Photoshop for Beginners | FREE COURSE

Photoshop for Beginners | FREE COURSE

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hi there my name is Dan Scott and I'm an Adobe certified instructor here at and vado tuts plus and together me you are going to learn everything you need to know to get started with a dhobi Photoshop now this course is for absolute beginners there is no need to have any previous Photoshop knowledge or any photography or design knowledge for that matter okay we're gonna start right at the beginning and work our way through step by step now we're not going to go through every single tool in every one of its features what we're gonna do
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is we're gonna work through real world practical examples in Photoshop then we'll learn the tools and features necessary to to make it a really an amazing image we'll start by getting the most out of our photographs correcting the light and the color also how to change the colors completely in Photoshop we'll spend some time with text showing you how to distort it along with all of its fix I'll share some amazing cropping and resizing tricks as well as exciting ways to transform into store images so we can
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fake mock-ups like this I'll show you all my special retouching tricks cleaning up small imperfections as well as removing larger parts from images before the end of this course you'll be able to make simple masks like this but you'll also have the skills for super tricky masks like this out of focus here there's lots more as well like our mastering layers knowing the best practices for exporting images and sharing them it's just a really good foundation for getting started with Photoshop I set some exercises through
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the course so that you can practice the skills while you're learning so if you've never opened up Photoshop or you've opened it and you've struggled with it follow me and I will show you the best ways to make beautiful images in Adobe Photoshop alright it is time to get started now the first thing you can do is you can download the source files the source files are just the files that we use throughout the course so you can download those and play along and you can also there are projects that get set during the course okay not homework there are super exciting things to do
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together okay but and if you want to share those and with us okay there is a forum post to use to go to the forums and search for Adobe Photoshop for beginners also you can share on social media Twitter we are tuts plus design or dan loves Adobe okay or an Instagram it's bring your own laptop ok so share what you get up to next thing we need to do is we need to reset our workspace will jump into the computer now and yeah we'll do that now alright so first thing we need to do is
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it let's just get our screens or looking the same so you can follow along easily so first just go up to window down here to workspaces and it doesn't really matter what yours are set to let's change it to essentials okay so what we're also going to do is we're gonna reset essentials so back up to window workspace --is and just click this one it says reset essentials and that's just going to get yours looking like mine so yeah it's a little easier to follow along alright so boring stuff over exciting stuff next video let's start looking at layers in Photoshop hi there
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in this video we're going to look at layers we're gonna do some adjustments to this image all on different layers so we can see the different effects and really just get to understanding how layers work alright let's get started in this video ok so first thing to do is let's go up to file and let's go to open now from the files that you've downloaded ok open up o one layers ok this image comes to us free from my loss Tron schinsky I practice then let's open them up
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thanks miles so the first thing we need to do is make sure you can see a layers panel mines over here if you can't see it got a window and just make sure the tick is on layouts what we might do is see this libraries panel here we're gonna look at him later in the course but he takes up quite a lot of screen real estate now my screen is quite big yours is probably not when I'm working on my laptop see these little double Chevron's I always go through and just close this down ok just to give yourself a little bit more room ok so down here my layers panel I've got one layer by default when you're open
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opening up a JPEG you'll get given the word background it'll be locked ok what we want to do is right-click the background ok and go this one that says duplicate layer we're going to give it a name we're going to call ours Auto home ok that's the first of the automatic features wim click ok now it hasn't changed anything I've just got two layers sitting on top of each other okay I've got Auto tone and auto background now with the auto tone layer selected ok it's kind of this light gray or an earlier versions of Photoshop it's
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kind of a blue color so with it selected let's go up to image and let's go to Auto tone you ready stand back and pretty cool huh pretty cool little automatic feature now what Auto tone is doing is it's looking at the highlights mid-tones and shadows and trying to find kind of a bitter than the original we had ok so it goes and does that for us and a nice little quick automatic feature when do I use that I use it quite a lot when I'm doing maybe images that they're not gonna be like the front cover of a magazine or the
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hero image for a design it's just on a quick fix okay I've taken them on my phone or something and they're just they're not quite perfect I'm gonna go through and use something like Auto tone before I say upload them to social media so over here my layers panel the thing to look at is Auto tone okay it's a little hard to see that thumbnails are slightly different what we can do is turn the eyeball off on this Auto tone layer just click the eye right in the middle ok and now we can see the layer underneath which is the background so the background still there he's protected he's not being wrecked came
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and I can turn this top went on and off easily to compare the two now when you're working with layers you're always looking from the top down so imagine you're always a bird flying above and you can see Auto tone and I could turn the eye on and off for background but nothing happens okay it's because Auto tones covering it okay so I could turn you off and then you off okay so that's I guess what we're doing this video is getting an understanding of layers let's do the next of the automatic features so let's turn off the eyeball okay so I turned off Auto tone let's select the
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background layer and right-click it again and go to duplicate layer let's look at the other feature okay it's called Auto contrast and let's click OK then with that layer selected it should be automatically it's got an image and let's go over on the other options okay it's bitter okay the colors are a bit strange and so know that we've used water contrast and it's given us a result now let's compare it to Auto tone by tuning on this Auto tone layer on-off on-off
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sometimes it can be a little hard in this course to see the differences depending on the video quality that you're kind of receiving so and I can see a really clear difference between I like Auto tone better like stronger docks now don't think Auto contrast is just broken or doesn't work okay what you'll find is it depends on the image sometimes I open up stuff and order toned is a horrible job or a contrast as a great job so open up your image and basically test all three of these ok figure out which is the best and then say you've got another ten images to do
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then you're as long as that kind of photographed in a similar sort of situation you can often not have to try all three just go to the one that works so we've got Auto tone which is nice my favorite or a contrast and background so let's turn the two eyes off on this top one let's look at the last of those automatic features right click background let's go to duplicate layer Auto tone note we're using auto color and let's click OK let's go to image and it's just at this
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one pretty good ok it's pretty close to auto tone now if I turn them all on I'm gonna what I want to do is I know Auto contrast is not that great so I'm going to turn it off and what happens is if I have this off remember you're the bird flying on top if I want to compare Auto tone with color okay I can do an auto tone at the top and as long as Auto contrast this off if I turn this eyeball off you'd imagine you're seeing order color did it be gone you can kind of see I'm toggling between these two here okay to see the difference you have to experiment a little bit and play around
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ok and if it makes it a little easier sometimes like this guy here you can just slick on him and click on the trash can okay if he's wrong okay keeps the layers a little bit tidier you can also drag them let's say that we want or a contrast on the bottom so we want to underneath auto color not underneath background okay he's at the back so click hold and drag order contrast and you'll see that can see this little blue line appears okay that little blue line it's all hard to see is that that's where he's going to go okay I would like you to play around I'm gonna sit your little task
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I would like you to have Auto what an alpha numeric order so Auto all my ABCs what it colors at the top then all the contrast and then auto tone at the bottom okay just to practice dragging them that's all I want you to do really and you'll notice that the difference between say order color and order contrast on the video it might be so minutely different just a slight color change and then it's kept personal preference do you like auto color better or or at home bidder now you could go through
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open up a bunch of images and just run that one automatic feature alright so that's a basic introduction to layers and we looked at some of these cool little automatic features in Photoshop now we're gonna use layers all throughout this course so if you're finding like man hick that was confusing with layers don't worry we're gonna kind of work through them every video looking at layers and you'll get a bit more comfortable with them one of the things we'll have to do before we go though is save this document now we opened it up remember it was a JPEG when we opened it now if I go to file save okay it's gonna
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say you can't be a JPEG why is that a JPEG can't have more than one layer Jake Pig just have the background layer and that's it if you had not created these other layers it would have just saved over the top of the original okay but Photoshop says hey you can't be a JPEG so you're gonna have to be this Photoshop file it's a PSD there is there okay and I'm happy for you to save it straight back into the source files using the same name the only thing different will be the PSD don't change any of the settings okay and just click Save this code this little have
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Photoshop format options opens up every single time don't worry about this okay it just means that our photo shops asking if I save this as a PSD do you want me to save it as a maximum compatibility version and all that means is that it's more likely to open in really old versions of the Photoshop okay so I always leave this on it makes the file size slightly bigger but just leave it on and click on don't show again because it's not something that needs to pop up every time I'm gonna leave mine on because I'm an instructor and I need to
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explain this thing that's a pain but hey let's leave it on there it's click OK come so let's finish this by going to file and close and before you go let's practice that so let's go to file and go to open and I want you to on your own open up the o2 lands the Tevin Dodson thank you very much for the image let's click open and I'd like to set you a task I want you to go through duplicate the background layer you'll end up with four layers in total okay and I want you
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to practice with these three different automatic features and then I want you to reorder them to the one at the top that you feel is the best remember it's not always 100% perfect okay you can it's a bit of personal judgement but drag the one that you think is the best to the top of the layers group Cain's stack them up just a bit of practice alright and I'll see you in the next video where we are going to look at a little bit more of Photoshop kind of foundations where we show you how to work with multiple images can a copy and
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paste from one to the other and how that works all right I will see you in the next video hello friends in this video we're going to look at kind of basic navigation of Photoshop okay we learn a little bit in the last videos with layers but now we're going to start moving things around and resizing them okay so we're gonna combine one two three images and put them all together on this one in these nice little cubes okay so a few little shortcuts a promise not too many but just the things they could use quite a lot and it's best to use their the teeny tiny shortcuts I
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promise not to overwhelm you much all right let's get started now alright so to learn our kind of workflow features we need to open up all of those images that we want to combine so we're going to go to file and we're going to go to open and we're going to be using these from Jessica nolden okay thank you very much Jessica and it's the O 3 okay there's an a B C and D now you can click one and just click open and open them all individually if you find that you're more useful and a little trick though is
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click the first one hold shift click the last one okay and they should all be selected and click open now what's happening is you can see it on top here I've got these tabs so all the images are open in tabs if for some reason yours doesn't okay that's the default but if it doesn't go to window array and just click consolidate on all tabs now there is this probably a three or four ways of combining images now I'm just gonna share the one that's the most bulletproof and reasonably easy so we
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want to this first image here this is where we want to get those little squares so this first one here and the way to kind of drag it to this tab here is literally kind of dragging it so we're going to grab the move tool which is the first one in our little tool bar here and you click and hold with your left mouse tower okay click and hold the center of this image and drag it to this other tab it's a bit weird okay and so click hold drag drag drag drag drag drag the mouse is down the whole time and I just hover above this tab and Photoshop automatically switches to this one I've still got the mouse
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down the whole time and then I move my mouse key down here let go okay so the big thing for that it does feel a bit weird okay I'm gonna drag it into place now and it is you have the mouse down the whole time okay if they went horribly wrong or didn't work at all okay I'm gonna go to edit and I'm gonna go to step backwards they're just kind of undoes can keep going step backwards until it's gone okay and I'm gonna practice again with you guys so back to this tab move tool click hold drag in the center I'm just holding down my mouse key holding it down holding it down holding it down okay you do get
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useful after all what else a strange one okay so and what we'll do is we'll do the same for this Oh 3c okay so click hold drag the same to revert and then move it in here okay I'm gonna try and line them up nicely okay you'll notice that Photoshop is pretty clever and tries to kind of automatically align things okay if yours doesn't align go to view and come down and just make sure show and the smart guides is on it's probably on by default but I'm just just in case it's not okay so view show smart
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guides great so that works ma'am yeah for all images and it's going to be quite protective when we look at things later on called layer masks and adjustment layers that dragging option is the best way to do it in my opinion okay the last one is going to throw us a little bit this one here's a different size so the same technique works right so I click hold drag it to my first tab let go but it's ginormous okay so the gonna happen to you and where sometimes the images can be really really big like it can go 2 kilometers that way okay so
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you need to kind of get them down to a proportionate size so this is going to be our kind of Knicks bit of navigation now we're going to be learning zooming in and out first okay so I for this to work I need to zoom out a little bit so there is a magnifying glass over here okay which you can click once to zoom in and over here you can click it to - and now this thing when you click once will zoom out so you just toggle between these two here now you can definitely do it that way but what you'll find is that it's what is such a common thing you do in
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Photoshop everybody lunes the shortcut quite early now if you hold down the command key on a Mac or the ctrl key on a PC and just tap the plus button on your keyboard okay just up on the top of your keyboard there plus to zoom in - to zoom out okay we're not going to go through too many shortcuts here but there's just a couple that you really need to know early on what I'd like you to do zoom out kind of this level doesn't really matter and just so you can see the edges because what we'd like to do is shrink this guide down okay so I've got that layer selected I'm gonna go to image no I'm
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gonna go to edit I'm gonna go to transform and we're gonna use scale so scale is a when you use quite often we're gonna cover all of these in a later tutorial but for a kind of fundamental navigation you're gonna need to move things and scale it okay so we'll just cover this quickly now so it a transform scale you'll see that's why we zoomed out so we can see the edges of these boxes okay so what you can do is if you grab the edge you drag it around you can rescale it down the only trouble doing it this way is that you can see kind of distorts the image so I'm gonna go to
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edit undo and what I want to do is I'm going to hold down a shortcut okay so I'm gonna hold down the shift key we won't do too many shortcuts I promise okay but hold down the shift key and grab any of the corners before you start dragging okay and that just means it will scale the height and width kind of a fundamental Photoshop a thing okay so once you get it to a size you kind of like okay sometimes if you're new you're sitting here like me looking at your hands and going do I let go the shift first or the mouse key first okay it's always the mouse okay anytime you're thinking that it's always
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the mouse that go the mouse first okay and then you can lick over the shift-key and I'm gonna drag mine in kind of close and you see it kind of lined up nicely and what I might do now is just drag it so it's the perfect width to match these other guys now sue mning in a little bit who remembers the shortcut y'all do okay so on a Mac its command plus if you're on a PC its ctrl + ok zoom in to a nice kind of size and this brings us on to our next kind of fundamental navigation feature that we need to learn in Photoshop can it's just
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moving around this canvas so you can see I can't see the bottom here now the long painful way is grab any of these sliders and drag it down and that is fine when you're really new okay and I threw a lot of shortcuts into this tutorial just one more okay hold down the spacebar key see my little error here the spacebar key transforms into the little hand okay so spacebar key and just kind of click hold and drag your mouse so your space bar down click hold drag around okay or use these little sliding handles
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they are totally fine alright and what I'd like to do is just resize that a little bit more so it matches these sizes so what's the key I hold down to make sure the height and width is the same you remember it's the shift key so holding shift drag it up and just get it kind of close we're not looking for perfection right at this moment we'll cover a little bit more later on okay get it close now when you're finished you need to kind of say Photoshop I am done to get rid of these like little marks around the outside because you'll find that some of you see my menus just don't work now okay because it's saying I'm half way through
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this thing pleased then finish it off by hitting return on your keyboard or the enter key okay and they just kind of gets it to where I need I'm gonna zoom out a little bit which is you remember command - or ctrl - okay and what I'm going to do is with my move tool okay I'm now depending on if you've turned yours on or off make sure what auto selects on okay and I can click and drag this one up here I'm gonna drag this one here and this one yeah ah beautiful alright my friends that is going to be it so just a recap to move things from
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one image to another or at least one tab from another use your move tool click hold drag it up to the tab hold the mouse key down the whole time and let go of it now if you end up with problems with being the wrong size you go to edit go to transform and use scale and if you want to lock the height and the width together what do you do that's right shift key hold that down okay and the other two things we learn with some shortcuts okay zooming in which is command plus or minus on a Mac or ctrl
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plus or minus on a PC and once you're in really close okay you can drag around with these guys or hold down their spacebar key to move around click hold and drag your mouse alright friends let's get on to the next video where we start looking at something called levels probably the thing I use the most in Adobe Photoshop alright let's go there now hi there in this video we're going to look at something called levels basically they give the shadows and the highlights and the mid-tones all to look really nice okay so this take this image
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here okay looks great but then we add levels in looks more amazing alright it's the foundation it's the thing that I do most in Photoshop when opening up a new photograph let's go learn how to do that now in Photoshop alright so first up let's go to file and go to open and in your source files open up o for a ok this one here it is a photograph by Errol ahmud ok and let's click open alright so let's look at opening the levels now there's a couple of ways of opening it in Photoshop and if you've
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done Photoshop a long time ago you might have used this method here let's not use these these here are very destructive so we're going to use the non-destructive methods ok which is basically this adjustments panel here if you can't find it let's go to window and just open up adjustments and you're going to hover above them after a while you work out what these little icons do but you see here I've hovered above it with my mouse and you can see group there is where levels is written ok so no click on this one here this is definitely for me as a amateur photographer but professional
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designer I use this one the most when I'm fixing up my images because I need a lot of work with my imagery now this complicated looking thing opens up it's called the histogram and it's not complicate well it's not very hard to use with which is nice and basically what we're looking at is information from images this is all there see there's a little dark house here and the white house this is everything that is really dark in the shadows this is everything that's really bright light lights okay you can see here it's missing a little bit of information here and a little bit there now what you do with levels is you basically just drag
