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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Layers & Adjustment Layers

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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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Layers & Adjustment Layers

  • Layers and Adjustment Layers are what make Photoshop powerful. With layers you can make composites using many different items. You can make text layers, fill layers, you can adjust lighting non-destructively with a layer and a blend mode. Powerful stuff!
  • Adjustment layers are even more amazing. They allow you to make all of your exposure, color, effects, and more completely non-destructively. If you ever need to make a change just go to the appropriate adjustment layer and modify it. With Adjustment layers you NEVER ALTER A PHYSICAL PIXEL! All adjustments are mathematical.

Layers & Adjustment Layers

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Layers Basics & The Layer Panel 1:46
    • Layers Basics & The Layer Panel
    • Organize Layers
    • Layer Style
    • Add Layer Mask
    • Adjustment Layers
  • Adjustment Layers - Why & How 16:46
    • Example: Using Adjustment Layers
  • Lesson Summary 21:34

Transcription: Layers & Adjustment Layers

Hi everybody, Mike Brown here again with you, welcome back to educator.coms's Adobe Photoshop CS6 course.0000

We've now dealt with corrections, and that is exposure and color, we have dealt with selections in length, to enable you to isolate areas for corrections and so on and so forth, and now we're going to deal with another powerful feature in Photoshop that allows you to be unbelievably creative.0008

And that is the Layers feature--and layers allow you to bring objects into an image and create composites of different images and different effects and all sorts of stuff and they don't bother each other--they can be dealt with in individual layers or a combination of layers.0029

Wonderful stuff that you can do with them.0048

You couldn't do what Photoshop has available without layers, and now we also have adjustment layers which allow you to apply all of your exposure and color corrections, and some other effects as well, without altering any physical pixels of any of the picture layers.0050

This is so powerful, so let's get started.0075

In this lesson, I'm going to talk about the layer basics; how layers work, the layers panel; what are the features of the panel, adjustments layers; what they are, why they work and how you use them very briefly.0079

And then I'm going to give you a quick example of using adjustment layers to show you exactly the power, and then in the next lesson we will expand to layer masks and putting it all together.0094

So let's get started.0106

Here's a layer sample, I'm going to change my screen mode, and spacebar.0109

First off we'll talk about the Hand tool again--remember the Hand tool moves your entire image.0116

Now this looks like a singular image doesn't it?0122

We're moving it all around, but when I open my Layers panel, low and behold, this image is actually made up of five different layers.0124

The star, the triangle, the circle, the square and the white background, and they're all separate layers--they're actually stacked up above each other.0135

The way layers work, is essentially like a deck of cards; they stack up and you look at them from the top down.0147

In this case you see the star resides above the triangle, the triangle is above the circle, the circle is above the square, and the square and all of the other objects are above the white background layer.0154

Now, we just showed you that the Hand tool moves your entire image and you notice all the layers don't change position, they all move.0169

The Move tool, however, moves only layers, and only active layers--you make a layer active by clicking on it--when you click on it, it gets highlighted in blue, OK?0177

The only layer that you cannot move is the background layer, it has a lock on it.0192

If I try to move it, click and drag, it tells me I can't move it because it's locked, well I knew that, and now you know that too!0199

You cannot move it up in the stack either, it is absolutely locked in its position as a background layer--that's one of the characteristics of a background layer.0208

Now, all of the other layers can be moved, combined, turned on, turned off, all layers can be visible or not visible--see the little eye icon next to each layer?0221

Watch the circle--if I click the eye, it turns it off--it did not delete that layer, the layer is still there, it just turned it off.0235

This is very powerful too, because sometimes you might want to use some layers for some reason in one usage, and then turn some of them on and turn some other ones off for another usage, all within one document rather than having to redo and do several different documents--very powerful right there.0244

So we'll turn it back on...now, if you want to move a layer, you use the Move tool, highlight the layer you want to move--we'll highlight the circle, and we'll click--and you don't have to click on the object, click anywhere in the image and drag.0265

And you notice that the circle moves around within its relative stack.0284

It's still below the triangle and above the square but we're just moving it round positionally in this particular composition.0291

I'm going to move the circle to there, and then I'm going to take the square and move it down over here a little bit, and take the triangle and slide it on over like that, and now I've moved three different layers and changed the composition somewhat.0300

There's one of the things that's powerful right there--you can adjust your composition.0315

You can change the opacity of a layer as well, notice right here an active layer, opacity 100%--you can do it with the slider, you can do it with the scrubby or you can type in a number--notice when I start changing the opacity down, you can see transparency through the layer, more and more.0319

If I go to zero it's basically like turning the layer off.0341

I can have any level of opacity on the layer I want--this is quite powerful as well.0344

You can also change blending modes on a layer...they're all here, let's try a couple and see what happens...wow, look at that, that was an exclusion and it produced some kind of an effect.0351

What's difference didn't do anything there, subtract...didn't do anything there, how about divide?0364

Did various and sundry things--you can blend one layer with everything else that's below it, OK.0371

