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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Exposure & Color, Part 2

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Introduction To Photoshop

14m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Learning Photoshop
0:51
Key To Learning Photoshop
0:52
Four Categories of Photoshop
1:39
Selections
1:40
Corrections
2:23
Retouching
2:40
Manipulation
3:15
Bridge, Camera RAW, and Photoshop Overview
3:46
Bridge
3:47
Camera RAW
4:26
Photoshop
5:03
Example: Editing an Image
5:30
Working In Bridge
5:36
Working In Camera RAW
7:19
Working In Photoshop
9:15
Shadows & Highlights Adjustment
10:02
Cropping & Canvas Size Adjustment
10:49
Noise Adjustment
12:24
Lesson Summary
14:02
The Importance of Quality

17m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Mantra of Quality
2:07
The Mantra of Quality
2:08
Setting Up Your Camera
3:50
Setting Up Your Camera For JPEG & RAW
3:51
Camera Image Quality and Image Size Screenshots
5:55
Some Tips on Taking Quality Photos
8:28
Fill The Frame & Compose your Shot Tightly In The Monitor
8:53
Example 1: Taking Quality Photos
9:20
Example 2: Taking Quality Photos
10:28
Example 3: Taking Quality Photos
10:53
Check Your Focus
11:46
Be Careful of Camera Shake
13:06
Make Sure That You Get The Best Exposure
14:24
Shoot Multiple Angles and Focal Lengths
15:14
Shoot Several Shots of a Scene If You Can
17:10
Light & Color

15m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
A Simple Lesson in Light & Color
1:07
What is Light?
1:08
Brightness
1:19
Color
2:26
Transmitted Light vs. Reflected Light
3:01
Transmitted Light is Additive
4:34
Reflected Light is Subtractive
6:23
Why Is This Important In Photoshop?
7:16
Color Spaces
7:48
Visible Spectrum of Color
8:12
ProPhoto RGB
8:42
Adobe RGB
9:58
sRGB
10:40
CMYK
11:34
Set Camera to Adobe RGB and Photoshop Default to Adobe RGB
13:10
RGB vs. CMYK
14:11
White Balance and Monitor Calibration

17m 34s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
White Balance
0:55
What is White Balance?
0:56
White Balance Preset In Your Camera
1:53
Example: White Balance
3:09
Daylight
4:06
Tungsten
4:36
Shade
5:33
How Does White Balance Apply in Photoshop?
6:56
Camera RAW & Temperature Slider
6:57
Monitor Calibration
8:39
Monitor Calibration
8:40
Calibrating Your Monitor Overview
9:32
A Basic Color Monitor Calibration Method
10:51
A Basic Method for Calibrating to a Printer
13:25
Lesson Summary
17:03
II. Workspace
The Workspace

20m 17s

Intro
0:00
The Work Space
0:15
Application Frame
0:16
The New Interface
2:22
The Tool Bar
4:28
The Options Bar
7:31
The Menu Bar
8:38
The Panels
9:16
Mini Bridge and Video Timeline
11:20
The Document Window
12:39
Arranging Documents
16:15
Customizing Your Workspace
17:33
Lesson Summary
19:27
The Tool Bar & Essential Shortcuts

14m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Essential Key Commands in Photoshop
0:43
Photoshop Tools - Defined
1:40
Photoshop CS6 Tools & Tool Shortcut Key
2:14
Photoshop CS6 Tools & Tool Shortcut Key: Overview
2:15
Move Tool
2:51
Hand Tool
3:04
Marquee Tool
3:26
Lasso Tool
3:42
Quick Selection Tool & Magic Wand Tool
4:11
Crop Tool
4:41
Perspective Crop Tool & Slice Tool
7:32
Color Sampler & Eyedropper Tool
8:09
Healing Brush Tool
9:14
Brush/Pencil Tool
9:28
Clone/Pattern Stamp Tool
9:37
History Brush Tool
9:52
Eraser Tool
10:07
Gradient
10:16
Blur/Sharpen/Smudge Tool
10:23
Dodge/Burn/ Sponge Tool
10:31
Pen Tool
10:43
Text Tool
10:50
Path Selection Tool
11:03
Shape Tool
11:09
Hand & Rotate View Tool
11:37
Zoom Tool
11:57
Quick Mask
13:01
Screen Mode
13:17
The Menu Bar

17m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
File
0:34
New
0:50
Open
1:05
Browse in Bridge and Mini Bridge
1:14
Open as Smart Objects
1:33
Open Recent
1:56
Close, Close All, Close and Go to Bridge…
2:55
Save, Save As, and Save for Web
3:22
Place, Import, Export
4:00
Automate
4:09
Scripts
5:21
Edit
6:18
Undo, Step Forward, and Step Backward
6:19
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Special
6:47
Fill and Stroke
7:10
Content-Award Scale & Puppet Warp
7:17
Free Transform and Transform
7:29
Color Settings & Keyboard Shortcuts
7:50
Image
8:27
Mode
8:30
Adjustments
9:07
Layer
10:08
Layer
10:09
Type
10:31
Type
10:32
Filter
11:24
Filter
11:25
View
12:04
Proof Setup & Colors
12:11
Rulers
12:46
Show Grid & Guides
13:04
Show Pixel Grid
13:58
Window
14:57
Window
14:58
Help
15:27
Help
15:28
Setting Preferences

