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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Pro User Skill Sets Course

8hrs (92 Lessons) 2011-02-03

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Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Dive in with award-winning software trainer, artist, and designer Geoff Blake, and learn how to take your Photoshop skills to the max. First, you'll see how to sort and organize your images in Bridge and how to customize Photoshop to suit your needs. Then, Geoff will show you how to use Photoshop for both print design and web design, using a step-by-step approach to creating sleek, contemporary layouts. Next, you will master Photoshop's Pen tool and put your new-found skills to use when you learn how to make accurate selections and work along with InDesign. Finally, you'll discover techniques for creating eye-popping special effects and how to output your work in both the print and web environments. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Hey, this is Geoff Blake, and welcome to Adobe Photoshop CS5 Pro User Skill Sets. I'm excited to be here and I'm excited to show you lots of advanced techniques and pass along some more advanced skills inside our course here together, so I hope you're up for a whole lot of Photoshop CS5. Let's have a look at some of the topics that you and I will be taking a look at. We're going to start things off by getting our images, by getting our graphics organized and sorted both in Mini Bridge and also in the full Adobe Bridge, and you'll see how that plays out. Mini Bridge is actually a smaller version of Bridge which appears inside a panel inside Photoshop. I think you're really going to like that. And then once we get through that we're going to take a look at customizing Photoshop, customizing Photoshop's menus and keyboard shortcuts and a few other things. We will also talk about using Photoshop for both Print and Web-based layouts, so I think you'll like that. And then I want to get into working with Photoshop in terms of painting. We're going to paint a cartoon. You're going to see how to work with gradients and brushes and all kinds of fun stuff. And then probably one of the core aspects of this entire course is working with the Pen Tool. We're going to spend quite a bit of time working with the Pen Tool and really mastering the Pen Tool. And then once we get a really good feel for the Pen Tool I'm going to show you how to put it to good use, how to create selections using the Pen Tool, and we'll even incorporate a little bit of InDesign, so you'll see how that plays out. From there we'll get into some fun stuff. We're going to get into some special effects, things like creating black and white images and duo tones and I'll show you how to create some neat text effects and also some glow effects. And then I want to turn things back to sort of the idea of Print and Web, and we'll talk about using Photoshop in a Print workflow along with InDesign. And then we'll also take a look at using Photoshop in a Web capacity. We'll talk about graphic file formats and optimizing images, and working with images along with Dreamweaver and also some Flash as well, so you'll see how that plays out. Alright. Sounds like a lot doesn't it? It's going to be fun. I hope you're up for it. So, let's get started.  

  • Course: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Pro User Skill Sets
  • Author: Geoff Blake
  • SKU: 34197
  • ISBN: 1-936334-78-X
  • Work Files: Yes
  • Captions: No
  • Subject: Graphics & Page Layout
  • The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.
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Overview (02:24)

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Organizing Images with Adobe Bridge

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Using Photoshop for Print Layout

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Credits

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