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PRO Tutorial: The Complete Guide to Photoshop
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The Complete Guide to Photoshop
This amazing 3:00 hour guide explains everything a photographer needs to know about Photoshop!
If you have never opened the program in your life you will have everything you need to create amazing work in Photoshop after this tutorial. We focus on getting to know every aspect and learning how each tool works.
The tutorial is taught using Photoshop CS6, but 95% of everything we go over will apply to older versions of Photoshop as well.
Bonus: Included RAW Image!
All Blending Modes
Blending modes are one of the most important parts of Photoshop to learn because they are so powerful. We cover every blending mode used by photographers and what the differences are with each.
Working with Adobe Camera RAW
When you first bring a RAW file (like the one provided in this tutorial) into Photoshop, you are going to be prompted with the Adobe Camera RAW Dialogue. We cover what the most commonly used tools do, and our suggestions for what you should do with Adobe Camera RAW before opening your image in Photoshop.
Creating Custom Shortcuts
One of the best ways to become faster in Photoshop is to learn and master Keyboard Shortcuts. This is not always easy as there are a ton of them. In this tutorial you will learn how to create your own keyboard shortcuts to make it easy for you to remember. We also provide a list of all the keyboard shortcuts we most commonly use.
All About Layers
This tutorial covers everything there is to know about layers. You will learn some great tips on staying organized and making the best use of layer masks and groups. We also cover advanced techniques like Layer FX and Clipping Masks. Every button you see is explained so you can get the most out of working in Photoshop.
The Right Tool for the Job
There are so many tools Photoshop has to offer to make your images amazing that it can be tough to know when to use which one. That is why we spend over an hour on this dialogue alone explaining all the commonly used tools in depth. We cover which tools are commonly used and how to get the most out of them, as well as let you know which tools you can ignore.
Each tool in Photoshop is accompanied by many options of how to use the tool. These are displayed along the top of Photoshop and change depending on your tool. Using these options is very important to get the right functionality out of your tools. If you haven’t had luck with a tool like the Stamp Tool you may not have had the right options checked.
Each tool also has it’s own keyboard shortcuts, we go over all the important shortcuts to get you working quickly in Photoshop.
When you are actually editing an image you are going to be using Adjustment Layers a ton! There are so many available that it can be overwhelming. We go over every Adjustment Layer in Photoshop, show you how to use it, and tell you when each is best used.
Mastering Adjustment Layers alone could make your images amazing!
The Infamous Pen Tool
Love or hate the Pen Tool, it does have some amazing uses and we make it easier for you.
Learn how to make your own custom shapes and paths, turn them into selections, and cut objects out perfectly.
The Liquify Tool is very powerful as it give you the power to literally shape your image. Learn how to make the most of it here.
If you don’t want to edit your entire image at the same time selections are extremely important. Being able to create great selections will allow you to edit with precision and target just the areas of the photo that needs fixing.