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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 106 of 118

Black-Only Shadows


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 106 of 118

Black-Only Shadows


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Black-Only Shadows

Well, let's get crazy. Sometimes I need to prepare things to be printed on a printing press. If you're ever gonna print on a printing press, your image needs to end up in C M Y que mode seem like a stands for science. Magenta, yellow and black. Those are the colors of ink used on a printing press. And if you don't convert your image, someone that you give your file to is going to ultimately have to convert it to see him. Why K mode before it gets printed on a printing press? Because those are what the colors of in car you're going to use. Well, the features and Photoshopped don't work as well in seem like a mode in doing things like color correction. In overall adjustments are dramatically better, an RGB mode, and there's a lot of technical reasons for that. It's known as a gray balanced workspace where I seem like a is not, um, but when it comes to shadows in backgrounds like this, oftentimes it's best to print those Onley using black ink. Well, if I work and see him like a mode, that...

's easy. But what if I like working in RGB mode, and I just want somehow elements to print with only black ink. Somehow I want to control that will. Usually it have to go to see him. Why came out to control it? So let's cheat and figure out how to make this background in the shadow print with black ink. Even though we're in RGB mode just to show you what I'm talking about, I'm gonna choose the eyedropper tool in my tools panel. Click and hold on it. And there's something called the color sampler tool that two allows me to click within my picture and add a little cross there. And I had two of them, and that's gonna cause over here the info panel to have some extra read ups, and it tells me what that's made out of right now. It's made out of red, green and blue, red, green and blue. If I were to switch this, I can switch it to see him like a and it'll tell me how it would be reproduced. And you see, it's using every single color of ink I wanted to only print with black hair and kept look at this background. It wouldn't use 1% black. I want those to print with black ink only. Here's how I'm going to do it. I'm gonna take those bottom two layers those with layers that contain the shadow and the background. And I'm going to turn them into a smart object. So layer smart objects convert to smart object that makes it look as if that layers those layers have been merged together. But they just got turned into a smart object. I need to access the contents of that smart object. So I double click on the thumbnail for that layer. And if I do, they appears a separate document. Well, that's separate. Document. I'm gonna convert to see him. Why came out? And I'm not gonna merge the layers when I dio. Okay, whatever. Then I'm gonna use an advanced feature with layers. I'm going to take the top most layer. I'll go to the letters FX. I'll choose blending options, same screen where we got to knock out shallow. And we got to those blending sliders in in there. I find check boxes right here that says, What inks can we use? I'm going to say you can't use that. You can't use that you can't use that. Therefore, all you could uses this, and I'm going to do the same thing for the layer below. Letters FX Blending options in turn off Scion Magenta yellows We only use black, and the only thing is we were using a lot of those other inks previously. So the end results here are much lighter than they're supposed to be, so I'll have to darken this up. Well, these air solid color layers. That's what it looks like me of these little color swatch on the left. And if I just double click on that color swatch on the left, I can choose exactly how dark this is, and I'm just going to try to get it close to the same brightness as it was before. I'll do the same thing to the layer above double clicking on the left side, just making a little darker click. OK, so now if I look in my info panel, you see that we're working on the smart object. It thinks that the shadow area will end up printing with only black ink and same with the background area. None of the other colors in the reason why you do that seem like a mode for large areas that should look like they're black is because if magenta ink prints too heavy, this would look pink. You have sai in in prints too heavy. This is gonna look bluish yellowing prints too heavy. It's gonna look yellowish, but with only black ink, none of that can happen. So then I'll close this. It was a smart object will ask me since I've made changes, if I want to save it and I'll say yes, it saved it back into this file. And so now if I ever convert this picture to see him when I came out right now, before converting it to seem like a mode, it thinks both of those areas going to use all those different colors of ink. But after converting to see and why came out? As long as I tell it not to merge, the layers don't pasteurize. How many times can you warn me about something? Just do it. Look at those areas they're printing with only black ink. So there's a lot of things we could do with layers. I mean, we've really only scratched the surface. I've been using Futter shop for so long. There's so much you could do that I'm trying to give you a flavor for it so that you can get more excited about some of these features. So maybe you'll start experimenting with some of those check boxes that I didn't use to try to figure out what they dio. And the more you can figure out the more features and photo shop and truly understand them, the more powerful you're going to become when you're using that tool. So I tried to feed you some that I think are quite useful, but this has been advanced layers as part of a photo shop. The Complete Guide.

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


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

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.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • 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.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


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