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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Content Aware Functions

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Introduction To Photoshop

14m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Learning Photoshop
0:51
Key To Learning Photoshop
0:52
Four Categories of Photoshop
1:39
Selections
1:40
Corrections
2:23
Retouching
2:40
Manipulation
3:15
Bridge, Camera RAW, and Photoshop Overview
3:46
Bridge
3:47
Camera RAW
4:26
Photoshop
5:03
Example: Editing an Image
5:30
Working In Bridge
5:36
Working In Camera RAW
7:19
Working In Photoshop
9:15
Shadows & Highlights Adjustment
10:02
Cropping & Canvas Size Adjustment
10:49
Noise Adjustment
12:24
Lesson Summary
14:02
The Importance of Quality

17m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Mantra of Quality
2:07
The Mantra of Quality
2:08
Setting Up Your Camera
3:50
Setting Up Your Camera For JPEG & RAW
3:51
Camera Image Quality and Image Size Screenshots
5:55
Some Tips on Taking Quality Photos
8:28
Fill The Frame & Compose your Shot Tightly In The Monitor
8:53
Example 1: Taking Quality Photos
9:20
Example 2: Taking Quality Photos
10:28
Example 3: Taking Quality Photos
10:53
Check Your Focus
11:46
Be Careful of Camera Shake
13:06
Make Sure That You Get The Best Exposure
14:24
Shoot Multiple Angles and Focal Lengths
15:14
Shoot Several Shots of a Scene If You Can
17:10
Light & Color

15m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
A Simple Lesson in Light & Color
1:07
What is Light?
1:08
Brightness
1:19
Color
2:26
Transmitted Light vs. Reflected Light
3:01
Transmitted Light is Additive
4:34
Reflected Light is Subtractive
6:23
Why Is This Important In Photoshop?
7:16
Color Spaces
7:48
Visible Spectrum of Color
8:12
ProPhoto RGB
8:42
Adobe RGB
9:58
sRGB
10:40
CMYK
11:34
Set Camera to Adobe RGB and Photoshop Default to Adobe RGB
13:10
RGB vs. CMYK
14:11
White Balance and Monitor Calibration

17m 34s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
White Balance
0:55
What is White Balance?
0:56
White Balance Preset In Your Camera
1:53
Example: White Balance
3:09
Daylight
4:06
Tungsten
4:36
Shade
5:33
How Does White Balance Apply in Photoshop?
6:56
Camera RAW & Temperature Slider
6:57
Monitor Calibration
8:39
Monitor Calibration
8:40
Calibrating Your Monitor Overview
9:32
A Basic Color Monitor Calibration Method
10:51
A Basic Method for Calibrating to a Printer
13:25
Lesson Summary
17:03
II. Workspace
The Workspace

20m 17s

Intro
0:00
The Work Space
0:15
Application Frame
0:16
The New Interface
2:22
The Tool Bar
4:28
The Options Bar
7:31
The Menu Bar
8:38
The Panels
9:16
Mini Bridge and Video Timeline
11:20
The Document Window
12:39
Arranging Documents
16:15
Customizing Your Workspace
17:33
Lesson Summary
19:27
The Tool Bar & Essential Shortcuts

14m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Essential Key Commands in Photoshop
0:43
Photoshop Tools - Defined
1:40
Photoshop CS6 Tools & Tool Shortcut Key
2:14
Photoshop CS6 Tools & Tool Shortcut Key: Overview
2:15
Move Tool
2:51
Hand Tool
3:04
Marquee Tool
3:26
Lasso Tool
3:42
Quick Selection Tool & Magic Wand Tool
4:11
Crop Tool
4:41
Perspective Crop Tool & Slice Tool
7:32
Color Sampler & Eyedropper Tool
8:09
Healing Brush Tool
9:14
Brush/Pencil Tool
9:28
Clone/Pattern Stamp Tool
9:37
History Brush Tool
9:52
Eraser Tool
10:07
Gradient
10:16
Blur/Sharpen/Smudge Tool
10:23
Dodge/Burn/ Sponge Tool
10:31
Pen Tool
10:43
Text Tool
10:50
Path Selection Tool
11:03
Shape Tool
11:09
Hand & Rotate View Tool
11:37
Zoom Tool
11:57
Quick Mask
13:01
Screen Mode
13:17
The Menu Bar

17m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
File
0:34
New
0:50
Open
1:05
Browse in Bridge and Mini Bridge
1:14
Open as Smart Objects
1:33
Open Recent
1:56
Close, Close All, Close and Go to Bridge…
2:55
Save, Save As, and Save for Web
3:22
Place, Import, Export
4:00
Automate
4:09
Scripts
5:21
Edit
6:18
Undo, Step Forward, and Step Backward
6:19
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Special
6:47
Fill and Stroke
7:10
Content-Award Scale & Puppet Warp
7:17
Free Transform and Transform
7:29
Color Settings & Keyboard Shortcuts
7:50
Image
8:27
Mode
8:30
Adjustments
9:07
Layer
10:08
Layer
10:09
Type
10:31
Type
10:32
Filter
11:24
Filter
11:25
View
12:04
Proof Setup & Colors
12:11
Rulers
12:46
Show Grid & Guides
13:04
Show Pixel Grid
13:58
Window
14:57
Window
14:58
Help
15:27
Help
15:28
Setting Preferences

