Photoshop CS4 For Digital Photographers

Photoshop CS4 For Digital Photographers
by Colin Smith

Get ready for a learning adventure like never before!

Learn the secrets of the pros from an award-winning expert who has excelled in the field and understands your needs and deadlines. In a warm conversational style, Colin clearly explains what you need to know without using empty jargon. You can use these techniques with confidence, knowing that these are the latest industry strength methods that produce professional results. All the new features of CS4 are covered in depth.

If you are new to Photoshop, and old-hand or someone looking to learn the "correct" way of doing things, look no further. Watch over Colin's shoulder as he demystifies Photoshop CS4. You'll learn all the shortcuts, tips and tricks from a true expert. Do you ever get frustrated with tutorials that don't work in the real world? In many cases Colin shows you multiple methods so that you can choose the one that's best for your photo. This is not like other training videos. The techniques aren't from a classroom bubble. This is what works today in the real-world. There are no monotone presentations with boring uninspiring images. You'll learn tons, you'll have fun and most of all you'll be inspired. See why millions of people are passionate about PhotoshopCAFE training. (20,000,000 to date).
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All Lessons

  1. Import from Camera 3:59

Import all your photos directly from a digital camera. Use the new Photo Downloader.

  1. Bridge Overview 17:36

Take a tour of the new Bridge CS4. Get oriented quickly.

  1. Collections and Review 10:40

Create collections and smart collections. Use Review mode to sort through tons of images and store them in collections

  1. Bridge Keywords 5:55
  2. Setting up metadata

Adding Keywords. Setting up searches and tagging all your photos quickly. This is a huge time-saver. Makes it easy to find pictures later.

  1. Batch Rename 4:03

Rename your photos in one fell swoop to something that makes sense to a human. Donít rename them one at a time!

  1. Metadata 7:35

Understanding metadata and bending it to serve you. (XMP, IPTC, EXIF etc). This stuff is powerful and essential.

  1. Web and PDF 9:47

Creating web galleries and PDF presentations. Share your photos on the web or email. There are several different types and a few little tricks that you show know to be effective

  1. Camera Raw Overview 12:21

Get a quick overview of Camera Raw 5. Get a tour of all the features and options. It looks a lot like Lightroom and the adjustments are exactly the same, with the same new features.

  1. Camera Raw Workflow 33:07

Make adjustments and corrections, make your photos look the way you intended when you clicked the shutter. Color correction, tonal correction and more.

  1. Camera Raw retouch 5:22

Learn to use all the non-destructive retouching tools in Adobe Camera Raw 5.

  1. Graduated Filter in ACR 4:32

Create a split neutral density effect. Powerful dark skies with perfectly exposed foregrounds.

  1. Local Adjustments in ACR 8:29

You can now paint with adjustments, apply them only where they are needed. Non-destructive dodging and burning.

  1. Camera Raw Creative 8:04

Get Creative with Camera Raw. Split-toning, sepia and grayscale. Youíll be amazed at how easily you can transform your photos into works of art.

  1. Camera Raw Multiple Images 2:46

Want to edit multiple images in one hit in Camera Raw? Youíll learn this and how to edit jpg and tiff in Camera Raw.

  1. GPU Powered Viewing 6:17

Zoom smoothly, view images sharply at any magnification. Dynamically resize brushes and more. Learn how.

  1. Adjustments Panel 7:42

The new Adjustments panel, changes how you work with image adjustments. Discover some of the not to obvious enhancements.

Eye Dropper 7:54

Use the eyedropper and info palette to add luster to dull images. This is one industrial-strength technique for you to add to your arsenal.

  1. Curves Overview 12:49

Understand how Curves work. Donít just push buttons and drag things. Understand what your doing. Explained in simple, no nonsense language.

  1. Shadow/Highlight 5:55

Open up shadows and restore highlights in your photos with ease. Refine the tones to make your subject pop

  1. Color Correction 5:14

Sometimes you didn't shoot in raw and have a pesky color cast.A trick to quickly remove the color cast from any photo.

