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Every photographer has looked at a photo and been disappointed that it didn't convey the original scene. This course reveals how to use Adobe Photoshop to enhance the color, contrast, and sharpness of a photograph. Using tools from adjustment layers to filters, discover how to nondestructively transform your photos. The course also covers how to work with raw images and perform special-case adjustments such as color matching and tinting.
Several of Photoshop's tools can actually work nondestructively, including all of the cloning and healing tools. All you need to do is take the advantage of some specialized modes and an empty layer. I'm going to go ahead and make a new layer here and I am going to name this Clone. I can now zoom in and start to remove some things that I don't want to leave in the image. I want to hide and minimize this hook. With my Clone Stamp tool I can Option+Click or Alt+Click to set the source point. And then up here make sure that I switch to All Layers.
This means that are its going to sample all layers in the document. We can now sample and brush and I'm able to hide that eyelid. You'll notice it's on its own layer, so it can easily be turned off and on, and this makes it simple to touch up or blend from multiple sources. Let's zoom back out, and I'm going to do same over here. With the Zoom tool, we'll zoom in on that eyelid, ask for Clone Stamp, Alt+Click or Option+Click. There we go! Same thing over here, Option+Click or Alt+Click. And that's on its own layer, so it's easy to turn off and on and view my changes. We'll zoom on out, and as we take a look at so over these other tools here, you'll notice for example, that the Healing Brush also has the Sample All Layers Option.
So it becomes very easy to touch up. If I want to remove to blemish here, I'll switch on over to the standard Healing Brush. I'll set that to All Layers, Alt+Click or Option+Click to set my source point, and I can remove blemishes and have it blend in. Alt+Click or Option+Click, and remove, and again, all nondestructive to its own target layers, so you can minimize distracting elements within the photo.
Using the All Layers Option gives you great control and frees up several tools that normally are destructive to behave in a new way. By targeting an empty layer, you will have much more flexibility, and it's a lot easier to show your client what you did to fix the photo.
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