18m 36s

Intro
0:00
Setting Preferences: General
0:21
Color Picker, HUD Color Picker, and Image Interpolation
0:22
Auto-Update Open Documents, Beep When Done, and Dynamic Color Sliders
1:54
Export Clipboard
2:27
Use Shift Key for Tool Switch
2:40
Resize Image During Place
3:15
Animated Zoom
3:51
Zoom Resizes Windows
4:30
Zoom with Scroll Wheel & Zoom Clicked Point to Center
5:01
Flick Panning
5:33
Vary Round Brush Hardness Based on HUD Vertical Movement
5:49
Place or Drag Raster Images as Smart Objects
6:06
Setting Preferences: Interface
6:33
Appearance
6:44
Options
7:08
Setting Preferences: File Handling
7:44
File Saving Options
7:45
File Compatibility
9:40
Camera Raw Preferences
10:34
Setting Preferences: Performance
12:35
Memory Usage
12:36
History & Cache
13:36
Graphics Processor Settings
14:05
Setting Preferences: Cursors
14:36
Painting Cursors
14:37
Other Cursors & Brush Preview
15:29
Setting Preferences: Transparency & Gamut
15:41
Transparency Settings
15:42
Gamut Warning
15:54
Setting Preferences: Units & Rulers
16:36
Units & Rulers
16:37
Setting Preferences: Guides, Grid & Slices
16:50
Guides, Grid and Slices
16:51
Setting Preferences: Plug-in & Type
17:52
Plug-in & Type
17:53
III. Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge Overview

18m 13s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Basic Interface
0:53
Starting Adobe Bridge
0:54
General Tab
1:52
The Panels
3:50
The Panels
3:51
The Tools Bar
6:35
Navigation Tool
6:43
Favorites
7:20
Recent Files
7:33
Boomerang
7:48
Get Photos from Camera & Refines
8:17
Open in Camera Raw & Output
9:28
Thumbnail Qualities
9:56
Sorting Files
10:50
Workspace Layout
11:09
Filmstrip
11:32
Metadata
12:05
Output
12:15
Menu Bar
13:20
Menu Bar
13:21
Content View Controls
13:48
Content View Controls
13:49
Customizing the Workspace
15:25
Customizing the Workspace
15:26
Lesson Summary
17:19
Importing, Sorting, and Rating

22m 22s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Preferences
0:32
Accessing Preferences
1:00
Appearance
1:13
Behavior
1:34
Favorite Items
2:00
Metadata
2:28
Menu Bar
3:14
File
3:15
Edit
4:04
View
4:48
Stacks and Label
5:33
Window
7:22
Importing Images
7:39
Getting Images
7:40
Selecting Specific Files
8:35
Save Options
11:17
Advanced Options
12:33
Apply Metadata
13:25
Editing & Rating
14:28
Editing & Rating
14:29
Filtering
20:34
Filtering
20:35
Lesson Summary
21:17
Getting Organized

13m 9s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Getting Organized
0:32
Stacks
0:33
Favorites
3:08
Collections
4:48
Keywords & Search by Filtering
7:07
Summary
11:00
Creating PDF's and Web Photo Galleries

8m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Creating PDF's
0:32
Getting Started
0:33
Output & Document
0:57
Layout & Overlays
2:28
Header
3:22
Web Photo Galleries
5:10
Getting Started
5:11
Output & Appearance
5:30
Create Gallery: Upload Location & Saving
7:05
Adobe Bridge Summary

11m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:15
Summary of Principal Features in Adobe Bridge
0:27
The Bridge Workspace is Customizable
0:28
Downloading Images From a Camera Directly to Bridge
1:55
Sorting, Labeling, and Rating Images
3:01
Filter Panel
4:20
Favorites Panel
5:21
Navigation
7:51
Keywords and Metadata
8:19
Creating PDF's and Web Photo Galleries
10:17
IV. Camera RAW
Camera RAW

11m 44s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:43
What is RAW & Camera RAW?
1:02
JPEG
1:03
RAW
3:30
Camera RAW
4:17
Camera RAW
5:20
Choosing Your Files
5:21
Camera RAW Workspace
6:07
JPEG vs. RAW
7:08
Camera RAW, Part 2

22m 40s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:19
Why Use Camera RAW?
0:35
Why Use Camera RAW?
0:36
Why Bother With Photoshop?
1:16
Why Bother With Camera RAW?
2:03
A Quick Look at The Tool Bar and Tools
2:52
Getting Started in Camera RAW
2:53
Save Image, Open Image, and Done
3:50
A Quick Look at The Tool Bar and Tools
5:06
Basic Panel
8:18
Temperature Slider & Tint
8:19
Exposure
9:54
Highlights & Contrast
10:23
Whites and Blacks
11:14
Clarity
11:21
Vibrant and Saturation
12:13
Lens Corrections
13:25
Enable Lens Profile Corrections
13:56
Color Tab
15:34
Split Toning
18:10
Split Toning
18:11
Noise Reduction
18:39
Detail Panel
19:59
Noise Reduction
20:23
Tone Curve
21:36
Tone Curve
21:45
V. Photoshop Basics
Categories

11m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Four Basic Categories in Photoshop
2:10
The Four Basic Categories in Photoshop Overview
2:36
Selection
3:01
Correction
4:14
Retouch
4:47
Manipulation
5:31
Some Important Tools and Valuable Shortcuts
6:23
Hand Tool
6:30
Move Tool
7:21
Zoom Tool 1
7:56
Zoom Tool 2
8:39
Zoom Tool 3
9:13
Quick Mask
9:38
Gradient Tool
10:58
File Formats

9m 37s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Primary File Formats in Photoshop
0:41
PSD
1:10
TIFF
3:09
JPEG
4:20
PNG
5:55
GIF
6:22
PDF
7:01
DNG
7:37
Image Size, Canvas Size, & Resolution

20m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Image Size & Resolution
0:49
Pixel Dimensions & Document Size
1:31
Canvas Size
13:48
Canvas Size
13:49
Saving Your Images

