Photoshop Tutorials & Resources

Photoshop CC & Photoshop Elements Tutorials

This is the best description of Adobe Camera RAW and how to use it within Photoshop Elements. This works with Photoshop CC as well. Thanks to Jeff Revell. Using Adobe Camera Raw

Information on processing Camera Raw images using Photoshop Elements from Adobe. Also works with Photoshop CC.

Here’s a very good introduction to color spaces by Fstoppers

This is an excellent introduction to the Select and Mask Taskspace in Photoshop CC by Julianne Kost http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2016/06/select-and-mask-taskspace-in-photoshop-cc.html

Here’s a handy list of Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts.

Baffled by Blending Modes in Photoshop? Check out Adobe’s Blending Mode definitions.

Excellent video tutorials by Mark Galer from his book Photoshop Elements 10 Maximum Performance. Although these are done in Photoshop Elements 10 they easily translate into later versions of Photoshop Elements as well as Photoshop CC.

Adobe Camera Raw 1 in Photoshop Elements

Adobe Camera Raw 2 in Photoshop Elements

Basic Editing in Photoshop Elements

Faux Holga Effect in Photoshop Elements

Advanced Sharpening in Photoshop Elements

Extracting Hair/Compositing Images in Photoshop Elements

Effect of Color on Black & White

Additional Photoshop lessons can be found on Lynda.com and Julianne Kost’s blog. You may also want to check out the Phlearn Channel on YouTube.

For excellent books on Photoshop and Photography check out Peachpit Press.

Recommended Books on Photoshop Elements

                     

Photoshop CC & Elements Class Outline

Week 1 
  1. Introduction to file formats JPG & Camera RAW
  2. Setting your camera to RAW
  3. Color spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
  4. Setting your camera to Adobe RGB
  5. Color gamuts
  6. Photoshop Elements workspaces
  • Photoshop Organizer
  • Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)
  • Photoshop Editor
Week 2  Photoshop Bridge CC & Photoshop Elements Organizer – Learn how to use the powerful image organizer included with Photoshop Elements including importing images, tagging & sorting.
Week 3  Introduction to Camera RAW and editing using Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) Editing Tutorial 1 – Exposure, white point, black point, gamma, highlight recovery, fill light, etc.
Week 4  Camera RAW and editing using Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) Editing Tutorial 2 – White Balance, Sharpening.
Week 5  Basic Retouching Tutorial Part 1 – Layers, selecting, masks, adjustment layers, levels, brightness/contrast, etc.
Week 6  Basic Retouching Tutorial Part 2 – burning & dodging, healing brush, etc.
Week 7  Review Adobe Camera RAW (ACR), layers, adjustment layers, layer masks, healing brush, dodging & burning and more.
Week 8  Black & White and Duotones – Learn how to maximize your images as you convert from color to Black & White.Photoshop Filters – Explore some image manipulation using Photoshop filters.
Week 9  Photoshop Compositing – Learn advanced selecting techniques and image manipulation to combine several photographs into one.
Week 10 Faux Holga – Review layers, adjustment layers, using gradients to create the look of a cheap plastic lens film camera.