18m 36s

Intro
0:00
Setting Preferences: General
0:21
Color Picker, HUD Color Picker, and Image Interpolation
0:22
Auto-Update Open Documents, Beep When Done, and Dynamic Color Sliders
1:54
Export Clipboard
2:27
Use Shift Key for Tool Switch
2:40
Resize Image During Place
3:15
Animated Zoom
3:51
Zoom Resizes Windows
4:30
Zoom with Scroll Wheel & Zoom Clicked Point to Center
5:01
Flick Panning
5:33
Vary Round Brush Hardness Based on HUD Vertical Movement
5:49
Place or Drag Raster Images as Smart Objects
6:06
Setting Preferences: Interface
6:33
Appearance
6:44
Options
7:08
Setting Preferences: File Handling
7:44
File Saving Options
7:45
File Compatibility
9:40
Camera Raw Preferences
10:34
Setting Preferences: Performance
12:35
Memory Usage
12:36
History & Cache
13:36
Graphics Processor Settings
14:05
Setting Preferences: Cursors
14:36
Painting Cursors
14:37
Other Cursors & Brush Preview
15:29
Setting Preferences: Transparency & Gamut
15:41
Transparency Settings
15:42
Gamut Warning
15:54
Setting Preferences: Units & Rulers
16:36
Units & Rulers
16:37
Setting Preferences: Guides, Grid & Slices
16:50
Guides, Grid and Slices
16:51
Setting Preferences: Plug-in & Type
17:52
Plug-in & Type
17:53
III. Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge Overview

18m 13s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Basic Interface
0:53
Starting Adobe Bridge
0:54
General Tab
1:52
The Panels
3:50
The Panels
3:51
The Tools Bar
6:35
Navigation Tool
6:43
Favorites
7:20
Recent Files
7:33
Boomerang
7:48
Get Photos from Camera & Refines
8:17
Open in Camera Raw & Output
9:28
Thumbnail Qualities
9:56
Sorting Files
10:50
Workspace Layout
11:09
Filmstrip
11:32
Metadata
12:05
Output
12:15
Menu Bar
13:20
Menu Bar
13:21
Content View Controls
13:48
Content View Controls
13:49
Customizing the Workspace
15:25
Customizing the Workspace
15:26
Lesson Summary
17:19
Importing, Sorting, and Rating

22m 22s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Preferences
0:32
Accessing Preferences
1:00
Appearance
1:13
Behavior
1:34
Favorite Items
2:00
Metadata
2:28
Menu Bar
3:14
File
3:15
Edit
4:04
View
4:48
Stacks and Label
5:33
Window
7:22
Importing Images
7:39
Getting Images
7:40
Selecting Specific Files
8:35
Save Options
11:17
Advanced Options
12:33
Apply Metadata
13:25
Editing & Rating
14:28
Editing & Rating
14:29
Filtering
20:34
Filtering
20:35
Lesson Summary
21:17
Getting Organized

13m 9s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Getting Organized
0:32
Stacks
0:33
Favorites
3:08
Collections
4:48
Keywords & Search by Filtering
7:07
Summary
11:00
Creating PDF's and Web Photo Galleries

8m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Creating PDF's
0:32
Getting Started
0:33
Output & Document
0:57
Layout & Overlays
2:28
Header
3:22
Web Photo Galleries
5:10
Getting Started
5:11
Output & Appearance
5:30
Create Gallery: Upload Location & Saving
7:05
Adobe Bridge Summary

11m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:15
Summary of Principal Features in Adobe Bridge
0:27
The Bridge Workspace is Customizable
0:28
Downloading Images From a Camera Directly to Bridge
1:55
Sorting, Labeling, and Rating Images
3:01
Filter Panel
4:20
Favorites Panel
5:21
Navigation
7:51
Keywords and Metadata
8:19
Creating PDF's and Web Photo Galleries
10:17
IV. Camera RAW
Camera RAW

11m 44s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:43
What is RAW & Camera RAW?
1:02
JPEG
1:03
RAW
3:30
Camera RAW
4:17
Camera RAW
5:20
Choosing Your Files
5:21
Camera RAW Workspace
6:07
JPEG vs. RAW
7:08
Camera RAW, Part 2

22m 40s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:19
Why Use Camera RAW?
0:35
Why Use Camera RAW?
0:36
Why Bother With Photoshop?
1:16
Why Bother With Camera RAW?
2:03
A Quick Look at The Tool Bar and Tools
2:52
Getting Started in Camera RAW
2:53
Save Image, Open Image, and Done
3:50
A Quick Look at The Tool Bar and Tools
5:06
Basic Panel
8:18
Temperature Slider & Tint
8:19
Exposure
9:54
Highlights & Contrast
10:23
Whites and Blacks
11:14
Clarity
11:21
Vibrant and Saturation
12:13
Lens Corrections
13:25
Enable Lens Profile Corrections
13:56
Color Tab
15:34
Split Toning
18:10
Split Toning
18:11
Noise Reduction
18:39
Detail Panel
19:59
Noise Reduction
20:23
Tone Curve
21:36
Tone Curve
21:45
V. Photoshop Basics
Categories

11m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Four Basic Categories in Photoshop
2:10
The Four Basic Categories in Photoshop Overview
2:36
Selection
3:01
Correction
4:14
Retouch
4:47
Manipulation
5:31
Some Important Tools and Valuable Shortcuts
6:23
Hand Tool
6:30
Move Tool
7:21
Zoom Tool 1
7:56
Zoom Tool 2
8:39
Zoom Tool 3
9:13
Quick Mask
9:38
Gradient Tool
10:58
File Formats

9m 37s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Primary File Formats in Photoshop
0:41
PSD
1:10
TIFF
3:09
JPEG
4:20
PNG
5:55
GIF
6:22
PDF
7:01
DNG
7:37
Image Size, Canvas Size, & Resolution

20m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Image Size & Resolution
0:49
Pixel Dimensions & Document Size
1:31
Canvas Size
13:48
Canvas Size
13:49
Saving Your Images

17m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Saving Your Images
0:27
Save & Save As
0:28
Save in Background and Auto Save
6:04
Save for Web
8:27
Cropping & Straightening

13m 59s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Correcting for Lens Distortion and Camera Vignetting
0:50
Correcting for Lens Distortion and Camera Vignetting
0:51
Straightening Horizons
4:06
Straightening Horizons
4:07
The New Interface & Cropping
6:20
The New Interface & Cropping
6:21
Perspective Cropping
10:10
Perspective Cropping
10:11
Brushes