17m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Saving Your Images
0:27
Save & Save As
0:28
Save in Background and Auto Save
6:04
Save for Web
8:27
Cropping & Straightening

13m 59s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Correcting for Lens Distortion and Camera Vignetting
0:50
Correcting for Lens Distortion and Camera Vignetting
0:51
Straightening Horizons
4:06
Straightening Horizons
4:07
The New Interface & Cropping
6:20
The New Interface & Cropping
6:21
Perspective Cropping
10:10
Perspective Cropping
10:11
Brushes

28m 3s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Brushes
2:17
Introduction to Basic Brushes
2:18
Brush Control Panel
3:47
Brush Control Panel: Mode
4:19
Brush Control Panel: Opacity
5:04
Brush Control Panel: Pressure
5:11
Brush Control Panel: Flow
6:44
Brush Control Panel: Airbrush Control
7:46
Brush Sizing Shortcuts
8:54
Adjusting Brush Size and Hardness Shortcuts
8:55
Bush Controls
11:54
Brush Controls
11:55
Types of Brushes
16:25
Bristle Brushes
16:26
Erodible Tip Brushes
17:54
Air Brushes
19:18
Mixer Brushes
22:25
How to Make a Custom Basic Brush
25:02
Sharpening Methods

18m 3s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Sharpening Terms
1:58
Amount
2:11
Radius
3:06
Threshold
3:44
Sharpening Methods
4:29
Sharpen
4:30
Sharpen More
5:42
Sharpened Edges
6:53
Smart Sharpen
9:04
Unsharp Mask
11:08
High Pass Sharpening
12:48
Exposure & Color, Part 1

18m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Exposure and Color Overview
0:29
The Mantra & The Controls
0:30
Auto Exposure & Color Controls
0:59
Manual Exposure Controls
1:46
Color Controls
2:21
Adjustment Demonstration 1
3:20
Curves & Auto Color Correction Options
4:37
Brightness/Contrast
7:47
Levels
8:36
More On Curves
10:15
Adjustment Demonstration 2
13:26
Using Curves
14:02
Adjustment Demonstration 3
16:10
Using Curves
16:18
Lesson Summary
18:12
Exposure & Color, Part 2

26m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: More on Curves and Levels
2:19
Levels
2:52
Curves
5:54
Demonstration 2: More on Curves and Level
8:11
Curves
8:12
Demonstration 3: Shadows & Highlights
11:09
Overview
11:10
Shadow and Highlights
12:16
Demonstration 4: Hue/Saturation and Vibrance
15:46
Hue/ Saturation
15:47
Vibrance
20:06
Demonstration 5: Color Balance
22:52
Color Balance
24:09
Exposure & Color, Part 3

21m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Exposure and Color Correction
2:20
Images Overview
2:23
Correction In Camera RAW
4:59
Correction Using Color Balance
8:43
Demonstration 2: Exposure and Color Correction
13:40
Correction Overview
13:41
Shadow/Highlights
15:04
Curves
16:38
Vibrance
17:21
Hue/Saturation
17:49
Back to Curves
19:19
Images Comparison
19:38
Gradients

24m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Paint Bucket & Gradient Tool
0:37
The Paint Bucket Tool
0:38
The Gradient Tool
3:20
The Gradient Editor
10:07
The Gradient Editor
10:08
The Gradient Map Feature
16:26
The Gradient Map Feature
16:27
The Gradient Mask
20:55
The Gradient Mask
20:56
Lesson Summary
23:13
The Transform Tools

20m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Transform Tools: Overview
0:21
Introduction to the Transform Tools
0:22
Scale
2:16
Skew
3:57
Distort
4:34
Perspective
5:00
Warp
5:38
Scale & Skew
6:45
Scale & Skew Demonstration
6:46
Distort
8:39
Distort Demonstration
8:40
Perspective
12:38
Perspective Demonstration
12:39
Warp Demonstration
13:35
Adaptive Wide Angle
14:28
Puppet Warp
15:46
Puppet Warp Demonstration
15:47
Actions

16m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Actions Panel
1:30
The Actions Panel
1:31
Preset Actions
3:11
Wood Frame
3:12
Sepia Toning
4:34
Molten Lead
4:43
Gradient Map
5:13
Creating An Action
6:05
Creating An Action Demonstration 1
6:06
Creating An Action Demonstration 2
8:33
The Batch Command
12:30
The Batch Command
12:31
Lesson Summary
15:22
VI. Selections
Introduction to Selections

24m 41s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Introduction to Selections
1:28
Apps and Plug-ins for Photo Correction
1:29
Introduction to Selections
5:26
The Principal Selection Tools: Marquee
7:39
The Principal Selection Tools: Lasso
8:15
The Principal Selection Tools: Quick Selection and Magic Wand
8:42
The Principal Selection Tools: The Pen Tool
9:09
The Principal Selection Tools: Quick Masks & Layer Masks
9:33
Panels: Refine Edge
12:04
Panels: Mask Panel
12:50
Panels: Channels
13:07
Panels: Paths
13:25
Functions: Feather
13:36
Functions: Calculation
14:19
Selections Demonstration 1: Scenery
15:08
Selections Demonstration 2: Car
20:04
Selections Demonstration 3: People
22:51
Lesson Summary
24:06
Selection, Part 1

19m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Marquee Tool
2:44
Marquee Tool (Rectangular and Oval)
2:45
Lasso Tool
7:07
Lasso Tool (Freehand and Polygonal)
7:08
Quick Selection Tool
10:28
Quick Selection Tool
10:29
Magic Wand Tool
11:38
The Magic Wand Tool
11:39
Demonstration 1: Scenery
13:44
Demonstration 2: Flower
15:10
Quick Mask
16:12
Brief Look At The Magnetic Lasso Tool
17:50
Lesson Summary
18:56
Selection, Part 2

