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38 Lessons (4h 32m)
    • 1. An Introduction To Photoshop 101

    • 2. Photoshop What & How

    • 3. Understanding The Photoshop Layout

    • 4. Modifying The Photoshop Workspace

    • 5. Photoshop Menu Run-through & New Documents

    • 6. New Documents & Getting Started

    • 7. Tools & Fourground Colors

    • 8. Diffrent Working Techniques / Photoshop

    • 9. What & How - Photoshop Layers

    • 10. Layer Stles & Layer Options

    • 11. What Are Blending Options

    • 12. Layer Masks - What & How

    • 13. Understanding Layer Adjustments

    • 14. Explaining Smart Objects

    • 15. More Photoshop Panels

    • 16. Move Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 17. Marquee Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 18. Lasso Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 19. Quick Selection & Magic Wand - Photoshop Tool

    • 20. Clone Stamp & Healing Brush - Photoshop Tool

    • 21. Crop Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 22. Brush Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 23. Eyedropper Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 24. Eraser & Blur Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 25. Gradient Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 26. Type Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 27. Pen Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 28. Shape Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 29. Final Tools - Photoshop Tool

    • 30. Keyboard Shortcuts

    • 31. Transform Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 32. Color Ranges - Photoshop Tool

    • 33. Liquifying Tool - Photoshop Tool

    • 34. Filters & Plugins - Photoshop Tool

    • 35. Introduction Into Bridge

    • 36. Saving & Saving For Web

    • 37. Setting Up Color Ranges

    • 38. Bonus Lesson Wacom Setup

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About This Class

Ladies and Gentleman, for a very long time the Pro Products we've created here at Retutpro have been aimed at those who are a tad more familiar with Photoshop to a certain degree. It's time we started catering for those who want to break into the world of Photography and, more importantly, the world of professional retouching. Photoshop might appear like an intimidating programme if you're unfamiliar with creative, software, but this is where we step in.

This isn't just a new product we're introducing. It's a whole course on how to get into Photoshop especially if you are a beginner. 

Here are some bullet points that will be covered: 

  • Photoshop Essentials For Photographers
  • Master The Fundamental Tools Needed To Craft Your Own Style
  • Learn To Modify Your photoshop Layout & Workspace 
  • Learn To Setup New Documents With Essential Settings
  • Understand Layers - The What & How
  • Learn To Setup Layers & Masks
  • Learn To Use Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Learn To Setup Adjustment Layers & How They Work
  • Learn Healing & Cloning In Your Workflow
  • Learn To Edit & Customize The Toolbar
  • Learn Blending Modes & What they do
  • Learn To Use Filters In Photoshop
  • Learn To Use Liquify & What to do when it crashes
  • Learn To Crop Smarter & The Proper Workflow
  • Learn How To Save For The Web
  • Learn What The Other Palettes Are
  • Learn & Master The Pen Tool
  • Learn All The Other Tools For Photoshop
  • Learn Color Profiles & More

Included are Two Work files for you to download & practices along side us! 


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Manfred Werner

Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor


I Love Sharing & Teaching Online.

Here on Skillshare, I'm an instructor that teaches Photoshop for beginners, but if you are more experienced, then take advantage of my advanced Photoshop courses. I’ve been teaching Photoshop & Retouching on skillshare since 2012.

In my personal capacity, I’m an owner of a Digital Media Agency where the core focus lays in Content Creation. I’ve been an active photographer and retoucher since 2010 and have worked on many advertising campaigns in Cape Town “South Africa” for clients like Mercedes, Zara, H&M, etc,

When I'm not working on campaigns, I'm producing online training courses & I have realized that it has become my passion to teach online, this may vary between Photoshop, Photography, Design... See full profile

