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Photoshop Tutorial for Fashion Design (1/24) Introduction

– Differences between CS3, CS4 and CS5
– Program and workspace overview

PRACTICE FILES DOWNLOAD – Download the exercise files to follow along

0:08 Introduction
0:43 CS4 Changes
1:14 CS5 Changes
1:29 Overview
2:33 Workspace


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,

1:37 palettes,

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.


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