Explore importing images and making basic adjustments.
- [Tony] In this chapter, we're going to be taking a look at Photoshop Mix and I hope you're having as much fun as I am with this, because this is so much fun messing around with images, just on a tablet, just pulling things around. It is very cool. In this movie, we're going to take a look at the interface inside of Photoshop Mix, and we're going to bring in an image and make some basic adjustments. That journey starts over on the left-hand side with the plus icon.
I'm going to choose to start the project with a new image, although you can see you can build out a custom canvas or use the camera to get it started as is the way with these things. I'm going to tap Creative Cloud and go into the exercise files and then into the folder for this movie. I'm going to choose this Marsish background, which I think is actually somewhere in Jordan. Wherever it is, it is very lovely.
There it is, brought in, and what we're going to do is we're going to make this a bit more Mars-like than it currently is, okay? We're going to tap the adjustment controls down at the bottom. You see on the left-hand side, you've got Adjust. If I tap there, I've got a range of different adjustments that I can perform on this image. For example, I could tap Auto Fix and it would kind of guess at what this image perhaps should be like.
I can actually tap it again to remove that adjustment. I can change the color temperature. Okay, so if I want to warm the image up, it looks pretty warm already to be perfectly honest. I could drag that over to the right and cool it down, drag it over to the left so you see how the sky becomes more prominent there. Just a shade more warm, I think, for this. I will tap Exposure and as I do so, I want you to notice that there's a small marker underneath Temperature and that tells me that an adjustment has been applied there.
If I tap through to Exposure, I can underexpose this by pulling down, overexpose it by pulling up. I don't actually think it needs that much help, although I do want it to be dramatic. So again, I'm just going to go a little way over in terms of changing the exposure. I'd also like to make it a little bit more contrasty, so more contrasty to the right, less on the left. I'm sure that you've already got there already. I can change things such as values in the highlight regions and the shadow regions.
A bit of clarity probably wouldn't go amiss just here as well. I might just pull that up some. Look at the rocks as I do that, can you see that? They get all sort of super HDR, and do you know what? I think that's a look that I'm going to go with on this particular image. Not too worried about the shadows and highlights. They do more for the sky, but that won't be there too much longer, so we'll talk about that in just a moment. Then we'll go to Saturation here, and again de-saturate over to the left and then saturate over to the right.
I kind of think that's okay, so I'm just going to drop that back at zero, like so. Indeed, if I tap out through that, go back and I should then just null that out like that. Perfect, that should be pretty much it and I'll hit the tick over on the right-hand side. What I can do now is I can add a new image layer. The layers are over on the right-hand side. When you tap on any layer, you get a range of different options there, some of which we'll be exploring in the next few movies, and you can add a new layer tapping the plus above that.
Recently, the number of layers in Photoshop Mix has increased two-fold, so twice the amount that you had before. I think this restriction before was around about five or seven, something like that. Now, you've got loads. I'm just going to add another image here and if I go through to Creative Cloud and into the exercise files again. This time I'm going to choose this tothemoon file just here, so let's bring that in. It's larger than the image I've got underneath there and it's offering me to resize the canvas.
I don't want that on this particular occasion, so I'm just going to tap cancel. In the next movie, we're going to find out how we get rid of the background on this image.
- 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.