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Design Your Home with Adobe Photoshop | For Beginners

Charlotte Kwok, Interior Designer, Realtor and Cat Mom!

Design Your Home with Adobe Photoshop | For Beginners

Charlotte Kwok, Interior Designer, Realtor and Cat Mom!

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6 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Introduction + Course Overview

    • 2. Chapter 1 - Photoshop Interface and Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

    • 3. Chapter 2 - Create Your Own Moodboard

    • 4. Chapter 3 - Edit Interior Photos for Portfolio or Real Estate

    • 5. Chapter 4 - Create Stunning Photorealistic Mockups

    • 6. Conclusion + Class Project

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About This Class

If you're looking to design or renovate your home and want to do it the right way and save money, you've come to the best course.

Adobe Photoshop is the Gold Standard and a critical tool for Interior Designers to express their visual ideas to clients so they can make informed purchases - now you can learn how to do it too.

Here are the skills you'll learn in this course:

  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts and Photoshop Interface
  • Learn to create Moodboard collages that help you visualize how your furniture, accessories and art work together before making any purchase
  • Learn to edit your Basic iPhone images like a pro for Portfolio or Real Estate Listing use - you'll also need to know how to do this to make Mockups
  • Learn to create photorealistic Mockups of finishes on your existing interior images to help you avoid making costly $$$ design mistakes

Don't worry if you've never used Photoshop before, I've designed the lessons to be super beginner friendly and tailored for you to get started with designing your dream home digitally in just 1 course!

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Charlotte Kwok

Interior Designer, Realtor and Cat Mom!


Hello, I'm Charlotte!

I'm a Realtor and Interior Designer from Toronto, Canada.

