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297 Correcting a distorted panorama

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Hey gang, this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Deke's Techniques. All right.

297 Correcting a distorted panorama

Hey gang, this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Deke's Techniques. This week, we're going to create a panorama, this large scale pano. That I printed, by the way, at 400 pixels per inch, so it could be larger still. It's based on a total of 19 images that have been stitched together of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain. And then we're going to turn around and remove the distortions from this panorama using a filter known as adaptive wide angle. Here, let me show you exactly how it works.

All right. I'm guessing that most of you already know how to stitch together images using the Photo Merge command inside of Photoshop. But just in case, I'll quickly review the process. I'm currently working inside Adobe Bridge, which ships along with Photoshop. If you're a member of the creative cloud, you have to download it independently, but it is available to you. And I'm looking at a total of 19 images, just so you can see what they look like, I'll go ahead and click on one to select it and I'll press the space bar to enter the full screen preview mode, and we can see, right off the bat here, this spider statue that's outside the Guggenheim in Bilbao.

Now, I'll press the right arrow key, in order to advance to the next image. You can see that I'm rotating from right to left. Doesn't matter which direction you go, by the way. But you do want to have at least 40% overlap between one image and the next, and I have considerably more. It's more like half to 2 3rds. And I manage to rotate all the way around until I'm seeing the spider once again. I'll go ahead and press the Esc key in order to escape out of the full screen mode. You want to make sure, by the way, this is very important if you're working with RAW images, these have been processed, by the way, they're now JPEGs, but they started off as RAW files.

What you want to do inside Camera Raw to each and every image, you want to correct it of course, make it look its best, but you also, I'll go ahead and right-click on one of these images and choose Open in Camera Raw. You also want to make sure that you switch over to this lens corrections panel and you want to turn on enable lens profile corrections, it's not going to do anything in this case because I've already done it in advance. And then you want to switch over to color and you want to turn on remove chromatic aberration. So, both of those check boxes up there at the top.

Important to turn them on before you go stitching your photographs together. I've already done it. So I'm going to go ahead and cancel out. And then, I'm going to press Ctrl+A or Cmd+A on the Mac, in order to select all the images. And now I'll go up to the Tools menu, choose Photoshop and choose photo merge. And that's going to switch you over to Photoshop, as you see here. And it's going to open the Photomerge dialogue box. Now, if you're working along with me, you should see a list of every single image that you selected in Bridge. You want to make sure this first check box is on. Blend images together. The other two should be off.

Because, if you are following my instructions, you already performed those steps inside Camera Raw. Where this image is concerned, I went ahead and left layouts set to Auto, and then I clicked the OK button. Now, after clicking OK, you're going to want to walk away from your computer, I swear, because it's a very time consuming process. It takes several excruciating minutes, and you probably don't want to just be staring at the screen with nothing better to do, which is why I've done it in advance, so I'm just going to cancel out of this dialogue box. And this is the result I came up with right here.

Which, based on my experience, is one of several results you may encounter. If you were to use my same images, your panorama might actually look different. I've seen the spider end up in the center, instead of toward the outside. And you can see, where this panorama is concerned, we've got some repeated elements, starting with this blue building, and including part of this spider that appear not only on the left side of the image, but over here on the right hand side as well. Which is why we'll be cropping them out later, but for now, we need to address the considerable amount of distortion inside this image.

Now, there's a variety of ways to approach distortion. You can go up to the Edit menu, you can choose Transform and then you can choose the Warp command. And you can have your way with that. But the easiest way to work is to go to the Filter menu and choose this command right here, Adaptive Wide Angle. But before I do that, I'm going to bring back my layers panel, which is currently hidden, by pressing Shift+Tab and notice that I've got a ton of layers with layer masks, actually a total of 19 layers, one for each of the images.

There's not really any practical reason to keep all those layers because it's not going to do you any good to play with the layer mask to try to get better results. Because all of the images have been corrected inside of the masked area and not outside that area. So they only line up properly if the masks are intact, which means that we might as well fuse all the layers together by going up to the Layer menu and choosing Merge Visible. And that will go ahead and merge those 19 layers into a single gargantuan layer that no longer has a layer mask, as you can see.

Now, what you want to do is go up to the Filter menu and choose Adaptive Wide Angle. This command does work as a smart filter. But again, I don't really see any reason, any practical up-shot to working with a smart object at this point. It's just going to make for a massive file. So, I'm going to apply the filter as a static command, just by choosing it here from the list and that will bring up this big adaptive wide angle dialog box. Now, even though it may not seem like anything's happened, Photoshop has already made an attempt to correct the image and you can see what its done by turning off the preview check box.

