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New Photoshop CC video tutorials

You can find hundreds of Photoshop videos on Adobe TV. Check out the 70 recently added videos on Learn Photoshop CC. These videos are made available from the following video tutorial training companies.

  • Infinite Skills
  • Train Simple
  • Peachpit press
  • Kelby Training

Enjoy these videos on Adobe TV, and then go to the video providers’ web sites for complete courses on
Photoshop CC.

Working with tabbed documents
Using Undo and the History panel
Introducing adjustment layers
Improving tonal quality with Levels
Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
Shifting colors with Hue/Saturation
Converting color to black and white
Creating traditional darkroom toning effects
Controlling which layers are affected by an adjustment layer
Using fill layers to create a hand-painted look
Using a gradient fill to add a color wash
Swapping heads in a family portrait
Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
Making an average photo great
A quick portrait retouching technique using Clarify
Easy sepia and split tones
Using Image Processor to batch process multiple files
Correcting a tilted horizon line with the Straighten tool
Cropping and straightening your photos
Customizing the Bridge workspace
The relationship between pixels and image sizing
Resizing an image to a smaller size
Building and editing a mask
Removing a person from the background with masking
Sharpening and perfecting your photos with Smart Sharpen
Removing skin blemishes with the healing brushes
Using Content-Aware Fill to remove distractions
Correcting exposure with the Basic panel
Working with multiple files
Opening an image as a Smart Object
Using the White Balance tool and controls
Demystifying Clarity
A sharpening and noise reduction workflow
Layers panel explained
Aligning images within multiple layers
Reducing chaos with layer groups
Backgrounds and layers
Merging layer techniques
Essential selections
Basic selection techniques
The Magic Wand and Quick selection tools
Working with Refine Edge
Understanding layer styles
Generating a flexible drop shadow
The basics of blend modes
Smart filters and the filter gallery
Controlling a filter’s opacity
Creative use of the high pass filter
Creative uses for Liquify
Screen Modes
Preferences Overview
Non-destructive Crops
Crop to Add Canvas
Understanding Canvas Size
Play an Action
Recording Actions
Creating a Paragraph Style
Vector Shape Tools
Draw and Align Shapes
Combine Shapes
Cropping and Merging Shapes
Cropping and Straightening an image in Photoshop CC
Rulers Grids and Guides in Photoshop CC
RGB vs. CMYK in Photoshop CC
Saving images for the web in Photoshop CC
Color settings in Photoshop CC
Lightening and Darkening image areas with Dodge and Burn in Photoshop CC
Cropping to Ratios, fixed sizes and resolution in Photoshop CC
Reading a histogram and using the info panel in Photoshop CC
Vanishing point in Photoshop CC
Using blur to call focus or create a special effect in Photoshop CC

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Photoshop CC tutorials

The folks at NAPP recorded several video tutorials about the new Photoshop CC features.

Watch Photoshop CC tutorials on Adobe TV.


Camera Shake Reduction

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Speed up Lightroom

If Lightroom is running a little slow for you, a hardware, preference setting, or workflow change might improve performance.

Check out Lightroom Performance Hints.

The Lightroom team is always looking for specific performance issues and coming up with fixes. The most important performance tip is to check for updates. In Lightroom choose Help > Check for Updates.

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Create a photo book in Lightroom 4

This is the time of year many of us think about creating a photo book to give to family and friends. If you are using Lightroom 4, try the Book module to lay out your book and upload it to the Blurb book printing service.

The book module is covered in the Adobe Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book. Peachpit press has provided the detailed book lesson free on their web site. See Creating a Photo Book in Lightroom 4. You’ll need to follow along using your photos rather that the tutorial files, but you’ll end up with a book of your own. Skip the instructions about importing the tutorial files and put the photos you want to use into a collection.

Tip for tablet users: View the lesson article on your iPad or other tablet device as you follow along in Lightroom.

Video tutorials

If you are looking for a quick start to the Book module, I recommend Julieanne Kost’s video:

Book Module Basics

When you are done with that, Julieanne has 2 more videos on the book module.

Modifying Book Layouts
Advanced Book Features

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Posting a Web Photo Gallery to Your Website

If you are having trouble getting your web gallery posted from Lightroom, watch this video from Tim Grey. He walks through the Lightroom FTP settings and provides tips on the type of information you’ll need from your internet provider.

Posting a Web Photo Gallery to Your Website

See more free videos from video2brain photography and Lightroom 4 courses.

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Photoshop Lightroom 4 articles

Peachpit Press posted several free Lightroom 4 articles. Here are a few highlights.

By Dan Moughamian:

• Tips on getting the most out of the new Process Version 2012 image controls.

• Learn about new Adjustment brush controls to make corrections to specific areas of a photo.

From Martin Evening’s excellent Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book.

• Importing photos into Lightroom 4.

Reading tip: Click the Print button on the article page to display an HTML page that contains the entire article.

Visit the Peachpit Lightroom 4 page for more book excerpts and videos.

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Where the heck is Fill Light?

If you upgraded to Lightroom 4 and imported some new images, you might be a bit perplexed with the Develop module’s Basic controls. Fill Light, Recovery, and the Brightness sliders are gone.

Here is an explanation in the Lightroom Journal:

Julieanne Kost goes into detail in this video:

The Lightroom Queen, Victoria Bampton, provides a quick insight in how to think about these new controls:

By the way, if your question is: Where are these new controls? They are right there in the Basic panel, but you need to convert your image to Process Version 2012. Click the ! icon in the lower right of the image area. Julieanne discuss this in her video.

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Lightroom 4 video tutorials

Lightroom 4 is shipping!  Here are some videos to get you going.

What’s New

In-depth look at the new Lightroom 4 features by Julieanne Kost:

The NAPP overview of Lightroom 4 new features:

Laura Shoe has a video overview of what is new.

Laura’s blog is sure to have more info coming.

Getting started with Lightroom or need a refresher?

In this series, Julieanne Kost takes you through in-depth tutorials to learn Lightroom 4.

The official Lightroom Help and Support page

Got a question? Try asking the Lightroom experts in the Lightroom forum.

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