Photoshop Video Tutorials
If you prefer to view the videos by date created, click the link to my website (www.jkost.com) on the right, under Additional Information. Although some of these videos were recorded with previous versions of Photoshop, the information/concepts are still relevant. When content becomes outdated, I will move it to the “Archive” section at the bottom of the list – or delete it altogether if it is no longer useful.
WHAT’S NEW IN PHOTOSHOP CC 2015
Discover how to combine multiple bracketed exposures into a single high dynamic range (HDR) image that has all of the editing flexibility of a Raw file.
Discover how to stitch together multiple files into a panorama that has all of the editing flexibility of a Raw file.
WHATS NEW IN PHOTOSHOP CC 2014
Check out the latest advancements in Photoshop CC for design and photography including Spin and Path Blurs in Blur Gallery, new typographic controls including Font Search and Typekit integration, enhancements to Smart Objects, Smart Guides, and Layer Comps, improved Content-Aware technologies, new Focus Mask, and workflow timesavers. Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost will walk you through these new features and enhancements.
In this video, Julieanne demonstrates how to use the new, nondestructive Spin Blur in Photoshop to create realistic motion effects including the ability to spin an object at variable angles, as well emulate traditional strobe effects with the ability to define the strength, number of flashes and duration. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne walks through Photoshop CC’s new Path Blur including how to control the direction, speed, taper, and shape of motion paths to make creative enhancements to your image. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne demonstrates the new features and enhancements made to the type tools including Font Search, Instant Font previews and seamless integration with Typekit. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne takes a close look at how Photoshop makes aligning and distributing layers and shapes easier than ever with improvements made to Smart Guides including determining distances between objects as well as a layers positioning within a document. Discover how these new features make aligning and distributing multiple shapes and layers faster than ever before. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne will show you how to seamlessly work with the newly refined Layer Comps. Learn how individual layer attributes can be easily updated and then synchronized across multiple Layer Comps and as well as how to use Smart Objects with nested (embedded) Layer Comps to create multiple iterations within a single document which can be displayed in a single click. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne explains how Smart Objects are even smarter than before. Discover how to choose between embedding or linking a Smart Object, knowing that at any time, you can change your mind and convert embedded to linked. Hand-off packaged files to your clients with confidence, knowing that you will never leave a linked file behind. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne will show you how to remove distracting elements using the improved Content-Aware technologies including the ability to blend colors and textures better than ever before. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne will demonstrate how to make selections based on depth of field using Focus Mask to help isolate portions of your image for further editing. (2014-06-18)
In this video, Julieanne takes a close look at several feature enhancements and refinements made to the Color Panel, Brushes, Preference, Sync Settings, Experimental Features and more to demonstrate how Photoshop CC and Creative Cloud together give you the most powerful tools for creating your designs and working with your images. (2014-06-18)
WHAT’S NEW IN PHOTOSHOP CC
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne walks through the new Perspective Warp feature in Photoshop CC. Learn how to create quads, adjust the layout and distort the perspective of an object in an image.
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC. Discover when to embed and when to link Smart Objects as well as learn how to update modified content, resolve missing files and filter based on smart object attributes.
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates five of her favorite new and improved features for working with vectors. Discover path creation improvements, isolation mode, drag-selecting paths, path operation shortcuts, and more.
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne takes a close look at several feature enhancements and refinements made to scripted patterns including placing patterns along a path, rendering unique trees for concept, architectural and fine art images and scripted border designs. Learn how to unlock the background into a layer with a single click, choose recent colors from the swatches panel and add and change color readouts for multiple color samplers at once.
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne takes a close look at the feature enhancements and refinements made to the Crop tool, workflow settings, and batch saving capabilities in Adobe Camera Raw. In addition she also covers improvements made to the Spot Removal Tool, Noise Reduction, Local Adjustment Brush, and Histogram.
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how to take multiple exposures and combine them into a single 32-bit HDR file that can then be edited nondestructively using Adobe Camera Raw as a Smart Filter in Photoshop. In addition, you’ll discover how powerful using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter can be when working with layered file.
