Adobe® Photoshop® Deep Dive: Filters

Lesson 4/16 - Lens Correction Filter


Adobe® Photoshop® Deep Dive: Filters


Lesson Info

Lens Correction Filter

So if you purchase the class and you're following along, we're in folder number five, and I've got several images hear that we're going to demonstrate the beauty of the dark edge of india that you can create using the latest creation filter so let's pop open image number, eh? And I'll turn on the before and after, so you can appreciate what we're going to create here, so ever in the layers panel is click to turn off the visibility eye to the left of the limbs correction name in the layers panels that's the filter herself so here's the before here's the after so the lens correction filter does an amazing job of adding a nice edge vignette that takes away from maybe the distracting elements that might be around the edges of your image. So let's, take a peek at how to use that so let's, go ahead and turn off the visibility ion, the layer that I created for you and come back down here to the bottom of the layers panel where I've duplicated the original two layers for you. Now here we're st...

arting out with two layers because here's my original image and I used a vibrance adjustment layer and you lives the mask that comes along with that to pump up the color saturation in certain areas of the image so let's, go ahead and click to activate one layer than shift, click to activate the next layer and let's, turn it into a smart object by choosing filter convert for smart filters. So now we have a single layer onto which we can run our filters so let's trot back after the filter menu, and this time we're gonna choose lens correction and quite a large dialog box is going to open and there's a couple of things that we need to change here before we actually create the vigna, and that is, if you're not correcting these kinds of distortions that you have within your image geometra distortion, chromatic aberration, chromatic aberration is that little edge fringing. So if you shoot let's, say the face of a clock and it's white and you've got the black numerals and the black hands aa lot of times when you shoot something that has high contrast, edges like that, you'll get a little bit of color distortion around the high contrast edges a little bit of purple fringing or blue fringing and so on and so forth, so this filter is a great way to get rid of that, but that is not what we're going to use filter for, so we're gonna go ahead and turn off all these guys right here because we don't want any automatic correction happening. Or auto scale. There we go now, let's, click the custom tab, and I'll zoom in so you can see it so you can see there's two sets of settings here, so it's click custom. Then you want to come down to the vignette section right here, and all we're going to do is grab the vignette slider and drag it all the way of the lift in college. Done. If you want to change the width of that vigna, then you can grab the midpoint slider and drag it to the left to make it a little bit wider, or drag it to the right to make it a little bit thinner around the edges and also just as in the side as I mouse over these labels for the sliders, you can see that my cursor changes into a little script bar, so when you see that you can just click and drag and that will drying the slider to the right. Or if you click and drag hold on your mouse, you could drag to the lift. So those that's a little scrubby sire for you and it actually works and photoshopped teo on any field. That you can intern numbers in that has a text label to the left of it. So, like the character panel, the opacity setting in the layers pain will fill. You can do the same kind of thing. Just point your cursor at that label and you get the little scrubby bar it'll hamm with two arrows so that's really all there is to adding the vignette with limbs, correction and that's what I'm most often times used the lens correction for technically adobe made this filter so that we could get rid of any kind of edge of in getting that we might get from shooting with let's, say, one of the lower quality lenses, but designers were real quick to figure out that we can use the same controls toe adda, vigna and it's a really cool thing to do. It kind of draws the viewer's eye to the center quadrant of the photo so great for removing or downplaying distracting elements around the edges. Also great for portrait's and we're gonna try this on a portrait here in a minute so let's, go ahead and click ok to accept now, let's say that you needed to hide a little bit of that venue eating from your subject, we could just use the included mask here so you could give it a click press b to grab your brush tool, take a peek at the colored ships at the bottom of your tools panel make sure that black is on top and again typically what I do just out of sheer habit is al pressed the d key to set my color chips to the default of black and white and then all this press x until black hops on top two says a matter of course and then you can come over here to the image in anywhere you paint you're going to be hiding the effects of that edge of india so if the regimen yet when she pop out of that filter if it's encroaching on your subject's face let's say a little bit too much then you could certainly hide it in a control exactly where that edge vinje is showing up on your image and just like we looked at earlier once you utilize this smart filter mask if you want to lower its opacity of the mask itself not the whole layer but the mask and simply doubleclick the mask and the properties panel will appear and you can use this density slider tio fine tune the opacity of your mask which is a nice little helper thing here the's edge opinions are great when you want to make a photo look like it's old show this arguably would look awesome old because it's three thousand years old anyway this is pompeii and let's say that I wanted tio we'll start over let's say that I wanted to do a c p a effect to really fine tune the aged nous of this photo to really make it look all so we might for