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In this course, Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes takes you on an insider's tour of the key photo-enhancement features in Adobe Photoshop CS6, providing details on how they work, background into their evolution, and insights into how to use them more effectively.
The course begins with an exploration of Photoshop features that make changes to an entire image: the Crop tool, the Auto button that's present in many adjustment dialog boxes, and the Curves panel options. Next, Bryan explores sharpness and blur. Each has its place in a photograph, and Bryan details how the sharpening and blur features work and how to get the most out of them.
The course also looks at adjusting specific areas of an image with the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools, and at the growing array of content-aware features in Photoshop, showing how they work and what to do when they don't work. The course concludes with a tour of the powerful Liquify filter, features for correcting lens distortion, and the world of presets that allow you to apply settings with a single click.
As you saw in the previous movie one of the most powerful ways to use Selective Edits is the Brush Based tools in Photoshop. But an even more powerful way to optimize those is by using them with a tablet, like the one you see here. I've got a Wacom Intuos5, which is very deeply integrated with Photoshop, which is to say that it's pressure sensitive and designed to work with our Brush Engine. So let's take a look at some of the things that we have reviewed earlier using the tablet. It's going to give me a little more precision, a little more familiar feel, in that it's pen-based, and I can do some things that I couldn't do with the track pad.
So here's our same image of the car and we're just going to double-click to zoom in and let's just focus on the wheel here. So we talked about sharpening earlier, and this a great example of where I can set sharpening relatively low, and because this is pressure sensitive, I can gradually build up any different area of this in a very familiar way. When it comes to Exposure, I can come in here and set this much lower and then build things up gradually, so I'm just coming in here with a really light touch and lightening up the wheel here.
If I push little harder, I'm going to get a higher pressure brush, the same thing with Saturation. If I want to come in here and Desaturate this reflector, I'm just going to switch that to Desaturate, turn off Vibrance, we will be able to turn down the Flow, you can use the same shortcut for my brush, Ctrl+Opt or Ctrl+Alt to get the size I want. And then just come through here and Desaturate that at the point where I like it. I have a lot more power here, and it's just really to use.
So you certainly don't need a tablet, but you can see that it allows you to slowly build up your edits, and have a little bit more precision than you'd have otherwise.
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