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Anyone could create a great image with Photoshop. You don’t need me for that. But, how long might it take? Few can achieve the quality results they or their employers or customers desire in only 5 minutes or less. Time is money. It ought to be YOUR money. I ask photographers and photo-editors, “How long would you estimate it will take to create this or that,” they quote 4 hours to 2 weeks. Hey, If it’s more than 5 minutes, you’re working too hard. Join us, and start ramping-up your profitability and skill!


You must have Adobe Photoshop.

What You'll Learn

Week 1—The Right Beginning: Selections are Stencils In week one, Rick eases into a foundation for accomplishing the most difficult and time-consuming tasks in all of Photoshop. We set the stage for future expertise. Selection shortcuts no one knows Objects vs. Pixels on canvas, and how to “jump” or isolate photoshop subjects. Intro to Channels and Masks Intro to “Non-Destructive Image Editing” Smart Objects, Adobe Camera Raw vs. Photoshop’s Camera Raw Filter Week 2—Layer Masks, Blend Modes, and custom brushes Layer Masks for Creative Effects “Lights On, Lights Off” “Bridge is Married to Photoshop” Creating a “Watermark” 5 shortcuts for custom “Fills” Making History – and controlling it. Week 3—Accurate Color & Sharpening Images RGB/CMYK/L*a*b*—How L*a*b* makes accurate color a breeze. How “Editing in CMYK Mode” destroys your images Accurate Color Settings per output device/substrate/paper combination A Crash Course in Color Management Don’t lose the 8% of your customer base due to this color issue (free money on the table here!) Set accurate color globally with one click for all Adobe Creative Cloud apps—except for the one “Rebel.” Photoshop’s “Glitter & Glue” technique is a marvel! Week 4—The Holy Grail—Cutting images from their backgrounds Cutting Images out of Backgrounds—in 5 minutes or less The “Hair Trick” Advanced Channels Combining Channels Make a custom “Hair Brush” Make a Stencil or mask from any photograph Weekly, you’ll have direct access to Rick, his critiques of your work, assignments, and questions, to which he will respond individually via a recorded YouTube video—just for you. His analogies alone are worth the price of admission, and will really help you to remember the key concepts.

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