28m 3s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Brushes
2:17
Introduction to Basic Brushes
2:18
Brush Control Panel
3:47
Brush Control Panel: Mode
4:19
Brush Control Panel: Opacity
5:04
Brush Control Panel: Pressure
5:11
Brush Control Panel: Flow
6:44
Brush Control Panel: Airbrush Control
7:46
Brush Sizing Shortcuts
8:54
Adjusting Brush Size and Hardness Shortcuts
8:55
Bush Controls
11:54
Brush Controls
11:55
Types of Brushes
16:25
Bristle Brushes
16:26
Erodible Tip Brushes
17:54
Air Brushes
19:18
Mixer Brushes
22:25
How to Make a Custom Basic Brush
25:02
Sharpening Methods

18m 3s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Sharpening Terms
1:58
Amount
2:11
Radius
3:06
Threshold
3:44
Sharpening Methods
4:29
Sharpen
4:30
Sharpen More
5:42
Sharpened Edges
6:53
Smart Sharpen
9:04
Unsharp Mask
11:08
High Pass Sharpening
12:48
Exposure & Color, Part 1

18m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Exposure and Color Overview
0:29
The Mantra & The Controls
0:30
Auto Exposure & Color Controls
0:59
Manual Exposure Controls
1:46
Color Controls
2:21
Adjustment Demonstration 1
3:20
Curves & Auto Color Correction Options
4:37
Brightness/Contrast
7:47
Levels
8:36
More On Curves
10:15
Adjustment Demonstration 2
13:26
Using Curves
14:02
Adjustment Demonstration 3
16:10
Using Curves
16:18
Lesson Summary
18:12
Exposure & Color, Part 2

26m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: More on Curves and Levels
2:19
Levels
2:52
Curves
5:54
Demonstration 2: More on Curves and Level
8:11
Curves
8:12
Demonstration 3: Shadows & Highlights
11:09
Overview
11:10
Shadow and Highlights
12:16
Demonstration 4: Hue/Saturation and Vibrance
15:46
Hue/ Saturation
15:47
Vibrance
20:06
Demonstration 5: Color Balance
22:52
Color Balance
24:09
Exposure & Color, Part 3

21m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Exposure and Color Correction
2:20
Images Overview
2:23
Correction In Camera RAW
4:59
Correction Using Color Balance
8:43
Demonstration 2: Exposure and Color Correction
13:40
Correction Overview
13:41
Shadow/Highlights
15:04
Curves
16:38
Vibrance
17:21
Hue/Saturation
17:49
Back to Curves
19:19
Images Comparison
19:38
Gradients

24m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Paint Bucket & Gradient Tool
0:37
The Paint Bucket Tool
0:38
The Gradient Tool
3:20
The Gradient Editor
10:07
The Gradient Editor
10:08
The Gradient Map Feature
16:26
The Gradient Map Feature
16:27
The Gradient Mask
20:55
The Gradient Mask
20:56
Lesson Summary
23:13
The Transform Tools

20m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Transform Tools: Overview
0:21
Introduction to the Transform Tools
0:22
Scale
2:16
Skew
3:57
Distort
4:34
Perspective
5:00
Warp
5:38
Scale & Skew
6:45
Scale & Skew Demonstration
6:46
Distort
8:39
Distort Demonstration
8:40
Perspective
12:38
Perspective Demonstration
12:39
Warp Demonstration
13:35
Adaptive Wide Angle
14:28
Puppet Warp
15:46
Puppet Warp Demonstration
15:47
Actions

16m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Actions Panel
1:30
The Actions Panel
1:31
Preset Actions
3:11
Wood Frame
3:12
Sepia Toning
4:34
Molten Lead
4:43
Gradient Map
5:13
Creating An Action
6:05
Creating An Action Demonstration 1
6:06
Creating An Action Demonstration 2
8:33
The Batch Command
12:30
The Batch Command
12:31
Lesson Summary
15:22
VI. Selections
Introduction to Selections

24m 41s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Introduction to Selections
1:28
Apps and Plug-ins for Photo Correction
1:29
Introduction to Selections
5:26
The Principal Selection Tools: Marquee
7:39
The Principal Selection Tools: Lasso
8:15
The Principal Selection Tools: Quick Selection and Magic Wand
8:42
The Principal Selection Tools: The Pen Tool
9:09
The Principal Selection Tools: Quick Masks & Layer Masks
9:33
Panels: Refine Edge
12:04
Panels: Mask Panel
12:50
Panels: Channels
13:07
Panels: Paths
13:25
Functions: Feather
13:36
Functions: Calculation
14:19
Selections Demonstration 1: Scenery
15:08
Selections Demonstration 2: Car
20:04
Selections Demonstration 3: People
22:51
Lesson Summary
24:06
Selection, Part 1

19m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Marquee Tool
2:44
Marquee Tool (Rectangular and Oval)
2:45
Lasso Tool
7:07
Lasso Tool (Freehand and Polygonal)
7:08
Quick Selection Tool
10:28
Quick Selection Tool
10:29
Magic Wand Tool
11:38
The Magic Wand Tool
11:39
Demonstration 1: Scenery
13:44
Demonstration 2: Flower
15:10
Quick Mask
16:12
Brief Look At The Magnetic Lasso Tool
17:50
Lesson Summary
18:56
Selection, Part 2

31m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Basic Selection Shortcuts
1:24
Basic Selection Shortcuts
1:25
Demonstration 1
4:50
Magic Wand Tool
6:10
The Quick Selection Tool
6:38
The Polygonal Lasso Tool
7:26
Saving and Loading Selection
11:25
Free Hand Lasso Tool Correction
12:54
Painting in Quick Mask to Adjust a Selection
15:49
Image Adjustments
17:45
Demonstration 2
20:50
Painting in Quick Mask & Adjusting the Image
20:51
Lesson Summary
30:46
Feather