In this episode, Julieanne Kost will demonstrate her top 5 favorite features in Photoshop CC including the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Spot Removal features in Adobe Camera Raw 8, Image Upsampling and Smart Sharpening, Live Shapes for Rounded Rectangles, and Camera Shake Reduction. 2013-05-07
In this Episode of the Complete Picture , Julieanne will demonstrate her top 5 favorite features in Photoshop 13.1 including refinements to the Crop Tool, nondestructive editing with Blur Gallery and Liquify, increased efficiency with Conditional Actions, practical default Type Styles and support for Retina displays on Macintosh. 2012-12-11
ADOBE CAMERA RAW AND DNG
Discover how to combine multiple bracketed exposures into a single high dynamic range (HDR) image that has all of the editing flexibility of a Raw file.
Discover how to stitch together multiple files into a panorama that has all of the editing flexibility of a Raw file.
Learn how to create the highest quality photographs by taking advantage of new and improved global and local adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. Julieanne demonstrates the best way to recover detail in shadow and highlight areas, make sophisticated tone curve adjustments on a per channel basis, apply chromatic aberration on the fly, and selectively paint color, tonal and noise reduction adjustments. 2012-04-23
Julieanne demonstrates the best way to convert images to Black and White as well as how to save presets to increase your productivity. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6. Click here to download the presets for Lightroom 4 (JKost Black & White.zip) and Photoshop CS6 (PS_JKost Black White.zip). (2012-10-17)
In this episode of The Complete Picture, discover the power of making selective adjustments like dodging and burning, color corrections and noise removal using the Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6. (2012-10-10)
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne explains the best way to add a color tone to an image using the Split Tone and Tone Curve panels as well as demonstrates how to save presets to increase your productivity.Although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6. Click to download the Toning presets for Lightroom 4 (JKost_Toning.zip) and Photoshop CS6 (PS_JKost Toning.zip).
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how to use Hue, Saturation, Luminance and the Adjustment Brush to selectively control color in Lighroom Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6. (2013 -03-13)
In this video tutorial Julieanne explains one of the great mysteries of Lightroom and Bridge – why Lightroom (or Bridge) displays a photograph one way and then changes the way it looks a moment later. It will all become clear with just a little information about how digital camera files are captured and displayed by different applications. 2012-07-23
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne quickly demonstrates how to create a 32-bit file from multiple exposures in Photoshop and then, using the Develop module in Lightroom 4.1 refines the image’s color and tonality both globally and selectively – all while still working in 32-bit! Although this was recorded in Lightroom, the technique of processing 32-bit HDR images works in ACR in Photoshop. 2012-06-18
Enhancing the Light
In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates what you can do in Lightroom’s Develop module to enhance your photographs using color and tonality to change the mood and atmosphere of an image. We all know that the goal is to capture the best photograph in camera, but what happens when we aren’t at the right place at the right time? Julieanne will show you how to make subtle changes to increase the photograph’s emotional impact. Note: although this was recorded in Lightroom, many of the techniques can be replicated in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS5. 2010-10-27
The Advantages of the DNG File Format
Discover the advantage of working with and archiving to the DNG raw file format over proprietary raw file formats as well as choose which tool to use to convert your files as you move through your workflow. 2010-07-22
Working with Camera Profiles
Learn how the new DNG camera profiles in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2 can easily adjust the look and feel of your images. In this tutorial, Julieanne Kost walks you through the entire process. 2009-07-15
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost goes over all the new refinements and enhancements you’ll find in the latest version of Adobe Camera RAW including Noise Reduction and Image Sharpening. 2010-05-14
LAYERS, MASKING AND COMPOSITING
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates 5 ways to use Layer Groups to create special effects. (03-01-2013)
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne reveals a simple technique to paste content directly into a layer mask in Photoshop
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne reveals her Lightroom to Photoshop workflow used to create the still life “Cyclical”. (2012-02-13)
Learn time-saving techniques to boost your productivity as Julieanne reveals essential enhancements that will improve the way you work with Layers, Groups, the Properties panel, and much more! 2012-04-23
Using Color to Add Emotional Impact to a Photograph
