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Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Lesson Info

46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

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

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

and now we're going to slide into talking about retouching essentials. And I mentioned essentials because we'll have a different session that is on advanced retouching, but we need to start somewhere. So let's start with the essentials. Let's head over to photo show and also to bridge, and the first thing I'm gonna talk about is the limited retouching we have available in Adobe Camera Raw. One of the things that camera is great for is if you ever have censored dust specks, where if I open an image like here, I'll double click on a raw file, and I can see this blurry kind of blob up near the top. There usually look like round, just shadowy objects. That's where a speck of dust has fallen onto your camera sensor, and it's usually in the same spot on each image. What what's really nice when using K Murat is, you could open multiple images. If you simply select multiple images and then Jews opening camera, they would usually appears thumbnails down the left side, and then you can choose se...

lect all over on the left side as well to select all of them. And if I retouch out a single sensor dust spot from one of the images. It would automatically apply that same change toe all the other images that are selected and therefore, if that sensor dust back got added when you changed lenses, then you could take all the pictures you took after changing lenses, select them all. Go in there and do one little retouched to get rid of a sensor. Dust back and suddenly you removed it from all of those pictures. Now, I don't have images set up to demo that, but I wanted to mention it because it's one of the big advantages of using, uh, came a raw here. But let's get into the limited retouching that we have here in camera because remember that everything that happens in camera we had a separate session about camera. We described that it saved in what's known as metadata. That means it saved is only text, just like your image includes the shutter speed camera, serial number and camera model. Something was shot with Well, that's also how it stores any changes we make in camera raw, and so it's limited in what it could do simply because that's how things are saved. It's ah, you're limited on what you could save in text. So here, I'm gonna go in camera rod to the top of my screen, where I have all the tools in there. I'm gonna find a paint brush tool that has some blobs around it. That's the spot removal tool. And with that tool active, I can change my brush size over on the right side here and how soft the edges on my brush below that, I can also change those settings using my keyboard. If I use the square looking bracket keys that are found right above the returner inter key on your keyboard, you could make the brush larger or make the brush smaller. And if you hold down the shift key when you do the same thing, you could change how soft the edge of the brushes. Now, when I'm getting rid of sensor dust specks, I usually use a hard edge brush and I get a brush that is just the little list bit larger than the sensor dust back. We needed to be large enough where the edge of the brush will be. Touching the surroundings and not making contact with the sensor dust spot. Then you click your mouse button, and it's going to choose an area from the surroundings to copy from. And then you'll end up seeing a red dash circle for the area retouching and a green dashed one to indicate where it chose to copy from. And so I see one other sensor dust spot right here. I'll move my cursor on top of it. Click, and you can see that it automatically chooses where you'd like to copy from Well on occasion, it will copy from an area that would be inappropriate. And so you congrats that green circle in drag it wherever you like. And so if it happened to copy a little bit of the balloon and therefore you see some detail of the balloon, there, you could manually move it. Or an alternative is if you go on your keyboard to the forward slash key. That's the one that's right next to the shift key, at least on a Mac keyboard, and also has a question mark on it. If you press that it will force it to go to a different location to copy from and you compress that as many times as you want. So if it messes up in copies from some detail, that's inappropriate. Just press that key enough times that it chooses from inappropriate area. When I'm getting rid of things like sensor dust spots on the right side of my screen, there's a choice where I can choose between cloning and healing, and you should know that I usually use the setting called Hell. We'll talk a lot about the difference between these two when we get into Photoshopped, But in general, cloning means just make a blatant copy from one area. Implement somewhere else without doing any extra work to make it. Make sure that it matches that area. Healing, on the other hand, will copy from another area. But when it applies it, it makes sure that it matches both the brightness and the color of whatever is right around the edge of where you applied it. And therefore it's only healing that's going to make sure it matches both the brightness and color of the surroundings. If I ever set this to clone, that's when I need to be careful with the feathering setting that's here, because if something doesn't precisely match the brightness or color of where I put it. I'm going to need it to blend them with the surroundings. Otherwise, we'll see an exact circle of where have applied it. But as long as I leave it set to hell, I can work with a hard edge brush. Then, if I go below these sliders, you're gonna find a choice called visualized Spots in turning that on will change the appearance of your picture to make it so it'll be easier to find any sensor dust spots, but you will need to adjust a slider that's found here to get it so you can see them most the time. I have to have it near the high side, and now I start to see little circles appearing in my image that don't look natural to the image. So we'll go to this one and just click another. That's where we had other sensor dust spots that is, hadn't noticed yet. He and actually a few other hints of them here. Once I've gotten all of those done, I might adjust the Visualize spot slider a little bit, just to see if any other show up with a slightly lower setting and there might be one hidden night there, and then I can turn off its check box and you see these overlays. If you want to see a clean version of your image without those little circles on your image, then there's a check box near the bottom called show overlay. And if I turn that off, you'll see it without those circles. If you turn it back on, then you'll see them, and if you need to adjust any of them, you can click on it. And on Lee, after clicking on it, will you see its source? And you could either hit that Ford slash key to force it to pick a different area to coffee from or you can manually drag to, ah, appropriate location. So that's what I'm gonna do for sensor dust specks. Now let's click done and move onto a different image where we don't just have dust spots. Here's another raw file. If I double click on it in this case, we have a church in Iceland. I'm gonna go to the same retouching two off the top of my screen and I'll turn on first visualize spots, and I can see some smaller spots and this one. So I get a smaller brush, but one at least the tiniest bit larger than the spots, because it needs to be touching the surroundings. Whatever is on the outer edge of that circle is what it's gonna try to match when it comes to color and, um, brightness. So first I'll get rid of those sensor dust spots going for the small ones to begin with. And then I'll change my brush size if I need to tackle some larger ones. And I did all of those with setting called healing. Then I'll turn off the visualize spots check box and I'll zoom up on my picture and I notice and you consume up. By the way, in the lower left, there's little plus and minus where you can use standard keyboard shortcuts. Same kind of ones you would use in Photoshopped. But here there's a little electrical box on the side of the building that I'd like to remove and let's see if it could do an OK job. With that, I will get a larger brush, so I'm closer to the size of that. And instead of just clicking and letting go, which you can do is click in the before you leko drag to define an area if you need one larger than your brush size and thats useful if you don't need a big round spot. So then I let go, and it's hard to tell if it did a good job or not because of the, uh, shapes that are drawn. So I'll turn off show overlay in the lower right, and I can see it's off a little bit. So here I can see that the line is not continuous. I'll hit the Ford Slash key to force it to pick for a different spot. Do that multiple times and I noticed, is just doing a terrible job, almost always here. And so that's when I would come over here in manually move this so I'll turn on show overlaying so I can see this little better. And then you just start repositioning this and tell the vertical line that's their looks more continuous. Then turn off show overlay, and I think that's looking a little bit better. Then on occasion, you'll need to switch to the choice called Clone. The Maine Time you'll need to do that is when something is bumping into the edge of another object and you don't want whatever change it is you're putting in to match the color of that object. For instance, if I want to get rid of this small little area, this thing, if I wanted to stop getting rid of it right where this white trim ends, well, then I would be working right up to the edge of this bluer area and unfortunately, would start to try to blend in with the blue. So on occasion, you'll need to set this to clone when you don't need it to match. But in this case, I probably can still get rid of that. If I just come in here and just stop right on the edge, it doesn't look quite right. So hit the slash key again and again, see if it gets an okay Line up right there is not too bad

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • 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

ABOUT BEN’S CLASS:

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.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • 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.

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)

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!

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