In Photoshop CS5 Essential Training, author Michael Ninness demonstrates how to produce the highest quality images with fantastic detail in the shortest amount of time, using a combination of Photoshop CS5, Adobe Bridge, and Camera Raw. This course shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, Michael shares the secrets of non-destructive editing, utilizing and mastering Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, layers, adjustment layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more. Exercise files are included with the course.
Automating image adjustments with Camera Raw
Adding keywords, ratings, and other metadata to images
Filtering a large collection of images down to the "keepers"
Cropping, correcting perspective, and straightening images
Creating, naming, hiding, and deleting layers
How to make selections and masks quickly
Improving mask quality with Refine Edge
Techniques for combining multiple images
Non-destructive editing techniques with adjustment layers and Smart Filters
Retouching essentials, such as blemish removal and body sculpting
Color correcting images
Using the essential blend modes, layer effects, and styles
Creating contact sheets and web photo galleries