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The Essential Guide to Photoshop

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Quicken your post-processing workflow with a deeper understand of Adobe Photoshop® and achieve the eye-catching results your photos deserve.

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What You Get

  • 14 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including helpful keyboard shortcuts
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Skott Chandler
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Get the most from your Photoshop software with step-by-step guidance from award-winning photographer and Photoshop expert Skott Chandler. First, learn how to navigate Photoshop like a pro and create convenient custom settings to achieve the results you want on every photo you edit. Then, get tips keeping your files organized and confidently make adjustments to raw files. Next, develop a deeper understanding of the tools available to you in Photoshop and get helpful tricks for retouching portraits and landscapes using color correct, masking and more. Plus, kiss rips, stains and fading goodbye when you discover how to return treasured photos to their original beauty with a few simple steps.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Overview of Photoshop
Meet photographic artist Skott Chandler as he highlights the essential techniques you'll learn to transform your images and streamline your workflow. Begin to familiarize yourself with Photoshop as Skott shows you how to customize your preferences, select a color space and change bit depth.
2. Bridge
3. Camera RAW
4. Photoshop Basics
5. Photoshop Toolbar
6. Basic Retouching
7. Portrait Retouching
8. Landscape Retouching
9. Old Portrait Retouching
10. Layers & Adjustment Layers
11. Layer Masks
12. Filters
13. Resolution & Resizing
14. Saving Your Work

Recommended with this class

  • Computer: Mac or PC
  • Photoshop, any version
  • Adobe Bridge, any version

Taught by

Skott Chandler
Skott Chandler
Skott Chandler is an award-winning photographer. After graduating from Southern Utah University as the Outstanding Graduate of Art and Design, Skott further pursued his photographic career in the MFA program at Savannah College of Art and Design. Skott has exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in France, Hong Kong and Switzerland. Additionally, Skott is a renowned teacher, having taught at the Art Institute of Colorado and the Denver School of Photography.

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