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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 115 of 118

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 115 of 118

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2


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Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

uh, if you end up converting an image to see him, why came out because you need it to be printed on a printing press? Then you have to be careful. One of the things that people do when they convert to seem like a mode is they'll have a nice, vivid colors in their picture. They'll go over here and choose image mode. Seemed like a It asked them this question, which is? Do you want to flatten the image or not? They say No, I still want toe might want to tweak my layers so they say, Don't flatten. And then when they complete it, the image looks different. And usually it's where vivid colors fade out to something else. If I choose undo, watch this image. Do you see how vivid the greens were? That's what they look like. An RGB. Once I got to see him, Why can't look like this? Well, what I would say is, if you have a layered document that's an RGB mode. You need to have it end up in seem like a mode, if at all possible. When you go over here and choose image mode seem like a, there's a reason...

why it asked this question. If you want to flatten your image or not, and that's because if it combines the layers together, will the images is still in RGB mode? The quality of the result will usually look better. And if you choose, don't flatten. It's not gonna have is good or smooth transitions where one layer fades out into another. So that's why it always ask you when you convert to see him like a choose the choice called flatten and the end result will usually look better. So this is in C N y que mode. And when flattening the image on the way. If I choose, undo here it was an RGB. I can't see any difference compared to see him like a often times. It has to do with people trying to retain the layers that make up their image, even though they might not end up tweaking them the district minions. But there's a reason why it asks you when you convert to seem like a and if it all practical, flatten your image in that process because oftentimes it will make your end result look better. Uh, other things that can mess you up if you come in here in, certain adjustments are great out, and certain tools just don't seem to work. Oftentimes what happens is you accidentally bumped the letter Q. On your keyboard when you bump the letter Q on your keyboard, then you've turned on quick mask mode. And then whatever it is, you're doing your image like, let's say I click on a layer here and I try to blur that layer. And even if I bring blurring way up, it doesn't do anything to that layer. And I'm like, What the heck it's not. Do anything. Well, the most common reason why it wouldn't do anything is there would be a selection active. I go to the Selectmen. You de select is not available. That means there is no selection on my screen, so let's switch layers back and forth. I want to blur this layer. It's just not doing anything. Well, it's because quick mask modus turned on quick mask mode is where I'll turn it off right now is where If you had a selection like this one and you type a letter Q, it would turned onto a red overlay. And now whatever you're doing involves that read over like So when I come over here and tried to blur something, it's trying to blur that red overlay. It just happened to be. I had nothing selected at the time that I turned quick mask on, and therefore no Red was showing up. Yet it's still trying to change that overlay. It's just that there was no red appearing, so I couldn't tell I was in that mode. And so what I would do is when you find things like filters having no effect whatsoever, it could be the preview check box has not turned on. But the second thing would be just glanced down here and see if that's been pushed in. If it's pushed in like it is right there, it means you have quick mask mode. Turn on either click the icon or typed letter Q a second time to get rid of quick mask mode and then try whatever you were doing again. Sometimes the feature called Auto Select Layers messes me up. In fact, most the time it does the default setting has this setting. If I'm in my move, tool turned on, and sometimes I'm out here, trying to target a layer like here. These leaves and I click on it and just done work, and I try to grab these little feet and in the layers panel. I'm not seeing any of these things getting targeted, and that's because there is a layer that covers your entire picture it like a texture, and it's in a blending mode that happens to make most of it disappear. Or it could be the at. The opacity has turned now, but it just needs. There's a layer that's filling the entirety of your document, and it's most likely in a blending mode that makes it not show up very much. So I would just need to delete this layer were turned off its eyeball, and then I should be able to target other layers. So look at whatever your top most layer is and then turn off its eyeball temporarily. So then you can target other layers to move them, and when you're done moving those layers, feel free to turn that top layer back on. But any time you apply textures, that's gonna max up using the auto select layer feature. Let's see here whenever you stitch a panorama. There is an issue you can encounter and let's see if I can get it to show up. Take me just a moment to find appropriate images for this. But what happens is that the, um, Photoshopped tries to draw your picture very quickly on screen in sometimes in the process of doing so, it makes it so what you see on screen is not as accurate is what is actually in your file here. I'm going to select a series of images, and I'm going to use something here called photo Merge to merge them together into a panorama. And let's see if I happen to get these artifacts and they're not always going to be a parent. So depends on the picture. But let's see if they show up on this particular result. Unfortunately, not. But what will happen on occasion is when you stitch a panorama, you're gonna find what I call worms, which are these little kind of lines that you concede exactly where the edge of one layer ends in the where the next layer begins. And it looks like a little Jaggi line that, um, looks like a low quality and result When you do that after stitching a panorama, it's not truly an issue with your picture. If you were to zoom up on your image to 100% view so you can see the actual fine detail within your image, you would find that those little things after stitching a panorama aren't truly in your picture. Instead, it's just that you have a multi layer document here. If you look in my layers panel, you'll see the multi layer and that it's just trying to very quickly composite these on screen, and in the process, it's not always perfectly precise. All you need to do is go to the layer menu and choose merge visible. And if you ever do see those little almost looks like a crack going through your image after sticking stitching a panorama, it will completely go away if you merge those layers together. And so I wanted to mention that because it's a very common question that I get when people stitch panoramas

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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Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!