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Week 3: Basic Photo Corrections (CIB Lesson 02 – Classroom in a Book)
(videos total about 90 minutes here)

Photoshop CC: Classroom in a Book: Lesson 02 “Basic Photo Correction” (29:36 min.)

NOTE: This video is a good of example of me doing things differently but to the same result. You must read the book AND watch the video to understand the differences. This is important.

I show a feature that they eliminated in this year’s Photoshop CC 2014, so when I mention the “Mini-Bridge” well that used to exist, it does not any more, we just “Browse in Bridge.” Also, in the video, the bicycle opened something called Camera Raw, your file should open up directly into Photoshop. I think they assumed Camera Raw was too complicated for Lesson 2, so no worries.

Also, in the book, they say to flatten the photo after you perform CURVES and LEVELS, I tend to like to keep those adjustments, so I did not.

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Layers panel explained (11:28 min.)

Learn the basics of the Layer Panel with author Andy Anderson.

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Aligning images within multiple layers (6:52 min.)

Learn how to align Photoshop items by using individual layers.

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Reducing chaos with layer groups (4:05 min.)

If there is one feature that is at the core of digital imagery, it’s layers. This simple, yet important concept is often a point of confusion among newcomers to Photoshop, but expert author Andy Anderson removes the complexity and shows some great tips for working with layers.

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Backgrounds and layers (4:17 min.)

Photoshop is capable of producing several types of layers; however, you can only have one Background layer. Explore the difference between a layer and a background, and why both are necessary.

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Merging layer techniques (4:56 min.)

With the ability to produce artwork that could potentially contain hundreds, if not thousands of layers, controlling those layers becomes of utmost importance. Learn the technique of merging layers, and how it will help in the control and design of your artwork.

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