Now you'll notice there's a bunch more spider over here in the right hand side and some additional detail over here in the left hand side. When you turn the preview check box back on, lot of that stuff bows out, as you can see right here. Which is all very well and good I suppose, but it is something that we have to accept because our only other options are to switch correction away from panorama. And to something else, which isn't going to do us any good. So, I'll go ahead and leave correction set to panorama. I will scale out just a little bit by clicking inside that scale value and pressing Shift+Down Arrow to take it down to 90%.

That's too far out, so I'll just go ahead and nudge that value up to about 94%, is going to work for our purposes. Now, you're going to to want to customize what the adaptive wide angle command is doing. Because, there's some bending details over here on the right-hand side of the image and we've got some bend in the middle and over here on the left-hand side as well. And you do that, by the way, by using this default tool, which is the Constraint tool, which you can see is selected in the upper left corner of the window. And so I'm going to zoom in a little bit.

I'll click right about there on the edge of the image and I'll click over at this location next to the big bowing part of the museum. Works out pretty well. That will go ahead and try to straighten out that region, as you can see. And you can go ahead and drag these points around, these endpoints, that is to say. And, you can see this little preview, over here on the right-hand side, at the same time, as well as the preview under your cursor. So, you can get a better sense of what you're actually doing inside this image because we are zoomed way the heck out to 12.5% in my case.

Now we want to make this line exactly horizontal by right-clicking on it and choosing the Horizontal command and that will go ahead and constrain the line, we can tell it's a horizontal line because it turns yellow. And yellow is the sign for horizontal inside of this dialogue box. Alright. I'm going to space bar drag over a little bit to the museum, and I'm going to click right.there at the top of this ledge and click over here. Actually, all the way into the stairway. Like so, as far as I can go without that line not lining up with that edge.

And then I'll go ahead and click in order to set a point. And I'll once again right-click inside the image window and choose Horizontal in order to make that line exactly horizontal. And let's go ahead and take care of this region as well, I'll click right about there on that persons' head. And then, draw a line out like so. Now, if you ever see the red dotted line, that means it's no good. The Adaptive Wide Angle command doesn't like this line. Now, it's generally because the line is too long, or it goes outside the image. As is the case for me.

So I'll just move it back in until it turns cyan again and I'll click at this location. And it may not be precisely what I'm looking for, but dragging these guys around doesn't really do what we want it to, it's just going to change the angle of the line to something absurd, in this case. What we want to do is right click on that line, like usual. And choose Horizontal, in order to make it a horizontal line, like that. And incidentally, just in case you have this problem. If you do one of these numbers, where you accidentally create a line that you don't want. Then all you need to do, is click on it to select it, and press the Backspace key, or the Delete key on a Mac, to get rid of it.

Alright. I want this part of the bridge right here to be nice and upright, so I'll click at the top, right at this location between the sort of silvery part and red part. And then I'll click down here at the base of this port as well. And of course, I want this to be vertical, so I'll right click, and choose the Vertical command, and that will make the line purple, which is adaptive wide angle's way of representing a vertical line. Now, you may think that this thing needs to be vertical, but that's the way it's looks, this is a wacky building.

It has all sorts of interesting characteristics to it. I do need however, to go ahead and scroll over to the right hand side of the image, and straighten out this blue building, by clicking at the top of it, clicking down here at the bottom, and then right clicking on that line and choosing Vertical. And that will help to straighten out the other buildings a little bit as well. You could spend all day trying to straighten out all these other details inside the image. I don't recommend you do, however. And after all, the remaining distortion in the scene, I think, works really well for the final photograph.

So I'll go ahead and click OK in order to accept that result. And after waiting out the progress bar, we will see the less distorted image here on screen. Now we need to crop the image and bring back a little bit of sky. And I'm going to show you why I'm cropping out certain details here. Notice that we have a problem at this location on the bridge and that's because these images weren't really meant to go together, this was the last image I shot being merged together with the first image I shot, and we're also missing this little bit of the spider's leg, and so forth.

There's quite a few problems actually, you can see that this railing above the pigeon doesn't align particularly well. So, that stuff's coming out, and I'm going to get rid of it using the Standard Crop tool. So, I'll press Ctrl+0 or Cmd+0 on the Mac to zoom out from my image, and then I'll go ahead and select the Crop tool, which you can get by pressing the C key. And now I'll drag this corner down to about there, I would say, and I'll drag the down right corner up to this location. I am going to go ahead and crop out the transparent pixels along the bottom of the image.

However, I'm going to leave some of this transparency at the top, because I want to be able to rebuild some of that sky. And now, I'll go ahead and drag this left edge over until we get rid of that unwanted bit of bridge over there. And I'm going to scroll in on the right hand side of the image. And make sure that I'm cropping out the blue building, but I'll leave the brown building entirely intact, like so. Alright, that looks good to me. Very important that you make sure that Delete Cropped Pixels is turned off.

