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334 Straightening and “uncropping” a photo

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Video: 334 Straightening and “uncropping” a photo

Hey gang, this is Deke McCullen, and welcome to Deke's Techniques. Alright, here's the final effect we're And assuming that you're working with Photoshop CS6 or later, then Now, if I want to I can grab my move tool, And now you can just paint wherever you want.

334 Straightening and “uncropping” a photo

Hey gang, this is Deke McCullen, and welcome to Deke's Techniques. Now today, I'm going to show you how to uncrop a photo in Photoshop. To which I would respond if I were you, great, good luck to you, goodbye because not only am I not interested, I have no idea what you're talking about. But in fact, this is one of my very favorite techniques. So here's the setup. I've got this photograph that I shot of my two beautiful boys atop a pyramid known as Ishmoya in the ancient Mayan city of Coba in Mexico, meaning of course, that I'm never going to be back.

Now this was the best composition I came up with, but it's crooked and I made the photographer sin of cutting off a detail, namely, one of my youngest son's toes, which you're never supposed to do. You're supposed to keep all the elbows and fingers and toes and knees, everything that should be in the car should be in the photograph. So, what do I do? Well, notice, I want you to notice here that the empty portions of the page are at the bottom and the top, so generally speaking this is a horizontal photograph. We're going to turn it into what is generally speak a vertical photograph, empty spaces on the left and right sides, and so we've managed in other words to reinstate all of the missing details here.

Let me show you exactly how it works. Alright, here's the final effect we're going for with this perfectly plum horizon. And the reinstated foot down in the lower left corner. Unfortunately we're starting with this image right here. Which is the original image. So the first thing we need to do is straighten the image, of course, because it's crooked. And we also need to uncrop it. That is, add more room both to the top of the image and to the bottom. And I'm going to do both to those things using the crop tool. And assuming that you're working with Photoshop CS6 or later, then you're going to see this straighten tool up here in the options bar.

And you can select it if you like. Or you can access that tool on the fly by pressing and holding the Ctrl key here on the PC. Notice that I'm now seeing the straighten tool cursor. That's the Command key on the Mac. So pressing Control or Command when using the crop tool specifically, gets you the straightened tool on the fly. And then you want to go ahead and drag across that horizon like so. And you want to be careful, and do a good job, because you get one shot at it here. As soon as you release, in other words, Photoshop is going to go ahead and rotate that image.

Now you can apply the straighten tool a second time, if you want to. So I guess you do have multiple chances. However, the tool reacts immediately, as you just saw. All right, the next thing I want you to notice is that I have done an even worse job on this foot down here. So, it's not bad enough that I didn't manage to capture all of the foot in the first place, but now I've cropped some of that foot away. And so what you might be tempted to do is just go ahead and take the whole thing out like so, so that all we can see is the pants leg.

I'm arguing that that is the wrong thing to do in this case, because we can reinstate that foot. We just need to give ourselves room. So I'm going to go ahead and drag this edge down like so, and I'm also going to drag the top of the image up a little bit. And I actually want the height of the image, you can see that height value there in the heads up display, I want it to be 4320. But it's showing up as 4325 for me. That's okay because I can go back and modify the exact size of the image in a separate operation. Right now I'm going to zoom in just by pressing Ctrl plus, or Cmd plus on a Mac, and notice that I have a little bit of a wedge showing up here in the upper right-hand corner.

You may figure that you have to locate that handle wherever the heck it is, it's right there, and, or to move the side, but you can actually drag the side at any point in a crop boundary. So I could drag it right here, which is a little easier to read where this image is concerned in order to crop it in a little bit. And this is a good time, by the way, to turn off the delete cropped pixels checkbox. And what that allows you to do, if you turn that off, that means you're not actually cropping the image, you're just temporarily cropping your view of the image and you're going to end up with an independent, intact layer in just a moment, as we'll see.

