Photoshop CS4 For Beginners, with Corey Barker

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.

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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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 00:31)

Instructor Corey Barker welcomes viewers to his course and talks about what will be covered in the lessons

Lesson 2: Preferences (Duration 10:15)

Setting up your Photoshop Preferences

Lesson 3: The Interface (Duration 10:11)

Managing Photoshop's menus and panels.

Lesson 4: Tools and Options (Duration 09:18)

Getting familiar with the toolbar and the tool options.

Lesson 5: Find Your Way Around (Duration 09:05)

Navigating around your documents

Lesson 6: Going Back In Time (Duration 09:33)

Taking advantage of the history features

Lesson 7: Image Size and Resolution (Duration 10:47)

Managing image dimensions and file resolution

Lesson 8: Cropping and Scaling (Duration 08:31)

Overview of crop and scaling tools

Lesson 9: Selections, Part 1 (Duration 07:50)

Introduction to basic selection tools and techniques

Lesson 10: Selections, Part 2 (Duration 08:06)

Working more with selection tools

Lesson 11: Layers, Part 1 (Duration 08:16)

Introduction to working with layers in Photoshop

Lesson 12: Layers, Part 2 (Duration 07:44)

Introduction to using Layer Styles

Lesson 13: Layers, Part 3 (Duration 07:44)

Learning basic layer techniques

Lesson 14: Choosing Colors (Duration 08:27)

Selecting, sampling, saving colors

Lesson 15: Text and Text Options (Duration 09:02)

Overview of the text tool in Photoshop

Lesson 16: Brushes (Duration 10:22)

Selecting and modifying brushes

Lesson 17: Custom Brushes (Duration 02:45)

Creating and modify your own custom brushes

Lesson 18: Filters (Duration 06:24)

Introduction to Filter effects

Lesson 19: Adjustments, Part 1 (Duration 08:35)

Introduction to basic adjustment features

Lesson 20: Adjustments, Part 2 (Duration 07:19)

Using adjustment layers

Lesson 21: Retouch, Part 1 (Duration 04:20)

Intro to basic retouching tools

Lesson 22: Retouch, Part 2 (Duration 04:49)

Removing and Adding elements

Lesson 23: Basic Compositing (Duration 05:10)

Building a composition with layer mask

Lesson 24: Saving and Printing (Duration 08:10)

File formats and print command

Lesson 25: Bonus Lesson: Shape Layers (Duration 05:24)

Introduction to vector shapes in Photoshop

Lesson 26: Conclusion (Duration 00:48)

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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…

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  1. 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.

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