Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

9/8/14

Today I started the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com. I finished chapters 11-12.

 

Before:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To fix this butterfly’s wing I first selected the lasso tool and then I drew a circle around the damaged area. Then, I selected the patch tool. I clicked and held to move the selected area to a better area of the wing. This basically just duplicated a good part of the wing and transferred it over the damaged part.

 

Before:

Woman in grass

After:

Woman in grassks

For this photo I selected around the lady using the rectangular marquee tool. I clicked the  Content-aware move tool then I clicked in the selected area and moved the lady up about halfway. This edit didn’t turn out too well because of the little tiny flowers that were copied from the top to put in place of the lady.

 

Before:

skd187562sdc

After:

skd187562sdc

To extend this block of grass I selected the content  aware move tool the selected around the right side of the block. I click and hold the selected area, then move it over by dragging right while holding the shift key. Lastly, I changed the adaptation setting to 5.

 

Before:

File number: 3110229

After:

File number: 3110229

 

To change this photo from portrait to landscape I went to the edit menu and selected content aware scale. I then clicked the upper right corner and moved that corner down and to the right until it clicked into place. I reduced the height by clicking the right corner and bringing it all the way down to the horizontal guideline. Then I moved the right side over to the first vertical guideline and clicked enter. I went back up to the edit menu, clicked content aware scale, then moved the right side farther over to the next guideline and clicked enter. I repeated that one more time. Then I went up to the Image pull down menu and selected the trim command.

 

Before:

File number: 6328139

After:

File number: 6328139

For this photo I wanted to change it from landscape to portrait. I did this by going to the edit pull down menu then selecting content aware scale. After that I went up to the options panel where theres a little grid, I clicked the middle dot in the bottom row of the grid. Then in the options panel I changed the width to 81% and the height to 110%, pressed enter. Next, I went back to the edit pull down menu, clicked content aware scale, and clicked the bottom middle dot on the grid. I changed the width to 87% and the height to 120%, pressed enter. I did the same thing one more time but changed the width to 98% and the height to 118.34%. Lastly I went to the Image pull down menu and selected trim while making sure Transparent pixels was selected.

 

Before:

Sundial at Saint-Rémy

After:

Sundial at Saint-Rémy

First, I clicked the “black and white” icon at the bottom of the right panel, then I clicked Levels. This brings up the histogram. in the histogram I simply clicked auto.

 

Before:

My two boys

After:

My two boys

First I made a copy of the photo by passing cmd+opt+j on the mac. I renamed this layer grey card. After that, I went to the Filter pull down menu selected Blur, then Average. Then I selected a small region using the rectangular marquee tool. I went to the Select pull down menu and selected Inverse, pressed the delete key, and pressed cmd+d.  I then clicked the “black and white” icon at the bottom of the layers panel and chose the levels command. Then I clicked the grey eyedropper and clicked on the grey square in the photo. I turned off the levels layer and clicked on the grey card layer. I went to the image pull down menu, chose adjustments, then selected hue/ saturation. I changed the saturation to -50% and pressed OK. Then I clicked the levels layer adjustment to make it active. I double-clicked its thumbnail. which brought the histogram back. I selected the grey eyedropper again and clicked the grey square. Then I turned off the grey card layer.

 

Today I continued working on the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com. I finished chapters 13-14.

Before:

File number: 32257614

After:

File number: 32257614

There’s not much of a change in this photo but I did sharpen it using smart sharpen.   To do this I first duplicated the image, then I right clicked on the image  and chose  convert to smart object. Then I go to the filter pull down menu and go to sharpen then smart sharpen. this brings up a dialogue box where I changed the Amount to: 300%, the Radius: 3.0px, The reduce noise to 0%, the Fade amount on the shadows to 25%, Tonal width: 50, Radius: 1px, Fade amount for highlights Fade amount: 50, Total width,: 50, and Radius: 1px.

Before:

Colleen in Carlsbad

After:

Colleen in Carlsbadks

I used smart sharpen for this photo as well. The main thing to edit this photo was using luminosity. To do that, after you use smart sharpen, you double click on the copies little slider icon. This brings up a dialogue box where you select the pull down menu then select luminosity.

Before:

Flat image squirrels

After:

Flat image squirrelsks

Again theres not much of a difference with this edit. This edit didn’t involve a filter at all. I painted the sharpness in by using the sharpen tool. I created a new layer by pressing cmd+ shift+ n, then I named that layer sharpening. I then went up to the options panel and turned on “sample all layers” and made sure “protect detail” was selected. I turned the strength down to about 25% then started brushing in sharpness on and around the faces of the squirrels. After I did that I changed the mode for this layer from normal to luminosity to blend it better.

