Photoshop 301

Photoshop 301 7 Videos (5:12h)
  • 01 - Type
  • 02 - Warping and Scaling
  • 03 - Pen Tool and Paths
  • 04 - Smart Objects
  • 05 - 3D
  • 06 - Exercise 1
  • 07 - Exercise 2
  • Advanced
  • 5.25
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    Photoshop
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In Photoshop 301, you will see, learn and do more advanced Photoshop techniques and tools. Increase your skills for working with typography and design. Discover the awesome potential of working in 3D. See how smart objects and layers can make last minute changes easier.

Follow along as we guide you into an advanced knowledge level in Photoshop.

Tutorial Instructor: Aaron Nace

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Skills You Will Learn

  • Coloring
  • Compositing
  • Organization
  • Pen Tool
  • Retouching

Multi-dimensional capabilities.

Photoshop offers a lot of tools for creating and working in 3D. Whether you want to take a design you’ve made and get an idea how it might look as a 3D sign or even order a 3D printed object, Photoshop helps get you there. You can even use 3D rendering tools to make your image composites more accurate.

Learn 3D in Photoshop

3D is becoming a standard part of modern image and film production. Movies like The Jungle Book and Avatar show how far 3D animation has come. In this Phlearn Pro Tutorial, we will teach you the basics of 3D in Photoshop!

3D Printing in Photoshop

Photoshop has 3D Printing capabilities built in. Whether you have your own 3D printer or you would like to outsource your 3D model, Photoshop has you covered. Learn how to set up a 3D model to be printed and even how to order a 3D print delivered to your door.

Lights, Camera, Render

One of the benefits of working in 3D is the ability to control the 3D environment. For instance, if you want to make a 3D object look like it is in a photo, you can add lighting similar to the original image, and even cast realistic shadows!

Your Own Logo in 3D

Learn how simple it is to create a logo in 3D. Render it out to create a stunning image, or have it 3D printed for signs. The possibilities are endless!

The ultimate freedom in distortion.

There are a lot of reasons to adjust the shape of an image in Photoshop. An arm could be in an awkward position or a leg just a little bit too high. Perhaps the background needs to be a little wider and not quite so tall. Whatever the reason doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that you can change it once we show you how.

Warping and Scaling

Transforming a layer can be done in a variety of ways. Learn the right tool for moving your image in the way you need to make it work with your vision. See how to warp and scale your images including the content-aware and liquify tool.

Puppet Warp

Ever wish you could pose a person after the photo shoot using Photoshop? The puppet warp tool can move a person in a realistic manner, you just need to know how to place points accurately. Learn the best practices for the puppet warp tool.

Content Aware

Have you ever needed to stretch an image without making it look like it has been stretched out? Save time without sacrificing image quality by using the Content-Aware Scale to give a more natural appearance to scaled images.

Amazing cutouts for stunning composites.

Bringing multiple images together gives you the ability to let your mind create whatever it wants. Mastering the pen tool and a variety of composite techniques keeps your visions looking their best. Get an edge on your composite game by building your cut out and selection skills.

Pen Tool and Paths

The pen tool is one of the most powerful and complex tools in Photoshop. Learn the details of working with anchor points and how easy it can be to make adjustments to every point and curve. These paths will give you more editing power than ever before.

Make Perfect Cutouts

Follow along as we explain the correct tools and techniques to cut out any subject. Learn how to use the Pen Tool to create paths and turn the paths into selections. Create incredible selections and speed up your background cleanup.

Create Precise Selections

Pen paths can be easily turned into selections and edited over and over again. If you are not happy with the first selection, simply edit the path, and then convert it into a selection again. This process allows you to be incredibly precise when creating selections from paths.

Vector Masks

Vector masks allow you to control the visibility of a layer based on a pen path. The advantage of using a vector mask is that they automatically update when you update a path. Discover greater flexibility with your masks.

Flawless shadows and perfect hair.

Detailed areas like hair and shadows can be easily overlooked since they are very difficult to get perfect. They are at least, if not more, important than every other area of your images. Follow along and practice your skills to make sure you never overlook these important details.

2 Practice Exercises

Take the knowledge you have learned from Photoshop 101-301 and bring it all together to create stunning images. Follow along during two start-to-finish edits in Photoshop and work with the included image files.

Create Perfect Shadows

Learn how to create shadows from scratch in Photoshop. Use what you learn to accurately composite a person from one image to another. Knowing how to properly build shadows with the right amount of color will give you more believable images.

Cut Out Curly Hair

Some objects are easier to cut out than others. Hair—and especially curly hair—tends to be one of the most difficult. Learn advanced techniques for cutting curly hair and other detailed objects out of their backgrounds.

Use Smart Objects

When it comes to editing in Photoshop, the ultimate goal is to be non-destructive. This means that anything you do can be undone and doesn’t destroy the image. Smart objects allow you to make and undo changes to your image at any time.

Working ‘smarter’ in Photoshop.

Advancements in Photoshop have made it possible to work on images while being less destructive than ever. This is a huge help and time saver. By utilizing the smart filters and smart objects you can create more and worry less.

Change Filters at Any Time

When you convert an image to a smart object you have the ability to use smart filters. Smart filters can be changed at any time, making them much more versatile and non-destructive than regular filters.

Never Lose Image Quality

Learn how to transform an image smaller and larger without ever losing image quality. This allows you rapidly test ideas without having to go back through your history and erase what you’ve already done.

Create Image Variations

Linked smart objects allow you to use external files as references in your image. Simply make changes to the external file and it will automatically update in your image. This can be very helpful when trying out different logos or designs on images for marketing and advertising.

Strong layouts and cleaner typography.

You can do a lot with typography in Photoshop. Especially with the inclusion of Adobe Typekit. You have access to thousands of fonts that are just waiting to make your designs better. See how to access and manipulate type to create more interesting and custom designs in Photoshop.

Add Fonts using Adobe Typekit

With the addition of Creative Cloud subscriptions, Adobe added thousands of fonts available for subscribers. Learn how to browse, add and use fonts from Adobe Typekit in Photoshop to create more interesting and custom images.

Create a Custom Logo

Learn how to convert type into a custom logo using pen paths and custom shapes. Manipulating type is just as easy as any other layer you’re familiar working with. We’ll show you the best practices to get you started.

Advanced Type Controls

Learn how to use all the advanced type tools in Photoshop to create better type layout, design and logos. The character and paragraph palettes have a ton of options that when used properly will make your typography much better.

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