Author, Photographer and Pro Educator, Dan Moughamian is a master of Adobe Photoshop with over 15 years of experience. Dan also has years of experience working with Adobe production apps like Premiere Pro, After Effects and Encore...
If you think the marquee, lasso and magic wand tools are the only ways to make selections in Photoshop, you are going to be very excited to learn that these tools are only the “tip of the iceberg”. Dan presents you with a wide range of creative options and techniques to help you accurately select everything from individual objects and colors to regions defined by other, more subtle, selection criteria. Dan’s thorough demonstrations give you a solid foundation on which to build your Photoshop pro skill set.
The next building block in your knowledge base is a solid grounding in Layer Masking and Alpha Channels. You learn how to use Layer Masks to isolate and perfect your edits with surgical precision. You navigate through multitudes of possible options and at the same time you acquire professional real-world tips and tricks on how to create the most intricate selections and masks quickly and effectively.
Whether you are an experienced professional or an eager enthusiast, this collection of tried and true techniques serve to enhance your Photoshop workflow. In this tutorial, you get the full benefit of both Dan’s many years of professional photography experience combined with his extensive Photoshop knowledge. So prepare to be inspired by his deep expertise and beautiful images!
Section 1: Section 1 - Marquee Tools and Selection Basics
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Lipa wrote on May 30, 2019
I tried so many photoshop courses on different websites. It’s the first time I actually understand everything the instructor says. Thanks.
Will wrote on January 14, 2016
This is a great overview class that really helps you get to know all the tools in your arsenal...as far as how to make intricate, specific selections in photoshop projects. I watched most of it in "hyperlearn" mode and was still able to take notes.
Chris wrote on October 18, 2015
A good course, but all the Photoshop courses on MacProVideo seem to have the same problem - that is, they follow a linear teaching path rather than a pyramidal one. In this case, that means an exhaustive discussion of selection, and a little on masks, but with not much explanation of the context in which they are used. How do layers work? How do masks work? It would be much better to give a high level view of the forest rather than exhaustively following a few paths to some particular leaves of one or two trees. It's like trying to learn English by going through a dictionary from A to Z, learning word by word. These courses could be so much better. Apart from this complaint, the course was good - the pace was good, and I found that making notes of all the keyboard shortcuts as they were mentioned was a helpful exercise.