Photoshop for Beginners | FREE COURSE

Photoshop for Beginners | FREE COURSE
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hi there my name is Dan Scott and I’m an  Adobe certified instructor here at and  vado tuts plus and together me you are  going to learn everything you need to  know to get started with a dhobi  Photoshop now this course is for  absolute beginners there is no need to  have any previous Photoshop knowledge or  any photography or design knowledge for  that matter okay we’re gonna start right  at the beginning and work our way  through step by step now we’re not going  to go through every single tool in every  one of its features what we’re gonna do  is we’re gonna work through real world  practical examples in Photoshop then  we’ll learn the tools and features  necessary to to make it a really an  amazing image  we’ll start by getting the most out of  our photographs correcting the light and  the color also how to change the colors  completely in Photoshop we’ll spend some  time with text showing you how to  distort it along with all of its fix  I’ll share some amazing cropping and  resizing tricks as well as exciting ways  to transform into store images so we can  fake mock-ups like this I’ll show you  all my special retouching tricks  cleaning up small imperfections as well  as removing larger parts from images  before the end of this course you’ll be  able to make simple masks like this but  you’ll also have the skills for super  tricky masks like this out of focus here  there’s lots more as well like our  mastering layers knowing the best  practices for exporting images and  sharing them it’s just a really good  foundation for getting started with  Photoshop I set some exercises through  the course so that you can practice the  skills while you’re learning so if  you’ve never opened up Photoshop or  you’ve opened it and you’ve struggled  with it follow me and I will show you  the best ways to make beautiful images  in Adobe Photoshop alright it is time to  get started now the first thing you can  do is you can download the source files  the source files are just the files that  we use throughout the course so you can  download those and play along and you  can also there are projects that get set  during the course okay not homework  there are super exciting things to do  together okay but and if you want to  share those and with us okay there is a  forum post to use  to go to the forums and search for Adobe  Photoshop for beginners also you can  share on social media Twitter we are  tuts plus design or dan loves Adobe okay  or an Instagram it’s bring your own  laptop ok so share what you get up to  next thing we need to do is we need to  reset our workspace will jump into the  computer now and yeah we’ll do that now  alright so first thing we need to do is  it let’s just get our screens or looking  the same so you can follow along easily  so first just go up to window down here  to workspaces and it doesn’t really  matter what yours are set to let’s  change it to essentials okay so what  we’re also going to do is we’re gonna  reset essentials so back up to window  workspace –is and just click this one  it says reset essentials and that’s just  going to get yours looking like mine so  yeah it’s a little easier to follow  along alright so boring stuff over  exciting stuff next video let’s start  looking at layers in Photoshop hi there  in this video we’re going to look at  layers we’re gonna do some adjustments  to this image all on different layers so  we can see the different effects and  really just get to understanding how  layers work alright let’s get started in  this video ok so first thing to do is  let’s go up to file and let’s go to open  now from the files that you’ve  downloaded ok open up o one layers ok  this image comes to us free from my loss  Tron schinsky  I practice then let’s open them up  thanks miles so the first thing we need  to do is make sure you can see a layers  panel mines over here if you can’t see  it got a window and just make sure the  tick is on layouts what we might do is  see this libraries panel here we’re  gonna look at him later in the course  but he takes up quite a lot of screen  real estate now my screen is quite big  yours is probably not when I’m working  on my laptop  see these little double Chevron’s I  always go through and just close this  down ok just to give yourself a little  bit more room  ok so down here my layers panel I’ve got  one layer by default when you’re open  opening up a JPEG you’ll get given the  word background it’ll be locked ok what  we want to do is right-click the  background ok and go this one that says  duplicate layer we’re going to give it a  name we’re going to call ours Auto  home ok that’s the first of the  automatic features wim click ok now it  hasn’t changed anything I’ve just got  two layers sitting on top of each other  okay I’ve got Auto tone and auto  background now with the auto tone layer  selected ok it’s kind of this light gray  or an earlier versions of Photoshop it’s  kind of a blue color so with it selected  let’s go up to image and let’s go to  Auto tone you ready  stand back and pretty cool huh  pretty cool little automatic feature now  what Auto tone is doing is it’s looking  at the highlights mid-tones and shadows  and trying to find kind of a bitter than  the original we had ok so it goes and  does that for us and a nice little quick  automatic feature when do I use that I  use it quite a lot when I’m doing maybe  images that they’re not gonna be like  the front cover of a magazine or the  hero image for a design it’s just on a  quick fix okay I’ve taken them on my  phone or something and they’re just  they’re not quite perfect I’m gonna go  through and use something like Auto tone  before I say upload them to social media  so over here my layers panel the thing  to look at is Auto tone okay it’s a  little hard to see that thumbnails are  slightly different what we can do is  turn the eyeball off on this Auto tone  layer just click the eye right in the  middle ok and now we can see the layer  underneath which is the background so  the background still there he’s  protected he’s not being wrecked came  and I can turn this top went on and off  easily to compare the two now when  you’re working with layers you’re always  looking from the top down so imagine  you’re always a bird flying above and  you can see Auto tone and I could turn  the eye on and off for background but  nothing happens okay it’s because Auto  tones covering it okay so I could turn  you off and then you off okay so that’s  I guess what we’re doing this video is  getting an understanding of layers let’s  do the next of the automatic features so  let’s turn off the eyeball okay so I  turned off Auto tone let’s select the  background layer and right-click it  again and go to duplicate layer let’s  look at the other feature okay it’s  called Auto contrast and let’s click OK  then with that layer selected it should  be automatically it’s got an image and  let’s go over on the other options okay  it’s bitter okay the colors are a bit  strange  and so know that we’ve used water  contrast and it’s given us a result now  let’s compare it to Auto tone by tuning  on this Auto tone layer on-off on-off  sometimes it can be a little hard in  this course to see the differences  depending on the video quality that  you’re kind of receiving so and I can  see a really clear difference between I  like Auto tone better like stronger  docks now don’t think Auto contrast is  just broken or doesn’t work okay what  you’ll find is it depends on the image  sometimes I open up stuff and order  toned is a horrible job or a contrast as  a great job so open up your image and  basically test all three of these ok  figure out which is the best and then  say you’ve got another ten images to do  then you’re as long as that kind of  photographed in a similar sort of  situation you can often not have to try  all three just go to the one that works  so we’ve got Auto tone which is nice my  favorite or a contrast and background so  let’s turn the two eyes off on this top  one let’s look at the last of those  automatic features right click  background let’s go to duplicate layer  Auto tone note we’re using auto color  and let’s click OK  let’s go to image and it’s just at this  one pretty good ok it’s pretty close to  auto tone now if I turn them all on I’m  gonna what I want to do is I know Auto  contrast is not that great so I’m going  to turn it off and what happens is if I  have this off remember you’re the bird  flying on top if I want to compare Auto  tone with color okay I can do an auto  tone at the top and as long as Auto  contrast this off if I turn this eyeball  off you’d imagine you’re seeing order  color did it be gone you can kind of see  I’m toggling between these two here okay  to see the difference you have to  experiment a little bit and play around  ok and if it makes it a little easier  sometimes like this guy here you can  just slick on him and click on the trash  can  okay if he’s wrong okay keeps the layers  a little bit tidier you can also drag  them let’s say that we want or a  contrast on the bottom so we want to  underneath auto color not underneath  background okay he’s at the back so  click hold and drag order contrast and  you’ll see that can see this little blue  line appears okay that little blue line  it’s all hard to see is that that’s  where he’s going to go okay I would like  you to play around I’m gonna sit your  little task  I would like you to have Auto what an  alpha numeric order so Auto all my ABCs  what it colors at the top then all the  contrast and then auto tone at the  bottom okay just to practice dragging  them that’s all I want you to do really  and you’ll notice that the difference  between say order color and order  contrast on the video it might be so  minutely different just a slight color  change and then it’s kept personal  preference  do you like auto color better or or at  home bidder now you could go through  open up a bunch of images and just run  that one automatic feature alright so  that’s a basic introduction to layers  and we looked at some of these cool  little automatic features in Photoshop  now we’re gonna use layers all  throughout this course so if you’re  finding like man hick that was confusing  with layers don’t worry we’re gonna kind  of work through them every video looking  at layers and you’ll get a bit more  comfortable with them one of the things  we’ll have to do before we go though is  save this document now we opened it up  remember it was a JPEG when we opened it  now if I go to file save okay it’s gonna  say you can’t be a JPEG why is that a  JPEG can’t have more than one layer Jake  Pig just have the background layer and  that’s it if you had not created these  other layers it would have just saved  over the top of the original okay but  Photoshop says hey you can’t be a JPEG  so you’re gonna have to be this  Photoshop file it’s a PSD there is there  okay and I’m happy for you to save it  straight back into the source files  using the same name the only thing  different will be the PSD don’t change  any of the settings okay and just click  Save this code this little have  Photoshop format options opens up every  single time  don’t worry about this okay it just  means that our photo shops asking if I  save this as a PSD do you want me to  save it as a maximum compatibility  version and all that means is that it’s  more likely to open in really old  versions of the Photoshop okay so I  always leave this on it makes the file  size slightly bigger but just leave it  on and click on don’t show again because  it’s not something that needs to pop up  every time I’m gonna leave mine on  because I’m an instructor and I need to  explain this thing that’s a pain but hey  let’s leave it on there it’s click OK  come so let’s finish this  by going to file and close and before  you go let’s practice that so let’s go  to file and go to open and I want you to  on your own  open up the o2 lands the Tevin Dodson  thank you very much for the image let’s  click open and I’d like to set you a  task I want you to go through duplicate  the background layer you’ll end up with  four layers in total okay and I want you  to practice with these three different  automatic features and then I want you  to reorder them to the one at the top  that you feel is the best remember it’s  not always 100% perfect okay you can  it’s a bit of personal judgement but  drag the one that you think is the best  to the top of the layers group Cain’s  stack them up just a bit of practice  alright and I’ll see you in the next  video where we are going to look at a  little bit more of Photoshop kind of  foundations where we show you how to  work with multiple images can a copy and  paste from one to the other and how that  works all right I will see you in the  next video hello friends in this video  we’re going to look at kind of basic  navigation of Photoshop okay we learn a  little bit in the last videos with  layers but now we’re going to start  moving things around and resizing them  okay so we’re gonna combine one two  three images and put them all together  on this one in these nice little cubes  okay so a few little shortcuts a promise  not too many but just the things they  could use quite a lot and it’s best to  use their the teeny tiny shortcuts I  promise not to overwhelm you much all  right let’s get started now alright so  to learn our kind of workflow features  we need to open up all of those images  that we want to combine so we’re going  to go to file and we’re going to go to  open and we’re going to be using these  from Jessica nolden okay thank you very  much Jessica and it’s the O 3 okay  there’s an a B C and D now you can click  one and just click open and open them  all individually if you find that you’re  more useful and a little trick though is  click the first one hold shift click the  last one okay and they should all be  selected and click open now what’s  happening is you can see it on top here  I’ve got these tabs so all the images  are open in tabs if for some reason  yours doesn’t okay that’s the default  but if it doesn’t go to window array  and just click consolidate on all tabs  now there is this probably a three or  four ways of combining images now I’m  just gonna share the one that’s the most  bulletproof and reasonably easy so we  want to this first image here this is  where we want to get those little  squares so this first one here and the  way to kind of drag it to this tab here  is literally kind of dragging it so  we’re going to grab the move tool which  is the first one in our little tool bar  here and you click and hold with your  left mouse tower okay click and hold the  center of this image and drag it to this  other tab it’s a bit weird  okay and so click hold drag drag drag  drag drag drag the mouse is down the  whole time and I just hover above this  tab and Photoshop automatically switches  to this one I’ve still got the mouse  down the whole time and then I move my  mouse key down here let go okay so the  big thing for that it does feel a bit  weird okay I’m gonna drag it into place  now and it is you have the mouse down  the whole time okay if they went  horribly wrong or didn’t work at all  okay I’m gonna go to edit and I’m gonna  go to step backwards they’re just kind  of undoes can keep going step backwards  until it’s gone okay and I’m gonna  practice again with you guys so back to  this tab move tool click hold drag in  the center I’m just holding down my  mouse key holding it down holding it  down holding it down okay you do get  useful after all what else a strange one  okay so and what we’ll do is we’ll do  the same for this Oh 3c okay so click  hold drag the same to revert and then  move it in here okay I’m gonna try and  line them up nicely okay you’ll notice  that Photoshop is pretty clever and  tries to kind of automatically align  things okay if yours doesn’t align go to  view and come down and just make sure  show and the smart guides is on it’s  probably on by default but I’m just just  in case it’s not okay so view show smart  guides great so that works ma’am yeah  for all images and it’s going to be  quite protective when we look at things  later on called layer masks and  adjustment layers that dragging option  is the best way to do it in my opinion  okay the last one is going to throw us a  little bit this one here’s a different  size so the same technique works right  so I click hold drag it to my first tab  let go but it’s ginormous okay so the  gonna happen to you and where sometimes  the images can be really really big like  it can go 2 kilometers that way okay so  you need to kind of get them down to a  proportionate size so this is going to  be our kind of Knicks bit of navigation  now we’re going to be learning zooming  in and out first okay so I for this to  work I need to zoom out a little bit so  there is a magnifying glass over here  okay which you can click once to zoom in  and over here you can click it to – and  now this thing when you click once will  zoom out so you just toggle between  these two here  now you can definitely do it that way  but what you’ll find is that it’s what  is such a common thing you do in  Photoshop  everybody lunes the shortcut quite early  now if you hold down the command key on  a Mac or the ctrl key on a PC and just  tap the plus button on your keyboard  okay just up on the top of your keyboard  there plus to zoom in – to zoom out okay  we’re not going to go through too many  shortcuts here but there’s just a couple  that you really need to know early on  what I’d like you to do zoom out kind of  this level doesn’t really matter and  just so you can see the edges because  what we’d like to do is shrink this  guide down okay so I’ve got that layer  selected I’m gonna go to image no I’m  gonna go to edit I’m gonna go to  transform and we’re gonna use scale so  scale is a when you use quite often  we’re gonna cover all of these in a  later tutorial but for a kind of  fundamental navigation you’re gonna need  to move things and scale it okay so  we’ll just cover this quickly now so it  a transform scale you’ll see that’s why  we zoomed out so we can see the edges of  these boxes  okay so what you can do is if you grab  the edge you drag it around you can  rescale it down the only trouble doing  it this way is that you can see kind of  distorts the image so I’m gonna go to  edit undo and what I want to do is I’m  going to hold down a shortcut okay so  I’m gonna hold down the shift key we  won’t do too many shortcuts I promise  okay but hold down the shift key and  grab any of the corners before you start  dragging okay and that just means it  will scale the height and width kind of  a fundamental Photoshop a thing okay so  once you get it to a size you kind of  like okay sometimes if you’re new you’re  sitting here like me looking at your  hands and going do I let go the shift  first or the mouse key first okay it’s  always the mouse okay  anytime you’re thinking that it’s always  the mouse that go the mouse first  okay and then you can lick over the  shift-key and I’m gonna drag mine in  kind of close and you see it kind of  lined up nicely and what I might do now  is just drag it so it’s the perfect  width to match these other guys now sue  mning in a little bit who remembers the  shortcut y’all do okay so on a Mac its  command plus if you’re on a PC its ctrl  + ok zoom in to a nice kind of size and  this brings us on to our next kind of  fundamental navigation feature that we  need to learn in Photoshop can it’s just  moving around this canvas so you can see  I can’t see the bottom here now the long  painful way is grab any of these sliders  and drag it down and that is fine when  you’re really new okay and I threw a lot  of shortcuts into this tutorial just one  more okay hold down the spacebar key see  my little error here the spacebar key  transforms into the little hand  okay so spacebar key and just kind of  click hold and drag your mouse so your  space bar down click hold drag around  okay or use these little sliding handles  they are totally fine alright and what  I’d like to do is just resize that a  little bit more so it matches these  sizes so what’s the key I hold down to  make sure the height and width is the  same you remember it’s the shift key so  holding shift drag it up and just get it  kind of close we’re not looking for  perfection right at this moment we’ll  cover a little bit more later on  okay get it close now when you’re  finished you need to kind of say  Photoshop I am done to get rid of these  like little marks around the outside  because you’ll find that some of you see  my menus just don’t work now okay  because it’s saying I’m half way through  this thing pleased then finish it off by  hitting return on your keyboard or the  enter key okay and they just kind of  gets it to where I need I’m gonna zoom  out a little bit which is you remember  command – or ctrl – okay and what I’m  going to do is with my move tool okay  I’m now depending on if you’ve turned  yours on or off make sure what auto  selects on okay and I can click and drag  this one up here I’m gonna drag this one  here and this one yeah ah beautiful  alright my friends that is going to be  it so just a recap to move things from  one image to another or at least one tab  from another use your move tool click  hold drag it up to the tab hold the  mouse key down the whole time and let go  of it now if you end up with problems  with  being the wrong size you go to edit go  to transform and use scale and if you  want to lock the height and the width  together what do you do that’s right  shift key hold that down okay  and the other two things we learn with  some shortcuts okay zooming in which is  command plus or minus on a Mac or ctrl  plus or minus on a PC and once you’re in  really close okay you can drag around  with these guys or hold down their  spacebar key to move around click hold  and drag your mouse alright friends  let’s get on to the next video where we  start looking at something called levels  probably the thing I use the most in  Adobe Photoshop alright let’s go there  now hi there in this video we’re going  to look at something called levels  basically they give the shadows and the  highlights and the mid-tones all to look  really nice okay so this take this image  here okay looks great but then we add  levels in looks more amazing alright  it’s the foundation it’s the thing that  I do most in Photoshop when opening up a  new photograph let’s go learn how to do  that now in Photoshop alright so first  up let’s go to file and go to open and  in your source files open up o for a ok  this one here it is a photograph by  Errol ahmud ok and let’s click open  alright so let’s look at opening the  levels now there’s a couple of ways of  opening it in Photoshop and if you’ve  done Photoshop a long time ago you might  have used this method here let’s not use  these these here are very destructive so  we’re going to use the non-destructive  methods ok which is basically this  adjustments panel here if you can’t find  it let’s go to window and just open up  adjustments and you’re going to hover  above them after a while you work out  what these little icons do but you see  here I’ve hovered above it with my mouse  and you can see group there is where  levels is written ok so no click on this  one here this is definitely for me as a  amateur photographer but professional  designer I use this one the most when  I’m fixing up my images because I need a  lot of work with my imagery now this  complicated looking thing opens up it’s  called the histogram and it’s not  complicate well it’s not very hard to  use with which is nice and basically  what we’re looking at is information  from images this is all there see  there’s a little dark house here and the  white house this is everything that is  really dark in the shadows  this is everything that’s really bright  light lights okay you can see here it’s  missing a little bit of information here  and a little bit there now what you do  with levels is you basically just drag  this black slider up into the first  little mountain here okay so click hold  and drag up and you notice over here in  my image if I click hold and drag as I  drag it okay and I get closer to this  kind of peak here the the blacks become  a lot stronger if I go too far past this  like first rise watch this eye stats  that’s kind of like getting kind of  weird okay so there is not a perfect  adjustment but you just drag it here  basically the beginning of the first  hill okay the same