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Photoshop CC Non-destructive Methods to Enhance Creativity

by Dave Cross

It can be challenging to experiment in Photoshop, given the linear nature of the program. This course will teach you a range of non-destructive tools and techniques that give the creative freedom to experiment and craft beautiful images. Software required: Photoshop CC.

What you'll learn

Although it's possible to create amazing images in Photoshop, you may have discovered that the software isn't really built for true experimentation and creativity. This is because by nature, Photoshop works in a linear manner - and this can be very limiting when it comes to experimenting. In this course, Photoshop CC Non-destructive Methods to Enhance Creativity, you'll learn methods that give you virtually unlimited freedom to experiment and let your creative juices flow. First, you'll cover the drawback of relying on the History Brush and Panel, and multiple undos. Next, you'll explore how to leverage Smart Filters and Smart Objects for creative experimentation. Finally, you'll learn about the power of using Adjustment Layers and Camera Raw Smart Objects, and how to use lessor-known layer blending options to open up more creative choices. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a wide range of skills to implement non-destructive methods in Photoshop, that will allow you to focus on being creative with virtually unlimited freedom to experiment. Software required: Photoshop CC.

About the author

For over 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Dave has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor, and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, Adobe MAX, and is a frequent instructor on CreativeLive. In 2009, Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

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