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Adobe Photoshop CC For Beginners: Learn The Main Features Of Photoshop CC

Will Bartlett, Video Creator & Entrepreneur

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24 Lessons (1h 9m)
    • 1. Photoshop For Beginners Main Features PROMO

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Intro to Photoshops Layout and Panel Windows

    • 4. Creating a new Photoshop Project

    • 5. Working With Photoshop Layers

    • 6. Resizing Photoshiop projects and imags

    • 7. Cropping

    • 8. Layer Styles

    • 9. Selecting different areas and the Magic Want tool

    • 10. Altering different parts of your image

    • 11. Adjustmen layer effects

    • 12. Working with text

    • 13. Brush tool

    • 14. Creating Shapes

    • 15. Eraser tool

    • 16. Spot healing tool

    • 17. Liquify effect

    • 18. Content aware

    • 19. Removing the background from a logo

    • 20. Working with Vector EPS files

    • 21. Exporting

    • 22. Filter effects

    • 23. Clone stamp tool

    • 24. Bonus - Quick Selection Tools

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About This Class

Get started with Adobe Photoshop CC today and learn all of the main tools and features; how to edit images, photos and more, all within 1 hour!

This for beginners class is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC! It will take you from the very beginning of opening Photoshop CC and learning the various panel windows to importing and working with various images, cleaning up acne in photos, removing objects from images, apply effects, working with vector files, exporting and much more!

You will learn how to:

  • Use all of the main features of Adobe Photoshop CC

  • Get started in Photoshop by creating your first project

  • Navigate through the various panel windows

  • Import files

  • Work with various images

  • Clean up acne in photos

  • Remove unwanted objects from images

  • Apply effects

  • Work with vector files

  • Exporting

And much more!

I will be your instructor for this course. My name is Will Bartlett and I'm the founder of an established production company in Toronto, have trained over 100,000 students throughout my several creative courses, and beyond that, I run a filmmaking YouTube channel and have used Photoshop for hundreds of professional projects.

I will be available to answer any questions as well as help you with any issues you may come across while making your way through the class.

*Even if you don’t have Adobe Photoshop CC you can still take advantage of this class and follow along by downloading a free trial from Adobe's website.*


