Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the role of the graphics tablet, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos.
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As you saw in the previous movie one of the most powerful ways to use Selective Edits …is the Brush Based tools in Photoshop.…But an even more powerful way to optimize those is by using them with a tablet,…like the one you see here.…I've got a Wacom Intuos5, which is very deeply integrated with Photoshop,…which is to say that it's pressure sensitive and designed to work with our Brush Engine.…So let's take a look at some of the things that we have reviewed earlier using the tablet.…It's going to give me a little more precision, a little more familiar feel,…in that it's pen-based, and I can do some things that I couldn't do with the track pad.…
So here's our same image of the car and we're just going to double-click to zoom in …and let's just focus on the wheel here.…So we talked about sharpening earlier, and this a great example of where I can…set sharpening relatively low, and because this is pressure sensitive, …I can gradually build up any different area of this in a very familiar way.…
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