Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. This advanced course is the second installment in the comprehensive one-on-one training series by industry expert Deke McClelland. Learn what you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that work best for you.
In this course, Deke takes you through advanced Photoshop features including automated selection tools, color range, focus area, and refine edge features. Additionally, the nondestructive editing workflows are demonstrated. Uses for Smart Objects, Liquify—for slimming and trimming—and techniques for drawing and designing with vector shapes are shown. Plus, discover how to improve a photo with poor composition by reconstructing it with Content-Aware Scale, healing tools, and blend modes. These tutorials feature all-new projects and exercise files, so there's something new for even long-time Deke fans.
New in 2017: Chapters 16–30 offer a whole new way to work with Photoshop CC. This new set of tutorials covers layer effects, Levels and Curves adjustments, lens corrections and perspective warping, black and white photography, and so much more.
Selecting objects in photographs
Refining masks with the Smudge tool, Refine Mask, and Refine Radius
Using the Focus Area tool
Skewing and distorting a layer
Transforming and duplicating in one operation
Creating and masking Smart Objects
Applying Smart Filters
Nesting Smart Objects
Using Content-Aware Scale
Applying stack modes
Using the Liquify filter
Drawing custom vector shapes
Adjusting contrast, color, and luminance with blend modes