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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

The Transform Tools

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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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The Transform Tools

  • Transform Tools: Transformations scale, rotate, skew, stretch, or warp images.
  • Transformations can be applied to the following items :
    • Selections
    • A Layer or multiple Layers
    • A Layer Mask
    • A Path
    • A shape
    • An Alpha Channel
  • Puppet Warp is a new CS6 feature that allows you to lock sections of an image and warp others - such as in moving an arm or leg.

The Transform Tools

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Transform Tools: Overview 0:21
    • Introduction to the Transform Tools
    • Scale
    • Skew
    • Distort
    • Perspective
    • Warp
  • Scale & Skew 6:45
    • Scale & Skew Demonstration
  • Distort 8:39
    • Distort Demonstration
  • Perspective 12:38
    • Perspective Demonstration
    • Warp Demonstration
    • Adaptive Wide Angle
  • Puppet Warp 15:46
    • Puppet Warp Demonstration

Transcription: The Transform Tools

Hi everyone, Michael Brown here again with you.0000

Welcome back to educator.com's Adobe Photoshop CS6 course.0002

In this lesson, we're going to go over the Transform tools.0007

Now, if you remember my Photoshop basic categories--selections being number one priority, corrections, exposure and color, the Retouching tools and manipulation.0010

The Transform tools primarily fall under the manipulation category and that would be because they are dealing with layers--not the entire image, but individual layers.0021

For example, let's just use this--I have a singular layer here on this square background.0035

If I go to the Image menu and go to Rotation...let's go counter-clockwise, it rotates--you can't see it, but it rotated the entire image because the background was white.0041

Let's go with Flip Canvas Horizontal; it does all layers, the entire image.0052

The Edit menu...Transform is only working with an individual layer itself, so if I do a rotation here, it's rotating only the layer.0060

The Transform tools deal with individual layers, and it's Puppet Warp, Free Transform or the Transform Scale, Rotate, Skew, Distort, Perspective, Warp, and when you're doing the rotations and flips, it's of a single layer.0071

Let's go to a layered image for example if I have one here, and let's turn on this flower right here, so if I do an Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontal...0089

Oh, it was the wrong layer, I had it on the main layer, sorry.0106

This is the flower layer right here, so it's the active layer, my fault.0110

Transform Flip Horizontal, notice that the flower flips.0116

If I go Edit, Transform, Rotate 90 degrees, it rotates the flower, so what happens with the Transform tools under the Edit menu, they're always working on a singular, active layer.0120

So let's go back to the example here--I'm going to move the single layer around, and so now we're going to go Edit, Free Transform.0135

The bounding box comes up which allows us to rotate, or transform by scaling--we're only scaling this image, although let's set it horizontally...click OK, and let's go Free Transform which is Command or Control+T, and now when I scale it's pretty obvious that it's not distorting it, it's only scaling it.0144

I'm going to actually make another layer--I'll delete this, and make a square...0171

Copy and paste, fill it with red so that we're on the same page.0182

Whoa, wrong thing...Edit, Fill with red, and now we have a new red layer that's perfectly square.0187

So now I go back to the Free Transform, notice it's rotating and if I scale, you see that it's not distorting, only scaling that image.0195

Now, if we go Command or Control on a PC the letter T for Free Transform, notice, we can also access all of the other Transform features--you never need to really go to them.0207

You will Control Click on a Mac or right click on a PC inside the bounding box and you get the dropdown layer and there they all are!0221

So you don't have to go to the Edit menu shortcuts.0231

We've already looked at scale--you understand rotate.0234

Skew is precisely what it says; if we grab this and it actually distorts, but if we do the Control click, skew in the center, we get a skew.0237

Traditional skew--now you can distort an edge individually by changing only the corners themselves, so there's an additional feature in the skew.0254

Command on a Mac, Control on a PC and the letter T, Control click on a Mac, right click on a PC, let's take a look at Distort.0266

Now as opposed to with the skew distortion it was only on a straight edge, now we can take and literally distort in any particular direction that we wish.0277

We've changed that square into kind of a...what would you call that...parasail, or an arrow.0290

Back to the square again, Command or Control+T, Control click on a Mac, right click on a PC, we're going to do Perspective, and now when you click and drag the edges in and out you get a perspective adjustment.0300

If you go up and down straight, you can't.0315

You can shift skew, but you are perspective--you still have the skew control--we can skew it this way now, but the corners are perspective control so you get a combination.0319