Leave it off, because we are, after all, working on an independent layer. And then press the Enter key, or the Return key on the Mac, in order to apply that change. All right, now we want to built in some additional sky. And the simplest way to do that is to take advantage of Content-Aware Fill. So, I'm going to zoom in on this right hand portion here, and I'll select the Lasso tool, and then I'll press the Alt key or the Opt key on the Mac, keep that key down and that will allow you to create a straight sided polygonal selection outline like this one here.

Notice that I'm going well up into the paste board, this dark gray region up here at the top. And once you've selected this area, make sure to give yourself some generous edge right there, but don't get too close to the top of the museum. Then, go on to the Edit menu and choose the Fill command. Or you press it's keyboard shortcut, Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete on a Mac. Set use to content aware and then make the blending options are set to their default, mode should be normal, opacity 100%, preserve transparency definitely needs to be turned off.

And then, go ahead and click OK. And this is another fairly time consuming operation, by the way. Because Photoshop, after all, is trying to invent detail that it's finding elsewhere inside the image, often times it's going to repeat the detail it finds as well. You can't expect it to get it exactly right. In fact, you can pretty well guarantee that it's not going to get it exactly right, although in my case, it came as close to doing so as I've ever seen. But you may have some weird details toward the top of your image, I'll come back to that in just a moment.

Let's see how it performs over here on the left hand side. Go ahead and click inside the image to deselect it, and now I'll press and hold the Alt key or the Opt key on the Mac, and draw a polygonal selection outline around this region, and then I'll press Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete on the Mac, to bring up the field dialog box. Use should still be set to Content Aware. Go ahead and click OK in order to fill in the left side of this image. And again, Photoshop is looking all over the image actually, at everything that's not selected, essentially.

And culling details that it is then healing into this region, the selected region. And we end up with this effect here, and things are just working out brilliantly for me, but let's say you've got some problems. Like for example, I do have something of a problem here. I don't have a big bunch of duplicated pieces of museum like I've seen in the past, but I do have some repeated details up toward the top, and if you want to get rid of those, the sanest way to do is to go ahead and switch from the Spot Healing brush tool right here to the Patch tool.

Which you can select from this fly out menu. And then just go ahead and select the region you want to patch. Now, what I'm going to do is select down from the top of the image, you don't want to select right against the top of the image if you can avoid it. So, give yourself a little bit of wiggle room right here. And then I'm going to drag that patch, which is essentially nothing more than a free-form lasso. I'm going to drag it down into this kind of nebulous area of clouds. Because that way I'm not copying obvious details. And I'll end up, in my case, with this effect here, if that's not quite what I'm looking for then of course I would just do it again and this cloud, by the way, tends to work pretty well in my experience for filling in these details like so.

And I might also get rid of this guy, he looks like kind of a repeat to me and I'll just, you know, select it in whatever fashion. And go ahead and drag down in order to source this region once again, and I end up with this effect. And, you know, I'm still unhappy with what I've come up with. So, I'm going to try something out. I'll go ahead and select this region of the image this time, going up into the top, like so. And, now I'll change the patch option, up here in the Options bar to content aware. And, see if I get a different result if I try sampling from, let's say, this region of light cloud action.

And now, if I press Ctrl+D or Cmd+D on the Mac, in order to deselect the image, I come up with something that I find to be much more acceptable. All right, now I'll got ahead and press the f key a couple of times in order to switch to the full screen mode and I'll go ahead and zoom on in to a detail inside of my panorama as well. And that is how you correct the distortion in a stitched together panorama using the adaptive wide angle filter. As well as how you rebuild details, such as a cloudy sky, using content aware fill here inside Photoshop.

Alright, fun stuff but everything is not perfect. In fact, Photoshop has done a pretty bad job of stitching together the tiles in the lower corners of the panorama. This is a detail from the lower right corner and you can see all those areas that I've circled in orange don't work out. Notice the area inside the big orange circle, we're missing all kinds of details. However, we can and will fix the problems, as you see right here. We'll make everything picture perfect. And I'll show those of you who are members of the lynda.com online training library exactly how that works in a special follow-up movie.

If you're waiting for next week's free movie, I will show you how to enhance the drama of the scene using nondestructive dodge and burn. Deke's Techniques each and every week! Keep watching.