31m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Basic Selection Shortcuts
1:24
Basic Selection Shortcuts
1:25
Demonstration 1
4:50
Magic Wand Tool
6:10
The Quick Selection Tool
6:38
The Polygonal Lasso Tool
7:26
Saving and Loading Selection
11:25
Free Hand Lasso Tool Correction
12:54
Painting in Quick Mask to Adjust a Selection
15:49
Image Adjustments
17:45
Demonstration 2
20:50
Painting in Quick Mask & Adjusting the Image
20:51
Lesson Summary
30:46
Feather

13m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is Feather?
0:53
Demonstration 1: Fixing the Water
1:26
Demonstration 2: Feather Sample
4:32
Demonstration 3: Fixing the Cove
6:42
Refining Selection Edges

31m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Scenery
1:42
Recapping The Use of Feather
1:43
Refine Edge
4:30
Demonstration 2: Flower
10:00
Selection of The Flower
10:01
Preparing The Selection for Cutting Out an Image for Composition
14:01
Demonstration 3: Scenery
19:02
Selection: Grow and Similar
19:03
Edge Detection and Refine Radius Tool
22:21
Lesson Summary
29:52
Pen Tool, Part 1

25m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Pen Tool
2:11
Free Form Pen Tool
2:24
Convert Point Tool
5:10
Pen Tool: Shape & Path
7:13
Making Selection With The Pen Tool
8:05
Demonstration 1: Car
18:22
Using The Pen Tool to Make Selection Around a Car
18:23
Pen Tool Summary
22:46
Practice Assignment
23:26
Pen Tool, Part 2

26m 8s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Pen Tool Recap
0:27
The Pen Tool - Part 2: Working With Points On A Path
2:11
Adjusting a Point For a Sharp Corner
2:51
Activate and Non-Active Points
5:01
Activating a Point(s) & Moving a Point
5:55
Deleting Single and Multiple Points
8:43
Demonstration 1: Automobile
10:17
Adding a Point
11:35
More On Deleting Single and Multiple Points
14:45
How Far Apart to Place Points to Make a Path
16:08
Saving a Path
21:35
Filling or Stroking a Path
23:02
Lesson Summary
25:48
Alpha Channels & Calculations

20m 7s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Demonstration 1: Scenery
1:43
Alpha Channels: What Are They & How to Use Them
1:44
Demonstration 2: Car
8:05
Working With Alpha Channels
8:06
Introduction to Calculations
13:15
Demonstration 3: People
14:54
More On Alpha Channels & Calculations
14:55
Lesson Summary
19:35
VII. Layers, Layer Masks, & Composites
Layers & Adjustment Layers

22m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layers Basics & The Layer Panel
1:46
Layers Basics & The Layer Panel
1:47
Organize Layers
10:16
Layer Style
12:06
Add Layer Mask
12:27
Adjustment Layers
13:32
Adjustment Layers - Why & How
16:46
Example: Using Adjustment Layers
16:47
Lesson Summary
21:34
Layers & Adjustment Layers, Part 2

21m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Unlocking The Background Layer & Linking Layers
0:30
Unlocking The Background Layer
0:31
Linking Layers
3:36
Adjustment Layers & Layer Masks
7:15
Adjustment Layers & Layer Masks
7:16
Masks vs. Alpha Channels
17:18
Mask vs. Alpha Channels
17:19
Layers & Masks Examples

16m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layers, Masks & Adjustments
1:04
Making The Selection, Layers, and Mask
1:05
Adjustments: Cove & Ocean
6:42
Adjustments: Sky
12:06
Adjustments: Land
13:44
Layer Composites, Part 1

26m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Seeing Digitally & Selecting Your Composite Elements
1:24
Seeing Digitally
1:25
Selecting Your Composite Elements: Size, Lighting, Perspective, and Color Match
3:57
Creating a Composite
10:10
Creating a Flawless Element Edge
10:11
Moving a Layer From One File to Another
18:15
Changing the Color
23:39
Lesson Summary
24:45
Composites Part 2

24m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Creating The Composite
2:21
Images Overview
2:22
Sharpening The Image
5:08
Moving & Placing Layers
6:45
Retouching The Wall
9:28
Retouching The Wall Under The Flowers
12:24
Adding Shadow With The Burn Tool
14:58
Adding The Lawnmower
17:24
Lesson Summary
23:38
VIII. Retouching
Basic Retouching: Tools & Techniques

28m 56s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Basic Retouching Tools and How to Properly Use Them: Demonstration 1
2:39
Image Overview
2:40
Rubber Stamp Tool
4:04
Spot Healing Brush Tool
15:18
The Basic Retouching Tools and How to Properly Use Them: Demonstration 2
19:36
Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Rubber Stamp
19:37
Patch Tool
24:30
Lesson Summary
27:34
Content Aware Functions

23m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Content Aware Fill
1:39
Using the Content Aware Fill
1:40
Content Aware Move
8:10
Using the Content Aware Move
8:11
Content Aware Scale
11:30
Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 1
11:31
Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 2
15:06
Content Aware Extend
17:30
Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 1
17:31
Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 2
20:05
Lesson Summary
21:34
Retouching People: Part 1

21m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People: Part 1
1:36
Retouching The Skin
1:37
Retouching Around The Eyes
6:01
Retouching The Eyes
12:06
Body Contouring: Chest
17:33
More On Retouching The Skin
20:12
Retouching People: Part 2

24m 25s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People: Part 2
1:29
Retouching The Lips
2:30
Retouching The Teeth
8:55
More On Retouching The Lips
11:43
Body Contouring: Face
13:40
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Skin
17:33
Retouching People: Part 3

