Introduction to Photoshop CS5

In this collection of lessons, we will learn the fundamental tools, techniques, and workflows for Photoshop CS5. Software required: Photoshop CS5 and later.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
11h 54m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Introduction to Photoshop CS5
Diving in Head First with a Mini-project 12m Continuing the Mini-project 13m Overview of the Interface and UI 13m Creating, Opening, and Saving Files 10m Opening and Managing Multiple Files at Once 5m Utilizing Workspaces 5m Understanding Photoshop's Rulers, Grids, and Guides 11m Understanding Resizing and Resampling 14m Navigating a Photoshop Document 9m Cropping an Image 10m Straightening an Image with the Ruler Tool 7m Making Selections with Marquee Tools 11m Making Selections with the Lasso Tools 9m Using Quick Selection Tools 8m Refining and Modifying Selections 9m Making Selections with Quick Mask Mode 9m Saving and Loading Selections 7m Selecting Ranges of Colors 12m Using the Move Tool and Some of the Shortcuts Associated with It 9m Aligning and Distributing the Contents of Layers 6m Layers Panel Basics 16m Using Adjustment and Fill Layers 13m Enhancing an Image with Layer Styles 9m Saving Custom Styles 8m Working with Smart Objects 13m Undos and the History Panel 13m Transforming with the Move Tool 10m Using Perspective and Warp Transformations 8m Using Content Aware Scaling 8m Understanding Puppet Warp Transformations 8m Reading Photoshop's Histogram 11m Adjusting an Image's Brightness and Contrast 5m Adjusting the Tonal Range of an Image with Levels 10m Adjusting the Hue and Saturation of an Image 14m Adjusting the Color Balance of an Image 5m Adjusting the Tonal Range of an Image Using Curves 13m Understanding Gradient Maps 5m Converting a Color Image to Black and White 8m Understanding Document Color Modes and Color Settings 9m Understanding Background and Foreground Colors as Well as the Color Picker 9m Choosing and Managing Colors with the Color and Swatch Panels 8m Using the Eyedropper Tool and Color Sampling Workflows 10m Filling Selections with the Paint Bucket 8m Filling with Content Aware and from History 6m Using and Customizing Gradients 13m Understanding the Basics of Brushes 11m Customizing Brush Dynamics in the Brush Panel 11m Defining a Custom Brush Preset 11m Painting with Natural Bristle Brushes 5m Blending Colors with the Smudge Tool 8m Blending Colors with the Mixer Brush 8m Painting in Time with the History Brush 8m Repairing an Image with the Healing and Spot Healing Brushes 10m Duplicating Pixels with the Clone Stamp Tool 8m Dodging and Burning an Image 9m Enhancing an Image with the Sponge Tool 5m Erasing Tools and Workflows 12m Hiding Information in an Image Using Layer Masks 11m Refining a Mask to Increase It's Precision 10m Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool and Freeform Pen Tool 14m Creating Shapes with the Shape Tools 5m Using the Custom Shape Tool 8m Working with Vector Masks 8m Working with Clipping Masks 5m Adding and Formatting Text on an Image 15m Browsing Filters in Photoshop's Filter Gallery 8m Blurring an Image with Filters 7m Sharpening an Image with Filters 13m Stacking Filters with Smart Filters 8m Using the Liquify Filter in Photoshop 11m Beginning a Second Mini-project 9m Finishing Our Second Mini-project and Conclusion 11m
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
11h 54m
Description

In this collection of lessons, we will learn the fundamental tools, techniques, and workflows for Photoshop CS5. It can safely be said that Photoshop is truly the backbone of the computer graphics industry. From video games to movies and every area in between, I would estimate that Photoshop is the most commonly used application by working professionals in any creative field. Now learning how to use a program like Photoshop can seem like a daunting task, I completely understand. Let me assure you of this, throughout this course, my goal is to teach you the tools, concepts, and workflows you will need to succeed with Photoshop. Not only this, but I will break them down so that they are easy to understand. We will dive in and learn about every key area, providing you with a solid foundation. It's important to me that you not only learn the basics of Photoshop but that you also develop good habits when it comes to this truly amazing application. Software required: Photoshop CS5 and later.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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