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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 2 of 118

Bridge vs. Lightroom


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 2 of 118

Bridge vs. Lightroom


Lesson Info

Bridge vs. Lightroom

So now let's get into an introduction to photo shop. This is where if you ever want toe read through a Photoshopped technique or watch a video about photo shop, that's not an absolute beginning. One. This will get you started. I'll show you how to do things like open files saved them a navigate around your document and the photo shop interface. So the main thing is, we're gonna learn the big picture before we get into the details of Photoshopped. Now, before we really open Photoshopped, though, I want to talk about where I'm gonna be viewing my images before I open them, because I'll have to be able to compare multiple images and decide which ones worth opening. And I'm going to do that in one of two programs not in photo shop itself, but in either adobe bridge or adobe Light room. Bridge comes with Photoshopped, so if you have access to photo shop, you should be able to download bridge for Free Hunt adobes website or through the creative cloud app that you used to update Photoshopped.

The second program you could use would be adobe light room in light room is different than bridge in that it's a cataloging program. Cataloguing means that if I end up viewing any images and light room, those air images that it's gonna keep track of. So even if I don't have the originals with me later on, I can still view those images and organize them. Anyway. Let's look at the difference between the two programs, so you get a sense for wind. Might I use one versus the other? So first off, Adobe Camera Raw is what we're going to use to adjust images when we first opened about and Adobe Light Room has the same functionality has adobe camera when it comes to adjusting pictures. So if you ever see me do something in a screen that I call Adobe Camera and you have light room, you could do it there instead because the names of the adjustment sliders will be identical. Then both bridge and light room convicts play the contents of a folder, and we're going to use that to preview our images so we can see nice big previews before we end up opening them. But bridges going to show files that light room would ignore, and that would be light room is only going to show you images that means photographs or things that are similar to photographs. If I use bridge, though, I can see illustrations from Adobe Illustrator. I can see page layouts from in design. I can see pdf files and other content that would be totally ignored by Adobe Light Room. And therefore, if I worked with a lot of adobe products, I might want to end up using bridge whenever I'm not viewing my photographs, and I'll use light room when I want to look at my are kind of all the photos have captured but light room catalogues your photos, and that means you're not going to just pointed out a folder and see what's there. That's what bridge does. Instead, light room. You have to import your pictures when you import him. It doesn't actually put them into light room in that it leaves them the original locations wherever you want. A storm doesn't force you to change that, but the main thing is it creates thumbnail images in large previews that its stores and a catalog file that makes it so I can disconnect the big hard drive that contains all of my images. I have one that contains over 200, images that's at home in Florida. Well, I didn't bring it with me, and I can still view all 200,000 pictures. And that's only because light room catalog those files in its stores preview images of what they look like Bridge is incapable of that bridge. Can Onley show me images that I could have active access to where the hard drive that contains the originals is attached to my computer? But that's one of the reasons why I choose to organize my images and light room, because I can view those images even when I don't have the originals with me. So light Room has the potential to completely replace two pieces of software that I'm gonna be using during this class. And that would be Adobe bridge and adobe camera raw. Any time you see me in those two programs, know that if you own light room, I might end up using it as an alternative. But any time I have non photo files or I'm working with files that are not my own, they're not files that I'm ever gonna wanna look out in the future. Instead, a friend just brought up some images, wants me to glance at him and maybe do a quick fix on them. And after that, I'm never going to want to see him again. Well, I wouldn't want those kinds of images to clutter up my light room catalogue, and therefore I would use Adobe Bridge temporarily just for those kinds of images. So just in general, if you unlike room, feel free to use it. Any time you see me in bridge or adobe camera raw and I'll show you what camera rise. Once we get onto the lesson about that, then something you should be aware of before you get into photo shop because you're going to see me doing things and photo shop that might be different than the way you accomplish things if you've already been in there a bit. So there's always more than one way of doing things in photo shop, and you don't have to know them all. Instead, you want to find the one method that you're comfortable with, and it might not be crazily inefficient because you don't want to be going too slow and Photoshopped. But the main thing is, you first find comfort, then if he only is Photoshopped every once in a while, let's say once or twice a month. Then most of the time you're going to do the manual method for things that means if there is ah, menu, you need to go to the top of your screen and choose something. You'll manually do it with your mouse. But if you use Photoshopped daily all the time, then you want to get more into efficiency. And because if you use a feature five or 10 times a day, then you're going to start concentrating unlearning keyboard shortcuts. And so all usually share it with you both. The manual method for those that are not gonna remember keyboard shortcuts. And then I'll feed you the keyboard char cut, and that will end up making it so you might want to review the videos. If you're new to photo shop the first time going through, you're just trying to get a feeling for where everything is located and you're doing everything manually. Second time through, you got used to the manual method, and then you can speed yourself up with the keyboard shortcuts. But over time The goal usually is to discover the most efficient method for doing something so you can be quick in photo shop and to find the method that gives you the highest quality. And it takes time before you can end up discovering that. So you start off with what you're comfortable with, but in the end you end up with what's best.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


a Creativelive Student

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The short lessons makes it easy to find things. Clear explanations, structured content, great examples, handbook plus practice images - this class is worth x10 the price! I have seen many of Ben's classes and I'm so happy you created this one, love it

Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!