on the other side so  there are whites in here but they’re not  super strong to make them nice and  strong all we do is grab this white  little kind of house thing here drag it  to the left and do our one drag all the  way in here no because it starts I start  over exposing some of these whites and  they start blurring together so it’s  kind of beginning of the first little  hill there it is there okay so often  distracting those two in tucking the two  ends in will get you your strong whites  and your strong blacks now the middle  slider here the grey sliders all your  mid-tones now this will depend on the  image basically every image that I open  up  I often Tucker means okay and they both  come in now where does this middle  slider go depends on the image I drag it  all the way to the right darkens it down  all the way the left it lines it up and  this will really depend on your image  and what look you’re looking for okay so  I’m just dragging my back and forth and  I’m looking at my image not my slider  over here okay  picking the image and just finding where  I feel it’s nice now I didn’t need to  move it much at all and that is  correcting an image kind of 101 I do  this the first thing I do before I do  anything else in Photoshop is just get  the levels right now to check whether  you’ve made this thing better or worse  than when you opened it you can see here  this is called an adjustment layer so  these are the levels you can see it’s  appeared in my layers panel the cool  thing about that is that I can turn it  on and off okay like we did earlier on  when we did our automatic features and  you can turn this on and off okay so  turn the layer off I can see the  background underneath and that’s what it  started like and I look fine when we  open it it’s not till we do the levels  that you like okay man there was a there  was a bit more in that image I could  have got okay so yeah that is littlez  what I’d like you to do now is save this  image okay it’s going to ask you to call  it a PSD and that is great  Photoshop document and I’d like you to  open up the second example okay and I  like to practice on your own  so it’s Oh for B okay and open up this  one here and practice the same thing  create adjustments layer okay under  levels and see how you go tuck in the  two ends and then decide where that  middle slider goes and this would be a  cool time to share what you’ve done and  kind of what you know what your end  result would be so check us out on  social media and that’s at Tut’s plus  design I’m Daniel loves Adobe and on  Instagram I am bring your own laptop so  take a screenshot save a JPEG I’d love  to see what your in result with that  second example is alright so let’s get  on to the next video where we look at  vibrance okay getting and extracting  amazing color from you images alright  let’s go and do that now hi there in  this video we’re going to look at  vibrance and we’re gonna do this before  and really after okay I’ve gone a little  overboard to exaggerate the effect for  the intro okay bad let’s back it off a  little bit and let’s look at kind of  some real world use in this video all  right let’s get started alright first up  let’s go to file open and if you did the  previous tutorial and you did the  homework that I set which was this one  here oh for be have that one open  because we’re gonna use that one and if  you didn’t and you’ve skipped ahead you  can open up oh five eight and I’ve done  the homework for you let’s click open  and basically this is the image we want  open and you might have done the levels  yourself you might skip to this one here  where I’ve done them for you so levels  is the first thing that I do the next  thing is vibrance okay so with the layer  selected let’s go to our adjustments  panel and it’s this kind of like V here  okay it’s the last one on the top right  click on fibrin s– now vibrance if you  are like maybe old-school Photoshop when  you’re kind of getting back into it  saturation was the only option before  and saturation and vibrance are I guess  interesting things to compare so  vibrance is the best one to use in my  opinion okay watch this if I cranked the  vibrance up things just get more amazing  okay or the big difference is is that  you can see some of these images or some  of these colors here the front here  especially these pinks and these yellows  they’re actually quite  already what vibrance does is when it  lifts him up it says lifting up other  colors supporting colors in the  background whilst leaving these they go  up a little bit but not as much as some  of these background colors so let’s look  at this green here okay if I lower that  back down to about zero it’s kind of  washed out and instead of increasing  them all equally it leaves some of these  more saturated ones or alone okay and  brings up some of the other ones to meet  it the difference between that and say  saturation watch this fight crank up  saturation to get this kind of green to  come out these guys end up going a  little bit overboard okay you might like  that effect there’s no kind of like  right or wrong and it’s more this was  probably going to give you the more  natural effect so increasing the  vibrance how far do you go you can max  it out okay that’s totally fine often  depending on the quality of the initial  photograph it’s only kind of slight  adjustments just to kind of lift the  colors +40 in this image works for me  down the bottom here  remember the eyeball on and off this  vibrance layer just to see if I made  this better or worse you can see it’s  just lifting and say these blues back  here and these greens here just to make  a more colorful image or more vibrant  image might go up even a little higher  you can do both okay a bit of saturation  a bit of vibrance not normally what I do  come so there is vibrance and that’s  kind of like I guess lifting the colors  leaving so other saturator ones alone  what I’d like you to do is save this  document close it okay it’ll save as a  PSD and I want you to open up the second  version okay this one here is justina  poon okay open up her image okay and I’d  like you to do the same thing go to  adjustments panel got this little kind  of V and C and this one here I want to  do it with you okay I said if I hope  what I’m doing with you why because this  one’s a really clear example of that  already really saturated but say this  mmm  I’d say rooster chicken okay is not so  watch this when it comes up okay  vibrance lifts the color of this chicken  here but leaves this fine where is  saturation okay ends up blowing this out  to get this color going so have a  practice with this even though I just  did it with you and save it I’d like to  see your final result okay so  chick as all out on social media Twitter  is tuts plus design and and on Twitter  I’m Dan loves Adobe or if your favorite  is Instagram I am bring your own laptop  I’d love to see what you did all right  let’s get into the next video where we  start looking at adjusting kind of  specific hues the moment just made  everything mmm everything a bit bitter  okay let’s say we have our color shift  in there’s a little bit too much color  we can start doing some more selective  adjustments all right I’ll see you in  the next video hi there in this image we  are going to look at hues which is  basically just colors in Photoshop and  we are going to look at doing kind of  selective colors there where we leave  the Stork alone but we can adjust colors  okay  cool stuff like there and also more kind  of like practical stuff where say this  image here the colors are grayed but we  just want to make them lift them up a  little bit  can you see before after before after  okay just to kind of like subtle  adjustments more of that day to day use  of photo shops hue adjustments all right  let’s go and learn that now in Photoshop  alright let’s look at the first step  let’s go to file let’s go to open and in  your source files open up o 6a the first  one okay thank you  Thank You TJ let’s go to open make sure  on our move tool and we are going to go  back to our adjustments panel okay so we  looked at levels earlier and then we  looked at vibrance now we’re gonna look  at the kind of next step and we’re going  to look at this one called hue and  saturation click on Hemmings the first  of the second line and to start off with  I want you to grab the just this main  hue slider here grab a little diamond in  the middle with the triangle and drag  all slowly to lift in this later right  cool huh  okay it’s just the way of going through  and deciding and changing the hue of an  image okay completely now this works  perfectly for this particular one  because there’s only one color in the  image let’s close this now and jump into  an image that has multiple colors  something after you use a couple little  tricks to adjust that so let’s save and  close this one and open up the next file  I’m not gonna save mine because just  because I’ve done there before let’s go  to file open and let’s open up o 6b okay  and  this one here by Felipe if I pronounce  people’s names wrong I’m sorry I try and  let’s look at what this layer selected  let’s go to adjustments and let’s open  up hue and saturation now if I grab this  hue slider now and I want to change this  to say pink I changed it to pink  where is pink okay you notice it’s  changing the Stork as well so and just  by dragging the slider at the top by  itself it just changes everything it’s  quite cool kind of hip a city dream type  but let’s say that I want to kind of  isolate this particular color okay so  where is his master drop that down let’s  go down to rids okay and now it’s going  to only adjust the red color come on  okay so that’s a way of yeah adjusting a  specific color you might have a product  that you’ve got a photograph of or some  clothing and the cool thing about it is  that it’s quite a unique color within  the image if there is multiple things  that are red in this image this is not  gonna work but and yeah we’ll look at  and layer something called masking later  on to fix that but for the moment okay  because burning out one red thing it’s a  nice quick easy way to adjust the hue  now I’m not just adjusting the hue we  can go through and adjust the saturation  of that color as well for that one  particular color okay the other thing is  let’s say that you want to change the  color of the stalk now what happens  especially in kind of like landscape and  kind of nature shots as you’re like I  can’t want to just that color which is  green clearly because it’s the stalk of  a rose but if you look real closely it’s  actually if i zoom right in it’s  actually a bunch of kind of okaz and  yellows that make up that kind of my  brain tells me that it is green because  that’s what green stalks should be so  what we gotta say greens and say I wanna  just you not a lot happens you can see  okay it’s because actually this guy is  made up of mainly yellows so they  happens quite a bit utha looking maybe  this thing’s broken it’s not just like  the yellows are just not you know the  greens aren’t very green they’re more of  a yellow color so now I’ve got yellows  and adjusting them you can see I can  adjust it and often what I’ll end up  doing is adjusting the greens to look  more like the kind of green you see I’ve  just dragged it a little bit to the  right and it’s kind of made of green I’m  gonna drag up the saturation okay  just as an exaggeration to show you that  yeah it’s actually the yellows now the  lightness slider here I never use it  does a pretty weird thing it just kind  of like covers the we’re looking at this  down here covers it all in white or  removes it all black okay so I never use  that slider if you want to play with the  lights and DAP missus okay go back to  the levels like we did earlier in the  tutorial  maybe that’s under adjustments and here  under liberals okay so you might not be  doing this particular exercise very much  where you kind of want to replace a  color let’s look at kind of more thing  that I end up running into a lot more so  let’s save and close this one I’m not  saving it and it’s got a file open and  in here we’re gonna open John MUX  Arnold John Mark handled okay his oh six  C let’s open up that one okay so this is  kind of typically what I end up doing I  don’t end up changing like the whole  rows like you’re changing a completely  different color I didn’t get to do that  very often most of my work is I’ve got  an image from a photographer using it  for a project and I just want to make  the greens a little green and the sky a  little bluer so to do that it’s the  exact same technique as we did for the  previous one but we’re gonna be a little  bit more subtle with it so adjustments  panel let’s go to hue and saturation and  what I want to do is and adjust this  grass here now like in the last one  grass in this case is actually more  yellow than it is green I grabbed two  greens and try to adjust the colors  nothing much is changing so if I go to  yellows though and adjust them okay and  you can see there’s a lot more yellow is  going on in that grass and what I want  to do is instead of making them purple  which you could do okay I’m just gonna  make them a bit more green okay so I’m  dragging a little bit to the right now  on off on off you can see yeah a bit  more green and what I also might do is  grab the saturation just drag it up a  tiny bit  now it’s those kind of like tiny  adjustments these are the hard ones  because you like it’s like sometimes  you’re like you want to just make it  scream like you fix it in Photoshop but  often it’s just more kind of like subtle  changes than it is you know that’s the  kind of I guess they’re nice adjustments  are just tiny little Corrections same  with the sky the sky is actually made up  of a mixture of Blues and scions off  often so you have to kind of pick the  Blues check that they’re in there by  dragging the saturation up you can see  that they’re definitely Thea so what I  want to do is probably just bump them up  but okay on/off just a little bit more  maybe and in here you might go to the  science and I crank up the saturation  definitely in there as well there’s a  mixture of both of those colors and you  can decide whether you want to kind of  adjust them and make them maybe a little  bit more blue or yeah big a little bit  touch that way and I know crank out the  saturation a little bit  okay so on-off on-off it might be a  little bit hard to see in the video but  hopefully if you’re playing along on  your monitor you’ll be able to see it  quite clearly  yeah it’s these kind of like tiny  adjustments other things that I spend  most of my time doing just little fix  this one thing before we go is this one  here’s his colorize if I click on  colorize it kind of removes all the  colors and gives you an option for the  slider here to do like a sepia or just  kind of oh you know single tone color  okay so this can be kind of cool for  that sepia effect okay find it kind of a  ready  well yellowy kind of dust color and yeah  easy just turn that on and off okay  there’s a yeah colorize is good for that  okay so I’m going to actually save this  one here now and and what I want to do  is I’ve got an exercise for you if  you’ve got a file open the last one in  there it’s oh six D by L is curve ik no  I’m just gonna anyway is click open okay  and this one here beautiful photograph  and it’s cool the way it is but let’s  say that we want to make this guy’s a  little bluer and the great you know the  trees in the water a little bit more  saturated so I’d like to use you’ve to  do this for an example okay so go  through go to adjustments panel and use  your hue and saturation and I want you  to see if you can practice your  techniques raising the Blues see if  there’s any signs and there greens and  just kind of mattes make it a little  richer alright my friends that is going  to be the end of human –tz– okay we  did some big sliding adjustments for  that first image but then we got a  little bit more and more specific as we  got along just kind of tweaking the  colors towards the end of this exercise  so do your homework and I will see you  in the next video where we start working  with text hi there in this tutorial  we’re going to look at type in Photoshop  now we’re going to create a little mini  design project it’s gonna be a postcard  Mother’s Day sale type of thing and yeah  we’re gonna explore type throughout  alright let’s get started alright so the  first thing we’re gonna do is and let’s  say we’ve got an image we want to use  right which is it’s got a file open and  in your source files it’s called oh  seven a we’re back we’ve used this image  before by Errol  okay let’s click open and instead of  trying to resize this into a postcard  size that’s what people tend to do let’s  say you want to do something for like a  US letter or a four as they try and grab  this and try and reshape it into the  right into the right dimensions it’s way  easier Photoshop to go to file new  create the right size then drag that in  and use our cool little scale option to  kind of resize it so it fits it’s  definitely easier doing it that way but  you’ll also find in Photoshop is that  quite some you can just type in your  inches and along the top here or switch  it to centimeters or millimeters  depending on which part of the world  you’re in what we’re gonna do is we’re  gonna go to print and there’s some  default templates in here okay you can  see there’s a u.s. letter legal tabloid  a4 click on this little view all  precincts and what I’m looking for is  one in here called it’s not in here at  all gains under art and illustration and  it’s this one here called postcard so  with it selected it’s done a few things  it’s given it the right height and width  know in different parts of the world’s  actually different sizes we’re gonna use  the US and what we’re gonna do is we’re  gonna make a landscape okay just for  this one we’re not gonna change anything  else just make sure yours looks like  mine in terms of resolution and color  mode but we’ll discuss that later on  let’s click create now let’s go and save  this thing and what you’ll notice is  that same is grayed out it’s weed  Photoshop it’s one of their kind of  quirks of Photoshop this is well you  haven’t done anything to this I’m not  going to save it so if I grab the tick’s  tool and started adding text it would  start it allow me to save or just go to  file save this okay and I’m gonna give  it a name I’m going to put it into my  source files and I’m gonna call this one  Dan’s postcard  whose card even its click safe now we’re  gonna use our fancy trick we learned  earlier in this course we’re gonna go to  our image of flowers we’re gonna grab  our move tool we’re gonna click hold  drag drag drag drag into the tab keep  holding the mouse down and then lick go  down here alright  so it’s the wrong size okay I kind of  did that on purpose so we can practice  our resizing and what we’re going to  have to do is it going to look at  rotating it as well so make sure our  layer here is selected it’s got the  little icon or the little thumbnail of  our flowers let’s go to let’s zoom out  who remembers what the shortcut is  that’s right command – on a Mac ctrl –  on a PC we’re going to zoom out so we  can see the edges like we did earlier  let’s go to edit let’s go down to  transform and let’s look at scale okay  and he’s actually reasonably the right  size but I want to rotate it around so  let’s go to edit transform and let’s go  to rotate okay and it’s the same kind of  thing grabbing the corners okay and drag  it around now remember when we did the  scale it’ll be held shift and it would  kind of resize it proportionately  holding shift in this case when we’re  using the rotate tool okay it just kind  of locks it into 45-degree angles okay  so it’s just nice little steps so I’m  gonna rotate mine around so it looks  like that now I’m gonna go back to scale  it a transform scale grab the corner  remember holding shift drag down and  let’s get it to a sort of size like this  you can drag the center at afterwards by  letting go you look up and just  drag the center don’t drag the little  dot in the center okay it’s just the  center of rotation just won’t do what  you want to strike anywhere else in here  and we can move it around  okay I’m not too worried too much about  the edges of the moments okay I just  want to get it kind of lined up like  that now remember nothing works why is  it not working we’ve got to press ENTER  on your keyboard or or – okay – skate  I’m done that’s what I wanted to do all  right so let’s now add some text okay so  down here is your text tool now actually  zoom in a little bit you remember the  shortcut is command + on a Mac ctrl + on  a PC grab the type tool this is capital  T here okay and what you can do is  we’re gonna learn they’re kind of two  ways of adding text and the first way is  clicking once okay and you can type in  and it just kind of goes forever I’m  just measuring away at the keyboard to  give you an instance now if your font is  a whole lot bigger or a different color  it doesn’t really matter what you might  do is select it all and change the font  either over here you know in both places  the top or over here on the right down  to something like 10 point for this  example so that’s one way of adding type  when you’re finished okay you can go  back to the move tool and that kind of  commits that change and I want to show  you the other way of adding type that’s  good for headings so but if you’ve got  some like say body copy that wants to go  in go the type tool and before you start  typing and actually you know that’s fine  km is just a click hold and drag at a  box okay whereas before we just clicked  once and we started typing this one we  clicked held the mouse down and drag  that a box what this is cool for is I’m  meshing away the keyboard again you can  see it kind of breaks on two different  lines okay it’s a good way of putting  body copy if yours is like mine there’s  these massive big gaps in between the  lines here okay I’m going to select it  all by using my type tool and just kind  of like drag up across all of this and  then over here and line spacing it is  way too big I’m gonna set it back to  order cool so let’s look at styling some  of this now so those are the two ways of  doing it clicking once and the other one  is clicking and dragging a box depending  what you need and bird to finish this go  back to the move tool great so what I’m  gonna do is I’ve got these two layers  mmm crazy letters in them and so this  first layer here actually doesn’t really  matter what layer on if we grab the type  tool click anywhere in this top part I’m  gonna select all the text hit delete and  I’m going to type in some proper text  now so yeah we’re gonna cover a few more  text features but now it’s a little bit  we’re doing a little bit of design work  okay so Mother’s Day sale I’m going to  select all the text I am going to make  it white now you can see there’s I can  use the color here or color there I’ve  got the tick selected I’m going to pick  color and in terms of choosing a color  you use this little slider to pick the  hue okay let’s say you wanted pink and  then you click there for pink you can  see here’s my  tics in that color you might have to  move this out of the way to see what  you’re doing what I want is white and to  get white is to grab this little dot  that you’ve put anywhere and just click  hold and drag it drag it drag it and  drag it kind of like way into this  corner I drag it a little bit past that  means it gets all jammed up in the  corner and is perfectly white okay okay  I’m using Garamond for my main one just  because it’s a font that you’re likely  to have as well and so in terms of font  size mmm  that works me what I might do is after  Dain put a return in okay and if the the  spacing between the lines is not great  okay we’re gonna have to adjust it the  other thing we might have to do is this  text here is kind of overlapping the one  at the back so let’s grab this lamp okay  which is the top one there now grab my  move tool and I’m gonna say come down a  little bit buddy say way down you back  to Mother’s Day and I’m gonna drag you  down a little bit awesome don’t worry if  you finding a little bit hard to read  against the background with your font  we’re gonna add drop shadows and a  future video to this particular text  let’s look at a couple lit of Vance  features let’s grab the type tool it’s  click once okay because I just want a  text box that runs on