Last month marked the debut of Photoshop Masking & Compositing: Fundamentals, my video-based introduction to the principals of masking for lynda.com. At more than 11 hours long, the course is not only comprehensive, but also demanding.
So I decided to try out an experiment, in the form of an 11-page PDF companion. Available for free to members of dekeOnline, this file provides a few helpful services: First, it provides an introduction to the course as a whole. Second, it outlines the contents of each of the nine chapters, including the names of all 128 movies. Third, it provides links to the free movies, of which there are 12 in all. (It is lynda.com’s custom to make 10 percent of any course free to non-members.) And finally, I recommend what I consider to be the three most useful movies in each chapter. All links are live, but to see the linked movies, you’ll need an Internet connection, you’ll have to be a member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, and you’ll need to be logged into the lynda.com Web site.
You’ll need to be a member of dekeOnline to proceed.
To view the free PDF companion, click here. Or right-click to download the file.
Meanwhile, keep an eye out for additional PDF companions for the satellite courses, which include Advanced Blending (available now), Hair (set to go live next week), The Pen Tool (slated for early next year), and more.