Instruction For Landscape Photographers
Series of video lessons teaching Photoshop for Landscape and Nature Photographers
(Excellent for beginners and intermediate users of Adobe Photoshop.)
If you are new to Adobe Photoshop, please view the videos in the order they are presented, starting with the Adobe Bridge Photo Downloader videos. The videos linked to below were originally created with CS4 and CS6, but all of them were reviewed in 2017. Notations and comments have been added to specific videos to update the information to CC2017. Once a comment was made updating the information in a particular video it may not be repeated in subsequent videos, therefore it is best to view them in sequential order.
Disclaimer: Occasional misspoken words - I’m not an expert at creating videos - I’m simply showing the viewer how I use Adobe Photoshop to process my landscape photographs.
A photographer is not going to perform every task shown in these videos on every image. The photographer will only perform the tasks required to achieve desired results. Photographers must know how they want the finished image to look.
Shameless Plug: Taking one of our longer, field workshops or post processing classes can really help a photographer learn what they might like to do to an image.
I use a PC, every screenshot and command in the videos is Windows based. If you use a Mac® then please use the information below to convert keys and commands:
Ctrl - A: Select all
Ctrl - C: Copy
Ctrl - V: Paste
Ctrl - D: Deselect
Ctrl - Z: Undoes the last thing you did.
Ctrl - +: Zooms in.
Ctrl - -: Zooms out.
Ctrl - I: Invert
Ctrl - Shift - J: Invert selection
Ctrl - J: copy selection to new layer
/ - View mask
Z - Zoom tool
C - Crop tool
B - Brush tool
J - Healing tool
S - Clone stamp
F - cycle through screen modes
[ - Decreases brush size
] - Increases brush size
Hold down the space bar - Grabber hand
Ctrl - Alt - Z: While holding the Ctrl and Alt key down, every tap of “Z” will undo actions to the image one action at a time starting with the most recent.
Use “Tab” to toggle the screen display. After you use tab to clear away the tool bar and layers palette you may use “Enter” to bring back just the currently selected tools top options bar.
Problem: When working in Adobe Bridge all of the items in the "Contents" tab disappears.
Solution: Check again to make sure that you actually do have the "Contents" tab selected and not the "Metadata" tab selected.
Problem: Clone tool or healing brush tool does not show circle.
Solution: Make the brush size smaller or bigger or try turning off the Caps Lock. Accidentally hitting the “Caps Lock” key will toggle the look of some tools.
Adobe Photoshop seems to have memory leaks. In my experience, it is best to occasionally close then reopen Adobe Photoshop to keep things working smoothly and efficiently.
Praise for the earlier DVD version.
"Really nice job you've done on your videos. I have been a member of Scott Kelby's online video website and while they cover a wide breadth of topics, I found your videos particularly helpful in the way they were presented from start to finish. Especially interesting to see your workflow process from Master file to Print and Web files. I've picked up some really useful ideas."
Doug Solis, California
"Andy, I just finished your Photoshop DVD and wanted to let you know how helpful it was. I have been using Aperture and Photoshop for years and have viewed many PS tutorials - but I have to say your DVD was EXTREMELY helpful with several "tips" and shortcut that I had never seen. It was well worth the investment in time and money." Tim Weir, Texas
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