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Adobe Photoshop Advanced Artistry II Tutorial


Adobe Photoshop Advanced Artistry II, is a course designed for professional designers and photographers who use Adobe Photoshop CS2. The course is designed to showcase cutting-edge creative techniques in many artistic disciplines such as digital imaging, color correction and manipulation, photo retouching, advanced production techniques and other popular graphic effects. This practical step-by-step tutorial by certified Photoshop Trainer Rita Amladi, is guaranteed to raise your knowledge level, and it will inspire you to apply these successful techniques in your own projects right away. In addition, several "Mini-Tutorials" shed light on key concepts and tools covered in each section. An entire section is devoted to teaching you about color management, which will ensure that you get the best possible results on screen and when printed. Work files are provided. To begin learning more, simply click on one of the Adobe Photoshop Advanced Artistry II movie links.

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Introduction

About Photoshop Artistry
Mac vs. PC Differences
Housekeeping Tips pt. 1
Housekeeping Tips pt. 2

Setting Up Your Environment

Important Preferences
Mini Tutorial: Color Management pt. 1
Mini Tutorial: Color Management pt. 2
Color Management Settings pt. 1
Color Management Settings pt. 2
Using Profiles pt. 1
Using Profiles pt. 2
Image Resolution Issues pt. 1
Image Resolution Issues pt. 2
Must-Have Gizmos
Workspaces
Tool Presets
Mini Tutorial: Layer Basics pt. 1
Mini Tutorial: Layer Basics pt. 2
Mini Tutorial: Adobe Bridge pt. 1
Mini Tutorial: Adobe Bridge pt. 2
Mini Tutorial: Adobe Bridge pt. 3

Masking Primer

Mini Tutorial: Masking Techniques pt. 1
Mini Tutorial: Masking Techniques pt. 2
Mini Tutorial: Masking Techniques pt. 3
Selecting by Transparency Values
Selecting by Color Values
Extracting Subjects pt. 1
Extracting Subjects pt. 2
Using What is There
Tweaking Selections pt. 1
Tweaking Selections pt. 2
Case Study: Cut Masks Like a Pro! pt. 1
Case Study: Cut Masks Like a Pro! pt. 2

Color Correction Techniques

Assess the Image pt. 1
Assess the Image pt. 2
Mini Tutorial: Histograms
Correction Mantra
Using the Levels Adjustment Tool pt. 1
Using the Levels Adjustment Tool pt. 2
Using the Curves Adjustment Tool pt. 1
Using the Curves Adjustment Tool pt. 2
Case Study: Fix Under-Exposed Art pt. 1
Case Study: Fix Under-Exposed Art pt. 2
Case Study: Fix Over-Exposed Art
Using the Hue/Saturation Tool pt. 1
Using the Hue/Saturation Tool pt. 2
Other color Correction Tools
Correction on a Deadline
Case Study: Correct a Color Cast
Matching Color Appearance
Pop Color / Subdue Color

Retouching Techniques

Retouching Tips from the Pros
Removing Spots and Artifacts pt. 1
Removing Spots and Artifacts pt. 2
Digital Dodging and Burning pt. 1
Digital Dodging and Burning pt. 2
Digital Dodging and Burning pt. 3
Fixing Architectural Shots pt. 1
Fixing Architectural Shots pt. 2
Sharpening Techniques pt. 1
Sharpening Techniques pt. 2
Creating Selective Focus pt. 1
Creating Selective Focus pt. 2
Restoring Old Photos pt. 1
Restoring Old Photos pt. 2
Restoring Old Photos pt. 3
Restoring Old Photos pt. 4
Restoring Old Photos pt. 5
Body Sculpting Techniques pt. 1
Body Sculpting Techniques pt. 2

Portraits! Portraits! Portraits!

Correcting Contrast and Skin Tone pt. 1
Correcting Contrast and Skin Tone pt. 2
Correcting Contrast and Skin Tone pt. 3
Removing Blemishes and Acne
Retouching Eyes pt. 1
Retouching Eyes pt. 1
Retouching Teeth
Sharpening Portraits
Pro Black and White Portraits pt. 1
Pro Black and White Portraits pt. 2
Pro Black and White Portraits pt. 3
Case Study: Making a Subject Pop pt. 1
Case Study: Making a Subject Pop pt. 2
Case Study: Andy Warhol Style pt. 1
Case Study: Andy Warhol Style pt. 2
Case Study: Glamour Portrait pt. 1
Case Study: Glamour Portrait pt. 2
Case Study: Silhouette Portrait

Photographic Effects

Best Grayscale Conversion
Soft Focus Lens Effect
Lens Filter Effects pt. 1
Lens Filter Effects pt. 2
High Contrast Art
High Key Art
Solarizing Images
Infrared Photo Effects
Cross-Processed Effects
Digital Toning: Sepia / Selenium etc. pt. 1
Digital Toning: Sepia / Selenium etc. pt. 2
Digital Cyanotypes pt. 1
Digital Cyanotypes pt. 2

Creative Colorization and Art F/X

Duotones / Tritones pt.1
Duotones / Tritones pt.2
Easy Illustration Effects
Hand-Tinted Photos pt. 1
Hand-Tinted Photos pt. 2
Screened Art Effects pt. 1
Screened Art Effects pt. 2
Poster Art pt. 1
Poster Art pt. 2
One-Color Art
Gradient Mapping and Neon pt. 1
Gradient Mapping and Neon pt. 2
Digital Watercolor Effect

Lighting / Texture and Patterns

Digital Lighting Techniques
Painting with Light
Spot-Lit Backdrops
Texturizing Artwork pt. 1
Texturizing Artwork pt. 2
Case Study: Painting with Grain pt. 1
Case Study: Painting with Grain pt. 2
Grain as Art pt. 1
Grain as Art pt. 2
Patterns pt. 1
Patterns pt. 2
Line and Grid Overlays
Creating Rain / Fog and Rainbows pt. 1
Creating Rain / Fog and Rainbows pt. 2
Adding Fireworks and Lightning pt. 1
Adding Fireworks and Lightning pt. 2

Compositing and Presentation

Montage Tips and Techniques pt. 1
Montage Tips and Techniques pt. 2
Montage Tips and Techniques pt. 3
Soft Blends pt. 1
Soft Blends pt. 2
Object as Mask
Compositing in Perspective
Mini Tutorial: Smart Objects pt. 1
Mini Tutorial: Smart Objects pt. 2
Photo Edge Effects pt. 1
Photo Edge Effects pt. 2
Photo Edge Effects pt. 3
Photo Edge Effects pt. 4
Easy Frames and Grids pt. 1
Easy Frames and Grids pt. 2
Mini Tutorial: Slide Show and PDF
Copyright and Protect your Art

Camera Raw and Wrap Up

Camera Raw Basics pt. 1
Camera Raw Basics pt. 2
Camera Raw Basics pt. 3
Parting Thoughts (wrap up movie)
About the Author


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