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Mastering Photos for Mac 2020: Organise and Edit your Photos

Fran Solo, CEO at Meijin Limited and Apple Certified Trainer

Mastering Photos for Mac 2020: Organise and Edit your Photos

Fran Solo, CEO at Meijin Limited and Apple Certified Trainer

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94 Lessons (6h 30m)
    • 1. Introduction Photos

    • 2. Overview in Catalina 10.15

    • 3. Photos 3 (High Sierra)

    • 4. How to use the exercise files

    • 5. import images from external drives

    • 6. importing from camera or Sd card

    • 7. Importing from iPhone

    • 8. Importing using Airdrop

    • 9. Importing from a browser

    • 10. Using iCloud

    • 11. Using iCloud Photo Library

    • 12. Using Photostream

    • 13. Converting Old libraries

    • 14. Creating separate libraries

    • 15. Photos preferences

    • 16. Badges, Square mode and symbols

    • 17. Years, Months, Days View

    • 18. Using Tabs (High Sierra)

    • 19. Exploring the Sidebar

    • 20. Exploring the toolbar (High Sierra)

    • 21. Major update on iPadOS

    • 22. Diving into Photos layout (iPadOS)

    • 23. Editing videos on iPad (iPadOS)

    • 24. Straight and Trim(iPadOS)

    • 25. Cropping videos (iPadOS)

    • 26. Markup tool (iPadOS)

    • 27. Exploring Filters

    • 28. Create your own filters

    • 29. Smart Albums

    • 30. Marking Images as Favourites

    • 31. Deleting and retrieving photos

    • 32. Exploring Metadata

    • 33. Changing Name and location

    • 34. Change time and Location

    • 35. Media Types

    • 36. Create, Delete, duplicate Albums

    • 37. Smart Albums

    • 38. Creating Folders

    • 39. Crop, Flip, Straighten and Aspect ratio

    • 40. Filters

    • 41. Auto Enhance

    • 42. Revert to Original and Before and After

    • 43. Working with Lights Adjustments

    • 44. Colour Adjustments

    • 45. Black and White

    • 46. Duplicate images for artistic retouch

    • 47. Copy and Paste Adjustments

    • 48. Histogram

    • 49. Working with Levels

    • 50. Working with Curves

    • 51. Levels and Curves example 1

    • 52. Levels and Curves example 2

    • 53. Levels and Curves example 3

    • 54. Levels and Curves example 4

    • 55. Levels and Curves example 5

    • 56. Fine tuning with White Balance

    • 57. Selective Colours

    • 58. Definition and Sharpening

    • 59. Retouch and Cloning Example 1

    • 60. Retouch and Cloning Example 2

    • 61. Noise Reduction and Red Eye

    • 62. Vignette

    • 63. Using Extensions

    • 64. Edit With external editors

    • 65. Introduction to Memories

    • 66. Create Memories

    • 67. Make a Memory your favourite

    • 68. Delete or Block Memories

    • 69. Share Memories with Others

    • 70. Introduction to Faces

    • 71. Confirm additional faces

    • 72. Key Photos and unassigned photos

    • 73. Introduction to Places

    • 74. Assign and fix locations

    • 75. Reposition Pins in Maps

    • 76. Using the Search engine

    • 77. Dealing with Videos

    • 78. Export Frame to Pictures

    • 79. Export Videos as Movie files

    • 80. Editing Live photos Catalina Update

    • 81. Share menu in Photos

    • 82. Exporting images

    • 83. Changing Size during Export

    • 84. Creating with Third-Party apps

    • 85. Creating Projects in Photos

    • 86. Printing photos and Projects

    • 87. System Photo Library

    • 88. iCloud and System Photo Library

    • 89. Creating additional photo libraries

    • 90. Creating Reference Libraries

    • 91. Backup Photos Library (Catalina)

    • 92. Backing up Photos Library

    • 93. Repair Library issues

    • 94. Conclusion

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About This Class

If you have a Mac computer and you love taking photos with your iPhone or digital camera, this course will answer all your questions.

Whether you want to learn how to edit your photos to look professional or whether you just want to tidy up thousands of photos and videos in your library, this course will cover all the aspects of this powerful yet easy to use application. 

Photos come free with all Mac computers and the new version, offers powerful tools to Edit, Organise and Share your lovely memories and make them stand out! 

You don't need any technical knowledge about photography, as I will cover all that you need to know about managing your photos.


What will you learn?

  • How to Import from your camera and from any other source
  • How to Organise your photos and videos so that you can easily find them
  • How to edit with basic adjustment tools and professional tools as well
  • What are the best practices to edit your photos
  • All the different ways you can save and share your images
  • How to create different libraries for different usage
  • And much more


What editing tools will you learn?

  • Lighting 
  • Colour
  • Black and White
  • White Balance
  • Retouch and Clone
  • Red-eye
  • Levels
  • Curves
  • Definition
  • Selective colour
  • Noise Reduction
  • Vignette
  • Extensions such as Affinity Photo and Photoshop


What skills will you gain out of this course?

  • Be completely comfortable using the Photos app
  • Know how to import media into your library from whatever source
  • Be able to easily organise your photos by Albums, Folders and other methods available in the Photos app
  • You'll be able to edit your photos with ease making them look professional and stand out
  • Understand iCloud and how you can manage your photos across different devices such as iPhones, iPads, Macs and PCs.
  • Create amazing Books, Calendars, Cards, Slideshows and Prints
  • Be able to export images for printing and further editing
  • Be able to create different libraries for Personal, Business and other purposes 


Why should you take this course?

  • Whatever version of Photos you have, this course will cover every aspect of managing and dealing with Images. 
  • If you have a previous version of Photos (iPhoto), you can still follow through and learn how to transition to the new version or deal with your images in your current version.
  • You have direct access to me so I can help you with whatever query you might have in regards to Photos.
  • I will provide you with a Free Photo library you can use to follow the lessons and replicate what I am doing on screen, so you are free to use it if you wish.
  • I have have been using mac apps for almost 2 decades and saw all changes and nuances of the mac software and I am passionate about helping people master their skills and become confident with their products and software. I am here for the students.

I can't wait to see you on the other side

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What are the requirements?

  • Basic mac knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be completely comfortable using the Photos app
  • Know how to import media into your library from whatever source
  • Be able to easily organise your photos by Albums, Folders and other methods available in the Photos app
  • You'll be able to edit your photos with ease making them look professional and stand out
  • Understand iCloud and how you can manage your photos across different devices such as iPhones, iPads, Macs and PCs
  • Create amazing Books, Calendars, Cards, Slideshows and Prints
  • Be able to export images for printing and further editing
  • Be able to create different libraries for Personal, Business and other purposes

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners who want to understand how to use the Photo app on the Mac
  • Photographers
  • Anyone with the latest version of Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 would benefit from all features discussed in this course
  • Basic knowledge of your mac, be able to drag and drop files and have a good grasp of the trackpad or mouse

Meet Your Teacher

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Fran Solo

CEO at Meijin Limited and Apple Certified Trainer


I have been using Macs for over 15 years, and I have been teaching it for the last 10.

I am passionate about teaching and sharing my skills and discoveries with people who are willing to learn and share as well. I have used Windows systems in the early 90's, and I was a bit intimidated by the Mac when I purchased one for the first time almost two decades ago. So If you are a Windows user, I know what you are going through.

I honestly believe the Mac can change the way you work or perform your art, without the hassling of fixing things that don't deserve your time.