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this black slider up into the first little mountain here okay so click hold and drag up and you notice over here in my image if I click hold and drag as I drag it okay and I get closer to this kind of peak here the the blacks become a lot stronger if I go too far past this like first rise watch this eye stats that's kind of like getting kind of weird okay so there is not a perfect adjustment but you just drag it here basically the beginning of the first hill okay the same on the other side so there are whites in here but they're not super strong to make them nice and
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strong all we do is grab this white little kind of house thing here drag it to the left and do our one drag all the way in here no because it starts I start over exposing some of these whites and they start blurring together so it's kind of beginning of the first little hill there it is there okay so often distracting those two in tucking the two ends in will get you your strong whites and your strong blacks now the middle slider here the grey sliders all your mid-tones now this will depend on the image basically every image that I open up I often Tucker means okay and they both come in now where does this middle
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slider go depends on the image I drag it all the way to the right darkens it down all the way the left it lines it up and this will really depend on your image and what look you're looking for okay so I'm just dragging my back and forth and I'm looking at my image not my slider over here okay picking the image and just finding where I feel it's nice now I didn't need to move it much at all and that is correcting an image kind of 101 I do this the first thing I do before I do anything else in Photoshop is just get the levels right now to check whether you've made this thing better or worse than when you opened it you can see here this is called an adjustment layer so
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these are the levels you can see it's appeared in my layers panel the cool thing about that is that I can turn it on and off okay like we did earlier on when we did our automatic features and you can turn this on and off okay so turn the layer off I can see the background underneath and that's what it started like and I look fine when we open it it's not till we do the levels that you like okay man there was a there was a bit more in that image I could have got okay so yeah that is littlez what I'd like you to do now is save this image okay it's going to ask you to call it a PSD and that is great Photoshop document and I'd like you to
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open up the second example okay and I like to practice on your own so it's Oh for B okay and open up this one here and practice the same thing create adjustments layer okay under levels and see how you go tuck in the two ends and then decide where that middle slider goes and this would be a cool time to share what you've done and kind of what you know what your end result would be so check us out on social media and that's at Tut's plus design I'm Daniel loves Adobe and on
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Instagram I am bring your own laptop so take a screenshot save a JPEG I'd love to see what your in result with that second example is alright so let's get on to the next video where we look at vibrance okay getting and extracting amazing color from you images alright let's go and do that now hi there in this video we're going to look at vibrance and we're gonna do this before and really after okay I've gone a little overboard to exaggerate the effect for the intro okay bad let's back it off a little bit and let's look at kind of
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some real world use in this video all right let's get started alright first up let's go to file open and if you did the previous tutorial and you did the homework that I set which was this one here oh for be have that one open because we're gonna use that one and if you didn't and you've skipped ahead you can open up oh five eight and I've done the homework for you let's click open and basically this is the image we want open and you might have done the levels yourself you might skip to this one here where I've done them for you so levels
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is the first thing that I do the next thing is vibrance okay so with the layer selected let's go to our adjustments panel and it's this kind of like V here okay it's the last one on the top right click on fibrin s-- now vibrance if you are like maybe old-school Photoshop when you're kind of getting back into it saturation was the only option before and saturation and vibrance are I guess interesting things to compare so vibrance is the best one to use in my opinion okay watch this if I cranked the vibrance up things just get more amazing okay or the big difference is is that
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you can see some of these images or some of these colors here the front here especially these pinks and these yellows they're actually quite already what vibrance does is when it lifts him up it says lifting up other colors supporting colors in the background whilst leaving these they go up a little bit but not as much as some of these background colors so let's look at this green here okay if I lower that back down to about zero it's kind of washed out and instead of increasing them all equally it leaves some of these more saturated ones or alone okay and brings up some of the other ones to meet it the difference between that and say
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saturation watch this fight crank up saturation to get this kind of green to come out these guys end up going a little bit overboard okay you might like that effect there's no kind of like right or wrong and it's more this was probably going to give you the more natural effect so increasing the vibrance how far do you go you can max it out okay that's totally fine often depending on the quality of the initial photograph it's only kind of slight adjustments just to kind of lift the colors +40 in this image works for me down the bottom here remember the eyeball on and off this
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vibrance layer just to see if I made this better or worse you can see it's just lifting and say these blues back here and these greens here just to make a more colorful image or more vibrant image might go up even a little higher you can do both okay a bit of saturation a bit of vibrance not normally what I do come so there is vibrance and that's kind of like I guess lifting the colors leaving so other saturator ones alone what I'd like you to do is save this document close it okay it'll save as a PSD and I want you to open up the second
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version okay this one here is justina poon okay open up her image okay and I'd like you to do the same thing go to adjustments panel got this little kind of V and C and this one here I want to do it with you okay I said if I hope what I'm doing with you why because this one's a really clear example of that already really saturated but say this mmm I'd say rooster chicken okay is not so watch this when it comes up okay vibrance lifts the color of this chicken
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here but leaves this fine where is saturation okay ends up blowing this out to get this color going so have a practice with this even though I just did it with you and save it I'd like to see your final result okay so chick as all out on social media Twitter is tuts plus design and and on Twitter I'm Dan loves Adobe or if your favorite is Instagram I am bring your own laptop I'd love to see what you did all right let's get into the next video where we start looking at adjusting kind of specific hues the moment just made everything mmm everything a bit bitter
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okay let's say we have our color shift in there's a little bit too much color we can start doing some more selective adjustments all right I'll see you in the next video hi there in this image we are going to look at hues which is basically just colors in Photoshop and we are going to look at doing kind of selective colors there where we leave the Stork alone but we can adjust colors okay cool stuff like there and also more kind of like practical stuff where say this image here the colors are grayed but we just want to make them lift them up a little bit can you see before after before after
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okay just to kind of like subtle adjustments more of that day to day use of photo shops hue adjustments all right let's go and learn that now in Photoshop alright let's look at the first step let's go to file let's go to open and in your source files open up o 6a the first one okay thank you Thank You TJ let's go to open make sure on our move tool and we are going to go back to our adjustments panel okay so we looked at levels earlier and then we looked at vibrance now we're gonna look
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at the kind of next step and we're going to look at this one called hue and saturation click on Hemmings the first of the second line and to start off with I want you to grab the just this main hue slider here grab a little diamond in the middle with the triangle and drag all slowly to lift in this later right cool huh okay it's just the way of going through and deciding and changing the hue of an image okay completely now this works perfectly for this particular one because there's only one color in the image let's close this now and jump into
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an image that has multiple colors something after you use a couple little tricks to adjust that so let's save and close this one and open up the next file I'm not gonna save mine because just because I've done there before let's go to file open and let's open up o 6b okay and this one here by Felipe if I pronounce people's names wrong I'm sorry I try and let's look at what this layer selected let's go to adjustments and let's open up hue and saturation now if I grab this
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hue slider now and I want to change this to say pink I changed it to pink where is pink okay you notice it's changing the Stork as well so and just by dragging the slider at the top by itself it just changes everything it's quite cool kind of hip a city dream type but let's say that I want to kind of isolate this particular color okay so where is his master drop that down let's go down to rids okay and now it's going to only adjust the red color come on okay so that's a way of yeah adjusting a
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specific color you might have a product that you've got a photograph of or some clothing and the cool thing about it is that it's quite a unique color within the image if there is multiple things that are red in this image this is not gonna work but and yeah we'll look at and layer something called masking later on to fix that but for the moment okay because burning out one red thing it's a nice quick easy way to adjust the hue now I'm not just adjusting the hue we can go through and adjust the saturation of that color as well for that one particular color okay the other thing is let's say that you want to change the
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color of the stalk now what happens especially in kind of like landscape and kind of nature shots as you're like I can't want to just that color which is green clearly because it's the stalk of a rose but if you look real closely it's actually if i zoom right in it's actually a bunch of kind of okaz and yellows that make up that kind of my brain tells me that it is green because that's what green stalks should be so what we gotta say greens and say I wanna just you not a lot happens you can see okay it's because actually this guy is made up of mainly yellows so they
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happens quite a bit utha looking maybe this thing's broken it's not just like the yellows are just not you know the greens aren't very green they're more of a yellow color so now I've got yellows and adjusting them you can see I can adjust it and often what I'll end up doing is adjusting the greens to look more like the kind of green you see I've just dragged it a little bit to the right and it's kind of made of green I'm gonna drag up the saturation okay just as an exaggeration to show you that yeah it's actually the yellows now the lightness slider here I never use it does a pretty weird thing it just kind of like covers the we're looking at this
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down here covers it all in white or removes it all black okay so I never use that slider if you want to play with the lights and DAP missus okay go back to the levels like we did earlier in the tutorial maybe that's under adjustments and here under liberals okay so you might not be doing this particular exercise very much where you kind of want to replace a color let's look at kind of more thing that I end up running into a lot more so let's save and close this one I'm not saving it and it's got a file open and in here we're gonna open John MUX
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Arnold John Mark handled okay his oh six C let's open up that one okay so this is kind of typically what I end up doing I don't end up changing like the whole rows like you're changing a completely different color I didn't get to do that very often most of my work is I've got an image from a photographer using it for a project and I just want to make the greens a little green and the sky a little bluer so to do that it's the exact same technique as we did for the previous one but we're gonna be a little bit more subtle with it so adjustments panel let's go to hue and saturation and what I want to do is and adjust this
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grass here now like in the last one grass in this case is actually more yellow than it is green I grabbed two greens and try to adjust the colors nothing much is changing so if I go to yellows though and adjust them okay and you can see there's a lot more yellow is going on in that grass and what I want to do is instead of making them purple which you could do okay I'm just gonna make them a bit more green okay so I'm dragging a little bit to the right now on off on off you can see yeah a bit more green and what I also might do is
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grab the saturation just drag it up a tiny bit now it's those kind of like tiny adjustments these are the hard ones because you like it's like sometimes you're like you want to just make it scream like you fix it in Photoshop but often it's just more kind of like subtle changes than it is you know that's the kind of I guess they're nice adjustments are just tiny little Corrections same with the sky the sky is actually made up of a mixture of Blues and scions off often so you have to kind of pick the Blues check that they're in there by dragging the saturation up you can see that they're definitely Thea so what I
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want to do is probably just bump them up but okay on/off just a little bit more maybe and in here you might go to the science and I crank up the saturation definitely in there as well there's a mixture of both of those colors and you can decide whether you want to kind of adjust them and make them maybe a little bit more blue or yeah big a little bit touch that way and I know crank out the saturation a little bit okay so on-off on-off it might be a little bit hard to see in the video but
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hopefully if you're playing along on your monitor you'll be able to see it quite clearly yeah it's these kind of like tiny adjustments other things that I spend most of my time doing just little fix this one thing before we go is this one here's his colorize if I click on colorize it kind of removes all the colors and gives you an option for the slider here to do like a sepia or just kind of oh you know single tone color okay so this can be kind of cool for that sepia effect okay find it kind of a ready well yellowy kind of dust color and yeah
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easy just turn that on and off okay there's a yeah colorize is good for that okay so I'm going to actually save this one here now and and what I want to do is I've got an exercise for you if you've got a file open the last one in there it's oh six D by L is curve ik no I'm just gonna anyway is click open okay and this one here beautiful photograph and it's cool the way it is but let's say that we want to make this guy's a little bluer and the great you know the
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trees in the water a little bit more saturated so I'd like to use you've to do this for an example okay so go through go to adjustments panel and use your hue and saturation and I want you to see if you can practice your techniques raising the Blues see if there's any signs and there greens and just kind of mattes make it a little richer alright my friends that is going to be the end of human --tz-- okay we did some big sliding adjustments for that first image but then we got a little bit more and more specific as we
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got along just kind of tweaking the colors towards the end of this exercise so do your homework and I will see you in the next video where we start working with text hi there in this tutorial we're going to look at type in Photoshop now we're going to create a little mini design project it's gonna be a postcard Mother's Day sale type of thing and yeah we're gonna explore type throughout alright let's get started alright so the first thing we're gonna do is and let's say we've got an image we want to use
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right which is it's got a file open and in your source files it's called oh seven a we're back we've used this image before by Errol okay let's click open and instead of trying to resize this into a postcard size that's what people tend to do let's say you want to do something for like a US letter or a four as they try and grab this and try and reshape it into the right into the right dimensions it's way easier Photoshop to go to file new create the right size then drag that in
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and use our cool little scale option to kind of resize it so it fits it's definitely easier doing it that way but you'll also find in Photoshop is that quite some you can just type in your inches and along the top here or switch it to centimeters or millimeters depending on which part of the world you're in what we're gonna do is we're gonna go to print and there's some default templates in here okay you can see there's a u.s. letter legal tabloid a4 click on this little view all precincts and what I'm looking for is one in here called it's not in here at all gains under art and illustration and
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it's this one here called postcard so with it selected it's done a few things it's given it the right height and width know in different parts of the world's actually different sizes we're gonna use the US and what we're gonna do is we're gonna make a landscape okay just for this one we're not gonna change anything else just make sure yours looks like mine in terms of resolution and color mode but we'll discuss that later on let's click create now let's go and save this thing and what you'll notice is that same is grayed out it's weed Photoshop it's one of their kind of quirks of Photoshop this is well you haven't done anything to this I'm not going to save it so if I grab the tick's
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tool and started adding text it would start it allow me to save or just go to file save this okay and I'm gonna give it a name I'm going to put it into my source files and I'm gonna call this one Dan's postcard whose card even its click safe now we're gonna use our fancy trick we learned earlier in this course we're gonna go to our image of flowers we're gonna grab our move tool we're gonna click hold drag drag drag drag into the tab keep holding the mouse down and then lick go
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down here alright so it's the wrong size okay I kind of did that on purpose so we can practice our resizing and what we're going to have to do is it going to look at rotating it as well so make sure our layer here is selected it's got the little icon or the little thumbnail of our flowers let's go to let's zoom out who remembers what the shortcut is that's right command - on a Mac ctrl - on a PC we're going to zoom out so we can see the edges like we did earlier let's go to edit let's go down to transform and let's look at scale okay
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and he's actually reasonably the right size but I want to rotate it around so let's go to edit transform and let's go to rotate okay and it's the same kind of thing grabbing the corners okay and drag it around now remember when we did the scale it'll be held shift and it would kind of resize it proportionately holding shift in this case when we're using the rotate tool okay it just kind of locks it into 45-degree angles okay so it's just nice little steps so I'm gonna rotate mine around so it looks
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like that now I'm gonna go back to scale it a transform scale grab the corner remember holding shift drag down and let's get it to a sort of size like this you can drag the center at afterwards by letting go you look up and just drag the center don't drag the little dot in the center okay it's just the center of rotation just won't do what you want to strike anywhere else in here and we can move it around okay I'm not too worried too much about the edges of the moments okay I just want to get it kind of lined up like that now remember nothing works why is
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it not working we've got to press ENTER on your keyboard or or - okay - skate I'm done that's what I wanted to do all right so let's now add some text okay so down here is your text tool now actually zoom in a little bit you remember the shortcut is command + on a Mac ctrl + on a PC grab the type tool this is capital T here okay and what you can do is we're gonna learn they're kind of two ways of adding text and the first way is clicking once okay and you can type in and it just kind of goes forever I'm just measuring away at the keyboard to
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give you an instance now if your font is a whole lot bigger or a different color it doesn't really matter what you might do is select it all and change the font either over here you know in both places the top or over here on the right down to something like 10 point for this example so that's one way of adding type when you're finished okay you can go back to the move tool and that kind of commits that change and I want to show you the other way of adding type that's good for headings so but if you've got some like say body copy that wants to go in go the type tool and before you start typing and actually you know that's fine
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km is just a click hold and drag at a box okay whereas before we just clicked once and we started typing this one we clicked held the mouse down and drag that a box what this is cool for is I'm meshing away the keyboard again you can see it kind of breaks on two different lines okay it's a good way of putting body copy if yours is like mine there's these massive big gaps in between the lines here okay I'm going to select it all by using my type tool and just kind of like drag up across all of this and
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then over here and line spacing it is way too big I'm gonna set it back to order cool so let's look at styling some of this now so those are the two ways of doing it clicking once and the other one is clicking and dragging a box depending what you need and bird to finish this go back to the move tool great so what I'm gonna do is I've got these two layers mmm crazy letters in them and so this first layer here actually doesn't really matter what layer on if we grab the type tool click anywhere in this top part I'm gonna select all the text hit delete and
