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Advanced Adobe Photoshop Techniques

with Dave Cross

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About The Class

make your photos pop.

There is always a better way to edit in Adobe® Photoshop® – learn new, advanced techniques from expert instructor Dave Cross and develop a faster, more effective post-production process.

In Advanced Adobe Photoshop Techniques, Dave will introduce you to a wealth of little-known and under-utilized techniques that you can use to make your photographs really pop. You’ll learn new ways to work with:

  • Layers and masks
  • Composites
  • Type
  • Camera Raw
  • Color grading

Dave will show you how to speed up your work with luminosity masks and how to be more creative using the Blend If sliders. You’ll see how non-destructive methods – including smart objects, adjustment layers, vector shapes, and smart filters – can boost both productivity and creativity. You’ll also get lots of great tips on automating your work.

Open up a world of creative possibilities – join Dave Cross for Advanced Adobe® Photoshop® Techniques.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Keyboard Shortcuts Part 1

  2. 02

    Keyboard Shortcuts Part 2

  3. 03

    Tips for Retouching and Text Wrap

  4. 04

    Tool Presets and Actions

  5. 05

    Blend Modes

  6. 06

    Layer Styles

  7. 07

    Smart Objects Part 1

  8. 08

    Smart Objects Part 2

  9. 09

    Smart Objects Part 3

  10. 10

    Introduction to Masking

  11. 11

    Creating Masks with Channels

  12. 12

    Luminosity Masks

  13. 13

    More Masking Options

  14. 14

    Adobe Camera Raw and Hidden Tricks

    Make one small, but incredibly important change to your Camera Raw settings and transform your editing process.

  15. 15

    Adobe Camera Raw Smart Objects and Using Adobe® Camera Raw

  16. 16

    Compositing Headshots

  17. 17

    Compositing Full Body

  18. 18

    Removing Color Casts

  19. 19

    Color Grading

  20. 20

    Color LUT

  21. 21

    Adobe Library and Apps

  22. 22

    Content Aware, Free Transform and Puppet Warp

  23. 23

    Typography and Creative Borders

  24. 24

    Fantasy Characters Composite

  25. 25

    Custom Workspace and Additional Tips


Meet Your Expert

Dave Cross

For 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since 1987, Dave has taught Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    December 2014

    I am an experienced photographer and retoucher and this Advanced Photoshop class with Dave Cross was exactly what I was hoping to find. I know how to accomplish everything I need in Photoshop, but was looking for the ways that I could update my workflow with the new features that have been added by Adobe. The complete use of Smart Objects and libraries is already changing my life and is incredibly useful and time saving. Dave gave a great explanation about the coarse at the beginning as to the fact that he just wanted to help users make their workflow better and he did just that...and in an enjoyable way. I highly recommend this class!

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2014

    While not highly experienced in PS I'm also not a newbie. I've done a few other online courses and am a member of other training sites but very quickly found I got information here that I hadn';t yet come across. Nesting smart objects and the non-destructive editing abilities they give me was one of those light bulb moments. Lots of other useful information in this course. Had to try the CC Library as a result. Very useful..... wish it saved the layer comps with your file though. Put some of these new learnt skills into a composite straight away.... did I say I'm loving nested smart objects!! A great course Dave.

  • Kirsteen


    November 2014

    Brilliant, love Dave's clear presentation style which is easy to follow, simply had to buy this one. I thought i had a pretty good grasp on photoshop but I'm delighted at how some of these seemingly simple tips and tricks have improved the quality of my final images and the speed at which I can work.

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