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Merging images in Photoshop CS5 eSeminar

I was presenting this e-seminar from the Adobe office near London about merging images together. I show exciting examples for using Auto-Align, Auto-Blend, HDR toning, HDR Pro and some other useful new features of Photoshop CS5 to create amazing panoramic photographs, dramatic montages and special effects. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Photoshop for Beginners I – Theory

Before starting using Photoshop we need to have a basic understanding of how digital images work. There are some important terms and concepts, which will help us to enhance and adjust our images correctly and to make professional decisions with our Photoshop projects. We are going to use several devices when we work with digital images like digital cameras, scanners, monitors, printers etc and we need to know how to use them properly. Details

Interactive features of InDesign CS5 eSeminar

In this e-seminar I’m talking about the new interactive features of InDesign CS5. I show examples of creating interactive PDFs and animated SWFs files exported directly from InDesign. I speak about creating buttons, page transitions, embedding video files, creating animations and multi-state objects. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Photoshop for Beginners II – Bridge

To work efficiently with image files it is highly recommended to start using Adobe Bridge, which is a side-car application of Photoshop made exactly to make working with images as easy and as convenient as it can be. Bridge is installed automatically with Adobe Creative Suite applications and you can start using it by clicking on the Br icon on the option bar or choose File / Browse in Bridge. We are going to use several devices when we work with digital images like digital cameras, scanners, monitors, printers etc and we need to know how to use them properly. Details

My new Photoshop video tutorial series on PSDtuts+

Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop but have found the amount of amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? As the world’s #1 Photoshop site, we’ve published a lot of tutorials. So many, in fact, that we understand how overwhelming our site may be to those of you who may be brand new to Photoshop. This tutorial is part of a 25-part video series demonstrating everything you will need to know to start working in Photoshop. Details

Photoshop and Illustrator are best friends eSeminar

In this seminar you will see great examples of the smooth integration between the two veteran Adobe graphic applications: Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5. Using them together, hand in hand, you can break the boundaries of both pixels and vectors and make the best of both worlds. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Photoshop for Beginners III – Interface

In this section we will go through all the navigation options and how to set up the workspace and save it how you find it most useful. Both workspaces and keyboard shortcuts can be saved into particular files that you can copy to different machines, which makes it easy to stay consistent with your preferred options. The user interface of Photoshop can be frightening and overwhelming for new users with the endless number of buttons, keyboard shortcuts and hidden options, but after spending some time with understanding it you will find it easy. Photoshop is a very user friendly application. You can change nearly everything from the locations of the panels to the keyboard shortcuts of every option. Details

Photoshop for Beginners IV – Making Selections

Making selections is an essential skill in Photoshop since nearly every change made to an image starts with a selection. There are lots of tools and options to make, save and change selections and there are always several ways to make a selection. The most effective selections are always made with a combination of tools and saved as an alpha channel (Select / Save selection) or as a layer mask. It is easier to first make a quick and rough selection and then refine that selection. In this section we will discuss the most useful tools to make selections. Details

Bridge is going to be your best friend eSeminar

Learn more about Adobe Bridge CS5, the powerful media manager that provides centralised access to all your creative assets. Find out the incredible features that will make you more productive in day to day tasks as well tips and tricks to power through your work. The new Mini Bridge will also be covered, to show how you access your creative assets directly in Photoshop and InDesign CS5 from within a customisable panel. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Professional Portrait retouch eSeminar

If you ever wanted to learn how to properly use the tools in Photoshop to retouch portraits then this seminar is for you. We start off with best practices for using the essential retouch tools like the Clone Stamp and the Healing Brush, then we move on to more advanced editing. We learn to use adjustment layers to whitening teeth, the Liquify filter for changing features, the Mixer Brush to softening skin and so much more. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Photoshop for Beginners V – Tonal and colour adjustments

Nearly every digital image needs tonal and colour corrections and it is vital to know, which adjustments to use to get a perfect end result. Nearly all adjustments can be used an adjustment layer, which is the nondestructive way to make your corrections. I highly recommend to start using adjustment layers instead of using the adjustments from the Image menu. Auto corrections are also available in Photoshop, but it is always better to understand how to make changes manually and to be able to use the exact values that you like. Details