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  1. 26m 40s
    1. 349 Mixing a low-color photo with Camera Raw
      11m 2s
    2. 350 Mixing a low-color photo with adjustment layers
      10m 7s
    3. 351 Saving your effect as a color lookup table
      5m 31s
  2. 13h 16m
    1. 282 Ringing in the New Year with dynamic effects in Illustrator
      12m 59s
    2. 283 Dynamically transforming fills and strokes
      13m 41s
    3. 284 Tracing an avatar from a photograph in Photoshop
      12m 24s
    4. 285 Drawing a vector-based avatar in Illustrator
      19m 44s
    5. 286 Coloring and shading your avatar
      16m 0s
    6. 287 Exporting an illustration as a universally supported PNG file
      10m 54s
    7. 288 Upsampling a layered composition with great results
      13m 43s
    8. 289 Rebuilding a pattern at a higher resolution
      7m 29s
    9. 290 Painting happy little trees
      13m 46s
    10. 291 Shading and lighting the happy forest
      15m 15s
    11. 292 Enlarging a low-res photograph in Photoshop
      12m 20s
    12. 293 Enlarging a photo by tracing it in Illustrator
      13m 10s
    13. 294 Mastering Exposure in Camera Raw
      11m 40s
    14. 295 Super smooth and unflinchingly sharp
      10m 46s
    15. 296 Deleting an inadvertent photo bomber
      8m 13s
    16. 297 Correcting a distorted panorama
      17m 23s
    17. 298 Rebuilding bad stitching in a panorama
      14m 53s
    18. 299 Nondestructive dodge and burn
      8m 54s
    19. 300 Blending a shadow into any background
      8m 37s
    20. 301 Saving a PNG image with a translucent shadow
      8m 45s
    21. 302 Cleaning up a smart phone photo
      11m 17s
    22. 303 Using Photoshop 1.0
      5m 45s
    23. 304 Creating your own Chinese seal (or chop)
      26m 4s
    24. 305 Simulating hand lettering with art brushes
      20m 8s
    25. 306 Adding texture to your hand stamp
      3m 34s
    26. 307 Creating a black chop on red paper
      5m 55s
    27. 308 Auto-hiding iconic panels in Photoshop
      3m 44s
    28. 309 Creating a custom toolbox in Illustrator CC
      4m 21s
    29. 310 Creating the perfect passport photo
      20m 18s
    30. 311 Retouching your passport photo
      13m 38s
    31. 312 Turning a photo into a giant mural
      13m 11s
    32. 313 Enhancing the reality of your mural
      11m 8s
    33. 314 Creating a 3D bump map
      12m 7s
    34. 315 UV overlay and 3D bump paint
      14m 4s
    35. 316 Using Lens Flare for good (not evil)
      10m 48s
    36. 317 Using the Perspective Crop tool
      9m 29s
    37. 318 Reducing real-world camera shake
      10m 4s
    38. 319 Reducing glare in a photograph
      15m 25s
    39. 320 Restoring repeating details
      13m 43s
    40. 321 Integrating a detail captured with a phone
      9m 6s
    41. 322 Blending two exposures of a single scene
      12m 25s
    42. 323 Masking mountains away from sky
      14m 22s
    43. 324 Creating a photographic caricature in Photoshop
      10m 7s
    44. 325 Exaggerating facial features with Liquify
      12m 48s
    45. 326 Masking a caricature against a new background
      11m 20s
    46. 327 Shading and sharpening a caricature
      10m 6s
    47. 328 Drawing a Möbius strip in Illustrator
      12m 21s
    48. 329 Shading the Möbius strip with gradients
      9m 0s
    49. 330 Adding twisting edges to the Möbius strip
      8m 9s
    50. 331 Creating an impossible Penrose triangle
      10m 37s
    51. 332 Shading the cubes in your Penrose triangle
      8m 15s
    52. 333 Selectively converting a photo to black & white
      7m 53s
    53. 334 Straightening and “uncropping” a photo
      16m 17s
    54. 335 Restoring a missing photograph detail
      11m 26s
    55. 336 Drawing a hand (clenched in a fist)
      11m 44s
    56. 337 Cleaning up a sketch captured with a phone
      6m 17s
    57. 338 Four hands united in brotherhood, solidarity, and teamwork
      12m 24s
    58. 339 Swapping out colors in existing gradients in Illustrator
      4m 37s
    59. 340 Select > Focus Area and the pseudo engraving effect
      12m 26s
    60. 341 Integrating 3D art into a 2D scene in Photoshop
      13m 41s
    61. 342 Creating a 3D shark in Photoshop
      11m 16s
    62. 343 Creating a 3D doughnut in Illustrator
      15m 23s
    63. 344 Creating a golden 3D ring in Illustrator
      10m 21s
    64. 345 Mapping Elven runes (or text) onto a 3D ring
      15m 57s
