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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Gradients

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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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Gradients

  • The Paint Bucket tool - filling areas with color.
  • A little about Blending modes.
  • The Gradient Editor lets you create complex and custom gradients, with controls for color and opacity. You can also divide the gradients into multiple sections by adding control stops (for both color and transparency).
  • Using gradient maps (makes the darkest to lightest colors into a black and white gradient overlay). You can use colored gradients to replace the dark to light colors. Then you can work with blend modes to create interesting effects. Examples are demonstrated.
  • Use a gradient to make a layer mask. Simply highlight a blank layer mask and create a gradient on it to expose or block and area.

Gradients

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • The Paint Bucket & Gradient Tool 0:37
    • The Paint Bucket Tool
    • The Gradient Tool
  • The Gradient Editor 10:07
    • The Gradient Editor
  • The Gradient Map Feature 16:26
    • The Gradient Map Feature
  • The Gradient Mask 20:55
    • The Gradient Mask
  • Lesson Summary 23:13

Transcription: Gradients

Hi everybody, Michael Brown again, welcome back to educator.com's Adobe Photoshop CS6 course.0000

In this lesson, let's talk gradients; that involves the Gradient tool, the gradient editor which is in that little thumbnail when you click it this is how you create or modify gradients, we're going to talk about the gradient map feature, which is under the Image Adjustments menu, and also under the adjustment layers menu, and we're going to talk about how to use gradients to make masks, so let's get started with the Gradient tool.0007

So here we have the Gradient tool located in the middle of the Toolbox, and we're quickly going to take a look under it and here's the Paint Bucket tool which is part of that, and we're going to quickly go over that.0039

Let me change the color--you click, I'm going to go with red, make it a saturated red, and it will always fill the foreground color or a pattern--you can fill with a pattern--here's a pattern--here you click and there's pattern.0053

Foreground color--when you click now it will fill with red.0067

Now it's filling based on opacity, tolerance and continuous color, so we have a blank, purely white layer so it automatically filled it easily.0071

If we had a photograph, for example, like this, and with this tolerance, and if I click in an area, it's basing the tolerance and the continuous color where that little tip of the arrow is, and it will fill whatever the tolerance ran up of that brown beach.0082

You can kind of add effects to that--if we drop the tolerance back to let's say 32, and the opacity down some, and we click here (let's up that opacity back to 100 again) and click like this...too much, let's go to about 64...0105

We're playing here a little bit, and we click now and you can play with the color levels (let's get that tolerance down to 32 and try it again) still too much opacity...let's blend it as a soft light and run it through there.0125

Now you're beginning to see, you can build up color and have it see through to your image--you can play games with the blend modes that exist here; darken blend modes, lighten blend modes, contrast blend modes, some strange ones that you need to play with and some color blend modes.0139

So you can modify things by adjusting the tolerance, opacity levels, the continuous which means that's going to be just a uniform grouping--it will only go for the range of color based on the tolerance.0162

You notice here it only picked up part of it, not the whole thing--if we jack the tolerance up to like 150, and then we hit it with this paint, notice it went through and it got the entire range from dark to light of that brown--if was the tolerance level of the color was higher, so that's how you work with the Paint Bucket tool.0179

Let's get back to the Gradient tool--we talked about--no we didn't talk about the modes yet, sorry I got carried away.0205

In the Gradient options, here is the gradient editor, that's where you create new ones--existing gradients are under the dropdown menu...we're going to reset the gradients to the defaults, this is what you start with--you also have a whole bunch of pre-set groups.0213

Let's throw in a group, not replacing but appending, and here's a bunch of rainbow choices that run in there, let's also throw in some photographic toning and append that, and in came some sepia toning, so these are ones you can add that are pre-done--you can also create your own and we'll show you how to do that in a minute.0239

Here's the various methods available for laying them down; let's go to the untitled--the basic way is linear, Shift, and it's always going from foreground to background, left to right--in this case it's just a singular red to white, so let's make it red to blue so we can see the differential...the foreground, the background, normal opacity at 100%, click, drag down, red to blue--there's a simple gradient.0256

If you drag less, it will go from the starting point to the finish point, solid begin to solid end and then it will go solid from there on and solid before, so you saw that--and of course you can go in any direction that you wish or any length that you wish...simple gradient.0291

This is a radial gradient--goes from start to finish, left to right, red to blue but it does it in a radial fashion; if you do a shorter drag, you get smaller transition.0308

This is an angular gradient--we'll follow that line and it will go in a complete circle from the start of the gradient which was red--360 degrees--there's halfway around, it's just a gradient going around in a circle...back to the gradients.0320

This is a mirrored, and it's from start to finish, so if I go red, out to blue, it went red up to blue--there was our gradient and it reflected the other direction--let's pick a different gradient...let's change the color, let's just go red to purple, and now instead of red let's go with a kind of yellow to purple...so now if we go Shift click outward, it will mirror the other way--yellow to purple, yellow to purple.0340

If we did it in a short band, you have that, of course you do that, you have this, and so there is how that one works, and this one is a diamond; it makes diamonds depending on the size of the diamond depending on the length of the gradient line.0372