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1. Introduction + Course Overview: Hi, welcome to my course, Photoshop for interior design. And so excited to finally put this on out there because I know how many of you were asking me how to make mood boards and work with Photoshop. And let me just tell you how amazing Photoshop is when it comes to being creative and using it as a tool for Interior Design. Photoshop really is the gold standard when it comes to making visual presentations for clients and for you and watching and you're not an interior designer. It will really help you see how something will look like before you commit to by spending money on some real furniture. So these lessons are really going to add tons of value for both interior designers and enthusiast or those who are about to go under renovation. And if you're not already using Photoshop, so don't worry, if you've never used Photoshop before, it might seem kind of intimidating. And there's a lot of tools out there. But don't worry, we're gonna make it as easy as possible. I'm going to walk you through all of this and I'm only going to focus on the tools that we need. We need to make these interior design presentations, so we're only going to focus on those things. So what will this photoshop course be all about? This course has four chapters. That first one is dedicated to teaching you guys how to use Photoshop shortcuts and also navigating the interface. So if you're a beginner to Photoshop, make sure you watch this 1 first because it'll be very helpful as me move onto the upcoming chapters where we get into making mood boards and editing interior photos. You shortcuts are going to help you work more efficiently and smoothly. In Chapter two, we're gonna get into making mood boards. I know I've talked about it many times in my previous courses, interior design master class and interior design styles, I showed you guys the mood words like created, but I've never taught guys how to make it. So chapter two will be all about creating these mood boards. And it'll seriously change the game on how you guys approach designing your own house. In Chapter three, we're going to look at editing interior photos. So whether you're preparing your house for sale or you're an interior designer who is putting pictures in their portfolio. And sometimes we only have iPhones. We can't hire professional photographers. Now this is the perfect lesson to teach you guys how to use Photoshop to make really professional looking photos. We're gonna get into all of the nitty-gritty. And then lastly in Chapter four, we're gonna look at how to make realistic mock-ups. So we're going to learn how to take photographs that we already have and superimpose images of materials like artwork and while papers that we want to test in our home before committing. So we're gonna get into how to do that perfectly. That's as my most favorite chapter. I can't wait for you guys to watch lap one. So I hope that this course add lots of value to your design journey, and I hope that you enjoy it. And without further ado, go ahead and click on Chapter one. 2. Chapter 1 - Photoshop Interface and Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know: Hi guys. So this is Chapter One of our course. And in this lesson we're going to look at the basic keyboard shortcuts that are in Photoshop. We're also going to learn about the interphase. I'll Photoshop, so it'll make things very easy for you. We're going to set a foundation and I'm going to walk you through all of us. So by the time we're done with this lesson, you're going to be a lot more prepared. And you're going to work a lot more efficiently when we're making our mood boards and editing our photos. Okay, so we're gonna come over here to our image. I have it open already. And the first thing we're gonna do is come over to the right side where it says layers. So what we're gonna do is double-click on the background and click Enter to unlock our layers. So if an image is in the background layer, we won't be able to edit it at all. So now, but it's own layer 0. Let's look at how this works. So Photoshop is very unique because it works in layers, which means if you're working on a layer, a certain layer, it's not going to affect the ones that are not in that layer. So let me just show you a quick example of what I mean. Let me come over here to the bottom. But this button, this creates a new layer. And what we're gonna do, they just come to our toolbar. We're gonna hit paint bucket and just paint over it. So notice I've painted this entire area. But if i come over back to the Layers panel and I click the I, and I hide this layer. Our original image is not affected at all. So that's what I need. If I come over here and delete this layer, and I tried to paint bucket again directly on my image. Notice how it screws it up. So this is not what we want. So what we're gonna do is hit undo control z. And if we need to undo more than one mistake, we gotta come over here to edit, step backward and will do it once more. So this is the basics about layers. The first structure we just learned is Control Z, which is to undo. The next one we're going to learn is how to copy and paste. Coming over here to our rectangular marquee tool. Let's just select a random area in our image. So what it, once it is selected and it's kind of floating like this, hit Control-C or Command C on your keyboard. Now it's copied. We're gonna hit Control V, command V to paste it. Now hit hold control and it kinda takes you to the selection cursor thing. And lets us move our, our layer around and just move it over here for now. The next circuit we want to, we want to learn is the cut. The cut, the shortcut, which will be actually using a lot. So yeah, we have our MCI selected and I'll just select this. And we're gonna heads Control X. This layer. Make sure it's on your original image layer. We're gonna control that. Now, you notice that this cuts away that part of that peach. And if you ever see the green white checkers, it means that there is nothing behind the image. It's empty. We're gonna hit control D to paste it back in the picture. And let's just drag it over here. So what have we want to select? Justice peace? You