1. Photoshop For Beginners Main Features PROMO: Welcome to this Photoshopped course for beginners. My name's will and I've been using Adobe Photoshopped for about 15 years to alter my company's logos. Quickly edit a photo to brighten it up. Remove acne, reshaped parts of an object, remove something from an image or simply just to resize an image. Currently, I run an established Toronto based video production company, an online education brain that's trained over 200,000 people, as well as a filmmaking YouTube channel called Alien. Well, this course was designed to train you on how to understand and use the main features of photo shop. So within just a short period of time, you'll be able to complete tasks and photoshopped that tend to come up often, such as how to remove an object from a picture. Remove acne or blemishes from a person's face. How to give a photo a new look. Remove the background from an image so the background looks transparent, or perform any general task quickly. In Photoshopped, most of the photo shop courses online are many hours long and going to pay too much detail regarding tools or commands that you'll probably never use. This course will provide you with quick and easy to follow lessons for learning The main features of Adobe Photoshopped CC. There's several image files included with the course that you can download in practice with as you're watching each lesson, and you can replay each lesson as well as many times as you need. This course will make you familiar with photo shopped to the point where you can open it. Edit a photo to your liking and save the image to the format you want. We'll walk you through how to set up a new Photoshopped project. Work with the Layers panel Windows. Work with all of the main tools from performing different tasks. Import and resize images. Remove backgrounds for transparency. Remove acne or other spots from your pictures, export to different formats. How to add text change, the font sizing and much more. 2. Introduction: thanks for enrolling in this photo shop course. My name's will and I've been using Adobe Photoshopped for about 15 years to alter my company's logos. Quickly edit a photo to brighten it up. Remove acne, reshaped parts of an object. Remove something from an image or simply just to resize an image. I'll teach you exactly what you need to know to perform tasks that come up weekly or even daily as a small business owner, an entrepreneur or anyone needing to alter an image quickly. This course was designed with efficiency in mind, and I can guarantee you that if you've never used photo shop before or you're just starting out in photo shop within an hour or so, you'll be completely familiar with photo shop and be able to complete photo editing tasks. Thanks again for enrolling in this course and let's get started 3. Intro to Photoshops Layout and Panel Windows: So right now I have my finder window opened up on a Mac computer. Now, in here, I've downloaded three files. I'll show you them. So the 1st 1 is a picture of someone's face with some pimples, the next images, a shot with some graffiti on a pillar. So we'll be using these three files, um, to alter the image in some way. Now, the next folder we have is the logos folder. And in here we have an E. P s file in a PNG file, so we'll get to those a little later in the course. So now we have photo shop. Now, I've set up the workspace to essentials default. If you don't see any of these panels, that's OK. We'll get to that in a minute. So this is the basic layout of photo shop. You have tools on the side. You have some additional options up here. You have a whole bunch of different stuff, like, you know, the layer panel, the Navigator history character window, and then up the top. Just like most programs. You have all of these different options up here. So first let's go into a window. This will be where all of the panels exists. So, for example, if the Navigator was closed and you don't see it on your screen, go into window. Let's open up Navigator. And then that pops back up. Same thing with let's say character. So go into window will navigate all the way down until we see it. Here's character, And then there are those functions as well. Now, just like that, we have layers right here, and you can see the other ones that are open on the left side. Here we have a bunch of different tools. We have our main selection tool. This is the rectangular marquee tool, and if you click and hold, you can see that there are some different options. For example, a circle here or some different shapes. Now you'll see that pretty much every single tool has a tiny arrow in the bottom right corner. That means that if you click and hold, you'll get additional options. And that means basically new tools. Down here. We have some different colors. This is your first selection color, and this is your background selection color or your second color. Over here we have our character window, so basically, if we were to start typing, this is where we can edit that stuff. If we were to create a new layer, the layers would show up over here. And in the next lesson, we will start creating a new photo shop project. 4. Creating a new Photoshop Project: Okay, guys, welcome back. So let's get started. Let's go to file. We would a new Now this window opens up. We can give this project a name. New Project one. Now this is the size of the actual photo shop canvas or the project itself. This is the resolution, obviously. So I always work in pixels. But if you are going to print, you can work in inches. If you prefer that, let's go pixels on Both will make this 1920 by 10 80 because I tend to work with a lot of video stuff. So I just keep it as a high definition width and height. So 1920 by 10 80 A resolution of 72 is fine. If you want a higher resolution, let's say you're printing a gigantic banner. Then you can go to, you know, 300 color mode rgb again. If you are going to print, I would suggest switching to see M y que. But for all Web stuff, stick with RGB. Background contents is white. That's fine. Color profile s RGB. That's good and square pixels. Okay, so that's basically the set up. We can save a preset if we want and we will go to Okay, now this is what opens up. It automatically created a white background layer and you'll see over here that it is locked. So the way to unlock that is you hold alter option. So Altana PC or option on the Mac, and you just double click that releases the layer. Okay, so with this layer selected, you can see that if we go over here with the main selection tool selected, we can click and drag this whoever you want. And it's the same size as our project canvas. So if you drag it all the way up, you'll see that it auto snaps and you'll see by the by the lines that show up that this is now back into its original position. Okay, so now that we have this HD project set up, if we wanted to work, for example, in a larger resolution such as four K, we can do that by going to file new and then altering this, which will make a new project. Or we can go to image canvas size changes to pixels and then put in what we want. So in this case will do 38 40 by 2160 we'll click OK 5. Working With Photoshop Layers: and then you can see it made it much larger. So up here in our navigator, this gives you a representation of your entire document, and it allows you to zoom in quickly or zoom out. And if you're zoomed in, you can easily take this piece and navigate. Throw your image just by clicking and dragging so it makes things very quick. Okay, so let's go back out to 100%. And that actually will be about just a bit more so we can see the whole image. Now, what happened here is the original layer that was created when we created the HD Project still exists, but we've changed the canvas size. So we have a layer here that set up as HD, but a project of four K. So to make this white layer larger, we can do a few things so we can scale it up, which I'll show you now. So we go to edit transform scale, and then we can go to any corner click, hold shift So the scaling stays relative. Okay, so just like that, if you don't hold shift, then you can change it like this. But we wanted to stay relative. So hold shift, and then we'll scale it up and then we'll