Take your Photoshop CS4 skills to a new level with Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced. With Jennifer Smith as your host, you’ll learn how to give your images a professional touch. You’ll discover advanced level techniques for color correction, photo retouching, and compositing using Photoshop.
In this Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced series, you’ll learn how to optimize your images for the web and how to work with animation. If you already know the fundamentals of Photoshop, get ready to take what you know one step further and learn tips and techniques that will impress even the most seasoned Photoshop user!
Learn how to use Bridge for file management, Slideshows & Web Galleries.
Discover professional techniques for color correcting images.
Learn to use Smart Objects, Adjustment Layers & Masks for non-destructive editing.
Create compositions using the Selection tools, Blending modes, and more.
See how to create & utilize 3D objects.
Find out how to use the Timeline panel for creating animations.
Chapter I: NAVIGATIONAL FEATURES (39 min)
Tour of the Photoshop CS4 Interface
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
Customizing File Menus
Arranging Documents & Navigation
More Options, Preferences & Presets
Chapter II: USING ADOBE BRIDGE (47 min)
Managing Color Settings
Batch Renaming & Generating a PDF Contact Sheet
Metadata, Keywords, Filters & Find
Creating a Panoramic Image Using Photomerge®
Creating a Web Photo Gallery
Exporting a PDF Slideshow
Chapter III: TIME-SAVING TIPS (43 min)
Tips for Creating Print Documents
Tips for Creating Web Documents
Recording Actions & Creating a Droplet
Using the History Panel
Chapter IV: MAKING SELECTIONS (65 min)
Using the Pen Tool
Using the Marquee Selection Tools & the Magic Wand Tool
Removing a Background with Magic Eraser & Defringe
Using the Quick Selection Tool & Rening a Mask
Using Channels to Save & Load Selections
Working with Pantone® & Other Spot Colors
Chapter V: PAINTING & RETOUCHING (41 min)
Using a Custom Brush, Quick Mask Mode & Rotate Canvas
Using Channels for Complex Selections
The Healing Brushes, Creating Patterns & the Patch Tool
Using the Clone Stamp Tool & Clone Source Panel
Working with Layer Blending Modes
Changing a Color with the Color Blending Mode & an Adjustment Layer
Chapter VI: CREATING COMPOSITIONS (461 min)
Keyboard Shortcuts for Working with Layers
Keyboard Shortcuts for Transparency & Grouping
Combining Vector & Pixel Masks
Applying Blending Modes & Layer Styles
Saving Versions of Layer Comps
Creating Knockouts & Clipping Groups
Chapter VII: NON-DESTRUCTIVE EDITING (41 min)
Editing Smart Objects
Working with Smart Filters
Using Adjustment Layers with Smart Objects, Part 1
Using Adjustment Layers with Smart Objects, Part 2
Chapter VIII: COLOR CORRECTION (43 min)
Understanding Color Settings
Removing a Color Cast by Adjusting Curves
Adjusting Curves, Hue/Saturation & Unsharp Mask
Correcting Skin Tone
Chapter IX: CREATING VECTOR ARTWORK (19 min)
Content-Aware Scaling & Creating Vector Text
Working with Custom Vector Shapes
Creating a Custom Shape from an Illustrator® Path
Chapter X: CREATING IMAGES FOR THE WEB (30 min)
Slicing Images for the Web Using CSS or Tables
Creating Basic Frame Animations & Saving for the Web
Chapter Xi: WORKING WITH 3D & ANIMATION (20 min)
Creating a 3D Sphere & Using the 3D Tools
Editing a 3D Texture
Animating 3D Objects
Exporting & Resizing an Animation
Total Run Time: 7.2 hrs
Jennifer Smith’s expertise bridges the gap between design, and development of print, web, and interactive design. Her career started when she was one of the first creative directors to push the limits of technology and its integration with design. She has since managed and developed projects for companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, Hershey Foods, Hasbro and more. She has written over a dozen books on technology and design, as well as over 100 publications used for curriculum. Her books include: Digital Classroom: Adobe Photoshop CS4, The Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for Dummies (versions CS thru CS4), Adobe Creative Suite Web Premium (versions CS3 thru CS4) and several more. Jennifer is the co–founder of American Graphics Institute.
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