want to select a free form object. We're gonna zoom in first. First of all, let's hit control plus, hold control and click plus, plus. And we want to pan hit space and you're less musty and move. Maybe let's zoom in one more time. Yeah, so we're good with that. And now we're gonna see how we're going to cut out this peach. Coming back to layer 0. We're gonna come over here to our last module. So there's me right-click on this sunlight's button and I'll give you three options through different last names you can use. The first one is a free form, and it's, you know, it's pretty limited because you don't get to control it very well. And this is what you're left with. So that's probably no good for us most of the time. I use this one a lot. The polygonal. It is the most precise, but also the most time-consuming. It is very manual, so all you have to do is move your cursor will give mouse and hit. So keep clicking, clicking your left mouse button. And so I'm not going to super perfectly, but I'm just showing you how you can get as precise, as precise as you like. So what you need to do is finish off the circle and connect the dot. Oops, coming back to layer 0. This is our second peach. So we're gonna do this one more time with the last one, that magnetic Lassa tool. So this one is kind of a hybrid between the free form and the polygonal. Recognizes the contrast in your image in order to make an intelligent guess on how to select around the object. So if we notice here, it's doing quite a good job. I'm just hovering my mouse as I move. But I know that when it when I'm coming over two dozen wider area, there's less contracts between the peach and the and the paper. So I know it's going to have a hard time. Yeah, you see that? So I've ever, ever makes a mistake like this right here. Go ahead and click delete. So let's just quickly show you again. So over here, we're going to start to have problems. So if it makes a dot that you don't like, hit delete, it'll take you back to the previous one. And when you need to do when it's going around an object that you know has issues with the contrast. Just click like we did for the polygonal acyl. We're just going to click carefully until we reach the end. Okay, so there's our pH. So now zoom out. We're gonna learn one more command here, and that is control T. Oops, conductor layer 0. Control T selects the image that's on the layer, and it lets you change the size and the scale of the image. All you have to do is drag one of the toggles. Any one of them won the toggles on the sides, the corners. And just click and drag. And if you want to keep, keep the image in its original proportions, hold shift. You see how that changes the scale. And so I'm just going to leave it right here and click okay. And lastly, we want to crop the image because you see the checkers. That means there's nothing behind image. We're just going to bring it in and crop our photo. So that's it for our first tutorial. I hope you found it helpful and useful and when you're ready, let's move on to the next chapter. 3. Chapter 2 - Create Your Own Moodboard: Welcome to chapter two of our Photoshop cores. And this is going to be a super exciting one because in our previous courses, interior design master class and interior design styles, we kinda looked at a lot of mood boards, but we never talked about how to actually make one. And this is a crucial part of an interior designers jaw. We do this all the time for clients. And now you're going to learn how to make one for yourself as well. And this is going to totally change the game for you on how you approach inhere design. Because this is going to let you visualize how your role is going to look like before they even commit to buying anything. And also what's great about making mood boards is once you see it all put together, you're going to see that, oh, maybe this, you know, the coffee table needs a bit more decoration or this chair that looks so good. Or you'll be able to see what needs to be added and what needs to be taken away. So enough of me talking, let's just get right into how to do it. So in this lesson, we're going to recreate this exact mood board. And I'm going to show you step-by-step how I like to do it. So let's just come back to a blank page. Let's first thing I like to do is to always put in the biggest piece in the room. So I'm going to drag in a sofa that I saved. And as you can see here on the right in the layers panel, it has this little icon, which means we have to rasterize the later. It'll allow us to edit the image. So you can see here, maybe it's a little hard to tell, but there was a white background and we definitely want to get rid of that. So coming here over here to the matter at one tool, we can adjust our tolerance to 20. I usually like to keep it around there. I click and then Control X. I hit control X2 can delete all the white areas. So now it's perfect. We don't have that white background anymore. And I'm gonna hit Control T to scale this down and hold Shift center. So here's our sofa. The next thing we're going to add is our coffee table. I'm just going to drag it in as well. So here's a tip for you guys. You can see that this one is a bit of a grey background with some shadow. If you can find pictures that have a completely white background, your golden. But if you cannot, I'm going to show you examples throughout this lesson of how we get rid of the background. Sometimes it's easier, sometimes it's a little bit more complicated. But let's just get into erasing the background here. So again, we have to go back and wrap Rasterize Layer first, habit selected, and notice how it didn't select this area because it's great, right? So we're going to shift and continue to click. So this looks about OK. I know it's not perfect, but we're gonna delete it. Go ahead and delete it. And then we're gonna take our polygonal Lasso Tool. And this Into this with a straight line, we're going to create an area around this dark shadow. And we're gonna just straight up or move at Control X to cut. So now controlled t Again, we're gonna scale it down. And keeping in mind, we have a one-point perspective going on here, even though it's not a perfect perspective rendering. So pixel images