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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

Adding height and reducing wrinkles


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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

with Chris Orwig

Video: Adding height and reducing wrinkles

In this movie, we are going to learn a couple of techniques that we can use in order to improve this image. So, let's go ahead and open this one up. It's titled corwig_sisters. Double-click that to open up it up in Photoshop. Press F to go to Full Screen View mode and then let's reposition the image, just a little bit. Now the first thing that I want to do is make this image just a little bit more flattering. So I'm going to copy the background layer, and I'll do that by clicking and dragging that to the New Layer icon or press Command J on a Mac, Ctrl+J on a PC. I'm going to name this layer height. Next, I'll press Command+T on a Mac/ Ctrl+T on a PC and all that I'm interested in doing is increasing the height just a little bit here. So I'll go ahead and click and drag that up. And then I'll press the arrow key to move that back down. I don't want to change the composition too much; I'm just looking to give this one a little bit more height.
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  1. 3m 28s
    1. Introduction
      2m 43s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 19m 32s
    1. Taking visual snapshots
      2m 33s
    2. What's new in the Photoshop CS4 menus
      1m 24s
    3. The importance of the 30-minute blink
      2m 38s
    4. Isolation
      3m 32s
    5. Taking notes
      2m 29s
    6. Creative memorization
      2m 16s
    7. Verbalize, human, fun
      1m 18s
    8. Lessons from a legend: Douglas Kirkland
      2m 10s
    9. Resources and links
      1m 12s
  3. 30m 42s
    1. Is Photoshop CS4 worth it?
      2m 50s
    2. Seeing the new Tools panel
      3m 22s
    3. Working with the Application bar
      2m 51s
    4. Navigating with the Hand and Zoom tools
      4m 27s
    5. Rotating with the new Rotate View tool
      2m 0s
    6. New ways of arranging documents
      5m 41s
    7. Working with the panels
      2m 34s
    8. Customizing your workspace
      2m 11s
    9. Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
      3m 12s
    10. Creating custom menus
      1m 34s
  4. 39m 36s
    1. Choosing your Color settings
      5m 4s
    2. Setting Image Interpolation preferences
      3m 1s
    3. Zoom preferences
      2m 40s
    4. Interface preferences
      7m 46s
    5. File-handling preferences
      2m 33s
    6. Performance preferences: Memory
      5m 40s
    7. Performance preferences: Cursor
      5m 46s
    8. Performance preferences: Transparency and Gamut
      4m 44s
    9. Reviewing the other preferences
      2m 22s
  5. 21m 14s
    1. Bit Depth 101
      4m 34s
    2. Introducing image size
      2m 47s
    3. Image Resize overview
      7m 54s
    4. Resizing by cropping
      3m 33s
    5. Straightening
      2m 26s
  6. 10m 10s
    1. Introducing color management
      2m 3s
    2. Monitor calibration basics
      2m 43s
    3. Advanced monitor calibration
      2m 36s
    4. Creating a neutral work environment
      2m 48s
  7. 11m 17s
    1. Using Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom together
      2m 20s
    2. Bridge as a digital light box
      1m 19s
    3. General Bridge preferences
      2m 49s
    4. Thumbnail Bridge preferences
      1m 38s
    5. Advanced and Cache Bridge preferences
      3m 11s
  8. 28m 1s
    1. Creative tip 1: Discarding, the great selection technique
      4m 6s
    2. Introducing the Bridge interface
      3m 27s
    3. Getting photos from your camera
      4m 14s
    4. Choosing a workspace
      4m 16s
    5. Customizing the workspace and the Synchronized window
      4m 10s
    6. Using Bridge to rate and sort
      4m 3s
    7. Sorting with filters
      3m 45s
  9. 33m 53s
    1. Previewing multiple files
      5m 6s
    2. The Bridge Review mode
      7m 4s
    3. The Bridge Full Screen mode
      3m 8s
    4. Bridge slideshows
      4m 25s
    5. Stacking images
      3m 24s
    6. Renaming and batch-renaming
      4m 11s
    7. Adding favorites
      1m 58s
    8. Grouping images with Collections
      4m 37s
  10. 15m 3s
    1. Setting up metadata
      3m 34s
    2. Customizing the workspace for metadata
      2m 20s