    65. 346 Hand-drawing custom-made letters in Illustrator
      19m 33s
    66. 347 Drawing letters with curves and holes
      15m 56s
    67. 348 Enhancing your hand-drawn text in Photoshop
      7m 20s
  3. 17h 21m
    1. 185 Creating a custom 2013 calendar in Illustrator
      11m 44s
    2. 186 Adding dates to a calendar using tables
      9m 50s
    3. 187 Branding your calendar with a field of logos
      10m 54s
    4. 188 Crafting an Infinity symbol to match a specific font
      12m 6s
    5. 189 Op art experiment 1a: Inflated checkers
      10m 49s
    6. 190 Op art experiment 1b: Rounded windows
      6m 39s
    7. 191 Building a universal ISOTYPE man with strokes
      15m 6s
    8. 192 Building a universal ISOTYPE woman with strokes
      11m 7s
    9. 193 Drawing an ISOTYPE couple in love
      12m 55s
    10. 194 Creating a Warhol-style silkscreen effect
      14m 43s
    11. 195 Creating a series of Warhol-style variations
      10m 43s
    12. 196 Adding Warhol-style background variations
      8m 20s
    13. 197 Creating opaque colored shadows
      5m 20s
    14. 198 Assembling multiple variations into a single comp
      5m 9s
    15. 199 Creating a pattern of unique inset circles
      9m 55s
    16. 200 Changing a static blended color scheme
      7m 16s
    17. 201 Op art experiment 2a: Undulating pattern
      20m 26s
    18. 202 Op art experiment 2b: Concentric rings
      9m 43s
    19. 203 Developing a dramatic castle in Camera Raw
      13m 21s
    20. 204 Artificially coloring a photo in Camera Raw
      9m 38s
    21. 205 Creating an antique photo effect in Camera Raw
      7m 53s
    22. 206 Adding a weathered old-photo frame effect
      12m 0s
    23. 207 Drawing an Angry Birds-like character
      16m 59s
    24. 208 Stroking an entire layer in Illustrator
      9m 21s
    25. 209 Drawing a classic snarling cartoon face
      11m 10s
    26. 210 Drawing a radiant, cheerful cartoon background
      18m 29s
    27. 211 Stroking any kind of type in Illustrator
      5m 0s
    28. 212 Creating synthetic water droplets
      9m 29s
    29. 213 Simulating liquid reflections with effect
      5m 19s
    30. 214 Simulating liquid refractions with a dmap
      5m 30s
    31. 215 Creating an eye-catching splatter effect
      9m 8s
    32. 216 Defringing purples and greens in Camera Raw 7
      10m 4s
    33. 217 Making a danger sign more dangerous
      15m 9s
    34. 218 Using texture and depth to add realism
      10m 22s
    35. 219 Precisely aligning artwork to the bleed
      7m 16s
    36. 220 Creating and importing a tracing template
      6m 50s
    37. 221 Drawing a distinctive 2D video game character
      18m 52s
    38. 222 Adding features to the face of a 2D character
      14m 3s
    39. 223 Creating a vivid aura around an entire character
      7m 25s
    40. 224 Adding variable-width strokes in Illustrator
      11m 23s
    41. 225 Animating bird wings with Puppet Warp
      12m 15s
    42. 226 Animating text by onion skinning in Photoshop
      8m 0s
    43. 227 Creating an animated movie in Photoshop
      9m 15s
    44. 228 Exporting an animation to QuickTime and GIF
      5m 44s
    45. 229 Correcting an underwater photograph
      10m 30s
    46. 230 Making a photo razor-sharp and porcelain-smooth
      7m 17s
    47. 231 Reducing noise in a high-ISO shot with Camera Raw
      8m 33s
    48. 232 Creating highly reflective sunglasses
      10m 43s
    49. 233 Adding drama to an outdoor portrait shot
      6m 35s
    50. 234 Creating volumetric forms with shape layers
      15m 52s
    51. 235 Creating a bloodshot eye effect
      7m 11s
    52. 236 Shading an image with shapes and layer masks
      13m 2s
    53. 237 Creating fabric textures with pattern layers
      7m 27s
    54. 238 Colorize any layer with Color Overlay
      3m 23s
    55. 239 Turning a portrait into a dot drawing
      7m 40s
    56. 240 Creating a full-color dot drawing
      3m 29s
    57. 241 Drawing an orthogonal cube with the line tool
      7m 9s
    58. 242 Creating a cube of differently colored cubes
      9m 27s
    59. 243 Recreating the Creative Cloud Logo in Illustrator
      16m 18s
    60. 244 Creating a psychedelic fabric texture
      9m 7s
    61. 245 Turning psychedelic fabric into rock letters
      5m 23s
    62. 246 Creating a more finely rendered dot drawing
      8m 29s
    63. 247 Converting from RGB to CMYK via Multichannel