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1. An Introduction To Photoshop 101: Welcome to one. A one photo shopped for beginners. No wonder one Photoshopped course for beginners. We take you on a journey through the fundamentals off Photoshopped. We wanted to make a prototype area that it's easy and would help begin us something simple that you can easily pick up and learn from, so that you the beginner, gets a better understanding of how Photoshopped is laid out and how to work with it. Without reading. A big book will briefly break down the complete photo shop software and rebuild our own custom work space in order for you to not be overwhelmed by all the 1000 Buttons and Photoshopped options. This would be the first step for mastering photo shop there over 36 lessons in this pro tutorial, making it easy for a beginner to take all in and at their own pace. Before we head into, Photoshopped will first look at the core basics. This means understanding Photoshopped layers, adjustment layers, smart objects, mosques, panels and, most importantly, basic tools, breaking down the basic fundamentals of photo shop so that you, the beginner, feels comfortable moving forward in the second chapter of the pro Total. We're looking at how to get started, setting up a new document, Photoshopped menus and understanding first off work flow techniques. We also went ahead and briefly explained all the important Photoshopped tools in over 10 lessons, giving you the total control of what you really need and want to work with, such as the healing brush tool explaining and showcasing the mental, but also more advanced tools such as the color ranges and puppet warp tool to make your life easier. We've also added work farts through this pro tutorial so that you can work alongside us using our images. These are unedited. Image is important for you to take more advantage of all the photos of tools. Work flows on more important retouching techniques. The protests over also take you through, setting up color profile, new document settings and covering the bridge process for photographers. We'll also show you how to save Photoshopped, giving the beginner a good understanding of how to work in photo shop, but also complete the first process. Once all is done. The beginner pro tutorial also includes bonus material setting up awaken tablet, including the what and how over 2000 brushes and 2000 shades are included so the beginner can take advantage right away. The beginner needs to understand the core basics in order to think outside of the box because people who make amazing images already understand the furnish of basics. So take advantage of all wanna want Photoshopped for beginners pro tutorial today. 2. Photoshop What & How: Welcome to the first lesson of the Watson. How for photo shop beginners. So, in the first lesson want to cover what is photo shop and what type of Photoshopped version do you need as a beginner? So I guess most of you really know what photo shop is. But for those who don't, here's a more technical explanation. For Shop is an image editing software developed and manufactured by the Subsistence, Inclusive First Shop is considered one of the leaders and Photoshopped editing software. The software allows users to manipulate crop resize and correct colors on digital photos, the software's particular popular months photographers and graphic designers. So all in all photo shop is a photo editing software that we photographers, graphic designers used to enhance, create, manipulate or credit really remarkable images. So let's start talking about what type of Photoshopped version do you as a beginner really need When starting out with photo shoot first, ask yourself these four questions. Will I used photo shop for my business? Will I use photo shop for my hobby? Will I use photo shop on a daily basis and do a really need Photoshopped Creative Cloud now that you have answered these four questions. Take a look at the different Photoshopped versions and the prices, keeping in mind your position and what type of Photoshopped version you really need. Let me brief you on the different Photoshopped versions. Photoshopped CS four, The fourth version of Photo Shop. Not so good to start out with cheap but hard to come by and very outdated. I wouldn't recommend this version. Photoshopped CS five, The fifth version of photo shop Okay to start out with its cheap but hard to come by and outdated as well. So I wouldn't recommend this unless you already have a version and you're beginning Photo shop. See 1/6. The sixth version off Photoshopped. Good to start out, with the price lying around 250 us still available from a few online stores. Research this libit on Google to find your local store. Also, I would recommend this if you're a hobbyist or beginner. First Shop CC 15 to 16 The latest Photoshopped version, Number seven coming out with regular updates and it's also monthly subscription plan off 1999 with regular updates. This Photoshopped version is a cloud based system, and you can read up Maura, about this All on the details at a dog that come or choose a plan at creative adult not come with the plant. I would definitely recommend this version if this is for your business and if you use photo shop on a daily basis, a little side note here. Photo shop is available for all operating systems, meaning Windows operating system and Macintosh. So this is all for the first lesson on photo shop. What and how we're now. Move over to the second lesson will start discussing the phone shop layout right away on the desktop. 3. Understanding The Photoshop Layout: so Hi, guys. Welcome to a Macintosh interface and to the first lesson on the computer. So right away you will see that damn below in my application. Boy. Here I have installed Photoshopped CIA six. I've been working quite a while on that. And then also Photoshopped cc 15 plus the new updates to 2016. So yet once I've installed everything, you should also be able to see this down here. The same goes for windows. You will see it on your desktop and application. Select CC or whatever version you know have now and open. I'm gonna work on C C. It will be pretty much the same. Okay, so photo shop is opening and right away we are lost. We don't know where we are and what's happening, so don't get confused. We're gonna go step by step through everything now. So festival. This interface here is new and it's only full cc. If you're on a CIA six CS five version. It might just look like this once you focus on it. Great. So just explaining things also like this might be easier even for the CC people. Okay. So physical. I want to talk about just the different elements that we have in here. How I will do it is that I will first of all, just close down everything so we can individually go through everything and show you I step by step. What is what And Photoshopped? Okay, I'm not in for show anymore. I'm again on my desktop. But I will select photo shop now and just have a look at the top menu bar here That will change boot so that you guys can see it right away in photo shop. But we don't have anything on our desktop, just the menu bar at the top. So don't be skid. You are right away in photo shop now, but you just move missing your whole layout. So let's go step by step through this Now. First of all, if I wanna go to window and select application frame, you will see that a gray testable appear now like so normally it will just be like this. Okay, so you only have a great background. I can also hit the plus button. So it's full screen and you will now be able to work in photo shop. But you're missing your tools and your work space on the right inside and your options part from the top. But just to show you guys again, application frame is first of all, just a whole new canvas here or a complete new desktop where you can work on and you're only and photo shop when you hit. Minimize. Now you're back to your desktop, so don't get confused. Let's just open this again if I'm gonna go to Window and dis select application Frame. I am also in Photoshopped right now, but I don't see the background. So some people tend to work like this. Like me. I don't like the application frame, and some people do love the application frame and always keep it like this. Great. All right, so now that we do have this, let's actually start talking just about what we're still missing. Let's go back to window and select the options over here. Great. So festival you have here the top menu bar, then second of all, an option bar over here, which goes and has a few different options for tools and also helps you with your workspace elections. Now let's go back to window once more and select our last option here, which are tools so great that we have our two panel now. So tools you will need to work with on your images in order to obviously enhance it or create something new. You're always we need tools and photo shop. Great. So we have our two panel over here, but we're still missing the workspace. So what is this all about? Basically, the workspace is made up from a lot of different panels here that you can choose freely from and build your own workspace more about that. Now, in the next lesson this time, I just want to show you guys quickly. If all go to adjustments because I have adjustments in my workspace, it will bring up my complete workflow space here again. Also, if you want to switch quickly, you can go over here and change to a different workspace really quickly. But more about that in the next lesson. Now the workspace again, as us concede, made up of a few different panels again, the history character. These are all different individual panels that are coming here from this list or whatever is ticked off is part of your workspace. Okay? And if you don't want that anymore, you can just hit the X or again Go back here and called Channels are and right away you will see here all the channels now. Great. So what I'll do now is just drag history back in because I mostly work with history and the character box Also. Over here. Move that back in. Great. So this is our complete workspace. This is our tool space. This is option space and the menu space. Let's move this all the way to the right. Inside. You guys can now see that a blue line appears. So this means I'm now clipping this workspace permanently against the right side. So now it's part of my workshop or my photo shop layout. The same for the tools. Also dragging over to left inside. Drop it. And right away we have our tools here. And now if I go out of Photoshopped, let's say minimize. Everything goes in one big bundle. If I call it up again, everything is back in one big bundle. Also window application frame. You'll get it. I worked like this. Mostly I can quickly no swap between my canvases and my desktop here and quickly get back into photo shop. Great, like so. But let's now for the ditto, really? Just keep it to application friends, so you guys don't get too confused right now. Okay? So back to that, that's the first step just for understanding the layout again. Now, normally, when you see someone on photo shop or you watch a tutorial something, sometimes you see that the photo shop color looks different. So meaning the whole layout color either white or a light gray or even a dark rate. So don't panic. It's not a different Photoshopped version. It might be. It might be like CIA six or C. C. But it is only actually an adjustment where you can also change it to simply go to photo shop CC preference nous and on the preferences in the interface you will now see here. There's a color theme here, so I can now make my color really dark, light gray, even light a great or a white. So again, don't get confused. It's not a different Photoshopped version. The user might just only change the color over here so white. I don't really like to work with because it's so bright and working with it at night. It just it's hard on your eyes. So what I'll do is always I take this medium gray here a little bit of a dark grey, and that's a bit easier. And also for me, it's not so light by the side of my canvas, so I could easily photoshopped. So my color of choice is the 2nd 1 year. I mean, it's OK and right away I'm back in photo shop. So this is the first lesson just explaining the layout will now continue with the second lesson. We will talk more about ah workspace here and get more into death with all of that. 4. Modifying The Photoshop Workspace: modifying workspace. So in the previous lesson, we talked about just the layer off photo shop and this less I want to talk only about the workspace that we have here on the right inside and also our two panel. So let's drag both of the mart. We just couldn't place them here. And I'm gonna start right away just with the panels and from my workspace, obviously. So I want to just take them apart and show you guys exactly why I keep these certain panels . Okay, Lets just move them all art and start from scratch with this. So this is just my technique off working with the panels you can always remember go back to window and select different and new pallets here to create a is individual workspace. Now for the beginning, as you guys, as I mentioned earlier, if it's ticked off, it's currently showing. And if if it's not ticked, it's not showing, Say, for instance, if I'm gonna go to color that shows up right now and it's now take here. And if I'm gonna escape it, it's out of my life again, right? So these little pallets here are for me the most important ones. I've been working with them for the last 56 years, and I've always helped me. And this is my just my simple workspace. So let's start talking first about just about the different penalty possible. I have history. It's like a big undo button whenever I have something I photoshopped for quite a while and I need to go a few steps back and Mike undo normal edit. Undo thing does not work anymore. Then I will go back to the history and work in my history panel in order to fall a few steps back. So history is very important for me to have in my workspace, then character box over here. I also have characters because I designed a lot, and when I work with text, I right away have all my text tools over here in order to change and enhance the text little bit. The same goes for paragraph. It's very self explanatory is pretty much like wood and excellence. Well, you can work, but more just with these tools on your individual text and then last e. I do have info in here in order to get values for my RGB or C m Y color codes and color ranges. So this is just in the something that you might do when you're a bit advanced, that I need specific color ranges so you can easily have a with thy proper tool over the certain color to get the values. Now I dragged these in into this sequence, and this sequence is well here. So history, character box, paragraph and info. Keep those together in one palette box and normally have history always active as the 1st 1 Then underneath of that, I have adjustments and navigator Now, adjustments are very important Later. If you're gonna speed up your whole workflow in photo shop, you might work more with the adjustment layers because these are individual layers that adjust your image instead off working from the menu, which affect your images directly. More about that later in the course as well. It's a few different techniques, how to work and photo shop. But now it's just essential to know that you have adjustment layers here and can work quicker with those and also now the navigator. If you're a beginner, it's sometimes very frustrating. Moving in and out with Photoshopped. If you're not comfortable with the zoom tool or, if you don't know the keyboard shortcuts. So for the beginning, it's very important to just have the navigator as well. So you can easily go to the Navigator and here with the slider, zoom in and out. Begin adjustment is selected. Gonna move all of this palette box and clip this right away to the history palette box. So for me, this is halfway my workspace. Then I have lay appellate channels and paths. Now, layers you will always, always, always need layers because obviously, your photo shopping in a layer system, you always need to know where your layers are and you'll need to work with layers. Layers is always important for me to have in my workspace. Then, as well, channels are moved that also in here channels is more or less for me when I worked later with my seem white color or even rgb colas and I can see my individual channels that has just made up from my oh, my red tones, yellow turns, purple turns etcetera, toe were quick and those more about that in the course later and then also paths. Let's move that in here once you get more advanced with working with the pento paths also come in really handy. So let's clip this also again, this is my very simple workspace again history, adjustments and layers. All of that. I moved to the right inside and clip again into my layout again. Remember, you can always always change your workspace here and create something unique and different for every individual thing that you need in the future again here, or if you want to right away now for 81 and latest save it. Let's also before we go there first. Talk about just the tools here so you'll see. Here's the tool panel in CIA six and CS five. This is pretty much standard, and you can not able to adjust this or create your own little two books, so you will need to work with whatever Photoshopped gives you. But in C. C, you have these three little buttons here minute right click and say at a toolbox, and now I can individually create my own custom toolbox. That Z It's a really great update for Sisi to an order obviously only put in these tools that I like to work with. Obviously, everybody has a different workflow. So these are the tools that I mostly work with. I do not want to talk about the tools right now. That will happen later in the course, but for now, it's just important to see what type of tools do I actually have in my toolbox. So, as you can see, I don't have everything here because I don't work with all of the's tools. So instead of pushing everything in their only add what you really need Okay. But once you get more comfortable with photo shop, you might think, OK, I will use this to two or this tool and refine again your toolbox. Okay, once you already and once you have moved everything. So it's also very easy. It's just the dragon place system you can literally distracted in and out. And again, you're asking. Now see, here is again the Polygram last tool. If I drag this out again, it disappears for my toolbox. Once you're good with that, you can either save your preset here and then loaded again. Or you can just hit done for now. Move this over to the side. And this is your layout and now very important going over to the drop down menu over here, and we have to now save this. So we're gonna go over to new workspace is you have finished your workspace, but you're now saving it as a new workspace, so we will save it here as beginner. Okay, so this is our beginner's set up, and I also capture please panel locations with safety in this workspace. So this means keyboard shortcuts? Yes. We want to have the menu from the top. Yes, and our tool bore here as well. Now, I didn't talk about cable choke guts. I do not create my own keyboard shortcuts. I stick to the standard Photoshopped keyboard shortcuts because they always the same. And I am used to those. And I would suggest you get also familiar with the standard keyboard shortcuts again when it's safe and right away. This whole workspace has been now safety on the rights inside again. You guys can see Here's my return Pro workspace or again the beginning to say, for instance, you open photo shop and it looks like this and you're completely confused. Why is it different now? And simply go to the drop down menu and select beginner. And you, Beck to your set up and to your workspace. Great. So that's one feature now that I wanted to teach you is just the workspace. Now again, we talked also earlier about this. I'm gonna talk about the application frame that we still have active here in the background . We still have the desktop. So this is just a Photoshopped desktop. If I'm quickly going to open a new canvas which I'll teach you guys in a minute, this is what it will look like. If you have a canvas open to again, you have a little bit of a drop down menu here and again, you'll have just the canvas over here with also a little bit of a tab. So this is obviously your canvas. Now you're working on you're Photoshopped file and in the background you still have the gray background, which is obviously the application for him. Now, if we go to window and select application frame off, you'll see it disappears. And I have my background, my desktop background again in front of me so I can easily now click on here and get back to the desktop or click here and get back into photo shop. So this is the I kind of my workspace. I do not keep the application frame on cause I'm always then in Photoshopped, and I always need to break down the complete photo shop in order to get to my desktop and go back to photo shop again. I rather work like this application frame off, and I can now switch easily between desktop and photo shop. And now, when I start working Justin Photoshopped. This obviously becomes irritating later. So what I do is press the keyboard shortcut F in order to go also into a kind of application frame system. Tonight, I do have the Photoshopped background in the background and also the desktop, and I'm not distracted by my actual computer desktop. If I hit F again, I go in the complete full screen mode and Photoshopped blends. It's out the whole workspace and the layers, and I can only see my image zoom in douma, etcetera. If I press African, I'm back to my normal Photoshopped mode. Begin without application for him. Also in CCU will have these little buttons here on the left inside in your workspace. That also means if you click here, it does exactly the same, like the f the full screen mode. And if you click this again, it even gives you a warning. It's going into the full full screen mode now, So when you want to get out of this press African or escape to, say, full screen mode, Great and Armand Press escape and I'm back to my normal set up. So this depends completely on you. If you like the application frame. And if you want to work like this, if you have more canvases, obviously they will show up here or if you want, without application for him, that is totally up to you. I am a person that works like this and just hit F every time I start photo shopping, and I'm happy now and I can start. So that was all about just modifying your workspace. The next lesson will be now about the menu and running through the menu a little bit 5. Photoshop Menu Run-through & New Documents: In our previous lesson, we talked about the workspaces. Now I only want to talk about the menu about the photo shop menu. I do not want to explain every option into detail. I rather want to show you guys why we have the menu and what is available in the menu. All right, let's move all the way to the top. You guys can see this wide line with a few options. This is the menu, pretty much as with every program, all right, so let's go right away to photo Shop CC and you'll see some texts here are dark, and some are great out, so this means this is available. All the dark ones and the great out are not available right now. They are available if you have selected a canvas or a certain layer, and sometimes the options are just not available because you haven't selected the right layer. If you have selected the right layer, these options will get available. All right, so let's have a look here. Also, you can see there's a ton off options here that are grayed out because currently we have nothing open and we have no layers selected whatsoever, but that is fine for now. We don't need to worry about that. I just want to talk roughly about all the sections, so let's start right away with Photoshopped CC worship Sisi It's all about software again, like you can see about preferences, service and quit photo shop or even hide. One more thing to mention in here right now is the preferences. If you're a completely new to photo shop, you do not need to play around, and here it's maybe something for the future. But for now, it's just good to know that your preferences are all set in here. And if you need to change something because you don't have performance or something, you'll need to go to performance and change it here or something with file Handing does not work on your side. Google about it, who about what software you have and also what version of photo shop and then add your specifications in here. But for now, it's just good to know that the general preferences are here, and when you're a beginner, you don't need to worry about this interface at all. Okay, let's go back to file. I also like I said, I don't want to go through every single options. Obviously, self explanatory. You just need to read what's on here. Basically, on the file, you can again create new canvases and do a lot of things with canvases or individual layers . Also quickly want to go to automate batch Process again, with a few layers created, PDF presentation, lens correction, merging to HDR or even contact sheets that's all available. Also under here. Like I said, I'm not going to talk in detail about every uh, Upton here throughout the course will often go to the menu and work with it. And then through that, you will learn the menu in and out, because at the beginning it's not really necessary to know every single button. And Photoshopped. If we go to edit, you guys can see this has a lot to do with current lays. If you want a copy, paste fade aligned layers blend layers or do something certain with this. Also, one more thing down here. Color settings, keyboard, shortcuts, menu and toolbar. So these four options are also pretty interesting. Also, signing profiles more about that later in the course and after this lesson I still want to touch base quickly with the menu option down here, let's head over to image again. Image has everything to do also with layers again. What type off mode are you currently working on? Which is what is your image? Size The canvas size If you want to rotate if you want a crop trim. Some of these tools that are in here are also available from the toolbox on the left inside . But often it's a kind of a preference wherever you're going to go to the two books or into the menu bar. All right, so again, like you can read here also, a few more options that you can use on your individual layers. Now let's hit. Also back to lays itself. This has to do more with the layers in the layers palette that you will have lady here say , for instance, you want a fuller certain layer. You can also do this option from here. You want to create a lay a mosque. You can do this option from here or if you get a group layers on group layers. Lock layers, link layers, merged layers, so every option is also available in here. But remember, Photoshopped has many different ways of how you can work. You can either just work with Photoshopped shortcuts with the keyboard shortcuts. You can either work just here on the right inside with right click. Or you can work from the top menu bar or again. You can also work from the toolbar. I'm dedicating another whole lesson just on that in the future on this course here that might come in one off the next few lessons. So there are a few ways how to work with Photoshopped, so it's not important to always know that which buttons are all in here. It's also go to type again, type extruding for three D or creative work path, convert to a shape rust, arised type players, everything that has to do with the type players as well, then under select everything that you doing with marking tool and big selections in photo shop and fellowship euro, mostly working with selections and cutting things out, copy, pasting, adding selections then come and really, really handy. So a lot of selections Good to know that a few options are here, like this. Select select in versatile selection, find other layers or the color range of delays, or even modifying your selection, transforming load and save a lot of different options. Like I said throughout the course will work a lot with the menu and you'll get to learn it even better under filter again. It's a whole filter library here from effects on photo shop, so you basically you can apply certain effects and filters to your images right away. It obviously saves already filters again. You could also work with blurred this doors noise sharpen video effect down here. We also have plug ins. These you will not have. I added plug ins into Photoshopped. So these are external plug ins from other Softwares and they are not included into further ship. You need to buy those and install them into further shops separately, but again showing guys Ah, whole filter library here, three D, obviously, uh, everything that has to do with creating three D shapes, extrusion, anything that you want to do layers. It's all under the three d tab Over here. This is a complete new section two cc and also see a six, and it goes way deeper into animation and stuff. So if you're into this. Yeah, you can work in here for photographers. It's not so necessary right now under view again. You obviously have everything that has to do with your cameras. So zooming in, zooming outfit to screen on screen mode. Currently, what do you want to show on there? Also, rulers. So you can see the rulers here. Currently, we don't have rulers because we don't have a canvas. Right? So, rulers, over here lock guides, clear grinds. You can create new guides, um, lock slices. So a lot of few options again in here on the window. We also work with that in the few lessons. Now, window you will find again everything that has to do with your layout and interface A photo shop like adjustment layers or you wanna have now say, for instance, the color palette. Then you select the color, and over here you have a new panel again. So window, whatever you see on your interface will be under window. You can also choose your workspaces here again in case you lost this application. Extra extensions, if you have some. Yeah. So basically a few more options with this and under help again. You can also find what's new updates. You can read up on online help, or you can even search here with your question as well, or some other things like signing in and signing out out off your cloud based. Okay, so that's basically a quick run through of the menu here. We haven't covered about 90%. Not from this, but anyway, let's also go all the way back to edit and go to the keyboard shortcuts. So, first of all, I have also added a pdf file into this whole course, where you can learn about all the photo shop, um, shortcuts and keyboard shortcuts. You can read up on those and maybe slowly start learning them because they're coming in really handy and you just work quicker when you know them. Now, if you want to create your owns, you should go in here to keyboard shortcut, application, menu panel menu or your tools, say friends. We're going to start out with tools because it's easier. You can see the move to it's a V, so if you click on this and change it to your own preference, you conduce. So change it over here. The same goes for the panel menus. Whatever you have you on the right inside Oregon application menu right in the top again, if you see it over here, General, say, for instance, if we are going to look for copy paste, which should be an edit and copy. So go to edit over here, and copy should be somewhere here. So command plus C is copy for the Mac users for Windows, it will most probably be control plus C, and if you want to change it, you can literally just change it over here. One more thing. I have never changed my shortcuts because I don't believe in that. I stick with the photo shop shortcuts that Photoshopped gives one because they are very good already. That's it. Back here to menus. It's also under edit the menus over here to basically application menu or panel menus as well. So say, for instance, here, let's go to brush is you have a few brushes of here, and you can also not change off the visibility or not. Let me actually tear a show this to you as another application menu to say, for instance, here on the file, we have new right now. I'm gonna open file here. I can now see that file here in my menu is already red highlighted, and it's visible. First of all, I can change this to none, so nod will change once I hit OK and I also turned off the visibility. It's hit. Okay, I go now to file. You'll see that that is gone, the new. So I don't have new anymore in here, and it's not red. Let's go back to edit menus and to in this on again and keep it to none. It's okay again. Go back to edit Very file And there we have new again So you can also clean aren't your menu If you like to Andy, raise a few options that you never use in order to make full shops simpler in orderto work quicker. The only thing that I do is actually not turning off the visibility. I tend to add colors to certain things, so something like New will get a red and say, for instance, something like on the filters. I work a lot with liquefy. This should be maybe blue, then also, I work a lot worth select modify toe. I'm on a search for selectively here all the way down and find Modify that we go modify and change this also to an orange. And once I've done all off my steps here, all of the important things that I need to do I'm gonna hit OK and right away it will be accepted again Under file new You can see the color has also changed in here. If I go to select modify it changed ready if I go to filter liquified has changed the color So this helps me when I work late and photo shop and I quickly need to go to liquefy I can just go up filter I don't need to read out of the blue one Select and great I have my tools So this really helps me to just speed up on my current Photoshopped workflow. This is not so important when you're starting out But once you have established a good working base with photo shop, I would go in and change this and customize this to your own preference. Great. So once you have all of that, remember again when you also save your workspace include the menu so When you go to this workspace your colors in the menu and your options will all be available. Okay, That was basically all just about the menu. A quick run through and not it all discussed all the elements. It was about maybe 10% from everything that we have year in our menu. I don't want to go step by step through this and bore you throughout the course will use this quite a lot, and you get to know the menu as well. 6. New Documents & Getting Started: Let's get started now with Photoshopped with opening a new document. So festival if you and see a six, it will look like this and you're able to go to file and new and over here, create a new canvas. If you're on Sisi, it might look like this. So festival in CCU would be given a few options here to select from So in order to get ready the same all right can. Besides, if you want to create your own, you can simply hit Here are new, and right away it window will pop up, and in here you can adjust everything to create your own canvas. So at the top, instead of having the name test here, you first of all have to type in the name. This is not so important because you can always rename it when you save again. But now I'm just going to write you a beginner. So that's our beginner canvas. Documents size. You also have a few options to select from US paper, international paper, photo Web and sudden things. So if you select Web, it really changes down everything and saves it. Also afterwards, as a small J pick or PNG file for Web. As you see, the image size is really nice and small. So the document types here already gives you a little bit of an indication in which direction you want to go. So I'm gonna go with custom now and festival create again under with and size here, my own thing. One more thing that I wanted to show you. What international paper. And over here on the size we can right away you select a four a five, a six and so on. So right away you have the right paper, right canvas in front of you. All right, let's go to custom and unaccustomed festival You can see here is the width and height so you can change this manually and as well. Do you want to have this as millimeters points, centimeters, inches or pixels? I mostly work with pixels. So for the beginning, pixels should be fine for you to money create now a preset for YouTube. So, basically 1920 by 10. 