All right, now I'm going to zoom back out. And I'm going to drag this guy over until we have a width value of 5484 is what I'm looking for, but again, I probably won't get it exactly right. This is pretty much good enough for now. And what I'm doing is, I'm trying to more or less obey the rule of thirds here, so that this vertical line, this vertical guideline is going right through my older son Max's face. At which point, I'll go ahead and press the Enter key, or the Return key on a Mac, in order to apply that change.

And again, Delete Crop Pixels should be off up here in the Options bar that way you'll end up like an independent layer like so. Let's go ahead an rename layer boys. Now, if I want to I can grab my move tool, and I could drag that image around to any point I like. And you can see it's all there. It's rotated so all the pixels have been modified, but I still have the original image more or less intact. All right. So, I'll go ahead and press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on the Mac to undo that move. And I'm going to tweak the size of this image by going up to the Image menu and choosing the Canvas Size command.

So, Canvas Size is another way to either crop your image down to make it smaller or uncrop it to expand it and make it larger. And in my case, I'm going to do a little of both. So, I'll go ahead and choose the command. Notice that the relative check box is off and I'm working in pixels. That's important if you're working along with me. And so I'm going to change the width value to 5484 like so. So in other words, I'm un-cropping the width a little bit. And then I'm going to take the height down 4320. That of course is going to make the image a little less tall.

So I'm cropping the height down a bit. These are my two values. I don't really care about these squares for this operation. So I'll just go ahead and click OK. At which point, you may see an alert message telling you that some clipping will occur. Notice that Photoshop is positive that there's clipping that will occur. It's absolutely wrong. No clipping will occur. Anytime you're working with an independent layer, you will not modify any pixels. You're not going to harm any pixels using the Canvas Size command. It only truly clips a background item. In any case, I'm just going to go ahead and click on the Proceed button in order to let things run here.

And I might press Shift up arrow a few times in order to nudge my image upward, because I just want a little more room. This looks pretty good to me. And now I need to reinstate some more sky and I'm going to do that using, of course as you might expect, content aware fill. So I'll go ahead and grab my lasso tool, and then I'm going to press and hold the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and click, like so, in order to create a polygonal selection outline around this top section of the sky.

And I might go ahead and zoom in a little by pressing Ctrl+0 or Cmd+0 on a Mac. And now I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose the Fill command, or you can press the keyboard shortcut Shift backspace here on a PC. That's Shift+Delete on a Mac, which will bring up the Fill dialogue box. And I want you to notice here inside the newest version of Photoshop CC, we have this checkbox that reads color adaptation. And you can use it along with content aware. So make sure use is set to content aware. Leave color adaptation off, for the moment, and click OK.

And then go ahead and let it rip. And I'll press Ctrl+H or Cmd+H on a Mac in order to hide that selection outline. Notice that, that area is still selected, I just hid the marching ants. And now I'll go ahead and zoom in a little bit more so I can take in this new bit of sky. So if I press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on the Mac, this is before and this is after. So it's done a pretty good job, but let's see what happens if we turn that checkbox on. We'll go ahead and undo the content aware fill that I just applied and I'll press Shift+Backspace, or Shift+Delete on the Mac to bring up the fill dialogue box, and then I'll turn this checkbox on.

So if you're using an older version of Photoshop you won't see the checkbox, you'll just have to use whatever content aware fill comes up with the first time around. But if you're using the newest version of the software you do have this option available to you, and what its supposed to do is account for total transformations that are occurring inside of the image. So that content aware can be used with gradient regions of a sky for example. Or you could just try it out. You can just see if things perform better with this checkbox on.

So just go ahead and try it and click OK and a moment later you will see Photoshop's new take on this area, and in my case it looks pretty darn good. All right, so now I'm going to zoom back out by pressing Ctrl+0 or Cmd+0 on the Mac. And I'll press Ctrl+D or Cmd+D on the Mac to deselect the image. And then I'll just go ahead and do that alt click thing around the bottom portion of the image like so. Notice that I'm going out into the dark grey paste board, and then I'll just release the Alt key or the Option key on a Mac to complete that selection.

