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Adjusting the color of clothing

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Video: Adjusting the color of clothing

I've gone ahead and saved my progress such as it is as Another awful edit.psd found inside the 07_basic_correct folder. This time we're really going to isolate the sweater, and we're going to change it to a kind of salmon color, as you'll see without affecting the face, or the umbrella, or the background all of which are suffering quite a bit right now. Now the first thing I'm going to do is enter the desired Hue and Saturation values. I'm going to change that Hue value to -60, and then press Tab and change that Saturation value to -20 like so.

Adjusting the color of clothing

I've gone ahead and saved my progress such as it is as Another awful edit.psd found inside the 07_basic_correct folder. This time we're really going to isolate the sweater, and we're going to change it to a kind of salmon color, as you'll see without affecting the face, or the umbrella, or the background all of which are suffering quite a bit right now. Now the first thing I'm going to do is enter the desired Hue and Saturation values. I'm going to change that Hue value to -60, and then press Tab and change that Saturation value to -20 like so.

Next, what we need to do is modify the range. So the range is obviously not only incorporating her sweater, but it's also incorporating her+ face, which is giving her sort of a raspberry appearance. We don't want that and I was telling you that we're all orange. Remember that one. It's very important. And you can see that orange here inside of this color bar. The orange point resides just inside of the edits. It lands right at the tapering-off point. So what we need to do is drag this gray over like so until we get the edits off of her face as we're seeing right here.

So, I haven't got them completely off, but I've made a big difference and now we have a very limited range of colors being modified from 73 degrees to 75 degrees. So just a few yellows and that's it. And then we're tapering down to 43 degrees into the oranges and then we're tapering into the greens to 105 degrees. Let's go ahead and modify those settings as well. I'm going to drag this right-hand light gray area over to the right until that first value before the backslash right above my cursor becomes 120 like so.

And then I'm also going to drag this triangle right here back to 145. So you can drag these guys independently of each other. You have all sorts of control over exactly which colors get edited and which don't. And then I'm going to back this guy often. You should see some changes here inside the image, if you're looking at the images, I moved this little guy here. I'm going to drag this vertical bar until that second value. This guy right there is 77 degrees, and then I'll go ahead and expand my range a little by dragging this triangle, the left -hand triangle over to 29 degrees like so.

And we end up with this modification, which is pretty darn good in terms of protecting the face. So, if I go ahead and click on the eyeball for a moment to turn off the layer, you'll see this is the original version of the image, and this is what it looks like now subject to the edit. So her face is not suffering all that much but the background is, the background is totally changing on this. Notice this is before and this is after. Also notice that several of the colors inside the umbrella are changing and mysteriously our range name has changed from Yellows to Greens.

So, Photoshop is rethought what we're up to, looks at the range that falls inside the bars right there and decides if that's Greens so it hits the background and so on. What happened to our menu? If you check out the pop-up menu, you'll see that we no longer have Yellows anymore, because we change what yellow means. We're now modifying the Greens and now there is this other category of Greens 2 that we're not hitting, because we never did anything to the Greens that what were formerly called the Greens in the first place. Let's switch back to what is now called Greens, so that we can further modify it if we want to, and at this point, we're going to want to add a layer mask.

This is as much as we can do using the Hue/Saturation controls by themselves. So, let's just go ahead and tuck away that panel, and we're going to add a layer mask to this adjustment layer by dropping down, we're not going to start with the selection, we're just going to paint inside the layer mask. Drop down here to this icon, Add layer mask, and click on it and now you have a completely white layer mask. White goes ahead and turns all of the adjustment on. Black conceals the effect, white reveals. So what we need to do to start concealing some areas is paint with black. So, I'm going to go ahead and grab a tool we haven't seen so far, the Brush tool.

We're going to see it in great detail later on, but for now, just go ahead and click on it or you can press the keyboard shortcut, which is the B key. And then what I want you to do is I want you to get yourself a really big brush. So, click this down pointing arrowhead right there on the left side of the Options bar, and change that Size value to something like 500, leave Hardness set to 0 unless it's not currently 0 then change it to 0, of course. And then just press the Enter key or the Return key a couple of times in order to hide that panel. Now, drop down here to this little Switcheroo icon and click on it, or you can press the X key.

So that black is your foreground color, and I'm going to zoom out so that I can see the entire image. And I'm going to paint away my modifications here in the background. Now you can go ahead and paint a little bit into her sweater like so, if you want to because we're going to have to come back to that. I'll paint over the top of her head like so in order to get this portion of the umbrella. And then I might paint over her face as well, but you got to be careful because you don't want to paint down into the neck of her sweater like I'm currently. All right! So I've done too much. I'm going to go ahead and zoom back in.

