Photoshop CS4 For Beginners By Corey Barker

3 hr 9 min
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Here you will get an overview of Photoshop’s core functions, which is a great place to start if you are new to Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop in general.

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Instructor Corey Barker welcomes viewers to his course and talks about what will be covered in the lessons
Setting up your Photoshop Preferences
Managing Photoshop's menus and panels.
Getting familiar with the toolbar and the tool options.
Navigating around your documents
Taking advantage of the history features
Managing image dimensions and file resolution
Overview of crop and scaling tools
Introduction to basic selection tools and techniques
Working more with selection tools
Introduction to working with layers in Photoshop
Introduction to using Layer Styles
Learning basic layer techniques
Selecting, sampling, saving colors
Overview of the text tool in Photoshop
Selecting and modifying brushes
Creating and modify your own custom brushes
Introduction to Filter effects
Introduction to basic adjustment features
Using adjustment layers
Intro to basic retouching tools
Removing and Adding elements
Building a composition with layer mask
File formats and print command
Introduction to vector shapes in Photoshop
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Meet your instructor

Corey Barker


Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web desig...

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    Kelby courses all have been excellent – and an incredible value. I’ve taken many online photo courses over the past five years. None have been as good as the Kelby classes. The CS4 class takes very complex material and makes it understandable. My only criticism is that it would be helpful to show more actual examples of the instructor using CS4 tools as part of an overall workflow to on different types of photographs. For example, a soup-to-nuts illustration of: a ) a portrait revision ; b) a soup-to-nuts revision to a landscape, etc. but this is just intended as a helpful suggestion. I am extremely pleased to be able to use these classes — particularly given the reasonable fee being charged. Thanks. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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