80 p full HD resolution, with also resolutions set to 300 dp I so pixels per inch or dots per inch again. It started at 2 40 is good. High quality to 300 is a really top high end quality canvas size and also resolution, obviously so again said that through 300 then underneath of that, your Callum haute again RGB color gray scale bit map C M Y color and lab color. For now, it's just important to know the RGB colors that you're working RGB and see him Y k. If you're going over to press for more intense range. Also under the intense ranges here, the eight bit and 16 bit so eight bit is quite good. Everybody works in a bit, but if you're more advanced and also want some more tonality, some more shadows and highlights all the Cal arranges to need to be more intense. Then you'll work on 16 bit, but for beginning our eight, but is perfectly fine. 16 bit is more for advanced later, but to be honest, I work mostly in eight, but so far okay it. But it is then also background content. So first of all, you have the option of just having a white background, specific background color or transparent organ, a different other color. Most people work with white or transparent I'm gonna stick toe white for now and show you guys in the moment. The difference also under advanced. Working with what? Rgb. I'm gonna I stick here actually, with the S rgb for my Mac. Please Also Google this little bit about what type off screen you have and what type of software you're running. What is actually the best options for running with this. But now it's for me as rgb with this color Cody in the back, okay. And then also, square pixels don't even need to worry about this. Stick with square pickles all the way. Maybe if you get advance and you need to do some certain presets again, you can also work with ease down here. But for now, square pixels is fine Now, lost step. I'm gonna hit okay to show you guys quickly. Now we're over and photo shop, and we've created a brand new canvas. As you guys can see, it's here as the sub tab. I can now move it around, still have my application frame on, and this is my first canvass and it's also a white background. Let's go back to new under file and do the same process again. Just this time I'm going to select a transparent background. It's OK once more. Right away. You guys can see that we have a second tab here. So second canvas now. But this time the background is transparent. So meaning this layer is invisible already. Whereas here, under the background, it's locked. And we have white more about layers, though later in the course. But now it's just important to work with the look hand, Mrs and know more about the canvases. Okay, I'm also gonna escape off this and just start a brand new canvas once again and show you guys one more thing. Once you have selected everything once you entered you with and hide everything, Resolution is said. Your name is said, say, for instance, beginner. Then you can also, instead of hitting okay, you can go to save preset type and hear your name. So this obviously for YouTube So I'll type in here YouTube. I might just don't do it right now because I've really setting this. You can type in your name that you want for this document preset. It's OK. And next time when you come around to photo shop, then you don't need to type in everything. You just go to file new and right away here on the document size. You can select your presets so minus saved as YouTube It's YouTube it okay? And right away my canvas size is open and I'm quickly into Photoshopped. Great. So that's all about how to create a new canvas now. But what if you pull in an image that you already have photographed and you want to bring this into photo? So you can either drop this under photo shop but shall render it and bring it right away into canvas? Also, you can just take the image and drop it right away onto the Eiken. That also works. So now what I wanted to say with this is you do not need to worry. If this is a low resolution right now, it will never be low resolution. Let's go to image to canvas size and let's have a look of here. If we head over to the pixels, it will be exactly the same pixel size as the sensor from the camera. So again, a really nice, high quality image that in Photoshopped, so it won't be altered to a lower quality. It cancel their let's go to image sizes well and show you guys again. Also, the with the height and the resolution is to 40. You can even upgrade that to 300. It will take up the pixel size okay, and render that in photo shop. So again, your Candice's are always nice and high quality When you dragging your images. One more thing that I wanted to mention our is just dragging the sides. First of all, at the top, you always read what everything will be renamed to at the canvas to basically the beginning package. Dodge APEC. That's what this picture's called. Like all the canvas. Then it's at currently 21.6%. So you're zoomed in or zoomed out. The further I zoom odd, the smaller it gets. It's kind of like moving away from the computer, but it's not altering anything from our resolution. The same if I zoom in now, you can see it really nice and close up. So that what it's well, that's what it will actually looked like on a print as well. So there's nice, a lot of detail, nice and sharp, high quality image and then off the woods you get him in the press now command zero. A keyboard shortcut. It will right away Clippard to my whole canvas. So not 100%. But it will clip right away to my screen so I can now easily work with us and see my complete canvas again. The keyboard shortcut for that was command zero for Windows its control zero also, like I said in this course, is again a pdf with all the short cuts, maybe have a look at that then also are behind this is s gorgeous RGB So this means you're currently editing in rgb slash eight. That means eight bit. So this canvases said currently to rgb colored more profile and eight bit as well. It's just a small shortcut here that it shows at the top at the bottom. Here, you'll see document 109 m. So basically meaning that's how big the file is. Right now. You guys can also if you click on it, see the with height channels and the resolution again. If you click this little arrow over here, it will give you a few more options like document profile measurement scale. It's maybe go to document profile. So you see again the dope RGB 1998 at eight bit Let's go. Maybe to document I mentions that we had previously so sent to me to search changes here as well. And once you save an image, it will also show down here the process of saving but more about saving an image later. 7. Tools & Fourground Colors: this'll s I want to talk about tools. I do not want to cover all the tools and talk about the individual stuff that will do a little bit later in the course. But I want to talk about what is important to have in your toolbar and also what I mostly keep my toolbar and what you can use as a beginner. Also, while we add it right away. Us concede we still have the cameras from the previous lesson. So basically, what I want to show you guys is that you can also take this canvas. You can clip it here, so it again clips to the back If you have the application selected. If the application frames not selected like me now, then you can easily switch between background and again photo shop. And if only press f now, I also kind of have an application frame. So that's why I don't work with the application for him. I always press f before I get right away into it. And now I can also move things and not be distracted from my background. But if I quickly need to get out, I can just jump out like that great. Let's start talking about the tools of it. First of all, I'm gonna go back to edit and select the toolbar over here. Remember, you can also do that over here. So is it like to bar and make this window a little bit bigger? And right away, I want to start talking about all the tools that I have in my toolbar. So it's not important to know now exactly what they are doing, but it's just important to know which I keep in my toolbar. Also, once you have a good idea of what the tools do and how to work with them and rearrange your to book to bar a little bit and tried to customize it to your own preferences, okay, lets start right away with the 1st 1 which is again the move tool for me, very important to moving layers and things around, then rectangular and ecliptic in marking tool both again nice things to create selections and new things. So, basically, with selections, you can create different shapes also, then lasso tool and men magnetic lasso tool both great tools. If you're a beginner, need to cut out certain things this magnetic lasso tool comes in quite handy if you're not good with the pen tool yet. So as a beginner, I also started out with the magnetic last tool and then one day forced myself to learn the pen to, and we got good better at that, then. Also, we have the quick selection tool and the magic want both great tools to creating really quick selections. Also, if you're not familiar with the pen tool, working with the magic want is a treat. Then let's also head over to clone and healing brush. So clone stamp, tool and healing brush both of them. I work on a daily basis with them when I do retouching, so these would definitely come in handy on your toolbar as well. Crop to sire slice to and slice Electoral. I don't work so much with these two, but crop to quite a lot. So also very handy then for a beginner. The eyedropper tool, the color Samper tool and the red eye to also three tools that are pretty handy when you don't know anything about color and struggling, maybe with red eye or you want to sample a certain color. So I also work quite a lot just with the eyedropper tool. But most of these tools I do not select them over on the left inside from the toolbar. I'm literally just hitting the buttons here at the back in order to get there quickly with the keyboard shortcuts. So it would be also wise for you to start studying these letters, which mean a certain letter for again the brush. But sometimes it's very easy, like be for brush, then also it raise a tool great for a beginner, working with the raising things and raise a tool, then blur and smudge tool. Also two great tools when you have to blur or smart little bit of some cutouts, especially advanced mosques. But yeah, you will get to learn more about the tools in a bit later, Grady and til also really great Tool Toe adds an effect to designs. Oregon color light fall in images, a resentful type tool and vertical type two. Also both great to have in the toolbar for adding text. Obviously, then we still have the pen tool and all its partners here that come with the pencil. So these help you to add anchors delete anchors convert point and also the pencil of the sea itself. Once you started out to maybe with the magnetic lasso tool, once you managed this and you think, OK, you need to upgrade. Then I would suggest you learn how to work at the pen tool in order to get really good for cutouts. And also we have the past selection and direct selection. So this is once you have worked with the pencil, the pencil always create a path. So these tools then come in handy when you want to readjust, will change something from the path from the pen tal. Also, some shapes have pasts or most shapes, so this also comes in handy. I'll teach you guys all about this in a bit later. Then we still have custom shape and a few more shapes, but they all called round erect a killing, a two elliptical tool rectangular tool, etcetera. These are all shapes, though, so the custom shape tool is filled up with the library with ton of shapes. These are also included in the course of edited as the bonus lectures and bonus stuff. So again, you get to get all of my shapes as well. I do work quite a lot with them as well. Then we still have the hand and zoom tool. So hand tool very handed to move around and zoom to also great. If zooming in and out, this comes back again to the navigator over here. If you don't not know how to work with the zoom to, you can also hear work with the navigator for the beginning. But I would suggest you learn the zoom tool right away. Okay, so you can still rearrange this, and once you're done, you can just save it and hit done as well, so your two bar is set. Then one more specific thing that you need to learn is down. Here are two blocks so basically white and black. This means it's your foreground and background color. So whatever is on the foreground, that's what you are currently brushing or painting with to say. For instance, if you are working with the brush on a complete new empty later, I'll show to you guys quickly. Don't worry, you don't need to know what I'm doing right now. I'll just want to show you the effect If I select the brush now and I will start painting are roughly You will see that I'm actually painting with white. That is because my foreground color is currently set to white here. If I change this old meaning if I click on this and go to the color picker So basically it's a new window The color picker I can now select whatever I want. Whatever color I need here, I can add values or even the hashtag numbers here to get the same color that I need. Say friends, we're gonna go with this ping go Purple Year it Okay, this is my foreground Kaleena. So if I paint, it will paint this color. If I switch this, that's why we have this little era of here. The black background black color will go to the front and the front foreground color ping here will go to the back. So this means now if I continue brushing, I'm now brushing black. So whatever is in the front that will always be in the foreground and whatever is in the back will always be your background. And then you guys also see here are still two more blocks. That means reset So once I click this, it resets it to black and white. I tend to use the keyboard shortcuts for that so X to switch the colors and d to reset X to switch the colors and d to reset. The same goes for when I have read. SE is my foreground and again my background color green. If I hit X now, it will only switch so background for work. A little only switch if I d. It will reset everything, but you can do pretty much the same here. Just what the arrow and also with the block. But it's just easier and quicker when you do this on the keyboard shortcut. One more thing that I want to show you guys also is if you have this foreground color set safe. Once eager to Grady int, you also now have the grade. Ian's here said to black and white. So that's the standard preset from photo show. It's could cancel quickly over here, switch to a new color background. Also green again. It okay If I know, Go to the Grady and you'll see that everything changes again to the new Grady Int again standard setting organ color and background color. And then, obviously a few more. But more about the Grady int in the Grady and tool lesson. Okay, so say, for instance, if I'm on a new layer now and try to replicate this, it will again change from the foreground color in the background color. If I had X on the keyboard in order to change the foreground colors, it will do exactly the opposite. Damn green top red at the bottom. But more about this in the Grady and Tool. For now, I just want to lead everything again and just want you to understand that you, for you press X. You change the Vorlon colors, and if you're D, the forward colors change again, and the foreign colors are always the colors that Photoshopped paints with in the foreground or the background. 8. Diffrent Working Techniques / Photoshop: in this lass. I only want to talk about different working techniques that one can use. Some are a bit quicker, some a bit slower, and some are good. Some are not so bad. And some of them are more constructive and some unknown. Constructive. So, yeah, let's explain this a bit in detail. First of all, I'm just gonna unlock the background lay here, so double click on that. It okay and unlock. I don't want you to pay too much attention. To Lay is now will still cover that in the course. For now, I just want you to see and have a look at the techniques, so basically safe once I have my first layer now and I want to give it a bit more contrast and I might go to image. I will go to adjustments and levels. A new window will pop up on my black turns. I might increase them by 50%. Hit. Okay. And right away we have the technique. Great. So I've got my end result and I keep on photo shopping for a while. After a while, I'm trying to think Well, I don't like the contrast I need to remove that again. Okay, so then I need to go steps back. But I can't because this has been safe directly to my layer. So it's not so nice. Okay, then I need to start from the beginning in, which is a waste of time. What if we actually go a step back now? So history panel already comes into action. We've talked about the history panel here. Going a step back. What if you go to layers, go to adjustment layers and over here select levels, the soul is gonna be renamed to a new layer. It's gonna called levels one. Yep. Okay. A new field pops up here, a new palette, properties. So we actually forgot to add properties to a workspace, but I'll add it now. I'll just drag it in here. I'm moving to the center. So when I work with adjustments, I'll always have my properties here. Great. This time around again. The black tones here, 50%. It. Okay. And right away we can continue without Photoshopped. We've got the same effect. But this time we have a certain different workflow technique. This time we have another layer on top. So if I'm gonna continue now on top of that and create a few more layers and keep on photo shopping I can late and then just go back and kill this layer or delete this layer completely and my effect will be removed. Great. So this is a better workflow technique. But I can now obviously do this from the top here with new adjustment layers over here. I can also do this with adjustments from here. So my shortcuts. So basically I can create the short cuts of here a new levels adjustment layer. It already has been applied. I can say 50 over here. And a doll. We have the same effect again again. More contrast. But this time we went from here, not from here. And now there's another thing. I can also go down here to the adjustment buttons selected. Go back to levels over here through the same process again and right away we have the same effect, but applying different areas and going into different areas. In order to achieve this effect, I want to show this one more time. 50. So as you can see now, this one was from our top menu bar. This one was from our palate bar here again from our adjustment palette, and this one was again hear from our lays palette from down here from the adjustment buttons. So again, as you can see, photo shop has many different ways in many different areas where you can create the same effect. So basically meaning you can either go from the menu from this or at the bottom. It all depends on you. Whatever you want to choose to in order, have a quicker workflow or love. Working with that is your first choice, like my choice is always the adjustment layers of here. And then sometimes down here, I never tend ago appear to layer new adjustments just taking too long. This is way quicker over here. So just again when you watch tutorials when you see different people Photoshopped some people tend to work from here. Some people work from here, and some from here there's no wrong or right. You have to decide on yourself what the way you want to choose and what is better for your quick workflow. And this was only an example here with levels, you can obviously do this again with some other adjustment levels layers again, like curves, exposure, photo filter, channel mixer, all of the's. You can always do it with different techniques. And that replies also to something like the Grady and Tool. You can find it over here and adjusted. You can find it over here in the menu, and you can also find it down here in the adjustment buttons. So again, photo ship gives you many different ways from where on you can work in order to speed up your workflow. 9. What & How - Photoshop Layers: Okay, so welcome to Chapter Two. We're going to talk about layers at mosque and go wading into depth with all of the layers stuff. All right, so right away on the screen here, you can see that I still have my workspace. Once you actually removed the whole workspace and only drag out the layers palette. Let's do that. First of all, move everything. Take this to the side and we can start. Okay, great. So you have your lays pellet on your right inside, and over here, we have all the different type of lace. So first of all, want to start out just talking about the different type of lays that you get in photo shop so fissile you'll have a just a normal pixel layer. So that's basically just a normal image. And again, a normal pixels layer again over here on the right. Inside, you guys can see the pixels layer. It's actually switched this on. So it's best just basically a normal image. And you can Yeah, it's the normal pixel layer underneath of that, we have a normal background layer. That is again what we discussed earlier. If you create a new document you always have a background layer again, but it's also a pixel. Later, it's just white. Okay, so these are pixel layers. Next up, we have adjustment layers again. I also showed quickly hard to work with adjustments, but more about that in the course. Still, um, adjustment layers are again lays that you can adjust and in order to get in effect or chief a different look on your image. Okay, and adjustment layers. Look, something like this of here. You guys can see in the front a little bit of an adjustment and a little bit of Aiken. And underneath behind it is a mosque. So again, this is what an adjustment layer looks like. Then, up next, we have type players something like this with just a big tea in the front. It's a type player. Basically, anything that you're typing out is a type player, and up next we have shape layers of here. You guys can also see a shape layer, so this little I can over here will be presented in the layer. So you guys can also see it over here and right away. No, it's just the normal shape layer again on this shape layer, you can also see it just has one shape included. Yeah, it's just a basic shape layer. On top of that, we have smart objects. So basically the last layer system again, only smart objects. Later in the course, I'll have a whole class just on smart object. Is there really, really handy and good to work with? So smart objects can also come in with effects and also filter effects. But more about that in the smart object clause. Then, on top of that, we have here a just a normal pixel layer, but with a mosque. So again, it's a normal pics of layer. But there's a mosque attached to this layer, Okay, and then on top of that, we have a layer group. So basically a whole new folder which can have a few layers inside or again, just be on its own. But it would be obviously more accurate to have some lays inside. So again, this is what a group looks like. Then, over here, we also still have a layer color. So basically, this just means this certain layer here in your palate from lays is colored Now. It's also actually open this a bit further and discuss quickly What is what year in your layers palette. Let's start right away on the left, inside with the filter options. So first of all, you guys can see that I have a few of these different layers in here. I'll just switch everything on and all off these we have all different type of layers now in photo shop. If I go now to the filter options and select something from name, I can obviously search by name. If I just type in here Say type player it voted Shop only searches for that late. So sometimes you have over 1000 layers in the photo show file and you need to search for something. And you can also do it here. You can also do the filter options with effects, modes, colors, smart objects, whatever you looking for just to narrow things down a bit more. Remember, he is a little button. If you don't have this button active, Photoshopped will not search for it. Okay, so these are basically your filter options here. Up next. Let's just get back to kind. Okay? Also here, kind on the right. Inside you guys can also see here is the full Tata go Well, that's the filter toggle. But again, you can only select this I can over here, and it will only show you the pixel layers as when currently hovering over it. You only show now the pixelated, everything that has to do with pixelated that's currently in my photo shop file. If I undo this again, I can see everything if I go back to the adjustment button here into select button adjustments. So it only shows me the adjustments and so on the text layer, smart objects and shape players and smart objects. Yep, so again, that is up here. All right, let's continue then. We also have layer options here, blending options. So if I just selectively, it's so currently you guys can also see it's not active. That is because I have nothing selected. So Photoshopped does not know on watch what layer it's currently working on so I can go to lay color here and now it knows okay, Everything that I do adjustments here now will only affect this normal layer. Or you can also do that to a type player adjustment there. That doesn't matter Let's go back to lay a style for the top is the layer modes, the blending options if you select this more about that, also now and later. A few lessons after this. What blending options are, but you can basically choose here from different blending options and capacity. How strong you want the mosque capacity. Oregon Underneath the Phil is the interior opacity. So again, it's a slight difference here and there. That's actually two and everything off. So you has conceded right away. If I tweak this Phil here, I can change the opacity off this layer or again, keep it back 200. And the same goes for the top of passivity as well. Pretty much the same effect. Sometimes it comes in handy to work with Phil instead of a pass ity. But most of the time I work with capacity. Then again to lock options here or the whole locking controls, you can lock layers. So, for instance, you can also use the 1st 1 which will lock the transparent pixels again. To be honest, I have not worked so much with these tools in the hole Photoshopped process. Some of them I use not all like these to I don't find them so useful again. The next one here is also to lock just the position. This comes in handy sometimes, so once you selected it, it will lock this image so nobody can move it around. It will give you an error. The same goes for the air art boards. You can also look here and ought to prevent the nesting, so this means it's not going to be nested together with other layers. You can just keep it separately again. And also obviously the typical lock layer, as you will always see with the background layers. If the layers locked over here, you cannot work with that. You cannot do anything with it. It's just completely locked. You will always get an error so simply to select the unlock button here again, and it is out off the locking system again. The same goes for the background layers. I normally when I opened a new document right away, click on this and just get out off the locking layer greater than up next to you. Understand all this locking system we have obviously, the layer down here and you'll have this little I over here? This means with his ability so you can toggle this on or off in order to see certain layers or to work with certain lays, have certain effects. Okay, so that's super easy to understand. And on the right inside, we still have a scroll function here. We only have a few layers now, so normally there would be a ton off layers. Then you also have a little bit of a school function to go up and down with the layers. Then also here we have obviously in the layer of the thumbnail, so that you can have, like, a little preview. In order to change this, you can just on the layer here on the picture, on the thumbnail click right click. And it will take you into some more options just for this layer and for obviously the thumbnails for the layering system. So you can do this as small and they need It's really nice and small or hit right. Look again, Say medium. I'm gonna go with large now so you can see things a bit easier in your layer pallet. Then as well, you can clip those two other bonds, but I haven't worked so much with this. To be honest, I don't need that. And down here are all the colors. So say, for instance, you have a few layers that are all the same process than you can give them all an orange color, for instance. Let's actually do that. I'm gonna hold shift on the keyboard and select all of the's layers. Here is U disk licked the layers and hold shift on the keyboard. Now press right leg and say orange. And now right away. This section is most probably about a certain effect, and it's all in orange. I can also go back and say no color. Also remember, on every single layer you can always hit right, like in order to get into some more options and effects again. Okay, let's continue now at the bottom here, we still have again. The group that I talked about smart objects will cover in a little bit. What are these effects and why do you sit underneath? It's basically you have again your normal smart object layer, and underneath you can see the effect that has been applied again with the I to make it visible or not, so you can just switch it on or off then also, let's talk about a very, very important point, which I haven't mentioned yet. Whatever is at the bottom, it's you kind of have to imagine. It's like a petty on a burger. Whatever's at the bottom. That's what you currently see when you stack something on top, that's what you currently see. So when you stack something on top, you always see the top part. So that's how layers also work that the moment we just see the Layers group here at the bottom has moved this a bit to the side to explain it a bit easier. You guys can see Here's the picture and the layers. So I currently see this because this is all switched off with with the visibility. Now, if I switch on background, lay here Once a switching on, you'll see now that we only see white. If I go to pixel layer, we only see Pixley. Then the effect takes in type player in the shape, layer and so on. Whatever's on top, like you can see here, even if this is typed on the top and now you have again in new, more normal layer over it. Once you selected, it will get disappear and you'll only have that layer. So whatever's stacked on top is currently visible, even if the top Okay, great. Let's also talk a little bit about the button, Stan. Here, first of all, down here again layer links. So basically, you can link layers together in case you want to move them or unlinked third and things to say. For instance, if I want to link the pixel layer with mosque with my layer color, I can just with shift again or commands for windows. People, please press control when I say command. So control these both layers. I want them together to be linked. So they are working together. If I move them, they always stick together so I can select the layers and now just simply go down here in order to link these layers. So I'm just gonna hit link and now they have this little I can you at the back. This means enough and move this, See whatever I do with it, they will always be linked together and the effects or if I move them around, you can also simply just look again to unlinked. Great. So that's a little link button down here. Then we also have add style and effects. So, like you can see here at the moment, the smart object has a effect to it. On the right in size, you can also open and minimize this again to see effects. And if you kick down here, we'll get to the effect menu more about that later in the course. Then as well. We also have mosques, so let's maybe go to just the normal layer color. And if I click on here, I will now create a mosque onto this layer. More about mosque also late in the course again. If I select this, you'll see right away. This has been applied now and we have a layer a mosque. Let's do that again. I just have the normal layer color elected and right away we have a mosque again. I'll explain later in the course. Hard to work with Moss. I just want you to understand now what a mass lay it looks like. Then, up next, we have adjustment layers that I showed previously in the lessons already down here. We also have adjustments, so you can simply click on here, select an adjustment, and right away your windows will obviously pop up. But you'll now have a new layer of here again, a new adjustment layer. Just gonna delete this, then. Great up. Next, we have a folder. Aiken, down here. You can either just go somewhere randomly into your layers palette and select a folder. So basically clicking down here, create a folder you can now rename this to. Maybe I'm gonna rename it to test. And now I'm able to move layers into this whole area. And, yes, have everything here sorted in one group layer. I can also click right leg and give this a red color. And once we open this, all of the's layers again have a red color attached. Also, what you can do, what I know mostly do is I select these layers. Let's just drag him out again. Also hit, right, Like give them no color. Okay, so they are not now in a group. They also simple stacked alone. So what I do is was shift again, select all the layers or with command, select whatever I need. And then I go back to the group I can hear selected and right away Photoshopped puts all of those current layers into a group. That's one way of doing it. Or again. There's another way. Again. I'm referring here back to shortcuts. So basically Photoshopped keyboard shortcuts. Let's just drag everything out. I wanted to lead this group quickly if I select all these layers again with shift when a press now command and G together And once I hit command Chief Photoshopped knows this is a keyboard shortcut. Put this together in a group. Great. So now we already have a new group here. Or I can hit Command Zet to do. Undo that again. So keyboard shortcuts very essential. Okay, let's remove tests. You guys can also see when I just hit the lead, things will be deleted. Now let's get back to the next ICANN, which is over here. So this is the new layer I can down here. If I select this, you'll see right away we have a transparent new layer and a new empty layer so we cannot work on this with brushes, text, whatever. We have more about that. Also in the course, I just want you to understand. This is a new empty layer, and that's how you can add more layers as well. Then up next is again the dustbin here, self explanatory. It's again the delete layer so you can select a certain layer and hit this to delete. Yes, you sure you want to delete? Yes, and you deleted it or like me. You can also just hit backspace on the keyboard and you're right away. Delete layers so that little bit easier for me. The same goes again. If you have groups available here and a few layers, you can just select this the lead on the back space and expects again backspace again. So that's how you delete it again. Right? So now you know all the little tools over here. Last thing that we still have is the layer menu at the top. So again, a few more options here, which were also most probably cover in the course still throughout again. This is just like a right click function in order to work quicker, again with your workflow. So something like New Layer is also available here. It's also available in a keyboard shortcut or down here again So, like I said earlier in the lessons. Also, many different techniques and ways. How to speed of your workflow or work differently again. You guys can also see here duplicate layer, delete the layer export New group, etcetera Its again. A complete new layer menu here. Yeah, great. That's all about just the layers. The basics to understand. Let's head over now, on to the next lesson, we'll talk about more about layer options. 