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I'm going to type in some proper text now so yeah we're gonna cover a few more text features but now it's a little bit we're doing a little bit of design work okay so Mother's Day sale I'm going to select all the text I am going to make it white now you can see there's I can use the color here or color there I've got the tick selected I'm going to pick color and in terms of choosing a color you use this little slider to pick the hue okay let's say you wanted pink and then you click there for pink you can see here's my
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tics in that color you might have to move this out of the way to see what you're doing what I want is white and to get white is to grab this little dot that you've put anywhere and just click hold and drag it drag it drag it and drag it kind of like way into this corner I drag it a little bit past that means it gets all jammed up in the corner and is perfectly white okay okay I'm using Garamond for my main one just because it's a font that you're likely to have as well and so in terms of font size mmm that works me what I might do is after
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Dain put a return in okay and if the the spacing between the lines is not great okay we're gonna have to adjust it the other thing we might have to do is this text here is kind of overlapping the one at the back so let's grab this lamp okay which is the top one there now grab my move tool and I'm gonna say come down a little bit buddy say way down you back to Mother's Day and I'm gonna drag you down a little bit awesome don't worry if you finding a little bit hard to read against the background with your font we're gonna add drop shadows and a
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future video to this particular text let's look at a couple lit of Vance features let's grab the type tool it's click once okay because I just want a text box that runs on forever and I'm just gonna put in let's say save the day save the date fonts a little bit big so you have to grab it all let's just make it a bit smaller okay and weirdly it's different order in the world right and so I'm in Europe at the moment and it's different from where I'm from in New Zealand okay
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I think it's the second Monday and second Sunday in May in New Zealand but it's not the same in Ireland here which can be tricky sorry mum the reason I'm doing this is I want to select all the text okay and I want to make it capitals I want to change the font first I'm gonna pick probably one you don't have you can pick any font you like I like museo at the moment okay it's when you can download and buy from Typekit we're not gonna cover how to install fonts specifically just yet but I'm gonna pick yeah okay so pick any font and let's say
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I want to make it all capitals so over here you've only got some basic kind of features you've got the fonts that kind of font weight basically whether it's light or bold and some other basic stuff you got this advance button it's not that advanced click on it and it gives you kind of I don't know some of the stuff that I'm used to seeing in a type and type panel and the one that I want is this third one in and it says just make all caps so that's what I want to do I want to drag the font down now another little tip for fonts you can see
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it goes from 18 to 24 like what if you want 20 you can just type it in there and hit return and that will force it to be or the trick that I use quite a lot is doesn't matter if you're using this one or this one down here close them back in and see this little icon here if you click and hold and drag on that icon so I'm just clicking holding and dragging left and right if you get a really slow computer doesn't work that flash but I'm dragging mine I find that's just a little easier to work out what font l1 great I've got mine down to 12 point okay my move tool and click it
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drag it there grab my mother's day layer and drag you back there and this last layer down here okay this crazy layer I'm gonna move him to about there now I don't have specific text to go in here so I'm gonna show you a little trick before we leave we're gonna grab the type tool gonna click in here and select all the sticks we're gonna delete okay and what we're going to do is put in something called placeholder ticks or lorem ipsum and it's just a really common way of putting in place holder text I know that let's say that I'm the designer in this job but not the copywriter and it's coming from the
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client and I know it's not coming today so I just want to put some text in and so cursor flashing got to type and come down to paste lorem ipsum now it's just Latin words they're just mixed up so they don't make any sense and it allows you to design without there being in that kind of distraction of fake words and then what I'm gonna do is just delete and put it puts in lots okay so I'm deleting lots of mine and just I've got a little bit of lorem ipsum in there I'm going to put in a couple of returns
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now put into dev dot florist my florist this is totally made-up brand okay my florist calm that's probably a website and not mine so I'm gonna SiC to the ticks and now you might want to Skippy here because I'm just styling now picking white okay what font am i going to use and use that Museo again I like that one easier I like me zero rounded it's really cool back to my move tool and that's going to be yeah gonna
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be it for this particular course the big thing to know is that you click once you get a tight box that goes on forever and if you click and drag you get a box that has an outside or a kind of a break at the end the other good tip is to select on the layer and you might need to go into advanced now I don't think of ansed as super nerdy stuff it's just actually there's some good usable stuff in there and you also know if you toggle this or click keep clicking it it switches between your advanced character and Vance paragraph so if you are looking for indents and other stuff yeah just
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keep clicking on this mesh away until you find the one you need all right my friends let's finish this one and get into the next video where we look at doing type on a path hi there in this video we are going to do things like this where we get the say photographer's name to flow around the edge of the leaf here okay along a path and down the bottom here we're gonna make this particularly ugly edge where we get the text to flow along a circle then we're gonna think some bold new text in the middle okay all luening cool skills
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using text in Photoshop all right so to get started let's open the fire to get started with it's got a file open and in your source files okay you can open up o8 warped text now if you are following along this tutorial series in order okay you can just use the file that you created in the last video rather than opening up this one okay but if not open up this file and what I'm gonna have to do what you might have noticed is that picked some new fonts I just couldn't handle Garamond anymore so how big some fonts the trouble is is you're not going
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to have these fonts so what I'm gonna have to do is I don't want there to be any kind of trouble when you're trying to open the document and it's saying you've got no fonts and so what I'm gonna have to do is click the top one hold shift grab the last one and don't and then we're gonna go layer and we're gonna do the merge layers now your files gonna open it's not gonna have any trouble but the text is not editable sorry about that cool so let's start with the kind of curve that goes around here that identifies the photographer okay and we'll get it's called type and a path okay that's that kind of
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for now what we needed to do was create a path to follow and we're gonna do two versions we'll do that plus the little bed down the bottom you so on and we're gonna start with if you find the pin tool over here and hold it down so click hold hold hold hold on the pin tool okay and these extra options pop out we're gonna use the freeform pin tool if you're already master the pin tool use that one okay the freeform pin tools for people that don't even know what these are okay it's a nice quick easy version let's grab a free-form pin tool there's kind of two things before we get
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started I'll on the top here you can pick shape or path let's be on path okay and on the top here there's a cog click on the little gear wheel thing and curve fit bump it up a little bit okay goes I think maximum is 10 but go up to 5 all it does is when you draw it's kind of help you kind of like smooth out the line so you're drawing if you're drawing with the mouse and you're finding that lines not very nice just go into the COG and adjust this curve fit couple so what I'm gonna do is I want it to kind of curve around here it's best to start
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where you want the ticks to start if I start up here and start drawing down but I want my ticks to come up this way mmm it can cause problems so I'm gonna undo mmm it's tip backwards so I start down here I'm gonna trying up the Nova it's a really hard movement to do and if you're finding it hard I've practiced a couple of times off screen caves that was okay you'll notice that it's curved that out nicely that's to do with this settings in the COG so that's that's an okay step for me okay if you get it wrong hit step backwards give it another go once you've got your path though the interesting
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things about passes you don't see them as they're one of the few things that don't appear in the layers panel they end up in this paths panel don't go in there it's messy and scary but for this trick neat we're gonna stay out here in the layers so all we need to do now to get the text to follow along let's grab the type tool and there's no extra settings you just got to watch this icon changed you can see by default it's this kind of like I don't even know how to describe that giant something converting there but you can see it in front of you right and when it changes look you see little line going through
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it bad good bad good that's that icon you're looking for and where you start clicking as where the ticks is going to start so I'm going to start somewhere down he doesn't have to be perfect you'll notice my cursor is flashing now if you've lost if the last thing you did in Photoshop was a really big font okay it was up to like 200 it's gonna be this giant flashing cursor so before you start typing just pick an appropriate size I'm gonna go real small on mine it's gonna be about six point pick any font you like I'm using Museo sans rounded okay but something you can use
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anything you like and we're gonna type in the artist named Erol hamid okay and yeah but that's typing a path if you can draw it and you can use the type door just to click on it will follow along there's a couple of things you probably want to do and is you can select all the text like normal and make some adjustments okay font and size and color mines white
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and the other thing you might want to do is this starting position for it so I'm gonna zoom in remember command + on a Mac ctrl + on a PC okay and I'm gonna use my little sliders here I can't use my spacebar shortcut that we learned earlier on because I just learned if you hold down spacebar you just puts in lots of space bass okay so we've got this now we want a beginning an ending point you can kind of see them there there's this little cross icon that's the beginning and that's the ending to adjust where it starts on this line where it ends you have to use this tool here it's just
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underneath okay it's the path selection tool now again you can hold down this tool if yours is stuck on the white arrow that's fine just click and hold it down and grab the path selection tool okay and if you click hold you can drag the beginning point mmm drag it back it's a little bit tough if you find any like man it's a little confusing it is it's a little bit tough to do and the ending point I don't really change that I want it to be as long but you can see if it's too small it doesn't have enough room to fit that word and just kind of drops them off so if you are finding
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everything is disappearing you might have to find that a little circle okay and drag it out to the end of the line another thing you can do is click hold and drag anywhere in the middle of the line you can see that little icon it's all about icons here see there's a little arrow there if you click hold and drag it okay you can drag it and flip it underneath and it's kind of flipped I'm gonna go it at hand it's not what I want it backwards okay I'm going to though get mine to kind of move yeah the other thing is do you want to edit the path Kate now I can kind of grab any of these points and
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just kind of drag them along sometimes though if you're not used to using vector paths it's easier just to go to things like edit transform paths and go to rotate and to say you just need to kind of like adjust that a little bit hit return okay and you can kind of just make some adjustments don't just click anywhere on the line step backwards if you want to physically move this now okay go back to your move tool okay that's probably the easiest to do what I might do is quite bright I'm going to lower the a pet and not lower the opacity and change the color so I'm clicking on the color of my
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type okay and and I'm just gonna lower it down to something just a little bit more off-white we can look at drop shadows a little bit if you're if you're like man worship good a drop shadows why aren't we doing drop shadows it's in a later tutorial we'll do that real soon trying to sigmund everything out here it's a little tough all right the next thing we'll do is we are going to create the batch okay either way sort of the beginning so I'm gonna use a little shortcut to zoom right out completely we can't just hold command - and it works but if you hold and command on a Mac or control on a PC into the oh it's
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there one along the top okay above all the letters so no oh no damn zero okay next - 9 click on that it just kind of puts it in full-screen it's a handy we're a little tricky little shortcut alright so do the badge is quite similar instead of using the freeform pin tool to draw the shape we're going to use the ellipse tool so if you click and hold down you probably go to a rectangle tool select it by default click hold the mouse down for a while and then go to the ellipse tool okay and the same thing with this you can draw with a shape okay but it's better to draw with a path okay and remember the
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path is is kind of like a hidden invisible line that the tick's can follow so ellipse path now we're gonna draw out a circle I want mine in the bottom right here okay somewhere in here now if I draw out a circle okay I can draw any sort of ellipse that I want if I want to be a perfect circle though the height and width it's good who can guess what we need to hold down on that keyboard have a guess you might be wrong you might be right it's the shift-key okay it kind of that that shift key constrains the height and width we did it when we transformed
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early remember when we scaled it up and down we hold down the shift key okay get it to a right sort of size and then remember what do I let go first let go of my mouse first and I've got a kind of a circle we can adjust this later on just like before okay we've got our path and now I'll grab the type tool and we're looking for the right icon this is a little bit more important because so bad icon gear icon but then sneakily there's another one case is a third group so you might want to do this on purpose okay but if I use this icon where the it's got a dotted circle like a dotted circle around the outside if I
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click once it's gonna turn it into a shape that I can type into so I'm typing and putting in a fuel few spaces to break the lines up but that is a technic technique we're not doing it in this course so we're gonna go hit it and we typing okay actually I'm gonna go and what I'm wanting in it because you're halfway through typing okay I'm gonna hit the Escape key on my keyboard top left just kind of like Escape key is like I didn't mean it let's get out of the app button okay and let's go to edit step backwards and we're back okay so
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and we've got our path and we can look for the right icon bad bad good okay and try and get it we you want it to start home might start in the middle there kind of all right and we're gonna start typing so I'm typing all caps so fresh this can never spell this word I am totally gonna pause this and come back and spell right okay what you'll notice is freshness guaranteed okay and man it's probably wrong it's okay and what
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I'm gonna do is I could rotate this around or what I'm gonna do is and my cursor is still flashing and then you can see in little flashing like you can be anywhere I'm just gonna go and be centered text okay so that's going to kind of try and center it the problem is it kind of seemed to upside down that's okay so instead of trying to play around with these markers okay this little cross and then this little circle they're actually mixed up together here they're really a bit of a pain so what I'm going to do is I'm just going to go through and do this edit transform path
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and I'm going to go to rotate and this is just easier okay so I'm going to rotate it around it's at the top at return and that's just the nicer way of doing it these little targets are painful all right again the font size is going to be up to what you're doing I'm gonna go down to five points probably pretty low we'd have to print this out and double-check and whether this can be whether it's legible on our postcard it's always a interesting thing when you're working on a screen and need to print always print
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it off just hope budget one in your office just to see can you read the text at five point probably not but I hope this is an example so I want to leave it there and go on to doing the squeegee text in the middle but people will inevitably go hey how do I put ticks along the bottom there and the thing about it is that you can't do it on the same path okay so what you do is and you duplicate this path and you have two of them and flip it over it doesn't make sense probably not it's learn by doing so what I'm gonna do is right click freshness
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guaranteed I'm gonna say duplicate layer give it a name what was a called next day you don't actually it doesn't really matter what you call it I never named Elias okay you should though okay I'll just call him next day but you see hasn't change the text what's happened is if I grab my move tool there's just two of them sitting on top of each other now this is a bit of a hack because say Adobe Illustrator which would be perfect for doing this exact same badge thing and you know there's tutorials on how to do that and that's Photoshop does it
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okay so let's just look at it so I've got two of them now I want to flip it upside down so let's grab the type tool okay and like before okay if I click in there remember I can kind of drag this so it kind of flips upside down so where are you not using the tick's tool it doesn't work okay I'll leave that in there because you'll probably do the same thing grab the direct selection tool over here okay the black arrow and then click hold and drag and flip it over to the other side cup and it's on the wrong way so I'm gonna use my edit transform path a rotate I'm gonna flip it around
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now I'm flipping this around you might have seen before that mine just happened to magically snap like this to these nice little degrees you can manually do it up the top here you can see there's a degrees okay and but if you hold shift while you're dragging the corners it just kind of locks it in to 45-degree angles and that's gonna work for me hit return I'll do it one more time return eventually you'll get it okay and so what I want to do is I want it to be kind of what you'll notice if I grab my
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move tool and drag him up he's kind of in a different sort of he's on the inside of the line now so this is where illustrator has an option to go through and kind of flip it to the outside of the path what I mean by there is you can see he's sitting on the inside okay where I want them to kind of be spread on the outside and I can't figure out a way to do this in Photoshop I don't think you can so if you can leave me a comment I'd love to know how ok I don't think you can so what we can do is just and make the circle a little bigger so
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the same part hit it transform path and it's go to scale okay I want to make it bigger but I'll hold down shift to get it to kind of be proportionately bigger okay and then it's just kind of working out what seems to work for your design trying to click on the line okay move tool a little bit of transforming a little bit of wiggling around and this one down here is not gonna be freshness guaranteed anymore this one's going to be next day badly
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come I want to rotate a little bit longer you'll notice that I'm not going up to the Edit menu and much anymore okay file it on a rotate edit transform okay there are some shortcuts free transform is the cool shortcut that does a bit of scaling and a bit of rotation all at once so if you are like mmm getting really sick of going up till these menus you'll notice that the really common things have and like undo is command Z or Mac or ctrl Z in a PC so if you are doing something over and over
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just check there's a little shocker and you might bonus save some time alright so we've got the top one and the bottom one they're just things on their own layers doing their own thing okay but it's the way to get them top and bottom next thing I want to do is grab my type tool I'm gonna click in the middle here I'm going to be centered I'm gonna type 100% I'm gonna pick a font and a size bit big pick a bold one so you go off pick a font and a size I'm gonna stick mine in the middle here and we're gonna use one
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of the easiest features and so with it selected here go to your type tool okay with it selected sorry just help make sure it's the layer is selected it's kind of its light gray make sure your type tool and there's this little icon here okay this little icon here is the wot text tool option okay and watch this let's get down here so style none let's go to arc and it's gonna I get lower arc arch I'm just reading stuff out now flag is cool and the best one of all there's
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never not a good time to use fish okay so have a playground with them they've all got options you can make you know just drag these left and right decide which they the fish head goes there's lots of kind of adjustments on them all and if you do find you've kind of destroyed it and they're not really working anymore because you've changed too many settings and a little trick is hold down the Alt key on a PC and or an option key on a Mac you see that cancel so I'm just tapping that key so I'm on my Mac so I'm holding down option and just clicks reset and everything goes
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back to normal and what I want is bold there you go I'm gonna find a thing that works for my yeah my thing that looks good it doesn't but it's okay we've let the tool let's click OK alright so that is the end of the tutorial but now it is time for your homework okay I would like you to take your newfound skills doing type on a path okay and make a badge for another company okay it's a real Association it's this one here if you go to your exercise files or your source