that are closer to us will be bigger than images that are behind, that are farther away. So we're putting the coffee table right here. The next one we're gonna do is our chair. So I'm going to drag this in. Yeah, so as you can see, this one's kinda complicated, has got a lot of whitespaces here. But I'm going to show you a super easy way to get rid of that quickly in one step. So first we're going to again delete the easy spots. Now for these white areas between the Zhou were going to come here we connect, click Select color range. Let's zoom into the picture. And let's select a white area. And you can adjust the fuzziness, but the lower it is, the more specific the selection will be. Notice how it's selecting just the white parts. So voila, that's all gone. Now are going to re-size this and put it over here. So because of our perspective, that chair is going to be closer to us, so it's going to be bigger. So if it was back here with the sofa, it would be, you know, like smaller. But since it's closer to us, we're going to just eyeball it and make it bigger. And we can always adjust this because these are all on separate layers. Next thing is our rug. I'm gonna throw it in here. Again. We're going to take our magic wand tool right here, control X, and got to rasterize versus control. So now we're going to make this rug have proper perspective. So I'm going to size it down quite a bit smaller than the sofa. We're going to trust them. The process here, control T Again. I'm just going to squish it of it this way. And then what I'm gonna do, Control T. I'm gonna hit perspective and I'm gonna pull outward until I have an angle that I think is good. You know, it doesn't have to be completely perfect. Just has to look somewhat realistic. We're going to drag this layer under the sofa, so it's behind everything. This looks almost there. It's a little bit too much, so I'm gonna squish it again, move it up. I might call the Perspectives back a little bit. Yeah, so that looks about okay. And when a schist my coffee table, just a touch might even make it a bit thicker. Smooth my chair. Okay, so we have our main furniture here. I think we're going to add an abstruse because the left side and I need something roster for playing with the different textures and materials to give this living room a very layered look. So what gulping and approved. And now let's look at some difficult examples. We're going to try to cut a pillow. So as you can see this one, it's got some fringes on it. It's got two different background colors. It's got shadow. So this one's going to give us a bit of trouble, but it's okay. So what I actually like to do to make it easier for the magic wand is to just use my rectangular marquee tool. Right-click select inverse. I'm going to select as close as I can to the actual object. And I'm gonna get rid of the extra stuff that we don't want anyway. Next, I'm going to just click with tolerance 20 and I'm going to go down and tolerance as needed. I'm going to hit shift to select more areas. Actually, it's doing pretty well so far. Yeah, so there we don't want that luscious done. I'm going to just going to delete this right here. And we're going to focus on the bottom part separately because I know there was a change in background. So we're going to have to bring this tall in town, the ten because you can see here this cream and wait. The difference is two similar and no magic wand is having some trouble recognizing the difference. So that'll actually looks pretty good. Now we're going to size it down. So it sets the sofa. You adds quite big. And keep in mind if you are actually selecting real items, this is just a mockup for you guys. But if you're selecting real items, Keep in mind of the scales. So if the backside of the sofa is around 16 inches and your pillows 18, you get it might look a bit bigger than this. It might be like like that. Okay. So now we have two pillows. We have posted our furniture. How about a floor lamp? So this one is tricky. You can see that, you can see how white this is. I already know that the messenger is gonna have some trouble, but let's just see how it does. Yeah. Let's bring this down to a five. That's actually pretty good. And it's not quite perfect right here. But don't worry, this is. I'm gonna go to the back of the picture. So technically like there's nothing going to it's in front of so that it'll be fine. But go ahead and remove that. And people were just, so now we're dragging this layer behind the sofa. And I'm just eyeballing the height here. But if you have a real life lamp of the chosen, you're going to have to scale this can eyeball that as well. So there's floral and now I think this needs a bit of thought. I'm going to add into planters. Again, rasterized. And then we're gonna do the same thing. So I'm coming here to layers and I want to select both. So I'm going to hold Shift and then click the other one. So now when I click Control T to transform are both going to size down to gather. And then just eyeballing societies there. Now I'm going to drag both of these behind the sofa. Now this actually needs a plant, so I'm just taking a random picture of him and Sarah plant on the internet and put it behind that planter. She is a triumph for you gonna go to our color range selector. It'll make things go a lot faster, especially when there are so many holes. There we go. And actually what I'm gonna do, let's zoom in. I'm just gonna very roughly get rid of this entire part because I know that my plan is going behind the planter. So it doesn't have to look perfect. And so I'm just going back in to adjust the size and seeing if I like it like that. That looks about good things. Okay? So there's our plants. Should, I might want to take this all three layers here, but just make them a talk smaller. Find them to be a bit massive. Okay, so we're almost done here actually, very quick. And the last thing I'm just going to add in a few bases because there's nothing on the coffee table right now. Here is how make a mood board. I did forget one thing, so let's put in a sheepskin. I think the proof needs a little something. Ok, so this is just an Ikea when I found were going to rasterize it and listen, we're gonna play with the