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Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

Lesson 28 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

Lesson 28 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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28. Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

Hi there in this video, we are going to look at advanced levels. We're going to set white balances. We're going to adjust channels separately. We're gonna look at cool little options that show us things like clipping to make sure we don't destroy the image. Look at a couple of options. Let's jump in there now. Before after let's get level advanced Alright in your images for oh four fixing images. Open up levels one and two. Thanks to the photographers, Jeff Finley and Jacqueline bills. I mentioned this in the first video but anything from unspool ash, I've added the actual photographers name because they have donated these images free to the world and you can use them commercially too. So just go to unspool ash dot com and check out these photographers. All right. So let's look at kind of advanced levels and the essentials. Course we covered the basics. Let's go in a bit deeper now. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go to adjustments and I'm going to click on levels to make sure it'...

s an adjustment layer. One of the cool features in Photoshop. It's just clicking the auto button, kicking back and saying Photoshop, do your magic. Okay. And it's done pretty good. I'm gonna turn the eyeball on and off. It's pretty nice. But what you probably didn't know is I'm going to undo. You can hold down the key on a pc or the option key on the Mac and click on auto and it just gives you like that's the default when you click on auto, but there's other autos go high, you can just work your way through and say, is this the auto that I want. Like think of them, don't worry too much about the names. Think automatic option and three and see which one works for you. If you find after a while you're like, I always prefer this one instead of this one, you can set it as the default for that order. Let's say, we don't like any of the auto ones. Let's click cancel. One of the nice things you can do is this photograph here instantly when I saw it, I was like this is going to be easy with this tool here. Okay. The white balance tool, what you can do is you can tell Photoshop that I know click on this. I know that that is pure white. Probably okay, it's probably just white card printed off. So if I click on it, it kind of makes adjustments as that being pure white. So it kind of adjusts per channel rather than just kind of sliding these kind of three little adjustments that actually goes in every channel and makes an adjustment because it knows what the white is and tries to counterbalance that kind of, we have a kind of a blue hue to it which is not wrong. It's just what this image was kind of shot at. It's got that kind of instagram greeny moody fuel and that's why photographers will use something like this. I've just gone to amazon and if you put in great cards or white balance cards, you end up with these things. So what they'll do is they'll set them up in a photograph. Okay, So we'll set them up next to the subject. So instead of doing it in Photoshop later on with these white, gray and black settings. Okay, you can tell Photoshop what's black, what's gray, what's white? You can do it in your camera before you actually take the photograph, you can set the white balance 18% gray card and the black. Perfect. If you're doing product shots and you have to, you know, you might as well spend the time there with your camera getting everything set perfect. Rather than having to fix it all up here in Photoshop later. Okay, so we're happy with that. Let's go to levels too. Let's look at a couple of other advanced features. So under adjustments, let's go to levels. And what we want to do is let's say, we just want to tidy this up this way. Okay, that's generally what you do with levels. Right, bringing these two houses either side before they're kind of like halfway up the hill either side and then use this gray slider in the middle here to decide which kind of which way it needs to go where that needs to be lightened up in the mid tones or darken down. But what's really cool is if you dragging these guys because after a while right, it starts kind of going this kind of full black and you start losing details, but that happens quite early on, but it's hard to know like when does it start happening properly? If you hold down the old key on a Pc or the option key on a Mac while you drag it, can you see, you get this kind of like weird color that appears and that's just showing you like over here, pretty much nothing's getting clipped. Okay. And when does it get closer into this hill? These, it's a little hard to do. I'm pointing out with my nose. Can you see the tree down here? Okay. It's really dark in here. So as we make things darker, you can see it's starting to kind of just, that's all becoming one color. So just making you aware of what's happening, okay, you might still have to go for it. Same with the whites, click hold and drag and it's just the opposite. They've inverted the colors. Okay. To show you what's gonna start blending as far as whites go and it's all this kind of white clouds behind here. You can still go ahead and do it. It's not wrong. It's just showing you that okay, there's going to be lots of detail in here because it's the back of the clouds. I'm okay with it. I'll be making sure things like the eyes and stuff weren't getting clipped by dragging these in. Now this trick here works on, it's not going to work for the gray one because it is, it's not shuffling between these two. These kind of clip the ends, but this is just shuffling in between them. You'll find there's actually a lot of settings that will allow you to do that okay, in your adjustments panel, if you start dragging a lot of these different options like curves and exposure. If you hold down the key or the option key on a Mac and while you're dragging it will give you like a little visual preview of what you might be destroying. Potentially. I'm going to reset it to its defaults to get back to the beginning and I want to show you another little trick. So we're dealing with RGB channels, RGB you probably know is red, green and blue. They make up this image instead of dealing with all of them in one go. You can actually look at the different channels separately and adjust them separately and it gives you a lot more fine tuning, especially when the color cast, you'll find, you can fix up the color cast in levels. You don't have to jump out to say conor balance as the adjustment. That's what I mean is let's start with red. Okay, and just do the same. Okay, halfway up here or just at the beginning of the hill here. I'm gonna do the same for green. You can use your shortcuts. It is. Hold down the old key on a Pc and tap 345. You can see it toggles there between red, green and blue on a mac is option 345. I'm going to do the same here, bring these guys in and you can see it's starting to get to a more natural color. There's some mid tones that I want to adjust and I find it really hard to adjust the mid tones using these separate things. I prefer to go to RGB and do all of them in one big go. Alright, so that's a more advanced Photoshop stuff. Okay Auto. If you hold down the alt or option key and click on auto, you get some extra adjustments. You might be able to set the white balance here for the cloud. You could click on this white one and click on the clouds. I find it never gives me an exact result using nature as your kind of backdrop but as something kind of artificial like white paper, it's pretty good. Also remember holding down the option key on a Mac or a pc. You can kind of check to see if you're clipping anything and don't be afraid to jump in and fix the red, green and blue channels separately and that's gonna be it. We're all ignoring the strange shaped mountains. I didn't notice them until halfway through this video, I've stayed growing up about it but I feel like it needs to be acknowledged before we move on to the next video, grabbed an next video.

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Ratings and Reviews

Uli N
 

Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

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