And now I'll press Ctrl+H, or Cmd+H on the Mac, in advance to hide those marching ants. Then I'll press Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete on a Mac. And again, what you want to do with color adaptation, it's not really actually all that necessary that you understand what it's about. Just know that it's there and it's another option. So, you might try it on and off every time you run a content aware fill. So this time I'll go ahead and try it on. And then, I'll click OK in order to apply my content aware fill.

And this is going to be a little bit rougher. Content aware fill just loves skies, but it's not that great at rocks. And you can see that we have kind of a mess here. So, I'm going to press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on the Mac to undo that modification. Press Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete on the Mac, turn off color adaptations, and then click OK just to see how the other half looks, just to see what Photoshop comes up with this time around. Now of course, the foot is going to be an absolute mess, because Photoshop is not going to accurately build that back all by itself, because it's totally missing detail.

But, some of the other areas may look a lot better. Now, if you get some rough transitions, which you undoubtedly will, then press Ctrl+D, or Cmd+D on the Mac in order to deselect the image. And then, the best thing for this image anyway, is to switch to the standard healing brush tool. So go ahead and select that tool, and then you want to press the Alt key, or the Option key on the Mac, and click in order to set a source point inside of your image. And now you can just paint wherever you want. I'm going to increase the size of my cursor, my brush there, by pressing the right bracket key a few times.

That's one or two square bracket keys. That's right next to the P as in Paul key on an American keyboard. And then I'll just paint in this region. Stay away from the foot. Don't paint directly over the foot in this point in time. And then you might just want to paint cleverly around these rocks in order to give the impression that the big rocks are buried behind some smaller rocks as opposed to, sort of, swimming in some kind, of rocky goo which is what it looks like right now. Now, I've done a very poor job in this location here because I managed to integrate some of Sam's pant leg, right there.

So, I'll press Alt key, or the Option key on the Mac, again to set a new source point. And then I'll just paint over this region like so to get rid of that stuff. And then you want to move over here. You're going to see a kind of straight line of stuff that doesn't look right at all. At which point you can just kind of paint around this rock, unfortunately, I'm bringing in Sam's leg again, so I'll undo that. And I will press the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and click up here. Let's say, this time around. Right about there. And then, I'll try to paint around this big rock.

I might paint over in this region as well. Now, in order to fix this area here, at least temporarily. What you need to do is switch to the rectangular marquis tool, and then just kind of marquis roughly this area right here. In order to select it, and then move it just by dragging it. So just dragging that rectangular outline to a different location. And what I might do, I'll just go ahead and zoom out a little bit, I might move it over to this region over here.

So the reason I marqueed Sam's foot is to identify the size of the area that I need to replace. Now I'm moving it over to the area of imagery that I want to use for the replacement. And now I'll press the Ctrl and Alt keys, that's Cmd and Option on the Mac, and drag the selected pixels, like so, until they basically snap more or less into alignment with the bottom of the image, which has not happened. In order to get the snap, you have to actually manually switch to the move tool. And then drag it up and should feel the snap as that selection snaps to the bottom edge of the image and then you can press Ctrl+D or Cmd+D on the Mac to deselect the image.

And of course you'll end up with the sharp transitions here, which you can then modify, you can soften them by switching back over to your healing brush, and then, I'll go ahead and zoom out a little bit here, and I'll press the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac. Sample this area right there by clicking on it and then I'll just kind of paint over these transitional edges right there, the sharp edges, in order to smooth them off. And I'm going to do that again, I think, Alt click or Option click right about there, and this time I will paint like so around these edges.

