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Adobe® Photoshop® - Lessons 26 - 39

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful image manipulation tool. It has many uses for a variety of users such as graphic designers. These videos are meant to aid landscape and nature photographers understand how they might use this immense program.



Intermediate Lessons - To assist in the creation of a Master File:

Lesson Twenty Six

1. Layers - how to rearrange order and clip together.




Lesson Twenty Seven

1. Size of layer thumbnail.
2. Layer opacity - We will use the Gradient Tool to help demonstrate the usefulness of layer opacity adjustments.




Lesson Twenty Eight

1. Layer fill discussed using a text layer to create a watermark.




Lesson Twenty Nine - Blend Modes (Part 1)

1. Blend modes; 50% grey (423C).
2. Demonstration with graduated filters.
3. “Velvia Look” via - background copy - overlay mode - 10% to 15%
Layer Opacity.




Lesson Thirty - Blend Modes (Part 2)

1. Use Dodging and Burning as an example. Alt-Click on the New Layer
icon, Choose mode “overlay”, check box fill with 50% neutral gray; 10%
max brush opacity.




Lesson Thirty One - Masking (Part 1)

1. Basic Masking Discussion.
2. Alt-Click on thumbnail to view mask.




Lesson Thirty Two - Masking (Part 2)

1. Group layers and add a layer mask to group.




Lesson Thirty Three - Masking (Part 3)

1. Add a layer mask to a background copy.
2. Filter - Blur - Gaussian blur.




Lesson Thirty Four - Masking (Part 4)

1. Apply the gradient tool to a mask.




Lesson Thirty Five - Masking (Part 5)

1. Masking exercise: Combine two versions of the same raw file.
Demonstrate opening multiple images as layers (Via selections in
Bridge).




Lesson Thirty Six - Masking (Part 6)

1. Demonstrate opening multiple images as layers (Via selections in
Bridge).
2. Auto align.
3. Masking exercise: Combine different exposures of the same image
using the brush tool to paint a mask.




Lesson Thirty Seven - Masking (Part 7)

1. Useful way to use “Select” - “Color Range” to create a mask.




Lesson Thirty Eight - Masking (Part 8)

1. Technique for creating a luminosity mask (selecting the highlights).




Lesson Thirty Nine - Masking (Part 9)

1. Technique for creating a luminosity mask (selecting the shadows via
“Select - Inverse”).


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