 

Today I continued watching the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com. I finished chapter 14 and started on 15.

 

Before:

Water drops

 

After:

Water drops2

 

First I surrounded the txt with a dotted line border. I selected the rounded rectangle tool and made sure the first option in the options panel is ‘shape’. After that I draw a rectangle around the lower text. I went to the properties panel and changed the rounded edges to 36 px. I also changed the height to 684 px. I went to the options panel and changed ‘fill’ to none and the stroke to solid white.  I also went to stroke options and selected  ‘more options’ then changed ‘gap’ to 25 px and ‘caps’ to round and ‘align’ to center. I changed the height to 1509 px. I selected the dotted line then went up to align icon in the options bar and selected align to canvas then choose from the same menu horizontal centers. then to get the dotted lines behind the word waterdrops I switch back to the rectangular marquee tool and draw around the dots I want to get rid of. then I option click on the add layer mask icon.

 

Today I worked on the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course. I finished chapter 15 and I started working on chapter 16.

 

Before:

Water drops2

 

After:

Dotted rectangle

 

First I put the Scissors shapes at the bottom of the image. I did this by selecting the custom shape tool. then i went to the shape options and clicked the little gear icon and chose all. then I clicked okay. I chose the scissors I wanted and pressed enter. Then I deed the scissors where I wanted them. i changed the width of the scissors to 161 px. I made some copies of the scissors shape by selecting the path selection tool and while holding the alt key i dragged the scissors to where I wanted them. after making 5 copies I marquee the scissors and went to the path alignment icon. I chose align to selection. then i returned to the alignment icon and chose vertical centers. I returned once more to that icon and selected distribute widths. To add the star I went to the polygon shape tool. Then I went to the gear icon and selected the star. I changed the indent by value to 52.5%. Then I drew a star and moved it to the bottom right corner.

 

Before:

File number: 2450285

After:

File number: 2450285

I selected the carving layer and clicked the fx icon at the bottom right side of the screen. I changed the angle to 135 degrees, the distance and size value to 20 px. I changed the color of the color of the shadow by selecting the color swatch. I changed the hue to 35, saturation to 100, and brightness to 20.  I changed the choke to 30% and the size value to 55 px.  I clicked blending options and changed the fill opacity to 20%. then I changed the mode to multiply.

 

Today, after we went to the career center and took a reading test, I continued with the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com. I finished chapter 16.

 

Before:

File number: 2450285

 

After:

File number: 2450285

 

First I clicked on the frame layer then pressed the a key to select the black arrow key. i clicked on the rectangle a few times to select it. then I went up to the path operations icon then selected subtract from shape. then i clicked in the filled area to deselect the rectangle and pressed cmd+h. Then I went to the blend mode pop up menu and changed it from normal to overlay. Next I pressed shift 5. I went down to the fx icon and selected bevel and emboss command. In the dialogue box I ended up with the style: Inner Bevel, Technique: chisel hard, depth: 150%, Direction:up, size: 10 px, soften: 10 px, angle: 135 degrees, altitude: 50 degrees, highlight mode:linear dodge; opacity:75%, shadow  mode: linear burn; opacity:75%.

Before:

File number: 2450285

 

After:

File number: 2450285

With the frame layer selected I went to the fx icon and clicked drop shadow. I clicked the color swatch and changed the saturation to 15, the hue to 35, and the brightness to 15. I changed the distance to 25 px and the size to 50 px. I switched from the multiply mode to linear burn. I clicked gradient overlay. I reduced the opacity to 25%. I changed the angle to -65 degrees. I changed the mode back to multiply. I pressed the alt key while dragging the bevel and boss effect that was on the frame layer onto the spiders layer. I selected both of the text layers and pressed the t key to get the text tool. I clicked on the brown swatch in the options bar and changed the brightness to 0% to make the text black. Then I clicked on the shadow type group then I changed the blend mode to screen. I clicked on the fx icon and chose drop shadow. In the dialogue box I changed the opacity to 100%, distance to 0 px, and size to 30 px. I turned off “layer knocks out drop shadow” and clicked okay.

