Mastering Adobe® Photoshop® Filters

 

Mastering Adobe® Photoshop® Filters

 

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Mastering Adobe® Photoshop® Filters

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It expires april sixteenth in the code is ten c l l p t g l s and these are the folks here crave live will have these young girls and everything for you, so if you don't catch him the first time, do not fret, all right, in this segment we are going to master using photo shop. Filters so we're going toe learn how to use our filters non destructively using smart filters which is really using smart objects and I'm going to share with you some really practical techniques that you're going to be able to use in your business every day and even create some additional sellable products if you happen to be a photographer and I have a feeling there are a few photographers out there but these techniques are also really great for graphic designers so we're gonna have a lot of fun over the next hour and a half so let's go ahead and pop on over to photo shop and let's talk about canadian bacon challenge all right? What is she going to do with this one? So smart filters allow you to run filters non destructively in photo shop and the way that happens is the same thing as a smart object really with a smart object you get a protective rapper around whatever it is that is in that layer so if you think about it in the terms of anything that's wrapped with cellophane it's kind of the same thing if we were coming home from the grocery store with our canadian bacon in the bag and we happen to stumble and follow the bag breaks or whatever in this fot falls into mud is our canadian bacon harmed? No our canadian bacon is safe because the mud on ly adhered to the plastic coding that's really what's going on when you smart objects or rather smart filters and photo shop is you get a protective wrap yourself in coding around whatever is in that layer or multiple layers you put multiple layers inside a smart object as well and you can always double click that smart object to get back to the original layers. So it's a really nice way to protect your layer content and I don't know why I like using canadian bacon maybe it was the most attractive stock photography shot of food and a cellophane package that I could find you know you call canadian bacon in canada bacon day across everybody yeah ok, so we're going to be using smart objects with all of the filter techniques because we don't want to have to start over so this is going to give us nondestructive filtering capabilities which is really, really handy if you change your mind your client changes your mind you don't have to start over and as you learn you also get some nice extra options by using smart filters not only do the filters that you run on that smart objects stack up in your layers panel kind of like layer styles you could throw individual ones away if you decide well I like this one filter but not the other one you also get an automatic mask so you can mask the effects of the filter itself different from a layer mask you also get filter opacity control so opacity of just the filter and there's no way to have that kind of level control of her filters unless you do run them a smart filters, which is just a fancy way of saying I'm going to run a filter on a smart object it's exactly the same thing so that's what we're going to do? The first thing I want everybody tio to do with me on screen here is to re populate their filter menu in a valiant attempt to tidy up the very long filter menu. Adobe turned a lot of them off, so I want you to have your filter menu to match mind so that you don't get confused when you're following along so let's, just go ahead and in mass re populate our filter menu so let's come over here to photo shops preferences so on a mac, you're going to click the photos shot menu on a pc you're going to click the edit menu and you're gonna come to preferences plug ins? Why plug ins? Because filters air really little billy third party applications that are running inside this is the magic checkbox right here show all filter gallery groups in names okay, so not only will this make your filter menu match minds that you don't get confused, but also when you run filters on smart objects or used filters as smart filter the name of the filter that you've run stacks up in your layers panel if you don't re populate your filter menu, a lot of the filters going to show up simply named filter gallery, which is the opposite of helpful if you're trying to remember the filter that he ran, so if you turn this on and you run the filter than its actual name is going to show up, so if you ran an artistic filter, you're going to see the word artistic instead of just the very unhelpful filter gallery, so I turn it on so that's photoshopped plug ins turn on show all filter gallery groups and names or on a pc edit preferences and employment. Ok, so the first thing I want to show you is how you can stack up different filter treatment's ok, so here's our original image and we're going to create a watercolor effect from it. Just using a few filters, someone turn off the layer that I made for you. First thing we're going to do is click to activate the layer or multiple layers. If your document consists of multiple layers and you just shift, click to select multiple layers, and then we'll come up to the filter menu and choose convert for smart filters, so that puts that protective wrapping around our layer content. So now we can go back up to the filter menu and for this when I am just going to choose ah filter gallery and I just want to show you how you can stack up filter it fixed in this dialog box so I'm using the little zoom controls at the bottom left of that honking big dialog box so that we can see our entire image and as you look over here on the right hand side see how they're two filters there are a lot of folks don't realize this this is kind of like a whole nother layer is pale but for filter effects didn't have as many filters and there's you want you could rearrange their stacking ordered to create different fix if you decide you don't like one, you can click it and then click the microscope that trash can at the bottom of the dialog box to get rid of it I once asked a day we can you know, make these icons any smaller and they're like no, we really can't I'm like I know okay, so we'll just start out by adding one filter so let's just come down here to the artistic category and one of the reasons I love the filter galleries because it does give you a nice big workspace nice big preview and you can kind of see what the filters effects you're going tohave on the image before you commit tio so let's, go ahead and click watercolor and of course experiment on your own with these settings. But for this particular image this brush detail a foreshadow intensity zero texture of one works pretty well but now I can add another filter. So the key to making a painting look realistic is oftentimes the the simulation of the paper that it's on or the texture of it. So to help make this look a little bit more realistic, we can go grab the water uh, water paper filter which lives down here in the sketch category so you can just click these little flippy triangles to expand her collapse. Those filters and flutie triangle is a real technical term, pretty funny and then ok, so water paper is down here in the sketch category, so let's give it a single click and when I do that, you'll notice that all I did was change the original filter. I did that on purpose to show you that to stack your feel terrific ce you need to click that what looks to be a new layer icon at the bottom right of that dialog box. So now if I give that a click photoshopped duplicates the layer that you had or the filter that you have but then you can just go click any other filter, so now I've got two different filters here and I can change the stacking order by clicking and dragging just like he can layers and as you do all of this than photo shop is going to redraw the image there on your screen so experiment with that again great opportunity for frosty beverage of your choice friday or saturday night playing around with ease to get the exact look that you want but just remember that when you click that new filter effect icon at the bottom right of that dialogue it's going to duplicate the effect that you just ran so if I press it again since I had water paper active it duplicates it but don't panic then disco click another filter and that particular layer changes to reflect that one so that's how you can stack a feel true fix now let's say that I like the water color in the water paper but the sponge looks awful I can just click to activate it and you know it's active because it start gray and then weaken single click the trash can icon and that well, any fight player goes away so a lot of folks don't realize that you can do that they're in the filter gallery dialogue when you click ok closes the dialog box and you see the ever unhelpful filter gallery what filter did I run? Well the great thing one of the many great things about using smart filters or running filters on smart objects rather is that you can get back to that filter settings simply by double clicking that filters name in your layers panel so now I could see oh well, I clearly ran water color in water paper on that so just know that they stack up like