perspective a little bit because I kinda wanna on an angle. So I just did, was if you hover over a corner and this little round them, arrow comes up, that means you're gonna rotate. So when you click and hold, hold shift at the same time. So it keeps, it rotates up like a perfect 90-degree angle. And now I'm letting go, clicking OK. I'm often my tolerance on this. Just delete the background. And I'm going to size this down. Actually, I'm gonna do is play with the perspective. Because remember, our rod isn't hot facing us, it's facing the ground. This just takes a little bit of eyeballing, like it's not going to be perfect. Let's just lay under the posts. We're going to move the layer under the post and just lay it down. And then I'm actually going to rotate it just a touch. And looking at it, at this entire composition, I think the coffee table is blending in just a bit too much with the rug. So what I'm gonna do is from this layer, double-click. And I'm gonna come here to drop shadow. So since I've already kind of played with it, lets you choose what angle the drop shadow will be out. So when funding here and the shadow is pretty good, I'm gonna click OK. Yeah, make sure your opacity is not super-duper high. You wanted to look at like 50 to 75%. So that looks a bit better. Take a look at my mood board again, and if I'm happy with it, click Save, Control S. So when our mood boards, because we want to keep these in layers, we always wanna save it as a Photoshop file. And once we save this, once we save this, we can go in again and save it as a J peg or a pdf. Jpeg would be a flattened image of the entire composition. That'll be a smaller file size, that will be able to use it everywhere else. But we'll just give it another name so it doesn't save over the file by accident. And that makes sense. And I hope you enjoyed learning about how to make a marine bore with me. And when you're ready, let's move onto the next chapter. 4. Chapter 3 - Edit Interior Photos for Portfolio or Real Estate: Hey everyone. So now we're at the third chapter of our Photoshop for interior design course. And in this chapter and tutorial, we will be learning all about how to edit photos in a professional way. We're going to look at editing interior photos. And as interior designers, we have to do that all the time. If sometime we have professional photographers that do it for us. But if you're just starting out or if you're you know, you're just taking interior photos or exterior photos to sell your house possibly. Here are some really helpful tips and tricks with Photoshop that'll help you make your iPhone photos look more professional. And this is exactly how I do it. I'm going to show you and walk you through step-by-step. So coming over to our Photoshop program, I have a image open. This is an image of my client's house that I took with my iPhone. And as you can see, it looks pretty average, looks like an iPhone photo. But we're gonna use some tips and tricks that I'm going to show you to turn it very professional looking as if a photographer had taken it. So looking at this image, you can see the first right away that it's a bit cricket, right? It's going to cook it here. It's got some, you know, parts of the image like dirty spots and leads that we don't want, we're gonna get rid of that. And overall because it's daylight image, we don't have to adjust the color balance as much. But I'm going to show you is even if you have an indoor photo that turned out kinda yellow, it tends to happen when you taking pictures indoors. We can fix that. And although Photoshop is not Lightroom, which is the more professional program and it's, you know, it's designed specifically to edit photos. There are a few helpful things we can do with Photoshop to make our photos look better if, if that's the program you're working with. So the first thing we're gonna do is open our rulers. So if you don't have these rulers open already, you simply put a view rulers and click it to make sure it's checked off, okay, with our rulers. That really helps us to see where our images need to align. And you can see here, as a designer, I'm very visually inclined, so it's easy for me to tell if a picture is crooked, but I'm having rulers always, definitely helps. So all you have to do is drag one from, from the, from the toolbar. We're just going to control and step back. We don't want sweating. Yeah. So we're going to fix this and there are two ways to fix this. I will show you one way that I used to do. And then I'll show you another way that I like to do it now. So we're going to head over to the top toolbar filter. We're going to hit lens correction. Let's make sure this is in frame. Okay, so in our lens correction tool, we're going to come over to the right. We're going to hit the custom tab. And this really essentially lets us play with the image in the perspective of rotation. And we're also going to remove any distortions if needed. And the key here is to really be make small tweaks. Don't make super intense tweaks. So the first thing I usually do is the vertical and horizontal perspectives, but some and easy one to do and we're going to o. So if you go this way, let me show you the extreme and see what the does. So if your picture is, you're pointing your camera and your camera is a little bit, I'm not stray. This can let you print it. So I know that my camera is pointing a little bit down, so I'm going to compensate for that by pulling it the other way. And then I'm going to try rotation of 0.5 degrees to the right. Yeah, as you can see, my picture is straight or now. And let's just zoom in here quickly. Control plus pan with spacebar. You see that tiny bit of curvature there and not as the lens distortion happening. So this is creating the Kinda like the fish IS Act and we're going to actually count, compensate for that by pulling this the other way. Sometimes I get confused, which is which? Yeah. So we're just going to tweak it a little bit like that and zoom in again. So this requires a lot of checking back and forth to see, guess the pictures, what we, where we're at, what we'd like. Now I'm gonna rotate it just a touch more. 0.7. yeah, there you go. It looks a lot straighter. So I think I'm happy with