In this Episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne discusses how the addition of color as well as supporting imagery can help reinforce the mood and message of a composite image that a single photograph may fail to do on it’s own. Discover how to composite images through the use of masking, blend modes, smart objects, gradients and edge effects. 2011-02-03
New Digital Composite: Hindsight
In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne reveals some basic compositing techniques in Photoshop CS5 that she used to illustrate the feeling and mood of Iceland. Discover how easy it is to combine multiple images together using layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency in Photoshop CS5. 2010-10-03
Uncover the tremendous power behind Photoshop CS3’s smart objects. Add flexibility to your workflow using, non-destructive transformations, and one-click template content replacement. 2008-04-29
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne show you the difference between opening a raw file as a pixel based layer verses a Smart Object and compares the advantages of both approaches. (2012-12-05)
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne explains the difference between duplicating a Smart Object using the Layers panel to create multiple instances of a layer and creating a copy of a Smart Object using the application menu for independent editing. (2013-01-02)
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how nesting Smart Objects enables each filter applied to have it’s own unique Smart Filter mask. (2013-040-03)
Using Leading Lines in Photography
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates several ways to use leading lines in order to guide a viewer’s eye through an image including leading towards the primary subject, keeping movement within the frame, and adding tension to a composition. 2011-02-23
Applying the Lens Blur Filter for Selective Focus
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost shows us how to get great results with the Lens Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop CS4. 2010-03-01
In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne discusses how to select multiple images to work together as diptychs and triptychs. Learn how to select photographs with similar attributes such as color and shape, mood and lighting, line and form will help to unify two (or more) photographs, perhaps even creating new meaning though the relationship of the imagery. Note: although this was recorded in Lightroom, many of the techniques can be replicated in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS5. 2010-10-13
In this Episode of the Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to use Lightroom 3’s Develop Module to use color, tone, placement of content, and stylistic effects to give a series of images a unified look and feel. Learn how to use leading lines to tie images together as well as repeating shape, detail and balance to form a cohesive story. Note: although this was recorded in Lightroom, many of the techniques can be replicated in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS5. 2010-10-20
The Creative Composite “Isostacy” (Photoshop CS5)
In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne Kost will demonstrate how to transform concepts and ideas into images by mastering the tools used in compositing. 2010-09-07
In this episode follow along as Julieanne Kost uses Lightroom 2.0 and Photoshop CS4 to showcase some of the new features as she creates a digital composite based on the concept of “Twilight”. 2008-11-04
Creative Retouching Techniques and Edge Effects in Photoshop
Discover how to to completely change the look and feel of a photograph with some simple retouching, creative adjustments, and the addition of edges and texture. 2008-08-06
The Creative Composite “Drifting” (Photoshop)
Explore several of the new tools in Photoshop CS3 while Julieanne Kost walks you though the creation of a digital composite she created based on a personal assignment for the concept drifting. 2008-08-06
VECTORS, SHAPE LAYERS AND TYPE
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne demonstrates three different ways to display an image with in a shape in Photoshop including vector masks, clipping masks and layer groups. 2013-04-24
Take a tour of the new features and improved vector workflow in Photoshop CS6. Julieanne demonstrates how to quickly add custom strokes and fills to Shape layers, combine shapes without rasterizing layers, and use new alignment options and Pixel Grid for better rendering.2012-04-23
Increase your productivity when working with type by creating Paragraph and Character styles in Photoshop CS6. With these styles, you can apply formatting to selected characters, lines, or paragraphs with a single click. 2012-04-23
In this quick tip, Julieanne reveals an automated feature for adding arrowheads to the beginning or end of lines in Photoshop. 2011-09-28
In this quick tip, Julieanne demonstrates the most flexible way to create a transparent circle around an object. 2011-09-15
In this Episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to create a single vector logo out of multiple type and shape layers, specify a consistent size, apply a style and save the entire creation as a Tool Preset! In addition, Julieanne shows how to add a scan of your signature to any photograph with a simple change of a layer blend mode. 2011-06-15
MORE PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES
The Gradient Map Adjustment layer has over 35 new presets to emulate traditional darkroom techniques for toning and split-toning photographs. Learn how to load and apply gradient maps to a single image as well as how to download and use Julieanne’s template to quickly see what each preset would look like on your own photograph through the magic of Smart Objects. 2012-07-09
