PS Training

There are two sets of tutorials for the Photoshop Learning Module. The first set provides skills to help you complete the Practice Assignments and begin the FIRST Photoshop assignment. The second set will provide skills for assignments 2 and 3.

The videos are available at To log in at no cost to you, you must sign in through the UMiami Libraries at on the Lynda logo there, then, choose On or Off Campus Access. You will be prompted to sign in to using your regular myUM (email) login ID & password. (The first time you use the service you may also be asked to register and create a profile.)

The assigned tutorials can be located by searching using the name of the current training (see below). Once you begin watching a training set it will later appear as one of "my courses." You can also click on the hypertext below to go directly to a video IF YOU ARE SIGNED IN FIRST TO LYNDA.COM).

Locate the tutorial set called Photoshop CC for Photographers: Fundamentals
 with Chris Orwig first. You’ll begin here by learning how to work with what Adobe calls "Camera Raw" files in Adobe Bridge.

The videos prompt you to find jpegs and other image files located in the exercise folders as they are used in the demo. These are located in an embedded tab at the content list top.

If you learn well by reading and want a quick overview of the most commonly used PS tools click and you can also download this document: Getting Started with Photoshop

Also useful: An Introduction to Photoshop

Shortcut tool charts can be located in the Tools tab at

The Photoshop Manual is available at...


