Adobe Photoshop: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

  • 4h 58m
  • Stephen Laskevitch
  • Rocky Nook
  • 2020

Adobe Photoshop: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to creating, editing, and enhancing images and designs in Adobe Photoshop. Whether you’re retouching a photograph, making a simulated chalk drawing, or creating a composite photo with a 3D drawing, Photoshop is the tool for you—and this book will teach you what you need to know.

First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch, you will learn the procedures needed to use Photoshop effectively and professionally. Dozens of lessons are included that can be applied to any graphics you have in mind. Through these step-by-step lessons, you’ll be exposed to all of Photoshop’s features in practical contexts and its best practices for optimal workflows. To complete the Course, we’ll supply lesson documents and their assets to download. These can even serve as starting points for your own projects.

Then, for greater depth of knowledge and subsequent reference, you’ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the “how” and “why” of Photoshop. With each topic easy to access, you can find and explore all of Photoshop’s key features and concepts in depth. With cross references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when the lessons in the Course are done, the Compendium will continue to serve for months and years to come.

Learn step by step how to:

  • • Set up an ideal workspace
  • • Master selections and masks
  • • Work with type and brushes
  • • Use blend modes for combining images
  • • Take advantage of Smart Objects
  • • Become more efficient and effective with actions and scripts
  • • And much more!

About the Author

Steve Laskevitch, founder of Luminous Works Training & Consulting in Seattle and a teacher for three decades, has designed workflows for hundreds of photographers and companies. As an Adobe Certified Instructor, he trains creative individuals and firms and has regularly helped Adobe Systems prepare Lightroom and Photoshop Certified Expert exams. Steve has always enjoyed creating photographs—in the field, studio, or lab; on film and digitally. Students of all levels have appreciated Steve’s friendly and approachable style in the Luminous Works classroom and at the colleges, universities, and conferences where he has taught.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Preliminary Tuning
  • A Few Adjustments
  • Selections & Masking
  • Creative Features
  • Adobe Camera Raw & Software-Aided Photography
  • Retouching & Transformation
  • Layers & Smart Objects
  • Adjustments & Color
  • Brushes & Painting
  • Selections & Masks
  • Filters & Transforms
  • Retouching & Repair
  • Editing Raw Files
  • Extending Photoshop
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • New in Photoshop 2021