that so I'm going to run another filter let's do it a nice soft edge vignette by choosing filter lens correction click the custom tab dried the vignettes slider to the left see how the filters air now stacking out kind of like layer styles in our layers panel so let's say now after looking at that I don't really like the lynns correction on it I liked it is just the the painting I can click and drag that filter down to the trash can icon at the bottom of my layers panel so now what I did was I deleted the lynns correction filter but I kept the other ones that I had I ran so all kinds of amazing flexibility also when you use smart filters like this you get on automatic layer mask and the mask just hides the fur filters effects so if I click with them this mass to make it active and I know it's active because it has that white bracket around its edge say right now the layer is active now the mask is active so if I were to use a tool at this point it would happen to the mask will masks or just like digital masking tape set masking tape and photo shop is black where it's bluer cream colored in the real world so I can grab any tool I want such as the brush tool use your right bracket key to go up in brush size right? Brackett he next to the peaky for judas priest when I'm all time favorite vans and with my foreground colored ships set to black then anywhere I paint I'm hiding the effect of that filter see how now I've got the water color going all the way around my subjects faces so that mass tags along any time you run a filter on a smart objects happens automatically, but it lets you had the filters and fix okay, another thing that I want to point out is this little icon to their right of the filter name if you double click that you open the filters blending options and sometimes when you're messing around with options like this photo shop will need to temporarily hide the filters effects just for its ability to redraw the screen at a faster rate so don't let that throw you don't think, oh my god, I just lost on my filters that's not true, you know so here's our filter blending options so we've got opacity control that's opacity control for the filter the specific filter not layer opacity filter rapacity very very useful you also have all of your layer blend modes which just let's she control how color on one layer interacts blends with knocks out mixes with color on other layers so you've got that at a filter level control here and you can create some really interesting effects by playing around with your filters blend moods so it takes a little bit to understand that we're talking about filter specific controls rather than layer specific controls so all of that is the good stuff you get with running filters on smart objects so that's what we're going to be doing okay so if you haven't been following along at home we are in folder number three we're going to start out with some of the new blur filters that came along and photoshopped cia six which are ever so handy first time ever we actually have a new easy way to get a hoops to get a shallow depth of field effect in post so if you didn't get it in camera you can do it in post so that's what we're going to dan we show you some of the new filter categories these r c ous became along and see a sixth ease any filters I believe if you're running photo shop cc you can run these new blur filters as a smart filter but if you're using c s six I believe they don't yet work with smart filters. Ok, so if you're running cia six or before, then you may have to duplicate the layer or create a stand copy of that layer in order to get a a duplicate of what you've got going on in your document in order to run the filter non destructively. So when those blur filters first came out and I think it was cia six, they didn't work with smart filters, but they do now in cc so cia six duplicate or create a stand copy cc. You can use them a smart filters. So how is this useful? Will let us say that we needed to create kind of a safe, non busy spot in this photo for text. Well, the original image is kind of all kinds of busy over there, so if we run a blur filter, I can blur out part of that image. So the first one we're going to start out with is the field blur mongo hand delete that layer so way to star is to activate. All the layers that you want to run the filter on or one layer if it's a single layer document in the room to come into the filter menu, choose convert for smart filters. Now we're going to trot back up to the filter menu and we're going to go down to the blur category, and these were the three new ones that I'm talking about. Phil blur iris bore till shift so phil blurs the most simplistic of the set I use this when the least when you click that filter you get this super awesome new on image interface. I just love this. I'm so proud of the engineers at adobe for making this so what happens is that you get this pin that appears on top of your image. This is movable just click and drag the center portion of it to move it around. So the deal is when with this pin you can specify how much blur you want, a lot or none. So by default photo shop is going to give you a fifteen pixel blur, so I want our native guy, whatever it is that he's doing over there, I want him to be in focus, so I'm going to set another pin over here so that I can control the two parts of the image independently. So now since I've said another blurring let's say I like that fifteen pixel blur so just click and photo shop will automatically change that you can make it more blurry by dragon the the blur slider to the right or you can make it less blurry but you can also use this cool on image control it does require dragging in a circular motion which is a little bit odd the first couple of times you do it so what you can do is click and drag the dividing line between the white and the black portion of this adobe calls it a blur ring okay, so if we click and drag that in a circular motion, see how the blur slider is also changing so use one control or use the other one it doesn't matter so the more white you have around that blurring the blurrier that part of the image is going to be wherever that pin is sitting, the less why you have the more in focus it's going to be so I'm gonna go ahead and leave it set about that now I can come over here to this other pen and I'm goingto make it no blur and I can either do it with that blurring organist come over here and drag it all the way to the lift six in one hand half dozen and the other which control you want to use so now just really quickly I've got part of my image with no blur so it's in focus than I've got part of the image with the blurring on it so you can position these anywhere you want so as I dragged that around, you can see that the area of the image that is changed quickly clarify again for folks that a couple people who missed how you put that in there in the first place thank us I would love to see it happens automatically, but if you want to add more pins you just click and as far as I know, you can add as many as you want I don't know if the limit there may be one, but I haven't encountered it your next question is going to be well how can I delete pins if I don't want him? You just click to activate it and you know it's active because it's got that extra little white dot in the center and then this press the delete key so we'll go ahead and click canceling we'll do that one again so you want tio there we go about try original so activate the layers power many of them you want tried it to the filter menu choose convert for smart filters go back to the filter menu choose blur feel blur again these were numancia six I believe she's feel blur for shop automatically gives you one pin you're going to need to add another pan unless you just want the whole darn image blurry so aiken scoot that automatic pin kind of over to the part that I really want to be blurry then I think click atop the area that I don't want to be blurry now I've got a second pin and I can either use the on image blurring or I can come over here to the right hand portion of my screen and used the blur slider there and then once you've created these pins you khun just reposition them to find tune where the blurring starts and ends and someone so we're doing that you get a nice a safe spot for text that were you know arguably if you're gonna antics and needs to be readable or what's the point so at this point if you want to see a high quality preview or high quality screen rendering of this you can turn on high quality you can also hide these blur controls by pressing and holding the h g h for heidi and that's helpful especially well me start looking at the other to blur filters that have a little bit more of a distracting on image control said you have a question sir could you add a mask to like one are nuts kind of worry right now but you want the background glory but you've been shaped the the arm so it's not blurry there would be a little bit difficult to do in here but you could certainly do it with the automatic mask that you get with the smart filters back in the layers panel yeah but you can't you can add a bunch of ring so you can you know find tune which part as close as you can get but it would be easier to hide it from specific areas using the mass back the layers panel yeah so let's call this one good just click ok total so here we are back in her layers panel we've got our blur