So there are the types...we have our blend modes that we spoke about before; these darken, these lighten, these contrast, these are strange--you've got to play with them, and these are color.0388

We have an opacity, we can also reverse--look right now it's yellow to purple--we reverse it, it's purple to yellow.0401

Dither, I will talk about in a moment--transparency...when you see a gradient that has the checker board, that's transparent, so if I lay this gradient down here...we're going to change this to black for a moment--just a second...go back to the gradients...and we're going to change this back to yellow so we can see it...there we go.0409

Now, notice that we had a yellow to transparent--oh, it went black, that was my fault sorry--foreground should be yellow.0440

Now we have a yellow to transparent, so if I click that gradient and go here it's going to go yellow to--whoops, I wanted to do a standard gradient...it's yellow to black because it's transparent through to the black.0452

If I uncheck this, it will make that one go yellow to white instead, because when you change the transparency, it will make the see-through transparent gradient portions white all the time, so just leave it at the transparency there, and that will take care of that.0469

You will always get your transparency that way.0498

OK, let's go back to Dither--I'm going to set this to default and I'm going to just lay down a regular gradient.0500

We're going to zoom way up on this gradient--move it up and down--you notice how smooth the transitions are; you don't see anything but smoothness (I'm going to zoom it way up) just a nice, smooth transition.0509

However, if we uncheck Dither, do it again...it still looks fine right here, but as you zoom way up, you begin to see these lines that are kind of faint, but let me extenuate them by increasing the contrast...notice now it's got lines in it, that's called banding, because the computer is actually laying down linear lines of whatever the gradient is and the transition is a little lighter, it's not completely continuous.0523

Dither adds grain and blur and smooths those transitions.0564

In earlier version of Photoshop, this is what you always saw and then you'd have to go in and add some blur and some noise and soften it out to get that--all you have to do now...is leave the Dither on--so that tells you what that is, so there you have the options and usage, basically, of gradients and how to add them in the gradient listings, so let's go back to our title and we've now discussed the basic Gradient tool.0568

The gradient editor is how you create and modify gradients.0607

Here once again are your existing gradients, and you can do the same thing--reset or add them just as you could in the window prior...whoops, let's get that back, just click on the thumbnail.0611

Each gradient has a name; you can load the gradients that have been saved, you can save new ones, you can also create a new gradient pre-set that will appear right here.0623

You can name your gradient--there are two types; solid and noise.0636

Noise makes it into kind of banded colors--let's jack that roughness up--you can see it just becomes a color banding, and you can play with some of these features here, let's just lay one down to show you what a noise gradient looks like, all sorts of banding.0640

You might use that for graphics...let's go back to a traditional, solid gradient.0658

Here we have a basic gradient; foreground to background, it start here and it finishes here.0664

What you see--this is the gradient...what you see here, the squares with little triangles on them are called Stops.0672

They are the start and transition points of the various gradients--if we select a more complex gradient like this one, notice there's a series of Stops that allow the transitions for the colors--we'll go back and I'll show you how we create those.0680

Each stop has a square and a little white triangle--if I click a Stop, notice that highlighted triangle--that's the active Stop--now has a black triangle, everyone else is white, so the details here apply to that Stop.0700

Location zero is the beginning of the gradient, location 100% is the end of the gradient so each of the main Stops will indicate where it is.0718

To add a Stop, just click underneath or on top.0729

These are color Stops on the bottom--notice color and location, happens to be black--I could make it red, now we have a color Stop there.0736

On top, there are opacity Stops; opacity and location--if I drop the opacity notice we get the checker board--it begins to become transparent, and again on this end it's 100%--to add a Stop, either a color Stop or an opacity Stop, just click above or below for the appropriate one--there's a Stop, now you can move it wherever you want it, make the adjustments--if you want to remove it, click and move it away from the gradient and it goes away.0744

We click in middle here--let's make this a green Stop, and we'll click--whoops, I canceled...there's the green Stop--let's make the end Stop which is white into a blue Stop...now we have red, green and blue, but let me show you, in between the active Stop, when I click this one it's over here and over here--these little diamonds are called Blend Stops; they're the point when the gradient is 50% between this Stop and this Stop, so you notice that red goes to green and the 50% point is right there.0777

I can take the blend point and move it back, so that's where it's 50%, or I can move it this way and that's where it's 50%--and location for a Blend Stop is the location between the two Stops...right there it's 50%.0818

When I click a color Stop or an opacity Stop, location is along the entire gradient, so if I add another Stop here and just move it down to 75%, it's at 75% of the gradient.0835

I can get rid of that and go back where we were, so if we want an even tone right now, this blend is 50% which is 25% of the entire gradient, if I want even red, green and blue I need one third, one third and one third, so I'll move this Blend Stop to two thirds of the way, there, and then click over here and move this one back to 66%.0853

So now I have one third red, one third--whoops, take the Stop away, that's not what I wanted...that's Blend Stop to 33%, we get even gradient, click OK, click and drag, we have an even three color gradient.0882

I'm just going to go over real quickly, position on any color Stop or opacity Stop is the position along the gradient.0900