20m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits
0:59
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits: Part 1
1:00
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits: Part 2
8:14
Retouching Hair
14:02
Retouching Hair: Part 1
14:03
Retouching Hair: Part 2
15:55
IX. Filters and Blends
Basic Filters & Blend Modes

18m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Basic Filters
0:36
Basic Filters Overview
0:37
Filter Gallery
1:48
Filter Gallery: Plastic Wrap
3:11
Filter Gallery: Texturizer
4:17
Blend Modes
5:40
Blend Modes Overview
5:41
Dissolve
6:06
Darken & Darken Color
6:55
Lighten
7:26
Hue, Saturation, Color and Luminosity
8:12
Demonstration 1: Lighting Effects Filter
8:41
Preparing The Image
8:42
Adding Lens Flare
9:31
Filter: Render Lighting Effects
9:51
Adding Another Lighting Effects Filter
11:38
Adding Lighting Effects Filter To The Background
13:13
Demonstration 2: More On Filters & Blend Modes
14:40
Blend Modes Demonstration
14:41
Oil Paint Filters Demonstration
15:56
Lesson Summary
18:06
Blur Filters

25m 12s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Blur & More Blur
0:54
Blur: Average
0:55
Blur
1:46
Blur More
2:41
Gaussian Blur
3:18
Gaussian Blur
3:19
Box, Lens, and Shape Blur
4:42
Box Blur
4:43
Lens Blur
6:38
Shape Blur
7:50
Motion and Radial Blur
8:39
Motion Blur
8:40
Radial Blur
9:05
Smart and Surface Blur
10:04
Smart Blur
10:05
Surface Blur
11:39
The New Blur Gallery
14:05
Tilt/Shift Blur: Demonstration 1
14:33
Tilt/Shift Blur: Demonstration 2
17:26
Field Blur
19:05
Iris Blur
22:16
The Liquify Filter

16m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:16
Demonstration 1: Using the Liquify Filter
0:34
Introduction to The Liquify Filter
0:35
The Liquify Filter Workspace and Tools Overview
1:50
The Push Tool
3:38
The Pucker Tool
3:48
The Bloat Tool
4:02
Adjusting the Face
4:15
Adjusting the Eyes
6:32
Adjusting the Body
9:24
Demonstration 2: Using the Liquify Filter
11:41
Adjusting the Image
11:42
Using The Mask Tools in the Liquify Filter
13:12
Vanishing Point Filter

18m 45s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching In Perspective
0:28
Vanishing Point Filter
0:29
3D Compositing
6:44
Step 1: 3D Compositing Overview
6:45
Step 2: Creating a Plane With The Vanishing Point Filter
9:35
Step 3: Pasting and Editing The Image
11:26
Step 4: Blend Mode
15:19
X. Text
Using Text In Photoshop

31m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Using Text In Photoshop
2:50
Type Tools Overview
2:51
Vertical Type Tool Demonstration
3:31
Character and Paragraph Type Panels
3:51
Linear Text
4:37
Font, Font Style, and Font Size
8:09
Leading
10:40
Tracking
11:59
Kerning
12:35
Letter Height & Width Distortion
15:45
Text Color
16:31
Character Adjustments
17:22
Paragraph Text
19:07
Alignment & Justification
19:11
Indent
23:08
Add Space
23:35
Put Type In Photograph
24:20
Put Type In Photograph
24:21
Guides and Grids
26:26
Guides and Grids
26:27
Manipulating Text

13m 58s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Manipulating Text
0:36
Warping Text
0:37
Rasterize & Free Transform
3:26
Clipping Paths
5:40
Type Effects: Bevel & Emboss
7:53
Type Effects: Drop Shadow
10:06
Type Effects: Pattern Overlay
11:17
Type Effects: Stroke
12:47
Lesson Summary
12:58
More Text Effects

16m 31s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Type On A Path
0:36
Creating A Path
0:37
Texts On A Path & How To Modify Them
1:48
Chrome Type
6:58
Step 1: Getting Started
6:59
Step 2: Rasterizing & Gradient
9:20
Step 3: Bevel & Emboss
10:45
Step 4: Merge Layer
11:10
Step 5: Curves Adjustment Layer
11:54
Step 6: Adding Color
13:54
Chrome Type Summary
14:43
Lesson Summary
15:56
XI. Cool Features
Colorize and Black & White Conversion

13m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Colorize
0:32
Colorize
7:30
Demonstration 2: Black & White Conversion
7:40
Black & White Conversion Using Hue/Saturation
7:41
Black & White Conversion Using Grayscale
8:51
Black & White Conversion Using Black & White Adjustment
9:30
Demonstration 3: Black & White Conversion
11:25
Black & White Adjustment
11:26
Panorama

22m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Shooting For The Panorama
0:50
Hold The Camera Steady
0:51
Overlap Your Images
1:36
Use The Same Exposure
2:02
Use The Same Zoom
2:44
Apply The Same Correction to Each Image
3:03
Scenic
3:25
Correct Way To Shoot a Panorama
3:26
Creating A Panorama In Photoshop
5:42
Adjusting The Images
6:22
Lining Up The Images
8:21
Photomerge Overview
10:02
Photomerge: Auto
12:34
Photomerge: Auto & Geometric Distortion Correction
15:36
Photomerge: Spherical
17:10
Photomerge: Collage
18:18
Photomerge: Reposition
19:20
Panorama Images Conclusion
20:10
HDR

