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Faux Sunset Action

Lesson 111 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

111. Faux Sunset Action

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

Faux Sunset Action

Well, let's make an action that creates a fake sunset, meaning that if you don't like getting up early for sunrise and your need to work at sunset, you're taking pictures in the middle of the day. Ah, that we can still make it look like sunset here on the open to images. And I have two images open. I'm gonna make it so I can see them both at the same time, but using a range and then choosing tiled to up horizontal and I'll click on the image that's underneath because that's the one I'd like to work with. And I want to create a fake sunset, you could say. So what I'm going to accomplish here is I want to, um, do an adjustment that is called a Grady INT map. So I'm gonna come into my actions first, I'm going to create a new action, and I'm going to call it faux sunset. Click on record in. All we're gonna do down here is creates a where is it Grady int map adjustment layer. And before we make any changes to this adjustment layer, I'm gonna go into my layers panel in the problem with the G...

rady int map adjustment is, it will end up changing the brightness of your picture. I want to prevent that from happening, So I'm gonna change the menu that's found at the top of my layers panel. It's usually set to normal, and I'm gonna set it to color. And that means the only thing that this adjustment layer will be able to do is change the color of the image, and it will not be able to change the brightness. Now let's explore what ingredient map adjustment layer is. What Grady it map does is it acts as if your picture is black and white. And then it's gonna replace whatever was black in your picture with whatever shade appears right over here, and then replace what was 50% gray with what's in the middle in to replace what was white with what's on the far right and the same is true for everything else in between. And it's only because we have this set to color mode that things that used to be black don't end up being this bright. Then you can click on the little arrow to the right, and you could pick any choice you want as faras colors go, But what I'm gonna do is actually to edit the colors that make this up. So I'm gonna start off with the choice on the far left and we'll make our own. If you click within this preview that's here, you're going to get an editor. That allows you to choose what colors things were going to be made out of. And let's take a look at what we can do. You're gonna notice at the bottom here there is a little stop here that's full of white, and over here is in the little stop full of black. And what I'm gonna do is double click on one of those. And that's gonna bring up color picker in that. Instead of coming in here and blindly choosing a color, I'm gonna come in and choose a color out of the image that's above. If you just move your mouse into this area in click on an area, I find you usually have to click twice to get it to choose a color. Then I'll click OK, and I should make sure that I'm not messing up because I was thinking black was what's on the left. It could be the exact opposite of that. We'll find out if it is. I should be starting with the dark portion of the picture instead. But then I'm gonna click on the opposite side. That's over here. I'm gonna double click, and I'm gonna choose from the dark area of the picture. Just double click in there and it should grab the color. Then if I want to choose what it looks like a little bit brighter than black, I'm gonna click, maybe about here and then I'll double click. I was just clicking just below that horizontal bar. I'll come in here and say, What does it look like when we're little bit brighter than black? What color is it? Well, I gotta click twice in there. Grab it. I mean, at a color in the middle, just by clicking below this bar right in the middle. Then double click on it. And now I'm gonna choose the middle brightness I see in this image. Then I'll continue working my way over here. I'll add another one double click, and I'll choose something that's close to the bright area. And I might add one more really close to white. Double click and go for something really close, Whatever color is there. And so here we have all these colors and I think I might have them reversed where I need these colors over on the other side. I'm not absolutely certain, though. I think I'm gonna find out by just manually moving them around. It's only going to record these once, and that is when I click. OK, so it doesn't matter if I kind of mess up and move things around here, but you can reverse all these by moving them around. You can always shift them around. And yes, I was off for white. Needs to be on the right, just mentally got shifted there. And the only thing with this particular picture is the highlights Might I need to be toned down so you don't have the white areas, but I'll click. OK, then I'm going to change the name of this layer by double clicking on it in. There we go. I'm going to go to my actions panel. I'm gonna hit the stop button, and then I'm just gonna look at my action to see. Is there anything that could mess this up is going to make an adjustment layer. Okay, It's going foreground to background color in all sorts of others settings in there, but it looks like just black and white. Er what's defined, Then set current layer to the mode code color. That's fine. And then here set the current mode. This is when I was starting to experiment. I went toe foreground to background. Then there's another one after that where I went and did a custom one. And then I made something visible. And then I said, the current layer to its name. So it looks like all these steps will work. There is one additional step in here that's really not needed. I think it's this one. And that's when I was just describing things and I switched from one of the preset Grady INTs to one that foreground to background so that a slowdown the action a little bit, but it will work just fine. It's just a matter of if this action was going to be applied to, like, you know, 1000 images a day. It's part of my production thing. I would want to get rid of any extra steps but I think that'll work out just fine. So now anytime it wants something, have the look of a sunset feel. I can click on the name of this action, hit the play button and end up with.

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

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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
 

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