Position of a Blend Stop is its position between two Stops, so take those back to 50% and take this back to 50% approximately--let's add a Stop right there, and let's make a rainbow: red goes to purple, this one, purple goes to blue...we'll add a Stop right here...blue goes to green and we'll take the end Stop and that should be a yellow, and now we have created a rainbow.0909

Let's click New, and that puts it in the list as a new pre-set--we can also save it, and now I'm going to call this one Rainbow New, click Save, it's saved, we'll click OK, now we click and drag and we have a new rainbow gradient that is located at the bottom of the pre-sets.0949

OK, that's pretty much how you deal with the gradient editor, so now we've taken care of the gradient editor.0975

The gradient map...I'm going to show you this very quickly if I can--here's an image.0986

We're going to go to the gradient map...adjustment layer which would be the same as right there, except we've put it on a layer.0994

What it does, right off the bat, is immediately make your image a black and white based on a pure black to white, simple gradient--the darkest colors are replaced by black and the lightest colors by white, and you go "well that's one way to do a black and white", there are other better ways but that's not predominantly what we're going to use it for.1004

What we're going to do, is click on the gradient and we get the gradient editor, so now we can replace the black and white with darker color--whatever the left side of the gradient is, it will make a color range.1027

So for example if we click a rainbow, we get this rainbow effect...some psychedelic effect on our image, or you can use... Let me see if I can find the one that always worked for me. I want to do a simple couple of colors here...reds and blues...reds and blues...1045

I'm going to try this, and click OK and see if I can make this work. I'm going to reverse it, that didn't work.1062

Let's go back and pick a duo-tone...right, there we go.1077

I'm going to pick a kind of a nice, warm tone right here.1083

You notice what we have now done, is sepia toned the image, and if I drop the opacity back, there's a nice, easy way to turn your color image into a sepia tone.1089

You can adjust the sepia tone by whatever methodology you choose from the particular gradients that you pick, and you can also do blend modes and opacity adjustments on the layer, and look what we got here--some semi-psychedelic--that's kind of interesting...1104

Just extenuated slightly the coloration of this image, so you can play with the gradient map and apply different gradients which take the color picture and replace it with the colors of the gradient, darkest to lightest.1122

Alright, now let me show you one other way to use that in a true fashion.1146

Here I have an image--the only thing I'd like to change here--this is a composite where I put in a sky--I like to make some little pink in the clouds, so what I'm going to do is make a gradient map layer, which right now affects everything but I'm going to clip that layer to the sky by going Option on a Mac, Alt on a PC, go in between the layers and click, and now that layer only applies to the sky, and let me find...1151

I think it's the simple...this one works...click OK, I'm going to reverse it, there we go, and now by reversing that, and if I take my opacity on that layer or gradient mask, and I drop it down, look what happens...I get little pink clouds.1182

Now if I take a curves layer...increase the exposure just a little bit, and clip that layer also, what I have done is I have taken the sky, and by using a gradient map--in this case we used a rainbow--and I reversed it and there's other things you can play with, I ended up just tinting the clouds pink using a gradient map feature with some blends and adjustments, so we'll go back now and that's how you use your gradient map.1209

Well worth playing with to see what you can do with it--it's basically an effect layer.1251

Now I'm going to show you how to make a gradient mask...very quickly we'll go to the Golden Gate Bridge and let me go back to the opening point on this puppy...I was already playing with it...there we go; curves, curves, curves, curves...there we go.1255

So we've got this thing...there we are...I've got this image (move it over here a little bit) and I like the darkness in the foreground area but it's way too bright here--I'd like to pull that down, so I'm going to add an adjustment layer for curves, and what I'm going to do is a very quick way to do things.1274

I'm going to ignore what's going on here--I'm just going to make the sky the way I want it, so I'm going to pull it down, snap the contrast just a little bit, and now I have the sky just the way I wanted it.1294

But you notice that the foreground is way too dark--you notice it pulled it down as well, so what I'm going to do…1318

This is my layer mask and it's white which means it's transparent.1329

I'm just going to take my gradient tool with a simple black to white gradient, and when the mask is highlighted with the little frame, I can make a gradient on the image that will appear right over here.1338

So I'm going from black to white, and I'll just go like this...and you notice that it masked the foreground area--undo that...actually it's a little...yes, do that one more time--I'm going to go right and a little slight change...there we go...there!1354

Now, let me show you what the mask looks like--basically all I did was drop a black and white gradient in and made a simple gradient that transitions out, and if you look, it's working right along the shoreline, so now it took and blocked out that darkness created by the curves, brought down the sky and masked off the foreground area.1362

A simple gradient being used to make a mask, so we'll take that and now we'll check that off, and there you have a pretty good lesson on how the Gradient tool works, along with the Paint Bucket tool, the gradient editor, how to create and modify gradients.1384

The gradient map feature, which allows you to take and turn either a selected area or your entire image into a black and white or a rainbow effect or an effect based on a gradient--darkest colors replace the blacks, lightest colors replace the lights, using the gradients maps, and a gradient mask that can be created to help you mask out an area for your exposures.1402

All using gradients and therefore we have summed up the gradient lesson in Photoshop CS6.1438

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