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Everyday Adobe Photoshop: From Workflow to Smartflow

with Dave Cross

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  •   03 Make Adobe Photoshop Your Own

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About The Class

be more creative and efficient.


Ready to spend less time editing your photos and more time taking them? Join Adobe® expert Dave cross for a course that will transform your image editing workflow into an efficient smart flow system.

During this course, you’ll discover how a non-destructive editing process can help you to be more accurate, creative, and efficient. You’ll learn why presets are an essential part of a smart flow and learn how to efficiently create and leverage them. You’ll work with the full range of Adobe® Photoshop® features, including adjustment layers, smart objects and filters, templates, camera raw smart objects, and much more. You’ll also learn about reusing effects, looks, and templates to make your work more consistent.

By the end of this course, you’ll have proven techniques and strategies for saving time, working smarter, and reaching new creative heights.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Why Work Smart?

    33:20
  2. 02

    End Results and Reverse Engineering

    49:07
  3. 03

    Make Adobe Photoshop Your Own

    Dave shares tips that will help you customize Adobe® Photoshop® shortcuts to fit your workflow.

    52:11
  4. 04

    Customizing Presets

    20:36
  5. 05

    Layer Masks

    38:56
  6. 06

    Compositing Using "Place" Command

    50:36
  7. 07

    Adjustment Layers

    35:12
  8. 08

    Blend Modes & Adjustment Layer Presets

    42:39
  9. 09

    Not-So-Obvious Smart Techniques

    24:11
  10. 10

    Layer Comps & Shape Options

    29:31
  11. 11

    Creating A Series Of Objects

    23:04
  12. 12

    Group Layers

    41:40
  13. 13

    Scaling Masks & Masking Text

    20:29
  14. 14

    Clipping Masks

    47:11
  15. 15

    Student Questions & Preset Buttons

    38:15
  16. 16

    Smart Objects

    45:37
  17. 17

    Smart Object Tips

    32:19
  18. 18

    Smart Filters

    42:35
  19. 19

    Clipping Masks & Smart Retouching

    36:05
  20. 20

    Smart Object Templates

    50:02
  21. 21

    Template Variables

    16:30
  22. 22

    Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom Smart Objects

    38:18
  23. 23

    Adding Texture & Adobe Camera Raw Presets

    36:55
  24. 24

    Adobe Lightroom Smart Objects

    17:52
  25. 25

    Automation & Example Projects

    43:46
  26. 26

    Batching & Audience Q&A

    35:08

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

    July 2014

    I enjoyed this class by Dave Cross. I like his method of teaching and found him very easy to follow and I learned lots of good tips on smart objects and working non destructively. I have just made the move from PS Elements to Photoshop CC 2014 so have lots to learn so I look forward to more from Dave in the future. Thanks Dave, I thoroughly enjoyed this class.

  • Roni Chas

    June 2014

    DAVE CROSS IS AN EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR. HE EXPLAINS TECHNIQUES SO THAT I CLEARLY UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS DOING. I LOVE HIS TIPS, AND I LEARN SOMETHING EV!!ERY TIME I HEAR DAVE. I DID BUY THIS PROGRAM, I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO REVIEW IT AND GET IT ALL. I HAVE HEARD DAVE TEACH BEFORE AT NECCC CONFERENCE AND WAS SO HAPPY TO WATCH AND PURCHASE THIS COURSE. I CONSIDER MYSELF PROFICIENT IN PHOTOSHOP YET I CONTINUE TO LEARN NEW THINGS WATCHING DAVES PROGRAM! HUGE THANKS DAVE!!!

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2016

    Dave Cross is a wonderful instructor! He has a fantastic teaching style and has great mastery of his subjects!

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