let go of shift and we'll bring it down. Okay, so it's not quite as big. So we can do is hold shift again and just make it a little larger. And then we can use the arrow keys on our keyboard so we make sure that it's larger than the project size. All right, so now that this is done, we need to accept that we've changed the scale so we can just hit return on the keyboard, okay? And you see that that updated as something that we've done in the history. So now that that is done, we can try a different way. So let's go back in time to the canvas. And what we got to do is do it This if we wanted, so we'll click. Yes, and we're back at this stage. Okay? Now, if you don't have that again, you just goto window and then go to history. So if we click down here in our first color or foreground color, this window opens up for the color picker. So if we move this to the side and select this image, it will select the exact color that this is, which is pure white, as you can see in the top left corner. So we hit OK, and now, by having our paint bucket tool selected. If we click in the area that doesn't have light, as long as we're on this layer as well, it'll fill in the rest of the image pure white. So now this image, when selected you'll see, is now the size of four K. If we wanted to change the background color, we will select the image. Choose our paint bucket, go the image and let's say we want it that color go to our main selection tool so we can get back to moving things around. If we wanted a second colored layer, we go to layer new sucked layer. We could give it a name if we want, or we can change the name later, so we'll go to okay and over here we will select the layer. We will double click, and then we can give it a name if we want to. This one will be called read, and then our new one will be called Blue and now with the blue layer selected. We go back to our paint bucket tool and will make this as we described it Blue and we will we will make this one blue to go back to our main selection tool. And now you'll see. Over here we have two layers one blue and one red. So in the side here we have this eyeball symbol. If you click that, it'll turn off that layer temporarily until it's turned back on, okay? And that basically reveals the layer below it. So with this layer on, we can't see the red because blue is above it. Okay, so with this off, we can see the red with it on its not there. So we can also do If we wanted Red on top, we can click hold and drag it to the top. And then now red is on top so we don't see the blue. So if we wanted to see the blue, we can turn off the red. And that's basically the layering system inside most editing programs such as, you know, photo shop aftereffects, premiere pro, and so on. Now, if we wanted to delete this layer, for example, we can simply select it right. Click it go to delete layer. We could duplicate the layer if we wanted a second copy of it that we can again double click and call this read to, for example, to keep things a little more organized. We don't want this so we can either go right click, delete or weaken, select the layer and go down here to a little trash can. And then do we that layer. Okay, now, if we wanted this layer the top layer to be a little bit transparent so we can see through it to, ah slightly reveal the blue layer. We could do that easily by selecting the top layer, going to a passage e and then adjusting to taste and you'll see here as we do this, it'll change as we go. OK, so that is completely off. So at zero, it'll be the same as turning off the eyeball. And at 100% we will not see the blue earlier at all. 6. Resizing Photoshiop projects and imags: and the next thing we'll do is import and image. So let's go to file. We will go to open, and then we will go into where are images were so in inside images. Okay, so let's just bring in this image right here. Now you'll see right now that the blue layer is no longer here. And that's because it when we went to file open, it brought it in as another project inside photo shop. Okay, so if we wanted to go to the original, it's right there. And here's the new one we brought in, okay? And that's basically like you opened up a new tab in your Internet browser, for example. In this case, we don't want to do that. So what we actually want to do is imported into this layer. So now what I like to do is simply drag it in. So I do is I command tab over to where the image exists on my computer. So in this case, on my Mac, it's Inside Finder. Inside a my desktop in images, I will click and hold this, and while holding it, I will command tab back in the photo shop while still holding and I will let go and then it shows up in this layer. It showed up very small because it's not a large image. I believe it's around high definition. Keep in mind this project is four k. So we can do is we'll click the top corner here. Well, hold shift and then we will scale it up just a bit. Let's try. I think that and we will center it by just dragging it too rough with center until it locks in the place. Here we will click return. Now we have the image in the middle and I didn't basically a rough scale, so I don't know what actual size this is. OK, then we will go to canvass and we'll change it to pixels and we'll go back to 1920 by 10 80 . We'll click OK, it's morning us that the image may be cropped so we'll click. Proceed And then what happened? Was that crop some of the blue? So in this case we will right click, go to delete as we don't need the blue layer anymore. And now that we're on this layer, we will select it will go to edit transform scale once more, and we will scale it withholding shift up until it fills the screen, click return and now have an image inside photo shop. Okay, so let's bring another layer in so we'll bring in the graffiti. One click and drag command tab. Let go here now with graffiti selected click Hold, shift. Scale it up well, to suggest a little bit now it will crop a little bit of the image. So hit return because the project canvas size isn't as large as the image. So if you did want to create a canvas size as big as the image than what I'd suggest doing is just click right click and then in your open with you'll see photo shop. 7. Cropping: Okay, so right now we won't worry about the top layer, so we'll turn this off and what we'll do is we will bring in our third and last image we have here. Now you can see that this image is very tall. That is fine. What we'll do is, well, just scale it up as big as it gets, and we'll just leave it like that, for example. Okay, so we'll put that to the very bottom. We have this layer up here, okay? And let's use our navigator to zoom in just a bit. Okay? So before we go into altering images and what not, I just want to explain a few things. So So with this layer selected, you'll see that in the bottom right corner of the image. Here, there's a little symbol. And when you import certain images, they might show up as a smart object. And basically what that means is it will preserve in images source content with all its original characteristics. So, basically, what that means is it enables you to perform nondestructive editing to that image or layer . Okay, So in order to change certain things such as crop, you'll have to convert it from a smart object. In this case, we will rast arise a layer, and now you'll see that that symbol is gone. So this layer has been rast arise, and they will be able to crop it now. Okay, so let's go to our crop tool, which is up here and now you'll see that on the outside corners, weaken, drag anywhere we want and crop the image. So let's just crop a bit of the bottom here to right there. And then we will hit return, and that will save that as well. So if we wanted to try that again being click here and then you'll notice that we could go back and reveal and make this canvas size much larger to make up for the photo. That was more, Ah, vertical. Let's say we wanted that. Let's go to crop. Okay, now we have a canvas that is taller than it is long so but we don't really want that. So once again we can go to our crowd tool or we just simply press see on our keyboard, and then we will crop the image to everyone it and then hit Return on the keyboard and the image has been