Welcome, welcome, every dekeOnline member.
Today, I offer you something of such real training value that I honestly question the wisdom of what I’m doing. I must be insane. Or I love you. Haven’t quite figured it out.
You need to be a member of dekeOnline to proceed. Yes, it would seem both my insanity and my love are conditional.
For a limited time only, I will make available to any registered member of this site the first four movies (one introductory live-action piece and three screen captures) from my newest book Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One. The movies are produced by lynda.com, so you know they’re going to be good. But they’re actually even better than that. Measuring 1280 x 800 pixels, these babies are pixel-for-pixel accurate, with no downsampling and only moderate compression. Which means they are crystal-clear legible.
Note that these movies are included only with the book — they are not included on the vast and comprehensive lynda.com Online Training Library — so you’re really getting a treat here. They make most sense in the context of the book, but they stand on their own as well.
Also note that these videos are not meant for streaming or playing online. They are meant for you to download, keep, backup if necessary, and watch again and again with childlike affection. If you share them or post them to another site, you’re a dick. (My apologies to those of you who would never do such a thing and are now having to read the word dick for a second time, but my lawyer advised me that it had to be said.)
To download the videos, right-click the upcoming images or hyperlinks and choose Save or Download Linked File. And be forewarned, the videos are HUGE, between 20MB and 60MB. So make sure you have a fast connection. (Hopefully, my bandwidth will prove sufficient to handle this unwise experiment.)
Part 1 Introduction: Channels, Masks, and Selections
Video Lesson 1: The Channels Palette
Video Lesson 2: The Anatomy of a Mask
Video Lesson 3: Selections, Floaters, and Layers
This is just Part 1 of 4. So you can safely regard this as the easy stuff. Future videos will get into the advanced and extra-advanced stuff.
Learn in good health.