gallery a name there if we want to get back to that filter all we do is double click it if I want to hide the effects thank you for a great segue way I want to hide the effects of that filter that I could click within the mass to activate it remember it has to have that bracket so if I if I roll right now with a brush set to paint with black I'm gonna be painting black on top of my photo and I don't want that I want to click the mask then grab any tool little lay down black paint like the brush tool set your four grown colored chip to black and then come over here using your keyboard shortcuts and zooming in with command plus or minus if I wanted to hide the blur from the hand I could do that easily, so you're saying my black paint strokes updated over here in this smart filters mass I'm telling you smart filters the on ly way to roll with filters, really? But let's say that this smart object was comprised of several layers if if maybe I wanted to get back to those original layers in order to change something that I did there, all you have to do is double click the smart object layer those layers pop open in the brand new temporary document you press command s or control asked to save your changes closed. The temporary document come back over here in those changes are reflected so smart object is just the cellophane wrapping around a single or multiple layers double click it to expand it so that you see those other multiple layers, adjust them, save close that temporary document your changes or updated back over here in the document where you created this smart object from so a lot of folks like, oh, I don't want to lock away my layers. I might want to get back to him when you always can, so yeah, pretty awesome stuff. Ok, so now let's look at another filter I use this one more than field so this is iris blur what we're going to look at now and you get a little bit more control the photographers among you're going to love this one because you're gonna be able tio create a blur effect that looks more realistic to you more like what you'd get in camera so that's what we're going to do here museum and just a little bit so this is a nice image here but the if I show you the original there's so much texture in the foreground and texture in the water there that your eyes are kind of drawn to that so we can control where our viewer's eyes entered the photo by creating a little bit of a blur a nondestructive blur so let's go ahead and do that I'll delete that layer so shift click to activate all the layers she's filter convert for smart filters go back it to the filter menu choose blur iris blur this one has a little bit different controls on it right? We have a lot more that we can do and again you can click to add more blur pins or blur areas in each blerp in that you add is gonna have all of this stuff around it so let's talk just a little bit about what these controls let you do so you can click and drag to move the blur pin around. You can see how that's changing my image now. These four little circles right here control the area that is in focus so I can click and drag them in her out if I click and drag them all the way to her face than her. The on ly the area that falls within those four white circles is truly in focus. Everything that falls outside of that area is the transition point between infocus toe blurry because that's what this area is, and then everything outside of this why oval is completely blurry, so blurry, blurry berry berry kind of getting a sharp kind of getting sharp, kind of getting sharp, completely sharp on the inside so you can drag those guys around to create just the blur that you want. That's. What I love iris pork is assume it control precision must control everything. I'm not a control freak. Not at all. Mostly, no. So now you can drag the little white dots along that ovals edge to change the shape of the blur so we can make it any size we want. We can rotate it, distract in a circular motion, grab the dots on the top or bottom to bring it in to make the blurry area or the in focus area smaller now this square I mean how do you even do it different the medium size what dot is opposed to the tiny white dot and the slightly squarish why dot that's slightly larger so you can grab this one over here this one lets you change the shape of the blur and that's the part that the photographers really really loved so you can change it from standard oval or any lips to something more like a rounded rectangle so lots of control with this particular filter and that's basically all there is to using it again you can click toe add more pins to control exactly which areas aaron focus and if you want to delete one of the pins just click it to activate it you know it's active because it has a white dot in the center and just press the delete key really easy love these on image controls thank you dobie for for giving us that also I can click to activate the ring and I can change the level of blur either with that on image more control or I can just come over here to the panel and change the blur slider so dragging it right word makes it more blurry dragging it left her makes it less blurry then that's it click ok again pressed the h keyed and hold it down to hide the controls it really does work it worked a minute ago you all saw it right ok so that is iris for going close that one and that one and of course with great control your great power comes great responsibility is you can use the iris flyer filter for evil let me show you how so this is not the original image that's the original image so let's say you don't like that dude in the background let's just blur him right on out right so let's delete that so activate the layers filter convert for smart filters go back to the filter menu choose blur and I respect her so if I wanted to be truly evil you know we could make our blurring pretty small and let's say this is me so should I obviously want me to be a focus right and you know that may be all I want right there but if we like this guy over here but we don't like this guy in the background then we can click to add another pin and now if I press and hold the h g c now I've got two areas of my image and focus and the rest of it isn't so it's fun to be a little evil sometimes isn't it and again if if you come out of that field turning like dad gun that that blurs a little bit too strong you've got two things you can do you can either are actually I just live you've got one thing you can do because you'll notice you don't get that extra icon for the blur gallery filters that's a bit of a naughty thing by adobe they have not yet given us the ability for that those three nay blurs tohave blending options so you can't get a theo pass ity that way but what he could do is just double click the filter name itself and come back in here and adjust the blur amount there and remember you can adjust for having many pins you've added then you would have to adjust each pin if you wanted to consistent blur across your image but it's a lot of fun and then just click ok and that's it another one that I want to show you actually we're going to the irs sklar again but what I want to focus on here and I'm going to zoom in quite a bit by pressing commander control plus I got the shot on the big island of hawaii last january when our good friends been and karen wilmore got married it was so great we went to the hawaiian tropical botanical gardens and I got some of the I love work it in is the only pictures that I've ever had to de saturate a little bit to be able to show on screen cause the colors are so bright there almost blinding but these are kids were crazy but what I want to show you is this little area right here so in the new three blur filters filled blur iris poorer till shift, which we're going to look at in the second you have the ability to turn on a bouquet effect be okay a h which means you can make the upper end of your highlights you can kind of blow him out so where they look like they're speculate highlights and that's a nice little thing to do so that's what I did right here so let's pop back into the iris blur and I want to show you how to do that so I'm gonna delete the layer that I made for you converted for smart filters which is basically just turning it into a smart object come down the blur, turn on iris blur and let's say although sittings you're fine, what I want to do is where's my book day there they are ok not till shift no iris for there we go I don't know if it's a bug in the program but sometimes was blur effects down here don't show up so that's why I was kind of clicking around everywhere to make him appear, but you probably just click that little tab because this this panel maybe in a collapsed state but it's hard to tell that it's in a collapse takes it's all great, so if you don't see them just kind of click around in this area and then they'll appear so if you turn on bo kay so it's off by default, so if we turn it on nothing's going to happen because you just turned it on at that point, you've got to actually change these sliders to introduce a change, so we're going to grab the lied poke a slider and we're going to drag it rightward, and as you do, the highlights are going to start being blown out. Maybe I don't have enough of a blur to make it obvious. Here we go there you so you may have to increase the strength of the blur in order to start seeing those speculator highlights appear, so