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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 112 of 118

Photo Credit Action


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 112 of 118

Photo Credit Action


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Photo Credit Action

Now, let's say that I would like to have an action. Make a decision for me where I don't want the action toe always be the same. What I'm gonna do here is open to images. And what I'd like to do in these two images is I want to end up putting, let's say, a photo credit in the image. But if the image is square, I'd like the photo credit to be centered at the bottom of the image in If the photo is horizontal instead, I want to be in the lower right corner. Well, how do you do that in action? Because in action just repeats whatever it is you do. Well, here's how you do that. If I go to the actions panel first, I need to make my individual actions. So in this case, I'm not actually gonna go through the full process because I don't want to waste too much of your time. But what I'll do in this case is I'm gonna have a do antique color if the interest square and I'm gonna have it do that Contours, um, tracing if it's not square and therefore you'll see how it's done which you need to do is cr...

eate two separate actions, one that would be applied if it meets a particular condition in one that would apply instead if it doesn't meet that condition. So I'm gonna create a brand new action here, and I'm gonna call it Square versus wrecked meaning rectangle. I'm gonna hit record. And then I'm gonna go to the side menu of my actions panel and I'm gonna choose Ah, Joyce called insert Conditional. Now, when I choose insert conditional this top menu gives me all the choices I could use. These are all the questions I could have Photoshopped ask about this document to control how it deviates in applies one action versus another. And so right Here's a choice is document is square, So I'm gonna have a check of the document is square. And then if it is square, I'm gonna have it de saturate the edges or whatever one of these No, let's do antique color. If it's square and if it's not square, then it's gonna do what's down here now. I could leave that set to none in therefore, this action called antique color, would only apply if the document is square. And if it wasn't square, it would do nothing or I could add a separate step in my action right after it. That asked another condition. But for now, I'm gonna come over here and say that the contours action should be applied. If it's not square, I'm going to click, OK, and then I'll hit Stop. So Onley thing this action has is an if statement in that. If statement is saying, if it's square, play one action and if it's not, play another. So now I'm gonna apply it to this particular document now. I wasn't I haven't double check this document. I'm assuming it's square, but it might not be absolutely square. It could be like almost square, and so I'm not sure for certain it's going to work, but if it does, it's going apply the anti color action if it thinks that square it did not. What that means is, if I choose, undo enough times here. If I go to my image menu and I choose image size. If you look at this, it's not a perfect square, Do you see the two numbers are not identical, so I could crop this image and make it perfectly square. I might do that using the canvas size screen campus guys, either ad space or take space away to your image in here, I'll make sure that it's perfectly square. That's gonna crop out a little bit of my image. So now it should be exactly square. Now. When I hit play, I get my antique color action. If I switch to a different document, this one's rectangular I hit play on the same action, and I don't get the same result. Instead, I get the trace Contour action, and so that is a conditional. That's where you can ask a question about the image and dependent on the answer. It will use different settings, and these are the questions that could be analysed. Her asked to control which actions applied. So it could be that I haven't action that does things to see. And why can images It converts them to RGB in. So I could have this the first step in action be an if statement that says, if it seemed like a then play in action, where all does is converted to RGB and if it's not seem like a it does nothing. It just keeps the action continuing. Ah, and all sorts of other things, like when we had things were retouching out telephone lines. If I was able to make that as an action, when I talked about retouching, I said, It's best of it's done in 16 bit mode. Then if you have any other actions that would be best in that mode, the very beginning, the action put in a step that says Insert conditional and say If it's a bit, then just have a separate action where all that action does convert to 16 bit. And, um, then it would be if eight bet it runs an action that converts to if else said it to none and then just have additional steps in your action, which is what you truly wanted the action to accomplish. So it's only the beginning that would end up checking to see what mode it's in and would convert if needed. So that is called a conditional

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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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!