Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video The wide world of layer enhancements, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features.
In this movie, I'm going to walk you through a bunch of minor but much-needed…enhancements to layers inside Photoshop CS6, and I'm going to save my…favorites for the end.…So be sure to watch the entire thing.…Let's start things off with the Eyedropper.…I'll go ahead and click on it here in the toolbox.…Now as many of you know, the Eyedropper by default is set to lift the composite color.…So in other words, if I click on the model's forehead, I'm seeing the color of…that pixel as it appears on screen, subject to all the layers working together.…
Now in previous versions of the program, you've also been able to select Current…layer, which means you'll just lift the color from the active layer.…Right now in my case, it won't do me any good because I have an adjustment layer selected.…You can also lift the composite version of the color on the Current layer and…Below so in other words you ignore all layers above the active layer, or here is my favorite.…You can lift the composite color but ignore the Adjustment layers.…
- 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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