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files its oh it being called badge exercise there's the text okay so it's the Association for obesity prevention check out their website okay and I'd like you to create a badge kind of similar to what we did here in our exercise okay it doesn't have to be exactly like this use a bit of creativeness linear okay and and i'd love to see what you come up with okay so pick fonts color is ways of using the type in here and I'd love to see either a JPEG or a
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screenshot of it okay and either post it in the forum as an outlined at the beginning there or send it to us on social media so for envato tuts plus they are cuts plus design on twitter i'm den loves adobe on twitter but for instagram find me at bring your own laptop and just tag me in it i'd love to see what you do Aggie some feedback if you ask for it or let's just share what everyone's doing with loved her yeah see what you're up to alright friends that is it for this video let's get into the next one where we start looking at drop shadows finally
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you're like man let's add some drop shadows to the stick so it's more believable readable it's time to do that next in the next group of videos see you there alright in this video we're going to take the design we've been working on where the text is a little hard to read and we're gonna add really drop shadows and we're gonna look at bevel and emboss and get ready for it we're going to have it with a gradient overlay we're gonna look at some of the other layer effects also in Photoshop plus kind of lifting
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ticks with just a nice black box and playing with opacity alright lots of effects to learn in this tutorial let's get started okay so first up if you were continuing along in the series okay you can just work on your file if you are not go and open up onine effects from your source files and we're gonna add first up a drop shadow to this big Mother's Day sale text so just make sure in your layers panel here you have the the layer that you want to change selected it's kind of this light gray and down the bottom here there's this
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little if X button click on it okay and here all the things we're gonna look at in this tutorial okay so we'll start with drop shadow he's easy one now mine you can see it's added a drop shadow but there's big thing in the way to move it see this kind of light gray area here just click hold and drag it to get it to a point where you can see what you're doing and the background here and yeah work with this panel now it'll remember the last thing you did so yours is gonna look a little different from mine so let's look at the basics okay so let's look at the distance first crank it right up right right up get it up to like 25 you
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can see it's the distance away from the type then this angle here becomes a little bit more obvious you can see I'm just dragging this little dial here and it's just kind of the way that the light affects it okay so it's up to you what you want your drop shadow to do let's look at these other two and before I give you my kind of like the way I do drop shadows anyways spread spread you're not going to use too much it depends on whether the kind of feathering is pushed right to the outside it kind of does a weed-choked around the outside don't you spread the the main one is size size is how fuzzy it is okay so you can see dragging it
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smaller smaller you can see it's got when it's down there's six points okay you can still kind of see the ticks but if I get quite high it becomes this kind of like vague blur now if you're like mmm how's it working is it better turn this preview on and off just get a sense of what it's doing okay so it's really up to you what you want to do what I like to do is I like a straight up-and-down okay and angle so I'm put in 90 degrees and I like the distance quite low and I like the size quite low so it will depend on your image and text okay
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so I do like about maybe five by zero by five is kind of where I end up being you can see this it's just a subtle turning on and off I don't like that kind of drop shadow you don't have to like it okay yeah have a play around with that to get the settings you like let's look at doing one more we'll bring up some options so if we click OK we're done let's say I want to edit it again because you like man I wish I would change it again you double click on this would drop shadow okay and it opens up so you can go and make a means okay okay so let's
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do it to the save the date along with top yeah actually let's do it to the photo this one here the name of the photographer so let's select the layer let's go down to a fix and it's a drop shadow and let's say we want to do something different here okay because it's small the text and I'm gonna can i zoom in I can I can still use my shortcut to zoom in which is kind of cool using my spacebar key to drag it around so what I want to do is I want to do something different here because the size and distance don't work for this thing and in same with the angle and the angle is
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the big I guess important one it's this thing called global light so what ends up happening if you use the word global light it just means that if I this one for the sticks is gonna affect everything else okay so it's gonna say it's gonna just this one so if I want to adjust this one separately I have to unpick it this look what I mean if I rotate around here because I feel that's better because it's on an angle you see it adjusted this one he hung it up just around you'll start to see okay so the trouble with this I'm gonna put it back to nineteen so they're all at 90 then I'm gonna uncheck this and now
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watch this guy here I'm gonna crank up the opacity that's one thing I didn't mention the last one the opacity okay how like how much you can see of it growing it up hundred percent so you can see this one here five by five doesn't really work so I'm going down three by three okay to kind of get it to come out but the opacity down a little bit but because global lights off it's not affecting the angle here cool let's click okay let's look at another way of kind of like lifting ticks off the page will use bevel and emboss now bill and emboss works really well with thick text it's not going to work with any of this
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kind of like lightweight text so I'm gonna click on this twenty hundred percent make sure it's selected in my layers panel down here let's go to bivolo and bus okay and and move it out the way it's always in the way okay there we go there that'll work cool so these are the defaults okay and it's a bit of experimenting here and you you can kind of look at this as a kind of a really clear indication of what's happening and down here how it's affecting the type first of all the style emboss tends to look emboss does both the outside of the text and the
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inner part okay pillow emboss kind of looks like it's sitting in something outer bevel just the outsides it's kind of lifting off the background there's different techniques for kind of deciding you know it's a personal choice here okay I don't like people's punch at all yeah but people do so I'll show them okay so what am I gonna use on use in a bit more and let's have a quick little look smooth chisel hard just look at the edge here gets a little bit more you can see there what kind of like it kind of do almost their depth is how like
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basically it's how much the shadows you get okay Howell yeah how extreme it looks and I feel like it should be a bank litters on the front of a bank or a lawyer's building needs this kind of like chiseled you need to use Trajan the fonts and you need to use chisel hard people again the size and soften they're gonna kind of make sense as you experiment with them you can kind of see it says here how much like it depends on how thick your type if it's really thin you're not gonna see anything in this case can't see much of a change either
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because the font is quite small okay so and you guys kind of a flat spot on the top down like okay soften natural way to go chisel hard and soften up anyway there's more and more complexity you can get into here at this essentials course we're not going to go into like this super high core stuff just play around with it experiment with it and until you get it how you like when you finish click OK and one of the things I want to show you and one of the other and we're gonna combine two things we're learning one is one of the other effects so I
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want to I want to effects applied to this thing I wanted to change the color of it as well so the effect is called color overlay but how do you add more than one okay you can do it by double clicking where it says buildin and buffs to open it back up again and you can see on top here here are all the other options I head down the bottom in this a fix panel okay so bill and emboss we're gonna look at color overlay watch this if i turn the take on it's working it's kind of made at a different color but there's a bit of a gotcha what happens up happening is I've turned the tick on and off but you can see over here it still shows bible--and and boss look
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because i can't a not lots of these on okay i need to actually click on the word color overlay to bring up the options for it so you might be ticking this on and then thinking you're at there okay or at least say let's turn it again tick that on and thinking you there making adjustments but nothing's changing okay it's because you need to actually click on it so i'm gonna turn all of these off except for color overlaying color overlay i'm gonna click on it and click on this little square here yours is probably sit to read by default it remembers the last thing you did and at like when we're picking font
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colors you can just drag this hue slider to get it to somewhere you want okay and pick a color doesn't have to be that bad come on in i'm not sure what color i'm going for but yet the idea right so drag the hue slider up now click in here for the circle you want and then just keep an eye out here however fix my chisel alright if you're looking for branded colors you might type in the RGB colors here or the seam okay colors if you have it or maybe the hexadecimal numbers to be really precise
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it's click okay so we got two things applying now it's quick okay so those are a couple of fix and we've used those mainly to kind of make the text pop off the page what I'm going to show you is a technique that I use it's not in effect but it's just it does the same type of thing it's just using a big old rectangle so you kind of you sort at the beginning okay in the intro so if you grab the rectangle tool the only trouble with what we've got here is last time we were using it remember we were using the ellipse tool to do the bench okay and as soon as we went to the ellipse tool we
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changed it from shape to path which is going to cause problems now because we don't want a path we want an actual big big shape okay so let's the path is just kind of like an invisible outline where is the shapes and actual thing on the page so rectangle tool shape over the top here fill color click on it pick a color from the swatches I'm just picking black if you want to get a bit more detailed you can click on this option get you in back into our lovely color picker cancel I'm just gonna use back click off from the top here and for the stroke I'm gonna
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have no stroke which is this little red line here this is I don't want any color please click off what am I gonna do I'm going to draw a rectangle that kind of starts off the page and kind of goes in yeah come I'm gonna move it back to my move tool and move it down a little bit no trouble is is that it's on top of my text yours might be different depending on kind of we you what you last were doing and so like before member and our layers exercise are gonna click hold and drag drag drag rectangle down weight on the bottom here I'm just dragging it
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just in front of my flower alright and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna grab the lorem ipsum ticks now move to I'm gonna try and drag it down now what you might find is you my fine moving stuff is quite tough okay we're at a point now where like this might be an option for you I prefer to have the move tool and have Auto select off okay what is like Don just means whatever you click on watch the layers panel over here click on the background it jumps to it jumps to that which is kind of cool right I find especially with really thin type like this I just turn it off okay and I
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just make sure I'm very consistent over here my layers panel so that's what I'm gonna do for the rest of the course see beyond this layer move tool and it doesn't really matter where you click now it's gonna move that particular layer it's not going to automatically do it cool so I'm going to do that's I'm going to grab my rectangle tool and drag it across a little bit and I want to lower the opacity quite a bit so with the rectangle layer selected let's lower the opacity of this just makes it a bit more see-through yep so that's just
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another technique instead of using drop shadows you see it quite a bit and but you might hate it no it's okay you might love the chisel bevel emboss that's okay too all right next thing we'll look at we'll just look at one or two more you can experiment with them all we'll look at putting a stroke around the outside let's do it to the mother text so Mother's Day sale okay double click cuz we're gonna add two to it remember drop shadow and double click and we're gonna add a stroke on the outside remember to nitaac on make sure you're actually there goes gray okay and you'll
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see I've got a little striker on the outside let's zoom in a little bit using my shortcut keys there's kind of two things to work with one is I'll change the color first of all so color down here pick a hue I'm gonna go for that kind of like orange everything I was doing before and and it's crank the size up okay size is too much at the moment okay what we want to do is the position is inside which is doing weed stuff to my type you might like it I'm gonna do the outside so it's a like a stroke around the outside of the type okay then you can do this kind of thing
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now we're doing that with type it can be done with any sort of shape okay that rectangle can have a stroke on the outside an image that you've masked out can ever look Stryker on the outside yet sub-team alright let's do one more before we go because it's kind of cool and kind of it kind of gets us into some slightly more no advance but just yeah growing our learning in Photoshop so I'm gonna zoom all the way out command zero or control zero actually might go one more and we're going to work on this lay here layer one it's be a bit more proper
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about it double click layer one and call it flowers return you actually have to double click on the actual letters there to be able to type over the top and we're gonna do a gradient overlay why because it's super in fashion now if you're watching this and it's like a ten-year-old course it's not going to be super fashionable at the moment we love a bit of gradient overlays aren't images so let's have a look okay with this layer selected it's great it's got a fix let's go to gradient overlay okay and depending on what you if you're brand new to it yours is going to look pretty close to mine
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you might have adjust yours in the past so what we're gonna do is we're gonna do two things we're gonna pick a nice gradient okay and then we're gonna go and look at how to blend it with the background now deciding on nice colors for gradients Navarro's got let's have a little look they've I just googled in the enviro elements okay and there's just lots of good ideas for our gradients and here and just type in gradients in the search and just have a look and find stuff like this particular gradient background pack has some really cool colors that you can you know get ideas from so once you've got an idea
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for a gradient jump back into Photoshop you drop down this little gradient arrow here this little Chevron click on that and you've got some built-in ones oh my goodness there are some bad ones okay these are been in here forever like yeah the bed anyway let's click on just this kind of standard black to white one it's a good easy one to start with now click it back in now to adjust the actual color click anywhere in this kind of color box here this big ugly thing opens up and we can go in and adjust the
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colors now you're just using these bottom little cubes here like like little houses don't use the top ones so the bottom ones here if you double click on it you can use your hue slider to get the hue you want okay and then pick a color I'm gonna pick a color that I saw kind of like an orangey peach color I figure that out earlier on when I was playing around okay click OK so that's the beginning of it that will click this last one and do the end and I figured out the color that I
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wanted okay I just copied and pasted it from when I was playing around before okay let's click OK and let's click OK again now gradient overlay is kind of cool okay the thing is this ruined my image but you saw at the beginning the I had a kind of a mixture with the background and this is something to do with something called the blending mode now blending modes are super awesome and handy normal it does exactly what it kind of mean to okay but if you ever play around with any of these other ones there's it's gonna affect the background a lot better okay so it's like a
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dissolve it's never a great one mmm darken so that's getting a bit more exciting and it's kind of cool what it's doing right and it's always in the way it's but if you overlay it can't okay that'll do and you've got to keep going through this list multiply it's kind of cool Caliban any boon I already had play and I liked like overlay is kind of a cool one and so soft light but I really liked hard light where are you had light
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I kind of find you you can see it are there is who the next one down okay it's it's a bit strong okay I know and we're kind of right I guess like we're destroying the images quite a bit but I'm liking this kind of thing what you might do though is lower the opacity a little bit just to kind of bring highlights a bit strong so maybe like something like that then play around with like the angle of this bit you know get it how you want how do I want it who's gonna drag it around forever while you watch you get the idea right so that's my gradient
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overlay okay we've used a linear one you can use a radio one which is just like a circle in the middle coming out gain but I can use linear and yeah that's gonna be it for this video okay there's a few other layer styles that you can go through and practice with and and it is time for your homework okay so what I'd like you to do is you've used the image here from a roll amid what I'd like you to do is either using your enviro elements account go find a new image or if you
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don't have access to that go to unsplash and find your own image find your own gradient and I'd love to see what you or kind of combination you come up with you can use the tick that we've used here or go and adjust it maybe for your own personal brand or the company that you work for and I'd like to see what you've kind of come up with you're allowed to just show and tell you can ask for criticism if you like as well and I will be kind and give you any pointers you're allowed to use chisel and bosses as well I promise not to
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comment on them yeah so do that and share it with us on social media remember Twitter look for touch + design and I'm on Twitter as Dan loves Adobe on Instagram I am bring your own laptop Tagus in it and yet will comment and we'll would like to see what you do alright let's get into the next videos where we start looking at cropping and resizing images not as exciting as gradients but very important alright let's go do that hi there in this video we're gonna learn some basic cropping but we're also gonna
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do some magic cropping where we take this image here we want it to be landscape and you can see here when I do the cropping there's some edges here that just don't exist they never existed in the world but really city.we magic them up using the crop tool alright so let's go and learn how to do that now in Photoshop alright to get started we're gonna open up all three of our images okay a nice little trick just to add to our super fantastic photoshop skills is I'm just using my source window I'm in a Mac so it's finder so I'm nothing to do with Photoshop
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I can see Photoshop though good look why so if I click hold and drag all three of these guys just anywhere in the middle here hey they all open click on Photoshop and there's my tabs that's a nice easy way to get started let's start with this first one 10a and it's be on our crop tool now the crop tool is about the fifth tool down exactly the fifth tail down grab it okay and the basic use of the crop tool just make sure the top here you're on this one here's his whm resolution like otherwise if you've played with it before it can cause problems so just make sure you're on that option and you can grab any of the
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corners and resize it I mean you're really hit return and that is cropping okay I'm gonna go to edit undo and give us a few extra skills so back to the crop tool you get these kind of dots on the outside I wish this if I hover here I can resize it but if I hover just outside can you see it goes from this like little straight arrow to beany arrow I can like hold and drink it's really strange if you're like man this is feels really weird it is for you either photos have decided this is the best way to do it and it's just a nice way can you see my horizon line it's actually perfect in
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this photograph okay thank you any and but you might want to adjust this one okay so I'll rotate it around hit return and half of this weird crop you're less likely to be making it a weird crop in kind of fixing it up so it's straight but know that you can rotate it that way now the next thing to do is let's say we want it to be a specific size I always find we got a file new make the document size you want and then drag it into it we did that in an earlier video when we started looking at text in this course go jump and do that one if you are interested in doing that method okay but
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a different way is to do it within the image okay so up the top here some basic kind of presets let's say a wand kind of really traditional photograph size K so five inches by eight I click on it and it gives me a little a little preview saying yeah I'm gonna have to trim off these areas to make that happen the cool thing about that though is I'll hit return I know it's perfectly gonna fit in say it's art print and it's going into a frame okay it's gonna fit in the you know the five by seven if you need a different ratio you can just type in at the top here okay and if you need to
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flip it around so you need to the other way around click on this little option here goes from kind of portrait to landscape if you need to be a physical science okay you want it to be 200 millimeters or by 300 millimeters you can go to this top option here height and width okay and you can say I'd like you to be say 300 and centimeters kashyap ovaries and millimeters but it's giving me that particular ratio chopping the top and bottom off a little okay to get out of this because I'm kind of wrecked it you gotta hit escape twice on
