Working With Photoshop Masks and Channels
Select and Mask, Quick Masks, Puppet Warping, and Creating a Shadow from an Alpha Channel
This 4-part demo (playlist) will show you how to refine complex edges in masks using CC 2017 tools. This is a daunting task without this method! It follows the lessons in Chapter 6 of the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book 2017 edition. Continue reading Photoshop – Lesson 06: Masks and Channels
Working With Photoshop Layers
Working With Photoshop Selection Tools
To follow along with the Lesson 3 from Photoshop CC 2017 : Classroom in a Book and learn some additional best practice tips NOT in the book, watch the following videos below. It is a playlist of five videos that cover using selection tools in Photoshop.
To view the above video in a larger screen size, start the video and click the YouTube icon.
- Video 1 – Smart Selection: ~20 minutes
- Video 2 – Marquee Selections: ~13 minutes
- Video 3 – Marquee and Magic Wand: ~ 6 minutes
- Video 4 – Lasso Tools: ~ 14 minutes
- Video 5 – Magnetic Lasso: ~ 21 minutes
TOTAL: ~1 hour and 15 minutes
Photoshop Photo Adjustments / Basic Corrections
Photoshop image adjustments allow users to manipulate images in a variety of ways. The following 6-part video playlist will help you see how to make effective adjustments. Continue reading Photoshop – Lesson 02: Image Adjustments
The “Image Size” Box
The place where we deal with the different types of resolution are within the “Image Size” dialogue box. This video demo explains the difference between pixel dimensions and print resolution, and how they relate to one another.
Getting Started In Photoshop
Before we get into the nitty gritty of using Photoshop, let’s first learn about how to get around its interface. Click the playlist below to start the 3-video series in learning the PS the workspace. Continue reading Photoshop – Lesson 01: Getting To Know the Work Area
This is by far the instructor’s FAVORITE free editor on the market today! It is intuitive and easy to use, although it has features that are surprisingly rich for a free code editing tool.
While students can use other editors, this is the instructor pick! Continue reading CODE EDITOR – Using Komodo Edit
Although this page is a tutorial on using Cyberduck, there are several free SFTP software packages you can use:
Miracosta College has a help desk webpage that shows you how to use Fugu and WinSCP here: http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studenthelp/tutorials/matserver/index.html
The instructor happens to prefer Cyberduck and Filezilla. NOTE: Filezilla’s interface is not quite as friendly as Cyberduck’s.
Using Cyberduck for SFTP
In the first video of the playlist below, you will learn how to use the SFTP program, Cyberduck, to connect to your Miracosta College student web directory.
The second video continuation covers how to create the folder structure on the server for our class, how to create and rename files, how ‘index’ files work vs. other files, and how to view your uploaded work on the web.
The first demo video shows you how you can make navigational buttons in Photoshop using multiple layers in a single space. The second demo shows you how to create the same output files as in the first demo, but the second video uses “slices”.
To view the presentation, please download the PDF version of Web Image Preparation.
How We See Color
The inner surfaces of your eyes contain photoreceptors—specialized cells that are sensitive to light and relay messages to your brain. There are two types of photoreceptors: cones (which are sensitive to color) and rods (which are more sensitive to intensity). You are able to “see” an object when light from the object enters your eyes and strikes these photoreceptors. Continue reading Primary Colors of Light and Pigment