Learn how to import a photo and make basic edits.
- [Instructor] Once you're signed into Photoshop Fix bringing an image in is really straightforward. Tap the plus icon that you can see on the left hand side of the screen and from the range of sources that you can see on the left you can choose a file. I have one here in a Creative Cloud folder that I'm going to bring in, as it's perfect for this chapter. And that will be loaded into Photoshop Fix. Now across the bottom of the screen we've got some icon representing different things that we can do.
And you can see that if I tap on one, like Crop for example, I then get a different and very dedicated workspace to whatever it is I'm trying to do, in this particular case crop. Now looking at this I have some controls here, such as rotation, so if this wasn't in the right orientation I could rotate that around. I could also flip it horizontally or vertically. I can then use different presets as a base crop. So if I was doing this maybe for Instagram I might tap Square, and then it changes the crop area to a square.
And I can either drag the handles on the corner of the square to change the crop, or pinch in and out to change the crop. Underneath the cropping area I have this rotation wheel and you can pull on that to change the rotation of your image, like so if you want to. I'm going to go back to the Original crop here and you can see that if I wanted to I could change the size. And what I'd like to do is to pull in this right hand side.
For this I need to tap Free and that means I can change any crop aspect ratio I choose. What I'm going to do is just pull that in just a shade on the side there. And then we'll apply that crop, so if I hit the tick on the right hand side we're back out to the Overview window. And I want to perform just a couple of adjustments here and show you what the other adjustments do. So if we tap Adjust then we go, again, into another dedicated workspace.
I do want to lift the Exposure here, so I'm just going to pull that up just a shade using this gradated slider at the bottom, and I'll pull that up just a bit, like so. And I also want to change the Contrast. If I tap and do that I'm going to bring up the Contrast just a bit, because it will help in subsequent movies. You'll notice if we just take a brief look at the bottom of the screen that the adjustments I've performed now have small blue markers underneath them.
And because this is non-destructive I can revisit those at any point and then adjust them. I'm going to go to the Warmth adjustment here. Now this is warm enough in my opinion, but you'll see that if I pull this up to the right you can see it's very, very warm, to the left, much cooler, and if I return it to neutral that blue mark underneath Warmth disappears, because effectively no adjustment is being made.
I'm going to go to the Saturation and I could push that up to saturate the image, to the left to desaturate the image. So if I just do that actually and I'll go to another adjustment, if we go to Warmth temporarily and then back to Saturation and restore that to neutral you can see that blue marker disappear again. I want to adjust the values in the Shadows and Highlights here. If I tap the Shadows I want to lift them just a shade and you see if I pull that way, way, way over to the right that I'm lifting them quite a long way and that looks very, very unreal.
I just want to push them up just a little bit, just to bring out a bit more detail there. And in the Highlights I actually want to bring those down just a fraction. If I push them to the right just to increase them you can see they start to blow out and that term describes when it's really easy to see the contrast between the highlights and the surrounding area and it's a very unattractive look. I'm going to pull that down just a little bit and that will dampen those down.
Perfect. I'll hit the tick on the right hand side to apply that. Of course, if I was unhappy with that and I wanted to just remove all of the adjustments there is an X on the left hand side that I could tap and that would bring me out without any adjustments being made. But we'll hit the tick. That takes us back out to the Overview. And in the next movie we're going to look at performing some spot healing.
- Exploring the Adobe Capture CC interface
- Spot-healing in Adobe Photoshop Fix
- Creating soft-focus effects
- Painting in Adobe Photoshop Fix
- Importing a photo and making adjustments with Adobe Photoshop Mix
- Sending your projects to Adobe Photoshop CC
- Creating a new Adobe Comp project
- Managing products and documents in Adobe Comp CC
- Drawing with the basic tools in Adobe Illustrator Draw
- Exploring Adobe Photoshop Sketch
- Sharing your work on Behance
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 03/02/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: exploring the Capture interface, generating vector shapes, creating color themes, creating Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, and importing photos and making adjustments with Photoshop Mix. In addition, new videos were added that cover finding typefaces with Capture, creating materials in Capture, sending your work to Photoshop CC, transforming layers in Illustrator Draw, and more.