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Photoshop CS6 Layers & Objects

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    Strengthen your knowledge of Layers and start “working smarter” with Smart Objects in Photoshop CS6 in this 45-video course with pro Photoshop educator, Dan Moughamian...

    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!

    Continue expanding your Photoshop knowledge by watching all of the Photoshop courses in our growing CS6 course collection!

    Table of contents:

    1. Introduction
    2. Layers Defined
    3. Types of Layers
    4. The Layer Menu at a Glance
    5. The Layers Panel at a Glance
    6. Layers Panel: Panel Options
    7. Layers Panel: Filtering Layers
    8. Layers Panel: Blend Mode Overview
    9. Layers Panel: Transparent Pixels, Layer Opacity and ...
    10. Layers Panel: Lock Controls
    11. Layers Panel: Ordering & Grouping
    12. Understanding Background Layers
    13. Naming and Duplicating Layers
    14. Creating Fill Layers
    15. Creating Adjustment Layers
    16. Creating Shape Layers
    17. Creating Text Layers
    18. Creating 3D Layers
    19. Creating Video Layers
    20. Creating Layers from a Selection
    21. Creating New Documents from a Layer
    22. Converting Layers to Smart Objects
    23. Understanding Smart Filters
    24. Placing Images as Smart Object Layers
    25. Opening Photos as Smart Objects
    26. Selecting Layers from the Document Preview
    27. Linking Layer Transformations
    28. Understanding Clipping Layers
    29. Merge Down & Flatten
    30. Deleting Layers
    31. Multiply
    32. Screen
    33. Overlay
    34. Soft Light
    35. Layer Styles Intro
    36. Inner Shadow Effect
    37. Drop Shadow Effect
    38. Bevel & Emboss Effect
    39. Inner and Outer Glow Effects
    40. Color Overlay Effect
    41. Gradient Overlay Effect
    42. Pattern Overlay Effect
    43. Managing Layer Effects: Move, Duplicate, Delete
    44. Converting Effects to Layers
    45. Closing