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Color property, hide, show, and lock


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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Mastery

with Deke McClelland

Video: Color property, hide, show, and lock

In this movie, I'll show you how to filter your layers according to their color properties as well as how you can hide and show, and even lock, entire groups of layers at a time. Now by color properties, I mean the color that you assign to the layer here inside the Layers panel. Not the color of the layer itself. So the fact that the monster is green is not something you can search for. Instead, just so you know what I'm talking about. If I press Control Shift N, or Command Shift N on the Mac, to bring up the new layer dialogue box. Notice that you have this color option right there.
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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 25s
  2. 1h 21m
    1. The many and varied filters in the Filter Gallery
      1m 10s
    2. Introducing the Filter Gallery
      7m 25s
    3. Modifying Filter Gallery settings
      4m 27s
    4. Combining multiple Filter Gallery effects
      7m 28s
    5. The strange power of the Sketch filters
      7m 19s
    6. Converting an image to etched outlines
      5m 58s
    7. Turning those outlines into "digital ink"
      4m 21s
    8. Duplicating a complex Smart Filter sequence
      5m 31s
    9. Customizing a filter effect for a new image
      6m 47s
    10. Tracking Filter Gallery effects by name
      4m 2s
    11. Pencil sketching one image onto another
      6m 26s
    12. Brightening eyes and teeth in a filtered portrait
      8m 46s
    13. Using the new Oil Paint filter (CC Only)
      8m 8s
    14. Customizing an effect with a filter mask (CC Only)
      3m 56s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Shining light onto a photograph
      1m 1s
    2. Introducing the Lighting Effects filter
      10m 3s
    3. Creating a custom, colorful vignette
      4m 34s
    4. Creating an angled watermark pattern
      5m 24s
    5. Lighting a watermark texture map
      6m 22s
    6. Turning text into a soft texture map
      3m 45s
    7. Creating raised credit-card-style letters
      5m 4s
    8. Wrapping an image using a displacement map
      5m 3s
  4. 30m 38s
    1. Magic is a shaky proposition
      1m 32s
    2. Introducing the Shake Reduction filter
      7m 41s
    3. Drawing custom Blur Trace boundaries
      8m 3s
    4. Modifying and comparing Blur Trace boundaries
      3m 1s
    5. The Blur Direction tool and Source Noise
      2m 58s
    6. Adding grain and smoothing color artifacts
      7m 23s
  5. 33m 37s
    1. Correcting barrel distortion and panoramas
      1m 4s
    2. Introducing the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      4m 17s
    3. Drawing polygonal constraints
      4m 10s
    4. Manually straightening a GoPro photo
      4m 45s
    5. Stitching together a seamless panorama
      4m 35s
    6. Correcting a pano with Adaptive Wide Angle
      6m 57s
    7. Aligning constraints and overcorrecting
      7m 49s
  6. 52m 52s
    1. Distorting an extracted image
      1m 24s
    2. Extracting a foreground from a background
      3m 30s
    3. Introducing the Puppet Warp command
      5m 2s
    4. Changing the mode and adding rotation
      4m 58s
    5. Adjusting the Expansion value
      4m 0s
    6. Using Pin Depth and Density
