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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 5 of 118

Overview of Lightroom Workspace


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 5 of 118

Overview of Lightroom Workspace


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Overview of Lightroom Workspace

This is adobe light room. Light room is a separate purchase. Doesn't come with photo shop, but there is a bundle where you can get photo shop in light room together. Which is, I think, notice the photographers pant plan. And I use light room to organize my pictures because they really like that. I could view every single picture that I've ever put in the light room, even when I don't have the hard drive that contains the originals with me. And so I don't have the hard drive that has these originals. Um, at least a lot of these originals. Eso in light room. How do we do similar things? Well, first off on the left side of your screen is gonna be your folder list. We can navigate that if you find something that's not found in here. You are looking for a particular folder. It's not in the folder list. There's the import button at the bottom, which is how you get light room to pay attention to a folder. Here are thumb Now, in the lower right is where we can change the size. And just like wi...

th bridge, I can hit the space bar to view an image large that he had escaped to get back to this view. But in light room, it's a little different. If you want to change the name of a file to change the name of a file, go to the right side of your screen. There's a little triangle against the edge of your screen, which will either expand or collapse the panel that's over there and in the area called meta data. Right there is gonna be your file name, and you can type in a new one there, and it would rename your file. Now, sometimes we're gonna need to send our images from light room here to photo shop, and to do so, we go to the photo menu and under the photo menus, a choice called Edit In. And here I can say that it in photo shop. If I do, it's gonna open it, just like when I double click on a file Enbridge. It's gonna bring it into Photoshopped. But there are also special choices that are found at the bottom of the menu. Some of these choices will Onley be available when I have more than one image selected because one of them is called Merged to Panorama and Photoshopped. That'll stitch multiple images into a seamless composite, but it needs multiple images to work. You can also open things, layers and photo shop, where you get one layer for each image. But we need more than one image selected for that. Those same choices that you just saw here in light room by going to the photo menu and choosing edit in are also available over in bridge. So let's return Enbridge. If I select an image, we have a tools menu in Here is where we have the choice to do things in photo shop and we have photo merge, which is what is going to stitch things into a panorama. There's load files into Photoshopped layers and other choices. So if you ever see me go to this menu Enbridge, then if you're in light room instead, we'll switch over there. You want to go to the photo menu and choose edit in to find a similar command. Now, if I tell it to edit this and photo shop, it's gonna need the original file to be available, and I think this particular folder is on the internal hard drive that I have, so I should be able to open it. And I'm gonna choose photo edit in and then edited Photoshopped. Sometimes it takes a moment, but it should open Photoshopped. So now let's take a tour of the Photoshopped interface and learn how to come to test, um, eyes it and just get comfortable in here. So on the left side of photo shop is your tools panel, and when you choose one of these tools, let's say choose the paintbrush. Then at the top of your screen, there's a horizontal bar that we call the Options bar. The option bar shows you all the settings for that particular tool, so what you see at the top of your screen will always change based on what tool you have selected. So then, after you've dialed in the settings that are found up there at the top to customize that tool on the right side of your screen, you'll usually find the layers panel and the Layers panel is where the actual change is going to happen. That's where if your images made out of multiple pieces, you can choose which piece of that image should end up being changed by targeting whatever's in the layers panel. So let's talk about these panels in how to move around because yours might be configured different than mine, and this is not the set up I usually work with. This is more the defaults. So when it comes to these panels, if you ever see me use a panel and you don't find it on your screen, then go to the window menu under the window menu. It lists every single panel that's available in photo shop. The ones that have little check boxes next to him are the ones that are currently visible. But if I need something else like I need the brushes panel, choosing it there is going to make it visible. And so, if you ever see me using something that's not found on your screen, head up to the window menu to make it visible. Then when it comes to these panels, there's a lot of things we can do with them first. If I don't need a panel for a while, like up here, I have the swatches panel, and I'm just not gonna need it for the rest of this class I can double click on the name of a panel and that'll collapse it down, and I could go to the next panel below that double click on its name, collapse it down as well, and so I can make it so my my screens a little less cluttered. Double click again. I'm one