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Photoshop CC 2019 One-on-One: Mastery

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Time to jump that final hurdle! Join reigning expert Deke McClelland as he shows you how to master Photoshop, the world’s most powerful vector-based drawing software.

Discover how to be the best Photoshop user you know with reigning expert Deke McClelland. In this final installment of his comprehensive three-part One-on-One series, Deke explains how Photoshop works at its highest level. Get around Photoshop more quickly by loading dozens of new and revised keyboard shortcuts. Experience the power of Smart Filters, dynamic effects, and such seemingly mundane (but secretly awesome) topics as blur and noise. Discover how to mask images with the Calculations command, and manipulate paths with the Pen tool. Learn how to assemble 360° panoramas, edit videos, and work with such exotic features as layer comps, artboards, libraries, and actions. Leave each chapter with a sense of real accomplishment that you can apply to your own marketable, eye-popping artwork.

For the 2019 version, Deke has added all-new tutorials and exercise files, so there's something new for even long-time fans.


  • Welcome to One-on-One
31. Shortcuts and Customization
  • Becoming a lean, mean, imaging machine
  • Loading my custom dekeKeys shortcuts
  • Welcome to the dekeKeys PDF docs
  • My favorite new and remapped shortcuts
  • Restoring Photoshop default shortcuts
  • Tool and panel shortcuts
  • Top-secret tricks for shortcut enthusiasts
  • Five pro-level Preferences settings
  • Customizing Photoshop menus
  • Customizing the Photoshop toolbox
  • Choose your color space: sRGB or Adobe RGB?
  • Upgrading from sRGB to Adobe RGB
  • Assigning and converting color profiles
32. Creative Smart Filtering
  • Delving the Filter menu to great effect
  • Introducing the Wave filter
  • Rendering fire-hot smoke type
  • Creating a realistic pointillism effect
  • Giving your painting texture with Emboss
  • Creating a high-color High Pass effect
  • Hunting down seams with the Offset filter
  • Turning a cityscape into a tiny planet
  • Integrating and shading your tiny planet
  • Creating trendy, dynamic twirl art
  • Creating symmetrical twirl art
  • Switching out the image in a dynamic effect
  • Upping the resolution of dynamic artwork
  • Fragmenting a photo through ribbed glass
  • Distorting an image with the Glass filter
33. Blur and Noise
  • Blur and noise focus your attention
  • Adding depth of field with Field Blur
  • Masking a Blur Gallery effect
  • Enhancing a Smart Filter mask
  • Matching natural noise with the Blur Gallery
  • Introducing noise with Field Blur
  • Light Bokeh and Bokeh Color
  • Painting with randomly fluctuating colors
  • Creating a blurry vignette with Iris Blur
  • Backing off a Blur Gallery filter
  • Creating a “fake miniature” with Tilt-Shift
  • Simulating motion with the Path Blur filter
  • Creating elliptical motion with Spin Blur
  • Reducing noise in Camera Raw
  • Sharpening fine details in Camera Raw
  • Texture versus clarity and sharpening
  • Rounding and blurring letterforms
  • Turning a photo into a dot drawing
  • Creating a high-resolution dot drawing
34. Masks and Calculations
  • Using the image to select itself
  • A quick refresher on layer masking
  • Initiating a mask as an alpha channel
  • Deploying an alpha channel as a layer mask
  • Introducing the Calculations command
  • Masking a subject set against black or white
  • Saving alpha channels to the TIFF format
  • Painting contrast with the Overlay mode
  • Eliminating halos with the Minimum filter
  • Restoring details with the History Brush
  • Masking a subject against a green screen
  • Enhancing and inverting a mask with Levels
  • Painting away color fringing
  • Immersing an image in its new environment
  • Masking wispy, voluminous, untamed hair
  • Preserving very fine hair details
  • Compositing hair to match a new background
35. The Pen Tool
  • Tracing an image, point by point
  • Introducing the Paths panel
  • Changing the appearance of your paths
  • Freeform, Curvature, and Pen tools
  • Adding and deleting anchor points
  • Starting a path outline with an ellipse
  • Drawing smooth and cusp points
  • Deploying path outlines as a vector mask
  • Combining a layer mask with a vector mask
  • Brushing along a path outline
  • Adding to an existing vector mask
  • Perfecting hair inside a vector mask
  • Bolstering hair with an Overlay layer
  • Drawing perfect eye masks
  • Duplicating and masking entire groups
  • Masking with vector-based letterforms
36. Multi-Image Panoramas
  • Creating ultra-high-resolution imagery
  • Introducing the Photomerge command
  • Understanding the Layout settings
  • Auto-aligning and auto-blending photos
  • Correcting a distorted horizon
  • Creating a raw panorama in Camera Raw
  • Troubleshooting a panorama in Camera Raw
  • Assembling a vertical, interior panorama
  • Stitching together scanned artwork
  • Creating a 360° spherical panorama
  • Correcting details inside a 360° panorama
  • Removing lens flares in a 360° panorama
37. Layer Comps and Artboards
  • Advanced layer options
  • Introducing layer comps
  • Creating a dynamic layer comp
  • Updating broken layer comps
  • Using layer comps to compare blend settings
  • Introducing artboards
  • Creating and cropping a new artboard
  • Adding and duplicating artboards
  • Moving layers in and out of artboards
  • Alignment and artboard-specific guides
  • Exporting artboards as independent assets
  • 17 pages of Photoshop keyboard shortcuts
  • Exporting artboards to a multipage PDF
38. Using the Libraries Panel
  • Collaborating with coworkers and the cloud
  • Introducing the Libraries panel
  • Retrieving, duplicating, and sharing assets
  • Collaborating with the help of Smart Objects
  • Collecting styles in the Libraries panel
  • Auto-extracting assets into a new library
  • Editing cloud-based library assets
  • Updating modified or missing assets
  • Sharing an asset created in Illustrator
39. Actions and Batch Processing
  • Several incentives to recording actions
  • Introducing the Actions panel
  • Recording a simple but practical action
  • Modifying and playing a specific step
  • Customizing settings during playback
  • Adding steps to an existing action
  • Actioning a consistent image resolution
  • Modifying an adjustment and adding Save As
  • Actioning the creation of flat CMYK files
  • Batch processing an entire folder of images
  • Saving and loading your actions
  • Until next time

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