forever and I’m  just gonna put in let’s say save the day  save the date  fonts a little bit big so you have to  grab it all let’s just make it a bit  smaller okay and weirdly it’s different  order in the world right and so I’m in  Europe at the moment and it’s different  from where I’m from in New Zealand okay  I think it’s the second Monday and  second Sunday in May in New Zealand but  it’s not the same in Ireland here which  can be tricky sorry mum the reason I’m  doing this is I want to select all the  text okay and I want to make it capitals  I want to change the font first I’m  gonna pick probably one you don’t have  you can pick any font you like I like  museo at the moment okay it’s when you  can download and buy from Typekit we’re  not gonna cover how to install fonts  specifically just yet but I’m gonna pick  yeah okay so pick any font and let’s say  I want to make it all capitals so over  here you’ve only got some basic kind of  features you’ve got the fonts that kind  of font weight basically whether it’s  light or bold and some other basic  stuff you got this advance button it’s  not that advanced click on it and it  gives you kind of I don’t know some of  the stuff that I’m used to seeing in a  type and type panel and the one that I  want is this third one in and it says  just make all caps so that’s what I want  to do I want to drag the font down now  another little tip for fonts you can see  it goes from 18 to 24 like what if you  want 20 you can just type it in there  and hit return and that will force it to  be or the trick that I use quite a lot  is doesn’t matter if you’re using this  one or this one down here close them  back in and see this little icon here if  you click and hold and drag on that icon  so I’m just clicking holding and  dragging left and right if you get a  really slow computer doesn’t work that  flash but I’m dragging mine I find  that’s just a little easier to work out  what font l1 great I’ve got mine down to  12 point okay my move tool and click it  drag it there grab my mother’s day layer  and drag you back there and this last  layer down here okay this crazy layer  I’m gonna move him to about there now I  don’t have specific text to go in here  so I’m gonna show you a little trick  before we leave we’re gonna grab the  type tool gonna click in here and select  all the sticks we’re gonna delete okay  and what we’re going to do is put in  something called placeholder ticks or  lorem ipsum and it’s just a really  common way of putting in place holder  text I know that let’s say that I’m the  designer in this job but not the  copywriter and it’s coming from the  client and I know it’s not coming today  so I just want to put some text in and  so cursor flashing got to type and come  down to paste lorem ipsum now it’s just  Latin words they’re just mixed up so  they don’t make any sense and it allows  you to design without there being in  that kind of distraction of fake words  and then what I’m gonna do is just  delete and put it puts in lots okay so  I’m deleting lots of mine and just I’ve  got a little bit of lorem ipsum in there  I’m going to put in a couple of returns  now put into dev dot florist my florist  this is totally made-up brand okay my  florist calm that’s probably a website  and not mine so I’m gonna SiC to the  ticks and now you might want to Skippy  here because I’m just styling now  picking white okay what font am i going  to use and use that Museo again  I like that one easier I like me zero  rounded it’s really cool back to my move  tool and that’s going to be yeah gonna  be it for this particular course the big  thing to know is that you click once you  get a tight box that goes on forever and  if you click and drag you get a box that  has an outside or a kind of a break at  the end the other good tip is to select  on the layer and you might need to go  into advanced now I don’t think of ansed  as super nerdy stuff it’s just actually  there’s some good usable stuff in there  and you also know if you toggle this or  click keep clicking it it switches  between your advanced character and  Vance paragraph so if you are looking  for indents and other stuff yeah just  keep clicking on this mesh away until  you find the one you need all right my  friends let’s finish this one and get  into the next video where we look at  doing type on a path hi there in this  video we are going to do things like  this where we get the say photographer’s  name to flow around the edge of the leaf  here okay along a path and down the  bottom here we’re gonna make this  particularly ugly edge where we get the  text to flow along a circle then we’re  gonna think some bold new text in the  middle okay all luening cool skills  using text in Photoshop all right so to  get started let’s open the fire to get  started with it’s got a file open and in  your source files okay you can open up  o8 warped text now if you are following  along this tutorial series in order okay  you can just use the file that you  created in the last video rather than  opening up this one okay but if not open  up this file and what I’m gonna have to  do what you might have noticed is that  picked some new fonts I just couldn’t  handle Garamond anymore so how big some  fonts the trouble is is you’re not going  to have these fonts so what I’m gonna  have to do is I don’t want there to be  any kind of trouble when you’re trying  to open the document and it’s saying  you’ve got no fonts and so what I’m  gonna have to do is click the top one  hold shift grab the last one and don’t  and then we’re gonna go layer and we’re  gonna do the merge layers now your files  gonna open it’s not gonna have any  trouble but the text is not editable  sorry about that  cool so let’s start with the kind of  curve that goes around here that  identifies the photographer okay and  we’ll get it’s called type and a path  okay that’s that kind of  for now what we needed to do was create  a path to follow and we’re gonna do two  versions we’ll do that plus the little  bed down the bottom you so on and we’re  gonna start with if you find the pin  tool over here and hold it down so click  hold hold hold hold on the pin tool okay  and these extra options pop out we’re  gonna use the freeform pin tool if  you’re already master the pin tool use  that one  okay the freeform pin tools for people  that don’t even know what these are  okay it’s a nice quick easy version  let’s grab a free-form pin tool  there’s kind of two things before we get  started I’ll on the top here you can  pick shape or path let’s be on path okay  and on the top here there’s a cog click  on the little gear wheel thing and curve  fit bump it up a little bit okay goes I  think maximum is 10 but go up to 5 all  it does is when you draw it’s kind of  help you kind of like smooth out the  line so you’re drawing if you’re drawing  with the mouse and you’re finding that  lines not very nice just go into the COG  and adjust this curve fit couple so what  I’m gonna do is I want it to kind of  curve around here it’s best to start  where you want the ticks to start if I  start up here and start drawing down but  I want my ticks to come up this way mmm  it can cause problems so I’m gonna undo  mmm it’s tip backwards so I start down  here I’m gonna trying up the Nova it’s a  really hard movement to do and if you’re  finding it hard I’ve practiced a couple  of times off screen caves that was okay  you’ll notice that it’s curved that out  nicely that’s to do with this settings  in the COG so that’s that’s an okay step  for me okay if you get it wrong hit step  backwards give it another go once you’ve  got your path though the interesting  things about passes you don’t see them  as they’re one of the few things that  don’t appear in the layers panel they  end up in this paths panel don’t go in  there it’s messy and scary  but for this trick neat we’re gonna stay  out here in the layers so all we need to  do now to get the text to follow along  let’s grab the type tool and there’s no  extra settings you just got to watch  this icon changed you can see by default  it’s this kind of like I don’t even know  how to describe that giant something  converting there but you can see it in  front of you right and when it changes  look you see little line going through  it bad good bad good  that’s that icon you’re looking for and  where you start clicking as where the  ticks is going to start so I’m going to  start somewhere down  he doesn’t have to be perfect you’ll  notice my cursor is flashing now if  you’ve lost if the last thing you did in  Photoshop was a really big font okay it  was up to like 200 it’s gonna be this  giant flashing cursor so before you  start typing just pick an appropriate  size I’m gonna go real small on mine  it’s gonna be about six point pick any  font you like I’m using Museo sans  rounded okay but something you can use  anything you like and we’re gonna type  in the artist named Erol hamid okay and  yeah but that’s typing a path if you can  draw it and you can use the type door  just to click on it will follow along  there’s a couple of things you probably  want to do and is you can select all the  text like normal and make some  adjustments  okay font and size and color mines white  and the other thing you might want to do  is this starting position for it so I’m  gonna zoom in remember command + on a  Mac ctrl + on a PC okay and I’m gonna  use my little sliders here I can’t use  my spacebar shortcut that we learned  earlier on because I just learned if you  hold down spacebar you just puts in lots  of space bass okay so we’ve got this now  we want a beginning an ending point you  can kind of see them there there’s this  little cross icon that’s the beginning  and that’s the ending to adjust where it  starts on this line where it ends you  have to use this tool here it’s just  underneath okay it’s the path selection  tool now again you can hold down this  tool if yours is stuck on the white  arrow that’s fine just click and hold it  down and grab the path selection tool  okay and if you click hold you can drag  the beginning point mmm drag it back  it’s a little bit tough if you find any  like man it’s a little confusing it is  it’s a little bit tough to do and the  ending point I don’t really change that  I want it to be as long but you can see  if it’s too small it doesn’t have enough  room to fit that word and just kind of  drops them off so if you are finding  everything is disappearing you might  have to find that a little circle okay  and drag it out to the end of the line  another thing you can do is click hold  and drag anywhere in the middle of the  line you can see that little icon it’s  all about icons here see there’s a  little arrow there if you click hold and  drag it okay you can drag it and flip it  underneath and it’s kind of flipped  I’m gonna go it at hand it’s not what I  want it backwards  okay I’m going to though get mine to  kind of move yeah the other thing is do  you want to edit the path Kate now I can  kind of grab any of these points and  just kind of drag them along sometimes  though if you’re not used to using  vector paths it’s easier just to go to  things like edit transform paths and go  to rotate and to say you just need to  kind of like adjust that a little bit  hit return okay  and you can kind of just make some  adjustments don’t just click anywhere on  the line step backwards if you want to  physically move this now okay go back to  your move tool okay that’s probably the  easiest to do what I might do is quite  bright I’m going to lower the a pet and  not lower the opacity and change the  color so I’m clicking on the color of my  type okay and and I’m just gonna lower  it down to something just a little bit  more off-white we can look at drop  shadows a little bit if you’re if you’re  like man worship good a drop shadows why  aren’t we doing drop shadows it’s in a  later tutorial we’ll do that real soon  trying to sigmund everything out here  it’s a little tough all right the next  thing we’ll do is we are going to create  the batch okay either way sort of the  beginning so I’m gonna use a little  shortcut to zoom right out completely  we can’t just hold command – and it  works but if you hold and command on a  Mac or control on a PC into the oh it’s  there one along the top okay above all  the letters so no oh no damn zero okay  next – 9 click on that it just kind of  puts it in full-screen it’s a handy  we’re a little tricky little shortcut  alright so do the badge is quite similar  instead of using the freeform pin tool  to draw the shape we’re going to use the  ellipse tool so if you click and hold  down you probably go to a rectangle tool  select it by default  click hold the mouse down for a while  and then go to the ellipse tool okay and  the same thing with this you can draw  with a shape okay but it’s better to  draw with a path okay and remember the  path is is kind of like a hidden  invisible line that the tick’s can  follow so ellipse path now we’re gonna  draw out a circle I want mine in the  bottom right here okay somewhere in here  now if I draw out a circle okay I can  draw any sort of ellipse that I want if  I want to be a perfect circle though the  height and width it’s good who can guess  what we need to hold down on that  keyboard have a guess you might be wrong  you might be right  it’s the shift-key okay it kind of that  that shift key constrains the height and  width we did it when we transformed  early remember when we scaled it up and  down we hold down the shift key okay get  it to a right sort of size and then  remember what do I let go first let go  of my mouse first and I’ve got a kind of  a circle we can adjust this later on  just like before okay we’ve got our path  and now I’ll grab the type tool and  we’re looking for the right icon this is  a little bit more important because so  bad icon gear icon but then sneakily  there’s another one case is a third  group so you might want to do this on  purpose okay but if I use this icon  where the it’s got a dotted circle like  a dotted circle around the outside if I  click once it’s gonna turn it into a  shape that I can type into so I’m typing  and putting in a fuel few spaces to  break the lines up but that is a technic  technique we’re not doing it in this  course so we’re gonna go hit it and we  typing okay actually I’m gonna go and  what I’m wanting in it because you’re  halfway through typing okay I’m gonna  hit the Escape key on my keyboard top  left just kind of like Escape key is  like I didn’t mean it let’s get out of  the app button okay and let’s go to edit  step backwards and we’re back okay so  and we’ve got our path and we can look  for the right icon bad bad good okay and  try and get it we you want it to start  home might start in the middle there  kind of all right and we’re gonna start  typing so I’m typing all caps so fresh  this can never spell this word I am  totally gonna pause this and come back  and spell right okay what you’ll notice  is freshness guaranteed okay and man  it’s probably wrong it’s okay and what  I’m gonna do is I could rotate this  around or what I’m gonna do is and my  cursor is still flashing and then you  can see in little flashing like you can  be anywhere I’m just gonna go and be  centered text okay so that’s going to  kind of try and center it the problem is  it kind of seemed to upside down that’s  okay so instead of trying to play around  with these markers okay this little  cross and then this little circle  they’re actually mixed up together here  they’re really a bit of a pain so what  I’m going to do is I’m just going to go  through and do this edit transform path  and I’m going to go to rotate and this  is just easier okay so I’m going to  rotate it around  it’s at the top at return and that’s  just the nicer way of doing it these  little targets are painful all right  again the font size is going to be up to  what you’re doing I’m gonna go down to  five points probably pretty low we’d  have to print this out and double-check  and whether this can be whether it’s  legible on our postcard it’s always a  interesting thing when you’re working on  a screen and need to print always print  it off just hope budget one in your  office just to see can you read the text  at five point probably not but I hope  this is an example so I want to leave it  there and go on to doing the squeegee  text in the middle but people will  inevitably go hey how do I put ticks  along the bottom there and the thing  about it is that you can’t do it on the  same path okay so what you do is and you  duplicate this path and you have two of  them and flip it over it doesn’t make  sense  probably not it’s learn by doing so what  I’m gonna do is right click freshness  guaranteed I’m gonna say duplicate layer  give it a name what was a called next  day you don’t actually it doesn’t really  matter what you call it I never named  Elias okay you should though okay I’ll  just call him next day but you see  hasn’t change the text what’s happened  is if I grab my move tool there’s just  two of them sitting on top of each other  now this is a bit of a hack because say  Adobe Illustrator which would be perfect  for doing this exact same badge thing  and you know there’s tutorials on how to  do that and that’s Photoshop does it  okay so let’s just look at it so I’ve  got two of them now I want to flip it  upside down so let’s grab the type tool  okay and like before okay if I click in  there  remember I can kind of drag this so it  kind of flips upside down so where are  you not using the tick’s tool it doesn’t  work okay I’ll leave that in there  because you’ll probably do the same  thing grab the direct selection tool  over here okay the black arrow and then  click hold and drag and flip it over to  the other side cup and it’s on the wrong  way so I’m gonna use my edit transform  path a rotate I’m gonna flip it around  now I’m flipping this around you might  have seen before that mine just happened  to magically snap like this to these  nice little degrees you can manually do  it up the top here you can see there’s a  degrees okay and but if you hold shift  while you’re dragging the corners  it just kind of locks it in to 45-degree  angles and that’s gonna work for me hit  return I’ll do it one more time return  eventually you’ll get it okay and so  what I want to do is I want it to be  kind of what you’ll notice if I grab my  move tool and drag him up he’s kind of  in a different sort of he’s on the  inside of the line now so this is where  illustrator has an option to go through  and kind of flip it to the outside of  the path what I mean by there is you can  see he’s sitting on the inside okay  where I want them to kind of be spread  on the outside and I can’t figure out a  way to do this in Photoshop I don’t  think you can so if you can leave me a  comment I’d love to know how ok I don’t  think you can so what we can do is just  and make the circle a little bigger so  the same part hit it transform path and  it’s go to scale okay I want to make it  bigger but I’ll hold down shift to get  it to kind of be proportionately bigger  okay and then it’s just kind of working  out what seems to work for your design  trying to click on the line okay move  tool a little bit of transforming a  little bit of wiggling around and this  one down here is not gonna be freshness  guaranteed anymore this one’s going to  be next day badly  come I want to rotate a little bit  longer you’ll notice that I’m not going  up to the Edit menu and much anymore  okay file it on a rotate edit transform  okay there are some shortcuts free  transform is the cool shortcut that does  a bit of scaling and a bit of rotation  all at once so if you are like mmm  getting really sick of going up till  these menus you’ll notice that the  really common things have and like undo  is command Z or Mac or ctrl Z in a PC so  if you are doing something over and over  just check there’s a little shocker and  you might bonus save some time alright  so we’ve got the top one and the bottom  one they’re just things on their own  layers doing their own thing okay but  it’s the way to get them top and bottom  next thing I want to do is grab my type  tool I’m gonna click in the middle here  I’m going to be centered I’m gonna type  100%  I’m gonna pick a font and a size bit big  pick a bold one so you go off pick a  font and a size I’m gonna stick mine in  the middle here and we’re gonna use one  of the easiest features and so with it  selected here go to your type tool okay  with it selected sorry just help make  sure it’s the layer is selected it’s  kind of its light gray make sure your  type tool and there’s this little icon  here okay this little icon here is the  wot text tool option okay and watch this  let’s get down here so style none let’s  go to arc and it’s gonna I get lower arc  arch I’m just reading stuff out now flag  is cool and the best one of all there’s  never not a good time to use fish okay  so have a playground with them they’ve  all got options you can make you know  just drag these left and right decide  which they the fish head goes there’s  lots of kind of adjustments on them all  and if you do find you’ve kind of  destroyed it and they’re not really  working anymore because you’ve changed  too many settings and a little trick is  hold down the Alt key on a PC and or an  option key on a Mac you see that cancel  so I’m just tapping that key so I’m on  my Mac so I’m holding down option and  just clicks reset and everything goes  back to normal and what I want is bold  there you go I’m gonna find a thing that  works for my yeah my thing that looks  good it doesn’t but it’s okay we’ve let  the tool let’s click OK alright so that  is the end of the tutorial but now it is  time for your homework okay I would like  you to take your newfound skills doing  type on a path okay and make a badge for  another company okay it’s a real  Association it’s this one here if you go  to your exercise files or your source  files its oh it being called badge  exercise there’s the text okay so it’s  the Association for obesity prevention  check out their website okay and I’d  like you to create a badge kind of  similar to what we did here in our  exercise okay it doesn’t have to be  exactly like this use a bit of  creativeness linear okay and and i’d  love to see what you come up with okay  so pick fonts color  is ways of using the type in here and  I’d love to see either a JPEG or a  screenshot of it okay and either post it  in the forum as an outlined at the  beginning there or send it to us on  social media  so for envato tuts plus they are cuts  plus design on twitter i’m den loves  adobe on twitter but for instagram find  me at bring your own laptop and just tag  me in it i’d love to see what you do  Aggie some feedback if you ask for it or  let’s just share what everyone’s doing  with loved her yeah see what you’re up  to  alright friends that is it for this  video let’s get into the next one where  we start looking at drop shadows finally  you’re like man let’s add some drop  shadows to the stick so it’s more  believable readable it’s time to do that  next in the next group of videos see you  there  alright in this video we’re going to  take the design we’ve been working on  where the text is a little hard to read  and we’re gonna add really drop shadows  and we’re gonna look at bevel and emboss  and get ready for it we’re going to have  it with a gradient overlay we’re gonna  look at some of the other layer effects  also in Photoshop plus kind of lifting  ticks with just a nice black box and  playing with opacity alright lots of  effects to learn in this tutorial let’s  get started okay so first up if you were  continuing along in the series okay you  can just work on your file if you are  not go and open up onine effects from  your source files and we’re gonna add  first up a drop shadow to this big  Mother’s Day sale text so just make sure  in your layers panel here you have the  the layer that you want to change  selected it’s kind of this light gray  and down the bottom here there’s this  little if X button click on it okay and  here all the things we’re gonna look at  in this tutorial okay so we’ll start  with drop shadow he’s easy one now mine  you can see it’s added a drop shadow but  there’s big thing in the way to move it  see this kind of light gray area here  just click hold and drag it to get it to  a point where you can see what you’re  doing and the background here and yeah  work with this panel now it’ll remember  the last thing you did so yours is gonna  look a little different from mine so  let’s look at the basics okay so let’s  look at