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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 30 of 118

Adding Texture to Images


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 30 of 118

Adding Texture to Images


Lesson Info

Adding Texture to Images

but then weaken Get fancier if we want, um, I'm going to take this image, and I want to create kind of a creative image out of it. And so I'm going to use this in my mask. If I use this in my mask, I can make it. So the image on Lee shows up where that painting is to do so. I'm gonna select all and I'm gonna copy that. I'll close this document and we'll be working here. I'm gonna add a layer mask to this document to the layer, I should say, And then I'm gonna choose Paste, hoping that what I copied last will be pasted right into the mask. But when I choose paste, it didn't go into the mask. If you look at my layers panel, it became its own layer. So I'm gonna choose undo by typing commands E, which is the shortcut for edit. Undo. I want that to go into the mask. You can get it to go in the mask. You just need to know how in the way you do it is you somehow need the mask to be visible on your main image. There's two ways to make it visible. The first way is what we used in the last imag...

e, which is to show it is an overlay. So if you hit the backslash key, then you'd be able to paste it in. The second way is to view it directly where it's not an overlay. Instead, you just blatantly look at it. The way you do that is you hold on the option key Alton Windows in. Click anywhere within the Mask in your Layers panel that's going to make it visible on the main screen. Then on Lee, when it's visible. Either as an overlay or direct like this, can I choose paste All type Command T command. He is the same as going to the edit menu and choosing free transform and scale this down and reposition it wherever I'd like. Now the only problem is black hides things, so this would create a hole in the middle of the image and actually want the opposite of that so I can choose image adjustments. Invert Invert ends up giving you a negative of what you currently have. So wherever you have black, it's going to become white in whatever its white will become. black. So now that blackness should hide our image. And the only problem is the interior. Here. This is not completely white. You can see some gray and some texture in there. So if I stop viewing this mask, you do that by option, clicking on the mass to get it. So it's hidden again. You can see through that middle portion a bit, so just adjusted. Using any adjustment you can use to force things to black and white in levels. The upper left slider forces areas, two black. So I could use that to get the surroundings to work in the upper right slider forces areas, toe white. Here we go where we can get fancier than this. Let me grab another version. In this case, I'm gonna use this picture, and I'm gonna use this textured paper all select all and copy this just like we did on the other one. Then close it. And here I'm gonna add a layer mask just like we did before to paste it into the layer mask. The mask must be visible. This time, I'll use the back slash I mentioned. That would be another method, since the mask is completely white. Hitting the Backslash key doesn't visibly change the image, but it will still allow me to paste. That's when I'll see it as an overlay. And then I can hit the backslash again to make it so it no longer has an overlay, so it was able to pace it in. It looks a little logs. It's small, but I'll scale it up. I could go to the edit menu and choose free transform. That's how we scale things. And let's get this be large. I'll get rid of my selection because I just don't need it anymore. And up here, I can still see the picture. That's just because the image that we paste it in doesn't extend up that far. So I'm gonna grab my paintbrush tool, and I'm gonna end up painting across the top and bottom of the image to just say I'm painting with black, which means hide those areas now. The middle of this was not completely white in the area out here is not completely black. Let's just go look at the Mass to see that option. Click in the mask. We can see its contents. There it is, and I want to use this in a special way. So I want to copy it because we scaled it. And so the part we copied earlier was smaller. Select all a copy. Then let's adjust it. I'm gonna do image adjustments. Levels should work Fine. And remember, in levels the upper left forces areas the black. So I'll just do that until the surroundings are black. And then the upper right forces areas toe white and I'm gonna bring it up. Not all the way, but enough where it should mainly show up just a few areas we might see through what stopped looking at this. So option. Clicking the mask is how he got to this view. I'm just gonna option click it again. That's all clicking and windows. So there is what we have. Let's put a layer underneath it that's full of white. One way of doing that is to go to the adjustment layer icon and choose solid color that will ask you what color you want to use. And then you can put that underneath. All right. But now I want some of the texture of that paper. Remember, I copied the contents of the mask before we adjusted it, and I'm just gonna paste it in here. And I needed to copy it after I had scaled it up in everything so would line up with its current position. And then I'm gonna use something called a blending mode. We have an entire lesson about blending modes if you end up watching all the lessons related to this class, and I'm just going to slowly go over these and see if I can find one that might put some of that texture into this image, I think, actually, one of the ones up here that one now that's given this a little bit of texture that it wouldn't otherwise have. And I just want to make it so it doesn't fill in the area out here on the edge. Well, when we talked about layers in a different lesson, there was a way to clip one layer to another so this layer would only show up where there's a layer below. You do that by going to the layer menu and choose create clipping mask. Now that texture is only showing up, Um, where the layer is below. So hopefully you're getting a sense for layer mask. There's so much more we can do with them. If I want to take a screen like this and put a different picture in it, all it is is put a picture on top at a layer mask that's the shape of the screen. And then you could have as many pictures that you want to swap out there. Let's see what else we can dio other soap. In example, this is one that you don't actually get. If you purchase the class most the time, you get the images I work on. But this one is just too big because these air a weird way to set up layers. But let me show you what I have here. Here I have two exposures were in Venice, and this is my initial exposure, which is bright enough for the lower portion of this image. But then I don't like the sky. And so I have a second exposure that is darker and has that nice blue sky. And I just want to mask the two together. Well, I could use a layer mask, and when you use a layer mask, you don't always need to get an exact mask all the way around the edge of some area. Instead, oftentimes, I paint with soft edge brushes at low opacity ease, and I build things up in that somewhat of what I did here. If I turn this mask on, you'll see my end result. And if I hide the top layer, there it is without that image blended in here it is with, and if you want to see the mask option, click on it. Seeing see it that was just using a soft edged brush in my opacity might have been at 50%. So when I painted, it allowed 50% of the look of that image to show up and that I could go back and paint again to build up its appearance even more. And so there's obviously some sort of shape right there that I was tracing. So if you watch that shape and I turn this off, that was like this building I was trying to get it into, so I do use it to blend exposures together as well

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

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  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
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Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


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