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Up and Running with Photoshop CS6
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Adjusting applied effects


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Up and Running with Photoshop CS6

with Chad Perkins

Video: Adjusting applied effects

Once you've applied effects there are a few things that you can do to play with them after the fact. I'm going to select my Right Spikes group, turn it on so I can see all my little spikes here. And I am going to Right-click on it once it's visible, once all these little spikes are visible, and I'm going to choose Convert To Smart Object. And then I'm going to go to the Filter menu. I'm going to choose Distort. And I'm going to choose Zigzag. And I'm going to leave it set at its default.
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 3m 7s
    1. Overview
      3m 7s
  3. 19m 26s
    1. Importing images from a camera
      4m 3s
    2. Using Adobe Bridge
      7m 10s
    3. Using Camera Raw
      5m 57s
    4. Opening images in Photoshop
      2m 16s
  4. 45m 18s
    1. Creating new documents
      3m 43s
    2. Interface overview
      5m 43s
    3. Navigating documents
      4m 58s
    4. Working with layers
      9m 33s
    5. Straightening images
      3m 15s
    6. Cropping images
      3m 54s
    7. Performing basic transformations
      5m 45s
    8. Moving and aligning objects
      8m 27s
  5. 8m 36s
    1. Understanding pixels
      2m 19s
    2. Understanding resolution
      4m 32s
    3. Saving your work
      1m 45s
  6. 23m 33s
    1. Understanding color modes
      3m 55s
    2. Using adjustment layers
      3m 35s
    3. Fixing problems automatically
      2m 36s
    4. Reading a histogram
      3m 40s
    5. Adjusting exposure (brightness)
      4m 27s
    6. Adjusting colors selectively
      5m 20s
  7. 31m 4s
    1. Intro to selecting
      4m 47s
    2. Making quick selections
      6m 45s
    3. Refining selections
      8m 26s
    4. Making a collage
      11m 6s
  8. 11m 46s
    1. Removing small problems
      2m 4s
    2. Fixing bigger problems
      6m 39s
    3. Intelligently scaling an object
      3m 3s
  9. 12m 33s
    1. Creating Smart Objects
      5m 13s
    2. Applying effects
      5m 1s
    3. Adjusting applied effects
      2m 19s
  10. 26m 30s
    1. Creating text
      5m 47s
    2. Editing text
      8m 30s
    3. Using layer styles
      5m 54s
    4. Creating graphic design elements
      6m 19s
  11. 31m 14s
    1. Painting
      9m 54s
    2. Customizing brushes
      9m 44s
    3. Creating vector shapes
      11m 36s
  12. 14m 51s
    1. Understanding file formats
      3m 46s
    2. Saving for the web
      7m 6s
    3. Printing from Photoshop
      3m 59s

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Up and Running with Photoshop CS6
3h 49m Beginner May 14, 2012

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Adobe Photoshop is more than just an image editing application—it is a foundational staple in all the visual arts, from print design, to photography, to web design, to motion graphics and 3D graphics. In this course, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins covers the basics of Photoshop. Learn about the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, outputting images, and much more. This course uses Photoshop CS6, but the information presented is applicable to all versions of the application.

Topics include:
  • Getting images into Photoshop
  • Creating and navigating documents
  • Working with layers
  • Cropping and straightening images
  • Color correction
  • Making selections
  • Fixing image problems
  • Working with effects
  • Creating and editing text
  • Exporting and printing
Subjects:
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Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chad Perkins

Adjusting applied effects

Once you've applied effects there are a few things that you can do to play with them after the fact. I'm going to select my Right Spikes group, turn it on so I can see all my little spikes here. And I am going to Right-click on it once it's visible, once all these little spikes are visible, and I'm going to choose Convert To Smart Object. And then I'm going to go to the Filter menu. I'm going to choose Distort. And I'm going to choose Zigzag. And I'm going to leave it set at its default.

Which is going to create these little cool wavy lines here. And I'm going to click Okay. That's kind of fun. And I am going to next go to the Filter menu. And choose Blur > Gaussian Blur. And take the blur down a little bit, maybe to about, maybe not, maybe 20. 20 or so looks good. I'm going to go ahead and click Okay. Now, I know that I can take off the visibility of these effects by clicking the eye icon.

But if we go to the right of the name of this effect, we see this little icon. That allows us to control a little bit more of what this effect is doing. So for Gaussian Blur for example, I'm going to Double-click this icon. And this little pop up comes up giving us the Blending option. So one of the things we can do is take down the opacity for the effect. Turn it down a little if we wanted to, just kind of create this kind of smokey little air. Or, take this back up to 100 percent and use one of the Blending modes. So in this case I might try Linear Dodge.

And look at that. It kind of creates this inner glow, like these are kind of on fire a little bit. I love the way that looks. I'm going to go ahead and click Okay. Now, I might decide that my Gaussian Blur is a little too blurry. So what I could do is just Double-click on the words Gaussian Blur. And my settings come right back up, so I might take this down to a more modest, like 15, or so. And I could go ahead and click Okay, and there's that. So, even after you apply effects, there's so much more you can do with them.

You can reduce their opacity, you can change their Blending mode. And you can also go back into the effect and adjust the parameters, as long as you have applied those effects to a Smart object.

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