the distance first crank it  right up  right right up get it up to like 25 you  can see it’s the distance away from the  type  then this angle here becomes a little  bit more obvious you can see I’m just  dragging this little dial here and it’s  just kind of the way that the light  affects it okay so it’s up to you what  you want your drop shadow to do let’s  look at these other two and before I  give you my kind of like the way I do  drop shadows anyways spread spread  you’re not going to use too much it  depends on whether the kind of  feathering is pushed right to the  outside it kind of does a weed-choked  around the outside don’t you spread the  the main one is size size is how fuzzy  it is okay so you can see dragging it  smaller smaller you can see it’s got  when it’s down there’s six points okay  you can still kind of see the ticks but  if I get quite high it becomes this kind  of like vague blur now if you’re like  mmm how’s it working is it better turn  this preview on and off just get a sense  of what it’s doing okay so it’s really  up to you what you want to do what I  like to do is I like a straight  up-and-down okay and angle so I’m put in  90 degrees and I like the distance quite  low and I like the size quite low so it  will depend on your image and text okay  so I do like about maybe five by zero by  five is kind of where I end up being you  can see this it’s just a subtle turning  on and off I don’t like that kind of  drop shadow you don’t have to like it  okay yeah have a play around with that  to get the settings you like let’s look  at doing one more we’ll bring up some  options so if we click OK we’re done  let’s say I want to edit it again  because you like man I wish I would  change it again  you double click on this would drop  shadow okay and it opens up so you can  go and make a means okay okay so let’s  do it to the save the date along with  top yeah actually let’s do it to the  photo this one here the name of the  photographer so let’s select the layer  let’s go down to a fix and it’s a drop  shadow and let’s say we want to do  something different here okay because  it’s small the text and I’m gonna can i  zoom in  I can I can still use my shortcut to  zoom in which is kind of cool using my  spacebar key to drag it around so what I  want to do is I want to do something  different here because the size and  distance don’t work for this thing and  in same with the angle and the angle is  the big I guess important one it’s this  thing called global light so what ends  up happening if you use the word global  light it just means that if I  this one for the sticks is gonna affect  everything else okay so it’s gonna say  it’s gonna just this one so if I want to  adjust this one separately I have to  unpick it this look what I mean  if I rotate around here because I feel  that’s better because it’s on an angle  you see it adjusted this one he hung it  up just around you’ll start to see okay  so the trouble with this I’m gonna put  it back to nineteen so they’re all at 90  then I’m gonna uncheck this and now  watch this guy here I’m gonna crank up  the opacity that’s one thing I didn’t  mention the last one the opacity okay  how like how much you can see of it  growing it up hundred percent so you can  see this one here five by five doesn’t  really work so I’m going down three by  three okay to kind of get it to come out  but the opacity down a little bit but  because global lights off it’s not  affecting the angle here cool let’s  click okay let’s look at another way of  kind of like lifting ticks off the page  will use bevel and emboss now bill and  emboss works really well with thick text  it’s not going to work with any of this  kind of like lightweight text so I’m  gonna click on this twenty hundred  percent make sure it’s selected in my  layers panel down here let’s go to  bivolo and bus okay and and move it out  the way it’s always in the way okay  there we go there that’ll work cool so  these are the defaults okay and it’s a  bit of experimenting here and you you  can kind of look at this as a kind of a  really clear indication of what’s  happening and down here how it’s  affecting the type first of all the  style emboss tends to look emboss does  both the outside of the text and the  inner part okay pillow emboss kind of  looks like it’s sitting in something  outer bevel just the outsides it’s kind  of lifting off the background there’s  different techniques for kind of  deciding you know it’s a personal choice  here okay I don’t like people’s punch at  all yeah but people do so I’ll show them  okay so what am I gonna use on use in a  bit more and let’s have a quick little  look smooth chisel hard just look at the  edge here gets a little bit more you can  see there what kind of like it kind of  do almost their depth is how like  basically it’s how much the shadows you  get okay Howell yeah how extreme it  looks and I feel like it should be a  bank litters on the front of a bank or a  lawyer’s building needs this kind of  like chiseled you need to use Trajan the  fonts and you need to use chisel hard  people  again the size and soften they’re gonna  kind of make sense as you experiment  with them you can kind of see it says  here how much like it depends on how  thick your type if it’s really thin  you’re not gonna see anything in this  case can’t see much of a change either  because the font is quite small okay so  and you guys kind of a flat spot on the  top down like okay soften natural way to  go chisel hard and soften up anyway  there’s more and more complexity you can  get into here at this essentials course  we’re not going to go into like this  super high core stuff just play around  with it experiment with it and until you  get it how you like when you finish  click OK and one of the things I want to  show you and one of the other and we’re  gonna combine two things we’re learning  one is one of the other effects so I  want to I want to effects applied to  this thing I wanted to change the color  of it as well so the effect is called  color overlay but how do you add more  than one okay you can do it by double  clicking where it says buildin and buffs  to open it back up again and you can see  on top here here are all the other  options I head down the bottom in this a  fix panel okay so bill and emboss we’re  gonna look at color overlay watch this  if i turn the take on it’s working it’s  kind of made at a different color but  there’s a bit of a gotcha what happens  up happening is I’ve turned the tick on  and off but you can see over here it  still shows bible–and and boss look  because i can’t a not lots of these on  okay i need to actually click on the  word color overlay to bring up the  options for it so you might be ticking  this on and then thinking you’re at  there okay or at least say let’s turn it  again tick that on and thinking you  there making adjustments but nothing’s  changing okay it’s because you need to  actually click on it so i’m gonna turn  all of these off except for color  overlaying color overlay i’m gonna click  on it and click on this little square  here yours is probably sit to read by  default it remembers the last thing you  did and at like when we’re picking font  colors you can just drag this hue slider  to get it to somewhere you want okay and  pick a color doesn’t have to be that bad  come on in i’m not sure what color i’m  going for but yet the idea right so drag  the hue slider up now click in here for  the circle you want and then just keep  an eye out here however fix my chisel  alright if you’re looking for branded  colors you might type in the RGB colors  here or the seam  okay colors if you have it or maybe the  hexadecimal numbers to be really precise  it’s click okay so we got two things  applying now it’s quick okay so those  are a couple of fix and we’ve used those  mainly to kind of make the text pop off  the page what I’m going to show you is a  technique that I use it’s not in effect  but it’s just it does the same type of  thing it’s just using a big old  rectangle so you kind of you sort at the  beginning okay in the intro so if you  grab the rectangle tool the only trouble  with what we’ve got here is last time we  were using it remember we were using the  ellipse tool to do the bench okay and as  soon as we went to the ellipse tool we  changed it from shape to path which is  going to cause problems now because we  don’t want a path we want an actual big  big shape  okay so let’s the path is just kind of  like an invisible outline where is the  shapes and actual thing on the page so  rectangle tool shape over the top here  fill color click on it pick a color from  the swatches I’m just picking black if  you want to get a bit more detailed you  can click on this option get you in back  into our lovely color picker cancel I’m  just gonna use back click off from the  top here and for the stroke I’m gonna  have no stroke which is this little red  line here this is I don’t want any color  please click off what am I gonna do I’m  going to draw a rectangle that kind of  starts off the page and kind of goes in  yeah come I’m gonna move it back to my  move tool and move it down a little bit  no trouble is is that it’s on top of my  text yours might be different depending  on kind of we you what you last were  doing and so like before member and our  layers exercise are gonna click hold and  drag drag drag rectangle down weight on  the bottom here I’m just dragging it  just in front of my flower alright and  what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna grab the  lorem ipsum ticks now move to I’m gonna  try and drag it down now what you might  find is you my fine moving stuff is  quite tough okay we’re at a point now  where like this might be an option for  you I prefer to have the move tool and  have Auto select off okay what is like  Don just means whatever you click on  watch the layers panel over here click  on the background it jumps to it jumps  to that which is kind of cool right I  find especially with really thin type  like this I just turn it off okay and I  just make sure I’m very consistent over  here my layers panel so that’s what I’m  gonna do for the rest of the course  see beyond this layer move tool and it  doesn’t really matter where you click  now it’s gonna move that particular  layer it’s not going to automatically do  it cool so I’m going to do that’s I’m  going to grab my rectangle tool and drag  it across a little bit and I want to  lower the opacity quite a bit so with  the rectangle layer selected let’s lower  the opacity of this just makes it a bit  more see-through yep so that’s just  another technique instead of using drop  shadows you see it quite a bit and but  you might hate it no it’s okay you might  love the chisel bevel emboss that’s okay  too  all right next thing we’ll look at we’ll  just look at one or two more you can  experiment with them all we’ll look at  putting a stroke around the outside  let’s do it to the mother text so  Mother’s Day sale okay double click cuz  we’re gonna add two to it remember drop  shadow and double click and we’re gonna  add a stroke on the outside  remember to nitaac on make sure you’re  actually there goes gray okay and you’ll  see I’ve got a little striker on the  outside let’s zoom in a little bit  using my shortcut keys there’s kind of  two things to work with one is I’ll  change the color first of all so color  down here pick a hue I’m gonna go for  that kind of like orange everything I  was doing before and and it’s crank the  size up okay size is too much at the  moment okay what we want to do is the  position is inside which is doing weed  stuff to my type you might like it I’m  gonna do the outside so it’s a like a  stroke around the outside of the type  okay then you can do this kind of thing  now we’re doing that with type it can be  done with any sort of shape okay that  rectangle can have a stroke on the  outside an image that you’ve masked out  can ever look Stryker on the outside yet  sub-team alright let’s do one more  before we go because it’s kind of cool  and kind of it kind of gets us into some  slightly more no advance but just yeah  growing our learning in Photoshop so I’m  gonna zoom all the way out command zero  or control zero actually might go one  more and we’re going to work on this lay  here layer one it’s be a bit more proper  about it double click layer one and call  it flowers return you actually have to  double click on the actual letters there  to be able to type over the top and  we’re gonna do a gradient overlay why  because it’s super in fashion now if  you’re watching this  and it’s like a ten-year-old course it’s  not going to be super fashionable at the  moment we love a bit of gradient  overlays aren’t images so let’s have a  look okay with this layer selected it’s  great it’s got a fix let’s go to  gradient overlay okay and depending on  what you if you’re brand new to it yours  is going to look pretty close to mine  you might have adjust yours in the past  so what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna do  two things we’re gonna pick a nice  gradient okay and then we’re gonna go  and look at how to blend it with the  background now deciding on nice colors  for gradients Navarro’s got let’s have a  little look they’ve I just googled in  the enviro elements okay and there’s  just lots of good ideas for our  gradients and here and just type in  gradients in the search and just have a  look and find stuff like this particular  gradient background pack has some really  cool colors that you can you know get  ideas from so once you’ve got an idea  for a gradient jump back into Photoshop  you drop down this little gradient arrow  here this little Chevron click on that  and you’ve got some built-in ones oh my  goodness there are some bad ones okay  these are been in here forever like yeah  the bed anyway  let’s click on just this kind of  standard black to white one it’s a good  easy one to start with  now click it back in now to adjust the  actual color click anywhere in this kind  of color box here this big ugly thing  opens up and we can go in and adjust the  colors now you’re just using these  bottom little cubes here like like  little houses don’t use the top ones so  the bottom ones here if you double click  on it you can use your hue slider to get  the hue you want okay and then pick a  color I’m gonna pick a color that I saw  kind of like an orangey peach color I  figure that out earlier on when I was  playing around okay click OK so that’s  the beginning of it that will click this  last one and do the end  and I figured out the color that I  wanted okay I just copied and pasted it  from when I was playing around before  okay let’s click OK and let’s click OK  again  now gradient overlay is kind of cool  okay the thing is this ruined my image  but you saw at the beginning the I had a  kind of a mixture with the background  and this is something to do with  something called the blending mode now  blending modes are super awesome and  handy normal it does exactly what it  kind of mean to okay but if you ever  play around with any of these other ones  there’s it’s gonna affect the background  a lot better okay so it’s like a  dissolve it’s never a great one mmm  darken so that’s getting a bit more  exciting and it’s kind of cool what it’s  doing right and it’s always in the way  it’s but if you overlay it can’t okay  that’ll do and you’ve got to keep going  through this list multiply it’s kind of  cool Caliban any boon I already had play  and I liked like overlay is kind of a  cool one and so soft light but I really  liked hard light where are you had light  I kind of find you you can see it are  there is who the next one down okay it’s  it’s a bit strong okay I know and we’re  kind of right I guess like we’re  destroying the images quite a bit but  I’m liking this kind of thing what you  might do though is lower the opacity a  little bit just to kind of bring  highlights a bit strong so maybe like  something like that  then play around with like the angle of  this bit you know get it how you want  how do I want it who’s gonna drag it  around forever while you watch you get  the idea right so that’s my gradient  overlay  okay we’ve used a linear one you can use  a radio one which is just like a circle  in the middle coming out gain but I can  use linear and yeah that’s gonna be it  for this video  okay there’s a few other layer styles  that you can go through and practice  with and and it is time for your  homework okay so what I’d like you to do  is you’ve used the image here from a  roll amid what I’d like you to do is  either using your enviro elements  account go find a new image or if you  don’t have access to that go to unsplash  and find your own image  find your own gradient and I’d love to  see what you or kind of combination you  come up with you can use the tick  that we’ve used here or go and adjust it  maybe for your own personal brand or the  company that you work for and I’d like  to see what you’ve kind of come up with  you’re allowed to just show and tell you  can ask for criticism if you like as  well and I will be kind and give you any  pointers you’re allowed to use chisel  and bosses as well I promise not to  comment on them yeah so do that and  share it with us on social media  remember Twitter look for touch + design  and I’m on Twitter as Dan loves Adobe on  Instagram I am bring your own laptop  Tagus in it and yet will comment and  we’ll would like to see what you do  alright let’s get into the next videos  where we start looking at cropping and  resizing images not as exciting as  gradients but very important alright  let’s go do that  hi there in this video we’re gonna learn  some basic cropping but we’re also gonna  do some magic cropping where we take  this image here we want it to be  landscape and you can see here when I do  the cropping there’s some edges here  that just don’t exist they never existed  in the world but really city.we magic  them up using the crop tool alright so  let’s go and learn how to do that now in  Photoshop alright to get started we’re  gonna open up all three of our images  okay a nice little trick just to add to  our super fantastic photoshop skills is  I’m just using my source window I’m in a  Mac so it’s finder so I’m nothing to do  with Photoshop  I can see Photoshop though good look why  so if I click hold and drag all three of  these guys just anywhere in the middle  here hey they all open click on  Photoshop and there’s my tabs that’s a  nice easy way to get started let’s start  with this first one 10a and it’s be on  our crop tool now the crop tool is about  the fifth tool down exactly the fifth  tail down grab it okay and the basic use  of the crop tool just make sure the top  here you’re on this one here’s his whm  resolution like otherwise if you’ve  played with it before it can cause  problems so just make sure you’re on  that option and you can grab any of the  corners and resize it I mean you’re  really hit return and that is cropping  okay I’m gonna go to edit undo and give  us a few extra skills so back to the  crop tool you get these kind of dots on  the outside I wish this if I hover here  I can resize it but if I hover just  outside can you see it goes from this  like little straight arrow to beany  arrow I can  like hold and drink it’s really strange  if you’re like man this is feels really  weird it is for you either photos have  decided this is the best way to do it  and it’s just a nice way can you see my  horizon line it’s actually perfect in  this photograph okay thank you any and  but you might want to adjust this one  okay so I’ll rotate it around hit return  and half of this weird crop you’re less  likely to be making it a weird crop in  kind of fixing it up so it’s straight  but know that you can rotate it that way  now the next thing to do is let’s say we  want it to be a specific size I always  find we got a file new make the document  size you want and then drag it into it  we did that in an earlier video when we  started looking at text in this course  go jump and do that one if you are  interested in doing that method okay but  a different way is to do it within the  image okay so up the top here some basic  kind of presets let’s say a wand kind of  really traditional photograph size K so  five inches by eight I click on it and  it gives me a little a little preview  saying yeah I’m gonna have to trim off  these areas to make that happen  the cool thing about that though is I’ll  hit return I know it’s perfectly gonna  fit in say it’s art print and it’s going  into a frame okay it’s gonna fit in the  you know the five by seven if you need a  different ratio you can just type in at  the top here okay and if you need to  flip it around so you need to the other  way around click on this little option  here goes from kind of portrait to  landscape if you need to be a physical  science okay you want it to be 200  millimeters or by 300 millimeters you  can go to this top option here height  and width okay and you can say I’d like  you to be say 300 and centimeters  kashyap ovaries and millimeters but it’s  giving me that particular ratio chopping  the top and bottom off a little okay to  get out of this because I’m kind of  wrecked it you gotta hit escape twice on  your keyboard okay escapes on the top  left okay we get back out of them we’re  gonna also hit clear because if you  don’t the next time so you don’t crop  anything for like two months you come  back in its gonna remember those and  it’s gonna confuse you okay it’s gonna  be trying to do stuff you’re like why  are you doing this weird shape the next  thing we’ll do it will be our super mega  amazing thing in Photoshop okay I love  this feature so what we’re going to do  is we’re going to I want it to be my  five by seven okay I’d like it to be  like to flip it around  it’s landscape and the trouble with it  like this is that obviously the crop is  a little wrong so I got to click hold  and drag my image to kind of get it  somewhere and I guess it’s not quite  working and so a little let go now I can  drag these edges and because it’s locked  into this ratio here it’s not gonna kind  of Bend anyway it’s gonna kind of resize  nicely okay so I’m gonna get it to a  point where like this and then I’m gonna  drag trying to drag this little dot here  drag anywhere else okay I’m gonna get it  to like yeah I want it to be like this  the only trouble with this kind of crop  is that it was originally shot the other  way around so I need to landscape  there’s this extra gap here just gonna  be blank unless supermagic contactor we  can turn that on a little underwhelming  Tech ready for the magic we’re gonna  click the little plus button or return  on your keyboard give it a sec get ready  oh cool ha okay it’s gone done a little  bit of weird stuff over here okay but  it’s made it up new table new table that  side it’s pretty impressive it doesn’t  work on all images all the time we’ll  look at a couple of other examples but  it is pretty amazing especially for this  kind of like I don’t know it’s got a  gradient in the background some wood  grain here some a great job the side not  so good this side but still pretty  amazing let’s look at another example so  this is 10 B now the only trouble with  our crop tool at the moment is that it’s  trying to do this thing it remembers  remember let’s go back to with height  and rotation make sure it’s cleared I  say with height and rotation with height  and resolution and a zoom out a little  bit and I don’t want this kind of like  traditional kind of photography size  what I want is let’s say I’m doing  something for social media and it’s like  I’m doing a banner for Facebook okay  that time kind of big banner right at  the top there or say you’re doing I do a  lot of HTML banner ads and they’re just  got really weird sizes or might be a  double page spread you just need to make  it wider something like this I chose  this up example because it’s gonna  probably do well  make sure content aware is ticked on  let’s click the plus button or hit  return on your keyboard and it just does  a really nice way of duplicating the  background cool  this one did a perfect job because the  background is quite simple and mean what  you’ll find is nature is pretty good  yeah you know cuz it can kind of mix it  around and do it stuff you know do it in  a nice kind of organic way and where it  becomes quite troublesome as if there’s  like really linear lines let’s have a  look at this last example by Brooke okay  and let’s do the same thing I’m going to  grab my crop tool make sure content  wears on I’m gonna