10. Layer Stles & Layer Options: layer styles and options Festival all drag out again. My completely is palette ear and just delete my workspace so you guys have it a bit easier . Okay, so again, on the rights inside, we have overlays, palette and in the middle again, our image. Also, let's start talking now about this layer. It's festival, just a normal pixel layer. I'll quickly type it out for you guys. It's a later. There we go. And now on this picture layer, if I double click onto this layer, I get into the latest styles. Also options. So let's do that. Double click on this and right away you will see a new window pops up. So this is called Leia Styles, so festival in dais styles you can arrange, and you can also add a few more effects here to your certain layer. So again, let's start right away in the top with the blending options. Like I said also in the previous lessons again, that you have a few different techniques to work with your workflow, so you can either choose blending options over here when heading over to the right inside. You can work with these blending options or again right away on the layer in the layers palette. Here, you can also work with layer blending options, but more about the blending options here. In the next lesson, let's also double click again to get back into the latest styles and right away on the left inside here you guys can see. Here are a few more options to work with and a few more styles that you can select in order to enhance this certain layer again on the right. Inside, you can refine the certain option, and then also on the right right side. You can okay this or cancel this. I do not want to go through every single step. Now it will take way too long. You can google about it or check some of our tutorials out or free tutorials. But I do want to cover one or two quickly here. Say, for instance, if we go to cover overlay so color overlay over here and you select this color overlay. Once it's ticked, you'll see that already right away Ah, whole layer is covered with a new color again in the middle, you can now choose first of all, a blending option for the certain color style or the latest style effect. Something like maybe lighten or difference would maybe make a complete difference on your image. If we could further divide saturation, etcetera, you can also go back to normal. So that's just a normal layer, and you can double tap on here in order to change color. Now with the color picker say, for instance, we're gonna go to take a really red color here it okay and switch the blending options again to difference. It might look just like this so you can get some really cool effects with ease layer styles also something quickly by the side, which we've mentioned in the previous lesson. You guys can again see now here it's a normal pixel layer. It's visible force on the right. We see there some styles active and down here the effects are active and the color of late . More about that towards end of this lesson. Then again, also, let's maybe untech this and we go to patent overlay. We try the same again. Over here, you have a few blending options. Maybe, let's choose difference again. And over here, a few patents to choose from its select This very weird. I do not work so much with this in retouching, mostly for design stuff. I work mostly with the latest styles. Okay, then also Grady int overlay. You can also add more effects like you can see. Now let's select the color overlay again. The radiant overlay and well, first of all, select a nuke radiant of here maybe red and green and also the blending option to difference once again and then Or maybe it's just tweak the opacity down. So as you can see here, a few options to just work and refine this small Grady int overlay. Over here you can also hit the plus button, which means you will double that effect. The same goes again for color overlay in a shadow and stroke. But this is only available in photo shop cc again. All right, let's actually get out off that again. And obviously you can also save your new styles. If you have a certain effect, I'm gonna hit OK now and right away you guys can see under my effects here under the pixel layer. If I minimize this, we won't see it at all. And once you openness. You'll see old effects, and you'll also see the different type of effects that you've applied to the layer. So you cannot say color layer color overlay should be out, not visible. Then I immediately your picture changes again. The same goes for maybe the pattern overlay because it doesn't look so nice. Maybe the color of Allegan. Well, the great internally, that looks kind of weird and really cool. So let's stick with that. Okay? Minimize And you can continue. I want to show you guys another effect here. If I'm going to select the text type two and just make a big selection over here, more about the tools later in the course will destroy type again. And maybe you make this nice and big accepted. They moved to move this little bit down, and now, first of all, you will see you on the right inside again. We have a type player just for all of you to understand it again. I Blair, if I double click on this, it will take me back again into the latest styles and options. So again and here you have now a few more options to work with. So It does not matter if you're working with an adjustment layer if you're working with a shape layer. If you're working with a smart object type player or even a normal pics of layer, every single layer can have latest styles. It may be in this situation here with the type player. Go to stroke and right away you will see that around type player here. I do have a stroke again in the middle. I cannot haunts this a bit more. Make this really lot. I can choose from a position inside outside Centre, Oregon outside again. I can change my blending options. Maybe two difference once again. Well, one won't see it now. Odd makes overlay, opacity, all of that self, a lot of options to play around with even the color. You can switch this also to read. Okay, change again. Maybe just to 10 pixels and hit. OK, so that effect has been directly applied to the type player. Double tap on it again, Amir, back into our lay starts again. If you have duplicated in a lot of different lays, you always see here. At the bottom are two errors to move up and down But I would say play, but more with this. This is only a learning curve that you can teach yourself. It's basically going in and just playing hours and hours, just with different effects here, like out to glow. What is the drop shadow to say? Friends. We can actually add this quickly. You'll see it on the type Player is a nice drop shadow now behind the text. There also a ton of tutorials out there teaching you hard to work more with layer styles. But honestly play a little bit around with this Layla, but with a different effect, like blending and boss all off this in order to understand what type effect you can do in here. Most of these are also used for graphic design. Not so much for retouching, but for graphic design part. This is really nice. When I hit OK and right away again you guys can see even under the type player, we have all our effects listed. You can easily quickly change between them 11. What Are Blending Options: layer blending options or also refer to as layer lend modes. Again, I'm talking about in our layers palette ear. The top part are different Blending options here for the certain layers. When you're working in photo shop right away, I want to show you guys another factor. I'm gonna delete this layer and also this one. Open it again and I didn't show this in the previous lesson. I'm gonna hit right leg on this now and first of all, go to clear layer starts. So over here again, another workflow technique and photo shop. You can copy lay styles or clearly it starts again. I will clear this for now, and we're back to a normal standard pixel layer NL image. Now, for the next step, I want to duplicate this and show you guys how to work with the blending options. For that, you can either have a few work flow techniques again. Drag this image onto the new lay Aiken, which is down here again. Once you drop it, it will take and make a duplicate of this. It's delete this. We can go over to the palate menu here. So like that and also duplicated over here. So again, another duplication technique. I'm gonna delete this again and last step now. Keyboard shortcut. Command J for the windows people, Police press control. So command J Animal duplicated again. Photoshopped gives one a lot of different techniques How to speed up your workflow. All right, so physical. We made a duplicate of this. It also say's pixel a a copy. I'm just gonna keep it actually to that And first of all, show you what happens now If you go over to the blending options so normal will always stay with normal and you will only see what is on top then also, we can go to dissolve nothing so much of in effect here. Let's go to darken. Not so much of in effect here multiply, but of in effect here as you guys can see. Now it multiplies So obviously all of the's have different functions and will always look different. Color burn might look like this hard light might look like this saturation might look like this is obviously then fled color not giving so much in effect. And also hue and saturation not giving so much in effect, subtract that will just darknet difference also not make a difference. So, yeah, as you can see, here are a few options to work with when it comes to blending options. But now you don't need to always duplicated layer, and then apply this. You can apply this with many different type off lace. Say, for instance, if I'm going to create a new lay here, fill this up with a new red color. More about the techniques and tools in the future. For now, I just want you to understand what happens when you work with the blending options. Say, for instance, if I have a complete new lay here, a red layer, and I only want to apply this in a subtle way. I can first of all play here just with my capacity. So either adding effect like that, taking down the pass it even at the bottom part again from the Patty shine through or again , I can tweak this up all the way and just work with my blending options. So now switch this to darken or multiply or again lighten or again une situation, maybe to get a really weird effect difference and so on. We can also achieve the same effect like you guys saw. Now again. Also, this looks pretty much like are beginning again. Let's actually switch to the self quickly, go to the pixel layer. DoubleClick go into the latest styles. Gold were to color overlay. It is also read, and we have difference over here. Okay? And once we switch this off, you will see it's exactly the same effect as we have. If we switch these two on so again, different work techniques in photo shop, you can either do it violates start organ with planning options. You doing the same technique, but just in a different way in here. You working with blending options? Let's switch this on. And actually, the Letelier one again, or what I want to show you guys again is also maybe let's stick with this. I'm just going to double tap into this, go to the latest styles, go all the way to color overlay. And this time I'm gonna choose a 50% gray, something like a medium gray over here. It okay it okay again. But this time I'm not choosing a difference as a blending option. This time I'm gonna go with soft light or overlay. So once I put this to overlay, okay, I need to have obviously the right color for this. Let's select the right color not to working so much with meant, Do you get out of this and right click the other layers. Start again. Now you guys can see that I have just a normal gray layer. And now if I switch this all the way to soft light, it will also be applied. But you can't really see it because it's a 50% gray, and with soft light you will not see it. There's a certain dodge and burn technique that we use in retouching. In this, it comes in really, really handy. So yeah, planning options are all about changing different days that on top of each other to a different effect, like again with the previous one, our picks lay a copy. If we change this to pin up light, it will change. The same goes to every other layer, so blending options not too hard to understand again, play a little bit around with this. Try different effects and you'll see in tutorials. People use thes blending options almost all the time. 12. Layer Masks - What & How: photo shop layer mosques So, so confusing. Not a lot of people understanding, right, But it's actually so simple. Photoshopped lay moss, Let me explain this bit. Mosques are pixel areas that are hidden or shown from a certain layer. So we're gonna say it again. Mosques are pixel areas that are hidden or shown from a certain layer. Let me show it to you guys over here in our lays palette. First of all, you will see here the bottom. We have the pixel layer, just a normal layer and a normal image. And on top of that, we also have this picks layer. But it has a mosque attached. So firstly, you can select your image or you can also select the mosque. If I'm gonna switch the sun now, you'll see there's a certain effect. I'm gonna go and disable the Slayer quickly so you guys can actually see the complete image again like before. From the lessons we still have our effects active here and again. The complete layer has this effect. Now, though I accepted a mosque and right away everything that is white will still be shown. And everything that is black will be hidden. I'm gonna say this again. Everything on the mosque that is white will be shown. Everything that is black will be hidden. This can also sometimes be opposite. If I'm gonna inverters now you'll see the black is on the top. So this means now black again is hiding white at the bottom, everything is visible. Okay, so that's actually now go and delete this layer and show you guys quickly from scratch. How we do this to detail a mosque, right? So first of all, if you're working with the lay mosque, you need to first of all, select the layer that you want to add a mosque do because currently it is not active. If I select the picks a layer of here I can now go down here to the mosque I can and select the mosque now. Currently we are on the White Mosque. Everything is shown. If we invert this, everything is black and that means everything is hidden from the mosque. But let's stick with white for now. I'm also going to show you in a moment how to create the black Mosques. So first of all, you have a white mosque now and maybe, for instance, you go to the brush and you want to select the brush here. You want to paint out just the goggles here and the glasses, and you're painting and brushing and brushing. But nothing is happening. This is so confusing. Why is it not happening? Maybe I need to select this and you're painting. Oh, my God. OK, no. You're now actually painting on your original image. You want to depend on the mosque and hide. All right, so let's go. Just a step back and recap again on this. You're not supposed to paint on this layer. This layer over here is basically original image you're supposed to paint on the mosque. Second of all, you're now painting with a white foreground color. That's why nothing is happening. Your mosque is already white. You need to change your foreground colors, so change them to black. And if you paint now, everything that is black will disappear and will be hidden. And everything that is white will show like so have a look at the mosque here. Everything that is black will disappear and everything that is underneath will show. So, for instance, the mosque is here just to hide everything from this layer, not from this layer. It's just supposed to hide from this layer. So whatever is black is hiding Whatever its white is showing, let's go another step back and do this once again. So with a white foreground color, you won't see anything. Now again, I'm painting on my original image. Select the mosque black foreground color and I can now for instance, just hide the glasses here. Okay, let's paint limit on. Everything is hidden now So we have the original black glasses here from the bottom layer. Plus we have the effect on the lady just from the top layer again. Everything that is white will be shown. Everything that's black is hidden and everything that is underneath this black mosque here will be visible here on the mosque. But now if we invert this again, you'll see the opposite happening. Everything that is black will be hidden. So the complete ladies hidden and only her glasses with this effect, obviously it's white will be shown, so don't get confused Wide always shows black always hides, So you have to pay attention to what you're Mosque is currently set to and then you go to go Great. I'm just gonna hit right like and also d leave the Slayer and quickly show you guys another technique here. So first of all, you can either use certain tools in order to create masks or right away create a mosque. I don't want you to pay too much attention out to the tool that I'm using. I just want to show you the effect. Say, for instance, if you have a selection here, you can now right away select your layer that you want. So it's the picks layer and right away head over here and select the mosque. So right away, Photoshopped creates a selection around the area that you have selected. So this is now white. It's shown the rest is black, It's hidden. You want to create the opposite. You can just invert this with command. I, for all the Windows users, also control I. So again, black hides wide shows. Let's delete this once again and show you guys another effect for this. I just need to switch this off, move this down and maybe have now original picture on the top so pixelated over here. The original is on top and the edited one is at the bottom. So everything that I'm going to hide now from this layer will reveal the bottom one. So let's select the pixel layer. And now we're gonna go in the quick selection mode. So over on your tool panel box, we get over here and you can hover over this also to read quick mosque mode. So I'm gonna select that I'm now currently in the quick mosque mode. If I double click on this, it will also quickly show me the quick mosque options. And over here is all the mosque areas will be shown in the 50% red color. So let me explain this. I'm gonna accept this now and into the mode. And now right away paint with this excuse. I'm so out of this Select the brush tool and select mosque mode. And now everything that is red will be a selection. Okay, more about this also soon in the selection tool, but for now, I just want to understand what give you an idea of what it does with mosques to say. For instance, all of this area here I've mosque this and now I can go over to the mosque to and create a selection out of this. Sorry. First of all, I need to go out of the mosque to again. Out of this, we have created a selection. Now you can go over to the mosque to and right away we have a mosque again on our layer. So there's a few differences. You get a mosque on a layer and you get a mosque for selections. So don't get confused between both of them. But more about the mosque mode selections here when we get to the selection tool. Okay, so let's delete this once more. We're going to create a new selection out of this. Basically moved this one down, take our pixel layer. Great. A mosque on this again and maybe just quickly, with the selection tool going to also create a selection here. Right leg. Want to fill this up with black? I don't want you to pay too much attention to the what the effect I'm doing right now. Just again to the mosque. So when you're on the mosque now, you can also hit right click and first civil. Dis able this later. So you can see your whole picture here, this able, and you get to see the complete effect that's only happening here in the front. Once you selected again, it will activate the mosque so selected on the mosque has activated. Otherwise, you'll see a big X here. If it's dis selected, selected again and it's active, you can hit right like once again and over here, have a few more options. Disable the layer, delete the layer, apply another layer at a mosque to the selection, subtract, intersect or even refine, or go back into more mosque options again. Or, if you want to know, you can also duplicate this, you can just hold Ault on the keyboard and move this down. So you basically copying now just the mosque to the next picture. So right away you can see that both of these pictures here have the same effect with the mosque and everything is hidden so nothing is hit here of the bottom. We do not have a background layer, so this means obviously everything is hidden. Now that is black. If we invert this again with command, I you will see that obviously everything that is white from the top play here is shown and from the black lay here only this part is visible again. But we don't really need another mosque here. That will just be nonsense. So let's disable and delete this again. Okay, so you kind of get the effect of this. Also future down the line, we can have another more effects. Basically meaning if you hold alta between the layers, a little arrow appears. Hold out on the keyboard, go between the layers and a little arrow appears. And this means now that only this layer is clipped to this layer. But more about that in the adjustment layers. Okay, let's also unclip this again. And for now, just stick with the normal layer mosques. 13. Understanding Layer Adjustments : third step here. I want to start talking about adjustment late. So, first of all, I want to just go over in here and delete our mosque. Let's delete that and as well, I want to clear out all our effects what we've learned in the previous tutorials. So I'm gonna go down here and clear the layer starts. So we back to pissed. Just a normal image. All right, So what I want to do now is basically call up my arrest of my workspace. So that will be the properties and also adjustments. Let's move this over here. We still have our adjustments over here and properties. Let's actually take layer. Going to move that back into our lives palette and clip our whole workspace to the right side. Great. So again, on our first picks layer here that we've just created, we're going to create an adjustment layer right on top. Here we have layers. Like I said before, we have an adjustment panel. We can also select here maybe a curves levels adjustment layer or just normal levers. Let's go with curves. Adjustment layers for now. So basically, I apply now an adjustment layer to this but there has no effect being attached now to this adjustment layer. So this means now I'm gonna dragged out the property tab here, make it a bit bigger, and first of all, work a little bit in the adjustment layer. So for that, we have a curves adjustment layer over here, and I can now tweet down all the dark areas. And for this, all the light areas pushed them up in order to give this whole image a little bit of in effect. So right away, we can see I'm writing this a little bit and giving this a bit more contrast and pop. So now I can move this back in here. Okay? That's all that I need for my properties and from my adjustment. But right away you guys can see that this layer here as a new adjustment. So basically, it means an adjustment layer. It has been adjusted, and therefore my whole end result looks different. But we haven't applied this directly to this layer. It's a separate layer. So, like you can see, here's the before and after before and after. Now I can continue with my photo shopping process. I might go back to create another adjustment layer. This time I want to take down the situation the color so head over to adjustment tab to let you in, saturation its drag out the properties again. So it's easier for you to understand this layer has not been altered yet. Only the lay underneath. So here and saturation over here in our properties tab say, for instance, in the master tones were taking down all the situation to take it down and right away you will see that this layer has a new effect, whereas our picture on main layer, which is this at the bottom here, has being affected. Now with just this hyun saturation and this curves adjustment layer. If I'll switch off now, the human saturation again you'll see we get back to this effect that we had with coats, so adjustment layers are basically layers that help you to adjust certain techniques and create certain effects. Add them on top off your stack of your patty here, with all of your images and right away you always get different effects. So through adjustment layers, you can also have them kind of like tools working on your image and creating really creative stuff or enhancing your images little bit more. Say something like this. Now, for instance, this layer only does this effect to my image. This adjustment layer only gives me the contrast, and I don't like both of them, so I can just switch them off easily. Let's move properties back in. Don't worry so much now at the moment about all the little features here from all the different adjustments that you get from the adjustment tab. But now it's just important to understand what is an adjustment layer. So basically, it's an layer again that adds a certain effect right on top of your image to say, for instance, these two here only affect this layer now, but they are also affecting this layer. It's just because this layer is covering all of this layer. You don't see it, but if I switch this off, it just stays the same here. This may be quickly double tap on here, go into the latest starts what we've learned already, and we're going to say color overlay. This time we choose a red color. Okay, like we said and shoes difference blending option. Currently, nothing is happening here. That is because we still have the pixel later on top with these two. And remember, it covers everything here. Someone hits. Okay, turn all of this off and right away. You see, we have the old effect again because we've applied some effect through the latest styles. Now, if I select the new lay on top again, it's a normal air. But we've replied adjustment layers. So again, the curves adjustment layer here will give it a bit contrast. And the hyun saturation will make it a hulk or very weird. So again, we have that on top. But now, if I go to this pixel layer, turn it off. This these two just mint leaves also take effect on to this layer because this one is hidden now. So there's a certain small technique that one can also use one switches back on this current layer has is to effects. And now you hold old go between the layers until little arrow appears again and this layer , the adjustment layer here, is with the arrow only effects this layer now and even you repeat this step again with another adjustment layer. If you have a between the layers with the little arrow selected both of these layers now that just millions have little arrows and both of them are only affecting this layer. If I switch this off, have a look. We're not going to be left with a green hulk will be left with our styles over here. Let's turn the self and right away. You see, everything is great out. So these two lays only affect this laying up, and this you can do with many different type off layers and stacks. What I mostly do is take all of the's layers here, like I showed you guys again when I introduced the layers and put this in a group again. I will go down here and select the group I can, and this year is maybe my new effect. So again, just to understand, adjustment layers are here to adjust certain layers, but they are also adjusting everything that is underneath if they are not clipped to a certain layer. So again, here we have the fact, like so and again back to this effect Now, right away, where we in here We can also apply a mosque to only this image. So let's select the mosque over here and say, for instance, the green hog. We want to have this color here only on her skin, and we can now go back in, accepted and now paint with a black color. Remember, again, Black hides white shows. So black color with be with the brush. And we're just painting on here and we need to create the opposite. Obviously, if we want to have the green at the bottom, I'm just doing it very roughly to show you guys an example. So obviously one would be more precise than when working with this. But don't spend too much attention to the tool. Now again, see the mosque. It's white, so showing all and black is hiding. Now we're going to inverse this again. Everything that it's white shows and everything is black heights, even though that you have adjustment layers on top. So again, the whole effect takes part in this group. But if you have a mosque, it also conveyed all the way through to the bottom layer. So it's like a burger, and, like a patty again, whatever is at the bottom will be shown and then on top the next stuff comes on top, everything is on top will be obviously visible More than the bottom part. Let's also go over here and to select again our mosque, right? Like to lead the mosque. And another technique that I want to show you guys now is also the effect group. We can minimize this again here with the group. As you've seen already to again. From this effect, I can also create a mosque right away on this. So on the group, I'll just select the mosque. So this group now has a mosque attached and again why? It shows everything so I can with what command I invert everything. So it's now not showing at all. And now again, with white foreground color paint back in with the brush on the mosque early the areas that I want from my green little Hulk. And over here as you guys get the idea now we're showing that so again, mosques also on groups. But only adjustment layers are creating this. We can also now Then again, say, here, delete lay mosque. We can take both of these layers out again and also delete our effect layer. Okay. I need to move this out to so right away we again have our adjustment layers. We back to the first start, we clip thes. Then again, and as you guys can also see it, one more thing that I want to mention here is in the adjustment layers. They also have a mosque attached to say, for instance, this adjustment lay here only gives me a lot of contrast. And the 2nd 1 changes the color very differently because it's a hue and saturation adjustment layer and I don't really like the green on her skin. Then I can easily go into here. Take again the brush black foreground color, please. In order to hide again and paint on this mosque right away on here, I can now brush in the skin. But again, nothing happens. This is because again you're full run colors have to switch so black for one color. And now I can then again hide. So again you guys can see that I'm hiding everything from this certain adjustment layer, not even creating a mosque or a group with mosque. You can do it right away on this original layer. Here again, I'll do this a bit rougher. and bigger, quicker to again with black, I hide it. And with white, I went to reveal this a little bit again. So brushing in here, the orange here so you can create some really amazing different type of pictures with adjustment layers. Okay, so that's basically all about the adjustment layers and spend a bit more time when you work with adjustment layers. And all of these adjustments over here are also obviously available from the top here from new layer adjustment layers here. So again, you can also work the fact down here. They, for instance, black and white. You have a new black and white adjustment layer here. Remember this effects now everything, even this layer. If you switch everything on and also go between the layers, hold old, the arrow appears, and only this black and white here is affected. If you double click on here and we'll go back to the properties tab and in the Properties tab, you can now work again with your color effects and also enhance that black and white look a little bit. Yeah, that's all about the adjustment leaves 14. Explaining Smart Objects: smart objects in photo shop. Not too complicated, but you need to understand how they work. First of all, I want to just delete everything from our previous lesson here and even clear out our latest styles so we can start from scratch again. We have our picks a layer here. I'm gonna make a duplicate from this. Move it over to a new lay. I can drop it and right away. Rename this to smart Object. It's not a smart object yet We first need to convert this so right away. Now it's the Lepic Slayer when he hit right leg on this and go over here to convert to smart object select smart object. And now, right away we have a pig's layer and a smart object. There's also select I can over here so you can see it's just a smart object. Okay, so what is a smart object? Well, it will allow you to make changes to an image with art of writing the original image Daughter, I'll say that again. It allows you to make changes to image without over writing the original image daughter. That may also show that in practice, if we're gonna go to a normal picks later, I'll just quickly make another again, a new layer. Oliver's rename this to background. So that is our start of our image and our first layer. Maybe it isn't even locked. Okay, let's go to pixel Layer copy weekend to rename that properly. And now we have pixelated a normal picks. Later, layer. I want to go to filter, blur, occasion blur and give this, like, a 30% blurriness before I do that. That's actually the switch off the smart object, so we can also see everything blur. Gatien Blur and we right away going to give this like a 30 30 21 blueness. Okay, so right away. Our normal picks later has been already adjusted. So the original image daughter is now being worked on. So now if I keep on photo shopping, say adjustments, I'll give this a bit of a color. I go back and add a bit of Koop's and be creative and maybe work on for an hour, half an hour, and then later decide whom way. Maybe the whole blueness didn't look so nice. I don't like that anymore, so let's just delete that. So if you don't have the background layer, your normally layer will just be gone and your whole effect will be gone. So again, the original image daughter has been worked on. You can't fall back in the history panel so far. So you can't get back to this state where you worked here. If you press undo, it will only affect the last adjustment. Curves layer. So what to do? Maybe I should just start from scratch. So you've wasted time and you frustrated, whereas with a normal picks a layer now converted to a smart object, you can now work a bit more precise and score, but more time. So basically selecting the smart object going back to filter blur occasion blur. I'll give the same blurriness. I continue with my photo show process. I maybe give this contrast. I maybe give this another color. I decide to add some more curves to this. So again I'm photo shopping on for a few hours. But now I noticed Well, it looks very weird. An alien vibe. So I want to go back and change this. I don't need to worry about again. History commands that any of that I can simply go back to the layer that I've created a smart object layer Open it here on the side and right away also See here my smart filters right away underneath it. So first of all, I can blend the self completely If I don't like it at all or if I want to enhance that filter again, I can just double click onto the smart filter here, legation blur and take the blurriness all the way down up to 1%. Maybe hit OK, and I'm happy. I save time and I can go back to the top and start with my photo show process again. So super easy way how to not break down the original image daughter instead of just replacing it and over writing it, then also one downside of this. I'll just delete all of these layers here so you guys can see it. Let's get out of the full screen mode right away. Down here in our canvas, you'll see we have now 24.2 megabytes for this complete file. If I'll delete this, have a look at this number. It goes down now it goes to 12.1. So this means as more as I add new layers here and convert them to smart object, the big in my mega five megabytes Get for my file size. That's delete this again 12 megabytes. I'll call it back up and it's back to 24. So again, the more smart objects you create, the bigger your file gets your photo shofar. So, Bree precise, when you use this, may be only used this when you're working with filters and techniques and also certain effects. So that is not all about smart objects. You can also double click on here, and also Adlai stars as well. To this, say something like Color overlay hit OK, and right away you see the effects here and also your smart folders. Everything is in the line underneath. Each other's almost like a Photoshopped group again, so always be sure when using your small objects 15. More Photoshop Panels : So before we go over now to our next Photoshopped chapter and talk more about the tools in depth, I want to quickly touch base again just on our workspace here and talk of a little bit more about some work panels. We've discussed layers now, briefly, and you know exactly what's happening in layers. But we haven't talked so much about all the others. They're not so important right now for a beginner to understand everything of this layers is the most important adjustment with Properties and Navigator, and you're history, plus the character and paragraph box. So let's also quickly talk about this. Say, for instance, Now I have my smart object over here and make a duplicate of this. After that, I go to adjustments. I'll create a new adjustment layer. Let's actually take properties are here. I'll take a new adjustment onto that. I go back to adjustments. I add a little off color, okay, and we continue photo shopping for quite a long while we create a new few groups. Then we may be created group and you continue photo shopping again with levels, and you're trying to create a really unique and different type of image, okay, and at some stage, you are not so happy and you want to go a few steps back. Then the history panel comes in really handy, because the history panel here is made up from all the steps from start to finish. So here's our smart Gatien blur effect for the smart filters, and we had new canvases, so you are not able to jump back in the history here from your photo show process. So the history is also your friend. Just remember, there's only a limited number that you can jump back. I think, like 50 or up 200 steps, then it's not possible anymore. So smart objects also come in handy. Then with this, like I mentioned in the previous lesson again here can also jump around and go to the certain steps you'll see here on the right inside with our layer. Hell it. It always changes, and we fall back a few more steps. Great. So history is also one of your friends. Adjustments, like I said earlier, is also one of your friends. You can either work from here to have a quicker and more speeded up workflow or again you can go up to layer and doing adjustments over here. You can also use it from down here. That's totally up to you again. For me, adjustments is also friend here. Navigator, If you're not family yet with Zet, the keyboard shortcut for zoom or in and out. And if this confuses you, you can always use the navigator over here to slide in and out. Then, overall, we still have channels. Let's also go back to channels here again next to the layers palette. There we have RGB colors. So first of all, you see all the different turns in RGB colors. Again the blues, we see their greens. We can turn off the blues over here and read. This is a bit advanced. You might work with this and one or two years if you're more into photo shopping paths. Also again, you can see here from our existing path that we had on the mosques. We also talked about this previously in the course here again, Over here you have the working path that we've created. But more about that, once we get to the pen tool as well and shapes that path is also your friend. So again layers. I normally have adjustments together with Navigator and the properties and then also here at the top. It's just make this nice. We also have history again. I mentioned this earlier in my whole set up from the workspace again histories for me, active and right in the front character box to work again with my text, the paragraph, the same and info we haven't covered in for yet. And for if I have over here something, I can always see the values Have a look here on the right inside. If I have a with the mouse somewhere, I always have right away the right color values for anything. This might also come in handy in the future when you're more advanced with photo shop. So again for me, important history, right up the front, adjustments with properties and also my layers down here with channels. So, yeah, just a swirl Quick lesson again talking about the most important panels and what you can have for the beginning as well, when creating your own workspace 16. Move Tool - Photoshop Tool: in this chapter will cover everything about Photoshopped tools. I'll briefly explain every tool into detail, especially the ones that you need to know as a beginner and some advanced ones as well. I will also try to keep all the lessons of parts of all the Photoshopped tools apart so that you can come back in the future and only have a look at that certain lesson that you are still interested in. All right, so let's get right away into the tool section here on the left Inside you guys still remember in the previous lesson we talked about the toolbar and at the top, the option bar we go to edit here toolbar you can right away at it again your toolbar and subtract and add some of the tools that you don't need all that you found on other tutorials or other instructors. Then you can add these tools to your own toolbar or again stick with the one that I have currently it's good for beginners. I'm gonna have done move this to decide to clip it right away and start just talking about another point here whenever you select the two on the left inside. Have a look. The option bar always changes. I'm not talking about this white menu line. I'm talking about this little line over here. If I select the marking, tool it right away changes If I select the lasso tool, it changes. So why do we need this? This little line, the menu option here is basically there to help you to refine the tool or tweak the tool or find a certain different element from the certain tool. So you always work with ease and also with the tools say, for instance, I'm going to select the text to here right away. You see her here at the top of all my funds here all the styles as well the size color and wait a while and right again a few options to work just with this tool. Sometimes you can also click right click onto the tool, especially if it has this little arrow and you will see there are a few more two options in here under their tool. Say, for instance, like the textile first up is horizontal type and then vertical time. So with everything that has a little I can hear a little arrow. You'll see. It has eyedropper color sample and red. I, also with the crop crops, lies to and slice electoral. Okay, so let's start now with the 1st 1 Which is this the move tool. It will basically just move around your image. It will not move around your canvas. That is again the handle more about that later. For now, it's just important to understand the move to it will only move around your image in your canvas that goes for every single layer. If you move it around and you have placed it somewhere, you can also use the curses on your keyboard in order to move left and right up and down or wherever to space this into the right position. So again, very essential to know a little bit of thes keyboard shortcuts, you can use curses, plus, also now, if