And you just want to paint into these transitional areas in order to make sure that you don't have any really super obvious delineations. Now, do not paint right next to the shoe like that, because then you'll integrate a bunch of its tonal values, as you're seeing right there. All right. So I'll press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on a Mac to undo that change. And from here on it's just a matter of looking for bad transitions which I can see right along here. You can see here we have a very bad transition indeed.

So I'll press the alt key or the option key on a Mac, click right about there, and paint over this area in order to cover it up. And again, what we're trying to achieve is the natural transitional effect that's nice and bumpy, because what happens here in this dirt and rocky area is when you apply content aware fill. Photoshop has a habit of doing this. Notice how it's kind of overly smoothing these regions along the edge. We definitely don't want that. We, of course, don't want this nice, hard transition, right there.

And so, what we're trying to do is basically spread the rocks around, and create an effect as if these bigger rocks are being covered up by some of the smaller rocks. And we just have as much random rock action as humanly possible, really. And that looks pretty darn good to me. You may find that you have to work a little harder on things. The sky should look great right away. So you probably won't have to heal at the sky at all. And so what I'm going to do now is press the F key a couple of times in order to fill the screen with the image.

Now, if I press the F12 key in order to revert the image, this is that original version of the image. It's crooked. We don't have enough headroom above my son, Max. We don't have enough room down below Sam's foot in order to reinstate that foot. Compare that to, if I press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on a Mac, the new straightened and uncropped image that's ready for us now to reinstate that foot, as we will do in the next movie. If you're a member of the lynda.com online training library, I have a follow-up movie in which I show you how to reinstate that missing foot.

And for all the rest of you, the secret is this, find the foot. If you are waiting for next week's free movie, I'm going to show you how to draw the opposite part of the human anatomy, the hand, in all kinds of wonderful detail, only inside of Illustrator, complete with variable width strokes. Deke's Techniques, each and every week. Keep watching.

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  1. 15m 22s
    1. 376 Developing the perfect holiday portrait NEW
      15m 22s
  2. 18h 32m
    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
    68. 349 Mixing a low-color photo with Camera Raw
      11m 2s
    69. 350 Mixing a low-color photo with adjustment layers
      10m 7s
    70. 351 Saving your effect as a color lookup table
      5m 31s
    71. 352 Extracting a classic painting from its frame
      11m 35s
    72. 353 Extracting that same painting nondestructively
      7m 59s
    73. 354 Archiving and enhancing a child’s art
      10m 47s
    74. 355 Combining a child’s art with a real classic
      11m 5s
    75. 356 Developing the perfect sunset in Camera Raw
      9m 55s
    76. 357 Lush landscapes: The real green is yellow
      9m 7s
    77. 358 Painting away Camera Raw “Clarity halos”
      17m 7s
    78. 359 Selectively sharpening a stressed photograph
      16m 12s
    79. 360 Transforming yourself into a Dark Elf
      16m 27s
    80. 361 Hand-masking the elf against a vivid background
      15m 35s
    81. 362 Making the Dark Elf that much darker
      15m 29s
    82. 363 Developing a photograph of The Joker
      16m 26s
    83. 364 Carving expression lines into The Joker’s face
      14m 1s
    84. 365 Creating a campaign poster in Illustrator
      15m 3s
    85. 366 Creating a Prohibition (or Universal No) symbol
      7m 13s
    86. 367 Using Photoshop CC’s new Flame Generator
      10m 4s
    87. 368 Creating cool Flame Generator art
      9m 35s
    88. 369 Setting type on fire with the Flame Generator
      8m 13s
    89. 370 Blending synthetic flames with type
      6m 12s
    90. 371 Creating secret-message type in Photoshop
      13m 38s
    91. 372 Animating a continuously morphing message
      10m 59s
    92. 373 Creating a piece of Minecraft-inspired art
      16m 10s
    93. 374 Extruding your Minecraft art into 3D space
      8m 39s
    94. 375 Adding a big-pixel, Minecraft background
      12m 2s
  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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