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Now that you have some basic experience working with Photoshop, it’s time to take your knowledge and ability to the next level.
Prepare to dive in head first and tackle some of Photoshop’s most powerful tools. Discover best practices for that every photographer and retoucher will benefit from. Never look at layers and their endless amount of adjustments the same way again. Take your knowledge to an intermediate level in Photoshop with this tutorial.
Skills You Will Learn
- Brush Tool
More image data. More image options.
Discover the full potential living inside your images. When you capture and import higher quality (RAW) images into Photoshop there is an entirely new world of options at your fingertips. These images capture data that you can only see when you work with the right tools. That’s where we come in.
Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)
It is highly recommended to shoot with your camera in RAW mode allowing you to capture 16-bit images. 16-bit images allow for much more flexibility when editing. In order to open a 16-bit RAW image in Photoshop, you have to use Adobe Camera RAW (ACR). We provide an entire section teaching how to use ACR.
Correct White Balance and Exposure
Learn the best methods for color and exposure correction while working in Adobe Camera RAW with a 16-bit image. Reveal the hidden potential that’s waiting for you within your images.
When light travels through glass it bends and changes direction causing image distortion. These effects are especially noticeable when shooting with a wide angle lens. Learn how to correct lens distortion (barrel distortion) and vignetting to achieve a more realistic image.
Create Presets to Save Time
Stop wasting time making the same image adjustments over and over. Learn how to create presets to save time by applying the same adjustments to any image or group of images instantly.
Maximize your layers AND your time.
Photoshop offers many options when it comes to adjusting your layers. In the Photoshop 201 Phlearn PRO Tutorial we take you step-by-step through every adjustment you will ever need. What’s more is you will learn how to make Photoshop work for you—saving you time to create more awesome images.
Learn Every Adjustment Layer
Adjustment layers allow you to change color, exposure and more. Plus, they are non-destructive which allows you to easily go back and change their effects. There are countless adjustment layers to choose from which is why there is an entire section teaching adjustment layers.
Create and Script Patterns
Learn how to create patterns from scratch in Photoshop using any shape. Once you create a pattern, learn how to fill your image with different variations of the pattern. You will be amazed at what you can do with patterns in Photoshop.
Save Time with Actions
Actions allow you to save time by recording your steps in Photoshop. Once you record a sequence of steps, you can apply the exact same sequence to any image. Creating actions can be tricky because they need to work on different images. Learn the best way to create and use actions in Photoshop.
Retouch, Quick and Simple
Learn simple retouching techniques that you can use on any portrait. We focus on making a big difference in a short amount of time. Work on what matters without wasting time on what doesn’t.
Shape and style pixels like a pro.
Set your images apart from the standard out-of-camera images by manipulating pixels in a totally new way. Explore the vast library of filter and manipulation effects that can be achieved through the power of Photoshop. We’ve tested them all to create this tutorial so you’ll learn all the best methods for each.
Photoshop offers hundreds of filters to enhance your images. Some of them are made to give your images an artistic spin, others are used for photo enhancement. Learn how to use the complete library of Photoshop filters to reach new heights with your images.
Blur and Sharpen
When it comes to enhancing your photos, blurring and sharpening are the most commonly used filters. Each method offers many options and tools. Learn the theory behind using blur and sharpen to create more stunning effects in your images.
Use Smart Filters
Smart filters offer an advantage over regular filters because they can be edited at any time. Imagine never being stuck with your original choice! You will also learn how to create smart objects in addition to the best practices for using smart filters.
Enhance with Liquify
Liquify is an extremely powerful image transformation filter. With this tool you can push and pull pixels and reshape photos. Learn to properly harness the power of the liquify tool to keep your images looking their best.
Become a Rembrandt of Photoshop.
Photoshop comes packed with an impressive library of brushes. The only thing more impressive is knowing how to use them all properly and even create your own custom brushes. Follow along and discover what each detail mean and how to make the adjustments you need to get the right effect for your image.
Create Custom Brushes
The brush tool is among most powerful tools in Photoshop. Learn how to use advanced brush options and how to create your own custom brushes. Custom brushes are excellent for advanced retouching and adding special effects to your images.
Use Flow and Opacity
Most Photoshop users are familiar with opacity which controls the transparency of your brush stroke or layer. Flow works in a similar manner, but operates more like a natural brush would. Learn the differences and how to use both flow and opacity together to gain more control.
Advanced Brush Options
Dive deep into advanced brush options and be amazed at what you can accomplish with the brush tool. There are thousands of different brush combinations and we show you how to harness the power of them all.
Dodge and Burn
Learn advanced dodging and burning techniques to make your subjects really stand out. Go in-depth with the included portrait example to learn which areas should be lightened and darkened for maximum impact.
There’s a whole world of possibilities beyond the commonly used retouching tools and methods. Discover the immense power of combining and adjusting multiple layers. See what you can accomplish when you fully utilize Layer FX, blending modes and textures.
The Layer FX dialog is as powerful as it is complex. There are many options to consider when adding Layer FX to a layer that we dedicate a section to learning them. Give your images that little, or big, something extra that will be sure to set them apart.
Learn All Blending Modes
Blending modes are an essential part of photo and graphics manipulation in Photoshop. For instance, if you have a black and white image you can make all the black areas disappear instantly just by changing the blend mode to Screen. Discover how each of these modes will change your images so you never have to guess again.
Combine and Remix Techniques
Textures are a great way to add visual interest to your images. Learn how to combine different techniques to create stunning effects in Photoshop. Once you have the base knowledge down, you can mix and match multiple techniques to create something completely new.
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