      12m 31s
    64. 248 Creating printer-safe CMYK shadows
      6m 48s
    65. 249 Creating bright, golden motion trails
      12m 32s
    66. 250 Creating schematic art with grid
      12m 41s
    67. 251 Drawing precisely aligned arrowhead
      12m 8s
    68. 252 Adding arrowheads around a closed path
      6m 1s
    69. 253 Drawing the Pen tool without touching the Pen tool
      17m 13s
    70. 254 Merging frames for the best possible UAV photo
      16m 40s
    71. 255 Retouching details in an aerial landscape
      12m 13s
    72. 256 Editing a video and adding transitions in Photoshop
      10m 57s
    73. 257 Importing the quadcopter crash sequences
      9m 4s
    74. 258 Color correcting a video and adding a soundtrack
      8m 56s
    75. 259 Adding precisely timed titles to your video
      11m 43s
    76. 260 Hand-painting an image with a Wacom Cintiq
      13m 11s
    77. 261 Blending the final false-color artwork
      8m 41s
    78. 262 Creating a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator
      12m 50s
    79. 263 Building up strokes to create 3D honeycomb
      9m 8s
    80. 264 Turning yourself into a zombie
      14m 0s
    81. 265 Enhancing an ambience environment for the undead
      9m 26s
    82. 266 Creating dripping, gooey ghost letters
      16m 43s
    83. 267 Turning type into gooey green slime
      11m 19s
    84. 268 Creating heavy metal type (updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC)
      12m 27s
    85. 269 Cleaning up a crummy product shot
      11m 3s
    86. 270 Scaling and rotating photographic objects
      10m 10s
    87. 271 Tracing a line drawing with uniform strokes
      11m 18s
    88. 272 Coloring line art using Live Paint Bucket
      18m 22s
    89. 273 Creating a pigture using shapes and letters
      18m 7s
    90. 274 Integrating a cartoon into a photograph
      7m 27s
    91. 275 Converting a photo into a Lichtenstein drawing
      16m 8s
    92. 276 Adding bring Ben-Day dots and a talk balloon
      15m 31s
    93. 277 Painting an eye using a custom brush
      11m 31s
    94. 278 Painting and smoothing straight-sided brushstrokes
      12m 0s
    95. 279 Simulating pressure with path outlines
      6m 3s
    96. 280 Developing a 32-bit HDR image in Camera Raw
      14m 42s
    97. 281 Converting from 32-bit to the more flexible 8-bit mode
      11m 15s
  4. 14h 31m
    1. 091 Removing people from a photo
      10m 44s
    2. 092 Masking people back into a photo
      10m 58s
    3. 093 Hand-painting a mask
      10m 5s
    4. 094 Masking a real-life shadow
      10m 40s
    5. 095 Turning a photo into line art
      7m 44s
    6. 096 Adding a crosshatch shading pattern
      6m 46s
    7. 097 Creating type that inverts anything behind it
      5m 32s
    8. 098 Creating auto-inverting line art
      5m 7s
    9. 099 Creating movie poster credits
      8m 10s
    10. 100 Creating a dual-focus hybrid image
      6m 24s
    11. 101 Adding text to a hybrid composition
      7m 24s
    12. 102 Drawing with the reshape tool
      10m 39s
    13. 103 Hand-drawing a really great letter
      10m 6s
    14. 104 Creating a vanity frame
      5m 28s
    15. 105 Adding a frame to a photograph
      5m 3s
    16. 106 Drawing a highly graphic explosion with Illustrator
      10m 3s
    17. 107 Drawing a Ninja Turtle nose
      10m 22s
    18. 108 Mapping a dog face onto a duck
      8m 20s
    19. 109 Putting a tongue on a duck
      7m 6s
    20. 110 Making synthetic lightning in Photoshop
      11m 3s
    21. 111 Creating a driving rain effect in Photoshop
      4m 57s
    22. 112 Designing a railroad track
      12m 18s
    23. 113 Bending the railroad track around curves
      7m 46s
    24. 114 Creating a Star Wars hologram effect
      9m 23s
    25. 115 Creating leafy letters
      6m 12s
    26. 116 Creating topiary type
      6m 22s
    27. 117 Creating type in grass
      9m 0s
    28. 118 Rendering type in smoke
      7m 30s
    29. 119 Rendering type in brushed metal
      9m 57s
    30. 120 Adding brushed copper effect
      4m 14s
    31. 121 Reflecting type in water
      10m 57s
    32. 122 Reflecting water back into type
      11m 14s
    33. 123 Joining type to a circle
      7m 14s
    34. 124 Making flared type on a circle
      7m 17s
    35. 125 Making a person emerge from water
      5m 32s
    36. 126 Creating progressive water ripples
      10m 17s