I started using my mac in my early music career by composing soundtracks for theatre, then moved to writing my music and used programs such as Garageband, Logic Pro, Protools and others extensively.
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1. Introduction Photos: Hi, Frank C. And welcome to this course. If you have a Mac, you definitely have photos, photos, a free application that comes with every Mac that would allow you to organize, edit and share your photos with these Now this course will cover everything that you need to know about your photos. You will be comfortable in using the application from importing your photos, whether from a camera on external drive, an SD card or phone, then to organize them in different ways, such as faces, places, memories, albums and folders. Photos comes with serious off pro editing tools that will make your forest look stunning. You will also learn all the different ways to share your photos online, as well as creating amazing slide shows, books, calendars, prints and know the projects within the application. And believe me, the quality off the books, the calendars and all the projects within photos absolutely stunning, and they're perfect for personal and professional purposes as well. So if you're in to have some fun until in towns about what you can do with your photos, click the enroll button now and I'll see you on the other side theme with a theme 2. Overview in Catalina 10.15: When you first open photos in Catalina, you'll notice the layout hasn't changed. But there are a lot of things that being changed under the hood. First of all, need to find out what version we have and what version I'm working on so you can follow through. So I'm using the Catalina operating system. So if you're going to the apple on the top left hand corner and click on about this market , you'll find out what version you have. But you need to have a Catalina if you wanna work through these videos and his 10.15 point four. This is the latest version by the time I'm recording this video, so make sure you have at least 10.15 to fall from. The photos version is 5.0, so you can find out this by going to the photos on top here, going to about photos and you find a version he had ample. Oh, it's five point. Oh, you might have a previous version you might have. If you have Catalina, you definitely have the 5.0, you might have a latest like a Nike newest a version. If you have that you might notice something might be different, but I will make sure that update these videos So everything's gonna be up to date and I'm gonna show you all the different features and all the things that is going to be added into this version. So you notice everything is pretty much the same. The layout hasn't changed. You still have the library on the left hand side with photos, memories, people's places, etcetera. You have your shared section down below here for your iCloud photo sharing, an album sharing. We have Albums section here down below, which actually has two different kinds off folded. One is media types, which is populated automatically by photos, so this will basically categorise your photos and videos according to their type. So whether you take videos, selfie, portrait, panoramas, time lapse, etcetera, they will be automatically populated in this area here on my albums. You have, of course, your custom albums. At the moment I've been created any album yet, but here's where you actually create albums and create collection the way you like and down below project is still the same. You still be able to create books, calendars, cards and anything else here. Marbury mind. Apple does not print their books anymore. That calendars, they discontinue this several months ago, and now you have the option to down lower third party ups. But if you have the cursor over any of these items, you'll notice you have a plus button there. And you can still create books, calendars, cards, etcetera. Now you have the option here now to down with the party up. So I'm gonna be showing you this later, but it is still possible. Let's go back to photos here. Other things you might have noticed here on the top, right corner. You still have these usual suspects patterns. You have the information button. So if I highlight a photo by clicking on it and click on the I button on top is going to give me information about that Father, if I live these little floatie windows around, I can go to another photo, and it was gonna show me all the information about it as well. Even location keywords, etcetera, except I'm gonna be showing you this later on as well. The other thing we have yet is our share button, our favorite, and our rotation as Well, now there's a lot of machine learning artificial intelligence into the new photos, and this is probably a run as smooth as I have a scene photos in a machine that is not even the latest one. This is a five years old machine, so it works very well. There's an I Mac 2015 so it runs very, very smartly. The other thing we have here is the search this usual to artificial endangers. So even if you haven't named attacked your photos, it will always search for something within the photo. For instance, if I search for a with clouds in it, it will What type clouds is gonna find all the photo with clouds in them, which is pretty cool and other things for its trees. Type tree searches all the father with trees Say something like flowers. And you see, you got old flowers, photo, ex cetera, etcetera so you can actually experiment and find out what you can actually find their in the search, which is pretty amazing. The sorting filter. He has been added recently with new updates so that allows to actually feel toe out photos in our view and one of the main changes here is on the top here, the sorting order. And now we're gonna have collections anymore. There usedto have that. But now we have old follows days, months and years. I'm gonna be showing you this in a separate clips as well. This is one of the major changes in terms of layout, but the rest is also under the hood. And I'm gonna be showing you also what they change in the iPad as well. Another little feature that they added into the new photo is this button here on the top left hand corner. So that allows me to actually change the view off my pictures into square view. So no matter if the photo is like a panoramic photo of video with automatically zoom in into the, you know, specific area within the picture. So because is using machine learning and artificial intelligence. So we will do it that automatically, or you can go back into the normal view. And that will keep the photo and the panoramic photos as well with their original crop, which is also another way to view your photos. You have, of course, is the zoom in and out here to assume your photos. And again they use a nice, smooth transition when you do that, which is pretty cool. Now, if I top on any photo here and I want to edit it, I can just press the return key on my keyboard, and it will jump into the editing moat and you notice here, on the right hand side, you have the usual suspect. Again, we are all the different tools to edit your photos, which hasn't changed. That is always the same. We still have our just filters and crop on top. And if I press the return key again, it goes back to the normal view Now. You would have done that in previous versions of your computer, such as Mojave, who high Sierra by just doing command a return to go into the editing mode. Now you can just press return and it goes into edit, which is pretty pretty cool and other thing you can do. You can double click on a photo or double top, and you'll see you have now the edit button on top, as well as the announce or auto adjustment to which is there and the rest is still the same . Second click on Add it to go back to my addict mode and press done once I finished, so that is pretty much the same. But I'm gonna be showing you more in future videos off what they actually change and made these up even more fun to use and very fast also to run. 3. Photos 3 (High Sierra): now in this video gonna just give you a brief look off all the changes and other things that they added here in the new version. Off photos on the side by here we have our library with photos, memories, favorites, people, places, imports. And also we have my photo stream. So that depends if you have enabled the option in iCloud. I'm gonna show you this later on in the class. Then we have a section for shed for sharing pictures. Then we have albums, and now we have media types, which are albums created by the up. And then we have my albums. You actually create albums as well. Then we have projects where we can create books, calendars, slide shows, cards, etcetera at the top. We have these four bars where we can actually see the pictures and photos in moments in collections and years and on top right. We also have a bunch of buttons dead end as well. That will let us see the information off our pictures to share the pictures, to mark them as favorites to rotate them and also to search them this new version of photos . They also added days filters feature here on the top, right? But it's as showing all photos. I'm gonna show you these feature later on, and now you can actually organize and sort your pictures. And it's refined your pictures using these filtering system in the new version off fathers . They also added other tools for editing. So if I double click on a picture and I go to edit on the top right here, they have all these tools now on the right hand side. So if I just close them all just to show you how they look, so they definitely implemented more tools, we have our selective color here, which is one of my favorite tool on. We also have curves, and we have retouched red I white balance and more and on top here. We also have these three buttons to adjust to add filters and to crop. So as close this and let's go back here and in general now, Forest looks more complete that used to before, and now we have more control off organizing our pictures off reddit our pictures and to view them in all different sort of ways. In the following classes, I'm going to show you as much as possible about these up. And hopefully after the end of this course, you're going to love these up as much as I do. 4. How to use the exercise files: everyone. Welcome to this class when I'm gonna show you how to use the exercise files. So once you've downloaded the exercise files or uniquely was simply double click to unzip it and you should be able to see a folder cold exercise files. Thank you. Double click on the folder to open it up, you should be able to see two items. One is the exercise photos library. Yes, of basically giving you an entire library to play with. You find more than under photos here to play and practice with. And also, we have a folder that we're gonna use later on the class when we're gonna talk about how to import photos from a folder. So once you've done that, make sure that your photos library is quit. If he's open, you just right. Click on the icon down below on talk and click on Quit Fees open. Then you double click on the exercise photos library, and you should be able to see all these goodies all these photos so you'll be able to follow along for all the classes. Now, these library You might not look exactly the same as mine during the course that is because I started a library from scratch by importing several pictures. But I included all the photos that I'm using throughout the course so you can follow along . I really encourage you to use your own photos. But if you want to just practice, use this library and have fun with it. And it's you in the next video when I'm gonna give you a brief overview off photos, so you in a bit. 5. import images from external drives: hello and welcome. So in this video gonna show you how to import images from an external folder. In this case here, I've got a folder on my desktop, which is my Morocco 2012. Now, I could importance folded by simply dragging and dropping the folder inside the library. But I'm gonna show you another method. So if you're going to photos on top, left here on the file and go to import now when it clicked that you're going to see the finder window and I could go to the desktop under my Morocco 2012 so I can see all my pictures there and I can click on review for import When I click, they're going to see all my pictures within that folder inside my library. By the way, I'm gonna just resize this to make it slightly wider. Now, I've got a few options and top. So if you see on the top Ryan corner, I've gone option to import all new photos or import selected. So if I want to import more, just click on that and I import mall. Oh, I can just select the one I want by simply clicking on them on. When you do that, you have this blue tick appearing on the image so I can do that. I could be very selective and select only the one I like now. Another option of goal here is to keep folder organization. What that means is, if I organized these pictures into the folder here, externally into a certain order, it will keep that organization. For me, it is very, very handy. Otherwise, just leave it unchecked. The top left, you'll see the name of the folder in this case is Miracle 2012 and the center of Got another option of the ad. And now with the new photos, which is import to it, says Library, Of course or new album, I can actually create a new album and important into one of my albums here. Now, very mind. When you import the pictures into the album, there will be imported into the library as well. I'm gonna explain about the hierarchy of your photos later on how to organize them. But at the moment I'm gonna create new album directly here. I'm gonna name this album Morocco 2012. After I do that express. Okay. And now I've got a folder called Morocco 2012 here on the left hand side and I'm ready to import so I can click on Import 12. Selected or important is up to you. I'm gonna import only 12 click on import and now the picture will be imported into my album . So that's the way to import from an external folder or from an external hard drive. If you have that connected, the next video gonna show you other ways to import your images into the library. 6. importing from camera or Sd card: and this class, I'm gonna show you how to import pictures from a digital camera or from a card, the memory card. Now, I've got memory card that I can plug directly into my Mac. So if you have an SD card, for instance, you can plug in the back of you. I'm ac on your laptop. But if you don't have a card reader, you can just get a card reader and then just blood the memory card there, Or just leave the memory card inside a digital camera, apply the digital camera directly onto your Mac. So I'm gonna just black mine in on. I should be able to see my camera popping up on the screen. So it is. You can see here on my desktop about my count on 70 and something happened also in photos on the devices here on the left. Inside, I can see the memory card as well, so I can actually forget about the that stop. I'm gonna just resize my window here, and I see the same thing I saw before when I was importing from a folder. Now the only difference is that if you see on the top left. I've got another option. He have got open photos for these device. So if I take this box every time I plug my digital camera onto my Mac photos will open automatic, which could be very handy for some of us. But in this case, you want to have complete control of what's happening on my Mac. So I'd rather have that ticked off. So I then decide what to do after I plug my digital camera into my Mac at the top. Right now, we also have another option. We have delete items after import. So if I take that box, photos will delete the pictures from my camera after they've been important to my library. So you can also do that if you like. Otherwise, you can uncheck that box as well. I do leave these unchecked because I want to be able to delete my pictures from my camera directly because I can format the memory card directly from the camera, which is better at the top of God again. Import all new photos, import selected in this case, I'm gonna import all of them, and I'm gonna create another album here at the center. I can go to import to and I can go to new album. And now I'm going to name the album Canon 70 and I'm not just press OK and import old new photos. Now all the new photos have been imported, and now they're nicely organized into my abu. So that's the way to import from a digital camera off from a SD card. 7. Importing from iPhone: and this lesson, we're going to learn how to import images from an iPhone so only to lose him, replied my iPhone onto my Mac. And when I do that, photos will automatically recognize my phone here on the devices. I've got my iPhone, Frank Siphon on the iPhone itself. You're gonna have a message to trust your computer. Just stop on trust. Otherwise, if you don't trust that you're not gonna be able to import pictures. So after you've done that, you just click on your iPhone on the left hand side, and you should be able to see all your pictures loading up. As you can see, I've got quite a few hundreds of them on that. I can just go and select only the one I want. And as you can see on top, I've got the already imported, so photos will automatically recognize what pictures have been imported already. So I'm not end up having duplicates so I can go here and just select the one I like. And after I do that, I'm just gonna select a few just to show you how that works. Just select few. And after I done that, I can just go into import 13 selected. I've got also an option to delete items after important this case, and then I'll just leave this unchecked. And I've got also another option in the top left to open photos for this device. In this case, I don't want to open for us every time I plug my iPhone in. Then I'm gonna leave these options off and again on top here. One of the best feature in the new photos is to create a new album. So I'm going to create a new album here. And I'm gonna call this, um, Japan, um, trip and click on OK, and are likely gone. Import 13 selected. Cooled. Now my pictures have be imported, and now I can unplug my iPhone, so I'm ready to work on them. 8. Importing using Airdrop: another great way to import follows into your libraries by using airdrop. Now, you might have some photos that you took from. And I found all a friend of yours who has an iPhone or any other devices that has air drop in this case, an apple device who you can actually import them using that method. So I happened to have my phone with me and the fact that these libraries No, my main library, and it's just the exercise files. I might want to import some photos into it. So I've got bunch of photos here I want to import in my phone, and I'm gonna just select them into my for library. So I'm just using my phone at the moment, I'm just going to select the capital photos, and I'm gonna use the share button and air drop them to my Mac. So I'm gonna top on my Mac on my phone, and it should appear now on my Mac that we go on the top right corner. It just tells me that some four has been received from my iPhone and I can either directly open them or can go down to my download and see them here. So that's where they are. Now, if I'm going to my download, I can go straight down below. Here. I can click on open in Finder so I can see my download folder and finder. And I can see the father that I just imported. Which this too. So if I want to import them into my library, I could go into file and important. Why can drag them into the library as well? So in this case, I'm gonna show you the same method by going to my library. Going to file. Go to import. Now, I know that these photos are into my downloads folder. I'm gonna go to the downloads folder here and again if you don't see them straight away. So especially if you have a very crowded and download folder, you can actually go into the sorting order on top and sort them by date, edit, and then we go. And now I've got them at the top, so I can actually highlight them all by using command and select him. And now I can just go into a review for import, and I got them now. Here. They're not duplication. So I'm ready to import camel, and that's I'm going to click on import all new photos, and that's where they are now down below here. So this is the other way to import your photos using airdrop, which is a very handy feature, especially if you want to import a bunch of photos straight into your library or like a video that X quite big. And perhaps you can have a cable of the time to plug into your Mac. You can use definitely airdrop. So as you notice after you imported your photos, we are under the imports section here. This is going to show you the date you imported the photo and not necessarily the date off the father. But if you want to find out them into the date order, you can go back to photos on the old photos and that you'll see them here sorted by date. And as you can see that so they are so use. Airdrop is very handy feature and quick also to import photos and videos into the library 9. Importing from a browser: by now. You should have a good grasp on how to import pictures into your library and how to synchronize your various devices with it. Another way to import pictures is from a browser, for instance. So if I opened my browser and its casing on open Google Chrome, I'm gonna show you how to import pictures from websites. So it's a I'm gonna search on Google for landscapes, pictures, not a Stipe landscapes. I'm not gonna go into images and just block that and click on images. So I see all these images and it's I want to save one of these into my library so I can go to something like that on. I'm gonna click on it, and then he is gonna show me the resolution. I can just choose a different picture and you see different resolutions that let's try this one here. And if I want to import this Aiken, just directly drag and drop it into my library. So that's the easiest way to do it. Oh, you can just go back to the browser and you can right click on You can save the image as and then downloaded into your downloads folder I can do that as well. Save and then I can go to my down lords, grab the picture and drag it into my library that way. So that's the way to download an image. And now photos is clever enough to recognize when you have duplicates and says here, Would you like to import the following duplicate photos? In this case, you have got there already, so I can just click on Don't import, so I will only have one. This is one of the way to download and import pictures from a browser to your photo library . 10. Using iCloud: another way to import photos into your library after the easiest way. And one of the reason why I use photos the most is using iCloud. So the fact that you have a Mac and you have photos and you also have perhaps an iPhone or an iPad or another Mac will allow you actually to sync all of your photos across all of your devices without importing them manually. And one of the way to do that is by using iCloud. So let's find out how to do that. So, first of all, if you have a photo into you phone library, you might wanna have that photo into your Mac as well. If you take a photo from your iPhone or iPad, you might wanna have that photo sink to your Mac or to the other computers. You have a home as long as the apple, of course, and you have I cloud enabled. So if you want to do that, you can go to the system preferences in your machine just to find out if your iCloud is loved in, we're gonna go to the apple sign here on top, left hand corner. We're gonna go into system preferences. Let me just minimize the far library in the back by using the yellow button. And you can see now the ability is all the way on top before used to be somewhere here on the left inside. Now they moved it up here so you can click on the apple. I d here and you notice. Now you have your ability signed. And if you see your name that on top with your email, you are logged. And of course, very mind. Mind is great out Biggers off his reason. Other want to show my email my personal email. But just to show you that that's where you should be able to see your email, it's there. And the overview off all the things that you can sink for out your apple devices or here. So you you notice I've got quite a few things. And of course, I haven't checked photos because this is just an exercise filed that I'm using. And also I don't want high for us to be sink to your library as well. Just be quite annoying. So I kept that unchecked by If you use your Mac for the first time Or if you thinking to have your photos, your iPhone photos and any other devices photos into your Mac, I would probably suggest to take this box on the photos and make sure that is enabled. For once you do that, you'll be able to then sink. You'll iPhone iPad. Oh, any other device into your Mac so all of your photos will be imported automatically, which is the beauty of having iCloud and Apple devices. So let's assume this is ticked. Once you've done that, you also needs to notice something. You have iCloud storage down below here. At the moment. You see, I've got 200 gigabyte because that's what I pay for every month. But Apple gives you five gigabyte for free. So that is something you can use for backing up your photo and will automatically back up your photos as soon as you have from more than you know, quite a bit off photos into your library, especially videos and photos together, might take a lot of space. You might need to upgrade your iCloud storage in case you wanna have your photos backed up into the cloud. Otherwise, I'm gonna show you it's another way to back up your photos. You don't have to necessarily pay a subscription, but I would suggest to do that because everything will be saved automatically. So you don't have to think about what's happening to your phone in case in your get broken or gets stolen or something. You know, touch wood doesn't happen by if it happens, your photo will be saved into the cloud. So this is the first step. You need to find out that that photos it needs to be checked. That's the first thing. Now we're gonna go back to photos, and we're gonna go into photos on the top, left hand corner on the preferences. So here you'll see you have two taps on top, your general and iCloud. So in iCloud, all I suggested do is simply tick the box that says I cloud follows. So once you do that, you have two options. The first option is to download original to his Mac. So if you wanna have all the originals saved and stored into your Mac, use that option off course. You make sure you have enough hard drive storage toe fit all of your photos. Otherwise, if you are a laptop user in you have limited space on your hard drive. You might want to use optimize max storage. So what that means is you're gonna have a lower resolution photos into your Mac. You gonna see all of your photos, but in lower resolution, And whenever you want to open them up and added them, the iCloud will download that photo into your Mac. So you be able to edit the photo and, you know, see the full resolution of it. So this is it works very well, but make very mind, you might need to buy, like, a subscription off, you know, extra storage you might want to buy on I cloud. He also have my photo stream. So this is the North technology, actually. So if you have an older Mac, you might actually use that These actually allows you to import for us automatic into your library that you take from your phone. But if you use iCloud photos, you don't have to use my photo stream. This just in old technology that is kept there for all the users or users who have very old machines that they want to still use the iCloud and sink their photos. But for new users, you can actually use iCloud photos for share albums. This allows it to share albums and photos with other friends and family. So if you want, you can also take that box as well as you notice. My iCloud was already locked in with my account. So if I, for instance, tick this box, I should be able to see the shared section populating here in photos. So there's gonna take a while because, of course, if you have lots of photos, you might want to wait until they go render, do they? You're loading up. They all load up into your library. And as you know, is now I've got a shared album. Now that I take this box, I've got several albums in my shed section. So that's why you see this shared album section here. So if I click on that, for instance, now you knows I've got lots of different albums and they all automatically appear and populate as well. So let's go back into our photos preferences. So I'm gonna uncheck that so you're not going to see them again? So take this box and this box and you off to the races. So you are fully set up. This is the best and the easiest way to use your iCloud. So you don't have to worry about backing up. Your photos, I found will do the job for you. And it will sink all of your photos from your iPhone iPad into your Mac. 11. Using iCloud Photo Library: in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to use iCloud and how toe have all of your pictures synchronized throughout all of your apple devices. So if you have a Mac, an iPhone, an iPad or another Mac, for instance, you might wanna have the pictures available everywhere. If you are one of those people, well, keep watching. Otherwise you can go and skip to the next lesson and these lessons here, we're going to cover iCloud. And now, to enable this feature, this feature is called iCloud for the library to enable it, we have to go into photos on top left. We're going to preferences, and we're gonna go into iCloud here on top. Now, my iCloud is already signed in. If yours is not signed in yet, or you need to do simply sign in, make sure you put your Appalachian password in and you'll be able to see these men. You. If you want to sign into iCloud, you can also go into the apple sign here on the top, left on the system preferences and on the iCloud. You should be able to see your account with all these items. One of these items is photos. Then you were going to options and you should be able to see three options. The 1st 1 is I can't fault library. 2nd 1 is my photo stream and then we have iCloud photo sharing. Now, in these last time, we're going to focus on iCloud for the library. We're gonna skip photo stream and photo sharing for the following videos, so make sure that 1st 1 is sticked and click on Done that we're gonna close system preferences. We're gonna go back into our make photos and make sure the iCloud for the library that is on as well. So when you enable iCloud for the library, you're gonna have two options. The first options is to download originals to his Mac on what that means is, whenever you download pictures, this picture will be stored on your Mac on Lee. So if you have plenty of storage, which is the first choice, the second option is optimized max storage, which my computer is set in. With these option, your pictures will be still imported into your Mac. But as soon as your storage gets tight, photos will automatically upload some of your pictures all of your pictures onto the cloud , keeping a light version of them compressed version of them into your Mac just to optimize storage, which is a very clever way to manage your storage. So I'm gonna leave these option like this, and I'm gonna keep the rest as it is and click on the red button. Now, if you want these pictures to be synchronized on your iPhone on your iPad or any other Mac device you to make sure your iCloud is signed in there as well, I'm gonna show you quickly on my iPhone how I set up that. So if I'm going to my settings iPhone if you have one of the latest model or one of the latest update on your iPhone, you should be able to see your name above airplane mode, top on your name and then top on iCloud. My case you have got previews us. So I have to scroll down on the right cloud a top when iCloud and I see my name with old these options down here Do you notice I've got all these switches. If you want to see the same switches on your Mac just to compare where you have you have to go into the apple, sign on the top left on your Mac and click on system preferences, and you go into iCloud and you should be able to see the same options that you see on your phone as well, so make sure the photos on your phone is on. So if I top on your photos there, I've gone option to enable iCloud for the library for a stream and for sharing as well. So the same as you see on your Mac. Make sure that basically the iCloud photo library is also enable on your device. If you don't want to see these pictures in your device, just keep the iCloud for the library off from your phone from your iPad. If you want to see all your pictures again, you just turn that on. So that's the way to find out if your iCloud is signed incorrectly. Once you've done that, you pretty much ready to go. You don't have to import pictures every time you take a picture from your phone from your iPad. The picture will be stored on the device as well as in the cloud, and then it will be downloaded into your Mac automatically so you don't have to use any cable. Everything is done through iCloud. A very important note is that I cloud for the library is a free service up to five gigabytes off storage. As soon as you run out of storage on the cloud is going to ask you to upgrade to a bigger plan. So you're gonna have that message popping up on all of your devices. So do not worry to find out what it is. As soon as you rattle storage, it will tell you to upgrade to a bigger storage and you can find out war options. You go. I think the first tier is 50 gigabyte, which is around 99 cents a month is no expensive. My again is still something you have to pay. But if you wanna have all of the pictures or synchronized brought your devices without having to deal with cables, um, you just use iCloud photo library in the next video gonna show you how to use my photo stream, which is another method to synchronize your pictures without using the iCloud for the library option. Thanks for watching. And I see you in the next video 12. Using Photostream: and this video gonna show you how to use for a stream as an alternative to iCloud for the library. First of all, we're gonna go into photos on top, left hand corner on the preferences. I'm gonna make sure that we are on the iCloud and we also turn off iCloud for the library and then we turn on my photo stream. If you turn both on, it's kind of redundant because they do similar things and there's no reason why you should at both on at the same time. So turn on my photo stream, make sure that all the other devices as well have my photo stream on. So I'm gonna go to my phone just to show you how to enable my photo stream. I'm gonna go into my settings on the iCloud, make sure you're on the iCloud and on the photos you should have the same settings. Make sure the iCloud photo library is off and my photo stream is on and you are in good shape now for a stream will sink your recent pictures. So if I take now a picture from my camera and let's a take a picture off my miles here and press the shutter. Now, if I go back to my photos to my camera, I see my camera will as my mouse, and that should go into my photo stream as well as soon as I do that, if I go back to my Mac magically about my mouse there as well imported. And that's what my photo stream does now for a stream as a limitation off 30 days up to 1000 pictures. What that means is, if I take a picture today and I don't open my Mac photos for more than 30 days, that picture would not be imported automatically. I would have to grab a cable plug my iPhone or my iPad into my Mac and important manually, so far a stream as a 30 days imitation up to 1000 pictures. Don't forget that. But if you choose these method other than iCloud photo library, you don't have to pay any subscription because I call for the library. In a nutshell is a free service after five gigabytes off storage. As soon as you run out of that storage, it will ask you to buy more storage in the cloud, which will cost you a little amount every month, but it's still something that you might want to avoid, and in that case I would use my photo stream instead. 