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Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

Lesson 32 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

Lesson 32 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

04:05
2

Bridge vs. Lightroom

06:39
3

Tour of Photoshop Interface

18:21
4

Overview of Bridge Workspace

07:42
5

Overview of Lightroom Workspace

11:21
6

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

08:19
7

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:10
8

Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders

13:09
9

Developing Raw Images

30:33
10

Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs

09:12
11

How to Save Images

03:37
12

Using the Transform Tool

04:48
13

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

06:03
14

Selection Tools

05:55
15

Combining Selection Tools

07:37
16

Using Automated Selection Tools

17:34
17

Quick Mask Mode

05:07
18

Select Menu Essentials

21:28
19

Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

13:00
20

Align Active Layers

07:29
21

Creating a New Layer

06:15
22

Creating a Clipping Mask

03:02
23

Using Effects on Layers

11:24
24

Using Adjustment Layers

16:44
25

Using the Shape Tool

04:39
26

Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool

04:39
27

Masking Multiple Images Together

15:15
28

Using Layer Masks to Remove People

10:50
29

Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky

10:04
30

Adding Texture to Images

09:11
31

Layering to Create Realistic Depth

05:35
32

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:29
33

Optimizing Grayscale with Levels

10:59
34

Adjusting Levels with a Histogram

03:37
35

Understanding Curves

06:18
36

Editing an Image Using Curves

18:41
37

Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment

07:19
38

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

07:14
39

Editing with Blending Modes

08:04
40

Color Theory

05:59
41

Curves for Color

16:52
42

Hue and Saturation Adjustments

08:59
43

Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment

13:33
44

Match Colors Using Numbers

16:59
45

Adjusting Skin Tones

05:25
46

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

10:52
47

Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush

07:53
48

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

06:51
49

Retouching with the Healing Brush

04:34
50

Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools

13:07
51

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

03:42
52

Clone Between Documents

13:19
53

Crop Tool

10:07
54

Frame Tool

02:59
55

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

08:14
56

Paint Brush Tools

13:33
57

History Brush Tool

06:27
58

Eraser and Gradient Tools

03:06
59

Brush Flow and Opacity Settings

04:17
60

Blur and Shape Tools

11:06
61

Dissolve Mode

09:24
62

Multiply Mode

15:29
63

Screen Mode

14:08
64

Hard Light Mode

14:54
65

Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes

11:31
66

Smart Filters

11:32
67

High Pass Filter

13:40
68

Blur Filter

05:59
69

Filter Gallery

07:42
70

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

04:43
71

Combing Filters and Features

04:45
72

Select and Mask

20:04
73

Manually Select and Mask

08:08
74

Creating a Clean Background

21:19
75

Changing the Background

13:34
76

Smart Object Overview

08:37
77

Nested Smart Objects

09:55
78

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

09:08
79

Replace Contents

06:55
80

Raw Smart Objects

10:20
81

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

12:59
82

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

05:42
83

Panoramas

13:15
84

HDR

11:20
85

Focus Stacking

04:02
86

Time-lapse

11:18
87

Light Painting Composite

08:05
88

Remove Moire Patterns

06:11
89

Remove Similar Objects At Once

09:52
90

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

05:46
91

Replace a Repeating Pattern

06:50
92

Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel

10:27
93

Remove an Object with a Complex Background

07:49
94

Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes

12:27
95

Warping

11:03
96

Liquify

14:02
97

Puppet Warp

12:52
98

Displacement Map

10:36
99

Polar Coordinates

07:19
100

Organize Your Layers

11:02
101

Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss

02:59
102

Layer Style: Knockout Deep

12:34
103

Blending Options: Blend if

13:18
104

Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image

06:27
105

Layer Comps

08:30
106

Black-Only Shadows

06:07
107

Create a Content Aware Fill Action

08:46
108

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

07:42
109

Create an Antique Color Action

13:52
110

Create a Contour Map Action

10:20
111

Faux Sunset Action

07:20
112

Photo Credit Action

05:54
113

Create Sharable Actions

07:31
114

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

10:23
115

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

07:57
116

Image Compatibility with Lightroom

03:29
117

Scratch Disk Is Full

06:02
118

Preview Thumbnail

02:10

Lesson Info

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

today, we're gonna talk about tonal adjustments and adjustment layers. What I mean by a tonal adjustment is one that is not designed to a just color instead is designed to adjust the brightness of your picture, so that means you want to brighten it, darken it, add contrast, reduced contrast, were. Do anything that's not related to color. Eso. Let's just don't dive right in and get in a photo shop and do as much as we can. Now the first thing to think about is if you're going to be adjusting the extremes of color, meaning things that are very close toe white or very close to black. And your original image was captured as a raw file, not as a J peg, not as a tiff, not a something else. But it captured the raw data that your camera's sensor collected, and you have all of that data available. Well, then you want to adjust. That image will. It's still a raw file, and that means you should do things in Adobe camera raw. I'm gonna show you an example. Here I have a raw file that I'll double c...

