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Week 7: Filters, Actions and Automation, Color Settings

(Oh yeah, fasten your seatbelts people!)

Smart filters and the filter gallery (5:17 min.)

With every version, of Photoshop gets closer to the goal of total non-destructive editing. Learn to use Smart Filters, and how they help you gain total control over your artwork.

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Controlling a filter’s opacity (2:31 min.)

Sometimes, when applying a filter to an image, the effect is more than you want, or need. Learn to tame these effects by using filter opacity.

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Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask (5:18 min.)

In this movie author Julieanne Kost discusses one of the most commonly used filters in Photoshop, the Unsharp Mask filter, which allows you to make an image appear sharper. She also talks about adjusting the three different variables for this filter: Amount, Radius, and Threshold.

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Using the new three-part Blur Gallery (8:16 min.)

The Blur Gallery allows you to apply and combine three kinds of blur. Use it to create depth-of-field effects in post. This highly versatile filter also allows you to customize specific points of blur and focus. Applies to the CC and CS6 versions of Photoshop.

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Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter (3:27 min.)

See how to create a soft glow on an image in Photoshop using a combination of the Gaussian Blur filter and the Overlay blend mode.

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Creative uses for Liquify (5:15 min.)

The Liquify Filter has many uses both serious and whimsical. Andy Anderson demonstrates the features of the Liquify filter, and shows you a creative way to use it.

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Drop 10 pounds without dieting using the Liquify tool in Photoshop CC (10:46 min.)

Learn how to use the Liquify tool in Photoshop CC. You’ll see how the Liquify tool has been radically improved, allowing you to make adjustments to and retouch your images easily and effectively.

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Recording Actions (3:25 min.)

Playing actions can save you several steps when editing images. Learn how to play actions in Photoshop CC.

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Play an Action (5:18 min.)

Learn to create your own actions for commonly repeated tasks.

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Using Image Processor to batch process multiple files (3:43 min.)

Learn how to prepare hundreds of images and save them in different file formats at once using the Image Processor script. Explore entering and adjusting Image Processor options such as file location and type, and working with image size.

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Color settings in Photoshop CC (7:42 min.)

Learn how to set the color settings for screens, printers, and the default in Photoshop CC. Color management affects the display and output of your photos on the intended device.

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