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Become a Photoshop Expert in a Day by Mastering Layers

Course Summary

To be an expert and create cool effects, you need a strong understanding of layers. Course updated September 2014.

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    Course Syllabus

    • Understanding Layers
      • Welcome! What is the purpose of Layers?
      • Overview of the Layers panel
      • Selecting the layer you want
      • Editing opacity and locking layers
      • Selecting pixels on transparent backgrounds
      • Two ways of unlocking JPG or camera RAW layers
      • Deleting layers
      • Quiz for Chapter 1 -- Understanding Layers
    • Creating Regular Types of Layers
      • Creating a layer from selected pixels
      • Duplicating layers
      • Creating empty layers and drawing on them
      • Linking, merging and flattening layers
      • Quiz for Chapter 2 - Creating Regular Layers
    • Often-Used Adjustment layers
      • Modifying Overall Brightness and Contrast
      • Adjusting with Levels
      • Adjusting with Curves
      • Modifying Exposure
      • Enhancing Vibrance
      • Converting Color Layers to Black & White
      • Changing Selective Color
      • Quiz for Chapter 3 -- Often-Used Adjustment Layers
    • Special Types of Layers
      • Creating and editing type layers
      • Using type masks to put pictures inside letters
      • Turning effects into layer styles
      • Re-using layer styles
      • Using layer masks to simulate depth
      • Drawing vector shape layers
      • Taking advantage of smart objects
      • Making overlays with fill layers
      • Creating video layers (Photoshop Extended)
      • Editing video layers (Photoshop Extended)
      • Quiz for Chapter 4 -- Other Special Layers
    • Using Blend Modes to Create Special Effects
      • Adding color to a layer
      • Creating effects with interacting colors
      • Creating and adjusting lighting effects
      • Quiz for Chapter 5 -- Using Blend Modes
    • Managing Layers
      • Creating groups, and coloring layers
      • Filtering and searching layers
      • Organizing layers using Layer Comps
      • Thank you and goodbye
      • Quiz for Chapter 6 -- Managing Layers

Course Fee:
USD 35

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1 - 4 hours / week

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