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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics
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Incrementally undoing undesirable effects


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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

with Deke McClelland

Video: Incrementally undoing undesirable effects

Now, we have made some pretty hideous modifications here. How do we go about undoing even incrementally reconstructing the original image? Well, we've got a lot of options available to us. For starters, notice that the name of this tool is the Forward Warp tool. You may wonder why that is, what's so forward about warping. Well, it is a cheeky little tool for one thing, but also, you can reverse the effects of your warping by pressing the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac, and clicking with the tool.
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  1. 1h 15m
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics
      2m 5s
    2. Selecting glass and water
      5m 23s
    3. Establishing a base layer
      4m 0s
    4. The Color Range command
      6m 45s
    5. Selecting sparkles
      3m 19s
    6. Setting sparkles to Screen
      4m 19s
    7. Selecting and compositing hair
      2m 59s
    8. When Color Range falls short
      7m 25s
    9. Selecting a base channel
      4m 25s
    10. Enhancing the channel's contrast
      4m 4s
    11. Dodging the highlights
      5m 55s
    12. Putting the mask in play
      3m 20s
    13. Reducing the edge fringes
      4m 21s
    14. Adding a layer mask
      4m 53s
    15. Creating a gradient quick mask
      5m 26s
    16. Blurring the layer mask
      5m 51s
    17. And that's just the beginning...
      1m 15s
  2. 1h 13m
    1. Edge-enhancement parlor tricks
      1m 30s
    2. The subterfuge of sharpness
      3m 14s
    3. The single-shot sharpness
      3m 47s
    4. Unsharp Mask
      5m 17s
    5. Understanding the Radius value
      4m 31s
    6. Gauging the best settings
      7m 14s
    7. Sharpening the luminance data
      8m 25s
    8. USM vs. Smart Sharpen
      6m 0s
    9. Smart Sharpen's Remove settings
      6m 23s
    10. High-resolution sharpening
      6m 4s
    11. Leave More Accurate off!
      2m 29s
    12. Turn More Accurate on
      2m 58s
    13. The Advanced options
      5m 17s
    14. Saving Smart Sharpen settings
      4m 18s
    15. Accounting for camera shake
      6m 0s
  3. 1h 24m
    1. Why the heck would you blur?
      1m 20s
    2. The "bell-shaped" Gaussian Blur
      7m 16s
    3. The Linear Box Blur
      2m 58s
    4. Median and its badly named progeny
      6m 3s
    5. Surface Blur and the rest
      5m 36s
    6. The Motion Blur filter
      3m 2s
    7. The Radial Blur variations: Spin and Zoom
      5m 55s
    8. The Captain Kirk-in-love effect
      6m 50s
    9. Averaging skin tones
      6m 2s
    10. Addressing the stubborn patches
      6m 0s
    11. Combining Gaussian Blur and Average
      4m 8s
    12. Blurring surface details
      7m 2s
    13. Smoothing blemishes while matching noise
      7m 52s
    14. Reducing digital noise
      8m 22s
    15. Smoothing out JPEG artifacts
      6m 1s
  4. 45m 28s
    1. Behold, the layered composition
      1m 13s
    2. The Layers palette
      5m 8s
    3. Enlarging the hand
      4m 40s
    4. Erasing with a layer mask
      6m 28s
    5. Moving a layer
      4m 3s
    6. Combining layers into a clipping mask
      4m 42s
    7. Hair and stacking order
      6m 12s
    8. Adding a frame and expanding the canvas
