Mastering Channels and Masks in PS CS5, with Corey Barker

In this course you will explore the various ways you can utilize channels in Photoshop to make adjustments, create complex selections, advanced masking techniques, special effects, and so much more.

In this course you will explore the various ways you can utilize channels in Photoshop to make adjustments, create complex selections, advanced masking techniques, special effects, and so much more. When working with so many different type of images in Photoshop there are always going to be different scenarios that require a variety of tools and techniques. This course is packed with different and effective techniques that, by the end, will equip you with an arsenal of selecting and masking tricks up your sleeve that will allow you to approach virtually any scenario Photoshop throws at you.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:48)

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Lesson 2: What are Channels? (Duration 11:17)

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Lesson 3: How Photoshop Sees Selections (Duration 09:26)

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Lesson 4: Using Quick Mask (Duration 12:00)

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Lesson 5: Creating and Saving Selections (Duration 12:34)

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Lesson 6: Modifying and Loading Selections (Duration 16:23)

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Lesson 7: Layer Mask Basics (Duration 09:19)

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Lesson 8: Refine Edge/Mask: My New Best Friend (Duration 13:00)

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Lesson 9: Masking Subjects with Channels (Duration 11:30)

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Lesson 10: More Masking Subjects with Channels (Duration 08:46)

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Lesson 11: Masking For Effect (Duration 12:06)

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Lesson 12: Masking to Blend Images (Duration 11:56)

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Lesson 13: Displacement Maps (Duration 11:50)

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Lesson 14: Luminance Masking (Duration 07:14)

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Lesson 15: Convert Image to Black and White (Duration 07:12)

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Lesson 16: Noise Reduction and Sharpening (Duration 08:48)

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Lesson 17: Lighting Effects (Duration 10:54)

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Lesson 18: Green Screen Extraction (Duration 07:30)

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Lesson 19: Vector Masks (Duration 07:59)

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Lesson 20: BONUS: Defringe is Still There (Duration 03:11)

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Lesson 21: BONUS: Masking 3D Objects (Duration 06:05)

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Lesson 22: BONUS: Using Apply Image (Duration 03:07)

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Lesson 23: Conclusion (Duration 01:00)

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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…

6 Comments

  1. Corey, Many thanks for the course. I can't begin to count the number of times I said "Wow" and rolled the playback just to see the effect another time! I'm looking forward to watching your other courses on KT as well as reading your "Dirty Tricks" book! My best, Jerry

  2. Again Corey has outdone himself and presented a great deal of information clearly and simply. However the audio is frequently 10-15 seconds or more out of sync with the video making following content rather confusing when so much is presented so fast. Thanks again for a brilliant course.

  3. Corey is very knowledgeable about this subject and eventually I'll put it together. A couple of critical things though. First, jumping around too quickly from one button/control to the next. I know this comes from knowing the subject very well, but realizing we don't and slowing down just a bit might help. The second, and most distracting, is the constant movement of the mouse to different parts of the screen or clicking and realigning the various menus or window with no purpose. I never know if I'm supposed to be mentally recording that or not; just distracting. The third thing, on this video at least, it lost sync with the video and the audio is about 5=10 secs ahead. Also distracting. This is the second course I've taken at KT and overall, like the format presentation better than the other online PS course.

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