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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, I'll show you how to achieve better results from content over scale, by applying the command in multiple passes. Now, I don't normally recommend a destructive work flow like this. However, this sort of approach does work well for this particular command. So, as you can see, I've gone ahead and restored the portrait version of the photograph. I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose Content Over Scale And I'm going to start things off here by reducing the height of the graphic all the way down to that horizontal guideline. And I'll go ahead and take the right-hand side over to the first vertical guide.
And you can see that at this point, even though we've applied a ton of scaling here, but nothing inside the dock is breaking. This rope looks a little choppy, but it started a little choppy. So that's just the way that image element looks. However, if I start going much farther than that, then I do start seeing some breaks in the details. So, what I've found with this image anyway, was that going this far into first pass was about as much damage as I wanted to do. Then I'll press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to apply the command. And then, I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose that exact same command again.
And this time around, I'll make it out to the second vertical guide. And you can see that while I'm stretching the heck out of the water here, that the dock is surviving quite nicely. But if I go all the way to the edge, then I start having breaks and problems again. So we'll just go to that second guide then press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to apply that change. And then finally, I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose Content Aware Scale again, and stretch it all the way to the far right-hand side. Then I'll press the Enter key or the Return key on the mac in order to apply that change.
Now, if you're working along with me, you are going to see some weird details up here in the sky and along the horizon. However, you have to bear in mind that we just completely transformed the proportions of this image. Alright. Now I want to scale the canvas to fit the image. So, I'll go up to the Image menu and choose the Trim command. Then make sure that Based On is set to Transparent Pixels, and click OK to automatically trim those guys away. And then after that, if you want, you could go ahead and choose Clear Guides from the View menu in order to get rid of those guides. And now I'll press the F key a couple of times in order to switch to the full screen mode and zoom in on the image, and that is the final transformation.
We now have a panorama, thanks to three independent passes of Content Aware Scale.
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