And now, I'm going to switch to a different brush. I'll click this down-pointing arrowhead or I can right-click actually inside the image window if I want to with the Brush tool, and I'll change the Size to 100 pixels and I'll change the Hardness to 75%, and then I'll press the Enter key a couple of times to hide that guy that would be the Return key on the Mac. Click this icon or press the X key to switch the foreground color to white, and then paint back in the neck of her sweater. And that's resulting in a little bit of a harsh transition right there in her face.

I'll take care of that in a moment. Actually you know what? I'm just going to go ahead and paint her face back in because I'm pretty happy with the modified colors of her face. I'm also going to paint along her sleeve right here, and I'm going to do that using the special trick of clicking and Shift+clicking. So, here's how it works. When you click and then you Shift+click with the Brush tool, you connect those two click points with the straight line like so. Click here and then Shift+click, and then Shift+click, and then Shift+click and the whole time I'm connecting each one of the click points or I should say Shift-click points with a straight line of color.

So that I can paint back in her sleeve, and I've got a little bit of editing still going on in there. You may be able to see that, just paint that away as well inside of her sweater and then I'm going to move over to this left side of the image and I'm going to press the X key. Notice that the background is currently set to this orangish sort of reddish color where it should be green like the background over on the right-hand side. So, I'm going to press the X key to make my foreground color black again. And I'm going to click right there, Shift+click and Shift-click down.

And then I revealed a little bit of her sweater, notice that so I'll zoom in a little so we can see what I'm talking about, I have a little touch of green there on her sweater. Press the X key to switch the foreground color back to white, and click right there, and that's it. No Shift clicking. Just click, because it's a round area so the contour of the brush fills it in nicely. And then we just need to take care of any other sort of little ratty details. For example her shoulder is a bit of a problem. I'll right-click and I'll increase the brush size to 200, press Tab, reduce the Hardness value to 0%, press the Enter key a couple of times.

Now, if you're not sure what color to paint with, just go ahead and start painting and see if it works, and if it doesn't you would just press Ctrl+Z or Command+Z on the Mac to undo your modification, press the X key to switch to the other color and then try painting again. In my case, I am painting with white. Now up in the hair, I also want to paint with white, because I don't want quite as much green reflection on the top of her head. And so I end up with an effect that looks a little something like this. Now, if you want to check your work inside of the mask, and you might want to do that, notice my mask is a little bit of a mess.

You can Alt+click or Option+ click on that layer mask thumbnail. Now I'll go ahead and zoom out and I can see that I didn't really make all of the background black. So, I'm going to press the X key in order to make the foreground color black again. I'm going to right-click with the brush. I'm going to change the Size value to something like 400%, let's say. Press the Enter key a couple of times to hide it, then go ahead and paint away those areas that ought to be black, just like so. Don't get too close to this area where the woman is since we can't see her. And then just go ahead and Alt+ click or Option+click on that layer mask thumbnail to once again reveal the full color image.

And just to give you a sense of what we've accomplished I'll go ahead and zoom in on this image. Bring it up a little bit so that we can see the sweater region. This is the appearance of the original image with that garish chartreuse sweater, and this is what the image looks like now. Thanks to our selective Hue/Saturation modifications combined with the Target Adjustment tool, and a layer mask here inside Photoshop.

