Photoshop Secrets

Wacom Tablets and Photoshop CS5

Colin Smith + Weston Maggio

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NEW for Photoshop CS5
A “must have” for tablet users.

This is the 5th edition of THE best-selling video on Wacom tablets and Photoshop. The most complete training on the Wacom Tablet and Adobe Photoshop ever! This fully updated video will show you how to unleash the power and creativity that only comes from a pressure-sensitive tablet. Set up your tablet correctly and stop working like a mouse user in Photoshop. Two of the Top instructors in the industry combine their talents to bring you a video that will totally change the way you approach graphics on your computer.

If you currently own, or are considering a pen tablet or Cintiq™, this video is one of the best investments you can make. Stop mousing around and finally take control of your Wacom Tablet and Photoshop CS5.

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The Authors

An award winning designer, best-selling author and trainer. Colin is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 7 million visitors. Colin has authored over 18 books, is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine, and is in high demand around the nation as a speaker.

As an Adobe certified Expert in Photoshop and Application Specialist for Wacom Technology, Wes is an authority on Photoshop instruction. He’s held workshops and taught at venues such as PhotoshopWorld, Seybold, Macworld, and PMA.

All new and updated for CS5

We went back to the studio and completely re-recorded all the lessons for this new version. The content is better, Wes included techniques for all the latest tablets and Cintiq.

All the Photoshop techniques are brand new to this edition of the disk. Many of the new CS4 features are explained and covered.

DVD also includes bonus Intuos 3 training.

(Not on download because of file size)

Now includes Full Screen Playback. And works on iPad,iPhone 4 (Earlier iPhones not supported) iTunes and Apple TV!


All Lessons

  1. Welcome from Wes

The ideal companion for those seeking the highest level of performance from their pen tablet.

  1. Tablet Overview

A brief overview of the many tablet choices available.

  1. Tablet basics

Understanding what you are working with. Fundamental tablet usage.

  1. Pen Training

No more mousing around! Tips and an exercise for getting used to using a pen.

  1. Control Panel

Walk through and coverage of the many areas in which a tablet can be customized with user-specific functions.

  1. Pen Setup

Customize the pen to your personal tastes. Assign common keystrokes to the side button for quick access.

  1. Mouse Setup

Although the pressure sensitive pen is superior for most retouching tasks, sometimes a mouse may be more suitable. Set up your mouse for optimal control.

  1. Touch Ring and Touch Strips

Use the touch ring and touch strips to change settings with the slide of a finger.

  1. ExpressKeys

Express Keys offer quick access to commonly used keyboard shortcuts and functions. How, and what to set them up for covered in depth.

  1. Brushes Panel

When it comes to using a tablet in Photoshop, the brushes palette becomes the heart of the application. Learn how to control pressure with your pen in Photoshop.

  1. Display toggle

Using the Display Toggle to control pen behaviour on multiple screens.

  1. Accessories

When it comes to using a tablet in Photoshop, the brushes palette becomes the heart of the application. Learn how to control pressure with your pen in Photoshop.

  1. Radial Menu

Context sensitive menus are popular in all applications. Use the Wacom Tablet driver to create custom menus to further increase your productivity.

  1. Save Settings

Learn how to back up and share your settings with other computers..

  1. Bye from Wes

Wes wraps up and hands it over to Colin


  1. Welcome from COLIN

Welcome to the video and orentation

  1. Color to Black and White

Learn how to convert an image to Black and White as well as creating localized color effects.

  1. Depth of Field

Learn how to simulate a distace blur effect and paint on depth of field.

  1. Dodge and Burn

Use Dodging and Burning to bring out the best in your photos. Learn when, where and how to Dodge and Burn as well as the proper techniques.

  1. Paint with Light

Learn how to use adjustment layers, layer masks and pressure sensitivity to selectively lighten and darken a photo.

  1. Cutout Photo

Use the new Quick Select brush and enhanced Refine Edge tools in Photoshop CS5. Learn to extract an image from it's background, quickly and cleanly.

  1. Retouching

Use the new retouch tools including Content Aware Healing in Photoshop CS5 to quickly remove distracting objects from a photo. See how pressure sensitivity speeds up this task.

  1. Create Painting from Photo

Use the new Bristle Brushes in CS5 to simulate natural brush strokes. Take a photo and turn it into a painting by using the new Mixer Brush.

  1. Custom Brushes

Learn to make your own brushes.

  1. Airbrush

Learn to use the Wacom Airbrush, as well as airbrushing to make an object look 3D. Learn about light and shadow.

  1. Change Nibs

See how you can change the nibs on your Wacom pen. Use the nib that gives you just the right natural feel on the tablet surface.

  1. Goodbye

Parting comments from Colin

  1. iPad Instructions

How to load your movies on this disk to iTunes so that you can transfer to your compatible mobile devices.




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