But predominantly, Perspective--Command or Control+T for a Free Transform, Control click on a Mac, right click on a PC--we're down to Warp.0330

And you get this grid, and you have little arms on the corners--that's what the circle edge is, or you can grab the inner points, and you can literally warp the shape of the object, and you can pull in the edges.0341

You see you can artificially warp it there, or you can drag it out here--make all sorts of warps, kind of like the Liquify filter, but the one advantage to be of the Warp is that it moves all of the pixels.0362

You'll see this in the example, it's not just squishing an edge and smearing them--it moves a large section of pixels.0378

We'll demonstrate that in a little bit--Command or Control+T, Control click on a Mac, right click on a PC, and the Puppet Warp is listed under here, but we'll do it the other way, and Content Aware Scale also.0387

Alright, so there you have the basics.0403

Let's use examples of each one of these.0406

Let's go and look at the title and start with a scale...I'll go to this flower here.0411

I already have made a selection--I'll load it, and I'm going to Command or Control+C to copy, and go to this composite and turn that layer back off and go Command or Control+V as in Victor to paste, and now I have a flower in.0419

I'm going to move that layer with the Move tool.0435

Notice the white on the background comes in from the right--the flower lit from the left--the first thing we would like to do obviously is to flip that thing, so we'll go to the Edit menu to Transform and to Flip Horizontal, and now the flower is in the right direction for light.0437

But now it's way too large if I want to put it up here, so we'll go Free Transform or Command or Control+T, Control click on a Mac, right click on a PC to the scale.0457

Holding down our Shift key to maintain the aspect ratio, and you notice we can scale it, and even when it's active, as long as you have the tool inside we can position the flower, and Shift and scale further until we get the scale the way we want it, and then we click Enter and we have done that.0469

So now we've demonstrated the scale, and the Flip Horizontal--see how that worked very well for this flower and now we would do more in the composite.0490

So that takes care of scale, and we didn't need to skew it at all but you understand what skew does so we're going to go ahead and layer at the top here and check off each item that you've understood.0501

You understand the scale...do it red, OK.0513

You understand skew...Distort, I'm going to show you where we can actually use the Distort feature on an image--let me find the particular image--there we go.0517

Here was a shot that I did in a high perspective, and I just had a situation where the client liked it but they wanted a little less perspective on the thing, so what do we do with that?0530

Oh my gosh, we've got a selection here of just the image itself, not the sky--I'll invert that, go back to red, and so now what we'll do is we're going to go copy and paste, and we're going to take this layer here--we'll turn it off just to show you where we're at...0541

It actually didn't have the exact selection but it's close--well I'll go back and do it this way...0565

Let's modify that selection--that's fine.0573

I'm going to go, very quickly, and with this select on that layer--we're going to go with the color selector--Magic Wand tool...0577

Get the blue, add the blue, and blue and we're going to delete that--done.0592

OK, now we can load the selection of this, and we got a clean one.0600

Alright, we're going to take the Lasso and get that edge out of there, now we've got it.0605

Let's check it out with Quick Mask...0611

Save the selection--I'm just double checking something here, sorry about that--I want to make sure we got the right selection--there it is!0617

It's the building.0623

OK, so now what we're going to do is we are going to distort.0624

We're going to go and turn this back on--go to the Edit menu, Transform, and Distort, and we're going to grab a corner and just pull upwards straight.0632

You notice that now we have brought the perspective down a lot by stretching that up, but at the same time we kind of killed the smoke stack or the exhaust stack.0643

We're going to go back to this other layer...and very quickly do a sky retouch on the bottom layer so that we can get that cleared out so that you don't...where are we...0658

There it is...get that out of there so everything becomes very clear to us...there we go.0674

Now we have some distortion on the stack--we can fix that as well.0683

We'll take the Marquee tool, and now we're going to go and just Edit, Transform, and what I'm going to do here is...0688

Let's distort it again, and I'm going to pull this side down a little bit...I'm on the wrong layer.0704

Top layer...confusing myself--distort on the correct layer--sometimes we all get confused.0714

Now I see--see how we brought it down...skew it down just slightly...and notice how we got the perspective all corrected on that.0722

Command+H, Command+D, and by using the Distort, we've pulled up this side and there's the original image there, and now we have distorted and got some of the perspective out.0732

That's how you use your Distort tool.0750

OK, so there was an example of distorting an image.0752

Perspective; let's go back to an image we worked on before--if you remember the lesson on cropping, we corrected this distortion in the crop.0758