    37. 127 Creating an upside-down face effect
      10m 17s
    38. 128 Achieving silky smooth skin with retouching
      6m 33s
    39. 129 Pearly white teeth
      7m 28s
    40. 130 Head-shrinking
      8m 26s
    41. 131 Getting a big head
      5m 11s
    42. 132 Adding a photographic texture to vector type
      4m 28s
    43. 133 Adding strokes in back of photo type
      5m 9s
    44. 134 Adding a border to an image in Illustrator
      4m 17s
    45. 135 Two ways to crop in Illustrator
      7m 29s
    46. 136 Inventing a 3D temple with a depth map
      10m 0s
    47. 137 Drawing a 3D object with Curves
      11m 41s
    48. 138 Creating a superhero shield in Illustrator
      16m 28s
    49. 139 Turning Illustrator paths into Photoshop shapes
      11m 42s
    50. 140 Creating a photorealistic superhero shield
      12m 39s
    51. 141 Pimping your ride in Photoshop
      9m 59s
    52. 142 Masking and blackening a car
      10m 20s
    53. 143 Drawing a multi-part vector mask
      12m 46s
    54. 144 Masking and painting a shadow
      8m 26s
    55. 145 Integrating blades of grass into tires
      5m 34s
    56. 146 Making a (ridiculously) dramatic sky
      6m 2s
    57. 147 Adding flame stripes to a car
      8m 23s
    58. 148 Creating interlocking octagons in Illustrator
      7m 44s
    59. 149 Hand-coloring line art
      13m 9s
    60. 150 Creating a custom wave pattern
      9m 56s
    61. 151 Simulating a screen print
      8m 30s
    62. 152 Drawing a perfect linear spiral in Illustrator
      9m 42s
    63. 153 Drawing a spiraling nautilus shell
      11m 4s
    64. 154 Designing a hex pattern in Illustrator CS6
      11m 10s
    65. 155 Making a hex pattern in Illustrator CS5 and earlier
      7m 4s
    66. 156 Creating a Facebook cover in Photoshop
      9m 25s
    67. 157 Matching a profile picture to your cover
      6m 37s
    68. 158 Cloning yourself in Photoshop
      11m 16s
    69. 159 Lighting the clone party
      8m 29s
    70. 160 Hand-carving letters into wood
      8m 0s
    71. 161 Creating a Spirograph-like pattern
      7m 34s
    72. 162 Tracing scalloped gear teeth around a circle
      4m 55s
    73. 163 Applying custom carve and shadow styles to type
      8m 50s
    74. 164 Turning a pencil sketch into digital ink
      12m 55s
    75. 165 Adding a graph-paper background
      13m 42s
    76. 166 Creating a continuous single-line Spirograph
      13m 2s
    77. 167 Scaling circles into complex patterns
      7m 15s
    78. 168 Creating a money-like design
      8m 43s
    79. 169 Attack of the killer pumpkin
      14m 49s
    80. 170 Simulating a glowing Jack-o-lantern
      12m 24s
    81. 171 The headless stranger in the mist
      12m 25s
    82. 172 Creating 3D punched letters
      13m 29s
    83. 173 Designing a double-wave line pattern
      11m 2s
    84. 174 Assembling a seamless pattern brush
      9m 53s
    85. 175 Creating a hand turkey in Photoshop
      18m 42s
    86. 176 Creating a depth-of-field cast shadow
      7m 29s
    87. 177 Creating a lustrous round jewel
      13m 56s
    88. 178 Cutting and brushing light on a gem
      8m 30s
    89. 179 Creating a shiny button with inset text
      11m 5s
    90. 180 Creating a jaunty six-sided star
      15m 1s
    91. 181 Interweaving star shapes and adding gradients
      8m 28s
    92. 182 Casting shadows between interwoven shapes
      9m 12s
    93. 183 Creating a Hobbit-like text effect
      15m 6s
    94. 184 Enhancing a landscape photo in Camera Raw 7
      9m 16s
  5. 13h 11m
    1. 001 Creating ice type
      8m 39s
    2. 002 Branding type on a texture
      7m 6s
    3. 003 Creating an image-branding machine
      7m 13s
    4. 004 Capturing effects with layer comps
      7m 35s
    5. 005 Rendering type in gold
      8m 9s
    6. 006 Creating a hammered metal background
      5m 48s
    7. 007 Creating heavy metal type
      8m 13s
    8. 008 Creating a molten letter effect
      6m 43s
    9. 009 Setting type on fire
      11m 20s
    10. 010 Using an anti-edge mask
      7m 20s
    11. 011 Blending textures onto a face
      9m 28s
    12. 012 Rendering a face as a cave painting
      7m 34s
    13. 013 Creating a reflection in shattered glass
      8m 32s
    14. 014 Creating a face in a tree
      11m 20s
    15. 015 Building a synthetic star field
      8m 21s
    16. 016 Making 3D type with Repoussé
      10m 14s
    17. 017 Casting 3D shadows and reflections