drag it out okay so  I’ve got I just want a bigger option  okay nice little square hit enter on my  keyboard and give it a sec and it’s  gonna do it okay job  I’m ready all ready practice but there’s  gonna be a few things obvious okay so  hey we’ve got two lemons that’s a bit  weird I’ve got two of these okay and the  lines don’t quite line now this one’s  done okay that bit looks good okay so  there are just times where this thing  just doesn’t work at all it’s done an  okay job but it’s a little bit obvious  or a few of these and later on the  course will do a bit more retouching  where I’ll show you how to fix it up and  once you’ve got to this stage just to  kind of get rid of double lemons and but  yeah it’s a I guess I want to show you  with a really cool examples like this  guy and this one here that a pretty  amazing job and and then just show you  an example that doesn’t always work  alright there is cropping we did some  rotating and then we turned on  content-aware fill you might want to  turn this off before you finish this  class just so that’s it’s not trying to  do it all the time you turn it on  purposely alright my friends we will see  you in the next video why are we doing  in the next video we are talking about  resizing and resolution hi there it’s  real me I’m back again for this video  because we’re going to talk about  resolution and resolution can be a  little bit difficult I find it’s a  little easier when I wave my arms around  for this one so and what we’ll do is  we’ll go through some practical examples  and cut back and forth to the computer  to explain it alright so let’s get  started so let’s get started first by  opening up two images it’s live in a  resolution from your exercise files okay  and these ones from Jonathan and  Francisca both of them okay and what  we’re going to look at is kind of  resolution gets kind of we talked about  high and low resolution good quality bed  quality so this first one a is good  quality  resolution and this one here is low  quality bad resolution it’ll open up in  your Photoshop quite small and just hit  command + on a Mac ctrl + on a PC to  zoom in you can see we’ve all seen  examples of this where it gets kind of  all a bit pixelated I’m gonna zoom out  better yeah okay there’s just not enough  resolution or density of pixels in it to  make it look convincing this bigger  version here though has the exact same  problem okay but the cool thing about it  is the human eye and the human brain  can’t tell the difference between lots  of little cubes and a real-life real  image so what I mean if i zoom in ok  command + ctrl + it’s actually just made  up of if I get close enough of tiny  little cubes but far enough away my  human brain can’t tell the difference so  they get referred to often in there’s  two kind of main sizes there’s 72 dots  per inch versus 300 dots per inch okay  and that’s just kind of like quality  levels and let’s say that and most  images that are born okay through a  digital camera and or through stock  library sites they’re going to come at  this 72 dots per inch so let’s check  that it’s go to image and let’s go to  image science and we can check that this  one is indeed Sunni two dots per inch  okay we also use pixels per inch depends  on which kind of realm you come from PPI  or dpi people refer to them as just the  shortened version it doesn’t matter  they’re interchangeable in this case so  this thing here is 72 dots per inch and  it is really big you can see it is 72  inches across so let’s say we have been  asked we’re going to get this image  ready now for print and the  specifications have said we would like  this document and at 300 dpi or PPI okay  and you know we want it as the biggest  size we can get so what we do here is  let’s say we’ve got an image we need to  send it off to the printer or send it to  you know a newspaper we’re going to go  to image image size and what we’re going  to do is we’re going to make sure  resamples off okay when we’re resizing  original artwork resize resample off is  best to get started with and let’s turn  the resolution to what they asked for  which is 300 and what you would have  noticed is that you’ve noticed the size  change to went from like a really big 72  inches down to something quite small 17  okay and we’ll cut to some real-life  footage now I’m gonna wave my arms  around alright so here I am I’m waiving  time and so what ends up happening right  is you’ve got this document it’s 72 dots  per inch and it’s really big 72 inches  right it’s really really big okay so but  the requirement is 300 okay so what that  means is my 72 dots in an interesting my  inches of this big cane there’s seemly  two little squeeze in there  okay but the requirements I need three  hundred in there not 72 anymore wait  what you do is you end up telling  Photoshop like cram 300 in that same  square instead of 72 and what it does is  it says well there’s a little stuff out  here I’m gonna keep grabbing it and  cramming more into that one inch so  instead of 72 I’m gonna grab some more  times 100 grab some more of them come in  here guys and they pile them on and  squeeze them all in gets up to 200 and  keep squeezing them in and they pull  them all in until this 300 of them in  that same inch instead of 72 and the  cool thing about it is that now that one  sammich has a lot more detail in it and  it looks really good for print and  that’s what print needs owl owl human  brains can be convinced by a print okay  there sits 300 dots in that inch  anything less and it starts you start  going logo I can start to see the little  dots okay so in anything more we don’t  need our little brains don’t need any  more than 300 dots in that little inch  you can go more so that’s why we need it  and what the trade-off is though is  because I’ve grabbed all those those  dots that were hanging out here and  pulled them in and pulled them in the  physical size of the whole document got  smaller about a third smaller okay so we  had to kind of creme wall in but the  drawback is the physical size gets  smaller and that’s I guess just one of  the trade-offs when you are working  especially with print and you’ve been  asked for 300 dpi just know that  whatever image you’ve got it’s gonna be  about a third I know it’s not perfectly  a third but yeah it’s about that okay so  and the next thing to think about is  let’s say I need it to be 300 dpi okay  so that job’s finished we’re done with  that one we got it a bit smaller it’s I  think it’s 17 inches across now at 300  dpi job done send it to them that’s as  big as it can be at that reason  let’s say there’s a chance where well  there’s a ton we like actually it needs  to be 300 and it has to be 18 inches  across you’ve just done that little  calculation and Photoshop said it can’t  be can only be 17 you’re like huh what  you can do is remember that little  checkbox we’ll go check it again in a  second that little check box that says  resample that’s the thing where you tick  that and you type in 300 and you force  it to be 18 okay and Photoshop will do  its best  it’ll just invent new pixels okay so  they pulled on all the ones it needed  and then it goes well I still need some  more so I’m just gonna like start  messing about with the file and start  duplicating them and making more and  that’s totally fine when you get to a  certain kind of like and little extra  half an inch no problem nobody’s gonna  notice okay and but if you say I need it  to be you know I need to be fifty inches  across at three hundred photoshop’s  gonna try it space it’s probably going  to melt down trying to do this job okay  but it’s it’s gonna it’s gonna look bad  it’s gonna have a let you keep goop  everywhere and it’s it’s gonna try space  but Photoshop is good but not that good  small changes yeah great turn resample  on increase it a little bit you’re fine  but if you’re trying to do too much  you’re gonna see all the junk all right  let’s jump back in and do it properly on  the computer together okay so let’s say  I needs to be 18 inches oh man it’s just  not big enough you can turn this on and  let Photoshop resample it so I’m gonna  force it to be 18 okay and what’s gonna  happen is Photoshop is gonna try it and  spits to like magic up new pixels they  didn’t exist before it’s gonna do its  best and magic them up and with a small  change like this okay we went from 17 to  18 you’re not gonna notice okay  it’s when you’re trying to do massive  changes if they’re like it needs to be  22 okay you’re gonna actually start to  see you can even see it in here there’s  this kind of like goop that appears okay  this is a resampling goop and yeah it  just photoshop’s trying its best to make  up more pixels but it can go back in  time and make a photograph so that’s  kind of like small changes nobody’s  gonna notice big changes people are  that’s probably one of the main use  cases okay is when you take an image you  work on a Photoshop and it needs to go  into a printed document you might be  seeing yourself in  to Illustrator or enter InDesign okay  and it needs to be 300 pixels per inch  so change it in here see what size it is  and then go and you might turn resample  on just to get a little bit more out of  it all right let’s look at one other use  case to help you kind of understand  resolution jump back to Dan’s hid all  right one other common use for using  Photoshop to resize images is going out  to kind of web or social media and what  that means is often they’ll say  something like your image can be a  maximum of 1600 pixels okay and it might  be going to say Facebook or Instagram or  Twitter and you just need to resize your  image because at the moment it’s quite  big okay and you shot it on your DSLR or  you’ve downloaded it from the internet  and it’s really really big you could get  it to a and what appropriate size for  going up to social media so let’s go and  do that now and resize it to about 1600  pixels okay so we need to get that right  size so let’s go into image image size  and what we’re gonna do is it needs to  be 72 dots per inch okay they might not  mention that they just assume that if  it’s going up onto a website okay  because that’s the kind of standard  website size and this is where resample  needs to be turned on we made it bigger  and the last thing you can also make it  smaller okay so with resample on I’m  gonna say it needs to be pixels okay and  it needs to be 1600 okay I kind of  remember what I said on the talking head  version let’s say it was 1600 okay and  it’s I’ve kept the link locked there so  that it changes the Hein width and now I  know it’s the perfect size it’s the 1600  across the biggest ther allow and at the  right resolution I’m gonna click OK okay  it’s gonna be a lot of smaller but  that’s right that’s what the website  wanted so that’s what I’ve given them  now I’m gonna go and do a file save I’m  gonna save it as a JPEG and upload it to  the website okay so those are two  hopefully examples of resolution it can  be a little bit of a rabbit hole of  knowledge and but I hope it gives you a  kind of a brief understanding of some of  the typical users getting images ready  for print and getting them ready for a  website all about the resolution alright  that is the end of that brain bending  exercise  let’s get into something a little more  exciting back into Photoshop learning  things like masks and selections all  right let’s go do it now hi there in  this video we are going to look at some  basic selection techniques we’re gonna  create an Instagram post in the square  format we’re gonna use the rectangle  marquee tool to bring in our cool coffee  cup and then the ellipse marquee tool  like a big circle put space inside the  coffee cup alright let’s go and learn  how to do that now in Photoshop alright  to get started let’s go to file new and  over here I’m gonna kind of start with  photo and and then go and change it  loads okay so in here I’m gonna switch  it to pixels because Instagram they’ve  got a square format right and it’s 600  by 600 at 72 dpi okay that’s the  resolution now that’s when this kind of  video was made I always make it double  the size just in case because Instagram  seemed to suck in bigger size images but  only display the smaller 600 but I guess  when they decide we’re gonna display big  images we want them to have the higher  quality ones okay so and we’re going to  go 1200 pixels by 1200 make sure RGB 72  click create now we’re going to open up  two images file open and in your source  files they are called there are they 12  a and B okay so these marquee ones thank  you Alexandra and the Norwood things so  we’re gonna start with this image here  12a grab the rectangle marquee tool okay  click and hold down and make sure you’ve  got the rectangle marquee tool this is a  nice simple one and you can draw out any  sort of size you want okay and then  we’re gonna move it over to our image  now to get it to be a perfect square  what I’d like to do is go to select and  go to deselect that kind of gets rid of  that selection and who can guess what  key are hold down on my keyboard that’s  right it’s shift so hold shift down and  kind of start anywhere up here it gives  me a like a perfect square it’s gonna  work for my Instagram okay got it kind  of cropped how I want if it’s not quite  right you can you see I can just hover  in the middle of the selection and move  it around okay get it to where I want  and then all I’m gonna do is go back to  I move – am I gonna use the shortcut  that we learned earlier remember the fun  tab game you can copy and paste it I  won’t damn  I won’t come find you but we’ll do it  the proper way click and drag drag drag  drag drag drag back to this original  image here and then the mouse down the  whole time and let it drop into here so  what we’re gonna do now is practice our  scaling so we’re gonna get it edit and  we’re going to go to transform  we’re gonna go to scale and a zoom out a  little bit okay and I’m gonna grab the  edge and I want it to come down  proportionately okay or scale down we’re  gonna hold shift okay  get it to kinda where I want roughly  there where our earthly there then I can  kind of drag the middle don’t drag this  little thing in this little targets the  kind of center of rotation we don’t need  to mess with it just drag anywhere but  there and and kind of get in the middle  okay when you re hit return or enter on  your keyboard otherwise things don’t  work so that’s the rectangle marquee  tool drag things in a big rectangle a  whole square by holding shift and you  can copy and paste things let’s go to 12  B and just look at the very similar okay  lips okay elliptical marquee tool it’s  gonna do exactly what you think it’s  gonna do  okay I’m gonna draw out an ellipse and  I’m gonna go to select deselect and if I  hold down shift it’s gonna be a perfect  circle I’m just gonna kind of crop it  yeah okay we’re gonna put Al space  inside of a coffee cup so again move  tool drag drag drag to this first tab  holding down the mouse key the whole  time lick on the middle too big get it  transform scale grab the corners hold  shift drag anyway about the target I’m  just gonna keep dragging it down until  it’s kind of in a there were too much at  the moment the edges are a bit crisp and  we’re gonna learn more and more features  as we go on all this is I guess just a  quick and easy thing to do now if you’re  finding it hard to move around cuz it’s  jumping around I quite often just use my  keys on my keyboard okay then arrows so  I’m just tapping the arrow key to the  left and up a little bit nice a moon  okay you can see the edges are perfect  here we’ll look at doing a bit more of  that later in the course okay but just  tapping around when I’m really hit  return zoom out  Oh awesome  ginko straight to Instagram okay so  that’s losing the marquee tools okay  they’re so cool what the ellipse one  sorry and the rectangle one nice and  quick and easy what I’d like you to do  though is I’d love you to do your own  version okay find your own coffee cap or  plate or bowl something kind of looking  from the top and find your own image in  the inside okay one thing you might find  is I just happen to find an image that’s  a perfect circle you might be on a more  of an angle okay so you might do with  this layer here selected go to edit  transform and scale it and you might  have to kind of distort it a little bit  to fit in with maybe you know the  perspective of the image okay I’m not  going to do something I hit escape  it’s my undo key and because you’ve got  and probably got access to and vital  elements what I’d like you to do is like  you might you don’t have to pick you  know find a coffee cup in here as well  and i typed in i come in two elements  here and I typed in photos and used  Arial okay I spelt it like Errol the  font to start with burnt okay but some  of these images if you type in Arial you  can find some stuff that you can work  with for your example that’s kind of  looking straight down from the top and  yeah find something interesting once  you’ve got it okay find your own coffee  cup  find your own real image and see if you  can combine them as practice and then  with your social media Instagram posts  is tagged me in Instagram okay so I am  at bringing your own laptop I’d love to  see what you do you can also edit to  that forum we mentioned at the beginning  there in Invader you can look in the  forums and if you search for Adobe  Photoshop for beginners you’ll find our  little shared group where you can share  the things that you’ve been making if  for some reason you don’t have access to  elements  try using unsplash.com okay and find  some images in there alright friends  let’s get into the next video where we  we kind of do a bit of masking but it’s  a it’s a cheap trick not a cheap trick  it is a good trick quick and easy let’s  look at how to do that next in Photoshop  hi there in this video we are going to  use Photoshop to take this image and  clip it inside a letter like this boom  quick super easy all still editable you  can move things around it’s really cool  let’s go learn how to do it now alright  to get started open up the source files  and open up the one called 13a  clipping mask from bail Moreau get  started grab the type tool click once  and type a letter  okay now mine’s already a ginormous big  serif litter because I practiced before  the video and I just hit my font size  you can see it’s something ginormous  it’s like 900 and weirdly the font sizes  only go to like 72 so yours might be as  big as it can be it’s evening – you can  either type in about 900 pick a font or  do what I do and just kind of click and  drag to the right on this icon so I’m  clicking holding my mouse and just  dragging to the right and you can see it  goes up way past 72 until you get to  kind of a size that you like  mmm and I’ve decided about 900 something  I grab I move to get it into position it  doesn’t matter what color it is at the  moment okay because you know sort of the  beginning of the image is going to go  inside now the way this works it’s  mainly to do with the layer order the  image has to be on top of the D feels a  bit weird but that’s the way it works  now if I drag the background above the D  often it just says no okay so what you  can do is just give it a name  okay we’ve run into this problem before  it’s locked so just double click it call  it roses okay and drag it just above and  we’re ready to go to make the magic  happen make sure roses is selected it’s  this light gray then go up to layer and  go to this one here it says create  clipping mask ready city Koha super easy  super quick nice clean kind of mask  that’s why it’s in this section and it  works really good with these kind of  simple shapes like the like type so some  of the things so it’s easy to get  started now let’s look at a couple of  the the interesting parts to this  technique is I’ve got roses selected so  if I go to my move tool move it around  you can see it moves independently of  the D which is really cool because it  means I can kind of get it perfect how I  want and I can also use the edit  transform scale and then I can kind of  resize this to how I want it to be okay  get in the right position click return  it’s the same for the D layer okay if I  click on this and move it around okay  it’s independent there’s gonna be lots  of times where you want to move them  together so what you can do is click on  the first layer hold shift down on your  keyboard and then click the second layer  that both light gray now okay and I can  move them both around and I can both  transform  the same time okay just have them both  selected now I’m gonna go and add the  white background in the drop shadow you  don’t have to you can skip on to the  next video but if you want to hang  around let’s put a white background in  why don’t we have a white background now  it’s because there’s nothing there  and it’s kind of invisible and Photoshop  uses this checkerboard and kind of  effect to kind of try to represent  invisibility there’s nothing there okay  but I want a solid white background in a  drop shadow so what I’m gonna do is down  here my layers panel I’m gonna click on  this little icon here it’s kind of the  hover above it long enough it’ll tell  you it’s the new layer I can button  click on him and instead of layer 1 I’m  gonna be real good and call it white  background and the easiest way to fill  up with white is with it selected go up  to here to edit there’s a fill option  and from this drop-down here’s is  probably sent to something else okay  I’ve set mine to white click OK and we  have a white background Wow we have  white everywhere but over here remember  with a bird looking over the top that  white backgrounds too high click hold  and drag it ok so it’s underneath  everything next thing I want to do is  add a drop shadow to my D so I’m gonna  click on the D layer and I’m gonna go  down to here to a fix I’m gonna go to a  drop shadow and I’m gonna miss about  with this probably for 10 minutes while  trying to figure out what kind of job  shadow on one thing you might have to do  is the distance is gonna be really small  and the size because it remembers the  last thing you did and we’re doing drop  shadows on really small text okay so  first thing to do is just crank up the  distance and the size or not the size  sorry the distance and make sure the  opacity is high so at least you can see  your drop shadow because if the distance  is really small you can miss around with  these all you like but you can’t really  tell what’s going on  so to crank it up and you go into the  next video while I miss around with us  alright in the next video though we are  going to learn how to use the quick  selection tool it’s pretty amazing to do  selections with so yeah I’ll see you  over there  hello there in this video we are going  to do some selections using the quick  selection tool it’s quick it’s really  good and it’s going to allow us to cut  out this image here and put it into our  mix background kind of interacting with  some type it’s quick it’s easy let’s  learn how to do it now in Photoshop  alright to get  started let’s open up to the files from  our downloaded source files there’s 14 a  and 14 B Thank You Queen oh let’s click  open all right so we’re going to got two  tabs open we’re gonna copy this and put  it into this file here that I’ve made so  let’s be on 14 a in an earlier tutorial  we use the really basic marquee  selection tools now we’re going to use  the kind of probably the most  universally useful one it’s the quick  selection tool and so if you click and  hold down you might be using the magic  wand tool which is fine but it’s not as  good as the quick selection tool let’s  grab him now just double-check your and  what your settings are at the top here  and I’m going to be on the heading to  the selection option which is a little +  or you can be on this first option it  doesn’t matter either are those two and  in terms of the brush size okay you can  drag this up and down and decide on  where you need to be and we’re gonna  start with 50 and to show you how it  works okay roughly 50 it doesn’t really  matter it’s just copy my settings there  cool and all we need to do is click hold  and start dragging across now what  you’ll notice is I’m gonna step back I’m  gonna go to select this link I don’t I  don’t kind of like start selecting the  edge you don’t need to it’s pretty  clever tool I’m gonna just start  dragging kind of like around the edge  ink you see little dotted line there the  marching ants and they just