if that happens, you course I did that on purpose, but yes, I did. So if you drag the light book a slider all the way the right and you're seeing absolutely nothing, then come back up to the blur strength slider and just increase it, and then you'll start to see those speculate highlights appear now they will come in just solid white, which is what's happening here. But if you want to keep a little bit of the nearby pixels color in the speculum highlight, then you can grab ok color and as you drag it to the right, see how they're changing from pre much white now we've we're introducing some color so just depends on what you want now your next question will be well exactly what highlights or changing well by default it's the upper end range of highlights but you can control that using this light range setting right here so between the little shadows slider and highlight slider right here this's the range of high lives that are being affected by this light book a slider if I want more highlights or more tones in my image to be affected by that I could simply click and drag this shadow slider to the left and see how now I'm seeing them appear all over the place so what that's doing is it's just expanding the range the tonal range of highlights that are being affected by that slider? Well what if you just want mitt tones on the why you would but you could so then he would drag that highlight slider down so now on lee the range of of brightness values really between that shadow slider in that white slider now only those are being affected by the by the light okay, so most often times you won't mess with that but I just wanted to show you in case let's say like right now maybe I'm not getting the kind of speculate highlights that I want I could click and joy that shadow slider slightly to the lift to increase the range of tones that are affected by that so that's a handy thing to know how to do I think that's pretty chicks man ok, so that was both gay and that's fun now practical uses of this stuff because I am all about the practical I am a virgo you can use that book a trick to create new and interesting backgrounds like we've got here on our mysterio character I have a ball with this imagery as make all this stuff up it's so much fun so let's take a look at these two interesting backgrounds so there's another one aren't those neat looking backgrounds would you like to know what they came from? You're not gonna believe it so one is a picture of hostages that I blurred right? So this would be a good opportunity to use the field blur and just let it blur the whole image but turn on okay and dried that light book a slider to the right and you create that which is useful as all get out the other one. This background right here started out life as grass we didn't need, so if you're knocking out background, you know, removing a person from one background you needing to create new backgrounds? If your designer just what have you I'm special effects this is awesome thing to know how to do so all you have to do is click on one of these I'll go ahead and we'll just use our grass right here and then it's already smart object I know it's a smart odjick because it has that special little badge at the bottom right of its later thumbnail and then we can come up here teo filter blur we could use field war for this one because we want the whole image to be blurry see authority looking cool in it so now we could turn on light bouquet and we could click and drag that to the right and then amazing then customize it you know as much as we want we don't blind anybody but just giving you ideas of how you can use ah specifically the book a fix in a practical manner there's nothing I hate more than teaching people a technique they'll use once a year I can't stand that's a waste of your time and honestly waste of mine so I always want to show you stuff that that you're actually gonna use I will not teach you how to make steel looking crone text that's a technique that should be used no more than once a year in my humble personal opinion I don't want to do that ok so now let's take a look at the third filter in that new category and that is till shift till shift is a great filter to you make a nimitz look miniature so here's a shot I got of the forum in rome last year and if we look at the original image you know, it certainly doesn't look miniature you know, I've got some people in here a little bit distracting, but I can put a creative filter on it and become something else completely so this is another handy one tohave and this is a little bit popular right now, so a bit trendy to do so it's good to know how to do it so let's, go ahead and click to activate the layers filter convert for smart filters, back it to the filter menu blur till shift again if you're running, I believe cia six or earlier you're not going to be able to use smart filters with these three filters that we've been looking at so the way to use them non destructively would be to duplicate the layer by activating layer, impressing commander control j or creating a stamped copy of multiple layers and that keyboard shortcut is shift option command e on a mat or shift all control e on a pc now once we get into this dialog box here, we've got the same kind of on image border control we can click and drag to move the filter around, but let's talk just a second about what all these controls are so the area in the center makes to the blur me, but between the slightly medium sized white dots this area is your focus ban so that's going to be in focus you can click and drag either of those dots to widen the focus band, and you can see as I'm clicking on that control, my cursor turns into a curved arrow I can actually click and drag diagonally to rotate the focus band around. Now, this is a fun technique to use on video rights photo shop can at video now, and you can run filters on video. So you turned the video clip into a smart object, and you converted for smart filters, and then you could use this kind of tilt shift effect to have, uh, just one vertical focus ban and the things that are coming in and out, you know, let's, say, it's boats in the harbor, right? So as the boats passed through the focus band, they'd be in focus, but otherwise they'll be blurry, so all kinds of opportunities with using these filters video as well. So again, I'm just pointing my cursor at those two white circles, and I'm rotating to be able to flip that thing around. And so if this is the focus ban than the two horizontal areas on either side of it are the transition areas, so we're going from in focus too blurry, and then the area outside of the dash line is completely blurry, and you can also affect the width of that as well, so infinite flexibility with these controls and again to change the strength of the blurry can either either use the on image blur ring or come over here on the right side of your screen and used the blur strength slider there and of course you've got the the boca effect so till shift is a lot of fun I'll go ahead and cancel that one another thing that you can use it for going that tube okay is to create sparkles so if you've got a picture like this a sunset where maybe you want that ocean to look a little sparkly and you just turn on the book effect for that particular filter and really amazing so we could just pop that one open here so you can see what I've got here about a pretty thin focused band and I've got my live okay turned on and I increase the range of the brightness levels that it's affecting so that I get a little bit more spark please so then you click ok, but then you'll notice that I've got some black paint inside that filters mask well that's because I didn't want the filter to be visible up here I only wanted it to be visible than here let's let me show you another thing when it clicked activate that mask now what if I want to lower the masks opacity? How on earth would I get that done? Double click the mask we've got a density slider. I wish it said oh, passed because that's really what it is. So if I drop the density of that mask, then you can see it changing over here in my layers panel, the mask is getting more and more. See through. So that means that more the filter would be visible. So that's another way that you can really customize. Um, that kind of stuff. Pretty neat, huh? Did you know you could double click the mask like that as a handy one? Okay, so sparkles. I love those any filters. Those were fun. We don't. We don't often get new photoshopped filters. That was a real treat to get those three, especially with the new on image controls. Now I'm gonna show you quite possibly my favorite filter in the world, which is the zoom filter love this and I also love them motion lure. So if your photographer and you're trying to find more sellable products in your business, pay really close attention to this because parents will buy this kind of effect like crazy. So let's, take a look at what I've done here. I'll go ahead and delete the layer that I made for you, so with this one, we're going to start out with two layers. Ok, so we're going to shift, click near the layer name to activate all the layers in our document do what we've been doing before filter convert for smart filters now I'm dealing with a single layer and what do I do if I need to get back to the original layers? Double click the smart object and I get a temporary document. I know it's temporary