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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 71 of 118

Combing Filters and Features


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 71 of 118

Combing Filters and Features


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Combing Filters and Features

Now let's look at a few ways where he might combine filters with other features in photo shop. In this case, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take all the color out of this image by applying a black and white adjustment layer. And you're welcome to adjust these sliders if you want to control things. But that's fine for now, just the default. Then I'm gonna go back to the original picture, and I'm going to duplicate that layer by typing command J. I'm gonna move the duplicate on top and then I'm gonna try to get it to apply some of the color from that top layer to what's underneath. And I could do that using various blending modes. I can come in here. If I just wanted to grab the color. I'd set a two color boat, but that looks pretty normal. I'm gonna try things like overlay and soft light, and I find that those were going to give me a little bit more of a vintage e feel, and I'm gonna take that top layer and blur it, but so I can control the amount. Later on, I'll first convert to a smar...

t object And as I blurt, we get a softer feeling. Click. OK, so look at this sky that's in there. It's looking quite different. Now. I'm gonna take the end results, which are made out of two layers, the black and white adjustment layer and the filtered. Copy that. I'm going to select both of those layers and just to organize things, I'm gonna put those in a folder at the bottom of my layers pound. You'll find a folder icon, and if you have more than one layer selected at the time you click it, it'll move those layers into the folder, and then you can click the triangle next to the folder to expand it and see its contents and click it again to collapse it. Well, what I don't like about this end result is that the, um, dark part of the pictures too dark well in a session that we have called advanced layers. Um, I think that's what is called. You'll learn about a feature that you can get to by clicking on the letters affects in choosing blending options. And if you get that lesson which we haven't recorded yet, that's why I say if Ah, then you could say Let's make the dark portions of this layer disappear and therefore reveal what's underneath. And you could hold the option key Alta Windows and split this apart to control exactly where that happens to get it back. So now we have rather creative effect. If I turn off this eyeball, here's before here's after and it involves a lot of different features and photo shop. What do we use? We used a black and white adjustment layer to pull all the color out to begin with. Then we converted a copy into a smart object. That's only so that I could adjust the setting later and we blurt it. That's what this layer is, and we also used a blending mode. We have entire separate lesson. I'm blending modes, and now I could modify that blending mode if I want a different look, and I can even double click in the name of the filter to change its settings so you can get us fancies you want with filters combining with other features and photo shop, it just takes some practice to be able to go in and do that. Now, before we wrap up I want to mention ah, special list of filters that are found in photo shop, two different lists and that is first this set. What's special about those is those particular filters will use your foreground and background colors as part of the filter effect. And so that means if you use the colored pencil filter, it'll use your background layer. That's what the letter B is for. If you use the one called, um, fibers, it uses both your foreground and background. That's what FNB means, so therefore, you can have more influence over those filters. And if you think about the other lesson, we had, um, blending modes where a blending mode had something called a neutral color, where a certain color disappeared will set your foreground color to that and then use one of these filters and it opens up a whole new world. Then another set of special filters are these these air filters that can create something out of nothing, And that means you can start with an empty layer or a layer full of white and create some detail, and therefore, if you want to create your own textures, start with this list of filters and then modify by applying creative things on top of that, so that gives you an idea of how to think about filters in photo shop.

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



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