Photoshop CS6 Crash Course
This course takes you from knowing nothing about Photoshop to having an incredibly good handle on the program in as little time as possible. The three legs of Photoshop are: Layers, Selections, Color Correction. If you understand how to manipulate those three elements, you can accomplish just about anything with Photoshop. This course starts by going over those concepts and then shows how to combine them for powerful results. Rather than showing you every single feature, this course focuses on the features people actually use without boring you to tears on the other tools. The instructor, Jeremy Shuback, has taught over 150,000 people Photoshop and works as a professional designer. He uses Photoshop every day to create everything from billboards to photorealistic matte paintings for feature films. More importantly, he understands that you don't want to spend 14 hours straight trying to learn Photoshop.
Content and Goals
- Over 68 lectures and 4 hours of content!
- Understanding the Basics goes over how to navigate the interface, basic shortcut keys, adding text, working with images, and other features to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
- Layers shows you how to combine multiple images, resize them, split them apart, and add in color boxes.
- Selections starts by showing how to remove simple images from a photograph and finishes by showing how to select out strands of hair and change the background.
- Color Correction goes from simple corrections to in depth theory. It uses this theory to fix complicated photographs, change the color of a shirt from yellow to green, and even turn part of an image into black and white.
- Object Removal isn't just about how to remove a pimple. It covers removing wires, large objects such as a fencepost, and even how to get rid of something like a date stamp when it is in front of a person's face.
- In Beauty Retouching I show you how to remove wrinkles, increase the size of an eye or decrease your nose size, how to smooth skin, what to do if you make a mistake, and how to fix problems such as bloodshot eyes.
- In Compositing you see how all of these individual tools we've learned along the way can actually be combined to accomplish just about anything, from merging together household goods to to removing a person from a photograph and putting someone else in that person's place.
- Wrap Up shows how this is a solid grounding and while there's still plenty to learn, you now know enough to be dangerous.