A lot of times I would rather bring it in here and work on it at a later time, so let's go ahead and duplicate the background here.0770

Select all, and we're going to go Command on a Mac, Control on a PC, the letter T for Free Transform--Control click on a Mac, right click on a PC and we're going to go Perspective.0779

And now we're just going to take and pull it outward...0796

Until we get it close to straight...there we go...0802

Right there, and we'll click OK, and now we've got that straightened but you know we have this little bow in the building because we didn't do a lens distortion correction, so we'll do it another way.0810

Command+A, Edit, Transform, Warp, so now we're just going to take the edge right down here--this control and look, by moving the edge inward just slightly, we're straightening that up.0826

And we can actually pull the edge out slightly at the top...and bring it over here...just a little bit of control there and there we go.0847

Click it, and by using the Warp, we went from there to there and straightened up that particular edge.0860

There's another tool that does the same thing now in Photoshop as well.0869

I might as well show it to you--it's Filter, the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter...if it pops open I will show you.0873

This one isn't going to work on this image, forget it, so we're going to go back where we were.0885

Let's do that one more time with Edit, Transform, Warp, and we're going to straighten up this entirety--I'm going to pull that edge out a little bit, and I'm going to push this one in just a little bit like I did before...0893

And there you go, we straightened up that edge with Warp--you can see how that worked.0911

Now, you can see how the Warp worked here--if you'd tried to use the Liquify filter, you'd be pushing edges forever.0916

With very little problems, we went from that curvature and corrected it very, very simply--now you can see where the Warp tool falls into place.0925

So there we've taken care of the Warp tool...let's check that one off, and the Perspective tool as well, all in one, and now we're going to take a look at Puppet Warp.0938

Let me get my example--here we go right here.0950

For those of you who may or may have not seen Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp, the White Queen always had a pose in which she had both of her arms like this girl's right arm--all the time she'd walk around in a pose like this.0955

And this pose was a nice shot that my friend took and as soon as I saw it I said "Oh my gosh, the White Queen!", and the girl understood and she said "yeah, I wish it was that way", so let's make her into the White Queen.0971

So what we're going to do, is we are going to take the Marquee tool and we're going to do a little copy and paste.0983

Copy, paste, I'm going to duplicate the background layer too so that you see we just have that section right there that is dealt with.0999

We're going to go ahead and load that up, zoom this up, we're going to go to the Edit, Puppet Warp tool, and now we have that in place (and it should be popping up here).1008

Oh, I'm in the wrong layer, sorry, I always do these things.1022

Layer one, Edit, Puppet Warp...there we go, and here are the options for Puppet Warp.1026

The mode that we want here is rigid...actually I'm going to leave it at normal--the density is fine, the expansion--I'll show you the mesh.1035

This is a meshed area.1045

Basically, we're going to be doing a warp, but kind of like a puppet.1047

Now pins--what you do--you see the pin here?1052

These are your control points--I'm going to put a pin here, put another pin here, put a third one here to lock in these areas, and then I'm going to click and move the arm.1055

Notice that it rotates around but it's not...ah, that's because this pin was there and I didn't want it.1069

Now notice that the arm is rotating around her elbow.1077

Yeah, we're losing background, don't worry about that.1083

Now it's a little bit torque, so I'll put another pin here and rotate her hand so it looks fairly natural.1085

Put another pin here and pull up the elbow so that arm looks pretty normal.1094

Go ahead and click OK, and we went from there to there--now we need a little bit of fixing, so we're going to move the layer over to match up the face--or actually I won't even bother with that, I just want to check out the shoulder--there we go.1100

Shoulder looks pretty normal, so what we're going to do now is take our Eraser tool and just erase out any of the offending areas...1117

And go right up close to the arm...don't worry...1131

Get this back to normal here...that looks pretty good there but we're going to have to do a little bit of retouch, that's all...there we go.1140

Now on the underlying layer I'm just going to retouch rock from here and just clean up the rock area...1152

Just to clean that area up, and there you go...we have taken her from there to there and I can see a little spot that we still need to clean up with the eraser right on the clothing...1166

We missed on that, so let me show you again with the Puppet Warp, we took and moved her arm up, and now she's turned into the White Queen.1182

Let's go back, and that sums up Puppet Warp, so there you have an example all the way down and the basics of how to use the Transform tools in Photoshop CS6.1192

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