13m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is Feather?
0:53
Demonstration 1: Fixing the Water
1:26
Demonstration 2: Feather Sample
4:32
Demonstration 3: Fixing the Cove
6:42
Refining Selection Edges

31m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Scenery
1:42
Recapping The Use of Feather
1:43
Refine Edge
4:30
Demonstration 2: Flower
10:00
Selection of The Flower
10:01
Preparing The Selection for Cutting Out an Image for Composition
14:01
Demonstration 3: Scenery
19:02
Selection: Grow and Similar
19:03
Edge Detection and Refine Radius Tool
22:21
Lesson Summary
29:52
Pen Tool, Part 1

25m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Pen Tool
2:11
Free Form Pen Tool
2:24
Convert Point Tool
5:10
Pen Tool: Shape & Path
7:13
Making Selection With The Pen Tool
8:05
Demonstration 1: Car
18:22
Using The Pen Tool to Make Selection Around a Car
18:23
Pen Tool Summary
22:46
Practice Assignment
23:26
Pen Tool, Part 2

26m 8s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Pen Tool Recap
0:27
The Pen Tool - Part 2: Working With Points On A Path
2:11
Adjusting a Point For a Sharp Corner
2:51
Activate and Non-Active Points
5:01
Activating a Point(s) & Moving a Point
5:55
Deleting Single and Multiple Points
8:43
Demonstration 1: Automobile
10:17
Adding a Point
11:35
More On Deleting Single and Multiple Points
14:45
How Far Apart to Place Points to Make a Path
16:08
Saving a Path
21:35
Filling or Stroking a Path
23:02
Lesson Summary
25:48
Alpha Channels & Calculations

20m 7s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Demonstration 1: Scenery
1:43
Alpha Channels: What Are They & How to Use Them
1:44
Demonstration 2: Car
8:05
Working With Alpha Channels
8:06
Introduction to Calculations
13:15
Demonstration 3: People
14:54
More On Alpha Channels & Calculations
14:55
Lesson Summary
19:35
VII. Layers, Layer Masks, & Composites
Layers & Adjustment Layers

22m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layers Basics & The Layer Panel
1:46
Layers Basics & The Layer Panel
1:47
Organize Layers
10:16
Layer Style
12:06
Add Layer Mask
12:27
Adjustment Layers
13:32
Adjustment Layers - Why & How
16:46
Example: Using Adjustment Layers
16:47
Lesson Summary
21:34
Layers & Adjustment Layers, Part 2

21m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Unlocking The Background Layer & Linking Layers
0:30
Unlocking The Background Layer
0:31
Linking Layers
3:36
Adjustment Layers & Layer Masks
7:15
Adjustment Layers & Layer Masks
7:16
Masks vs. Alpha Channels
17:18
Mask vs. Alpha Channels
17:19
Layers & Masks Examples

16m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layers, Masks & Adjustments
1:04
Making The Selection, Layers, and Mask
1:05
Adjustments: Cove & Ocean
6:42
Adjustments: Sky
12:06
Adjustments: Land
13:44
Layer Composites, Part 1

26m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Seeing Digitally & Selecting Your Composite Elements
1:24
Seeing Digitally
1:25
Selecting Your Composite Elements: Size, Lighting, Perspective, and Color Match
3:57
Creating a Composite
10:10
Creating a Flawless Element Edge
10:11
Moving a Layer From One File to Another
18:15
Changing the Color
23:39
Lesson Summary
24:45
Composites Part 2

24m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Creating The Composite
2:21
Images Overview
2:22
Sharpening The Image
5:08
Moving & Placing Layers
6:45
Retouching The Wall
9:28
Retouching The Wall Under The Flowers
12:24
Adding Shadow With The Burn Tool
14:58
Adding The Lawnmower
17:24
Lesson Summary
23:38
VIII. Retouching
Basic Retouching: Tools & Techniques

28m 56s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Basic Retouching Tools and How to Properly Use Them: Demonstration 1
2:39
Image Overview
2:40
Rubber Stamp Tool
4:04
Spot Healing Brush Tool
15:18
The Basic Retouching Tools and How to Properly Use Them: Demonstration 2
19:36
Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Rubber Stamp
19:37
Patch Tool
24:30
Lesson Summary
27:34
Content Aware Functions

23m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Content Aware Fill
1:39
Using the Content Aware Fill
1:40
Content Aware Move
8:10
Using the Content Aware Move
8:11
Content Aware Scale
11:30
Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 1
11:31
Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 2
15:06
Content Aware Extend
17:30
Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 1
17:31
Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 2
20:05
Lesson Summary
21:34
Retouching People: Part 1

21m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People: Part 1
1:36
Retouching The Skin
1:37
Retouching Around The Eyes
6:01
Retouching The Eyes
12:06
Body Contouring: Chest
17:33
More On Retouching The Skin
20:12
Retouching People: Part 2

24m 25s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People: Part 2
1:29
Retouching The Lips
2:30
Retouching The Teeth
8:55
More On Retouching The Lips
11:43
Body Contouring: Face
13:40
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Skin
17:33
Retouching People: Part 3

20m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits
0:59
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits: Part 1
1:00
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits: Part 2
8:14
Retouching Hair
14:02
Retouching Hair: Part 1
14:03
Retouching Hair: Part 2
15:55
IX. Filters and Blends
Basic Filters & Blend Modes

18m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Basic Filters
0:36
Basic Filters Overview
0:37
Filter Gallery
1:48
Filter Gallery: Plastic Wrap
3:11
Filter Gallery: Texturizer
4:17
Blend Modes
5:40
Blend Modes Overview
5:41
Dissolve
6:06
Darken & Darken Color
6:55
Lighten
7:26
Hue, Saturation, Color and Luminosity
8:12
Demonstration 1: Lighting Effects Filter
8:41
Preparing The Image
8:42
Adding Lens Flare
9:31
Filter: Render Lighting Effects
9:51
Adding Another Lighting Effects Filter
11:38
Adding Lighting Effects Filter To The Background
13:13
Demonstration 2: More On Filters & Blend Modes
14:40
Blend Modes Demonstration
14:41
Oil Paint Filters Demonstration
15:56
Lesson Summary
18:06
Blur Filters