because it's got a weird extension psb, which stands for fuck shot big don't ask me they don't consult me on this stuff oddly and so there's my original layers I could make any change I want choose, file save and the changes will be updated in the other document once I close this one. Okay, so here we are, ready for to add some motion for visual interest so let's go up to the filter miniatures blur in this time we're going to come down to motion blur oh, if you want a straight vertical blur, you can enter ninety degrees here in this box. We're going to pump up the distance quite a bit here, so distance you could think of a strength, drag it to the right to make it more blurry lift makes it less flurry and click ok. Oh, now this is looking pretty neat but the only problem is if they were really flying away then the top of their heads and their arms wouldn't be blurry with the rest of their bodies will be blurry it's kind of like simulating or speaking on a starship everybody's seen a star trick right? You know when it goes toe warp it stretched out so what we can do is use that smart filter mask to hide the blurry effects from just this top portion of the photo but let's say we really wanted to be uniform all the way across so painting black inside that mask with the brush tool we might not be able to be a cz precise is we want and it's not the fastest method to paint a big old swath of the image because we're going to paint all the way across you know, for the first third of this image so what tool that we have that would allow us to lay down black pain it's been in a really wide area the grady and tool so what we're going to do is click to activate the radiant tool and now if we're going to use the grady and tool inside of a layer mask, what should our colors be of our great in black toe white? Because in the realm of the layer mask black conceals fight reveals black conceals white reveals so if we sit our color chips to black on top and white on bottom with the grady and tool active with the mask active and again it's active because he's got that white bracket around it press and hold the shift key before you start dragging to constrain the grady and to be perfectly vertical or horizontal and now we're going to drag from a about the top of the hands down to the armpits and as we do see how we've got that nice uniform black paint over there in our layer mask and the great thing about using the radiant tool inside of masks is if you are not pleased with your first professional grady and dragging attempt you can just keep clicking and dragon and photoshopped updates that mask every single time so I'm holding down shift just so I don't drag heart you know vertically or at an angle so I just actually for me the line that you're drawing is actually the area that is in the transition on either side of the stroke that you make it'll be pure black, pure white and then the stroke that you make is the transition exactly we have tightened will rest yeah so the long term tea drinks when you're using the greedy until you get across here for your cursor so the longer the line you dragged the wider as russ said, the transition point between what's blurry and what's in focus becomes you won't ever be able to make a hard edge because radiant, too, won't let us go there's gonna be some softness, but you can see that it's a more abrupt transition between the blurry areas in the knobler areas, so it was take a little experimentation. Incidentally, one of my favorite favorite favorite creative techniques ever is to use this kind of grady it mask inside a black and white adjustment layer to make like a faded color effects. So where it looks like part of your images, color and part of it's in black and white, the key to that is to use an adjustment layer. Tio get the black and white either black, my adjustment layer, grady it math adjustment layer and then usually grading and toll inside the mask. And you can make the image like it's faded from colored black. You're right that's, but, alas, and there's more superhero motion to be had. So this is the one that I really, really, really, really love, and not a lot of people use this filter. Incidentally, this kind of effect is totally acceptable for stock photography. If you are a photographer in your submitting stock, this is one of the very few filter effects that will actually pass by. That I start photo inspectors because it's an effect that the people who are downloading your image may not know how to do an ad if it adds to the image they'll accept it so it's a good one tio know how to do if you are creating stock photography ok, so we've got our filter are smart filters set up so now let's come back up to the filter menu choose buller this one we're going to use radio blur but we're not going to use it at its default settings. In my personal opinion, the only usefulness of this filter is the zoom method that's what we're going to get that again looks like the warp trails of the starship when she goes toward enterprise, so when the style of box opens, we're going to turn on zoom and you're going to turn on best for quality now we're going to drag the amount slider to the right and this one is a bit of a it's tough to use because you don't get any kind of preview so it's a little bit of a guessing game but by using smart filters you know you can pop it back open and changed the settings so now what we want to do is you want to pretend I mean the only preview get is that these little lines get bigger see as I drive that side or to the right it's a more pronounced zune than that. The thing to make in this one look cool is to reposition the center in which the blur emanates from. So if you consider that this preview is really the whole photo, even though it's aspect ratio is not the same, what you want to do is click and drag inside that to change where the blur emanates from. So if this really represents my whole image and I'm the kids, I wanted to emanate from his face right here, I'm going to drop it a bout oh, somewhere around in there, so you'll have to experiment to get it right, and then when she click ok, flow stops going to take a moment and apply the filter, and it should eliminate pretty near where we want but that's anything a lot of folks don't know you can click and drag around within that see how now it's emanating from about right there, I could reopen this and have another go at it nibbles call it done, but obviously with a technique like this, my subjects faces were completely blurred and I don't want that so that's. Another opportunity to use that mask so we can click to activate it grabbed the brush tool, said our foreground colored ship to be black come over here and use our keyboard shortcuts to change the size of the brush so I'm using my right bracket key to go up and brush size left bracket key goes down and burst size and for this one I'd probably make the brush large enough to encompass both of their faces and I'd probably just click a few times and then we'd call that done so I'm gonna tap the f key a couple times to go into full screen mode as he can appreciate the beauty of this particular if it was kind of neat so again that's a good one for stock photography if you were stark photographer you would submit one image completely and focus and you would submit a second image with this effect and that's totally okay t can submit more than one all right so that is really really cool and at least it could use something like a puppet warp or some other tools so that instead of a straight zoom radial you have like a swooping one where they take off like a superman zoom you know, maybe I haven't tried that particular technique but maybe so I'd have to try it to be sure so let's just do that zoom blur one one more time one more time with feeling okay activate your layers filter smart filter filter blur radio blur put it to zoom for the blur method turn on best click and drag here to change the epicenter of the zoom think like ok and then use the smart filter mask black conceals high reveals to hide the blur from your foot poles focal points faces and that's a really anyone superheroes are all the rage right now you know would like the avengers and all that good stuff so now we click within the smart filter grab the brush tool set your foreground color cipto black come over here and I just click a few times on their faces to make them look like they were zooming away that's a fun one ok the next thing we want to do is do a little painting now this particular filter came along and see a sick x and it's the easiest way right male to make turn a photo into a painting you've only got like five sliders to deal with and if you use it on a smart filter you can adjust it infinitely and it's neat thing to do so I'm gonna go ahead and delete the layer that I made for you you can see here that I ran the filter twice oh so running as many times as you want you'll get different effects he's time and with this one you actually clipped those blending option controls that I was talking about so let's say running the filter once didn't give me enough of a painterly effect hail turn off the visibility of the one say it's it's a painting but if I were in the filter again I'm doubling it so I get a different effect but let's say once wasn't enough twice was too much how can I lower the a passage of just that filter double click that little icon to its right and you can see here that I dropped