Photoshop CS4 Power Session, with Matt Kloskowski

For Photoshop Users that want a quick, convenient way to unlock the potential of Photoshop CS4's new features.

For Photoshop Users that want a quick, convenient way to unlock the potential of Photoshop CS4′s new features.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:19)

Matt welcomes you to the course and gives a quick overview of what he will be covering

Lesson 2: The CS4 Interface Enhancements (Duration 09:50)

Let us start out by checking out some of the new interface improvements in Photoshop CS4

Lesson 3: The New Adjustments Panel (Duration 06:47)

All of the image adjustments are now located in one panel.

Lesson 4: Quick Tip: Quickly Deleting Layers (Duration 01:26)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 5: The Vibrance Adjustment (Duration 04:58)

If you have used Camera Raw before you will probably like the Vibrance adjustment. Now it is in Photoshop as an adjustment layer too.

Lesson 6: The Masks Panel (Duration 07:08)

Working with and refining masks just got a lot easier.

Lesson 7: Select Color Range Improvements (Duration 03:58)

The Color Range selection helper got an enhancement too

Lesson 8: Quick Tip: On Image Adjustments (Duration 02:29)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 9: Better Dodging and Burning (Duration 04:47)

Dodging and burning in Photoshop actually works more like you would think it should work in CS4

Lesson 10: Content Aware Scaling, Part 1 (Duration 07:32)

By far one of the coolest new features in CS4. Content aware scaling let's you add or remove areas from your images without squishing or stretching key parts of the image.

Lesson 11: Content Aware Scaling, Part 2 (Duration 06:05)

How we can put content aware scaling to work for printing

Lesson 12: Quick Tip: Changing Your Interface Color (Duration 01:17)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 13: Smart Object Enhancements (Duration 05:17)

Smart Object lovers will like the new upgrades in CS4

Lesson 14: Quick Tip: The New Pixel Grid (Duration 01:13)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 15: Print Enhancements (Duration 02:28)

Have Photoshop manage the colors in your print job

Lesson 16: Cloning and Healing Overlay Previews (Duration 03:37)

The Clone Stamp tool and Healing Brush now have a preview on the brush itself

Lesson 17: Quick Tip: Drag Resizing Your Brushes (Duration 01:18)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 18: Canvas Rotation (Duration 02:12)

Traditional artists will love this new feature that lets you rotate the canvas to any angle right on screen

Lesson 19: Quick Tip: Better Colors with Kuler (Duration 01:15)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 20: Flash Panels (Duration 06:38)

Another one of the cooler enhancements in CS4 - the ability to create or own palettes

Lesson 21: Quick Tip: New Interface Shortcuts (Duration 01:44)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 22: Camera Raw Graduated Filter (Duration 06:37)

Simulate a Gradiated Neutral density filter right inside of Camera Raw

Lesson 23: Camera Raw Adjustment Brush, Part 1 (Duration 11:16)

Using a brush inside of camera raw you can now paint on specific areas of your photo to increase or decrease exposure, color, sharpness, and contrast selectively

Lesson 24: Camera Raw Adjustment Brush, Part 2 (Duration 04:15)

Some retouching tricks you can do with the new Adjustment Brush in Camera Raw

Lesson 25: Quick Tip: Adjustment Brush Tip (Duration 01:08)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 26: Post Crop Vignette (Duration 04:38)

Now you can darken the edges of your images after you crop the photo and still have it apply to the newly cropped edges

Lesson 27: Quick Tip: Negative Clarity (Duration 01:45)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 28: The New Bridge Interface Changes (Duration 04:22)

Bridge CS4 got somewhat of a facelift. Check out some of the new interface features

Lesson 29: Quick Tip: Auto Launching Bridge (Duration 00:59)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 30: The New Review Mode in Bridge CS4 (Duration 03:56)

Take a look at the new way to review your images and photos in Bridge CS4

Lesson 31: Working with Collections in CS4 (Duration 04:46)

Collections are not necessarily new, but the way we work with them in CS4 is

Lesson 32: Smart Collections - What are they and how to use them? (Duration 06:59)

Make sure collections automatically stay updated with new photos using the new Smart Collections

Lesson 33: Quick Tip: Image Thumbnail Grids (Duration 01:04)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 34: Creating Web Galleries, Contact Sheets and PDFs (Duration 06:42)

Bridge CS4 offers a new way for us to create web galleries, contact sheets and PDFs. And it's a lot more visual then it ever was

Lesson 35: Opening Multiple Images Into Separate Layers (Duration 02:48)

Now you can open multiple images into the same Photoshop document and Bridge will put them all into separate layers.

Lesson 36: Quick Tip: GUI Improvements (Duration 01:46)

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

Lesson 37: Auto-stacking Panoramas and HDR Images (Duration 02:01)

If you shoot a lot of panos or HDR images then youâll love Bridgeâs new ability to auto stack your photos for you to help keep things organized

Lesson 38: Extending the Depth of Field (Duration 07:03)

If you have got several photos with different focus points, you can use the Auto Blend feature to extend the depth of field and give you a sharp image all the way across

Lesson 39: A Photoshop CS4 Extended 3D Overview (Duration 06:31)

We will take a quick look at some of the new 3D tools inside of Photoshop Extended

Lesson 40: Conclusion (Duration 00:29)

Thanks for following along. Hope you learned a lot

Meet Your Instructor: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…

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