Description: Discover how to be the best Adobe Photoshop user you know. This comprehensive, project-based course is the second in a series of three courses by industry pro Deke McClelland. Deke doesn't just talk about the advanced features in Photoshop-he ties each concept to a clearly defined task, ensuring that you close out each chapter with a practical understanding of how things really work. Deke dives into the automated selection tools in Photoshop, as well as the Color Range, Focus Area, and Refine Edge commands. He covers such power features as Smart Objects, the Liquify filter, and the new Content-Aware Fill. Plus, you can learn how to use layer effects, Levels and Curves adjustments, Lens Correction and Perspective Warp, Smart Sharpen, and so much more.
Topics include: Selecting objects in a photograph Making better masks with Refine Mask and Edge Detection Using the new Select > Subject command Scaling, rotating, skewing, and distorting a layer Transforming and duplicating in one operation Transforming and warping text Creating and masking Smart Objects Applying editable Smart Filters Using Content-Aware Fill and Scale Restoring missing photographic elements Applying so-called stack modes Slimming and trimming with the Liquify filter Drawing custom vector-based shapes Adjusting contrast, color, and luminance with blend modes Applying advanced Camera Raw techniques Converting full-color photographs to custom black-and-white Infusing black-and-white images with color Sharpening important edge details