Photoshop CS5 Extended: Advanced

Photoshop CS5 Extended: Advanced


Total Run Time: 6.7 hrs

Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS5: Advanced is the perfect way to move from Photoshop novice to Photoshop expert. Follow along with advanced techniques and time-saving tips the pros use, including power-user essentials, advanced layers, masks and selections, painting, raw file editing, working with 3D, Video and Animation, Retouching, Compositing and more.

Five New Features covered in this title:

  1. The Refine Radius Tool
  2. 3D Text with Repousée
  3. Puppet Warp
  4. The Mixer Brush
  5. Grain and Noise Reduction in Camera Raw


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By the time you are done with this Photoshop CS5 Extended: Advanced series, you will have learned how to produce high-quality, professional-level results image after image. This series is perfect for the beginner or intermediate digital artists who want to hone their photoshop skills and learn the advanced techniques of this powerful image-editing software.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS (37 min)

  1. 1. Setting User Preferences
  2. 2. Understanding Color Settings
  3. Customizing the Workspace
  4. Viewing & Navigating Images
Chapter 2: POWER USER ESSENTIALS (40 min)

  1. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Recording a Simple Action
  3. Creating & Saving Complex Actions
  4. Batch Processing Images

  1. Levels & Curves Adjustments
  2. Color Balancing Techniques
  3. Changing Hue & Saturation
  4. Removing Lens Distortions
  5. Content-Aware Scaling
Chapter 4: MAKING SELECTION (54 min)

  1. Contrast, Luminance & Color Selections
  2. Training the Quick Selection Tool
  3. Converting Channels & Selections
  4. Refining Selection Edges
  5. Use Edge Detection with Smart Radius & Output the Selection
  6. Tracing Shapes with the Pen Tool
  7. Separating an Object from its Background with the Pen Tool
Chapter 5: LAYERS & MASKS (41 min)

  1. Managing Layers
  2. Editing with Adjustment Layers & Layer Masks
  3. Understanding Blending Modes
  4. Layer Blending Options
Chapter 6: RETOUCHING & COMPOSITING (41 min)

  1. Performing Content-Aware Heals & Fills
  2. Using Puppet Warp
  3. Extending Depth of Field with Auto-Blend
  4. Merging to HDR Pro & HDR Toning
Chapter 7: PAINTING (29 min)

  1. The HUD Color Picker & Converting Type to a Path
  2. Natural Media Brushes & Brush Dynamics
  3. Working with the Mixer Brush Tool

  1. Process Versions
  2. Using the Tone Curve
  3. Adding Grain & Reducing Noise
  4. Image Sharpening
  5. Moving Images into Photoshop
Chapter 9: 3D, VIDEO & ANIMATION (49 min)

  1. Creating 3D Objects
  2. Manipulating 3D Objects
  3. Creating 3D Text with Repoussé
  4. Using Video Adjustment Layers
  5. Creating & Exporting an Animation
Chapter 10: IMAGES FOR WEB & PRINT (22 min)

  1. Creating Slices & Rollovers
  2. Softproofing
  3. Credits

Presenter Info

Amadou Diallo is a photographer, author, educator and digital imaging expert. A musician by training, Diallo brings his passion for creative expression to each of these endeavors. Diallo’s vast experience with digital capture, editing, and printing has made him a sought-after instructor and consultant for amateur and professional photographers alike. Indeed, for Diallo one of the great pleasures outside of creating his own photographs is teaching others how to reap the benefits of digital imaging in their own work. This love of sharing information led him to write Mastering Digital Black and White: A Photographer’s Guide to High Quality Black-and-White Imaging and Printing (Cengage Learning), widely hailed as a seminal work on digital photography technique. What truly separates Diallo from other digital experts is his unique ability to communicate both the technical and aesthetic requirements for creating stunning images. He is on the faculty of New York’s renowned International Center of Photography (ICP). His latest book, The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in New York City (Cengage Learning) combines stunning imagery with step-by-step guidance to readers for capturing memorable and professional-looking images of the Big Apple.