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Name Details Duration
01_introduction_to_series Here the series is introduced. 06.55
02_interface_01_work_space This defines a work space configuration which is suitable for a painter or compositor. failure to observe these configurations leads to an inefficient workflow and (conceivably) an annoyed teacher. 07.04
03_interface_02_layers This introduces the Layers Panel: the heart of Photoshop. 10.26
04_interface_03_tools This introduces the Tools Panel: the other heart of Photoshop. 13.48
BRUSHES
05_brush_01_settings A digital brush is a very different thing to an analogue brush, offering a high degree of flexibility and power. This video introduces some of the more important settings of the Brush Panel. 12.07
06_brush_02_making_new_brush_1 Here I show how to define a new brush tip shape from a simple painted image. Important: it is transparency that defines the shape of a brush tip, not colour or lightness. 03.19
07_brush_03_making_new_brush_2 This is a development of the preceding video. A new brush tip shape is defined, using which some leaves are painted on a tree. I also show how to force the brush tip direction to follow the direction of the brush mark. 09.21
LAYER CLIPPING
08_layer_clipping_01_intro Here layer clipping is introduced. Layer clipping is the means by which a background layer serves to mask the contents of a foreground layer. 01.12
09_layer_clipping_02_use_of This video shows the use to which layer clipping can be put. 01.32
SELECTION TO MASK WORKFLOW
10_selection_to_mask_01_overview Masking is a vital skill for a designer and compositor. Serving this is the selection to mask workflow, to which this video offers a brief overview. 00.57
11_selection_to_mask_02_masks_intro Here layer Masks are introduced. A Layer mask is a means by which a background layer may mask a foreground layer. 04.16
12_selection_to_mask_02_selection_intro Here some of Photoshop’s selection tools are introduced. 03.25
13_selection_to_mask_04_workflow This video give a quick introduction to how a selection may be converted to a mask. 01.40
14_selection_to_mask_05_color_range Photoshop’s most powerful selection tool, Color range, is shown in all its glory. 07.51
15_selection_to_mask_06_walkthrough In this video, I give an end to end walkthrough of a complex masking task. 12.13
ADJUSTMENTS
16_adjustments_01_intro_1 Adjustments: what are they? What is the difference between an Adjustment Layer and an Adjustment. 01.47
17_adjustments_02_intro_2 Here is give a brief overview of the four Adjustments that this course supports: Levels, Curves, Hue Saturation, Selective Color. 03.54
18_adjustments_03_levels_overview Overview of the Levels adjustment. All its functionality is duplicated by Curves, but it still makes sense to use it occasionally. 04.30
19_adjustments_04_curves_overview Overview of the Curves Adjustment. Learn this Adjustment, if no other. 03.30
20_adjustments_05_curves_correct How to neutralize an image using the Curves Adjustment (i.e. remove the colour cast). 04.28
21_adjustments_06_hue_sat_overview Overview of the Hue Saturation adjustment. Not good for photos. Great for flat colour. 08.49
22_adjustments_07_selective_col_overview Overview of the Selective Color adjustment. The master adjustment for hue. Very important, especially for photographers. 03.14
LAYER BLENDS
23_layer_blends_01_intro Layer Blends are introduced. These are supported by Blend Modes, which are all over Photoshop. 03.42
24_layer_blends_02_function Here I describe the families of Blend Modes, with an emphasis on identifying those which I deem the most important. 04.00
25_layer_blends_03_walkthrough The layer blends of a real-life digital composite are examined. 02.34