25m 12s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Blur & More Blur
0:54
Blur: Average
0:55
Blur
1:46
Blur More
2:41
Gaussian Blur
3:18
Gaussian Blur
3:19
Box, Lens, and Shape Blur
4:42
Box Blur
4:43
Lens Blur
6:38
Shape Blur
7:50
Motion and Radial Blur
8:39
Motion Blur
8:40
Radial Blur
9:05
Smart and Surface Blur
10:04
Smart Blur
10:05
Surface Blur
11:39
The New Blur Gallery
14:05
Tilt/Shift Blur: Demonstration 1
14:33
Tilt/Shift Blur: Demonstration 2
17:26
Field Blur
19:05
Iris Blur
22:16
The Liquify Filter

16m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:16
Demonstration 1: Using the Liquify Filter
0:34
Introduction to The Liquify Filter
0:35
The Liquify Filter Workspace and Tools Overview
1:50
The Push Tool
3:38
The Pucker Tool
3:48
The Bloat Tool
4:02
Adjusting the Face
4:15
Adjusting the Eyes
6:32
Adjusting the Body
9:24
Demonstration 2: Using the Liquify Filter
11:41
Adjusting the Image
11:42
Using The Mask Tools in the Liquify Filter
13:12
Vanishing Point Filter

18m 45s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching In Perspective
0:28
Vanishing Point Filter
0:29
3D Compositing
6:44
Step 1: 3D Compositing Overview
6:45
Step 2: Creating a Plane With The Vanishing Point Filter
9:35
Step 3: Pasting and Editing The Image
11:26
Step 4: Blend Mode
15:19
X. Text
Using Text In Photoshop

31m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Using Text In Photoshop
2:50
Type Tools Overview
2:51
Vertical Type Tool Demonstration
3:31
Character and Paragraph Type Panels
3:51
Linear Text
4:37
Font, Font Style, and Font Size
8:09
Leading
10:40
Tracking
11:59
Kerning
12:35
Letter Height & Width Distortion
15:45
Text Color
16:31
Character Adjustments
17:22
Paragraph Text
19:07
Alignment & Justification
19:11
Indent
23:08
Add Space
23:35
Put Type In Photograph
24:20
Put Type In Photograph
24:21
Guides and Grids
26:26
Guides and Grids
26:27
Manipulating Text

13m 58s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Manipulating Text
0:36
Warping Text
0:37
Rasterize & Free Transform
3:26
Clipping Paths
5:40
Type Effects: Bevel & Emboss
7:53
Type Effects: Drop Shadow
10:06
Type Effects: Pattern Overlay
11:17
Type Effects: Stroke
12:47
Lesson Summary
12:58
More Text Effects

16m 31s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Type On A Path
0:36
Creating A Path
0:37
Texts On A Path & How To Modify Them
1:48
Chrome Type
6:58
Step 1: Getting Started
6:59
Step 2: Rasterizing & Gradient
9:20
Step 3: Bevel & Emboss
10:45
Step 4: Merge Layer
11:10
Step 5: Curves Adjustment Layer
11:54
Step 6: Adding Color
13:54
Chrome Type Summary
14:43
Lesson Summary
15:56
XI. Cool Features
Colorize and Black & White Conversion

13m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Colorize
0:32
Colorize
7:30
Demonstration 2: Black & White Conversion
7:40
Black & White Conversion Using Hue/Saturation
7:41
Black & White Conversion Using Grayscale
8:51
Black & White Conversion Using Black & White Adjustment
9:30
Demonstration 3: Black & White Conversion
11:25
Black & White Adjustment
11:26
Panorama

22m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Shooting For The Panorama
0:50
Hold The Camera Steady
0:51
Overlap Your Images
1:36
Use The Same Exposure
2:02
Use The Same Zoom
2:44
Apply The Same Correction to Each Image
3:03
Scenic
3:25
Correct Way To Shoot a Panorama
3:26
Creating A Panorama In Photoshop
5:42
Adjusting The Images
6:22
Lining Up The Images
8:21
Photomerge Overview
10:02
Photomerge: Auto
12:34
Photomerge: Auto & Geometric Distortion Correction
15:36
Photomerge: Spherical
17:10
Photomerge: Collage
18:18
Photomerge: Reposition
19:20
Panorama Images Conclusion
20:10
HDR

20m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Overview
0:21
HDR Overview
0:22
How To Shoot HDR
2:49
How To Shoot HDR
2:50
Processing HDR in Photoshop
7:09
Merge Files to HDR Pro
7:10
Exposure Value (EV)
9:21
Looking at The Image
10:08
Mode: 8 bit, 16 bit, and 32 bit
11:49
Highlight Compression, Exposure and Gamma, Local Adaptation, and Equalize Histogram
13:00
Preset: Photorealistic
13:46
Preset: Scott5
14:25
Custom Preset: Edge Glow
15:25
Custom Preset: Tone and Detail
17:02
Custom Preset: Advanced & Curve
17:48
Final Result
18:41
Photo Frame Effect

21m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Preparing Your Image
0:44
Gradient Overlay & Blend Mode
0:45
Layer Mask & Curves Adjustment
6:35
Merging Effects
13:07
Creating The 3D Frame
17:00
Step 1: Canvas Size
17:01
Step 2: Inner Shadow
18:08
Step 3: Sign The Image
19:49
Lesson Summary
20:49
Creating & Editing Video

26m 19s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Video Workspace Overview
1:44
The Video Workspace Overview
1:45
Creating & Editing Video Demonstration
6:46
Importing Media
6:47
Organizing & Editing Your Clips
7:48
Adding Transitions
14:54
Using Adjustment Layers to Modify Clips
16:57
Adding Still Images
19:10
Adding a Soundtrack
20:28
Rendering Your Video
21:23
Lesson Summary
22:14
Final Edited Video
24:37
XII. Course Summary
Course Summary

6m 38s

Intro
0:00
Photoshop Course Summary
0:11
Photoshop Course Summary
0:12
Image Adjustments Review
2:11
Custom Shapes Review
5:19
Final Tip
6:03
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Exposure & Color, Part 2

  • In depth look at Curves - the most precision exposure control you have!
  • Shadows and Highlights - opens up shadows, brings down highlights - just remember that this feature works on the pixels directly, so if you have to undo later, or do more, it will affect the pixels again and cause dome degradation. Use it carefully and do it once!

