Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive

Lesson 16 of 68

Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers)

 

Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive

Lesson 16 of 68

Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers)

 

Lesson Info

Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers)

We talked about free transform and I just wanted to bring up ah, one more thing here we've got a petty little squirrel that we're dealing with here and when you're dealing with layers and re sizing and free transformed, as we have been one of the best retouching techniques in the business that I actually learned from a good friend named kevin names, he wrote a book called the art of photographing women, and he taught me this trick and he I use it a lot and it's a little super slimmer ok, so we're going to double click this layer to so that we can do things to it and I'm going to summon free transform again and what you're gonna do is appear in the width field you're gonna double click it and you're gonna type in ninety five percent and it's just the tiniest little little slimming and if you were drain yourself toe on ly slimming by five percent, nobody is going to be able to tell that the retouch was done it's going to knock about five pounds off your subject even our chunky little squ...

irrel here see, I dare not use this on any pictures that I own cause friends and family would kill me did school safe so then what you can do is simply press return and again because that's happening on its own layer, okay so if you've got other layers in the document, let's say this was, you know, a lady's photo or a man's photo, and you had another color correction and all kinds of stuff going on. You would do this on lee on the image layer, and it only effects. You know, just that one part without harming anything else. And now to get rid of the transparent side, you quickly look over both shoulders. Make sure nobody's watching and you use that image trim command that we used earlier, set to transparent pixels and now are squirrel is five pounds lighter, man. He used to be so that the fun little little slimmer for you and tell you what, let's, take a quick break. And then when we come back, we're actually going to create this image right here, which is a true grayscale image. So that's our original. So we're going to use layers and the paint brush to actually cull arise, a great skill image. So we'll pick up with that when we get back.

Class Description

In this special photoshop tutorial, you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, author of Photoshop® CS5: The Missing Manual. There is so much to cover in Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 that we need almost a week to cover everything. In this special 4-day workshop you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed instructor and author. Lesa is informative yet entertaining with a unique way of explaining difficult concepts so you understand the "why" behind the "how". Get ready to spend a fun, high-energy week digging into the power of Photoshop.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Lessons

  1. Introduction: Nitty Gritty Basics + Layers
  2. Workspace Overview
  3. Q&A: Workspace
  4. The Truth About Resolution and File Formats
  5. Changing Resolution Without Changing Quality
  6. Q&A: Resolution and File Formats
  7. Resizing with the Crop Tool
  8. Cropping with the Ruler Tool
  9. Resizing with Content-Aware Scale
  10. Resizing for Print/Web
  11. Layers and Layer Types
  12. Duplicating, Moving, and and Aligning Layers
  13. Q&A: Layers
  14. Creating Reflections
  15. Layer Alignment Tools
  16. Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers)
  17. Colorizing a Black and White Image
  18. Creating a Solid Color Fade with Fill Layers
  19. Layer Masks: Hand Painted Image Collage
  20. Layer Masks: Gradient Mask Collage
  21. Layer Blend Mode Collage (Include Load Images as Stack)
  1. Using Selections Part 1
  2. Using Selections Part 2
  3. Q&A: Selection Tools
  4. Color Selections: Fixing Animal White Eyes
  5. Tightening Up Layer Masks
  6. Painting Selections with QuickMasks
  7. Using Vector Drawing Tools
  8. Vector Shapes: Creating an Oval Vignette
  9. Vector Shapes: Rounded Edges to Photo
  10. Use Channels to Create Selections
  11. Tough Selections Around Hair & Fur
  12. Refine Edges Part 1
  13. Refine Edges Part 2
  14. Creative Edges on Photos
  15. Embellishing with Vector Art
  16. Creative Vector Photo Frames
  17. Editing Smart Objects
  18. Smart Objects Template: Creating Dark Edge Vignette
  1. Smart Objects: Selective Blurring
  2. Smart Objects: Selective Sharpening
  3. Sharpening with the High Pass Filter
  4. Q&A: Sharpening
  5. Auto Color Adjustments
  6. Shadows and Highlights
  7. Using Levels
  8. When to Use Smart Objects
  9. Using Curves
  10. Lightening and Darkening with Blend Modes
  11. Enhancing Eyes and Teeth
  12. Changing Colors with Hue/Saturation
  13. Changing Colors by Hand Painting
  14. Faux Dodge/Burn: Reduce Wrinkle
  15. Color to Black and White
  1. Healing Brush
  2. Content Aware Fill
  3. Using Text in Photoshop
  4. Designing with Baseline Shift
  5. OpenType Fonts
  6. Placing Text Behind an Object
  7. Barely There Text: Faded and Hollow Text
  8. Pushing Photos Through Text
  9. Adding Texture to Your Text
  10. Convert Text to Paths
  11. Combine Images using Advanced Blending
  12. Realistic Photo Aging
  13. Faking HDR
  14. Wrapping Texture Around an Object

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