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Photoshop CS2 Interface OverviewPhotoshop CS2 Interface Overview
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A look at the user interface of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and discussion on the changes that have been made in this upgrade. Some of the features covered in this tutorial are preset default workspaces, what is new in CS2, menu highlighting, interface customization and more.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Configuring Photoshop CS2 - 2Configuring Photoshop CS2 - 2
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In part two of this CS2 series, you are guided deeper into the Photoshop CS2 preferences and shown how to best customize your configuration settings for a video production workflow. Some of the new CS2 features covered in this tutorial are (Smart Guides), (Scratch Disks), (Font Text Type), (Color Management) and more.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Configuring Photoshop CS2Configuring Photoshop CS2
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In this tutorial, you are guided through the process of configuring Adobe Photoshop CS2 also known as Photoshop 9. Photoshop CS2 is a great step forward with new features. Richard goes through the new CS2 preferences and how they effect your video workflow such as (Resize Image During Paste / Place), (Use Shift Key for Tool Switch) and other preferences.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Achieving Transparency - 4Achieving Transparency - 4
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Part four of the series on achieving transparency revealing a few gotchas that occur at different times when creating alpha channels. One of these is when using layer styles on an image to create various effects such as the glow effect, the transparency information from the layer style does not extend into the alpha channel. In this tutorial you will learn the tips to work around these sort of problems.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Achieving Transparency - 3Achieving Transparency - 3

In the third part of this series on achieving transparency, learn about using calculations. In this example learn how to create an alpha channel to turn the sky in a scene with trees into a masked area working around the complex shapes of the leaves and branches in the trees to make a clean key. Calculations is much like doing a chroma key or other types of keying techniques.


Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Achieving Transparency - 2Achieving Transparency - 2
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In the second part of this series on achieving transparency, take a look at other examples where you need to introduce transparency into an image. In this example you will see how to knock out the background of buildings that have a sky background and replace the background with an alpha channel. This method can also be used for product shots or other elements shot in front of a colored background.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Achieving Transparency - 1

Achieving Transparency - 1
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Part one of a tutorial series on how to achieve transparency in Photoshop by removing objects from their background so that they can be carried over to a NLE or motion graphics application. Achieving proper transparency in Adobe Photoshop involves layer masking and alpha channels. In part one of this series Richard starts simple and works on creating transparency for a logo with a white background and how to export the logo properly to preserve the transparency data.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Something From Nothing

Something From Nothing
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A new technique for creating new backgrounds from scrath. Using a series of gradients on top of each other in Photoshop, he uses transfer modes of the gradients to mix them together. Learn great tips and tricks using the built in tools and filters in Adobe Photoshop to create something from nothing.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Seamless Backgrounds

Creating Seamless Backgrounds
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Learn a technique for making backgrounds for use in video. Taking from a collection of patterns, Richard uses Photoshop to define a pattern, then using the pattern as an adjustment layer he is able to tile the background using the controls built into Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Restoring Photos - 2

Restoring Photos - 2
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It the second part of this series, Richard continues to use the smudge tool and other tools in the process of image restoration. He also explains techniques and strategies for best results when touching up old photos with Photoshop. With these techniques you will quickly become a master of photo restoration and impress any client with your Photoshop skills.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Restoring Photos - 1

Restoring Photos - 1
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It this tutorial learn how to restore historical photos. Image restoration and touching up old images in Photoshop can be easy when you know the proper techniques, tips and tricks. These methods can come in handy when producing historical documentaries or any type of production where you must display old photos. The clone stamp tool is used to fill in missing pieces of the photo, the healing brush and patch tool are used to remove wrinkles and the smudge tool refines other areas.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Color Balance

Color Balance
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It this learn how to color balance and color correct skin tones. Using a faded photo from the late 70s he adjusts the levels and colors of the photo using adjustment layers. This is a great tutorial to learn about using channel levels to control color in images.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Film Look

