Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Tutorials for Beginner Photographers


Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Tutorials for Beginner Photographers

Most recently, Adobe has updated all of its Creative Cloud software to provide Photoshop with a host of new features, some of which are useful for photographers.

In these videos, professional photographer and educator Chris Orwig explains how the updated Photoshop 2017 will help you get the job done.

Using the new Photoshop functions as an example, the author shares some small tricks that will significantly speed up your work: how to quickly clip an object, make color correction of a photo in RAW, make portrait retouching, etc.

You can download the files that will be needed when completing the tasks at the end of the article.



Getting the most out of this course

Using the exercise files

Where Photoshop Fits in

Before and after views of images

Photoshop’s role in today’s workflow

Accessing your images with Bridge

Getting started with Lightroom

Setting Up Photoshop

Setting up your color settings

Fine-tuning your preferences

Choosing and customizing a workspace

Beginning with Camera Raw

What is Camera Raw

Camera Raw and Photoshop case study

Opening images into Camera Raw

Improving your images with the basics

Getting Started with Photoshop

Using the Start workspace

Opening, saving, and closing a photograph

Getting familiar with the interface

Using tools and undoing mistakes

Viewing Images

Zooming and panning on your photos

Expert zooming and panning tips

Choosing and changing the screen mode

Arranging and viewing multiple documents

Understanding Pixels and Image Size

Pixels and image sizing

Resizing an image to a smaller size

Exporting for email and social media

Challenge Resizing a photo for print and online

Solution Resizing a photo for print and online

Cropping and Straightening Images

Mastering the Crop tool

Cropping and straightening your photos

Fixing a crooked image

Cropping projects

Challenge Level and resize a photo to make a 5 × 5 print

Solution Level and resize a photo to make a 5 × 5 print

Increased Control with Layers

Why layers matter

Creative layers case study

Creating new blank layers

Working with type layers

Improving color with adjustment layers

Applying layer style effects

Combining multiple images into one document

Combining multiple images and creating a color border

Organizing layers into groups

Challenge using layers

Solution Using layers

Improving Exposure like a Pro

Adding brightness and contrast

Fixing exposure with Levels

Fine-tuning an image with Curves

Fixing an underexposed image

Correcting exposure with Camera Raw as a Smart Filter

Challenge Correcting exposure

Solution Correcting exposure

Fixing Specific Areas of an Image

Using the Elliptical Marquee tool to make a selection

Selecting and changing a rectangular area

Selecting with the Lasso tools

Working with the Quick Select tool

Quick Select project workflow

Making a selection with Focus Area

Challenge Selecting the subject from the background

Solution Selecting the subject from the background

Advanced Adjustments with Masking

Introducing masks

Improving an image with custom masks

Feathering a mask

Using a gradient mask to fix exposure

Copying a mask to save time

Challenge Creating a color effect

Solution Creating a color effect

Fine-Tuning Color

Changing colors in Camera Raw

Creative color adjustments with Camera Raw

Fine-tuning color with Hue and Saturation

Using Hue and Saturation with masking

Changing the color of a dress

Two steps to creating vivid and beautiful color

Using Color Balance to create vivid color

Challenge Advanced work with brightness and color

Solution Advanced work with brightness and color

Converting to Black and White

Converting to black and white with Camera Raw

Making a strong black-and-white portrait

Creating better black-and-white landscape photographs

Creating a black-and-white film grain effect

Making more dramatic black-and-white images

Challenge Black-and-white landscape

Solution Black-and-white landscape

Photographic Effects with Filters

Adding lens flare

Changing focus with the Blur Gallery

Creating a tilt-shift blur effect

Adding a creative blur to a portrait

Adding light with lighting effects

Challenge Adding blur

Solution Adding blur

Sharpening and Reducing Noise

Sharpening with Camera Raw

Reducing unwanted noise in Camera Raw

Reducing unwanted noise with high-res files

Reducing unwanted noise in Photoshop

Sharpening your photos with Smart Sharpen

Sharpening a multilayered document

Using Focus Area to select the area to sharpen

Selective sharpening with Smart Sharpen

Challenge Selective sharpening

Solution selective sharpening

Retouching Away Problems

Using Content-Aware Fill to remove distractions

Removing an object with Clone Stamp

Quick results with the Spot Healing tool

Seamless retouching with the Healing tools

Fixing a large area with the patch tool

Increasing image content with Content-Aware Scale

Challenge Removing a large object

Solution Removing a large object

Portrait Retouching Essentials

Improving skin with the Healing Brush tools

Wrinkle reduction

Whitening teeth with adjustment layers

Changing facial structure with Liquify

Changing shape with Liquify

Brightening the eyes

Improving eye shadows

Challenge Creating more beautiful skin

Solution Creating more beautiful skin

Making the perfect print

Getting ready to print – Resizing

Sharpening and brightening for final output

Selecting your printer and paper size

Choosing color management and printer settings


Next steps

Working files

You can download the files that will be needed when completing the lessons at the link.

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