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The third part of the popular and comprehensive series Photoshop CS6 One-on-One follows industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Adobe Photoshop. He shows how to adjust your color, interface, and performance settings to get the best out of your images and the most out of Photoshop, and explores the power of Smart Objects, Shadows/Highlights, and Curves for making subtle, nondestructive adjustments. The course dives into Camera Raw to experiment with the editing toolset there, and returns to Photoshop to discuss toning, blur, and blend modes. Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details and reducing noise, as well as creating quick and accurate selections with Quick Mask, Color Range, and Refine Edge commands.
In this movie I'll show you how to open and edit the two originals associated with this composition, in order to update all the true clones. And in the end we'll wind up coming up with this effect here, in which the first and third columns list URLs, and the middle column goes ahead and list the file numbers. First, with this stock photograph of the guy with a big bicep, and then for the stock illustration of the tattoo, so I'll go and switch to the image in progress here and I'll double-click on the thumbnail for this all-time Smart Object, in order to open that Smart Object that contains all of the groups.
And then I'll twirl open right, let's say, and double-click on the thumbnails for any one of these Photos by Floyd layers. And the reason you can double-click on any of the thumbnails is that they all take you to the same original. So I'll go and double-click on that thumbnail in order to open the original Smart Object, and then I'll double-click on little T here in the Layers panel in order to switch over to the Type tool and select all the text, and I'll press Ctrl+Shift+K or Cmd+Shift+K on the Mac in order to turn off the All Cap Style and I'll change this text to fotolia.com/deke.
And then I'll press Ctrl+A or Cmd+A on the Mac in order to select all the text and I'll press Ctrl+Shift+ > or Cmd+Shift+> a couple of times in a row, in order to increase the size of that text to 28 points, as you can see up here in the Options bar. Then press the Enter key on the numerical keypad in order to accept your change and go to the Image menu and choose the Reveal All command and notice by the way, if you loaded DekeKeys, I have given you a keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Shift+Alt+B or Cmd+Shift+Opt+B on the Mac and that's just because I assigned Ctrl+Shift+Alt+A or Cmd+Shift+Opt+A to the task of flattening all layers, so I went ahead and gave Reveal All, the next letter in the alphabet.
Anyway, go ahead and choose that command and you'll get this effect here, and then close the Smart Object, click on the Yes button here on the PC, with the Save button on the Mac, in order to update those six true clones. All right, now let's take care of the two middle layers. By twirling open the middle group and double-clicking on the thumbnails for either of the file numbers layers and that will open up this original, and I'll once again double-click on the T thumbnail here in the Layers panel to switch to the Type tool and select all that text. I'll press Ctrl+Shift+K or Cmd+Shift+K on the Mac in order to turn off all caps and I'll dial in file numbers, colon (:) and then I've gone ahead and copied the file numbers to the clipboard.
So I'll press the Ctrl+V or Cmd+V on the Mac in order to paste that text in to place and I'll press Ctrl+A or Cmd+A on the Mac to Select All of that text, press Ctrl+Shift+> or Cmd+Shift+> two times in a row in order to increase the type size to 28 points once again, and then press Enter on the numerical keypad to accept that change. And then, again visit the Image menu and choose Reveal All or take advantage of the shortcut, either way, in order to expand that text like so. Go ahead and close the Smart Object, click on the Yes button or the Save button on the Mac in order to update those clones.
Now you can see that all of the URLs are violating the canvas, and so the solution is to once again, go up to the Image menu and choose Reveal All in order to expand the canvas, so none of the text gets clipped, and then go ahead and close this Smart Object and click the Yes button on the PC or the Save button on the Mac in order to update all of the text in one operation here inside the larger composition. And so, if I press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on the Mac, we'll see the original watermark, and then if I press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on the Mac again, I'll see the new watermarks that we updated inside this very movie.
And that, friends, is some of the power that's afforded to us by True Clones and Smart Objects, here inside Photoshop.
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