Now, you can also move your layers, not only in lateral position within the image (let's also just rotate that triangle around a little bit in its layer and now we got a better shape to look at) we can move them up and down.0378

Let's say that I've decided that I want the square to be above the circle and the triangle but below the star.0400

Very easy; highlight the layer, click and drag and as soon as you do you see the fist, and every time you get in between--I want to put it above the triangle--see I have a highlighted line?0409

If I release that, it will move up one, notice that it just went above the circle but it's still below the triangle.0421

Come up one more...and now the square is above the triangle and the circle but still below the star, so that's moving one layer and you can move them down very simply, let's take the star down one.0429

Right down two actually, so I could take it down one and it doesn't look like it's moved any, but if I wanted it to be under the square, notice--oh it us under the square, sorry, be under the triangle, I have to go another one down.0446

Drop down and now it's under the triangle--I kind of like it in between the two.0463

We'll just move that up a little bit, there we go.0468

If you want to move two layers at a time or three or four or whatever, highlight those layers, if you want to do let's say the circle and the square, we'd like to move...0471

The square is already on top, let's move the star up...move the triangle; circle and the triangle up to the top, and they're going to end up in the order (this is the topmost of those two layers) the triangle will be first, the circle will be second, and they will be above the other two.0486

And you don't have to click the top one--you can click the bottom one, go up until you see the highlighted one, and there you have it.0504

Now let's say you want to move two that are not adjacent; let's move the circle to the top and the star right below that, and so we just highlight those two, move up until we see the line, and now the circle's at the top, the triangle's below that...0511

Excuse me, the star's below that, the triangle and the square.0528

You can do that in any order you want, any number of them.0532

If you wanted to move, let's say, three in a row, you could go highlight, Command or Control click to highlight, Command or Control click to highlight, or click the top one to highlight and hold down the Shift key and go to the bottom most in line and all in between--you understand how that works.0536

And then you can move those up from there.0556

OK, that shows you how to move them, show you how the visibility works, and you understand (see the little checkerboard, I want to be clear about that) I'm going to turn that off, and this shows you that on these layers, that--let's just turn those off--on the circle layer only, that's the object, the rest of that layer is purely transparent.0559

So when we move it around, nothing else moves but the object itself, that's what the transparency is--that's why you see those against the white.0586

We turn the white background off of course it's transparent.0596

Alright, there you have those features--you also got the blends and opacity.0600

This line at the top...I'm not going to go into a lot of detail but what it allows you to do is organize types of layers.0604

If you have an object (let me quickly show you with this one here) look at the number of layers I have on this particular one.0614

I'm going to take this out...and that's how you trash a layer--drag it and drop it in the trash, we have all sorts of layers here; these are regular pixel layers, these are what are called and you'll find adjustment layers.0622

These right here that have the little object...they're all intermixed because that's the way I made this particular composite.0639

I can filter to just see adjustment layers--if I click that, that's all I see are the adjustment layers.0651

If I click here, I only see the pixel layers, but I don't like this personally because I'm working on a layer because I know where it falls above something else that I'm working on.0657

If I isolate just a specific type of layer, I don't know where it's relating to my other stuff, so you might use this if you're in graphics, you might not--that's just telling you what's there.0670

OK, let's go back to the layer sample.0684

These items here allow you to lock various aspects of a layer, whether it be the transparency, lock the image pixels in position, lock the position of the--all sorts of stuff like that, you can fix it where it is.0687

I don't want to do that either, it's not going to move unless you physically move it, we're trying to make life easy here, so we'll just deal with on and off, the various layers themselves, moving them around, that takes care of that.0703

Down at the bottom of the Layers panel, these you will be using.0718

With layers, there are layer styles, here they are, all right here.0724

Or you can also access them right here--these are things like drop shadows and bossings, all sorts of stuff--we're going to go over these.0731

Two ways to get to them; layer style from the Layer dropdown menu, or right here, nice and convenient.0740

This adds a mask or the possibility of a selection--let's say I have a selection right here...0747

And I wanted to attach it to the layer, all I have to do is click that and it made a mask, and now...I didn't want to do it that way because that's on the triangle, let's make that selection over this section--oh, I know what I did wrong.0761

I want to make this at just one pixel...make a little selection right here, and I'm going to attach it to the triangle layer as a mask, so now the only thing you see, you don't see the triangle any more, you just see that little circle because I masked everything out.0780

There's that selection I made, that's what's called a layer mask, we'll talk about them in the next lesson.0800

OK, I'm going to delete it and we're back.0807

That shows you what that is--a mask, these are adjustment layers...powerful.0811

These are all of your exposure, color, black and white photo filter, gradient maps, the things that we utilized right up here in the Image, Adjustment menu--there they are again; exposure, same things, right there.0817

They are available as adjustment layers under the Layer menu, new adjustment layer--there they are there...get out of here, I didn't want that...inadvertently did that.0833

