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Photoshop CS4 Power Session
Matt Kloskowski
with Matt Kloskowski
For Photoshop Users that want a quick, convenient way to unlock the potential of Photoshop CS4's new features. READ MORE
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Photoshop CS4 Power Session
lessons: 40 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 42min
published: 2008
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Photoshop CS4 Power Session
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Matt welcomes you to the course and gives a quick overview of what he will be covering

1min, 19sec
lesson 2: The CS4 Interface Enhancements

Let us start out by checking out some of the new interface improvements in Photoshop CS4

9min, 50sec
lesson 3: The New Adjustments Panel

All of the image adjustments are now located in one panel.

6min, 47sec
lesson 4: Quick Tip: Quickly Deleting Layers

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 26sec
lesson 5: The Vibrance Adjustment

If you have used Camera Raw before you will probably like the Vibrance adjustment. Now it is in Photoshop as an adjustment layer too.

4min, 58sec
lesson 6: The Masks Panel

Working with and refining masks just got a lot easier.

7min, 8sec
lesson 7: Select Color Range Improvements

The Color Range selection helper got an enhancement too

3min, 58sec
lesson 8: Quick Tip: On Image Adjustments

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

2min, 29sec
lesson 9: Better Dodging and Burning

Dodging and burning in Photoshop actually works more like you would think it should work in CS4

4min, 47sec
lesson 10: Content Aware Scaling, Part 1

By far one of the coolest new features in CS4. Content aware scaling let's you add or remove areas from your images without squishing or stretching key parts of the image.

7min, 32sec
lesson 11: Content Aware Scaling, Part 2

How we can put content aware scaling to work for printing

6min, 5sec
lesson 12: Quick Tip: Changing Your Interface Color

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 17sec
lesson 13: Smart Object Enhancements

Smart Object lovers will like the new upgrades in CS4

5min, 17sec
lesson 14: Quick Tip: The New Pixel Grid

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 13sec
lesson 15: Print Enhancements

Have Photoshop manage the colors in your print job

2min, 28sec
lesson 16: Cloning and Healing Overlay Previews

The Clone Stamp tool and Healing Brush now have a preview on the brush itself

3min, 37sec
lesson 17: Quick Tip: Drag Resizing Your Brushes

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 46sec
lesson 18: Canvas Rotation

Traditional artists will love this new feature that lets you rotate the canvas to any angle right on screen

2min, 12sec
lesson 19: Quick Tip: Better Colors with Kuler

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 15sec
lesson 20: Flash Panels

Another one of the cooler enhancements in CS4 – the ability to create or own palettes

6min, 38sec
lesson 21: Quick Tip: New Interface Shortcuts

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 44sec
lesson 22: Camera Raw Graduated Filter

Simulate a Gradiated Neutral density filter right inside of Camera Raw

6min, 37sec
lesson 23: Camera Raw Adjustment Brush, Part 1

Using a brush inside of camera raw you can now paint on specific areas of your photo to increase or decrease exposure, color, sharpness, and contrast selectively

11min, 16sec
lesson 24: Camera Raw Adjustment Brush, Part 2

Some retouching tricks you can do with the new Adjustment Brush in Camera Raw

4min, 15sec
lesson 25: Quick Tip: Adjustment Brush Tip

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 8sec
lesson 26: Post Crop Vignette

Now you can darken the edges of your images after you crop the photo and still have it apply to the newly cropped edges

4min, 38sec
lesson 27: Quick Tip: Negative Clarity

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 45sec
lesson 28: The New Bridge Interface Changes

Bridge CS4 got somewhat of a facelift. Check out some of the new interface features

4min, 22sec
lesson 29: Quick Tip: Auto Launching Bridge

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

59 sec
lesson 30: The New Review Mode in Bridge CS4

Take a look at the new way to review your images and photos in Bridge CS4

3min, 56sec
lesson 31: Working with Collections in CS4

Collections are not necessarily new, but the way we work with them in CS4 is

4min, 46sec
lesson 32: Smart Collections – What are they and how to use them?

Make sure collections automatically stay updated with new photos using the new Smart Collections

6min, 59sec
lesson 33: Quick Tip: Image Thumbnail Grids

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 4sec
lesson 34: Creating Web Galleries, Contact Sheets and PDFs

Bridge CS4 offers a new way for us to create web galleries, contact sheets and PDFs. And it's a lot more visual then it ever was

6min, 42sec
lesson 35: Opening Multiple Images Into Separate Layers

Now you can open multiple images into the same Photoshop document and Bridge will put them all into separate layers.

2min, 48sec
lesson 36: Quick Tip: GUI Improvements

Photoshop CS4 Quick Tip

1min, 18sec
lesson 37: Auto-stacking Panoramas and HDR Images

If you shoot a lot of panos or HDR images then youâll love Bridgeâs new ability to auto stack your photos for you to help keep things organized

2min, 1sec
lesson 38: Extending the Depth of Field

If you have got several photos with different focus points, you can use the Auto Blend feature to extend the depth of field and give you a sharp image all the way across

7min, 3sec
lesson 39: A Photoshop CS4 Extended 3D Overview

We will take a quick look at some of the new 3D tools inside of Photoshop Extended

6min, 31sec
lesson 40: Conclusion

Thanks for following along. Hope you learned a lot

29 sec
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