this. So we played with the vertical perspective. We didn't play with the horizontal perspective. Sometimes you'll need to do that. Is if this, you know, this is an angle photo, but if your photo was straight on and you notice that the horizon for is not completely level. You might have to play with the horizontal perspectives. Ok, so now I've adjusted my lens and I'll hit OK to finalize. Yeah, so this is the adjusted photo and now I'm going to hit undo and show you guys another way that I actually like to do it myself. So this is our original image. And this is the way I like to do it. So in the first chapter we learned Control T right? Transform. And then what we're gonna do is actually before we do that, let's zoom out a little bit and I'm going to first open up my crop. So the picture is, you know, it's the way we did it with Lens Correction and why I don't like using it is that it's if you can remember that this part of the picture was taken away because we hate use a lens correction tool. So do it manually like this. What I'm going to show you, we'll make sure we keep as much of the image as possible. So I'm just opening up my essentially my workspace. And i okay. We're going to zoom back in, hit Control T. And now we're going to use our rulers. So we haven't rehear. Remember how this part of the picture was crooked. And also here it was a little bit crooked. Now, once we have Control T or transform tool open, we're gonna right-click. We're gonna hit skew. Skewing essentially, I'll show you what it does if you take one of the corners of the image and you pull it does this. So instead of using the lens correction tool, I'm going to pull the image until C. It was like that before. I'm gonna pull it until it touches. And here it's a little bit off to it. I have the ruler aligned to the bottom of that wall. We're just going to pull it a touch on the other side. Yes. So that is still a little crooked. I'm going to go back to transform skilled. Zoom in so I can see better. Yeah, as you can see, it's a little bit crooked there. So during skewed makes us, allows us to make just the tiniest tweaks to our picture that extracting it too much. So this is another way to changes to angling of our picture without changing too much of it. I'm elapse us saved part of the picture. So here's why I expanded the crop section. So we have more space. So what we're gonna do here, I can see that my iPhone picture, which is very narrow. And if you can think about professionally taken photos that he's often use widescreen cameras. And because we don't have that, we're going to kind of fake it. Hitting my control T Again. I'm gonna use my perspective tool. And perspectives. That perspective tool lets us play with the perspective. So you can see here, I'm essentially lengthening the image to look like It's a wide angle. So we're just going to make very subtle tweaks here. We're not going to play with it too much because we don't want to distort it too much. Hitting Control T Again, I'm gonna just pull it just a tad bit to give it the illusion that it's wider. So when I'm happy with what I did, I didn't lose any of the picture. Now i'm going to crop the image. So if you remember that we lost this part of the door when we use the lens correction tool. Using this tool, I'm playing with our perspectives and using the skew tool that allows us to keep more of our image. And as you can see here, this finished image has a lot more wide angle than our original. So moving on from changing up our angles, we're gonna look at the brightness and contrast part. So what's Photoshop? We can make some basic adjustments to our image. We're gonna come here to image adjustments, brightness and contrast. And we're gonna make some small tweaks to make the picture just a touch brighter. So we go too far. You can see that most of the detail that starts to, starts to get lost. So we don't want to do too much tweet, too many tweaks. I'm going to actually pull down the contrast a little bit. So if I go all the way, this is what happens. And if I go all the way, the other way, increase the contrast. It kinda does Lab, we don't want that either. So when I'm when you're open with your image, just like, Okay. Okay. Now that we've adjusted the angling and the brightness of our image, we're gonna work on fixing the little details. So zooming into this spot, there's a leaf in the pool that we don't want. What we're gonna do here is use, come over here to this spot healing, actually the swat healing tool, but we're going to right-click and select the patch tool. So this allows us to essentially take a part of selected part of the image that we don't want and replace it with something that's a part of the mansions aside it or close by, that kind of resembles. So I'll show you what I mean. So selecting this and we're gonna make sure its source is selected. Now we're going to hold and drag. So it is copying and other part of the pool and getting rid of that leaf. Okay, that was so easy. So we're gonna do it again here with this part. The key to doing the patch tool is not finding a part of the image. Let's lay different in color and brightness. You see how this part of the pool is brighter. We don't wanna do that. The best thing to do with the patch tool is to pick an area that's kinda close by. Now we're gonna go through the picture and sign other spots that we want our patched, correct? This is a very simple way to make to clean up a photo and make them look a lot more professional. So we're going to come over here and I'm gonna show you something you should not do with the patch tool. So look what happens when I do this PC that happens. So the key with using the patch tool, like I mentioned, is to only select parts of the image that have the same color challenge. So once you hit an area that it's, that it's kind of in contrast to it, it's not gonna do very well. So if I just be very careful and a select this leaf and I bring it over here. It's all good. If you don't want to use the patch tool, there's another way that we can edit parts of the image, the little specs of the picture that we don't want the clone stamp. So you come over here, this looks like a stamp tool. Essentially what it does is, you know, we're