  1. LAB Mode 9:18

This oneís for the really stubborn images. Youíll be amazed at the difference this makes to your photos.

  1. Healing 1:55

Use the Healing brush to remove blemishes in photos. A great tool for retouching people.

  1. Patch Tool 2:22

Just like the healing brush, but for larger areas. See it work in tandem with the Clone-Stamp tool.

  1. Redeye 1:39

Get rid of red eye. Donít let red eye spoil your photographs.

  1. Noise Reduction 6:55

Learn two techniques that will remove color noise and luminosity noise from your photos.

  1. Body Sculpting 3:01

Instant Photoshop weight-loss program. Body sculpting made easy

  1. Cloning 5:23

Use the new clone source palette. Remove a person from a photo.

Dodge and Burn Tools 12:57

The Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools have an overhaul in CS4. Discover a secret technique to make them even more useful

  1. Dodge and Burn (non destructive) 8:17

Create a seamless panorama. Youíll create a sweeping panorama of the Grand Canyon from 9 photos. Yep, itís safe for you to do this at home.

  1. Masks Panel 9:38

Use Layer Masks to paint in your image adjustments exactly where you want them. Use the new Mask Panel to do things in a new and fast way.

  1. Quick Select/Refine Edge 7:43

Discover the new Quick select tool. Also learn about refine edge to get crisp and clean edges on your cutouts.

  1. Extract 6:31

Use this method to remove an object from its background. This technique even works well on soft edges like hair. Here you will learn a real-world workflow.

  1. Color Range 13:29

Mask impossible images. This workflow will show you the most accurate way to remove an object from its background. This is advanced masking and it really works.

  1. Cropping for Print 6:37

Quickly prepare you image to print nicely on a targeted size and resolution.Take all the math out of the task. Itís easier than you think with this trick.

  1. Straighten 4:35

Two techniques to straighten crooked images. Take your pick.

  1. Lens Correction 5:04

Fix barreling, keystones and more. This filter allows you to fix all manner of lens issues.

  1. Content Aware Scale 5:41

This needs to be seen, to be believed. Scale an image while preserving the size and shape of important details. Scene Carving.

  1. Sharpening 4:31

Learn what happens to your photo when you sharpen. Use the classic Unsharp Mask. THis is the most common form of sharpening

  1. Smart Sharpen 6:10

Use Smart Sharpen. A more advanced way of sharpening. This allows you to sharpen withoutdamaging your picture.

  1. High Pass Sharpening 1:40

A non-destructive sharpening technique thatís used by the entertainment industry and those in the know. That's you now!

  1. Smart Objects 12:11

Understand how to use Smart Objects and Smart Filters. Non-destructive filters are here in Photoshop. Learn all the insider secrets of this feature.

  1. Panorama 5:46

Create a seamless panorama. Youíll create a sweeping panorama of the Grand Canyon from 9 photos. Yep, itís safe for you to do this at home.

  1. HDR - High Dynamic Range 10:36

Learn about HDR Produce images with a huge dynamic range where detail is clear in both shadows and highlights. Also create artistic results.

  1. Extended Depth of Field 2:49

Take a series of photos with a narrow depth of field and merge the focus into a single sharp image. Perfect for macro photography.

  1. Add Depth of Field 9:12

This technique will add believable depth of field to you images. Create dreamy backgrounds while keeping your main subject crisply in focus.

  1. Vanishing Point 10:23

Use the new Vanishing point 2. Add a logo to several surfaces, clone, and paint in 3D space.

  1. Black and White 9:56

Turn color images into stunning Black and White beauties. Two techniques.

  1. Soft Glow 3:35

Add to soft romantic glow to portraits. Take a snapshot and make it look like a high-end portrait sitting.

  1. Photos into Watercolor 5:30

Take a photo and make it look like a watercolor painting. Even add the canvas texture.



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