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Photoshop Basics for Photographers
Matt Kloskowski
with Matt Kloskowski
Matt Kloskowski has designed a brilliant beginners course to teach photographers how to start using Photoshop in order to make their photos match what they originally envisioned. T... READ MORE
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Photoshop Basics for Photographers
lessons: 18 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 18min
published: 2013
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Photoshop Basics for Photographers
with Matt Kloskowski
Matt Kloskowski has designed a brilliant beginners course to teach photographers how to start using Photoshop in order to make their photos match what they originally envisioned. This fun class is sure to have everything the new and aspiring photographer needs when they first get their hands on Photoshop. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Matt goes over what he will cover in this course.

1min, 1sec
lesson 2: The Interface and Getting Around

Navigate PS6 by learning the key things you need to know about getting around the interface.

7min, 4sec
lesson 3: Using Layers

Get a needed introduction to layers from what a layer is to why you should use layers and how to get to the layers pallet, how to add a layer and adjust transparency.

8min, 51sec
lesson 4: Layers and Blend Modes

Delve into layer stacking and blending images using the four blend modes you need most.

11min, 12sec
lesson 5: Saving Images and File Formats

Learn all about saving and file formats. Know how to choose the best file formats and when, and how to preserve layers for future editing.

5min, 46sec
lesson 6: Resolution and Image Size

Learn about resolution: what it is, why it matters and how to manipulate it in order to change the file size.

10min, 50sec
lesson 7: Adjusting Brightness

Get the basics of adjusting image brightness using levels, shadows and highlights, and Dodging and Burning for selective adjustments.

13min, 56sec
lesson 8: Making Selections

Lean how to make good selections by adding, subtracting, and making complex selections including hair!

9min, 30sec
lesson 9: Retouching Tools

Find out about the three retouching tools you need most to spot edit, clone, heal and retouch portraits.

9min, 54sec
lesson 10: Cropping and Straightening

Quickly and effectively crop and straighten photos.

4min, 39sec
lesson 11: Fixing and Enhancing Color

Adjust and correct colors with a few quick clicks. Correct bad color cast, balance color if it's too warm or too cold, and then enhance color vibrancy and saturation.

10min, 24sec
lesson 12: Sharpening

Learn how to sharpen photos selectively for optimum results.

9min, 0sec
lesson 13: Camera Raw

Review just the basics of camera raw to set white balance, exposure and tone of your photos.

10min, 16sec
lesson 14: Adding Text

Learn how to add text onto your images, giving the finishing touch as needed.

7min, 49sec
lesson 15: Bridge

The basics of printing from Photoshop CS6 Bridge.

4min, 42sec
lesson 16: Automation

Matt talks about some of the features that will speed up your workflow.

5min, 47sec
lesson 17: Printing

The basics of printing in CS6.

5min, 16sec
lesson 18: Customization and Conclusion

How to tailor Photoshop to your preferences.

25 sec
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Matt is the founder of Matt Kloskowski Photography and Training. He specializes in outdoor, landscape, and nature photography along with editing with Photoshop, Lightroom, and ON1 apps. Matt was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2014 and is the best-selling author of over 20 books. Matt loves to educate others and spends much of his time teaching seminars around the world.
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