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 when I’m zoomed in okay    but things that have like crisp edges    will stand out a little bit more so I    might decide actually I’m going to go up    to 60 you can just drag this up and down    by clicking here and just going up and    down in deciding what you want you can    see the file size though is a lot bigger    at 135 than it is at 30 so the trade-off    if you don’t care about file size go for    the higher vision so for websites file    size is really important for social    media not so much just leave it at 100%    it’s fine if you’re going to just post    it to your Twitter account alright once    you’ve got it there I’m gonna click    export all give it a name on my desktop    leave it as is JPEG hit save and we’re    done now there are occasions where you    need to you’ve spent ages getting a mask    okay I’m turn off the background the    eyeball here and remember we do these    masks earlier okay we spend a lot of    time doing it because we need    transparency often you learn any    transparency if it’s going our told    website everyone’s gonna need this okay    but let’s say we need to retain the    see-through mists of our image because    the because on the website you can    actually see through to the background    which is perfect so all we need to do is    just we go to the same feature file    export save as we just save it as a PNG    JPEG you will see will fill in the    checkerboard transparency with white    because the JPEG just can’t handle    transparency about a PNG magically again    okay so we’ll leave that even though    it’s got a checkerboard it’ll just be    see through this might be cool if you’re    going out to say a video product and you    want to keep the transparency or in my    case I do a lot of web stuff so it just    needs to transparency big trade-off is    there’s no quality slider and over here    you can see the file size is really big    if I didn’t have if it wasn’t so big    okay and didn’t have so much stuff going    on and it would be a lot smaller but    yeah that’s how you get out a file for    web that has transparency let’s click    Save all save and that’s it so hopefully    that gives you quick Lee go over it once    more time okay so normally just leave it    as a PSD if you want to put it into    another program like InDesign or    illustrator or After Effects but if you    need to go to print okay    typically you just be doing a JPEG but    you have to go to this file save as JPEG    it’s different from the JPEG in here it    has more quality for printing if like in    this example this text involved or logos    and victor and all sorts of stuff going    on it’s probably better to save it as a    PDF and there’s under the save I like to    mix them around exporting sometimes save    as sometimes so save as is the PDF and    the last was social media websites and    it’s just hiding under file export    export as and a JPEG if you don’t have    transparency a PDF if you do all right    friends that is going to be the end of    the exporting video I will see you in    the next one alright you made it it’s    the last video in the series and we’ll    just talk about what to do from here ok    so first of all I love to see what    you’ve made    ok so if you go to the forums here in    search for Adobe Photoshop for beginners    you’ll find what other people have done    and see what you’ve done and I’d like to    see it okay or you can share it on    social media if you prefer ok for    Twitter we are tuts plus design um or    I’m den loves Adobe Instagram I’m bring    your own laptop so share it there and    and then I guess working at what you do    next is easy the easy one is in advanced    Photoshop tutorial ok so there’s a few    of those here and on enviro touch path    so search for that but then you might    consider yourself like I guess a bit    more specialty ok so if you’re a    photographer the NYX tips for you might    be more going into something called    camera    or Adobe’s Lightroom that might be your    kind of next step for your learning kind    of experience and if you are a web    designer or a UI kind of interface    designer you might look to use is this    some courses here for photoshop    specifically for web in UI design okay    there’s a few features that are    specifically for you and you might check    that out or you might move into    something like experience designer Adobe    XD okay that’s a really cool tool for    prototyping websites and yeah apps and    you might be in the marketing field of    communications okay you might find the    next best course is something else    something like InDesign which is disk    top publishing or illustrator which is    what to do with like creating graphics    and illustrations and icons and logos    that type of thing or another nice thing    you might go check out if you’re in that    space is something called adobe spark    it’s a really cool way for doing social    media post real super quick fix the    photos in Photoshop and then add some    graphics real quickly in adobe spark so    that is going to be us we are done we    had a great time together I hope you did    I did and that’s going to the end of the    course I am going to finish with an    awkward wave but hey now I hope does he    in another course    

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