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your keyboard okay escapes on the top left okay we get back out of them we're gonna also hit clear because if you don't the next time so you don't crop anything for like two months you come back in its gonna remember those and it's gonna confuse you okay it's gonna be trying to do stuff you're like why are you doing this weird shape the next thing we'll do it will be our super mega amazing thing in Photoshop okay I love this feature so what we're going to do is we're going to I want it to be my five by seven okay I'd like it to be like to flip it around it's landscape and the trouble with it
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like this is that obviously the crop is a little wrong so I got to click hold and drag my image to kind of get it somewhere and I guess it's not quite working and so a little let go now I can drag these edges and because it's locked into this ratio here it's not gonna kind of Bend anyway it's gonna kind of resize nicely okay so I'm gonna get it to a point where like this and then I'm gonna drag trying to drag this little dot here drag anywhere else okay I'm gonna get it to like yeah I want it to be like this the only trouble with this kind of crop is that it was originally shot the other
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way around so I need to landscape there's this extra gap here just gonna be blank unless supermagic contactor we can turn that on a little underwhelming Tech ready for the magic we're gonna click the little plus button or return on your keyboard give it a sec get ready oh cool ha okay it's gone done a little bit of weird stuff over here okay but it's made it up new table new table that side it's pretty impressive it doesn't
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work on all images all the time we'll look at a couple of other examples but it is pretty amazing especially for this kind of like I don't know it's got a gradient in the background some wood grain here some a great job the side not so good this side but still pretty amazing let's look at another example so this is 10 B now the only trouble with our crop tool at the moment is that it's trying to do this thing it remembers remember let's go back to with height and rotation make sure it's cleared I say with height and rotation with height and resolution and a zoom out a little
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bit and I don't want this kind of like traditional kind of photography size what I want is let's say I'm doing something for social media and it's like I'm doing a banner for Facebook okay that time kind of big banner right at the top there or say you're doing I do a lot of HTML banner ads and they're just got really weird sizes or might be a double page spread you just need to make it wider something like this I chose this up example because it's gonna probably do well make sure content aware is ticked on let's click the plus button or hit return on your keyboard and it just does a really nice way of duplicating the
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background cool this one did a perfect job because the background is quite simple and mean what you'll find is nature is pretty good yeah you know cuz it can kind of mix it around and do it stuff you know do it in a nice kind of organic way and where it becomes quite troublesome as if there's like really linear lines let's have a look at this last example by Brooke okay and let's do the same thing I'm going to grab my crop tool make sure content wears on I'm gonna drag it out okay so I've got I just want a bigger option
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okay nice little square hit enter on my keyboard and give it a sec and it's gonna do it okay job I'm ready all ready practice but there's gonna be a few things obvious okay so hey we've got two lemons that's a bit weird I've got two of these okay and the lines don't quite line now this one's done okay that bit looks good okay so there are just times where this thing just doesn't work at all it's done an okay job but it's a little bit obvious or a few of these and later on the course will do a bit more retouching where I'll show you how to fix it up and
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once you've got to this stage just to kind of get rid of double lemons and but yeah it's a I guess I want to show you with a really cool examples like this guy and this one here that a pretty amazing job and and then just show you an example that doesn't always work alright there is cropping we did some rotating and then we turned on content-aware fill you might want to turn this off before you finish this class just so that's it's not trying to do it all the time you turn it on purposely alright my friends we will see you in the next video why are we doing in the next video we are talking about
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resizing and resolution hi there it's real me I'm back again for this video because we're going to talk about resolution and resolution can be a little bit difficult I find it's a little easier when I wave my arms around for this one so and what we'll do is we'll go through some practical examples and cut back and forth to the computer to explain it alright so let's get started so let's get started first by opening up two images it's live in a resolution from your exercise files okay and these ones from Jonathan and
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Francisca both of them okay and what we're going to look at is kind of resolution gets kind of we talked about high and low resolution good quality bed quality so this first one a is good quality resolution and this one here is low quality bad resolution it'll open up in your Photoshop quite small and just hit command + on a Mac ctrl + on a PC to zoom in you can see we've all seen examples of this where it gets kind of all a bit pixelated I'm gonna zoom out better yeah okay there's just not enough
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resolution or density of pixels in it to make it look convincing this bigger version here though has the exact same problem okay but the cool thing about it is the human eye and the human brain can't tell the difference between lots of little cubes and a real-life real image so what I mean if i zoom in ok command + ctrl + it's actually just made up of if I get close enough of tiny little cubes but far enough away my human brain can't tell the difference so they get referred to often in there's two kind of main sizes there's 72 dots
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per inch versus 300 dots per inch okay and that's just kind of like quality levels and let's say that and most images that are born okay through a digital camera and or through stock library sites they're going to come at this 72 dots per inch so let's check that it's go to image and let's go to image science and we can check that this one is indeed Sunni two dots per inch okay we also use pixels per inch depends on which kind of realm you come from PPI or dpi people refer to them as just the
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shortened version it doesn't matter they're interchangeable in this case so this thing here is 72 dots per inch and it is really big you can see it is 72 inches across so let's say we have been asked we're going to get this image ready now for print and the specifications have said we would like this document and at 300 dpi or PPI okay and you know we want it as the biggest size we can get so what we do here is let's say we've got an image we need to send it off to the printer or send it to
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you know a newspaper we're going to go to image image size and what we're going to do is we're going to make sure resamples off okay when we're resizing original artwork resize resample off is best to get started with and let's turn the resolution to what they asked for which is 300 and what you would have noticed is that you've noticed the size change to went from like a really big 72 inches down to something quite small 17 okay and we'll cut to some real-life footage now I'm gonna wave my arms around alright so here I am I'm waiving
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time and so what ends up happening right is you've got this document it's 72 dots per inch and it's really big 72 inches right it's really really big okay so but the requirement is 300 okay so what that means is my 72 dots in an interesting my inches of this big cane there's seemly two little squeeze in there okay but the requirements I need three hundred in there not 72 anymore wait what you do is you end up telling Photoshop like cram 300 in that same square instead of 72 and what it does is
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it says well there's a little stuff out here I'm gonna keep grabbing it and cramming more into that one inch so instead of 72 I'm gonna grab some more times 100 grab some more of them come in here guys and they pile them on and squeeze them all in gets up to 200 and keep squeezing them in and they pull them all in until this 300 of them in that same inch instead of 72 and the cool thing about it is that now that one sammich has a lot more detail in it and it looks really good for print and that's what print needs owl owl human brains can be convinced by a print okay
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there sits 300 dots in that inch anything less and it starts you start going logo I can start to see the little dots okay so in anything more we don't need our little brains don't need any more than 300 dots in that little inch you can go more so that's why we need it and what the trade-off is though is because I've grabbed all those those dots that were hanging out here and pulled them in and pulled them in the physical size of the whole document got smaller about a third smaller okay so we had to kind of creme wall in but the drawback is the physical size gets smaller and that's I guess just one of
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the trade-offs when you are working especially with print and you've been asked for 300 dpi just know that whatever image you've got it's gonna be about a third I know it's not perfectly a third but yeah it's about that okay so and the next thing to think about is let's say I need it to be 300 dpi okay so that job's finished we're done with that one we got it a bit smaller it's I think it's 17 inches across now at 300 dpi job done send it to them that's as big as it can be at that reason let's say there's a chance where well
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there's a ton we like actually it needs to be 300 and it has to be 18 inches across you've just done that little calculation and Photoshop said it can't be can only be 17 you're like huh what you can do is remember that little checkbox we'll go check it again in a second that little check box that says resample that's the thing where you tick that and you type in 300 and you force it to be 18 okay and Photoshop will do its best it'll just invent new pixels okay so they pulled on all the ones it needed and then it goes well I still need some
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more so I'm just gonna like start messing about with the file and start duplicating them and making more and that's totally fine when you get to a certain kind of like and little extra half an inch no problem nobody's gonna notice okay and but if you say I need it to be you know I need to be fifty inches across at three hundred photoshop's gonna try it space it's probably going to melt down trying to do this job okay but it's it's gonna it's gonna look bad it's gonna have a let you keep goop everywhere and it's it's gonna try space
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but Photoshop is good but not that good small changes yeah great turn resample on increase it a little bit you're fine but if you're trying to do too much you're gonna see all the junk all right let's jump back in and do it properly on the computer together okay so let's say I needs to be 18 inches oh man it's just not big enough you can turn this on and let Photoshop resample it so I'm gonna force it to be 18 okay and what's gonna happen is Photoshop is gonna try it and spits to like magic up new pixels they didn't exist before it's gonna do its
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best and magic them up and with a small change like this okay we went from 17 to 18 you're not gonna notice okay it's when you're trying to do massive changes if they're like it needs to be 22 okay you're gonna actually start to see you can even see it in here there's this kind of like goop that appears okay this is a resampling goop and yeah it just photoshop's trying its best to make up more pixels but it can go back in time and make a photograph so that's kind of like small changes nobody's gonna notice big changes people are
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that's probably one of the main use cases okay is when you take an image you work on a Photoshop and it needs to go into a printed document you might be seeing yourself in to Illustrator or enter InDesign okay and it needs to be 300 pixels per inch so change it in here see what size it is and then go and you might turn resample on just to get a little bit more out of it all right let's look at one other use case to help you kind of understand resolution jump back to Dan's hid all right one other common use for using Photoshop to resize images is going out
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to kind of web or social media and what that means is often they'll say something like your image can be a maximum of 1600 pixels okay and it might be going to say Facebook or Instagram or Twitter and you just need to resize your image because at the moment it's quite big okay and you shot it on your DSLR or you've downloaded it from the internet and it's really really big you could get it to a and what appropriate size for going up to social media so let's go and do that now and resize it to about 1600
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pixels okay so we need to get that right size so let's go into image image size and what we're gonna do is it needs to be 72 dots per inch okay they might not mention that they just assume that if it's going up onto a website okay because that's the kind of standard website size and this is where resample needs to be turned on we made it bigger and the last thing you can also make it smaller okay so with resample on I'm gonna say it needs to be pixels okay and it needs to be 1600 okay I kind of remember what I said on the talking head
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version let's say it was 1600 okay and it's I've kept the link locked there so that it changes the Hein width and now I know it's the perfect size it's the 1600 across the biggest ther allow and at the right resolution I'm gonna click OK okay it's gonna be a lot of smaller but that's right that's what the website wanted so that's what I've given them now I'm gonna go and do a file save I'm gonna save it as a JPEG and upload it to the website okay so those are two hopefully examples of resolution it can be a little bit of a rabbit hole of
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knowledge and but I hope it gives you a kind of a brief understanding of some of the typical users getting images ready for print and getting them ready for a website all about the resolution alright that is the end of that brain bending exercise let's get into something a little more exciting back into Photoshop learning things like masks and selections all right let's go do it now hi there in this video we are going to look at some basic selection techniques we're gonna create an Instagram post in the square
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format we're gonna use the rectangle marquee tool to bring in our cool coffee cup and then the ellipse marquee tool like a big circle put space inside the coffee cup alright let's go and learn how to do that now in Photoshop alright to get started let's go to file new and over here I'm gonna kind of start with photo and and then go and change it loads okay so in here I'm gonna switch it to pixels because Instagram they've got a square format right and it's 600
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by 600 at 72 dpi okay that's the resolution now that's when this kind of video was made I always make it double the size just in case because Instagram seemed to suck in bigger size images but only display the smaller 600 but I guess when they decide we're gonna display big images we want them to have the higher quality ones okay so and we're going to go 1200 pixels by 1200 make sure RGB 72 click create now we're going to open up two images file open and in your source
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files they are called there are they 12 a and B okay so these marquee ones thank you Alexandra and the Norwood things so we're gonna start with this image here 12a grab the rectangle marquee tool okay click and hold down and make sure you've got the rectangle marquee tool this is a nice simple one and you can draw out any sort of size you want okay and then we're gonna move it over to our image now to get it to be a perfect square what I'd like to do is go to select and
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go to deselect that kind of gets rid of that selection and who can guess what key are hold down on my keyboard that's right it's shift so hold shift down and kind of start anywhere up here it gives me a like a perfect square it's gonna work for my Instagram okay got it kind of cropped how I want if it's not quite right you can you see I can just hover in the middle of the selection and move it around okay get it to where I want and then all I'm gonna do is go back to I move - am I gonna use the shortcut that we learned earlier remember the fun
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tab game you can copy and paste it I won't damn I won't come find you but we'll do it the proper way click and drag drag drag drag drag drag back to this original image here and then the mouse down the whole time and let it drop into here so what we're gonna do now is practice our scaling so we're gonna get it edit and we're going to go to transform we're gonna go to scale and a zoom out a little bit okay and I'm gonna grab the edge and I want it to come down proportionately okay or scale down we're gonna hold shift okay get it to kinda where I want roughly
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there where our earthly there then I can kind of drag the middle don't drag this little thing in this little targets the kind of center of rotation we don't need to mess with it just drag anywhere but there and and kind of get in the middle okay when you re hit return or enter on your keyboard otherwise things don't work so that's the rectangle marquee tool drag things in a big rectangle a whole square by holding shift and you can copy and paste things let's go to 12 B and just look at the very similar okay lips okay elliptical marquee tool it's gonna do exactly what you think it's
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gonna do okay I'm gonna draw out an ellipse and I'm gonna go to select deselect and if I hold down shift it's gonna be a perfect circle I'm just gonna kind of crop it yeah okay we're gonna put Al space inside of a coffee cup so again move tool drag drag drag to this first tab holding down the mouse key the whole time lick on the middle too big get it transform scale grab the corners hold shift drag anyway about the target I'm
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just gonna keep dragging it down until it's kind of in a there were too much at the moment the edges are a bit crisp and we're gonna learn more and more features as we go on all this is I guess just a quick and easy thing to do now if you're finding it hard to move around cuz it's jumping around I quite often just use my keys on my keyboard okay then arrows so I'm just tapping the arrow key to the left and up a little bit nice a moon okay you can see the edges are perfect here we'll look at doing a bit more of that later in the course okay but just
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tapping around when I'm really hit return zoom out Oh awesome ginko straight to Instagram okay so that's losing the marquee tools okay they're so cool what the ellipse one sorry and the rectangle one nice and quick and easy what I'd like you to do though is I'd love you to do your own version okay find your own coffee cap or plate or bowl something kind of looking from the top and find your own image in the inside okay one thing you might find is I just happen to find an image that's a perfect circle you might be on a more of an angle okay so you might do with
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this layer here selected go to edit transform and scale it and you might have to kind of distort it a little bit to fit in with maybe you know the perspective of the image okay I'm not going to do something I hit escape it's my undo key and because you've got and probably got access to and vital elements what I'd like you to do is like you might you don't have to pick you know find a coffee cup in here as well and i typed in i come in two elements here and I typed in photos and used Arial okay I spelt it like Errol the font to start with burnt okay but some
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of these images if you type in Arial you can find some stuff that you can work with for your example that's kind of looking straight down from the top and yeah find something interesting once you've got it okay find your own coffee cup find your own real image and see if you can combine them as practice and then with your social media Instagram posts is tagged me in Instagram okay so I am at bringing your own laptop I'd love to see what you do you can also edit to that forum we mentioned at the beginning there in Invader you can look in the forums and if you search for Adobe
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Photoshop for beginners you'll find our little shared group where you can share the things that you've been making if for some reason you don't have access to elements try using unsplash.com okay and find some images in there alright friends let's get into the next video where we we kind of do a bit of masking but it's a it's a cheap trick not a cheap trick it is a good trick quick and easy let's look at how to do that next in Photoshop hi there in this video we are going to use Photoshop to take this image and
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clip it inside a letter like this boom quick super easy all still editable you can move things around it's really cool let's go learn how to do it now alright to get started open up the source files and open up the one called 13a clipping mask from bail Moreau get started grab the type tool click once and type a letter okay now mine's already a ginormous big serif litter because I practiced before the video and I just hit my font size you can see it's something ginormous
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it's like 900 and weirdly the font sizes only go to like 72 so yours might be as big as it can be it's evening - you can either type in about 900 pick a font or do what I do and just kind of click and drag to the right on this icon so I'm clicking holding my mouse and just dragging to the right and you can see it goes up way past 72 until you get to kind of a size that you like mmm and I've decided about 900 something I grab I move to get it into position it doesn't matter what color it is at the moment okay because you know sort of the beginning of the image is going to go
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inside now the way this works it's mainly to do with the layer order the image has to be on top of the D feels a bit weird but that's the way it works now if I drag the background above the D often it just says no okay so what you can do is just give it a name okay we've run into this problem before it's locked so just double click it call it roses okay and drag it just above and we're ready to go to make the magic happen make sure roses is selected it's this light gray then go up to layer and go to this one here it says create clipping mask ready city Koha super easy
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super quick nice clean kind of mask that's why it's in this section and it works really good with these kind of simple shapes like the like type so some of the things so it's easy to get started now let's look at a couple of the the interesting parts to this technique is I've got roses selected so if I go to my move tool move it around you can see it moves independently of the D which is really cool because it means I can kind of get it perfect how I want and I can also use the edit transform scale and then I can kind of resize this to how I want it to be okay