of those, and it will expand again. You can change the order of the tabs that make up these panels because these air independent panels that happen to be grouped together, and if I just click on the other tabs, I can switch between them. But if I want to change their order, just click on the name in drag, and you can easily put patterns on the far left and put colors on the farm right, for instance. Or if you don't like how these air group together, maybe you need to use the patterns panel and the swatches panel at the same time. Then click on the name of one of these panels and drag it to an open area of your screen, and it will become its own independent entity. You could then group it with one of the other existing panels just click on its name once again in dragged where you see some panels combined together. Here I see three tabs of different panels. I'll drag it to that area. I see a blue box indicating I'm gonna included in that grouping, and I can easily put it there or again drag it out to an open area, my screen. If you want to get rid of a panel because you just never plan on using this particular one, then go to the upper right and there's little horizontal bars that indicate there's a side menu. And I can close this particular panel if I want to close a grouping of panels like Here's three of them that a group together go to the same little side menu and there'll be a choice of clothes Tabb Group. And that means close. All of the ones that are grouped together where the tabs are, are right next to each other, and therefore I can really clean up my screen if I want to get rid of various choices and I'm not going to use all that often, then you'll notice that some of your panels appear is icons like these, and if I click on one of those icons, it will expand to let me use the panel. And then if I click the icon again, it'll go away. Well, if you would like your panels to show up that way, therefore you can access them quickly and make them disappear. All you need to do is grab one of your panels that air here, let's say the past panel in Drag it into that section where you see just icons. If I do that, I have now put that particular panel here is the past panel as its own icon. Therefore, I can quickly access um, so if I want to do the same with the channels panel, I can pop it down there, too. Expand, It collapses. Whenever panels expanded, you can grab any edge in control its size. Then you can move entire groupings of panels. Here you see the layers panel, and above it is properties and adjustments. But there is this kind of dark grey bar above that. If I were to grab that bar instead of the actual tabs, I could move all those things that are grouped together and put them somewhere else in my screen I personally prefer toe often have these on the right edge of my screen. I'll move it over there and tell. I see a blue bar to indicate that that's gonna snap to the edge of the tools panel that it's there. And now I've put everything in the left side of my screen. I find that to be more convenient because I always have to come over here to grab my tools, and the options are always up here in the upper left. So now I have my other panels there, and I just have my image on the right. It's a personal choice of how you set these up, but you should know, double click on a panel to expand or collapse it and then drag the name of the panel to rearrange these. If I want a entire new section of these little icons, I could just grab any one of these panels dragon, and then drag it up against something so you see a vertical bar going the entire height of my screen. I gotta be near an existing panel to get that. Then it's there in to get her to appear as an icon go to the very top edge, you're gonna find a little double arrow. It's really kind of hard to see, but it's right there. If you click that double arrow, it means collapses down to a Nikon, and it expects that you might not recognize the icon to began West. So puts the name there. But if you grab the edge of this and pull it in, you can get just the icon. And that's what happened to these. If I were to grab its edge and Poland get names or if I click, it's little double arrow. They become full size again. So that's kind of how to navigate around. Once you get your screen set up the way you'd like it to be, then you might want to save. This is a workspace, a workspace. We'll remember the position of all the panels in which ones were visible. You can do that in many different areas of Photoshopped, but one of them is an icon knew the upper right of my screen right up here. And if I click there, there's a choice to create a new workspace, and so I'm gonna call this complete guide, so I remember why I created it and you can have it. Remember various settings. You can also customize your menu bar that's up here, and if you have, you could save that as part of it. You can customize your keyboard shortcuts, or you can even customize which tools appear in your tool panel. Eso You could include that. But once I choose save, then if I ever mess up and I want to have a different layout, maybe one layout for retouching, another one for painting and so on. I could save them up here and then quickly switch between them just by going to this menu and completely reconfigured my screen. So this is how I often have my screen set up, and I've saved it as a work space. Once I moved everything around into a custom fashion. Then I ended up saving. That is a workspace via this menu.

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


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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


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