Mastering Channels and Masks in PS CS5 By Corey Barker

3 hr 25 min
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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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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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  1. Profile photo of lucienr lucienr

    Excellent course! My knowledge about channels has improved a lot. Thanks ! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of johnmccorsley johnmccorsley

    This is a totally AWESOME tutorial. Very detailed and easy to follow. THANKS. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of Donald Thigpen Donald Thigpen

    Great tutorial! You make some awesome tuts and really know your PS… keep them coming in… —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of glennmire glennmire

    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. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of oceandrew oceandrew

    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. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of jerryreuss jerryreuss


    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,


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