it down to seventy five so that's how you can really be precise with these filters ok, so let's go ahead, do that when this is super easy again, activate the layers filter convert for smart filters filter oil paint that came along and see a six of your own and see us five you're not going to see it and you've got six sliders here and there's really no magic numbers for any of this stuff it's going to vary on your personal tastes and on what kind of colors and contrast you've got in your image so you can play around these sliders another great opportunity for a frosty beverage and you continues the direction of lighting with the angular slider here, which is kind of need and you can also put a shine on the painting by dragging that satur see house getting shiny, shiny, shiny really flat really shiny so that's what that one does seen click ok now if I wanted to run that filter again, do I have to try all the way up here to the filter menu? Heck, no press command f if for filter or control f on a pc that will always rerun the last filter you can see that keyboard shortcut right there the felt last filter that you run is always at the top of the filter menu so you can do it that way so I could run it again we'll just run in with the same settings click ok so now I've got to filter stacking at all if one is too little too is too much then I can double flick that slider in let's say bring that second filter down in opacity but I could also change the blend mode so let's say that the painting affect makes your image little dark come down here to lighten if the painting effect makes your image a little too light come appeared to something in the dark and category and you're going to produce a darker image than you started out with so all kinds of possibilities with filter blend modes all right now when you're running the oil paint filter on picture that has people in it you're not gonna want to keep that filters effects on the faces because I'm making a really creepy so you would definitely want tio use the smart filter so go ahead and delete that one so activate the layer feel turkey over for smart filters filter oil paint yeah creeping in it so you can mess with these sliders bob wallets let's call that good click ok definitely, you know, it's just so creepy, so he could click to activate the mask. I've got the brush still active already black is my foreground color shit, because black conceals white reveals so as you paint on the skin and when I'm doing any kind of work inside of a mask like this, I do keep one hand on the bracket keys in the other hand on my mouse, because it just lets me quickly change brush size, so when I do this on people pictures, I tend to hide it from their skin completely, and then we're going to use that mask doubleclick trick, because I don't want to hide it completely because that looks weird, too. Double click the mask, mask, density, someone I'm going to drag it down just a little bit so there's a few strokes on their face, but not to the point where they look like aliens or something could be ok. And again, if you do this for a client or even for yourself and you decide you want to change something, you say this document is a photo shot file file say that as pick photo shot from the menu and you can always come back in here and find two and all this stuff, so you're not making any permanent changes, which I loved like a now the next one I want to show you is liquefy now don't know if any of y'all are south park fans and stuff part fans in the room. I love me some southfork. So there was an episode not too terribly long ago where kim kardashian was exposed as being an actual hobbit, but people use photo shopped to make her look not like a hobbit, so I just thought the liquefy filter is how you really reshape bodies and stuff and I do not I really don't like it when these magazine covers portray impossible body images for women. I'm not a fan of that, so I like my retouch is to be subtle, so I thought I'd start out by using the liquefy filter on something a little bit more practical than reshaping a body. You know, however much I would love to do that myself so here's our original image and this is our buddy vic and the place that well, it is a motel that we stay at and when we go to hawaii and they do a sunset ceremony with a big conch shell. So vic had gotten one of these itty bitty conch shell that one of the souvenir store so he used that for the sunset ceremony all week long, and it was just a stitch, so I had to get it patri of him doing that, but notice vic had broken his wrist years and years and years and years ago, so this is a great opportunity to use the liquid five filter to push those pixels back into place see, you're using it for good, not for evil. So now what I'm about to show you this part is specific to photo shot cc in that the liquefy will work with smart filters. If you're using a previous version, just duplicate the layer you want to turn it on or create a stamped copy of that layer instead. That way you could run the filter non destructively, but in photo shops, sisi, we can use liquefy with smart filters, okay? And if you can't, it'll just be great out and you'll know it immediately. So here we are in liquefy and there's, several different tools that we can use them. We're going to go through a couple of them here, but for this particular one, if you've got pixels that you want to push in, you can use the push left tool, and that one is right here. It's kind of little arrow. And if you forget what any of these tools do, just put your cursor, adam, let your mouse be still don't keep moving around and then you'll get a little tool tip that tells you exactly what that filter does, so we're going to activate the push lift tool and now we're going to come over here to the area of the image that we want to change now it works in the opposite way that you would expect I would expect to click and drag down not when it works you're going to click and drag up and you could just push those pixels right back in so I'll sunday by pressing commander control z so again, look what happens if I click and drag down ik great for halloween though or divorces breakup family reunions who needs their fish when you've got photo shop so you could just keep clicking and dragging gently to kind of reshaped that arm where his broken wrist isn't as noticeable now I might also change this he looks a little bit like a frog and the positioning was totally my fault as a photographer, then I could come over here to this area and we're not going to drag down right? We're gonna drag up so we can discuss that in a little bit now when you look at the picture, you don't see his broken reston and you know the neck problem there so here's the before there's the after very practical use of liquefy now speaking of reshaping bodies if it's your own picture, why the hell not? So we're going to come down here love this picture john cornyn tello wonderful photographer in seattle so we're going to come down to this little arm area right here and when I show you the original I don't know what is going on in that area but it needs to stop in a sense it's my picture I can stop it why not so let's take a look at how to do that I want to show you how to do this because the pattern of my shirt here I don't want to change all I want to do is push these pixels up without distorting the shirt so when I want to show you is the freeze tool in the liquefied dialog box that allows you to free certain pixel so that whatever you do surrounding them they won't move and that's a good thing to know how to do if your client does force you teo use this tool for nefarious purposes okay, so I feel sorry for for smart filters remember you have to duplicate fear one in an earlier version than cc and then we can come down to liquefy here's seemed tools or using keyboard shortcuts rather work here in this dialog boxes well sign pricing commander control plus teo increase the zoom level and we're going to get down here as pretty good to the offending skin and for this one we're going to start out with the freeze tool and that is this one right here so it's just below the push left tool fourth one up so glad that it click and now you're going to come over to your image and I'm gonna paint the area that I want to freeze and it looks like quick mask if any of you guys have used quick mask you just get a red overlay and I'm just going to paint the pattern areas of the shirt so now no matter what I do in this area that bit isn't gonna move because you don't want to give this retouch away so now let's go grab the tool that's at the very top of this little tool box the forward worked along with this when you can drag in any direction you want it works like you would think it would you know if you want to push pixels back in we're gonna click and drag upward with this tool so now we can come down here in your keyboard shortcuts for your brush size work here to left her right bracket key so now I can just click and drag to move that skin up because he know out about how the heck it ended up like it is anyway so you can just click and drag to move that skin up now it is really easy when you're doing that too introduce a kind of wave skin pattern which would not be optimal so if you are running photo shops sisi, we got a brand new tool in the style I boss called the smooth tool what what it really does is you can think of it like an undue brush that works