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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Filters & Effects

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Introduction to Photoshop Elements

19m 3s

Intro
0:00
Course Overview
0:10
What You Will Learn
0:11
Key to Learning Photoshop Elements
1:29
Photoshop Elements or Photoshop?
2:23
Elements Can Do Almost Anything that Photoshop can for Enhancing or Retouching Images
2:24
Photoshop Elements Has Several Features that Photoshop Does Not Have
3:54
Elements is Very User Friendly in It's Layout
4:49
Elements 11 Has Also Incorporated Some Great New Features from Photoshop CS6
5:18
Bottom Line
5:43
Three Separate Programs in One Package
6:12
Organizer
6:13
Camera RAW
6:55
Editor
7:45
Four Simple Categories for Working on an Image
8:01
Corrections
8:02
Selections
8:30
Retouching
9:23
Manipulation
9:42
Demonstration : Using Elements to Work on an Image
10:03
Editing in Camera RAW
10:04
Removing Parts of an Image
11:55
Selection Mask & Adjusting Color
14:06
Adjusting Overall Saturation
17:02
Important Axiom
18:08
The Importance of Quality

19m 6s

Intro
0:00
The Mantra of Quality
1:02
'Garbage In, Garbage Out'
1:03
Setting Up Your Camera
1:50
Camera Settings: JPEG vs. RAW
1:51
Setting Your Camera for RAW Files
5:10
Some Tips on Taking Quality Photos
8:23
Fill the Frame
8:31
Check Your Focus
11:23
Camera Shake
12:39
Exposure
14:05
Shoot Several Shots of a Scene
15:48
Shoot Multiple Angles and Different Focal Lengths
16:51
Lesson Summary
18:40
Light & Color

13m 11s

Intro
0:00
Lesson in Light & Color, Part 1
0:46
What is Light?
0:47
Brightness & Color
1:24
Example of Exposure & Color
2:47
Lesson in Light & Color, Part 2
4:30
Transmitted & Reflected Light
4:31
Why is This Important in Photoshop?
6:27
Color Spaces
7:18
Visible
7:19
Prophoto
7:36
Adobe RGB & sRGB
8:22
CMYK
9:37
To Make This Simple
10:32
Setting Color Spaces
11:28
Setting Color Spaces
11:29
Lesson Summary
12:42
White Balance & Monitor Calibration

17m 21s

Intro
0:00
White Balance
1:45
What is White Balance
1:46
Examples: Lighting Situations
3:03
How Does White Balance Apply in Photoshop Elements?
8:00
Monitor Calibration
8:42
Monitor Calibration Overview
8:43
Calibrating Your Monitor for PC & MAC
11:22
Calibrating to a Printer
14:24
II. Workspace
Overview & Tour

14m 59s

Intro
0:00
Principal Objective of This Course
0:24
Practical Working Knowledge
0:25
Main Work Areas Overview
1:31
The Welcome Screen
1:32
The Organizer Workspace
2:14
The Editor Workspace
2:55
Demonstrations: The Welcome Screen
3:40
The Editor Workspace
5:21
Toolbox
5:22
Tool Options
6:09
Open Recently Edited Items
6:48
Quick, Guided, and Expert Mode
7:12
Create Button
8:37
Panels & Adjustments
8:46
Photo Bin
9:14
The Organizer Workspace
10:00
Importing Images
10:33
Folders & Albums
10:50
Bottom Tools
11:47
Tags and Information
12:18
Create & Share
13:00
Ratings
13:14
Media, People, Places, and Events
13:19
Organizer, Part1: Import & Sort

25m 43s

Intro
0:00
The Organizer Overview
0:17
Objective
0:56
What We Want to Do
1:04
Getting Organized
2:06
Primary Features
3:34
Drop Down Menus & Media Window
3:35
Star Ratings
6:07
Folders, Information Panels, and Albums
6:35
Create & Share Menu
10:20
Bringing Your Images Into Organizer
10:56
Photo Downloader
10:57
Get Images From Existing Files or Folders
18:11
Searching for Missing Items
19:40
Organizing Your Images
20:25
Folders & Albums
20:26
Organizer, Part 2: Sorting, Rating & Refining Images

22m 12s

Intro
0:00
Sorting, Rating & Refining Images
0:07
Albums & Folders Review
0:08
2 More Ways to Add Images to an Album
3:00
Deleting Images
7:56
Sorting and Refining Your Images
10:47
Adding & Changing Star Ratings
11:41
Full Screen View
14:22
Two Up View Comparison & Filtering Images
15:35
Organizer, Part 3: Keywords, People & Places

12m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Sorting Methods
3:53
Sorting by Keywords
3:54
Sorting by People
7:28
Sorting by Places
9:35
The Photo Editor Workspace