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get in the right position click return it's the same for the D layer okay if I click on this and move it around okay it's independent there's gonna be lots of times where you want to move them together so what you can do is click on the first layer hold shift down on your keyboard and then click the second layer that both light gray now okay and I can move them both around and I can both transform the same time okay just have them both selected now I'm gonna go and add the white background in the drop shadow you don't have to you can skip on to the next video but if you want to hang
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around let's put a white background in why don't we have a white background now it's because there's nothing there and it's kind of invisible and Photoshop uses this checkerboard and kind of effect to kind of try to represent invisibility there's nothing there okay but I want a solid white background in a drop shadow so what I'm gonna do is down here my layers panel I'm gonna click on this little icon here it's kind of the hover above it long enough it'll tell you it's the new layer I can button click on him and instead of layer 1 I'm gonna be real good and call it white
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background and the easiest way to fill up with white is with it selected go up to here to edit there's a fill option and from this drop-down here's is probably sent to something else okay I've set mine to white click OK and we have a white background Wow we have white everywhere but over here remember with a bird looking over the top that white backgrounds too high click hold and drag it ok so it's underneath everything next thing I want to do is add a drop shadow to my D so I'm gonna click on the D layer and I'm gonna go
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down to here to a fix I'm gonna go to a drop shadow and I'm gonna miss about with this probably for 10 minutes while trying to figure out what kind of job shadow on one thing you might have to do is the distance is gonna be really small and the size because it remembers the last thing you did and we're doing drop shadows on really small text okay so first thing to do is just crank up the distance and the size or not the size sorry the distance and make sure the opacity is high so at least you can see your drop shadow because if the distance is really small you can miss around with these all you like but you can't really tell what's going on
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so to crank it up and you go into the next video while I miss around with us alright in the next video though we are going to learn how to use the quick selection tool it's pretty amazing to do selections with so yeah I'll see you over there hello there in this video we are going to do some selections using the quick selection tool it's quick it's really good and it's going to allow us to cut out this image here and put it into our mix background kind of interacting with some type it's quick it's easy let's learn how to do it now in Photoshop
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alright to get started let's open up to the files from our downloaded source files there's 14 a and 14 B Thank You Queen oh let's click open all right so we're going to got two tabs open we're gonna copy this and put it into this file here that I've made so let's be on 14 a in an earlier tutorial we use the really basic marquee selection tools now we're going to use the kind of probably the most universally useful one it's the quick selection tool and so if you click and hold down you might be using the magic
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wand tool which is fine but it's not as good as the quick selection tool let's grab him now just double-check your and what your settings are at the top here and I'm going to be on the heading to the selection option which is a little + or you can be on this first option it doesn't matter either are those two and in terms of the brush size okay you can drag this up and down and decide on where you need to be and we're gonna start with 50 and to show you how it works okay roughly 50 it doesn't really matter it's just copy my settings there cool and all we need to do is click hold and start dragging across now what
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you'll notice is I'm gonna step back I'm gonna go to select this link I don't I don't kind of like start selecting the edge you don't need to it's pretty clever tool I'm gonna just start dragging kind of like around the edge ink you see little dotted line there the marching ants and they just help identify what we've got selected so I'm just gonna kind of drag around and drag you can see it just did a big launch across there and it kind of just it's it's so clever it just starts thinking oh well you've selected this so you probably want a bit more of us and it does it jumps across so and I'm going to now click over here and start dragging
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okay and you can see I can let go of my mouse and I've got part of it selected sometimes it's a little bit higher you liked one if I got selected what do I not okay and the easiest way to do is just kind of turn this option on and off okay it's called quick mask mode just turn on and it just shows you kind of masks everything out and rid okay so turn it on and off just to see don't double ticket ok so just turn it on and slowly turn it off what I'm gonna do is gonna keep just dragging around and you can see I'm not going any of these it's
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pretty clever anything it hasn't done is these little guys in the bottom here now I've picked a pretty good example for this so when you all may be using your own stuff we're gonna learn in some future videos a little bit of extra tricks to get some more tougher selections but if it's a product shot or something like this it's a really nice studio shot and it's gonna be easy to select so these words here are not quite right so I'm gonna zoom in so command+ on my neck ctrl + on a PC spacebar holding down my spacebar and dragging with my mouse okay
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you can see it's missed these birds and there's a little bit of stuff in there and yeah quick selection is quick okay it's not going to be absolutely perfect but it's pretty close so what I want to do is - from my selection okay but my brush is quite big so it doesn't fit in here so I'm gonna lower the brush size to something quite small team Tony and I'm gonna click in here so get rid of that you'll notice that when I start dragging it goes and it looks horrible and when I look over my mouse look if it's and what you can do this is auto
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enhance option on the only trouble with that it does a better selection which is cool but it does stress your machine out so get in there and I've got a really pretty high-powered laptop and it does stress it up don't worry about getting too far into these edges in this example okay we're gonna do some more sophisticated selections later on so I've kind of tidy that up using them - if I say I go too far hmm grab a bit of that and it's like oh no it's gone too far go back to plus and just drag across that bit auto-enhance you can see kind
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of stresses it out a little bit go so let's zoom out and let's see what we've got if I missed anything click on the quick selection tool it's pretty good go off so now we're gonna move it into this file here we're gonna use our technique where we just drag it okay and one thing we might notice let's do it first and let's click hold and drag it okay and drag a track into this tab wage come down you'll notice that and my one has not the most beautiful edge okay so I'm gonna edit step backwards its defect words so it's gone come back here
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and I'm just gonna kind of shrink the selection a little bit we're gonna look at more sophisticated ways of doing this later on so don't worry and I guess we're just kind of getting used to the tools quick selection is an awesome one the edges aren't perfect so we're gonna go select modify and we're gonna go to contract and how many pixels go left the experiment depending on your image okay but I'm going to go maybe three pixels not 30 click okay now with my move tool click hold and drag it and it's gonna be bitter not perfect okay but it's a quick solution for the
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quick mask okay and now I'm just gonna go and kind of rejigged this to show you what I look like the beginning but if you're happy with that you can move on to the next tutorial that's the quick selection tool but a quick caveat with that tool there I've picked an image that works well with it it's got a nice clear defined edges when we get into things like here and out of focus objects quick selection tools not going to work okay so it's one of your tools in your Photoshop tool kit and we'll look at more advanced ones later on but for studio shots and anything that has a clear sharp edge it's super quick and
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easy so what I want to do is on a resize it so I'm gonna name my layer flower by spelling is terrible I guess about that flower s when I first start with au and need to go back home reshoot the split and so I'm going to use my selection tool okay on my move tool move it around I'm gonna use my edit transform scale I'm gonna shrink it down holding shift this is stuff we already know so if you want to skip along it's okay and I'm gonna rotate it
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I'm gonna get it down to the size that I like hit return on my keyboard edit transform rotate okay click anywhere on the outside here and get this kind of what I'm looking to do in this case is I want to do rotate it around I want this kind of Dublin to be behind in the florists to be above so I've got it in to where I want have returned and we're gonna play with a layer order I love this kind of like real subtle interaction with the background where and watch this I'm gonna bring the flower in between these two guys here that way that kind of D is partially
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obscured you can still understand its the word Dublin and florists is above and for no reason other than to balance up the composition I'm going to right click this duplicate the flowers later a layer and a flower too how about that with my move tool move over now instead of going to edit transform scale rotate we're going to use this one here the free transform tool which does both okay so from now on I'm just going to use the free transform tool the command T on a Mac or ctrl T on a PC
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is a really common shortcut to know okay so if you're gonna be learning any shortcuts that's a good one because what it does is allows me to hold down shift and resize it but at the sec same time is if I go move away from here I got a rotate I can rotate it around as once if you're finding they're tough don't sweat it you can go back in and just do it the long way but I wanna do it the quick way how balanced is it's not super balanced I need to find another image and crop it out but I'm not going to hit return and that is
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going to be me for this tutorial alright so that's the quick selection tool it is really amazing and but there's a few other things that we need to learn in terms of selections and masks before you're a pro so join me in the next tutorial where we learn what a layer mask is hi there in this video we're going to learn what a layer mask is basically we're going to take the same tutorial we did in the last video but do it properly with something called a layer mask the cool thing about them is you can turn them off later on disable them bringing back the background fixing your masks and then
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we'll really double back and look at this option and you can see we can fade the edges we can break the link we can move them around so that we've got more control more professionalism more awesome let's do that now in Photoshop so what is this layer mask that I speak of okay it's probably better just to go through and show you an example you'll see all the perks and pros for using a layer mask so I'm going to double back and use the exact same files as the last tutorial so 14 a and B and we're gonna get up to the point where we were at I'm
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using the quick selection tool okay and I'm just drawing around super quick and I've got my selection right and and what we did before is then use the Move tool to just drag it in game problem are there is something called destructive editing and what I'm deciding is is that watch this if I move this out I've cut that background out forever and my selection is kind of fused forever and there's no no going back from that and that's not what I want to do in Photoshop I want to make make a selection maybe a quick selection like this and then maybe go and fix it up later on or make adjustments so just
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have a bit of flexibility to do that you make your selection like we did here and instead of dragging it just click this button down here okay it says add a mask okay it's called a layer mask and what happens is really give it a click and the background disappears okay I need to go through and fix my edges that's fine there's a few little places that need touching up but we'll do that in the next video but what's happened is can you see this layer structure over here my image is protected it's perfectly fine there's nothing destroyed about it this mask just sits over the top hiding things and
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weird that becomes really nice is that later on I can go and fix my mask will do a bitter edge on this or reuse this image for something else where I don't need it to be masked let's go and use it so I'm gonna grab my move tool click hold and drag up to the top here using my technique you can see we end up in the same place forget the same kind of edge here and but you can see over here the mask came along which is lovely and now I can do some modifications to the edge here here is before I couldn't so what I can do is see this down here in
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my layers and I'll talk about which I can you see those lines that appear on the outside because you can work on the image or the mask separately you can see your properties panel changes depending on what part you've got selected I've got my layer mask selected and it gives me options to play around with this mask and real basic one is the feather so watch this I can crank up the feather and it just kind of fit as the outer edges a little bit okay so it wasn't so bit seeing yucky okay it's because it's on a black background it's gonna cuddle it lit the background of the actual image through and often this is all you
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need to do to get a selection looking nice just give it a little bit of a feather so let's a look what else you can do with it so I can right click on my mask and say just disabled I'm not turning it off forever I can just see what was in the background there's not much because it was a black image in the background but if there was other elements that maybe I cropped off that shouldn't have cropped off I can just double check okay so this is very similar thing than what we did in the last video where we you know kind of cropped it out but now we can go back yeah if a layer masks so whenever I'm looking at people's work and I'm seeing if they're kind of self-taught or using
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it like a professional I'd be always looking for layer masks to give future self or other people in the business that open your PSD files the ability to go back and adjust your mask either fix it or maybe just turn it off so they can use the image I can turn it back by right-clicking it and going enable layer mask or I can delete it forever and get rid of it and maybe start again so hopefully you can see the perks for a layer mask what we'll do is we'll look at maybe another example that bitter shows it's like amazingness okay so we're gonna go back to files we had open before remember we did this one here we
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did 12 a and B remember we use the circle that was these two remember we copied and pasted this in so we're gonna do the exact same thing again but just use our layer mask to give ourselves like some professional awesome skills so I'm gonna drag out my circle holding shift to get it there and instead of just going to my move tool and dragging it out cutting the background out and never to be used again I'm gonna undo and I'm just gonna click this button so it's not much in terms of what you do except you can see here it's probably a better example where I've got this mask is this black
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versus white on top of my image and the image is perfectly fine he is what's called non-destructive now we use my technique grab the move tool drag it into this one down here okay now I can go through and start scaling it so remember I'm gonna use my shortcuts from now on command T okay you're gonna scroll it down and let's look at some of the other person I hit return so that's done but remember the edge we had before which was real kind of it was just really hard edged okay so didn't look
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really believable as much as a galaxy and a cup does but the feather and just kind of feather the edge here I'll go maximum feather so you can kind of see the edges there but you can see I can kind of I'll move it out so you can see it it's got a blurry for the edge and just helps better to look slightly more believable it gets better layer marks time you can see at the moment it moves together the mask and the image but you can break that link see this little linking icon here click on it okay and now remember I can click on my mask or my image and in this case I want to leave my mask where it is because it's kind of in the right position for
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the Kovach up but if I grab my image now move tool look at that how Pro we okay we can get our composition rides or make adjustments that the client asked us or you get the idea right so in this class so far we've been doing destructive editing okay by just copying and pasting it or dragging it and from now on though you and me are gonna use layer masks turn the link back on because otherwise it's bit funny having them separate and now let's get into the next video where we start tidying up some of the lists
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easy selections to make we've been doing it easy so far let's make it HUD or at least harder all right see you in that video where we look at something called select a mask hello in this tutorial we're going to take some more complicated selections and masks the most complicated of them all is here that's a little out of focus in the background here okay and using the para Photoshop and it's amazing select and mask feature hey we're gonna mask it out against our sunset background just because using the
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underwhelming li named select and mask feature it's amazing let's go and do it now alright so we've got two files open we've got fourteen a which we've used before and we're gonna open up this new one called 15 okay so grab both of those open and let's start with fourteen a and we're going to build on some of the techniques we've already learned so we are going to use our quick selection tool we're going to use a brush size of it doesn't really matter okay in this case because it's such a clear a division of color in the background so I'm gonna click hold and start dragging around and we did this in the previous
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tutorial so I've got most of it there than an okay job anything I need to fix up is just these bits in the middle here zoom right in I'm gonna pick a smaller brush size now it's shortcut time okay not going through too many in this course because we are at the beginning kind of level but there's some really useful shortcuts like look at your keyboard and you're looking at the P key okay and we are using these square brackets that's next to it okay so the open and close square brackets give them a try it makes your brush bigger and smaller instead of going up the top here and going okay now
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I need a smaller brush size and dragging it up and down it's a nice way to get started so I'm going to do something quite small and I want a minus from the selection so I can go to - yeah Kane just kind of removed that bit dear go to second - that bit there okay smaller get this bit in here yeah I'm not gonna spend too long now cuz that was for a different tutorial I'm gonna tidy that up I say no but I'm gonna do it anyway zoom out and I've got my selection
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and like we did in the previous tutorial we're gonna had a layer mask because that's non-destructive and awesome and we're gonna have something that has an okay edge okay and we looked at doing feather and feathers he doesn't kind of work what we want to do is maybe tuck in a little bit so what we're going to use is this magic thing here called select a mask if you can't see it you might be on this thumbnail here doesn't appear so I can click on my mask and then select a mask appears in my properties panel okay so click on select a mask they should
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could like super-amazing bigger masking fixer thing okay because it's got an insignificant name selected mask but it does some really amazing tricks okay so yours might look like more like this so we need to do a couple of things the first thing is along the top here we need to decide on and I think it defaults to onion skinning we can check it against different backgrounds now this will depend on your actual image houses white against black so if I start masking and get against black okay let's just put a solid black background in
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there to kind of show me the edge it doesn't show me it very well whereas white Izu me a little bit you can see it's a really easy contrast against the edges here so decide what works for you on black on white it might be on the layers that might be one that works for you as well if you've got a layer underneath so where does the magic happen magic happens is this kind of two ways if you go to edge detection okay and after you can just lift this up and it it fixes a lot of things okay and I'm gonna crank it up a little bit and I'll
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show you the preview on and off it can stretch your computer out a little bit now also note that we're not looking at high quality preview you can turn this on it just stresses your machine out even more trying to produce these previews so if you are if the machine is struggling you can turn that off I don't mind on and what we're gonna do is look at the original okay this one here that says show original click that so that's what it used to look like okay and that's what looks like now so it's kind of soften that edge nicely a shortcut for it is P and I use it quite a bit so
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just tap P on your keyboard to turn on and off on and off it smooth it out but I hasn't perfected it I find the magic potion often is done in here and under output unless decontaminate colors this works really well when there's a huge contrast between the background and the foreground that you're trying to mask out from and the color kind of leaks around the outside so if this is against blue you'd have like a blue kind of halo around the outside and that's often where the problems with selections are so you can click on decontaminate colors and magic
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okay said pee on pee off now that's fixed this particular one really well what we'll do is we'll open a more complicated example we'll finish this one off first but we'll get into a more complicated example okay so and there are other options we'll go into global refinements now and this is work for this particular exercise you might find you've got very similar flowering into the background but those two tricks didn't work don't think radius and decontaminate colors are the only things to do stop playing around with smooth okay so let's tune decontaminate colors
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off and then you can see the smoothness just kind of tries to kind of smooth out any kind of jagged lines that you might have gotten your selection fear that does what we did in the earlier example okay I don't find that super helpful and contrast shift is shifted there's a handy one okay just gonna watch this if I go a little bit this way you can see it's just tucking it in so instead of decontaminating the colors it's just kind of shifting the edge of this radius - sing it a little bit okay so trying to trimming off the edges find that is a reasonably useful one - okay so if there