successfully corrupt. Zoom in just a bit here, and we'll go back to our selection tool. 8. Layer Styles: Okay, The next thing I'll show you is effects on a layer. So if we select this layer and go to ah blending options at the top, this will open up, which is the layer style, and we'll have a whole bunch of different options here. So when something is selected, you'll see that the image now has a devil. Okay, we can easily add different effects to this. So basically that's checked on. Now we select this, we can start editing that specific effect so we can make it so that effect isn't showing up at all or weaken completely. Show that effect. Okay. And it's just very quick ways toe, um, improve an image, change it or do exactly what you want with it. So we can do a Grady in overlay if we wanted or let's see a pattern overlay. And then again, weaken trains. That transparency if we wanted a slate texture over it, for example, just like that. Okay, In this case, we don't want anything, so we'll just leave it off. Good. Okay. Another way to get into it is by double clicking the layer and then the layer style will open up and you can do that on anyway or so if we started to work on just this than the effects were created will only affect that layer. And once again, if we go to the bottom, if we did something here, it would only affect the bottom layer because that's the later we're working on. 9. Selecting different areas and the Magic Want tool: Okay, so now let's check out some of the other tools. So let's make sure top layer is selected Will go to our rectangular marquee tool. Okay, If you hold it here, you can see what it actually is. Okay, let's click and hold. Let's go to the elliptical, for example. Now, if we click in drag and this is basically going to be what we select, so let's just pick a random spot here. Let's say that, okay? And now we're going to simply do is hit delete on the keyboard. And what that does is it reveals the layer underneath. Okay, so if we go back to our selection tool, you'll see that it's still being selected. So all you have to do for that is command D or go up to select and click on De Select, which is shows you what appear okay. And I don't really want that. So I'll go back to layer style. Okay, so we'll try this again with Rectangular Marquis, so we will select just that who hit delete. And that's the area of the photo that we've now deleted so you could go to select D Select . And that is done once again, we'll go back to the original. Go back to this. Now we go to the last you tool. And this basically means that we can click and drag and draw whatever we want, whatever shape. And that's gonna be the selection area that deletes. Okay, so let's go back to layer. So next we have the Magic wand tool and for this example, because there's a lot of different detail in this shot. It wouldn't work too well for this. But if we go into this shot, for example, we have a huge difference from you know, the edge of ah, this person's face to the white on the left here. So this would be a great example of how to cut out this spot very easily. Up here. We have our tolerance. If we increases to, let's say 40 and select here, you'll see that didn't quite get the bottom here, so we can either hold, shift and click there to select an additional area. Oregon increase of tolerance go to select D Select and then tried again. It's not selected a little more. Let's go to 60 de select tried again. Okay? And if you hit Delete Now, just like we had before. It's because this is not Rast arised. So if we click OK, we will Right click. Here we go to restaurants, layer and and now we can start removing things from the layer with its still selected hit delete. And then if you press commanded on the keyboard to de select now very easily and quickly, we're revealing just the image behind. Okay, so let's just go back here, okay? Now we could select other things such as, Let's say, the lips. Now, this will be a little more difficult. So, um, with tolerance, let's say set the 15 we will click a part of the lip and then we'll hold shift and we'll just try to increase the size until we've included all of what we want to select. We're just still holding shift. Okay, now you'll see it selected apart up here that I don't want. So we'll hold option and then remove that, and we'll just try to clean it up just a bit. Okay, so that did a pretty good job 10. Altering different parts of your image: So now if we wanted to do that, you know, we could right click duplicate the layer now on our duplicated layer, which is our copy layer. What we can do is go to select and go to Inverse. Now what that does is it basically select everything but the lips. So on the top layer, we will hit, delete And now it looks like nothing has been done. But as you can see here in the little image, we've deleted everything but the lips. Okay, so let's go to select D Select. And to show you what I've done here just to make sure that bottom layers to enough. So on this layer here, if we turn it off now on this layer, just the lips. Okay, so we get some really cool effects, for example, you know, making the lips more red. So we'll turn this layer back on and on the top layer, which just has the lips. And, you know, we can actually name this, So that's just the lips. Now, with just the lips layer selected, we go to image adjustments, and then we'll have a whole bunch of options here that we can affect just this single layer with okay, so we could go to, for example, brightness and contrast. And if we bring it up, you'll see that it's just the lips or contrast. So OK, so would cancel the adjustments so we could go to you curves, for example, and that we can click on the line and make some pivot points and then just select the darker parts of the image or the brighter parts or the mids. So right here. Okay, we'll just meet the lips just a little darker. Okay, Then we can make the highlights in the lips a little brighter. They will click. OK, okay. So now that has one effect on it. So another thing we could do is make the lips more vibrant, like like she's wearing lipstick. Okay. And there's a whole bunch of other FX we can do. You know, we can just make the lips black and white. Now, of course, if you go drastic like this, the edges won't look that great because you did select it with just the magic wand tools. So it's not perfect. From a beginner's perspective, I wouldn't worry about that at this point. So now that we've Brighton at the lips a little bit. You can see the difference just by clicking on the eyeball here. So the next thing we could do is on the bottom layer. We can add some more effects to this and change this however we want. And that will not affect the lips because we have the lips layer on top of this layer. Okay, so on this layer, let's go to image adjustments will go to curves. Okay, so we'll make our three points again. You don't have to do this, but I just like to do that. So those are three points? No, on the bottom here will just dark in the overall image. And you can see it's happening in just the hair there. OK? And that doesn't affect anything else. Really? Okay. Or we could go to the Mids, okay? Or we could go to the highlights. You know, if we wanted to do that, we can start introducing some other stuff, or we can remove some of the whites a bit so that pure white doesn't exist in the image. Now again, if you go to drastic, it's not gonna look too good. So the idea here is just subtle things. All right? I canceled that, but you get the idea 11. Adjustmen layer effects: now, another way to add effects is by doing it to everything. So the way we do that is with an adjustment layer. So if we go to new new adjustment layer, we can choose what we want to do. We can use curves. For example. It will hit. OK, and now at the top here, you could see it has created an adjustment layer and curves has opened up. So we can actually click properties up here and just drag this to its own window if we wanted, um or we can you know, dragon even see, the parts are highlighting as I'm going. So if I wanted to make it above the history had do there or if I wanted to make it part of the history tab, then he would be selected right there. And now I can go in between these two. Okay, but