13. Converting Old libraries: So let's talk about previous libraries and how we can open them in the new photos in Catalina. Now I've got here. Bunch of libraries, old libraries. One is the aperture library. Just got the same format as an eye for the libraries. You might have I photo, which is a very old version off the photo for Mac. Oh, our picture, which is the professional version that now has been discontinued. So you might have one of those libraries with lots of pictures in them. You might want to use them as well in Catalina. And I've got also a photos library which come from an icy era operating system. Now, if I want to open one of this, I only do simply just double click on them. And I was gonna ask me if I want to open this library for the first time. So if you want to show it, you can actually show it without converting it by for breast Open is going to update this library toe open in the new Catalina operating system. Very mind if you do that and update the library, you cannot go back. So make sure that you are sure you want to have that into your new computer? I don't see why you wouldn't want that by breast open. I was gonna update the library. Very mind. This is a very small library you might have under the photos. And there we go. Now the library is ready to use in Catalina. A simple Is that so you're gonna have to do anything else. And again on the left, inside, you're gonna have your albums. You're gonna have your projects and anything else that you actually saved on a previous library. You might see something different, of course, but your photos and video will come up here. And of course, you're gonna have days and month and view and you notice also in days down below here, it's starting to analyzing your photos to make sure you have the better view on these category on top. Let's close these library now. So now you noticed this library is being updated. So the next time when I open it or you simply double click, press open and the library will open straight away. If I'm going to close this now and open an aperture library. So this is even older version off photo If I double click there again is gonna give me the same message here that I'm opening it for the first time on a press open and now is gonna update that library as well. Now, I've got a new old computer and I actually create this library on purpose just to show you , you can show when all the libraries and again you have them now operating in a new system. Now, if I now close this library, you'll notice what happened now on my screen. Now, I've got a new file that is actually the same as my aperture library here or I for library . Few had I photo for this library here that has been murdered and updated within this single file. And by the way, your for libraries are self contained. File So means that everything is within one file is like a package full of photos and older than the things all the project that you did as well with the aperture and I photo library which are very old in the scales, like a very like few years old, it will create a new file equivalent of that. So if that library is, for instance, 100 megabyte. That library will be the same size, if not less so if you want to trash the opportune library that you don't use anymore. If you don't have any other old computers to open that library on, then I will probably carry on with a new one. Or if you want to, just keep that as a back up. You can definitely do that and just put it into an external drive and keep on using the new updated version. So that's what you need to know in terms off dealing with old libraries for your Mac in the new system, Catalina. 14. Creating separate libraries: if you're using photos just for your personal photos or if you decide to use just one library that pretty much what you need to do. We just need to open a library like this and start to import your photos in. By the way, I'm gonna show you how to import your photos in a separate video. But you might wanna have a separate library, for instance, for a project you're working on or, for instance, you might want to have a library for work related stuff you might not wanna have your personal photos mixed with, You know, your business, your work or a project that perhaps you working on, which implies a lot of photos. Lots of importing. So instead of cluttering one library, you might wanna have separate library. I'm gonna show you how to do that in this video. So I'm gonna close this library here, and I'm gonna go into my find it down below here. So click on the finder and let's go into your pictures. Now we're going to pictures. You notice I've got one library, which is the one we working on our exercise library. This is called Catalina Photos Library So these libraries, that one that I'm using now, whatever. I want to create a new library so I can go down into my doc and under photo before clicking on for you. Hold down the option key or the old key on your keyboard and click on photos. So what that does it will open this dialog box where you can actually create another library or open are the libraries if you have others. Now, I've got my Catalina for library, which is my system for the library. And I'm gonna show you what that means in a second. And I can go in to create a new library along Click on that. So now I was gonna ask me to name the new library. Let's go. Let's call this. Ah, and work, library, work, library and press. OK, I'm going to just leave it in my pictures folder. That's what I want it press OK? And now I've got a blank vanilla library which I can actually use for my project, and I can start to work on it now. If I want to close it, I can close it the same way I did. And if I open it back again. Down below, into my doc is going to open the last library you've been dealing with. So if you want to switch back to the other library or, you know, do it simply just closed Library, Go back down here, hold down the option key and press the follow. And then you can go back to your system for the library and click on Choose Library to go back to the other item. Now, let's go back to our work library for a second. So now I've got a here down below. If I double click on it, it's gonna open straight away. So you don't have to press option key each time to switch a library. If you know that your libraries are in the picture folder and they are both here or you need to do is simply double click on the one you want to open and it's gonna open automatically. Now. Our system library is the other one we had before. When I mean by System Library is that that library is sink to your iCloud account and also will be backed up A swell. These work library at the moment is not going to be backed up in the cloud. So you need to make sure that you know that. And also, your shared section here is also disabled, so it's not linked to an iCloud account are too. So make sure that you know that as well. So now again, if I want to switch back, I'm gonna close this library and double click on my Catalina library and he goes back here . Of course, my shared pictures and albums are all here. So this is my main library. Where is going to be also synchronise with my for an iPod and other apple devices. So make sure that you know that now, if you want to find out which is your system libraries, if you're not sure if you end up having, for instance, two or three library or more. And you forgot which one is my system library. The easiest way to do that is by going down into your talk under the photo hold down the option key. And you know they see on this list the one that is a system library is gonna be labeled system photo library. In this case is our Catalina photos library. So click on chose library and there we go. We're back to our main one. So this is how you can create separate libraries and of course, you can put them into external drives. You can do also stuff as well. So you're gonna have to actually mix up and clatter one library with everything in it. You can actually have separate work and be more tidy. 15. Photos preferences: Okay, let's find out about our obligations. Preferences. So we're gonna go in the top left hand corner on the photos Anchalee con preferences on the preferences. We have two tops. We have the general top and the iCloud top. The iCloud section in preference is something that we're gonna cover later on in the class . So do not worry. Just stick around with me, and I'm gonna cover all the you need to know now the general top as library location, which in this case here is in my home folder on the pictures, which I suggest to keep yours as well. If I want to see my library in the finder, I think we can show in Finder to see it. The other button is used as system for the library. At the moment is my only library available. So that's why is great out. If yours is not great out and you want to use that library as your main library, click that button so your iCloud will be linked to that library. Then we have photos and we have an option yet to summarize photos, makes the collection and years more compact and shrink. So I would probably keep it is on. She's easier for you to view your pictures in a glance. Then we have memories. Way two options. We have show holiday events, which is quite nice to have them on. So memories will automatically create is nice slide shows and it will group all of your holiday pictures together. It just quite nice and not keep that on. And what do we have? The show memories. Notification on which I'm gonna keep that on as well. And then I've got the importing option down below, which is sticked. So what that does it will copy the items into your foot library. So if I copy pictures from an external hard drive from a USB key or from ah, phone, it will make a copy into my photo library here. I will probably keep this as it is, because otherwise you cannot share your photos in the iCloud photo library just to be quite good to have them on. Then we have meta data, and this is unchecked by default. So this will allow you to share your pictures and will attach also the geo tagging. So the map location, the title that you given in your library, etcetera. So if you don't want to have that shed, the the the rest of your friends and family, or to someone else, then I will probably keep this unchecked. Then, on the print products stores I will keep. My country is United Kingdom. If you was the United States or any other country, just you can change it here. So that's what you need to know about photos preferences. So make sure you have all the settings in order, and then you ready to go to the next lecture. 16. Badges, Square mode and symbols: in the library that I provided for this class. You might have noticed that some of these pictures have some sort off symbols in the corners. So you notice, for instance, this picture here in this temple in Tokyo. You have this little tag on top. That is a key word. So if you have the cursor over any of this symbol, it's gonna tell you what it is that one is a actual keyword or another image like that. As these three lines here. That means that that picture has been edited. Or you might see tag he on top left. Which says, for instance, here age. The other is a picture that I took using in the HDR mode on my fund. You might also notice you have portrait. This is a picture took with portrait mode on my iPhone again. And these little pain here means that there's a location, a geo tagged because, of course, the iPhone and iPad has the GPS Sergio tagging functionality. So I will locate your photo. But a soon as I import something, I'm gonna be showing you also another symbol, which is the J peg and raw image as well which is gonna appear somewhere here on the photo . So if you want to find out about the follow itself, can just stop on the photo and go to the I button here on top to find out the location to find out. All the information about the picture can also right. Click on the photo by just doing the right click of your mouse. If you have a track bed, you can use the two fingers and click or top if you have the topping mode and click on and get info. And yet you have the same function that you see here on top. So that's why you need to know in terms off symbols and again, you also have the favorite, the little heart that appears when you have the cursor over any of this. For you have this little heart here, the bottom. So if I click on the little heart, you'll see the Favorites section will appear on my library on the left hand side. If I antique that it will disappear, so means that I haven't actually marked anything else here. My library as favorite, I'm gonna show you how to do that later on in the class, but that's what you need to know in terms off symbols and all this little I can t you see on the photo, that's what those means, and we can expand on that later on as well. 17. Years, Months, Days View: Now let's talk about the major update that we see on the layout in Father's Now on top, we have these four tops. Now they changed in all photos, days, months and years. The 1st 1 from the top right is our old photos. And here we can see all our photos, all our videos as well and all the panorama photos as well and all the other type off pictures that we take with our iPhone and also with our A DSLR camera or any other digital camera, and they sort of in date order. So you got the latest one at the bottom here. If I want to see any of these pictures all into this incredible top to open up the picture and again, I've got my battles on top for when I find out about the picture beauty, I button that let me know what camera use what date has been taken, etcetera, etcetera, and I can double top to close it. So this is just a standard view. The other view we have these days. So this is something that has changed new photos. Now we have this lovely view off days and the machine learning and the artificial intelligence off follows will automatically pick the best pictures in that specific day, and it will show them here in this manner. So, for instance, here for this the water she in Japan has picked up certain photo and it magnifies them as well. The one that he thinks are better to view and to be, like as a cover, these actually lovely. So he just chosen the 100 I like, which is good. And also, you can see if you scroll up here that some of these photos actually videos, so you might see life photos as well. This is actually a video, but it will play automatically, so it looks very beautiful. Actually, it's quite nice to quite pleasing, actually. The goal for the pictures and see if someone some pictures actually animating automatically . So other things you could do here is safer. Scroll down here. Got more pictures on this trip in Japan. I've got these ellipses here on the top right hand corner, and that allows me to actually either play this bunch of photos or show them in the map. So if I can show up, I can see the mop off those pictures. So in this case, Japan IQ and zoom in and out musing attract bed. So I'm just pinching in and out to zoom in and out. If you have a mouse, you can still double, top to double click to go closer to the map and you can hold it, click and hold to move around. That's pretty cool. And you can see, of course, the mop, in my view, satellite view and also great view as well. I could go back here on the top left hand corner, got this little error that allows me to go back to this library. The thing I can do, I can actually play a video. So this is what is gonna play a slide show, actually, and it will choose music as well. So let's play that for a second. So it will play that video as the Steel is going to go through all the different images with a nice music and the video. It will stop it. It kind of takes the best best shot. Let me just make the volume. The volume down 40 and it picks up the snippets off each individual clip to make it a nice slide show, which is quite nice. Let's go back here so you could do this by just going through the days. And it's lovely the way they did it. It's quite nice, just automatic. So if you score all the way down and you have a big library, especially if he is the first time you launching photos, you might see down below here a progress bar so minus finished Obscuration complete. But what that does is it Will basic has come through your photos videos as well and it will make this nice cover this nice view for you. The next one is month at the top here. This is just another view off your month and this again is automatically populated with this pictures. Photos will automatically pick of the best photos for you on it will make it this nice view off a month. And again if I go to the ellipses here on top, I can see that that month and the month view as well I can go back. I can also, of course, double top. If I want to see all the pictures from that month and now I can scroll through them and see them here. And when you do that, it will automatically jump into the days. If I want to go back two months, I would have to click a month and go back there. So if I click conference since this photo here in Orvieto in Italy, I can double top there, and I'm gonna show me that photo in the days of you. I only have that photo for that event for that day. But if you have multiple photos, you will show you more for us as well. So this is month and then we have years and a top you have. Now, here's view 2016 17 18 and 19 for now. But the more you have, of course, the more is gonna take to elaborate your library. But once it's done, you have this lovely view, and then you can actually double top to see the photo inside the month you double stop again and you see them in days. Double top again, You see, actually the picture itself. And if you go with the arrow, the direction keys you having a keyboard, you can go actually fruit. The different pictures that you took go only to for that for two or three of them. So it will go for those and then jump in a different in a different day. So double top again and you backed in today's. So that's what you need to know in terms off the organization view. So these are the four new tops that you find in photo. I like the fact that they actually made this lovely view in days of you and you have this animation off your videos, which makes the look of your library any other big, more dynamic. 18. Using Tabs (High Sierra): Now let me walk you through in these video on all the different aspect. All viewing in photos. Let's start from the top on top. We have photos, moments, collections and years through. There are several ways you can see your pictures now on. The photos we can see are pictures sorted by date. If I screw up all the way to the bottom, I can see the latest pictures I took. Plus, I see the total pictures that I've got in my library. Process the videos, and if I scroll up here, I can see all of them kind of group them by date, but it all kind of mashed up together. I can also go into moments any moment. You can see your pictures sorted by date and location. So as you can see here, I've got several pictures that I took in Japan weighed the date and the location. And if I scroll up here, they're all kind of sorted in a moment or in events, almost so. They grouped together by events moment I can see them all nicely organized and grouped together from going to collections collection will organize your pictures the same ways as moment. But you're gonna have a broader view off your libraries, pregnancy, more pictures at one glance and then I've got years. So if I click once on any of these pictures on the years against actually go back into collections and if I click again into one other pictures, it goes back into moment and again, If I click DoubleClick one of the picture, it will open up the picture itself. One of the other feature that I like about photos is that if you open a picture, I can actually see down below all these thumbnails so I can actually click and hold with my cursor here to scroll through the pictures. Or I can use of the direction keys to go left and right to do just another gay to my library. That way, if I double click on the picture anywhere it is going to close the picture, I can also use the space bar to open up the picture and space bar again to close it. Now, these option here to view thumbnails down below is under view. And as you can see, I've got several ways to you. My pictures. But one of them is to show thumbnails. So now says Hide, son, they'll buy. If I click on there again, the thumbnails will disappear. If I click on view again on the show thumbnails, they will re appear here on a nice little feature of God. Here is explores. If I click on Explore is going to scroll down to the page. I'm going to see the mop where that picture was taken and also other related pictures down below. It's very nice the way Forest organizes your pictures automatically if I want to scroll old way up on, go back into my pictures here, so I couldn't I can double click that to close it. So this is the way to view your pictures. So you have photos, moment, collection and years. I usually use moments because it sort out my pictures in date and location as well. And the next week I'm gonna show you a little bit more about viewing your pictures using the Saipa 19. Exploring the Sidebar: on the side. But now we have the library here always available and we have photos. What? We see all our pictures here. Will the photos sorted by date again? I'm under moments, but I can go back to photos if I wanted to Quite like moments. So I'm gonna leave it into moments then I've got memories, and this is a new feature of God in photos. These creates slide shows out of my pictures, and it will title them automatically. So as you can see, I've got best off the year 2017. I've got these other ones down below, and if I want to open any of this in simply, double click on it and I can just scroll down and see what the key pictures are from the holiday. So and this is something that photo does for you. It's quite nice, actually. The way they put the pictures aren't together. And also, if you keep on scrolling down, you see the places, the maps and other related photos as well. Kind of neat. And if you want to go back, I can go on the top left to go back to the previous view. this is memories. And I also have an option to create favorite memories as well. I'm gonna show you these later on anyway. So I'm gonna go to favorites now. And these are all the pictures that I marked as favorites that I've got people. And these was Kanye Library to find faces. Now I just marked some of them with some names. But if I want to mark some pictures with the name, I'm gonna show you also that later on. And I've got places so I can see my mopey. I can scroll drug my cursor anywhere here on the map. I can zoom in and out the map by going at the bottom right hand corner here to zoom in, go out the map, and I also have an option to use the three D. So if I click on the three d, I can just make them up in three D. This is will change according on how far you are from the map on. If I want to zoom out even more, I can see more pictures in my mouth. I want to have been one of these in just double click and is gonna open the event this way , for when I go back, I can click on the left arrow on the top, left organ, click on places to go back to the map and I've got imports and this will show me the last imports. And then I've got my photo stream here. This is a feature you have in iCloud. You can enable you can turn on and off, depending what you want to do. Then we got shared. And this is something that you also need to enable in iCloud to share your picture with friends and family. And then we have albums. And now with new photos, we have thes media types, which is a folder that is automatically created by photos. And if I click on the triangles to see what's inside, I can see these are all smart. Albums have been created by photos automatically, and these comes from my iPhone. In this case about videos, selfies, panoramas, screenshot. You might have also live pictures, etcetera or port trait and others and other types. Then we have my albums. If I open my albums, I could see all of my albums, and this is just another way for you to organize your pictures into albums and folders. Gonna spend some time to organize our pictures, using folders and albums. And then on the project. We can create books, calendars, cards, slight shoes and print that you can order directly from the photos up and apple as a company that prints out books, calendars and it's very beautiful the way they done it, and you can order directly and they delivered to your address. This is just to give you a brief look off the sidebar. The next week, I'm gonna show you more about these battles that we have on the toolbar on top, and we're gonna explore all the different ways you can view your photos. 20. Exploring the toolbar (High Sierra): Now let's have a look at these battles that we have in the top right hand corner into photos. Now we have these I but understands for information. So if I click on any photos here and I click on the I Button is going to give me information about that photo, I can see the date, the location, the name and even the camera that I used in this case. I used an iPhone six plus, and it tells me also what focus I use during that shot spring. Eat in. Close that, and I can go to the share button here on top. These are all the different ways you can share your photos if I want to mark that photo as favorite, I can click on the little heart here, pattern on top to mark its favorite. Or I can also hover the cursor over the picture. And I've got a little heart at the bottom left hand corner off the picture so I can do that hovering over any picture. It will reveal the legal heart, and I can click on it to mark the photo as favorite. Then we have the rotation to, and this now is always available in these views. If I click on it, it will rotate my pictures. I can also highlight multiple photos. Together we'd command. So I'm holding down the command key on my keyboard to highlight several photos. And then I can go to rotate, and if you notice now, they will roll rotate at the same time. It's very, very useful to have it. They're actually This was a feature that was available before in the previous versions off photos, and they removed it in the previous version, and now they added back again. And then we have the search feature, and this is a very, very useful feature. Now the search in photos as a sort of, ah, artificial intelligence. If you type an object such as on a cake, it will search all the cakes within your library or, if you search for trees. I can type trees here, and it will search for all the different trees within. Your library will automatically have a category for trees, and it can also search for keywords. If you ever name any picture with the name tree or if you use a keyword on any of your photos with the name trees. It will find that name throughout your library or if I type a name in type any name here. Say, if I told my wife it will come up with all the pictures with a I'm going to explore the search later on in this class. But just for now, just that you know that you have a search option there. We also have these other feature that they add it as well. Which is our filter and feature would allow me to search certain photos with certain criteria. For instance, if I want to search all my favorites within my photos for go back to follow see on the left inside I want to search all my favorites. Now, the difference between these filtering system and these other fields are in here. So I've got a favorite here on the left hand side and I got a favorite here. But the difference is now on the filtering, I can actually add more criteria. I can also search for favorites and edited pictures at the same time so I can search all the favorite videos, for instance, by taking this too option, I could also create several keywords by going to the keyword manager. I'm gonna show you these feature later on as well, but this will make your life much easier when you want to search for specific pictures within albums as well. Let me go back to old photos at the top left hand corner. We have these slider that zooms your pictures. If I could drag that old the way to the right and will soon your pictures old away. And if I drag all the way to the left, it will minimize them to see more pictures on the screen. So if I go back, let's say into photos and I want to make them bigger. I can just put this lighter all the way to the right to maximize the size. You can also assume within a photo if I double click on a photo and I want to zoom in. I can use this lighter here as well to make an area bigger. And then I can move with my cursor by dragging the cursor anywhere to see any area off the picture. I want to zoom out. I can just do that. Just drag this lighter. All the way to the left to go back here. I can double click to close the photo, and I'm back to my viewer here. So that's what you need to know in terms of viewing your photos in photos. 