Photoshop CS3: Advanced

Photoshop CS3: Advanced


Total Run Time: 8.5 hrs

Take your skills to new heights with the Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS3: Advanced video series. With Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert Justin Seeley as your host, you'll learn how to manage and organize your images using Adobe Bridge CS3, process your photos using Camera Raw 4, and more.


  1. Discover the importance of non-destructive editing.
  2. Learn photo retouching techniques how to use and manipulate Smart Objects.
  3. Delve into the mechanics of Smart Filters, live video editing, and the Quick Selection Tool.
  4. Find out how to clone in perspective with Vanishing Point.
  5. Work with 3D objects and make black and white adjustments.


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This Photoshop CS3: Advanced series will teach you to: create stunning compositions using Photoshop’s Smart Objects and the all-new non-destructive Smart Filters and edit images in perspective via the improved Vanishing Point Filter. The series also covers dozens of tips, tricks and time-saving workarounds to help you improve your creative workflow.

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Course outline


Chapter 1: PREFERENCES & SETTINGS (19 min)

  1. Setting Preferences
  2. Optimizing Color Settings
  3. Working in Different Color Spaces
  4. Changing the Workspace Color
  5. Saving Workspace Settings
Chapter 2: WORKING IN BRIDGE® CS3 (57 min)

  1. Looking at Preferences & Color Management
  2. Customizing the Bridge Workspace
  3. Analyzing & Grouping Images
  4. Filtering in Bridge
  5. Adding Copyright Information
  6. Batch Renaming
  7. Using Slideshow Mode
  8. Creating Custom Contact Sheets
Chapter 3: MASTERING CAMERA RAW (44 min)

  1. Exploring the Interface
  2. Adjusting White Balance
  3. Adjusting Exposure
  4. Working with Clipping Warnings
  5. Working with the Vibrance & Saturation Sliders
  6. Working with the HSL/Grayscale Sliders
  7. Using Split Tone Sliders
  8. Using the Retouch Tool
  9. Editing JPEGs & TIFFs

  1. Non-Destructive vs. Destructive Edits
  2. Applying Blend Modes
  3. Making Single Layer Adjustments
  4. Making Selective Adjustments
  5. Copy a Layer Adjustment to Another Image
  6. Retouching in an Empty Adjustment Layer
  7. Creating a Duotone with a Gradient Map
Chapter 5: SMART OBJECTS & FILTERS (26 min)

  1. Opening a File as a Smart Object
  2. Applying Smart Filters
  3. Working with Smart Filter Masks
  4. Making Pixel-Level Modifications
  5. Placing Vector Artwork
  6. Linking Smart Objects
  7. Applying Filters to Live Type
  8. Warping Smart Objects
Chapter 6: THE NEW VANISHING POINT (40 min)

  1. Creating Planes
  2. Importing & Transforming Images
  3. Cloning an Image
  4. Adjusting Image Tonality
  5. Exporting the Grid
  6. Warping Objects to Multiple Planes
  7. Making Precise Image Measurements
Chapter 7: WORKING WITH A WACOM® TABLET (36 min)

  1. Explaining the Versatility & Sensitivity of the Pen
  2. Adding Dimension with Shadows & Highlights
  3. Making a Collage
  4. Blending Images & Textures
  5. Restoring Photos
  6. Final Comments & Credits


Chapter 1: PHOTOSHOP CS3 AUTOMATION (59 min)

  1. Understanding Actions
  2. Loading Existing Actions
  3. Creating New Actions
  4. Editing Actions
  5. Saving Actions
  6. Utilizing Snapshots
  7. Starting a Batch Process
  8. Using the Image Processor
  9. Understanding the Script Events Manager
  10. Creating PDF Presentations
  11. Working with Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Converting to Grayscale in One Step
  2. Using the Channel Mixer
  3. Converting to Grayscale with Calculations
  4. Using Lab Channels
  5. Using Black & White Adjustment Layers
  6. Applying a Color Tint to a Grayscale Image

  1. One-Stop Sharpening
  2. Using Unsharp Mask
  3. The Power of Smart Sharpen
  4. More Accurate Smart Sharpening
  5. Correcting Motion Blur
  6. Using the Fade Command
  7. Emboss Filter Sharpening
  8. Eliminating Color Halos with Lab
  9. Sharpening Luminosity
  10. High Pass Sharpening

  1. Painting with the History Brush
  2. Non-Destructive Cloning & Healing
  3. The Liquify Diet
  4. Smoothing Skin Tones with a Blur Filter
  5. Compositing Made Easy
  6. Correcting Color by Adjusting Threshold
  7. Removing a Color Cast
  8. Whitening Teeth
  9. Exploring the Selection Tools
  10. Using the New Quick Selection Tool
  11. Using Refine Edge
  12. Creating a Path with the Pen Tool
  13. Converting a Path to a Selection
Chapter 5: CHANNELS: THE UNTOLD STORY (40 min)

  1. The Channels Palette
  2. Beginning a Channel Mask
  3. Adjusting the Levels to Fine-Tune the Mask
  4. Enhancing the Edges Using the Brush Tool
  5. Final Cleanup of the Channel Mask
  6. Creatively Implementing the Channel Mask
  7. Fixing Redeye Using the Channels Palette
  8. Improving the Color in the Lab Color Space

  1. Working with Timeline & Frame Animation
  2. Painting & Cloning Video
  3. Animating a Photograph
  4. Color Correcting Video
  5. Working with 3D Objects
  6. Creating Slideshows with Sound
  7. Final Comments & Credits

Presenter Info

Justin SeeleyJustin Seeley is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and graphic designer with nearly a decade of experience in the creative media industry. A recognized Photoshop trainer known for his straight-forward teaching style and creative prowess, his techniques have been featured on podcasts such as the Adobe Creative Suite podcast and Photoshop TV, and his tutorials have appeared in publications such as Digit magazine.

Justin has been an avid Photoshop user since version 4.0 and hosts a variety of internet shows dedicated to teaching people around the world. He is the creator and host of the Photoshop Quicktips podcast which is consistently in the Top 10 Software How-To Pod-casts on the iTunes store. Justin is also the host and producer of the Photoshop Quick-tips: Special Effects and Quick Fixes training DVD.

In 2007 Justin co-founded the Photoshop Designers User Group, a non-profit organiza-tion which helps further the education of students and other members of the community. Justin serves as President and Lead Instructor for the group and also presents several free mini-seminars on a variety of digital imaging topics.

A member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Justin currently works for Murray State University as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Consultant. To learn more about Justin and his endeavors visit his websites at and