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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop
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Replacing product colors with adjustment layers


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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

with Kevin Stohlmeyer

Video: Replacing product colors with adjustment layers

Many times you'll find yourself retouching a product that's Hit OK and we have our selection.
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. Using the exercise files
      21s
  2. 6m 41s
    1. Getting started
      50s
    2. Starting with the right photograph
      1m 55s
    3. Utilizing colored or white backgrounds in Photoshop
      1m 28s
    4. Setting up your tablet for detail work
      2m 28s
  3. 12m 37s
    1. Using RGB vs. CMYK color spaces
      1m 17s
    2. Using adjustment layers vs. the Adjustment menu
      2m 4s
    3. Adjusting exposure in Photoshop
      3m 47s
    4. Easy color adjustments using the two-pass method
      2m 59s
    5. Removing color casts from backgrounds
      2m 30s
  4. 16m 31s
    1. Retouching overview
      19s
    2. Setting up your file for nondestructive editing in Photoshop
      1m 26s
    3. Using filters to remove dust and scratches
      2m 58s
    4. Cleaning up your image with healing tools
      3m 49s
    5. Utilizing the Clone Stamp tool to its fullest potential
      2m 20s
    6. Understanding the Clone Source panel
      2m 48s
    7. Using the Content-Aware Patch and Spot Healing tools
      2m 51s
  5. 12m 40s
    1. When do you use a mask or a path?
      1m 15s
    2. Creating an accurate path using the Pen tool
      2m 51s
    3. Saving your work path and creating a clipping path
      1m 56s
    4. Making an initial selection with selection tools
      2m 14s
    5. Cleaning up your selection
      3m 3s
    6. Creating a layer mask from a selection
      1m 21s
  6. 10m 58s
    1. How does light affect your product's shadow?
      1m 17s
    2. Using the original source to create a shadow
      1m 51s
    3. Creating your own shadow using brushes
      2m 54s
    4. Adding realism to your shadow with filters
      2m 54s
    5. Using blending modes to add your shadow to the background
      2m 2s
  7. 10m 39s
    1. Enhancing the product
      17s
    2. Adding product labels with vector art
      1m 29s
    3. Transforming the label
      1m 48s
    4. Adding realistic highlights
      2m 47s
    5. Replacing product colors with adjustment layers
      2m 33s
    6. Using layer comps for alternative versions
      1m 45s
  8. 19m 10s
    1. What are ideal files for automation?
      45s
    2. How to create an action in Photoshop
      2m 5s
    3. The batch-automation process
      2m 25s
    4. Automating color correction
      1m 27s
    5. Automating shadow creation
      2m 14s
    6. Automating image sizes for print and the web
      1m 49s
    7. Using conditional actions in Photoshop
      2m 52s
    8. Outputting your file to multiple formats
      1m 31s
    9. Adding metadata using templates in Adobe Bridge
      1m 15s
    10. Batch renaming files using Adobe Bridge
      2m 47s
  9. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop
1h 31m Intermediate Apr 29, 2014

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Processing product shots requires a slightly different set of skills than retouching portraits. But with Photoshop and the techniques shown in this course, you can take raw photos of any product—jewelry or electronics—and turn them into ad-ready images. Follow along with Kevin Stohlmeyer, as he color corrects and retouches photos and then makes them pop off the screen with silhouettes, realistic highlights and shadows, and vibrant color. He also shares a series of Photoshop actions and other automation techniques he uses to speed up his workflow.

Topics include:
  • Selecting the right product shot for post-processing
  • Using a tablet for detail work
  • Adjusting exposure
  • Correcting color cast
  • Removing dust and scratches
  • Retouching a product shot with the Healing tools
  • Creating silhouettes with layer masks and clipping paths
  • Adding shadows and highlights
  • Replacing product colors
  • Automating parts of your workflow
Subjects:
Photography Retouching
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Kevin Stohlmeyer

Replacing product colors with adjustment layers

Many times you'll find yourself retouching a product that's not the final piece, or may be a prototype, which requires you to go through and change the colors for the product to match the final piece. In this case, I have a pink bottle over on the left hand side that I found out is not going to be the actual color of the final product. So I'm going to use one of two methods to change the color of the product. Adjustment layers or using a solid color layer on a blend mode. To start I need to have a selection of this bottle. I have a selection already created in this document that you can access by going to select, load selection, and choosing the pink bottle channel.

Hit OK and we have our selection. So the first method is using hue, saturation as an adjustment layer. Simply go to your adjustments and click hue, saturation. And the selection will automatically mask the bottle. I can now go through and just adjust the hue to whatever color I've been told that this is going to be. In this case, I'll use a blue. Now hue saturation content to make this look a little more neon or highly intensive saturation. So what I'm going to do is lower my saturation, and maybe even lower the lightness a little bit to make this look a little more grounded in the document instead of overly bright and saturated.

And this looks pretty good. Now the second method I use is a solid color layer. So I'm going to trash the hue, saturation layer and just create a blank empty layer to start with. Then up above I'm going to choose a color from my swatches panel. And in this case I'll use a green. Then, use Edit, Fill, and the use is set to foreground, to fill your layer with this color. Finally, I'm going to go to Select and load my selection back up. Make sure you choose the correct channel, which is pink bottle instead of layer one transparency, and hit OK.

Click your layer mask button to mask the layer and now we'll use the layer blending modes to change the color. We'll start by taking a look at the very bottom at color. And color looks pretty good but color overly saturates the image. It adds color to the highlight and shadows and really doesn't look all that realistic compared to the rest of the shot. What I prefer to use. Is hue. And the hue blend mode actually goes in and you can see it matches the color for the bottle, the fluid inside, and the cap. And this looks very realistic.

So one of those two options will allow you to change your product color and match exactly what you need for your final results.

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