Mastering Channels and Masks in PS CS5

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In this course you will explore the various ways you can utilize channels in Photoshop to make adjustments, create complex selections, advanced masking techniques, special effects, and so much more. When working with so many different type of images in Photoshop there are always going to be different scenarios that require a variety of tools and techniques. This course is packed with different and effective techniques that, by the end, will equip you with an arsenal of selecting and masking tricks up your sleeve that will allow you to approach virtually any scenario Photoshop throws at you.

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : What are Channels?
Lesson 3 : How Photoshop Sees Selections
Lesson 4 : Using Quick Mask
Lesson 5 : Creating and Saving Selections
Lesson 6 : Modifying and Loading Selections
Lesson 7 : Layer Mask Basics
Lesson 8 : Refine Edge/Mask: My New Best Friend
Lesson 9 : Masking Subjects with Channels
Lesson 10 : More Masking Subjects with Channels
Lesson 11 : Masking For Effect
Lesson 12 : Masking to Blend Images
Lesson 13 : Displacement Maps
Lesson 14 : Luminance Masking
Lesson 15 : Convert Image to Black and White
Lesson 16 : Noise Reduction and Sharpening
Lesson 17 : Lighting Effects
Lesson 18 : Green Screen Extraction
Lesson 19 : Vector Masks
Lesson 20 : BONUS: Defringe is Still There
Lesson 21 : BONUS: Masking 3D Objects
Lesson 22 : BONUS: Using Apply Image
Lesson 23 : Conclusion

Corey Barker | Photoshop Wizard & Special Effect Master

Corey Barker

Corey Barker is an education and curriculum developer for all things Photoshop. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design, and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards including a recent induction into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

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