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Here, we're going to take a look at how we can both reduce and remove wrinkles. We're going to be working on a portrait of my mom. My mom has a great sense of humor, and she always says to me, oh, can you please remove all my wrinkles in Photoshop? She has all these funny things to say about it. So we're going to go ahead and reduce and remove some of my mom's wrinkles. All right! Well, let's zoom in on this image, and here we are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. She brought her shawl. I love her expression and my mom is a wonderful person.
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  1. 4m 16s
    1. Welcome
      2m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
    3. Photography and Photoshop
      1m 17s
  2. 27m 21s
    1. Becoming a successful student of Photoshop
      1m 1s
    2. Strategies for success
      2m 9s
    3. Taking visual snapshots
      3m 32s
    4. The importance of the 30-minute blink
      2m 38s
    5. Isolation
      5m 41s
    6. Creative memorization
      2m 59s
    7. Say it out loud
      4m 9s
    8. Be prepared for surprises
      1m 17s
    9. Why Photoshop CS5?
      3m 55s
  3. 20m 8s
    1. What is Adobe Bridge?
      2m 51s
    2. Introducing the Bridge workspace
      2m 57s
    3. Using Bridge to review and evaluate photographs
      4m 12s
    4. Working with Bridge and Photoshop
      1m 56s
    5. Introducing Mini Bridge
      3m 49s
    6. Working with Mini Bridge
      4m 23s
  4. 25m 52s
    1. Choosing your color settings
      2m 35s
    2. HUD color picker preferences
      2m 44s
    3. Image interpolation preferences
      3m 52s
    4. Zoom preferences
      1m 47s
    5. Interface preferences
      3m 3s
    6. File-handling preferences
      2m 59s
    7. Performance preferences
      2m 28s
    8. Cursor preferences
      2m 59s
    9. Guides and type preview preferences
      3m 25s
  5. 23m 46s
    1. Introducing color management
      2m 53s
    2. Two simple steps for more accurate color
      5m 34s
    3. Opening and saving files with embedded profiles
      4m 28s
    4. Why color settings and monitor calibration matter
      5m 18s
    5. Creative tip: Setting up your studio
      1m 59s
    6. Monitor calibration
      1m 46s
    7. Color management resources
      1m 48s
  6. 35m 9s
    1. Introducing the Tools panel
      1m 27s
    2. Working with the Tools panel
      4m 36s
    3. Viewing and arranging documents
      4m 29s
    4. Combining multiple images
      4m 15s
    5. Closing multiple images
      2m 17s
    6. Working with panels
      3m 50s
    7. Customizing your workspace
      4m 14s
    8. Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
      4m 49s
    9. Working with the Application bar and Full Screen view
      4m 3s
    10. Working with a Wacom tablet
      1m 9s
  7. 22m 54s
    1. Bit depth 101
      5m 29s
    2. Introducing image size
      3m 26s
    3. Resizing images
      6m 50s
    4. Resizing by cropping
      2m 33s
    5. Straightening an image
      2m 22s
    6. Creative tip: Sizing images correctly
      2m 14s
  8. 33m 49s
    1. Introducing the Camera Raw preferences
      3m 33s
    2. Opening images in Camera Raw
      3m 48s
    3. Using the basic Camera Raw controls
      3m 20s
    4. Color correction and white balance
      3m 7s
    5. Processing multiple images
      2m 21s
    6. Crop and compose
      4m 31s
    7. Converting to black and white
      2m 26s
    8. Camera raw workflow
      7m 36s
    9. Saving images from Adobe Camera Raw
      3m 7s
  9. 38m 9s
    1. Introducing transparency
      1m 29s
    2. Introducing layers
      2m 58s
    3. Working with layers
      3m 49s
    4. Aligning layers
      2m 8s
    5. Creating new layers
      4m 18s
    6. Organizing layers
      3m 34s
    7. Layer style effects
      6m 18s
    8. Creating a clipping mask
      3m 0s
    9. Targeting and moving layers
      4m 10s
    10. Layers shortcuts
      6m 25s
  10. 44m 59s
    1. Using the Magic Wand
      4m 43s
    2. Using the Quick Select tool to remove a background
      2m 16s
    3. Using the Quick Select tool for creative color effects
      2m 23s
    4. Using the Marquee Selection tool
      2m 55s
    5. Using the Magnetic Lasso tool
      3m 6s
    6. Using the Polygonal Lasso tool
      3m 28s
    7. Making color range selections
      3m 35s
    8. Using Refine Edge to improve selections
      3m 17s
    9. Using Refine Edge with a color range
      4m 21s
    10. Introducing paths
      3m 43s
    11. Creating a path selection
      4m 24s
    12. Using a path selection to improve color
      6m 48s
  11. 42m 31s
    1. Introducing masking
      1m 13s
    2. Deconstructing how masking works
      6m 56s
    3. Masking defined
      1m 51s
    4. Refining masked edges
      5m 58s
    5. Building a mask based on color
      6m 11s
    6. Changing a color using a mask
      3m 54s
    7. Masking and selective sharpening
      5m 53s
    8. Using the Mask panel controls
      4m 7s
    9. Quick Mask mode
      6m 28s
  12. 15m 8s
    1. Creating a custom border using masking
      6m 10s
    2. Using pre-built borders
      4m 21s
    3. Exploring sample image frames
      4m 37s
  13. 21m 40s
    1. Introducing the Adjustments panel
      4m 50s
    2. Using Hue/Saturation and the Target Adjustment tool
      4m 29s
    3. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      4m 46s
    4. Working with vibrance and saturation
      3m 31s
    5. Working with adjustment layer presets
      4m 4s
  14. 27m 10s
    1. Introducing levels
      3m 29s
    2. Enhancing color and tone with levels
      6m 32s
    3. Modifying color and contrast with levels
      6m 15s
    4. Using levels to make subjective color shifts
