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Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: Photography

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Learn the Photoshop features and techniques that are most applicable to photography, from tonal adjustments to retouching.

Photoshop is a complex, and at times, intimidating product. In this course, Julieanne Kost reviews the basics of digital imaging to empower photographers to quickly get the image results they want. Julieanne gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including retouching and removing distracting elements, creatively using adjustment layers, and combining multiple images. Along the way, she shares how to work with type, Smart Objects, and artistic filters; create custom brushes; use the libraries to store content; quickly export and share images; and more.


  • 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 to unify images
  • Powerful posterization techniques
2. Solid Color and Gradient Fill Layers
  • Create a hand tinted look with fill
  • Make a color wash with a gradient fill
3. Retouching Essentials
  • Smoothing and evening skin
  • Brightening eyes and lightening teeth
  • Reduce 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 a 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 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
  • Save photos using Image Processor
  • Creating basic contact sheets
  • Quickly exporting images
  • Quick share images to social media
  • Next steps

Taught by

Julieanne Kost


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