Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate
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Print, position, and size


Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

with Deke McClelland

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Video: Print, position, and size

So in this movie, I'll introduce you to the Print dialogue box, and I'll tour you through the position and size options. I've gone ahead and restored the saved version of The joy of color.psd. If you want to get a sense for the size and resolution of this or any other document, then drop down to this item in the lower left corner of the image window, and click and hold on it. And you'll see that this image in particular, measures 2,250 pixels wide by 1,500 pixels tall. The resolution, which as you may recall from our discussion of the Image Size command, exclusively affects how the image prints.
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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 4s
  2. 1h 1m
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
    2. Content-Aware Fill and Color Adaptation (CC 2014)
      7m 44s
    3. Combining two layers with a layer mask (CC 2014)
      5m 37s
    4. Content-aware healing (CC 2014)
      10m 17s
    5. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    6. Using Content-Aware Patch
      7m 17s
    7. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch
      3m 45s
    8. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      7m 41s
    9. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    10. The Content-Aware Scale command
      6m 35s
    11. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    12. Protecting skin tones
      3m 31s
  3. 32m 55s
    1. Editing the histogram
      1m 50s
    2. The new automatic Levels adjustment
      4m 33s
    3. Customizing a Levels adjustment
      4m 53s
    4. Understanding the Gamma value
      2m 7s
    5. Opening up the shadows
      2m 48s
    6. Previewing clipped pixels
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching with Output Levels
      4m 25s
    8. Making channel-by-channel adjustments
      2m 19s
    9. Faking a gray card in post
      2m 51s
    10. Assigning shortcuts to adjustment layers
      3m 29s
  4. 57m 43s
    1. How sharpening works
      1m 38s
    2. Introducing the Smart Sharpen filter
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding the Radius value
      5m 20s
    4. Gauging the best sharpening settings
      5m 45s
    5. Addressing color artifacts and clipping
      5m 49s
    6. The Remove and Reduce Noise options
      4m 22s
    7. The Shadows/Highlights options
      7m 36s
    8. Correcting for camera shake
      6m 47s
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss filter
      5m 45s
    10. Sharpening with the High Pass filter
      4m 44s
    11. Painting in sharpness
      3m 1s
  5. 1h 12m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text
      8m 8s
    3. Font and type style tricks
      7m 58s
    4. Type size and color tricks
      6m 42s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters
      8m 9s
    6. Creating and editing area text
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs
      6m 50s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path
      5m 34s
    9. Creating text along a path
      6m 12s
    10. Adjusting baseline shift
      4m 45s
    11. Creating and stylizing a logo
      6m 49s
    12. Masking text into image elements
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 9m
    1. The other vector-based layer
      1m 39s
    2. Dotted borders and corner roundness
      8m 14s
    3. Drawing and aligning custom shapes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating your own repeatable custom shape
      5m 43s
    5. Selecting and modifying path outlines (CC 2014)
      6m 5s
    6. Isolating selected layers (CC 2014)
      6m 39s
    7. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones
      6m 31s
    8. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes
      8m 49s
    9. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    10. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    11. Turning a small image into a huge one
      8m 38s
  7. 1h 14m
    1. Depth, contour, and texture
      1m 28s
    2. Imparting depth with a layer effect
      9m 9s
    3. The power of the drop shadow
      7m 37s
    4. Modifying a layer and its effects
      6m 21s
    5. Saving custom default settings
      4m 12s
    6. Creating a custom contour
      8m 5s
    7. Introducing Bevel and Emboss
      8m 8s
    8. Multiple effects and multiple layers
      7m 45s
    9. Global Light and rasterizing effects
      8m 5s
    10. Gloss and surface contour
      6m 4s
    11. Adding texture to Bevel and Emboss
      7m 21s
  8. 34m 48s
    1. Styles store settings
      1m 38s
    2. Creating and applying a paragraph style
      3m 41s
    3. Redefining a style and styling a word
      5m 38s
    4. Creating and styling a placeholder style
      5m 43s
    5. Applying and creating layer styles
      5m 45s
    6. Loading and customizing layer styles
      5m 42s
    7. Merging and saving layer styles
      6m 41s
  9. 56m 48s
    1. Meet the transformations
      1m 55s
    2. Transformations and Smart Objects
      5m 46s
    3. Adjusting the interpolation setting
      5m 10s
    4. Rotating a layer with Free Transform
      5m 22s
    5. Scale, duplicate, and repeat
      4m 30s
    6. Creating a synthetic star field
      5m 20s
    7. Warping a logo with Arc and Flag
      5m 34s
    8. Distort, perspective, and skew
      4m 15s
    9. Using transformations to draw and correct
      7m 0s
    10. Bolstering text with layer effects
      5m 43s
    11. Adding highlights with Lens Flare
      6m 13s
  10. 43m 36s
    1. Removing the weight that the camera adds
      1m 7s
    2. The Warp and Reconstruct tools
      6m 44s
    3. Brush size, hardness, and opacity
      4m 29s
    4. The Pucker, Bloat, Push, and Twirl tools
      7m 12s
    5. Saving and reapplying Liquify settings
      4m 9s
    6. Lifting and slimming details
      9m 42s
    7. Warping legs, arms, and fabric
      5m 33s
    8. Improving a model's posture
      4m 40s
  11. 58m 46s
    1. Shoot in color, convert to black and white
      1m 55s
    2. Three ways to grayscale
      5m 36s
    3. Mixing a custom black-and-white image
      7m 31s
    4. Simulating an infrared photograph
      6m 39s
    5. Creating a sienna-infused sepia tone
      5m 38s
    6. Creating a hyper-saturated image
      5m 26s
    7. Introducing the Black & White command
      3m 16s
    8. Customizing the Black & White settings
      4m 50s
    9. Black & White meets the Channel Mixer
      7m 29s
    10. Infusing an image with tint and color
      5m 9s
    11. Grayscale and Split Tone in Camera Raw
      5m 17s
  12. 41m 34s
    1. The many ways to print
      1m 41s
    2. Using the test document
      3m 18s
    3. Print, position, and size
      5m 57s
    4. Description and printing marks
      3m 3s
    5. Establishing a bleed
      3m 44s
    6. Getting reliable color
      5m 54s
    7. Special printing options
      5m 1s
    8. Previewing an image at print size
      4m 16s
    9. Creating contact sheets
      4m 49s
    10. Creating a multipage PDF
      3m 51s
  13. 31m 9s
    1. Making Internet imagery
      1m 6s
    2. Introducing Save for Web
      4m 39s
    3. Creating the perfect JPEG image
      5m 14s
    4. Creating a high-contrast GIF image
      6m 23s
    5. The two varieties of PNG
      3m 57s
    6. Downsampling for the web
      5m 59s
    7. Adding copyright and contact info
      3m 51s
  14. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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10h 37m Intermediate Aug 19, 2013 Updated Sep 18, 2014

