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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Overview of Bridge Workspace

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Lesson Info

4. Overview of Bridge Workspace

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

04:05
2

Bridge vs. Lightroom

06:39
3

Tour of Photoshop Interface

18:21
4

Overview of Bridge Workspace

07:42
5

Overview of Lightroom Workspace

11:21
6

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

08:19
7

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:10
8

Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders

13:09
9

Developing Raw Images

30:33
10

Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs

09:12
11

How to Save Images

03:37
12

Using the Transform Tool

04:48
13

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

06:03
14

Selection Tools

05:55
15

Combining Selection Tools

07:37
16

Using Automated Selection Tools

17:34
17

Quick Mask Mode

05:07
18

Select Menu Essentials

21:28
19

Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

13:00
20

Align Active Layers

07:29
21

Creating a New Layer

06:15
22

Creating a Clipping Mask

03:02
23

Using Effects on Layers

11:24
24

Using Adjustment Layers

16:44
25

Using the Shape Tool

04:39
26

Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool

04:39
27

Masking Multiple Images Together

15:15
28

Using Layer Masks to Remove People

10:50
29

Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky

10:04
30

Adding Texture to Images

09:11
31

Layering to Create Realistic Depth

05:35
32

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:29
33

Optimizing Grayscale with Levels

10:59
34

Adjusting Levels with a Histogram

03:37
35

Understanding Curves

06:18
36

Editing an Image Using Curves

18:41
37

Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment

07:19
38

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

07:14
39

Editing with Blending Modes

08:04
40

Color Theory

05:59
41

Curves for Color

16:52
42

Hue and Saturation Adjustments

08:59
43

Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment

13:33
44

Match Colors Using Numbers

16:59
45

Adjusting Skin Tones

05:25
46

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

10:52
47

Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush

07:53
48

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

06:51
49

Retouching with the Healing Brush

04:34
50

Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools

13:07
51

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

03:42
52

Clone Between Documents

13:19
53

Crop Tool

10:07
54

Frame Tool

02:59
55

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

08:14
56

Paint Brush Tools

13:33
57

History Brush Tool

06:27
58

Eraser and Gradient Tools

03:06
59

Brush Flow and Opacity Settings

04:17
60

Blur and Shape Tools

11:06
61

Dissolve Mode

09:24
62

Multiply Mode

15:29
63

Screen Mode

14:08
64

Hard Light Mode

14:54
65

Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes

11:31
66

Smart Filters

11:32
67

High Pass Filter

13:40
68

Blur Filter

05:59
69

Filter Gallery

07:42
70

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

04:43
71

Combing Filters and Features

04:45
72

Select and Mask

20:04
73

Manually Select and Mask

08:08
74

Creating a Clean Background

21:19
75

Changing the Background

13:34
76

Smart Object Overview

08:37
77

Nested Smart Objects

09:55
78

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

09:08
79

Replace Contents

06:55
80

Raw Smart Objects

10:20
81

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

12:59
82

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

05:42
83

Panoramas

13:15
84

HDR

11:20
85

Focus Stacking

04:02
86

Time-lapse

11:18
87

Light Painting Composite

08:05
88

Remove Moire Patterns

06:11
89

Remove Similar Objects At Once

09:52
90

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

05:46
91

Replace a Repeating Pattern

06:50
92

Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel

10:27
93

Remove an Object with a Complex Background

07:49
94

Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes

12:27
95

Warping

11:03
96

Liquify

14:02
97

Puppet Warp

12:52
98

Displacement Map

10:36
99

Polar Coordinates

07:19
100

Organize Your Layers

11:02
101

Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss

02:59
102

Layer Style: Knockout Deep

12:34
103

Blending Options: Blend if

13:18
104

Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image

06:27
105

Layer Comps

08:30
106

Black-Only Shadows

06:07
107

Create a Content Aware Fill Action

08:46
108

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

07:42
109

Create an Antique Color Action

13:52
110

Create a Contour Map Action

10:20
111

Faux Sunset Action

07:20
112

Photo Credit Action

05:54
113

Create Sharable Actions

07:31
114

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

10:23
115

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

07:57
116

Image Compatibility with Lightroom

03:29
117

Scratch Disk Is Full

06:02
118

Preview Thumbnail

02:10

Lesson Info

Overview of Bridge Workspace

Now we're in photo shop in general. Let's take a look at how things are laid out. The first thing I'm going to do is come over here and just change one setting on my screen that should get this toe look more like it would. Look, if you just installed photo shop, I won't describe what that setting was until later on, because you probably haven't messed up the layout of your screen yet like I have. So in photo shop, we first need to know how can we open our pictures? Because otherwise we're just gonna be working with empty documents like this one. So let's go to both Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photo Shop and see what we need to know to preview and open our images. So there are two different ways I can access Adobe Bridge. I could launch it like any other program, which on the Mac would mean coming down here to the dock in clicking on the bridge icon. If it's there, the second way to do it would be right here in photo shop and go to the file menu, and she's open Enbridge, her brows and bridge...

