Photoshop CC Practical Projects

Photoshop can be a difficult tool to master, but by using automated features and one-click solutions you can jump-start your creative projects without much prior knowledge. This course will teach you how to let Photoshop do the hard work for you. Software required: Photoshop CC 2017.
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(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 17, 2017
Duration
2h 16m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 17, 2017
Duration
2h 16m
Description

When you first start using Photoshop it can all be extremely overwhelming and you have a hard time figuring out where to start. In this course, Photoshop CC Practical Projects, you will learn to work with Photoshop's automated features and one-click solutions. First, you will discover how to automate color corrections. Next, you will explore how to use stack modes to automatically remove people from photos. Finally, you will learn how to use actions to batch process images and use Adobe Stock templates to jump-start your creative projects. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational understanding of how Photoshop works, and you will be able to tackle a number of everyday projects. Software required: Photoshop CC 2017.

About the author
About the author

Jesús Ramirez is a digital graphics expert, speaker, and educator specializing in Adobe Photoshop. He is an Adobe Community Professional, and a content creator for the Adobe Creative Cloud Blog. Jesús is best known as the founder of the Photoshop Training Channel, one of the most popular Photoshop YouTube channels in the world.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jesus Ramirez, and welcome to my course, Photoshop CC Practical Projects. I am a graphic designer, instructor, and speaker with over 13 years of design and technology experience. I am also a contributing author to the Adobe Creative Cloud blog, and I run one of the world's most popular Photoshop YouTube channels. Photoshop is perhaps the most widely used graphics application. It can also be one of the most complicated and confusing tools to learn. This project-based course is designed for Photoshop beginners who would like to get things done as quickly and easily as possible. Everything taught in this course will help you jumpstart your creative projects by utilizing one, or several, of Photoshop's automated features or one-click solutions. Some of the major topics that we will cover include color correcting images, using the auto color correction options, removing unwanted objects from photos, designing a postcard using the free Adobe Stock templates, using variable data sets to create business cards for dozens or hundreds of people, and automatically cropping and straightening old scanned photos. By the end of this course, you'll have a deep understanding of how you can use Photoshop templates and other automation tools to jumpstart your creative projects. I hope that you'll join me in this journey to learn Photoshop with the Photoshop Practical Projects course, at Pluralsight.

Practical Image Editing
Hi everyone. Welcome to Photoshop CC Practical Projects. My name is Jesus Ramirez, and in this course I'm going to take you through several different projects that will showcase some of Photoshop's best auto features and one-click solutions, such as the Auto command to color correct images, stack modes to easily remove tourists from vacation photos, actions to automate repetitive tasks, such as applying photo effects, Adobe Stock templates to get you started with your design projects, such as posters, postcards, and business cards, the Crop and Straighten command to extract multiple images from a single scan and separate them into multiple files, and much more. In this first module, we're going to discuss practical image editing. We will cover automatic color correction, opacity and blending modes, and removing unwanted elements from photos. Let's start by discussing adjustment layers and how we can use them to work nondestructively.

Scan and Crop Your Photos in One Click
Welcome back to Photoshop CC Practical Projects. In this module, I'm going to show you how you can scan and crop your photos in one click. We will start by using the Crop and Straighten command to extract the images from the scan. Then, we will adjust the images by using similar techniques to the ones we learned in module 1. And finally, I will show you how to save the scanned images. In this clip, I will show you how you how you can use Photoshop's Crop and Straighten command to quickly and easily crop multiple scanned images into individual files. We're going to work with a scanned image, which contains three photographs. This image was scanned with my flatbed scanner in my home office, and they are old family photos that I would like to digitize. Scanning one image at a time will be extremely time consuming, but Photoshop gives us the ability to take a scan of multiple images and separate them into multiple files with one simple step. All you need to do is go into File, Automate, Crop and Straighten Photos. Photoshop will then automate the process of cropping, straightening, and placing each photo in its own individual file. Notice that we now have three additional tabs corresponding to each of the photos in the scan. This was a quick and easy thing to do, and I'm sure you'll have no problems following along. However, you will notice that these images need a little bit of work. In the next clip we'll use the techniques that you learned in the previous modules to enhance the look of these photos.