29m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Quick Edit, Guided Edit, and Expert
1:09
Photoshop Elements 10 Workspace vs. 11 Workspace
1:53
Setting Preferences
3:00
Color Picker & Step Back/Fwd
3:01
General Options
4:45
Allow Floating Documents in Expert Mode
5:49
Saving Files
8:02
Performance
9:14
Display & Cursors
10:45
Transparency, Units & Rulers, Guides & Grid
12:12
The New Interface Overview
14:02
The New Interface
14:03
The Menu Bar
15:41
The Options Bar
15:42
The Tool Bar
16:44
The Task Bar
17:28
The Photo Bin & Tool Options Bin
18:27
The Panel Bin
20:46
The Document Window
22:21
Options for Arranging Documents
24:35
The Tool Bar & Important Tool Shortcuts

15m 37s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Photoshop Elements 10 vs. Photoshop Elements 11
0:54
The Tool Bar
3:13
Primary Photoshop Elements Tools - Defined
3:14
Photoshop Elements 11 Tools and One Key Shortcuts
3:32
Important Tools and Their Shortcuts
5:09
Zoom Tool
5:28
Hand Tool
7:41
Move Tool
9:33
Selection Tools
11:00
Spot Healing Brush Tool & Rubber Stamp Tool
11:55
Sponge Tool
12:38
Brush Tool & Eraser Tool
12:54
Gradient Tool
13:11
Text Tool
13:15
Crop Tool
13:24
Brushes Shortcuts
14:24
Lesson Summary
14:56
The Menu Bar & Options Bar

18m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Menu Bar
1:46
File Menu
2:08
Edit Menu
3:54
Image Menu
6:27
Enhance Menu
8:00
Layer Menu
8:45
Select Menu
8:56
Filter Menu
9:08
View Menu
9:18
Window Menu
11:09
Help Menu
11:56
Summary
12:11
The Options Bar
12:44
Open
12:45
Quick, Guided, and Expert Overview
13:34
Quick Edit
14:05
Guided Edit
16:03
Expert Mode and Create Buttons
18:02
The Task Bar, Photo Bin, & Panel Bin

17m 7s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Task Bar
1:46
The Task Bar Overview
1:47
Photo Bin
2:26
Tools Option
4:14
Undo & Redo
5:50
Rotate
6:12
Layout
6:45
Panels
7:40
Layer
8:13
Effects
8:40
Graphics
11:38
Favorites
12:35
More
13:17
Customize Panels
13:48
Lesson Summary
16:42
III. Camera RAW
Camera RAW, Part 1

10m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
What is RAW and What is JPEG Files?
1:22
JPEG Files
2:03
RAW Files
4:10
JPEG vs. RAW
5:11
Camera RAW
6:30
What is Camera RAW?
6:31
Why Use Camera RAW?
8:13
Camera RAW, Part 2

21m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Camera RAW: Tools
1:39
Tool Bar and Tools in Camera RAW
2:14
Camera RAW: Panels
5:15
Camera Calibration Panel
5:53
Basic Panel
7:02
Detail Panel: Sharpening & Noise Reduction
12:53
Saving Image
16:13
Opening JPEG's or TIFF in Camera RAW
18:26
Opening JPEG's or TIFF in Camera RAW
18:27
IV. Elements Basics
Image Size, Canvas Size, & Resolution

23m 59s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Image Size & Resolution
0:58
Megapixels
0:59
File Size
1:23
Resolution
1:42
Image Size
1:55
Changing Document Size Only, Maintaining Proportions
2:21
Re-Sampling
8:09
Re-Sampling to Maintain Proportions
8:10
Re-Sampling to Distort Image
13:46
Canvas Size
16:16
Canvas Size
16:17
Sizing for Print & Web
21:52
Sizing for Print & Web
21:53
File Formats

10m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Primary File Formats in Photoshop Elements
0:44
PSD
0:55
JPEG
2:00
PNG
3:50
Formats for Saving
5:02
GIF
6:01
PDF
6:43
TIFF
7:43
Photo Project Format
8:42
Lesson Summary
10:12
Saving Your Images

18m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Save & Save As
0:38
Save & Save As
0:39
Save for Web
8:21
Preset: JPEG
10:25
Preset: GIF 32
11:44
Preset: PNG 24
12:28
Save for Web: JPEG Settings
13:04
Lesson Summary
17:30
Value of Using Shortcuts

11m 56s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Categories in Photoshop Elements
1:11
Basic Categories in Photoshop Elements
1:12
Important Tools and Their Shortcuts
3:32
Key Shortcuts
4:08
Single Key Shortcuts
4:09
Two Keys Shortcuts
4:34
Using Shortcuts Demonstration
6:13
Using Shortcuts Demonstration
6:14
Lesson Summary
10:58
Image Sharpening

18m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is Sharpening?
0:30
What is Sharpening?
0:31
Auto Sharpen
0:46
When and How Much to Sharpen?
2:58
Noise Reduction Before Sharpening
3:27
Sharpen Your Image When You First Open It
5:03
Do Not Oversharpen
6:16
Sharpening Methods
8:31
Adjust Sharpen
8:55
Unsharp Mask
11:35
High Pass Filter
13:25
Methods Summary
17:06
Image Enhancement: Quick Edit & Guided Edit Mode