Or they're down here, we'll talk about those in a moment.0852

If you have a bunch of layers that are similar that work on something, for example, here's Triana...and here are all of these adjustments right from here, down to here of facial adjustments.0856

If I want to group those all together and put them in one place where I can find them, they're going to stay there, all I have to do is highlight the top layer, I'll click this and make group, and when I do this (there's the group, it's just an empty folder right now).0876

So I select the top adjustment and go all the way down to the bottom of that list--Shift click, they're all highlighted, just drag them up and drop them into that group layer (come on...think I did, there we are) and notice, they're all now in the same place because I put that group right up top, but they're now in a collective area--just makes things a little more organized.0896

I could call this Facial Adjustments...and the layers stayed in the order--I did that--I just put a group into play, that's what the group thing does.0926

This creates a new layer, and let's show you what that does.0940

Right now we have our title block which you notice is a layered document, we have the background layer, a shape layer, Photoshop type layer, we have the stroke, another type layer, a couple of hidden layers, and I'm going to put a blank layer on the top.0944

It will go right above whatever the highlighted--if I put it here, that's where the layers come in, now we'll move it all the way to the top, OK?0966

I'm going to use that to check off--we've gone over layer basics, and we're just about done with the Layer panel itself...so we've done those two things--what I'm doing, is I'm actually drawing on a blank layer.0974

It's just a blank layer--you can see the transparency but I'm drawing on it so I don't affect other layers--this is another thing you can do; the one layers...single layers will not affect the layers below it unless you want them to.0991

OK, let's go back and look at adjustment layers very quickly, and I'm going to do that with this image right here...I'm going to go screen mode, move it over, come back right over here.1007

A quick tip; when you open up an image, it only has a background layer.1022

The first thing you want to do (I've mentioned it before) is to duplicate the background layer; go to the Layer menu to duplicate layer, go to the dropdown Layers panel menu, duplicate layer, or the shortcut Command on a Mac, Control on a PC plus the letter J, duplicates it.1028

Very simply, if you've worked--and this is the layer you're going to work on...if you make some mistakes somewhere down the line, you need to fix things and go all the way back to the beginning and don't have enough history steps, if you worked and only had the background layer, you have nowhere to get that from.1046

But here is the duplicate layer, so I can work all day on this one, and if I need to go back and recover something I can go right back to the background layer, or another use for it.1065

For example, right here, I took the background layer and duplicated it, moved it all the way up to the top, and you see the original (that's the same as the background) I turn it off, and there's everything I've done, so on, off, it gives me a before and after appearance, that's another use for that.1076

Let's go back to this one, OK.1096

Very quickly, adjustment layers, I'll show you how they work.1098

Let's quickly make an adjustment on the sky here--I'm going to make a selection just really kind of roughly, OK we've got that, before we want Image, Adjustments, curves, and we pull it down, make it...why did that not work?1103

I'm on the background, wrong place.1118

Image, Adjustment, curves, pull it down, make a change, pull it down, there it is, and what I have done is I have worked on the physical pixels of that layer, so that if I ever want to come back and change it again I've got to rework on those pixels which degrades your image.1120

There's another way to do it (Command+Z) still have the selection, we'll go down here to the adjustment layers, go to curves...exactly the same...feature, except that--notice what happened.1141

A new layer was created with a mask of the sky...notice, just the sky is now attached to that layer so that when I change the adjustment, it will only affect the sky--we've done this before.1160

Now I can go in and do whatever I want to it, let's just mess it up, and now I'm done with it, and normally you'd say "boy you screwed up your image" because I'm going to take the Lasso tool with another soft one--I'm going to very quickly select greenery, just very quickly shift greenery just for fun.1179

Put another adjustment layer in for hue saturation, and I'm going to change the hue, make it kind of a fall tone look.1200

Well, now you go "wow, the sky looks awful".1210

Well, here's my adjustment layer for the sky, all I have to do is double click, and there's the adjustment right there, and now I can go back and correct it to wherever I want it to be, and I did not affect a single pixel with either of these layers.1213

This is only mathematical representation...they're gone.1234

I can change them forever.1238

Here's the hue saturation--we don't like that, OK fine, highlight it, double click, there it is, let's change it back--let's just make it a little yellower, or let's just take that out and increase the saturation of the green.1240

And so we made that adjustment--we went from there to there, made another adjustment--we changed the sky, changed the greenery, went back and changed them again--you can do this all day and never affect a pixel with any...come on...of these adjustments here, whereas over here they would've been physical pixel changes.1254

We can alter these or turn them on and off all day, and all night, without ever hurting anything, so there you have adjustment layers, why they're valuable, how they work, an example using adjustment layers, and that pretty much wraps up your introduction to layers and adjustment layers.1277

We learned the basics, the Layers panel, the adjustment layers quickly, and an example of why they're so useful.1301

In the next lesson, we're going to go over more detail about how you put this together and how you utilize them and what those layer masks that we have right here, how to utilize those in various methods, and expand more on layers and adjustment layers.1308

I'll see you back in the next lesson.1327

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