 

Today I finished chapters 16 and 17 in the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com

 

Before:

Romance text

 

After:

Romance textks

 

First I selected the romance layer and pressed the T key to switch to the type  tool. I selected one letter of the word romance then I brought up the paragraph styles panel and  clicked the little page icon.  Then I double clicked paragraph style one and named it romance style. I dropped down to the clear overwrite button and clicked on it. I clicked on the in the air layer then clicked the romance style to link it. After that I clicked the clear overwrite button again. I switched to the background layer then double clicked on romance style. I clicked on the the color bar and changed the hue vale to 0 degrees which made the print red. I switched to the character styles panel and clicked the little page icon then double clicked to bring up the dialogue box. I clicked in the question mark bar. then I brought the hue to 210, the saturation to 100 and the brightness to 75. I clicked on style name and named it just blue. I double clicked on the word air then I clicked on just blue. I switched back to the paragraph styles panel then double clicked on romance. the video told me to use the font segoe script but I didn’t use that script so I used the font snell rounddhound

 

Before:

Placeholder text

 

After:

Placeholder textks

 

First I selected the type tool and clicked in the background layer. I pressed shift while dragging and created a frame that descended into the grass. Then I went to the type pull down menu and clicked on Paste Lorem Ipsum. I pressed enter. Then I switched to the background layer. Then I went to the paragraph styles panel and clicked on the new page icon. I double clck on paragraph style one. I changed the font family to Adobe Caslon pro. I changed the type size to 8pt and the letting size to 9pt. I selected Indents and spacing and I changed 6pts of before spacing. I selected the bottom most text layer and I clicked body copy then clicked the clear overwrite button. I edited the place holder text to how I liked it. then I pressed enter. I pressed cmd+Shift+down arrow a few times. I tripled clicked in the top paragraph and pressed cmd+T. I changed the let in value to 9.5. I changed the space value to 4pt. I clicked on the fly out menu icon and chose redefine style command.

 

Today I worked on chapters 18 and 19 on the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com.

 

Before:

 

cool water

 

After:

 

Martini Hour

 

 

I selected the rectangular marquee tool, then right clicked in the photo and selected duplicate layer. I renamed it glass and changed the folder to transformation template. I pressed Cmd+T and transformed the photo to fit the glass in the front.

 

Before:

Martini Hour

 

After:

Martini Hour

I clicked the eye icon next to the color layer to hide it. Then I clicked on the top glass layer, dropped down to the black and white icon and chose invert. I made the colors layer active then pressed cmd+shift+N. I called the new layer noise. I dialed in a Brightness value of 15 % then pressed option+delete. I right clicked and chose convert to smart object. I went to the filter pull down menu and chose noise then add noise.  Set the amount at 20%, distribution to Gaussian, and turn Monochromatic on. I went to the filter pull down menu, selected blur, gaussian blur, and set the radius value to 2 px. I pressed the option key clicked the black white icon and chose the levels command. I called the layer star maker and I turned on the checkbox for Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask. I adjusted the blackpoint value to 55 the whitepoint to 65.  I clicked on the noise layer to make it active then pressed cmd+T. Clicked OK. I increased the width to 110 and pressed enter a couple of  times. I changed the blend mode from normal to screen. this brought the martini glasses back. I turned the text layers back on.

 

 

 

Today, after taking a test in the career center,  I continued working on chapters 18 and 19 on the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com.

 

Before:

 

Martini Hour

I selected the rectangular marquee tool the right clicked in the image and chose convert to smart object. I pressed cmd+T, clicked on the warp icon and chose flag. I changed the bend value to -15% and pressed enter a few times.

Martini Hour

Then I pressed cmd+J to make a copy of the layer named martini hour. I pressed cmd+T and turned on the link icon, then 94.5%  then pressed enter a few times. I pressed cmd+T again and I dragged the corner while pressing cmd. then while dragging I pressed the shift key. then I added the option key while still dragging. When I got to -10 degrees skew I stopped and pressed enter a few times. I pressed the up arrow a few times to move the font up a little.

I double clicked on the thumbnail for martini hour layer and pressed okay. I went to the image pull down menu and chose canvas size. I turned on the relative check box and changed the width and height to 100px. I went back to the image pull down menu, chose canvas size, changed the height to 100px and selected the top center square. I did the same thing once more but turned off the relative check box, clicked the bottom center square, changed the height to 842px. I selected the line tooland set the weight value to 5px. I drew a line while pressing the shift key directly under the U and dragged it all the way passed the M. I pressed shift+down arrow three times and pressed cmd+D. I selected the line with the black arrow tool and I pressed cmd+option+T. I clicked on the little triangle in the options panel to turn it on. I entered 35 for the Y value and -20 for the x value then pressed enter a few times. This created a duplicate of the line I already created. I pressed cmd+shift+option+T and that made a third copy. I pressed the m key and pressed cmd+T. I clicked the chain link icon, then changed the width to 94.5% then I selected the top left reference point in the little grid, I made sure the delta icon was not selected, clicked on the x and changed the value to 0px, and the Y value to -100. then I pressed the enter key a few times

Martini Hour

I brought up the layers panel and selected the martini hour layer, and clicked the fx icon and chose outer glow. I changed the opacity to 100%, blend mode to normal, color to white, spread value to 50%, size to 2px, technique to softer. I clicked on drop shadow and changed the opacity to 100%, clicked the color swatch, changed the hue value to 285, saturation to 30, brightness to 15. I pressed OK, raised the distance value to 14px and the size value to 16px.