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne demonstrates the new Color Lookup Adjustment layer and walks you through how to download a template to quickly apply these new “looks” to your images. 2012-07-15
Discover how to create photographic blur effects in a few clicks using intuitive, on-canvas controls in Photoshop CS6. Julieanne shows you how to soften select areas with Tilt-Shift blur, uniformly blur your entire image and then sharpen a single focal point with Iris blur, or select multiple focal points and then let Field blur vary the blurriness between them. 2012-04-23
There are several advantages to the newly redesigned Crop tool in Photoshop CS6. In this video tutorial, Julieanne demonstrates the refined interface, new features, customizable presets, enhanced tools and essential shortcuts that will make cropping easier than ever. 2012-6-25
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne demonstrates how to quickly crop two images to the same size using the Front Image option as your source. 2012-07-02
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost reveals there is far more to the History panel than simply un-doing mistakes. Learn as she reveals little known shortcuts for working with the History Panel, including how to fill with the History Brush, as well as a fluid method for painting between snapshots with no layer or masking knowledge required! 201-12-14
In this Episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how to reduce the color palette of an image to create a posterized effect with the most control and maximum flexibility possible. 2011-07-27
HDR and Tone Mapping Photoshop CS5
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost covers the new Merge to HDR Pro and Tone Mapping Adjustment features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 which allow you to get a much higher dynamic range in your images. 2010-05-19
Adobe Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost shows you how Photoshop CS4 will help you with it’s intelligent scaling, alignment and auto-blending. 2009-10-30
AUTOMATION (ACTIONS, DROPLETS, SCRIPTS, PRESETS ETC.)
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates two methods for one of the most common trouble shooting techniques: resetting the Photoshop Preferences. (2012-10-31)
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how to eliminate repetitive tasks and increase efficiencies in Photoshop by customizing the tools you use the most and saving them as Presets. 2011-09-21
Customizing the Photoshop Interface
Learn how to streamline Photoshop CS4 for your specific needs through the customization of Workspaces, Menus, Keyboard shortcuts, Preferences, Tool Presets, Palette Options, the Preset Manager and additional tips and techniques. 2008-10-01
Automating Photoshop Using Actions (Beginning)
Julieanne Kost teaches you how to accomplish more in less time using actions and batch processing in Photoshop CS3 to streamline your workflow and minimize repetitive tasks. 2008-05-31
Advanced Automation (Actions, Droplets And Scripts) in Photoshop
Take automation to a new level in Photoshop CS3 by mastering complex actions in order to turn several steps into one-click. Discover droplets, integration with LR and scripts. 2008-06-02
In this Episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne focuses on little known features and helpful hints for creating actions to successfully automate tasks in Photoshop. 2011-06-01
In this quick tip Julieanne shows an easy work-around for stitching large, resource intensive panoramas that are can’t be created in one step using PhotoMerge. 2012-12-21
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne demonstrates the new Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CS6 to quickly create a painterly image which can stand it’s own or be used as an under painting for more elaborate artwork. 2012-08-27
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost demonstrates the power of the Art History brush in Photoshop CS5 and its ability to continuously sample from any history state or snapshot. She will show you how to create compelling, painterly images by making simple changes to the default settings and utilizing a variety of different brush tips and presets. (2010-12-21)
MOVING IMAGES – VIDEO, ANIMATION AND TIME LAPSE
Learn how Photoshop CS6 can help you to explore new mediums with intuitive video creation. Julieanne walks through how to automatically sequence clips, use live previews for trimming, combine multiple audio tracks, drag and drop transitions, apply pan and zoom effects, and output videos using presets for popular devices. 2012-04-23
In this video tutorial Julieanne walks you through the best way to pan and zoom a “time lapse” image sequence, video clip and still photograph using the new Motion options in Photoshop CS6. For those wanting even greater control, Julieanne also demonstrates how to use smart objects to take advantage of Photoshop CS6’s new Transform attribute in the Timeline panel. 2012-08-06
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how to mask a video clip in Photoshop CS6 to reveal motion in a selective region of the clip over time. 2012-11-07
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne reveals a technique to create a mask using the reflected gradient which can quickly be repositioned over time without retouching.
