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The third part of the popular and comprehensive series Photoshop CS6 One-on-One follows industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Adobe Photoshop. He shows how to adjust your color, interface, and performance settings to get the best out of your images and the most out of Photoshop, and explores the power of Smart Objects, Shadows/Highlights, and Curves for making subtle, nondestructive adjustments. The course dives into Camera Raw to experiment with the editing toolset there, and returns to Photoshop to discuss toning, blur, and blend modes. Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details and reducing noise, as well as creating quick and accurate selections with Quick Mask, Color Range, and Refine Edge commands.

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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals is a concise and focused introduction to the key features in Photoshop, presented by long-time lynda.com author and Adobe veteran Deke McClelland. This course covers the image editing process from the very beginning and progresses through the concepts and techniques that every photographer or graphic designer should know. Deke explains digital imaging fundamentals, such as resolution vs. size and the effects of downsampling. He explains how to use layers to edit an image nondestructively and organize those edits in an easy-to-read way, and introduces techniques such as cropping, adjusting brightness and contrast, correcting and changing color, and retouching and healing images. These lessons distill the vast assortment of tools and options to a refined set of skills that will get you working inside Photoshop with confidence.

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In this course, industry pro Deke McClelland teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in the premiere image-editing program from Adobe, Photoshop CS6. Discover how to seamlessly move and patch areas of a photo with the Content-Aware toolset; stretch the brightness of a scene with automatic and custom Levels adjustments; create intricate designs with text and shapes; and morph an image with layer effects and transformations. Deke also shares his techniques for sharpening details, whether addressing noise and highlight/shadow clipping or camera shake, and converting a full-color image to black-and-white. The final chapters show you how to best print and save images for the web, making sure all your hard work pays off in the final output.

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Join industry expert and award-winning author Deke McClelland in the fourth and final installment of his popular Photoshop CS6 One-on-One series. In this course, Deke puts his own spin on the most powerful features in Adobe Photoshop, including the Art filters, which enable you to transform an image into a digital painting, and Photomerge, which can stitch together multiple photos into a single panorama. Plus, dive into the extended features like 3D lighting effects, the Puppet Warp and animation toolset, high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, video editing, automated adjustments with actions, and much more.

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Are you new to Photoshop Elements 10? Do you want to improve your images to look spectacular? In our Learn Photoshop Elements 10 video training course, you’ll learn how to turn your photos into masterpieces. Follow along as your instructor guides you through the Photoshop Elements 10 interface and introduces you to its enhanced features. Learn basic techniques, in addition to the advanced features. Get ready to make your photos look amazing and impress your friends and family members.

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ZBrush 3.1 gives you access to unparalleled power and control previously unknown in digital art creation software. Controls enable sculptors to create with a stylus and a tablet as intuitively as if they were using their own hands on a block of clay. ZBrush further extends the creation experience, harnessing technology and providing artists with a multitude of creation-enhancing tools. In this VTC tutorial, Zbrush educator Jason Welsh teaches fundamental concepts that will allow users to become creative right away, without getting hung up on overly technical jargon.
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ZBrush 4 builds on the already massively popular core features of ZBrush to add many powerful new sculpting and painting features and several new time-saving plugins. The main theme of this new release from Pixologic is hard surface sculpting using new features like the clipping, planar, trim, and polish brushes. Taught in a comprehensive but easy-to-follow manner by successful artist Jason Maranto, this course will give you a rock solid foundation on which to build your ZBrush projects. Primarily focusing on workflow concepts and tools for integrating ZBrush into your existing pipeline, this unique series is designed to remove the intimidation of the ZBrush user interface and unleash its power for both new and established 3D artists alike.
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Poser 8 is the latest version of the popular figure reference and animation tool. With a streamlined interface, a brand new mannequin, multi-processor support, searchable library, support for indirect lighting and new figures, this version gives artists more option to enhance their creativity than ever before. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes you on an in-depth look at Poser 8, taking you through the tools you'll need to master it. Soon you'll be able to create great art in Poser in conjunction with external applications like Photoshop. Work files are included.
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This course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, using a project-based approach that introduces video editors to all the skills necessary to cut their own program. Using a short commercial project as an example, author Abba Shapiro walks viewers through a complete and logical workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes troubleshooting advice, such as reconnecting offline media and using the History panel to undo multiple actions.

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Total Training for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6: Essentials, hosted by Adobe Expert Debbie Keller, teaches you how to use this powerful editing software from the ground up. You'll learn to use the new customizable interface and all the new features of this updated version of Premiere Pro. By the time you are done with this training you will know how to work easily with the Premiere Pro interface, capturing, editing and exporting your videos confidently and professionally. You'll also know how to add video transitions and video effects, how to edit your audio and export your project for the best outcome.

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