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“Where have you been, Joshua? I’ve spent thousands of dollars in video tutorials like this one. Your video tutorials are the best I’ve ever purchased. It is very easy to absorb and understand. Keep up the good work! I will definitely recommend your video tutorials to all my friends who are learning Photoshop.”

Freddy Ng, Singapore

Bundle Price: $58 (you save $20)

Supercharge Your Processing:

  • Learn selection tools including the lasso, selection brush, and quick masks
  • Add, subtract, intersect, feather (soften), and modify selections
  • Replace skies and clean up jagged selection edges and fringing
  • Create richly detailed, targeted selections using color channels
  • Use luminosity values to create amazingly intricate, subtle selections
  • Edit selections and masks non-destructively to re-use them again and again
  • Improve and increase dynamic range in your photos
  • Quick and easy techniques for simple blends
  • How to blend specific bright elements like sunbursts
  • Smart techniques for matching tone and color for perfect blends
  • Advanced techniques for easy blending of complex images
  • Blend highlight detail around tree branches, ridge lines, and irregular shapes
  • Time-saving keyboard shortcuts
  • And much more

You Get These Complete Courses

CourseCoverPhotos - selections

The ability to selectively edit an image via layer masks lies at the center of Photoshop’s editing power. But masks are only as good as the selections used to create them, and if you’re not taking advantage of all the amazing selection tools in Photoshop’s arsenal then your images aren’t going to be as beautiful as they should be. Follow along with this tutorial to learn incredible techniques to take your selections to the next level.

  • 3 Chapters and 7 Individual Videos covering:
    • Creating and modifying basic selections.
    • Creating advanced selections via color channels.
    • Creating advanced selections via luminosity values.
  • Over 2 hours of in-depth video content for intermediate / advanced users
  • Hi-res photos for you to edit along with the videos

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CourseCoverPhotos - blending

Despite recent advances in digital camera technology it is still commonplace to encounter scenes which present more dynamic range than the camera can capture. And while graduated ND filters can help balance exposure in simple scenes they can often be problematic in complex scenes or even ineffective in scenes with extreme dynamic range. In these situations it becomes necessary to rely on digital techniques to combine multiple exposures for maximum control over dynamic range. In this tutorial you will learn techniques for effortless exposure blending in Photoshop to create seamless blends for virtually any scene.

  • 6 individual chapters, each short and packed with information covering:
    • Basic exposure blending using layers, masks, gradients, and brushes.
    • Blending in specific elements like sunbursts and dealing with objects that move from exposure to exposure.
    • Making complex blends easily using Luminosity Masks / Alpha Channels. Learn to blend around irregular shapes and complex elements, like trees that break the horizon. Seamless highlight recovery and tone matching techniques.
    • Making complex blends easily using A. Learn to blend around irregular shapes and complex elements, like trees that break the horizon. Seamless highlight recovery and tone matching techniques.
    • Blending in complex shadow detail effortlessly.
    • Blending three images together for extreme dynamic range control and highlight recovery.
  • Over 1 hour of in-depth video content for intermediate / advanced users
  • Hi-res photos for you to edit along with the videos

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Skills You’ll Gain

Create & Refine Basic Selections

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A good understanding of basic selections in Photoshop will take you 90% of the way to creating stunning images. In part 1 of this tutorial you will learn about creating basic selections via the marquee, lasso, color range, magic wand, and selection brush tools, as well as how to modify your selections by adding, subtracting, intersecting, contracting, expanding, and feathering them in order to provide smooth, targeted masks for combining photos and doing selective adjustments. Also learn awesome techniques to refine and smooth selections to remove jagged edges, color contamination, and other unwanted artifacts in order to complete alter or replace entire sections of your image.

Fine Tune Selections via Color Channels

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Anywhere you have contrast within an image you can create an amazing selection, if you know how. Learn to use the RGB color channels of your image to easily create incredibly detailed and refined selections and masks. Then learn how to utilize curves and special blend modes to further refine your selections to make razor-sharp masks. You will also learn how to non-destructively edit your masks so that you can edit, reuse, and modify your masks without having to start over.

Advanced Luminosity Selections

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After understanding how to create amazing selections via the color channels of your image, you will learn how to make even more targeted, refined, and precise selections using the black and white tonal values of your photos. By using these techniques (commonly called Luminosity Masks) you will gain unparalleled control over your image editing. Brighten, darken, or add contrast and saturation to any area of your image with incredible precision. Learn how to adjust skies, trees, rocks, or water completely independently of any other part of an image. This is the ultimate in advanced selections in Photoshop.

Fundamental Exposure Blending

Basic Exposure Blending
Learn fundamental exposure blending using layers, masks, gradients, and brushes. These techniques will work for 90% of image blends.

Blending in Specific Elements

Blend in bright elements
Learn to blend in specific, non-linear elements like sunbursts. Discover an awesome technique to match tone across exposures for seamless blends.

Complex Blends Made Easy

Easy exposure blending for complex situations
Learn to blend around irregular shapes and complex elements, like trees, that break the horizon. Seamless highlight recovery and tone matching techniques.

What’s Included

  • 2 separate in-depth Photoshop tutorials in 9 lessons covering:
    • Creating and modifying basic selections.
    • Creating advanced selections via color channels.
    • Creating advanced selections via luminosity values.
    • Basic exposure blending using layers, masks, gradients, and brushes.
    • Blending in specific elements like sunbursts.
    • Making complex blends easily.
    • Blending in complex shadow detail effortlessly
    • Blending three images together for extreme dynamic range control and highlight recovery.
  • Over 180 minutes of video content for intermediate/advanced users
  • Hi-res photos and raw files for you to edit along with the videos
  • Instant download access to files

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If you aren’t 100% happy with this tutorial bundle just let me know and I’ll refund your money. No questions asked.

I have watched all but the Adobe raw video and they are awesome. I love your teaching style! They are are helpful for me, simple to follow, and I needed to brush up on my shortcut skills so the fact that you use them and mention them numerous times helps me to remember them. Your videos are all awesome.

Anna H.

Honestly, this is one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while (and there are a quite a few photographers uploading them these days). Very helpful. Love your enthusiasm. Keep it up!

Philip R.

Love your videos and looking forward to many more.  Great that you can explain complex concepts in relatively simple terms.  Shows understanding of your subject.

Tom S.

God knows, I have watched hours, days and weeks of photography tutorials but I have to say that your “it is that easy” style the most appealing to me! I hope you will go on with [making] videos. I really think this is your strength.

Kim M.

I love this video! There are so many videos [out there], but I realized why I like yours so much….you make it fun! I have yet to see one of your videos that  I didn’t say “oh” out loud. Keep them coming, but mainly, thanks for making them.

Marcy L.

This was extremely helpful. I am new to landscape photography and your comments, first of all, make sense and secondly, show me some details to consider when out taking landscape photos. Thank you.

Jim G.

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The videos in this bundle cover intermediate and advanced Photoshop techniques for the ultimate in image editing. Learn simple, powerful, and advanced techniques for creating targeted selections for extremely refined adjustments and learn how to blend bracketed images with ease in every situation.

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About the Author

Joshua-Cripps-Nikon-d750Josh Cripps is an acclaimed landscape photographer from California. His recent work can be seen in the worldwide marketing campaign for the Nikon D750. Josh has been using Photoshop for over 15 years and has a knack for clearly explaining complex topics and techniques in the program. His tutorials and workflow videos have helped thousands of photographers world-wide improve their craft.