Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Content-Aware Scale: The feature nobody knows about, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos.
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We've talked a lot about different ways of using Content-Aware technology…in Photoshop, but the original Content-Aware technology is called…Content-Aware Scale.…And what it allows you to do is change the proportions of your image …while preserving the Content.…This could be used for cropping without losing Image Content on the edges …or it could be used to change the Layout of your photo.…Maybe you want to take a regular photo and turn it into a Web Banner, but you…want to preserve the content in it.…And I think there aren't a lot of people who use Content-Aware Scale, mainly,…because they don't know about it.…
But the other problem with Content-Aware Scale is you need to know a little bit…about how it works and some steps to assure success.…So in this video I want to show you just how it works.…Here I have an image and what I want to do with it is I want to change…the proportions and the first thing we want to do is give ourselves a…larger Canvas Size.…Now I could just change this to the proportions that I want, but for the sake of…
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.
- Reinventing the Crop tool
- Rediscovering the Auto button
- Getting the most out of curves
- Understanding Smart Sharpen
- Building blur and softness
- Working with a graphics tablet
- Using Content-Aware Fill, Scale, and Move effectively
- Correcting distortion automatically based on lens profiles
- Using presets