I switched to the starmaker layer and went to the color panel and changed the hue to 285, saturation to 30, and brightness to 15. Then I pressed option key and clicked the black and white icon and chose gradient. I increased the angle value to 91 degrees. I dragged the gradient downward to below the words martini hour. I went to the blend mode pop up menu and changed normal to multiply. I selected the layer glass 1 and changed the opacity to 80%.

Martini Hour

 

 

 

Today I finished chapter 19 on the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com.

 

Before:

File number: 9594779

 

After:

File number: 9594779

I double clicked on the background layer to rename it. I right clicked in the image window with the rectangular marquee tool and chose convert to smart object. I went up to the filter pull down menu and chose Liquefy. This brings up an independent window that runs inside of photoshop. I reset all the numerical values. I alternated between using a small brush and a large brush to make the face a little thinner and to tame the model’s stray hairs.

 

Before:

File number: 4474003

I used the push and warp tool to slim the arms and hips:

 

 

File number: 4474003

 

I used the pucker tool to tuck in the model’s tummy and thin her ankles and legs.

File number: 4474003

 

First I made another copy of the background layer. Then I pressed cmd+shift+X to bring up the liquefy window. I selected the twirl tool, increased the size of my cursor to 600px. I clicked in the center of the model’s face to twirl her head. I increased the density of the brush to 100, then I moved the models head to the right. All of these actions kind of warped her face so I used the warped tool to patiently fix it.

After:File number: 4474003

 

 

 

Today I took the Brainbench Computer Fundamentals exam for Mac OS X 10.4. The exam was very hard and I didn’t know any of the answers. So its good that I can re-do the test as many times as I need to. After that I finished chapter 19 and started chapter 20 of the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com.

Before:

File number: 7501186

I went to the image pull down menu and selected duplicate. I did this once more. I went to the window menu chose arrange, then I chose 3-up Vertical. In the first window I scrolled over so that I could focus on the younger woman’s face. Then I went to the window menu and chose arrange and match all. I went to the channels panel. I went to the image menu chose mode and chose grayscale. I pressed discard in response to the pop up dialogue. I switched to the second image and turned off all the other colors except blue. Then I went to the image pull down menu and chose mode and chose greyscale. I clicked OK. I clicked over to the last image. I wen tot the image pull down menu once again, and chose mode then lab color. I turned off all the other channels except for the lightness channel. then i wen tot the image menu, mode, and clicked greyscale, then I pressed OK.

First Image:

File number: 7501186

Second Image:

Blue to gray

Third Image:

Luminance only

 

 

Today I took the Computer Fundamentals (Win 7) exam on Brainbench and earned a certification. After that I finished chapter 20 of the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com.

Before:

Swift Current

Black and White custom filter:

Swift Current

I went to the adjustment layer icon and chose black and white.  I changed the reds value to 10, the yellows to 110, the greens to 60, cyans to 10, and blues to -50.

Camera Raw:

Swift Current

I went to the file pull down menu and chose browse in bridge then I navigated to the 20 black white folder and right clicked on swift current lift.jpg and chose open in camera raw. I switched over to the HSL/ Grayscale panel and turned on the convert to grayscale option. I selected the target adjustment tool. I adjusted all of the color sliders: Reds: 15, Oranges: 15, Yellows: 100, Greens: 50, Aquas: -30, Blues: -40, Purples: 40, and Magentas: 40. I selected the split toning icon and adjusted the highlights sliders: Hue: 40, Saturation: 10. I adjusted the Balance slider to 65 and the shadows sliders: Hue: 210, Saturation: 10. I option+ clicked on the open copy feature.

 

 

Today I finished the last two chapters (Chapter 21 and 22) of the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com. These two chapters were about printing an image and saving for the web so I didn’t actually get to edit any photos today and I can’t show a before and after picture . I learned how to save an image for the web:

I went up to the File menu, and chose the Save for Web command. And I already had the two-up display selected, so I saw the uncompressed image at top, and the compressed image down below. I made sure that my file format is set to JPEG. Set the quality to High. I turned the progressive check box off. I kept optimized checked. I made sure convert to RGB is turned on and pressed save and then save again. 

I also learned that GIF stands for Graphic Interchange Format.

 

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