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...
You work hard to make your image files look great, but why not also work "smart"? In Dan Moughamian's course on Layers and Smart Objects, you will learn how to do just that. Layers are the foundation of almost every Photoshop project. They allow you to keep every essential object in your project independent, allowing for extreme flexibility in editing, modifying and filtering. Dan expertly guides you through the mechanics of utilizing layers in Photoshop, deepening your knowledge-base and giving you the assurance that you're building on a solid foundation.
Next, Dan introduces you to Smart Objects. As the name suggests, these objects, and the pro techniques that Dan gives you, will help you work faster but also "smarter." Creating Smart Objects lets you preserve your original image content and then allows you to edit non-destructively so you can re-use the results many times. Dan's detailed explanations will quickly enable you to harness the versatility and intelligence built into Photoshop's Smart Objects.
From there, Dan dives into the exciting area of Effects. You will be "glowing" with excitement after Dan teaches you how to add "Glows", "Shadows" and many other popular effects to your Photoshop files.
As this course draws to its conclusion, you'll have an excellent understanding of the inner workings of Photoshop Layers and Smart Objects and common Effects, giving you the knowledge and new skills to take your images to the next level... and beyond!
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I liked this tutorial, he explains easily how to use and implement layers in photoshop in a way that can be understood by beginners.
Mr Taylor wrote on November 6, 2013
Nice tutorial, the content was explained in a way that anyone can understand, and each of the different types of fill layers were covered.
Rob wrote on May 15, 2013
Very Good. This works well with the Final Cut Pro Series!!!
Scott Hamlin wrote on January 17, 2013
I continue to be happy I've taken the time to review MPV videos on programs like Photoshop. I regularly call myself an "expert" in Photoshop (I did write over several books on Photoshop, in fact). However, I learned plenty of tidbits in this video that made it well worth my time. Based on this I plan to watch the rest of the Photoshop series on MPV!
pearl wrote on July 24, 2012
The first few videos rehash a lot of things that I knew already, but by video 6, I was already learning things I did not know. The thumbnail contents box for example, has caused me problems in understanding layer contents, because I had inadvertently checked the "layer bounds" option. The layers offer so much potential that I hadn't explored because I was busy doing things in a way that was familiar. This video takes us step by step through the different possible options in layers. It also effectively demonstrates how they will and won't effect the images and the rest of the layers. I found it well produced and easy to listen to. As a student who requires to be up to speed on C.S.5 by next fall, I am pleased to recommend it. Advanced users may even find some things that they have not incorporated into their own workflow. I will definitely be looking at more of Dan's content in the weeks to come.