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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Pro User Skill Sets Tutorial


Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Dive in with award-winning software trainer, artist, and designer Geoff Blake, and learn how to take your Photoshop skills to the max. First, you'll see how to sort and organize your images in Bridge and how to customize Photoshop to suit your needs. Then, Geoff will show you how to use Photoshop for both print design and web design, using a step-by-step approach to creating sleek, contemporary layouts. Next, you will master Photoshop's Pen tool and put your new-found skills to use when you learn how to make accurate selections and work along with InDesign. Finally, you'll discover techniques for creating eye-popping special effects and how to output your work in both the print and web environments. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Course Overview

Overview

Organizing Images with Adobe Bridge

A Look at Mini Bridge
Touring the Mini Bridge Interface
Previewing in Mini Bridge
Mini Bridge View Options
Navigating with Mini Bridge
Touring the Adobe Bridge Interface
Previewing Images
Image Metadata
Keywords & Keyword Searches
Filtering Your Images
Creating Folders & Moving Images
Collections & Smart Collections

Customizing Photoshop

Review: Workspaces
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
Customizing Photoshop Menus

Using Photoshop for Print Layout

Getting Ready for Layout
Setting Photoshops Unit of Measurement
Creating & Managing Guides
Using the Grid & Snapping
Creating the Disc Template
A Trick for Setting Up Guides
Finishing the Template
Inserting Design Elements
Photoshop Typography Options
Typography & Layer Styles
Applying a Saved Style
Illustrator Smart Objects pt. 1
Illustrator Smart Objects pt. 2
Finishing Up the Layout

Using Photoshop for Web Layout

Setting Up a Web Layout File
Inserting the Design Elements
Building a Web Menu
Finishing Off the Layout

Photoshop Painting Techniques

Setting Up Layers for Painting
Using Photoshops Brush Tool
Paint Brush Tool Techniques
Painting with Multiple Colors
Sampling with the Eyedropper Tool
Mixing Colors in the Color Panel
Saving Color Swatches
Mixing with Photoshops Color Picker
Saving & Loading Swatches pt. 1
Saving & Loading Swatches pt. 2
Introducing Gradients
Using the Gradient Editor
Applying a Gradient to the Artwork
Using the Eraser Tool
Creating Custom Brushes

Photoshop Pen Tool Mastery

Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool
Creating Straight Path Segments
Creating Curved Path Segments pt. 1
Creating Curved Path Segments pt. 2
Creating Combination Paths pt. 1
Creating Combination Paths pt. 2
Continuing Paths & Adding Anchors
Manipulating Paths & Anchor Points
Using Paths To Create Selection pt. 1
Using Paths To Create Selection pt. 2
Clipping Paths for InDesign pt. 1
Clipping Paths for InDesign pt. 2

Creating Special Effects

Invert Posterize & Threshold
Creating Black & White Images pt. 1
Creating Black & White Images pt. 2
Creating Black & White Images pt. 3
Creating Duotone Effects pt. 1
Creating Duotone Effects pt. 2
Creating Glow Effects pt. 1
Creating Glow Effects pt. 2
Creating Glow Effects pt. 3
Creating Glow Effects pt. 4
Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 1
Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 2
Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 3
Creating Chiseled Ice pt. 4

Using Photoshop for Print Design

Photoshop Print Workflow pt. 1
Photoshop Print Workflow pt. 2
Photoshop Print Workflow pt.3
Layer Comps with InDesign pt. 1
Layer Comps with InDesign pt. 2

Using Photoshop for Web Design

Understanding Web File Formats
Using the Save For Web & Devices Dialog
Setting JPEG Optimization
Setting GIF Optimization
Setting PNG Optimization
Smart Objects with Dreamweaver pt. 1
Smart Objects with Dreamweaver pt. 2
Creating Web 2.0 Style Buttons pt. 1
Creating Web 2.0 Style Buttons pt. 2
Using Photoshop & Flash Together

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

About the Author


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