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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.
In this movie, we'll scale and duplicate the glass artwork twice in a row. And in doing so, we'll take advantage of a little known step and repeat function that's only available for the keyboard. So first thing you want to do is make sure the glass layer is selected as it is in my case here inside the Layers panel. Then I'll go ahead and hide the panel again by pressing Shift+Tab. And notice here under the Edit menu, you got the Free Transform command, Ctrl+T or Cmd+T on a Mac. But you don't have any Transform and Duplicate function.
You got this Transform Again function, which will come in handy in just a moment. But there's no duplicate. Well, this feature is available only from the keyboard and the idea is you add the Alt key to the standard keyboard shortcut. So if you want to duplicate a layer as you transform it, you press Ctrl+Alt+T here on a PC or Cmd+Option+T on a Mac. And so that's what we're going to do. I'll go ahead and press Ctrl+Alt+T or Cmd+Option+T on a Mac. And if you have your Layers panel up on screen right now, at first you're not going to get any indication that you're actually creating a new layer.
But then when you drag the image to a new location, it becomes very evident that yes indeed you are creating a new version of the image. I'm going to move this version of the image so the front of the glass is in alignment with the front of the glass template. And then I'm going to move this target into that location like so. So that's going to be the center point for our scale operation. Now go up to the Options bar and click on the chain to lock down the proportions. Then click on the W to select the width value, and change it to 68% and press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac.
In order to accept that intiatial change here. And you should see something that looks like this. So, in other words, the active glass should more or less align with the template in the background. Make sure interpolation is set to Bicubic. And then press the Enter key or the Return key on a Mac in order to accept that change. Now, this time, I don't want you to spend a lot of time nudging the glass around in order to fix the alignment. Because we need to immediately create this next glass. And you can do it in a single keystroke, but I want you to know what's up here.
If you go to the Edit menu and choose a Transform command, you'll see that first command that I mentioned a moment ago, Again. So in other words, we're going to Transform > Again, and it has a keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Shift+T or Cmd+Shift+T on a Mac. Well, as you might imagine, if you add the Alt key. Then your going to transform a copy again that would be the Option key on the Mac. So what you do is mash your fist T that is Ctrl+Shift+Alt+T on the PC or Cmd+Shift+Option+T on the Mac. And that goes in automatically creates that next glass.
Now press Shift+Tab to bring back the panels. At this point, I want to go ahead and reverse the order of these layers. So click on the first glass layer and Shift-click on the last in order to select an entire range. And then go up to the Layer menu, choose the range, and choose the final command Reverse. And that will go ahead and reverse the order of the glasses. And then I'm going to click on the name of the first glass and change it to glass 1. Then I'll press the Tab key, to advance to the name of the second glass, and change it to glass 2.
And then I'll press Tab again to advance to the name of the third glass, and change it to glass 3. And now what we want to do is clean things up a little bit. We don't want to see that template in the background. So the easiest way to work, unless you want to destroy the background art. Which I don't recommend, is to press Ctrl+Shift+N, or Cmd+Shift+N on the Mac to create a new layer. Call it white, click OK, and then press Ctrl+Backspace or Cmd+Delete on the Mac in order to fill that layer with white. And then just to make sure you've got things properly aligned, click on Colors layer and turn it on and you can see then that we have these big areas of garish color.
Go ahead and change the blend mode for colors from Normal, in the upper left corner of the Layers panel, to color and you wind up colorizing the glasses. And with any luck everything should be copacetic. In other words, the second glass should be entirely green. The elements from the third glass should be entirely yellow, and then finally, all the stuff associated with the first glass should be entirely blue. It looks like everything's fine for me, so I'll go ahead and zoom out so we can take in the entire artwork. And that's how you quickly scale and duplicate layers, in a kind of step and repeat fashion, here inside Photoshop.
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