21. Major update on iPadOS: so talking about the new photos in Catalina we can't actually skip and avoid talking about what happened on the iPod us as well. So there's a major update, and what you see on screen is actually what I've got in my iPad. So this is a night, but fifth generation is not one of the latest one. You can run this a song as you can run IOS 13. You can actually see what I see here. So this is the photo library. Things have changed a lot. Now, what you see here is my album section down below. You got these four tabs at the bottom and I can actually switch between them by just stopping on Father's or for you or albums and some of these new features actually hiding under the hood. So all the machine learning that I was telling you about the artificial intelligence will also march could create this beautiful slide show, these beautiful albums here under for you and on the photos we have the same things that we saw before on a Mac on top. We have all photos to see or our photos in sort of a square view. But you can also press aspect he on top, right? And that allows me to actually see the rial format off the photos oppressed square to go back to the square view and you have the same option on the Mac. And of course, you have days view that shows you the days view and this nicely organized manner. And of course, everything is done by the photos up and the machine learning. So you notice that some of these some of these photos actually animate it is It is a video , for instance, and it will come up also with life photos and my actually group follows life photos together here on the days of union of this nice dynamic Look at your library on the month we have similar look as the our photos on a Mac, and again, these will be automatically create for you on. We also have years as well. The major changes, though, on the iPad, is actually when you edit a photo or a video in that case. So, for instance, if I go into any of these photos and a press edit at the top right corner now, we have a new completely new set of tools there we didn't have before. So on the left inside, we still have our usual suspects, which are the adjustment to as the 1st 1 on top, the filter. And you can see I can change the filter by using this field there, here on the right hand side and again, if you have the iPad in portrait, you might see this filters the bottom and you can see for each filter. I've got this little ruler here just next to it, and you got the intensity off the effect as well. We're gonna talk about this later when we're going to edit something as well. On the crop section, we have a completely new set of tools you'll notice Now we have on the right hand side straighten. You can turn their own off by tapping on it so that when his great out is off, when is when he's on is actually I lighted? The next one is change of perspective. So these changes perspective or is on Tilly and change perspective vertically so you can use any of this so you can turn them off on by just stopping on them as well so I'm gonna just go back. But it was, and they also have a Notre toe on top of little button. It will automatically straight in the photo or you just stop on odor to turn it off. But the main thing you could do here that we didn't have before is also flip the top left. Of course, we have rotates that will rotate the photo, and the other one is flipped the photo. We didn't have that before, but the major update that they did on the EL it is under the adjustment tools off the top of the adjustment to again on the left hand side. You'll notice. Now I've got on the right hand side off a bunch of new adjustment tools starting from the Oto. I've got exposure. Brilliance highlights shadow, contrast, brightness, black points, saturation, vibrance, warms, tint, sharpness, definition, noise reduction and vignette. So for each of this, I didn't go to any of this. For instance, I can go to something like, um, brilliance, and I can just use the ruler there to apply the brilliance, the photo, either left or right. You can see how far changes if I just change the intensity, of course. And I can go back to the needle dotted line if I want to go back to the original And other great things you have on top is the magic wonder, which is your auto adjustment toe. We're gonna talk about that later. But these are the major changes that we didn't have before on the iPad. And then we can really implement this into our editing. Ah, work because after you added your photo here on the iPad, it will be reflected on your Mac. If you have the same apple, I d off course logged into all of your devices. So whatever you do here is going to reflect to your eye, Mac. And you can carry on editing your photos and videos as well, which I'm gonna show you also in the separate movie on your Mac as well so we can talk about the eye, but later on. But these are the major changes that you need to know. It's a very, very powerful. Now you can do major editing into the iPad on its own without having the need to go back to your Mac, especially for videos, and gonna show you this in the following videos 22. Diving into Photos layout (iPadOS): One of the major updates on the iPad OS is the photos up. And I explained before what the major changes where, but I want to kind of dive deep into the way they change the layout the way you can actually search for photos and also view the photos as well. So already showed you how to switch between the views at the bottom. Here, you find photos for you albums and search. So starting from photos, you'll notice you have the same layout as you have on your Mac. You have all photos from a top starting from the right hand side. You have the days view. You have this nice view off your photos like a collage. And again the iPad OS will use machine learning to choose the best photos to ah view Here, just bring nice. You also have month view, which does pretty much same thing. You know it will choose the cover photo for your for your albums for your events. Just very nice. Ah, you also have years and years. You can show all the years throughout your library again. Very nice. If you want to go back to all photos, you can goto our photos, and you have also the option to change the aspect. So on the top right corner you have aspect, and that will change the form all the former off your photos from the original two square. So this is the same thing you have on your Mac as well. You can also zoom into the photo, oppressing the plaice pattern at the top, right corner or minus if you want to minimize them and make them even smaller, which is pretty cool. You can do that without pinching in and out. You can also do that with your finger can be inching out to zoom in and out. Or you can just press the blasts to go even further. A little tip. If you want to go to the bottom off these photos, you can top on photos at the bottom left where it says for you talked up with your finger there and it will jump to the very to the very latest photo you took. Otherwise, if you want to go all the way up, the trick is to top on the very top frame off your iPad to jump all the way on top. So that's the way to kind of quickly navigate your for library when you're under all photos of you if you go to for you. This is something that uses machine learning, and it will suggest you like a set of memories. So we'll also Matty create. This beautiful slide shows four years or you need to do is simply just stop on them and it will come up with this nice slide show off the best chosen photos. And again, if you scroll down, you have for group and groups and people's So you will show you a group photo with other people and single photo with people like with faces because it uses face recognition at the bottom of you. Find related follows as well. If you have other photos with A with A C escape or with the same panorama or the same sort of event, you might see them here, which is pretty clever. And if I want to, for instance, play video or a slight show, I can just go the play button there on the bottom, right hand corner and Contempo play, and that will play a nice slideshow for me. It will choose the music as well, and it will go through the photos on the videos. If you have any videos that spring pretty nice and we just stopped there for a second. If I just posed it, you'll notice. When I do that, it will show me a set of different options down below. So I can also skim through the videos as well in the This light show. And you got here a set off different kind off theme. I've got chill, gentle, sentimental, dreamy, happy, uplifting. We got so many. So if I top on any of this, it will change the music and the way shows the slide shows well, you can also have a short version of the slideshow or medium version. So this is all automatic. It will peak cap the photos according to what you've chosen there for. When I have a short slide show, I could just top one short sentimental, and I can play that and it will play that in that manner. Pretty cool. Let me just stop on screen and top on pose, and I didn't go back. Now if I want to share this lecture with someone went up on the share button at the bottom left hand corner. And then I can just share it with whomever I want to send them by email, by messages and by social media, etcetera, etcetera, so you can do all sort of good stuff here. Let's go back to the top left and to go back to our slideshow. I can go back on the for you top left again to go back to our view. Eso we have this beautiful view, and if you keep on scrolling down, you have, of course, shared album activities was gonna show you what you shared with your family and friends. Just pretty cool. Sharing suggestions is actually turned off on these I bought be some using my wife's iPad, but and if you have the floor library connected the cloud you can actually have suggestions off. For instance, editing suggestions. What filter to use to a certain photo what Faro is worth sharing or worth perhaps cropping or do some work with it, so it's pretty really clever. So the four use actually always updates. The more follow you import, the more for you will take the better get in albums you have a section for your albums and also the shared albums. Yeah, at the bottom. You also have peoples and places and down below. Here you have media types, which makes your search much, much easier. Now I can go to videos and I could jump into videos and look for all the videos. I want all the life photos portrayed, panoramas, etcetera, etcetera. I could actually go through here. I can even see the imports, The last imports, the heat, them photos and also the recently deleted photos as well. And on the search, she's the last one here. I can search, of course, by using the magnifying glass here at the top, which is photos. People in places I can top on it and start to type. It's I wanna type something, gonna just to go back to English type tree on when I type tree on top. And I was going to search all the photo with a tree in it, which is very, very close, actually Amazing. So I can actually go there and for recent search for clouds, all the photo with a cloud or all the farther we the cake and see if I got cake somewhere? Yes. Got some cakes. Just very. Finally got some following cakes. Have got some birthday cakes. That's automatic. I don't have to tag any photo like this. Uses machine learning, use artificial intelligence. So that's one way to search your photos. You can even search by name. So all the people here, all our friends and family by places as well. You got some places here already spoken top on the place. The photo, the event for that place. Amazing. I mean, the way that does it is just mind blowing and at the bottom. Here you have also categories, so you can search by categories. You go to Cliff, for instance, and all the father we took in the cliff. So it does 80% of the job. But by just showing you the categories and old media types here on the search and on the albums off course, you have all of your albums, all of your shared albums and also the media types, which makes your search much, much faster. It will narrow your search by just going directly to the photo you're looking for. I think this is one of the best version of photos that I've seen so far and have a look at it at fun. I'll see you in the next video when I want to show you more about editing on a man. 23. Editing videos on iPad (iPadOS): So let's expand now on the editing side. Off photos. Now when we edit photos, nothing's going to change in terms of tools and adjustment between the Mac and the iPod. But something have changed when we added videos. So when we go into any of these videos, if I double click on this video here, this is just a normal video took from an iPhone eight. Plus, If I'm going to edit, the only thing I can do is going to this little gear I can here at the bottom, and I could actually trim the video. I can also set this as opposed to frame, to have that as a cover. I can export a frame as a picture if I wanted to. And short scanning button will change these buttons here on the play mode. So if I click on that is going to basically go forward twice, five times 10 times etcetera. But if I want to go back to the normal stepping buttons, I can use that and that will go frame by frame. The only thing I can do here on the Mac is the trip, So if I want a trim, I couldn't just stop on that and an Alec in drag these handles to trim the video. I want to shorten it. I wanna cut something at the beginning with the end, and that's pretty much it. I can't make any adjustments on this videos because I got here the adjustment tools great out the field to great out and the crop as well. Interestingly enough, I conduce much more on an iPad and let me just switch now on my iPad. So you see what I'm doing on the iPod? If I opened the same video, when I pulls it there in a press edit, you'll notice I've got the same trimming option at the bottom so I can just hold my finger there, and I can actually trim the beginning or trim the end if I wanted to. That's cool enough by on the left hand side, and now I've got the option to go to the adjustment. And now what I was able to do on photos Aiken do on videos, which is pretty amazing. So all these adjustments that I showed you before so the exposure highlights contrast, brightness, etcetera, etcetera, all of this, and now applicable on a video as well, which is pretty amazing. But one of the things that I love about the new update on on the iPad OS is the fact that I can go to the crop and I can also do all sort of things here on the video. I can actually crop the view, but just manually if I wanted to, I can flip the video at the top left. I can rotate video, which is pretty amazing for something I couldn't do a toll on night. But unless I was using I movie, which is a separate application, elects you added to your videos. Now I can do this directly on the photos up on the ipe it, and it makes your life much, much easier. Hopefully, we're gonna see these adjustments coming on the future. Updates on the photos for Mac, but for now, the iPod as thes ability where the Mac doesn't. So if I wanted to straight in this video, I can just up on the battle on the right hand side, and I can just use the ruler up and down to straight in the video if I wanted to. If I'm not happy with that I can reset there by pressing the reset button on the top middle that will reset cropping and the straighten I can change the perspective. So this is something we will only be able to do on something like photo shop. And now we are able to actually change the perspective horizontally and do this sort of stretching. We're gonna change the perspective that way you can do that to do some creative work vertically as well, which makes some of these photos very interesting again. If you don't want to see that, you can press, reset and go back. The other thing I can do is go into the adjustment tools, and I can go to the Oto Adjustment Aiken top on the magic wand, and that will change off course the adjustment. If I talked on there again, you notice that's the original. And that's the modified version. And you know it is also all these adjustment down below have changed automatically. So you see this little yellow line are longer the circle. That means that the adjustment has changed automatically by using the magic wand on top. So if I want to go back, I can see what it was and top on there again to enable it. And again, I've got their ruler to change the intensity off the adjustment. And as you notice, all the other circles down below will change as well. Saturation and a tent to over saturate my photos and videos so I can go here and use saturation for that. Make it more such irradiated or less so almost back a white. So when you release the finger on the touch, it will actually give you the results. If you keep on pressing that down, you might not see that straight away. Ah, I can change the warmth, him Make it hold Ah, warmer And I can do changes, sharpness. I can make it sharper if I want to do well. This video was already sharpen. So I'm gonna have to really go any further than that. But if I want to play the video and see what was in between, I can go to the camera button here on the left hand side and I can actually scheme for the video by placing the finger down below and play it and just move that the play ahead. Thio going to differ there, say I want to focus on. They were doing some green tea there. Then I can go back to the adjustment tools, and I can just focus on that and see if I need to sharpen Pacific area. Of course, it will sharpen the whole video, but you can take a frame as a reference and then carry on from that. Now, once you've done all of these adjustments and by the way, the old world just me and something that I do often as a starting point. If you don't have any idea where to start to edit your video, you can just stop on out of adjustment and you can see the changes that the photo will make sometimes is a good guest. Sometimes you would have to tweak. You know, single adjustments here, and you can just go through them and, you know, trust your eyes and go through them manually. What I tend to do if I don't know a specific adjustment, for instance, if I don't know what black point does, I can just drag the ruler all the way on top and see if it makes any changes. It does it will kind of enhanced the black points in the dark area on the photo. Otherwise I could go all the way down and see as well the changes and then change it accordingly. So this is very subjective, especially when you add it. Videos and photos is something that I don't really set a rule. I just go with the flow, you know, I use my taste and I tend to over saturate photo. Sometimes that is my is my style. It's what about you experimenting for all this adjustment? So once you've done these and you press done, this will reflect to your photos on a Mac so you can carry on doing your editing on the Macal. The only thing you can do it streaming force. But you can also set camera photo for your videos. And it also exported to ah, Social Media. Or you can do that directly on the iPad as well. This is one of the major updates on the iPad os, which is very exciting. In the next videos, I'm gonna show you more about editing and what you can do with the adjustment tools on the I bet 24. Straight and Trim(iPadOS): So let's do some more editing on the I bet I've got another video here, which is a time lapse that I took. And if I play that is gonna play like this is a time lapse. Brilliant. Now what I need to do here, a press pose is to straighten this video. And now I can do that on the I put on to go to the edit on the top right corner, and I can go to my crop tool, which is also straight in this. Well, so the top on the crop, which is on the left hand side, is the fourth button from the top. There we go. I'm here and I'll be able to do all sort of things here. I'm so if I'm gonna straight in the video, I can go to the straight and butter, which is the one on the right hand side, Aiken top on it. That will disable the battle of the adjustment. If I tap on their again, it will enable it. Now, I could just slide that ruler up and down and straighten my video. I can use the horizon and the guidelines to make its traitor. So Let's I want to live it like this. That looks okay to me. Money to probably crop a little bit more. Uh, so I just need to see it. Really? The this traitor. I think it's OK. So let's now go back to the camera on the left hand side because I want to play it. I'm gonna go back press play, and it looks good to me. So it's fine. Another thing I want to do. I want to trim this because I've gotten several time lapse in one video here. So you see, it's 2nd 1 as well, So I'm gonna just dream that and just drag my trimming to to the end off the first time. Lapse it. So when I leave it there, gonna go just a little bit said, uh on right up there and now again, just breast done. If I want to trim it breast done. And I was gonna ask me if I want to save the video if I want overwrite actually the original or if I want to save that as a separate new clip in this case, I'm gonna save it as a separate nuclear brother. Want to a change. Other want to actually lose the the rest of the video. Let's actually use a copy. So you always, ever the original, that you can modify it later on. There we go. Now I've got my trimmed version off my clip. Just pretty cool. Other thing I can do it. Impress the edit, and I can go back to the adjustment or even the fielders, which is the third button from the left, and I can choose the fielders here. On the right hand side, I can go to something like vivid, warm, baby cool, dramatic. And by the way, what I'm doing now is also applicable to photos. So if you learn this on the video side, you also can apply on the follow up. So watch through the basic editing videos and the advance anything. If you want to go even further and find out all the adjustment tools that you have available in photos. If you go fruit thes training, he's editing basic advance on a Mac. You can also apply on the iPad so you don't have to relearn on the iPod, the iPhone. So that's the beauty off. The new update on iPod US they made all the adjustment the same on the I've it, so you can actually go through the training and apply that on your device as well. All the anything that you do is nondestructive. So if oppressed, done now, and I use that black and white is going to save the video. But if I want to go back, I can go back by changing the filter so I can go back to edit and I can go to, let's say, going right in the middle. So let's play that so I can see what I'm doing. Could go back to the fielders and that I want to go back to the original. I can go back to the original and my colors are back. So you just apply layers on top of the original footage or Jenna Jenna photo. So have fun with that. Ever look at the editing again the basics in advance because you're gonna learn more about all these amazing tools that they implement it on the iPad as well as on the Mac 25. Cropping videos (iPadOS): So let's talk about cropping a video on the previous video. I showed you how to straighten by using the street into. I'm gonna go back to the same video under the crop bottom fourth button from the top left of your screen. We have now the option to straighten, of course, but let's say I want to change the cropping so I can choose to crop the video by using the four corners all the video and drug them manually if I wanted to. So this video is already cropped. Biggers. I straightened before When you straight in the video, it will automatically lose a little bit off frame outside. I can also pinch in and out if I want to bring some details in again organ. Use the constrained button on the top, right corner next to the ellipses button. And that allows me to choose one of these format. This forms down below. So I've got 16 by nine here I've got square freeform original. I can even change the landscape to portrait. If I decided I want to have a video like this or if I want to, for instance, have four by three. I can use that format, and then if I move any of the corners, it will constrain the proportion to that form just pretty cool. But for now, I want to keep 16 by nine because I'm gonna show this video on a TV screen or on a Mac, So I will probably go into 16 by nine. And then I can pinch out with my fingers to bring some of the details back. If I want to get rid of some of these rocks, for instance, Aiken drug, one of the corners and it's a I want to keep it. Ah, a little bit closer to the sun and again, this is not constructive. So whatever you do, you can go back breast done. And now the clip is saved saving the video, and this will reflect on your Mac as well. So this is a simple is that so? Make sure you experiment with this. Do not be afraid to, you know, break anything. Biggles is nondestructive, and also you can go back to the original by pressing the revert button on the top right corner. So if I wanted to express that and he's gonna ask me now if I want to revert to the original, which I could do that Another woman now. But you could do that. And the next thing I'm gonna show you how you can use a markup to which you find pretty much everywhere on the iPad, where you can actually use your pencil or your finger if you want to mark up something on a father. 26. Markup tool (iPadOS): and this video to show you how to use the markup tool on an iPad using a photo. So I've got this photo here, which you'll also find in your exercise files. But you can use any of your photos as well. So if I want to mark up anything if I wanna write caption or anything I want in the photo, just press the edit button top right corner again. I've got my editing tools coming up, and I can go to the little ellipsis tool with three dots at the top right corner. When I do that, I've got the option to use markup. Now, if you have any third party apps that you can use to edit your photos, perhaps for a Shop express or any other ups, they will appear on this menu. At the moment, I don't have any other ups only got the mark up to you. See, you just stop on that. When you do that is going to show you another campus with these set of tools that appears at the bottom so I can choose any of this to mark up, to write anything on the picture. And let's say I wanna type Kyoto is temple in Kyoto and I want to actually have a white ink here. So I've got a black ink. At the moment I can go to the polity a rainbow circle top on the white to change it to the white ink top anywhere else to save it. And thats they wanna write something on top here. I can actually use my finger to type anything. I want Kyoto. I can also use like my finger to use arrows. If you want to highlight x Pacific section, you could do that in use the Robert Tool to get rid of stuff. You can also use the ruler if you want to, you know, drove straight lines. You could do that after the rule is there, you can actually move it around, use the ruler, and this will snap 45 degrees increments. This works very well when you want to types of measurements and stuff like this Nam doing stuff randomly. But let's say I wanna find out the measurement off the column. I can go to the ruler there and go back to my pen tool. I can actually this sort off drawings and then I can get rid of the ruler by tapping on the ruler again, and then I can go back to my ink black. If you talk on the pencil to again, you have the option to change the thickness of your pencil and also the a pass ity down below. So that's I want to keep it quite thick, and I want to say that is three meters high so I can actually do that. Another thing you can do. If you don't like your handwriting, you can go to the plus. I condemn below here, and you got bunch of options, including text signature magnifier news. For instance. Text and text will appear in the middle of your image. You can put it on top here, you can double top, and you can type your own text. So it's a like a type Kyoto temple, and I can just top on the keyboard Aiken down below here at the bottom right corner to get rid of the keyboard. And then I can go and change the fund by tapping on the front icon down below here. And I've got three sets of funds of Got Helvetica, Georgia and no worthy so I can make that also bigger and smaller bite by sliding that slider down top, move the text around. So if I want to change the color of that, I can go to the color palette Angelo here and make it different color. So I wanna make a yellow nice and bright. I could go back to the plus toe, a magnifier, for instance. I can move the magnifier around. They want to magnify a section here. The blue dark allows you to make the circle biggest. If I drug, that will make the circle bigger. And the green doctor will allow me talks resume in even more. If I wanted to say one is, um old way there, I moved the circle around. Another thing you have here are this shapes You can actually have a square shape, circle shape and also a speech bubble as well. You can have that on the side. You can move it the way you want. You can make it change color. You can also you know arrows as well, moving them around so you can do all of this. And again, this is nondestructive repressed. Done button. Now this will be your saved on your Mac as well. If you have iCloud, if you want to scrap the anything, you just press, council press discharge changes and you're back to the original photo. 27. Exploring Filters: one of the feature that I love about new photos. United Sierra is the filtering system. A filtering system is something we find here on the top right hand corner, it says, showing all photos. Now if I click there and by the way, I'm on the photos on the photos year on top, click on that old photos I want to see on Lee the favorites. I can click on favorites and is gonna show me all the favorites in my library. This doesn't change that much from my favorites here on the left hand side, but here I can actually add other criteria. Let's say I want to see all the favorites have been edited as well, so I can click on edited, and now I see all the favorites edited. I can also see all the favorites steals, just cases photos. So is going to exclude videos. So if I want to see only the favorites videos, I can just take these two boxes. Favorites in video Aiken be selective also within an album. So if I go into an album and I want to see only the favorites within that album, I didn't go to the filter Anglican favorites and see only the favorites within the album Pretty cool. In the next few, I'm gonna show you further features in the filtering section, and how can be very beneficial for you everyday organization. 28. Create your own filters: Well now. I wanted to show you how to use filtering a bit further by creating our own filters, that we can create filters by going to the top Ryan Corner here on the showing and I can go to Key Would manager from here. I can also go into the menu, bar on top on the window and click clunky Wood Manager here. The shortcut for that is Command K. Now I can click that on Reagan. See, I've got these keywords window here popping up. I've got some preset keywords the chest birthday family, kids, photo stream vacation. I can also add more. So let's say I want to start to add it all of my pictures or the one that are dark and I want to brighten up a little bit so I can actually go here and create a key word for it so I can go to edit keywords and I've got my precent keywords year. I can go the plus button to create a new key word, and in this case I'm gonna rename that by clicking on rename or by just clicking again on the entitle and click on, say and just type dark and knife oppressed tab on my keyboard, it will come up with a shortcut. D So that is the shortcut for my dark picture. You're gonna sign any short cut you like by double click there on by choosing whatever letter he decide whatever symbol you decide on your keyboard. In this case, I'm gonna leave it as D. I'm gonna keep these open, and now I'm gonna go through my library quickly, and I'm gonna just mark all my pictures. All the dark pictures with D so impressed Deal My keyboard basically going from my library quite quickly and just top on the ki d to get all the picture on dark, and I want to them be able to see them quickly, later on when I have to add it. Um, this is a very cool feature. Can go very quickly here and find out which picture should be edited in which picture should be left alone. So I can go here and just go for the library, as you can see how it can be very quick if I wanted to on let's say I've got these other picture. Here is a dark pictures as well Okay, so I've done the entire library. Now, by using the shortcut Very handy. Gonna click on OK, and I'm gonna close my he would manager. Now, if I'm going to the fielders here on top, I've got my filter down below my dark key words here. And like a click on that I can show all the dark pictures with in my library Just makes it very easy for me now to spot all the one that I need to add it. I can also go within an album So if I go back to old photos here and I didn't go to one of my albums and I can click on Dark is gonna show me all the dark pictures being the album angle to the other ones here as well. I can go to Dark and I intake Favorites are gonna only see the dark one of you is that one and go to Ankara into the same thing. Dark is gonna show me all the dark pictures and go here again dark and it's gonna show me the dark creatures is very handy having that featured there. And I can also going to keep what manager here. Let's say I want to add another key word. You can go to any keywords here, compress the plus button and say, I want to add three star rating. Go here and type three star on breast tab. In this case, I've got the number three, which is my shortcut in this case A. Now I can go back to my library here. Keeping the manager key would open and I can go here and just top on the one that I marked with three stars press the press the number three to mark them as three stars. So it's a simple as that. And then if I go back into close that now, and I go back to my filtering system on its oil price, I've got three stars as well, So the filtering features and the keyword manager could be a powerful tool to search quickly pictures and to sort out pictures, especially when your library start to grow to the thousands numbers. You can create your own keywords, and you can sort out your pictures that way to quickly find the one you want 29. Smart Albums: I quite like the fact that photos as thes March album here on the Left and Site say favorites have gone my favorites year or my people or places as well. So it will be nice toe have those smart albums with those criteria that we created before on the filtering. That's a smart albums so nice and available here on the left hand side rather than going each time our filtering and choose three stars, for instance, or dark Say, I want to have this three star images and dark images here as albums, he on left and site. So all I need to do is in victory. Eight. A couple of smart albums for this, too. In order to do that, I have to go into my photos here on the left hand side. Make sure you selected I'm going to file on top and create a new smart album. So you have new album, which are this one down below, and now this more albums works slightly different. This will populate automatically according to the criteria off the photo. Just pretty cool. Click on new Smart album. I've got the style of box here in the center I can rename that, Sam. Want to name these dark All the dark images I've got on casually call it dark images and down below here, I'm going to choose these criteria. So all the keywords in this case, the keyword is dark because we previously created this keyword. So we're going just select dark within our choice automatically. We see we have 21 items, so we're gonna click on OK, And you're gonna see now a smart album down on the your albums which looks like a bit different with little kind of cog will Here on all these are already populated for me. Whenever I add another dark image into my library, it will populate here as well. Just pretty neat. Let's create the other one. Let's go back to photos That's go to file news, Martin album and I'm gonna name this three star And again I'm gonna go into my criteria. But use keyword. He were this three star and click on Ok, and now I've got my three star here. I could also rearrange days in different order. I wanna have dark images first. It was just one of the thing I wanna work first, I can just drag it on top, and you can dual these organization by dragging and dropping your album in the right order by doing that, so it's pretty cool. Not gonna go to my dark images month under my three star images. And then, if I want to then work on any of these pictures, I can just go open up and do my editing and do my things here. So this is the way to create smart albums. You can also have other options when you create a news mark album toe big. Make sure you're going to photos. First of all, eso all of your library is selected and you go to Snooze Mont album and you can create your criteria here. You can just go into this pop up menu under criteria and you have the captures date added. So you can group pictures which have the same key were the same person, the same tax, the same title, and also other things here other the same aperture, the same camera model, the same. I s o the same lens just quickly. Really cool for any one of you wants to be very selective and be able to group and organize your pictures automatically by using these smart album feature, I'm gonna just press council. So now I've got my smart albums and again to delete any of this album. I can just right click here and the late smart album by using the option here. Cool hope this being useful. And if you have any questions about smart album and about filtering, please let me know. I'll see you in the next video. 