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Photoshop CC One-on-One is back, and this installment teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects with this premiere image-editing program. Industry pro Deke McClelland shows you how to seamlessly move and patch areas of a photo with the Content-Aware toolset; stretch the brightness of a scene with automatic and custom Levels adjustments; create intricate designs with text and shapes; and morph an image with layer effects and transformations. Deke also shares his techniques for sharpening details, whether addressing noise and highlight/shadow clipping or camera shake, and converting a full-color image to black and white. The final chapters show you how to best print and save images for the web, making sure all your hard work pays off in the final output.

Topics include:
  • Performing automatic retouch, scaling, and more with the Content-Aware tools
  • Editing the histogram
  • Customizing a Levels adjustment
  • Making channel-by-channel Levels adjustments
  • Sharpening with the Smart Sharpen, Emboss, and High Pass filters
  • Working with vector-based type
  • Kerning and tracking characters
  • Creating text on a path
  • Drawing and customizing shapes
  • Creating depth, contour, and texture with layer effects
  • Liquifying an image
  • Simulating an infrared photo
  • Adjusting print position, size, and color
  • Creating the perfect JPEG image
  • Downsampling for the web
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Print, position, and size

So in this movie, I'll introduce you to the Print dialogue box, and I'll tour you through the position and size options. I've gone ahead and restored the saved version of The joy of color.psd. If you want to get a sense for the size and resolution of this or any other document, then drop down to this item in the lower left corner of the image window, and click and hold on it. And you'll see that this image in particular, measures 2,250 pixels wide by 1,500 pixels tall. The resolution, which as you may recall from our discussion of the Image Size command, exclusively affects how the image prints.

