Photoshop Basics for Photographers, with Matt Kloskowski

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:01)

Matt goes over what he will cover in this course.

Lesson 2: The Interface and Getting Around (Duration 07:04)

Navigate PS6 by learning the key things you need to know about getting around the interface.

Lesson 3: Using Layers (Duration 08:51)

Get a needed introduction to layers from what a layer is to why you should use layers and how to get to the layers pallet, how to add a layer and adjust transparency.

Lesson 4: Layers and Blend Modes (Duration 11:14)

Delve into layer stacking and blending images using the four blend modes you need most.

Lesson 5: Saving Images and File Formats (Duration 05:48)

Learn all about saving and file formats. Know how to choose the best file formats and when, and how to preserve layers for future editing.

Lesson 6: Resolution and Image Size (Duration 10:52)

Learn about resolution: what it is, why it matters and how to manipulate it in order to change the file size.

Lesson 7: Adjusting Brightness (Duration 13:56)

Get the basics of adjusting image brightness using levels, shadows and highlights, and Dodging and Burning for selective adjustments.

Lesson 8: Making Selections (Duration 09:30)

Lean how to make good selections by adding, subtracting, and making complex selections including hair!

Lesson 9: Retouching Tools (Duration 09:54)

Find out about the three retouching tools you need most to spot edit, clone, heal and retouch portraits.

Lesson 10: Cropping and Straightening (Duration 04:39)

Quickly and effectively crop and straighten photos.

Lesson 11: Fixing and Enhancing Color (Duration 10:26)

Adjust and correct colors with a few quick clicks. Correct bad color cast, balance color if it's too warm or too cold, and then enhance color vibrancy and saturation.

Lesson 12: Sharpening (Duration 09:02)

Learn how to sharpen photos selectively for optimum results.

Lesson 13: Camera Raw (Duration 10:16)

Review just the basics of camera raw to set white balance, exposure and tone of your photos.

Lesson 14: Adding Text (Duration 07:51)

Learn how to add text onto your images, giving the finishing touch as needed.

Lesson 15: Bridge (Duration 05:18)

The basics of printing from Photoshop CS6 Bridge.

Lesson 16: Automation (Duration 07:04)

Matt talks about some of the features that will speed up your workflow.

Lesson 17: Printing (Duration 05:16)

The basics of printing in CS6.

Lesson 18: Customization and Conclusion (Duration 00:25)

How to tailor Photoshop to your preferences.

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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