. When I choose browse and bridge bridge should eventually come to the front. And if it doesn't, I'll click on it here in my dock in this is what bridge looks like on the left side of your screen. You should have a folder list in. This is gonna list all the folders that make up your hard drive. If you click on the name of a folder, it will then show you the contents of that folder and you'll see little thumbnail images. You can expand or collapse of folder. We'll zoom up over there so you can see it a little better. But I can collapse these or expand them. And if there's no triangle next to a folder, it simply means there are no further sub folders found within their. But I could expand each one of these, then click on the folder to see its contents. Once I'm viewing the contents of a folder at the bottom of my screen is a little slider that determines how big the thumbnail images will be, and I could make them huge or I can make them quite small so I can see a lot of them. If I click on a picture, then on the right side of my picture there, on the right side of my screen will be a preview, and if that previews around their small, you could make it larger. But just going to this area that is listed as preview. And if you go just to the edge of that, you can drag so I can make it takes up more space vertically, and if I go to the left edge, I can drag it over to make it larger the other way. So now I can click through my images and see a larger preview. But if I really want to view the contents of a file without actually opening it, all we need to do in Bridge is press the space bar. If you press the space bar, it's gonna view it full screen. And if you want to see not just this image but the whole series of images that are in the folder, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard. I'll use the right arrow key, and I can cycle through all the images that are found in this particular folder. If I want to get out of this view, I just press the escape key on my keyboard and it'll get me back to where I can see the thumbnails. Another thing would be useful to know about, Enbridge is. Remember, we had a slider down here at the bottom where we could make our thumbnails larger or smaller. There's a keyboard shortcut for changing that. If on the Mac you hold on the command key and press plus or minus, you can change the size on windows. That would be the control key in plus or minus. There are a couple other things you might need to do to files, and that would be first. You might need to change the name of a file. Enbridge. All you need to do is click on the name of the file and then just click once more on the name. It'll become highlighted so you can type in a new one if you want to rename all the files in this folder. If you're already renaming one, you can press the tab key to go to the next and start typing the name right away. Hit tab began. You go to the next and so on so you could go through an entire folder of images and quickly changed their names. Or, if you'd like to change the name of all the files in a folder in that folder, might contain hundreds of pictures. You could come up here and choose Select all from the Edit menu to get all the images chosen. And then if you go to the Tools menu, there is a choice called batch rename. I'm not going to go into the details of it, but just know in there you would be able to name multiple images and potentially number them on the end. But now, let's figure out, how can we open these images and Photoshopped? We have a couple different methods to do so. First, if it's not a raw file instead of J. Peg, a tiff or some other common file format, all you need to do to open a file is double click on it that should open it directly into photo shop. I'll go back to bridge. If you want to open multiple images, you can click on one, hold down the shift key and click on some others to get them selected. And then, if you want to add or take away individual files instead of holding shift. If I hold shift and click on this last image, I get all of them in between the last one I had, where I just clicked. If you want to get rid of the individual files, hold on the command key that's controlling windows. Then when you click your just gonna toggle, Is it selected or not? Then I can double click, and I just open a bunch of images in the photo shop and there, found under various taps. Close those go back to bridge. Then there's a special way of opening these images, which means you're open them in adobe camera raw. Well, if you have a raw file, which is what this one is, the file name Ends and CR two. That means it's not a J peg. It's not a tiff. It's what's known as a raw file, and we'll talk more about those in another class that is about came a wrong, but if it's raw file, you double click on it, and it's gonna bring you to this special screen that's known as Adobe camera raw, and you can adjust the image using these sliders but it's only going to do that if it was a raw file. If I have a J Peg file for a tiff file and I'd like to open it in camera, I could go to the file menu in Bridge and there's a choice called opening camera, and that's going to send a non raw file in here. I have a separate class about Kameron that will be doing later and therefore all detail exactly how you go about adjusting the images using that. The other thing, Aiken Dio, is Dragon Image to photo shop. If I have a photo shop in my doc, I can do that. Or if I can see an open document and Photoshopped like, let's say I was in Bridge over here and I changed the size of the windows so I can see what's behind it. I could drag from here up to the photo shop document, and that would actually add it to that document. So that's enough about bridge. You not know how to navigate your hard drive. You do that in the folder list in the upper left. You know how to change the size of your thumb nails with a little slider down here at the bottom. Preview your image in the area that's to the right, or hit the space bar to see it. Full screen pressing escape. To get out of that view, rename it by clicking on the name in the open. Just double click on a file.

Class Description

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

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • 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

ABOUT BEN’S CLASS:

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.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • 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.

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw

Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections

Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers

Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks

Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers

Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory

Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials

Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel

Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes

Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters

Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks

Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects

Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop

Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching

Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify

Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers

Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions

Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues

Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw

Practice Images 3: Making Selections

Practice Images 4: Using Layers

Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks

Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers

Practice Images 7: Color Theory

Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials

Practice Images 9: Tools Panel

Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes

Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters

Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks

Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects

Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop

Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching

Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify

Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers

Practice Images 18: Actions

Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

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Noel Ice
 

I am an avid reader of photoshop books, and an avid watcher of photoshop tutorials. I have attended (internet) several hundred of presentations. In the course of this endeavor, I have found my own favorite photoshop websites and instructors. Creative Live is probably the bargain out there as well as among the top three internet course sites. I have to say with great enthusiasm that the best Photoshop instructor is Ben Willmore. There are many great ones, but truly, he is the best I have come across, and, as indicated above, I have watched literally 100s of tutorials on Photoshop. I have seen all of Ben's courses, I think, and among them, this one is the best by far, and that is saying a lot, because that makes this course the best course on Photoshop to be found anywhere. I am going back and watching it twice. Not only is it comprehensive, but Ben is so familiar with his subject that he is able to explain it like no other. This is crème de la crème of Photoshop classes. I have been wanting to write this review for some time because I have been so thoroughly impressed with everything about this class!

ford smith
 

Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

a Creativelive Student
 

Wow. I cannot communicate the value of this course!! The true value in this course is how the instructor identifies workflows you'll need before you'll ever realize it, repeats important information without it becoming annoying, and explains the "why" behind the techniques so well that even if you forget the exact method, you can figure it out via the principles learned. Excellent value, excellent material, excellent instructor!!!