Photoshop Basics for Photographers By Matt Kloskowski

Duration
2 hr 16 min
Lessons
18
Difficulty Difficulty Difficulty
Beginner

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Matt goes over what he will cover in this course.
Navigate PS6 by learning the key things you need to know about getting around the interface.
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.
Delve into layer stacking and blending images using the four blend modes you need most.
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.
Learn about resolution: what it is, why it matters and how to manipulate it in order to change the file size.
Get the basics of adjusting image brightness using levels, shadows and highlights, and Dodging and Burning for selective adjustments.
Lean how to make good selections by adding, subtracting, and making complex selections including hair!
Find out about the three retouching tools you need most to spot edit, clone, heal and retouch portraits.
Quickly and effectively crop and straighten photos.
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.
Learn how to sharpen photos selectively for optimum results.
Review just the basics of camera raw to set white balance, exposure and tone of your photos.
Learn how to add text onto your images, giving the finishing touch as needed.
The basics of printing from Photoshop CS6 Bridge.
Matt talks about some of the features that will speed up your workflow.
The basics of printing in CS6.
How to tailor Photoshop to your preferences.
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Matt Kloskowski

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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 Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com...

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