It is 250 pixels per inch. And as a result, those 2,250 pixels wide, fit into nine inches, and those 1,500 pixels tall fit into six inches. At least the way things are set up so far, but you can override the size and resolution inside the Print dialogue box. Now to print your image to a local printer, meaning one that's connected to your computer or part of a larger network, then go up to the File menu and choose the Print command. Or you can press Ctrl+P, or Cmd+P on the Mac.

And that brings up the Print dialogue box. On the left-hand side, we have a large Print preview, so we're actually seeing the page and the image on that page. And then on the right-hand side, we have access to all of our options. And you can expand a group of options by clicking on its triangle. So in this case, I've expanded Color Management. That scoots the Position and Size values way down to the bottom of the dialogue box, but if options get hidden, you can scroll down to reveal them. I'm going to scroll back up however, and go ahead and collapse Color Management for now.

If you're working on a network that includes multiple printers, then you can select the specific printer you want to use from this printer list. Obviously, you can print multiple copies if you want to. We've got a horizontal image on a vertical page, and as a result the left and right sides will crop away. We don't want that of course. So to switch orientations, you click on one of these layout icons. And I'll go ahead and click on the second one, in order to switch to a horizontal page. And you know what? I'm going to go ahead and increase the width of my Print dialogue box, so I can see a larger preview on the left-hand side.

Now notice that by default, Photoshop is going to scale the image to 100%. In other words, it's going to print nine inches wide, by six inches tall, with a print resolution of 250 PPI, or pixels per inch. You can however, turn on the Scale to Fit Media check box, which will resize the image, either making it larger or smaller, so that it fits inside what's known as the imageable area of the page. Now, what that means is the portion of the page that can actually be printed to. So, some ink jet printers allow you to print all the way to the edge.

You can do what's known as a full bleed. I'm printing to a laser printer however, that requires a margin all the way around the page, and you can see that margin represented as diagonal lines. In my case, Photoshop happens to have scaled the image to 118.51%. And that means that it's dropping the print resolution to 210 pixels per inch. If this is just a test file, that's fine. If this is a final file, that's an awfully low resolution, just for what it's worth. You can also scale the image manually.

To do that, you have to turn off the Scale to Fit Media check box, and then, let's say I want to increase the size of the image. Then, I would click in the Scale value and I would press the Up arrow key in order to increase the value in 1% increments, or I could press Shft+Up arrow in order to increase its size in 10% increments. And for example, let's say I'm not that concerned about cropping. I'm more interested in completely filling that imageable area, which for me happens at roughly 140%. And again, the print resolution is going to drop, in this case to a 178 PPI.

I'll go ahead and drop that Scale value back down to 100%. You can also scale the image subjectively, and you can see I now have these corner handles. And so I can drag them in in order to reduce the size of the image or out in order to expand the size. Notice that the image remains centered at all times, and that's because the Center check box is selected up here in the Position box. If you don't want it centered, then just go ahead and turn off the Center check box, and then you can enter coordinate positions if you like or, you can just drag the image on the page, like so.

In my case, I want to zoom in on those color swatches. So I'm going to increase the scale value back to 140% and I'm going to drag the image up and to the left, so I can see every single one of those swatches. At this point, I have three options. I can either cancel out and abandon everything I've done, I can click on the Print button to actually print the image. In which case, Photoshop may or may not bring up your system's Print dialogue box. If the dialogue box does pop up, just go ahead and click the Print button. Now in my case, I'm going to see this error message.

The image is larger than the paper's printable area. Printable and imageable are the same thing. Some clipping will occur, meaning the image will be cropped, and you can either choose to proceed or cancel. I'll go ahead and click Proceed in order to print a copy of the image. At which point you'll see some sort of progress message and then, with any luck, your printer will begin printing the document. I want to show you one other option that's available to you though. Go up to the File menu and choose the Print command once again. Notice, because I did go ahead and print the document, that all of my settings were saved.

Another way to save your settings however, without printing, is to just click on the Done button. And if you click on Done or Print, you will see an asterisk after the parentheses up here in the title bar, and that will tell you that you have unsaved changes. So you can actually save your print settings along with the document. And to do so, you would go up to the File menu and choose the Save command, or press Ctrl+S, or Cmd+S on a Mac. And that's how printing, scaling, and positioning work inside Photoshop.

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Q: This course was updated on 09/18/2014. What changed?
A: Deke updated the course to reflect changes in the 2014 version of Photoshop CC. The updates are concentrated in "The Content-Aware Collection" and "Creating and Formatting Text" chapters, but there are new movies sprinkled throughout the course as well.
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