30. Marking Images as Favourites: It's one of the method I use when I mark my pictures as favorites is to graduate them before Mark Thomas favorite. What I mean by that is that I start to mark the pictures that I like that the first guns wait three stars. So I created a filter yet with three stars by going to Key Would manager So you can watch the previous videos on how to create your key would here and by opening the key would manager Andi making sure you have, let's say, sort of three stars or four star rating. Whatever you like. Five star rating. You can start to Markel the picture that you like with this keyword. So let's say I like that picture and I click on three stars there and I start to basically go through my three stars and mark the one that I like that I think they're gonna be my favorite, the one that I perhaps want to work on Once I'm doing this. Now let's say I'm just gonna finish here, and after I done that, I can just close my he would manager. I can go to my filtering. I can go to three stars Narcan, Ciel, the three stars here and then from here I can actually decide which one I really like by mark them as favorite by using the little heart icon at the bottom left hand corner all the picture Well, by just simply clicking on the heart here on top, that's up right here on the toolbar. So let's say this picture a marked as a three stars quite like that picture. I can also double click to open it up. They are quite like this picture, and I would like to edit it. So I'm gonna mark these as my favorite and that the same thing I'm gonna do for the rest. So I'm just double click on a picture, See if I like that one making Marcus favorites. Let's say he's one here quite like that One is. Well, I'm gonna mark this Favorites. Let's see this one. Not so much. So in this case here, I don't have to Marcus favorites. I'm gonna leave these as three stars, and I can go and do the same for the rest of the images. So, in this case yet, this is not really a favorite, but I'm gonna leave it as three stars. So in this case, here I am graduating some of my pictures. Toby, come favorites. So now that I go back to my favorites here, I can see all the favorites here. And I can also go and uncheck the one that I thought were favorite and they actually not. So, for instance, from going to picture like that, um, there's not really my favorite first. And I can click on the heart here at the top to, um, Mark as favorite, that will disappear from my favorites. So if I am Mark and other one that say this with my daughter, I've got others that are much better than that once walking click again on the heart to, um favorite and it will disappear for my favorites. Now this is the way I use favorites. So by graduating the feature first by 345 stars and then later on Mark my favorites with a heart, you might find different method or another like a more clever way to use favorite. But this is the way I kind of make sure that I don't choose just everything in my library. I tend to be very selective, or at least use 34 or five stars first, to mark the one you think that your favorite and then later on you can just decide which one deserves heart or not. If you have any questions about favorites, anything in regards or how to organize your favorite shot together, please send me a message and I will help you out to find the best solution for your library . 31. Deleting and retrieving photos: and this class, I'm gonna show you how to quickly delete photos on our to retreat photos in case you change your mind. Now, first of all, to delete a photo or you do simply click on the photo and press the backspace on your keyboard and it's gonna give me another confirmation here on top to delete the picture. I can do that, or I can also right click on the picture and go to delete photo down below. Here. I can also select multiple photos by holding down the command key for the cell phone and delete this picture here, Hold down the command key on my keyboard and I can select several photos by just clicking on them. And that could just press the backspace to delay Tum. And now we're gonna have seven photos here on top. So now click on delete. So once you deleted your photos, you should be able to see recently deleted here on the left hand side. So if I click on that, all my identity photos will be here and I got 30 days to retrieve them in case I want to bring them back to my library. So let's say I changed my mind and I want to recover some of them already to do simply right. Click on the picture and I can click on Recover. Mm. I can actually go on the top right hand corner and a recover button here, or I can delete that for good. If I don't want to wait 30 days and I want to read to straight away, I can just go there and delete it completely. Let's say I changed my mind. I want to retrieve old them back. I can just highlight them by clicking on them, and then I can just go to recover year on top, right to recover all of them. And now they will go back to the original position. Another important point about photos and how photos are organized in the library is that if you delete photos from the library itself here on top, the photo will be gone into your trash, and then, after 30 days will be gone forever. If you delete photos from albums down here, the original will still be in your library on top. Very mind when you delete photos from your albums down here and you delete them there won't be gone forever. They still under the photos as you notice now that I deleted that photo here on the Japan trip, the deleted, recently deleted section as an appeared. And that's because I haven't deleted the original, originally still under photos, and that's why you need to know about deleting and retrieving photos. 32. Exploring Metadata : Okay, let's talk about meta data. Meta data is the information you find in each photo. For instance, if you change the title of a photo or if you want to find out the date when that photo has been shot, you can actually find out under the meta data and other information as well. I'm gonna show you this video, all of that. So if I double click on any of my photo here lovely shot from Kyoto, Japan. So now if I want to find out the meta data, the information about this picture, I could go on a top right here and click on the I button. I can also right click and click on Get in for so the same thing. I'm gonna click on the I button on top and you'll see these little floating window here where you find all this information. Let me just put it here on the side so you'll see. Do it better the top here we have the option to rename the picture under and a title so I can click there and renamed the picture if I want to. This is the image name that the camera assigned to this picture, then I've got the date and the time. And then I've got a little bit off e x f data over here. So what camera? I use this case I use a can on us 70 and the lens that I use as well. And then I've got the resolution here, pixels and the size off my photo. And also here I've got the format, which is J. Peg and then I've got other data he have got d I s. So which was 100 then I've got the lens that I use in that case, which is a 24 millimeter. And then I've got this e v. And this will change only if you're just the photo. Before you take the shot to be the brighter or darker. Then we have the aperture f stop, which is a full. And then we have our shut the speed and down below. Here we have other i PTC data, which is the description, and he had just click here and describe the picture. Then I've got the option to add keywords. I've got an options here at faces. If there are any faces on the picture and then I've got a geo location down here. In this case, this picture is already being assigned toe the map. So that's why you need to know about meta data. We're gonna explore a little bit more later on as well. Now, if you select multiple pictures with command, the meta data window will change. Now I can assign the same name, toe all my photos so I can add the same descriptions or the same keyword. So it's very handy tool here to change quickly or to rename quickly multiple photos. We're going to explore meta data a little. Be more later on just the Latino. There is another option. If I double click on the photo again and I go to ID the I button on the top, right, if I want to change the date If the date it was wrong there, I can double click on the date. And now I've got the option to change the date on top here and even the location I wanted to. So I just click on cancer for now. We're gonna explore it a bit more about metadata in the later glasses as well 33. Changing Name and location: Now is the time to rename some photos and perhaps name a few with the same name. Before we change these mental Zeta, we have to enable the meta data to be seen on our screen here. So we have to go on top on the menu bar on the view. Are we going to meta data on the major's? Later? You see all this stick, make sure you take all of them. And the reason is I'm gonna cover some of this for all the classes, and I want to make sure that you see these symbols on the picture. So if I click on title enabled the title go back to the meta data again, I'm gonna click on file type and also gonna click on reference file as well. I'm gonna explain all of that later on. So now all of them are enabled to make sure they're all enable in yours as well, so you'll see what I'm doing. And then we're going to rename a photo to remember for them. Now you can hover the cursor over any of your pictures and you'll see now a little untitled text the down below so you can literally click on it and type the name so I can type here Platonic garden and price return or enter. And now that picture is being renamed. If I want to rename like multiple ones at the same time, I can highlight them by holding down the command key. And now I can go to the I button on top, or I can just right click on any of them to go to get info. And another thing that they also added. A new photo is this stages here on the top, right? That tells you are many photos you selected. It's pretty neat. And now I can go here on the info. It tells me I've got various titles because they already assigned one. We'd that name so I can go here and type botanic garden and a press return. I want to do that. Now. My three photos here are renamed, so I can actually can actually rename many pictures using the same method. I could go to description here, and I can type some description. Okay, so you type your description and also have an option to add a keyword if you like, and assign a location So we're going to assign a location. Now we're gonna go into sign the location and make sure you are connected to the Internet When you do that so otherwise, if you type any name, it won't appear anything because this searches on the browser. So I'm gonna go and just type in Marrakech and as soon as I type that and it will automatically come up with that option, So I'm gonna just type Mara cash. Let's see if it finds that the Botanic Garden looks like it doesn't find it. I'm going to stick with Marc Ash. Mara Cash. Okay. And then I'm gonna express on the first such that Marrakech, Morocco, and that has been assigned to our cash. By the way, all of them have been assigned with the same location. This could be a time saver rather than rename and re assign location to each of your photos 34. Change time and Location: I'm gonna change the date and time on the photos, so I've got these three photos here. Now, if I right click on any of them until I can get info here, it says that the speeches Bean shot 26 of September 2012 at 10 all nine in the morning. I think these was actually shot in the afternoon. A five. And I believe if I click on the other ones, they all got the wrong time here, So the date is correct, but the time it's not. So if I want to change the date off all of them again, I can highlight them all and also click and hold my cursor from the outside off that selection on the white background and then drug and highlight all of them. I can also click on one of them, hold down command and select all of them. Now, if they're consecutive pictures that you need to select or once you can click on the 1st 1 and then you can hold down the shift key and click on the last one to do the whole selection. Now a Z, you can see When I highlighted them all the time does not come up there. I would have to change this one by one, so I would have to go in one of them and then double click on the date and time here. When I do that, I'm going option outward, just date and time. The date, as I said, was correct, but the time was wrong. So I'm gonna just type 17 down was five oclock and a price adjust. I'm gonna go to the 2nd 1 as you can see. Also, a soon as I changed the time change. Also the way was visualizing my pictures as well. So I'm gonna go to the 2nd 1 double click on the date and change that to 17. Press adjust. I wanted to change anything else here. And then I click on the last one here, Click on that in time and change it to 17 as well. And click on a just now re Nice thing is that if I select one, this was shot on a 17 or seven or nine shot a 17 7 15 and that 1 17 or 9 37 So kind of kept also the seconds as well. So it's very precise. Another way to change the date and time is also by going on the top here on the menu, bar on the image and click on a just date and time, and you're gonna have the same window here. We'd, uh, the original time and date and the adjusted one. And also the mop as well. If you want change location, I usually use the right click and get in for to get this meta data window on top. And by the way, another, you enable the meta data under view. You can see now I've got a peen location pain on the top, right hand corner off my photos. That tells me straight away that actually looking at that photo. Okay, thanks for washing else unit next class. 35. Media Types: Now let's talk about the difference between media types and my albums are media types is a folder that populates automatically. So if I click on a disclosure triangle next to it toe open up, I can see I've got videos, cell fees, life photos, panoramas and screenshots. Now, these might be different on your library, according off what media you have. So if you took some life photos or if you took some slow motion videos on your iPhone or iPad, you might see a section here for slow motion are gonna have any slow motion videos here. That's why is not here on my media types. So this is sort of like a smart album. Was smart away for your library to group. You're different types or photos or media. So if I click on videos, for instance, I've got all my videos. In this case, I've only got one. If I hover, the cursor over this video is going to start to play course it plays without the oh dear, before, wanna play with the agent to double click on it and then press play button here? No, that would just to close it and go back to my media type ears or go to selfies. I've got all my selfie pictures. Then I've got life photos as you notice life photos and selfie. This picture is in both places, and the reason is that I took these photos with the selfie mode, but I also took it using the life photo as well. So that's why you see the same picture in two places. But this does not mean that the picture is duplicated. It's just a reference. So the original is always above here on the photos. Remember that. So if I hover the cursor over, my selfie here is going to start to play as well because my life photo will play. So under life photo, I can do the same thing. Just move the cursor over the picture and it will play panoramas. The same thing is gonna group all my panoramas pictures in one place and by the way, is media types is quite strict in categorizing your photos. So, for instance, I've got another panorama picture that I took in Japan, and it's not appearing here on the panorama. So if I go back to photos, I'm gonna show you what that picture is so that's it. Is this one Here is this temple. So I took these panorama photo, but I haven't gone all the way through with a panorama. When you enable your panorama mode on your iPhone or iPad, you'll see an arrow for direction. So you will have to, for instance, start from left all the way to the right or vice versa. If you don't go all the way to the opposite side, it won't be categorized as a panorama. So it will stay in your library, but it won't go on the panorama. So I just wanted to tell you that in case you see lots of pictures that you expect to be here, then no. Here and then we have screenshots and again screenshots these older screech of that you you take from your iPhone or iPad. If you're trying to import screenshot on your Mac and then imported into your library, it will not go on the screen shots. So make sure that you you're aware of that, so that settles it. This is what media type is and is a kind of an automatic way for your library to group all of your photos off certain kind in separate albums in the next video, we'll spend sometimes under my albums as well. 36. Create, Delete, duplicate Albums: and this class, we're going to cover albums, how to create them, how to organize them, delete them, duplicate them and anything that you need to know about them. So first of all, we're going to close media types on the left hand side here, and then we're gonna click on the triangle next to my albums. Now, if you haven't created any albums or few even used the library that I provided, you shouldn't see anything below my albums. Otherwise, if you follow through and you've done all the things that I've done so far, you should be able to have some albums there. And I've got these five albums down here. There I created when I was importing photos into my library and also have a couple off smart albums. A swell. Now, if I want to create in your album, I've got a little plus button there that you see when you have the cursor over my albums. Click there. I've got three options about the option to create an album, a smart album or a folder. Okay, I want to make you aware that when you click on the plus button and you click on album it will include any photos that you highlighted. If you haven't, I lie to any photos. It will create an empty out. But I'm gonna show you how to do that in a second. So let's say we want to create an album out of thes photos here. So I've got the Golden Palace here so I can highlight them by using the command key so I can hold down the command key and just start to highlight my photos. I can also highlight a range If I know that I want to highlight from that picture all the way down, hear me playing so I can actually go and click on the 1st 1 and then hold down the shift key on my keyboard and click on the last one. And this is the way to highlight arrange. If I wanted the select a picture within this range, I can just hold down the command key and then just click on whatever photo I want to de select. So commands select, and the select items is very handy to know now. Want to select them all? So I'm gonna just leave them as they are, and then I'm gonna go into the plus button here on the left and likely can album. And now I've got my royal palace automatically renamed here. Quite nice. I'm gonna leave it as it is. Breast return. Now, another way to create albums is by going again into follows. Make sure you highlight your photos and you go on file on the top left here and you can click on new album with selection. I've got 11 photo selected. Now you also have an option to create an empty album. So in order to do that, make sure you click on the white background to de select any photos. And once you gonna have anything selected, you can go to the class button. Either here or you can go to the file and click on new album Same thing. Or you can use also a shortcut if you like short cut its command. And so I look like a new album now and now I've got an empty album and untitled album that I can rename so I can rename these. Let's say I'm gonna call it this test just to show you what you can do. Basically, now is empty. If I want to add some pictures here. I can go back to my photos or anywhere else in your library. Doesn't matter. And the start of drug your photos in Just drag and drop them into test. I can also do the selection. I can go there, hold down the shift key to highlight the selection drug one of them, and that we all go together into my test album. I wanna click contest. There will be all there. And if I want to delete the album now, I can just right click. I actually can't delete our boom so I can go that I can delete the album, and I was asked me, Are you sure you want to delete this album? If you delete the album, the photos will still be in your photo library so I can click on Delete there to remove the album on. By the way, if you delete any photos from any album, just very important. If I delete that photo, that photo will only go from the album and will not go away from the library. Now that I am under album, I can change the position off my photos if I wanna have that photo there down below. You can drag it down as soon as you see some movement, you can let go and the photo will be moved. I can just choose another one as well to have it down below. Well, I can drag a photo of me, um, above here. So you can just kind of change the position, the order off your pictures within an album, which is quite nice. I can also reorganize my albums order from here. So if I want to have, let's say my three star in my dark album above, so I can just drag them and make sure you drag and drop them into the right place. You see a little blue line that appears when you hold a the cursor over any of thes albums I can just drug there. Another feature you find now on the new photos is the sorting order. I can right click on my albums here, and I can sort the albums by name or by oldest first or by newest first. So if I want to sort of my name, I can do that and it will reorganize the order for me. But if I change my mind that you go to edit undo sort album, and it will bring them back to the right order. If I want to duplicate an album, I can just right click on any album, and I can duplicate the album now. The reason why you want to duplicate an album, is it? Perhaps you want to create the same selection. You wanna have the same selection of photos, but you want to change the position off the photos, perhaps to create a book or to create a calendar or anything else that perhaps you want to create. So if you click on Duplicate Album is going to duplicate our album and we can rename them and you can reposition the picture within it. They wanna have thes position. I want to get rid of some so I can right click on any picture here and press delete to get rid of thumb. The elite want photo, and then we go so you can personalize anything on the duplicated album. And again if you want to see all of your albums in one glance, you can click on also my albums on the Left Inside to see all of your albums in this nice, neat view, you can also change the album key that represent that specific album. For instance, if I don't like the picture there, for instance, and I want to change it to something else, I can double click there, and I can choose something else instead. Say, I wanna have a nice picture of this young lady here so I can right click there and I can make that as my key photo. When you do that, when I go back into my albums on the left hand side here, I'll see her as my cover for that album. Now happens to have another one similar, so I can actually go here and change it to something else so I won't have that funny monkey . I can go there and make that as Mikey photos so I can go back into my albums. And now I've got that instead so that you can make your album view a little bit more exciting. So that's the lead, our duplicated album, right click on it and click on Delete and again it's gonna give me again the warning There . I'm only deleting the album, not deleting any photos in the following video, I'm gonna show you how to create a smart album and also how to create folders on how to organize your albums into them. 37. Smart Albums: It's quite nice the fact that in photos you can actually see all of your favorites, all of your people, of your places, all grouped together in one area here. So we have all this nice, neat albums that will group all of your photos automatically. I also have the option on the media types that we covered previously that will group certain kind off photos or videos together, and it will create thes album for you. But what about creating our own albums this way? That auto populate according to your criterias? So these albums are called Smart albums, so very different from Normal album because the the album that we just covered are just simple album that you can manually add or delete photo in them. In this case, a smart album will only populate if you have photos or videos that matched your criteria. So in order to create a smart album, you can go to the plus button here on the left hand side and click on Smart album. We can also create a smart album. I'm going to the file on top and using new smart album, if you like. Shortcut is old command and so I'm gonna click on news Mark album above here. So when you do that, you have thes window here appearing at the top of the screen. And now I can just to rename that and basically, I'm going to rename this to review and then down below here, I've got matched the following condition. I wanna make sure that I group old the photos that have dark that are dark the one that I mark a stark And also I can add another criteria here Got class bottom so I can click on the plus button here. And I had another criteria can go here and say all the favorites Photo is favorite God also these other conditions as well that you its favorite. And as you can see here, it tells me that I got 50 items that matches this too well. And Topia says match any of the following condition. Means can be either a photo that he's been Marcus dark or a favorite so kind of group. All of them together here. But I actually want to see all the photos. There are dark and favorite as well. So in this case, you going to change any to Oh, and as you can see now, the number dropped down to two so I can don't press. OK? And now I've got another smart album down below here, my albums for Click On That I've got to photos that are dark and elta marked as favorites. So this could be very handy for grouping photos that needs to be perhaps edited or you want to have certain criteria in them. Um, of course, there are other ways to create smart album. You can go again into the plus button, and regardless where you are in the library, you can go to the class and click on Smart album on. Then you can just choose whatever criteria to the sign. Yeah, you have date captured date, additive descriptions and so forth. You also have stuff like aperture camera model. So it's a you want a group older photos that you took with a specific camera. So if I want to do that, I used a can on 70 in the past so I can go to camera model, and it's a if comes up with something, I am able to camera us if it comes up on a drop down menu here means it will automatic group them together. So these are ALS The photos that I took with my count on us 70 74 there. Oh, I can go down here and choose others. I'm surprised that I've got the cannon power short as three forgot about that camera but a second CD as a kind of scan through the entire library to find out what camera has been used for your photos so I can click on OK, and now I've got a smart album. As you can see now, I've got all my Canon seven D photos. Fight forgot to rename my album. I can just go into the untitled smart album, Click on it again and it could rename it that Cannon 70 and Press Return already got one here. Anyway, this is a smart album, so that's the way to create smart album. So you might find a kind of more clever way to use a smart album that I did here. But I just want to make you aware that you have the option in follows 38. Creating Folders: Okay, now is the time to organize our albums into folders so you might end up having a lot of albums that you'll see here on the left. Inside, you're gonna have a like an endless list of albums, which is gonna be quite overwhelming after a while. Ah, and if you click on my albums here, you might have also long, long list year off albums. And the best way for you to organize them is to use folders, folders, allow you to group certain albums together, which is could be very, very handy. So if I go into my albums here on the left inside, click on the plus button and click on a folder. By the way, you have thes option folder about here on the menu bar on the file, and you can create a new folder from here in the shortcut is Shift Command. And so I'm gonna click on new folder, and I've got a nice empty folder on title. For that, I can rename it. You can see here now that I am under my albums on my album is highlighted here on the left hand side. I can see all of my squares all my albums, including that folder So I can rename their folder, for instance, East Asia s I wanna have all my East Asia albums in one place. So I'm gonna rename that folder you know you need to do is simply drag and drop the album inside that folder so I can do it from here. That's I'm gonna go and drug that album in, and the album will be moved in there. I can do the same thing for the Royal Palace, and I can do that as well. Or you can do it from the least here on the left hand side. So that's I wanna put the Siem Reap favorites in drag there and put under East Asia. Make sure when you drag it in, you see the folder in blue. If is with this blue line like this, it might not go inside the album. Now I just tried it in, but it went into that folder because I kept it for a few seconds, opened up the folder for me. But make sure when you drive any album into a folder that the folder is blue, so it actually drops in into that folder. Okay, so we already drug three albums on. We created that East Asia, and I can just close the disclosure triangle here to close East Asia. So if I click on East Asia now on the left hand side, I'm going to see only the album within that folder. So this could be very useful if you want to group. All of your holidays, for instance, were full that you can have like a I don't know, Europe Holidays and inside Europe Holidays folder. You have all several albums with each country or with each place that your visit in Europe , for instance, or have let's say shots off. Let's say you have a wedding shots and you want to create a folder with the wedding shots. And then inside that folder you have different albums with different weddings if you are a photographer, so there are many, many ways you can use folders, and this will significantly improve the way you organize your photos into your library. 