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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-93933-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-93933-3

This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press combines exceptional quality high-definition video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CC.
Including more than 13 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. Experienced instructor Kelly McCathran presents a comprehensive introduction to Photoshop, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Beginning with an overview of the Photoshop interface, Kelly goes on to cover Photoshop’s powerful tools including features new to CC such as non-destructive editing using Adobe Camera Raw 8 within Photoshop, the new Smart Sharpen tool, rounded rectangle options, how to work in the Creative Cloud, and more.
The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review.  The unique “Watch and Work” mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Photoshop. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you’ve learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.
Table of Contents
            1.         Introducing Photoshop CC
            2.         Photoshop Projects
            3.         Customizing Photoshop
            4.         Image Editing Concepts
            5.         Layers and Masks
            6.         Image Adjustments & Retouching
            7.         Improving Images with Adobe Camera Raw
            8.         Working with Type and Creating Mock-Ups
            9.         Video Editing, 3D and Special Effects
            10.        Outputting Your Images
Duration: 13Hrs 30min
User Level: Beginning/Intermediate

System Requirements:
Mac: OS X 10.7.5+ and Safari 6.0+
PC: Windows Vista+ and Firefox 22+
Hardware: DVD-ROM drive

Please Note:
* This DVD-ROM can be viewed on your computer, but it will NOT play in a DVD movie player.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1 Introducing Photoshop CC
Exploring the Photoshop Interface
Computer-Based Images: Raster & Vector
The Photoshop Family
Touring the Interface and Managing Document Windows
Zooming and Navigating
Power User Zooming, Navigating and Shortcuts
Creating, Opening, Editing, and Saving
Ch 2 Photoshop Projects
Removing Unwanted Objects with Content-Aware Fill
Using Multiple Undos and the History Brush Tool
Mini Bridge: Review & Preview in Photoshop
Creating Seamless Panoramic Images
Creating Panoramic Images with More Scope
Adobe Bridge: Batch Renaming & Organizing
Bridge and the Image Processor
Making Selections: Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge to Remove a Background
Content-Aware Move & Spot Healing Brush Tools
Plug-ins a.k.a. Filters | Create Lightning
Automatic Color Correction
Cropping and Straightening an Image
Flawless Faces: Women
Content-Aware Scaling
ch 3 Customizing Photoshop
Under the Hood: Customizing Photoshop's Settings for: zooming, UI (User Interface), Channels and Sync
Resolution, File Size, and Compression
RAM, Storage, Preferences and Performance
Arranging Panels, Switching Screen Modes, and Saving a Custom Workspace
Arranging your Bridge Workspace
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
Customizing Photoshop's Menus
Rulers, Guides, and Grids
Reviewing and Rating Images
Ch 4 Image Editing Concepts
Importing Camera or Smartphone Images
Importing High-End Camera Images
Organizing, Filing and Sorting Your Images with Adobe Bridge
Non-destructive Editing Using Layers
Non-destructive Editing Using Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
File Size, File Formats and Compression
Selections: Rectangular and Elliptical
Selections: The Lasso and Polygonal Lasso Tools
Selections: The Magic Wand Tool
Selections: The Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge
The Refine Edge for Objects
The Refine Edge for People
The Refine Edge for People
Selection Tricks for Power Users
Ch 5  Layers and Masks
Removing Solid Backgrounds
Overview of Layers
Adding New Layers
Layer Masks, the Key to Flawless Retouching
Artifical Depth of Field with a Layer Mask
Smart Filters for Editable Effects
Black & White Images with One Object in Color
Type Rising Through an Image with Layer Styles
Changing Object Colors Using Layers
Using Blending Modes and Adding a Mask
Ch 6 Image Adjustments & Retouching
Converting to Black-and-White
Removing Red-Eye
Primary Retouching Tools for Perfect Images
Lightening and Darkening Image Areas with Dodge & Burn
Compelling Eyes Using Layers
Drop 10 Pounds Without Dieting Using the Liquify Tool
The Clone Stamp Tool
Cropping to Ratios, Fixed Sizes, and Resolution
Reading a Histogram and Using the Info Panel
Merging High Dynamic Range Images
Puppet Warp
Ch 7 Improving Images with Adobe Camera Raw
What is Adobe Camera Raw and What Files Can It Correct?
Improving Color on Many Images at Once
Adjusting Images Several Times and Coverting to New Formats
Cropping & Post Crop Vingette in Adobe Camera Raw
HSL -- Boosting Color With Adobe Camera Raw
Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush
Painting in Corrections with the Adjustment Brush as a Filter
Creating Ethereal Images Using ACR Clarity
Using ACR for Unique Effects on the Same Image
Reading and Applying Metadata
Ch 8 Working with Type and Creating Mock-Ups
Typography in Photoshop
The Character Panel
Creating Character Styles
The Paragraph Panel
Creating Paragraph Styles
Using Guides and Layer Groups to Perfect the Layout
Creating Button Icons and Organizing with Layer Groups
Creating Shapes with New Rounded Rectangle Options
The Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Text
Exporting Styles to CSS
Ch 9 Video Editing, 3D and Special Effects
Video Editing in Photoshop Intro
Naming Video Layers and Adding Video Transitions
Adding Adjustment Layers to Video
Adding a Video Title
Using Keyframes to Make Text Grow or Shrink
Exporting Final Video
Creating 3D Text
Creating a 3D Object
Creating Hand-Painted Artwork from a Photo with the Mixer Brush
Using Actions
Using Blur to Call Focus or Create a Special Effect
ACR Upright & Tilt Shift Blur
Creating and Applying Patterns
Vanishing Point
Ch 10 Outputting Your Images
Saving Images for the Web
Color Settings
Preparing Press-Quality Images
Sharpening to Add Detail Before You Print
Printing Images
Creating a Contact Sheet


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