There's no doubt about it, Photoshop CS3 is a deep application that takes time to learn. However, with its new interface and added features, Photoshop CS3 is now easier to use than ever before ... once you know a few workflow techniques!
Watch as certified Adobe trainer Jim Kanter walks you through the basics of using Adobe Photoshop CS3 in this new Level 1 tutorial video series. You'll learn important tips and tricks for working with layers, applying Photoshop's built-in effects to change and manipulate images, masking with paths, and using color channels.
More than just a basic tutorial, you'll also learn important workflow techniques for retouching photographs to improve contrast and color, while removing unwanted artifacts and visual noise. You'll even learn some clever tricks for cleaning up scanned images for photographic manipulation.
With Photoshop CS3, you can make those images in your mind a reality on your computer ... it just takes a little practice with Photoshop and an understanding of the tools available. Welcome to Photoshop 101: Mastering Photoshop CS3!
I am very impressed with the Photoshop tutorials - very well presented and excellent friendly voice used.
Cristian Calineac wrote on August 19, 2010
Very good and through introductory tutorial for a complex tool like Photoshop. I highly recommend it to anybody learning Photoshop who does not have a more recent version like CS4 or CS5. I like the pace of the tutorial and Jim's calm voice. The only reason I do not give it 5 stars is that I was somewhat mislead by the "Mastering" word in its title. I wanted to learn more advanced techniques. It is one of the first tutorials I bought from macProVideo.com and did not realize at the time that 101 kind of suggests that is an introductory tutorial. I should have looked closer at the table of contents. One other thing that I noticed is that the duration of all the clips was always displayed as 00:00 at the beginning of the clip. This should've been fixed prior to tutorial's release. Going past these minor quibbles, I am looking forward to more advanced tutorials from Jim. Keep up the good work!
steve Line wrote on March 8, 2009
I have only just started to go through this tutorial and so far its great. Nice clear commentary and useful tips.
jamie Crossley wrote on March 3, 2009
Excellent tutorial presented by an eacellent tutor, this really does make things a lot easier to understand.
George Highsted wrote on January 6, 2009
Thanks to 'Mastering Photoshop CS3', it certainly makes life a lot easier, and the cost was worth every penny.
Gary J Curby wrote on January 3, 2009
This was as good as it gets, easy to follow and understand the new features in CS3.
Rick wrote on December 15, 2008
This is a really great tutorial. Calm, patient, instruction; that's what makes a learning program fun & productive.
brian varney wrote on December 7, 2008
brought cs3 core 101 from what time I have had to look at it , it looks good to me. Trouble is I am running an earlier version of photoshop so I have to adjust for the screen layout looking different but so far so good.
Joan Hauff wrote on October 23, 2008
The tutorials are very good. Jim's voice is clear and comforting.
Tomiko Takeda wrote on October 11, 2008
I'm taking a community college (credit) course to learn photo digital manipulation. The instructor "runs" through the material so fast (probably because its so obvious to him) that I was ready to panic -- then I found the Photoshop 101. My frustration is that it was an expense over my college tuition, text, and program (CS3-Extended... CS3 basic no longer available).. My life, however, now feels a little more manageable since your tutorial. I can replay, stop, digest, and begin again. VERY helpful. Two points I'd like to address: One of the "tutorial"chapters does not consistently play...I think it is the gradient overview. Works sometimes and not others. Second, when the moderator says to "quickly fill a selection with the foreground color, press OPTION/DELETE and then Cmd-D"... Nothing happens when I press OPTION/DELETE. Is it the CS3 version? Other than that, I'm pleased to have P/S 101 --- even though I still can't seem to figure out Layers and do more than listen and explore away ! Thanks for asking. Tomiko