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Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

Lesson 40 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

Lesson 40 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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40. Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

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

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

Hi there in this video, we're going to look at aligning images. Why am I doing it in this case I photographed my desk and I need the exposure level for my desk so I can see all my weird sound boards that I use to help make the sound on this microphone nicer. But because of that exposure level, I can't see anything on the screen. So I had to change my exposure so I can see the screen, but then the backgrounds too dark. What do I do? I mask one out and blend them together. But because they don't align, I shot these handheld, you can see they don't line up. I'll show you how in this exercise how to magically line them up. So they're perfect with a click of a button and we can mask out the lower exposure with the higher exposure and the world is a beautiful place. Alright, let's get started. Alright, so there's two ways of doing this. There's the caveman way which will do first. Okay, so we're going to go to file, open, open up the auto align one and two and then I'll show you another way.

Both ways are useful. This one here's got my low exposure for my screen and this one's got my high exposure and all I'm going to do is go select all copy, move to this one and paste it so we've got them on top of each other but they don't line up because I was hand holding this and while I adjusted my exposure it. We're good around. So the auto align feature is select the top one, hold shift, click the last one. We're just doing it with two. You can do it with 1000. Actually, probably not, Photoshop would freak out, but you can do it with 10 or 100. Maybe select all the images you want to align, Go up to edit and there's one down here called auto. Align layers. Leave it at auto, seems to always work at auto. Let's click OK, magically turn the top one off the one underneath. You can see the screens lined up. Perfect. Now we'll mask these two to join them up in a second. I want to show you the other way. So there's the Caveman way and if there's just a couple of images, that's what you need to do. There's another way under file, let's go to scripts and we looked at this earlier on. Remember we looked at loading lots of stuff into a stack. The cool thing about it is they want to load auto align one and two but let's say there is 100. You definitely want to use this automatic feature. Okay, what do align? But also attempt to align them as well. So it's just going to do both processes in one go. It's going to put them all into one file instead of our copy and paste and it's going to try and align them. Kick back, relax. So with just two images, it doesn't really matter which way you go. But with loads of them, it's easier using that script. Now we're using it for exposure levels. It could just be that you have to kind of move around to get the entire front of a building, let's say. Or instead of doing exposure, you're doing kind of like focal length, you're trying to get different kind of focuses along however way you got here. What I need to do is I need to, I'm gonna put this one at the top um, the dark one and I'm going to grab my because what I want to do is actually have the screen, which I can see in this one, but it's too dark back here appear on this image because this one I can see all the background. So I need to combine them to, so with auto align to selected, I'm going to grab my quick selection tool, I'm going to drag a box around here. Pretty good job I'm going to click in here as well. Did a pretty good job. I'm going to go in there's a little bit here that probably needs a little bit of love. So I'm holding down my option key on a Mac OK on a pc just to kind of fix that up. You could use the lasso tool, The polygonal lasso tool, which has a straight edge, however you do selection. I'm going to add a mask and hey presto kind of both combined, the top one is just the screens. This bottom one here kind of fills out the outside. This top one here. What I might do that's it. That's the end of the tutorial. I'm just going to go through now and show you what I do. When I'm trying to blend the two. I'm going to add levels just to the little arrow. This is just to the layer underneath and now I'm going to kind of try and make it look more believable that were too dark, there's too much details and just kind of finding fine tuning what looks real but still legible. Whereas before member totally eligible, exact same screen, different exposure. I can see more. All right. A couple of last little things I want to do to touch it up but you can go now. This is just me missing about to fix this up. So the easy way would be to grab the crop tool and just kind of like shrinking in their crop. All those kind of transparent pixels out and nobody would know except for that. But, but let's experiment with our cool new tools. I'm going to use the lasso tool like you saw me earlier on using the magic wand tool to grab the edges over here and you probably noticed little white bits appeared in the corner and I kind of ignored it. I shouldn't have come here to repent and show you a better way we're going to use the lasso tool. Okay, the polygonal lasso tool, which is the straight edge version and I'm going to draw. I'm just gonna kind of manually do it. So I'm gonna click once, click twice and I'm making sure I overlap it in a reasonable amount, click once, come all the way back to the beginning and when it gets close to the beginning, you see that little circle appears. That means it's a complete selection now to add to the selection. I'm going to hold down the shift key. I'm going to maybe start down here once you've started adding, you can let go of shift because if you don't really wants to do straight lines, so just shift to get it going, okay, click around here, we'll do it one more time. It's a bit of a weird one, that one. So shift to get going, it's gonna click once, then let go of shift. So it is adding, but it's not trying to do straight lines, you can see how overlapping I am there. Um shift, get started, any which way you like to do a selection. Okay, And then we're going to go to edit fill and I have no idea how good or bad this is going to be. Let's just see Not bad ish a pretty good job though. Like that's pretty crazy. Like my white board has now just got magically bigger. It's reusing some of the numbers. My microphone got a little bigger. The desk is not too bad. It's a little bit weird perspective. This is good. Something weird's happening down here, the blanket that I've got pinned to my white board. Why? Because if I don't that whiteboard somehow vibrates so on the microphone instead of me sounding crystal clear, I sound like I'm recording in the like bathroom. Alright, I missed a bit there. Get the idea. The last thing I want to do is maybe the edges here is a little bit white, you can kind of see it coming through here. The cool thing. Remember we've got our sweet new trick when we slept on the mask, select and mask. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to shift the edge and we've always gone in, okay, I'm going to get out just to kind of expand it out a little bit and up here. Let's have a look at it on the layers. The original, it just expanded a bit more. Might even feather it haven't feathered it. I haven't heard anything a long time. Ah There we go quick. Okay, got rid of that kind of really strong edge there. Alright, that is not a particularly good photo. I shot it right now. This is the desk I'm sitting at just as an example. I want to tidy up these, these cables Now I made this desk and while it looks kind of cool. I like it. I made it, I made a big ridge exactly where the mouse goes, which doesn't make it useless. But it makes it a terrible desk for anybody using a computer. Anyway, auto align. You might be thinking in your head. I can think of other good ways in my situation to be using it. I use this for exposure. It could be focused links, it could just be, you've got images, you just need to line up some people do it where you've got like a staff picture and you say, Okay, everybody say Jesus and most of them look except for Sandra. Sandra's not looking at the camera, but in the next photograph Sandra's looking. But Dave isn't I don't know who these people are. So what you can do is you can line them up and then mask out Sandra's face on one of them and have it. So both Dave and Sandra are looking at the same time. Alright, my friends, that is going to be it. Let's get into the next video

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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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