lick on, which brings it into camera and If you see how bright the highlights or bright areas are, it looks like there's pretty much almost no detail down here with just the exception of a few lines. Well, if I take this image all the way into photo shop, but I just choose open image ignoring camera now, there's nowhere nearest much information available here because there's a large number of things that happened to the picture once it gets into photo shop. And it just what happens is, let's say in the highlights. Your images met out of three pieces red, green and blue. Well, if there's only information that your camera captured in one of those three colors, that information doesn't usually make it the Photoshopped camera rocket still use it, but Photoshopped can't. It just wasn't sent there only where we had information and all three colors would get something. And so let's see what happens. We attempt to adjust this. I'm just going to actually use the camera raw filter, and you can get that from the filter menu with. The difference is I'm not working on a raw file because the moment and images all the way open into Photoshopped. It's no longer a raw file. It's only raw before it went through Adobe Camera once it came out the other side. It's a normal image now, so if I do the camera raw filter, I want to get this highlight detail to show up. So I'm gonna bring the highlight slider all the way to the left, and I noticed that it pretty much didn't do anything. Then we learned a trick. If you happen to have watched the class on camera on, that is, if you lower this the highlights all the way down and you wish you could go further, you could take the exposure slider in lower it and see how much you can get. And you can see that there is a little bit of information there in the brightest part of the picture. But by the time I've done, this theme is just starting to look rather dull. Now there's a lot I could do to it, and I'll just move around some sliders to try to brighten up the rest of the picture and tried to adjust it overall. But I don't find this toe Look all that great. Now I'll click OK and I'm gonna open that image a second time. I'm gonna go over here and I'm just so it doesn't complain. The image is already open. Let's go over here and duplicate this image. I'll call it non wrong, and then I'll close the original before I duplicated it. All right, then, let's go back to bridge. Let's open that image one more time. A double clicking since it's a raw file comes into camera and I'm gonna do the same process. I'm gonna bring the highlights down. I'm gonna bring the exposure town and right away. Right now, I can tell that the image looks more normal when I do this. It doesn't look quite as hazy and and just not as it's nice looking. And so I can go over here like, for instance, on the other one. I needed to bring my whites up dramatically to make the rest of the image look normal. Now I don't At this point, I didn't move these anywhere near us far. I did move the highlights as far as I could in the exposure down, But once I've done that, the other sliders I didn't need two minutes later all that much I'll click open image, and now we have two images that we could look at side by side. Then here, I'll tell it to tile them to up so that right next to each other. And so this is adjusting the exact same picture. The image on the right was ignoring camera. The image on the left was taken advantage of all the information that was contained within that raw file, and I dramatically prefer the image on the left. I might adjust the blue sky, little bits, a little overdone for my tastes. But there's a simple control in camera where you could, like, um, bring down the saturation on the blues, and that would be no problem. So I show you this because we're about to get into tonal adjustments and Photoshopped and I want to make sure that you are aware that that doesn't mean that I'm replacing Adobe Camera raw with these features and Futter shop. I try to get as much out of my images as I possibly can in adobe camera or light room. Light Room has the same features as camera when it comes to adjustments, because that's the only time when it can look all the way to the original data the camera captured. Once an image is opened in photo shopped. A lot has happened to it to simplify the data that is there and just make it ready for photo shop. In the process, you lose some and your highlights and shadows that you could have taken advantage of had you adjusted that image in camera raw.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections
Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers
Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks
Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory
Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials
Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel
Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes
Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters
Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks
Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects
Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop
Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers
Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions
Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues
Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Practice Images 3: Making Selections
Practice Images 4: Using Layers
Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks
Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Practice Images 7: Color Theory
Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials
Practice Images 9: Tools Panel
Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes
Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters
Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks
Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects
Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop
Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers
Practice Images 18: Actions
Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

Ratings and Reviews

Noel Ice
 

I am an avid reader of photoshop books, and an avid watcher of photoshop tutorials. I have attended (internet) several hundred of presentations. In the course of this endeavor, I have found my own favorite photoshop websites and instructors. Creative Live is probably the bargain out there as well as among the top three internet course sites. I have to say with great enthusiasm that the best Photoshop instructor is Ben Willmore. There are many great ones, but truly, he is the best I have come across, and, as indicated above, I have watched literally 100s of tutorials on Photoshop. I have seen all of Ben's courses, I think, and among them, this one is the best by far, and that is saying a lot, because that makes this course the best course on Photoshop to be found anywhere. I am going back and watching it twice. Not only is it comprehensive, but Ben is so familiar with his subject that he is able to explain it like no other. This is crème de la crème of Photoshop classes. I have been wanting to write this review for some time because I have been so thoroughly impressed with everything about this class!

ford smith
 

Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

a Creativelive Student
 

Wow. I cannot communicate the value of this course!! The true value in this course is how the instructor identifies workflows you'll need before you'll ever realize it, repeats important information without it becoming annoying, and explains the "why" behind the techniques so well that even if you forget the exact method, you can figure it out via the principles learned. Excellent value, excellent material, excellent instructor!!!

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