for now, I just want my own. We'll drink that larger for this. What we can do is once again adjust the whole image at one. So will this bring up the whole image? Just a bit, Okay. And now, if we turned it off, you can see what that does now if we wanted, we could do another one black and white. And now if we turn that layer off, you can see that that is affecting everything. Or what we can do is we can make it more of a tent effect, which means there is just a little bit of color. If we do, you know something like that, that's a cool way to get some effects as well. Okay, so let's turn those off because we don't really need those for now. 12. Working with text: okay. And in this lesson, we'll talk about adding text to a photo shop document. So let's go down here to our type tool, and we will select anywhere on the image. And you'll see here that in the layers panel, a text layer was created. And over here it's blinking. So that means we can start the type. So let's just type in anything we want so close up of face, we'll go back to our main tool. And then because this layer selected, I will be able to move that lay around regardless of clicking on it. Okay, now, if you had auto select on, then you would actually move the background image because it's dependent on where you're clicking. So let's just go back to our type tool and un select this because I like to actually choose the layer I'm working on now. If we wanted to change the text, we can go back to the type tool selected and, you know, edited if we want. If we just wanted close up face, for example. Okay, now it's important to understand that you can still edit it as long as it remains a text layer. If you convert this, then you will no longer be able to do anything. In fact, when you if you try to edit it, will just make a new text layer because it doesn't recognize this is a text layer anymore. Okay, so let's go back to, um, new type player. So without selected, we can change the sizing if we wanted, you know, we go make it much smaller or you can make it much bigger again. But just by clicking anywhere we can senator perfectly if we wanted okay. And we can change the color if we wanted. And we can also add effects to this, just like the other layer. So if you double click that or go to right click blending options, you'll have a whole bunch of different options here, for example, I tend to use ah, drop shadow. So if you click on enable the drop shadow and go into that, you can change the opacity, the type of blend mode and everything. So what we want to change is the distance, so we only want this to be about five that spread. We want zero and just like that, So without it and with it. Okay, so that can help a lot with the having tech stand out on your image. You can also do stuff like outer glows. Um, you know, inner shadows. Inter glows. You can add textures. So it's very powerful stuff. So good. OK? And if you wanted a different fun, you could just go up here and just type in whichever fund you wanted. Okay? Now, if you wanted to have different sized font in photo shop, you can do that as well. So what you can do is literally just go to a new layer and just type in. You know, whatever you want to say here. So, uh, acne. And then on that layer, we can do whatever we want. We can make it super small. We can change the color of that. And that's because it's on a different layer. Okay, so this layer is all this. This layer is just that. And now also, if we go back to our black and white here, if we enable it, you'll see that it hasn't affected this stuff. And that's because in the layer system, it's below our tech stuff. So if we dragged that up to the top, then it will affect the text layers. And once again this is that 74%. So it is in perfectly black and wait. So if we go up to 100 it does make it complete black and white, let's turn that off will bring our other curves effect up to the top as well. If we turn that on, you'll see what it does. Okay, so we don't need that. So let's go to delete. 13. Brush tool: Another thing we can do is we can go to our brush tool and you can see that we have our face acne layer selected. So if we draw here, I've actually drawn this line right on that layer. Okay? And I showed you this because that is not what you want to do. Instead, let's undo. And also I should note that in photo shop, you only get one undo unless you hold command option and said, and then you'll have multiple undoes. Or you can use your history panel as we've been doing. Okay, So instead of drawing on your actual image, it's better to work non destructively. So what we can do is go to layer New. And then now we have a layer here and it's completely blank. So if we turn off all of these, you'll see that there's nothing in it. So with our brush to a selected weaken, you know, draw whatever we want here. This showed up blue because we have it selected here is blue. So if we wanted something else, you know we could do this and then we could, you know, do whatever want go over it again. It's not gonna work too well if you're using a mouse. But if you do have one of those digital pens that would work great. So we also have, like, you know, pencil tools, which are very thin. You want to get some cool center lines now back to the brush you'll. So let's go back to their. If we click up here, you can see the size of the brush. Now it's huge, or we can make it, you know, super small. If we wanted, we can change the size of it so we can change it so that the edges fall off a bit. So it has softer edges and we can change the color again. And this is happening on Lee on this layer. Okay, so I strongly suggest any work you do in photo shop, you do it on its own layer. That will save you a lot of time if you ever need to re edit the project. So let's delete that 14. Creating Shapes: The next thing we can try is setting up some shapes right here at the top. You can see when this is selected, you get a bunch of different options up here. So we have the fill layer, the stroke layer, the stroke width and some other options here, This down here, affect the filet herself. If we were changes back to blue, then you'll see that the Phil has been updated. Now, right now, the stroke is off. But if we did want to stroke meaning, ah, border around our shape weekend, for example, picket to be green. And then an auto switched to this here, which means it will have a, um, border or a stroke. If we select the one beside it, then that means there will be no stroke. Let's say we wanted a larger stroke around the shape so we could make that 10. Now, with its selected you click and drag and you can make whatever shape you want. So let's just do that. And then this is what we've created. So we have a blue inside, which is our fill, and our stroke is green, which is around it. If we select this we no longer can edit it, even though we're still on that layer. But because you can see here it has that symbol were still able to edit it non destructively. If we go back to that tool, those options will appear again, and that's super important to remember. You have to be on the actual tool to see these options. So if we wanted to increase the border size too, you know much, much bigger we can do that. Or we can simply turn the border off. If we wanted to change the color, we can do that, or we can actually pick a very precise color. Or we can actually copy and paste in a specific color. All right, And also, you'll see here that this Properties panel opened up, and that is the same as clicking on here so you can edit things here if you'd like 15. Eraser tool: So the next thing I will show you is the eraser tool. But you'll see we won't be able to do anything yet because it's still inevitable. Object. So what I tend to do when I'm working on my project is I right? Click on the layer, I duplicate it, and I rast arise that layer and I turn off this layer. I bring it to the bottom. In that way, if I ever need that layer back again, I can simply turn it on, put it to where I want it and start editing again. And that is a great way of being non destructive. So now we have a layer that's copy that has been rast arised, and now you'll see that we can start erasing stuff. So up here you will see that we have a bunch of different