Photoshop and the Art of Adjustments, Masks, and Blending

Steve Weinrebe, Photographer, Author, Instructor

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19 Videos (44m)
    • Non Destructive Editing

    • How to work with Layers

    • How to work with Channels

    • How to work with Adjustments

    • Power of the Hue/Saturation Adjustment

    • Learn the basics of Layer Masks

    • View and paint on Layer Masks

    • Make Layer Masks From Selections

    • When to use the Masks Panel

    • When to change Adjustment Layer opacity

    • The power of Blending Modes

    • How to use Blending Options

    • When to use Blend If Color

    • Make versions with Layer Comps

    • Create color tints with Hue Saturation

    • How to blend in the Adjustment

    • Use Color Fills for Tinting

    • Master Color Fills and Blending

    • Create Graduated Colors with Gradients


About This Class

Master the most important photography editing and enhancement features in the most powerful image editor on the planet. Use Layers, Adjustments, Masks, and Blending tools and techniques to create powerful visual statements with the control that only Photoshop can offer. 

You will learn:

  • How to work Non-destructively
  • How to use Layers
  • How to use Channels
  • How to use Adjustment Layers
  • How to use the Hue/Saturation adjustment
  • How to use Layer Masks
  • How to view and paint in Layer Masks
  • How to make Layer Masks from Selections
  • How to use the Masks panel
  • How to change Layer opacity
  • How to use Layer Blending Modes
  • How to blend layers with Blending Options
  • How to use Blending Options with colors
  • How to make multiple versions with Layer Comps
  • How to selectively Colorize an image
  • How use Color Fills
  • How to blend in a misty look
  • How to create graduated color looks

With sample files and project files you will walk through the Photoshop features that will transform your photographs into masterpieces. Whether you are a photographer, designer, or marketing professional, these are the tools and features that will make you a Photoshop Pro.

Note to beginners - check out my Photoshop orientation videos here at Skillshare: 10 Steps to Mastering the Photoshop Workspace






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Steve Weinrebe

Photographer, Author, Instructor

Steve has been teaching photography for over 25 years, drawing on his professional background as a widely published advertising and corporate photographer. Author of 2 books on photography and Adobe Photoshop, Steve loves demystifying the art of photography for enthusiastic students. Steve is a Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional, and has won a Videographer Award for video-based training. On the part-time faculty of three photography schools, when not teaching Steve can be found photographing the coastline of New Jersey.

Steve Weinrebe
Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI, ACE, CompTIA CTT+)
Adobe Community Professional (ACP)
Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers"
Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"