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Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: The Basics

via LinkedIn Learning


Master the core features of Photoshop CC 2019. This course covers key concepts that all Photoshop users should know, regardless of how they use the program.


  • Welcome to the essentials of Photoshop
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Opening Files
  • Opening documents in Photoshop
  • Opening files into Photoshop from Bridge
  • Opening files from Lightroom
  • Starting with Adobe Camera Raw
2. Documents and Navigation
  • A tour of the Photoshop interface
  • Working with multiple documents
  • Panning and zooming documents
  • Viewing with different screen modes
3. Customizing the Photoshop Interface
  • Arranging the panels you use most often
  • Switching and saving workspaces
  • Customizing the toolbar
  • Modifying keyboard shortcuts for speed
4. Digital Image Essentials
  • Understanding file formats
  • Choosing color modes and bit depth
  • Understanding color space
  • Understanding what document size you need
  • Changing document size
  • Multiple undo and the History panel
  • Saving documents
5. Cropping, Straightening, and Adjusting Canvas Size
  • Using the Crop tool
  • Straightening a crooked image
  • Cropping to the perfect size
  • Increasing canvas size
  • Auto-fill with Content Aware Crop
6. Layers
  • Exploring layer basics
  • Loading, selecting, transforming, and aligning
  • Working with layer groups
  • Merging and flattening layers
7. Color and Brush Essentials
  • Color basics
  • Brush options
8. Working with Layer Masks
  • Layer mask essentials
  • Using gradients to blend images
9. Making Selections
  • Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
  • Combining selections
  • Quick select and layer mask touch-ups
  • Selecting soft edge objects using Select and Mask
  • Using Select and Mask to refine a hard edge selection
  • Making selections based on color and focus
10. Local Pixel Editing and Retouching
  • Removing distracting elements with the Healing Brush and Patch tools
  • The magic of Content-Aware Fill, Move, and Scale
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Removing larger elements from an image
11. Blend Mode Essentials
  • Getting to know the blend modes
12. Smart Object Essentials
  • Smart Object basics
  • Opening a raw image as a Smart Object
13. Essential Transformations
  • Scaling, skewing, and rotating layers with Free Transform
  • Correcting perspective
14. Adjustment Layer Essentials
  • Introducing adjustment layers
  • Understanding the Histogram
  • Refining dynamic range using Levels
  • Adjusting local color and contrast using Curves
  • Changing vibrance, hue, and saturation
  • Custom black and white conversions
  • Limiting adjustments with clipping masks
15. Essential Filters
  • Overview of filters
  • Applying filters non destructively with Smart Filters
  • Sharpening images
  • Applying Camera Raw as a filter
  • Applying filters to multiple layers
  • Next steps

Taught by

Julieanne Kost


4.5 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 205 ratings

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