example, I just stepped back through my history palin by pressing command option z or control all the several times on my keyboard here so now we're back where we were when we opened the file so let's say we really do want to make this photo look old so let's go ahead and add a color tint in the most simplest way to add a color tent and that is through using a black and white adjustment layer so let's click the half black half white circle at the bottom of the layers pale it's this guy right here give it a click and then you're going to choose black and white from this list in the resulting properties pale that opens turn on the tent check box right here so this property panel opens automatically so click to turn on tent and photo shop is gonna automatically add the most popular color tint to date, which is that of a sepia tone fancy way of saying brown over leg but you're not stuck with the brown overlay if you simply click this little color swatches to the right of the ten check box and you can open up the color picker and choose any color you want so with a single click it knew in photo shops sisi is the fact that this hex field is automatically highlighted, so if you have a background in web design, you may have a few of these handy numbers memorized you could simply just type them in as soon as you open the color picker that's new and cc but if you don't, you can always just experiment here in the color picker by telling photo shopped what range of colors you want to use from this rainbow bar over here and then in this square you're going to tell photoshopped how lighter how dark you want that color to be, so if he didn't want to change the color more or less brown or what have you I mean there's no end to the different color fix she could add I actually like a c p a that's a little bit more in the brown brown tones so let's say we like that we can click ok now I'll double click tio collapse my properties panels you can see my layers panel now let's activate all those layers tournament tio a smart object and then run elin's correction filter to add our edge vigna and you're going to see how how pretty that looks so we'll choose filter convert for smart filters back out to the filter minion cheese lens correction make sure all of these checked boxes or turned off in the auto correction tab click the custom tab, find the vigna amount slider and drag it all the way left. I'm going to show you two different ways to do this particular technique because as you can see our edge of in yet has a little bit of black in it, that may be fine, but if you want the as been yet to be kind of brownish in tone as well, then you would add it before you tented the photo so well let's do that so there's one possibility saying that really makes a photo look old, so we'll back up again by using our super secret keyboard shortcut option command z on a mac or alter control z on a pc okay, so we'll just delete our black mine adjustment layer so we'll shift click to activate both layers go to the filter menu convert for smart filters now let's go back to the filter menu lens correction make sure all of this is often the auto correction tab click custom dragged the amount slider in the vineyard section to the left with okay now let's add our tents layer and that will tend the edge vigna as well so just depends on what look you want so it's come down to the half black half white circle the bottom of the layers panel choose black and white in the resulting properties panel, turn on the tent check box and if you'd like single click the tent color swatch choose another color click ok and that's the end result of doing it in that manner there the question the studio audience? Yes, since you're already popping open the camera rot, is there possibility of doing the tempting and camera rise? Well, you can understand why is easy as it is here in the black and white adjustment layer and photoshopped but she could create color tins in camera as well you just go to the hugh saturation tab but it's not as easy no this kind of color tanzi's you're hearing photo shop so let's just do that one one more time in a couple of photos so here's another photo that's a good candidate for that filter so I'll turn off the filter seeing see that before in the after this is some paintings, original paintings on the inside of one of those homes in pompeii. So these paintings air around twenty five to twenty seven hundred years old it's amazing that the colors that well preserved so because the edges of this photo are a little distracting that as vignette really works out well the kind of dark in them so they're not so noticeable we will close that image and like I said earlier, it works really great on portrait so here's a before here's our after so it works really well. When I was a kid in texas, my parents used to trot me around to olin mills. Studios have our porcher it's taken, and so this, as vignette reminds me of what only mills would always digs. They always added that dark is rayna, so it almost looks like an olin mills effect. But again, this would be a great opportunity in this image if, for whatever reason, that as vigna encroached upon my subjects face, then I could come over here to the layers panel click the smart filter mask I calling to activate it grand my brush tool it's already active. Make sure black is my foreground colored ship. It already is down on the bottom of my tools panel and then using my left and right bracket keys, I could simply a pie, a little black paint just to my subjects face, and you can see my brush strokes updated over here in the mask. This just helps to ensure that you don't have any darkening on your subject's face.

Class Description

In this deep dive, Lesa takes you deep into the wide world of filters to create a multitude of special yet practical effects. She'll take you well beyond blurring and sharpening, and you'll learn handy uses for nearly every single filter in the menu. You'll also learn how to use filters non-destructively, how to access filter blending options, and more!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.0