20m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Overview
0:21
HDR Overview
0:22
How To Shoot HDR
2:49
How To Shoot HDR
2:50
Processing HDR in Photoshop
7:09
Merge Files to HDR Pro
7:10
Exposure Value (EV)
9:21
Looking at The Image
10:08
Mode: 8 bit, 16 bit, and 32 bit
11:49
Highlight Compression, Exposure and Gamma, Local Adaptation, and Equalize Histogram
13:00
Preset: Photorealistic
13:46
Preset: Scott5
14:25
Custom Preset: Edge Glow
15:25
Custom Preset: Tone and Detail
17:02
Custom Preset: Advanced & Curve
17:48
Final Result
18:41
Photo Frame Effect

21m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Preparing Your Image
0:44
Gradient Overlay & Blend Mode
0:45
Layer Mask & Curves Adjustment
6:35
Merging Effects
13:07
Creating The 3D Frame
17:00
Step 1: Canvas Size
17:01
Step 2: Inner Shadow
18:08
Step 3: Sign The Image
19:49
Lesson Summary
20:49
Creating & Editing Video

26m 19s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Video Workspace Overview
1:44
The Video Workspace Overview
1:45
Creating & Editing Video Demonstration
6:46
Importing Media
6:47
Organizing & Editing Your Clips
7:48
Adding Transitions
14:54
Using Adjustment Layers to Modify Clips
16:57
Adding Still Images
19:10
Adding a Soundtrack
20:28
Rendering Your Video
21:23
Lesson Summary
22:14
Final Edited Video
24:37
XII. Course Summary
Course Summary

6m 38s

Intro
0:00
Photoshop Course Summary
0:11
Photoshop Course Summary
0:12
Image Adjustments Review
2:11
Custom Shapes Review
5:19
Final Tip
6:03
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Content Aware Functions

  • Content Aware is an interesting concept. Theoretically you can have Photoshop fill or replace an area with the surrounding area (kind of like the Healing Brush). In the practical world, you usually get a muddy, partly retouched result.
  • I know, all of the video samples show perfect results, but in the real world it usually causes more problems than it fixes.
  • Content Aware Fill only works well with large areas of fine texture or color, such as skies or grass.
  • The new feature Content Aware Move is far from perfect. I personally do not recommend it. In the long run, cloning to fix the area will take less time and give a better result.
  • Content Aware Extend works pretty well in most cases, making short things longer.
  • Content Aware Scale is very good. It allows you to protect parts of an image while you either squish or stretch the remainder of the image. Good for re-composing a scenic with focal point objects in it and too much extra space.

Content Aware Functions

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Content Aware Fill 1:39
    • Using the Content Aware Fill
  • Content Aware Move 8:10
    • Using the Content Aware Move
  • Content Aware Scale 11:30
    • Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 1
    • Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 2
  • Content Aware Extend 17:30
    • Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 1
    • Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 2
  • Lesson Summary 21:34

Transcription: Content Aware Functions

Hi everyone, Mike Brown back again, welcome back to educator.com's Adobe Photoshop CS6 course.0000

In this lesson we're going to talk about Content Aware functions, and why I say functions, not necessarily tools, under the Healing tools; the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush and Patch tool now all work with what's called Content Aware, which means when they do their healing, they look around the area in a sophisticated manner to determine what to blend with.0007

The new tool here is the Content Aware Move tool; this is new for Photoshop CS6, and it has two modes available; move and extend--we will talk about both of those.0034

Now, Content Aware functions also apply to the Edit menu under Fill and Content Aware Scale, and let me very quickly just go to an image here and just talk about Content Aware.0048

What this means is when you do a retouch, such as when I draw an area around here, and I need to move or do a function, what the computer will do is it will look outside of the selection at the surrounding area and analyze that in a very sophisticated fashion to determine what it's going to do to attempt to retouch inside the area you want to correct--I'll show you how this works.0067

So let's get started by looking at Content Aware Fill.0099

OK, I'm going to go to this image right here, which I shot at a friend of mine down at the beach, and the first thing I want to do is a little crop, so I'm going to rotate.0106

If you remember, get the horizon straight, and I'm going to move the crop back out because I want a little more--I want more sky in here, and I'd like just a little edging down here...and maybe just a little over here--I'm going to move a little more in the ocean because I want to show you something here.0120

OK, and I'm going to click Enter, and now I've got it cropped the way I like it but you can see we have blank areas because the image was rotated, so we're going to use what's called Content Aware Fill, and I'm going to start with the sky.0139

We'll take the Lasso tool and make a loose selection around the blank area--now you can go outside the borders of the image and the selection will snap back.0154

What we're trying to do here, is we want to fill this in--now I could very simply with the Clone tool retouch the sky because it's pretty uniform, but I can do this more quickly in this case because it's uniform.0167

Under the Edit menu I will go the Fill, and under the Fill you can use foreground color, background color, another color, patterns, black, 50% gray/white or Content Aware, and that means that the computer's going to look around outside the boundary here, see what things look like, and try to replicate that inside.0184

When I click OK it'll cook for a moment, and it will fill that, hopefully, in a good fashion...0208

With the sky area and do a good job--it's a fairly large image so it's taking a little time to think, and it's a large piece of area...0219

And it's still thinking--it's almost there, and there we have it, and if you look--let's zoom it up and take a look...you cannot even tell that anything was done!0228

It did a great job and it did it faster than if I had just done retouch, so in that situation it worked really well because it was a nice, uniformed area.0242

Now, one of the good things about the new Content Aware Fill is, in the old days, since it was working with the edge of an image, it would usually have a little problem--you might get this little haloing and dark looking area--you notice how clean that is, so that worked beautifully up there, and the point I'm making is it works well with either a tonal consistency or a texture that's the same in all spots.0254

Now we're going to try it over here with the ocean, and see what happens at the corner of this image.0283