going to use it like a brush. So right now I want to get rid of this leaf, but you see my brush is a little too small. We're going to increase the size a little bit so that it covers this leaf. And now we're going to come to an area that's kinda clean are similar in color. We're going to hit ALT to kinda take that area. I'll click Alt, click, sorry. And then this essentially paints that part of the image over. We're gonna do it again. Let's make the paintbrush a little smaller. And obviously you can adjust the opacity and flow over here. Yeah, so I'm going to select this area that kinda looks similar to the image. I have to do it a few times. So I have the brush selected as one of these soft brushes and set up these heart edges. Because look what happens if I do this. You can kinda see, you can kinda see the edge of that. I'm picture, part of the picture we just copied, right? That's why we want to keep the edges very soft. So this is another way to do it if you don't want to use the patch tool. Okay, so this is how I edit an image in Photoshop using only the tools in Photoshop profiles. I hope you found this tutorial helpful and I will see you in the next chapter. 5. Chapter 4 - Create Stunning Photorealistic Mockups: Hi. So have you guys ever wanted to try a paint color in your room or a piece of artwork, or a wallpaper. But you don't want to commit because you don't know what it looks like. So you've come to the right video because in this tutorial, I'm gonna show you guys exactly how I superimpose images into real life photos to make it look super realistic. And to ultimately help you guys visualize how a piece of artwork or a wallpaper or a paint color will look in that room without before you guys have to commit. And every time I do this, I get lawful compliments and people think it's like magic when I do it and it's a lot of fun. It's a little bit, it can be a little bit complicated, a lot of steps. And I'm completely self taught in Photoshop. So the way I do it might not be how somebody else would do it, but no worries. We are going to walk through it together as I mentioned. So let's just get right into it. So looking at our Photoshop here, I've already brought in the image. This is what it looks like after. And I'm gonna show you guys how to turn from this image. So this so my clients, this is her original family room and she wasn't happy with the yellow ceiling. And what I did was to show her how it would look like. I suggested a dark to paint a dark grey to make it disappear. And this is what I did to treat a mock-up for her. And I also superimpose this image of wallpaper mirror for her to prove. So doing this really helps visualize the idea, helps you and your client visualize how something's going to look like before you actually commit into it with real money. And so there's a lot of steps. We can make it as simple or as realistic as you like. But for this tutorial, I'm gonna kinda go more in depth to make it look more realistic. So here it will, we'll get into it and I'll explain what I mean in a second. So let's just hide this for a second and final image because we don't need that. We're going to start with our original L. And so the first thing we're gonna do is duplicate the layer because we never want to the original image in case something goes wrong and we have to go back. So with, with our layer one copy with a L1 already copied. The first thing we're going to do is to create this dark gray ceiling. So we're going to zoom in right now and you can see that there are natural shadows from the photo. And we want to keep this keep these shadows where they are. Which is why we're not just going to select this whole yellow area and slap a paint color on because it's just not going to look realistic. Or we're actually gonna do is we're going to come here. To a magic wand. Ok. Now the magic wand is going to be very smart and it's going to know what were to select, But it's got its limitations. So first we're going to set our tolerance down to ten. So the lower the tolerance, it is, the stricter the magic wand will be, and how it selects against the image to parts of the ear, the areas of the image. So we're gonna set it at ten and holding Shift down, we're gonna start clicking and these yellow areas, ok. So the more we're clicking, the more selecting you see how this area, we don't want to select that part of the column. So what we're gonna do is hit ALT and minus. It's going to take that area away. Now we're gonna continue with shift, which is to add onto this selection. We're going to continue selecting around this part of the image. Around these lights, this light fixture. It gets a little bit tricky because of how intricate the lines are. But we're just going to be very careful here. And we can always undo or always click ALT to de-select what we, what we accidentally clicked. And it doesn't have to be perfect right now because we can always make some tweaks to the edges afterward. So now that we've got this area selected, we also wanna make sure, okay, so I'm switching and with this selection active, I'm switching to the polygonal Lasso Tool holding Shift down. I'm going to add the underside of the ceilings to my selection. Okay, now we're going back to the magic wand holding Shift down. We're gonna get those little areas. There we go. Okay, one more. So with this all selected, what we're gonna do is we're not going to change anything on the direct layer. We're going to copy it, copy and paste. Now it's on layer six. And y, I didn't copy. What I didn't copy directly on the light fixture is I'm going to show you what I'm gonna do now. So this is not an exact science, but this is the color of the ceiling that we're aiming for. Okay? So what we're gonna do is go to our image up here, adjustments. We're gonna go to Hugh slash saturation, but we're going to take down the saturated all the way to 0. So we are essentially turning this gray. Okay? So now that we've turned it down, you notice that there are areas that are kind of yellow. Was then these columns, we're going to come back and fix it later. And this is due to the light reflecting off the columns. So there's a bit of a yellow. So we gotta take care of that. And now we're going to