      4m 36s
    7. Applying Puppet Warp to editable text
      6m 41s
    8. Creating an intermediate text frame
      3m 16s
    9. Converting layers into animated frames
      7m 13s
    10. Tweening and animating text
      5m 10s
    11. Exporting a QuickTime movie and GIF animation
      7m 2s
  7. 1h 10m
    1. Why edit video in Photoshop?
      1m 5s
    2. Loading video clips into Photoshop
      5m 57s
    3. Creating gradually fading transitions
      6m 11s
    4. Activating a few painless keyboard shortcuts
      3m 41s
    5. Adding text to your video
      5m 21s
    6. Combining your text into video groups
      4m 57s
    7. Adding motion to text (or any layer)
      5m 33s
    8. Adding soundtracks and voiceovers
      6m 50s
    9. Exporting and examining your video
      6m 14s
    10. Editing an existing video comp
      8m 55s
    11. Adding a video clip to the start of a track
      5m 38s
    12. Superimposing video clips with blend modes
      4m 49s
    13. Applying a Smart Filter to an entire video clip
      5m 30s
  8. 1h 24m
    1. Merging multiple exposures in Photoshop
      1m 52s
    2. Automatically aligning bracketed photographs
      4m 13s
    3. Preparing bracketed photos in Camera Raw
      4m 47s
    4. Introducing the HDR Pro command
      4m 12s
    5. How the HDR Pro settings work
      4m 56s
    6. Dramatically increasing the detail in a photo
      7m 45s
    7. Adding a curve in HDR Pro to heighten reality
      9m 9s
    8. Creating a faux-HDR effect in Camera Raw
      6m 17s
    9. Simulating HDR exposures in Camera Raw
      6m 57s
    10. Merging simulated exposures in HDR Pro
      7m 17s
    11. Creating an authentic HDR portrait shot
      6m 12s
    12. Softening an HDR portrait shot
      4m 28s
    13. Developing HDR in Camera Raw
      8m 53s
    14. Working with a 32-bit channel image
      7m 6s
  9. 1h 11m
    1. Managing the multilayer experience
      1m 52s
    2. Renaming a sequence of layers
      5m 35s
    3. Refining the Layers list using filter icons
      3m 31s
    4. Searching by name, effect, and blend mode
      5m 20s
    5. Color property, hide, show, and lock
      5m 28s
    6. Deleting empty layers; replacing fonts (CC 2014)
      5m 56s
    7. Deleting empty layers; replacing fonts (CC)
      4m 34s
    8. Grouping layers by name
      7m 53s
    9. Masking groups and effects in one operation
      5m 28s
    10. Expanding and collapsing all groups and effects
      3m 43s
    11. Introducing layer comps
      4m 4s
    12. Creating a dynamic layer comp
      5m 34s
    13. Applying a mode or effect to an entire group
      8m 55s
    14. Moving many layers without upsetting comps
      3m 28s
  10. 1h 15m
    1. Three incentives to recording actions
      2m 2s
    2. Introducing the Actions panel
      6m 31s
    3. Recording a simple but practical action
      7m 4s
    4. Modifying settings and playing an action
      7m 37s
    5. Creating a dynamically adjustable action
      5m 5s
    6. Adding steps to an existing action
      7m 56s
    7. Actioning a consistent image resolution
      8m 13s
    8. Modifying an adjustment and adding Save As
      6m 21s
    9. Actioning the creation of a flat CMYK image
      5m 18s
    10. Batch processing an entire folder of images
      6m 41s
    11. Saving and loading your actions
      4m 10s
    12. Creating a conditional action
      8m 47s
  11. 1m 20s
    1. See ya
      1m 20s