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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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  1. 39m 52s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS5 One-on-One
      1m 49s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor
      7m 43s
    3. Installing the DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      8m 10s
    4. Remapping Mac OS shortcuts
      7m 37s
    5. Installing the Best Workflow color settings
      4m 31s
    6. The color settings explained
      6m 54s
    7. Loading the CS5 color settings in Bridge
      3m 8s
  2. 53m 36s
    1. There is nothing you can't do
      2m 1s
    2. The power of Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Duplicating a layer
      4m 49s
    4. Liquifying an image
      4m 43s
    5. Adding a layer mask
      5m 54s
    6. Loading an alpha channel
      7m 42s
    7. Selecting with Color Range
      4m 10s
    8. Making a Hue/Saturation layer
      2m 53s
    9. Luminance blending
      7m 21s
    10. Mask density
      5m 9s
    11. Making a knockout layer
      4m 11s
  3. 51m 23s
    1. The best way to work
    2. Setting General preferences
      5m 33s
    3. Changing the pasteboard color
      5m 41s
    4. File handling, performance, and units
      7m 25s
    5. Touring the Photoshop interface
      11m 5s
    6. Creating and saving a workspace
      7m 21s
    7. Changing settings and updating the workspace
      6m 4s
    8. Resetting the preferences
      7m 33s
  4. 2h 46m
    1. The amazing Adobe Bridge
      1m 17s
    2. Making a new image
      5m 11s
    3. Opening an image
      7m 7s
    4. Opening and closing multiple images
      5m 24s
    5. Opening a problem image
      4m 23s
    6. Adding file information
      8m 37s
    7. Introducing Adobe Bridge
      7m 37s
    8. A whirlwind tour of Bridge
      7m 21s
    9. Adjusting the interface and thumbnails
      8m 18s
    10. Using the full-screen preview
      8m 5s
    11. Rotating images on their sides
      5m 38s
    12. Assigning star ratings and labels
      8m 40s
    13. Filtering thumbnails in the Contents panel
      9m 13s
    14. Moving, copying, and deleting files
      6m 34s
    15. Creating and assigning keywords
      6m 38s
    16. Searches and collections
      7m 3s
    17. Batch-exporting JPEG files
      8m 57s
    18. Batch-renaming
      7m 15s
    19. String substitution and regular expressions
      8m 50s
    20. Grouping images into stacks
      7m 21s
    21. Comparing images in Review mode
      5m 58s
    22. Playing images in a slideshow
      4m 49s
    23. Customizing and saving the workspace
      7m 17s
    24. Using Mini Bridge in Photoshop CS5
      8m 36s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. Learning to swim inside an image
    2. The tabbed-window interface
      5m 19s
    3. Arranging image windows
      4m 26s
    4. Common ways to zoom
      5m 31s
    5. New zoom tricks in Photoshop CS5
      4m 24s
    6. Hidden old-school zoom tricks
      4m 34s
    7. Scrolling and panning images
      4m 8s
    8. Viewing the image at print size
      6m 42s
    9. The Navigator and "bird's-eye" scrolling
      2m 56s
    10. Nudging the screen from the keyboard
      2m 39s
    11. Scroll wheel tricks
      3m 41s
    12. The Rotate View tool
      3m 36s
    13. Cycling between screen modes
      6m 17s
    14. Using the numerical zoom value
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 6m
    1. Imaging fundamentals
    2. What is image size?
      7m 45s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting an interpolation option
      4m 56s
    5. Upsampling versus "real" pixels
      5m 22s
    6. The penalty of pixels
      5m 35s
    7. Print size and resolution
      7m 26s
    8. Downsampling for print
      6m 39s
    9. Downsampling for email
      7m 28s
    10. Options for upsampling
      8m 13s
    11. Better ways to make a big image
      6m 1s
  7. 44m 43s
    1. Frame wide, crop tight
      1m 2s
    2. Using the Crop tool
      8m 8s
    3. Fixing out-of-canvas wedges
      5m 31s
    4. Crop tool presets
      6m 53s
    5. Previewing the crop angle
      4m 24s
    6. The Crop command
      4m 47s
    7. Straightening with the Ruler tool
      4m 18s
    8. Cropping without clipping
      5m 1s
    9. Perspective cropping
      4m 39s
  8. 1h 41m
    1. Making drab colors look better
      1m 20s
    2. Brightness and contrast
      4m 10s
    3. Adjusting numerical values
      4m 26s
    4. Introducing adjustment layers
      5m 17s
    5. Editing adjustment layers
      2m 51s
    6. Saving adjustment layers
      4m 35s
    7. Adding a quick layer mask
      4m 23s
    8. Introducing the Histogram
      4m 34s
    9. Working with the Histogram panel
      6m 27s
    10. Using Color Balance
      7m 18s
    11. Introducing the Variations command
      4m 51s
    12. Luminance and saturation controls
      3m 54s
    13. Fading a static adjustment
      3m 21s
