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Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool

Lesson 33 from: Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Khara Plicanic

Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool

Lesson 33 from: Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Khara Plicanic

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Lesson Info

33. Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

02:57
2

Understand How Elements Works

05:53
3

Importing Images

11:31
4

Workspace Basics: Organizer

14:47
5

Workspace Basics: Editor

16:12
6

Tonal Adjustments in Quick Fix

09:59
7

Color Adjustments in Quick Fix

07:58
8

Apply Black & White Filters

04:01
9

Sharpen an Image

03:33
10

Fix Red Eye & Pet Eye

03:05
11

Straighten an Image in Quick Fix

03:01
12

Explanation of Photoshop Elements

08:23
13

Basic Cropping in Quick Fix

14:13
14

Guided Edit Overview

02:46
15

Guided Edit: Tilt Shift

04:07
16

Ways to Save Files

14:37
17

Layers & Simple Selections

20:47
18

Combine Images with Layers

15:34
19

How to Use Layer Styles

15:11
20

Make Selections with Layers

11:05
21

Make Selection with Lasso

10:43
22

Compositing with Multiple Images

17:11
23

Refine Edge Selection on Image

19:52
24

Use Refine Edge on Images

12:40
25

Create Gradient in Image

02:35
26

Gradient Map Differences

42:38
27

Options for Saving

11:40
28

Brushes Overview

15:12
29

Creatively Use Brushes

07:19
30

How to Change Brush Settings

07:17
31

Use Shape Tool with Brushes

08:22
32

Work with Multiple Shape Layers

08:53
33

Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool

03:21
34

How to Load Brushes into Elements

04:59
35

Add Layer Style to Image

04:46
36

Clip Image to Shape & Use as Template

05:49
37

Retouching Overview

04:11
38

How to Use Content-Aware Fill

05:47
39

How to Use Content-Aware Move Tool

09:38
40

Spot Healing Brush on Blemishes

08:53
41

Remove Frown Lines with Retouching

05:51
42

How to Remove Tattoos

20:32
43

Remove a Gap in Teeth

03:52
44

How to Whiten Teeth

07:17
45

Adjust Facial Features

03:29
46

Working with Type Overview

23:17
47

Match Type for Image

12:11
48

How to Manipulate Type Layers

08:02
49

Create Postcard with Type

16:08
50

Add Type on a Path

16:59
51

Organizing Images in Elements

16:03
52

Add Keywords to Images

19:49
53

Smart Tags Overview

07:51
54

Using Albums in Elements

24:52
55

Places Workspace Overview

06:20
56

Use Event Tags on Images

04:56
57

Timeline for Image Organization

02:45
58

Recommended Workflow

07:26

Lesson Info

Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool

And then let's finish it with one final shape so again I'm gonna go back to that shape tool, the custom shape tool, select this little dropdown arrow. I'm viewing all element shapes and then we have this, like river stream or what do that they call it, river I'm gonna double click that I don't know how's it's gonna look on top of all this stuff but let's just see. And then we'll click and drag. And I'm not holding shift, I'm just gonna stretch it out like this, and then we'll let go and there we have a little stream, in our illustration. Let's finish that, we'll do one more texture because I think it's just too much fun. So flip that add one more blank layer. Clip it by pressing and holding alt or option. Let's go back to our brush. I'll come down here and let's see try a different category. I think that, the wet media brushes, there's one that I used it one time for something and then I forgot which brush it was and I don't think I've ever remember. But let's try, I don't know this on...

e. That looks interesting and again I'm gonna change the color something light this time, there we go. And let's just see what this looks like, no idea. Ooh it does actually kinda look watery. So I'm just gonna smear that around and then maybe I want to actually blend in a little more. I'll come over here and lower the opacity down. So we get some neat looking texture and if I really want to get fancy I can make a gradient for the sky. I don't know what colors I would go with. We'll grab our gradient tool and come in and see what we have under color harmonies, no. Let's try pastels. ooh Maybe like this one and let's just have it go I guess I'm on the background layers so this will paint on the background. And we'll just do maybe like that. Ooh maybe the other direction, oh yeah that's a little better. That's a little better. If I wanted to fade that I could do a couple of things. I could put another blank layer on top of it and fill that with white by going to edit, fill layer and from this menu here choosing white. I feel like that's a little bit strong, so I'll fill this layer with white and then fade, fade that down like that. That's actually not too bad. So there's an example of some fun things that you can do with brushes, with shape tools

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Ratings and Reviews

Pat Emerick
 

Just watching this class live. It's my first class with Khara; she is a wonderful teacher, moving at a steady speed but always being careful to let us know what she's doing in the moment. I would classify myself as intermediate in terms of PSE but I've learned lots of little things that will make further use even easier and more fun. I really appreciated her descriptions of the difference between PS and PSE and her encouragement in using Photoshop Elements and all that it can do.

Lilygram
 

I have only been able to watch portions of this class but every single part that I have watched has been technically clear and inspiring to me. Based on this experience and the thorough, 58 item list of lessons, I will surely be buying this class soon! Thank you Khara and Creativelive for making a class on this topic and making it be super!!

Ven S
 

Great course. You can tell she knows the programme inside out.

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