Lesson four, "Basic Color Adjustment" (50 minutes), gets you into real Photoshop work. Up till now you have been learning how to get around in Photoshop, now you will learn how to use it. This lesson is all about color correction and manipulation. You will learn things like, what is color balance, how to use the Variations interface, correcting color cast, and fading an adjustment. You will learn about primary colors as well as their compliments. You will also learn about hue and saturation.
Lesson five, "Shadows, Highlights, and Midtones" (85 minutes), takes you into the shadows, highlights and midtones of images. Here you will learn of brightness, contrast and luminance. You will learn of the Auto Commands, histograms and channel by channel adjustments. You will take your first look at both Levels and Curves dialogs.
Lesson six, "Image Size and Resolution" (37 minutes), is all about pixels. You will learn imaging fundamentals and how pixels relate to images. You will work with the image size command, interpolation as well as scaling an image down or up.
Lesson seven, "Cropping and Straightening" (33 minutes), works at framing your image to get it into the proper layout. If it is angled, you will straighten it. You will also learn of perspective cropping to make angled shots look straight.
Lesson eight, "Making Selections" (57 minutes), will show you one of the more important techniques in Photoshop, especially if you want to do photomontage work. That is, the use of selections to cut something out of a picture. Here you will learn to use the Magic Wand tool, Quick Selection tool, Marquee tool, Move tool and Lasso tool to make your selections. You will also learn how to use Refine Edge to preview a selection.
Lesson nine, "Replacing, Retouching, and Editing" (81 minutes), will teach you all about cleaning up an image. Here you will learn how to remove red-eye, clean teeth, remove plaque, heal blemishes, and patch spots. You will use the Color Replacement tool, Dodge tool, Sponge tool, Patch tool, Toning tool as well as the Clone Source palette to make your images picture perfect.