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Using the PhotoFrame plug-in, pt. 2

From: Photoshop CS5: Creative Effects

Video: Using the PhotoFrame plug-in, pt. 2

At this stage, I want to add a bit more to this photograph. So, let's go ahead and click back into our image layer. Next, I'll go up to the onOne panel here, and reopen PhotoFrame. Next, double-click, Open PhotoFrame 4.5. What I'm going to do is I'm going to explore some other options. There are some really interesting edges here. I'll go down to Photographic, and I'll expand that and go to Viewfinder. In Viewfinder, one of the things that I like is that it creates these little corners around your image.

Using the PhotoFrame plug-in, pt. 2

At this stage, I want to add a bit more to this photograph. So, let's go ahead and click back into our image layer. Next, I'll go up to the onOne panel here, and reopen PhotoFrame. Next, double-click, Open PhotoFrame 4.5. What I'm going to do is I'm going to explore some other options. There are some really interesting edges here. I'll go down to Photographic, and I'll expand that and go to Viewfinder. In Viewfinder, one of the things that I like is that it creates these little corners around your image.

There are some different options here, I'll just scroll through to see if one catches my eye. I kind of like this one up near the top, I'm going to give that one a try. Here, I'll click Add Frame. Next, we can see how that's adding this frame. I really like that kind of chopped off corner. I don't necessarily like these divots here, but I'll deal with those in a second. So, let's go ahead and click Apply. Alright! This will then apply this to my image. Let's close this folder so that we can analyze and evaluate what we have. I'm going to close all my Layer Set folders here for a moment, so we can see that we have our texture here, and then we have this little edge right here.

Well, in this case, what's happening is the edge effect is okay, except, really there's quite a bit of brightness here in the middle. Again, click on the mask. With my brush, I'm going to paint away this effect, here in this area. I just don't like how it works to brighten up that area of the frame. All that I'm doing is I'm limiting this particular adjustment in this area of the image. I'm going to paint through this a little bit more here, painting with a higher opacity now. I want to protect all that I have there.

Okay, well that's looking pretty good. You can see that what I can do as well is I can get up in here and I can really modify the edge. You can see how I'm modifying that, painting into that edge there a little bit, and also down here as well, customizing this even a bit further. So, now I've lost a little bit of the original edge, but in a sense, kind of making my own. What's fun to do sometimes is to use a brush; for example, like one of these more distressed brushes, and then to go ahead and paint either with black or white, across your image. What you can do is, again, just start to modify this even further.

Here you can see I'm just adding a little bit of a different type of an edge effect. What we're doing is we're really combining what we already know about edges with some of our other techniques, and using this in order to create something completely distinct or different. Okay, well so far so good. I've painted this in, how else would I want to modify this particular edge? Well, here what I'm going to do is click in the edge itself and invert it. I'll press Cmd+I or Ctrl+I. At this point I can see all of those deep black edges, and just because this image seems like it likes blending, it needs that texture, I'm going to take this to a Blending Mode of Soft Light, and now I have this custom kind of distressed edge there in the background.

Well, my Brush Strokes are a bit too exact, no big deal. Click in your Layer Mask and then feather them out, diffuse those a bit so you now have a little bit more of this shape that you've really designed by hand. Now, you started off with something that was distinct, and then you modified it to make it your own. Again, that's a trick with plug-ins: explore how you can do this so that you can come up with the best results. Finishing touches here, I think just lowering the opacity, again, just keeping things really nice and subtle and discrete.

I think it works with this kind of photograph, especially because I've already applied so many different effects to this image. Well, here you have it, our overall before, and then after. Now before I wrap up this movie, I want to show just one more thing. Here, I'll turn off the visibility of these two layers, and go back to creative. Next, I'm going to reopen PhotoFrame. As I reopen PhotoFrame, I'll go into Open PhotoFrame 4.5 and what I'm looking for here is something a little bit different.

I'm going to go into my Gurus folder, and I'll open up the folder for Kevin Kubota. Kevin is a great guy and there are some wonderful frames here. I'll select one, and then click Add Frame in order to add that to the photograph. What I want to highlight here is that sometimes you're going to use these frames, perhaps to burn in detail on the edges or add texture. Other times, it will be a little bit more straightforward. For example, with this one, you can see I'm clicking and dragging it around. I can also extend this one way or another.

Sometimes, these frames can give you interesting ideas in regards to composition. With this frame, I kind of like this a little bit of a tighter crop here. We'll apply that. Once again, simply click Apply. That will then create that as a new layer on top of your image. Let's close this panel just to evaluate what we have here. Well, here you can see we have one option, which is a really distinct, straightforward frame. Here is that before, and then after. We also have some other options, like this one, which just darkened up the edges, or this one which added texture.

Now, of course, we can always use these all together. So, for example, I'll drag this one to the top of the stack, just so it's covering everything else. You can see that what we can do is either combine these together, or if we prefer, just to use one of these layers by itself. Now, in my opinion with this photograph, I think it works best in this context. I think this image has much more feeling. Well, when you really think about it, take a look at this. Here is that before, and then here's the after. I really couldn't have created this effect as efficiently without this plug-in.

So, one of the things that I like to do is integrate this plug-in and a few others into my workflow, as I find in many situations, they help me to create even more interesting and engaging photographs.