Exposure & Color, Part 2

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Demonstration 1: More on Curves and Levels 2:19
    • Levels
    • Curves
  • Demonstration 2: More on Curves and Level 8:11
    • Curves
  • Demonstration 3: Shadows & Highlights 11:09
    • Overview
    • Shadow and Highlights
  • Demonstration 4: Hue/Saturation and Vibrance 15:46
    • Hue/ Saturation
    • Vibrance
  • Demonstration 5: Color Balance 22:52
    • Color Balance

Transcription: Exposure & Color, Part 2

Hi everyone, Michael Brown back with you again.0000

Welcome back to educator.com's Adobe Photoshop CS6 course.0002

In the last lesson we took a look at exposure and color corrections part 1, and what we went over (let me find that) we went over the auto exposure and color controls, auto tone, color contrast and brightness which are contained here under the Image menu, as these three also under the curves or levels as the options which are the first three are the same as those three, and the fourth one and hence brightness and contrast is the same as your auto button.0007

That is your first shot at correcting exposure and color when you open up an image from Camera Raw--if it needs anything at all, just give them a try anyway, you know, it might improve things, it might not, but it's worth just going click, click, click, click four times to see if anything improves, good thing.0045

We talked about brightness and contrast in the last lesson which is all or nothing, which I don't find extremely useful; I need more detail.0064

We looked at levels, which gives you a little more detail--you get contrast adjustment and you get a little more adjustment on highs and lows, brightening and opening up shadows and highlight details, but the big dog is curves, which gives you total control about everything.0072

So, in this lesson we're going to take up from there, I'm going to talk a little bit more about curves and levels, show you the shadows and highlights control, and the hue saturation and vibrance controls which are very, very similar--subtly different but worth playing one against the other to see, in a specific circumstance, which one might be better for you--gives you a variety of choice.0091

And finally, the color balance control, which is basically adding and subtracting overall color throughout an image, so let's get started.0116

I wanted to go back and show you (let me pull up an image here...I've got to find the one I'm looking for, where is it...hey, don't do that...3679, there we go) here we have an image that needs a little help, so right off the bat, let's start with levels (I want to go back to pulling these two out of here and we'll just go to levels).0126

Now, image adjustment--there's levels and curves--these are called adjustment layers, they're the same adjustments, but they become layers that you can actually turn the adjustment on and off--we'll be talking about that, but for demonstration here I'm going to use this one.0155

You could go Image, Adjust--actually I'll just go ahead and stay with this one, don't want to confuse you yet (cut that one out).0172

Alright, here's our histogram, here's the levels dialog box, in this particular shot, we can see that the darkest--this is a little washed out, and we can also see in the histogram that there is no black point...the blacks stop right about in here, so right off the bat, remember the adjustment; take the black point and slide it back to where the blacks start--notice how the image is getting a little more contrast--watch the neutral gray slider, it's always going to stay halfway between black and white unless you change it; notice when I move it, that one moves to the right as well, so it affected the mid-tones.0179

We got a little more of the contrast which upped our colors just a hair, but now that looks fine.0221

Let's also try our four options, I'm not happy with the brightness and contrast; the dark and light colors washes--it's putting too much yellow in, notice how the blue is getting an intensity drop, per channel contrast, monochromatic per channel, monochromatic...I'll click OK, and I'm going to reset...come back to here, I think I like it just the way it is without any other additions at all.0230

We've done the best we can with this adjustment.0268

Now, one of the other things I want to show you in the levels dialog box...look at the pre-sets up at the top, we didn't talk about these--you can also go per channel if you wish, which is a very complex one because as you effect each color channel with exposure, it will affect the color--we don't want to deal with that in this course, that's a very advanced color correction method, but here's some pre-sets.0271

Here's a brighter mid-tone, watch what happens to your slides that we have here...notice, the black point moved back over and the slider for the neutral gray went to the left, so what we got was opening up or flattening out the contrast--we don't like that one at all, so let's go back and try contrast 1, which did move the black slider a little bit, but also pulled the white slider and it killed our detail on the whites.0298

These are only pre-sets, so you can change them, so we can move the whites back, and if we move the blacks back look what we have, right back where we started, so what we did was a little bit better--in fact, we can even go a hair more of contrast...no, I don't want to mess with that too much.0333

There are all these choices here that you can play with and then move from there.0349

OK, I want to cancel out of that, move over to curves, and once again we have the same histogram, the same situation, and we have all of the same tools.0354

Here are pre-sets again up here, but first let's take--and we can move the black point slightly, and remember how to do contrast--you set a point halfway between the white and the black which is neutral gray, take a point mid-tone between neutral gray and black, which is in the shadow areas, pull that down a little bit, and you snap the contrast, but you notice the whites got a little brighter--we'll pull them up away, we can grab the white point and pull it down, and there we have fixed that just the way we like it.0367

I'm going to reset that however, and just remember the S curve.0405

We're going to the pre-sets, and let's try increase contrast...and look what we got, severe contrast--the same kind of curve I talked about with several points, but it extremely moved the whites up, I don't like this point being on there, I like the whites where they are, and I can take the contrast and move it up just slightly, and basically we've got what we had before.0412

So these pre-sets (I didn't mean to make that go away, sorry) are a good starting point--let's try another one--medium contrast.0440