Photoshop for Video: Film Look
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It seems like everyone is trying to achieve the film look. In this tutorial learn how to achieve a hybrid film look using color adjustments to make the colors look like they use to look a few decades ago. Using not only grain but blurring and transfer modes gives the desired effect.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 2

Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 2
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In part two of this series on image preparation, take a closer look at image pixel color values and how these will effect your project in keeping within the broadcast safe spectrum. You will also learn how to use adjustment layers to control your levels for your video project.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 1

Photoshop for Video: Image Preparation - 1
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This tutorial covers image preparation and processing multiple images for your digital video projects. You will further learn tips and tricks for ways to enhance and speed up your video production workflow using the tools built into Adobe Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Calculations

Photoshop for Video: Calculations
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In this video you will learn how to extract an image from its background using a method called calculations. This method allows you to create a new channel based on the information of your existing channels. When you find the two highest contract channels and then combined them together to form a new channel, you can use that channel as your alpha channel.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 3

Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 3
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In part 3 of this series on lower thirds, continue to learn how to create spectacular lower thirds for your video projects. Text design and manipulation is covered in this episode - balancing type on pattern techniques using layer styles, drop shadows, outer glow, text spacing, and transparency for proper text readability.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 2

Photoshop for Video: Lower Thirds - 2
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Continuing from the previous tutorial, learn how to use Photoshop to create lower thirds for your video projects. During the process you will learn various other tricks and techniques to help your creative workflow in Adobe Photoshop.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Lower Thirds - 1

Lower Thirds - 1
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Learn the power of Photoshop to create lower thirds for your video projects. Lower thirds are the graphics at the bottom of the screen that identify who you are seeing or what the video is about. Though most NLEs have this capability, none compare to the ability of Photoshop to create your lower thirds. This is part 1 of a multi part tutorial series.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Using Workspaces

Using Workspaces
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Take a look at workspaces in Photoshop: Workspaces allow you to arrange windows and call that setup again later. You will learn how to setup your palette structure to perform specific tasks, save those locations and call them again later.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 2

Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 2
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In the second part of this tutorial series you will continue to learn how to setup your user preferences for video production. Photoshop preferences are demystified by going through each section step by step with full explanations on how each one will help your video design and creation workflow.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 1

Photoshop CS2 User Preferences - 1
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Setup your user preferences for best use with video production. If you are a video producer using Adobe Photoshop you will be glad you tuned in to speed up your workflow with these helpful tips.

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Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
Creating Clouds with Transparency

Creating Clouds with Transparency

In this article, noted author and game developer, Luke Ahearn demonstrates Creating Clouds, Lens Flares, and other effects with transparency and/or transparent pixels using Adobe Photoshop.

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Luke Ahearn
Adobe Photoshop
How modo can make your life easier: Image Synth

How modo can make your life easier: Image Synth
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In this series of articles CreatveCOW leader Mylenium takes a look at Luxologys modo 201 and how it can help you make your daily work more efficient even if you are not yet a 3D artist. Moreover he tries to provide some guidance why you possibly should consider it to complement your arsenal if you are already using 3D programs such as Maxons Cinema 4D. In this first video, Mylenium looks at a part of modo that isnt actually a part of modo. Included in the package is ImageSynth which is a standalone plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS or later and Mylenium will demonstrate how and why you should use it.

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Mylenium
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 Gone Wild

Photoshop CS2 Gone Wild

In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews Photoshop CS2 Gone Wild by Sherry London, by Wiley Publishing; Bk&CD-Rom edition (November 7, 2005), 400 pages, ISBN: 0764598139, and reveals, ''The book is laid out nicely, and it's certainly well written. There are top quality photographs and illustrations throughout the book that make the instructions as clear as possible. From a production value standpoint the book is a 10''. Jim does have some reservations, though, so read on to see his complete picture of the book.

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Jim Harvey
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