39. Crop, Flip, Straighten and Aspect ratio: if you still practicing, taking photos, more off the not your photos. Do not look the way you want it to look. So in this case here, we're going to add it. Some photos on gonna show you a few tools that we have available in photos here. I'm gonna click on these photos here and got this nice tree, this nice background as well. And, you know, toe added, these photos aren't a click on edit on the top right here. I cannot suppress return on my keyboard to enable the editing tools. Now, if you come from the previous version of photos or even before Sierra, you know, is that they redesign this editing area a lot. And I quite like the way they did it here. Quite neat and clean. Now, at the top here we have a just filters and crop. So we're going to crop so soon as I do that the father has been straight and automatically or something happened. Automatic s awesome movement there. So if you ever noticed that, you can click on the reset button here at the bottom right corner, that will bring the photo as it was and you have also a note of butter that will automatically straight in your photo in case it's not straighten is likely croaked or the actual editing. To think that your father is croaked, it will do it for you. So I'm gonna click on old and see what it does it looks like is using either this fence as a reference or the sort of the end of the field there. Now, I can also do that manually. So if I'm not happy with the photo straight and I can actually go back and reset that and use these goni on metal that I've got on the right hand side so I can actually click and hold the curse of there and I can just move the photo, he the left, the right to straighten it. And I've got also this nice grid that can actually helping to straight in the photo so I can go here and let's say I'm gonna use the fence as my reference. I'm gonna leave it there, and as soon as I do that, it will crop the photo automatically. I can also crop the photo by dragging one of these four corners go to any of thes corner here and drag to resize my photo. And as soon as I let go, it will be automatically cropped for me to see what happened. Now, if I want Teoh change the cropping size, I can go to any of the corner again and drag him back and you can see everything is there. So all the anything I'm doing here is not destructive. So if I go here now, I'm using the rule Third, in photography, you have thes grid and usually the rectangle in the middle is where the subject should be. Where the object that you trying to focus on should be so in this case is these nice tree, So make sure the trees in the center So I got a nice and balance photo and that it now my photo is cropped. And if I want to flip it, I've got an option on top here to flip the photo for Click On that. It will flip the for all the other way so I can explore how that look on the other way and also another option to change the aspect ratio off my photo. So if I click on that is going to reveal Aled these sizes. So let's say if I want to print this onto a photographic paper or I want to, let's say change the aspect ratio. I can go, Let's say to square if I want Teoh put on Instagram, for instance, if I want to go to 16 by nine, I can go to 16 by nine. And again, When I choose any of these aspect ratio, I can still place the cursor anywhere in the photo and click and hold and drag to reposition the photo. If I have to and let go, I can also go to custom and shoes custom size. I can do that myself that or you can go to free form. And here you can just crop the way you want without having any restrictions. And if you want to use the original, the original is the original aspect ratio that your camera was set at. We also have the option to change the landscape deport rate. She wanna have a portrait. You can just click on that. Otherwise you can click on the landscape to go back where you were here. So if I choose one of these aspect ratio. It's a choose five by seven. Now, if I move one of the corners, the cropping to will be locked to the aspect ratio. So I cannot change the way it looks that much only the size of it. And I can move the picture accordingly. There let go and I'm back here. Otherwise you can just go back to Original and then just move the photo again. So there's a lot off flexibility here. When you start to straight in the photo crop, it flip it on again. Now that I cropped the photo I've got also now these end of the field a bit crook is not really straighten, because now my fancies almost disappeared here, even though is aligned. But the picture doesn't look quite right to me. So I can actually go he on the Ghani ometer and then kind of trying to straighten it a little bit more to make it a little bit more kind of parallel to the guidelines here and just like Oh, and then once I finished, I can just jump into either adjust or filter to carry on my editing 40. Filters: Now that's a look at the fielders that we have available in photos. So I'm gonna click on fuel 30 year next to crop. No, I've got a few fielders here on the right hand side. So the 1st 1 is my original. I've got vivid three kind of vivid ago Vivid, vivid, warm, livid, Cool. And then I've got dramatic, dramatic, warm and dramatic Cool. And I've got mono Silvertone, Anwar So I can choose any of these, by the way, for these photo kind of like the dramatic warm makes a very vintage look on. Quite interesting. So sometimes you might just go into crop and filter. And by choosing the right field that you might be done with that and or uniquely them, they simply click on done, and you finished your editing. Sometimes you just want to go even further and then going toe adjust, which we're gonna cover in the next video. But if you want to see that before and after your editing, you can click on this button on the top left here. And if you hold down that you'll see the original and the modified version, you can also hold down the M key on your keyboard to see the original. And if you like Coley Am Key goes back to the edited version. It's quite neat way to do it sometimes. When I did my photos, I used the crop and then I go back into filters and I might perhaps find a nice feel to hear, and that will be done with that. Otherwise I would go to a just and kind of go more in depth and trying to make the photo more interesting again when you use this before enough to button the cool thing that actually added now in new photo, especially if you come from previous versions of fathers, is that the before and after does not include the cropping feature, which is quite nice. Before, you used to see the cropped at the young crop diversion. After you clicked on the Master here on the original, which was quite annoying and confusing, you couldn't actually see what you've done on the photo, especially if you cropped it a lot. In this case here, we they just kind of remove that from the before and after, which is quite nice from some of us. There are into editing into photos will appreciate this a lot. And by the way, another feature Ivan showing on the crop is the flip that we have here can be also flipped horizontally or vertically by holding down the old option key on your keyboard. So if I over the cursor over flip and I hold down the option key, I can flip the photo also vertically. Yes, well, just in case you wanted to know. And also, if you hold down the option key, the rotation tool will change from counter clockwise to clockwise as well. It's very handy. So in the next video gonna show you more about the adjustment tools. 41. Auto Enhance: Okay, Now let's explore the adjust tool here on the top. So I'm gonna click on that, And I've got all this parameters that I can change, which is amazing now that they added so many. But before we dive into all these adjustments, I wanted to show you the enhance tool which is actually up here next to the done button on the top Ryan corner. Just go auto, enhance. So this will automatically adjust your photo. Now, if I click on it, it will automatically adjust my photo. And as you can see, down below on the adjustments have got to section two. Adjustment have been changed. The light and the color. In this case, if I click on the Disclosure triangle next to Light and also next to color I noticed that something has changed that. So the enhanced too changed the the brilliance, the exposure, the highlights and brightness contrast Black point, etcetera. So all these adjustment been done automatically for me, which is pretty handy if I click on the enhance again. It goes back to the original, by the way, you see this sort of a magic wand also outside the editor. Now, if I click on Done. I've got the auto and hunts here as well. So sometimes you just need to go into the photo you want. Click on the Magic one there, and it will do the job for you. And they're adjustment is quite amazing because it's kind of a non intrusive, makes your picture brighter. More contrast. Ika wraps, and this is an improvement that I love about photos. But let's go back in to edit, and then let's remove the auto enhancement to go back where we were here. 42. Revert to Original and Before and After: I just wanted to quickly mention about Revert to original. You get here on the top left, and also these battle here that we kind of explore before, which is our before and after so that will show you the original photo and the edited version and also revert to original will remove also the cropping as well. We'll kind of reset the cropping for you. So if I do that now, after I've done some adjustment, the photo will go back to the very first state. Now, if I made a mistake and I changed my mind, I want to go back to the previous edited version. I can't go to edit on the top left and they can't undo Revert to Original, and that will bring back my edited follows. So it's a very neat way to go back without going through the editing again. 43. Working with Lights Adjustments: Okay, let's look about the adjust, Tom here on the top. And let's have a look at the light for the first adjustment. We have a year on the top. Right corner is light. Now, if you don't see any of these parameters here, you can click on the options triangle next to it to see what's happening here. Now we have this strip here on top, and that allows me to do quick adjustment to the picture in terms of light. So in this, as you can see, will change all the parameters down below automatically for me now, other news. These a lot that just to use it sometimes to the quick adjustments. But I usually go into each off these parameters and change them manually. I also have an option above here to undo. This curved arrow here will undo and reset my adjustment. If I go back, there goes back to all to the center. I can also click on photo, and that will automatically adjust my parameters here, as you can see, boosted a little bit of brilliance. Three exposure went slightly down. The highlights as well went down. The shadow enhanced the shallow. Here the brightness contrast on the black point. So I can just do that and do that for now and now we're gonna dive into each of these parameters. But before we do that, I actually think that the field so that applied before it's not going to kind of work with my adjustment here. So I'm gonna go back to filters and get rid of the field or by clicking on originals here on top. Right. So I'm back to my original photo, and I'm gonna go back to adjust Now, Now, if I do photo ha automatically adjust my photo and it did pretty much the same that it did before. But let's find out all these barometers now. Now we have brilliance here that this is a parameter that is being added in the recent version of photos, and this is kind of an algorithm that uses different kind of lighting adjustments. And, as you can see, sometimes by just moving brilliance will dramatically change the way your photo looks like . So in this case here, I leave it pretty much somewhere there. Now, before we carry on with Exporter. I just changed my mind and I think these photo works best with the fence actually on. So I'm gonna go back to Crop and this is the beauty of editing. You can actually go back and retrieve the missing areas because it's not destructive. So I can go back here and decide to have reset to go back to these other shot, and I could go back to adjust and carry on my adjustment here. Now the exposure focuses on the brightest areas off my photo. So if I drag that, let's say all the way to the right. It will amplify all the brightest areas there, in this case, the Skiles almost becoming white. If I go all the way to the left, it will bring this guy back and also some details as well. But it will bring everything down so all the exposure will go down and the picture will look very dark In order for me to balance this, say, if I want to kind of enhance the sky, but without losing the details of the fence and on the tree and all this nice, beautiful field, I would have to the news highlights down below and this will only enhance the highlights the brightest areas off the photo without compromising the dark areas. So in this case here, I can go all the way to the left to bring these beautiful blue collars and green and yellow colors to life the wife's. If I drag it all the way on the other side, I will announce the sky, but it will not touch the dark areas over the picture. It's just quite handy, so I can actually go here and decide to have it right about there. Nice and reach color and let's play around with exposure a little bit. So to make sure that the picture is not to the Ark still got some exposure up a little bit . So in a way, highlights is a bit more clever than Exporter only changes the brightest areas without compromising the rest. Exposure thus focus on the brightest areas, but it will compromise the entire picture, which is a problems in time. So that's why exposure and highlights kind of go together. Shadows will work very similar to highlights, but on the opposite way, so here will basically recover all the darker areas, all the photos. If I do that, it will bring back the darker area. If I go old away to the left, it will do the opposite it. Sometimes you might find the shadow to be boosted more in one side and the other and you might decide. Actually, it looks quite good. Quite nice this way rather than announce at the dark air in this case here, these pictures and I can Owen open field. So I don't have a lot of dark area here, so I can actually I can be a little bit more adventures and go on the other direction a bit to bring a little bit more details. And this works slightly better than Black Point Black Point kind of bring down all the black points on the pictures. You can see the branches on my tree and the dark area down there on the right hand side becomes darker and even defence feature the black points in the future that gets darker. So make it's kind of like a painting kind of style. Um oh, if you drag away to the other side, it will kind of compromise the whole lot. So it's kind of work similar to exposure, but on the other, on the other end. Essentially. So in this case here, I will probably leave it like this Extra, actually Quite nice. Then we have brightness, which works on the meat tones. You can make the picture very bright, very dark. Ah, but I don't use these a lot. I tend to just just give Italy the bust and leave it there. Then we have contrast and Contras will work with the brightest areas and the darkest area at the same time. So I can actually do that. An experiment What it does if I drive the Contra sold the way to the left and makes the picture almost like like all the colors blends together, you know, way. And if I drag it all the way to the right, it will make it almost like a Yeah, it looks like almost like a fake photo here. So just to recap, the exposure works on the highlights. The black point works on the shadows, and the brightness works on a meat tones. Another teapot there, I usually suggest, is to use Oto first and see what the machine does. And then from there you can recover some details that you might want to bring back. So now that I need that, I can actually undo that to go back to the beginning. Or I can go to edit on the top left here and click on Undo Reset Light and I can go again under edit under Auto Light to go back to my previous editing. So again, use Oto if you don't know how to start. But I can still go back into let's say, highlights and perhaps bring back some details here. I can go even further than if I want to bring that yellow nice collar on the field. And I can still go back into shadow and perhaps bring some details that with shadow. So this would be a starting point for you photo, and you can also switch these parameters on and off by clicking on this blue tick on top. So if I do that, it will only turn off the lights adjustments without anything else. If I did any other adjustment down below here and I want to just turn off one of these parameters, I can just take that box to see before and after. And of course, you have also before and after on the top left there as well, so you can see what was before and after the lights was applied. 44. Colour Adjustments: Okay, let's talk about collars. Now we have a color adjustment down below. Here, lights, I feeling See these parameters, separations, contracts and cast or you to simply click on the triangle next. Two options. If I click on that, it will reveal these three parameters. And again, if you don't know where to start, you can either experiment by moving this strip here above to see what the adjustment actually does. So, as you can see, if I drug there, strip all the way to the right kind of pump up this colors a lot. Or if I drag it all the way there direction is, it makes it black and white, so I can actually start by clicking a photo. That would be my starting point for ups. So let's try that psychic on Oto, and I can see that photos automatically adjusted saturation. The contrast and kind of left the cast as it was. Now, if I use the blue take here to see the before and after that color adjustment, I can see that the sky is slightly more blue and the grass is also a bit greener, and the flowers are also nice and yellow Now let's explore this three parameters. Now the saturation will amplify the colors to make a very, very rhythm pumped up on screen. Otherwise, if I drag it all the way to the left, it will make the photo black and white. So I kind of happy where the adjustment where So if I go back toe Oto was on the 0.9 which is quite nice. I'm gonna leave it like this. The contrast this is is very similar to this contrast here above, But this will only affect the colors. So if I drag that to the left, you see the contrast off the collars here changed dramatically. He left the right. So we're gonna make the sky in the clouds more highlighted. Or I can make them live mint More subtle. No, probably just override this and choose. Let's say I want to stay pretty much here. Like the way looks like the way the clouds and the sky looks like now and on the cast now cast is very similar to a white balance. The only difference is that this will take the original. The actual light that you have in the photo and it will make the photo slightly warmer. Colder. So let's say I want to experiments this and dragged the cast all the way to the right. Sometimes, if you don't know what an adjustment does, just experiment that by dragging it all the way to the right, what, to the left and see what changes you see. Um, I guess I will probably leave it at zero. I think the machine was was right to leave it there. So I'm gonna leave it there, and I'm gonna explore the other options. But by the way, if you just adjust lights and color, it will dramatically change your photo. And you would enough to go any further than that if you don't have to. But let's say we still know happy with this, and we want to an answer even more in the next video. Gonna show you the other adjustment tools 45. Black and White: Now, let's talk about the black and white adjustment. So first of all, I'm gonna close this image. And, Angela, I'm going to use a different one. So I'm gonna cook on down on the top, right to save, but I double click on it to close it on a scroll up here. I'm gonna get one of these photos here from Morocco. Double click on that one, and I'm gonna click on edit now. And one of the first things I do before I touched the black and white adjustment is to use the auto enhance, which is next to the done button above here on the top. Right. So I'm gonna click on that first to see what adjustment I get from the light. Looks like something exchange here. The brilliance has changed the brightness slightly. The black point. Also a little bit. And now I can go down to a black and white and click on the auto button, which is a good starting point and click on auto. And as you can see, this strip down here went all the way almost all the way to the right. But I can also just drag it to choose a different position and see how the picture change. So it looks like the area is quite nice actually gonna leave it there, as in my starting point. But the difference between this trip and the other one's above here, the color and the light is that when I move that strip, it does not change any of my adjustments down below. So I don't know really what what's happening there. So I have to basically go here and start to change myself. But this is a good starting point. Let's say I want to leave the adjustment there, and then I'm gonna go down here below, and I'm going to change. The intensity and intensity basically increases or decreases the different tones off the image so I can actually go there and see our looks. If I go all the way to the right, probably makes it too dark there, especially underneath they had. So I want to make sure that it's not going too far. Sometimes density is as good as its comes up here, so I'm gonna just leave it there. Then we have neutrals and neutrals changes. The meat tones parts off the image, so if I drag the slider to the right and still a bit of changes in the background, which I don't really mind if they change that matchup. So I'm gonna make sure that this is in an acceptable position. It looks like it doesn't change that much. So probably gonna leave it somewhere there in terms of tones. Tones basically is a sort of a contrast, but it makes basically the bright part brighter in the dark parts Docker. So I can do that and play around with the It looks like sometimes the tone. When I drag the tone all the way to the left, it makes the picture quite flat. If I drag it all the way to the right, it would make it more interesting. It will increase the contrast, but I don't want to really overdo that. So I'll make sure that I am somewhere there. And then I've got these fourth parameter down here, which is grain, and that gives me a sort of ah old kind of effect on the picture gives me this grainy effect on also works almost as a sharpened tool, sometimes on images in this case here. Not that much because the picture was already sharpen. But as you can see, I can actually add the little bit of, ah, artistic touch there to make the image looks a bit older. So ever look around with the the adjustment on the black and white again, I suggest to start from the auto adjustment and from there, play around with these four parameters, and now you can see the before and after I can just click on the blue tick next to the black or white adjustment, to see how it was before and after Pretty nice. And now, if I want to save it and just breast the done button on the top right hand corner, and that's the adjustment for black and white. 46. Duplicate images for artistic retouch: Now that I've edited my photo here, two black and white let's say I want to go back to the original, actually want to have the original next to my additives version. So in photos, I can do that because all the editing adjustment are not destructive. So, you know, to retrieve the original here, what? I could do it, actually, double click on it, going to the edit button on top, right? And I've got an option, of course, to revert to Original. But if I do that, I would lose all the adjustment and I would lose my black and white version. So in that case, where you have to do is simply condom. That's up, right? Double click on the photo to minimize it. Then you can right click on the photo and you can duplicate it. Duplicate one photo. Now I've got basically two black and white, so I can actually get the 1st 1 as a regional. And I've got aversion to hear means I've got the other version as black and white, so I can go to the 1st 1 here. I can double click, I can go to edit, and I can revert to original in the top left, and now I could just breast done. I can double click on the photo to minimize it, and now I'm end up having the college one and the black and white version as well. It's pretty neat, so ever look at that. And if you need to do some artistic retouch and you want to retain the original, think about duplicating at first and then play around with a duplicated version. 47. Copy and Paste Adjustments: editing images can be very time consuming, and especially if you have to do several at the same time. So one of the option that we have in photos is to copy and paste adjustment. Now that we got this nice black and white photo we edited before, we want to basically copy these adjustments and paste it into other images that are similar to that. For instance, I've got this image here, but I would like to apply the same adjustment so I can go now on my black and white photo double Click on it. Frankly, Khan added, Now, if you haven't enabled these view thumbnail down below. As you can see, I've got these thumbnails down below my photo. You have to go into view. My says hi Thumbnails by faculty Connick. It will get rid of the thumbnails. I go back to view and click on show thumbnails. I can see the families down there. This could be very handy to switch between photos quickly. Now that I am under the editing tools, I can go on top on the image, my menu bar, and you have got an option to copy adjustment that gives me also the shortcut. She's shift command. See, copy the adjustment. So if I do that and now I go down to my family ill now you can click and hold your cursor to go to the other pictures. Or you can just use the arrows keys in your keyboard to navigate your photos. Let's I wanna have that black and white applied here so I can go now on top on the image. Now I can pace the adjustments by using this so I can click on that. And now the adjustment. Have Bean applied, so that's click on done now, and that's double click on the photo to minimize it. And there we go. Now I've got the same adjustment applied to a different image, and this is nifty the future that will save you a lot of time, especially when you have to add it. Multiple photos, which are similar to each other 48. Histogram: Let's look about the Easter Graham and how we use it during editing. Gonna open these picture here and I'm gonna go into my edit. Now, if you have started to edit just recently, you might not see the instagram in your adjustment tool. So we have to enable that. So we have to go into view on the top, left here on our menu bar. I'm going to show he still room, so we're gonna click on that now Easter Graham comes up here on the right hand side. So the Easter Graham is a graphical representation off the tones in your image or a graphical representation off the exposures off different areas off the image. As you can see, we have thes graph which has these gray tone here and then we have some red, some green. We also have a blue as well that you don't see in this picture in particular. But I'm gonna show you later on on the other images of God air for these video. If you look at the Easter Graham, something from the left, we have all the dark tones. Then we have the meat tones and we have the bright tones here on the right in sight. Or you can call it black areas, meet tones, area and white areas. You can see the image here, has a lot of black areas of dark tones and also has a lot of bright areas. This case, we have the sky here, which is very bright. And then we have these dark areas here, just below the roof here of this temple which is very, very dark. And that's why you say this graph here I from move to a different image down below. I'm going to just move with my arrow keys to switch the next one on you notice the Easter Graham here It's like different has a lot of light areas and less dark areas. Again, we have also the red to the green. We don't see a lot of blue that, but a lot evenly distributed. The next one here we can see a little bit of blue there, and we'll see that the sky that makes the bright area graph going old way up. As you can see here. That's why you have that spike go all the way up and in terms off dark areas, it kind off nicely distributed now. Ideally, what you want to see on the Easter Graham is a graph that starts from here from the left, goes up and is kind of evenly distributed and then goes down again to the Ryan side. But sometimes we have these situation where we have spikes either on the right or the left , and we have to adjust that and we're gonna use the later on levels and curves. So let's go to next one just to compare the different kind of instagram. Now, this image here has a lot of dark areas. As you can see, we got lots of blue tones, lots of green tones that are in these area here and kind of end up being very dark and being we don't have really bright areas here that much. That's why the graph ends here. Ideally, we wanna have and nicely, evenly distributed graph going all the way to the right. But it is not in this picture. We have to basically adjust that as well. And this image, the brightness is definitely better than the previous one. And as you can see now, the dark area here starts from that corner and goes up. And we have some blue tones, some green tones as well that some rack tones as well old way down. And you can see also this gray area here is for ruminants. So we have our read our green and our blue. And also we have ruminants as well. And these are all parameters that we can change later on on the levels and on the curves. And let's have a look at the other image we have. So this image here has this lovely cherry blossoms. We see the graph fear, which is kind of nicely distributed as well. We have some dark areas here which is probably is these area here with these branches which is kind of dark, and we promise to brighten up a bit and end up being also kind off bright in these other side, which basically results in this clouds here being very bright. So we can still I just something on this picture we can enhance the colors as well and the last picture here is again We have these Instagram starting up from a dark area, which is kind of OK going up and we have a lower green tones, writedowns, luminous and blue, which are kind of nicely distributed and nicely leveled. And then we have some red, some green and some blue. And then we have luminous going as well, evenly and kind of ends in the right place there. But we can't still adjust this. So as a reference, make sure that you know that these are the dark areas, the meat tones and the highlights or bright areas here on the right. We're gonna talk about the Easter Graham in the following videos when we were going to spend sometimes in levels and in curves. But that's what you need to know about Easter room. And if you don't want to see it there against the skin on the triangle next to it to collapse it. If you wanna see it, you just press on under again and you'll see it that this could be quite useful if you want to check quickly at one glance. If a picture as the right levels as the right tones, so you know exactly what adjustment needs to be edited 49. Working with Levels: and this video gonna show you how to use the levels and curbs gonna show you all the different ways I use them when I added my pictures Now I've got this image off Kyoto here with this nice temple with Cherry Blossom. Now, I haven't edited anything in this image yet, but I'm gonna go into my adjustment tools here and one of the first things I do when I added the picture, I click on the auto enhance here on top. So when I do that, the photos will automatically adjust the picture for me and kind of made it a little bit more pink here, here for my cherry blossom and kind of made also the temple slightly brighter, Which is kind of nice if I want to compare the before and after I can click on before. Enough the bottom on top left there or compressed the M Boston for Master, for he was the M. And I see the original and the modified version. Ah, kind of like the way is being enhanced, and I'm gonna leave it as is, and then I'm gonna go into my levels click on levels here, and I see exactly the same graph that I see you on top of my instagram. When you hover the cursor over these instagram here on the levels, you'll see we have these three lines here, and these are actually five different levels that we can change. The 1st 1 start from the left is our dark tones. Then we have the shadow. These will just a shadow, our image. So if I move for since dark tone now, I move that old away to the right. I'll see the picture gets darker. Little is a dark tone gets the Harker on if I move the second disease from my shadows, so that will increase or decrease the shadows on my image that I've got my meat tones. When I do that, it will change the shadow. And again I got the highlights. Here on the other side is for my highlights that will make right areas brighter, and the meat tones will move thumb both accordingly. And as you can see the Easter Graham above, here's changing. When I'm moving the meat tones changing the levels, then I've got highlights, as I said, and then I've got the white areas or bright tones off my image, and I could move as well to make the image brighter at the top. Here we have RGB. So when we change these five levels here, we actually change the red, the green, the blue colors and the blends off our image. So the these represents all the colors on the image. And if I click on the pop up menu there, I've got the other parameters ago, Luminescence got red, green and blue. That can be changed separately. So I could for wanna just enhance the reds in my image. I can go to read and play around with this graph. I'm gonna show you exactly how this works. And then I've got luminous and luminous, is mainly used for black and white monochromatic photos. But you can also use that for color images as well. Let's go back to RGB. So the first types that I do is use the photo enhance any second, See, when I do there, it will change the light off my image and the color as well. And I've got the levels here. Now I've got these nice photo button so I can click on the auto button to see what what it does on hasn't done that much. Let's say I want to boost the color this pink call of my cherry blossom so I can actually go into each individual call down here. It's an go to read, and they're gonna just move the dark area off the red. Just see how it goes. Um, I can change the shadow. And if I do that actually boosting the shadow for the Reds only for the tone reds or I can make it kind of colder here, so I can actually go slightly there. And as you conceal to the temple, yes, the structure gets kind of warmer as well. I go to the meat towns I can make that even pink about. Of course, I need to make sure that I don't go to over to the left. Well, the West is gonna make everything else to rent. So after yes, will be careful. Here