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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview
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The Detect Faces option


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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

with Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann

Video: The Detect Faces option

The Color Range command has been around for quite a long time, but in Photoshop CS6, it's been improved to make it easier to select Skin Tones. So for example, if you want to apply an adjustment that only affects the faces in a photo this is the tool for you. Let's take a look at how it works. I'll start off by choosing Select and then Color Range from the menu. That will bring up the Color Range dialog. I'll start off with my selection preview set to none so that we can see the original image and then at the top of the dialog, I'll choose skin tones from the select popup. This will cause Photoshop to automatically analyze the image and look for skin tones.
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 24m 48s
    1. Interface update
      1m 41s
    2. Panel updates
      4m 0s
    3. File compatibility preferences
      1m 57s
    4. PDF presentation
      4m 2s
    5. Contact sheets
      4m 24s
    6. Tool recording in actions
      3m 34s
    7. Print dialog updates
      5m 10s
  3. 9m 10s
    1. Adobe Camera Raw updates
      5m 27s
    2. Auto Brightness/Contrast adjustments
      1m 36s
    3. The new Auto option for Curves and Levels
      2m 7s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Crop tool overhaul
      6m 41s
    2. The Perspective Crop tool
      3m 5s
    3. The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 31s
    4. Patch tool updates
      4m 45s
    5. The Content-Aware Move tool
      5m 45s
    6. The Detect Faces option
      2m 19s
  5. 18m 44s
    1. The Oil Paint filter
      2m 51s
    2. Airbrush tips
      2m 24s
    3. Erodible brush tips
      2m 28s
    4. The Field Blur filter
      3m 51s
    5. The Iris Blur filter
      3m 25s
    6. The Tilt-Shift filter
      3m 45s
  6. 7m 29s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      4m 50s
    2. Vector layers
      2m 39s
  7. 22m 16s
    1. The Timeline panel
      2m 35s
    2. Video groups and arranging clips
      1m 55s
    3. Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions
      4m 25s
    4. Creating a transformation with layers
      2m 45s
    5. Adding and animating pictures
      2m 48s
    6. Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos
      4m 24s
    7. Exporting video
      3m 24s
  8. 43m 16s
    1. Goodbye Repoussé: The new 3D workflow
      5m 12s
    2. Improved viewport navigation
      4m 55s
    3. Splitting, rotating, and aligning extrusions
      7m 43s
    4. 3D materials and rendering
      5m 45s
    5. Advanced 3D features
      8m 24s
    6. Live extrusions and shadows and reflections in the viewport
      5m 9s
    7. Painting on target textures
      6m 8s

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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview
2h 35m Intermediate May 21, 2012

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In this course, Adobe Photoshop experts Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann look at the new features available in Photoshop CS6 and show you how to incorporate them into your workflow. They take you on a tour of the interface, which has a new look and different controls in some of the panels, and introduce you to all the new features in areas like adjustments, image cleanup, creative effects, text and graphics, video, and 3D.

Topics include:
  • General and interface updates
  • Adjustment updates
  • Image cleanup updates
  • Creative updates
  • Text and graphics updates
  • Working with video
  • 3D updates
Subjects:
Photography video2brain
Software:
Photoshop
Authors:
Tim Grey Olaf Giermann

The Detect Faces option

The Color Range command has been around for quite a long time, but in Photoshop CS6, it's been improved to make it easier to select Skin Tones. So for example, if you want to apply an adjustment that only affects the faces in a photo this is the tool for you. Let's take a look at how it works. I'll start off by choosing Select and then Color Range from the menu. That will bring up the Color Range dialog. I'll start off with my selection preview set to none so that we can see the original image and then at the top of the dialog, I'll choose skin tones from the select popup. This will cause Photoshop to automatically analyze the image and look for skin tones.

You can see in my selection preview that I have a pretty good starting point. I'll switch my overall selection preview back to grayscale, so that we can see the larger version of our preview and I can adjust the fuzziness. I can reduce the range of skin tones included or increase the range of skin tones included. If I go too far, you can see that the background area starts to get selected just a little bit. The idea is that I want to create the best starting point possible for my Skin Tone Selection. So, I think right about there looks to be a pretty good balance. I can then, however, turn on the Detect Faces check box so that Photoshop can further refine the selection based on the information that it's gathered from the photo.

I can still fine-tune the effect with the Fuzziness Settings. But in this case you can see that I'm not getting the best result with Detect Faces turned on. So I'll go ahead and turn it back off. I could continue adjusting fuzziness and even turning on detect faces after I've made further refinements, but in this case I think I'll get the best result by simply fine tuning the overall fuzziness. Of course, once I have a basic selection, I can always clean it up later. So, I'll go ahead and click the OK button to create a basic selection and then I'll grab the Lasso tool and set the Add to Selection option. And then I can simply draw a selection inside my existing selection to add the additional areas.

The areas that had been missed in that selection to the final result. So there you have it. With just a few easy steps, we're able to create a quick, basic selection of skin tone areas within a photo thanks to this new addition of the Color Range command in Photoshop CS6.

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