options. When the eraser tool is selected, we have the opacity, so at 100% it will erase 100% of the area, assuming that you have selected the complete erase tool. If it has this, then it'll show up like that. Let's say you had it only at 10 that it would do that until you erasing multiple times to keep doing it. And every time you click, you go a little more. But if you're at 10 then you know it'll erase a lot faster. Okay, let's go back to that. Okay, Well, we can also do is increase the size that we're gonna race, okay? Or we can select the one that erases perfectly all the way through. You can get some cool shapes and effects in some transparent areas very quickly by, you know, create an object like a shape layer or drawing something on here and then using the eraser tool, you know, just take off a bit of stuff. So that is the eraser tool. 16. Spot healing tool: Okay, welcome back. So in this lesson, we're going to be cleaning up skin and reshaping some parts of the person's face. So let's go back to this. Will turn on this layer. So we're only working with this. You'll see that there are some marks here on her face, and we can remove these spots very quickly and easily with the spot healing tool, which is right here. Okay, so if we click that you'll see we have some options appear as well, and that means it's using the colors and everything around it to fill in this spot literally. All you do is adjust the size so it fills in the area and then you just click. You can see it looks like it did duplicate and make the exact same three marks. But that is a big difference from, you know, in a big improvement from what we had originally. So we could go a step further and go down to there and then just remove those dots if we wanted. And you know, if we spend a few minutes doing this, we can completely clear up this person's skin, So let's go ahead and do that till. Just adjust the size. And will this go around and just remove any spots we see now? It's important to make it just bigger because you don't want toe copy too much data into that spot nowadays, I would say 99.9% of photos you see that are published have been edited like this. Keep that in mind. OK, so we'll just go down there will remove that now. Also, some people you know, if there's a mole or something on someone skin sometimes that defines them and gives them character. Definitely connect with the person. If you are removing something like that from, ah, person skin to see if they actually want that to happen because some people would actually like it in the photo. Continue going here Now, even this stuff can be removed that you know, the two lines here so we can go and it's literally like magic. Now you can see when we just did that, last one had brought in some of the stuff on the fingernails here, so we don't want to do that. So I'm just gonna undo that and then going to shrink it down. Just a little more, and that did a better job. So definitely pay attention when you're doing this stuff, even the stuff around the lips. If you zoom in completely, there's tons of stuff that you can still remove if you want. But the more you do it, the more you're altering it from the way it originally was. So, of course, keep that in mind. 17. Liquify effect: there's an effect called liquefy and that can warp the image. So let's say there's a photo taken of yourself and it was taken in an awkward position, and it makes your jaw look really wide. So the liquefy effect is a great tool. Teoh, adjust the size of things. Now again, you are changing what really is there. That's not something you want to do again. It's completely up to you. So to start warping things, we go to filter and then we go to liquefy. Now this opens up, and basically what it does is you have the size of the tool here and you have some different effects up here, like the warp forward to I'll just show you a quick example of what this stuff does. So if you wanted to adjust the chin in a bit, then you select right roughly there and then you'd literally just pull and it'll adjust the chin in a bit. Now, if you do this too much, it will start looking funny. And depending on the size you set, some will work better. Somewhat work as well, Like if you do just this, that's not gonna look very good whereas if he did, you know much larger ones such as that. You know, that would do a much better job because you're warping the whole area at once. So, you know, you could do the the fingers a bit, too if you wanted. But as you can see, we're actually starting toe removed the image from the side. So, of course, this doesn't really look that good that at the moment, but just to show you what it does, so we can literally do this to anything. Like, if we wanted to make the mouth seem a little longer or literally even, you know, happier. We can, you know, start lifting up like that. So the next tool will bring back information. So we just click and hold in an area you can reset what you did, and that is super helpful. Okay, The next tool is the pucker tool, I believe so if you click over here, you can see what it is, and we'll just create a larger size here. So what this does is if you click and hold, it'll push everything into the center. So to give you a better example like this. So if you wanted to shrink something like, you know, smaller earrings or smaller pupils on somebody. That's a cool effect. And as you guessed, this one does the opposite. And then we have pushed left, which will warp it out of place in that line that you drag, which can give you some really cool and also really weird effects. I'm actually just going to reset this. They'll go back to the main tool here. Okay, So once you're done editing, then you just go, okay? And then it'll auto update on to that layer. 18. Content aware: Okay, so the next thing we'll do is we will use the content Aware feature in photo shop, which is an amazing feature. Let's say we wanted to have our image just a little larger, you know, like that, for example, will do seem a little bit here, so we'll try it here to see if it does a good job. And basically what it's going to do is it's gonna reference the stuff right beside the area , and it will fill it in with what it thinks should be there. The way to do that is you select that area, so I just I always just overlap just a little bit and then press shift, delete. If you go to contents, you'll get content aware. And this is where the magic happens. So we click, OK, you'll see that it fills in that image with this stuff. So if we hit command D now it again, it didn't do a perfect job. You can see that looks like what it duplicated here. But if you were glad to this image without knowing that that happened this right as it is, you know, it did an OK job. We can do it again just there and see if we can improve it. Or maybe just this part here and you can see fairly quickly. We can start making this look much better than it originally was. Just to kind of push the limits of this will go back to here and I'll see what happens if we do this. So we're to content aware. And now look how incredible that is. Literally. It made up the rest of the image. We go back to what it just did. This is all fake that doesn't actually exist. So that's what content aware created it. Extended the neck, the shadows, the hair, each finger with detail. Now, of course, if we were to do it up the top here, it's not gonna create her nose or, you know, the the other features in her ear. It can only continue the image. If we were to do it to this side, it would work well, because it would just continue the image off and the white so we can try that here. And this is why I want to just overlap just a bit. Just so we get a little bit of that data. Okay, now it's not perfect, but you could go in now and use the liquefy tool to bring that back in. 19. Removing the background from a logo: all right, So the next thing we'll do is we will create a new project will make sure it's 1920 by 10 80. What we want to work with, we'll go to okay, we will get rid of the locked layer. There again, we held option and double click there. To do that will navigate and scale out just a bit so we can see the full image who will command tab over to where our logos folder was, and we'll bring in our PNG. So