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Photoshop Mastery: Fundamentals

with Ben Willmore

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  •   02 Optimizing Photoshop

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About The Class

Part of the Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle.

An expert's view of the basics designed to get anyone ready to become a Photoshop pro. Imagine learning the absolute essentials from someone who has used Photoshop for well over 20 years, is in the Photoshop Hall of Fame and has taught way over 100,000 Photoshop users. We'll start off by simplifying Photoshop's interface to make it less overwhelming and then jump in and learn the absolute essentials. This course will cover everything one needs to know in order to be truly effective with the program.

• Simplifying the Interface • Browsing your images with Bridge • Understanding Resolution • Which File Formats to use • Essential Tonal Adjustments • Essential Color Adjustments • Isolating areas with selections • The fundamentals of layers • Troubleshooting Techniques • Workflow Overview


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Bridge

    57:24
  2. 02

    Optimizing Photoshop

    22:57
  3. 03

    Working with Documents

    35:09
  4. 04

    Camera RAW

    34:30
  5. 05

    Adjustments

    1:27:51
  6. 06

    Selections

    52:08
  7. 07

    Resolution

    1:19:59
  8. 08

    Color Spaces

    27:06
  9. 09

    Layers

    37:52
  10. 10

    Layers Continued

    1:29:19
  11. 11

    Masks and Filters

    28:47
  12. 12

    Printing and Troubleshooting

    18:34

Meet Your Expert

Ben Willmore

Ben Willmore is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame who has taught over 100,000 Adobe Photoshop® users on all seven continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America’s favorite Adobe Photoshop® instructors, and he is often the top-selling speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for numerous digital imaging publications, including Photoshop User magazine, and his award-winning books have helped helped hundreds of thousands of design and photography professionals make the transition from blindly following step-by-step techniques to “Ah-ha! I finally GET Photoshop!” ... read more

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  • dennis hartman

    dennis hartman

    June 2016

    Great teacher. The course is great even if CS6 seems hard to work on. I brought up my CS6 and did on it what he was teaching. What a learning curve. He made it fairly easy. Thanks for the great help.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    April 2013

    I have been learning by video for months but nobody ever explained the why to me. Knowing the why makes all the difference. It helps me remember so much better. As a teacher, I need to remember that. Thanks Ben.

  • agcphoto

    April 2013

    I wasn't sure how useful I thought this session would be, but, by the time the middle of the second day arrived, I bought the course and the rest of the series as well. Thank you very much Ben Willmore.

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