      5m 11s
    5. Using levels and masking
      3m 5s
    6. Creative tip: Checking in
      2m 38s
  15. 34m 14s
    1. Introducing the Curves dialog box
      2m 53s
    2. Demystifying curves
      5m 45s
    3. Using curves to modify color, contrast, and tone
      2m 58s
    4. Combining selections and masking with curves
      3m 6s
    5. Creating hand-painted masks
      4m 27s
    6. Enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks
      6m 23s
    7. Using curves to enhance color
      4m 24s
    8. Using multiple curves adjustments
      1m 41s
    9. Using, modifying, and saving curves presets
      2m 37s
  16. 23m 5s
    1. Creative tip: Blending two elements
      58s
    2. Introducing blending modes
      2m 26s
    3. Blending modes visualized
      4m 40s
    4. Blending multiple images together
      4m 34s
    5. Using blending modes to remove white or black
      1m 53s
    6. Improving overexposure using blending
      1m 36s
    7. Improving underexposure using blending
      4m 8s
    8. Blending shortcuts
      2m 50s
  17. 16m 40s
    1. Correcting color with the eyedroppers
      4m 58s
    2. Correcting color and tone with the eyedroppers
      4m 14s
    3. Correcting color with Camera Raw
      1m 58s
    4. Camera Raw color correction with a color chart
      1m 52s
    5. Color-correcting skin by the numbers
      3m 38s
  18. 27m 27s
    1. Replacing color
      2m 9s
    2. Replacing color with Hue/Saturation
      5m 12s
    3. Modifying color with Selective Color
      3m 40s
    4. Modifying multiple colors with Selective Color
      3m 5s
    5. Creating dramatic sunset colors
      2m 59s
    6. Using Color Balance to improve sunrise colors
      1m 13s
    7. Using Color Balance, selections, and masks together
      4m 57s
    8. Improving a family portrait with Color Balance
      2m 35s
    9. Creative tip: Shoot more
      1m 37s
  19. 31m 12s
    1. Creative tip: The digital darkroom
      1m 20s
    2. Introducing the Burn and Dodge tools
      3m 22s
    3. Using the Burn and Dodge tools
      3m 31s
    4. Enhancing dimension with the Burn and Dodge tools
      3m 58s
    5. Improving tone with the Burn and Dodge tools
      3m 12s
    6. Using Soft Light for burning and dodging
      5m 58s
    7. Darkening with the Soft Light blending mode
      5m 39s
    8. Adding contrast to the highlights
      4m 12s
  20. 15m 1s
    1. Introducing black-and-white conversion
      4m 9s
    2. Converting a portrait to black-and-white
      4m 22s
    3. Converting a landscape to black-and-white
      2m 18s
    4. Adding grain and tone to a black-and-white image
      2m 39s
    5. Creative tip: Seeing beyond color
      1m 33s
  21. 11m 2s
    1. Adding lens flare
      3m 34s
    2. Adding film grain
      1m 47s
    3. Introducing Smart Filters
      1m 44s
    4. Applying Smart Filters
      3m 57s
  22. 10m 17s
    1. Reducing noise with Surface Blur
      4m 25s
    2. Using the Noise Reduction filter
      2m 56s
    3. Advanced noise reduction using channels
      2m 56s
  23. 45m 18s
    1. Using the Dust and Scratches filter
      3m 8s
    2. Removing dust and scratches with masking
      2m 44s
    3. Introducing the trio of healing tools
      5m 30s
    4. Using the Healing and Clone Stamp tools
      3m 26s
    5. Healing along edges and areas of contrast
      2m 8s
    6. Healing and patching
      5m 19s
    7. Using Content-Aware Fill
      4m 27s
    8. Using multiple content-aware tools for the best results
      4m 19s
    9. Making multiple selections with Content-Aware Fill
      2m 18s
    10. Deleting unwanted elements
      3m 59s
    11. Removing a garment strap with spot healing
      1m 46s
    12. Cleaning up an image with spot healing, cloning, and healing
      6m 14s
  24. 48m 59s
    1. Creative tip: Leaving crumbs
      1m 18s
    2. Whitening teeth
      2m 8s
    3. Improving eyes
      3m 24s
    4. Changing eye color
      2m 48s
    5. Enhancing makeup
      5m 33s
    6. Removing blemishes
      2m 20s
    7. Softening skin
      7m 0s
    8. Reducing shadows around eyes
      5m 32s
    9. Reducing and removing wrinkles around eyes
      6m 43s
    10. Improving highlights and shadows
      5m 6s
    11. Changing body size and shape with Liquify
      3m 50s
    12. Modifying the body with Puppet Warp
      3m 17s
  25. 23m 19s
    1. Using the Lens Correction filter
      5m 16s
    2. Removing distortion with Automatic Lens Correction
      2m 22s
    3. Improving a portrait with Lens Correction
      2m 16s
    4. Using Free Transform to correct perspective
      4m 47s
    5. Using Puppet Warp to correct perspective
      4m 47s
    6. Changing a portrait with Puppet Warp
      3m 51s
  26. 37m 11s
    1. Introducing Smart Sharpen
      4m 56s
    2. Smart Sharpen demystified
      5m 49s
    3. Smart Sharpen and masking
      8m 49s
    4. Using Smart Sharpen on small details
      5m 3s
    5. Using the Unsharp Mask filter
      6m 9s
    6. High Pass sharpening an image
      6m 25s
  27. 20m 5s
    1. Resizing for the web and email
      4m 23s
    2. Sharpening for the web and email
      2m 49s
    3. Correcting color for the web and email
      3m 50s
    4. Saving and exporting images for the web and email
      2m 43s
    5. Creating a web gallery
      4m 0s
    6. Sharing photos online
      2m 20s
  28. 17m 15s
    1. Desktop printing recommendations
      2m 46s
    2. Creating a PDF layout and contact sheets
      3m 5s
    3. Resizing and sharpening for a specific print size
      3m 12s
    4. Using Soft Proof to preview the print
      3m 48s
    5. Using the Print dialog box
      2m 25s
    6. Choosing printer settings
      1m 59s
  29. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers
12h 24m Beginner May 11, 2010

