Foundations of Adobe Photoshop CC
with Dave Cross
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01 Class Introduction14:13
Class duration: 9h 54mSee all 36 lessons
About The Class
Learn to use Photoshop CC like a Photographer
Join Dave Cross in this beginner friendly class starting at the very basics with Adobe® Photoshop® CC. You’ll learn how to begin navigating the software and what the best practices and work habits are to approach different projects.
Dave will cover:
- Working non destructively on your files
- How to resize, crop, and straighten images
- Using layers with basic layer examples
- Adding text, color, and painting to images
- How to retouch and adjust images using selections and masks
- Learn how to use the tools you need to create the image you want. Dave will demonstrate using sample workflows that take you through projects from start to finish.
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Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Navigating Around Photoshop13:33
Best Practices in Photoshop15:04
Photoshop Tools Overview10:06
How to Use the Zoom Tool20:44
How To Work Non-Destructively31:34
Importing Files to Photoshop13:04
Saving Files in Photoshop13:42
Use Camera Raw With Photoshop13:52
Use Lightroom with Photoshop18:42
Sizing Files In Photoshop29:37
Changing Canvas Size08:39
Cropping An Image09:00
Straightening An Image07:57
Creative Cloud Libraries11:03
Introduction To Layers06:22
Why Use Layers?14:44
The Layers Panel19:12
Basic Layer Examples15:45
Use Opacity with Layers08:41
Layer Styles Overview20:23
Opacity Vs. Fill With Layers12:27
Working With Type27:40
Blend If Modes With Layers11:04
What Is A Layer Mask?25:01
Introduction To Color & Painting15:07
Painting With The Brush Tool08:37
How To Adjust Images32:18
Content Aware Fill07:02
Editing Smart Objects20:22
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 moreSee instructor's Classes
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Quick Notes Guide
Landscape Image for Practice Edit
Senior Portrait Missing Element for Practice Edit
Senior Portrait With Element for Practice Edit
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I really like Dave's methodical teaching style. Step by step works best for my learning processes. He also has a lovely voice to listen to during his classes, that is important if you have to listen to someone talk for any length of time. I also like the "dance" he does by explaining what he is going to do, then does it, and then comes back to explaining the choices he made and why. Very, very easy to follow him in his straight forward explanations. He increased my understanding of so many tools I use and so many I have never used. Wow! Photoshop with Dave took away a lot of "fear"! (Wish I had a "happy face" to place here!) I bought this class today because I don't think I can get along without it!
A writer and an old person (over 60), I rarely use neat exaggerations like "great" or "fantastic," and never say "awesome" in the currently fashionable manner. However, I would call this class both great and excellently planned. Cross is well-spoken and a consummate teacher with a rarely non-irritating voice. It is information packed, clearly presented, well-organized, and extremely helpful. I wish I could afford his others.
I was so lucky to get to attend this class in person here in Seattle. I have been a fan of Dave's for years and own a number of his courses from Creative Live. When this class was announced I almost decided to skip it since it was listed as a "beginners" class but decided that it "might" be worth it. One of the reasons I wanted to take it was that I am self-taught. I had started with Photoshop 5 (not CS5 but 5) about 15 years ago (at least). I figured it I took this class I might learn a little something that would help me in my work. Well, two days later I have 18 pages of handwritten notes, a whole new way to work and it has already paid off in a huge way in my daily workflow. I bill out my hours at around $100 an hour as a graphic designer and marketing person. That means in the two days that I spent 10 hours a day taking the class and commuting to it, it cost me about $2000 in working time. But it didn't. I can guarantee that I am way ahead on this one. I l learned so much. The real world things I learned will pay off for a very long time. Within one day after the class I had already started changing my workflow to be more non-destructive and faster. Dave is an awesome teacher and I can't say enough good things about this class. Even if you think you know Photoshop, you don't. I teach it in my small world but I learned so much.
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