Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Filling in missing details, part of Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals.
In this movie, I'm going to show you a couple of tricks for rebuilding details in…a straightened photo.…I've saved the results of the previous movie, it's Perpendicular horizon.psd…found inside the 06_Crop folder.…We have three wedges in all.…In the upper left-hand corner we're missing some sky, that's pretty easy to fix.…Down left we're missing some grass, a little bit of shadow, this curb and then…the toes, the toes are the tough part.…And then in the down right corner, we're missing some of the heel and ankle.…
That's going to take a little bit of work as well.…So here's how we'll start.…Go to the Lasso tool, click and hold on it and choose the Polygonal Lasso…from the flyout menu.…Then let's go ahead and zoom in here so that we can see where this wedge starts…because it's very narrow at the beginning.…The Polygonal Lasso tool allows you to create a selection outline by…clicking the side corners.…And so I'm going to start right about here out in the pasteboard in order to set…my first point and then I'll click there.…
- Opening an image from Photoshop, Bridge, or Camera Raw
- Navigating, zooming, panning, and rotating the canvas
- Adding, deleting, and merging layers
- Saving your progress and understanding file formats
- Cropping and straightening
- Adjusting brightness and contrast
- Identifying and correcting a color cast
- Making and editing selections
- Enhancing portraits by retouching skin, teeth, and eyes
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Where can I learn more about graphic design?
A: Discover more on this topic by visiting graphic design on lynda.com.
Q: When I double click the welcome.psd file included with the exercise files, I get the following error message:
"Some text layers contain fonts that are missing. These layers will need to have the missing fonts replaced before they can be used for vector based output."
Unlike the TIF and JPEG files which display and open correctly, all the icons for PSD files are blank but other than the welcome.psd file, they seem to open correctly without the error message. Is this a problem that I should address (perhaps re-download the files or find the missing fonts)?
A: The TIFF and JPEG files are flat, so they don't contain fonts and the operating system can interpret them (and generate thumbnails) without help from Photoshop. The PSD files have two issues:
First, they may contain editable text complete with font info. The files are designed with fonts that ship with Photoshop, so you don't get error messages, but Adobe sells some versions of Photoshop without fonts. This may be your issue.
Second, the PSD files contain no flat previews. This makes for smaller files, but it means the operating system, Mac or Windows, cannot generate previews. That won't effect your experience in Photoshop, but it does mean you can't see the file until you open it.
1. Opening an Image
2. Getting Around
3. Image Size and Resolution
Digital imaging fundamentals1m 45s
The Image Size command3m 27s
Common resolution standards3m 20s
Upsampling vs. real pixels4m 36s
Changing the print size6m 16s
Downsampling for print4m 12s
Downsampling for email3m 11s
The interpolation settings5m 22s
Downsampling advice4m 36s
Upsampling advice6m 10s
4. Using Layers
5. Saving Your Progress
6. Crop and Straighten
7. Adjusting Luminance
8. Adjusting Colors
9. Select and Edit
10. Retouch and Heal
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