help  identify what we’ve got selected so I’m  just gonna kind of drag around and drag  you can see it just did a big launch  across there and it kind of just it’s  it’s so clever it just starts thinking  oh well you’ve selected this so you  probably want a bit more of us and it  does it jumps across so and I’m going to  now click over here and start dragging  okay and you can see I can let go of my  mouse and I’ve got part of it selected  sometimes it’s a little bit higher you  liked one if I got selected what do I  not okay and the easiest way to do is  just kind of turn this option on and off  okay it’s called quick mask mode just  turn on and it just shows you kind of  masks everything out and rid okay so  turn it on and off just to see don’t  double ticket ok so just turn it on and  slowly turn it off what I’m gonna do is  gonna keep just dragging around and you  can see I’m not going any of these it’s  pretty clever anything it hasn’t done is  these little guys in the bottom here now  I’ve picked a pretty good example for  this so when you all may be using your  own stuff we’re gonna learn in some  future videos a little bit of  extra tricks to get some more tougher  selections but if it’s a product shot or  something like this it’s a really nice  studio shot and it’s gonna be easy to  select so these words here are not quite  right so I’m gonna zoom in so command+  on my neck  ctrl + on a PC spacebar holding down my  spacebar and dragging with my mouse okay  you can see it’s missed these birds and  there’s a little bit of stuff in there  and yeah quick selection is quick okay  it’s not going to be absolutely perfect  but it’s pretty close so what I want to  do is – from my selection okay but my  brush is quite big so it doesn’t fit in  here so I’m gonna lower the brush size  to something quite small team Tony and  I’m gonna click in here so get rid of  that you’ll notice that when I start  dragging it goes and it looks horrible  and when I look over my mouse look if  it’s and what you can do this is auto  enhance option on the only trouble with  that it does a better selection which is  cool but it does stress your machine out  so get in there and I’ve got a really  pretty high-powered laptop and it does  stress it up don’t worry about getting  too far into these edges in this example  okay we’re gonna do some more  sophisticated selections later on so  I’ve kind of tidy that up using them –  if I say I go too far hmm grab a bit of  that and it’s like oh no it’s gone too  far  go back to plus and just drag across  that bit auto-enhance you can see kind  of stresses it out a little bit go so  let’s zoom out and let’s see what we’ve  got  if I missed anything click on the quick  selection tool it’s pretty good go off  so now we’re gonna move it into this  file here we’re gonna use our technique  where we just drag it okay and one thing  we might notice let’s do it first and  let’s click hold and drag it okay and  drag a track into this tab wage come  down you’ll notice that and my one has  not the most beautiful edge okay so I’m  gonna edit step backwards its defect  words so it’s gone come back here  and I’m just gonna kind of shrink the  selection a little bit we’re gonna look  at more sophisticated ways of doing this  later on so don’t worry and I guess  we’re just kind of getting used to the  tools quick selection is an awesome one  the edges aren’t perfect so we’re gonna  go select modify and we’re gonna go to  contract and how many pixels go left the  experiment depending on your image okay  but I’m going to go  maybe three pixels not 30 click okay now  with my move tool click hold and drag it  and it’s gonna be bitter not perfect  okay but it’s a quick solution for the  quick mask okay and now I’m just gonna  go and kind of rejigged this to show you  what I look like the beginning but if  you’re happy with that you can move on  to the next tutorial that’s the quick  selection tool but a quick caveat with  that tool there I’ve picked an image  that works well with it it’s got a nice  clear defined edges when we get into  things like here and out of focus  objects quick selection tools not going  to work okay so it’s one of your tools  in your Photoshop tool kit and we’ll  look at more advanced ones later on but  for studio shots and anything that has a  clear sharp edge it’s super quick and  easy so what I want to do is on a resize  it so I’m gonna name my layer flower by  spelling is terrible I guess about that  flower s when I first start with au and  need to go back home  reshoot the split and so I’m going to  use my selection tool okay on my move  tool move it around I’m gonna use my  edit transform scale I’m gonna shrink it  down holding shift this is stuff we  already know so if you want to skip  along it’s okay and I’m gonna rotate it  I’m gonna get it down to the size that I  like hit return on my keyboard edit  transform rotate okay click anywhere on  the outside here and get this kind of  what I’m looking to do in this case is I  want to do rotate it around I want this  kind of Dublin to be behind in the  florists to be above so I’ve got it in  to where I want have returned and we’re  gonna play with a layer order I love  this kind of like real subtle  interaction with the background where  and watch this I’m gonna bring the  flower in between these two guys here  that way that kind of D is partially  obscured you can still understand its  the word Dublin and florists is above  and for no reason other than to balance  up the composition I’m going to right  click this duplicate the flowers later a  layer and a flower too how about that  with my move tool move over now instead  of going to edit transform scale rotate  we’re going to use this one here the  free transform tool which does both okay  so from now on I’m just going to use the  free transform tool  the command T on a Mac or ctrl T on a PC  is a really common shortcut to know okay  so if you’re gonna be learning any  shortcuts that’s a good one  because what it does is allows me to  hold down shift and resize it but at the  sec same time is if I go move away from  here  I got a rotate I can rotate it around as  once if you’re finding they’re tough  don’t sweat it you can go back in and  just do it the long way but I wanna do  it the quick way how balanced is it’s  not super balanced I need to find  another image and crop it out but I’m  not going to hit return and that is  going to be me for this tutorial  alright so that’s the quick selection  tool it is really amazing and but  there’s a few other things that we need  to learn in terms of selections and  masks before you’re a pro so join me in  the next tutorial where we learn what a  layer mask is hi there in this video  we’re going to learn what a layer mask  is basically we’re going to take the  same tutorial we did in the last video  but do it properly with something called  a layer mask the cool thing about them  is you can turn them off later on  disable them bringing back the  background fixing your masks and then  we’ll really double back and look at  this option and you can see we can fade  the edges we can break the link we can  move them around so that we’ve got more  control more professionalism more  awesome let’s do that now in Photoshop  so what is this layer mask that I speak  of okay it’s probably better just to go  through and show you an example you’ll  see all the perks and pros for using a  layer mask so I’m going to double back  and use the exact same files as the last  tutorial so 14 a and B and we’re gonna  get up to the point where we were at I’m  using the quick selection tool okay and  I’m just drawing around super quick and  I’ve got my selection right and and what  we did before is then use the Move tool  to just drag it in game problem are  there is something called destructive  editing and what I’m deciding is is that  watch this if I move this out I’ve cut  that background out forever and my  selection is kind of fused forever and  there’s no no going back from that and  that’s not what I want to do in  Photoshop I want to make make a  selection maybe a quick selection like  this and then maybe go and fix it up  later on or make adjustments so just  have a bit of flexibility to do that you  make your selection like we did here and  instead of dragging it  just click this button down here okay it  says add a mask okay it’s called a layer  mask and what happens is really give it  a click and the background disappears  okay I need to go through and fix my  edges that’s fine there’s a few little  places that need touching up but we’ll  do that in the next video but what’s  happened is can you see this layer  structure over here my image is  protected it’s perfectly fine there’s  nothing destroyed about it this mask  just sits over the top hiding things and  weird that becomes really nice is that  later on I can go and fix my mask will  do a bitter edge on this or reuse this  image for something else where I don’t  need it to be masked let’s go and use it  so I’m gonna grab my move tool click  hold and drag up to the top here using  my technique you can see we end up in  the same place forget the same kind of  edge here and but you can see over here  the mask came along which is lovely and  now I can do some modifications to the  edge here here is before I couldn’t so  what I can do is see this down here in  my layers and I’ll talk about which I  can you see those lines that appear on  the outside because you can work on the  image or the mask separately you can see  your properties panel changes depending  on what part you’ve got selected I’ve  got my layer mask selected and it gives  me options to play around with this mask  and real basic one is the feather so  watch this I can crank up the feather  and it just kind of fit as the outer  edges a little bit okay so it wasn’t so  bit seeing yucky okay it’s because it’s  on a black background it’s gonna cuddle  it lit the background of the actual  image through and often this is all you  need to do to get a selection looking  nice just give it a little bit of a  feather so let’s a look what else you  can do with it so I can right click on  my mask and say just disabled I’m not  turning it off forever I can just see  what was in the background there’s not  much because it was a black image in the  background but if there was other  elements that maybe I cropped off that  shouldn’t have cropped off I can just  double check okay so this is very  similar thing than what we did in the  last video where we you know kind of  cropped it out but now we can go back  yeah if a layer masks so whenever I’m  looking at people’s work and I’m seeing  if they’re kind of self-taught or using  it like a professional I’d be always  looking for layer masks to give future  self or other people in the business  that open your PSD files the ability to  go back and adjust your mask either fix  it or maybe just turn it off so they can  use the image I can turn it back  by right-clicking it and going enable  layer mask or I can delete it forever  and get rid of it and maybe start again  so hopefully you can see the perks for a  layer mask what we’ll do is we’ll look  at maybe another example that bitter  shows it’s like amazingness okay so  we’re gonna go back to files we had open  before remember we did this one here we  did 12 a and B remember we use the  circle that was these two remember we  copied and pasted this in so we’re gonna  do the exact same thing again but just  use our layer mask to give ourselves  like some professional awesome skills so  I’m gonna drag out my circle holding  shift to get it there  and instead of just going to my move  tool and dragging it out cutting the  background out and never to be used  again I’m gonna undo and I’m just gonna  click this button so it’s not much in  terms of what you do except you can see  here it’s probably a better example  where I’ve got this mask is this black  versus white on top of my image and the  image is perfectly fine he is what’s  called non-destructive now we use my  technique grab the move tool drag it  into this one down here okay now I can  go through and start scaling it so  remember I’m gonna use my shortcuts from  now on command T okay you’re gonna  scroll it down and let’s look at some of  the other person I hit return so that’s  done but remember the edge we had before  which was real kind of it was just  really hard edged okay so didn’t look  really believable as much as a galaxy  and a cup does but the feather and just  kind of feather the edge here  I’ll go maximum feather so you can kind  of see the edges there but you can see I  can kind of I’ll move it out so you can  see it it’s got a blurry for the edge  and just helps better to look slightly  more believable it gets better layer  marks time you can see at the moment it  moves together the mask and the image  but you can break that link see this  little linking icon here click on it  okay and now remember I can click on my  mask or my image and in this case I want  to leave my mask where it is because  it’s kind of in the right position for  the Kovach up but if I grab my image now  move tool look at that how Pro we okay  we can get our composition rides or make  adjustments that the client asked us or  you get the idea right so in this class  so far we’ve been doing destructive  editing okay by just copying and pasting  it or dragging it and from now on though  you and me are gonna use layer masks  turn the link back on because otherwise  it’s bit funny having them separate and  now let’s get into the next video where  we start tidying up some of the lists  easy selections to make we’ve been doing  it easy so far let’s make it HUD or at  least harder all right see you in that  video where we look at something called  select a mask hello in this tutorial  we’re going to take some more  complicated selections and masks the  most complicated of them all is here  that’s a little out of focus in the  background here okay and using the para  Photoshop and it’s amazing  select and mask feature hey we’re gonna  mask it out against our sunset  background just because using the  underwhelming li named select and mask  feature it’s amazing let’s go and do it  now  alright so we’ve got two files open  we’ve got fourteen a which we’ve used  before and we’re gonna open up this new  one called 15 okay so grab both of those  open and let’s start with fourteen a and  we’re going to build on some of the  techniques we’ve already learned so we  are going to use our quick selection  tool we’re going to use a brush size of  it doesn’t really matter okay in this  case because it’s such a clear a  division of color in the background so  I’m gonna click hold and start dragging  around and we did this in the previous  tutorial so I’ve got most of it there  than an okay job anything I need to fix  up is just these bits in the middle here  zoom right in I’m gonna pick a smaller  brush size  now it’s shortcut time okay not going  through too many in this course because  we are at the beginning kind of level  but there’s some really useful shortcuts  like look at your keyboard and you’re  looking at the P key okay and we are  using these square brackets that’s next  to it okay so the open and close square  brackets give them a try it makes your  brush bigger and smaller instead of  going up the top here and going okay now  I need a smaller brush size and dragging  it up and down it’s a nice way to get  started so I’m going to do something  quite small and I want a minus from the  selection so I can go to – yeah Kane  just kind of removed that bit dear go to  second  – that bit there okay smaller get this  bit in here yeah I’m not gonna spend too  long now cuz that was for a different  tutorial I’m gonna tidy that up I say no  but I’m gonna do it anyway zoom out and  I’ve got my selection  and like we did in the previous tutorial  we’re gonna had a layer mask because  that’s non-destructive and awesome and  we’re gonna have something that has an  okay edge okay and we looked at doing  feather and feathers he doesn’t kind of  work what we want to do is maybe tuck in  a little bit so what we’re going to use  is this magic thing here called select a  mask if you can’t see it you might be on  this thumbnail here doesn’t appear so I  can click on my mask and then select a  mask appears in my properties panel okay  so click on select a mask they should  could like super-amazing bigger masking  fixer thing okay because it’s got an  insignificant name selected mask but it  does some really amazing tricks  okay so yours might look like more like  this so we need to do a couple of things  the first thing is along the top here we  need to decide on and I think it  defaults to onion skinning we can check  it against different backgrounds now  this will depend on your actual image  houses white against black so if I start  masking and get against black okay let’s  just put a solid black background in  there to kind of show me the edge it  doesn’t show me it very well whereas  white Izu me a little bit you can see  it’s a really easy contrast against the  edges here so decide what works for you  on black on white it might be on the  layers that might be one that works for  you as well if you’ve got a layer  underneath so where does the magic  happen magic happens is this kind of two  ways if you go to edge detection okay  and after you can just lift this up and  it it fixes a lot of things okay and I’m  gonna crank it up a little bit and I’ll  show you the preview on and off it can  stretch your computer out a little bit  now also note that we’re not looking at  high quality preview you can turn this  on it just stresses your machine out  even more trying to produce these  previews so if you are if the machine is  struggling you can turn that off I don’t  mind on and what we’re gonna do is look  at the original okay this one here that  says show original click that so that’s  what it used to look like okay and  that’s what looks like now so it’s kind  of soften that edge nicely a shortcut  for it is P and I use it quite a bit so  just tap P on your keyboard to turn on  and off on and off it smooth it out but  I hasn’t perfected it  I find the magic potion often is done in  here  and under output unless decontaminate  colors this works really well when  there’s a huge contrast between the  background and the foreground that  you’re trying to mask out from and the  color kind of leaks around the outside  so if this is against blue you’d have  like a blue kind of halo around the  outside and that’s often where the  problems with selections are so you can  click on decontaminate colors and magic  okay said pee on pee off now that’s  fixed this particular one really well  what we’ll do is we’ll open a more  complicated example we’ll finish this  one off first but we’ll get into a more  complicated example okay so and there  are other options we’ll go into global  refinements now and this is work for  this particular exercise you might find  you’ve got very similar flowering into  the background but those two tricks  didn’t work don’t think radius and  decontaminate colors are the only things  to do stop playing around with smooth  okay so let’s tune decontaminate colors  off and then you can see the smoothness  just kind of tries to kind of smooth out  any kind of jagged lines that you might  have gotten your selection fear that  does what we did in the earlier example  okay I don’t find that super helpful and  contrast shift is shifted there’s a  handy one okay just gonna watch this if  I go a little bit this way you can see  it’s just tucking it in so instead of  decontaminating the colors it’s just  kind of shifting the edge of this radius  – sing it a little bit okay so trying to  trimming off the edges find that is a  reasonably useful one – okay so if there  is a lot of experimentation with this  tool I guess is what I’m trying to get  across okay when you’re finished and  what we’re gonna do I’m gonna output to  our layer mask okay and you can create a  new layer from your selection I’m just  gonna adjust the one I’ve already got  it’s like okay but what I should have  done before I clicked okay go back to  select a mask and that decontaminate  colors is what did the magic for us and  I’m gonna say it’s making new layer with  this new layer mask so I can see my oh  one fish is my new one so there’s the  new one turn it off to my old one back  on kriti edge turn that one off and went  on message but let’s go in look at a  more complicated example some here or  this will work the same for say some  grass or something is really hard to  select so jump over here to the 15 so  this one’s a lot trickier weird  really hard to do selections as here and  out-of-focus here could be the hardest  so I’m going to show you a reasonably  you know hard thing to do is it going to  be absolutely perfect using select a  mask  no but it’s going to get you most of the  way there it’s pretty pretty amazing so  what I’ve done for you for this  particular file is I’ve got two layers  I’ve got the model on top of a  background we’re gonna try and match  these two up okay and what they have to  do with our florist I’m not sure but I  wanted to do here because everyone’s  gonna ask about it I know it always  happens in my classes so with the layer  selected okay I’m gonna go back to my  quick selection tool pick a size okay  I’m gonna start with 15 just because and  I’m just gonna click and drag around to  try and get most of it cool so if you’re  playing along yours is not gonna be  depending on we’ve selected okay it’s  gonna be slightly different result from  where I’m at okay but I’ve got a  reasonably it’s pretty cool selection  okay and what I want to do is add a  layer mask okay you’re like mmm not very  convincing down alright so what we need  to do now is click on my mask go select  a mask and at the top here we’ve got to  decide against what background where you  want to see it now you can see against  white against black is probably better  in this case remember before it was  white so against black is a nicer here  on layers could be quite useful as well  because sometimes you can get a bit  carried away with like getting the most  perfect mask when really it just needs  to look good against here so let’s start  with on black to make it clearer for you  now the radius is just not gonna work in  this case I’m gonna zoom in a little bit  so you can see kind of because is  there’s two like contrasting areas  there’s this kind of out-of-focus here  but the nice strong crisp edge of the  skin here but if I left up the radius  it’s gonna try and it’s fixing the skin  a bit but it’s kind of not doing a great  job over here so radius is not  particularly gonna work for me on this  case now I can play along with global  refinements the problem is it’s doing it  globally and I have these two really  different kind of things going on so I  want to use some of these brush tools on  this idea and it’s this one here it’s  gonna do most of our work it’s called  the refine inch brush tool okay and  basically it’s a brush tool to say  Photoshop mm have another go have  another look at this particular area  that I’m painting  and see if you can fix it for me like  magic I’m gonna use a bigger brush size  now I’m cheating and using square  brackets okay and you can use the slider  up here to pick a different brush size  but to make it go bigger and smaller you  have a look it down your keyboard it’s a  shortcut okay it’s one of the really  helpful ones when you’re doing lots of  masking next to your P key just to the  right of it as square brackets the  opening and the closing just tap them  and see that it’ll make your brush  bigger and small I find this is a real  easy way to work so what I’m gonna do is  make a nice big brush and say Photoshop  please have a look at paint I’m gonna  paint across this and have another look  at this stuff give it a second to catch  up okay and it’s gone through and tried  to re mask this part not touching this I  might do this one I’m gonna grab a  smaller brush and say actually have a  look at this as well I’m just painting  along down here wow it’s hard to do it’s  very steady hand you might zoom in and  just do a nicer job okay so it’s kind of  fixed so you can kind of see I can work  on different areas and kind of start  using some of these edge to take some  features but not globally just  particular parts so I’m just gonna work  around and say that was a bad go I have  another go this wasn’t great this wasn’t  great  this wasn’t great and moving around give  that another go  just bit another go now remember