    14. How hue and saturation work
      4m 28s
    15. Rotating hues and adjusting saturation
      6m 4s
    16. Creating a quick and dirty sepia tone
      4m 42s
    17. Adjusting hues selectively
      5m 32s
    18. The Target Adjustment tool
      4m 24s
    19. Photoshop CS5 Target Adjustment enhancements
    20. Adjusting the color of clothing
      8m 44s
    21. Enhancing a low-saturation image
      4m 23s
    22. Refining saturation with Vibrance
      5m 1s
  9. 1h 57m
    1. Photoshop versus the real world
      1m 21s
    2. Meet the selection tools
      10m 26s
    3. Marking the center of an image
      4m 9s
    4. Drawing a geometric selection outline
      4m 45s
    5. Blurring a selection outline with Feather
      6m 8s
    6. Copy and paste versus drag and drop
      5m 31s
    7. Creating a graduated selection
      4m 29s
    8. Aligning one image with another
      4m 45s
    9. Accessing the Move tool on the fly
      3m 34s
    10. Invert and Match Colors
      5m 4s
    11. Matching colors selectively
      3m 52s
    12. Feathering and filling a selection
      5m 14s
    13. Dressing up a composition with effects
      5m 34s
    14. The incredible image rotation trick
      2m 18s
    15. The Magic Wand tool
      4m 12s
    16. Tolerance and other options
      7m 7s
    17. Grow, Similar, and Inverse
      5m 39s
    18. Quick selection and the Magnetic Lasso
      7m 27s
    19. Evaluating a selection in Quick Mask
      8m 52s
    20. Saving and loading selections
      6m 14s
    21. Placing an image with a layer mask
      3m 23s
    22. Eliminating edge fringing
      7m 43s
  10. 1h 58m
    1. Brushing to correct
    2. How brushing works
      4m 52s
    3. Working with spacing
      7m 32s
    4. Changing size and hardness
      7m 45s
    5. The heads-up Color Picker
      7m 17s
    6. Flipping a mirror image
      3m 33s
    7. Setting the source for the History brush
      3m 42s
    8. Brightening details with the Dodge tool
      7m 49s
    9. Darkening details with the Burn tool
      3m 5s
    10. The Sponge tool
      4m 29s
    11. Backing off edits
      8m 4s
    12. Patching eye bags
      8m 57s
    13. Evening out flesh tones
      7m 23s
    14. Smoothing away whiskers
      7m 41s
    15. Reducing shadow noise
      7m 0s
    16. How healing works
      4m 40s
    17. The enhanced Spot Healing brush
      4m 52s
    18. Using the better Healing brush
      4m 23s
    19. Introducing the Clone Source panel
      3m 49s
    20. Cloning from one layer to another
      5m 30s
    21. Working with multiple sources
      4m 44s
  11. 1h 23m
    1. The layered composition
      1m 0s
    2. Making a new background layer
      6m 58s
    3. Working with "big layers"
      6m 24s
    4. Move, Duplicate, and Scale
      4m 11s
    5. Transforming a copy and repeat
      5m 15s
    6. Stacking order and eyedropping a layer
      5m 15s
    7. Adjusting multiple layers at once
      4m 22s
    8. Switching between layers
      4m 56s
    9. Making a digital star field
      5m 9s
    10. Blend mode and clipping mask
      4m 50s
    11. Dragging and dropping from your desktop
      4m 38s
    12. Black + Lens Flare = glow
      6m 16s
    13. Locking transparency
      5m 42s
    14. Adding gradient layers
      8m 12s
    15. Stacking an adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    16. Adding shadow and stroke
      6m 9s
  12. 1h 17m
    1. Outputting from Photoshop and Bridge
      1m 32s
    2. Printing an RGB composite
      5m 31s
    3. Customizing the subjective print file
      3m 15s
    4. Gauging print size
      5m 35s
    5. Scale, position, and page orientation
      5m 6s
    6. Three important printing curiosities
      4m 41s
    7. Introducing the Output options
      5m 34s
    8. Establishing a bleed
      5m 52s
    9. Using the Color Management options
      7m 21s
    10. Generating a PDF contact sheet
      6m 18s
    11. Creating a contact sheet template
      6m 8s
    12. Saving and opening a PDF contact sheet
      4m 18s
    13. Introducing the Web Gallery
      7m 53s
    14. Exporting and editing an HTML site
      3m 58s
    15. The Airtight Photocard site
      4m 56s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Rules of the web
      1m 1s
    2. Introducing web graphics
      6m 59s
    3. A first look at Save for Web
      5m 47s
    4. Scaling a layered image versus a flat one
      7m 30s
    5. Incremental downsampling
      3m 1s
    6. Adding text, bar, and stroke
      4m 24s
    7. Assigning copyright and metadata
      6m 21s
    8. Comparing GIF, JPEG, and PNG
      4m 59s
    9. Determining the perfect JPEG settings
      6m 31s
    10. Saving metadata
      3m 52s
    11. Working with an unprofiled RGB image
      4m 35s
    12. Downsampling graphic art
      4m 49s
    13. Saving a GIF graphic
      6m 1s
    14. Antiquated GIF versus the better PNG
      4m 6s
  14. 1m 37s
    1. Until next time
      1m 37s

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