Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp

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Adobe Photoshop CS2
Pro Techniques I & II
by Eddie Tapp
July 4, 2007





Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II
by Eddie Tapp
Sessions: 32 | 2 DVDs
Tutorial Time: 6hrs 56mins
MSRP: $188.00 | Click For Best Price
Eddie Tapp and Software Cinema have created a Photoshop CS2 package which features two DVDs. Even though Photoshop CS3 is currently available, these CS2 DVDs still provide a large amount of tutorials which are mostly compatible with CS3, and span almost seven hours of content. Few own CS3 because it is so new, and if you still have CS2, then this 2-DVD set will provide a massive assortment of photo techniques which range from workflow to final editing. Eddie's expertise is on par with other experts, having more than 20 years experience in the computer industry and digital imaging sectors. He is also an Explorer of Light and Print Master for Canon USA.

What Is Covered

The following is an index of topics featured in Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II:

    DVD ONE
  • Session 01: Establishing Your Workflow Environment In CS2 14:10
  • Session 02: Bridge Work 9:35
  • Session 03: Adobe Camera RAW 10:54
  • Session 04: Back To The Future Scanner Dust Spotting 12:51
  • Session 05: BTF Moire & Blooming Colors Controls 19:10
  • Session 06: Creating Custom Brushes 10:45
  • Session 07: Using Variables In Photoshop 8:30
  • Session 08: Noise Reduction 11:38
  • Session 09: 90% Method 10:06
  • Session 10: Subjective Color Enhancements 4:37
  • Session 11: Color Crossover 8:48
  • Session 12: Grayscale 14:22
  • Session 13: Match Color 8:15
  • Session 14: High Dynamic Range Imaging 5:51
  • Session 15: Shadow & Highlight / Exposure Control 7:31
    DVD TWO
  • Session 01: Edge Effects 22:39
  • Session 02: Back To The Future Portrait Enhancement 13:58
  • Session 03: Borders & Rules 11:36
  • Session 04: Dream Glow Pro 1 10:50
  • Session 05: Cookie Lighting 6:44
  • Session 06: Liquify Projects 12:46
  • Session 07: Infrared Technique 11:06
  • Session 08: Vanishing Point Project 11:34
  • Session 09: Soft Focus Filter 5:55
  • Session 10: Pen Tool 31:55
  • Session 11: Extractly Right 20:33
  • Session 12: Smart Objects 12:48
  • Session 13: Multi Layer Project 23:59
  • Session 14: Rebuild Techniques 21:19
  • Session 15: Photomerge 1 19:40
  • Session 16: Photomerge 2 4:49
  • Session 17: Templates For Production 16:58
Total Running Time: 6hrs 56mins 12secs

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 04, DVD 1 - Back To The Future Scanner Dust Spotting
Back To The Future Scanner Dust Spotting

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 07, DVD 1 - Using Variables In Photoshop
Using Variables In Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 11 - DVD 1, Color Crossover
Color Crossover

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 01, DVD 2 - Edge Effects
Edge Effects

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 06, DVD 2 - Liquify Projects
Liquify Projects

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 10, DVD 2 - Pen Tool
Pen Tool

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 13, DVD 2 - Multi Layer Project
Multi Layer Project

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II by Eddie Tapp - Session 10, DVD 2 - Rebuild Techniques
Rebuild Techniques

A Photoshop CS2 Goldmine

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II is Photoshop goldmine. A massive amount of information is included on the two DVDs. The first DVD covers your worklow production and controlling digital color. Sounds easy, but it's certainly not if you've done any amount of editing images. How do you keep your images consistent in color? With today's digital cameras, you could have a collection of images numbering over 10,000, and obtaining color consistency would be unthinkable. However, you have Eddie Tapp to give you some great pointers.

The second DVD deals with more advanced techniques. You probably won't be using these creative techniques in all of your images, but the ones you cherish the most and want to make an impression on your viewers will definitely benefit from these not-so-ordinary applications. A once-considered "dull" image can be transformed into a masterpiece with Eddie Tapps particular ways of using Photoshop's advanced capabilities.

Pros

  • A generous amount of information
  • Eddie Tapp is one of the best tutorial narrators I've listened to
  • Intermediate techniques for the rising Adobe user but also advanced content for the serious Photoshop CS enthusiast
Cons
  • None observed
Observations
  • Appears to not play in modern "home multimedia" DVD players--only PC-based DVD players
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Pro Techniques I & II is indeed a goldmine. After watching the first DVD by Eddie Tapp, I welcomed his style rather quickly. He's one of my favorites for instructing Photoshop skills. This two-DVD set is really a nice way to jumpstart your Photoshop knowledge or add another great installment to your Software Cinema collection. Either way, these DVDs will be great resources and even though you'll watch the DVDs once, I guarantee watching them again will reveal more intuitive ways of handling your workflow and images.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS

This is another awesome Photoshop tutorial, produced by Software Cinema. This time around, I was exceptionally intrigued by the many example images Eddie Tapp provided. His images are some of the best I've seen and having them in a tutorial makes the learning process more exciting and the tutorials are remembered longer when not watched for an extended period of time.

Being a fortunate man, Eddie Tapp is the director of the Institute of Visual Arts in Maui, Hawaii. He enjoys the life of imaging and what it can do for the common photographer who wants to improve their skills.



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