Now we're just going to pick mostly the ocean area to start with--we don't want to try to have it do a real complex one all at one time, so I'm just going to go around the ocean...and go to the Edit menu down to Fill, Content Aware and click OK and see what happens this time.0290

We'll go Command+H, and from a distance it looks pretty good, but when you get up close, you can actually see a sharp edge of the selection area but it did fill it pretty well.0308

You notice how well it extended the area, so unless you're being really picky, I can de-select that and I could take my retouch and I could very quickly just go in at a few of the little spots where it shows that edge and clean that up, and it actually did a pretty decent job.0326

There's a couple of spots here where it didn't--you notice I'm just doing it in a couple of little spots, and there we go!0348

That did a nice job on that section of it.0354

Now let's try down here...and move on a little more complex area and see what happens this time--I'll just go down to the water's edge--go Edit Fill, click OK with Content Aware again, and see what happened.0357

It's not too bad, but again we've got that edge but it did a pretty good job with the rest of it so I'll de-select, take my Retouch tool and just do a little quick cloning down along that obvious edge, but I don't have to do a lot, you notice it's just a few little spots; it did a pretty decent job, and there we got that, the rest of it is just fine, so it saved me a lot of time so far.0373

Let's try down here, and see what happens with the edge--and you notice along the edging again, that's the point I want to make, where it transitions at the very edge of the image it's nice and clean, in previous version it didn't do that good a job.0405

Edit, Fill, Content Aware, let's see what happens this time...0421

Now we have a little bit of blurriness, but basically again it did a good job, and I take my Clone tool, and I see a couple of obvious spots that were a little blurry and I just fixed those--a little repetition there, and I could add a little bit more there, and again look what happened--it saved me a lot of time--it wasn't perfect, but it did a good job and we get the same result over here.0427

The point I'm going to make now is that's how the fill works; with very uniform areas it's beautiful, complex areas it does a pretty good job but you need to do a little bit of additional retouch, but look, we've got a really nice image out of that.0454

That shows you how the Content Aware function works--it's under the Edit menu, Content Aware under the Fill.0468

Be careful with it, play with it, it will save you time, that's the whole point here--it is a time saver, not a complete magic button, so that's Content Aware Fill.0476

Let's take a look at the Content Aware Move tool, and we're going to try that one...0491

Over here on the same image again...0500

And I'm going to, first off I want to move her just for the fun of it, I want to move this image outward--actually want to back here up, so we're going to take the Lasso tool and do that same loose--I'm going to do it down here because I'm going to back her up into the sand just a little bit...0504

Select her, and this time we're going to go over to the new tool--the Content Aware Move tool.0526

Under Move mode, and I'm going to do it under--you have a strict, in other words, this is going to compute very carefully, not so carefully, very little bit, and you can change these after the fax, so we'll start with medium, and all we have to do is click and drag her over and drop her...and see what happened?0532

The edges didn't work very well--of course we dropped her on there but the fill-in area, you notice is pretty blurry, so it didn't do a great job on that one.0555

Let's try this girl instead...and move her out (I think that's a girl) move out a little further into the water like about there, and there you can see how the Move works.0566

It tries to fill in the areas, and in some cases it does a reasonably decent job, and let's see what happens here if we change the adaptation to strict and see if the edges clean any better.0581

Let's go a little looser...let's go very strict...now the very strict cleaned up the edges around this person a little better, so I go in again--you still have to do a little retouch, and I just do a little quick retouch down the side there--most of it looked pretty good, and that takes care of that and we have the soft areas over here.0595

A little bit of retouch on that...and it's pretty much taken care of--a little blur back in there and a little bit more there, and there we moved the person out just a little bit further, but you see we had to do a little retouch because it's such a large area that it's working with.0617

If we had two people standing in a field of grass where it was completely uniform and you move them from one spot to another, you would have no problem with using this tool because the area all around is pretty much similar and all of the area from where you're taking it from is also similar--it would fill that in beautifully, so this doesn't work great with complex objects, but it does with uniform areas.0640

We could try this right here...on the one--have we done scale yet?0666

We haven't done the scale yet, so I'll wait on that one a moment, but that's one look at Content Aware Move--you see how it works; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, you also need to make sure that you play with the adaptation methods when you're doing it.0673

Alright, so let's move forward into Content Aware, I'm going to do a scale first, and then we'll come back to extend, so we're going to work with Content Aware Scale, and we're going to work right here on this image first, I'm going to duplicate the background layer.0690

This is an image that there's a lot of vacant space in here--there's two ways we can do this--we could try that Move tool and move her over and then crop the image, but there's a much easier way; watch this.0707

Take that Lasso tool, make that same loose selection like we did before...and now we have the selection, we're going to save it as an alpha channel--if we look under our channels here, there is our saved selection.0722

I'm going to de-select that...we're going to go to Edit, Content Aware Scale, and you see the bounding box came in around the entire image, we could scale it down to an exact size by filling in these boxes, but we're just going to leave it loose and we'll do it ourselves.0743

In this box here, if you're working just with a person, it will protect skin tones...in this case we're going to protect the alpha channel, which is her entire image.0763

Now watch what happens now...all we do is scale it, and notice that she's not changing--it's just squishing up the background.0775

We got all the way just about to a square crop, you can see that now--it's 1090x1000, let's go 1078--it's giving you the dimensions, we'll go right down to 1000 even...0785

There we go, it's a perfect square, we're going to click OK...and let it cook.0802

What it did, and we'll look around the edge of her once this is transformed and you will see that it retouched the edges of that loose little transformation that we did, or the selection that we did, and squished everything else and in this case, making the hole and the rock smaller is not a problem, squishing up the grass is not a problem--the only thing we'd be concerned with is around her and I'll show you how much time we're saving--this again is a pretty large image.0813

