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Integrating image elements

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Video: Integrating image elements

In this movie, we're going to make the rays of light actually appear as if they are emanating from the moon by adding a couple of layer effects. You may notice from this distance it appears as if we have a little bit of a rim around the moon as if we didn't select it properly. That's actually not the case. If I zoom in to 100%, you can see that the moon looks great. It's just that Photoshop doesn't always render things properly when you're zoomed out. So if you see something wrong in your image, make sure to zoom in to 100% which is Photoshop's most accurate preview.

Integrating image elements

In this movie, we're going to make the rays of light actually appear as if they are emanating from the moon by adding a couple of layer effects. You may notice from this distance it appears as if we have a little bit of a rim around the moon as if we didn't select it properly. That's actually not the case. If I zoom in to 100%, you can see that the moon looks great. It's just that Photoshop doesn't always render things properly when you're zoomed out. So if you see something wrong in your image, make sure to zoom in to 100% which is Photoshop's most accurate preview.

Now I have the rays layer selected here inside the Layers panel. And I also switched back to the Rectangular Marquee tool, so I'm going to reduce the Opacity from the keyboard by pressing the 8 key to take the opacity of this layer down to 80%, as you can see here inside the Layers panel. Then I'll click on the moon layer to select it. And we're going to add a couple of glow effects by dropping down to the FX icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, clicking on it, and I'll start by choosing Outer Glow down here at the bottom of the pop-up menu.

And I'm going to drag inside the image window. You don't have to press the Spacebar when you have this dialog box up, you can just drag to pan the image. And then, I'm going to click on this little Color Swatch, which by default appears as yellow, and I'm going to change it to white by dragging inside this big color field here all the way to the upper left corner and then I'll click OK. And now, I'll take the Opacity value up to 100%. A Blend mode of Screen is just fine. I'll tab my way down to the Size value and I'll press Shift+Up arrow until I get a size of 85 pixels, so I have a big glow coming off the moon.

I also want to spread that glow just slightly, so I'm going to change the Spread value here just above the Size value and raise it incrementally from the keyboard by pressing the Up arrow key until I get 5%. And that looks good to me, now I feel like we need a little bit of an inner glow as well. So go ahead and click on Inner Glow in the list, not Inner Shadow but Inner Glow. And again, we want it to be white, so click on that yellow color swatch, drag to the upper left-hand corner of the field and click OK.

This time, I want an Opacity value of 50% and I'm going to tab my way down to the Size value and press Shift+Up arrow in order to change that value to 15 pixels and then click OK. And that's all there is to it. We now have a glowing moon integrated into the rays of light. The only image element that's still outstanding is the big huge flower in the foreground and we'll begin working on that in the next movie.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

