Photoshop Color Tools, with John Paul Caponigro

Learn how to use the color adjustment tools in Adobe Photoshop CS4 to achieve unprecedented control of your images.

Learn how to use the color adjustment tools in Adobe Photoshop CS4 to achieve unprecedented control of your images. Learn how to make every adjustment tool more precisely target specific components of color using blend modes and selections / masks that allow you to target specific hues or luminosity values.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: HSL Color Space (Duration 05:22)

Hue Saturation Luminosity is a simple language that breaks out the three essential components of color

Lesson 2: Monitor Histograms (Duration 09:12)

The histogram graphs the tonal structure of your image

Lesson 3: Raw Conversion (Duration 14:34)

Use Photoshop for the precision adjustments but much of the heavy lifting can be done when converting from Camera Raw

Lesson 4: File Editing Strategy (Duration 04:35)

Building your files in a consistent way to maximize quality

Lesson 5: Global Then Local (Duration 11:32)

Resist the temptation to work selectively

Lesson 6: The Right Tools, Part 1 (Duration 10:07)

Go through Photoshop's tools and evaluate which ones to use with color and which ones to leave alone

Lesson 7: The Right Tools, Part 2 (Duration 02:33)

Exploring the Exposure and Color Balance tools and evaluating their usefulness

Lesson 8: The Right Tools, Part 3 (Duration 03:20)

Exploring the Black and White, Photo Filter, and Channel Mixer tools

Lesson 9: The Right Tools, Part 4 (Duration 03:32)

This lesson talks about the Invert, Posterize, and Gradient Map adjustment tools

Lesson 10: The Right Tools, Part 5 (Duration 09:54)

Continuing with adjustments like Shadow and Highlights, variations, and Match Color. This lesson finishes with a look at Camera Raw 5

Lesson 11: Blend Modes (Duration 04:57)

There are 4 blend modes that are particularly useful

Lesson 12: Shadows Highlights (Duration 03:36)

Excellent for recovering dynamic range

Lesson 13: Channel Blending (Duration 08:30)

Taking the good color information from one channel and blending it with another channel to optimize the file

Lesson 14: Setting Dynamic Range (Duration 12:01)

A fundamental question in any image is how to handle the shadows and highlights and all the colors in between

Lesson 15: Curves (Duration 12:16)

One of the most powerful tools in the Photoshop tool set

Lesson 16: High Pass Contrast (Duration 05:46)

Contrast is an essential aspect of color. This lesson reviews the many types of contrast

Lesson 17: Selective Color (Duration 04:44)

This tool allows users to target adjustments in specific ranges of hue

Lesson 18: Saturation and Vibrance (Duration 08:14)

Saturation will help define a specific color palette for the statement you are making

Lesson 19: Targeting Hues (Duration 05:35)

There is a wide range of saturation choice when working with any image

Lesson 20: Photo Filter and Color Overlays (Duration 08:36)

Photographers often use filtration to affect the color relationships in their images

Lesson 21: Match Color (Duration 06:42)

The Match Color tool allows users to dramatically alter the color in their photographic compositions

Lesson 22: Black and White (Duration 05:28)

How to easily achieve and experiment with the black and white tonal structure

Lesson 23: Select by Color Range (Duration 03:49)

The ability to make specific selections adds flexibility to all of the adjustment tools

Meet Your Instructor: John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro, the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class, is an internationally reknowned artist. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and Camera Arts and a columnist for Photoshop…

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