Now, we turn off the background and there you see, there's our new image, and look around the edges of her--look at this, it's unbelievable how well that worked.0842

Now you can see a little compression over here because we really squeezed this up, but in general it works pretty good--we could have stopped a little bit short of that, but it did a really, really nice job and we're ready to go on this thing.0853

Now I'm going to undo this and show you the traditional fashion that this would've been done in the past.0867

You make your selection...oh, we just load the selection we already had, excuse me...0873

Command click, you copy her out, you paste her in, you have a new layer, and then you move her over where you want, but then you see what you'd have to do--all this retouch around the edges here...0879

We'd have to clean all of that in, then we'd have to retouch her out of the underlying image, and all of the time that it would've taken, but you see how the Content Aware Scale worked really, really well.0893

Let me show you that with another example--here's this cactus one and the client wanted a square crop on this thing, so what we're going to do is the same thing.0907

We're going to take and do a loose crop around--and I'm going to protect these foreground cacti so they don't get squished...0916

I'm going to protect this one...and this one...and this one...see how quickly this goes--we just make a quick selection--I'm going to do the prickly pear, and this other saguaro...and there we go.0927

Go to the Select menu, save the selection as an alpha channel, there you see it down at the bottom, de-select, and now I'm going to go to the Edit menu.0945

I need to have a background--I'm going to duplicate it...0958

Go to the Edit, Content Aware Scale, there's the bounding box, I'm going to protect alpha 1, and now I'm just going to go ahead and scale it and notice as it compresses the image, it squeezes everything else but the--let's see, we're at 2395...coming down--we're going to leave it just short, right about there.0962

It's not quite square but we can bring down the top a little bit, and there you see--I'm going to go ahead and enter that--that it squished the image but it did not squish the cactus at all--left the cactus just perfect, so now we can take that image as it is and apply that--let me show you where it actually worked very well.0985

Let's go ahead and duplicate the original background again, and turn this one off, and we'll do the old transform scale method...and you notice, obviously, that didn't work very well at all.1008

We'll leave it right about there, click OK...and let it transform and you can see the differential--the cactus was not affected--that's the Content Aware Scale methodology, so we're going to go ahead and check that one off.1024

Now you notice that the Move didn't work that well--like I said, it's not completely magic.1046

Now let me show you Content Aware Extend--a really interesting feature as well, and we're going to do that one with this image right here.1050

Here's an image taken by a friend of mine of his friend's daughter...the problem we have with this image--we like the shot but her pose is not really good--she's kind of hunched down in the shoulder area and her neck looks really short, so we'd like to fix that.1061

Well we have a new tool that will do that amazingly well--that's the Content Aware Extend.1078

We go back, take the selection tool, make a rough selection around her head...come back in, and I'm going to stretch the neck so I'm going to go down below the chin just a little bit, and right over here...we'll go back to that Content Aware Move tool, and in this case the mode we're going to change to extend and watch this one--it's just amazing.1085

I'm going to go ahead and hide the crawling ants, and I'm just going to drag it up a little bit because that's all we need to extend the neck is maybe that much right there, and look at that!1112

I'm going to do again so you can see it--bring it up one more time--very high up here--watch this, we just click and drag it up...right about to there is as far as I'd want to go...release...and now we were using very strict (whoops, bring that back in) the edges.1125

Let's see what happens if we drop to strict, we're getting it to come in a little more, medium; not as good so the strict method perfectly blended there--didn't have to retouch anything, and look in the neck here.1146

I'm going to go back to the very strict...the neck area looks great, and the retouched looks great...look at this, there's before...and there's after--stretched the neck up, she looks a heck of a lot better.1161

We might have to do just a tiny bit of retouch on the neck actually right about in here, just to smooth out that one spot...there we go...1176

And the image is now corrected using the Content Aware Move tool in the extend mode, and let me show you one more time how that works--we're going to work it in another fashion.1194

Turn on the original here, go back to the original image, and let's say...we like the cactus but we'd like to have this particular branch just a little bit longer, we can do that same thing.1208

Take the tool, make a quick loose selection around it, have the Content Aware Move tool in the extend mode and we can always play with this, we'll just start at medium, and click and drag it and I want to be right about just below the rocks up there...1221

We'll hide the crawling ants...come on, there we go.1247

Now let's try strict...let it cook a little bit longer...go back to medium--I'm looking around the cactus, let's go with loose...oh there we go...let's go very strict...not as good, medium...back to loose...there we go, that looks like a pretty good job, and look at that.1256

We went from there to there and extended it, and it blended in with the background, now we have a more balanced cactus, so there you have the Content Aware Extend feature.1281

So to sum up all of the Content Aware function, you saw that the Content Aware Fill works pretty good, but you have to be careful with it.1294

Remember that the more complex the area that you're trying to fill, the more difficult it will become, but basically this is a time saver.1306

The Content Aware Move works sometimes, and it especially works well when you have extremely uniform areas where you're taking your image from and moving it to.1316

Like someone in a completely uniform field, it's easy, but somebody standing against the cityscape would be virtually impossible.1331

Content Aware Extend works really, really good--you saw how it worked well on the girl (where was that) on this image, how easily that worked beautifully well, as well as on the cactus but it had a neat--in both cases...realize, well actually the background was pretty complex but notice how beautifully it worked, that's a really good one.1340

And the Content Aware Scale is very good, as long as you have again a uniform background--the background has to be something that can be squished, otherwise it's going to look a little weird.1365

So there you have all of the Content Aware functions; Fill, Move, Extend and Scale in Photoshop CS6.1380

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