– Hello. This is Deke McClelland.Welcome to Photoshop CC One-on-One Fundamentals.Part 1 in a series of three video courses devotedto your ultimate masteryof the world’s most powerful image editing software.The One-on-One brand is a promise.You’ll have me: a seasoned professionalwith more than 30 years of experience in the digital artsand more than 80 video courses here at lynda.comIf that’s not enough, I’ve written more books on Photoshopthan anyone on the planet.
Sounds like a big brag,but I’ve seriously written 40 books on Photoshop alone.That’s four, zero.Such a misspent youth.And that’s not counting the couple a hundredforeign editions.But enough about me; let’s talk about you.Assuming that you’re willing to put in the time and effort,challenge accepted.You are about to learn more about Photoshopthan anyone you’ve ever met,possibly more than you ever thought possible.I’ll mentor you through every facet of Photoshopthat you need to know in the order you need to know it.
No crowded classroom and no scheduling conflicts.It’s just you and me, one-on-one,anytime that it’s convenient for you to learn.If this is your first time,One-on-One is project-based learning.You’ll experience the powerof image size and resolution firsthandin a way that leaves nothing in question.You’ll build a layered composition from the ground up.You’ll take a murky photograph and make it blossomwith brightness and contrast as well as correct its colors.You’ll select portions of images and combine theminto a fully realized piece of artworkand you’ll take a portrait photoand turn it into a work of perfection.
The result is a contextualized learning program.Photoshop’s features are about to make crystal clear sensebecause you apply them sometimes independently,other times in concert to a clearly defined task,and you leave each chapter with a sense of accomplishment.I really hope there are moments where you feel“I rule. I can do this and I can do more.”One last item: Now that Photoshop is partof Adobe’s Creative Cloud, the old version number updatesof the past have been replacedby a stream of frequent and nimble enhancements.
And just as Photoshop is a fluid application,this is a fluid course.What you’re about to watchis brand spanking new, by the way.As of today, I am re-recording the entire One-on-One trilogyfrom scratch.Fundamentals, Advanced, and Mastery.Complete with new projects and brand new exercise files.And as time goes by, I’ll sprinkle in new moviesto address new features and new ways to work.So be sure to come back and check for new moviesthe next time you see your copy of Photoshop update.
And with that, I release you to experience Photoshopas I truly hope you’ve never experienced it before.From the basic features to the most advanced.