11m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Image Enhancement with Quick Edit Mode
0:24
Quick Edit Mode Overview
0:28
Sharpen
1:43
Exposure
2:11
Color
3:09
Demonstration 2: Flower
3:36
Image Enhancement with Guided Edit Mode
5:18
Sharpen
5:55
Levels
6:10
Enhance Colors
6:49
Recompose
7:25
8:51
Create Pop Art
9:40
Crop, Straighten, Correct Perspective & Distortion

18m 21s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Correct Camera Distortion
3:13
Distortion
3:14
Vignette
4:08
Perspective Control
5:03
Edge Extension
6:00
Correct Perspective
6:25
Perspective Transform
6:26
Distort Transform
7:45
Cropping
9:21
Cropping
9:22
Straightening
12:03
Straightening
12:04
Recompose
14:45
Recompose
14:46
Brushes

23m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Brushes
1:23
Size & Opacity
1:24
Brush Shapes
4:33
Brush Settings
5:20
Hardness
5:21
Spacing
5:57
Angle
7:39
Scatter
9:03
Fade
10:23
Creating a Custom Brush
11:46
Creating a Custom Brush Demonstration 1
11:47
Creating a Custom Brush Demonstration 2
13:17
Creating Pattern Brush
14:20
Impressionistic Brush
16:57
Impressionistic Brush
16:58
Color Replacement Brush
19:03
Color Replacement Brush
19:04
Gradients & the Paint Bucket Tools

31m 19s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Paint Bucket Tool
0:46
Color & Pattern
0:47
Opacity, Tolerance, & Blend Mode
1:09
Paint Bucket Demonstration 1: Filling a Layer
1:27
Paint Bucket Demonstration 2: Creating a Sepia Tone
2:20
Paint Bucket Demonstration 3: Changing Color Using Blend Mode, Opacity, 7 Tolerance
4:15
Paint Bucket Demonstration 4: Adding Pattern to an Image
6:44
The Gradient Tool
8:53
The Gradient Tool
8:54
The Gradient Editor
12:50
The Gradient Editor Overview
12:51
Solid Gradient vs. Noise Gradient
14:20
Color Midpoint
16:37
Creating a Gradient
21:19
Gradient Map Feature
23:57
Gradient Map Feature
23:58
Using Gradients for Layer Masks
28:21
Using Gradients for Layer Masks
28:22
Exposure & Color Corrections, Part 1

27m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Mantra for Exposure & Color
0:49
Mantra for Exposure & Color
1:06
Auto Exposure/Color Controls
2:19
Auto Exposure/Color Controls: Demonstration 1
2:20
Auto Exposure/Color Controls: Demonstration 2
6:48
Manual Exposure Controls
9:12
Adjust Lighting: Brightness/Contrast
9:13
Adjust Lighting: Shadows/Highlights
11:40
Adjust Lighting: Levels
14:23
Manual Color Controls
19:25
Adjust Color: Hue/Saturation
19:26
Correcting in Quick & Guided
23:58
Exposure & Color Corrections in Quick
23:59
Exposure & Color Corrections in Guided
26:54
Lesson Summary
27:30
Exposure & Color Corrections, Part 2

22m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Comparing Camera RAW Results with Editor's Manual Exposure and Color
1:01
Comparing Camera RAW Results with Editor's Manual Exposure and Color
1:02
Removing a Color Cast
4:45
Removing a Color Cast
4:46
Color Variations
7:24
Correcting Skin Tones
10:49
Correcting Skin Tones
10:50
Converting to Black & White
13:59
Converting to Black & White
14:00
Creating a Sepia Tone Image
18:14
Creating a Sepia Tone Image
18:15
V. Selections & Layers
Introduction to Selections

24m 47s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating Selections
1:04
Creating Selections Overview
1:05
Principal Selection Tools & Options
4:40
Marquee Tools & Feather
4:41
Lasso Tools
5:34
Quick Selection, Magic Wand, and Selection Brush
6:30
Layer Masks
8:09
Basic Selection Shortcuts
9:02
Tools Shortcut
9:03
Add & Subtract Selection
9:51
Hide Selection
10:08
Deselect & Select All
11:02
Selection Demonstration 1: Landscape
11:33
Selection Demonstration 2: Commercial Composite
18:49
Selection Demonstration 3: Portrait
21:46
Basic Selections

23m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Basic Selection Tools
1:05
Marquee Tool
1:06
Lasso Tool
6:20
Polygonal Lasso Tool
7:56
Magnetic Lasso Tool
9:57
More on Lasso Tools
11:01
Demonstration 1: Quick Selection & Magic Wand Tool
12:58
Quick Selection Tool
12:59
Magic Wand Tool & Tolerance
15:02
Quick Selection Tool, cont.
16:29
Demonstration 2: Quick Selection & Magic Wand Tool
17:40
Quick Selection Tool
17:41
Magic Wand Tool & Tolerance
19:08
Adding & Subtracting with the Lasso Tool
20:23
Adding & Subtracting with the Lasso Tool
20:24
Lesson Summary
21:54
Making Efficient & Flawless Selections

