A couple of my mantras apply to learning Photoshop well :
The mantra of quality. “Garbage in, Garbage out! “Always do your best at every step of the process. That way you will insure that you get the best possible result!
“If you don’t use it, you will lose it!” You spent a lot of time and effort to get this far. In anything you do, you need to keep at it or you will forget.
Photoshop is not quite like riding a bike, where you can go for a long time without doing it, and it will come back fast. You need to feed the fire to become really good, and keep practicing to keep your edge!
And finally, my mantra for getting ahead in life and in business:
It does not matter at the end of the day whether you move a millimeter or a mile, only that you “Keep Moving Forward!”
If you follow this mantra faithfully, I guarantee that you will wake up one morning and find that you have achieved your goals!
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Hi everybody, Mike Brown with you again, welcome back to the final lesson in educator.com's basic and intermediate Adobe Photoshop CS6 course.0000
First off, I would really like to thank you and commend you all for all the time and effort that you have put in to go over 18 hours of lessons in this course.0011
I assure you that this is not the end of your journey, it's only the beginning.0026
Now that you have the basic tools, it's time for you to go forward and utilize these tools to bring out your own creative artistry.0034
It's similar to learning to play a musical instrument, you take the lessons and learn how to play the songs that have already been written, and over and over and over again, practice and practice until you become fluent with it, and once you become fluent with it, then you go off and you create your own artistic vision.0044
Now you have all of the tools, techniques and features at your disposal to make phenomenal images, phenomenal creations of artistic nature, all with your own flair to it, but this requires, now that you've learned them all, it is vital that you practice, practice, practice and build on your knowledge.0066
You know how to use the tools, get fluent, apply them, play with them until they work for you and give you your artistic vision, and the axiom that we started with at the very beginning in the intro to this course, is always valid.0090
If you don't use it, you'll lose it--I may sound like a broken record, but you must continue to utilize this course--don't waste all of the effort that you've put in.0108
I want to thank you one more time for all of your attention, and I certainly hope that I've helped you move forward to a new level of creativity in your life.0121
I'm going to leave you with one or two final items here, just to show you what you can do and how it all falls together with Photoshop.0131
Here's a strip that I did, this is a 2011 Camaro out in the Colorado countryside, but I want to show you that the background image for this, is (I'm going to move it all the way up to the top) here's all of the innumerable layers...0142
And there's the background image with a few alterations in color, we've got it to that point and look at all of the layers and adjustment layers that we utilized for this thing--there's probably 60 or 80 of them in here, but I want you to notice closely the adjustment layers, and see that it doesn't take a lot of tools or everything that's in Photoshop to do this.0166
We have a composite here, the background layer, and notice, there's a curves adjustment, another curves adjustment, color balance, hue saturation, curves, color balance, hue saturation, curves, color balance...0191
Curves, color balance, if you notice there's just the basic ones--another color balance, and I'm not even sure what these are--there's another curves, probably another curves here, there's another color balance there.0207
All of them, hue saturation, color balance again, hue saturation, curves, we just go on and on and on.0221
Basically, there's only three or four adjustments that went into this entirety, however, there were selections...0229
You can see that in all the layer masks that we have here, notice, there's a selection of pavement, and also we used alpha channels--there's innumerable alpha channels in here, all with selections.0236
Remember, as I said at the very beginning, selections is the most important feature and technique in Photoshop--to learn to isolate your areas.0250
We've cut out the car...I'm going to move it all the way to the top so you can see that too...and this car by the way, that was the original shot at a dealership, I don't have the original dealership background at it but it was certainly not shot here.0260
We also have a picture I took of Death Valley--if you see this wall right here, the segments that you look at behind the car are the wall from Death Valley, so we've got Colorado background, we've got a wall from Death Valley and our foreground element here...0278
This is a rock and some greenery from a high alpine lake at 10000 feet at the top of Yosemite in California National Park.0300
All of these have gone together to put forth this composite in the end that has a flawless look to it.0311
You can also, if you remember, we can do custom shapes, this was all done very simply with the effects and a shape layer that we got from a Shape tool, and by putting in the effect, we've created this three-dimensional image.0320
Here was another one that was kind of fun with all the three-dimensional edges from Bevel and Boss, drop shadows and also the contours, and in the end, I would like to leave you with a final thought.0340
Here's another one of those images--a rainbow, in fact I have one of them accidentally turned off, there it is.0354
A rainbow of three-dimensional shapes, and finally, to get ahead in life and business, it does not matter if at the end of the day it is a millimeter or a mile.0360
What matters, is that you keep moving forward.0375
If you follow this mantra, I guarantee that you will indeed achieve your goals.0381
Thank you so much for spending your time to learn this course, I hope that you come back for other courses in educator.com, and I wish you the best in everything you do.0388
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