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Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers Tutorial


Adobe Photoshop CS3 is the world standard in digital imaging software. Professional and advanced amateur photography in the digital world is nearly impossible without Photoshop. This VTC course teaches the advanced amateur and working professional image processing techniques and theory that will allow the student to process his or her digital images from beginning to end. Born out of 10 years of daily use with Photoshop, Phil Hawkins will teach how to display your images for the greatest possible impact whether for the internet or for print. This course is actually two courses in one; not only teaching Photoshop CS3, but concepts of digital photography that allows the student to get the most out of his or her photographic efforts. Phil explains the concepts behind the procedures and suggests alternatives the student can pursue to experiment further. To begin learning Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers today, simply click one of the topics below.

Introduction

Welcome
Basic Premise
WARNING - Installing CS3 Over a Beta

Basics

Scratch Disk/RAM
Colorspace Theory
Monitor Calibration
Printer Profiles

Camera Settings

Histogram pt. 1
Histogram pt. 2
Histogram pt. 3
RAW or JPG/TIF vs. JPG
ISO Low is Better
Sensor Noise pt. 1
Sensor Noise pt. 2
Sharpening
Photographer Habits to Develop
White Balance/ExpoDisc

Photoshop CS3 Basic Concepts & Resource

Introduction
Layers Basic
Adjustment Layers
Layer Masks
Brushes pt. 1
Brushes pt. 2
Brushes pt. 3
Brushes pt. 4
Clone Stamp Tool
Eraser & Background Eraser Tool
Gradient Tool
Blur/Sharpen & Smudge
Dodge/Burn & Sponge
Pen Tool
Eyedropper Tool/Ruler Tool
Set Foreground & Background
Quick Mask
Crop Tool

Adobe Bridge

Layout
Settings
Batch Rename
Labeling & Sorting
Slide Show Option

Adobe Camera Raw

Basics
Capture One

Adjusting Overall Image Quality in Photoshop

Curves/Brightness & Contrast Sliders
Auto Features
Color Balance pt. 1
Color Balance pt. 2
Photo Filters
Shadow Highlight
Exposure
Blend Modes

Masks/Adjusting Part of Your Image

Introduction
Quick Masks
Layer Masks/Landscape pt. 1
Layer Masks/Landscape pt. 2
Layer Masks/Portraits pt. 1
Layer Masks/Portraits pt. 2
Channel Masks/Introduction pt. 1
Channel Masks/Introduction pt. 2
Channel Masks/Architecture pt. 1
Channel Masks/Architecture pt. 2
Channel Masks/Portraits pt. 1
Channel Masks/Portraits pt. 2
Channel Masks/Portraits pt. 3
Channel Masks/Portraits pt. 4
Channel Masks/Portraits pt. 5

Black & White Conversion

Black & White Converter
Example 1/Landscape
Example 2/Portrait

Cropping & Straightening

Crop Tool
Aspect Ratio Crop
Perspective Crop
Straighten Tool

Actions/Batch Processing

Introduction
How to Make an Action
How to Make an Action Set
Adjusting Your Action
Actions & Batch Processing
Getting Actions On-line
Loading Actions into Photoshop

Vignetting

Introduction
Good & Bad Vignettes

Photo Merge/Stitching Several Images into One

Photoshop Photomerge Function

Portraits

Photography Basics
Overall Adjustments pt. 1
Overall Adjustments pt. 2
Pimples/Wrinkles & Bags Under Eyes
Smooth Skin Using Surface Blur pt. 1
Smooth Skin Using Surface Blur pt. 2
Smooth Skin/Lighting Treatment
Smooth Skin/Simple & Easy Method
Black & White Conversion
Eye Enhancement
Red Eye Removal
More Eye Treatment

Landscapes

Photography Basics
Philosophy
Overall Adjustments
Clouds/Processing
Mountains/Processing
HDR/High Dynamic Range/Single Image
HDR/Combining Two Images
HDR/Use of Split Density Filters

Text

Text & Resolution Considerations
Basic Text Adjustments
Watermarks & Copyright Notices

Sharpening

Sharpening Basic Theory
Unsharp Mask
Sharpen Settings for Common Image Sizes
Sharpening Out of Focus Images for Print
Sharpening Out of Focus Images for Internet
Sharpening with the High Pass Filter
Channel Sharpening/LAB Color
Sharpening with Layer Masks
Sharpening Landscape Images

Other Resources/Final Thoughts

Photoshop World
Fred Miranda Discussion Forum
DPReview.com
Sportsshooter.com
Wunderground.com
Photoshopbrushes.com for Brushes
ATNCentral.com for Actions
Kubota Actions
Photo.net
Radiantvista.com
Myphotopipe.com
Final Thoughts

Credits

About the Author


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