26m 20s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Feather
1:06
What is Feather?
1:07
Feather Demonstration
1:55
Selection & Feather Demonstration
7:18
Making Selection & Applying Feather: Water
7:19
Making Selection & Applying Feather: Shoreline
15:26
Selection Brush Tool

18m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Selections & Masks
1:03
Selections & Masks
1:04
Selection Brush Demonstration 1: Landscape
4:36
Color Adjustment
4:37
Painting a Selection with the Selection Brush
6:24
Selection Brush Demonstration 2: Portrait
14:27
Using Selection Brush to View & Correct a Selection
14:28
Lesson Summary
17:44
Refine Edge, Part 1

16m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Refine Edge Demonstration 1
1:35
Part 1: Making & Saving a Selection
1:36
Part 2: Refine Edge Dialogue Box
6:51
Part 3: Refine Edge View Mode
8:42
Part 4: Edge Detection & Smart Radius
10:10
Part 4: Compositing a New Sky
14:33
Lesson Summary
15:42
Refine Edge, Part 2

20m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Selecting Hair & Correcting Clean Edge Problems
1:58
Selecting Hair
1:59
Smoothing, Contrast, Expand & Contract
5:39
Correcting Clean Edge Problems with Edge Detection
7:03
Shift Edge Demonstration
15:07
Making the Selection
15:08
Shift Edge
17:07
Lesson Summary
19:16
Layers & Adjustment Layers

20m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layer Basics
0:40
Layer Basics, Part 1
0:41
Layer Basics, Part 2
8:51
Layer Panel
9:48
New Layer
9:49
Adjustment Layer
10:17
Add Layer Mask
10:56
Layers Lock
11:14
Blend Mode
11:40
Opacity
11:51
Adjustment Layers
12:58
Adjustment Layers Overview
12:59
Example: Using Adjustment Layers
15:20
Layer Masks

25m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Layer Mask Overview
1:04
What is a Layer Mask?
1:05
Why Use Layer Mask?
6:34
Create & Modify Layer Mask Example
6:49
Sharpen the Image
7:22
Assessing the Image
9:47
Selection of the Sky & Ocean
10:50
Cove: Selection & Color Adjustment
13:16
Ocean: Selection & Color Adjustment
16:46
Sky: Selection & Color Adjustment
19:23
Land: Selection & Color Adjustment
22:40
Lesson Summary
24:00
VI. Retouching
Basic Retouching: Tools & Techniques

27m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 1
0:43
Making a selection of the Sky
0:44
Applying the Gradient Tool to the Sky
4:38
Making a Selection of the Window
3:40
Applying the Gradient Tool to the Window
8:05
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 2
10:13
Color Variations
10:14
Adjust Color for Skin Tones
10:40
Spot Healing Brush Tool
12:08
Healing Brush Tool
14:33
Clone Stamp Tool, Part 1
15:53
Clone Stamp Tool, Part 2
21:58
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 3
25:03
Pattern Stamp Tool
25:04
Retouching People, Part 1

31m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Basic Techniques for Retouching Skin
1:22
Image Overview
1:23
Retouching Spots on the Skin
5:48
Retouching Wrinkle Around the Eyes
9:10
Retouching the Smile Line
18:02
Retouching the Neck
20:55
Basic Techniques for Retouching Eyes
25:04
Basic Techniques for Retouching Eyes
25:05
Retouching People, Part 2

12m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People Using the Liquify Filter
1:27
Retouching the Cheek
1:28
Retouching the Eyes
6:47
Retouching the Body
9:31
Retouching People, Part 3

24m 47s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
More Techniques for Retouching Skin
1:16
Retouching Teeth & Lips
1:17
Retouching Skin Texture
7:34
Adjusting Levels for the Neck Area
16:36
Non-destructive Body Contouring
18:56
Non-destructive Body Contouring 1
18:57
Non-destructive Body Contouring 2
22:01
Lesson Summary
23:02
VII. Photo Composites
Creating Photo Composites

22m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Selecting the Composite Pieces
1:11
Selecting the Composite Pieces Overview
1:12
Size & Lighting
3:20
Perspective & Color Match
7:22
Creating the Composite
9:23
Creating a Flawless Element Edge
9:24
Moving Layer From One File to Another
17:31
Moving the Rose Behind the Petals
18:31
Changing the Color of the Rose
20:24
Lesson Summary
22:03
VIII. Text
Creating Type