goes, everything will be affected and they're gonna go to the highlights so I can move the I light either left or right, so you can lead to trust your eyes here and see what levels you you prefer. Okay, this is kind of nice. And then we have the bright areas here, so I can make that, um, brighter can make it very, very pink. But this case, Yeah, I will probably stick where where I am now. The graph, it goes old way up here. Got the spikes off green, the spikes of red. I'm gonna leave it as it is and I'm gonna go into the blue. I know that I've got some blue, just part, probably the blue sky So I can go to blue here and I move the dark area just to see what's happening there. So I'm kind of experimenting these levels and see if it makes any changes in terms off look and again, I'm kind of focusing on the cherry blossom here, and the structure behind needs to be kept as really a sponsor. Both this for my editing or the ones you can get Very creative here. And you can move. Let's say, ah, the one of these adjustment, either along the way to the right or to the left to make a very on artificial kind off look of the image. But it's really up to you. But what I'm doing here trying to make sure that I level up the highlights again. I'm going either left the right to make sure that it doesn't look too artificial. And I think those pinks there, those pink colors look about right there and then on the highlights here I can go slightly to the left. Let's see what different does make looks like and makes the structure off our temple a little bit to warmer here, so I will probably keep it right. What it was here for the greens. We can try to just adjust the greens and again going through the same procedures and see that the greens are boosted mainly on the temple. Ah, a little bit on the branches here on our cherry blossom. Andi. I will probably leave it as it is. And and I can also go here on top and click on the blue button here to compare how it was before pretty cold. And now it's nice and warm, and you have this lovely pink tone on the on an image. So let's go to the Cubs 50. Working with Curves: and on the curves. Now on going to use the same parameters, of course. RGB ago Red, green and blue US. I can change the same parameters and go a similar graph as my Easter Graham here above. And you should be able to see these graphic if you don't see any graph, or you need to simply place the cursor where that Linus, and just click on it to create a note. When you do that, you should be able to see this graph and again is very similar to our instagram on top on top he on the levels have got green, but I actually change that too. RGB to go back to the to the main view off my colors and my levels so I can see the same thing here. Ah, well, the thing I do on the curves because this will change the levels off my Easter Graham dramatically. So what I can do? I can choose one of these options down below. Now I've got these this first I drop here. If I click on it is going to tell me to choose a collar in the father to set its black point and I've got the 2nd 1 here, and that allows me to select a gray area on my image and the 3rd 1 any white point in my image. So, for instance, if I'm not happy with the way the photo look what I can do, I can just go toe to say the black eye drop and I can point at any black area on my photo. Let's see if I click anywhere there under the roof. It's kind of level up my dark areas already. And when I do that, I see this black point here under the curves. If I want to find out about the gray area, I can go again and I drop it. I can point in any gray area. Let's say the great area there will be one of these part of the structure off my image on Let's go to the white area. I would probably say the sky is the white area here, so I will click on it, and it didn't change that much. Now, if in if in your image, this will change dramatically your colors and your tones, or you need to simply undo that by clicking on the undo button here next to the altar and there will bring everything back to the same levels. Now, one bartender is a lot. Is this here? Next to these I drop. That allows me to select a point in my image that I can dent change in my cuff. So I'm gonna just click there near this pink because I want to change this pink collar. And when I do that, I should be able to see a little no deal dot here on my graph. And then I can simply drag that either up and down to see what sort of changes I can make when the doctor is right in the middle kind of snaps either up on down. And it changed the image dramatically, so I kind of need to either drag that dot slightly up, so it gives me a little bit more control. Oh, how I can move it and very mind. Be very careful. When you move these lines, it can change the picture dramatically. You just don't need to use curves very in a very subtle way. So this case here, I'm just gonna make sure I see a little bit of the structure off the temple just to bring up some dark area slightly brighter. If I want to work on specific colors, I can go to the RGB here and let's say I want to work only on the Reds. I've got only the Reds now and again. I can do the same thing. I click on that cologne, but on there and I can just point at the color. I want to play around with that someone. I'll play with this pink again and click on it. And now the pink will be there. And now I can just move that either up and down. I can just move above that line or below that line to make it colder. Well, to bring some more reds. And when I do, that is a subtle movement. But you see now all the wood area here on my temple are enhanced and also here on top of this on the peak of these temples, well, it's slightly more reddish. It's kind of nice, and I can also compare now if I take the blue box here to, uh, short before and after. Looks like it looks much better with the with the curved on. I can also go to Green or Blue. Let's try blue first because we have the blue Skype, which is kind of white here, and it's going to the same thing. I'm gonna click on that button there to point a color. I want to I want to actually see or my curved graphs off. A soon as I click on the sky is going to show me whether dot is as look like that the doctor was all the way up there so I can actually move that dot to change the tone there and looks like doesn't change a lot because there is not a lot of blue there. Let's try with green and again we go into In this case, you're not gonna point at anything because I don't see any green. Probably lead in the branch here so I can actually click on the branch here on give me this green and comes up here all right below here. My me tones. And this is kind of the area where the shadows are because, you see, this is where the shadows are. If you see the levels so I can actually drive these either up down. So if I want to make that more pink, I can just drug that slightly down. I want to see a little bit more green. I can just track that slightly up and again. You need to kind of balance that because now we have the temple behind and we have the cherry blossom so we can donate to decide. What do we want to highlight in this picture? So in this case, you want to make sure I got a little bit of grain. Aziz, you can see I've just done a subtle movement, subtle adjustment here on the curves. So you need to be very careful how you move your adjustment if you could fight. If I go any further than that, look what happened. It makes everything greenoe, everything kind of purple here. So I need to make sure you just do subtle adjustment and kind of trust your eyes as well, um, to move things around and balance the colors. Now let's have a look at the before and after on his image. If you press them on your keyboard or click on the top left here next to Revert Original to see how it was before, and it's now. We did a pretty dramatic change here. So you see, that looks much better. Now, in the next few, I'm gonna show you the same adjustment in different images as well. So you get the gist off using levels and curves. 51. Levels and Curves example 1: Now I'm gonna go to the next image, so I've got these thumbnails down. And by the way, if you don't see that families you can go to view and click on show thumbnails Ojai, Tamils. And the shortcut is old s. So if I do also command s it will reveal my thumbnails down below. If a breast commanders for press option is sorry, it will, it will make the thumbnail disappear. So I'm gonna go back to the thumbnails and use my right arrow key on my keyboard to go to the next picture. And there we go. Now, I've got the, uh the adjustment levels open at the same place where I was in the previous picture. So what we need to do simply go back into RGB on the curves and levels. And again, the first things I do is the auto adjustment to or the auto enhance on top here, little magic wand. First of all, just Teoh make some quick adjustment. Looks like a kind of bring up lots of pinks here. Lots of nice, lovely colors there. We lost before and again. We have our instagram here with a lot off black areas me tones are evenly distributed and then we have lots of highlights here. Lots of bright areas here because the picture is very bright. Eso let's go into levels here and again, going to the black points here and just move that. It looks like a mix the temple roof too dark. So I'm gonna leave it as it is and let's play with shadows. So let's say if I do that, it will bring a little bit more details on the structure of the building of the temple. Just quite cool. We're not too much. And let's move the meat tones and see what adjustment we can do here. Um, OK, looks like that's fine so far, and school to the highlights. We're gonna make sure we don't make the picture too bright. And as you can see, if I move the highlights, the Easter Graham on top is moving. As I said in the previous videos, you wanna have any store arm that is equally distributed, and it starts year from the left, goes up and then goes down on the other corner on the right hand side just to make sure you have perfect levels. But sometimes it's not always like this. So by moving the highlights, knee here are basically making the picture slightly darker. I'm just lowering down the highlights so the sky gets almost cloudy in a way that we can move the bright areas to see if my compensating net will make the picture slightly more acceptable. It looks like it blows up the sky too much. So I'm gonna just leave it right there. And the reason why I do that is because my graph now ends right there. Where my curse Aries. So sometimes I look at the Easter grandma will even look at the picture and just to make sure the graph kind of levels up correctly. But of course, you need to look at your image as well to make your adjustment correctly. Okay, Once we've done that, we can even go to levels here and we can go to reds and we can adjust our reds that goto highlights here just to make sure that our cherry blossom are slightly pink. Yah, when I move, the highlights here is gonna give me this lovely tone on the sky as well. On the clouds make a slightly pink. Here it's not too bad. Let's move the meat tones and again from over the meetings to the right, it will make the image slightly darker and actually colder in a way. And if I move it to the other side, makes the cherry blossom more pink just quite nice. And then we can go to the shadow, see if you can compensate a little bit of shadow here on. I will probably leave it like this because I'm looking at the temple behind to make sure that it's not getting to pink and stays kind of green there. I could also go to green under my levels, and I can adjust the greens so I can go toe highlights just the highlights. The green, my temple on it Looks like the sky also becomes a little bit more pink them before Ah, let's see, looking at the Easter Grammas. Well, to see if these collars are evenly distributed as well, it's not too bad. I'm gonna move me tones. I like the ISS spink, and I'll leave it there, and I'm gonna go to my shadows kind of bring up the details off my blossoms here. Beautiful. Okay, so I've done my fine adjustments here on the levels Not gonna go into my curves So on the curves the first things I do is going to RGB She's read Green and blue. So I'm gonna go here and actually quite happy we the colors. But I want to bring a little bit of more green on my temple there. So I'm gonna go actually and select the green. No, I didn't go back to RGB. I'm gonna click on my I dropped their actually my target button here, and I'm gonna select my green. And I don't got these thought here on the curves that I can actually drag either Apple. Now to see if I can level up my greens. It looks like the movement here is very subtle again. And I can do it before and after by clicking on the blue Boston here. Okay. Looks like his lately greener, which is not too bad. But as you can see, I kind of lost a little bit of pink on my cherry blossoms so I can do I can go back to read , and I can click her in there and point at my cherry blossom. And now I can just move that level up so I can be selective here. But again, I need to be careful, because if I move up too much, is gonna make everything else to read. So I'm going to just move slightly up and and I can do before enoughto and I can do before enough to hear on top, to see the global adjustments. That's how it was before Now, before and now. So some of you, perhaps I would like to play around with this more. Perhaps you prefer toe have a color like this, but I like to have these artistic look. So I play with levels and curves to achieve these sort off effect in the next video gonna show you mawr example off levels and curves. 52. Levels and Curves example 2: Okay, let's go to the next image. She's our lovely temple here. I've got some nice green colors and some red colors that we can definitely just under our levels and curves. So let's go back into levels here and it's goto rgb again. I'm gonna go to curves again and go back to RGB as well. Now you see, on top on the instagram and also on the levels that we have a pretty decent graph here. We don't have a lot of dark areas or dark tones. We're going up here. The words the shadows were quite of quite a bit of shadows here, and then we have down the meat owns we kind of lowering down the levels and then we going all the way down here on the bright areas on the white tones here So we can actually bring these picture up with bright owns and by just moving the level here on the right hand side just to see how it looks. If I do, that is going off course move The meat owns the highlights, the shadow all at once. So I don't want to make to blown up. So I'm gonna make sure Make sure that I got on a flight and I've got the graph that just hands you can see. He just ends and kind of dissent here at the end. Off my instagram on the other side, the dark areas well needs to be kind of dark in up a bit because it's too bright, as you can see. A soon as I moved a dark adjustment here to the right, it will make the picture darker. So, as you can see here, below the Stempel roof, I've got a little bit more details. And now I can move the shadow to level up the shadow and I'll probably leave it somewhere there. Not too much the want to lose the details off these pine tree as well. And then I'm gonna play around we the colors. Now I can go on the Reds here on the levels and I can move, for instance, the shadow on the Reds to see if I can amplify that. Ah, the one on make it too pumped up. I want to just have a little bit off change their me tones. Let's have a look at the meat tones here. A nice little pink color here in the background with his cherry blossom has lovely. And then we're gonna go into the highlights. Make sure the highlights also, uh, pretty much leveled. If you don't know where to start here, my suggestion is to use the photo button here on top. If we do that, it will automatically adjust it for you. But in this case, I don't really like the way is done it for this pictures. I'm gonna go back in to edit and undo photo levels to go back where it was. I like this nice reflection and is nice brightness on the roof off this temple. And after I done that, I can go to the greens and I can just change again the greens here. So to make it slightly darker on the highlights, make sure you've got this nice, vivid green by moving the highlights slightly to the left. Now I'm gonna go to curves and I click on the button to clone a color here to actually see it on my graph. Soon as I click on that green, I see this little nod here. This is where the green is not gonna move that curve it up on down and see if the image changes the way I want. So let's say fight old way up here makes it too bright when I lose lots of details. There I go down and makes it slightly too dark. But I can kind of gain a little bit off details there. We're gonna leave it just there. I haven't changed that much, you see, But I made a little bit off difference. If I click on the before enoughto next to curves, brighten up the picture of it and kind of brought to life the greens. I'm gonna go to the same thing on the Reds. This case? Yeah, that one was a global adjustment. I'm gonna go to Reds here. I'm gonna do the same thing on a click on the Reds. I want to change. Probably gonna choose this just down below this roof and then I've got my adjustment there and just move the No. Top is You can see how just a subtle movement can change the picture dramatically. And if I go down, it will lose a lot of town on my reds, so I'm gonna just leave it. This was here. It's very bright. I could actually leave it there. The one of blowing up too much. Actually, it was two read. They're not just tone it down a bit. I'm gonna go to my green and again I'm gonna point at the green. I want to change it. So I want to change the green here on this roof quite like the caller here. And let's have a look if I can make that slightly better if I wanted down and makes it very dark, almost like it's it's an image after the rain. And if I turn it up a bit, it looks a little bit more almost like artificial. So I want to just make sure that I'm kind of in between. So I'm here. That's what I was probably slightly darker. Wanna make a slightly darker and again before and after subtle movement again, and it's it's kind of up to you How you want that too, to be okay. I kind of like that. Um, this is the original kind of becoming bluish. Almost another one of the one I have that effect actually want to make a slightly guerena. Now we're gonna go into blue and I get into blue. If you don't know where to click, I will probably just click somewhere in the middle there and let's see if I move that up. Makes the roof to bluish. I'm with down slightly. Let's try here where these graph as this blue area in my shadows, the shuttle parts and see if I can make that a little bit more interesting by dragging that down and now, before enoughto quite like actually, the way it looks nicely, the brighter and I've got my green announced I've got my red and undefined. Not sure about the red. I can go back to the Reds market and should make this a little bit. I can't readjust slightly like this. Okay, so let's have a look that before and after on top your left before and after, before and after, so I make the picture slightly brighter. Some of you perhaps do not agree with this with this adjustment, Marco, I like the fact that it's these bright. If you really want to darken up, these area can go against the green here on the levels and under curves and makes and make the green slightly darker. We can also do go to an answer we haven't done at the beginning, so we click on the magic wand on top. It looks like the order just kind of bring up a lot of details, just quite nice. So it basically went into light and he went into colors as well. So we kind of played around already with the levels and curves. So if you want to do any further adjustment, you can goto lights and you can see what's being changed here and on the colors. And I can go to options and colors and the saturation. He has been pumped up a bit, so I can actually go here and play with that a little bit more. So let's see if I move the situation even further. Probably still much looks like a painting. Almost otherwise, I had to go old way to the other side and it makes it to dull. So probably stick. Quote was 0.13. I'm gonna close colors Bangla close the lights as well, some back to my levels and curbs. Okay, let's have a look in before and after before kind of dull and kind of washed up colors and now everything is kind of brought to life. I love it. I'll see in the next video. Are we going to do further adjustment with levels and curves? 53. Levels and Curves example 3: When you have darker photos, it's kind of hard to bring him back to life, especially if they are J. Paige photos. But if you work with raw images, say if you have a DSLR camera and you have and you work with raw images, you can actually make some changes there. But this is another topic altogether. So that's play with this image. So first of all, we're gonna go in tow. Are magic one on top to brighten up the picture. It looks like now the orange kind of came to life and we're gonna go now into before, even looking at levels and curves. I'm gonna go into colors, looks like is one of the adjustment has been changed, and I don't like the way it's being amplified in terms off orange. Gonna just bring that down a bit because kind of a little bit too much to my taste. And let's have a look at the contrast here off the collar. Ah, that's seven. Look, looks like I will probably leave it somewhere there. Not gonna close colors. Let's go back into levels. Now we're gonna go into RGB, and as you can see, the graph goes all the way to the dark here starts from the dark tone and it goes down and dies almost on the bright areas here. So one of the things I have to do into just drunk the bright areas, the bright tone toe match, and to meet where the graph starts. And as you can see, the image already start to come up to life. And we're gonna do a little bit off work on the shadows. So I'm basically now leveling up all the colors. I'm not playing with any specific color at the moment. Just making sure I've got this nice natural effect. And in this case, yeah, I wanna have a natural color. Biggest. We have lots of orange here in the picture. I don't wanna make it too pumped up like this. It looks very, very fake. But at the same time, it's something that is convey very subjective. You will need to decide how you want that picture to be. Ah, In this case, you're gonna go slightly to the left here just to make the orange a little bit more riel. Now we medical to the meat tones on Let's see these looks too dark to me. So we're gonna go to the bright area here. I'm trying to compromise the diffusion off the photo. Biggers, if I go into further might become too grainy and I will lose a lot of details. So in this case, you will probably stick the meat owns there. The highlights. That's a look. How that can work on the right on the left, you can see I've got lots of oranges. If I go all the way to to the left, I'm gonna just leave this roughly here and I got I'm not using the altar, but you are free to you the other first as a starting point for both levels and curves. Once you've done that, I can actually go into the Reds. This case I need to kind of work with this a little bit. I could go to the dark area here, the reds, and see all these kind of ruined collars that we have And this ruined areas here on this, um, on this structure, Camby announced, If you like to make a slightly darker Onda, we can just move the shadow. The shutters can actually be introduced. The bit of the West if I just get rid of them, Her looks all very blend Blended him here. Another one that to look like this song make a little bit off, given the lack of definition here with shadows gonna do the make tones as well. Touch the meat tones lightly, and I'm gonna go back to highlights. Make sure the highlights are I'm not blending in. What I'm looking at now is all these pillars and these pillars needs to be kind of separate to each other. So if I blend them in by pumping up the color too much, you will lose a lot of details. You lose a lot off kind of the effect of, um, the depth effect on this picture. So I'm gonna just make sure I'm right there, okay? And in terms off brightness, that's have a look. If I can bring this is this is probably too much. So I'm gon brought. Believe it there. And as you can see now on top, my sta gram looks much better on the right hand side. Not so much on the left, but I kind of adjusted it now and let's go back to RGB now. and I go back into cubs on the curves. I'm gonna go into reds on going to point at the Reds. This case, I'm gonna point at this area here, and then I'm gonna move. No, my red either up and down to see if I can adjust that to make more riel. But I want to also bring up some colors here. Okay, that's fine. I'm gonna try to use a black point here. I'm gonna just choose one of these black area down below. As you can see, as soon as I do that, it makes the image darker. She's no ideal. So I can actually move these black points down here on the curve to see if I can compensate that it's probably too much. So if you made a mistake or if you decide, actually, other one to do that, you can go back to edit and undo change, and they will change each individual step. You did otherwise, if you want to just start again on the curves, you just press that three set, actually. And in my case, I want to just the reset the curves because I'm not happy with that. Gonna try again be the Reds and then clone a red. And then I'm gonna try now to adjust it. Okay, let's say this is the adjustment for me. I'm happy with that. And I go into color above here and that's safe. I can change a saturation to be a little bit slightly orangey. Not too much, though. Contrast. I wanna have more contrast actually. And actually contrast here will bring alot these pillars. Ah, kind of look separate just good. How close colors and let's do it before and after. That's before Pretty dark enoughto Quite nice that school to the next image and we're gonna play around a bit more with the adjustment. 54. Levels and Curves example 4: the next image. Now our agenda is our lovely cherry blossom here from my Japan trip. So I can actually again go back into the magic wand on top to enhance my image. And then I can go down here on the levels and I can see now the graph stars from the dark tone gold way up here in the shadows. Look, I got some Midtown's some highlights and then goes down here. There's not too bad we can do just some subtle adjustment here just to bring the pink to life on. If I do that, it will make the branches too dark. So let me just stick with that full now, just leave it there. We're going to shadows and we're gonna move the shadow slightly and I will probably say, Just move slightly to the right and then the meat tones again. Ah, wanna make the image too dark. So I'm gonna move the meat on slightly to left and then the highlights again, the highlights will change dramatically. The look off the clouds as well in the background so I can If I drag it all the way to the right, it will kind off make them darker on bond. If I drug it that to the left, it will bring them to life, but will be mashed kind of together as white. So again, make sure you kind of find a middle way. There we go. Um, this case here, I'm gonna just try something else. Gonna leave RGB here and I'm gonna go down to curves and select my red here, I'm gonna click on the clone tool here. I'm gonna click on the Colin. I want to adjust. So when I just that call of their I've got that in my curves And I'm not gonna move that to see if I can bring this pink to life. And if I do just a subtle movement taken See this blood lee collar coming up on screen? If I drag that down and makes a very cold, uh, which I don't want for this picture. I want to make sure the image goes old way up year. Not too much. Otherwise it makes the sky pink as well. Make sure you enhance it just right there. And then I'm gonna choose blue because I want to make sure that sky here is also adjusted on a click on that and clone When I say clone, I mean to just select the color to have it represented here My graph on the curves. So if I now move that note I can make the sky blue Uh, and I can still retain my nice, lovely cherry blossom color Kind of nice, actually, by drawing in that blue highlights are I can actually see more pink when I say highlights means that the graph here is the same line as my levels and thes area of the levels. As as I mentioned previous videos, that is our highlight adjustment. And if we go down here, we are roughly on the highlights area. So beautiful. So the way it looks now actually do a comparison before and after looks very warm here. And if I apply that brings the sky and the branches and nice cherry blossom to life. And if I go above here before enoughto om and see, this is the original and this is the modified version. Lovely. Okay, so in the next video, we're gonna do the last image for this serious off levels and curves. So I hope you're enjoying so far and I'll see you very soon. In the next video 55. Levels and Curves example 5: at the last image off the serious is our nice king Kikuchi Temple, the Golden Temple in Kyoto. And we're going to adjust this image right now. So first things first, we're going to the magic wand here on top. I love the magic off photos and again it brings this nice gold color to life and the green Anil to the blues. Very beautiful. Now I can go into levels. You can go to RGB here and see autograph is working here. Looks like the levels that my dark tones here are. Okay, I can go down appear. There's lots of shadows. I can see these shadows here below here the temple is a shadow here on the lake be those shadows areas on Then we have me tones. We have a little bit of red here green and then we have our highlights and then goes down to our bright tones as well. So I can actually move that to make it slightly brighter so you can see the cloud there on the image actually can be slightly brighter. Even though if I do that at work, I compromise basically the Instagram here. You can see that Spike there on top. So it can be It cannot be rightful, some of you. But I still prefers to have a nice, bright picture. And even if I have to go back later on, it's fine If I use the dark tone and I moved them to the right, I can bring in some details off the greens here. But I lose details off my temple here, down below, which I don't really mind to lose just to compensate with the rest off the all the background. And then I'm gonna go to the meat towns, remove the meat tones slightly to the left, and the shadow is the compass to compensate the shadow slightly. Uh, I think I'm losing details on my temple here. So let me just go back to the May tones, and then I'm gonna move the shuttle slightly to the left, and then I'm gonna go to my highlights and bring the highlights off the picture slightly to the left as well. Okay, now I'm gonna go into my curves again, and this case, I want to make sure I get the green first I'm gonna click on I tool, and I'm gonna just clone a green. I'm gonna grow in that dark green there, which is right down here, which is called some shadows as well. I'm gonna drive that up to bring some green into life, See, Fight go down. It becomes too cold. Gonna bring it up a bit. I can still compensate the rest, and then I can go into the blue again I'm gonna point of the blue of the sky and I'm gonna move that level up a bit. So I got the blue, the nice blue sky, the reflection on the lake as well. Andi, be careful here because it might make the picture too cold, but it really depends what you want to. Uh, well, you want the picture to look, and then we're gonna go into the Reds, and we got some reds actually, here we have thes shadows, uh, just down below the roof off the temple. So we could, in theory, just move the line here, the curve, um, right from the center. And see if we can bring those tone to life. A swell kind of nice, actually. The fact that I've got this nice, lovely tone here and I've got also some plants here as well. Bringing up the lovely color. It's not too bad. And let's have a look before and after before after. Looks lovely like this. Um, I wouldn't touch that much, Really. I couldn't go to call her again, And I can play with the saturation a bit, which hasn't being changed a lot with the auto adjustment. But if I do that and make it more saturated to make it more, um, kind of to amplify the color you can see becomes normal, Almost artificial, but it looks lovely. Um, otherwise you can go all the way to the other side. Makes a very Daalder quite like the fact they have got nice, rich colors here. I'm gonna leave it right there, and I'm not gonna touch contrast a tool. When I leave it as it is, I'm gonna close color. Andi, My job is pretty much done here. So I hope you enjoy these series of videos about levels and curves and how I go about any things with these two tools. The following video. I'm gonna show you more exciting adjustments that we can apply to our images 56. Fine tuning with White Balance: So let's look about white balance now Going to use one of my image here on a double click on this image here, me in Jordan on gonna click on edit and I've got the white balance right here. Now I've got on the white balance three different ways to balance my temperature. Here, we're gonna go. I've got neutral gray skin tone and temperature and tent. So let's start from neutral gray. So what you can do here as soon as you click on it, it will automatically adjust your image. So click on the blue here to see the before and after this was before in these is after using neutral gray. I cannot see you the I drop here to point at any neutral gray and say, of course, that neutral gray here on my