bring down the lightness and we're just going to eyeball this to make it go as close as this area as possible. About theirs, right. And as you can see, because we didn't just slap on a single color, all of these shadows are intact and that is exactly what we want. So I'm going to click OK here. And now we can see that there are some areas that weren't perfect. Magic lawn isn't perfect. So what we can do is we want to be perfectionists. We can paint over it. So I will show you how to do it because we're not gonna do all of it for this tutorial. What I like to do is to go in with my polygonal lasso tool. Make sure I'm on the right layer. So this is the layer we copied okay? To make these edges as sharp as possible. So I'm gonna very carefully select around the chandelier. So now we've got this area selected. What we're gonna do is paint. We're literally going to paint over it. So taking our paintbrush tool, it's got no hardness. So it'll be kind of soft edges like this. 22 pixel, just kinda small like this, you can see. And then now we're gonna go to our color picker right here. So like the healing patch tool, we're going to just select the color that's closest to the era of OK, we want to pay. Then we're just going to paint over it. Making sure to change our color picker as we move around the image because we want to make sure it's precise. So I think this is going to help us give us the sharp edges that we want. So now I'm zooming out and d selecting what I've just selected. Click, click, click. Yes. So now you can see that it's a lot or edges are lot more crisp. So we can go ahead and finish the entire image. Just gotta fix this area quickly. And now we're going to tackle the areas that kind of have this yellowy reflection from the original yellow paint that we had. And you can see we're gonna get we're gonna put a new wallpaper over this. You can see that there is the orange from the wallpaper. It's kinda reflected in this area of the wall. So what we're gonna do, It's come to our Layer one copy and we're gonna directly modify it. And what we're gonna do is actually only select these areas. We're going to do it very liberally cause it's not gonna make a huge difference. I'll explain why doesn't have, your selection doesn't have to be completely perfect. But making sure we're getting those areas that have the yellowish tinge in there. Ok, So now all this area is selected because it's, you know, the entire area has yellowy, a yellowy tone. We're going to come to image adjustments again. Go to hue and saturation. And we're just gonna decrease the saturation here. And what this is going to do at the end, you'll see it will make it look more realistic because now this gray paint as opposed to reflect gray onto the column contour beings economy. Okay, so we finish this part of our image and now we're gonna move onto superimposing our wallpaper. So I'm going to bring in an image of the wallpaper that I've selected, some layer five right now. So I've already brought it in. And you can see here they've This image. They've kindly included the dimensions. So what you wanna do to create the most realistic superimposition is to make everything in scale. Okay? So I see here that this miracle is a 132 inches, that's 11 feet. I'm going to go on this layer and I'm going to lower the opacity a little bit. We're gonna sit this into this area. And I know that this from measuring my client's home, that it's around a 100 inches. So I've already scaled it, but you guys can use the control loops and move it around until you get around a 100108. But anyway, just scale it to your liking. And then what we're gonna do is just place it the way we like. I kinda want more white area. So this is about I'm okay with this, something like this. And then what we're gonna do is cut around it. So instead of using the rectangular marquee tool, we know that in real life things aren't always perfectly rectangular. So I like to use my polygonal Lassa tool and go carefully around the sofa and then connect the dots. So now that I have this selection, what I'm gonna do is right-click, hit select inverse. And now I'm going to click Control X to cut. Okay, we're gonna delete this area outside of the wallpaper that we want. So here it is, missing the lobby birth. So let's bring up the opacity. As we bring it out. We see that the original image had some bright sun areas of sunlight on it. And it would be really nice to be able to keep a little bit of that meeting. We want to just turn down the opacity, just a touch. So it maintains that. And then now I want to do is go to image adjustments. We're gonna make this just a touch brighter because we've lowered the opacity. Maybe I'm I make it go up a little bit. Yeah. So once you're happy with that, that's pretty much the tutorial we've learned today how to change colors on an existing photo. And we've also learned how to scale, superimpose something into our image. So always pay attention to the scale of what's around. So if you are putting something into a wall, Make sure you measure the wall and then scale the image that you're going to superimpose before you, you place on in there. So now we have our finalized image. I think when I'm going to do, one last thing is to just go back to our original layer when I'm just gonna make up a touch brighter. So that's it for our tutorial. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you've learned something new and we'll see you in the next one. 6. Conclusion + Class Project: So we finally reached the end of our Photoshop for interior design course. I really enjoyed making this one for you guys. And I hope that you found lots of value and learn some new skills to. So now that you're all equipped with some new tools and skills to conquer Photoshop. I want you guys for our class projects to take any one of these three lessons and make a project out of it. So whether it's making a mood board for your home, editing an interior photo that you've taken, or creating a mock-up of an image over photo and existing photo that you have. Feel free to do that and post it onto our class. And I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the projects that you guys come up with. So hope you talk to you guys soon. Bye.