specifically for designers, with the goal of removing technical barriers so you can master the technology, start creating as soon as possible, and quickly get results.

Photoshop CC is loaded with tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. This course shows the most efficient ways to perform common design tasks, including layout, image editing, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects and master features such as layers, artboards, libraries, adjustment layers, filters, blending modes, layer effects, typography, custom brushes, vector masks, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.


  • Welcome
  • What you need to know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Working with Smart Objects
  • Replacing the contents of a Smart Object
  • Duplicating Smart Objects
  • Linked vs. embedded Smart Object
2. Creative Transformations for Designers
  • Warping images
  • Vanishing Point to paste in perspective
  • Puppet Warp
  • Perspective Warp
  • Using Liquify to reshape an object
3. Essential Filters for Designers
  • Tilt Shift and Iris and Field blur effects
  • Motion effects for spinning objects
  • Emulating traditional drawing techniques
  • Placing a pattern along a path
  • Creating custom trees
4. Basic Shape Layers
  • Using the Shape tools
  • Strokes, fills, and effects for shapes
  • Modifying and combining shapes
  • Instances of a shape with Live Shape
  • Using shapes as vector masks
  • Adding texture to a shape
5. Fill Layers and Blend Modes
  • Using color, gradient, and pattern fill
  • Apply blend modes to layers and groups
6. Essential Layer Effects and Styles
  • Applying layer effects and styles
  • Creative layer effect styles
  • Save and apply layer effects and styles
  • Adding layer styles to groups
  • How to scale layer styles
  • Casting a shadow on the ground
7. Type Essentials
  • Exploring headline (point) type
  • Using leading, kerning, and tracking
  • The Glyphs panel
  • Adding fonts from Typekit
  • Working with paragraph (area) type
  • Font match (Latin fonts only)
  • Adding type along a path
  • Converting text to shape layers
8. Painting Essentials
  • Natural media brushes
  • Creating a custom brush
  • The Mixer Brush
  • Save tool and brush presets
  • Painting along a path
9. Working with Libraries
  • Library panel essentials
  • Creating a library from a document
  • Working with Linked Smart Objects in CC LIbraries
  • Sharing libraries
  • Working with Adobe Stock
10. Artboards
  • Creating artboards
  • Adding content to artboards
  • Tips and shortcuts for artboards
  • Saving and exporting artboards
11. Exporting Files and Sharing Images
  • Saving photos with Image Processor
  • Quickly exporting images
  • Basic PDF presentations in Photoshop
  • Next steps

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Julieanne Kost

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