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Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Photography

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Learn how to use Photoshop CC 2017. Master the Photoshop features and techniques that are most useful for photography, from tonal adjustments to retouching.

Whether you're an experienced photographer or someone who has just recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your photographs. In Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Photography, Julieanne Kost focuses on Photoshop's most powerful features and techniques specifically for photographers, with the goal of removing technical barriers so you can master the technology, start creating as soon as possible, and quickly get the results you want.

Photoshop CC picks up where Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom leave off, and is loaded with tools and features that can help take your photography to the next level. This course demonstrates the most efficient and nondestructive ways to perform essential editing tasks, including retouching, color and tonal correction, compositing multiple photographs, and adding creative effects—all while maintaining the highest-quality images. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of features such as layers, Smart Objects, adjustment layers, blend modes, fill layers, filters, layer masks, and painting as well as master other features that make Photoshop the most popular and powerful image-editing software on the market.


  • Welcome
  • What you need to know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Creative Adjustment Layer Techniques
  • Dodging and burning with Curves
  • Tinting images using adjustment layers
  • Cross-process and split-tone effects
  • Photographic toning techniques
  • Using a color lookup table unify images
  • Powerful posterization techniques
2. Solid Color and Gradient Fill Layers
  • Creating a hand-tinted look with fill
  • Making a color wash with a gradient fill
3. Retouching Essentials
  • Smoothing and evening skin
  • Brightening eyes and lightening teeth
  • Reducing wrinkles with a Healing Brush
  • Body sculpting with Liquify
4. Combining Multiple Images
  • Adding a texture to a photo
  • Adding a deckled-edge effect
  • Swapping heads in a family portrait
  • Combining images from an action sequence
  • Creating a panorama in Photoshop
  • Creating a double-exposure effect
5. Working with Smart Objects
  • Duplicating Smart Objects
  • Replacing the contents of a Smart Object
6. Essential Filters for Photographers
  • Artistic filters overview
  • Creating a soft glow with grain
  • Remove dust and scratches
  • Remove wide-angle distortions
  • Creating a Tilt Shift effect
  • Creative blurring along path
  • Adding flames to a photograph
7. Painting Essentials
  • The Oil Paint filter
  • Art History brush
  • Natural media brushes
  • Creating a custom brush for masking
  • The Mixer Brush
8. Type, Shapes, and Layer Effects and Styles
  • Type essentials
  • Creating a transparent watermark
  • Adding a keyline around an image
  • Displaying a photo inside a shape
9. Artboards and Libraries
  • Artboard essentials
  • Using the libraries to store content
10. Exporting Files and Sharing Images
  • Saving photos using Image Processor
  • Creating basic contact sheets
  • Quickly exporting images
  • Next steps

Taught by

Julieanne Kost

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