22m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Creating Type: Part 1
0:39
Type Tool Overview
0:52
Inserting, Deleting, & Moving Texts
4:02
Font Families
5:06
Font Styles
6:03
Font Size
7:05
Leading
7:32
Font Color
9:17
Alignment
9:23
Faux Bold, Faux Italic, Faux Underline, & Faux Strikethrough
10:53
Creating Type: Part 2
12:08
Orientation and Warping
12:09
Clipping Type to a Photo, Texture, & Pattern
14:19
Adding a Layer Style(s) to Text
18:02
IX. Filters & Effects
Filters & Effects

24m 20s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Filter Gallery
0:38
Filters Overview
0:39
Mosaic Tiles
1:17
Texturize
1:40
Craquelure
2:48
Bas Relief
3:34
Applying Blend Mode with Filter 1
4:16
Photocopy
5:19
Applying Blend Mode with Filter 2
5:44
Glass
7:20
Blend Modes
9:00
Blend Modes Overview
9:53
Effects
12:41
Vintage Photo
13:49
Monotone Color
14:44
Old Photo
15:28
Misc. Effects
17:48
Faded Photo
19:33
Lesson Summary
21:56
Photo Effects with Guided Edit
22:34
X. Cool Features
Creating Black & White Photo and Using the Colorize Option

21m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating Black & White Photo
1:50
Grayscale Mode
1:51
Desaturate with Hue/Saturation
3:51
Converting to Black & White: Example 1
4:41
Converting to Black & White: Example 2
8:25
Colorizing an Image
14:01
Colorizing an Image
14:02
Adding a Vignette
14:59
Adding a Border
19:22
Creating a 3D Photo Frame

23m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating a 3D Photo Frame
1:14
Part 1: Creating the Matte Board
1:15
Part 2: Adding Shadow
6:31
Part 3: Adding Texture to the Frame
10:50
Part 4: Adding a Frame
14:12
Part 5: Adding a Signature
17:50
Lesson Summary
22:35
Creating a Photo Book, Part 1

12m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Preparing Your Photographic Images
2:00
Creating a New Album & Arranging the Images
2:01
Photobook Basic Layout Option
6:25
Photobook Basic Layout Option
6:26
The Photobook Workspace
9:12
The Photobook Workspace
9:13
Creating a Photo Book, Part 2

17m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images
1:06
Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images
1:07
Editing Types
6:55
Replacing an Image
7:55
Customizing the Photobook Appearance
8:50
Modifying Page Layouts
8:51
Adding Frames & Graphics
3:13
Saving & Printing Your Photobook
15:47
Saving & Printing Your Photobook
15:48
Lesson Summary
16:32
Creating a Photo Calendar

23m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Preparing Your Images for Photo Calendar
1:23
Organizing Your Images
1:24
Calendar Layout Options
4:20
The Calendar Workspace
5:23
Adjusting & Modifying Images
5:24
Customizing the Photo Calendar Appearance
14:41
Lesson Summary
19:41
The Photomerge Feature

25m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Shooting Images for a Panorama
2:06
Hold the Camera Steady
2:07
Overlap Your Images
3:23
Use the Same Exposure for Each Image
4:54
Apply Exact Same corrections to Every Image
5:24
Incorrect way to Shoot Images for a Panorama
6:03
Correct Way to Shoot Images for a Panorama
7:22
Photomerge: Panoramas
8:18
Panoramas Layout
8:19
Cylinder& Perspective
12:32
Spherical & Collage
14:34
Photomerge: Group Shot
16:08
Group Shot
16:07
Photomerge: Style Match
20:02
Style Match: Example 1
20:03
Style Match: Example 2
23:57
Lesson Summary
25:09
XI. Course Summary
Lesson Summary

9m 40s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Summary
0:06
Organizer, Camera RAW, & Editor
0:59
Corrections, Selections, Retouching, & Manipulation
2:02
Two Important Axioms
4:20
Demonstration Review
5:26
Personal Philosophy
8:31
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Filters & Effects

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • The Filter Gallery 0:38
    • Filters Overview
    • Mosaic Tiles
    • Texturize
    • Craquelure
    • Bas Relief
    • Applying Blend Mode with Filter 1
    • Photocopy
    • Applying Blend Mode with Filter 2
    • Glass
    • Blend Modes
    • Blend Modes Overview
  • Effects 12:41
    • Vintage Photo
    • Monotone Color
    • Old Photo
    • Misc. Effects
    • Faded Photo
  • Lesson Summary 21:56
    • Photo Effects with Guided Edit

Transcription: Filters & Effects

Hi, everybody--Mike Brown back with you one more time, with another lesson in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 from Educator.com!0000

We're down to playing around with stuff and showing you some things that are left after learning all of your basic tools and techniques.0007

I'm just creating some cool stuff; some of it that can be done with one button; some that you have to think a little bit; and there are a lot of options for stuff that you can play with, and come up with your own creations by multiplying and putting all sorts of things together.0014

We're going to look at the Filter gallery; we'll look at Effects; and just kind of talk a little bit about manually doing stuff versus one click.0030

