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Photoshop Color Tools
John Paul Caponigro
with John Paul Caponigro
Learn how to use the color adjustment tools in Adobe Photoshop CS4 to achieve unprecedented control of your images. Learn how to make every adjustment tool more precisely target sp... READ MORE
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Photoshop Color Tools
lessons: 23 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 44min
published: 2010
watched: 661 Member Views
Photoshop Color Tools
with John Paul Caponigro
Learn how to use the color adjustment tools in Adobe Photoshop CS4 to achieve unprecedented control of your images. Learn how to make every adjustment tool more precisely target specific components of color using blend modes and selections / masks that allow you to target specific hues or luminosity values. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: HSL Color Space (free course preview)

Hue Saturation Luminosity is a simple language that breaks out the three essential components of color

5min, 22sec
lesson 2: Monitor Histograms

The histogram graphs the tonal structure of your image

9min, 12sec
lesson 3: Raw Conversion

Use Photoshop for the precision adjustments but much of the heavy lifting can be done when converting from Camera Raw

14min, 34sec
lesson 4: File Editing Strategy

Building your files in a consistent way to maximize quality

4min, 35sec
lesson 5: Global Then Local

Resist the temptation to work selectively

11min, 32sec
lesson 6: The Right Tools, Part 1

Go through Photoshop's tools and evaluate which ones to use with color and which ones to leave alone

10min, 7sec
lesson 7: The Right Tools, Part 2

Exploring the Exposure and Color Balance tools and evaluating their usefulness

2min, 33sec
lesson 8: The Right Tools, Part 3

Exploring the Black and White, Photo Filter, and Channel Mixer tools

3min, 20sec
lesson 9: The Right Tools, Part 4

This lesson talks about the Invert, Posterize, and Gradient Map adjustment tools

3min, 32sec
lesson 10: The Right Tools, Part 5

Continuing with adjustments like Shadow and Highlights, variations, and Match Color. This lesson finishes with a look at Camera Raw 5

9min, 54sec
lesson 11: Blend Modes

There are 4 blend modes that are particularly useful

4min, 57sec
lesson 12: Shadows Highlights

Excellent for recovering dynamic range

3min, 36sec
lesson 13: Channel Blending

Taking the good color information from one channel and blending it with another channel to optimize the file

8min, 30sec
lesson 14: Setting Dynamic Range

A fundamental question in any image is how to handle the shadows and highlights and all the colors in between

12min, 1sec
lesson 15: Curves

One of the most powerful tools in the Photoshop tool set

12min, 16sec
lesson 16: High Pass Contrast

Contrast is an essential aspect of color. This lesson reviews the many types of contrast

5min, 46sec
lesson 17: Selective Color

This tool allows users to target adjustments in specific ranges of hue

4min, 44sec
lesson 18: Saturation and Vibrance

Saturation will help define a specific color palette for the statement you are making

8min, 14sec
lesson 19: Targeting Hues

There is a wide range of saturation choice when working with any image

5min, 35sec
lesson 20: Photo Filter and Color Overlays

Photographers often use filtration to affect the color relationships in their images

8min, 36sec
lesson 21: Match Color

The Match Color tool allows users to dramatically alter the color in their photographic compositions

6min, 42sec
lesson 22: Black and White

How to easily achieve and experiment with the black and white tonal structure

5min, 28sec
lesson 23: Select by Color Range

The ability to make specific selections adds flexibility to all of the adjustment tools

3min, 49sec
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