Photoshop CC for Photographers: Fundamentals

 with Chris Orwig

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The following videos are required for Skill Set 1...
  • Introduction
  • Chapters 1-2; 4-13; plus Chapter 18
  1. 3m 7s
    1. Welcome 
      1m 24s
    2. Using the exercise files 
    3. What's new (CC 2014) 
      1m 5s
  2. 4m 42s
    1. Getting the most out of this course 
      2m 26s
    2. The importance of being relaxed and taking good notes 
      2m 16s
  3. 26m 29s
    1. Customizing the Bridge workspace 
      5m 19s
    2. Finding and organizing your images with folders and favorites 
      4m 32s
    3. Viewing your images at full screen and as a slideshow 
      6m 40s
    4. Rating, ranking, and filtering your photographs 
      7m 26s
    5. Opening your photos in Photoshop 
      2m 32s
  4. 37m 20s
    1. What is Camera Raw? 
      2m 47s
    2. The Camera Raw interface (CC 2014.1) 
      2m 19s
    3. The Camera Raw interface 
      3m 4s
    4. Opening images in Camera Raw 
      2m 59s
    5. Improving your images with the Basic controls 
      6m 20s
    6. Correcting color and white balance 
      4m 17s
    7. Creating vivid, saturated colors 
      4m 27s
    8. Creating a high-contrast black-and-white portrait 
      4m 3s
    9. Creating a compelling black-and-white landscape 
      3m 43s
    10. Previewing before and after (CC 2014.1) 
      3m 21s
  5. 1h 13m
    1. Correcting exposure and recovering highlights 
      6m 47s
    2. Cropping and straightening your photos 
      4m 40s
    3. Correcting lens distortions 
      4m 54s
    4. Retouching a portrait with the Spot Removal tool (CC 2014.1) 
      5m 51s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool 
      5m 49s
    6. Cleaning up photographs with the Spot Removal tool (CC 2014.1) 
      4m 15s
    7. Making selective adjustments 
      5m 55s
    8. Painting in improvements with the Adjustment Brush (CC 2014.1) 
      4m 53s
    9. Improving the sky with the Graduated filter (CC 2014.1) 
      6m 25s
    10. Adding light with the Radial filter (CC 2014.1) 
      3m 48s
    11. Improving multiple images at one time 
      3m 31s
    12. Sharpening and reducing noise 
      7m 53s
    13. Saving and opening raw files in Photoshop (CC 2014.1) 
      4m 32s
    14. Saving and opening raw files in Photoshop 
      4m 31s
  6. 11m 25s
    1. Becoming familiar with the Photoshop interface 
      4m 23s
    2. Introducing the Tools panel 
      1m 58s
    3. Zooming in and out on your photographs 
      5m 4s
  7. 10m 33s
    1. Opening, saving, and closing a photograph 
      4m 45s
    2. Working with multiple open documents 
      3m 10s
    3. Arranging and viewing multiple documents 
      2m 38s
  8. 24m 34s
    1. The relationship between pixels and image sizing 
      5m 15s
    2. Resizing an image to a smaller size 
      4m 10s
    3. Constraining proportions and resetting the Image Size dialog 
      2m 40s
    4. Using the resizing presets 
      3m 17s
    5. Quickly increasing your image size 
      1m 48s
    6. Effectively resizing images to a large size 
      7m 24s
  9. 17m 38s
    1. Recomposing and cropping your photographs 
      6m 16s
    2. Cropping your images to a specific size 
      4m 28s
    3. Cropping and making the horizon level 
      2m 32s
    4. Using the Marquee tool to crop 
      4m 22s
  10. 37m 52s
    1. Introducing layers 
      3m 48s
    2. Creating new layers 
      6m 19s
    3. Duplicating a layer to create a special effect 
      6m 44s
    4. Combining multiple images together as layers 
      3m 34s
    5. Creating a layout of multiple images 
      3m 37s
    6. Applying layer style effects 
      8m 5s
    7. Changing layer opacity 
      2m 25s
    8. Organizing and filtering layers 
      3m 20s
  11. 15m 38s
    1. Adding brightness and contrast 
      3m 4s
    2. Fixing an image that is too bright 
      3m 39s
    3. Brightening the shadow areas of a photo 
      3m 28s
    4. Correcting overexposure 
      5m 27s
  12. 41m 17s
    1. Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee tool 
      5m 57s
    2. Working with the Rectangular Marquee tool 
      2m 16s
    3. Using the Polygonal Lasso tool 
      2m 55s
    4. Adding to or subtracting from your selection 
      5m 28s
    5. Using the Magnetic Lasso tool 
      4m 19s
    6. Working with the Quick Select tool 
      5m 51s
    7. Removing the background with Quick Select 
      7m 37s
    8. Using Color Range 
      6m 54s
  13. 34m 46s
    1. Introducing masks 
      4m 7s
    2. Building and editing a mask 
      5m 35s
    3. Removing a person from the background with masking 
      6m 6s
    4. Removing color with a mask 
      4m 31s
    5. Selectively sharpening an area of your photograph 
      5m 22s
    6. Building a selection with Focus Area (CC 2014) 
      5m 11s
    7. Using Focus Area to modify color (CC 2014)
      3m 54s
  14. 49m 58s
    1. Using Content-Aware Fill to remove distractions (CC 2014) 
      4m 27s
    2. Using repeated Content-Aware Fill commands to clean up an image (CC 2014) 
      5m 0s
    3. Working with the Patch tool and Content-Aware Move (CC 2014) 
      4m 20s
    4. Introducing the Clone Stamp tool and Healing Brushes (CC 2014) 
      3m 55s
    5. Retouching an image with the Clone Stamp (CC 2014) 
      4m 1s
    6. Working with Spot Healing and Healing Brushes (CC 2014) 
      4m 22s
    7. Removing skin blemishes with Spot Healing (CC 2014) 
      3m 34s
    8. Reducing wrinkles and shadows under the eyes (CC 2014) 
      5m 29s
    9. Whitening teeth with selection and adjustment layers (CC 2014) 
      6m 4s
    10. Changing shape with Liquify (CC 2014) 
      4m 21s
    11. Adjusting facial features with Liquify (CC 2014) 
      4m 25s
  15. 12m 5s
    1. Getting ready to print: Resize and sharpen 
      6m 11s
    2. Selecting your printer and paper size 
      2m 32s
    3. Choosing color management and printer settings 
      3m 22s


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Continue to...
"Photoshop CC Essential Training"
 with Julieanne Kost
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You are responsible for watching Chapters 9-13 
of the "Essential Training" videos only.

