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Photoshop CS5 Finishing Touches for Photographers
Dave Cross
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Photoshop CS5 Finishing Touches for Photographers
lessons: 17 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 9min
published: 2012
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Photoshop CS5 Finishing Touches for Photographers
with Dave Cross
Take your photography from "Whoa!" to "WOW!" Learn today's hottest techniques used by top creative pros to add jaw-dropping finishing touches to your photographs. Learn to create stylistic edge effects, HDR effects, vignette effects, editable templates, and many other creative finishing touches that will take your photography to a whole new level! BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Dave as he welcomes you to the class with an overview of the kinds of techniques he will teach you in the lessons to follow.

1min, 43sec
lesson 2: The Fundamentals

Everyone needs to know the basics, from setting up Camera Raw to using layer masks, before moving on to the more advanced finishing touches. Many techniques build on other concepts, so make sure you start with a firm foundation.

9min, 19sec
lesson 3: High Contrast Grunge Effects

Learn a few different ways of achieving an almost HDR-like effect with a single image using layer blending modes, layer masks, sharpening, and HDR toning that can be applied to any type of photo.

13min, 2sec
lesson 4: Layer Mask Edge Effects

Applying one or more filters to a layer mask can create cool edge effects.

5min, 1sec
lesson 5: Edge Effects with Smart Objects

Building on the previous lesson, Dave shows another approach for creating edge effects using smart objects and smart filters for more flexibility.

8min, 37sec
lesson 6: Randomize Edge with a Brush

Learn how you can use the Brush tool to create eye-catching edge effects without painting by hand.

6min, 20sec
lesson 7: Stroking a Path with Other Tools

Building on the previous lesson, Dave demonstrates that you can stroke a path with other tools for even more interesting results.

5min, 12sec
lesson 8: Mask Panel

Use the Mask panel to tweak existing layer masks and take your effects to new places.

4min, 11sec
lesson 9: Create a Layout from One Photo Part 1

Content Aware Fill can clean up a photo to turn it into a background for a multi-image layout made from a single photo.

6min, 52sec
lesson 10: Create a Layout from One Photo Part 2

In a variation of the previous lesson, Dave shows how you can also use Content Aware Scale and smart objects to create a multi-image layout from a single photo.

6min, 8sec
lesson 11: Creating Patterns

Create a custom pattern from an element in your main photo to create a background for a layout.

10min, 12sec
lesson 12: Mixer Brush Edge Effects

Create custom edge effects with the Mixer brush and a layer mask that is editable and reusable with other photos.

13min, 7sec
lesson 13: Vignette Effect

Here's a cool technique for a flexible vignette effect using a curves adjustment layer and the Mask panel.

4min, 59sec
lesson 14: Flexible Layout Template

Building on previous techniques, Dave shows you how to create a flexible layout template that includes interesting edges and a border effect.

9min, 28sec
lesson 15: Introduce a Texture

Use the Blend If sliders and blend modes to add interesting textures to your photo with a high degree of control and versatility.

12min, 41sec
lesson 16: Create an Effect Library

Watch as Dave shows you how to use the flexibility of smart objects to create a library of effects that are ready to use in other projects.

11min, 58sec
lesson 17: Wrap Up

Dave provides a quick recap of the class.

38 sec
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