at a low opacity setting so if we click it and I'll just zoom in a little bit more here so you all can see groups there we go ok, so let's say we've got kind of a wavy skin pattern going on here then I can come up here and grab this smooth tools the third one down and as I click and drag across the area that I fixed all that's going to do it's smooth it out, see how that the smoothed it a little bit if you keep painting enough with that smooth tool, you will eventually undo the change so it's just like an undue brush that has a build effect. So once you've done a little quality skin manipulation, you might want to go over it with the smooth till if you have sisi so ellis and do a few times here actually will be easier just to start over there we go so here we are square one open the liquefy filter and again we're going to freeze that area's human you can also click and hold a space far and then drag with your mouse to reposition the image so we would use that freeze tool to lock that area in so that it doesn't change and then go grab the forward warp tool and then just push that skin we're supposed to be. I've been kickboxing now, so I don't have to do this ever again. So then if you went in ccu, go grab the smooth tool and you just make a swipe over it just kind of smooth that out if you didn't get it smooth so that's nice click ok, what if I need to go back in and change it some more? Just double click that filter it's a beauty of smart filters and if you don't like it, you could just toss that filter, throw it away. It also works on text, so we won't trot through this, but if you just create some text, turned the text layer into a smart object or just activated and choose filter convert for smart filters, then you can push and pull letters around all day long. So that's a really handy thing to do as well. A lot of people don't think about using liquefy on text, all right? The next thing I want to share with you is how to use the minimum and maximum really just the minimum filter to tighten a layer mask so what I've got here and we'll step to through this one together is let's say that here's my original image disable the layer mask so there's the original fit on screen but I want to put my superhero on a really cool background and let's say that I created the layer mask but god I can just see a little bit of the original background loitering do you start over absolutely not re lazy remember you can run a filter on the mask to tighten it ever so slightly and this is so useful again this one technique may be worth the entire price of photo shot week I'm not kidding you because you're going to use it that much so what we can do is use the minimum filter to shrink the mask so I've got the mask active we're going to come up to the filter many this one you're not going to use with smart filters the cakes were going to run the filter on the mask come down here to the other category others and he lost fans out there I used to watch that show all the time is the others so now I giggle every time I go to the other category ok so here we are in the minimum filter now the new part of photo shops sisi is this pop it many right here if you set this pop it many to roundness instead of squareness and it's just telling photo shop a preserve the shape of the pixels you know, so we want to preserve roundness that gives you the ability to enter decimal points in this dialogue which is very handy for tightening layer masks so let's strike that slider all the way to the left. Okay, so here's is basically my original image. Watch the area around him as I dragged the slider ever so slowly to the right you see it disappearing? Is that not amazing? So you can still use this if you don't have a lot of shops, sisi, you just don't have the ability to be as precise because you can only enter whole numbers. They're not decimal points. So that's the big deal about cc um tenafly click ok, you know that I'm good to go now we're done ok, so let's just take a look at that real quickly. We'll open up our two images here so I'm in a little bit I'm gonna go grab our superhero here. Command a to select all command or control. See the copy. Come over to the other document. Commander control v it's. Now we've got both layers in the same document now let's, knock out this background let's! Go grab the quick selection tool the quick selection tool that she creates elections based on the color of pixels that you brush across real easy way to create a nice selection if you have decent contrast between the item you're trying to select and that items background and we do pretty much in this case so let's just click and drag you don't have to do it all in one brush stroke I'm clicking and dragging and releasing my mouse button if you select too much with this tool you can remove areas by putting the tool into subtract mood and you would just press and hold the option key on america off on the pcc how there's a little minus sign now inside the brush cursor whereas without that modifier keys to plus sign that lets you know that the tools in ads selection mode so anywhere I paint's gonna add to this election but if I hold down option or all I put it in subtract moon than anywhere you paint gets removed or subtracted from that selection so let's call this selection good at the end of the day I am going to show you how to use refine it to select an area that has hair involved but we don't have to do that for this one so let's just go ahead and a lair mask so click the half or not the half blind the circle within a square icon at the bottom of the layers panel and that time it did pretty good but still if I mouse over I can see in this area right here. Some pixels from that original background. So that's a perfect use for that minimum filter. So let's, click to activate the mask again. You know it's active because it has that extra bracket right now the layer content is active male. The mask is active that's very important for you. Always seem to be looking back at your layers panel to see whatever is active because that's what the next thing you do is gonna happen to is the active bit. Now we can come into the filter menu, choose other minimum maximum does the opposite. So if you end up with a mass that's too tight, you can pop it out or expanded a little bit by using maximum. But we'll go for minimum here again. I would drag this all the way to the left if you have put a shot. C c go ahead and choose roundness from this menu. That's going to give you the ability to enter decimal points, so drag it all the way left and then just drag it ever so slightly rightward and stop the minute the old pixels disappear. You don't want to go further than you need, tio, um, for the curious. It's creepy really fast you know you can keep tightening that mask to the point where he's gone you know you don't want that but that's what that told this so I would just drag it all the way left and just creep it along to the right where you get that mask tight enough and often times that will be all you need to make that new background look realistic if you need you guys follow the creative live blogged um I took george baron akkus one of the wonderful folks that work in creative live and I put him on a whole new background made him like he was in the madman cast so go to the creative live blogged and I wrote a complete article on how I did it step by step with screen shots and there's even a movie of it at the bottom so you can check that out creative live blogged now the last two things that I want to show you kind of deal involve photo shopped at all but if you're running photo shops sisi and I know all of y'all aren't that's ok, but if you are there is another cool filter that we've got and that is access to the camera raw plug in as a filter inside of photo shop which is ever so handy so we're gonna do a couple of things with that this in it started life like that this is not mine this is a stock him and shot from my stock photo and we're going to use the camera raw filter to fix the color cast now I know the photographer intended this but let's say he didn't get excuse to use camera raw so what we're going to do is I'll go ahead and delete that we're gonna convert our layers for smart filters right? So activate all the layers that are involved trying to the filter menu convert for smart filters back to the filter menu choose camera raul filter again that is a new photo shops sisi and you get the camera dialog box right there great way to fix color cast I mean even if you're not shooting in raw, you can use this filter to quickly correct images camera in light room it's easier to fix exposure and color problems there that it isn't photoshopped far, far easier so now that we have a camera filter you have access to those super powerful controls and nothing could be easier to use then camera on that one because it's all slider based drive the slider to the left a decrease tractor the right to increase I mean that's it every panel in the program is slider based and nondestructive he always get out of it so if we wanted to use this to fix this color cast we could simply go grab the white balance tool looks like a little eyedropper, and we could click on an area of the inn there's that really should be white. If that's all you need to do great, click ok, you're back and photoshopped, then you're rocking on. You've saved a lot of time because you've use the more powerful exposure controls of