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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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95. Warping


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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

Lesson Info


in this session, we're gonna talk about bending warping in liquefying layers and Photoshopped. So if there's any time that you don't need just a straightened ordinary image, you're gonna learn how to bend it right now let's start off with a feature known as warping, and I just want to start off by letting you know that I always convert my image into a smart object before doing this. A smart object is something where it's the equivalent to putting your image inside of a protective bubble where the original contents of the layers preserved in any changes you make to that layer afterwards are just settings attached to the layer that you could easily modify afterwards. So let me show you what it looks like if I don't use a smart object first, and I'm just gonna do something simple, I'm going to come over here and choose edit and let's see, I will use free transform its great out right now because I'm working on the background layer. The background layer has little lock symbol on it. I'm go...

nna unlock it. Then I'll come over here to free transform. And if I were to scale this image down and let's say would rotate it and scale. It's amore press returner entered. Indicate I'm done may move it back up here. If I return to free transform again in the future, it's not going to know that this layer has ever been transformed. Its going to think it originally started out at this angle, and therefore, when I choose free transform instead of having the rotation handles sitting on the corners of this rectangular object instead, it's going to be straight where it just thinks if it is a rectangular image in. So for me to be able to get this back to its original angle, I'm just eyeballing it. And if I try to get this back to its original size again, I'm just eyeballing it here because it's not doing anything to help me. And as I scale this up, the quality is going down because it's scaling up the number of pixels that we had just a few moments ago. It does not have access to the original number of pixels that the image is made out of, so that when I'm done, if I were to zoom up really close on this and compare it to the original. This would be blurry. So here I'll choose Revert to show you the original. And just remember how jagged and blurry these stars were. When I choose Revert, you see how crisp the originals work. Well, if, on the other hand, before attempting to transform my image, I went to the layer menu, I chose smart objects and I said, Convert to smart object. Now it's taking the original contents of that layer in protecting it so that everything I do to this image from now on will be calculated from the size of the original image. So if I go to the edit menu and I choose free transform and I make this a lot smaller and I rotate it in a press return or enter if I come back to do that again, first off what I choose free transform. It remembers that I've transformed it, and it keeps the handles that usually appear in their original position. So if you look at them all, zoom up, you see that they are rotated along with the flag. It knows that it's been rotated in the past, and it knows about how much it appeared actually tells me that it's been rotated 59 degrees and it's been scaled down to 24% of its original size. So fired a type in 100 here in type in zero for the degrees. This thing would be back to its original set up. And now the quality. If I zoom up, it will be exactly the same as the original, because when you have a smart object, it protected the original. In the things that I've done to it, we're just settings attached to the layer. If those settings are reset to their original settings, the picture looks exactly like it did when I started. But that becomes more important when you start using features like warping. So in this case, I'm gonna make this image slightly smaller by typing command T Command T or Control T and Windows is the same as choosing free transform from the menu, which is what I used a few moments ago. And then I'm gonna come up here and choose to warp this. Now when you warp something, you end up with a little control point on each corner of your picture, and you could grab each corner in, reposition it and you'll be bending in the image. So if you want it to look like the the corner of a page overturned, this is one way you could do that. Or if you left that straight, I'll choose. Undo. So it's more straight. There are handles coming out of each corner. It's kind of hard to tell where they're coming from. But here's the corner in this handle. This little dot is coming out of that corner. You might notice it more. If I drag it up. You can see the handle going up or I drag it down. And that's determining what angled is. The image go out right when it leaves that corner point in the saying that right the moment it leaves, it travels in this direction, whereas if this is pointing up, it's traveling in that direction When it first leaves the point and you have two handles for each corner point. There's also one point down here which could control that edge. So if I wanted to bend this flag, let's say I could come in there and adjust those corner points, maybe bring one up and bring the other one down try to get a bit of a rippled on this flag, but with newer versions of federal shop, you have much more control. If you come up here, you can split the image into a vertical or horizontal, uh, sections. And so if I click on that icon, I just did, which is a vertical line that's in there. And then I move on top of my image. I can choose exactly where I split it vertically, and then I can control that portion. I can click and drag here. I can grab the endpoints that air there and drag up and down all sorts of things I could dio if I click that icon once again, I can come out here and ADM. Or of those. So if I wanted to look a ziff, this flag is flapping. If I had divided up with enough spaces vertically, then I should be able to grab. You can actually grab more than one of these points at once. If I click on the bottom point on one of these vertical lines have added hold shift, I should be able to get the top point as well, and then I can go toe another one. Hold shift and click on it. And so right now I have four of those points selected. Then I could move them together like this, and I'm just shift clicking on the various points to say I'd like to work on more than one at a time and we could do all sorts of little stretching here. However, you'd like this to be distorted. You don't have to grab the actual handles. You can click in an open area between them to move more than one at a time. You're gonna move all the points that are in between where your mouse is, like surrounding your mouse. So now if I do that and then I press returner entered, indicate I'm done. Had I not used a smart object, Then if I go back to choose warping again, it would start off fresh, as if you've never made a change to the image before. And you'd end up with only those corner points again. And it would be difficult to bring this back to the way it used to be. But now that we have a smart object, if I come back here to edit, transform, warp it remembers all the handles in. So it's a Ziff. I never left, and it's very easy for me to then come in here and make further changes to the end result. In here, I'm grabbing the line itself and dragon it a bit to get a little more curvature. So remembered. Convert to a smart object before you start warping things. Because then if you ever press return or enter in later on go Oh man, I wish that was just a little bit different. You'll be able to go in and make those changes afterwards. Then there are certain things that, if you attempt to warp them, won't warp the way you expect. In this case, I just have a square that has a pattern applied. The way the pattern was applied is I just had a solid colored square sitting there, and if you look in my layers panel, you'll see it says pattern overlay directly below that layer. Well, the way that was applied is with that layer active, I went to the bottom of the layers panel. I clicked on the letters F X and I chose pattern overlay. When you choose pattern overlay, there's just a little pop up right here. A little preview where you could apply various patterns and so I could apply little dots. I could apply all sorts of different looks to them. I'm gonna click Cancel, cause I like the one I had. But now if I apply warping, its gonna warp the general contents of this layer. But it's not gonna warp any effects that were applied to it. Meaning it's not gonna warp that pattern over light. So let's try it. You notice it's warping the shape, but the patterns just sitting still. And that's because it is. The pattern is a setting that's just attached to the layer, and it's not affected by warping. So how can I get it to warp settings that are just attached to the layer? Well, I can, by going to the layer menu, choosing smart objects in choosing convert to smart object. When I do that, watch what happens in my layers panel. Specifically, look at the pattern, overlay and notice. It looked like it went away. It didn't actually go away. It got inside of this thing called a smart object. Instead of being attached to the outside of it because it's now inside of the smart object. When I choose warping, it's going to warp not only the shape that is in that layer, but also the pattern that's attached to it. And it's not just true of patterns. It could be many other things that you have maybe clipped to that layer so that maybe you have some text that you're gonna warp and you've put a photograph inside of the text. But the photo is a separate layer. I showed you how to do that in the layers session. Well, then, on Lee, the text would be distorted. The photo would not unless you selected both layers and to turn it into a smart object first.

Class Description

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


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
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  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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