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Photoshop Basics Series Class 4: Image Adjustments in Photoshop

By Dan LeFebvre, Digital Artist

Language: English
Photoshop Basics Series Class 4: Image Adjustments in Photoshop

This course is for you

In this class we’ll tackle the key features in Photoshop for adjusting our images.

We’ll start by learning about one of the more obvious concepts that lets us do that—adjustment layers. We’ll learn how to work with them non-destructively as well as what that means and why it’s important. After that we’ll cover how some of the most common adjustment layers work, we’ll get a good understanding of what the histogram is and how we can read it. We’ll learn about filters—and how we can work with them non-destructively, too. We’ll wrap up this class by learning all about a photographer’s best friend in Photoshop for adjusting images—Camera Raw!

If you’re not sure what that means, don’t worry, that’s just one of the things we’ll discover in this class.

After completing this class, you’ll be armed with the tools you need to start making some major adjustments to your image. Of course, sometimes the biggest adjustments are those subtle changes—sometimes less is more. And we’ll learn all about that as we take everything we’ve learned up to this point to thoroughly understand how it all works together to edit images in Photoshop.

Course overview - 22

  • Class introduction

  • Understanding the concept of adjustment layers

  • Adjustment layers vs destructive adjustments

  • Black & white adjustment layer

  • Controlling adjustment layers with masks

  • Controlling adjustment layers with clipping paths

  • Levels adjustment layer

  • Understanding the histogram

  • Hue/saturation adjustment layer

  • Curves adjustment layer

  • Photo filter adjustment layer

  • Mini project: Working with multiple adjustment layers

  • Understanding the concept of filters

  • Filters vs smart filters

  • Working with the filter gallery

  • Liquifying images in Photoshop

  • Understanding raw images

  • Overview of camera raw in Photoshop

  • Mini project: Editing multiple images in camera raw

  • How Photoshop saves camera raw edits

  • Applying camera raw as a filter

  • Bonus: Getting the project files for this class

Meet your instructor

Dan LeFebvre
Dan LeFebvreDigital Artist
For almost two decades, Dan has been fortunate to have a wide range of experiences throughout his career. His career has spanned experience as a web developer to motion designer to 3D artist with a focus on fluid dynamics and VFX to building a production system for a multi-million dollar online tutorial e-learning company to leading a content marketing team with millions of readers to creating an award-winning podcast. Along the way, Dan’s teaching background coupled with his unique set of experiences gives you the opportunity to learn a broad range of topics that’ll help you be more efficient in your own projects.