    3. Creating a metadata template to add a copyright notice
      3m 55s
    4. Keywording images
      3m 33s
    5. Filtering images based on metadata
      1m 41s
  11. 9m 54s
    1. Recording an action
      2m 16s
    2. Batch-processing an action
      2m 11s
    3. Simplifying repetitive steps using the Image Processor
      2m 21s
    4. Opening multiple images as layers
      3m 6s
  12. 1h 13m
    1. What is Camera Raw?
      2m 47s
    2. Understanding the Camera Raw preferences
      3m 15s
    3. Opening files in Camera Raw
      5m 23s
    4. The Camera Raw interface and essential controls
      5m 13s
    5. White Balance, Straighten, and Tone
      3m 2s
    6. Crop, Rotate, and Vignette
      5m 6s
    7. Improving color and tone
      4m 45s
    8. Saturation vs. Vibrance
      4m 46s
    9. Converting an image to black and white
      4m 7s
    10. Split-toning an image
      3m 32s
    11. Working with tone subjectively
      5m 56s
    12. Adjustment Brush essentials
      3m 19s
    13. Using the Adjustment Brush
      7m 24s
    14. Working with the Graduated filter
      4m 6s
    15. Sharpening and noise reduction
      6m 10s
    16. Working with multiple images
      4m 45s
  13. 38m 42s
    1. Creative tip 2: Worth the risk
      2m 30s
    2. Introducing layers
      2m 53s
    3. Working with layers
      2m 21s
    4. Working with History and the History Brush
      4m 1s
    5. Aligning layers
      1m 56s
    6. Organizing layers
      4m 17s
    7. Layer style effects
      4m 21s
    8. Creating a clipping mask
      4m 27s
    9. Creating a reflection of an image
      2m 37s
    10. Targeting and moving layers
      5m 36s
    11. Reviewing layers shortcuts
      3m 43s
  14. 31m 31s
    1. Introducing masking
      2m 8s
    2. Creating a simple layer mask
      3m 51s
    3. Masking shortcuts
      3m 25s
    4. Using Color Range to create a detailed mask
      3m 48s
    5. Creating a layer mask with Color Range
      5m 5s
    6. Masking and brightening eyes
      3m 35s
    7. Masking and selective sharpening
      2m 58s
    8. The Quick Mask mode
      6m 41s
  15. 24m 15s
    1. Creating a custom border with masking
      5m 41s
    2. Using pre-built borders
      7m 6s
    3. Exploring sample image frames
      4m 59s
    4. Frame plugin highlight: Photoframe
      6m 29s
  16. 51m 47s
    1. Creating a mask with the Quick Selection tool
      5m 39s
    2. Working with the Quick Selection tool
      4m 12s
    3. Creating color range selections
      4m 46s
    4. Advanced selection enhancements
      5m 1s
    5. Using the Magic Wand
      2m 33s
    6. Using the Lasso tool
      5m 37s
    7. Pen and path shortcuts
      5m 20s
    8. Understanding paths
      4m 7s
    9. Creating path selections
      6m 3s
    10. The Magnetic Lasso tool and paths
      8m 29s
  17. 21m 10s
    1. Introducing the Adjustments panel
      2m 26s
    2. Brightness and contrast
      3m 39s
    3. Understanding the difference between Vibrance and Saturation
      2m 55s
    4. Using the Target Adjustment tool
      4m 9s
    5. Hue/Saturation adjustments and masking
      3m 15s
    6. Hue/Saturation blending with Shadow/Highlight
      4m 46s
  18. 17m 45s
    1. Introducing levels
      1m 58s
    2. Enhancing color and tone with levels
      3m 3s
    3. Modifying color with levels
      3m 47s
    4. Levels and masking
      3m 13s
    5. Using levels and masking to get the most out of adjustments
      5m 44s
  19. 40m 58s
    1. Demystifying curves
      6m 52s
    2. Using curves for contrast and tone
      3m 33s
    3. Midtones and advanced blending
      2m 50s
    4. Curves and general Hue/Saturation
      2m 54s
    5. Enhancing color with curves
      6m 18s
    6. Curves, color, masking, and tone
      5m 10s
    7. Curves and masking
      4m 54s
    8. Creative tip 3: Using curves for publication
      5m 14s
    9. Using, modifying, and saving curves presets
      3m 13s
  20. 24m 7s
    1. Creative tip 4: Ordinary ingredients = extraordinary results
      2m 23s
    2. Introducing blend modes
      5m 36s
    3. Blend modes visualized
      6m 48s
    4. Blending multiple images
      6m 9s
    5. Blend modes shortcuts
      3m 11s
  21. 42m 57s
    1. Correcting color with eyedroppers
      4m 37s
    2. Advanced color correction with eyedroppers
      2m 27s
    3. Color correction with Camera Raw
      3m 3s
    4. Performing difficult color correction with Camera Raw