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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers provides comprehensive Photoshop training targeting the needs of photographers. In this course, author Chris Orwig demonstrates the fundamental skills used to enhance digital photos, including managing and correcting color, sharpening, making selections and adjustments, retouching, and printing from Photoshop. In addition to teaching the techniques that enable photographers to refine and publish their photos, the course includes live-action segments that encourage thinking photographically and shooting with Photoshop’s capabilities in mind. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Calibrating a monitor
  • Setting up color and file handling preferences
  • Resizing images
  • Processing images in Camera Raw
  • Creating, targeting, and moving layers
  • Making selections and taking advantage of the Refine Edge feature
  • Masking and selective sharpening
  • Improving a photo using Content-Aware Fill and the Puppet Warp tool
  • Enhancing color, tone, and contrast with Levels
  • Improving under- and overexposure using blending
  • Burning and dodging techniques
  • Converting an image to black and white
  • Retouching essentials
  • Publishing images to the web
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Reducing and removing wrinkles around eyes

Here, we're going to take a look at how we can both reduce and remove wrinkles. We're going to be working on a portrait of my mom. My mom has a great sense of humor, and she always says to me, oh, can you please remove all my wrinkles in Photoshop? She has all these funny things to say about it. So we're going to go ahead and reduce and remove some of my mom's wrinkles. All right! Well, let's zoom in on this image, and here we are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. She brought her shawl. I love her expression and my mom is a wonderful person.

So, what I want to do then is perhaps reduce or remove some of these wrinkles. I'm going to click on the New Layer icon, and I'm going to go ahead and call this one reduce. Here, what we're going to do is select the Clone Stamp tool and take this to a blend mode of Lighten. What this Lighten blend mode does for us is it really helps us to just lighten darker tones. So, I'm zooming way in. With the Clone Stamp tool selected, I'll hold down the Option key to sample a nice area of the skin. I'm just going to start to paint over these small little wrinkles.