we’re  doing against black and it’s not a like  it’s very unforgiving so it’s a good way  to get started but don’t get  disheartened if you like man this is  never gonna look good it’s not perfect  around the outsides yet I’m gonna keep  working around I have another coat that  please let go that guy okay all right  I’m going super fast I should be  changing my brush size a little bit more  but let’s just have a little look  against our background so let’s look at  against the layers so this is kind of a  more important kind of thing to look  across you can see some of the the hairs  coming through which is cool it’s not as  blobby but there’s a little bit of blue  now do you remember from the last thing  we did where if there’s color kind of  leaking around the signs I love this one  here under output called decontaminate  colors and it kind of just tries to get  rid of that stuff around  outside and we’re looking pretty magic  now right I am impressing myself which I  shouldn’t because I’ve done this before  but I am impressed with Photoshop it’s  really cool especially this selected  mask and you can see now I can just zoom  in and just work on the parts that I  find aren’t quite working so you have to  change your brush size it’s gonna go  through and have another little look  let’s zoom out okay see how convincing  it is I’m gonna probably have to go  through and have a little look at doing  a little bit more with a brush for these  kind of bits that are still a little bit  blue but you can see if you’ve tried to  do this in Photoshop before and like  it’s it’s used to be impossible okay so  selector mask has really kind of lifted  that game for us for things like here  that are out of focus or trees and  leaves that are kind of moving so there  is just times where it’s just really  hard if you’ve got somebody with sandy  blond here moving out of focus against  the hay-bale and select a mask is not  going to be you’re a super awesome  selection trick you need some sort of  contrast so if you’re in charge of the  photo shoot make sure that there’s some  sort of contrast against your model or  the product that you’re shooting so that  you can use tools like this later on and  post alright I hope you have fun with it  I love it when it came out select a mask  you are awesome thank you Photoshop  let’s get into the next tutorial where  we start looking at smart objects hi  there in this video we’re going to look  at what a smart object is a lot of  people ask me why should I be using them  there are lots of forums people say  always use smart objects okay we’re  gonna dive in figure out the pros and  cons for them right now in Photoshop  alright so we’re gonna look at the two  parts we’re gonna look at smart objects  for images and then we’ll look at it for  things like logos and icons they  traditionally call Victor objects so and  to get started make sure you’ve got  sixteen a open K 16 a smart objects from  these source files now let’s bring in an  image now we’re going to do it our way  file open okay and let’s open up the one  called 16b okay another image from  norwood themes great so we’re gonna use  our trick move tool click hold drag drag  drag we’ve done this before we can  pretty good at it right  okay and we’ve got our image here it’s  really big okay lots of quality in there  awesome and I want to scale it down so  what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna show you  the wrong way  well the way we’ve been doing it and in  the new fancy way so I’m gonna grab my  ass  edit transform and scale remember going  to use my shortcut come on T you know  swim out a little bit  okay I’m gonna scale it down to  something more appropriate and let’s say  I get it down to this size for what  reason mainly just to show you an  example let’s say I want to use a quite  small I’m gonna remove the background  it’s gonna be this like little petite  thing in here okay I click return done  little later on I’m like actually  actually what I might do is make a pick  out so I mean use my shortcut again  command key on a Mac ctrl T on a PC and  I’m gonna make it nice and big what  you’ll notice is can you see the quality  of this guy here I want it nice and big  in here okay hit return the quality just  disappeared okay and that’s what the  value of a smart object comes in okay if  you make it really small Photoshop goes  okay I’m gonna get all the pixels I  don’t need and when you make it bigger  they’re just not there anymore unless we  use a smart object so with this layer  selected I’m going to delete them okay  and we’re gonna bring in the the proper  way so same technique drag it across to  this tab here and before you do anything  right click the layer it says layer one  okay we’re gonna K convert to smart  object  and nothing looks like it changes okay  the only thing that changes really is  the icon here on the thumbnail that  wasn’t there before we turn it off turn  it back on  cool so that is yeah basically all you  need to do you don’t need to remember to  do much okay but what happens now if I  go to my transform and I scale it down  smaller okay t-time not always that word  okay Oh bad transform hold down shift  down okay hit return it’s really teeny  tiny zoom in okay but when I make a  bigger let’s go you can see all the  quality is still there okay so that’s  that perfect though that’s the kind of  thing for smart objects what it is is  think of it like a wrapper that goes  around the outside it’s like a little  cocoon about return now it’s a little  cocoon that I put the image inside okay  that protects it so even though I make  it smaller  it’s in this kind of like protective  shell inside that shell is still a full  quality image now your file size will be  bigger okay because we’ve got the big  version in the amp but it means that  gives me lots of flexibility later on to  do resizing and it protects it from  what’s called destructive editing things  that are wreck the image okay you can  kind of do stuff to it but inside is  still the good version what I’m gonna do  now is do this I’m gonna play with my  layout water now just so you know the  structure of this I made a rectangle  using the rectangle tool  Rizzy yeah okay and then I added our  color gradient overlay we did this  earlier in the course right I’ve got  some text there as well alright the next  thing we’re going to do is we’re going  to look at so images are used that way  you know that’s the best way to use them  let’s look at say our icons in logos so  let’s bring it in and you can bring in  logos two different ways I’ll show you  two different ways cuz there’s just some  people if you’ve already got illustrator  schools what you’re probably going to be  doing is working in Illustrator so I’m  in Adobe Illustrator you don’t have to  do this you can just watch if you don’t  have Ellis traitor installed I’m gonna  fight open to my exercise files and I’m  gonna open up this one here 16c okay  it’s my victor logo and the cool thing  about this and so illustrator is is  really handy for drawing things like  logos and icons okay better than  Photoshop but let’s say it’s been drawn  in this program what I can do is grab my  black arrow select it all go to copy  okay hit it copy jump back into  Photoshop okay and then go edit paste  and here you’ll be defaults to pixels  and pixels is not the good way we love  smart objects okay let’s do the before  and after so I’m gonna bring in pixels  and hit return okay to get it the right  size I’m gonna do the same thing I’m  gonna paste it again so two options one  is smart objects it’s turn off add to my  current library for the moment it  doesn’t really matter it’s quick okay  I’m gonna hit return get it the right  size so now I have to using both methods  okay and the difference is going to be  that same scaling thing there so I’m  going to zoom a little bit you can see  it and they’re both the same kind of  quality at the moment so this is my  second one that’s the first one let’s  name them let’s go no smart not smart  this one here it’s very smart  I never think both of them at the same  time click the first one hold shift  click the second one and use my shortcut  for scaling member command key on a Mac  ctrl T on a PC and get ready for it  let’s zoom out okay and let’s make this  thing very big and I’m gonna hit return  you’ll notice that the one on the left  here okay is a little look one on the  left here is horrible you’ve all seen  that okay it’s all pixelated and there’s  a Terp elation everywhere see this guy’s  Matijevic man is like a krispies was she  it’s probably she okay so that is the  big difference okay when you’re bringing  in logos or icons you’ve got from say  your enviro elements account and it does  give you the option it says would you  like it to be a smart object yes object  smart object is the way to go why would  you not use a smart object there is a  handful of safe filters up here that  just won’t work if there is like lens  blur won’t work if it’s a smart object  every new version of photoshop they seem  to be able to include more and more of  these features so smart blur doesn’t  work on that but let’s look at the not  smart object okay and let’s go to filter  blur and lens birds available so that’s  one of the drawbacks okay the other  drawback it makes the file size big  let’s say you did want to use lens blur  okay so i’m going to get rid of my not  very smart laughs goodbye i’d say i’d  like this though and i’d like to kind of  make it nice and big but i I want to add  a lens blur to it so it’s not gonna work  until I convert it back into a not smart  object okay and what that’s really cool  is if you right-click the word very  smart there’s one that says rasterize  layer’ nothing’s gonna change except now  when i scale it up it’s not gonna have  make crisp quality it’ll scale down just  fine about any bigger it’s not going to  be able to redraw so I don’t want to do  filters just kind of an example I guess  I’m gonna go to edit step backwards  until my little icon appears and I’m  going to show you one of the other perks  for using a smart object especially with  things like logos and icons so I’m going  to do a couple things I’m going to  shrink it down because it’s meant to be  kind of over here  my Eric use just a tap it around on my  keyboard let’s make it white with this  layer selected we’re gonna use the  effects and we’ll use color overlay and  mine’s already be folded to white which  is cool click okay so I’ve got that  version right now I want to use it in a  kind of like a hero graphic way so that  big kind of thing you saw at the  beginning kind of covering the  background so I’m going to right-click  him I’m gonna duplicate them and I give  them a name it’s gone hero graphic so  I’ve got two of them now kind of on top  of each other I’m gonna scale this one  up  and because it’s a smart object it’s got  all the lovely vector hit return when  you’re finished I’m gonna lower the  opacity to kind of make it a more of a  watermark thing in there okay and so  we’re the perk is I’ve got two versions  of this now and let’s say that I’m still  developing this logo or icon and I want  to change it there’s a really cool neat  little trick you can do with smart  objects I can double click let’s say the  very smart option double-click the  thumbnail all of this little icon double  click it now it’s going to open up in  the program that created it okay so in  this case it’s going to be illustrator  okay so I’m going to click OK and what  it does is you see that original guy I  copied across okay it’s the second  version like they’re not connected that  original one I made and copied in  doesn’t have any sort of connection so  I’m just going to close them down but  this guy here this is a victor smart  object there’s a total connection back  to my Photoshop what I can do is that  zoom in okay I’m just gonna do a real  basic use my white arrow and I click on  this thing here and I’m just gonna drag  the point of the handles I’m just I  don’t know what I’m doing wrecking it  okay so I’m just adjusting this okay  clients ask for changes or arch stunts  like kids when I hit save so I’m gonna  get a file save jump back into Photoshop  you ready  you see it got the little tab there okay  there’s a little thing we made okay  there he is them and there’s the big tab  there so they’re connected together okay  so it makes for like lots of changes  especially if you’re doing a so you’ve  got lots of kind of you use the logo a  few different times  it’s all connected even if you’re just  using it once it’s nice to be able to go  inside make a change and see it update  across different artwork I am totally  wrecking this thing now justise know  that it’s wrecked save it jump back in  here you can see I’ve wrecked my logo  Jamaican here and do it save it back  into here and it updates  so to recap basically bring in an image  whatever size it is convert it to a  smart object do your work  if you have to convert it into a non  smart object okay it’s right-clicking it  and rasterizing it there are some extra  perk for victor and objects can’t  copying and pasting from it works the  same for InDesign or illustrator copying  and pasting logos and the other thing  I’ll quickly show you is instead of  copying and pasting from illustrator you  can use this file and this one it hits  is place embedded I click on this I can  do the same thing without helping to  open up illustrator you might not be  that keen on that you might not have any  skills in illustrator so you can go  straight to here bring in your vector  file place everything’s perfect click OK  and enter in your keyboard to get at the  right size and cool thing about that is  that Photoshop is clever enough to say  I’m just gonna make in my smart object  so you don’t really need to I guess make  that decision at the beginning but you  still have all the same perks being  habitat double click it go into it and  make adjustments and go back in again  and have it update in Photoshop again  alright Smart Objects kind of confusing  easy with images you’re gonna be in lots  of images so hundred-percent smart  objects all the time alright I think I  just need to finish this video now and  we’ll get on to the next one where we  look at some of the transform and warp  tools pretty exciting cool fun Photoshop  stuff let’s jump into there now and get  started  hey there in this video we’re gonna take  this kind of flat graphic at the top  right here and wrap it around our coffee  cup and stick it under the book and kind  of make it so interacts with the  background you can kind of see it  they’re all using the magical transform  tools in Photoshop let’s get into it  alright so first up I’ve got 17a  transform okay it’s from raw pixel on  unsplash now let’s bring in our logo  that we’re gonna try and  morph around here so let’s go to file  and let’s go to place embittered and  we’re gonna start with this one here  called 17b we’re gonna use transform  logo 17b click on place yep everything’s  perfect click okay and then we’re going  to get it to the size we want I’m happy  how it comes in its gonna hit return on  my keyboards or inter and remember from  the last video when we talked about  Smart Objects Melek  Photoshop is awesome and it converts it  to a smart object automatically in the  very next video that’s gonna cause us  problems okay so what we need to do is  we need to learn some of these edit  transform tools you can do the basics  while it’s a smart object like scale and  rotate which we’ve covered already and  we’ll cover skew I’d never use skew okay  you might need skew okay I’m gonna hit  escape to say no I didn’t mean that so  and not a smart object it’s not gonna  work for us in this case so we’ll just  right-click the name and we go to this  one that says rasterize layer’  okay nothing changes except the icons go  and we get to do this we get to go to  edit transform and we’re gonna use we’re  gonna start with just one okay and it’s  just gonna allow us to it looks kind of  a similar as scale but when you grab one  of the corners you’ll notice it’s a  little bit squidgy okay so what I’m  gonna try and do is I can click anywhere  in the middle to move it don’t use their  little crosshairs in the middle just  anywhere else and then I’m just gonna  kind of try and lay this thing down on  the ground this is just a lot of like  trying to a lot of like tongue out  getting does it look right does that  look right there’s a lot of that’s okay  when you’re doing this technique okay  I’m just trying to make it look like  it’s on the floor  it could be painful to watch and yeah I  fit around the way just to make it feel  like it’s on that grunt you give that a  go okay when you’ll finish though  remember it’ll be all greyed out until  you hit return on your keyboard or  inside on your keyboard to say yep  that’s what I meant  cool so that is the distort and  transformation there’s a few other ones  will just quickly discuss rather than go  through and edit transform there is the  option of flipping vertical and  horizontal just kind of flips it over  okay let’s look at one of the other ones  let’s bring in another graphic let’s go  to file let’s go to place and bidded you  could be copying and pasting from  Photoshop avoiding these smart  smart object using pixels in that case  let’s go down to 17 see just there a  square version that I made click OK  if you do get stuck in this kind of  middle land ok just means that again  nothing’s gonna work it’s kind of saying  I’m broadening it in but what size would  you like it to be I’m just gonna say int  on my keyboard bring into the net size  please same problem as before we’re  gonna have to right-click them and go to  rasterize layer’ with my move tool I’m  just gonna move it into the middle here  and now I’m gonna try and I want to kind  of make it wrap around this coffee cup  now there is a sitting in here that I  I’ll just quickly show you perspective I  never use perspective why because I just  find I use warp or it does this which is  kind of cool you might like this this  might work for you but you can’t kind of  rotate it and I find to do that effect  that we did earlier distort is a lot  more flexible okay you might like  perspective have a play with it I don’t  find it very useful at all I’m gonna hit  this escape when I do find super useful  is under edit transform there’s this one  called warp so I use that one and that  one quite a bit when I’m trying to fake  things  okay so distort was grateful laying this  guy down on the ground and warp it works  very similar except it’s more like  fabric now so I’m gonna zoom in across  and if I grab one of the corners here  and just drag it around can you see it’s  more like fabric whereas this was kind  of like you know we’re playing with the  perspective it was quite solid whereas  this everything’s cut bhindi so the cool  thing about this there’s pros and cons  and there are some default shapes at the  top here you can pick arc okay and you  can pick though arc and there’s some  adjustments over here and you might get  lucky and like you might just get the  perfect one so say this one here the  band say it’s a wine bottle and there’s  no like at the moment there’s a bit of a  perspective here it’s not straight on so  you might decide that actually you can’t  go negative so say negative 50 baby  negative 20 okay and you can kind of get  it but there’s this other kind of I want  it to be flaring out a little bit so  these custom ones okay and not gonna be  that useful except a fish remember fish  okay we do this with type you always  need fish it’s not there’s never not  occasion for fish and if you want to get  back to custom it’s this top one here  okay actually I don’t want to start with  first shot I’m gonna hit escape on my  keyboard to get back  I was and just start again hit it  transform and let’s go to warp okay and  what I’m gonna do is again just kind of  a lot of playing around going I there’s  a lot of dragging over so and what  happens is is kind of two four main  corners so these kind of four corners  okay and then there’s these things these  handles that affect how it gets into  these corners so you need to play around  with a bit of both okay so I you can  just watch me there’s a lot of just  trial and error and practice in this  case okay a bit further and what I’m  looking at as I’m just trying to mock up  trying to follow the edges here and  follow the cup top and bottom so I need  this to Bolger a little birds  I need this to kind of come out a little  bit here so we’re doing quite a rigid  object and I use this technique for say  it’s a mocking up an image on a bull  board so I’ve got a photo of a billboard  and I’ve got my kind of like design that  I’ve made for the billboard it’s a good  way of kind of just you know trying to  stick it on there and fake it I use this  quite a bit when we do branding deals  where we’re trying to get sponsors logos  onto shirts and stuff we want to mock it  up game and another use you might not be  using this of this much but and I got a  few tattoos and what I do is when I’m  designing them I like to mock them up on  my body in Photoshop where they would be  colors like look just to kind of yet  bend them around cuz you can get quite  you can see you can kind of follow the  curves of the body with enough kind of  prodding I’m gonna go I’ve got a wreck  by now don’t prod it too much okay so  you can like form this around the human  body as well which is quite cool so I’m  gonna try and get my back to roughly  where it was you’re getting the idea now  that I’ve wrecked mine it looked better  before okay so I’m gonna jump out now  and pause the video and actually make it  look half decent like I had it before  and I’ll be back alright and I’m back  and I spend a bit of time just kind of  flaring it out I’m mentioning that how  long did it take oh no I was at it for  about 2 or 3 minutes  okay trying to get the bulges rides  there’s no miracle potion for that but  the last thing we’ll do before we go is  the distorting and the warping is  awesome you be both of them in your tool  kit but I want to get this to interact  with the background a little better  because it’s the same color of course it  looks a little fake so we’re gonna make  it a little less  by let’s find the right lair it’s a slay  here I turn the I on and off to work out  which lair I’m on and at the top here  we’re gonna change the blending mode  we’re not gonna cover blending modes  hardcore now we’re just gonna look at  switching it from normal does magical  one cord multiply and you can see it  just interacts with a background a whole  lot better it’s the way that there’s  layer interacts with other things  underneath it’s the same with this layer  here we click on my transform logo and I  go into normal and multiply you can see  just blends with the background it  changes the color a bit but actually  makes it feel a lot more realistic the  cool thing about is if I click on this I  can move it around because it’s  interacting with the background you can  see it kind of starts looking pretty  cool huh all right so that’s gonna be it  for our transforming they’ve jump into  the next video where we start looking at  photo retouching alright I’ll see you in  the next video welcome back everyone  in this video we’re going to look at my  favorite tool in Photoshop it’s called  the Spot Healing Brush and it’s used a  lot for retouching it’s we’re gonna do a  couple of cool things like this will  remove some graffiti off the wall medica  we’re going to remove some blemishes of  this man you see his face before after  we’re even gonna go as far as removing  people completely look what do you mean  there he is look there was a person  there and now it’s gone come on let’s go  learn how to use this fancy tool in  Photoshop right now alright so let’s  open up how exercise files file open and  there’s going to be three that we’re  working with 18 a B and C so we’ll start  with this one here  now we’re going to retouch out some of  his blemishes and things now it’s a bit  I worked as a retoucher for a long time  and I’m I don’t really like what we do  I love the technology though so let’s  look at the technology not so much the  faking life stuff so what we’re gonna do  we’re gonna use this thing called The  Healing Brush okay so the Spot Healing  Brush is the top option so click and  hold down we want this one here okay and  in terms of brush size it will depend on  your image in this particular one I’m  using about I’m guessing about about 50  okay so you can drop this down I use