      6m 2s
    9. Adding a vignette
      7m 0s
  5. 42m 27s
    1. Organization: It sounds dull, but it rocks
      1m 8s
    2. The terrible battle
      3m 3s
    3. Assembling the base composition
      5m 46s
    4. Adding adjustment layers
      4m 55s
    5. Creating a layer group
      2m 24s
    6. Grouping selected layers
      3m 13s
    7. Making the TV lines
      4m 17s
    8. Introducing layer comps
      5m 52s
    9. Saving your own layer comps
      6m 40s
    10. Final footnotes
      5m 9s
  6. 1h 23m
    1. Parametric operations
      1m 4s
    2. The power of blend modes
      6m 44s
    3. Changing the Opacity value
      5m 35s
    4. Opacity vs. Fill Opacity
      4m 37s
    5. Meet the blend modes
      5m 38s
    6. Blend mode shortcuts
      5m 52s
    7. The darkening modes
      6m 12s
    8. Tempering a Burn effect with the Fill value
      3m 53s
    9. Saving a blended state
      2m 54s
    10. The lightening modes
      4m 55s
    11. The contrast modes
      7m 13s
    12. The comparative modes
      7m 25s
    13. The composite (HSL) modes
      6m 2s
    14. The brush-only modes
      8m 11s
    15. Blending groups
      7m 10s
  7. 1h 27m
    1. At this point, there is a great shift...
      59s
    2. Messing with the masters
      2m 28s
    3. Scaling a layer to fit a composition
      6m 39s
    4. Merging clock face and cardinal
      2m 2s
    5. Rotating the minute hand
      7m 42s
    6. Replaying the last transformation
      3m 50s
    7. Second hand and shadows
      5m 0s
    8. Series duplication
      3m 23s
    9. Skews and perspective-style distortions
      6m 43s
    10. The envelope-style Warp function
      7m 32s
    11. Introducing the Liquify command
      5m 9s
    12. Adjusting the brush settings
      4m 2s
    13. Viewing layers and the mesh
      4m 18s
    14. Incrementally undoing undesirable effects
      4m 5s
    15. Twirl, pucker, and bloat
      2m 2s
    16. Push, mirror, and turbulence
      4m 37s
    17. Protecting regions with a mask
      3m 41s
    18. Applying a digital facelift
      10m 53s
    19. Saving and loading mesh settings
      2m 31s
  8. 1h 18m
    1. Planes and perspective
      1m 7s
    2. The Blue Gallery
      2m 47s
    3. Introducing Vanishing Point 2.0
      5m 30s
    4. Drawing out perpendicular planes
      6m 54s
    5. Exporting the gridlines to a layer
      4m 45s
    6. Cloning an image from one plane to another
      7m 58s
    7. Blending the image into its new home
      6m 31s
    8. Healing away the sockets
      7m 48s
    9. Importing a new image
      6m 20s
    10. Masking and shading the image
      7m 27s
    11. Flat in, perspective out
      5m 57s
    12. Adding perspective type
      4m 50s
    13. Swinging planes to custom angles
      6m 2s
    14. Wrapping art around multiple surfaces
      4m 35s
  9. 1h 15m
    1. Type: The great imaging exception
      54s
    2. Creating an independent text layer
      6m 39s
    3. Editing vector-based text
      6m 38s
    4. Working with area text
      6m 15s
    5. Resizing the text frame
      6m 4s
    6. Obscure but important formatting options
      7m 25s
    7. Text editing tricks and shortcuts
      9m 38s
    8. Adding a ghostly cast shadow
      6m 19s
    9. Backlighting the text
      2m 48s
    10. Creating type on a path
      7m 37s
    11. Pasting text along the bottom of a circle
      3m 50s
    12. Flip and baseline shift
      3m 15s
    13. Warping text
      3m 58s
    14. Scaling the warped text to taste
      4m 18s
  10. 1m 11s
    1. See ya for now
      1m 11s