Let's start, right away, with the Filter gallery.0038

Let's take this image right here; I have duplicated the background, so that we at least can have the things apply directly to that.0043

Up to the Filter menu: now, here are all of the available filters, under this list.0051

You notice that we have used the High Pass filter many times; blur filters are over here; and all of our artistic brush strokes, distorts, all of these are listed here, but they are also under the Filter gallery.0058

Right now, you can see that we have one that came in right away: here is our image under the Texturization; here is one called Mosaic Tiles; and you can turn it on, and now we can see what we have.0077

We can adjust the tile size--larger or smaller--all sorts of things that you can do.0094

Here are all of the ones available, under here.0101

Again, in the list, we have these with the little...let's see what the Texturizer does here.0104

We have a canvas; let's scale it up a little; let's actually scale it down...see why I'm not getting any...oh, there is our canvas!0110

Scaling and relief; we don't want that much relief; there you go: there is one way to turn your image into a canvas.0119

Let's go from the top right on the lighting, change it a little bit, and let's take a look at that.0129

Let's click OK, and there is your image with a texturized layer.0135

Now, if that is too much, the reason that we duplicated it--take your opacity and just pull it back some, because the one below it doesn't have it; and there you have a canvas for your image--a picture on canvas--kind of cool.0142

Let's go ahead and delete that layer and duplicate a new one; let's go back to the Filter Gallery again and see what we have.0159

Let's try Craquelure, and see what that does, instead.0169

Wow--that is interesting; take the crack depth in; crack brightness, crack spacing...we need brightness to be higher...just giving you the idea of what these are, and that you can play with them as much as you want.0174

That is kind of interesting effect; I like that.0190

It's a little dark, but we could change the exposure.0193

Let's go up to Stylize; that one is only used in sketch--these are all in black and white.0198

We'll turn off the Craquelure right now, and let's go with (by the way, this is always going to work in your foreground color; so the foreground color is black right now) Bas Relief, and see what that does on this image.0204

Turn it on; there we have pretty much a 3-D effect; let's go with smoothness and see if that changes anything; I don't like that; I don't like it; how about top right lighting again, and see what happens here.0221

Now, we're going to show you an interesting thing we can do with this one.0239

Let's back it out; there go; OK.0244

Now, we have that one; let's go ahead and click OK; now we have a layer that has it; you see, it's the underlying one.0249

So, what we can do here: let's see how Blend modes work.0256

We try an overlay; wow, look at that; that has kind of made a slightly offset 3-D effect; let's go with soft light.0260

It offset it a little bit, so if we take our layer and we use the Move tool on that layer (I'm trying to center this pretty much where it was; there we go--that is a little bit better; we would have to crop a little bit); there is one way of a little 3-D effect, right there.0273

Let's can that layer and duplicate it again; let's go back and take a look at the gallery one more time.0308

You get the idea; this can create almost anything that you want--there is a notepaper effect right here; there is photocopy; that is interesting--I want to see what happens if we do the photocopy.0313

This one is kind of cool; all right, I'm going to snap the darkness and contrast as much as we possibly can; we're going to click OK, and let's do a blend on this one to see what happens.0327

Now, here is a trick: I'm going to something--again, these I'm playing with--I'm going to take my Magic Wand tool at a high tolerance, and click white.0343

It got almost everything; that is kind of cool.0359

So, what I want to do is: I'm going to delete the white.0362

Notice, if we turn it off, all we have left here is a black-and-white; so we turn it back on, and it's...0369

What I should have done...let me do that again; I'm going to do Select Similar, so that it gets every bit of the white in there; now I'm going to delete it, and all we have left are the black edges--look at that!0377

Now, if we blend this as an overlay, what it should do is give us a little bit of contrast.0393

That's kind of interesting; let's try darker--we're just playing with Blend modes here, to see what happens.0405

I kind of like the higher light; let's go with overlay.0411

Now, you see, the black edges are in there; but if we drop our opacity back a little bit (there we go), we kind of get this accentuated look.0417

Let's do that; turn it off; turn it on; we got a little bit of contrast out of it, and we can put that back in, even--oh, look at that--it snaps it up to make it kind of a semi-surrealistic image.0428

So, that is another type of look that you can do using the filter gallery.0441

Let's try one more: Command/Control+J; let's go to the Filter Gallery one last time, and there are distorts--let's add glass, just for the fun of it.0448

There you have glass, and the amount of distortion, smoothness...you can go up or down; brush strokes: artistic...all sorts of things you have--options here.0462

OK, so that gives you an idea of what the Filter Gallery does--just play with them, apply them; you can (let's see...ripple...)--one at a time, you can probably make multiple layers with them and play.0474

That is the Filter Gallery.0492

All right, so let's go to...let's see; we've taken a quick look--it really wasn't--it's very simple; you have a few sliders; you bring them in; but the key is, once you bring them in, play with your Blend modes.0494