backpack, and it will bring that sort off warmth. I can also change the warm down here with this lighter to make it warmer. Actually, who make a cold in this case warmer looks like to warm there. So that is one way to balance your white or you can actually use skin tone. And this is specifically for skin tones. If I do that, you'll notice now that the before and after the image is very warm here. Even my skin here it's very warm is almost the same SD as the, um um, background here. So if I click on that again to turn it on, kind of balance, their out actually looks more riel. And the light is also less That's warm. And I could also change that if I wanted to to make it slightly warmer. If I'm not really happy with that and still make that slightly warm, not too much. And then I've got also an option to I use the eye drop and I can get that to my face, for instance, to balance that to my to my skin. Otherwise, they can go to temperature and tend to quite like that one, because it gives me a couple of, um, adjustment here that I can change so I can go here again, and I can point at any neutral gray again. I'm gonna go to this neutral gray here and I can change the temperature here. Um, again, You see, this is probably in Calvin this number 6000 so the lower you go the colder gets on, the higher the number, the warm it is, and this is you find it also in ah, lightning. When you buy light bulbs and you see the temperature, that's if you see temperature goes down to 5000. Means that the light is called otherwise is warm. So let's see. I Let's see. You want to keep it somewhere here, and then I can change the tent on dykan, go in a lot of slightly purplish year or gets slightly greener instead, So I can just I just that OK, click on auto. I quite like the auto, actually. So I'm gonna stick with the older like the color that brings in. And I just want to move the warmth slightly in and a little bit to the right just to make a slightly warmer. So So that's the white balance adjustment. Play around with these three options neutral gray skin tone and temperature intent and used the high drop because this is kind of makes your life much easier when you have to point at neutral gray to set up the right wide violence on your picture. And again, I'm gonna show you another image Now that I'm here under our image images to add it gonna go back into the one in Kyoto. You know, that's the image that we edited before you go into edit. And we use the white balance. If I now click on the photo was already on the old, actually, and you'll see how dramatically changes the tone of our image years. If I turn that off, goes back to this very bright orange. And if I turned their own, it was kind of back to a normal view. Um, but again, this is kind of an artistic choice. So you got to decide what you wanna have. If you wanna have this nice collar or these other color, it's really up to you. Depends on the mood off the photo as well. So I can actually even leave it like this and then goto warmth and then kind of make it slightly warmer, too. Kind of bring a little bit of ah texture on on my image. Okay, Okay. Play around with white balance. And this is just another asset that you have in your arsenal off tools for editing. You'll images 57. Selective Colours: Okay, let's start to make some fun editing with selective color. I've got this image here. I'm gonna show you how these selective color tool works. We're going to add it again, the top, and we gonna go into selective color, which is these icon here. Just click on the disclosure triangle next to it. I mean, close white balance for now. And now the way it works is like this. You basically select the color you want change in this case, this car as it is nice, bright, direct color. So we're gonna click on the red here, and there were going to clone this color by using these high drop. Gonna basically click on it and select the red. And after you do that, you basically start to change this parameters down below. So we have the hue and this will change the color off our car or red so I can make that say , orange or yellow, or I can go all the way on the other side to make it purple. So that's they want to make a nice I'm purple here. Saturation is the intensity off the color. I can make that very, very purple Oh, I can just make it almost gray if I wanted to. In this case, Yeah, I'm gonna go up a bit then I got luminous and this is kind of the brightness off their color so I can make a super bright like this, Mike and go darker. So let's try to go somewhere around here, and then we have range, and these range will change the effect off the neighboring colors. At the moment, we don't have any kind of neighbouring colors the isil about this collar here. But if I make a change that if I drag the range old way to the left slowly, almost almost zero you'll see you notice some changes. You have the colors on the edges off our car and what the other colors probably are where this reflection is, I'm gonna show you a better example for this range in the next image. But this is the way you would change the color. Let's go and press done for now, on gun, Just double click and go back here on. Gonna go up here. I'm gonna choose one of my Marrakech photos. Click on it when I go to edit and I'm gonna just go back to selected color again I'm gonna change the color off this blue bright blue. So first of all, I'm gonna just select the blue I want to change I'll probably say it's that one there Click on the I drop and clone the color by selecting it And now we're gonna change the hue First of all to change the color So from blue we can make it nice and purple And then we're gonna go to saturation to make even a bit more intense And then we're gonna go to ruminants to make a brighter or darker I would say looks more natural this way And then we have the range here now a fight drug the range down below Looks like it makes almost the color that I just changed Go away. But I noticed the older neighboring colors. I need to make sure they're not actually affecting that colors. So I make sure there are Okay, it looks like they are. Okay, so I'm gonna leave this range as it is for now. I'm gonna change another call. I'm gonna change these yellow color here, so I'm gonna go into the yellow here when I use the eye drop on a point at the yellow and I'm gonna change the hue and again I'm gonna move that either left the right. It's up to you if you want to make greeny can make green. And as you can see, when I make that green, everything else is a yellow is also becoming green. This vase and this also this kind of protection roof on top becoming also green. Otherwise, I didn't go all the way the other side to make it kind of orangey orange, pink or that way go the situation May I can make it very orange on a strike that yes, make it very bright. They're gonna go to ruminants. We can make this slightly red as you notice now the range when I change this parameters exchanging also the vase slightly so on the range Here I can minimize that by moving the range down. And as you can see, the vase knives going back to these through its its original color. But if you go any further down with range, it will remove the color that you applied initially on the area. So if you don't want to lose that color in just to move the range slightly up. So you still have a little bit off, um, orange here. But the vase stays yellow in a way, so the range can be quite good way to attenuate that color to other objects that are adjacent to cholera. You changing okay, Ever found with this and again, If you want to do before and after you can do that, that's before that's after. So you can be very creative with cited color. Ever look around and let's make some artistic editing in your library. 58. Definition and Sharpening: Okay, let's look about sharpening and definition. So I'm going to open an image and I'm gonna go into at it again. Now on the sharpen sharpen as three different sliders and we also have a nice photo bottom as well. Now, before I go into these three is lighters and just want to assume the image in just to show you what it does. And hopefully you're going to see the changes here. Now we have these three sliders here we have the intensity, the edges and the fall off. So basically, the intensity is just increases the intensity off your sharpening tool. But it's not really sharpening is actually more like an increase off contrast where pixels blend between each other. So it just increases the contrast. That's what it does. So what I'm doing now with intensity is the more I go to the right, the more contrast I can see on my cherry blossom here just pretty cool. The edges is how much the neighboring pixels are affected. So if I move the edges slider to the right, I can see all the pig cells there are around my area that I just sharpened affected so I can see more details. And if I'm going to fall off here, the fall off essentially is how the edges blends between each other and so I can move the fall off. Ah, all the way to the right, away to the left if I want to decrease that. But usually when you use the Oto button, these edges and full off stays exactly in the same position, no matter what image I use when I click on Oto, they stay the same and holiday in density changes. So I'm going to give you an example. I'm gonna undo that and I'm gonna click on auto now. As you can see, the edges and full out stays the same and Onley the intensity changed. So just just to recap, the intensity is just an increase off contras between pixels, where they basically blend between each other so it makes more contrast in between them. The edges is the way the neighboring pixels are affected. So when I move the edges old way up, it would increase again. The contrast off those neighboring pixels and the full off is how they blend together. So you can see here you can actually make that or leave there as it was, as on the auto. Otherwise, you can increase the edges to make even sharper. Who at least looks sharper's final Zoom out, Command minus or I can pinch out. Um, I can just go here. You can see the edges by decrease or increase the edges. You can see the difference is unknown. Much you can see on the screen of these recorded video. But if you zoom in and you try this out on yours, you'll notice the difference. We're gonna apply, sharpen toe another picture. But before we do that, I'm gonna go to definition proficient works on me. Tones, contrast. And a little bit of meat owns sharpening as well. So if fightin now click on auto. You'll notice a bit of a difference here, But let me just zoom in again, go to my cherry blossom here. I'm gonna show the temple a bit here on it top and click on photo again. Let me just undo that and click on auto, so you'll notice there's a little bit off changes here. So changes meat on contrast and may tones sharpening to make it slightly more. The find just quite cool. I can also increase the amount to make it even more evident. There's also an option here to make the slider go all the way to 200 or 2.0. By holding down the old key and clicking on that, it will basically increase the A ruler old way to 2.0 to make the picture very, very, very defined in a way. But you can go back by just undo with the undo button to go back where you were and just do it. This either automatically or manually, is up to you, so it just makes your picture a little bit more defined in a way. So it's quite cool. So let's go to a different image. I'm gonna go down here. Let's try an image like this. I'm gonna just zoom in to this temple and I already apply. Actually, here sharpen and definition. Let me just undo both of them, so I'm back to square one. So if I now apply the sharp in two on the auto, so you'll notice the intensity as increased by the edge and the full off stays the same. So the intensity here you can see and increases the contrast off the pixels. The edges increases the contrast off the neighboring pixels, and full off will blend these a juice together. So in a way, you can actually leave edges always where the auto suggest to to go and edges as well. But again, one of the tip is, if you want to make your photo a sharpest possible what list kind of as contrast e as possible. You can just bring the edges. Ah, a bit yourself so you can see a little bit more. They're off difference if we do a before and after you notice. It's very blurry here, quite blurry. But if I do that, it will make very defined by again. If I zoom out, you won't notice a lot of differences. Fight. Zoom in and out there, and even with the definition, you won't notice a lot of difference in sharpening. I see a little bit. If you can see it would be off course a bonus, but again trying to zoom in and do the changes to see the various differences. But it does change a lot here. Let's have a look at definition here, Mark click on auto and again I can increase the amount off definition he have. My meat tones contrasts on my meat ums sharpening Looks like it looks very contrasting. And I can also do even an abrupt change here by holding down the option key and then dragged this lighter to make it even more contrast e here. So it makes it very, very weird sometimes when you see this and you can actually do the before and after you notice a lot of differences here. So it's really up to you how you want to use definition and sharpening, but very mind sharpening is actually increasing or decreasing the contrast off pixels. Ever fund with that and I'll see you in the next video. 59. Retouch and Cloning Example 1: Okay, let's talk about retouch. Now we're gonna go into a couple of images and the 1st 1 is gonna be myself. So I'm gonna double click here and open edit, and then we're going to use a retouch close definition on sharpen and retouch. Essentially is a slider here to choose how big the brush is going to be to retouch. And we have this brush here on the left. So to enable that, just click on it and you can actually get rid of the blemishes on your photo. This case here, I want to just remove some blemishes on my photo here. So you to do simply resize these brush too. We can also resize it using the brackets keys on your keyboard. So the right bracket to will make it bigger. The left bracket would make it smaller. So in this case, young not gonna make it too big. Just ah, just the size to cover the blemishes and then just click on it. And what photo does is will kind of get the surrounding collars off that area, and it will basically merge them together to do an amazing job. So I'm basically removing all these blemishes by just clicking on them and get rid of all the spots. I could also get rid of, like hairs like their second highlight and even drug to get rid of that, which does an amazing job here. And I can also go down here on my beard and I can get rid of it by just clicking on them. Now, be careful when you use these retouch still, because if you do too much, it might look fake. So let's say if I go, he and I just click and hold and start to come the brush away, my beard or my blemishes this way and let go is going to look very artificial. So make sure you trying to avoid that. Otherwise it might look very fake. I'm gonna undo that by going to edit. Undo. We can just use the shortcut command is that to undo? So I'm just gonna do a little bit. Not too much. Now, Another option we have you is to clone. I'm gonna just go through my nose here as well. You could also clone certain areas off face to certain areas off the photo and clone it somewhere else. It's quite cool. I'm gonna show you that feature in the next photo. So this photo here busy basically stays as is. I wouldn't clone anything here. Ah, but you might have instances where you want to clone a certain area of the skin and you want to paste it somewhere else. But I'm gonna show you another image to to do that cloning feature that we have available. So I'm gonna go to my Kyoto in much here, thinks the other one here, and I'm gonna choose the retouching. But this case just retouch as another option and down below it tells you basically, when you enable that says click and drag over spots to remove and also option click to choose the source area. In this case here, I'm gonna try to clone a certain area off these wooden pillars here and trying to remove that person there. So first of all, I'm going to zoom in slightly with command plus on going to clone essentially these area here, and I'm gonna paste it here to get rid of this person because I would like to have a nice, clean photo. We'd know people, so I'm gonna just hold down the option key and click on the source. Tsk that one. And then let go the option, and then you can go to the air. You want to get rid off and you can start to brush a move and do that sort of movement and see if, after you've done all that, if the cloning did its job, I try to do that. Okay, not too bad. Now, if you want to carry on, you can actually hold down the option key again and select the source. Other one. I have that sort of gap there, So I'm gonna make sure I select a slightly further there. And now I basically I selected somewhere there, and I hold down the option key or old turkey and click on it and then let go the option key . And then you can go to the area you want to you want to paste and then do the same thing. So this sometimes works, um, with a few pass in a way. So it's not completely precise, but you can try to at least get rid of the bigger parts, and then you can go to say, here on the road. I can go and use the brackets to make it slightly smaller and clone a part of this path. Here. I say I'm gonna clone that part angle here and get rid of he's feet and again try to use the cloning tool as much as possible. Sometimes it's not precise as you might want, but it might do the job for you. And then you're gonna go back into here and clone that area right there. I'm gonna clone the area there to keep a little bit of consistency. And I'm gonna clone the area. Now that I just paste to see if I can reproduce a bit more now, very mind, we are zoomed in into this image. So you mind notice off course is not precise. Um, and it zoom out a bit. It's not a great job, but now that I'm zoomed out, I can actually do another cloning here off the path on just to do a rough, um, retouch there with a cloning tool. It's not too bad if you go now to D before and after next to retouch That's the person there. And then the person is gone. Well, this is not too difficult to achieve. But of course, it's not gonna be precise, as you think, but it's done a pretty good job without using any third party software. So you can use cloning for and retouching for portrait pictures as well. So ever go with that on DSI, are you finding it? And if you have any questions, please let me know and I'll see you in the next video. 60. Retouch and Cloning Example 2: I'm going to show you another example on how to use the retouch toe. I've got this image here and basically what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna trying to remove these person here on these as well to kind of blend everything with these lake. So I'm gonna use the cloning tools, will not go into the edit, and we're gonna go into retouch, make sure that our brush is kind of this size, which is okay, and they're gonna hold down the old key option key on the source where we want to the source to be copied, and then we're going to brush up these area here. So I'm gonna try to attend for stroke and make sure that when you do that, you have that white target that follows you right on the left to make sure that one doesn't go over your brush strokes. And then you repeat the same thing in your clone, an area slightly below the one you started from, and you do the same thing and you stop there. It was a very subtle adjustment. Years of carry on doing the same thing until you get over the entire city right here So I make sure that that white dress is going slowly by merging and copying stuff also around these other area here, trying the right hand side and do the same thing, trying to cover as much as possible. As you can see, you still got that white blemish there that we need to kind of remove. Um, these might take a few attempt to get rid of it completely. Now, in the previous video, when I was doing the Kyoto, um, temple was a very difficult to remove that person on their path with their, um, lots with lots of pillars. And then when the picture is more complicated, it's more difficult to deal with. But in this case here, I'm just going and doing multiple pass on on these area here is making sure that eventually I get rid of that white blood area gonna leave it like this. I'm gonna just clone another area here and just click on a certain spot here on my on the area. Want to get rid off, And it kind of does work. Even though you got this little white ah kind of white blemish for it's fine, it's ah, it worked for me is not it's not too bad. You also get rid of the other person here by cloning an area next to it and then just do your you're brushstroke. Make sure you're not going over that pile. Mother was going to basically paste that palm image that which we don't want to. Sometimes that happened may use the cloning tools, so be patient. And perhaps you need to undo a couple times. Make sure you you repeat some brush strokes just to reiterate what you're trying to remove That happened. Just go again. Go over it, brush it away, and you can get very good results there. So that one is gone. And I gonna clone that area there and I'm gonna carry on here, do my brush strokes just to get rid of these color. And again, I'm gonna repeat that area there little bit. Now, do the other side here and it's not too bad at all. So we removed to people here and now we have this nice image, nice and clean, so we can also why we where we clone areas with option. We can also right click and clear manual retouch source point, which is. Sometimes you want to remove the source point that you just cloned, so you can just do that clear menu retouch source point so you can start again from any other area off the image. So if you can see the before and after, that's before and that's have toe, that's pretty cool. All right, so ever funded, retouch and cloning, and I'll see in the next video. 61. Noise Reduction and Red Eye: I can't gonna show another couple of tools. One is red, I and the other one is noise reduction. So if I double click on this image here and I go to add it so there's a nice way on the red eye fucking gonna triangle next to read. I going option, too, Of course. Apply that automatically and also have a brush if I want to do it manually. So the automatic tool here. It's very accurate, and it's comes through the picture to find where the eyes are so far. Click on also. Now look, whereupon the picture. It will automatically scan where the eyes are, and it will remove the red eye effect. If there was any and other way would be just doing a manually fight now and do that. And I use the brush I can use again. The brush there. I can zoom the picture in the same one. Assume their breast, the Izet key as well through zoom in. And I can just go even further by using this lighter on the top left going to go further and move towards him. And then I can just resize using my bracket, um, tools on already includes simply click on the I to get rid of the red eye. It's very simple. Once you've done that, it will get rid of the right eye if there was any, so that's just closed. There's image for now, and I'm going to a separate image, gonna show you the noise reduction and that works when you have continues tones on an image such as the sky, for instance, that's going to our image images to edit. And I'm gonna open these panoramas here. I've repressed thes ed anywhere here on the sky just to zoom in. You can actually see a little bit of noise here so I can go into edit. I can go to noise reduction here, and I can also click on Auto to see what it does. Um, not a lot, I have to say. So I can actually a zoom in even more, and I can just use this lighter manually and do it manually so I can see that if I decrease or increase that you can see these A quite a lot of noise there. Another trick is to increase that because the maximum value years 2.0 And I can make that even going further by holding down the option key Old key. And now my a ruler can go old way to five. But when you do that, make sure you don't overdo, because you, my blur some areas such as here, some persons of all some windows here either want to blur those out. So make sure you use the noise reduction weed. Ah, a little bit off care and make sure you don't overdo it too much. I'll probably leave it somewhere there. I can zoom out of oppressing Zed again, and I'm back here, and that's out to use noise reduction and red eye tools. 62. Vignette: Now I'm gonna show you how to use vignette. I'm gonna pick up a couple of photos. The 1st 1 is year me playing with the xylophone so I can click on edit. And the vignette is the last adjustment we have down here. So we're gonna just click on a disclosure triangle there and we have the Oto button. I'm gonna click on the auto bottom first just to show you what it does. And if you do the before and after, you'll notice that the corners are slightly darker and this is an effect. There is being used a lot when we need to basically draw the attention on the subject in the center of our photo. So with strength year, I can amplify that to be DACA. So you see the corners here, the four corners of darker and the radius that will increase the rate. Here's to kind of focus even more creative, sort of. Ah, circle in the in the middle. That will focus on the subject. So it will get rid of all the distractions that we have on these photos. So if I do undo that all together, I can see I've got a friend of mine here playing as well. And I've got a little bit off, um, scenery here as well going on. So if I want to just draw the attention on me, I can actually press the auto bottom first, see what the adjustment does and then go to strength and increase the strength as much as you think it's allowed on. Then you can go to radios. And then in the late radios, he can even increase that even more kind of get rid of the distractions and with softness, softness will blend the being yet effect to to be kind of more subtle here. If I drug all the way to the right is gonna be very subtle. If I drug all the way to the left, it will be very Ah, very dark here. So I can go here and radius and make even more knife. I compared before and after, of course, these image. And then I got this. Just focus on myself just quite nice. Sometimes you might use this sort off effect to some of your pictures. I'm gonna show you another example off being yet. So I'm gonna press down here another example, would be good with destroyed this lovely image here I took in Cambodia, oppressed at it on going to choose the vignette of this time in choosing yet either dragging it to the right, so to create a dark kind of effect and on the edges off your photos, or if you drug all the way to the right, it will brighten up those edges. As you can see, I'm writing up. The edges are kind of burning out all these details. And if I'm going to radios, I can increase that Radios to make a even brighter on. The softness, of course, will soften up those white areas, so I could actually focus the being yet that way. But in this case yet, this is an outdoor photos. So I would probably suggest to use the dark effect on going to just play with the raid. Just a little bit and softness. I could go probably that way. And if I do the comparison before and after, I can see, I've got lots of destructions here, this stuff hanging out and this plastic basket on Dhere This leave. I can actually use the video to get rid of those details and focus here in the center. So it's a kind of nice way for you to edit pictures without necessarily cropping them. Um, I would use the bright being yet for indoor photos. Mainly, I don't have any indoor here, apart from probably that one. That one is not really indoor. But if I use the vignette here on the opposite direction, if I drag the strength old way to the other side on, I used the radius to, let's say, focus at the center. You still see a lot of brightness here and then softness. It will make the whole thing really bright. If I want to kind of focus on xylophone and me and older decoration here on the wall, then I will probably use the other way around. But it's really up to use its an artistic choice, and I would probably experiment with this toe, play around with being yet because it could be another tool to add an artistic touch to your photos 63. Using Extensions: Sometimes when we added photos in our application here, we might need to do some further editing, and that's when we basically use extinctions. Now, if I go back into one of my photo here, let's go into this one here, um, myself in Jordan and I can go to edit on the top, right? And I've got an option here for extensions, which is a just right here on the top school extinctions. It is little icon here with these three dots and a circle. So you click on EC sanctions, and if you don't have any extinctions and yours, you might see on Lee Markup and more here where you can actually shop on the up store and find some nice photographic tools that you can use for editing this case here. I've got affinity photo installed on my computer, so I'm gonna use a finish just to show you what you can do here. So let's say if I want to make my face is lemma or if I want to kind of change the aspect off my face thes affinity liquefy will do the job for me. So if you are into portrait and you want to, and it's a make someone's Limmer, or factor. If you want to change the shape off anything within the photo, you can use affinity. Photo an affinity liquefy is a good adjustment toe to play around with. So if I click on affinity liquefy, I'm still in photos, but I can actually use this extension. I've got a bunch of adjustment here on the right hand side, so let's explore just quickly. I'm not gonna go and spend a lot of time here, but I'm gonna show you a couple of tools. Factory can push forward here, and it's I want to make my face slightly slimmer. I can just go here and just push on drug, click and hold essentially and drug to make you face or anything else slimmer. Now it's kind of cool. A little feature. You have an affinity that you don't have in photos, but again, you can still work with it and make you adjustment. Now I might look a bit weird here, but as you notice when I use liquefy everything else here, this column here in the back, it also changes as well. So if I want to avoid that, what I can do, I can just undo that. Oh, I can literally go to reconstruct here and then just click and hold and drug around my adjustment to go back to the original. And I can just go and use freeze. And now I want to freeze these areas here. The one I don't want to affect the area around the subject that I want to change. So I'm gonna click an older, and I've got this nice read sort of a spray kind of look off my brush. Make sure I freeze the area around me in this case. And after I done that, I could go back to my push forward. And now I can play around and make free since my chin here a little bit. For instance, longer or shorter. It's up to you how you want to make it. Um, you can play around with this liquefies of kind off very easy feature early, unused in affinity. And you have the option also in other applications, such as for a shopper. But I found that the one in affinity very easy to use. Okay, so let's say I make let me exaggerate a bit and make my face very thin. So I would say Make it this kind of adjustment. And I said, I want to go back to Ah Father Only into this completely can save changes on top and I can go and click on that, and it will automatically save the changes in photos. Now, if it looks weird, can still go back into revert to original. He on top left and you go back basically to the original on. Then you can just go back and do your editing again. Bag an ex sanctions is here. You can use it for any other purpose. Now I use liquefy here, but you can use any other tool. You can go toe shop on the APP store to find other editing tools on the field theories that you might not have in your father's but play around with. That is a kind of need that you can actually go here and apply other adjustment using external software and go back to photos as easily as that 64. Edit With external editors: now many of you might ask. Well, extensions are pretty cool. But whatever I want to use for a shop, well, I happen to have for a shop installed on these machines. So if I go back into my fault, I'm gonna choose these Nice photo here in Japan. So I'm gonna click on, add it on the top right here, and I'm gonna go into extinctions against with that little circle with three dots on top here. It looks like I don't have for a shop here, but I actually got inst old my computer. So all you need to do, actually is to close your editing area here by pressing done, we're gonna go on a top left here on the image, our menu bar. Are we going to add it with? And as you notice here, I've got my photo shop as well as affinity photo that we use in the previous lesson to do some editing. So I'm gonna click on my photo shop now for a shop will open, and I've gotten out my image here, and I can apply basically some effects. Aiken, do some editing year as well. So let's say I want to go into filters, and I'm gonna stylized my photo here with some oil paint effect. So let's try that. So I'm going to make the picture look like annoyed paint. Looks like I already applied very nice effect on the image. And actually, I'm quite happy with that. I'm not gonna go into ah spent too much time here, but I just want to show you where you can do here and then just press. Okay? So I just made the image look like painting. If I want to save, what I can do is go to file and click on Save. And the cool