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Photoshop

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Now there's a lot of times I'll be working in Photoshop and I want And I'll just use the default setting.

Photoshop

Now there's a lot of times I'll be working in Photoshop and I want to leverage some of the effects or some of the capabilities of Perfect Photo Suite. And they integrate together really, really well. Let me show you a couple of ways that I would work with Photoshop and Perfect Photo Suite. For instance, if I'm working with this image of the bride and I already have the mask done. But I want to be able to do a little bit of complexion work and I don't want to go through all the steps that I might have to do with Photoshop with layers and blend modes and smoothing and blurring.

I just want to do a quick fix to the skin tone. I can select that layer, and I can send it to Perfect Photo Suite. And there's a couple ways you can do that. If you go up under File, there's an option to Automate. And you see I can automate to any one of the modules that I want. But even easier and quicker is I could go ahead and open up a specific window and it's under extensions, after you install it, called onOne. And now I have a drop-down window with all of my options, from Perfect Black and White, to Perfect Mask, and Perfect Portrait.

And that's exactly the effect that I want to use. So, I'm going to go ahead, click on Perfect Portrait, and from with inside there, I can go to my Recently Used or, I'm going to jump into the actual module. Once inside Perfect Photosuite in the Portrait module, I can select Preset. So, I'm going to go ahead and choose Female. And I'll just use the default setting. I want to click on the face, make sure things are selected right. So I may need to do a little bit of adjustment to the lips and to the eyes.

And let's go ahead and hide my controls. So now I'm going to go to some of the sliders. I'm going to just tweak up, remove blemishes, smooth out some shadows. A little bit of smoothing, and then I'm going to make sure that the eyes really pop. So I'm going to add a little more detail to the eyes. And when I'm happy with my final image, I'm going to simply click on Apply. It's going to apply the effects just to that one layer that I sent to Perfect Photo Suite and create a brand new layer within Photoshop with all my changes.

Now if we zoom in here, I can see, if I look closely at the skin tone, that I've done some subtle retouching here. Let me go ahead and close this pane. And I could play with my opacity slider, and bring in or remove some of that skin smoothing til it looks nice and natural. You'll also notice that I had a mask on this layer when I sent it to Perfect Portrait, and when it comes back that same mask is still available to me. Now, there are times when you might create something in Photoshop and you want to send the entire composite to Perfect Photo Suite and here's a great little trick that you can use.

I'm going to maintain that layer that I created, but I'm going to create a new layer in Photoshop. I'm going to simply hit Shift+Option+Cmd+E and what that will create is a brand new flattened layer above all my other layers and I can now send that layer as a complete element, back into Perfect Photo Suite and modify it. So for instance, if I wanted to I could select that layer, go up under File > Automate, and what I want to do is a perfect effect.

I am going to do a simple vintage look to this, we'll age it with a little bit of red and yellow. So it applies it to the whole image, not just to that single layer. I'll click Apply, and just like before it will return this completed layer back into Photoshop, we'll hit Cmd+0, so we can see the entire image. And, as you see, my newly corrected image is placed directly in my Photoshop document. And I'm ready to go. I really like the fact that when I'm working in Photoshop, I can send a single layer out to Perfect Photo Suite.

Or I can combine all of my layers and affect the entire image. It's a great way that these two applications work together making my job a little easier and a lot more fun.

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Up and Running with Perfect Photo Suite 8

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Abba Shapiro
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  1. 1m 10s
    1. Welcome
      29s
    2. What you should know to get the most from this course
      41s
  2. 4m 32s
    1. What is the Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      1m 39s
    2. What's new in Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      58s
    3. What's the right version of Perfect Photo Suite for you?
      1m 27s
    4. Installing the software
      28s
  3. 3m 7s
    1. Understanding preference settings
      1m 49s
    2. Getting to know the browser interface
      1m 18s
  4. 14m 15s
    1. Importing media into the Layers module
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing and transforming layers
      5m 10s
    3. Exploring tools
      3m 45s
  5. 9m 11s
    1. Quick fixes
      2m 48s
    2. Detailed adjustments
      4m 2s
    3. Understanding presets
      2m 21s
  6. 21m 32s
    1. Selecting faces
      2m 30s
    2. Working with faces
      2m 32s
    3. Removing blemishes
      2m 43s
    4. Adjusting skin tone
      8m 58s
    5. Blending
      55s
    6. Working with portrait presets
      3m 54s
  7. 33m 0s
    1. Effect presets
      2m 51s
    2. Modifying effect presets
      2m 52s
    3. Gradients
      3m 56s
    4. Adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    5. Understanding filter stacks and mixing presets
      8m 6s
    6. Saving and using custom presets
      4m 53s
    7. Using lens blur to create bokeh, tilt-shift, and selective-focus effects
      5m 56s
  8. 26m 46s
    1. Creating a black-and-white image from a color image
      4m 25s
    2. Understanding tone and color response
      4m 25s
    3. The special brushes of the B&W module
      8m 1s
    4. Advanced Navigator adjustments
      5m 28s
    5. Presets
      4m 27s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Understanding the uses of masking
      5m 58s
    2. Creating a simple mask in the Layers module
      4m 47s
    3. Creating a simple mask: The Keep, Drop, and Refine tools
      6m 19s
    4. The Remove Background button
      3m 55s
    5. Refining your mask
      6m 58s
    6. Working with transparency
      4m 46s
    7. Creating believable composites using the Effects module
      2m 51s
  10. 21m 54s
    1. Resizing images for the web and digital distribution
      5m 42s
    2. Preparing your images for print
      7m 29s
    3. Using Perfect Batch
      8m 43s
  11. 11m 21s
    1. Lightroom
      3m 47s
    2. Photoshop
      4m 40s
    3. Aperture
      1m 37s
    4. When to use Perfect Photo Suite 8
      1m 17s
  12. 38m 56s
    1. Challenge: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      2m 6s
    2. Solution: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      7m 33s
    3. Challenge: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      42s
    4. Solution: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      11m 34s
    5. Challenge: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      56s
    6. Solution: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      16m 5s
  13. 32s
    1. Next steps
      32s

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