In fact, I'm just going to go ahead and add a category here--Blend modes--we'll talk about those a little bit right on the fly, right here.0506

Here is a modification I need now to increase my canvas size; I'm going to go down--probably 3.6; take this; put it white; Option, Delete; and now, I have fixed the title up for us.0521

So now we have that; let's look at some Blend modes.0538

Let's take the Long Beach port; let's go with an artistic...let's go to the gallery again.0543

Now, you notice, artistic brush strokes--distort, sketch, stylize, and texture--are in here.0555

But, we also have brush strokes, noise, render, and other; some of the filters are not in the gallery--just mostly the artistic filters.0562

So, if we take--Graphic Pen is kind of cool--I like that; let's do the light/dark and get it up like that; I don't know what this is going to do; we'll click OK.0576

Now, Blend modes: you have all of this list, and it looks rather daunting; but we have one--you notice the lines separating the categories.0591

Darken--this is the first one in the category--darken, the dark color, are all blends that darken the image.0604

Lighten--they all lighten the image.0614

Overlay through Hard Mix all do various levels of contrast; so Darken, Lighten, Contrast...these do some weird things that I have never--wow!0618

How cool is that?--look at that right there; we used a Blend mode on a black-and-white layer; wow, it just shows you--there is a black-and-white layer that we added from (which filter was that that we used? I'm not even sure)...0630

Let's try the Exclusion; I don't like that as well, but the Difference looks pretty cool, and if we take the opacity level down...no, we want to leave that one alone.0646

There is a really interesting effect, right there; these two Blend modes are kind of weird; you can see that--they're just surrealistic.0658

Then, these are color: Hue Saturation, Color, and Luminosity--it's only how the image's color affects the other.0666

They're pretty simple; so you play with--if you like the Darken, play with the other Darkens.0672

That's all you need to do--mess with it.0677

We'll go right back to the normal on that one, and I was going to say, as you drop opacity, I want to see what overlay looks like on this one.0679

There we go--overlay is contrast, and right there is your contrast, too; if we go to 100%, and we back it out so it kind of blends in with the original image--look what we have done; that is kind of cool.0688

Look at that--we have these brush strokes in over the real image in a minor percentage, and we have taken this image and kind of made it into a very cool artistic, surrealistic realist-ing, using another filter and using our Blend modes.0704

Darkens, Lightens, Contrast, weird and different, and color--play with those; it gives you filters; it also gives you the Blend modes.0725

We have looked at the Filter Gallery (let's go on top here with the brushes); we looked at the Filter Gallery (oops, where are we--why am I doing this? size, 100%, normal red brush); we looked at Blend modes; now, let's take a look at some effects.0740

The effects are right next to the layers here; now, we have filters, and here are your filters here again--these are one-click filters.0764

Let's try (oops, I didn't want to try it on there) it on here, and see what happens.0773

Wow, what was that?--Neon Glow--I think the Neon Glow is also up in (let's see if I can find it--artistic...)--there it is, right here.0781

The same one, different choices--better choices: what you have are a series of filters here; let's see which ones they are, by name: Watercolors, under Painting...all of these are one click, so that you don't get the option of playing with it.0794

If you take any of these filters right here--all of your filters--if you take them to the Filter Gallery, you get a choice; if you take them under here, you get one click at whatever they give you.0809

Styles are the things you do--bevels, drop shadows, glass buttons, things for graphics.0823

Effects: here we have several--these are one-click.0829

Let's take this and make a vintage photo out of it, double-click, and there we have (let's see what we have for layers on this--yes)--that turned it into a rather strange-looking image.0834

That is kind of interesting, but here is where the blends come back, and the opacity: if we just take this and pull it back to a specific minimal blend, just so you get some sort of a blend of realism and surrealism--so you play with your blends; play with your opacities...0853

Let's go back to that one; I didn't really like that, so let's dump that out of there.0873

Dump that one; Command+J, go back to the Effects, Vintage Photo, Monotone Color.0878

Well, here is a one-click to turn it into, basically, sepia tones.0886

Remember, however, that we can do that with far more control by taking our layer and going to an adjustment layer with Hue Saturation, Colorize; and you can adjust the hue to whatever you want, and the amount of saturation.0894

That is the better way to do it, because you have 100% control over colorizing your image.0916

Let's go back again; so the Monotone colors--you understand what that is already; an Old Photo versus a Vintage Photo; let's take a look at this and see what it did.0923

It's calculating a little bit here; oh, it put a texture behind it and made it a high-contrast black-and-white.0937

We can do that same thing; here, you have no option, right?0945

So, what we'll do here with this layer is: we're going to take Enhance menu, Convert to Black-and-White, Vivid Landscape, Urban Snapshots, Newspaper...there we go, right there.0950

We can do that; we can go very quickly, and put in Levels, and snap the contrast, and brighten it up; so there you have your high contrast photo.0968

A texture--we'll just add a blank layer; we'll go to the Paint Bucket tool; we'll go to our textures and patterns; let's go with a nature pattern, just for the fun of it.0981