      3m 1s
    5. Performing easier color correction with a color chart
      2m 31s
    6. Color-correcting skin by the numbers
      3m 42s
    7. Color-correcting by the numbers
      4m 10s
    8. Color correction: Studio shot
      3m 6s
    9. Color correction: Light skin tone
      3m 6s
    10. Color correction: Dark skin tone
      3m 44s
    11. Color correction: Multiple skin tones
      6m 40s
    12. Color correction plugin highlight: SkinTune 2
      2m 50s
  22. 44m 44s
    1. Replacing color with Hue/Saturation
      3m 2s
    2. Replacing a color
      5m 6s
    3. Modifying color with Selective Color
      3m 5s
    4. Color focus
      5m 59s
    5. Experimenting with cool and warm colors
      5m 18s
    6. Enhancing a portrait with sunset colors
      5m 16s
    7. Enhancing a landscape with sunrise colors
      5m 19s
    8. Enhancing a color group shot
      3m 17s
    9. Using photo filters with black-and-white photos
      3m 14s
    10. Using photo filters with color photos
      5m 8s
  23. 22m 3s
    1. Introducing the Burn and Dodge tools
      2m 56s
    2. Using the Burn and Dodge tools
      3m 47s
    3. Darkening corners with the Soft Light blend mode
      3m 0s
    4. Adding contrast to the highlights
      2m 30s
    5. Darkening a portion of an image
      2m 45s
    6. Correcting bright and dark tones
      3m 56s
    7. Reducing highlights with the Multiply blend mode
      3m 9s
  24. 19m 30s
    1. Creative tip 5: Seeing beyond the color - your gear is good enough
      4m 58s
    2. Introducing black-and-white conversion
      3m 37s
    3. Portrait black-and-white conversion
      3m 31s
    4. Landscape black-and-white conversion
      2m 40s
    5. Adding grain and tone to a black-and-white image
      4m 44s
  25. 11m 16s
    1. Introducing Smart Filters
      2m 36s
    2. Applying Smart Filters
      3m 21s
    3. Blending and masking Smart Filters
      5m 19s
  26. 19m 38s
    1. Noise reduction with Surface Blur
      4m 36s
    2. The Noise Reduction filter
      2m 54s
    3. Advanced noise reduction with Channels
      5m 32s
    4. Advanced noise reduction with the Dfine plugin
      6m 36s
  27. 33m 29s
    1. The Dust and Scratches Filter
      3m 57s
    2. Using masking to remove dust and scratches
      5m 10s
    3. Introducing the trio of healing tools
      6m 18s
    4. Using the Healing and Clone Stamp tools
      4m 21s
    5. Using the Patch tool
      7m 40s
    6. Cleaning up an image with what's there
      6m 3s
  28. 58m 58s
    1. Creative tip 6: A beautiful mistake
      2m 51s
    2. Cleaning up a background
      3m 21s
    3. Removing blemishes
      4m 19s
    4. Cleaning up backgrounds and blemishes
      3m 46s
    5. Brightening eyes
      3m 12s
    6. Changing eye color
      4m 55s
    7. Darkening the edge of an eye
      1m 32s
    8. Adding makeup
      2m 25s
    9. Correcting distortion
      2m 19s
    10. Reducing eye wrinkles
      4m 4s
    11. Adding height and reducing wrinkles
      7m 55s
    12. Whitening teeth
      4m 6s
    13. Whitening teeth using Quick Mask
      3m 39s
    14. Softening skin
      5m 5s
    15. Removing red-eye
      2m 21s
    16. The next steps in retouching
      3m 8s
  29. 38m 35s
    1. Introducing Smart Sharpen
      3m 23s
    2. Smart Sharpen demystified
      4m 10s
    3. Smart Sharpen and masking
      8m 46s
    4. Using the Unsharpen Mask filter
      5m 19s
    5. Black-and-white High Pass sharpening
      8m 2s
    6. Color High Pass sharpening
      3m 27s
    7. Sharpening and tone
      5m 28s
  30. 28m 38s
    1. Resizing for email and the web
      3m 1s
    2. Image size considerations
      2m 54s
    3. Preparing files for the web
      4m 37s
    4. Sharpening for the web
      2m 12s
    5. Correcting color for the web
      3m 10s
    6. The Save for Web dialog
      3m 51s
    7. Creating a web gallery
      6m 21s
    8. Sharing your photos online
      2m 32s
  31. 23m 33s
    1. Creating contact sheets
      4m 19s
    2. Presenting your photos as a PDF slideshow
      2m 55s
    3. Desktop printing recommendations
      1m 40s
    4. Preparing to print
      5m 53s
    5. Using Soft Proof to pre-visualize printing
      3m 46s
    6. Using the Print dialog
      3m 31s
    7. Print settings
      1m 29s
  32. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers
14h 50m Beginner Nov 04, 2008

