Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate Has Arrived (and Thus There Was Peace and Tranquility in the

Last Friday marked the debut of the latest entry in my ongoing compendium on the topics of digital imaging and pixel-based artistry, Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate. Weighing in at 9 hours and 25 minutes, it represents everything I have to say (for the time being, anyway) on the topics of Content-Aware, sharpening, text, shapes, layer effects, styles, Liquify, black-and-white, and output.

Oh, and I also discuss how to use the Levels command. The attached movie serves as the introduction. I’m really proud of it. Have you ever seen a guy interact with a histogram like that? It’s like Minority Report. Except that my gut and man boobs are bigger than Tom Cruise’s. Kudos to Will Frazier, Andrew Brown, and the whole graphics and live-action teams at Love you guys!

To view the entire course, mosey on over to Specifically, you’ll want to go to Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate, which contains the usual 10% free movies, not to mention the 100% available to beloved members of the Online Training Library.

Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals precedes this course. Two more, Advanced (which I’m working on now) and Mastery will follow.

As always, please let me know what you think.

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  • Deke is all washed out

    Just wanted to praise the creator of the “Deke Using Histogram On Himself” video—coolest little demo/special effect I’ve seen in awhile.  Deke, please pass along my kudos to the creative team responsible for that clip!

  • Placing image in Illustrator

    I am in doubt whats happening with image when placing it in Illustrator. For example placing low res 72ppi in Photoshops high res 300 ppi document will result with upsampling image. Place 480 px wide image with 72 ppi in Photoshop document with 300 res and you will get 2000 px wide placed image, what mean Photoshop is upsampling image to match resolution. Open image 480px wide with 72ppi and change resolution to 300 with Resample turned on and you will get image 2000 px wide - just to describe how i get this conclusion. Photoshop may keep original 72ppi res file in memory but placed image is upsampled.
    Same thing will happen in Illustrator. Place image 480px wide with 72ppi and another 480px wide with 300ppi and you will have two different images: one much bigger (72ppi) then other (300ppi). Illustrator shows me 72ppi for image placed with that resolution although it is obvious that image is upsampled in the very same way as in Photoshop. It is little confusing and I am interested whats going on. If anyone is willing to explain this that’s probably Dekke McClelland.

    Bojan Živković

  • Color Settings

    Hey Deke,

    I don’t know if you’ve mentioned it, but does Best Workflow CS5 apply to CS6?


  • ETA on Advanced and Mastery?

    What is the ETA to the release of Advanced (and Mastery thereafter)?

  • CS6 - 3D??

    Thanks Deke, been a massive follower since your printed Photoshop Bibles WAAAY back in the 90s

    CS6 - 3D has changed a heck of a lot from CS5, be good to hear your thoughts on this topic. Assume it will come up in Advanced and Mastery. Will you be doing a full blown CS6 - 3D course on Lynda (I am a full subscriber, mainly to see your tutorials)

    Keep up the good work

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