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    Photoshop Introduction

    cmiVFX has released a brand new learning series on Photoshop, taught by Martin Knapp. Throughout each of the many lessons in Photoshop: Mastering The Fundamentals students are introduced to this powerful image editing program. After becoming familiar with the Photoshop user interface, students will go on to to learn all about the various brushes, filters, effects, layers and many other powerful tools and features available within Photoshop. This series finishes things off by covering advanced image compositing techniques as students are taught step by step how to seamlessly blend several images together into a single stylized comp.


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    Chapter Descriptions

    Where to download photoshop

    This section will show you where you can download Photoshop. Adobe has an amazing program called the Creative Cloud which now makes it affordable for anyone to own the entire creative suite of Adobe tools.

    Review of the user interface

    This section will introduce you to the Photoshop user interface without diving too deep into elements you do not need right now. We want you to get familiar with the most common windows that you will use first.

    Creating a new document

    This section will show you how to create new Photoshop documents of various sizes and resolutions.

    Navigating around a document

    In this section you will learn how to navigate around a Photoshop document by zooming in and out of the canvas.

    Working with brushes

    This section will introduce you to brushes inside Photoshop. You will learn how to paint brush strokes on a blank document, how to undo those strokes, and how to change the color of your brush.

    Brush options and settings

    This section will show you the many different brush options that you have available to you in Photoshop which will adjust the look and feel of your brushes.

    Paint bucket and marquee tools

    In this section you will learn how to make selections with the marque tool, and how to fill those selections with color by using the paint bucket tool.

    Working with gradients

    This section will show you how to use the gradient tool in Photoshop. We will cover how to draw and adjust gradients.

    Using the eye dropper tool

    In this section you will learn how to use the eyedropper tool to select exact color values within your Photoshop document.

    Using the blur brush

    In this section we review how to use the blur brush. This will allow us to blur parts of our image by simply painting on it.

    Working with dodge and burn

    This section will show you how to use dodge and burn to lighten or darken parts of an image.

    Working with the clone tool

    In this section we review the Photoshop clone tool, which allows you to clone or copy one part of your image to another.

    Understanding photoshop layers

    In this section you will learn how to use layers in Photoshop. Layers allow you to essentially stack different images or paint strokes on top of each other.

    Applying effects to layers

    In this section you will learn how to apply different effects to each one of your layers. Powerful effects like drop shadow and outer glow will be covered.

    Working with shapes

    This section will show you how to create different shapes in Photoshop. Some with hard edges and others with rounded corners.

    Combining different documents

    Now that you know how to create different documents in Photoshop, this section will show you how to combine or merge different documents together.

    Applying filters

    This section will show you how to apply different filters to your Photoshop images.

    Image size VS canvas size

    This section will show you how to change your canvas size and image size, and what the differences between them are.

    About Martin Knapp

    Martin is a Creative Director who has been working in the 3D industry for over 10 years. He has worked for major 3D companies such as Pixologic and has taught classes at major film and game studios like Industrial Light and Magic and Ubisoft. He has served on the advisory board for the LA Film School and the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School. In addition to creating award winning work in the areas of advertising, web, and games, he has a passion for sharing his deep knowledge of the digital arts with others and has created hundreds of hours of online training. He is an Autodesk and Pixologic certified instructor, and self-admittedly, he is always a student himself as he never stops learning the latest tools and techniques.

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