you want to zoom in, maybe you don't know when exactly your back to the line you can present on the keyboard. Have a look at changes right away into the zoom, too. Now I can zoom in. If you're not familiar with this and struggle, don't forget there's still the navigator, all right, do you zooming in now you see this cap over here? We want to fill it up instead of going to my move. Tool our press v on the keyboard in order to speed up my workflow. Now, I'm already in the move tool and I can just with my courses move this canvas again back to the line and clip it in. Press set on the keyboard, Zoom out again, hold space bar on the keyboard and move my canvas so more about those other tools later. But for now, I just want you to understand that keyboard shortcuts are really essential. And they will speed up your photo shop. Workflow. Quite a lot. So try to learn the keyboard shortcuts right away from the beginning. So this was all about the move to already at the top. I will not spraying. Explain too much here about the options. This will come in the future state. For now, you only need to know more about the move. Tool 17. Marquee Tool - Photoshop Tool: thin this lesson. We're going to talk about just the next tool, which is the marking tool. It's right under the move tool. So up next year, if we click rightly come here, we'll see. There's a rectangular marking tool and elliptic marking to remember. If we go back to edit toolbar, there are a few more single row and single column, but these I have never worked with. That's why they are not in my toolbox here in my toolbar. Anyway, Let's get back to this. I'm going to select the rectangular marking tool and our first of all, going to create a selection. But before I do that on my main image, I always create a new layer here. So in case I mess up, I can just delete this and start again. So let's also click here into the image. I'm going to drag and click, and while I'm clicking and dragging, you can see that this goes into any side. If I hold shift, it's equally expanding, so there's already one shortcut equally expanding. If you hold shift now, let's create a big selection, right? So we've created a selection now and now you can work on with that selection, you can either fill it. You can refine it. You can do whatever you want to create blocks out of it at the top of this marking tool. You can also see here a few more options in the menu on the option bar again. If you go to the top here festival, it's just the normal selections. A new selection. Then again, add to selection. Then again, subtract from selection. Oregon intersect. So let me show that quickly. Here's add to Let's Go should go to subtract from selection. So now you can see also a little arrow hero, a little cross as a minus. This means if I drag another selection over this, it will cut out that little piece from the selection, too. So maybe, for instance, we want to cut out here. The glasses Let me have also cutting that out, and then you can also go on with intersect and create something very weird and just have a very weird selection out of this. I don't tend to work so much with this. Over here is also feathering mode, which will feather the edges so either you have hard edges like we have now with zero feathering or you can feather them. I'll show that in a little bit, then also over here on the style we have normal, which we're currently working with, but we can also choose fixed ratio or fixed size. This means if you go to fixed ratio, you can now with with and hide, enter certain number, hit, enter and right away. You have exactly that size for your selection. I normally work with normal. Great. So what I'll do now Let's just go back to the marking tool to the normal option. And inside of this election, I'll hit right like. And now the whole drop down menu appears. So now again, a new photo shop trick. You can either work with keyboard shortcuts or again in here, hit right click and have few more options with working with elections. So meaning you cannot dis elect. You can select inverse. You can feather again. You can refine the edge. You can save selections. You can make work path. Other thes. You can lay a via copy layer by a cut new layer. All of this I don't work so much with these three options, more with free transform, transform selection feels stroke and again gauging blue. These are all extras not so important right now for you. Maybe it's Phil this select select inverse feather safe selections and make work path. Let's, for instance, Now go to fill and we want to fill this up. Now with the color over here on the contents, we have also another drop down menu we consider color, and this time the color picker will come up. We're going to select the red color here. Say OK, but blending options we want to stick with normal and 100% capacity. It okay and right away on top of this new layer, we have a new selection here. Now I want to get out of the selection to simply hit command D and for Windows users control the so this was a keyboard shortcut again, But you can also hit right, like inside of the selection and disco over to dis select. But working with keyboard, it's just quicker again. So right away you guys can see that this edge is very hard. So that's what you're up to, then This is perfect, but if you want to feather this a little bit. You should use a different technique. That's the lead this layer and create a new layer again. I'll take back. Go back here to directing in a marking tool will make a big selection, and I'm ready to quick again Command D. We have to remove again with two first in the top bar here. Add 154 feathering mode. Now Photoshopped knows we want to feather our selection. Let's create a big new selection here and drop it, and right away you can see it's rounded off, so this means it's now fed it. I can now again hit right, like inside of the selection. Say, under here, Phil the little begin with color Press Command D to get out of the selection or right click the select and right away you guys can see that we have now a very soft feathered edge. So again, with the selection tool, you can create a few different techniques with feathering. Let's delete this once again. Open again a new layer. Take again the rectangular marking tool and just create a big another rectangular here. Okay, it's still fed it. Let's go a step back. Zero feathering and credit. New selection. Great. So we have a selection now here, and I want to once again click right click and again to get into options here. So first of all, now we've selected just this area. But what if we wanted to select the outside? Then we can easily hit right, like, in here and say select inverse. Now this area is not selected, but everything else is selected so you can easily work now only in this area. You can also use this again on masks on them brushes again with layers. So wherever you need a certain selection, you can try and work here also with a marking tool. Now, let's also go step back so we only have the inside selected. I'm gonna hit right, Look again, bettering. I showed you that before. Refinance comes later in the advanced stages of photo shopped for a beginner not so important right now. Safe selections and make work path. Let's head over to save selection. So say, for instance, I'm just gonna go out of this election with Command E Say, for instance, you have created to round selections here electric and marking tool and you have now created some perfect cut outs off the glasses here. And you want to save those for the future state so that you don't need to go back in and create again selections and spend time creating them carefully So you can now simply inside of the selection hit, right click, Go. To save selection, a new window will pop up. It will ask under which document. Yes. Under this document, please. Channel you can stick with new and now you can type in here losses once you're good on the new channel. Just hit, OK, It will be safe directly. So now I can continue with my photo show process. I maybe get out of the selection. I continue with a few adjustment layers and you few other things and then later I may be needed for mosque. Then it's very easy. You can just simply go back to the selection and inside of the canvas here, hit right leg and find the option off load selection. Select load selection. Go all the way down again to the channels and find glasses over here. Select glasses. Okay. And that was my previous version. Let's do that again. Load selection and also glasses here. Okay. And right away you have your selections back again. Obviously, these were just quick selections. So normally, when you have refined selections or you cut out a person or you try to be more precise with photo shop again with selections, this is a great way how to save and load selections. It's also back head back here, right click again and say Make a work path later. When we working with paths and also mosques with pen tool, you might need a work path. So over here is the option. How to work will make a work path out of this tolerance for not 2.0 is OK. When I hit, OK, and right away you'll see here our paths. Once we get to the pen tool stage, this might be a bit easier for you to fall back onto this video and understand what I did here. Okay? Zooming out a little bit again and in the least, like the pen tool and escape out off this path. But more about that in the pencil. Okay, let's go back to the marking tool. Read one more selection over here. It right leg and now again free transform or transform selection. That's what I still want to mention that actually make this a bit better. Zoom in a bit closer. Take the rectangular or actually the lipstick and marking tool. Make a selection around here. Move this election again and it right, like inside of the selection and go to transform selection. Then all right away. You see, we have some anchor points around here, and you can now transform the selection until it fits perfectly onto the black losses. Here. You can also hold command on the keyboard and select an anchor point. This will now bring you into a different tool, but doesn't really matter. You can now move the anchor points. Now you can move this selection a little bit until it fits here to the glasses. You can spend hours doing it like this when you're not familiar with the last two or again when not familiar with hard to work with the pen tool. So again, that's a good state for a beginner moving the selections like so accepted. And right now you have a perfect selection around here again. Now, right leg, and you can put this right away to save selections. So whenever you keep on photo shopping, you can work further with this. Now, remember again. You can also use the selections on mosques and on different effects. Or even if you have a brush right now selected, say, with a red foreground color on a new layer, you can easily brush around in your paint. All right, let's go Step back. You can easily brush around in your canvas wherever you brushing. Nothing is happening. It will only be visible here in your selection. So whatever you're doing to photo shop right now to this layer, it will only be visible inside of selection. Unless again, you have the outside selected with select in verse. So now when you pressing B for the brush and you're brushing, you will brush over everything, just not the round selection here in the center. So again, these are a quick introduction into selections. You will use them most probably quite a lot in your photo shop career. So have a look. Also again in every tutorial. I mostly used selections. Okay, so let's head over now to the next tool, which is the last tool 18. Lasso Tool - Photoshop Tool: Okay, so let's get over now to the lasso tool, which is also up next here in our tool panel. Also have exchanged again our artwork here. So basically that we have something fresh to work on And guys have a look in your pro tutorial. There should be a folder with all of my working files so you can practice at home and follow along just with the tutorial. Okay, so let's get right away here to the last. The tool right away on them to bar. You'll see we have two options once I hit, right. Like so. First of all, the last tool and again the magnetic lasso tool. But these are not the only ones. Let's go to edit to bar right away. You'll see. Over here we still have polygons, lasso tool. I do not work so much with the public and lasso tool. If you want to, you can also try it out. It's even simpler than both of these. It's basically just creating straight lines. But more about that now in the lesson. Okay, Zoom in with set a little bit. Okay. We just happen close with this. So, first of all, what is the lesser tool. It's basically just a tool that creates a little bit of a line, and this line is later converted into a selection. Say, for instance, if I have it selected now and on the current layer. I'm just going with the mass around the glasses here, and I'm free handed going around. So basically meaning are moving with the mouse all the way. Keep on clicked and try to just complete the right away. It gives me a selection so you can select anything with this really quickly or also carefully. You can do it like this, so I really quickly make a selection. If you press command de again, you get out of the selection. You can also now free Handley do this carefully. Onda round. I normally don't use this tool. I only use this to when I try to create really quick selections or just bundle up something really, really quickly. Then I use this freehand lasso tool. Normally, what I do is actually used the pen tool for creating selections, so this tool is not ideal for creating selections. But if you are a complete new new person to photo shop and also new to working and creating selections. And you're not familiar with the pencil. Then the magnetic lasso tool comes in handy. Really, really good. Make that a glass of tool is also basically creates a line, and from this line again, it will create a selection. But the magnetic lasso tool is a bit different. It decides between contrasts. Over here we have a lot of white and over here, a lot of black. This means this edge of the here is nice and contrast e So the magnetic lasso two clips really nicely to these certain areas to say. For instance, if I'm gonna go now with the mass and move along these lines and I'm not even to close a long line as you guys can see here, this line slowly tries to snap to the contrast the area so I can do this all the way around . That can even be a bit quicker. I'm doing this, obviously, but roughly now and drop it and right away it will create a selection again. Once we click on the lost anchor point there. Let's do this. Once again, you guys conceded it has an hour perfect round it's not really perfect. Perfect, but it's good enough to create a really quick cut out its press command. D to get out of this election again. Windows people control the okay, and I'm going to do this again, just a bit rougher Click. And now you just go with the mosque. You don't even need to click. You can just drag all the way and see if I go this way. It's gonna clip somewhere here. And then it's always trying to clip to the contrast years area and again if I don't click again and it will just continue. So I need to click again on the first anchor point. So now we have a selection. Also, with this tool, you can always hit right leg and pretty much do the same. Like the marking tool again, this select select inverse you can feather that you can refine the edge, save the selections, make work path out of this copy and cut new layers and transform obviously here and some Fillon stroke. So again, a few options to work with this. I'm gonna press command Deegan and show you guys how it looks here. So again, it's trying to go really nice along the line. See, the contrast is not so good over here, so it doesn't really clip there at the bottom. It's human in a show. This a bit closer. You see, here is a lot of reflection, so it doesn't clip so nicely here to the top edge. It's always looking for the most contrast year area. So this will work really nice over here. I'm just gonna get out of this again. Press l on the keyboard, get back into the lesser tool and really quickly go around this. Okay? How did I do this also? By the way, I have hit space bar while I'm in the tool. And this means now I can move around. This is the normal hand tool. I will also discuss the hand to later in the course. But for now, if you hold space bar, you can always move around right away. It gets back here to the lesser tool, the magnetic one. And I can easily just really quickly go around the glasses and click on the last first anchor point again. And right away we have a selection again. So this tool comes in really handy if you are new to the pen tool. If you're new to making selections and photo shop, I would suggest you work a little bit more with the lasso tool. If you're familiar with this and if you getting better with the pencil, I would not work with the Russell two anymore. Rather going over to the pencil. Just because your selections are way better say something like this over here. See, there's a little spool of their almost probably find some more again. Here is also a bit of spill. So yeah, the pencil is definitely the answer. But for a beginner, the last two is a friend. 19. Quick Selection & Magic Wand - Photoshop Tool: thin this following lesson. We're going to tackle the quick selection tool and also magic want, which you can find here on the left Inside, in the tool panel. Yin Quick Selection Tool and Magic one. Let's start out with the quick selection tool so physical in our application bar here at the top again, you can see just the normal mode, that ad mode or subtract mode for the certain tool again over here. Also, you can change your brush size because there's actually a brush and you're just working with a quick selection. You can change the size of here oddness and spacing. I'll show, you know, shortcut from this right now. So what you can also do is press control and all together on the keyboard. So keep on holding both buttons. And now, with your mass move left and right, and right away you'll see you are changing the diameter of the brush so super quickly you can change it here without going back and forth up here at the top again, move left, and right now you can also move up and down with the mouse. So basically this means you're now changing the hardness of the brush, so have a look at the edge. It feathers more and more. The same goes for the brush tool as well. But more about that in the course later. And I'm also working with of acumen tin use five pro tablet. So this means I'm working with my pen right now and doing this whole process. This is says another step that I would recommend once you get more advanced with photo shop . But now it's just important to work with the mouse and understand tools. All right, so what I'll do now is have It's very hard time hardness year. So 100% in my diet, Meteo almost probably make that a bit smaller. All right, so what does that whole system actually do? The whole quick selection tool. Basically, you can select certain areas that have the same color or same values. Basically, the same tonalities, shadows or highlights again so I can move over here and you'll see everything that is yellow. This tool picks up really quickly, and also, if you have contrast the area like here, obviously the model stands out quite a lot from the background. So everything that is yellow will be selected Everything that is not yellow and not so. Basically the contrast the edge will not be selected. So right away you have a selection of say for instance, here on our background layer with first of oil, just unlock this and also go over to a mosque. We talked about this earlier. Select the mosque and right away will you see we have most out the complete person. Obviously, the edge is not so nice yet, As you can see here, the edge is not good at all. You can obviously always go step back and do the opposite of this. We've just selected this basically again. Elect the quick selection tool. And while you're inside of the selection, you can click right? Look again and you back to all these options again from this select until two stroke All these same that we had with the last two and magic Want to right away I will say select inverse! And now right away we have selected the model instead of the yellow. And now if I go back to the mosque you see, we have cutting out the model really nicely again. The edges on to nice around this. For that, there's advanced technique. If one goes over here to the mosque and hits right like now and goes to refine Mosque, you'll be brought into another option photo shop where you can now refine this edge. But for this I have a really good tutorial, a free tutorial which you can watch in order to understand a little bit more of how to work with this. And it will be shown here in this video as well. So if you want to have a look on our website, there's a free tutorial. Can also download it with the working files in order to practice more off refining mosque. Because this is a bit advanced already when it okay and right away you see through this process. Now Photoshopped has helped me to cut out my complete model really quickly. But more about that in the free tutorial, let's go a step back again and just explain the tool a bit more so right away. You guys get to see what I did here. I also just press command d in order to get out off the selection again. Let's get back to the quick selection tool or selected. And first of all, now I want to select the model. So basically it's a bit difficult for this tool now to select everything because it doesn't know all the colors and the tonalities. Whereas here with the yellow, it's a bit easier to say. For instance, I start here at the bottom and I run through and I'm going a bit more and are slowly hopes . I took a bit off yellow in and I continue and do this, but at them I didn't want to have the yellow here. So should I start again? No. You can literally just hold Ault on the keyboard, which right away switches here in the top application bar to the subtract mode have looked . If I press old, it goes into the subtract. And now you can easily go over this again and brush out all the yellow parts that you don't want. And you can do this with any image. Depends on how far and how good you are with the pool. Hey, on dragging out So right away you can subtract again from this. So that's simple. Very basically quick selection tool I know may use it just to cut out people and to create certain selections with gets a bit difficult with a lot of small find details. All right, that's all I'm gonna press command d to understanding this tool. It doesn't take a bit of practice until you good with this. But as you can see also you can just click once and it right away. It will pick up all the contrast e areas of here. Against this contrast, the area great tool to work with. Let's also head to the magic one tool magic, one tool pretty much the same again at the top application bar. You can see it changes almost to the same like we have with the elliptic and marking tool. And it does almost the same. But this time it's just very rough. It just selects the tonalities and a certain color tones. Say, for instance, if we go over here magic want and I select or click now into my image, everything that is yellow will be selected. Okay, See the tonalities? Here it goes. But docker, you're a bit lighter, so it struggles to pick up this everything that is in the same tonality like this will be selected again. If I'm gonna hold shift on the keyboard now, it right away stumps into the ad mode here. So add to selection, so I can now easily select some more areas the hold shift and just click once more once more. So you picking up more, more color tones and also going depth more with selections. See closer over here. That's over there. And it's also great to when working with a lot of different selection types again, super easy to work with. I want to get out of the selection again, Rescue Mandy Say, for instance, the glasses over here. Let's see how good it picks that up. Magic want again, and it's basically just a click system. So you click ones. Yep, not too happy yet. Hold shift, click more and click more and like more. Now you also have created a selection. The same goes over again to the other side, like once, and it picks up all these areas areas down here, and you can see this tool does not always work so great it takes a bit off effort to go back and forth with it and tried a few times and on here, and you can see it's still see here. If we zoom in. All these little areas here have not been picked, so this is not my favorite tool. I do work sometimes with it when I need to do something really quickly and to create something sloppy. But if it needs to be precise again, rather the pentacle. But again, for a beginner, this is a great tool to getting started and to creating quick selections in your images. 20. Clone Stamp & Healing Brush - Photoshop Tool: thief. Following lesson is all about the clone stamp tool and the healing brush tool. Let's also move over to the left. Inside of a year, you guys can see the clone stamp tool and the healing brush tool. Both are really amazing. That's Phylicia Gannon. Esther. Both are really amazing tools and should always be in your toolbar. Both tools have the same properties but work differently. Both copy pixels from a certain area and paste them again in a new area. But like I said, they have different properties. Clones them two copies pixels, which include all tonalities and textures, meaning color ranges, shadows and highlights. This tool does more of a copy paste work, whereas with the healing brush tool, it only copies Texas and believeth um, in into a new area. This way it looks more smooth and real, and not so much like a copy paste effect. Let me actually explain and show you guys This is well, so first of all, if I'll select now the clone stamp tool and right away zoom a little bit closer again. Remember, with the clone stamp to you can also use again control and all together on the keyboard in order to move left and right, changed the diameter. And again, the hardness. This goes for every brush tool that you have or clone or healing brush tool. Okay. I'm gonna make now my hardness. Something around 80% as well in the top will cover that in a moment. I just want to show you guys first of all the effect here. It's a militant over a present on the keyboard. Zoom in and want to remove now Safe one since this little pimple over here. So if I'm gonna work with the clone stamp tool basically holding all now to sample and source and area from here. So this is how source area the yellow we hold both and click once. That means it's now copying just the yellow. As you can see that copies everything. The whole tonalities again. If I'm gonna go over here to the pimple and just brush over here, it will right away Copy paste this whole area instead of using here the healing brush tool . This will work a little bit different again. It most going to make my brush a bit bigger and change the hardness to 80% so it's pretty much the same. Now. I'm gonna hold Ault over here, select the area and just brush over here and have a look. It's not copying everything. It's blending and smoothly again, an area from here. Over here, it's out of focus and smooth the texture. So it's only copying this texture of here different again. If we sauce with the clones them to you see this copies everything. This also applies now when you say, for instance, one to remove these pimples over here, and I would rather suggest working again with the healing brush tool. Select the healing brush tool, make your brush a bit smaller. You can also feather it completely to zero hardness. That's what I mostly do hold out to sample, and I always try to source very close by to say, for instance, this is the area that I want to fix. Then I will source from here. So click once via holding alter and I literally move over here and just carefully brush that over and again once more and carefully brushed it over and right away it looks better . Let's also show you guys another effect here, actually to go to one or two steps back. Okay, this select was Umar. First of all, I want to show you guys also one more very important thing. If we're gonna move over back to our toolbar here on the right and left side again and select the clones, them too. Obviously our application about changes. So you guys are not new to this anymore. Now visible again. We have the shape size what we also do with control. Hold on the keyboard. We have a whole preset menu just for the certain brush. More about this in the brush tool. This applies also, obviously to this, then the clones source again. I've never played with this before. A normally stick to the normal standard photo shop settings. They always worked for me then as well. Some blending options here in the top. I've never worked with the blending options here is to change the blending options off the tool directly me a bit difficult and confusing. I normally stick with the layers and just work over here in his Well, the opacity, the flow again. You have a few jitters over here with a brush. This is one of a here a brush lined. I've never really worked with these tools ever that I just work with the standard system and that works for me. But one thing that's very important here is the sample current layer, current below or all layers. Let me explain this a bit better than a double click on here. Just unlock a background layer. Press command J on the keyboard in order to duplicate. You can also obviously drag down the layer. We've learned this already, and now I'm just gonna rename all 212 and three. So say, for instance, I'm gonna work now on layer three and I have currently is selected the same girls also for the healing brush tool. Please have a look giving brush tool. If we select this the application about changes. But we still have the sample area the same. Let's move back to clone stamp. And again you can see here currently. So the same system goes for healing brush tool. If I work on the currently in our and I work here and copy something and try to clone stamp something away, it's currently just working on layer three. But if I know switch over to current and below. It will now copy areas from Les three and later to and effect that onto your top layer. So just be sure about that. You are now sampling and copying from lately and later to, and if you have all their selected, obviously it will then copy from all three lays. So sometimes this is switched on and one works with this tool, and it just so confusing because you copy and paste theory is and you healing and brushing but doesn't look right. And it's not what you wanted. It's maybe because you have selected the wrong option here. So I normally stick to current layer. Remember again currently will now be the layer that you currently selected and a few have. Always. It will be all the layers, all right, just that off the bat that's delete this again and get once back again to the clone stamp tool and show. You get a bit of an example. What we can do with this say, for instance, if we zoom in and say, for instance, over here we have a bit of a reflection in the glass is, and we want to remove this little spot over here. Let me credit quick, new layer here and just put a ring around. The CEO has know exactly what I'm talking about. This area over here, So want to remove this area, right? And I will select my layer that I want to work on. So that's layer number one Oppress s on the keyboard in order to get to the clone stamp tool and make my brush a bit smaller again with control ult. I'm also working with of acumen. 10 years, five pro tablets. So for me, it's easy to change because I have a wheel here and change things quicker. There's also a bit about this later in the course, but for now you can hold control. Ult can make this a bit smaller. I'm going to change the hardness to zero and now hold old in order to source again and sample an area so basically close by. I'm sourcing the sourcing from this area and now brushing over. But remember, you're copy pacing. So this area of a here is a bit lighter. Then over here. So you can already see the difference if I copy again and brush over here. It's copying the textures that tonalities and everything, so it doesn't look good at all. The copy pasting does not work so nicely over here. Let's go to the history and just change. For that. I would rather use again the heating brush tool to select the healing brush tool, make it a bit smaller and again hold out on the keyboard, sample and area close by and now have a look. We're only sampling the texture, and now it looks perfect. The same goes for over here will say something in the eye. You can now slowly start cleaning up all the little dust spots again. See how often I press alter. I'm always sourcing very close by again. Click and source, league source and paste and everything picked by close by, and I just brush like buy clothes and brush. So again, the healing brush tool is way better. But sometimes you have areas like this one of here. If I'm gonna go back to the healing brush tool, elect Ault and just brush over here, See, it's Marge is a little bit and it breaks the whole pixels, and that's also what I don't want. So then I would rather work again just with the clones. Them, too elected, clones them to zoom in really closely and again sampling area close by. I'm also trying to make my brush a bit smaller. Source theory area very close by because you're obviously now cropping tonalities, textures and everything. Sample and slowly brush over here a sample again from the other side and slowly brush back . And if we zoom out now, we see there's no smudges, and it looks good as well that the clone stamp tool has a few different properties than the heating brush tool. Both take a bit of time to work with, and once you got the hang of it, it's an amazing tool to have actual want to delete this empty layer right away. And so you guys another technique when you can actually go and work with on all layers. So what I'll do now? It's just create a new empty layer of rename this quickly to healing. There we go, and right away we have a healing layer. So what I do now is go back over here, select the healing brush tool, zoom in a bit closer and now I will also select under the healing brush tool the layers to all layer. Right? So it's now sampling all layers. But I can work on this empty layer. Now hold old source an area close by and slowly just brush over here again. Hold old and Russian area so nearby. This is a bit more and over here and again I will continue on this side. Russia here, Russia again with more. Hey, I mean, move up. Maybe remove this and the sale would do now for a few hours, obviously fixing the face. But this is not so more about skin retouching. It's more about learning the tool right again. Leaning all off this. Maybe we have an area like here. We'll clean that again. Have a look how always are always source very close by a like so then I'll zoom out again. I quickly want to show you guys just the before and often out on this healing brush with only worked on this. So if you mess up, you can always delete this layer or he raise out off this layer or deleted and start again . Have a look. Here's the before and after before and after. So we slowly fixed the face just with the heating brush tool. You can also do this method Press command J duplicate the layer and work. Then again, obviously directly on the Slayer. So it's gonna be late, too. I'll switch this again with the clone stamp tool and the healing brush tool, obviously to current layer. And then we're pretty much the same effect. They hold old source close by and just brush over this. Now you obviously brushing right away on the second layer, and your whole Photoshopped file gets bigger again, for the first technique was a bit better. Okay, but it's basically exactly the same effect. So again, like I said a few times in this course, there are many different ways and photo shop with work flow techniques. Some people work like this. Some people would like I showed before, just with an extra layer. Okay, it's zoom out again and again. We have the same before and off the results, but on a separately, that's totally up to you and how you would wish to work with your workflow. All right, let's head over now to the next lesson 21. Crop Tool - Photoshop Tool: themed following lesson, I'll start talking about the crop tool and a slice tool. If we head over to the left inside again and select this button over here will get right away to the crop toe. Also, if you hear right, click again. Slice, tool and slice. Select so right away. For a beginner, you will only need the crop tool. The slice tool is a bit confusing and slide select as well. It's more for designers, but for now, let's start with the crop tool right away on our canvas. You'll see we have a few anchor points here in the center and on the sides again. If I drag these, it will directly show again. A gray area of here, which is again showing how many pixels you delete and also over here shows again how many pixels I'll delete. Then at the top. I can just accept this and right away my whole canvas has been cropped also with the ratio . No, I'm gonna go step back again in the history panel just to the former. Zoom out slightly with this, and first of all, go back to the crop tool right away at the top You can also see that our application menu changed again. Photoshopped gives you hear a few options, a few ratio presets that you can select right away in order to friends something up. Then also, you have a custom mode over here. You can change it with the numbers here within height, and then you can hit clear and it clears out. It's actually un, except this. Then also straighten works a bit like a spirit level again. If you want to change a picture like this, it will rotate into that direction annual crop right away like that right there next to also rule of thirds again, you can have a different visibility here, either you want grid well, you want to gold ratio, whatever is up to you. I normally work with rule of thirds the beginning, Then at the bottom. We also have or to show always so overlay. Oregon never show, so that's basically you'll never have these guidelines. I always keep it to over show. Then we have a little settings button. Here you have the used the classic mode, just with the old blocks here, the anchor points I sticked, actually, with just the new area and then I show crop area or to center previews ticked an F able crop and then the opacity down here. It's obviously when you dragged down. This is the 75 capacity. That's to just show you are deleting these pixels. Okay, lets go step back and elite crop pixels. Yes, So it's always