by Julieanne Kost

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January 26, 2015

As a thank you to their one million fans on Facebook, the fine folks at Lynda.com have posted my PSCC Essential Training for anyone to view FOR FREE until February 2nd, 2015!

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Here’s the course description as well as a list of topics that I cover in this 13+ hours of Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop training series.

Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.

Topics include:

• Using Bridge to batch rename files and add keywords and metadata to photos

• Viewing, rating, filtering, and creating collections to isolate your best work

• Comparing raw and JPEG file formats

• Retouching and automating workflow with Camera Raw

• Navigating documents and the Photoshop interface

• Understanding file formats, resolution, canvas size, and print size

• Cropping, straightening, transforming, warping, scaling, and resizing images

• Selecting, stacking, aligning, and grouping layers

• Making precise selections using the Marquee, Lasso, and Brush tools

• Using Refine Edge, Quick Selection, and layer masks to isolate soft edge objects

• Improving tone, contrast, and color selectively

• Converting to black and white and tinting images

• Retouching blemishes, smoothing skin, whitening teeth, and brightening eyes

• Retouching with the Liquify, Content-Aware Fill, Healing Brush, and Patch tools

• Merging multiple exposures

• Making nondestructive changes with Smart Filters

• Adding texture, edge effects, and drop shadows with blend modes

• Working with type

• Creating, modifying, and combining shapes using the Shape tools

• Adding layer effects

• Saving and sharing images via contact sheets, web galleries, and Save For Web

• Editing video and audio clips

• Panning and zooming still photos

Enjoy!

COMMENTS

  • By Trevor Johnston - 6:08 AM on January 26, 2015  

    Do you have a link to your course on Lynda.com?

  • By Jan Gottweiss - 6:10 AM on January 26, 2015  

    Where can I download the Training? Sorry I can’t find it 🙁

  • By Walt Mateja - 6:38 AM on January 26, 2015  

    Thank You for allowing us all to check this out. I have used and fund useful many of your classes in the past

  • By M. Cooper - 7:55 AM on January 26, 2015  

    Is membership on Lynda.com necessary to participate in the free training offer? If not, I can not find the link without signing up.
    Thank you.

  • By M. Cooper - 8:31 AM on January 26, 2015  

    I have answered my own question.

    Had setup a Lynda.com account previously, but forgotten.

    Thank you and sorry.

  • By barry jackson - 9:58 AM on January 26, 2015  

    good

  • By AAnne Hartman - 10:25 AM on January 26, 2015  

    would love to try your free class

  • By Amira Prieto - 10:38 AM on January 26, 2015  

    ok

  • By James McKillip - 11:12 AM on January 26, 2015  

    Awesome

  • By Edmund Dworakowski - 12:06 PM on January 26, 2015  

    thanks for the generous offer

  • By Mike sewell - 12:39 PM on January 26, 2015  

    Really like the way Julieanne teaches.

  • By Bruce - 1:17 PM on January 26, 2015  

    Thank you.

  • By Keith R. Starkey - 1:55 PM on January 26, 2015  

    Little lost here. To view these videos, you have to be a member of Lynda.com, correct? Well, aren’t all the videos free once you become a member, which means they aren’t free; you have to become a member.

    Are, then, your videos free or do you have to be a member to view them?

  • By James C Bethurem - 2:57 PM on January 26, 2015  

    Keith, I went to the website and choose the PS CC training and the lessons came up and were accessible.The next lesson that you would view is on the left side of the screen. So, when you’re done with the one you are viewing, you can choose the next one on the left. Hope this helps.

  • By aaron - 3:56 PM on January 26, 2015  

    looking forward to this awesome class!

  • By Joseph Brown - 5:53 PM on January 26, 2015  

    —-> Keith Starkey:

    :: 1) Go to http://www.lynda.com.
    :: 2) In the Search box, type “kost cc”.
    :: 3) Just below the Search box, “Photoshop CC Essential Training” appears.
    :: 4) Click on that entry.
    :: 5) The Welcome video window appears.
    :: 6) Below that, note that a long list of videos appears, all in BLUE. (On lynda.com, you can view any BLUE listing without having to pay, or even sign in.
    :: 7) Start any video, click the “Full screen toggle” icon.
    :: 8) Click the Settings icon, select “720p HD” quality, assuming your video card can handle it.
    :: 9) Note that in the upper left corner of the video, you can click “next” to go to the next video in the series. You are free to view the entire course series until February 2.

  • By Keith R. Starkey - 8:44 PM on January 26, 2015  

    Great. Thanks very much for the info on how to find the videos. I just downloaded a trial offer for PS CC, and I most DEFINITELY want to go through anything Julieanne has done. She rocks!

  • By Michael Matthews - 8:47 AM on January 28, 2015  

    Any chance of a breakout key to chart which of these many sections also apply to CS6? No chance of CC in the near future.

  • By donna preston - 2:09 PM on January 29, 2015  

    Would look forward to brushing up old skills and learning new ones