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Photoshop CS5: Creative Effects

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  1. 1m 56s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 25m 0s
    1. Removing an object from its background
      2m 56s
    2. Creating and modifying a shadow
      3m 13s
    3. Modifying a directional shadow
      5m 30s
    4. Removing a model from a white background
      2m 46s
    5. Building a false context
      2m 7s
    6. Adding and modifying shadows
      8m 28s
  3. 22m 42s
    1. Adding illumination to create a glow from within
      4m 10s
    2. Adding light with curves and masking
      3m 43s
    3. Adding light for emphasis
      3m 42s
    4. Improving black-and-white images with curves and masking
      3m 26s
    5. Using Shadow/Highlights to improve exposure
      3m 42s
    6. Correcting an overly backlit photograph
      3m 59s
  4. 28m 12s
    1. Improving sunset colors with color balance
      3m 20s
    2. Using color balance and masking to enhance color
      2m 36s
    3. Creating new and vivid colors
      2m 15s
    4. Using curves, color balance, and blending for best results
      3m 21s
    5. Enhancing colors
      3m 32s
    6. Saturating and desaturating colors for emphasis
      1m 56s
    7. Adding color without increasing contrast
      3m 0s
    8. Improving the impact of color with curves and color balance
      8m 12s
  5. 38m 41s
    1. Creating stunning color with Hue/Saturation and color balance
      6m 16s
    2. Creating an edgy muted and contrast look
      3m 40s
    3. Reducing color for impact
      5m 41s
    4. Enhancing color and creating color variations
      7m 29s
    5. Using Apply Image to create interesting results
      3m 29s
    6. Combining HDR toning with color effects
      5m 52s
    7. Making adjustments with Selective Color
      6m 14s
  6. 34m 23s
    1. Introducing the HDR Toning feature
      4m 44s
    2. Using layer masks and blending with HDR toning
      6m 3s
    3. HDR toning creative effect
      7m 14s
    4. Enhancing a photograph with HDR for black-and-white conversion
      6m 16s
    5. Creating a high key color effect
      5m 52s
    6. Getting an HDR-like effect with the High Pass filter
      4m 14s
  7. 26m 33s
    1. Basic infrared conversion
      5m 50s
    2. Working with infrared presets
      5m 30s
    3. Combining infrared and HDR toning
      7m 41s
    4. Creating infrared with contrast and sharpness
      7m 32s
  8. 16m 17s
    1. Using adjustment layers to create solarization
      2m 56s
    2. Adding creative color and a blur effect
      5m 20s
    3. Experimenting with gradient color and solarization
      2m 44s
    4. Creating a golden solarized effect
      5m 17s
  9. 18m 41s
    1. Creating soft focus with filters and blending
      2m 20s
    2. Using Smart Filters to create soft focus
      2m 15s
    3. Using soft focus without sacrificing color and contrast
      3m 58s
    4. Applying soft focus to skin
      5m 42s
    5. Creating a desaturated soft focus effect
      4m 26s
  10. 17m 52s
    1. Adding grain with Adobe Camera Raw
      6m 24s
    2. Adding grain with the Noise filter
      5m 24s
    3. Adding grain with the Film Grain filter
      6m 4s
  11. 37m 24s
    1. Modifying tone and converting to black and white
      4m 38s
    2. Adding texture with a grocery bag
      9m 38s
    3. Making an image sepia toned
      3m 13s
    4. Adding texture in three different ways
      5m 48s
    5. Adding a subtle vintage color effect
      4m 10s
    6. Creating a vintage color effect
      4m 43s
    7. Creative texture blending
      5m 14s
  12. 23m 37s
    1. Deconstructing the lens blur effect
      6m 23s
    2. The lens blur effect in action
      4m 13s
    3. Applying lens blur with a mask
      4m 49s
    4. Using lens blur in portraits
      3m 25s
    5. Desert fashion project
      4m 47s
  13. 23m 0s
    1. Applying motion blur
      4m 39s
    2. Creating radial zoom blur
      4m 27s
    3. Working with motion blur and masking
      6m 14s
    4. Getting creative with the Radial, Motion, and Lens Flare filters
      3m 21s
    5. Adding color and emphasis
      4m 19s
  14. 18m 15s
    1. Adding graffiti on a single plane
      4m 17s
    2. Adding reflections on multiple planes
      3m 0s
    3. Using Free Transform to create a vanishing point perspective, pt. 1
      4m 46s
    4. Using Free Transform to create a vanishing point perspective, pt. 2
      6m 12s
  15. 17m 40s
    1. Cropping with Abode Camera Raw
      4m 32s
    2. Enhancing the sunrise colors
      5m 18s
    3. Modifying the color and tone of the mountains
      7m 50s
  16. 33m 18s
    1. Hand-painting a border or an edge
      5m 39s
    2. Adding a prebuilt edge
      4m 28s
    3. Working with a real film edge
      7m 57s
    4. Introducing the PhotoFrame plug-in
      5m 21s
    5. Using the PhotoFrame plug-in, pt. 1
      4m 11s
    6. Using the PhotoFrame plug-in, pt. 2
      5m 42s
  17. 41m 48s
    1. Changing color with onOne PhotoTools
      5m 43s
    2. Modifying focus with onOne Focal Point
      3m 56s
    3. Hand painting focus with onOne FocalPoint
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing color with Nik Color Efex Pro
      9m 27s
    5. Actualizing your vision with Nik Color Efex Pro
      8m 39s
    6. Converting to black and white with Nik Silver Efex Pro
      5m 33s
    7. More black and white options with Nik Silver Efex Pro
      5m 21s
  18. 12m 39s
    1. Finding and installing custom brushes
      4m 33s
    2. Custom brush creativity
      8m 6s
  19. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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