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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics
10h 47m Intermediate Apr 16, 2007

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Photoshop is the tool of choice for most creative professionals and has quickly become household name synonymous with computer art and image manipulation. In Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics, internationally renowned Photoshop guru Deke McClelland teaches such digital-age wonders as masking, filters, layers, blend modes, Liquify, Vanishing Point, and vector-based type. Along the way, Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details, smoothing over wrinkles and imperfections, trimming away jowls and fat, and wrapping one image around the surface of another. Plus, the training teaches how to construct and organize the elements in a composition so you can edit them easily in the future. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.

Ready for more Photoshop CS3 training with Deke? Check out Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques.

Note: Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials is a recommended prerequisite to Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics.

Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts for Photoshop from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Understanding what Photoshop CS3 is and what it can do.
  • Zooming, scrolling, and getting around an image.
  • Making the most of the new-and-improved CS3 interface.
  • Using Adobe Bridge to organize and manage images.
  • Saving workspaces for maximum comfort and efficiency.
  • Correcting colors using the Variations and Hue/Saturation commands.
  • Taking on the professional-grade luminance editors, Levels and Curves.
  • Resampling an image and selecting an interpolation setting.
  • Cropping and straightening a photograph.
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Incrementally undoing undesirable effects

Now, we have made some pretty hideous modifications here. How do we go about undoing even incrementally reconstructing the original image? Well, we've got a lot of options available to us. For starters, notice that the name of this tool is the Forward Warp tool. You may wonder why that is, what's so forward about warping. Well, it is a cheeky little tool for one thing, but also, you can reverse the effects of your warping by pressing the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac, and clicking with the tool.

Notice how I just slightly undid that distortion right there by Alt-clicking on one eye and then Alt-clicking on the other eye. That behavior is identical to the Reconstruct tool, so you could switch to the Reconstruct tool if you prefer, and click with that tool as well. And notice that that incrementally reverses the effect of whatever adjustments you have applied. It doesn't have to be a warp adjustment, it can be any of these other adjustments as well. Alright, so you can click with a tool, you can drag with a tool.

I don't really recommend you drag because when you drag with a Reconstruct tool or Alt or Option+drag with a Warp tool, you end up undoing your modifications much too quickly from my liking. So I will go ahead and press Ctrl+Z or Command Z on the Mac to reestablish the bad stuff. And I might even press Ctrl+Alt+Z, Ctrl+Alt+Z, a couple of times in a row in order to get back to the really bad modification, so that we can see the results of a few other functions. By the way, if you find that either of these tools is working too quickly, in particular the Reconstruct tool, then you can change your brush pressure settings.

So let's say I take this brush pressure down to 20 and then click. And you will notice that the reconstruction happens much more slowly. Alright, anyway, what I would really like to show you or these guys down here, I love these guys, reconstruct and restore all. Notice, if you click on a Reconstruct button, Photoshop just goes ahead and applies a little bit of reconstruction, it doesn't do the whole thing, it just goes ahead and incrementally backs up everything that's been applied to the image. And what that can mean as if you have gone way too far, you can back things up and restore some pretty realistic detail to your image.

And if that's not enough, just click on the Reconstruct button again. Now, it's going to take several clicks of that Reconstruct button to get back to the original version of the image. And of course, reconstruct is undoable, you can press Ctrl+Z or Command+Option+Z to back up here, Ctrl+Shift+C or Command+Shift+C on the Macintosh side, it goes ahead and forwards steps through the reconstruction in this case. In any event, I am going to press Ctrl+Alt+C or Command+Option+Z on the Mac in order to restore a few of those bad manipulations because in addition of reconstruct, you have this guy Restore All.

If you just want to abandon all your modifications, get back to the original image, then click on the Restore All button, and you will return to the original version, in this case, of the Raphael fellow. Now, one other way to work, and by the way, once again, that is undoable, I just need to make sure you understand how wonderfully flexible this function is, so if I press Ctrl+Z or Command+Z on the Mac, I will undo the effects of the Restore All button. If I press Ctrl+Z or Command+Z again, I will redo the effects of the Restore All button.

You have one other sort of DEFCON 4 option here, and that is you can press and hold the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and click on this Reset button. Notice, that cancels changes to reset. That not only resets the image just as the Restore All button does, but it also resets all the settings inside of the dialog box. So it's going turn Show Backdrop off, it's going to turn Show Mesh off, it's going to reinstate the original tool options and so on and so on. And that's not necessarily something that you want to do.

So I would lay off Alt-clicking on cancel, but know that it's there, just in case you want to restore your original settings. And I would focus on using the Restore All button in order to reinstate the original version of an image.

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