delete and you don't not have that and more in the file. Then again, a undo button, the cancel and accept button. So that's actually do this. Once again, we'll just crop it once like this. You can either now on the keyboard, hit, enter or again, select the spotting of the top. I'm gonna hit, enter and right away. You see, we have cropped this whole canvas here to new ratio. Let's go step back and also quickly show the selected tool here. The slice tool again. Slice who Very confusing. In the beginning, it's kind of making small slices here. Let's do this again from the anchor point of here. If you building collages, this can be really handy. For instance, this could be your first help guideline here, and if you just hold on, click. But the second guideline and you see, it snaps really nicely to these guidelines. So then you could actually duplicate this layer again. Let's move that onto the new lay I can with this and deleted again and take this layer and get into the transformer, which I will still discuss late in the course. And we can easily move it in here and right away you guys can see that it clips right away to these areas here also weaken. Narrow this a little bit until the fifth day. So it's a nice tool to create some really cool collages and also having guidelines right away in your hole canvas again, select the slice tool of here and had rightly here in the top and you can just say again they lead the slice. Then obviously everything is out and you're just left with this one layer when you delete now again and just removed this not so important to know for beginners. For you, it's more important to understand the crop tool. For now, let's rather head over now to the next tool, which will be again eyedropper, tool color sample and Red Eitel, which is good tools to know for beginners 22. Brush Tool - Photoshop Tool: on the following lesson will start discussing the brush tool and pencil to your most important tool is I guess the brush tool. All right, let's select the brush tool right away. You see the option menu changes again and right at the frontier, We ready have against sides and hardness and a few presets here from the brush again. I'm gonna stick just with the 3rd 1 until you guys in a moment the brush presets as well, which are right of here. It's actually just move on canvas a bit to the side. You guys get to see the brush here really more about that in a minute. Let's also talk about this. These are again blending options. Different blending options to work with while you're working in the brush so would only affect the brush right now, not the whole layer, then as well. The opacity of the brush again. Something here for a brush to and this one to working with a brush. But this is not so important for you right now. And the flow of here also to just take the hardness of it and then also pen pressure sensitivity here. If you don't work with a vacuum into news five pro tablet and your this is also not too important. Once you start working with this, then you have to have a consistent pen pressure or not. But more about that in the wake. Um, close. All right, let's zoom a little bit And let's also get over here to just our brush preset. So first of all, under the brush, I would right away go here to brush preset. It's pretty much the same like this to select brush preset and now under the brush preset, you can right away see what these different brushes do. So when you have a hard select, just like so when I paint now, it will just be very hard. If I have this selected, I can also then paint hard and smooth again. But this has something to do with pen precious sensitivity again. Also over here, a very soft feathered brush. And if we select this one, you can be very creative with this. So few different brushes give you different effects. Okay, so you understand that already. Let's move back to our 3rd 1 here and also go back to the brush so over here, you can now tweak the brush tip shape a little bit, Basically meaning you can adjust this. Also, over here, you have again another pallet. So basically, this means of here. You have a few more options where you can change your tip a little bit. So let's go to shape dynamics and physical under the Jetta. You can see if I move this. It gets very weird down here. Let's actually go and select A solid brush showed you guys a bit easier. But let's elect shape dynamics and right away with the jitter, I can create a really old worm. And if I paint now, it will have a very weird effect. The same goes again. Let's just go step back quickly will create a new layer so we can paint a bit more. Okay, so this is what it looks just like this and I can maybe take the jitter up again. And also I can play here with the angle jitter, and they're on a few more options as well. We can go to scattering, basically scattered like this. If we paint, it will schedule like this and always remember, it will also use the same color as you have chosen with your foreground color. Say, for instance, if we quickly go back, take the eyedropper tool and select here a purple and we have right away foreground color with purple. Now we go back to the brush and if we paint will paint with purple. Just remember that your foreground color is always the color that you will paint with again scattering off you could go to texture dual brush color dynamics. I do not want to go through every single one. Now play a little bit around and test this out What that certain effect will give you. But I would recommend that you have smoothing on always because just a bit of a final touch on the brush. All right, so let's go back to brush preset minister, like my 3rd 1 again and also delete the Slayer. So this is the brush preset. Okay. What I also wanted to show now is sometimes we also discussed this already. Let's quickly go back here to just our magnetic lasso tool. Zoom in a bit, take again the magnetic lasso tool and also move around. So basically the magnetic lasso tool is clipping around this area. I'm just doing it very roughly and complete the right away. We have created a selection, right? So now we have a selection, and if we select now the brush tool and paint over here, it's not going to paint. It will only paint inside of the selection. Have a look. If I paint over this right away, it will paint inside of that selection. Let's go step back in the history panel. And again, if our select now the marking tool and click inside of the wrist selection here, I can say select in verse like a unifies know most probably now ready now the outside will be selected. So whatever selected the brush will be active in Let's go back to the brush. If a painting here you see it will paint. But once I go over the little glasses here, it will not paint in there because obviously the selection surrounds this again. That's press command set. Get a step back and press Command D in order to get out of the selection again. So super easy way to work with the brush in selections and on its own. And I remember again we talked about this in the layering system. Say, for instance, if we duplicate this layer again and over here we have a mosque and now we want to brush with the mosque. We want to mask something out. We first of all, go in and create a selection to say, for instance, this time I'll just take the lipstick and marking tool. I'll make a quick round selection can move that around, and this area needs to be masked out. Then again, I'll take with be my brush or select the right presets here. So basically brush number three and again I will go back to brush my shape dynamics old good smoothing is own. And I also liked the shop edges. Okay, and then I literally go over here now and paint. But again, nothing is happening. Why? Because we already again painting with a white foreground color on a white layer. Remember, we needed to have a black background layer in order to hide, obviously all to in this layer off. And now when I paint, you will right away, see that we have a transparent background again from photo shop. So everything that has been hidden now has been happened through the brush that you can use . The brush is well to paint and to work on your images again. You want to brush that back in or you want to do it freehand, and you can also do so now as well. You guys can see the brush is currently feathered, so let's change that press control altogether. Move left and right will first changed diameter and then up and down to change the hardness . Now again, I just want to remove the white frame than the glasses. So slowly paint over here and with my edge slowly go round. So it's kind of like a drawing. You can remove things here, but it's currently on a mosque. Just remember that if I switch with X again, it obviously means white. So we revealing again and you can brush again things back in and the same goes for again, working just on a normal layer. If you want to work with paint or brush something in, say, for instance, I wanted to just quickly brush in something here on the hair. Now go back and select with my eyedropper tool. Just the color. Okay, I'm working on a mosque. That's why it's just selecting white everywhere. So maybe let's press the liter right leg. Letelier Mosque, Select layer number one. Okay, Purple of here will select the brush. This time. I'm also gonna change the opacity, say, like a 40% or so For this, another shortcut here. You can also press the numbers on the keyboard, so if you press for it right away switches to 40%. Let's say, for instance, to 20%. Let's say, for instance, eight will set it up to 80%. But for now, I just want to work with 20% and show you guys again. Another effect. B for the brush control altogether. Move left and rights change. Your diet meets a little bit or up and down the hardness again. One more small trick here. If you don't want a press control and altogether and move left and right, you can also use the opening brackets in order to make your brush a bit smaller or again the opening the closing brackets again to make it bigger again. A few keyboard shortcuts here Now I've selected the purple color again 20% capacity on the same layer. And I'm literally just brushing on here to give this a bit more of an effect, not the right way to do it, but just showing you guys. Some people also do this. All one can also do this, obviously, with a brush again. I would do this on the mosque because you're brushing of the yellow as well, but just showing you guys again what you could do with the brush. Okay, so let's delete the slayer switch on our first layer and also go back here to the pen tal. So again, the pencil works pretty much the same. Like the brush tool. Just this time, you'll have a few different presets, so it won't show the whole pen tool. It's pretty much the same techniques. Just you have to set also your brush here, and then you'll settle your tips. Shapes here and once you ready, you can now also paint with us it zoom in a little closer so you guys concede a bit better and right away I have the pen tool here selected, and I can now draw with this and create lines and certain things were retouching purposes. We do not use this so much, Maybe for design a little bit. Okay, let's zoom out a little bit again. And I will also go back here in my history panel to delete layer. So we have a clean canvas again. Okay, so that's basically it for the brush and also for the pencil tool. 23. Eyedropper Tool - Photoshop Tool: themed following lesson. I want to discuss the eyedropper tool, color sample tool and the red eye to basic three basic tools. Not so important, but good to know for a beginner right away. Let's start out with the eyedropper tool at the top in our application bar here you can see again this changes and also on the right Inside, I went right away into the Infra Pelletier. So now when I hover over my image here, I can right away have a look here on the right inside. I can right away see the values from my RGB colors and see him. Why colors if you need to have those for press? So again, I can also sample a certain area and to get the same color here, Let's just go step back. So again I have my foreground. Color is said to black and white and say, for instance, I want to sample the same purple that we have here in the top. In the hair. I can simply select the eyedropper tool we can hear and even hold, clicked and move around. And right away you'll see that we get to a new color here a darker, verbal and right away. Our foreground color also changes to that color. If you want to click once again, it will change again. Let's select a darker purple of here and now we can switch with this little area here to our background color and also select again another lighter color. Now both of these colors has been set again. A foreground is to a darker purple and the background to a lighter one. And if you double tap on this, you get into the color picker right away. You get the values here and also the hashtag number if you need this. Okay, so basically a super easy way how to sample color and get certain color turns quickly with the eyedropper tool yellow, dark brown, white. Whatever you want from a certain image, you can always find out the values here very quickly. Then let's also ahead to the next one, which is the color sample to this works a little differently. You can now set spots to remember these Let's against like yellow. The dark yellow over here will be spot number one again in your infra palette ear. You'll see now under hashtag one here these are the perfect values again for this color. If we have lighter over here, that's the second the third, and you can create a few more as much as you like in order to find out the perfect colors. To be honest with throughout your Photoshopped curia, you will not work so much with us. But sometimes when it gets to printing, it's important to know these things. All right, so that's basically all you can. Then again, clear it and you're out of this and you're in for a palate is cleaning in then. Lastly, we still have the I read I tool, which is basically a tool to remove red eyes. Obviously, I don't have a picture now with eyes, but I want to show you this effect quickly. I'll go to the marking tool quickly, create an elliptical marking to earlier just around selection, have ready credited new layer. I will click inside of the selection, say Phil and Phil, the served with white color, right? Mandy no lets us he's thick in there, but this is our base. And then on top, we want to fill this again, this time just with color, and we want to give this like a red color it OK? And OK, now I'm gonna press command d get out of the selection and I'll go over to select again the eyedropper red eye tool. And once I have the red eye to eye can simply now just move over to my image and click onto the red area and right away Photoshopped renders that out for me, as you guys can see now. It removed all the red parts, but it also added a bit of blackness there. That's just a weird thing. I don't know why it's doing that. Normally it just to raise it. Everything annual stick with a background on white, but just to show you guys again. If you have red eyes, then you can use this tool whenever you get more advanced with photo shop. I guess you will do this again with hue and saturation adjustment layers in and mosque instead off the red eye tool. But it's good for a beginner 24. Eraser & Blur Tool - Photoshop Tool: themed following lesson, I'll start covering their raise a tool, the blur tool and this much tool. I bundled thes three on purpose now because they are not too much to explain to. And very simple. Let's start right away with they raise the tool right away at the top. You can again see it changes. We've got a few options. I do not want to cover all of the's. You know most of them already again. The brush you can also now USA's brush again pencil or a block That's totally up to you. How you want to have the eraser that's the most important. And then also the opacity. Okay, let's also double tap on this. We open it, duplicate this layer and right away Let's actually give this effect. We did this again. Previously in our latest class. Okay, so it turned itself So this is what our whole background looks like now and what I want to do now it's with this year selecting the razor and very simple again. You can hold control altogether in order to make the diameter bigger. And the hardness change this again Pretty much the same, like the brush. So again. I'm gonna make this a bit smaller. Change also the hardness and right away. Let's make this even but smaller. I'm going to raise on this area here. So right away we are raising as us concede here. So if I raise, that erases basically everything that we have on the Slayer like. So as you can see here, that's what we feel raised now. Very simple tool. Once you mess up, you can just always go back to the history panel and go step back or another step to undo. It's also go over, then to the next tool, which is the Blur tool. Very simple as well. I'll zoom in a bit closer right away. At the top. You'll get to see getting Here are a few options to work with again some dark and light in huge situation color, luminosity, areas and again, also some other strengths. Let's say we take that up to 100% old control altogether. Move the diameter bigger. I'll change the hardness and right away show you what the Blur told us. So basically, it just blurs your image. Now it blows that 100% Edison or bottom layer off and it's slowly blurs everything that we have here now shot. And now you fluid this once. So this means you have blood. This is 100%. But if you go over this again, you'll blur it again with 100%. So the more you go over here, the more it will blur. They're the same over here. Let's actually go, Donald. But so now you see all the detail. If I make the brush but smaller and brush over this right away, we blur the whole edge pretty much the same effect as the smudging tool does. But this time the smudging tool also drags out the pixels a little bit. As you can see here, if we painting like this, it will smudge a little bit in smudging like crazy. Not so important. And to be honest, I've never used this in a retouching. It obviously gives you an effect, but obviously also destroys your pixels again smudging over here you can also hold controlled in order to change the diameter and hardness. The same goes again for the top menu bar again. You have some brush presets over here, which you can also work with now you also see the transfer, its active toe play a little bit with this. Also over here on blending options again, I think with darkened, lightened, huge situation, color and luminosity. So you can just work in these areas. Okay? Like you can see now it just goes for luminosity. And the computer is rendering quite hectic. Yep. And then again also, let's go back here to this set up just to normal. I'll make this brush a bit smaller, as you guys can see. If I smudge over this, it just smudges the whole picture. Very unique and different type of two, but in retouching not used that much. 25. Gradient Tool - Photoshop Tool: following lesson, I'll start discussing the Grady and Tool. It's an amazing tool and necessary to have in your tool bore. All right, let's move over and over the T year. You see this little liken? This is basically the Grady and Tool. So right away, our option bar at the top changes again. And over here at the first stage, we already have a Grady INT editor more about that in a minute. Then as well. It's also just cancel here right away. We have again just a normal linear Grady int effect over the next. We also have a radio Grady Int angled radiant. Then we have a reflected on a diamond radiant. So again, these are different type of shapes that you can select in order to create different effects for the Grady int. Then over here again, you're blending options. Like I said before, I never really used this year specifically just for the Grady int, rather than just using it on a new layer and changing things capacity again, also the same you can do with the layer and then obviously reverse it. That or transparency, let's actually get right away into this. So first of all double tap here to get into the radiant editor and go right away over here . So presets are basically Photoshopped presets, and here you can select from a few different presets that Photoshopped gives you already. But if you select the 1st 1 it will always be the one with your foreground colors to background colors, as you guys can also see here with the name to say, For instance, If I take the eyedropper tool now here and select the yellow color that's just hit, cancel here. Okay, let's see if the eyedropper tool if we select yellow from our yellow color here and now for background colors, let's just like the background color. We will then go to a purple it. OK, now we have yellow and purple. If we now go back to the Grady int real right away, see here that we have yellow to purple. So these are always your foreground and background colors. The same goes over here, foreground to transparent. If we click on this black and white, red and green and so on and so on, and if you want to create your own one, you can simply it to new. You can select the one again. If you want your double tap here onto this box, this means oversee right away. The color double tap on the color you can also now, don't your web colors going pickers say light purple They hit okay. And also the last box of here orange again. And we could maybe make this also an orange, but just showing you or more brownish color. And then in the center here you can also play a little bit with the depth. How far is this piece based? Also, if you click again, you can create a few more boxes in order to create a few more colors. Kind of to make like a rainbow color effect. It stretched them a little bit out. The more I'm gonna click again on this box. And maybe this time Yep. I just want to stay with the normal RGB. Make it a pink, and this one will make a read or something. This double tap on this Make it nice. Red. Okay, so right away you've created a brand new and different radiant. Now hit new and right away. It will be here. You can also now save this and again at some stages, load this. Just don't forget to give this the name and you can also hear have solid or with noise. I normally keep it to solid it. OK, and now let's actually try this. So how did radiance work? You simply take the mass, move over to your image or your layer, and then hold, click and drag. And while you drag, you'll see there is a line appearing basically a path. And this is the path off, just the Grady in so right away. You've credited radiant. You can also make this longer and again bigger and be very creative with this or very short . Let's also go back, you know, history penalties to clear everything and show you guys another effect, which I use quite a lot that's elected. You know, preset here will go back just to a foreground colors double tap that selected NFL dragged us all the way over the picture right away are left with this. Great. So I'll just go step back again. And first of all, create a new layer here from the newly Aiken. They now go into the left corner, dragged all the way down in order to create this cool, radiant, and now switch my blending option here to either just color overlay, hue, saturation, whatever I want to And then also ill work with a pass iti in order to get a certain effect . Sometimes I also use this again on pictures in order to create a bit of a white halo at the end Off horizons for that, you can actually what? This tutorial here. Okay, so then again, you have this, Grady it Now, like this shape, I'm going to delete this layer and also create again a new empty layer. Now I'll go back up to the shapes and just like the rectangular radiant here and Alfa hold shift on the keyboard. It's also making a nice straight line. Doesn't matter in which direction I'm gonna go, but keep on holding shift. If I go down now, it's trying to make a really great white reflection in the middle and then overs the going of into pink again. If I do the same process, you will see what type of difference effect I get. It's a bit of a playing thing. A little bit around with radiance until you're happy and also to see what type of different effects you get with this. To say something like this now just made a defect with the Grady int again set the great into light blending mode and change the opacity to 60%. So that's how I normally work with the great here, too. 26. Type Tool - Photoshop Tool: themed following lesson will start discussing their textile. It's not so much used by re touches more by designers, but it's good to know the textile. So let's head over here to our toolbar and under the tea, you can select the textile. If you right, click right away, will you see a horizontal type tool and vertical one pretty much the same options here at the top for both of them. But they obviously right horizontally or vertical self explanatory. Again, Let's elect the 1st 1 horizontal right away at the top. Over here, you can again find the right fund. So Selective Fund of here you can select the styles from bold regular to light whatever the fund has, then you can also select the fund size over here sharp half shop. You want the edges. I normally keep it to shop. And again, if you want to align it to left center or right over here, you have your color and as well if you want to walk the text and some characters again here on the right inside. But also we have the character box open. All right, so let's type of right away on this first, I want to take the layer and also change the opacity a little bit, a little bit more up, so we can now easily type on here. And we're not. Distract our background again once you hit the text tool into click on your image. And once you drag a selection here, remember, it will right away create a text layer over here again if we select the text lay we learned ready about this. Then again, you will see it's just a normal text layer. All right, so let's double tap on this. We back in our selection and I'll just right now test. So basically, test is our first name again right away. You see, it is written also in yellow. This is not before, because our color here is what the foreground colors change to something. No, we can change those back. Let's switch them to a normal color and right here, test again. This is obviously because our color at the top is selected to a dark yellow. So select all of the fund head over to the color and you'll right away, get into the color picker again. You can also now select the white or whatever color you desire it. Okay, a normally l go over here and just click with my mouse and drag on this T button in order to make the whole phone bigger A like So I also go from both from light to bolt and then also head over to our character box here, which we've saved in our whole workspace and now under the character box. First of all, I look a bit of mitt with my spacing here tracking. Let's make this a bit smaller. We can also here change the size again and you have a few more options here to work with, which also self explanatory. I guess most of you already know about thes functions here. So again making them super bold. Let it lean. Answer on a few more adjustments. Once you're ready to accept this, you can also hit, except here and right away you have your text. Let's take the move toe and move this around and you have this on a separate layer again. If you double tap now, you can also get back into the latest styles, which we also cover the bed already, and you can now again work with the layer starts. Give this a kind of a stroke around. This may be added texture to this or even a color overlay whatever you want to do to this certain layer. But again, remember, it's just affecting this one layer. It's it, okay, And that's basically the text will right away everything that you need to know from the character box and the paragraphs here as well. All in the boxes. If you want to move this text left and right, center if you want to have more text again. Self explanatory. If you've worked with word before, you might know about this as well. All right, let's also go back here to the 2nd 1 which is vertical. Let's just make a selection and I'll show you this quickly again. So if you write tests, it will just write it underneath each other in a vertical position. Great. So super easy tool to work within photo shop, and it's an amazing tool to create really cool text. One more thing. Let's quickly head over back here just to the normal text tool and make a horizontally. You can create as much shapes as and selections as you like. So again have one more text here. Another text Over here. It's just too big right now. So something like this, you can have as many text as you like. You'll just always get a new layer. Taylor lead everything, and we're just sticking here with test. 27. Pen Tool - Photoshop Tool: Now we finally get over to the Pentagon, the most complicated to in Photoshopped. It's so frustrating. A lot of people say they hate the tool, but a lot of people say they love it's the best. Once you master the pencil, you will never go back to the lasso or other selections. So let's start right away to go to the pencil here on the toolbar, right under the tea, you'll find a pen tool. You can also press P on the keyboard as a short cut right away. We have the pencil, and we have the free form pen tool at Anchor Point Tool, the lead anchor point or convert point tool. You can also access all of these options here while you're working in the pencil directly, let's select first of all, just a freeform pen tool. Just to show you guys, I can easily now fly around with my mouth open in mine image and just create really random shapes. And first of all, obviously, these things are called past. So this line here is called a path. So right away you see all of these little blocks here we call these anchor points, so these anchor points. One can move around and shape them a little bit. So again, this is the free form. I do not work so much with this in order to get out of this again, select with P the pen tool on the keyboard and press escape to get out of the soul selection twice escape and we out of that. So this is the free pencil again. You can freely move around pretty much like the lasso tool. Again, Let's head over now to the straight pen tool and first of all, show you guys again. At the top. You see the menu bar changed again with a well, you have a shape or path. If you select the shape, Photoshopped right away creates a shape for you. But more about that in a minute. Let's actually go back to history and just go back to the normal mental. Okay, so select shape here, the fill. You can just leave too transparent, but let's go to path. Excuse. Okay, so now we're back to path. Just the normal options here again, you have a few more options here, which you can also use again with shortcuts. Order on here with anchor points to add. All right, so let's get started right away to not make it to complicated, Let's say, for instance, I want to cut out now the glasses here and make a really nice round selection. Then I'll select the pencil oppressed set, zoom and really closely President P for the pen tool. And first of all, now place an anchor point, meaning I'll just click ones with the mouse. Click right. So now the pen tool is still active, and now you're deciding in which direction you're going. Are you gonna go up, down, left or right? We want to go left. So we basically want to cut out this whole glass here. Then it means now that you now have to click again. But keep on holding Its very important. If you don't, it's just the straight path. Let's press command, set you a step back, click once again, keep on holding, and now you drag the mouse, you drag and you drag and you can drag into any direction. Just go around like a clock here, move around like a clock and right away will you see the path changes all the time. It gets different positions on different directions. So once we move this over here, keep on holding turn, drop it. You stretch it out and you stretch it further way and try to just make a really nice path around that round shape. Once you're good, you can just drop it. Right? So now currently, you have selected that the path goes into the left direction and it will continue with this path over here. But now this is quite strong. If I put another anchor point here, the curve will be quite strong. And it's difficult to work with this again. If you already advanced, this is a bit easier, but I want to set show you guys the next step. I'll just go one step back again. We just have this anchor point here. Now, while you're working with a pencil, hold Ault, go to over to this area and right away You also change your into the convert point all by ah holding again the pencil toehold old over to this area here and move this direction from the new path here a little bit closer. And also, if you want to go to this direction, then move the direction this is the new outgoing direction. So again, if I'm gonna click now of here, you'll see that my path actually goes first into this direction. Let's go step back. I'll show this once again. Just move the outgoing direction to this side and of here. And right away you will see the path goes into this direction. This confuses a lot of people. Let's go a lot of step back again. Hold all it again on the key boat. Keep on holding it and I'll move this direction right away into the new one. I want to go and shorten it as well. Okay, now I'm gonna click, and right away it's easier for me to convert this again with a nice path onto this round shape again. I'll drag it and drop it again. Hold Ault of this area, but closer in and you just continue doing so. I'll do this bit rougher. Now, just to show you guys one more effect. Okay? And let's do it over here. Like so and Ah, dude, over here. Now on. Do something really roughly. Let's do one more and lost one. Lost one of here. Okay, Like so old old moved this guy back in and now very, very important. In order to complete this path, you need to select the first anchor point again to close the loop to selected and right away You have now successfully created the round path. Also down here, you can see now this one stands out a little bit. So you want to remove this again or edit this before you create a selection out of this. So then, very simple. Press p on the keyboard again, old command This time for the windows people, it's control the command and you select the anchor point. And now you can again relocate this so you can move it in a little bit old Ault again and you can move around the outgoing and in going positioning in, Do you have a ton off options to change the path over and over and over? All right. So once you've credit your path, what to do next? You select the pen to again and hit right click. And now you convert this either to a vector mask. You can delete the path you can create a custom shape, which I'll show you in a minute. You can make a selection out of this. New guides from selections, Phil, Path, stroke, the path. All of these options that we've discussed also, and a few more it just play a little bit with this. What I use it mostly is for making a selection. The select make a selection. A new window will pop up. It will ask you, Do you want to feather the edge again? Which we've also had here again with our marking tool, Yes or no? I don't wanna have a feathering radius there, so keep it to zero. So it's nice and shop and under a new selection, it okay? And right away we have our selection again to work with you. Here I cut, copy, paste, brush and brush out. Work with mosques. Anything that you want to do with the selection. Now let's go one step back again just to a normal path. If you later go to the shape tool, Wells will also still discuss the shape too. You can have custom shapes here in your shape. Library like this, for instance, I'll quickly show it to you. Here is a quick shape. So the way you can create shapes with paths. Once you have selected a pinto, you can literally it right. Click and say here, define custom shape the right away. You create this object here as a shape. I have a few more tutorials on shapes on my design channel on YouTube for free. If you are interest to learn more about this, I'm gonna get canceled because I don't want to save this now. Also gonna hit right leg and just here. I want to say delete path. Okay, so we out of this again. So that's quickly around through through the pen tool. It's very important that you practice this pencil in and out because it's very, very complicated when starting out. One more thing that I want to show quickly say, for instance, I'm putting anchor point down another anchor point dragging this another anchor point dragging this. Move it with Alton. Complete the circle again. All right, an hour right away. We have a path over here. We can also go back to the pencil and say, Add an anchor point the right away. Click over here, you've added another anchor point. Click one over here of here, and maybe over here. Now you've created a few more anchor points, and you are now able to again tweak every single anchor point. Just go to back to the normal pen tool old, old, and you can now select all of these areas as directions to in an art and change and create a really unique path. Also, if I move over this, you'll see it goes right away into the subtract the anchor point, so have a look at next to the pencil is a small minus. If I click this, it will subtract that anchor point and will right away. Try to create a new shape. You always try to make a loop with the pencil, and over there were back to start to again. A few more options to work with this, right? So that's just the normal pen tal. I normally use it again to cut things out and to copy paste certain areas that I need to be very precise with and also for a design purpose. It's also head back here to pencil versatile, go back to shape and show you guys this is well, if you want to create a custom shape, they, for instance, you want to replicate again the glasses here. I'll do this just very quickly. Now. Not precise is or at all. I'll just go like this. Hold old. Move that area in is the same of the year. Hold all to move that outgoing area in and the survey here again, I'm constantly keeping on holding and dragging. Okay, so this is the area that I want to fill again. First of all, choose a new color under Phil. Solid, please. Not transparent. And then also color. Say, for instance, red. You can also give this a stroke or again, I think you want the outline to be for the stroke. We want to set this 20 great. And then you can also again, right click and find custom shape or create something else out of this. This is obviously also happening all on a separate layer again, a normal shape layer which we've also discussed in the beginning of the course. Great. It just quick introduction