Learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your pixels. Photoshop CC Essential Training: The Basics filters out the noise and complexity so that you understand the basic features and concepts you need to use Photoshop effectively, whether you're a photographer or designer.
Julieanne Kost reviews the basics of digital imaging, from bit depth to image size, and shows how to use different Photoshop tools to crop and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She shows the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, making selections, and masking. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.
- Opening files in Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom
- Arranging your workspace
- Modifying keyboard shortcuts
- Changing color mode, bit depth, and document size
- Cropping and straightening images
- Working with layers and layer masks
- Using brushes
- Making detailed selections
- Editing images with the Content-Aware tools
- Using blend modes
- Creating Smart Objects
- Using adjustment layers to change color, tone, contrast, and saturation
- Applying filters