my  brackets there remember familiar  okaying so brackets are really good for  changing brush sizes doesn’t matter if  it’s the healing brush or just a regular  brush tool so I’ve got my size at 15 and  crank your hardness down to zero so just  drag it down to zero just  a nice even edge so and when you’re  using it there’s a good way in a bad way  the bad way is just working straight on  it and I want to show you that first  because it is pretty magic watch this so  I just click hold my mouse kind of paint  it out so I’m just dragging left and  right let go magic huh I’m gonna go to  edit undo undo undo undo undo it just  magics our way things is I can’t believe  how cool and amazing it is well done  Photoshop but now you know when people  say that person is being photoshopped  man it’s hard to tell if it’s if you’re  a good retouch uh it’s hard to tell so  one of the problems with that is that’s  called destructive editing like I can’t  go back now what ends up happening is  what you’re gonna paint out another one  and paint it you just click once on some  of these ok depending how big you might  have to adjust your brush size but  eventually you’ll end up with this  person that looks like the quite fake  they look like the photoshopped kind of  a plastic weird skin so what you do is  I’m gonna go there’s an option on under  here called file revert that just gets  it back to when I first open the  document or at least last saved okay so  I’ll go all the way to the beginning so  the more pro way of using that tool is  to create a new layer down here it’s a  blank layer nothing on it I’m gonna call  it my retouch layer and all I need to do  is the same tool but I need to do this  one here that says sample all layers so  instead of like it’s just gonna look  through to this layer underneath game  and make sure if yours is not it’s set  to content a weird should be quite  default it should be set to normal just  copy what I’ve got so now when I do it  the same thing happens watch I can kind  of paint over these things paint over  paint over and you can work your way  around Kay brush lasers member is square  brackets next to your p key open and  close okay you can go through and you  can start working it but after a while  it starts looking a bit fake  I’m just so good that it’s not looking  think okay let’s have a look now now  that person is yeah let’s just talk  about let’s say it is looking you know  sad look a little fake or plasticky okay  what you can do is this lay its on its  own layer which is that perfect but it’s  what they call non-destructive okay  because the background is fine so what I  can do is turn them on and off on you  know if it’s really good for just seeing  your work okay okay see your handiwork  and the other thing you can do is if it  is starting to look a bit fakers you’ve  just been at it for a long time often  with this retouch layer selected just  drag the opacity down a little bit and  what that does is it lets some of the  background it just makes this a little  see-through so you can start to see why  when I drove it right down right up  right down runner you can just kind of  find your balance of real life kind of  like like maybe muting the the marks and  blemishes rather than turning them off  because the problem with a lot of light  at a friend in just casting for models  and the problem is is they’re hedge  hearts and she’ll get people in and  they’re like hey you don’t like that  person not all really you know because  of all the retouching so sometimes you  know it needs to be a kind of a balance  I guess softening some of the features  or the wrinkles or the acne whatever it  is that’s the technique make sure it’s  on its own layer make sure sample all  layers is in there so let’s get away  from retouching people and let’s look at  one of their cool practical uses of say  something like this now we’ve got our  brick wall here and it’s got somebody  needs more love okay and we want to  remove it let’s say it’s just yeah bed  graffiti  sounds good graffiti we all need more  love so same technique here we’re gonna  make a new layer we’re gonna use verse  by healing brush and now we’re gonna  find an appropriate brush size I’m gonna  zoom in a little bit okay and my 50 from  last time is probably gonna work now  when you’re doing this you need to click  hold your mouse key down and paint I’m  holding down the mouse key the whole  time and just give it a good work okay  and let go and it partially worked okay  is I’m gonna paint him out as well and  we’re getting there now this walls gonna  be pretty forgiving because of the  brickwork it’s not and  like it’s it’s so damaged if this was a  really even brick wall this technique is  going to be mmm average abyss it’s  really good with like nature okay so  some of the things down here see and  remove this glass bottle whatever it is  okay it’s really good it’s really hard  to tell where it was okay if you do find  it’s not working for you you can go to  eat it undo and just try again often  just the act of trying again will give  you a different result okay so you can  keep working your way around  okay I’m gonna you when you’re  practicing keep working your way around  you get the sense of kind of how it  works you can see I lost that bird but  it depends I guess it’s pretty amazing  though right if you had to go ahead if  you’re old-school Photoshop and you’ll  be like clone tool stamp forget the  clone tool stamp wow that was a good  remove okay so you can kind of work  these out let’s look at this last option  here and it’s really really good for  let’s kind of like natural textures okay  stop zooming a little bit my brush size  I’m gonna make a bit bigger you can see  I can click on this actually bear den  new layer make sure what’s sample all  layers I’m gonna just paint some of this  stuff out you can see pretty magic huh  like I can’t believe how good this tool  is and it works amazingly because of  this rough texture but it was perfectly  like some sort of chick aboard it  wouldn’t work because there’s too many  repeating patterns now where it doesn’t  work and sometimes it does sometimes it  doesn’t I grabbed this example assuming  that I couldn’t mask out this person I’m  like no way it’ll do badly then I win  made a big paintbrush and I painted her  out mmm and then something Photoshop did  some magic I have to wait a little while  cuz it’s doing its best but then it just  she just disappeared I was like and not  a good example but there will be times  where it just doesn’t work you’ll try  and do it and it will try its best but  it’ll look like there’s some sort of  weird distortion going on in the the  world so and know that it does work  really well it’s a great kind of  starting point at least if it doesn’t  work perfectly you can try and touch it  up other ways but I am like I teaches  all the time and I’m so impressed like  these are new examples and I’m just like  man how good is that tool  alright so that’s gonna be it remember  it’s on its own layer so we can  non-destructive we can go back later on  but yeah that is gonna be the end for  the Spot Healing Brush from this  exercise we’re gonna look at the next  tutorial where actually it’s even more  amazing it’s called content-aware so  we’ll do that next in the next video hi  there in this video we’re going to look  at something called content-aware fill  it is my second most favorite tool or  feature in all of Photoshop it allows to  do fun things where I’ve got this extra  space over here this is the original  image I just need to magic up some  background in pre-press there let’s look  at another couple examples where this  one here actually the original is the  smaller version but the background got  invented using content aware scale a  couple more examples  that’s the original I tighten them all  together in about two seconds using the  same tool let’s look at this last one  here I’ve got a really terrible format  okay it’s a banner ad or a big litter  box image can I need all this background  in magic the table got bigger background  got bigger let’s learn how to do this  now in Adobe Photoshop alright to get  started let’s open up all of the 19  series that are in the source files so  there’s 19 a B C and D we’re gonna start  with this one here called from met Qin  ok this lovely macro photograph of a bee  or wasp one and the original photograph  ends here but we need it to be longer  for let’s say it’s a when you end up  loading up photographs on a double page  spread so like across the middle of a  magazine across two pages there’s always  this like gap on the edge here because  the format’s don’t match up in terms of  sizes so we just need to make it bit  bigger now we could try using the  Healing Brush and clone tool stamp and  there’s lots of options but there’s this  magical tool remember my second favorite  tool in this whole program so first  thing we need to do is just make sure on  the right layer it should be already  layer 0 bad naming then and go to our  magic tool under edit and go to content  aware scale okay if I just I’m gonna  escape if I just use the regular scale  transform that we have I’m gonna scale  it out and obviously it’s not gonna be  particularly exciting but if I use this  one  get ready hit it content aware scale and  start dragging it slowly this way watch  what happens  Magica the background is bigger but the  B slash wasp and flower  stay exactly the same when you’ve got it  to where you want hit enter and dance  around because that is a super cool  useful tool to use okay so let’s say  we’re going to use this one here okay  and now it’s not gonna work in every  instance if you like  oh goodness there is it it’s then it’s  all I need okay it works I’ve picked  some images that work particularly well  it works really good when there’s at an  object and some generic background if  this was clop now cropped and really  kind of like this really really small  like this it’s not gonna work very well  okay so it doesn’t work on all give it a  test and we’ll look at it a few examples  now and see how to work it so this one  here what we need to do for it to work  is I need to go to edit and look  content-aware Scout doesn’t work on this  image here so we’re in nineteen be  looking at Katherine Hanlan’s so for  this to work we’ve run into this problem  a couple of times member the background  that’s got a lock on it to double click  the web background give it a name as  Helens and what we’re gonna do is I’m  gonna zoom out a little bit okay and I  need to extend because I want to make it  say a Facebook profile you know the top  of Facebook where you’ve got the big  it’s called a like a litter box kind of  format where it’s kind of white so I’m  gonna use my crop tool originally in  this one here I did this for you okay  remember we head at this size okay so  I’m will do it together this time so  using the crop tool you can see here  earlier we crop things down but you can  actually crop things out okay so I’m  cropping it out so that I’ve got this  extra room here I’m not going to get too  goth hit return when you’ve got the crop  right with that same layer selected edit  content aware scale and then start  dragging you’ll see our flower somehow  takes they magically were in their  position and the wall gets bigger just  super cool okay let’s hit enter to  confirm it now you might run into a  problem here we’re and crop tool I’m  gonna click once drag it up so you want  to make it bigger because you want to  put some you need some room for text at  the top here the trouble with this one  is that it’s not gonna work particularly  well so it doesn’t work in all the cases  so watch as I start dragging it up the  wall gets bigger but eventually can you  see the pots getting bigger okay  so there are times where it just doesn’t  quite work buds and it’s still pretty  cool who knew what that  look like this town with all right let’s  look at some other instances let’s look  at 19c so we’ve kind of expanded things  out and that’s cool but you can also so  back to my move tool make sure double  click this layer this one here is any NX  prat we’ve got a couple from who this  one in the next one okay and let’s say  that this placements here well I just I  guess I want to show you an example  where you can go edit content aware  scale instead of going out which is  super cool watch this you can go in you  see this bottom guys that moving in just  magically in the shadows start  distorting and watch this I can tighten  all these guys together to make a nice  kind of a smaller group eventually it’s  gonna start doing weed stuff okay but  you know for slight adjustments like  this man instead of trying to mask them  all out moving together this is such a  big kind of time saver can I drink him  down and spread them out I can’t I can  kind of reform this whole kind of  composition here really quite easily I  returned when you’re finished and I’ll  grab my move tool my computer’s gonna  stress out okay move tool there we go  we’ve got this kind of like a little bit  of distortion there but you get the idea  right now let’s look at this last one  and get a little bit more hardcore  because they’re going to be times where  everything looks perfect except for  there’s one little thing so I’m gonna do  the same thing here I’m gonna zoom out  he’s my crop tool okay because I want to  do that litter box again I want to be  quite big ish i use this heaps when i’m  doing i did a lot of HTML banner ads  which are just really weird shapes you  know that kind of really far long thin  leaderboard or banner ad or that  skyscraper that’s just really bad format  okay so reshaping images this way is  perfect so I’ve used the crop tool make  sure my name is not background and I’m  gonna go to edit transform I’m gonna go  to edit content aware scale there’s  gonna be a bit of a problem look you can  see him there’s the paper so everything  else is pretty amazing right the disc  just got bigger the leaves they find  this is is a great but it couldn’t work  out this thing got a little lost in  there so you hit escape say I didn’t  mean that and what we can do is we can  protect bits of areas so if you scale it  out and it’s not quite working what you  do is you grab any selection tool you  like might be there we’ve used the  rectangle  an elliptical marquee tool getting is  our favorite the quick selection tool  and I’m just gonna kind of draw a box in  the air and it’s super quick and easy  just kind of runs out and grabs the  edges of this which is perfect and I’m  gonna go to select save selection okay  so that we need to do this step first so  we make any selection we like we figure  out the bad bets go to select save  selection and give the selection a name  a name I never do  you should okay I’m gonna go to select  deselect so I’m done with that now you  just make your selections it can be  multiple selections in my case it’s just  a little one now when I go to in its  content aware scale okay and there’s an  option up here this is protect drop that  down and it says I know that’s the thing  I wrote okay and and now hopefully it’s  gonna protect that little selection hit  return oh my goodness there is pretty  amazing I love it so much now we’re  doing pretty big examples here were  dragging it quite far out to kind of out  you show off a little bit but you might  be doing to smaller adjustments just to  kind of make it a bit bigger or to fit  your dimensions okay and drag it out see  if anything goes wrong if something does  go wrong see if you can make a selection  first save that selection then start  dragging and use that protect feature  now another caveat for this one is that  it’s gonna work on like 40% of your  images perfectly okay using the  techniques we’ve learned here there are  some that just don’t work really kind of  confusing backgrounds where maybe it’s a  crop in really tight of an object or a  person it doesn’t work very well so  there are times it just doesn’t work and  it’s never gonna work but there are  times where it’s just a lifesaver and  half a days with a Photoshop work can be  fixed with content aware scale all right  let’s get on to one of the last videos  where we look at exporting for all the  different kinds of formats web social  print all right I’ll see you over there  everyone this video is all about  exporting our files out of Photoshop so  we’ve done our work we’re finished and  now we need to do something with them  we’ll cover how to send them to  different Adobe applications as well as  sending them out to print and web and  social media so let’s get started so  first up open up our file it’s called 20  exporting PSD now this is something  we’ve worked on earlier so you can have  your version  Yanik so the first use cases let’s say  I’ve designed this and I want to put it  into something like InDesign Adobe  InDesign and that’s a desktop publishing  app so where I make my magazines and  books and flyers and brochures now this  technique is true for all of the Adobe  software could be After Effects it could  be premiere could be illustrator they  all all they really want is there’s  actually nothing to do when you export  it you just leave it as this PSD this  working file with all these layers  exactly the same file you use in  Photoshop I’ll show you what I mean so  I’m working on this document here and  InDesign I want to bring in my file file  they use place in InDesign I find my  source files is the between T click open  I drag out my file I want to kind of  cover this thing great down come so  that’s what kind of banner that I’ve  created and you can see just comes  through looks great it’ll print fine  from InDesign ok so if you need to  incorporate a Photoshop document in any  other Adobe product just bring in the  PSD one of the perks for it though is if  I go back into Photoshop and in here and  I need to make some amends so let’s say  this flower here I just kind of move it  around I decide that needs to be a bit  higher but they’re the background okay I  need a chain you’re gonna go to  adjustments there’s an invert adjustment  okay and it’s just flipped the colors  around what I need to do is file save  jump back into InDesign and in here  nothing really happens except here my  links panel is a little little icon  saying modified ok I’m going to click to  update it you can see I just went and  updated ok so it’s a really quick and  easy way to work within other Adobe  products it’s just to use the PSD and  the cool thing is is that when you edit  the Photoshop document it flows into  other products now let’s look at another  use case where we want to go to print so  let’s jump back into Photoshop so here  in Photoshop I need to send this to a  printer ok either my home printer or  email it to somebody to get commercially  printed it might be a flyer or a  business card and in this case because  there’s text and maybe a logo and there  is we’re gonna use the PD  format okay so we’ll do that one first  and then we’ll look at maybe just using  a kind of straight up image so this one  here if I want to send this to the  printer file we use the save as as their  export okay click on save as there’s an  option in here if you click on the word  PSD okay or Photoshop find the one this  is Photoshop PDF okay I’m gonna put mine  on my desktop okay just stop even and  and give it a name I’m gonna click Save  like okay there’s a lot of warning  dialogues for there when we’re using  this particular save method because what  we want to do is we want to turn this  off with that on it’s basically just a  Photoshop file and the file size is huge  okay we don’t need that we’re sending it  to the printer we don’t need them to  have all the Photoshop kind of  adjustment layers we just wanted to  retain all the image the transparencies  and any vector that we’re working with  like the type so we’ve turned that off  and at the top here just make sure on  high quality print what if I go back to  high quality print it turns this back on  so I turn it off and it’s high quality  print modified if you see modified don’t  sweat it all that means is that you turn  that off you click Save and it freaks  out and says hey normally I think I’ve  done my warning off it says hey you sure  you want to turn those things off and  you say yes I do  come I’m gonna close that down now and  let’s have a look no that’s not close it  down now let’s have a look at my desktop  there he is there here’s my PDF ok the  cool thing about him is he’s a real  small file size compared to the original  the original that we go from is about 20  megabytes and it still retains all the  niceness that good quality any type has  really crisp edges that’s a great way of  sending stuff to the printer let’s  explore a different exporting use case  there’s kind of more simple we just  remember we did the retouching earlier  and let’s say now I need to send it to  somebody to get printed ok it’s going to  a photo lab to get printed on nice stock  they don’t need a PDF the PDF will work  fine what they’ll probably be looking  for is a JPEG and let’s look at using a  print JPEG you do it under file save as  again and there’s lots of options in  here for JPEG what you want is just the  standard JPEG none of these other ones  click on that just I got my desktop  I’m gonna call this it’s not my desktop  I’m gonna call this model okay click  Save and this is where I guess and it’s  quite important if you’re sending this  we’ve done some retouching it’s a great  photograph we want to keep it as large  as we can okay we don’t want to kind of  drop inequality okay you wouldn’t  especially if you want yeah this is a  commercial print we want to make it look  nice keep the largest file size let’s  click OK let’s check my desktop now and  now I’ve got my JPEG okay how big is he  let’s check him he’s 2.7 megabytes so  still really small but it will print  really nicely the difference between  that and say the PSD we had before is  there’s no layers left in this one you  can see in my Photoshop document it is  actually two layers this JPEG is a flat  pancake but perfect for sending to the  printer because they don’t need to see  your separate layers they just want to  kind of a nice compact small  good-quality file to print all right the  next use case is going out to either  website or social media and they’re kind  of same rules apply to both of them it’s  about getting great quality image for  the smallest file size because they they  need to upload like especially for a  website we don’t want to be waiting for  your image to load we want it to go  super fast so let’s look at this first  option here and let’s say I want to save  this out for a banner for Facebook title  or say it’s an Instagram post what I  want to do is go to file and in a  slightly different place it’s under  export and this one here export as is  the magic one I’ve got an export as if  you using safer web that works ok export  as is better in my opinion okay so and  this one here because there’s no  transparency by transparency remember  there’s no like chicken board in the  background there’s no kind of like hole  in the background in this case a JPEG is  gonna be the best okay and the quality  slider and when we exported the print  version of a JPEG and we had to use a  different way because it retains more  detail that’s used for printing because  it’s going to a website or to our social  media account Instagram or Facebook or  Twitter we don’t need that same level so  we use the export as feature and whereas  before we had the quality jammed up as  high as we can because we weren’t  worried about file size  in this case it’s as basically as low as  you can go can you go down to to the  same quality and the way to know is if  you zoom in you start to see there’s  it’s something look pretty junky at 2%  the cool thing about it though is over  here you can see it’s actually 37  kilobytes case it was teeny tiny so best  to check it at a hundred percent okay  and you can see even 100 percent you can  see some of the interpolation or some of  the pixels or grouping together so how  low should you go like my rough rule of  thumb is between so low as 30 and high  is 60 okay I find somewhere and there is  my middle ground normally there are  exceptions so let’s try 30 click out  somewhere are you happy with 30 mm zoom  in a little bit and this is totally up  to you you like what is it for um type  is gonna kind of stand it out quite a  bit you’re not going to notice too much  in here you can see it still looks  pretty good even

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