about the pen tool. I would suggest you were quite a lot with the pencil. Once you've mastered again the lasso tool magnetic lasso tool. Spend some time working with the pencil. It is really a practice thing, but once you've got the hang off the pencil, you'll really love it. 28. Shape Tool - Photoshop Tool: in our last lesson, we talked about the pen tool and hard to create paths will quickly do a path again over here. Great. And I'll create another path over here and another path over here, right? So now you can also go over to the next, to which is the path election tool. And if you want to get into his path really quickly, just hover over it, and right away the path will be selected to in order to get through the path quicker. If you have a lot of paths, you can always create this tool and take this tool to select your path in case you have a lot of different paths on the letter, a lot of different layers. I will remove this again and just go back to my first original state here. And we have to let Layer great that it's all about the past. Election to you will not use it so much in your retouching career. Sometimes it's handy to know how to select more path will quicker the past. Then you can use this, and also with the direction selection, you can direct a little bit better. Let's also head over now to the custom shape tool, which is more important for you again. It's also obviously used little bit more for design stuff and other creative stuff, but sometimes comes in handy for the retouching part again. We've got a few different tools here, but all are different shapes. Begin the rectangular shape, then we also have elliptical lips and rectangular. Now I want to show you this quickly. If you take, for instance, the rectangular one and just hold on the image on the layer and drop your right away. Create a new layer here and new shape layer and also have the certain boxier at the top with the menu. You can change this again or rearrange this little bit inside. I'll make another selection now and obviously creates a more shapes again. Remember, this is obviously set again to your foreground colors here also or at the top. With Phil, you can change this to new color to select the right shape layer, go back to the color and change this again to be a bit more creative with this than me, you can obviously do way more with these shapes. I'll now delete these layers again and start writing rain from scratch because I want to show you guys the custom shape tool here you getting at the top. It changes a little bit, but also all very self explanatory again with sizes. Stroke. Phil, do you wanna have a transparent whatever you want to do with it? I will head all the way here to the back end and click right click here onto our shape library and in here I have a ton off different shapes. So say, for instance, you want to create kind of Iran's star. You can create this really quickly with the new shape. Again, I'll take the move tool. Who's this? Little over So you guys can see this a bit better. I can double click again on here, and I can also right away change the color, the double click on the layer or again. If you press you on the keyboard, you go back into the shape library tool, and you can also now select a new color from here. Now there's also head back to the library. Obviously, your library will not filled up so much like mine over here, so that's have a look So that's why I have a look in the whole package here. From the beginning course, you will get also all of my shapes for free added in the working materials, so you can add them easily to your shape library and have a great shape library right away from the start. Also hard to do this. Simply go to this little wheel over here, and first of all, you see a ton of different options that you can also try out when working with shapes. It's basically just for the shape library itself. Say, for instance, if I go to large thumbnail, we see everything a little bit bigger and us could see I really do have a ton off different shapes. It's going all the way done, even creative ones, like So how to add yours. Now go to the little wheel setting and simply go over here to load, shape. Select the shapes and you load all the shapes. There will be always saved in photo shop. Great. So that's just everything about shape so quickly. It's just basically again a new area, which you can add to images in order to enhance them and obviously to create some really nice shapes again. More about this shortcut in amid 29. Final Tools - Photoshop Tool: way have finally reached the end of our tool section. We lastly, going to discuss just the last simple tools and also discuss briefly here downstairs. What is this? We've covered it slightly if there are the course ready. But I just want to go over it once more again. Also have teached you all the most important tools that you need to know for now. And you have fun practicing with these tools. Let's also get right away here to the hand tool which is already selected. And right away you guys concede this tool is only here to move around the complete canvas. So while I'm in the application frame, I'm able to move this around also in the big frame, the full frame, and then as well. If we just have a small canvas like the selected, it just goes up and down with the scroll function. So very, very simple. But how do I mostly use this to say, for instance, if I have now the magic to magic lasso tool selected here, I'll do a quick selection here. Finish that up, I'll zoom in. But now I want to move over. So do I. Do this must move to know, because this will move obviously, your whole picture layer and everything you have to have space bar selected and then move around in your image, especially if you zoomed in. Let's get out of the selection and assume around a little bit in our picture. Let's just move around so again, when you work with your image, press set for the zoom again right away. You also see now that Zuma selected so press set. Click with mouse and keep on dragging. So again draggin or again drag out in order to zoom in and out. If you're not familiar with this and if it's struggling again, use the navigator over here. But for the beginning, navigators should be good, but also the zoom. It's not too complicated to work with this. And again, if you want to walk around in your image, hold space bar and move around these tooth. You should right away. Memorize because it is your friend and space bar to alright guys. That's basically all about the tools, the basic things you need to know right now. Let's also move over here again to these three little buttons. If you select those again hit right click Edit toolbar, and you can also experiment more with all of these other tools that I haven't mentioned throughout the course. These are not so important right now. These are more important so But if you want to customize yours, play limit around and try out some other tools as well when it done again and go to the next step, which is again our foreground colors. Black and white. Remember, we talked briefly about this. If you double tap on it, it goes back to the color picker. You can choose new colors again as your foreground and your background color. Remember again on mosques for layers, it's only black and white again. Why to show and black to hide. There's also just put this back with D, so switching it back to the normal original colors black and white and eggs to change foreground colors. They also down here we have again are quick mosque mode again to brush. All right, let's get out of that again, like the brush and repaint and again right away we are mosque ing areas. Also, let's work here just with 100% capacity 100%. And then we are drawing a little bit and again out of this and right away we have around selection here. So again, we covered also the mosque tool over here. Mandy, get out of this selection again. The press command D. Once again, you can select the quick mosque boat. You can select the brush right now, then alter the brush again with control and all to change your hardness. Zuman with Zet, Zoom in a bit closer press be on the keyboard again and also the hardness after sizes pretty big. So change the size and now to slim plea brush on here again in order to create a selection very, very easy. So you have a ton of different options now to create selections and photoshopped, either with the lasso tool with the pencil with the magnetic lasso tool with a marketing tool. With the quick selection, it's all up to you what method you will use for me personally, the pen tool always wins over everything, and it's just very, very precise. Once you have done your selection, brush the sin go out off the quick mosque mode Here again on the left side selected, and right away we have a selection again. And remember, now you can again work on mosques with this brush stuff on this great new empty layers to anything that you like into this again, just always remember to add a new layer. Press command d get out of the selection, and that was also a quick short introduction here into the quick mask mode. It's not too complicated, just selected brush and dis selected. Any have your selection. Also, one more more here that we still have is again the full screen mode. It gives you warning again. Don't be scared. Your layer will disappear like this. And if you want to escape press F or escape one hit F an F once again and then obviously, like I always do, I always keep the application frame off. Once I start with photo show by dragging my image, open it or imported on the file. New were open and then I hit F right away, and we are back to a frame not distracted by the background. What we've discussed again in the first layers off the course 30. Keyboard Shortcuts: following less. I want to start talking about Photoshopped CC keyboard shortcuts. Now I want to to rust start remembering a few of the simple short cuts right away from the beginning, just to make your Photoshopped life also but easier and also have a look in the bonus package. Here in your whole probe tutorial is again under the bonus section are some pdf's included with all the keyboard shortcuts from Photoshopped CC and don't be too Burritt for Shop. See a 65 and four pretty much have the same short cuts as well. They might have changed just a little bit, but most of them are pretty much the same. Still. So, yeah, let's head right away here into our first cheat here, which is just again the basic sheet. There are four, actually. If we go over here to the side, you guys can see there are a few more. Maybe if you're interested, open this and try reading through a few just to have a better understanding off the keyboard shortcuts and photo shop. But for the start now, I'm not asking you to remember rise everything. It's just way too much and to be honest. I also don't know all of them out of my head. Sometimes go and open the pdf to have a look, but the beginner ones and the basic ones I all do know them, and I would ask you to pretty much do the same practice and learn only the beginner keyboard shortcuts. So right away, I want to show you all everything that I've made red. Here, I would say, is a good start to learn the keyboard shortcuts, so basically decrease brush size and increase brush size. The opening and closing bracket here on the keyboard begin very, very handy to know these. If you don't have awakened continuous five pro tablet or if you struggling here to hold command and altogether and these are your friends again, if you're working in the brush or the pen tool, then also next brush, pencil or color replacement to basically selecting. Be on the keyboard and order. Get to the brash tool. Very important, you'll need this quite a lot, then crop just with see there to crop your canvas cells. Then, like we also discussed in the course default foreground and background playlists with D again to change those back, especially if you're working with a lot of mosques and layers. Then they raise the tool. Very simple. If you work you in a single layer. He raised it to also comes in handy, radiant to also to be found again in the toolbar. But if you want to work quicker, remember, it's G and tool again because you want to move around a lot. Also, h over here an eyedropper, and I again e also then, um, learned to content away red eye all of that healing brush. Very important is also Jake again. Also very good to know that shortcut. Then let's head over a little bit more pen tool. Very essential to know that P is for the pen tool rotate view tool. We actually not discuss this tool, but it's actually very simple. If you hit are on the key, would it will just rotate the whole canvas in any direction you want, but you can also find this again under edit transform and then transform it over there. But knowing this tool might be handy in clone stamp tool and patents them to also s pretty pretty good tool to know and yeah, we showed this also in the course, then type tool. Very important if you graphic designer or even as a retouch, if you want to put text on your images again. T for the textile, the type tool here they moved to, Like I said, Always move tool to know that one is very essential to moving your layers, Ronde and stuff in your layers. You will need this all the time, then switching foreground colors back to the normal state, especially if you change them for Grady Ins or you worked with this brush is then hit X on the keyboard very essential again. And remember, all of these keyword shortcuts obviously been used in Windows and Macintosh, so both work on the same way. It's just again for markets command and for Windows Control. Repeat this at the end. Zoom to again that as well, very, very important. If you're not sure how to work with the navigator or you confused work with that, or if you would not confuse with those that tool and can't remember this, then work with the navigates then hand tool, especially if your application bars switched on. You want to move quickly on your canvas. Make it small and big. Moving around the hand tool. Is your friend with space boss again? Use that one then. I haven't learned anything else. The rest that I still did here is getting to exit photo shop mont and cute together to exit for ship quickly. And don't worry, it will always ask you to save before it won't just close down. Then again, command and as very important here. Also, if you want to save your files in the next lesson, also show you are actually the last lessons of the course. We'll also go a little bit more into how to save actually stuff on photo shop, then again under edit section to copy and paste the foreseeable command and see and at the bottom here, command and Visa Copy paste again. Both of these very essential keyboard shortcuts to know and then free transform also command t one that I use almost every day. So again, command t also a very good one, then. Yeah, so far, these are just the keyboard shortcut that I'm asking you to study a bit to understand and to learn so that you can work quicker and Photoshopped and also have a look at the P D. EFS. Files the girl over and select. Pdf number 12 or three and read a bit through what is what and what gives you more options with keyboard shortcuts. Very, very essential to know. But like I said, also, I do not know all off these I remember rise basically the basic ones and a few advanced ones. But yeah, that's basically for this lesson. That's it over. Now again, back to photo shop to some menu tools. 31. Transform Tool - Photoshop Tool: lost recovered keyboard shortcuts and I want to go back into photo shop and slight go over here to our menu and also talk about a few more options in the menu in the next following lessons. I want to start right away, out with the 1st 1 which is again puppet warp and transform. So under edit, we already discovered file a little bit. You guys understand what newest open and also smart objects close and save etcetera and a few options here with automate. I'm gonna go now to edit and start with puppet warp and transform because I think these two are very essential to also know as beginning small extra tools on a few more extra options to know also, if you get confused and don't know where my stuff is all the stuff that I'm actually pointing out this retired the name with like, puppet wolf. And you will always see that photo shop shows you that right away the same goes for paste. Same goes copy pays for anything that you are looking for. Begin photo should always show you right away. Okay. Those instance, something smart filters. It will also show you great So let's go to image actually edit. And we want to start out with transform the right away on the transform. You'll see we have scale. We could rotate, skew, distort perspective. Walk. Okay, These are the first normal basic options. Then rotate the complete canvas or whatever you have selected on your layer at 1 80 degrees , rotate 90 degrees clockwise or counter clock and then obviously flip horizontally or vertically. It's actually try horizontally quickly, and right away you get to see the effect. Always remember, it will only adjusted on the current layer. Let's press command set, Get a step back. Beginning history panel back to edit, transform and flip vertical again. You guys get the idea what this does Now? What I want to do is go back to the elliptical marking tool, make a huge selection just around the head just for an example. Here it right. Like on the selection. You've seen this before. Okay, so I just want to get the head now election. Accept it and I'm going to copy Paste this someone press command see and command V again. Windows. People remember to press control when I say command command C Command V copy paste and right away we have just left here with say, for instance, now in this layer, the 2nd 1 here, you only want to transform and hope this may be a little bit. Let's actually do that Lay One is selected. Go back to edit and form and right away Let's start out with a LSO. Scared is pretty much like the command T button to transform button. You can now hold shift and easily transform this right. I like to read it whom rotate again. You can also rotate this pretty much the same, like command like to edit, Um, and it's going to skew realist in at it and we're gonna go to you again. You can now also easily make this bit of, ah, we had shape here and us. Get this. See the idea, what's happening when we work with this? So this is the option for skew a pretty cool tools for adding really great effects to your images. Let's go back to edit transform once again and once again, we'll go now to distort distort also always select an anchor point. You can easily now drag out certain point. Also If you hold shift on the keyboard, it always goes in a different direction and gives you a complete different. And we're effect. Okay. And you can get a bit more. We leave it at the bottom. So we kind of can really weird effect here points. Obviously, if your background is nice and you have a good cut out and this will obviously work and look what and a bit nicer Also, this will be used quite a lot for architectural photography in a press commands that goes, step back, back to edit and show you one more, which is the perspective. And you can also take the anchor points over here in order to get a different perspective. With this, you hold command only will tweak that one side. Okay, so again, a few options to work. It said over to warp again. My favorite also. So with warp again, you have a little bit of a grid, and you can now individually in the grid selected area and walk Also, if you hold all too, it will only take that anchor point in that area. That's one area and move this around Same over here and over here, you can really warp something into the perspective that you want or maybe created really funky new, but often it's just used to correct things. Straightened things. Oregon. Create some ride prospect. Let's go back to pay. So we have original form back to edit transform, and that was warp. So right away again rotate 1 80 90 and 90 clockwise. I don't want to show that pretty self explanatory, but now I want to go back and just delete this layer one and right away. Zoom in a bit. With that, I'll take L lasso tool. Let's take the normal last the tool. And right away I will make a nice big selection around the mouth there, for instance. Now the lips aren't that great, or there's something that stands out a little bit or you want to fix this, and the puppet warp tool comes in really handy. Also, have a look in The bonus section is another less, which goes deeper into the puppet warp tool. It's also free tutorial and available on our website. If you want to learn more about this, I mean in our press command Z and command v duplicate paste this again, so we only have the lips. And now on this certain layer that I should be zoomed in. We will go all the way to edit and will find here puppet warp, select puppet warp and right away. You see, we have a roster over lips once again at the top here in our application bar again, a few options to work with. I normally stick just with the normal, and also, if you want to hear show mash on Osho mesh, I always keep show mash on. Now I want to show one thing right away. If you now click into this mash, you said an anchor point enough, You hold somewhere and drag with the second anchor point. The second anchor point will always rotate around the 1st 1 That's kind of like a static thing in the middle like X. Always rotate first anchor point, but what you'll need to do this festival set a few anchor points. I'm just gonna escape this again. Go back to edit and puppet will begin. What I mean with that is first set the grid outlines set an anchor point at an anchor point of here and continue around your selection. If you do not wish to move the whole selection, I'm gonna put a few anchor points. And remember, the more anchor points you put more voter shop needs to render. If your computer's not quick, maybe just placed them strategically. And also remember to be quite careful with this, it can be easily overdone. Say, for instance, now, if we're gonna turn off show Mass your I want to just put in this slip a little bit closer and tweak everything and make them look really nice and pretty, and I'll put another anchor point of here, this one. We can actually move over a little bit. I'm gonna show that in the moment and show mess right away. I'm holding command now down, and this means I'm now pushing this area and it's only pushing this area and not affecting all of the's area. Okay, same goes of here. A push that up a little bit. This up a little bit, and now sometimes it comes in handy to escape the show mash in order to actually see what's happening on your image. A great I'll take this one a little bit over make Martha, but shortest. So I'm just always clicking and dragging, and you don't need to always have hold command. Sometimes it comes in handy. I'll put another anchor point of here which this up a little bit, which this guy up a little bit difficult there again. Move one. Select and hit delete and you congee also delete a few elite and elite. And again I will put one anchor point and just move this up. Slide one over here of here. Slight again. I want to go back to the mash mash. Great. Also, delete this one here at the top, just selected once it selected, you'll see the little dot, said the leader. So that's basically another puppet. Will works. Just work with these anchor points, place them on the strategic ways and then rewarded and reshape it until you're happy. Once you're done, you can just hit the top pick button here, and your are now complete, and you change this. Here's the before and off there before, and often Photoshopped does a good job off rendering everything in here. It's a little bit of a mess up, but again remember, you can raise this or use a brush in order to you raise or brush. Yeah. This is basically just the normal transform and the puppet warp tool. Pretty good tools to also know from the top menu. 32. Color Ranges - Photoshop Tool: Theo following less. I want to also talk about another amazing tool which is called color range. Begin once again go up to the top and type in color range and will show right away where it is in photo shop. So under select, we can now go to color range. Great. I want to show you guys first of all what it does again. You guys can see a new window opens and you can first select from a few presets and samples here. Do you want to work in the red turns Yellows, green, cyan, blue, magenta to again in the s RGB color space. Here you can work in those or again just highlights mid turns or shadows or again skin tones which is also very, very essential. And a new feature here to see sea or out of comment. But I want to stick now with just sample colors, which means you're going to sample your own colors. All right, so basically what this tool does it select a certain color tone with the tonalities, highlights and everything that you need to get into that selection selected, obviously. And then once you hit okay, you create a perfect selection just for that area. Say, for instance, Now we want to select the yellow, and I will start out right away here next to the girl and just click onto the yellows and right away, you see, photo ship has picked up all off the white areas here. So this is what photo shop has picked up Once you change the fuzziness, also, you can then see it starts picking up way more. But obviously, it will also start picking up here in the face and on the person. And I don't really like to work so much with fuzziness. I normally keep it back to 40% and then try to rather hold shift or sometimes all on the keyboard, which goes now. Actually, it's shift on the keyboard and go into the plus mode, which is also over here. So adding more color ranges and more tonalities the highlights and shadows. Oregon. You can hold old in order to subtract again a certain area. But now, for instance, I'm going to just go with the normal one and use the keyboard shortcuts again. Old shift on the keyboard and start selecting the yellow and then just have a look. I'll still keep on holding shift and I continue to go to the darker tonalities here of the yellow and just try to select the miserable and have a look right away. Photo show picks that up and I'll just click back into here just to be 100% sure. Photoshopped, please select everything that is yellow, so I normally tend to click a little bit around in order to get everything. Okay. Once I'm ready, I can just hit OK, and right away Photoshopped gives me an amazing selection right away around the person, obviously here at the top, but of a mess up, but that you can work and fix again with the mosque and then work with refined mosques. More about that. Also in the bonus lecture. Have a look again. There also. Let's press command d get out of this election and do this once more. Back to help color ranges, which is under select and we go to color range is now safe. When says we want to only get the purple parts here off the wig that's actually zoom in a bit closer. I'm gonna press command d get out the selection. Go back to select and select a range. Great. So now, first of all, I'll just select here the purple but ah, hold shift now on the keyboard to get into the admiral and go to the highlights off the purple area. Select those go to the but darkest side, but more and a bit more and a bit more. Let's actually continue here on the top. And you guys can also obviously see here on this little preview what you haven't selected right now maybe select your at the top a few more just in order to get away these color tones. Also remember photo shop. It's obviously picking up everything from the complete image. The down here, we also have magenta is and purples in the necklace. So right away photo show picks that up to. But just be aware of that, okay? And I'll select a few more. And here I also see here's another option to save and load this. If you want to save this selection right away, you can also do here and later loaded again. I just said Okay, right away. You guys can see we also have really brilliant selection around our week again. Color range is an amazing tool to also get some more selections and easier or quicker selections when you're struggling with the quick mask tool Quick Mosque again, which we've talked about earlier, which was here in our toolbar. Let's go at it, toolbar and again right away here at the bottom. It should be here. Quick mosque. There we go. We still a quick mosque. It's also now active. I'm not gonna install this right now. We've talked about Quick Mosque if either with that or again if you want to credit just with the normal mosque. So again, color range is a great tool to know about. And also do me a favor. Go back into the bonus lectures. Have a look on our list. We've added a few more tutorials there with some amazing tools that I would like you to watch. These are all free tutorials available on our website 33. Liquifying Tool - Photoshop Tool: this'll s I want to start talking just about the liquefying tool. So liquefying toe can be a really good friend or you can hate it completely. It can be confusing, but it can also be very easy if you know what you're doing. So right away. Let's also have a look. It we've got layer number one. I'm just gonna make it duplicate with this. Let's drag this on to the new layer I can make duplicate. I'm quickly going to rename this to version two. Okay, great. And right away. Now, I will also take this into the liquefied too. So let's go up here to filter and we'll go to liquefy the select decree Fire right away. We knew Window will pop up and let's actually make this nice and big. And we've got our new window now for the left. Inside. You'll see we're also having in a tool bar On the right hand side, we have a few options, and in the middle we have our picture and at the bottom here, you kind of have, like, a little bit of a zoom function. So I'm also you can also press command zero. So it will fit right nicely on your screen again, and you can also work with that. Let's start right away with the 1st 1 which is this? The normal warp tool also which I didn't mention right away, is we haven't selected the advanced mode here. So if you trust yourself and if you interested, select advanced mode right away from the beginning and work like that. But if you're completely new to this and a bit scared, then don't do that. But if not like wheat and disco to the advanced mode, so right away, you also get to see a few more options. Let's actually start in left inside. So first of all of the warp tool, just a normal push around, pushing the pixels and warping areas. Then again, the reconstruction tool. You can just simply brush over things to reconstruct. Ana needs that to smooth transitions. You have a bit of a tool. Then again, to pucker. It's actually like a suction thing, an extraction loading tool, then as well pushed left and also a freeze mosque and a raise mosque again, and then also the hand tool to move around on our typical zoom tool. Great Let's also cover. Bid the stuff here on the right inside again. First of all, we have load mash lows last mash and save mash. That's basically meaning. You can adjust something here, save this and then come back again and Photoshopped and just say load, mash and right away you have your same adjustments, especially if you have a ton of the same images you can use this or afterwards. I'll show you guys another technique. Once sometimes photo shop, it always crashes with liquefying toe. If you put in liquefy, some computers can't handle it from the ram, and they immediately crash. So I have another technique which you can apply here, which you can add later to your big images. But more about that later in the lesson. Then, underneath that we have the brush tool options again, the size to change. I'll brush currently. You see the brush is quite big again. I'm working with Awaken continues five pro tablets of why my tablet Here I can change my brush ready quickly. You can. You also use again the keyboard shortcuts with opening and closing bracket on the keyboard or over here changed just the size over here right then is well, density. How strong this works. The pressure. How strong as well rate. We will not work with that. Just keep it to zero for now, then reconstruction options. Once you have construction something and walked a little bit, you can just say here, restore or will reconstruct. I'll show you guys an example in a minute and again. A few mosque options, mosque hallmarks, non invert. And so far, very self explanatory. And then also at the bottom, a few more view options. You want to show a mash if you want to have a mash on top there you want to show guidelines , etcetera. Very simple, actually. And show mosque here in red turned yellow greed. Whatever you have, I'm gonna kiss, keep it to read and show the backdrop. No, just keep that off for now. All right, so these are just a few options. Let's actually start talking about the options. So I'm gonna go over to the tool. So which is just the normal walk to also zoom in a bit closest to you guys can see it a bit better. Hey, let's move that. The hand to up Expressing space bar on the keyboard, and now right away, I will actually make my brush a bit smaller. Sometimes it's handy to have a nice and big and just only work with the edge. Say, for instance, you see the lip now, so I'm just working with the edge and slowly pushing up. So here's another technique as well. With the whole liquefying tool. Don't click and hold and drag. It will just break your complete image. Miss Commands. Let's go step back. Rather, click and tap and push the meaning. