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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

with Deke McClelland

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Nowadays, Photoshop allows you to select across multiple layers
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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 4s
  2. 29m 46s
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
      35s
    2. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    3. Using Content-Aware Patch
      5m 42s
    4. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch
      2m 5s
    5. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      3m 9s
    6. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    7. The Content-Aware Scale command
      6m 35s
    8. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    9. 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 9m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text
      5m 58s
    3. Font and type style tricks
      7m 10s
    4. Type size and color tricks
      6m 42s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters
      8m 7s
    6. Creating and editing area text
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs
      6m 36s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path
      5m 32s
    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. 57m 13s
    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 paths and isolating layers
      4m 11s
    6. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones
      5m 59s
    7. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes
      5m 50s
    8. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    9. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    10. 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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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate
9h 51m Intermediate Aug 19, 2013

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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
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Selecting paths and isolating layers

Nowadays, Photoshop allows you to select across multiple layers when you're working with either of the Arrow tools. And while some of you are going to find this to be helpful, a lot of you are going to find it to be a nuisance. Because it means that you're arbitrarily selecting across multiple layers when you really just want to select one item. Which is why you now have an isolation mode. And let me show you how all this stuff works. Let's say, for example, that I'm feeling like there's not enough room between the star and this dot, so I want to lift the border path a little bit.

We'll go ahead and zoom back out. Now, in the old days what I would have done is I get my Arrow tool, and here's how they work by the way. The Black Arrow tool allows you to select entire path outlines at the time, while the White Arrow tool allows you to select independent anchor points and segments. And I call them the Arrow tools because of the keyboard shortcut. A is for arrow, and also I just think it's easier. So, I'm going to select the Wide Arrow tool, which Photoshop calls the Direct Selection tool. And now I'm going to marquee across the bottom of that border like so.

Now in previous versions of Photoshop, that would have just selected the anchor points on the active layer, which was the border layer. Now, I'm selecting across all the layers including the star and the scissor layers. So what do I do if I just want to select the border and nothing else? Well, there's a couple of ways to work. For starters, you click on the Border layer to make it active. And then, you can go up to the Select menu and choose the Isolate Layers command. You can also get to that command when either the Move tool or one of the Arrow tools is selected by right clicking inside the image window, and then you'll see Isolate layers.

Or, if you can directly access the path outline, which I can in my case, it's not always possible, then you can just double-click on the path outline with either of the Arrow tools. And that will isolate that one layer as you can see here inside the Layers panel. So if I now marquee across those points, I no longer select the scissors and the star because they're protected. And you'll know that you're in the Isolation mode, because you'll see up here in the top left corner of the Layers panel that the word selected is highlighted. Alright. Now press the Escape key so that Pop-up menu is no longer active here on the PC.

And I'll press the up arrow key a few times, maybe three times in a row, just to raise that dot away from the star. That ends up creating new problems though. In the upper left-hand corner here, you can now see that we've got two dots very close to each other. To take care of that issue, go ahead and zoom back out, and I'll marquee these points like so, and then I'll zoom back in so I can see what I'm doing And I'll press the right arrow key a few times in order to nudge that dot into a better location.

That is going to present still more problems that I have to fix, where the layer mask is concerned. Fortunately, I still have access to the layer mask here in the Isolation mode. So I'll click on the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers panel, and then I'll switch to my Rectangular Marquee tool, and I'll marquee this little region right there. White is my background color, so I'll press Ctrl+Backspace or Cmd+Delete on the Mac in order to fill that selected area with white. I believe I'm going to have another problem over here on the right hand side possibly, actually I want to reveal another dot there.

So, I'll go ahead and marquee that area and press Ctrl+Backspace or Cmd+Delete on the Mac in order to fill it with white. Actually, I'll go ahead and fill that guy like so. And then down here, we've got yet another issue. So I'll go ahead and marquee that area and to hide it. I'll press Alt+Backspace or Option+Delete on a Mac. And then we need to reveal this guy as well. So I'll press Ctrl+Backspace or Cmd+Delete on a Mac in order to fill it with white in the layer mask. Now, at this point, having done all the work that I need to do, I want to leave the Isolation mode.

A couple ways to do that, one is to go back to the Select menu and turn off Isolate layers. Or you can switch back to either of the Arrow tools. I'll grab the Black Arrow tool this time, and you can double-click off the path outline. And notice that reveals all the layers and gives me access to everything inside the image once again. And that friends is how you select across multiple layers, as well as isolate one or more layers here inside Photoshop.

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