Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video The new Lighting Effects filter, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features.
Many of you may remember the Lighting Effects Filter, which took a kind of…vacation in Photoshop CS5.…In CS4 and earlier, it allowed you to shine lights on to a 2-D image.…You could even create emboss surfaces.…Now Lighting effects is back and it's better than ever.…We have much better controls than we used to have.…It's also a larger environment that provides more accurate preview.…Lighting effects is compatible with smart objects.…So I'm going to select this Image layer and go to Layers panel fly-out menu and…choose Convert to Smart Object.…
Then I'll go up to the Filter menu and choose the Render command and…choose Lighting Effects.…And that brings up this big window, very much like the one we saw for the blur gallery.…Now by default you have one spotlight.…You can try out other presets, so Five Lights Down can be…pretty interesting.…And each one of them will throw some different lights on a scene.…I'm going to switch back to default, however, so I have a single spotlight and…I'm going to go ahead and edit that spot,…
- Enabling auto recovery and background saving
- Filtering layers in the Layers panel
- Modifying multiple layers at once
- Applying layer effects to groups
- Working with the Content-Aware tools
- Redeveloping photos in Camera Raw 7
- Creating depth of field with the Blur Gallery
- Correcting wide-angle panoramas
- Filling and stroking shape layers
- Editing videos in the Timeline panel
- Previewing 3D shadows and reflections
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 1/15/2013. What changed?
A: The course was revised to address the new Photoshop features and enhancements bundled with the Creative Cloud update released in December 2012. We added a second chapter to the course, detailing the new enhancements. We cover the Liquify and Blur Galleries, which now support Smart Objects; creating conditional actions; auto-naming merged layers; moving a point with the Pen tool on the fly; creating global default type styles; and copying CSS code from specialty layers. We also cover two improvements to the 3D package included with Photoshop Extended: enhanced 3D lighting with 32-bit color and the new default 3D image-based light. We also updated the exercise files with new files for Chapter 2 and added an introductory video to the beginning of Chapter 2 that outlines the improvements.
Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brusheswith John Derry1h 42m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. The New Features
2. New with The Creative Cloud
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