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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is an essential course for any digital photographer who wants to master the software's vast array of image enhancement techniques. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his own compelling images to demonstrate how the power of Photoshop can make photographers more passionate about their work. He covers many aspects of the application, such as working with RAW images, using curves and levels, making images snap, and enhancing bland photographs by converting them to black and white. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Sharpening a photograph to make it more vivid
  • Reviewing the essentials of retouching
  • Understanding the fundamentals of color management
  • Creating a layer mask to brighten eyes
  • Applying advanced noise reduction using channels
  • Using Bridge CS4 to organize and tag the best images
  • Processing photographs for print and web publishing
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Adding height and reducing wrinkles

In this movie, we are going to learn a couple of techniques that we can use in order to improve this image. So, let's go ahead and open this one up. It's titled corwig_sisters. Double-click that to open up it up in Photoshop. Press F to go to Full Screen View mode and then let's reposition the image, just a little bit. Now the first thing that I want to do is make this image just a little bit more flattering. So I'm going to copy the background layer, and I'll do that by clicking and dragging that to the New Layer icon or press Command J on a Mac, Ctrl+J on a PC. I'm going to name this layer height. Next, I'll press Command+T on a Mac/ Ctrl+T on a PC and all that I'm interested in doing is increasing the height just a little bit here. So I'll go ahead and click and drag that up. And then I'll press the arrow key to move that back down. I don't want to change the composition too much; I'm just looking to give this one a little bit more height.

Again I have a pretty short focal length lens, and so there is a little bit of distortion, I want to bring back a little bit of the height. I'll press Enter or Return to apply that, here is our before and after, pretty subtle. It is just adding a little bit of height and making this image a little bit more interesting. All right, well the next thing that I want to do is work on the eyes. So I'll zoom in a tad bit on the eyes or zoom in on this image, so we can see the eyes, I should say. I'll zoom in even further, so we can really analyze what's happening. Now we have an overcast day, which is nice because the lights are relatively soft except it's really bright out, the overcast clouds are probably going to break pretty soon.

So, we have these highlights and then we have a lot of trapped shadows in the eyes. I just want to look at how we can begin to work with these wrinkles under the eyes, as well as, just the light around the eye. So I'll create a new layer and I'm going to create layer by way of a shortcut Shift+Command+N on a Mac/Shift+Ctrl+ N on a PC, and we will call this layer eye1 for our first work on the eye. I'm going to then grab one of my tools. In this case, I'm going to grab my Clone Stamp tool and I'll take blend mode to Lighten. I have Opacity of about 25%, I'm going to zoom in and I'm just going to look to brighten up this area a little bit. I'll Option click right underneath the corner of the eye and then I'm just going to bring in a little bit of brightening here, of course, you need to make sure a Clone Stamp tool is on All Layers, right. So we want to have that on All Layers. We have talked about that a bit before. I'll just look to brighten that up little by little here.

Again I'm just painting across those wrinkles and the shadows in those wrinkles and then I'll go over to this area. Again Option-click to get a good portion of the eye. I want to make sure I don't make any mistakes on this; it's just been real delicate. Nice thing about what we are doing here is it's on a separate layer and so we can control this as far it's over all Opacity. Okay, let's move over this side. Same thing, Option-click on a Mac/Alt- click on PC. Sample a good source area and just go back and forth lightening up those wrinkles and keep in mind that what you want to do a lot of times when you are retouching is you want start off by making some retouching and it's a little bit perhaps too strong and then slowly you will bring that back in and we will build it up.

Okay, well let's zoom out and see how we are doing so far. Here is our before and after. Again, just bring in a little bit more lightness to that area. Let's create one more layer. Shift+Command+N on a Mac/Shift+Ctrl+N on a PC. We will name this one eye2. Now, we are going to grab the Healing brush. We will do the same exact thing that we did before, Option click on a Mac, Alt click on a PC. This time we are just going to paint over those wrinkles in their entirety. That one wasn't too good I need to make my brush a little bit bigger and sample a little bit lower here, like I can get over that wrinkle. I'm not really liking that too much.

