If you ever save an image in you find when you view it on the Macintosh outside of photo shop outside of Bridge that the preview thumbnail image looks weird, it's either completely empty or it only shows part of your image. Then what it means is you have an image that has a channel in it. If you make a selection, let's say like this. You go to the select menu and choose save selection. The place where it saves that selection is noticed the channels panel. And so if I go to channels, you can see it sitting right there in certain file formats. The Macintosh operating system will take whatever is in that channel in think that it should tell it what should be visible or not in any part that is black would become hidden. And so, if you ever find we save some files and on the Mac operating system, the thumbnail images air just missing a bunch of information. It means the first channel in your document contains a lot of black. How would I fix it? Create a brand new channel? Just go to the Cha...
nnels panel hit the little plus sign of the bottom and make sure that whatever channel it is is full of white. So I could go over here and she was invert to get it to be full of white in Make it So it is the first channel and then just re save the file because the Mac operating system has a preference of looking at whatever. The first channel is what's called an Alfa channel in having that be used to determine what should be visible versus hidden. So if we put a white Channel, their white means show up and therefore it should fix it and make everything show up. So there are all sorts of problems you can encounter when working in photo shop. One of the main things is, is their selection active? What selected in the layers panel as far as what type of layer? That kind of thing. But by going through this particular lesson and reviewing the handbook that comes along with it, if you purchase it, I think you'll be able to be be able to troubleshoot much of the problems you'll encounter in Photoshopped
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!
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!
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