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9h 4m Advanced Oct 15, 2013 Updated Oct 01, 2014

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Join Photoshop master Deke McClelland in the fourth and final installment of his popular Photoshop CC One-on-One series. In this course, Deke shares step-by-step tutorials and expert-level insights on the most powerful features, helping you make your own way to true Photoshop mastery.

Topics include:
  • Creating professional-quality effects with expertly combined art filters
  • Creating a dimensional watermark with lighting effects
  • Correcting for camera shake with the Shake Reduction filter
  • Removing distortion from a GoPro photo
  • Correcting a panorama with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Animating text with Puppet Warp
  • Adding transitions, text, and sound to videos
  • Creating an authentic HDR portrait shot
  • Managing and leveraging advanced layer options
  • Recording automatic actions and batch processing
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Color property, hide, show, and lock

In this movie, I'll show you how to filter your layers according to their color properties as well as how you can hide and show, and even lock, entire groups of layers at a time. Now by color properties, I mean the color that you assign to the layer here inside the Layers panel. Not the color of the layer itself. So the fact that the monster is green is not something you can search for. Instead, just so you know what I'm talking about. If I press Control Shift N, or Command Shift N on the Mac, to bring up the new layer dialogue box. Notice that you have this color option right there.

And it exclusively shows up inside the layers panel. For example, I'll go ahead and cancel out here. And I'll switch the search criteria back to Kind, and because none of the icons are selected, I'm seeing the full list of layers. Notice that I have several layers here that are set to yellow. And what yellow means to me in the context of this particular file, is that the layer is an additional detail inside the image. So for example I have have this layer called eyelids l, if I turn it off you can see that the left eyelids go away.

To reveal that entire bloodshot eye. Go ahead and turn that layer back on, so that the eye is not quite so creepy. Let's say I want to colorize a few additional details. For example, the underside of the nose right here, is something that I'd like to make yellow. Now I happen to have the rectangular Marquis tool active, which means I can get to the Move tool by pressing and holding the Control key, or the Command key on a Mac. And then, if I right-click on a nostril, and by the way, you can also pull this off on a Mac by Command-Control clicking, then I'll see a list of layers at this location, including nose edges.

I'll go ahead and select that. And then I see the nose edges layer right here inside the list. I'll go ahead and right-click inside this area that contains the eyeball, and then, I can change the color of this layer to yellow. I want to do the same thing for this edge of the belly right here. So I'll press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on the Mac. And right click once again and then choose belly and now I will go ahead and select this layer and I will right click inside of its eyeball area and change it to yellow as well. Now I can return to the search criteria up here in the top left corner of the layers panel and switch to colour and then you can see that by default I am seeing all those layers that have no colour assigned to them whatsoever.

To see those detail layers, I'll go ahead and switch the color to yellow like so. And then I'm going to see this big long list of layers to which I've assigned yellow. To select them all, go up to the Select menu and choose > All layers. You also have the keyboard shortcut that I'll be using in the future, Ctrl+Alt+A or Cmd+Option+A on the Mac. Now let's say I want to hide all these layers so I could see what the monster looks like without these details. And what you do is right-click inside that eyeball area, which is yellow in our case, and you choose Hide this layer from the top of the list and then all those layers go away.

The other color that I'm using inside this document is violet, which indicates all the shading layers. So I'll go ahead and choose violet, you can see that we have, not quite as long of a list this time. I'll press Ctrl+Alt+A or Cmd+Opt+A in order to select all those layers, and then I'll right-click inside this purple eye region and I'll choose hide this layer for these layers as well. And by the way, this method for hiding and showing layers works regardless of your search criteria. So whether it was layer effects, or blend modes, or what have you.

You could do this as well. All right. Now at this point, having gotten an idea of what's going on without those layers, obviously they make an important contribution. I'll go ahead and bring all the layers back, by opening up the Layer Comps panel, and clicking in front of Final Artwork once again. You also have the option of hiding the other layers inside the image. So for example, if I switch my search criteria back to yellow, and then I go ahead and press Ctrl+Alt+A, or Cmd+Option+A on a Mac to select all those layers, that's the important step, by the way, is that you select them.

Then, right click inside this yellow area, and notice the second command, show hide all other layers. If I go ahead and choose that, then I'll hide all the layers that are not currently selected. Now you might assume that you could just press control z or command z on the Mac in order to bring those layers back, but that's not an option. If you go up to the edit menu, notice that the undo command is set to select all layers. So that's what you'd end up undoing. Which is why layer comps are so handy. And I realize we haven't really talked about them yet, but we will before this chapter is over.

And so in my case I'm going to bring back all the layers by bringing up the layer comps panel, and clicking in front of final art work once again. Just one more thing I wanted to pass along here, notice that all the yellow layers are selected. And at this point I can go ahead and lock them down if I want to, just by clicking on Lock All or on this Lock Position icon. I can't lock down transparency. Notice that, that first icon is dimmed and the reason is because many of the selected layers are vector based shape layers as opposed to pixel layers.

But if I wanted to lock on the highlights I could just by clicking on for example the Lock All icon, and then I have Lock icons all the way down over here on the right side of the panel. And that friends is how you filter your layers based on color properties as well as how you hide, show and lock entire groups of layers at a time.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Photoshop CC One-on-One: Mastery .


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Q: This course was updated on 10/1/2014. What changed?

A: Deke updated the course to reflect changes in the 2014 version of Illustrator CC, including changes to the art filters, the Puppet Warp tool, HDR, layers, and actions.

 
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