So I'm going to zoom in, so I can get better approach there. Option-click and just get on that wrinkle, right there. Okay, that looks good and work on that side and then same thing over here. It's looking to bring out some of those shadows that we have there and then next work on this side over here. Now the trick with using these tools is that again, you want to apply them and then you need to blend them back. So what we are doing here is just a lot of removal, right especially on this, press it right here. In these wrinkles, the character is completely gone, it looks unnatural, it looks strange. I don't like it, but just stick with me for a moment. Okay, again, I'm just trying to get my Healing here, looking good, I'm sampling different areas look at our before and after.

Okay, well so far so good. We have a little bit of healing; we have a little bit of lightening. I would then want to group those two layers. I'll clicking the Top layer, hold down the Shift key, click on the Bottom layer and press Command+G on a Mac/Ctrl+G on a PC. We will name this eye. Now if I turn this on and off, I have my overall eye retouching. What I can do here is lower my Opacity to find the sweet spot because a lot of times what we want to do is not remove wrinkles. We just want to diminish intensity of them. So here I have my before and then after. I'll zoom out a little. So I can see how that looks and there is my before and after pretty subtle. Again, just getting away those real deep shadows and of course, depending on the genre of the photography or the type of image or the eye, you could make that stronger or you can back it off a little bit.

Now, the last thing that I want to do here is bring a little bit of light into the eye. So I'll click on my Adjustment Layer icon and choose Curves, bring in some light. All right, that looks good; I'll go then go down and close that. Go down my mask here. You want to invert it. Press Command+I on a Mac/Ctrl+I on a Property Changer. Grab your Brush tool. With your brush tool we are going to paint at about 40% of Opacity. We are going paint with white, keep your brush relatively small and again we are just going to look to brighten up some of these darker shadows that we are seeing around the eye. You might want to change your Opacity depending on where you are bringing in the light.

So up here I'm going to go to a larger brush size and just look to brighten up larger area of the eye. Same thing over here on this side, but a shadow on that side I want to deal with. Build this up, nice thing about this is, it's non destructive. We are doing this on a separate layer. So we can always undo this and we can change our opacity of the brush or the layer. Now we will zoom out a tad bit. I know, it's a little bit too strong but stick with me, here is my before and after. Now if I'm not using a Wacom tablet, as I'm not doing in a lot of this training title, because I'm probably assuming you may not have one just yet.

What I can do is go to that mask and navigate to my Filter pulldown menu and choose Blur > Gaussian Blur and then blur out that mask, that I have created to smooth out those transitions and again the amount of smoothing will really depend on the image and I saw the black and white view of the mask by holding on the Option key on a Mac/Alt key on a PC and clicking on that. And now here we have that final bit of lighting eyes before and after. Here is our work on the wrinkles underneath the eyes. Here is that nice bit of brightening overall, here is our before and then after. Now are those drastic improvements? No but a lot of times you want to keep it simple.

There is just a few more things that I want to do here. I'm going to go ahead and click in this Eye Layer and crank this up because one of the things I'm noticing is I want the bride's eyes to look a little bit better. So I'm going to be really focusing on the bride's eyes and say you know right about there it looks good. But her eyes look a little bit too retouched. So I'm going to click on the Add Layer Mask icon to the entire group. So this is to all the adjustments in this group. Grab my Brush tool, paint with black, 100% black, no, not at all. I just want to back it off a little bit. So I'll go ahead and paint maybe about 40%, 30% black and grab a brush size, right bracket key it's a little bit bigger and I'll bring back in some of the characters in the face there.

Now we are looking at our overall before and after. So I worked a little bit harder on these wrinkles a little bit less on those. Now I can lower the opacity altogether. Again to find the sweet spot. So we are just diminishing that, we are not making it look unnatural, here is our before and after. Now well, wow! We covered quite a bit of territory in this movie, yet I hope that what we covered was helpful and I hope that you have begun to see or begun to catch a vision for what's possible and how when you are retouching or working on your images. There is going to be a lot of give and take. You are going to do a little bit back it off, do a little bit more of back it off and slowly build up the adjustments and sometimes the best looking photographs are result of taking those incremental steps and slowly building up your retouching

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