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap So you kind of tapping away through the whole image. The same if you working with the pen tool and right away you get to see what this tool does again. It's just warping areas. You can be really creative with this and create really weird pictures or in order just to correct certain areas, which we've also showed. With the puppet warp, you can easily again tweak this area and just make the lips look really nice. Tweak all the areas and you can zoom in a bit closer once again. I'm just pressing again here on the keyboard with that zoom in a bit close her hold space bar right to get back to the warp tool. And now again, Like I said earlier, click and drag, clicking, drag, click and drag. Okay, So you really just fixing these small areas, right to say, for instance, you overdo it like this on you can't go a few steps back and you continuing and you can simply go over here to the right head and just say, restore or reconstruct and you can see how much the amount we want to have just a bit of amount. Or again, you can just say recon store. So you basically back to the normal settings. I'm gonna press command and zero again. So the canvas fits again back to my screen and also show you guys quickly, the next tool to say, for instance, we've walked around here and we've dragged out the cheeks a little bit and woah picture looks very weird. And we just want a certain area and don't want to reconstruct everything or just by percentages. Then just use the reconstruct rush over here, simply select the brush size, and now you can just brush over until you're happy you want to just to this side. This is good. Then you can just reconstructed very simply with this too. Okay, Great. Let's actually reconstruct everything and go to restore all like the next tool over here, which is again a smooth inning tool. So whenever you have also reconstructed something and it looks too weird, you can always use the move through here to smooth and edges. But to be honest, I have not worked so much with this yet. Reso all Alice, go over to swill. I'll just show this very simple. You guys can also try this out at home and on your photo shops are basically it's just turning your whole pixels around, trading really weird shapes, you know? So the section one that's actually making nice and big normally also used the brush is a little bit bigger in order to get better effect, instead of having a nice and small, and will just create a very small section over here, which looks but weird, so rather used with a bigger brush. You remember the brush size of here on the right. So you basically click and hold and slowly just create a section and there. You ready? So now my computer also lagged a little bit. But sometimes Photoshopped crashes at this point. So I'll show you guys the technique around this in a minute. Let's actually go to restore all Okay, let's go to the blow to tool. And we can also make this nice and big and just blow her head up a little bit again. Obviously, one wouldn't do this for a retouch, but just showing you guys what this tool has to offer. Okay? And you can really create some funky images with this. It's actually go back and restore once all again and one more lost tune pushed to the left . When you move over with this, it either pushes to the right or again up pushes to the left. You can also use this tool and working up and out. Obviously, the brush is quite big for this. Wishing up goes left, pushing down goes right. Okay. Lets go soak, restore all and show you the best tool extra out of this, which is again the mosque to say, for instance, we zoom in a bit closer here and you just only want to maybe walked the eyebrows but the glasses are so close to this and festival. Select your brush. Make the brush a bit smaller and right away. First of all, just select everything that should not move. So basically, you create with red now a mosque on top. This pretty much same like the quick selection tool. You also get to see everything in red. Now you can be a bit more rough with this, the safe when, since everything from the glasses should not to move right. You can also use again. They raise a mosque here, making it smaller, and right away you. Can you raise certain areas again that should be attached. Yeah, I like surges, obviously showing this roughly. Now Press command zero fit back to screen. I'll take my move and warp tool at my brush. Really nice and big. Let's actually zoom in a bit closer again, and I want to only warp the them now. I pressed one too much. It's smart again and only warp the eyebrows. Here. Let's take the warp and I can now walk like this without wondering, without caring about the glasses here. I can just literally walked and you'll see right away it does not attach. Okay, Obviously, our mosque is not that perfect here. That's why the lost pixels over here get attached. But you guys get the point of what the smallest offers again. You can now post this. Okay. Se ri stole. Let's go, actually, with the brush, but more in and with the mosque Russia. But moreover, this so we really should doesn't attach that. And again, the wolf simply make the war bill of that smaller again Push endlich, push and click Hussein click forcing click grades And right away Photoshopped does that force. And once we hit OK, now that will be affected And right away Also on our layer again Press command zero back to the normal mode. So, guys, that's pretty much it for the liquefying two. Very simple to work with these options. See on the left, inside, with your tools and on the right to refine this little bit. And if you don't trust yourself with advance mirth and just stick with the normal for now, right, last technique here. Once you hit. Okay, right away. This effect will be applied only to version two layer so you will not be left with the previous version again. Here, you can see the before and after before and often looks a bit weird, but yeah, obviously it's just a example, right? So one lost technique that I want to show you guys if you're Photoshopped constantly crashes when you go to the liquefying tool, because your computer is not so quick with the processing and the ram. Here's a simple technique that I use the festival. What I do is go back to image. Go back to my image size. Turn this down to 72 dp I So this is basically going now into Web saving mode, which is not really the right method to do this. More bodies. Also later in the need to know section under saving for Whip when he it's OK right away. My image will be rust arise down in pixel size, and it's very small. Now you guys concede. Now let's go step back again. You can see over here. Have a look. Now this whole canvas and whole file is around 70 megabytes. If I do this step with re sizing it down, it's only eight megabytes, so photo shop has a bit. It's a bit easier for photo shopped to actually render it quick an hour in the liquefying tool. What you do is go back to filter back to the liquefying to and obviously the pictures about smaller. Now you can go back in and easily with photo shop, tweak your area. So say, for instance, we want to do the glass is really weird. We just do this. It just as a test and an example. Okay, so I'm happy with what I did. Now what I still do is again Let's just make it nicer, Okay? Now, what I will do is go to save mash right away. We're going to save, and maybe in my folder here, somewhere on the computer, I'll say liquefy mash. Yes. Save that, please. Photo shop. Okay, so we had safe. Then we go over to cancel and get out off the stage again. Because obviously we want to work on a high quality file and not have a low rest file. Then we also go back to a history panel back to delete layer. Right now, we are back to our high quality image. See the detail again. Now what I will do with the office You will duplicate and have a certain layer go to filter liquefy once again And now we don't even work in the liquefy until because it will crash We just go to load mash, select your murder smash hit open and right away Photo shop applies the same nesting mash to the big image because the mash and the next thing is all the same in the back end. So then I can just hit Okay, photo show renders that and gotta right away you have the same effect on your high quality image. So again, if you're Photoshopped Crashes, don't forget is the option here off rendering it down to 2 72 dp I changing it with a liquefy save and bringing back into focus. Great. That was all about the liquefying tool. 34. Filters & Plugins - Photoshop Tool: on the following less I wanna talk about filters. So Photoshopped filters from the top menu bar here and also want to talk about external plug ins, which are down here. So again, under our filter menu at the top right away, you we have again a few options here, like liquefy lens correction stuff we talked about underneath. Then again, we also have a few for filters that you can apply directly to a certain layer. And underneath that we have external plug ins, which you need to buy and install into photo shop, and some are also for free. But more about that later in the lesson. Let's start right away. Out now We first of all, have just our normal a selected lay number one. If I now head over to filter and go put instance to a filter setting here something like blur, you'll see that is our main option. And then over here we have a few more sub options and I'm gonna choose to go to felt blur, and we're gonna go to Gezi and blur. Okay, So Gatien Blue selected right away you will also get to see the new screen pops up a little window And you also have the option here to refine the filter just a little bit right away again. You'll see. Here's a zoom in an art screen and again, preview over here, which have also would leave ticked. So it shows right away on our big images Well, and land down here, you have the value. So you can now tweet this filter individually and yeah, make something unique with this. They, for instance, I'm gonna go with 100 radius. Now you right away. See that our whole image will be blood completely. If I now hit OK, it will be also applied directly to my layer. We also discussed this again in the layers chapter when you now continue with your photo show process and you continue photo shopping like this and that the latest that you want to go back and you can change this anymore because it has been applied directly to this lay one. So again, remember, we talked about this earlier Begin. Let's go step back. Rather creates a smart object from the Slayer again. I'll move this onto the newly I can rename this quickly to a smart object. But remember This is not a smart object right now. The first of all, we need to it right, like and say Convert to a smart object. Okay, So you working on destructive now? Then once you hit back to filter, go back to blur and go back to gauge and blur will do exactly the same effect. And also with 100 pixels blurring it. Okay, this will be applied as a smart filter again under the small object which we've also talked about. So now you also have again the option to turn the visibility on or off annual. So able now to go to Gatien Blur, double click on this and again at a future state. Tweak this again and just too eager to your new settings. It okay? And right away you can continue with your photo show process. No need to start over or do something else, right? Let's also do something more to this. First of all, I had occasion blur ready. So let's actually go and delete the smart filter. Usually just hit right. Click on here, lead the smart filter, and we're going to go and do some shopping. Now let's zoom in a little bit so we can actually get to see the effect gonna go to filter . I'm gonna go to sharpen. And in here you have a few more options again sharpened edges, shopping a bit more up in smarter or sharper. And also again just normal shopping. I'm just gonna work with the normal shop and to show you guys that this will be applied directly now to your layer as you can see again, has been applied just the normal overall sharpening. But you can also go back to filter and do this whole process again, sharpened and sharpened once more. So you can do this over and over until you're happy with this. So again you can do the effect over and over in order to get more or just herded off again . You can also go back to filter, but sharpen and say smart shopping. So get over here. You have a whole new window to tweak this even more again, you can tweak the amount you can tweak the radius again, reduce noise and play a little bit more with these settings until you're happy. Remember, Here is also a little preview plus see, also get to see this over here. Once you hit OK, it will be applied right away. And as you guys can see, it sharpens it way too much. It's just a lot of details. But again, you can always fall back here into the smart filters and also change this again. Over here. One can change this again, right? I'm actually gonna turn all of this off and show you guys one more technique that I also use here with external plug ins. So once you get a bit more advanced with photo shop, you'll also go to filter and have maybe plug ins that will be installed into your photo shop here. Say, for instance, something like Nik software Kala FX pro for. You can also find us again on Google. All right, so what I'll do is just created getting a new layer. I'll just create a normal just normal A and not a smart object. They look good filter and just quickly show you this color Fxpro four and right away. A new plug in will be loaded into your photo shop. So this is an external plug in the software that runs aside from photo shop and you are now able to have a few more filters in here with colors. You're able to see a before and after here, and you're able to have here to tweak or your effect. Once you're done, you literally just hit OK, and this will be applied directly to your image. Say, for instance, of here we like lamb a glow. You go and change the glow a little bit again. You ask it also to see what this effect does ahead of it. Zoom the move it closer. Maybe something like 100%. And again, you guys can see what disc Asian or this glow actually does. Chance, the warmth, a little bit of this. Okay, let's actually move back to 25%. Then let's also go and create something really weird, something like ink. And we just get a really weird cover here onto our image in Tweak the star a little bit, something like that. And if I hit OK, row, this will be applied directly again to my layer. Photo shop is just rendering a little bit so it won't show up right now. But again show you guys that you have filters here and again. You can also work here with external plug ins also. Then also take a look again in the bonus section. I've also added again onto our list another tutorial where you can learn more about for sure plug ins, external plug ins if this is in your interest. 35. Introduction Into Bridge : before we head over to our final lessons here of the course, I quickly want to also touch base again on a dope bridge. So for that, first of all, I'm gonna go off the full screen mode, exit Photoshopped completely here and just get back to my desktop in the bottom of my dark menu Also have of software here called Adobe Bridge. So let's like that open right away. And basically, I do not want to go through this whole adult bridge software right now. It will be way too much information. This will most probably be covered in our next cost. One or two for four shot beginners. The same goes for camera roll. I do not want to cover this, but I want to quickly give you guys a heads up and explain what I doing here. And how can we as photographers use this in order to work quicker? So right away in the left, inside here, under the content area, you guys get to see everything from the shooting. I normally do my selections in here give them a rating as you guys can also see here with star rating and they from their on. Take them right away into camera rule. Do my pre adjustments. So camera roll is a pre software before you head into Photoshopped. This is a raw image, basically meaning all the details and metadata. They're still in there, and I can still tweak everything before actually taking it into Photoshopped. Let me show that to you. So visible. I'll just go and select an image here. And then I click with my curses, do my whole shooting. Whenever I see an image that points are stands out something like this in all hit command and five on the keyboard. In order to give this a five star rating or I can hit command four, give this 43 stores then as well I can hit command and six and give. This is, well, a red color, just in order to mark them and know which images I want to work on. Also, a few windows person, please press control. Now, when I say command right when oppressing our command six again to just remove the red bar. And also, if you press command zero, this means no stars it'll so once I've had my rough selections with the starring. Then I head over to the right inside here under the star and go to my filters and say, Here show only the images with five stars once a select that I have another overview off the complete shooting and quickly Con's apt through and then again throughout the process, now decide. Okay, great. I really like this image. Let's maybe take this now into photo shop. It's actually continue a little bit. I really had another one that I liked. It's something like this. Let's take this now into Photoshopped to simply just double click on to this and will open photo shop right away. But goes first of all into camera raw, the pre software double click, and you were right away our in camera or now. So this is again. Like I said, I do not want to cover the complete soft way as you guys in see again at the top. Few more tools and on the right inside. A few more options and sliders to tweak in order to enhance the image. Still do this very roughly. Now, again, I'm gonna go to exposure. Maybe just give this like a plus five to get another pop here also change the contrast up a little bit in order to get a bit more color that's actually had right away, down to saturation. Normally, what I do with the software's also play all the way to the right all the way to the left in order to see what type of effect and how strong the effect will apply. Let's go like a plus for I'm gonna go take the black started a little bit. That's a bit of a push with whites and the highlights as well. And it's also have a look at the shadows here. Let's give this child was just a bit more contrast. Great. And once I'm done with adjusting everything in here, I can now open this as a smart object or as just a normal layer. But more about that again. In the course of 102 for Photoshopped beginners, I'm gonna head over to open an image and right away this will be loaded now into photo shop again right away. We are in photo shop. Understand it F full screen mode. Now my image is already loaded into Photoshopped, as you guys can see here with just a normal background layer and it's locked. We can double click on that. Say okay, and right away. Start working on our new Candace here on our brand new image that we've just important. We want to do more. We can always hit back, back to bridge and just do the whole process all over again. Yeah, just like I said, a small, quick introduction into a dope rich as well, so that you out there a Photoshopped beginner knows about bridge and knows already what the software is all about, but for no means. This is not a good video for explaining everything in Adult Bridge. The software is very, very powerful, and I would suggest also having a look in our bonus lecture again, where there is a list with few more videos for free that you can watch to learn a bit more about adult bridge or head over to our one or two course in the future. 36. Saving & Saving For Web: Ah, now following chapter The need to know I want to explain and show you guys one or two more things in Photoshopped that I find essential that you know, before you get into first. All right. So say, for instance, you have done now with your whole Photoshopped process you done with photo shopping, whatever you wanted and on the right's inside in your lays palette, you are happy with what you have. But now you want to save. This is well. So how do you actually do that? Simply go up to file and go to save us it save as and right away for visual open a new directory on the source area right away. Select obviously on the desktop or wherever you have your folder and save it in here. But now, at the top again right away. You can put in the name right now to over here just as a test. And put this into my photo shop. Beginner folded over here then as well. Also at the bottom, it will ask me the form it. So what type of former do we want to save this at as a photo shop? Large former bit map. I'm a few more j back JP 2000. You want to save it? A photo show? Pdf You want to save it as a PNG and a few more options or a normal fan Photoshopped file. I would just select Photoshopped over here, and you can also said, Take here, keep all the layers because next time when you open it, you'll see all your layers here they'd save right away. Photo show will ask you to maximize compatibility. Yes. Okay, that and right away. Photo shop saves it on the highest quality possible in your settings right away. Down here, you also get to see it. It's already done with saving. But now say, for instance, sometimes you have a folder or a file and you work on it for a few hours and you think it gets bigger and bigger and bigger. And I'm just going to replicate this quickly and say, for instance, your file now reaches up to two gigabytes. As you can see, also here at the bottom select off these files that have just created been this off again, it should go down to a lower number. It's actually not again I'm gonna delete it. And right away you see, this is around 70 megabytes, right now, this picture. But as soon as we create more and more and more layers throughout our retouching process, it will obviously go but higher and doubles. As you can see, it's ready now to 1.29 gigabytes. The safe winds. I continue with my photo show process. We get to 2.5 30.7 and now we're almost at four gigabytes. For if I let's actually overdue this go to five almost, actually, 66.2 gigabytes. So I'm gonna go back to file once more and hit save ass and normally as photo shop, I want to save this it to replace this. No, we don't want to replace this. We want to give this a new number. The maybe. Number three. It's safe maxim compatibility, and it starts to say, and normally, sometimes this breaks down or doesn't want to safe or you are struggling to save it. And as you ask most to see down here is our kind of process. Let's just wait quickly for this and there we go right away. We get a message here from Photoshopped could not save as PSD the does. The document is too big Arginine two gigabytes. You need to save it differently. So what do we do now? It's a very actually simple Trig. Just go back to file once again, go to save as and right away here I've been three as the number and under former to go to large document form it. And now if you hit save it will also save it on the maximum compatibility. But it will save it quicker and also with the right settings animal safe and right away you guys get to see it has been saved. But let's go also to file save as again and just have a look. Here it is three. So it has been saved also as a large document. Let's switch back to photos up. Cancel and I'm also the lead. Now, all of these lays here pressed f again get into the full screen mode and show you guys one more thing. Let's go back to file Davis. And also we're gonna go here to J pick this time. So maybe number four now and we're going to choose a J pic again, J pick save right away. Photo shop will ask us a little bit about the options. Did you want to save this as met? None or anything that depends on printing again. If you want to print and also have a look first in this, I'm gonna go with none. Just normal and in quality needs to always be 12 Maximum quality if you want to change this but down and want to see also your size is currently head over here to the right inside and select the preview box. Now photo showbiz calculating right now how big that fire will be or something around 12 megabytes. You can then also change down the quality here. Photo shop is in calculating it and now to take it down from five, the half of it is now one megabyte 10.1. You can even take it a bit further down. Do you achieve a few kilobytes if you want to uploaded to Web? But this is not the proper way of hard to uploaded to the Web with a lower version on a big scale. It's also sweated back to 12 more about the Web version in a bit at the bottom here. I just always go with progressive and that's it. It okay and right away. Photo shovel safe. So let's also talk now a little bit about saving for Web. So right away you'll see this in canvas. Here is quite a bit big. Let's actually go again to image size and have a look here. The pixels are still 4000 to 6000 so it's really, really big if we even go to centimeters. It's 42 centimeters big, huge. So this is not ideal for the Internet. And as US conceive, the image size here is around almost 70 megabytes. But what you can do, which is also not the best option, but it's doable. Go to image image size again and here on the resolution, change this only to 72 dp I it OK, right away. Photo shovel, rewrite resize actually your canvas size and also change this a little bit, so this is ideal now for the Web. You can easily save this now as a J pic file. If we go to save as and save it's number five or back to a simple J pic picture, and it saved. You'll now see it's already at maximum quality, safe to 1.3 megabytes. But we can take it down, maybe to 10 or even 11. The quality will still be good, and it's just that 900 kilobytes. What's this? Which is also when I hit Cancel once again. And if you zoom in the structure and the detail is obviously broken so nobody can steal this picture from you, Obviously they can steal it. But they don't have a high quality picture off your actual image in Internet. Let's zoom out a little bit more right and what will show now again, It's just go step back under the history panel here and go to delete Layer resume. And now we get to see all the detail again. And it's a nice, sharp image. Basically, we are back now to a big canvas size again image, image size and right away. You see, we have the big canvas. You can either do it like that, scale it down with the image size onto 72 d p. I, or you can also go to file and go to export and here go to save for Web. The right away. Photo puts up a brand new boxier. It's just at the bottom here, zoom out a little bit, so you guys get to see it right away. And obviously, this is a complete picture. And then here at the top with a handle. You could obviously move this Iran when it zoomed in original and optimized. And I always go with Optimizer. Just gets a bit of a pop arrogant. If you've ready. Did some adjustments to this layer just stay with the original? Otherwise, you'll have this bit of a pop I know original. Now let's head over here. You can first of all, obviously, choose a preset from the J peg. No, you can also go with gifts. If you want, they pick high. Typical org. Epic medium. That's your option to go with. Once you select this preset right away, everything changes for you here. The quality say's 60 optimized high quality and have a look here in the left. Inside, you get to see right away the megabytes or 2.9 megabytes. So if this is too big for you, sit back to the preset and select low. You can also selected over here. Low, medium, high, very high. Maximum. No, I said it to Loughner, and it's right away. Just 600 kilobytes and at the bottom here. Still convert s RGB. I would keep it to these settings. The standard ones depends on if you want to print this. Um, but normally you wouldn't print a Web version image. Then it might be something. Also, the bottom again, your image size here still with the highest Bixel size So basically meaning in this it's nice and big. I would also change this most probably Then it's not so big in the Internet. Once you're done, you just hit save, and right away you will save it. So this is actually the proper way. How to save for the Web again, Remember, very important here. Select First of all, your preset stay with original. Have a look at your kilobytes size. Then again, your color space here the RGB or seem like a and again, obviously your image size. If you wanna have it this big or a bit smaller once you're done, it's safe, you're done. Those are a few options how to save for the Web but also saving photo shop or again saving a J pick. And then lastly, remember again, the keyboard shortcut command and s while you work right away. It saves again in photo shop while you keep on photo shopping. Just maybe adjust the layer you do again. Another adjustment layer. Now, when I hit, command s have a look here at the bottom of my canvas, it gets blue. It saves right away in the back end. But you don't need to go all the way up to file and hit. Save and type in the few things. Just command s right away. It will be safe. The same for Windows again. Control s Macintosh command. 37. Setting Up Color Ranges : themed following less. I want to talk about color profiles, which are very essential, and you need to set them up before you get into your whole retouching process. Pretty much like a painter. He also needs to set up his colors and brushes before he actually starts painting. So we, as photographers need toe also set up our color space before retouching. So now that you have a good understanding of the photo shop layout, the basic tools on the workflow let's head all the way to edit and go to color settings. Great. So right on the color settings after just already. But I want to actually go and talk a bit of more about this. First of all, yours will be said to s RGB over here. So right away the S RGB spaces basically the set up and the default set up here from photo shop. It's not a bad color profile, but it just lacks libit with the gamma levels and also has less access to colors and turns . So we need to crank that up a little bit. So the best option here would be a Dub rgb 1998 organ Pro photo RGB, But it also depends on what type of application to use with us. So most photographers and re touches work either with light room and Photoshopped combined . So for them would be the best option here under pro photo RGB. But if you like me and work war with Bridge and Photoshopped combined and only now and then use light room, then adobe RGB 1998 would be your best option for the color profile. So let's select that and right away we are set. Then also, I want to talk about the next step. Here is great dot gain. So in order to get better gamma levels. So for that, let's head over to gray here, yours will be most probably set up to gain 10% or something else. Set this to gray gamma 2.2. So you got my levels are just way, way better. Okay, select that great. And now for the final step, we still want to work in our color management policies again. This is very important because this way you will stay in the same color profile when opening or moving layers from canvas to canvas. So we need to take these three boxes here at the bottom. That's untech them quickly and also talk about more about this. So what I mean with this is when you open a new document, you want the same color space to be preserved. But if there's a profile mismatch, then we want to get a warning here from Photoshopped. So, first of all, on the profile mismatch, Photoshopped will give us an arrow as soon as the profile is different. Why does this matter? While profiles are very critical, in a sense it's a color information that is attached to an image. And with the profiles, we can get the best results possible in order to create again a better view, more vibrant colors and essentially produce a better image. So take all three of these boxes here. Ask when pasting and ask when openings of fellowship always gives us an era as soon as the color profile changes or something else is attached. Great. So once you have set this up the final stages, you still need to do these. You can all leave to the standard settings. That's all fine. You can head over here and save this color space So when you come back next time or when Photoshopped crashes, you can easily load this again. Okay, once you hit, okay, this will be applied right away. And now we can hit into photo shop and do our retouch ings. And you are all good Set up with your color profile and shouldn't go wrong. 38. Bonus Lesson Wacom Setup: Here's a quick guide on what is away continues five. Pro Tablet and Hard Descended. Today's Video. We have awaken Ingenious five Pro Tablet, which is actually a graphic pen tablet. You can also say it's a tablet that has pen pressure. Sensitive people in on the Mass is being replaced by the pen. Also most used by photographers, graphic designers and read touches, and it's compatible with photo shop and light. Okay, so simply install the drivers, connect the cable or wirelessly, and let's head over to the desktop to the system. Preference. Another. We are lowered their stop. Let's head right away, down to the dock and select system preferences. The same goes again for Windows just fine system preferences. Then select the Welcome tablet and I us successfully in the preferences with Wake Um, tablet. Now let's start right away at the top physical device again, fully charged and currently connected with a cable, but also has a wireless option again. Then let's head over to the tool section again. Here you have the functions, meaning they express keys, the touch on the group in more about that later. It's not just festival with the functions, then also under functions the right away you get to see the applications. So this means now these applications are installed for only the functions here only the express keys and torturing. But it's elect, photo shop, CIA, six light room and again, Sisi, I'm gonna stick with CIA six. Or now Now another function tools. First of all, we have a few more options here at the top again. These are also self explanatory. But play a little bit with this in order to change this again. Remember, there are a 1,000,000 ways how to set up this way. Come tablet for your own preferences. Again, let's start first of all with the express keys and right away Start with the first hot key here or so at the top again. You have a few options here to choose from. First of all, clicks. He's drug. You can also pan and scroll, scroll up or down them in. You can launch an application. You can also launched launchpad again. Switch between applications, disable application defined and so on. A few settings that you can choose. I don't want to talk about every single one here. I basically just go with the touch on and off. So for me, I can switch quickly between the touch sensitivity. Then the same is going here for settings, precision mode, display toggle. These are pretty much all the standard settings that I keep for now. I also don't have this way come tablets set up to the full and maximum capability. For me, it's just set up for the normal basic stuff for photo shop. Right now, let's actually move over to the touch ring, which is more important and interesting for us. So basically, on the touch ring, you have four different toggle switches here at in the middle again the Ron bars in order to rotate again around so festival I have set up the left toggle switch here is under a keystroke. Let's select keystroke for me very important again to have this as my photo show brush. So when I'm working with the brush tool in photo shop, I can quickly change with my wheel here, up and down order to change the size of my brush. So for this, I've just added the normal key strokes, which are again, obviously on the keyboard, opening and closing bracket again. Put both of these in Rename this to photo show brush So I know what's happening. Hit OK and this is set up then for the 2nd 1 over here which they also tapped Tuggle around . It's cycling the layers so again said over here keystroke just to cycle again. This is currently but set up to the zoom So the bottom one is set up for scroll again. This is just normal zoom with a set key So zooming in and art on my layer then had canceled that is not set up for me The 3rd 1 over here is rotate so I can rotate the complete canvas again This is just set up as a normal standard preference from welcome tablet Then the fourth and last one is also set up for me for scroll So I can really quickly scroll through a ton off layers if I have a lot off lays in my photo shoot file. So again, this is also a basic setting from the Waken tablet. Great. So these are basically all that I use again just for the toggle and for the tach ring. So again, if I select here the toggle on the screen. You can see it right away, jumps between them. So just click on the toggle button in the middle and then use the wheel in order to change the sizes. Zoom, rotate or scroll. Then also, I don't want to cover everything here, but you have this play toggle, so you can also choose between the display serum Monitor one and two. You have the wireless options here to switch off power saving mode again. These are self explanatory to go through and on screen controls. If you're interested with this, work a little bit over here and set it up. Begin to your own preferences. I like, I said, Just keep it to the standard one. Let's go back to express keys and now head over right away to the touch sensitivity to again. You can also now use your welcome tablet, the center part here toe work with touch gestures to again versatile and able it here and again. Self explanatory point to speed, double tap time scrolling speed and point acceleration a little bit and change this if you want. Then over here standard gestures again. A few standard once pretty much the same again as apple devices. You can also have here tap right Click with two fingers again. Scroll, zoom, rotate. This is very self explanatory. Just walk through them, hover over it and see what the different gestures do. Or again, if you want to also your custom ones over here, which you can also set up. Then again, just for your own finger preferences. But for me, I keep it basically to the standard one and only now and then work with this. So switch this off again. And first of all, move over not of the grip in, which is very important for us. So now with the pen right away at the tip, feel here again the obviously you're welcome. Tablet has a pressure pen sensitivity built into the tablet. So this means when I'm with the pen now pressing down onto the tablet, it will also measure how hard I press on to the tablet. So again, if I press really hard, you guys consider goes right away to the maximum. But then I need to press really hard. So I like kind of try to find a middle place for this. So it's not too hard. So for me, this is well, like what I would press with and at the top here it's said to the second lost for me under firm. You can also customize this again for you, then a tip to double click. So basically click. You double tap really quickly onto the keyboard. This means again double click here. I would not keep this large because then it has a large distance between the clicks, and it's very frustrating, so I'll just keep it to off to the basic settings again. Also, the tilt sensitivity. This means again changing your pen, basically tilting the pen so I don't. Sometimes I do it sometimes not. So I keep this also in the middle, then also on the pen again. We have two buttons. Obviously, you can also adjust these again accordingly, so you can also tap on here and just choose a new preference here, minus set up to right click because I love to go with the index finger and really quickly just click on the back here. That's right away the right look over here and then also on the front, the double click from too lazy to double click like so or maybe used this outside of photo shop, a light room. I can easily just hit the front button, and it's a double click right there. Then also, let's head over to the raises stage again. If you turn your pen around right away at the back, you'll also have again a out of like a button. This is basically now currently set up just to the razor. If you want to hear also a few options, I kept it to the standard one, which is again. He raised us. You can quickly turn the pen around and photo shop and just see raise again, right on the left. Inside. You also see again here how strong. It's also again with the pen presence sensitivity on the tablet. I also keep this in the middle again nice and firm, so I can just see raise easily. And if I press harder, it goes obviously to the maximum. Now for the lost. An important part here is the mapping. So, first of all, orientation again express keys left right or whatever, if your left hand person and keep it to the left. If your right hand person may be to the right. Whatever is easier for you. I normally keep the pen in my right hand and in the left, my hand is free for the express keys on the keyboard shortcut. So I like to keep it all said to the left and then also some people use it with pen. Basically. Now the pen is right away. Your screen and with your photo shops. Greenness right away. Set to your wake. Um tablet. So you have these four little anchors here on the tablet, which means this is your complete screen. So if I move around now with the pen tool and go into the left corner, have a look right away on the screen My mouse is in the left side. So again, it's exactly my screen on the tablet. If I move all the way down to the left corner, right away again our masses in the left side Let's do that one more time Here to the right , again on in the top part all the time. It is right there on the screen. If I move now to the left corner at the bottom right away it is in the left corner. If I move back to the right. It's in the top, so you can either work like that if it's easier for you or if you want to. You can also work with the mouse mode that I use, because now I can freely walk around and photoshopped freely in photo shop because I mostly hold my hand on the tablet and keep it there all the time and just use small areas on the tablet to work on a raise and obviously worked with a pencil. And if I use their razors sometimes or even do small things with the pen tool, I go into the precision mode here with my toggle screen express keys again in order to make a very narrow field. And then I can just easily work in there. Let's go back to the grip in and also show you here a few more options to obviously change everything. I keep everything too fast and high so I can work really quickly here. And only do you do very big strokes on the tablet. Yeah, so that's basically it again under Pento. Also, you have different monitors. If you set this up before one monitor to that is thirdly up to you again? I like to keep this to mouse onto the full screen. Great. So that was a quick introduction. Hard to set this up under your system preferences. Also remember, guys, there's a 1,000,000 ways how you can set this up and really customize it for your own needs . But wait, Here's a quick warning. What you should not do with your way continues. Five. Protest. Do not keep drinks or any other liquid near If the liquid runs into the tablet. It's Do not use the pen all the time, meaning out of Photoshopped or life. They tend to get very worn out and off time. The lips start to get used up really quick. Also keep the use cable attached permanently, especially when you're working on a fixed work station. This way, your wireless battery stays consistent on the power side and last longer when you working while So guys, that's basically it for this lesson. The quick introduction onto what is a way continues five Pro tablet head over to our bonus section and in the list with added link. If you want to read up and know more about this with details and also, if you want to know directly, go to wake up