      9m 35s
    18. 018 Adjusting 3D light sources
      10m 51s
    19. 019 Masking highlights and shadows
      6m 27s
    20. 020 Masking glass
      10m 39s
    21. 021 High key high contrast
      8m 33s
    22. 022 Simulating sub-pixel rendering
      10m 58s
    23. 023 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Photoshop
      9m 41s
    24. 024 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Camera Raw
      8m 51s
    25. 025 Correcting red-eye like a pro
      11m 56s
    26. 026 Turning a photo into an ink drawing
      10m 42s
    27. 027 Turning a photo into a pencil sketch
      8m 43s
    28. 028 Creating a seamlessly repeating pattern
      10m 56s
    29. 029 Repairing seams in a repeating pattern
      10m 47s
    30. 030 Creating a 3D pie chart
      11m 9s
    31. 031 Splitting and modifying 3D meshes
      11m 52s
    32. 032 Using the Ground Plane Shadow Catcher
      6m 58s
    33. 033 Creating a talk show-style curtain
      7m 57s
    34. 034 Assembling a flawless panorama
      10m 5s
    35. 035 Removing people with image stacks
      11m 44s
    36. 036 Creative stacking with Maximum and Range
      11m 44s
    37. 037 Creating synthetic wood grain
      9m 23s
    38. 038 Making slats of uniquely textured wood
      10m 52s
    39. 039 Kerning within a single character
      10m 31s
    40. 040 Creating a raised bevel effect
      11m 49s
    41. 041 Putting wings on a horse
      10m 41s
    42. 042 Creating a classic heart in Illustrator
      7m 15s
    43. 043 Glossing up a heart in Photoshop
      8m 42s
    44. 044 Shooting and assembling a stereoscopic photo
      8m 15s
    45. 045 Extending 3D beyond the screen plane
      6m 13s
    46. 046 Adding stereo 3D text and shapes
      9m 9s
    47. 047 Tilting text and shapes toward the viewer
      8m 13s
    48. 048 Creating a shooting star in Illustrator
      6m 33s
    49. 049 Using blends to draw path outlines
      8m 8s
    50. 050 Inventing custom starbursts
      7m 33s
    51. 051 Making a fictional creature
      12m 5s
    52. 052 Transforming a creature into a monster
      6m 14s
    53. 053 Capturing a monster in motion
      11m 45s
    54. 054 Changing the color of a car
      7m 12s
    55. 055 Painting a colorful car black
      8m 16s
    56. 056 Coloring the stripes on a zebra
      10m 47s
    57. 057 Drawing trendy swirls in Illustrator
      10m 59s
    58. 058 Creating variable-width and brushed swirls
      10m 46s
    59. 059 Drawing trendy ornaments in Illustrator
      8m 49s
    60. 060 Designing a magically updating pattern
      8m 40s
    61. 061 Automatically collapsing a selection
      7m 43s
    62. 062 Adding a magnifying glass into a design
      7m 5s
    63. 063 Healing one eye onto another
      7m 15s
    64. 064 Creating a giant command key
      9m 15s
    65. 065 Drawing common symbols part 1
      6m 29s
    66. 066 Drawing common symbols part 2
      9m 26s
    67. 067 Filtering images with Camera Raw
      7m 52s
    68. 068 Creating a vivid HDR effect
      5m 29s
    69. 069 Creating an ambigram in Illustrator
      10m 45s
    70. 070 Making a two-word ambigram
      7m 47s
    71. 071 Drawing a Halloween scareflake
      10m 45s
    72. 072 Creating true clones in Illustrator
      11m 7s
    73. 073 Taking your scareflakes into Photoshop
      7m 20s
    74. 074 Making a faux HDR image in Lab
      8m 38s
    75. 075 Turning a guy into a zombie
      7m 3s
    76. 076 Miniaturizing the world in Photoshop
      6m 45s
    77. 077 Creating a synthetic rainbow
      8m 53s
    78. 078 Casting an artificial shadow from a layer
      7m 2s
    79. 079 Rendering a portrait in type
      8m 58s
    80. 080 Rendering a portrait in tile patterns
      7m 43s
    81. 081 Rotating a pattern layer in Photoshop
      4m 16s
    82. 082 Tracing an image with path outlines
      7m 50s
    83. 083 Turning path outlines into a vector mask
      6m 0s
    84. 084 Drawing rays of light in Photoshop
      5m 40s
    85. 085 Drawing concentric glow rings
      7m 24s
    86. 086 Designing an Indiana Jones-style logo
      8m 50s
    87. 087 Achieving mitered corners in Photoshop
      5m 43s
    88. 088 Masking with Blunt Instruments in Photoshop
      11m 8s
    89. 089 Creating a stained-glass ornament
      8m 26s
    90. 090 Designing a stained-glass window
      10m 23s

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