camera where it would be much more difficult. You could still do this and photoshopped, but it's harder. So that's that's the biggest key to a successful photoshopped career is knowing the tools that are going to get you the far this the quickest. That way you have less fine tuning to do less manual work, so that just gives you an idea of the some of the stuff you could do on camera. But another thing that's really need is it has way more powerful edge of vignette controls, then photo shop you could change the shape of the edge vignette and you can make a light edge vignette. We could make it quite so let's do that real quick so here we are in camera raul on you can do this in light room as well. Let's, come over here to the if x panel he's got fxe on it and you can come down here to post crop vignette ing dragged to the right to add a soft white edge now that when you can't do and photo shot with the lenses correction filter like we did earlier, what it would do is it would just severely blow out the edges and it will look awful never really gets white, but he could do it here so dragged to the right for a white regiment yet or dragged to the left for a dark edge vignette here you can change the midpoint that when we had back in the limbs correction filter a photo shop but look what else we've got we've got roundness I can change the shape of the vignette itself you cannot do that in the limbs correction filter like we did earlier and I can change the feather so I could make it you know obvious or I can make it very, very soft and if I've got any highlights that are important to me that fall around the edges of the photo, then I could use this slider to say, hey, back off of my highlights camera off you don't mind, you know, so this lighter let she preserve important highlights that may fall around the corners of that image. So that's a real handy thing dallas is turn that back to white there we go and click ok and now we're right back here and photo shop if I want to tweak that vignette doubleclick the filter camera pops right back open go right back over there and you've got all of your settings into the effects panel so very, very flexible. One more thing quickly that I want to show you which is my new favorite tool in all of the world in light room in camera raw came along and light rain five and camera eight is the radio filter so way had a graduated filter for quite a while is it's kind of like using ingredient tio effect you know apply the filter to the photo in a gradual way. Well, now we have a circular radiant filter really radio filter so what we can do with that is here's uh here's the before image here's the after you can use it for vignettes but you can also use it to really control where the viewers I enters your photo by altering the exposure. So what this is doing is it's it's darkening the exposure outside of the area where I applied the filter is let's just like that because it's worth it it's so cool okay filter convert for smart filters and then you can do this in light room filter camera raw. The radio filter lives right here and you can see that all these sliders air here in the right hand side so typically I change them before I apply the field because otherwise it's kind of hard to see positioning of the filter itself so I'm gonna go ahead and drop the exposure and nothing's happening because I don't I haven't drawn the filter onto the image it I'm gonna go ahead and drop the clarity clarity is really like in chart mask casing a v r curious you khun soften things by dropping clarity on it you don't ever want to use clarity on people pictures if it's the portrait because all the pores will pop right out ok, so now we come over to the image, click and drag press and hold your space barred and move the radio filter around for some reason that keyboard shortcut does not work in light rail line in a line, so get it positioned you can use these controls to change it the shape of it and so on but by default the filter wants to apply itself to the inside of the circle that you draw but you can flip it where it applies to the outside in two ways keyboard shortcut is to use the apostrophe key make you wear short friends aren't working again, but another way to do is take scroll down and at the bottom you see an inside and an outside radio button so this click outside and now I could continue to find tune my filter controls here maybe I don't want to darken the exposure of that outside part quite as much but is not amazing I can talk well the preview often on by pressing the p keys there's the before and the after, and I think, you know, pressing and holding the h key, or just tap h and that'll hide the controls and then tap again to bring it back, and then you can click to activate that you can think of that as a filter pin. You can add as many of these radio filters if you want, if I wanted to accent this flower down here to I wouldn't, but let's say I did, then I could add more of those filters, so amazingly powerful solicits do that one one more time, so we converted our object for our layer rather for smart filters. Come to camera raw, get it works in light room, go to the radio filter, make some changes over here, and you're not going to see anything happen. While you're changing these sliders, you're only going to see the change when she click and draw a top your image. Now this one is affecting the outside because that's, the last change I made, so these settings air sticky, they stay changed until you change them back, but if you want to flip flop the effects of that filter from the outside of the ring to the inside than you use those sliders right there and for this particular effect I like to drop the clarity to the left and I like to drop exposure softens and darkens everything except for what's right here any questions? The purple flowers that kind of looked like grapes and you did a nice paint effect and that kind of had noticed it brought up the highlights really nice if you wanted to go back and play with your ball ok? Is that where you would make it your command shift e and then go back to the book a foot filter or king, which is so are we talking about? I just want to make sure I understand so the painting effect the painting affect you meant it seemed to bring up really nice highlights which seemed that that would lend itself well to the bouquet filter yeah that's a that's a great question. So what we're really talking about here is a is applying another filter to the filtered image so you could certainly create the stamped copy so that would be creating a new layer from all the visible layers and you could run the filter there but you could go ahead and run it right here yeah, so they just stack up so you'd go filter blur and you could turn on the bucket effect ah there maybe I would go for iris because I wouldn't want the whole thing blurry but really the book is only going to affect the parts that are blurry, so that would be the the possible deal breaker of this particular technique so we could turn on light book and if we had enough of a blur then we could we began to introduce I've got a few happening down here a few speculate highlights that way you could definitely do that maximize for the superman one were you or the superhero one after you do that if you haven't if you've messed um imperfectly but not uniformly imperfectly just part of it could you then paint back the mass? So you khun reveal what you minimize the maximize very good questions the question is how can you find tune that mask so we could click the mascot anytime grab any tool that will lay down black or white pain because black conceals what reveals so if we press beta activate the brush till make sure black is our foreground color ship. Oh I could if I was being paid by the way if I was being paid by the hour I'm I adjust this manually no, I wouldn't do that you could come over here and you can paint did I lose brush control again? No there we go. All right, give me a smaller breast size photos off well, other instructors must beware and where in the computers out so see, with black is my four grand color. I think coming here, and I could feinting that mask. So if I used minimum to tighten it in a titan, one area, a little bit too much let's, say something like that. Then all we'd have to do is paint with white, right, fresh tool paint with white across that area to bring it back. So that's. The great thing about running the minimum filter on a mass is because it's, completely flexible. If it goes a little bit too far in one spot and you can come back out of it, grab the brush tool, set it to paint with white in, reveal that area a little bit more. Great question, thank you for that one.

Class Description

Filters in Adobe® Photoshop® are incredibly powerful and useful, but there’s a trick to using them safely. In this session you’ll learn how to use them non-destructively to produce a gorgeous shallow depth of field and tilt-shift effect, how to create a painting and hide the effect from portions of your image, how to use the Liquify filter to push a portrait's pixels into perfection, how to add motion for visual interest, and control where the viewer’s eye enters your photo by using the Radial filter in Adobe® Camera Raw. This session is key for anyone who wants to get the most out of Adobe® Photoshop®.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2

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