How about...I'm thinking...rock patterns; why not?0995

We'll take this one right here, and we're going to fill at 100%, and we'll just fill the layer up, and we'll do Enhance, Color, Hue Saturation, and change the hue to something more pleasing.1000

Change the Blend mode to overlay and drop the opacity back a little on this layer; drop the opacity back a little on this layer; and you come up with all sorts of effects, which emulate this kind of old-time effect all by itself.1018

So, I'm a purveyor of manual--now that is what we're talking about--manual versus the one-click methodology.1038

If you just want to do something very quickly and come up with something that's different--this is the Pencil Sketch; one click; done; but when we go back over here, it's done; you have no other options.1046

You can do these manually, in the Filter Gallery, as well.1061

We'll undo that back here; let's go up to Miscellaneous Effects--what do we have here?1064

There is your Craquelure again, right there; I can see that; this one here--Fluorescent Shock--hmm...what do we have?--single click--it's interesting.1071

But here, we did it on this layer; let's duplicate the layer and go back to that effect and do it again.1086

Go back to the layers; it flattened our image, so we have no option on dealing with this one.1099

What we could do is this--here is a way to deal with that: Command+A, Command, Copy; so we now have the image on the Clipboard.1105

Now, we can go to the Effects; double-click on that one, and it's (where did it...why didn't it do it?)--there it is.1114

Back to the layer: we have one--now we'll just paste.1132

We have our regular layer on the top; double-click the background layer to make it into a different layer; put that effect on top; drop our opacity down a little bit; and there you got a much more pleasing, dynamic image, by doing a manual methodology.1135

So, you can take the effects, make sure you have a second layer, go back, and blend it--kind of cool, huh?1154

All right, so the background--we'll duplicate that again; go back; you get the point here--just play through what is the frame methodology.1163

Faded Photos--that is our color fade again; oh, I was going to show you how to do a color fade.1172

It's really simple; if we double-click here, we get a fade from black to color, and you notice that it faded that one layer.1179

Well, we can do that a different way ourselves, by taking this layer, turning it into a black-and-white (we'll just pick the Scenic Landscape--that's fine); we have a black-and-white now.1189

We'll add a layer mask--it reveals all; take our Gradient tool; we want to preserve color on the bottom and black-and-white on the top--actually, I would like to go the other way.1202

We have the mask; let's just click and drag from the top to the bottom, and there is exactly the same effect.1216

All it was is a layer mask on the image.1224

Let's go the other way, and we'll let the sky be nice and the rest be black-and-white.1227

There you have another way to do the same, exact thing manually--just realizing that something as simple as that was nothing more than a gradient.1233

Let's show you one more; let's get rid of that; duplicate that one; go back there; and this one is a radial effect.1244

You notice, it's color in the inside and black in the outside; remember (here, we'll go back and get rid of that one; we'll use this one) our gradients?1254

We'll just do it radially; it's that simple.1264

We'll add a layer mask again; reveal all; and we'll click in the center, and go to the outside, and (oh, I know what I did wrong; I wanted to convert this first to a black-and-white--sorry--we'll take it, black-and-white) now with the layer mask, we'll click and drag, and there you have it in the center (or we can actually drag it further and get more of it).1267

Color fading to Black-and-White--that is exactly the same thing as these.1298

So, these are pretty simple, OK?1302

There you have layer effects; back to the title--we have looked at the effects, and some of them are really cool if you want to do just one-button stuff.1305

You have the option of taking the one-button or doing it manually.1317

It's very simple stuff; just remember--layer masks, and blends, and working with Blend modes to adjust them, and manual versus one-click.1323

That is your call; if you like the one-click effect, and it's good enough for you, try it.1332

If not, go back to manual; try to figure out what they did by looking at it, and re-create it yourself, so that you can work with multiple layers and blend them together to get better effects than just the one-click.1338

By the way, let's go quickly over to the Guided Edit, just to finish this off with.1353

I want to show you that there are more photo effects over here: the Old-Fashioned, low-key, lo-mo effect--this one is actually kind of cool.1360

Let's pull up this image right here (why is that so stretched?--interesting), and we'll go ahead and click on the lo-mo effect; click the button to give the lo-mo effect.1370

There you have a change; this is one that is kind of cool, that you might do; and let's go ahead and throw a vignette on it.1393

There you go--now there are a couple of one-button effects that I'm not sure how that was done; so that is really cool.1401

Let's go ahead and take it, and let's go back to the Expert menu and see what we have.1408

That just worked on that one layer alone with a one-button click.1417

So you can see that, with the Guided Edit, there are actually some very cool ones that are in here that are really usable.1420

Between the Filter Gallery and (let's go back to Expert) the Effects tab with all of these options you have here, and even over in the Guided Edit for one (I really like that one--don't you?), you have all sorts of options for creating cool images using filters and effects in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11!1430

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