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Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

Lesson 114 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

Lesson 114 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

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

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

Now we're gonna get started on troubleshooting. Sometimes photo shop is not going to do, is you expect. And when that happens, it's good to have a game plan on how to solve issues. And so I'm actually gonna be looking down at some notes because there's so many little things that could go wrong. I don't want to forget any of the things that I have down here in my notes. The first thing you might run into is when you attempt to do something, you might find that whatever it is you plan to use is grayed out. Right now. I'd like to apply an adjustment, and it's just not available. War. I want to come over here and apply a filter not available. Maybe I want to grab the paint brush tool in paint on my image. If you look, it's giving me a no symbol. Well, one of the things to think about when any some thing is not available is what's currently active. And if you look at my layers panel at the moment, more than one layer is active and there's a lot of things you do in funder shop that can't wor...

k on more than one layer at a time. So if I were to switch which layer is active and just make it a single layer, then suddenly all the filters air available. All my adjustments are available, and if I grab my paintbrush toe, I no longer get a no symbol. The other time that can happen is if no layers air active. So if you click in the empty area below the layers so nothing is active now, it doesn't know which layer should it be changing or where it should be depositing any information you might be painting with. Another thing that can happen is even win. A feature is available. You might find that you come in here and you choose. Let's say I want to do Ah, I don't know. A black and white adjustment layer turned this whole image black and white. It just didn't work, didn't do anything at all. I expected something to happen, and nothing happened. Well, what you often want need to dio is see if a selection is active. Often times you might be zoomed in on a picture. Let's say you're zoomed up in this part. This is what you're thinking about. You've clicked on the layer that contains that particular content, maybe even tested it by train the eyeball on and off to know it's the right layer. Then you come over here and you want to blur that. So you go in and try a filter and doesn't matter how high you get this. It just doesn't work well, when that's the case, there's a very good chance that there's a selection active on your screen, and a selection would limit what you're doing, so it could only affect that small area will make click cancel. And here's how you can figure out if you ever have a selection, go to the select menu. And if the choice called de Select is available as a choice where it's not great out, then it means there is a selection somewhere on your screen. It just might be scrolled off the edge of your screen. Or maybe, if typed, command H to hide the edges and you can't see it. So choose de select and then try whatever you were doing again, and now I find it's working. Then on occasion, you'll end up trying to use a keyboard shortcut and certain keyboard shortcuts won't work whenever they don't work. Like right now, I want to hit tab to hide my panels. Usually, Tab will hide all the panels on your screen, and it's not working. I'd suggest you press the return key and then press escape on your keyboard. Why? Because any time a keyboard shortcut doesn't work, oftentimes what it means is somewhere on your screen, a letter. A number is selected, and it thinks that you're typing wherever that selection ISS. In this particular case, there's a number in my options bar up here at the top called Feather, and it happens to be selected in. So if I type a number, that's where it's going. If I type a letter, it's trying to put it in there. And by pressing the return key, that usually means return focus to neutral meaning to nothing. And also, if you hit the escape key, it means cancel any mode I might be in. And so return and then escape usually will make it so. A keyboard Charcot that wasn't working previously often will start working once again other things that can cause issues with things being great out. If you find that certain filters, and I think I'll eventually be able to find one here. Oh, this isn't yeah. If I find that certain functions are not available, one of the choices it it might be a 16 bit image. And if you have 16 bit image and you go to the filter menu, you will find that some of the filters, like smart blur and probably b'more in here won't be available like lighting effects in. So if there's filter that's not available, just pop. Appear to the image menu, choose mode and see if you're in 16 bit mode. If you are, convert to eight that mode and then see if the filter becomes available, because there are certain filters that will not work in 16 bit mode. Other things that are common issues is look at what type of layer is active. If you have a shape layer or a text layer or an adjustment layer active, then those aren't layers that contain normal pixels, so there are certain things that won't be available, so just make sure that the layer that is active is what you find is appropriate for whatever you're currently doing. Let's see what outs here we talked about keyboard shortcuts. Well, there's one thing and get messes up a lot of folks. And that is, if you are ever trying to use a paint brush tool, and in the paint brush tool, you find that your mouse looks like a cross hair. There are two instances when your mouth is gonna look like across here. The 1st 1 is if the size of your brush is larger than the size of your screen. That can happen when you zoom up on your picture to look at it in fine detail, and you happen to have a brush that is considerable in size than the circle of your brush might be outside the edge of your screen. It's still trying to show you where your brushes, so it only shows you where the middle is. But if that's not the case of your brush sizes a smaller, more reasonable size. Then the other reason why would be the caps lock key on your keyboard. For as long as the caps lock key is pressed down, you get what's known as precise cursors, which is where you just see the center of the brush instead of seen a circle that represents the whole thing and therefore make sure that's working. Now if you find adjustments, show up but don't do anything. It's very common when people end up doing an adjustment that there will be a preview check box. Let's say I work went up here in chose image adjustments levels, and I made some sort of a change, and maybe I want to see before and after. Here's the preview Jack box. Well, if you have that turned off at the time you click OK, well, then it's going to remember that that setting is sticky in. Therefore, the next time you go in there and you try to apply the same adjustment, it might be a week later. And now you're gonna try to move these sliders around, and you find they have no result whatsoever. No change in your image at all. But when you click OK, it does change and really mess with you Would that usually means, is whatever adjustment you were using, the previous check box was left off the last time somebody clicked, okay, and therefore it's sticky and it remembers that setting and therefore just turn it back on and click OK, now is going to start working again each time you try. Now, if you're using any tools in your tools panel and you find they're acting erratically most of the time, when it comes to a painting tool, it has to do with the opacity being too low where the blending mode being set to something odd. But on occasion it can be all ending any kind of settings that are up here. So if you find any tool and Photoshopped acting erratically whenever that tool is active, you'll find up here in the options bar. Just to the right of the home icon will be a copy of the icon for that tool. Press your right mouse button on that icon and you'll be able to reset that tool. And therefore, if the blending mode was set to something odd or the opacity or some other setting was set oddly, when you right click on that and choose Reset Tool, all those options should revert back. Although I think anything that has to do with graphics tablet might not s o. I would end up resetting the other reason why tools will sometimes not work. The way you expect is because in your layers panel, be very careful with layer that is currently active. When it comes to the icons that are found right up here. If any of these locks symbols get turned on, then you you will be limiting what you can do to a layer. This icon here will prevent you from changing the areas that look like a checkerboard. So if you suddenly can't paint across the transparent areas that might be turned on, this locks the pixels that make up your image. And that means you cannot change any existing pixels that make up the picture. This locks the position of the layer, and so when you get over here to this, it locks everything about layer. And so if any of those locks symbols were turned on, that's another reason why certain things might not work.

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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