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is a lot of experimentation with this tool I guess is what I'm trying to get across okay when you're finished and what we're gonna do I'm gonna output to our layer mask okay and you can create a new layer from your selection I'm just gonna adjust the one I've already got it's like okay but what I should have done before I clicked okay go back to select a mask and that decontaminate colors is what did the magic for us and I'm gonna say it's making new layer with this new layer mask so I can see my oh one fish is my new one so there's the new one turn it off to my old one back
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on kriti edge turn that one off and went on message but let's go in look at a more complicated example some here or this will work the same for say some grass or something is really hard to select so jump over here to the 15 so this one's a lot trickier weird really hard to do selections as here and out-of-focus here could be the hardest so I'm going to show you a reasonably you know hard thing to do is it going to be absolutely perfect using select a mask no but it's going to get you most of the
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way there it's pretty pretty amazing so what I've done for you for this particular file is I've got two layers I've got the model on top of a background we're gonna try and match these two up okay and what they have to do with our florist I'm not sure but I wanted to do here because everyone's gonna ask about it I know it always happens in my classes so with the layer selected okay I'm gonna go back to my quick selection tool pick a size okay I'm gonna start with 15 just because and I'm just gonna click and drag around to try and get most of it cool so if you're
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playing along yours is not gonna be depending on we've selected okay it's gonna be slightly different result from where I'm at okay but I've got a reasonably it's pretty cool selection okay and what I want to do is add a layer mask okay you're like mmm not very convincing down alright so what we need to do now is click on my mask go select a mask and at the top here we've got to decide against what background where you want to see it now you can see against white against black is probably better in this case remember before it was
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white so against black is a nicer here on layers could be quite useful as well because sometimes you can get a bit carried away with like getting the most perfect mask when really it just needs to look good against here so let's start with on black to make it clearer for you now the radius is just not gonna work in this case I'm gonna zoom in a little bit so you can see kind of because is there's two like contrasting areas there's this kind of out-of-focus here but the nice strong crisp edge of the skin here but if I left up the radius it's gonna try and it's fixing the skin a bit but it's kind of not doing a great
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job over here so radius is not particularly gonna work for me on this case now I can play along with global refinements the problem is it's doing it globally and I have these two really different kind of things going on so I want to use some of these brush tools on this idea and it's this one here it's gonna do most of our work it's called the refine inch brush tool okay and basically it's a brush tool to say Photoshop mm have another go have another look at this particular area that I'm painting and see if you can fix it for me like magic I'm gonna use a bigger brush size
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now I'm cheating and using square brackets okay and you can use the slider up here to pick a different brush size but to make it go bigger and smaller you have a look it down your keyboard it's a shortcut okay it's one of the really helpful ones when you're doing lots of masking next to your P key just to the right of it as square brackets the opening and the closing just tap them and see that it'll make your brush bigger and small I find this is a real easy way to work so what I'm gonna do is make a nice big brush and say Photoshop please have a look at paint I'm gonna
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paint across this and have another look at this stuff give it a second to catch up okay and it's gone through and tried to re mask this part not touching this I might do this one I'm gonna grab a smaller brush and say actually have a look at this as well I'm just painting along down here wow it's hard to do it's very steady hand you might zoom in and just do a nicer job okay so it's kind of fixed so you can kind of see I can work on different areas and kind of start using some of these edge to take some features but not globally just
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particular parts so I'm just gonna work around and say that was a bad go I have another go this wasn't great this wasn't great this wasn't great and moving around give that another go just bit another go now remember we're doing against black and it's not a like it's very unforgiving so it's a good way to get started but don't get disheartened if you like man this is never gonna look good it's not perfect around the outsides yet I'm gonna keep working around I have another coat that
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please let go that guy okay all right I'm going super fast I should be changing my brush size a little bit more but let's just have a little look against our background so let's look at against the layers so this is kind of a more important kind of thing to look across you can see some of the the hairs coming through which is cool it's not as blobby but there's a little bit of blue now do you remember from the last thing we did where if there's color kind of leaking around the signs I love this one here under output called decontaminate
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colors and it kind of just tries to get rid of that stuff around outside and we're looking pretty magic now right I am impressing myself which I shouldn't because I've done this before but I am impressed with Photoshop it's really cool especially this selected mask and you can see now I can just zoom in and just work on the parts that I find aren't quite working so you have to change your brush size it's gonna go through and have another little look let's zoom out okay see how convincing it is I'm gonna probably have to go through and have a little look at doing a little bit more with a brush for these kind of bits that are still a little bit
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blue but you can see if you've tried to do this in Photoshop before and like it's it's used to be impossible okay so selector mask has really kind of lifted that game for us for things like here that are out of focus or trees and leaves that are kind of moving so there is just times where it's just really hard if you've got somebody with sandy blond here moving out of focus against the hay-bale and select a mask is not going to be you're a super awesome selection trick you need some sort of
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contrast so if you're in charge of the photo shoot make sure that there's some sort of contrast against your model or the product that you're shooting so that you can use tools like this later on and post alright I hope you have fun with it I love it when it came out select a mask you are awesome thank you Photoshop let's get into the next tutorial where we start looking at smart objects hi there in this video we're going to look at what a smart object is a lot of people ask me why should I be using them there are lots of forums people say always use smart objects okay we're
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gonna dive in figure out the pros and cons for them right now in Photoshop alright so we're gonna look at the two parts we're gonna look at smart objects for images and then we'll look at it for things like logos and icons they traditionally call Victor objects so and to get started make sure you've got sixteen a open K 16 a smart objects from these source files now let's bring in an image now we're going to do it our way file open okay and let's open up the one called 16b okay another image from
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norwood themes great so we're gonna use our trick move tool click hold drag drag drag we've done this before we can pretty good at it right okay and we've got our image here it's really big okay lots of quality in there awesome and I want to scale it down so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna show you the wrong way well the way we've been doing it and in the new fancy way so I'm gonna grab my ass edit transform and scale remember going to use my shortcut come on T you know swim out a little bit okay I'm gonna scale it down to something more appropriate and let's say
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I get it down to this size for what reason mainly just to show you an example let's say I want to use a quite small I'm gonna remove the background it's gonna be this like little petite thing in here okay I click return done little later on I'm like actually actually what I might do is make a pick out so I mean use my shortcut again command key on a Mac ctrl T on a PC and I'm gonna make it nice and big what you'll notice is can you see the quality of this guy here I want it nice and big in here okay hit return the quality just disappeared okay and that's what the
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value of a smart object comes in okay if you make it really small Photoshop goes okay I'm gonna get all the pixels I don't need and when you make it bigger they're just not there anymore unless we use a smart object so with this layer selected I'm going to delete them okay and we're gonna bring in the the proper way so same technique drag it across to this tab here and before you do anything right click the layer it says layer one okay we're gonna K convert to smart object and nothing looks like it changes okay the only thing that changes really is the icon here on the thumbnail that
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wasn't there before we turn it off turn it back on cool so that is yeah basically all you need to do you don't need to remember to do much okay but what happens now if I go to my transform and I scale it down smaller okay t-time not always that word okay Oh bad transform hold down shift down okay hit return it's really teeny tiny zoom in okay but when I make a bigger let's go you can see all the
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quality is still there okay so that's that perfect though that's the kind of thing for smart objects what it is is think of it like a wrapper that goes around the outside it's like a little cocoon about return now it's a little cocoon that I put the image inside okay that protects it so even though I make it smaller it's in this kind of like protective shell inside that shell is still a full quality image now your file size will be bigger okay because we've got the big version in the amp but it means that gives me lots of flexibility later on to do resizing and it protects it from what's called destructive editing things
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that are wreck the image okay you can kind of do stuff to it but inside is still the good version what I'm gonna do now is do this I'm gonna play with my layout water now just so you know the structure of this I made a rectangle using the rectangle tool Rizzy yeah okay and then I added our color gradient overlay we did this earlier in the course right I've got some text there as well alright the next thing we're going to do is we're going to look at so images are used that way you know that's the best way to use them let's look at say our icons in logos so let's bring it in and you can bring in
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logos two different ways I'll show you two different ways cuz there's just some people if you've already got illustrator schools what you're probably going to be doing is working in Illustrator so I'm in Adobe Illustrator you don't have to do this you can just watch if you don't have Ellis traitor installed I'm gonna fight open to my exercise files and I'm gonna open up this one here 16c okay it's my victor logo and the cool thing about this and so illustrator is is really handy for drawing things like logos and icons okay better than Photoshop but let's say it's been drawn in this program what I can do is grab my
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black arrow select it all go to copy okay hit it copy jump back into Photoshop okay and then go edit paste and here you'll be defaults to pixels and pixels is not the good way we love smart objects okay let's do the before and after so I'm gonna bring in pixels and hit return okay to get it the right size I'm gonna do the same thing I'm gonna paste it again so two options one is smart objects it's turn off add to my current library for the moment it doesn't really matter it's quick okay I'm gonna hit return get it the right
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size so now I have to using both methods okay and the difference is going to be that same scaling thing there so I'm going to zoom a little bit you can see it and they're both the same kind of quality at the moment so this is my second one that's the first one let's name them let's go no smart not smart this one here it's very smart I never think both of them at the same time click the first one hold shift click the second one and use my shortcut
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for scaling member command key on a Mac ctrl T on a PC and get ready for it let's zoom out okay and let's make this thing very big and I'm gonna hit return you'll notice that the one on the left here okay is a little look one on the left here is horrible you've all seen that okay it's all pixelated and there's a Terp elation everywhere see this guy's Matijevic man is like a krispies was she it's probably she okay so that is the
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big difference okay when you're bringing in logos or icons you've got from say your enviro elements account and it does give you the option it says would you like it to be a smart object yes object smart object is the way to go why would you not use a smart object there is a handful of safe filters up here that just won't work if there is like lens blur won't work if it's a smart object every new version of photoshop they seem to be able to include more and more of these features so smart blur doesn't work on that but let's look at the not smart object okay and let's go to filter
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blur and lens birds available so that's one of the drawbacks okay the other drawback it makes the file size big let's say you did want to use lens blur okay so i'm going to get rid of my not very smart laughs goodbye i'd say i'd like this though and i'd like to kind of make it nice and big but i I want to add a lens blur to it so it's not gonna work until I convert it back into a not smart object okay and what that's really cool is if you right-click the word very smart there's one that says rasterize
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layer' nothing's gonna change except now when i scale it up it's not gonna have make crisp quality it'll scale down just fine about any bigger it's not going to be able to redraw so I don't want to do filters just kind of an example I guess I'm gonna go to edit step backwards until my little icon appears and I'm going to show you one of the other perks for using a smart object especially with things like logos and icons so I'm going to do a couple things I'm going to shrink it down because it's meant to be kind of over here
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my Eric use just a tap it around on my keyboard let's make it white with this layer selected we're gonna use the effects and we'll use color overlay and mine's already be folded to white which is cool click okay so I've got that version right now I want to use it in a kind of like a hero graphic way so that big kind of thing you saw at the beginning kind of covering the background so I'm going to right-click him I'm gonna duplicate them and I give them a name it's gone hero graphic so I've got two of them now kind of on top
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of each other I'm gonna scale this one up and because it's a smart object it's got all the lovely vector hit return when you're finished I'm gonna lower the opacity to kind of make it a more of a watermark thing in there okay and so we're the perk is I've got two versions of this now and let's say that I'm still developing this logo or icon and I want to change it there's a really cool neat little trick you can do with smart objects I can double click let's say the very smart option double-click the
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thumbnail all of this little icon double click it now it's going to open up in the program that created it okay so in this case it's going to be illustrator okay so I'm going to click OK and what it does is you see that original guy I copied across okay it's the second version like they're not connected that original one I made and copied in doesn't have any sort of connection so I'm just going to close them down but this guy here this is a victor smart object there's a total connection back to my Photoshop what I can do is that zoom in okay I'm just gonna do a real
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basic use my white arrow and I click on this thing here and I'm just gonna drag the point of the handles I'm just I don't know what I'm doing wrecking it okay so I'm just adjusting this okay clients ask for changes or arch stunts like kids when I hit save so I'm gonna get a file save jump back into Photoshop you ready you see it got the little tab there okay there's a little thing we made okay there he is them and there's the big tab
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there so they're connected together okay so it makes for like lots of changes especially if you're doing a so you've got lots of kind of you use the logo a few different times it's all connected even if you're just using it once it's nice to be able to go inside make a change and see it update across different artwork I am totally wrecking this thing now justise know that it's wrecked save it jump back in here you can see I've wrecked my logo Jamaican here and do it save it back into here and it updates
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so to recap basically bring in an image whatever size it is convert it to a smart object do your work if you have to convert it into a non smart object okay it's right-clicking it and rasterizing it there are some extra perk for victor and objects can't copying and pasting from it works the same for InDesign or illustrator copying and pasting logos and the other thing I'll quickly show you is instead of copying and pasting from illustrator you can use this file and this one it hits is place embedded I click on this I can do the same thing without helping to
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open up illustrator you might not be that keen on that you might not have any skills in illustrator so you can go straight to here bring in your vector file place everything's perfect click OK and enter in your keyboard to get at the right size and cool thing about that is that Photoshop is clever enough to say I'm just gonna make in my smart object so you don't really need to I guess make that decision at the beginning but you still have all the same perks being habitat double click it go into it and make adjustments and go back in again and have it update in Photoshop again
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alright Smart Objects kind of confusing easy with images you're gonna be in lots of images so hundred-percent smart objects all the time alright I think I just need to finish this video now and we'll get on to the next one where we look at some of the transform and warp tools pretty exciting cool fun Photoshop stuff let's jump into there now and get started hey there in this video we're gonna take this kind of flat graphic at the top right here and wrap it around our coffee cup and stick it under the book and kind of make it so interacts with the background you can kind of see it
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they're all using the magical transform tools in Photoshop let's get into it alright so first up I've got 17a transform okay it's from raw pixel on unsplash now let's bring in our logo that we're gonna try and morph around here so let's go to file and let's go to place embittered and we're gonna start with this one here called 17b we're gonna use transform logo 17b click on place yep everything's perfect click okay and then we're going to get it to the size we want I'm happy
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how it comes in its gonna hit return on my keyboards or inter and remember from the last video when we talked about Smart Objects Melek Photoshop is awesome and it converts it to a smart object automatically in the very next video that's gonna cause us problems okay so what we need to do is we need to learn some of these edit transform tools you can do the basics while it's a smart object like scale and rotate which we've covered already and we'll cover skew I'd never use skew okay you might need skew okay I'm gonna hit escape to say no I didn't mean that so
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and not a smart object it's not gonna work for us in this case so we'll just right-click the name and we go to this one that says rasterize layer' okay nothing changes except the icons go and we get to do this we get to go to edit transform and we're gonna use we're gonna start with just one okay and it's just gonna allow us to it looks kind of a similar as scale but when you grab one of the corners you'll notice it's a little bit squidgy okay so what I'm gonna try and do is I can click anywhere in the middle to move it don't use their little crosshairs in the middle just anywhere else and then I'm just gonna
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kind of try and lay this thing down on the ground this is just a lot of like trying to a lot of like tongue out getting does it look right does that look right there's a lot of that's okay when you're doing this technique okay I'm just trying to make it look like it's on the floor it could be painful to watch and yeah I fit around the way just to make it feel like it's on that grunt you give that a go okay when you'll finish though remember it'll be all greyed out until you hit return on your keyboard or inside on your keyboard to say yep that's what I meant cool so that is the distort and
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transformation there's a few other ones will just quickly discuss rather than go through and edit transform there is the option of flipping vertical and horizontal just kind of flips it over okay let's look at one of the other ones let's bring in another graphic let's go to file let's go to place and bidded you could be copying and pasting from Photoshop avoiding these smart smart object using pixels in that case let's go down to 17 see just there a square version that I made click OK if you do get stuck in this kind of
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middle land ok just means that again nothing's gonna work it's kind of saying I'm broadening it in but what size would you like it to be I'm just gonna say int on my keyboard bring into the net size please same problem as before we're gonna have to right-click them and go to rasterize layer' with my move tool I'm just gonna move it into the middle here and now I'm gonna try and I want to kind of make it wrap around this coffee cup now there is a sitting in here that I I'll just quickly show you perspective I never use perspective why because I just find I use warp or it does this which is kind of cool you might like this this
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might work for you but you can't kind of rotate it and I find to do that effect that we did earlier distort is a lot more flexible okay you might like perspective have a play with it I don't find it very useful at all I'm gonna hit this escape when I do find super useful is under edit transform there's this one called warp so I use that one and that one quite a bit when I'm trying to fake things okay so distort was grateful laying this guy down on the ground and warp it works very similar except it's more like fabric now so I'm gonna zoom in across