That's almost what we had ourselves except I don't like that white point being messed with...put a point in the middle and pull that down a little bit, so you can start with a pre-set and modify it, but then again it's showing you the generalities.0448

OK, so there you have about the pre-sets.0464

Alright, so let's go back to this and we've talked a little bit more about curves now with pre-sets, and one more thing I want to talk about in both levels and curves--let's go to the Coca-Cola can, I know it's here...must be this one...there it is, here we have a shot I took, and I took this down at the beach, actually at the shore on a day when it was overcast--flat, gray, that's why you see open shadows, I like the overall, it's a little bit bright in the water, but I see generally it's got a little bit of cyan in it and a little bit too yellow.0467

That's from a cloudy day, so we'd like to try to counteract that, so let's go to the Image menu, Adjustments to curves, and what we're going to deal with these three eye-droppers.0515

This is a white point, a gray-neutral gray point, and black--what this will do is set one of those three, whichever you choose, for your particular image, so let's try neutral gray--we've got a lot of gray rocks in here--all we have to do is click on a point that you think should be neutral gray, and it will adjust everything in the image accordingly and make that point neutral gray and everything else is adjusted by the same amount.0530

Let's do it on a red just for the heck of it to show you what happens, and it made that neutral gray, and everything else adjusted accordingly so obviously that did not work.0560

Option or Alt on a PC will change your cancel button to a reset--let's try on this rock over here...we click that and almost nothing changed, which shows you that although it has a little yellow cast and a little cyan cast for the day, neutral gray is accurate on this image in what appears to be neutral gray, so there really is no additional correction we can make overall with these three correction controls, so we'll just go ahead and cancel out of that.0572

So now, that sums up the controls, additional controls--the presets, and the three color choice dropper; the white, gray and black point for curves and levels, so now you can go in and you can play with the presets and then modify them from there if you're unsure with levels or curves.0610

You also see that once again curves gives you a lot more latitude than levels--with levels you've only got contrast, that's it, with curves you can lock off various areas, you can keep the brights the way they are and lock and work with shadows or vice versa--anything you want, so I suggest that you really practice with curves.0636

OK, let's reset these--there's curves and levels.0657

Let's talk about shadows and highlights--a really cool feature.0660

Let me find a very contrasting image (I've got it here--there it is) this is a shot I took that same trip with that same area that I just talked about--you see the same lake back there--but from a different angle.0664

You see on the lady here, you can see that the light is slightly from the back, she's got a black jacket on (and I want to open this up because that was already corrected, I was practicing) this is the way I took the shot, and you notice that the highs are burned out a little bit, the blacks are blocked up a little bit, but overall the exposure is correct, so this was the best exposure I could get with a camera, and it would be hard to do improvement even with curves--let's try it!0679

We want to lock off neutral gray, we want to open up the shadow detail, and we'll bring down the highlight detail...it's kind of working, but look what it's done.0709

It's (remember how exposure affects color) since we're flattening things out the color went down--we get detail in the gray, we pulled a little detail on the jacket but look what it did--it just kind of really made the image muddy.0722

Better tool...under the Image menu, over to Adjustments, down to shadows and highlights--cool tool.0736

Now when you first open it up, this is the box you'll get, this is just the basic box that allows you to play with shadows and highlights--it defaults at a finite amount of shadow removal (we're going to go back) this is the original image right here...if you take your shadow slider, look what it did...it's opening up the detail in her jacket and in the side of her face, but at the same time, it's flattening out the mid-tones.0745

You see that?0776

It helped, and if we take the highlights and pull them down, it's dropping the highlights and you're getting more detail in here but it darkened the image up but we kind of get this flat look--it's not bad!0777

However, if we click the show more options, we can adjust the tonal width on our shadow detail--now if I pull the tonal width down and increase the amount, notice what happens--let's take that highlights back to zero--notice by the tonal width, we help the mid-tones, so we don't want to hurt the mid-tones so we reduce the tonal width and we can still pull more from the shadow detail--look at that...we got, and this is what we want, from zero to 45, and now we have lots of detail on the jacket, and we still preserved the mid-tones.0789

A lot better than with the basic just pulling the shadows, so the tonal width helps, the radius--it plays with a little color in the shadows, watch on her wrist here, as I open up the radius or tone it down it got really flat color, just play with that until it looks about right, and that's good for the shadows.0832

Now we want to pull the highlights a little, and let's run that tonal width down and try the highlights.0852

It's only taking the very highlights off the sky. As the tonal width comes up, notice the sky is coming and so is the concrete (let's go a little bit more) but we're getting a little 'haloing' here.0859

So if I increase the radius, or decrease it, that's what you play with--see the 'haloing'--the radius is how many pixels out the effect is taking place.0865

So what we're going to do is pull that radius way back so we get very little at zero, and yet we've got a lot of improvement.0879

We'll go right about to here, we'll click OK, and I want to go Command or Control+Z, there was our original image, and there's what we accomplished with shadows and highlights.0890

Far more than we could get with curves and look--the sky is more saturated, the lake stays the same, the mountains are pretty much the same, most of the greenery is but we got all that shadow detail, and now we've got a highly usable image.0905

There you have a demonstration of shadows and highlights--a really good tool, and be sure to play with the tonal width and the radius just a bit to see how it affects your image as you are taking the shadows and opening them, and taking the highlights and reducing them--a really nice tool.0923

It's actually magic, I'm amazed at what it can do.0943

So let's talk about hue saturation, that's one tool--hue saturation, and vibrance is another tool.0946

Let's go back to this image, and we're going to go back and open it up...that's the original image right there.0953

Image is a little flat, so the first thing we would like to do is we're going to try the auto controls for color; we'll just hit our Options button, brightness and contrast--kind of blew out the highlights a little--dark and lights, not bad, a little too one-tone--I see red, I'll pull down on the blues, per channel looks pretty good, monochromatics a little bluer, this is the one right there, we'll click OK, so we've got a preliminary start.0963