Did you know that you can not only reposition but also transform images over time? In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how easy it is using the power of Smart Objects in Photoshop CS6.
Even with the fantastic new Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6, the Lens Blur filter is an essential tool when a high degree of control is needed to selectively (and realistically) blur an image. In this video tutorial, Julieanne uses the Lens Blur filter with a depth map to to create a series of images that appear as if they were captured with a tilt-shift lens. Julieanne also demonstrates how to quickly apply this filter to multiple images using actions and batch processing. 2012-08-20
Making a Movie in Photoshop Extended (Part 1)
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost shows you how to create a video file using an image sequence in Adobe CS4 Photoshop Extended. 2010-05-23
Making a Movie in Photoshop Extended (Part 2)
In part 2 of this two-part episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost continues to show you how to create a video file using an image sequence. This episode focuses on adding effects and audio. 2010-05-30
WORKING WITH BRIDGE AND LIGHTROOM
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost helps you decide which application is right for your workflow by explaining the differences between Lightroom and Bridge for managing images and assets.
In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to seamlessly move images between Lightroom and Photoshop with the exact control that you need. Discover how easy it is to create panoramas, merge 16 bit high-dynamic range (HDR) images and open multiple photographs into a single file in Photoshop.
In this episode of The Complete Picture (Lightroom, Photoshop, Image and File Size), Julieanne explains how Lightroom determines the file size and resolution of a file when using the “Edit in Photoshop” command. (2013-02-20)
Opening Files from Lightroom into Photoshop – FAQ
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost helps you avoid unwanted or puzzling results by answering the three most frequently asked questions around opening and round-tripping files from Lightroom to Photoshop. 2011-10-05
Join Julieanne Kost as she explains a new feature found in Adobe Photoshop CS5 called Mini Bridge, which lets you access all your creative assets, sort and filter them and then drag them right into your document. 2010-05-31
Moving Between Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5
Learn how to take a single image or multiple images for editing seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. Also, see how to use Photoshop tools like Photomerge, HDR pro, and the export dialog in Lightroom for exporting multiple files. 2010-06-07
Last year I created a short slideshow (Moments Alone), from images taken over the year using my mobile phone. I found it to be a enjoyable way to look back at the year and reflect upon the places that I’ve gone, the people I’ve met and the things that I paid attention to. So, I decided to do it again this year and here is the result “Fractured Moments”. I would strongly encourage you to create a collection of your own images for the year -I have found both the process and the results to be very insightful
I enjoyed my personal project so much from last year that I decided to do it again. I’m sure that the images will mean more to me than they do to you, but I would encourage you – every year – to create a collection of your own images and look at them as a complete body of workto see what you can discover about yourself. (2012-12-15)
This simple slideshow looks back at the year and reflects unon the places that I went, the people I’ve met and the things that I was paying attention to. All images were photographed on an iPhone, edited with Instagram and are displayed as Diptychs. 2011-06-07
What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (long version – 61 minutes)
In this episode, join Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost as she shows off the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, part of the new Adobe Creative Cloud including the new improved processing and enhanced controls in Adobe Camera Raw 7, the new photographic blur effects, Adaptive Wide Angle, type styles, re-engineered Shape layers, and the all-new Crop tool.
Julieanne’s Top 6 Photoshop CS6 Features (short version – 11 minutes)
Take a quick look at Julieanne’s favorite 6 features in Photoshop CS6 including improved processing in Adobe Camera Raw, the intuitive new Blur Gallery, time-saving type styles, re-engineered Shape layers, powerful video editing tools, and the redesigned Crop tool, and auto-select interpolation. 2012-04-23
Little Known Feature Enhancements in Photoshop CS5
Join Julieanne Kost as she covers all those little features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 that you may not know about that can make your life easier. 2010-06-10
Creating A Triptych In Photoshop
In this Adobe Photoshop CS4 tutorial, Julieanne Kost shows you how to open 3 images at once in Photoshop and then easily arrange them into a Triptych. Note: The reason that I moved this to the Archive section is that I find this much easier to do today using Lightroom. 2009-10-20
Discover the new features in Adobe Bridge CS4 as Julieanne Kost walks through the new features, tools, refined interface and integration with Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw. 2008-09-21