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Photoshop CC, Part 4: Layers, Patterns, and Styles

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 2/24/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 17m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams N/A

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Course description

Photoshop is the industry-leading image-editing program for digital photographers, graphic designers, web developers, and other creative professionals, and Photoshop CC includes even more great tools to manage and enhance your images. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing Photoshop CC – from basic editing tips and tricks to developing web graphics and 3D designs – with Photoshop CC. Work with selections, layers, filters, and masks Correct color and fine-tune image quality for professional results. Utilize painting and retouching methods Create images for the web, print, video, and more Take advantage of Adobe Bridge and the Camera RAW format.


This course assumes very little familiarity with Adobe Photoshop CC. This course is part of 5 courses; Photoshop CC: Navigating & Image Correction; Photoshop CC: Organizing and Selection Tools; Photoshop CC: Retouching and Painting; Photoshop CC: Layers, Patterns, and Styles; and Photoshop CC: Pen Tool, Sizing & New Features. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

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Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Layers, Patterns, and Styles

Using Layers (30:10)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Using Layers Intro (01:37)
  • Create and Organize Layers (03:07)
  • Auto Select (01:39)
  • Blending Modes (04:34)
  • Transform Layers (03:11)
  • Clipping Mask (03:43)
  • Adding a Type Layer (04:27)
  • Layered Composition (01:37)
  • Masking (03:18)
  • Clone and Filter Layers (02:38)
  • Summary (00:08)
Background Removal (24:21)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Create a Layered Composition (02:17)
  • Resize Images (03:55)
  • Transform Individual Layers (02:03)
  • Eliminate Backgrounds (01:21)
  • Vector with the Pen Tool (05:17)
  • Advanced Background Removal (03:56)
  • Combining Layers (02:11)
  • Drop Shadow (03:00)
  • Summary (00:08)
Apply Color, Patterns and Styles (23:12)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Simple Hue Change (06:23)
  • Apply Color (01:36)
  • Apply Patterns (03:13)
  • Black and White Filter (03:08)
  • Create a Text Layer (02:44)
  • Apply Layer Styles (01:23)
  • Custom Shapes (01:36)
  • Create a Duotone (02:50)
  • Summary (00:08)