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Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: Design

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Explore Photoshop CC 2018 from a design perspective. Learn how to leverage the popular program's tools and features to make your digital images look their best.

Photoshop is a powerful program used across many industries, from art and design to scientific imaging. In Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: Design, Julieanne Kost created a course specifically for designers, with the goal of removing technical barriers so you can master this complex technology and start creating as soon as possible.

Photoshop CC boasts tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements—all while maintaining the highest-quality output. In this course, Julieanne demonstrates how to efficiently perform common design tasks, including editing images, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as layers, filters, blending modes, 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 Objects
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, 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. Pen Tool
  • The Curvature Pen tool
  • Pen tool basics
  • Drawing curved path
  • Drawing complex path
  • Drawing a shape
6. Fill Layers and Blend Modes
  • Using color, gradient, and pattern fill
  • Apply blend modes to layers and groups
7. 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
8. Type Essentials
  • Exploring headline, or point, type
  • Using leading, kerning, and tracking
  • The glyph panel
  • Adding fonts from Typekit
  • Working with paragraph, or area, type
  • Font match: Latin fonts
  • Adding type along a path
  • Converting text to shape layers
  • Emoji, SVG, and variable fonts
9. Painting Essentials
  • Brush essentials
  • Creating a custom scatter brush
  • Creating symmetrical brush strokes
  • The mixer brush
  • Saving and organzing brushes
  • Painting along a path
10. Working with Libraries
  • Libraries panel essentials
  • Creating a library from a document
  • CC Libraries Linked Smart Objects
  • Sharing libraries
  • Working with Adobe Stock
11. Artboards
  • Creating artboards
  • Adding content to artboards
  • Tips and shortcuts for artboards
  • Saving and exporting artboards
12. Exporting Files and Sharing Images
  • Save photos with Image Processor
  • Quick share images to social media
  • Quickly exporting images
  • Basic PDF presentations in Photoshop
  • Next steps

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Julieanne Kost

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