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and if I grab one of the corners here and just drag it around can you see it's more like fabric whereas this was kind of like you know we're playing with the perspective it was quite solid whereas this everything's cut bhindi so the cool thing about this there's pros and cons and there are some default shapes at the top here you can pick arc okay and you can pick though arc and there's some adjustments over here and you might get lucky and like you might just get the perfect one so say this one here the band say it's a wine bottle and there's no like at the moment there's a bit of a perspective here it's not straight on so
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you might decide that actually you can't go negative so say negative 50 baby negative 20 okay and you can kind of get it but there's this other kind of I want it to be flaring out a little bit so these custom ones okay and not gonna be that useful except a fish remember fish okay we do this with type you always need fish it's not there's never not occasion for fish and if you want to get back to custom it's this top one here okay actually I don't want to start with first shot I'm gonna hit escape on my keyboard to get back I was and just start again hit it
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transform and let's go to warp okay and what I'm gonna do is again just kind of a lot of playing around going I there's a lot of dragging over so and what happens is is kind of two four main corners so these kind of four corners okay and then there's these things these handles that affect how it gets into these corners so you need to play around with a bit of both okay so I you can just watch me there's a lot of just trial and error and practice in this case okay a bit further and what I'm looking at as I'm just trying to mock up trying to follow the edges here and
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follow the cup top and bottom so I need this to Bolger a little birds I need this to kind of come out a little bit here so we're doing quite a rigid object and I use this technique for say it's a mocking up an image on a bull board so I've got a photo of a billboard and I've got my kind of like design that I've made for the billboard it's a good way of kind of just you know trying to stick it on there and fake it I use this quite a bit when we do branding deals where we're trying to get sponsors logos onto shirts and stuff we want to mock it up game and another use you might not be
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using this of this much but and I got a few tattoos and what I do is when I'm designing them I like to mock them up on my body in Photoshop where they would be colors like look just to kind of yet bend them around cuz you can get quite you can see you can kind of follow the curves of the body with enough kind of prodding I'm gonna go I've got a wreck by now don't prod it too much okay so you can like form this around the human body as well which is quite cool so I'm gonna try and get my back to roughly
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where it was you're getting the idea now that I've wrecked mine it looked better before okay so I'm gonna jump out now and pause the video and actually make it look half decent like I had it before and I'll be back alright and I'm back and I spend a bit of time just kind of flaring it out I'm mentioning that how long did it take oh no I was at it for about 2 or 3 minutes okay trying to get the bulges rides there's no miracle potion for that but the last thing we'll do before we go is the distorting and the warping is awesome you be both of them in your tool kit but I want to get this to interact
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with the background a little better because it's the same color of course it looks a little fake so we're gonna make it a little less by let's find the right lair it's a slay here I turn the I on and off to work out which lair I'm on and at the top here we're gonna change the blending mode we're not gonna cover blending modes hardcore now we're just gonna look at switching it from normal does magical one cord multiply and you can see it just interacts with a background a whole lot better it's the way that there's layer interacts with other things underneath it's the same with this layer here we click on my transform logo and I go into normal and multiply you can see
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just blends with the background it changes the color a bit but actually makes it feel a lot more realistic the cool thing about is if I click on this I can move it around because it's interacting with the background you can see it kind of starts looking pretty cool huh all right so that's gonna be it for our transforming they've jump into the next video where we start looking at photo retouching alright I'll see you in the next video welcome back everyone in this video we're going to look at my favorite tool in Photoshop it's called the Spot Healing Brush and it's used a lot for retouching it's we're gonna do a couple of cool things like this will
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remove some graffiti off the wall medica we're going to remove some blemishes of this man you see his face before after we're even gonna go as far as removing people completely look what do you mean there he is look there was a person there and now it's gone come on let's go learn how to use this fancy tool in Photoshop right now alright so let's open up how exercise files file open and there's going to be three that we're working with 18 a B and C so we'll start with this one here
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now we're going to retouch out some of his blemishes and things now it's a bit I worked as a retoucher for a long time and I'm I don't really like what we do I love the technology though so let's look at the technology not so much the faking life stuff so what we're gonna do we're gonna use this thing called The Healing Brush okay so the Spot Healing Brush is the top option so click and hold down we want this one here okay and in terms of brush size it will depend on your image in this particular one I'm using about I'm guessing about about 50
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okay so you can drop this down I use my brackets there remember familiar okaying so brackets are really good for changing brush sizes doesn't matter if it's the healing brush or just a regular brush tool so I've got my size at 15 and crank your hardness down to zero so just drag it down to zero just a nice even edge so and when you're using it there's a good way in a bad way the bad way is just working straight on it and I want to show you that first because it is pretty magic watch this so I just click hold my mouse kind of paint it out so I'm just dragging left and right let go magic huh I'm gonna go to
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edit undo undo undo undo undo it just magics our way things is I can't believe how cool and amazing it is well done Photoshop but now you know when people say that person is being photoshopped man it's hard to tell if it's if you're a good retouch uh it's hard to tell so one of the problems with that is that's called destructive editing like I can't go back now what ends up happening is what you're gonna paint out another one and paint it you just click once on some of these ok depending how big you might have to adjust your brush size but eventually you'll end up with this person that looks like the quite fake they look like the photoshopped kind of
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a plastic weird skin so what you do is I'm gonna go there's an option on under here called file revert that just gets it back to when I first open the document or at least last saved okay so I'll go all the way to the beginning so the more pro way of using that tool is to create a new layer down here it's a blank layer nothing on it I'm gonna call it my retouch layer and all I need to do is the same tool but I need to do this one here that says sample all layers so instead of like it's just gonna look through to this layer underneath game
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and make sure if yours is not it's set to content a weird should be quite default it should be set to normal just copy what I've got so now when I do it the same thing happens watch I can kind of paint over these things paint over paint over and you can work your way around Kay brush lasers member is square brackets next to your p key open and close okay you can go through and you can start working it but after a while it starts looking a bit fake I'm just so good that it's not looking think okay let's have a look now now
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that person is yeah let's just talk about let's say it is looking you know sad look a little fake or plasticky okay what you can do is this lay its on its own layer which is that perfect but it's what they call non-destructive okay because the background is fine so what I can do is turn them on and off on you know if it's really good for just seeing your work okay okay see your handiwork and the other thing you can do is if it is starting to look a bit fakers you've just been at it for a long time often with this retouch layer selected just drag the opacity down a little bit and what that does is it lets some of the
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background it just makes this a little see-through so you can start to see why when I drove it right down right up right down runner you can just kind of find your balance of real life kind of like like maybe muting the the marks and blemishes rather than turning them off because the problem with a lot of light at a friend in just casting for models and the problem is is they're hedge hearts and she'll get people in and they're like hey you don't like that person not all really you know because of all the retouching so sometimes you know it needs to be a kind of a balance
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I guess softening some of the features or the wrinkles or the acne whatever it is that's the technique make sure it's on its own layer make sure sample all layers is in there so let's get away from retouching people and let's look at one of their cool practical uses of say something like this now we've got our brick wall here and it's got somebody needs more love okay and we want to remove it let's say it's just yeah bed graffiti sounds good graffiti we all need more love so same technique here we're gonna make a new layer we're gonna use verse by healing brush and now we're gonna
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find an appropriate brush size I'm gonna zoom in a little bit okay and my 50 from last time is probably gonna work now when you're doing this you need to click hold your mouse key down and paint I'm holding down the mouse key the whole time and just give it a good work okay and let go and it partially worked okay is I'm gonna paint him out as well and we're getting there now this walls gonna be pretty forgiving because of the brickwork it's not and like it's it's so damaged if this was a really even brick wall this technique is
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going to be mmm average abyss it's really good with like nature okay so some of the things down here see and remove this glass bottle whatever it is okay it's really good it's really hard to tell where it was okay if you do find it's not working for you you can go to eat it undo and just try again often just the act of trying again will give you a different result okay so you can keep working your way around okay I'm gonna you when you're practicing keep working your way around you get the sense of kind of how it works you can see I lost that bird but
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it depends I guess it's pretty amazing though right if you had to go ahead if you're old-school Photoshop and you'll be like clone tool stamp forget the clone tool stamp wow that was a good remove okay so you can kind of work these out let's look at this last option here and it's really really good for let's kind of like natural textures okay stop zooming a little bit my brush size I'm gonna make a bit bigger you can see I can click on this actually bear den new layer make sure what's sample all layers I'm gonna just paint some of this
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stuff out you can see pretty magic huh like I can't believe how good this tool is and it works amazingly because of this rough texture but it was perfectly like some sort of chick aboard it wouldn't work because there's too many repeating patterns now where it doesn't work and sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't I grabbed this example assuming that I couldn't mask out this person I'm like no way it'll do badly then I win made a big paintbrush and I painted her out mmm and then something Photoshop did some magic I have to wait a little while
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cuz it's doing its best but then it just she just disappeared I was like and not a good example but there will be times where it just doesn't work you'll try and do it and it will try its best but it'll look like there's some sort of weird distortion going on in the the world so and know that it does work really well it's a great kind of starting point at least if it doesn't work perfectly you can try and touch it up other ways but I am like I teaches all the time and I'm so impressed like these are new examples and I'm just like man how good is that tool
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alright so that's gonna be it remember it's on its own layer so we can non-destructive we can go back later on but yeah that is gonna be the end for the Spot Healing Brush from this exercise we're gonna look at the next tutorial where actually it's even more amazing it's called content-aware so we'll do that next in the next video hi there in this video we're going to look at something called content-aware fill it is my second most favorite tool or feature in all of Photoshop it allows to do fun things where I've got this extra space over here this is the original
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image I just need to magic up some background in pre-press there let's look at another couple examples where this one here actually the original is the smaller version but the background got invented using content aware scale a couple more examples that's the original I tighten them all together in about two seconds using the same tool let's look at this last one here I've got a really terrible format okay it's a banner ad or a big litter box image can I need all this background in magic the table got bigger background got bigger let's learn how to do this
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now in Adobe Photoshop alright to get started let's open up all of the 19 series that are in the source files so there's 19 a B C and D we're gonna start with this one here called from met Qin ok this lovely macro photograph of a bee or wasp one and the original photograph ends here but we need it to be longer for let's say it's a when you end up loading up photographs on a double page spread so like across the middle of a magazine across two pages there's always this like gap on the edge here because
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the format's don't match up in terms of sizes so we just need to make it bit bigger now we could try using the Healing Brush and clone tool stamp and there's lots of options but there's this magical tool remember my second favorite tool in this whole program so first thing we need to do is just make sure on the right layer it should be already layer 0 bad naming then and go to our magic tool under edit and go to content aware scale okay if I just I'm gonna escape if I just use the regular scale transform that we have I'm gonna scale it out and obviously it's not gonna be
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particularly exciting but if I use this one get ready hit it content aware scale and start dragging it slowly this way watch what happens Magica the background is bigger but the B slash wasp and flower stay exactly the same when you've got it to where you want hit enter and dance around because that is a super cool useful tool to use okay so let's say we're going to use this one here okay and now it's not gonna work in every instance if you like oh goodness there is it it's then it's
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all I need okay it works I've picked some images that work particularly well it works really good when there's at an object and some generic background if this was clop now cropped and really kind of like this really really small like this it's not gonna work very well okay so it doesn't work on all give it a test and we'll look at it a few examples now and see how to work it so this one here what we need to do for it to work is I need to go to edit and look content-aware Scout doesn't work on this image here so we're in nineteen be looking at Katherine Hanlan's so for this to work we've run into this problem
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a couple of times member the background that's got a lock on it to double click the web background give it a name as Helens and what we're gonna do is I'm gonna zoom out a little bit okay and I need to extend because I want to make it say a Facebook profile you know the top of Facebook where you've got the big it's called a like a litter box kind of format where it's kind of white so I'm gonna use my crop tool originally in this one here I did this for you okay remember we head at this size okay so I'm will do it together this time so using the crop tool you can see here
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earlier we crop things down but you can actually crop things out okay so I'm cropping it out so that I've got this extra room here I'm not going to get too goth hit return when you've got the crop right with that same layer selected edit content aware scale and then start dragging you'll see our flower somehow takes they magically were in their position and the wall gets bigger just super cool okay let's hit enter to confirm it now you might run into a problem here we're and crop tool I'm
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gonna click once drag it up so you want to make it bigger because you want to put some you need some room for text at the top here the trouble with this one is that it's not gonna work particularly well so it doesn't work in all the cases so watch as I start dragging it up the wall gets bigger but eventually can you see the pots getting bigger okay so there are times where it just doesn't quite work buds and it's still pretty cool who knew what that look like this town with all right let's look at some other instances let's look at 19c so we've kind of expanded things out and that's cool but you can also so
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back to my move tool make sure double click this layer this one here is any NX prat we've got a couple from who this one in the next one okay and let's say that this placements here well I just I guess I want to show you an example where you can go edit content aware scale instead of going out which is super cool watch this you can go in you see this bottom guys that moving in just magically in the shadows start distorting and watch this I can tighten all these guys together to make a nice kind of a smaller group eventually it's
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gonna start doing weed stuff okay but you know for slight adjustments like this man instead of trying to mask them all out moving together this is such a big kind of time saver can I drink him down and spread them out I can't I can kind of reform this whole kind of composition here really quite easily I returned when you're finished and I'll grab my move tool my computer's gonna stress out okay move tool there we go we've got this kind of like a little bit of distortion there but you get the idea right now let's look at this last one
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and get a little bit more hardcore because they're going to be times where everything looks perfect except for there's one little thing so I'm gonna do the same thing here I'm gonna zoom out he's my crop tool okay because I want to do that litter box again I want to be quite big ish i use this heaps when i'm doing i did a lot of HTML banner ads which are just really weird shapes you know that kind of really far long thin leaderboard or banner ad or that skyscraper that's just really bad format okay so reshaping images this way is
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perfect so I've used the crop tool make sure my name is not background and I'm gonna go to edit transform I'm gonna go to edit content aware scale there's gonna be a bit of a problem look you can see him there's the paper so everything else is pretty amazing right the disc just got bigger the leaves they find this is is a great but it couldn't work out this thing got a little lost in there so you hit escape say I didn't mean that and what we can do is we can protect bits of areas so if you scale it out and it's not quite working what you do is you grab any selection tool you
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like might be there we've used the rectangle an elliptical marquee tool getting is our favorite the quick selection tool and I'm just gonna kind of draw a box in the air and it's super quick and easy just kind of runs out and grabs the edges of this which is perfect and I'm gonna go to select save selection okay so that we need to do this step first so we make any selection we like we figure out the bad bets go to select save selection and give the selection a name a name I never do you should okay I'm gonna go to select deselect so I'm done with that now you
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just make your selections it can be multiple selections in my case it's just a little one now when I go to in its content aware scale okay and there's an option up here this is protect drop that down and it says I know that's the thing I wrote okay and and now hopefully it's gonna protect that little selection hit return oh my goodness there is pretty amazing I love it so much now we're doing pretty big examples here were dragging it quite far out to kind of out you show off a little bit but you might
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be doing to smaller adjustments just to kind of make it a bit bigger or to fit your dimensions okay and drag it out see if anything goes wrong if something does go wrong see if you can make a selection first save that selection then start dragging and use that protect feature now another caveat for this one is that it's gonna work on like 40% of your images perfectly okay using the techniques we've learned here there are some that just don't work really kind of confusing backgrounds where maybe it's a crop in really tight of an object or a
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person it doesn't work very well so there are times it just doesn't work and it's never gonna work but there are times where it's just a lifesaver and half a days with a Photoshop work can be fixed with content aware scale all right let's get on to one of the last videos where we look at exporting for all the different kinds of formats web social print all right I'll see you over there everyone this video is all about exporting our files out of Photoshop so we've done our work we're finished and now we need to do something with them we'll cover how to send them to different Adobe applications as well as
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sending them out to print and web and social media so let's get started so first up open up our file it's called 20 exporting PSD now this is something we've worked on earlier so you can have your version Yanik so the first use cases let's say I've designed this and I want to put it into something like InDesign Adobe InDesign and that's a desktop publishing app so where I make my magazines and books and flyers and brochures now this technique is true for all of the Adobe software could be After Effects it could be premiere could be illustrator they
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all all they really want is there's actually nothing to do when you export it you just leave it as this PSD this working file with all these layers exactly the same file you use in Photoshop I'll show you what I mean so I'm working on this document here and InDesign I want to bring in my file file they use place in InDesign I find my source files is the between T click open I drag out my file I want to kind of cover this thing great down come so
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that's what kind of banner that I've created and you can see just comes through looks great it'll print fine from InDesign ok so if you need to incorporate a Photoshop document in any other Adobe product just bring in the PSD one of the perks for it though is if I go back into Photoshop and in here and I need to make some amends so let'