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Item # 15183866
Instructor : Josh Withers
$49.99 $39.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
Sometimes simple edits are all you need to make your photos shine, and Photoshop tools can help you achieve polished, professional-quality results every time! Discover how to create a layer mask and use editing tools to enhance any image alongside expert Photoshop artist and instructor Josh Withers. During class, you'll learn techniques for making nondestructive edits, optimizing your workflow and troubleshooting along the way. Josh will guide you through various retouching tools and help you organize edits. Then, you'll begin compositing with a fun skyscape project before you learn how to apply these skills when retouching your own photos. Move on to replacing a sky, removing unwanted elements and making targeted adjustments to a photo with clipping groups. You'll find out how to use sharpening tools, blending modes and noise layers, and even create a hand-coloring effect.  Sometimes simple edits are all you need to make your photos shine, and Photoshop tools can help you achieve polished, professional-quality results every time! Discover how to create a layer mask and use editing tools to enhance any image alongside expert Photoshop artist and instructor Josh Withers. During class, you'll learn techniques for making nondestructive edits, optimizing your workflow and troubleshooting along the way. Josh will guide you through various retouching tools and help you organize edits. Then, you'll begin compositing with a fun skyscape project before you learn how to apply these skills when retouching your own photos. Move on to replacing a sky, removing unwanted elements and making targeted adjustments to a photo with clipping groups. You'll find out how to use sharpening tools, blending modes and noise layers, and even create a hand-coloring effect. More
Transform the photos you take into the images you want. Learn how to use Photoshop® tools to make light retouches, color changes, image composites and more.

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Sometimes simple edits are all you need to make your photos shine, and Photoshop tools can help you achieve polished, professional-quality results every time! Discover how to create a layer mask and use editing tools to enhance any image alongside expert Photoshop artist and instructor Josh Withers. During class, you'll learn techniques for making nondestructive edits, optimizing your workflow and troubleshooting along the way. Josh will guide you through various retouching tools and help you organize edits. Then, you'll begin compositing with a fun skyscape project before you learn how to apply these skills when retouching your own photos. Move on to replacing a sky, removing unwanted elements and making targeted adjustments to a photo with clipping groups. You'll find out how to use sharpening tools, blending modes and noise layers, and even create a hand-coloring effect.
 Sometimes simple edits are all you need to make your photos shine, and Photoshop tools can help you achieve polished, professional-quality results every time! Discover how to create a layer mask and use editing tools to enhance any image alongside expert Photoshop artist and instructor Josh Withers. During class, you'll learn techniques for making nondestructive edits, optimizing your workflow and troubleshooting along the way. Josh will guide you through various retouching tools and help you organize edits. Then, you'll begin compositing with a fun skyscape project before you learn how to apply these skills when retouching your own photos. Move on to replacing a sky, removing unwanted elements and making targeted adjustments to a photo with clipping groups. You'll find out how to use sharpening tools, blending modes and noise layers, and even create a hand-coloring effect.
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Instructor
   Josh Withers

Josh Withers is a professional Photoshop artist and photography instructor. Before beginning his teaching career at Santa Monica College, he worked for 11 years as an in-house photographer and senior digital artist for TBWA\Chiat\Day advertising agency. Some of his work during that time included creating billboards and print ads for Pepsi, Nissan, Beats by Dre and more.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Photoshop CC 2015
2 . Fast and empty hard drive, flash/SSD recommended
3 . External hard drive system for storing your files
4 . As much RAM as you can afford to put in your machine
5 . Monitor that displays 98% AdobeRGB gamut or better
6 . Monitor calibrator

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Editing With Layers
00:28:43

Meet your instructor, professional Photoshop artist Josh Withers, and take the first steps toward demystifying layers and masks. Josh will explain how you can use pixel layers, adjustment layers and masks to edit your photos nondestructively, and you'll get started on your first image.

Lesson 2 : Nondestructive Retouching
00:19:52

Dive into Photoshop's powerful retouching tools. You'll learn how to use the spot healing, healing brush and clone stamp tools. Plus, find out how to combine them for even better results. Then, discover the power of the layer stack as Josh explains correct workflow step by step.

Lesson 3 : Layer Masks: Start Compositing
00:27:49

It's time to start compositing. Josh will explain how to use masks for ultimate creative control by combining images with a fun skyscape project. Plus, you'll learn how to refine edges for incredible, photorealistic composites.

Lesson 4 : Layer Masks: Image Enhancements
00:21:52

Take your new compositing skills to the next level, learning real-life ways you can use masks to enhance your images. Josh will help you troubleshoot challenging group photos, and you'll also learn to add interest by replacing skies and other elements of your images.

Lesson 5 : Clipping Masks
00:18:38

Unlock the power of clipping groups! First, Josh will break down this complex topic with a simple recoloring project. Then, he'll show you how your new skills will allow you to make targeted edits to specific parts of your photo, from adding shadows to adjusting exposure and more.

Lesson 6 : Finishing Touches
00:25:45

Bring it all together and make your edited images look even better. Josh will walk you through using layers and masks to add finishing touches, including sharpening, noise layers and blend modes. You'll even learn how to hand color images with ease!



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