a quick hold command tab bringing into here and now it is a little low quality at the moment, and that's just because we're in the scale mode. What we can do is click and drag and just get it as large as we want, which will be, you know, roughly that that will hit return and you'll see now it's not blurry or low quality anymore . So we'll click this and we will bring it up to the center now, Right now, As it is, this image has transparency, so if I turn on the white layer, you can see there's nothing behind it. But if we were to stitch those together So it's go Teoh merger layers or we go to flatten. So now the white layer is in the logo. Okay, so it's attached to it. We no longer have transparency. So let's say you've created a logo or been sent a logo or need to work with some sort of image that is like this. It has a background that you know is one solid color, but you need to remove it. You need the transparency. So in order to do that, we can go to our magical on tool. And with this layer selected, you just click on whatever you want to remove. So, for example, if I actually just wanted to remove the black here, I could do that. Or if I wanted to remove just the orange here, I could do that. And just like that, if I wanted to remove the white background layer, okay, so that's done. So command g to de select it, and then you'll see. There's still a couple of spots that I need to do it, too, so we'll do that. So now that one's gone, then we'll click here. Press delete will go here, click delete. We'll just repeat this process until the entire image has transparency again. OK, I think that's all of them. So if I were to bring in the original again, that does have transparency, you know, and scale it up to the same size as we had before or close to. Okay, so now we have the original one with transparency and the one that we've removed the white just assure you how good of a job it actually does by removing the background with magic. Want to? If we were to zoom in here, you can see the rough edges. Okay, this is just that layer. The one we removed. The white from the top one here has the transparency, and the white was never in it. So that's the quality of the image. And that's the quality of the image with the white removed using the one to us. So did a pretty good job, actually. And of course, the larger source file. You're working with the better result. So if you had a four k file and you brought that in and remove the white background from it , it would produce a far higher quality result, meaning the edges would be a lot more perfect and so the idea is you want as large of a source file as you possibly can get. So working with four K or higher images will produce much better results because typically , if you're working on a website, for example, you don't need four K images displayed on the website. Still, edit four K and then at the final stages export a much smaller resolution, and that way you'll maintain the quality and everything will look great. 20. Working with Vector EPS files: Okay, guys, welcome back. So in this lesson, we'll talk about working with vector files. And a vector file is a file that can be scaled infinitely. Now, vector files are typically created in Adobe Illustrator, for example. But you can still use those files in photo shop. And the way to do that is so we have photo shop open, we go to file open, and then we go into logos. And here is a vector file right here a dot e p s. Okay, so if we bring that in, it's gonna ask me what size I want to make my image. As you can see, it's already set up to 19 inches by 10 inches. We could go to pixels, and that would be a very large image. We could if we wanted, you know, make this 25,000 with by 13,000 height or if we're going to print, which is set up right now for Prince seem like a we can literally, as you know, right now it's 83 inches by 44 inches. So that is a huge file, okay, and of course, it's going to slow down your system. But the quality will maintain. And I just want to show you that for a second. So if we got okay, it's gonna take quite a bit of time to create this. But you will be able to use that E p s and produce a gigantic banner, for example, he wanted, so we'll just wait a little longer for this. All right, so now that it's up and created, you can see here that we're looking at 5% scale of the actual image if we went into 100% Sella's, because it actually is. That's what it looks like. So you can see here that it is an amazingly high resolution image. Okay, so that's how you work with E. P s victor files. 21. Exporting: Now we are set to see him like a which is meant for printing. If you don't want to go to print, that's perfectly fine. I would suggest See him like a for doing things like flyers or business cards. If you're working with just digital content, you know, stuff that's gonna be on social media of your website, for example, then you'd want actually change the mode to RGB. And we do not need file that big. So let's go to image size and we can scale by percent or readjust so in pixels will go back to, you know, 1920. Okay, and now we have 4.29%. So if we go to 100% then you'll see we're back to where we were before. Now it looks a little soft, and that's because we've converted the file a few times. So would you'd actually want to do is file open, go to E. P s and then 1920 by whatever it is, you know. So in this case, it is said to relative the actually ps is 1920 10 35. So we go toe OK, and you can see it's crystal clear now, so that's always the best way to do it. Always work from the CPS. Open up the size you want and then from there, export the size you want based on the project you created. So I brought in an E p s, which is a vector. I made it into a 1920 by just over 10 80 file size, which is my canvas size. And then now I'm going to export it at that same resolution or smaller, but never export larger than the actual project you're working with. So we go to save as now at the very bottom. Here we have four Met options so we could save it as a Photoshopped image which will maintain all the layers we have. If you want to re edit this at a later date or we can change it to, for example, and GPS, this will be based on photo shop ups. But it still will work, assuming that the layers inside Photoshopped are vector the JPEG, you can create a TFF image. Okay, so that's how you export it. So that's one way to export or you go to file export and then quick export has PNG. Now. PNG is a fantastic format to use because it compresses really well without losing quality without visual quality loss, and it also holds transparency. So this is really great for, ah, digital delivery of stuff so you can click that name it what you want, put in the folder you want and then it's safe. Now there's also file export and then export as and this will give you pretty similar options. Toe what was before. So format you have P and G J peg. And with format, you can choose whether whether to keep the transparency or not the image size and so on. And then you click export at the bottom here so you can give it a name and then place it in the folder. You want to save it in and then hit export. 22. Filter effects: in this lesson, you'll learn how to blur an image. So let's get started. So we have our image inside photo shop. We have it locked here so we'll just hold option and double quick up in filter. We have a whole bunch of different options here for effects so we can choose to sharpen an image style ISAT and just give a quick idea here. So pixelated, for example, it's go to crystallize, and then this is what it will look like. OK, so that's one example. Another example is Mosaic. That's what that looks like, and there's just a whole bunch of other stuff here that you can experiment with. Another thing we can do is blur the image, so there are a few different options here. Each one will give you a different blur, look or style. I like to use the box blur because it's fast and it shows exactly what we're doing very quickly. So good. Now, this is good. If you wanted to, for example, Critic Flyer. So you'd import an image you'd blurt, and then you had text over. It's the image pops on the background, and the background image will provide you with a texture of some sort. To make your images seem a little more professional high end, you'll notice that 99% of flyers or any form of advertisement will feature some sort of image in the background. Now some of them won't be blurred because they'll have a part of the image over here, for example, or its darker where white text will show up just fine so you won't really need to blurt. But blurring can be an effective way to make some great looking flyers. 