IN THIS VIDEO
– Differences between CS3, CS4 and CS5
– Program and workspace overview
PRACTICE FILES DOWNLOAD
http://goo.gl/XIZIU – Download the exercise files to follow along
0:08 This course is designed to introduce you to essential Adobe Photoshop tools for the fashion industry.
0:14 Although we used the CS3 version, and the overall appearance has changed with CS4
0:21 most tools, techniques and features we will show you, have not changed.
0:25 So, even if you have a newer version of Adobe Photoshop
0:29 you will still learn everything you need to create industry standard fashion projects.
0:34 Before we get started
0:36 here’s a quick rundown of changes between Photoshop CS3, CS4 and CS5
0:42 that are relevant to our training.
0:45 Since CS4
0:46 you can now have all your open files appear as tabs in one window
0:51 and you can easily separate them if needed.
0:55 Palettes are now called “panels”.
0:58 There are two new panels:
1:00 Adjustments panel
1:01 and Masks panel.
1:03 For most of you, the Variations option will be gone.
1:07 Instead, you can use the Color Balance adjustment layer.
1:11 And finally, the Dodge and Burn tools have been improved.
1:15 Among other features, CS5 added the Content-Aware Fill,
1:20 new bristle brush tips,
1:22 a new mixer brush,
1:24 much refined selection tools, as well as additional layers and tools enhancements.
1:30 When you first open Adobe Photoshop
1:32 it can look very overwhelming,
1:35 with all the tools,
1:39 menu commands,
1:42 and options,
1:44 and quite often it stopped designers from learning the program.
1:48 What you need to understand is that although the program is widely popular in the fashion industry,
1:54 Adobe Photoshop is a retail software and was created for photographers and graphic designers.
2:00 So, as a fashion designer, I got to use only few features offered by Adobe Photoshop
2:05 and I’m going to emphasize on those throughout this tutorial.
2:10 Keep in mind that introduction to the workspace is quite a lengthy chapter because
2:15 not only am I going to show you what is what,
2:17 but I’m also going to demonstrate how to use it on prepared files
2:22 which you can download and follow along.
2:24 You can also watch this video in parts and at any moment you can skip right to the lessons
2:30 and go back to the introduction at your convenience.
2:34 The default workspace in Photoshop contains a tool palette docked to the left side of the screen
2:39 where you can access tools to sketch and revise your artwork.
2:44 On the right side of the screen are several docked palettes
2:47 that make it easy to monitor and adjust your work.
2:51 At the top of the screen is the top menubar
2:55which is used to access many features, options and effects, listed as commands,
3:01 and their shortcuts on the right.
3:03 I’ll be using those quite often and they will be displayed at the bottom of your screen.