    1. 26m 19s
      1. Understanding file formats 
        8m 26s
      2. Choosing the resolution you need 
        5m 15s
      3. Understanding Resize vs. Resample 
        9m 40s
      4. How big a print can you make with your image? 
        2m 58s
    2. 59m 15s
      1. Using Undo and the History panel 
        6m 40s
      2. Using crop options 
        4m 20s
      3. Understanding Hide vs. Delete for the Crop tool 
        3m 52s
      4. Cropping to the perfect print size 
        3m 51s
      5. Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool 
        5m 2s
      6. Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command 
        4m 57s
      7. Straightening a crooked image 
        4m 21s
      8. Removing keystoning from buildings 
        2m 6s
      9. Using the Perspective Crop tool 
        2m 4s
      10. Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform 
        8m 29s
      11. Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects 
        3m 56s
      12. Warping images 
        4m 48s
      13. Preserving important elements with Content-Aware Scale 
        4m 49s
    3. 41m 55s
      1. Exploring layer basics 
        13m 25s
      2. Loading, selecting, and transforming layers 
        9m 28s
      3. Organizing layers into layer groups 
        8m 47s
      4. Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers 
        10m 15s
    4. 1h 15m
      1. Using the Marquee and Lasso tools 
        11m 41s
      2. Combining selections 
        6m 40s
      3. Converting a selection into a layer mask 
        7m 40s
      4. Using the Quick Selection tool and Refine Edge 
        7m 12s
      5. Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge 
        9m 28s
      6. Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool 
        5m 42s
      7. Changing the opacity, size, and hardness of the painting tools 
        9m 9s
      8. Blending images with a gradient layer mask 
        4m 55s
      9. Combining multiple exposures with layer masks 
        5m 5s
      10. Making selections with Color Range 
        5m 17s
      11. Selecting with Focus Mask 
        3m 10s
    5. 42m 5s
      1. Introducing adjustment layers 
        3m 29s
      2. Starting with a preset 
        2m 36s
      3. Improving tonal quality with Levels 
        7m 32s
      4. Increasing midtone contrast with Curves 
        5m 7s
      5. Removing a color cast with Auto Color 
        2m 37s
      6. Changing the color temperature with Photo Filter 
        1m 56s
      7. Shifting colors with Hue/Saturation 
        5m 39s
      8. Making washed-out colors pop with Vibrance 
        2m 7s
      9. Converting color to black and white 
        3m 32s
      10. Creating traditional darkroom toning effects 
        2m 51s
      11. Controlling which layers are affected by an adjustment layer 
        3m 49s
      12. Three different ways to add an adjustment layer 


Photoshop Tool Chart:

Photoshop "Classroom in a Book" is also useful. You can find the book for version CS4 free online at Google Books.

Using a Gradient Mesh

Using Live Paint & Fixing Gaps

Illustrator Type Tools

Manipulating Individual Letters in Illustrator

Use the Width Tool to Shape Letters

Warping Text in Illustrator

Unique Type Treatment

The Illustrator Curvature Tool

Terry White's Top Ai Tips

Smoothing with the Pen Tool as You Draw

Using Live Corners

Using the Curvature Tool

Layer Masking Explained

Advanced Masking

Photo Composite Basics

Using Alpha Channels

Using a Clipping Mask

Blending Modes Explained

Creating Realistic Shadows

Adding a Light Source

Changing Light Sources

Masking Hair in Photoshop

Secrets of HDR

Using Color Replacement to Select & Change Colors

A variety of demos of the color replacement tool

Fun with Color Themes

Playing with Complementary Colors

Spot Color

Painting with Color for a Warhol Effect

Match and Replace Colors

Achieving Cinematic Colors in Photoshop with Alpha Channels

Photo Sharpening Tips

Jonathon Klein: World Changing Photos

Or community based creativity?

Photo Artist Eugenio Recuenco

This is photography, not animation!