You can see that what's happening here is I'm starting to pull these out. What you want to do is think of this as happening in increments, rather than something that you're going to do in real bold, dramatic moves. The more you paint over something, the more you're going to remove it. The other thing you have to keep in mind when working with wrinkles is that they become deeper and longer with age. So, a lot of times, you want to start on the outer edge, kind of as I'm doing so here, and then push them back towards the eye. That can look really good. All right! Well, again, so far, just kind of reducing the brightness or the intensity, I should say, of the shadow. Not really the brightness, but the density would work better.

Again, over here, I'll start on the outer edge and then move that in and go ahead and just make my way through the photo. All right! Let's move over here. Wrinkle reduction, as we're doing here, is a subtle task. Using this technique really is about burning and dodging, and we're just looking at light. Now, if you ever want to move a little bit more quickly, we'll just increase your Opacity here. What we can do then is we can really knock these down a little bit more significantly.

Yet, what I'm trying to do with this movie and with this demo, in regards to the reduction side of things, is to get you to think about how when you're working with skin you do really want to take your time and that good retouching takes a lot of time. I'm friends with a retoucher who's really one of the best retouchers in the world. I'm always amazed at how much time he spends. It's not that it's overly tedious, but it's that he is an artist. He's just looking to try to create images that look really compelling.

Let's take a look at how we're doing here. I think we're just about ready to examine our progress. Again, I'm just going to do a little bit more work, a little bit bolder, in a couple of these areas here. I think that looks good. Here we have our before, and then our after. Again, as we're making those wrinkle changes, it didn't even really look like we're doing anything. If we zoom in now though, here we have our before, and then our after, really subtle, really nice wrinkle reduction. All right! Well, what if you want to remove wrinkles altogether? Well, we already know quite a bit about this, but what we can do is create a new layer.

On this layer, I'm going to go ahead and name this remove. We can use one of our other tools like the Healing Brush. With the Healing Brush, I want to then go in and just start to really work out these wrinkles. Again, zooming in when you're doing stuff like this really helps out quite a bit and just keeping in mind that what we're going to do is it's not going to look very good initially. We're going to go back and clean up this area that we've healed and make it look even better. We'll need to do that with the Clone Stamp tool. So, I'll just go ahead and work these wrinkles out here a little bit, trying to find good areas of skin to sample.

You can see that I'm sampling different areas as I go, so I'm not creating any repeating patterns. I want to be really careful about that. While I'm removing wrinkles, I also want to hit other small skin blemishes in order to make this look consistent, because it looks strange if you have really smooth skin in one area and not another. So, let's just make our way through this and start to again remove some of these wrinkles, just using this tool, sampling different areas. It's pretty simple stuff. It just takes that artistic eye, I think, to really develop the practice of this.

All right! Well, once I've done that, I want to go back to the Clone Stamp tool, and here on Lighten, I'm going to go back and just lighten up this transitional area, because again this tool tends to smudge things out a little bit. So I want to try to create a little bit better of a transition. Then of course eventually what I'm going to do is lower the Opacity of this layer. I'm also going to work a little bit on the top of the eye here, just to try to have a little bit of consistency. All right! We're getting close here, just a little bit more.

Of course, we could spend a lot of time on this. Next step, lower the Opacity here, as we look to remove these wrinkles and just try to find just the right spot for their removal. Here we have before, and then our after. Let's zoom in a little bit and look at the overall before and after. First, here is the removal and with this removal we can dial this in however we see fit, and then also the reduction underneath, but here's our overall before and then after. Now, whenever I do something like this, I always like to group these layers and then modify either the Opacity of the overall group, or create a mask.

Let me show you what I mean. So, here I'm going to go ahead and click in both layers while holding down the Shift key. Next, press Command+G on a Mac, Ctrl+G on a PC, then click on the Add Layer Mask icon. Select your Brush tool. In this case, I'm going to paint with black, a real low Opacity, and make my brush a little bit smaller here by pressing the left bracket key. I'm just going to simply bring back a little bit of the texture and the shape underneath the eyes right here by painting with black.

So that mask is just bringing back a little bit more of the character of her face. Yet I've still really removed the wrinkles. If we look here, before and after, but I haven't gone too far. You want to think that what you need to do many times is you need to leave a few wrinkles in there. Again, you don't want to remove everything. Rather, you want to leave a couple, leave a little bit of texture, and let's zoom out a bit, so we can see our before and after. Here we have it, before and then after. I think my mom would be very happy and also very proud. All right! Well, that wraps up our look at wrinkle reduction and wrinkle removal.

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