The series begins with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS3 and then moves to an overview on how to organize your photos using Adobe Bridge. By series end, you’ll learn all the techniques needed to enhance your photos.
Examine Photoshop CS3’s many tools including Adobe’s Camera Raw 4, layer alignment, and impressive image correction tools. You’ll learn how to correct various kinds of flaws including color, noise and perspective, plus uncover amazing image effects that are sure to wow even the most advanced Photoshop user.
Learn how to utilize the power of Adobe Bridge to import, analyze, and organize your photos.
Understand the camera RAW workflow. Uncover how to convert your files to DNG, how to adjust white balance, exposure, saturation, create magnificent monochromes and even edit your JPEGS and TIFFS non-destructively.
Master some of the industry’s revered retouching techniques. Clone and heal your images, enhance eyes, whiten teeth, smooth skin tones, and reduce wrinkles.
Discover all the image adjustment tools inside Photoshop CS3 including the histogram, adjust levels and curves, brightness and contrast, and shadows and highlights.
Find out how to create image stacks, align and blend your layers and use Photomerge to create seamless eye-popping panoramas.
Chapter I: GETTING STARTED IN PHOTOSHOP CS3 (40 min)
Exploring Essential Preferences
Exploring the CS3 Interface
Customizing Your Workspace
Customizing Menus & Shortcuts
Chapter II: ORGANIZING WITH BRIDGE® (56 min)
Preferences & Color Management
Building Your Own Bridge
Analyzing & Grouping Images
Using Bridge Slideshows
Sorting, Rating & Rotating
Moving, Copying & Deleting
Working with Metadata
Renaming the Batch
Using the Image Processor
Chapter III: THE RAW WORKFLOW (58 min)
Understanding the DNG File Format
Adjusting White Balance
Vibrancy vs. Saturation
Exploring the Tone Curve
Studying Magnificent Monochromes
Editing Non-Raw Files
Syncing Your Edits
Saving & Applying Raw Settings
Chapter IV: IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS (31 min)
Understanding the Histogram
Working with Shadows & Highlights
Using Adjustment Layers
Chapter V: WORKING WITH COLOR (38 min)
Neutralizing a Color Cast
Adjusting Color Balance
Performing Basic Color Correction
Making Selective Color Adjustments
Using Photo Filters
Converting to Black & White
Chapter VI: RETOUCH & RESTORE (56 min)
Working with the Retouching Tools
Smoothing Skin Tones
Using the Quick Selection Tool
Beginning a Photo Restoration
Removing Dust & Scratches
Recoloring Old Photos
Chapter VII: CORRECTING IMAGE FLAWS (30 min)
Sharpening an Image
Performing High Pass Sharpening
Removing Motion Blur
Chapter VIII: CREATIVE TECHNIQUES (61 min)
Creating Faux Duotones
Adding Photo Vignettes
Creating Soft Focus Effects
Simulating Depth of Field
Creating the Flashlight Effect
High Contrast Portraits
Giving Motion to a Stationary Object
Achieving the Look
Giving an Image a Dramatic Perspective
Creating Border Effects
Chapter IX: MERGE IT TOGETHER (18 min)
Loading Files into a Stack
Blending Layers of a Panorama
Creating a Panorama from a Single Image
Merging Photos with High Dynamic Range
Final Comments & Credits
Total Run Time: 6.5 hrs
Justin Seeley is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and graphic designer with nearly a decade of experience in the creative media industry. A recognized Photoshop trainer known for his straight-forward teaching style and creative prowess, his techniques have been featured on podcasts such as the Adobe Creative Suite podcast and Photoshop TV, and his tutorials have appeared in publications such as Digit magazine.
Justin has been an avid Photoshop user since version 4.0 and hosts a variety of internet shows dedicated to teaching people around the world. He is the creator and host of the Photoshop Quicktips podcast which is consistently in the Top 10 Software How-To Pod-casts on the iTunes store. Justin is also the host and producer of the Photoshop Quick-tips: Special Effects and Quick Fixes training DVD.
In 2007 Justin co-founded the Photoshop Designers User Group, a non-profit organiza-tion which helps further the education of students and other members of the community. Justin serves as President and Lead Instructor for the group and also presents several free mini-seminars on a variety of digital imaging topics.
A member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Justin currently works for Murray State University as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Consultant.
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