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  1. 38m 23s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 51s
    2. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 8 (CC 2014) NEW
      6m 16s
    3. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 7 or earlier (CC) UPDATED
      5m 48s
    4. Opening from the Macintosh Finder UPDATED
      7m 10s
    5. Opening from Photoshop or Bridge
      3m 52s
    6. Opening an image from Mini Bridge (CC)
      2m 39s
    7. Opening through Camera Raw
      5m 11s
    8. Closing one image and closing all UPDATED
      5m 36s
  2. 52m 47s
    1. Navigating your image
      40s
    2. The dark vs. the light interface UPDATED
      6m 2s
    3. Navigating tabs and windows
      4m 32s
    4. Panels and workspaces
      6m 20s
    5. Zooming incrementally
      6m 22s
    6. Zooming continuously
      2m 43s
    7. Entering a custom zoom value
      2m 25s
    8. Scrolling and panning images
      2m 31s
    9. Rotating and resetting the view
      2m 11s
    10. Cycling between screen modes
      3m 10s
    11. Using the Navigator panel
      3m 38s
    12. Using Retina and HiDPI displays
      4m 3s
    13. Adjusting a few screen preferences UPDATED
      8m 10s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Digital imaging fundamentals
      1m 45s
    2. Image size and resolution
      6m 34s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 9s
    4. Common resolution standards
      4m 7s
    5. Upsampling vs. real pixels
      7m 59s
    6. Changing the print size
      8m 15s
    7. Downsampling for print
      5m 14s
    8. Downsampling for email
      6m 22s
    9. The interpolation settings
      6m 40s
    10. Downsampling advice
      5m 5s
    11. Upsampling advice
      4m 15s
  4. 53m 20s
    1. The layered composition
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing the Layers panel
      4m 12s
    3. Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
      5m 27s
    4. Dragging and dropping layers
      4m 36s
    5. Stack, reveal, and rename
      3m 1s
    6. Opacity, history, and blend mode
      6m 5s
    7. Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
      5m 32s
    8. Applying a clipping mask
      3m 58s
    9. Blending inside a clipping mask
      4m 10s
    10. Finishing off your artwork
      3m 13s
    11. Creating a new layer and background
      4m 24s
    12. Layering tips and tricks
      7m 2s
  5. 26m 13s
    1. The art of the save
      54s
    2. Four things to know about saving
      5m 59s
    3. Saving layers to PSD
      6m 34s
    4. Saving print images to TIFF
      4m 48s
    5. Saving an interactive image to PNG
      3m 40s
    6. Saving a flat photo to JPEG
      4m 18s
  6. 32m 16s
    1. Honing in on your image
      1m 43s
    2. The new and improved Crop tool
      4m 35s
    3. Editing your last crop
      6m 29s
    4. Cropping to a specific ratio or size
      5m 57s
    5. Straightening a crooked image
      4m 44s
    6. Filling in missing details UPDATED
      6m 44s
    7. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
  7. 44m 51s
    1. First, there is brightness
      2m 12s
    2. How luminance works
      4m 18s
    3. The three Auto commands
      3m 27s
    4. Automatic brightness and contrast
      6m 5s
    5. The Brightness/Contrast command
      2m 47s
    6. The dynamic adjustment layer
      4m 4s
    7. Editing adjustment layers
      3m 52s
    8. Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask
      3m 31s
    9. Introducing the histogram
      4m 58s
    10. Measuring an adjustment
      3m 34s
    11. Using the Shadows/Highlights command
      6m 3s
  8. 44m 33s
    1. And second, there is color
      1m 31s
    2. Identifying a color cast UPDATED
      3m 34s
    3. Correcting a color cast automatically
      3m 57s
    4. Changing the color balance
      6m 10s
    5. Compensating with Photo Filter
      3m 11s
    6. Adjusting color intensity with Vibrance
      3m 29s
    7. Correcting color casts in Camera Raw
      5m 46s
    8. The Hue/Saturation command
      5m 26s
    9. Summoning colors where none exist
      4m 8s
    10. Making more color with Vibrance
      4m 27s
    11. Making a quick-and-dirty sepia tone
      2m 54s
  9. 55m 46s
    1. Making selective modifications
      1m 10s
    2. The geometric Marquee tools
      6m 1s
    3. Aligning one image element to another
      4m 59s
    4. The freeform Lasso tools
      3m 59s
    5. The Polygonal Lasso tool and Quick Mask
      5m 19s
    6. Cropping one selection inside another UPDATED
      6m 15s
    7. Creating rays of light
      4m 44s
    8. Quick Selection and Similar
      4m 11s
    9. Making it better with Refine Edge
      4m 56s
    10. Integrating image elements
      2m 39s
    11. Magic Wand and Grow
      5m 17s
    12. Refine, integrate, and complete
      6m 16s
  10. 53m 48s
    1. Your best face forward
      1m 0s
    2. Content-Aware Fill UPDATED
      6m 11s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      5m 36s
    4. The more capable "standard" Healing Brush UPDATED
      5m 55s
    5. Meet the Clone Source panel
      3m 53s
    6. Caps Lock and Fade
      4m 57s
    7. The Dodge and Burn tools UPDATED
      5m 1s
    8. Adjusting color with the Brush tool UPDATED
      6m 35s
    9. Smoothing skin textures UPDATED
      5m 57s
    10. Brightening teeth
      4m 0s
    11. Intensifying eyes UPDATED
      4m 43s
  11. 49s
    1. Until next time
      49s

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