23. Clone stamp tool: in this lesson. We're going to be removing the graffiti on this pillow. So what we'll do is we will zoom in a bit. And then if you hold space on your keyboard, the space bar will allow you to move around the image without actually moving the image in the layer. So if I don't hold space and try to move it, that's what happens. OK, but if I hold so if I under that and then hold space bar, the whole thing moves. All I'm doing is actually just moving the navigation. It's the same as doing this. So now we've zoomed in. We can start looking at our image here and seeing what we need to do. So with the rectangular marquee tool, we will select this and see what content where does So with the layer selected and the error we want to try to use continent, where with selected will use shift delete on the keyboard, contents should say content aware, and we'll see what that's okay, That actually did a really good job. But there are some spots here, So what we could do is go, for example, this, But that doesn't really do a good job. So what we can do instead is use the clone tool and the clone tool basically works by the same is content aware, except you control it. So if you hold option, you can select the area you want a sample from. If I look around, I think right beside it would be a great spot, the sample from So I'm gonna point it right there by holding option and clicking. And then I've sampled that area and I'm gonna move over and you can see what happens. Now I'm sampling this one spot here, So if I click over here, you can see that with a little plus sign on the right. It's moving with me, and that's the area I am sampling from. So let's undo that. Let's try this again. So hold option. I want a sample from, let's say right there and we will click there and then just drag down, okay? And I didn't do a perfect job, but if you had just looked at this image for the first time, it looks like a company came by and, you know, pressure washed the graffiti off. Now, if we did want to manually paint out graffiti that existed before. And we will just drag the graffiti one into here and then opened up a new project with the rightsizing. We will option double click to enable us to edit it. OK, And then what we can do is zoom in, hold space bar, bring us up to the spot we're looking at, and then using the clone tool, we can probably go in a little more than that. We can sample areas around the image to try to fill it in. Now, this will take a lot more time, but you can get some great results by doing this. But in some cases, content aware will just work better and, you know, it's much more efficient. So we have our clone stamp tool selected here. Now, you know, we can change the size if we want a sample from, but I think a size around this should work the best. And all we're gonna do is just sample rape aside, where were drawn here. So we're in a sample right there, and then I'm just gonna draw right there, and then I'm gonna sample there and my draw their them a sample there. Or maybe here we go. A little taller sample here of sample here. Well, let's keep doing this process, and then you can see here. I might have to use up here a little bit. Or maybe down here to start getting it toe look like it blends properly. Now, for stuff like this, you'll just have to use, you know, something like this year. I brought that a little too much. So we'll undo that and try up here, and we'll just keep doing that. So I want to get rid of this stuff. Will this keep sampling around here? And, you know, I could draw all the way across if I wanted to, So we'll try right here. Why don't we try increasing that this size of it? So we'll try sampling a sample right on the great here. Destroyed across. Try that again. Okay, maybe right here. Now, it also doesn't have to look like it originally did here, because people are going to see the original image. They're only going to see the after edited image. So just keep that in mind. When you're working on this stuff, you can literally change anything you want so we'll just do this year. So actually change the size of this just a bit. Okay? We'll go back here and I'll sample something. Some stuff here, I'll just try to draw in, you know, make it look like it's not all the same image. Maybe sample appear bit just to try to clean up some of this stuff. So here would be a good spot to so I can go there and then just do that. Then from here, you know, we could go up and just try to get rid of some of the areas that look like it was duplicated. We'll just try to keep the same color, though. Okay, so we'll go. Uh, maybe they're in this patch ups on these duplicated spots. Okay. And literally were just painting and recreating what was there. You know, if we zoom out here, you know, you can see it produced a different result than content aware, and it took much longer, depending on how much time you have and what you're trying to do. This may be a better way to do it, but this also may not be a better way to do it. And that brings us to the end of the course, so thanks for enrolling. And always keep in mind that in photo shop it's all about the layering system. You know, when you have 25 layers going, each layer represents a different part of the image or in effect, and the order of the images can affect how things were displayed and how things show up. If you're having an issue, you can try troubleshooting by just literally moving the layer to a different position. Or you can turn off the eyeball of one of the layers or all of the layers. But the one that you think is giving you the issue and confirm that that is the problem. Layer and adjust from there. Okay, so thanks again for enrolling in our course and hope to see in the next one. 24. Bonus - Quick Selection Tools: welcome back to another lesson in this one. We're gonna talk about a new tool in photo shop in recent releases, and that's the quick selection tool. So if you go over here to your tools section, you'll see there's a new tool here called the Quick Selection tool. So if you click and hold that, you'll get a few different options. This is where the magic wand now exists now. If we wanted to isolate and separate the elephant from the background, we could use the magic want to like I showed you in a previous lesson, However, because there is a lot of similar colors in this image, you know, with the water being greyish and then the elephant being gray, it will most likely end up resulting in the magic want to. I'm not doing a very good job. So for situations like this, you can go to the new quick selection tool or object selection tool. First, we'll start with the object selection tool, and this just allows you to quickly make a selection. At first glance, it looks like it did a pretty good job, However, right here it's missing some spots, same on the ear on the back, and it selected a little too much of the ground over here and then on the front of the foot , there's, Ah, some spots missing as well, so in some cases this can work for you right away. However, in our case, we will go to the quick selection tool, and this will allow us to make finer adjustments within our selection. So let's go up to the ear here, and we'll just fill it in a little more, and then we'll hold option on the Mac or all time the PC, and then that will turn to the minus. And then we can find adjusted, and then we'll let go. And then just use the regular plus to select more of this back to the minus and will continue over the image until we have all of the areas that we want selected. - All right, there we go, and then we'll go to select in verse, which will invert the selection to the background instead of the elephant that we can hit delete on our keyboard. And then there we go. We've isolated the elephant using the quick selection tool inside photo shop