Now our exposure looks pretty decent, we could actually increase the contrast just slightly--center point, knock the shadows, now you notice that it blew the highlights, it blew them up so we'll pull that down--there we got that.0994

So we went from here to here, now we need to pull up our color, remember we've done the exposure, now it's time for color.1009

Image, Adjust--I want to show you, here's hue saturation under, and vibrance, right below the levels, curves, exposure--we're going to have hue saturation and vibrance we're going to work with but I want to do it this way--in the layers panel at the bottom, here also is the same thing but it makes layers that can be turned on and off so I want to do one of each over here, so you can compare the two.1018

We'll start with the hue saturation...here's the hue saturation dialog box, I'm going to move the image over so we can see it--zoom it up just a little bit so we can see the water, sky and the marsh land.1045

Now what you have here--you have several pre-sets for different kinds of effects--there's a sepia tone effect and all sorts of weird stuff just jacking up saturation, we'll go to default and work on it.1059

Hue takes the entire image or selected area and works the color wheel; it's just changing every single tone uniformly around the wheel, we're not going to deal with that.1072

Saturation--if you go and reduce it, you now have no color.1083

If you go all the way, it's some sort of electronic image, but back here we'll just pull it up, and I'm looking more in the marsh land to try to get the color right on the grass, and I got that, and the hills look nice, and actually it's not too bad--it's a little bit electric in the water, but that's not too bad, and there are other tools that we're going to deal with here--you can also work on--that was the Master button.1087

Here's reds, yellows, greens, cyan, blue and magenta--individual channels.1121

I think the blues are a little bit too much, so we'll take the blue channel and drop the saturation down just a hair...that balances it out a little bit more, and let's take the greens and see if we can bop them up just a little...there's not too much green--when it goes all the way up and it gets electric it's mostly yellow in there but...yes, just a little bit--didn't have much effect, and if we pull the yellow up just a little...there we go...yellow channel's up.1126

Now the reds are getting a little bit overkill right down in here, so we can counter that by going to our red channel and dropping.1161

Notice if I pull the saturation the reds go away completely, we'll come back right into here and that balances it out pretty well, and there you have the image adjusted by hue saturation control, not only using the master overall all colors.1174

We have, let's see, we've upped the master and we've upped the yellows a little bit, we've reduced the reds and reduced the blues, and that gives us a nice balanced color image overall.1187

So let's turn that layer off, go back to the beginning and demonstrate to you vibrance.1204

Vibrance...overall you don't have channel controls, does a little more subtle color change in your image.1212

If there are, in this case, most of the colors are pretty much the same in their density; the blues are a little more than the yellows, but this is an even image.1223

Vibrance takes the more dominant colors and does not increase those as much as the non-dominant--it tries to balance up the intensity of all of the colors.1235

In this case, it will just probably do a uniform job so we bump it up all the way, and notice how everything balanced.1247

If we compare that...take a look, the yellows come up once here...there's what we did by just hitting the vibrance alone and not having to work anything, and there's what we did with the hue saturation--we could even come up maybe a little bit more on the hue saturation overall...and that would probably match up...yes.1257

You know the vibrance pulls the blues a little bit more--it's a little more careful on the yellows and reds, but pretty similar, and without having to do 43 different options, the vibrance did it in one shot, so there you have a demonstration--let me see if we have one more image that I can do for you that has a lot of color in it already...let's see, let's see, let's see, let's see what I've got here...let's try this one with the vibrance control and see what that does.1289

Vibrance...notice in the background, it's pulling up the blues more than the red tones...notice it affects blues and yellows a little more than the reds--if you have a portrait shot which I don't have pulled up here, and you have a colorful background, by playing with the vibrance it tends to protect skin tones--I'll demonstrate this in another lesson, but vibrance is a very, very good choice for subtle changes, not to kill colors, so there you have a demonstration of the hue saturation and the vibrance control in Photoshop CS6.1328

Let's take a look at color balance, which is really a pretty simple...let's just work right here...oh, first off, let's try vibrance on this one and see what happens just for fun...there's a perfect example right there, there we go, I knew I could find one.1373

In this image we've got intense greens, the blues are held back.1394

If we hit vibrance, notice how the greens didn't change a lot, but we got blue in the water, green in the water and blue in the sky--we just changed that by simply pulling up the vibrance.1398

If we do hue saturation on this image, watch what's going to happen.1412

When the sky gets up there, notice, the greens got killed, so there's a demonstration on how, in this case, vibrance worked well with the blues and preserved the greens.1418

Alright, we were going to do color balance...this image doesn't need a color balance.1429

I'm going to find one here that's off...let's just--I'll go back to that one, that's good right there.1436

We've got her corrected, this is a little cold, color balance is a fairly simple tool--once again Image, Adjustments, under vibrance, hue saturation, here's color balance, and I'll just bring it up this way so you can see it.1444

You have three sliders; you can adjust the tone and the shadows, mid-tones, highlights, preserve luminosity keeps the tonality a little bit better, that's by default, just leave that, and you have opposite colors--you add red and you subtract cyan.1459

In other words look what happens; the image overall got red and pulled cyan, or the other way you get cyan and pull red--it's just a filter overall.1475

And the same with green; knocks magenta--magenta knocks green--if you wanted to knock the blue and add yellow--in other words, it's an overall tone corrector, so if you have an image that's a little off on the overall tones, you can try the color balance.1489

It's not quite as effective because it does change every color--what it's doing here, now it adds blue and pulls yellow, so everything is affected--not individual channels like we had with the hue saturation control, we can increase or change the hue of individual channels, but it's useful for minor color corrections.1507

OK, so there you have a little more on curves, shadows and highlights, exposure control, hue saturation and vibrance--both of them work well--with the hue saturation you have channel choices, and color balance is a filter that adds or subtracts the various primary colors, and there you have exposure and color corrections one and two in Photoshop CS6.1533

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