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Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Photoshop Tips in 10 minutes (or less)

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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2 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 tips in 10 minutes - Intro

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    • 2. Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 tips in 10 minutes

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About This Class

Photoshop for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn ten awesome tips in 10 minutes or less. You learn type tips, how to make color swatches and how to work with shapes and paths. You will learn to use Layer Comps, how to save a list of everything you do to an image, how to center an object (not as easy as you think!) and more. This is an example of what we will do in creating a custom color swatch from an image:

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More in the Photoshop for Lunch™ series:

10 Photoshop Pattern Tips and Techniques - A Photoshop for Lunch™ Class

Circle Patterns - Step by step seamless repeat patterns - A Photoshop for Lunch™ class

Creative Layer Styles in Photoshop - A Photoshop for Lunch™ Class

Make Patterns from Sketches & Digital Art - A Photoshop for Lunch™ Class

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 Blend Tips in 10 minutes 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Brush Tips in 10 Minutes or Less

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Photoshop Tips in 10 minutes (or less)

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 Selection tips in 10 minutes (or less)

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 3 Exotic Patterns - Shapes, Paths, Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 4 Most Important File Formats - Choose & Save As: jpg, png, pdf, psd

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Abstract Glowing Backgrounds

Photoshop for Lunch™ - B&W, Tints & Isolated Color Effects - Adjustment Layers, Masks & Opacity

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Bend Objects with Puppet Warp

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Clean & Color Scanned Line Art

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Color a Scanned Sketch - Blends, Brushes, Layer Styles

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Color a Sketch with a Texture - Masks, Dodge/Burn, Hue/Saturation 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Complex Pattern Swatches

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Complex Selections Made Easy - Master Refine Edge & Select and Mask

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Color Scheme Graphic

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Custom Character Font

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Mandala - Template, Rotation, Texture, Gradients, Pen, and Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Reusable Wreath Design

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create an Award Badge and Ribbon - Shapes, Warp, Rotate  

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Backgrounds for Projects - Halftones, Sunburst, Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Complex Half Drop Repeating Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create HiTech HUD Rings - Repeat transform, Filters & Textures

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Mockups to Use and Sell - Blends, Smart Objects, Effects

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Organic Patterns - Pen, Offset Filter, Free Transform and More

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Plaid (Tartan) Repeat Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Text on a Path - Paths, Type, Pen tool

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create the Droste Effect with Photoshop and an Online Tool 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Critters with Character - Pen Free, One Color Designs

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Curly Bracket Frames - Shapes, Paths, Strokes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Cutout & Frame Photos - Clipping Mask, Layer Mask, Rotation, Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Demystifying the Histogram - Understand & Correct images with it

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Double Exposure Effect - Masks, Blends, Styles

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Draw a Fantasy Map - Brushes, Patterns, Strokes & Masks

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Emboss and Deboss Text and Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Folded Photo Effect - Gradients, Guides, Stroke, Drop Shadow 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - From Ho Hum to WOW - Everyday Photo-editing Made Easy

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Get Your File Size Right Every Time - Size Images for Web & Print 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Glitter Text, Shapes and Scrapbook Papers

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Grab Bag of Fun Text Effects - Fonts, Clipping Masks, Actions & More

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Grid Collage for Social Media - Clipping masks, Shapes & Layer Styles

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Hi-tech Mosaic Effect - Brushes, Patterns & Pixelization 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - In the Footsteps of Warhol - Create Awesome Animal Images

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Intro to Photoshop Actions

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Isometric Cube Patterns - Shapes, Repeat patterns, Smart Objects

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Collage Effect - Layers, Layer Styles, Gradients,

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Layers and Layer Masks 101 for photographs and photographers

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make & Sell a Shapes Collection

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make & Sell Photoshop Brushes - Brushes, Templates, Preset

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make & Sell Scrapbook Designs - Formats, Files, Marketing Materials

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make & Use Photo Brushes - Brushes, Masks, Watercolors

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make a Photo Collage for Social Media - Masks, Selections & Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make and Sell Geometric Overlays for Social Media - Shape, Transform, Fills

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make Custom Shapes - Combine, Exclude, Intersect & Subtract

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Making Kaleidoscopes - Rotation, Reflection & Smart Objects

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Metaball Patterns - Structured and Organic

Photoshop for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Overlapping and Random Circles Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Paint a Photo in Photoshop - Art History, Color, Texture

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pattern Bombing Effect - Patterns, Selections, Mask, Warp, Vanishing Point

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pattern Making - Seamless Repeating Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Patterns as Photo Overlays for Social Media 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Photo Texture Collage - Gradient Map, Blending & Textures

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Photoshop Inking Techniques

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Preparing images for Social Media, Blogs and eBooks

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Recolor Objects without Making Selections - Master Color Change Tools

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Recolor Pattern Techniques

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Remove Unwanted Objects & Tourists from Photos

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Reusable Video Glitch Effect - Use Channels, Shear, Displacement Map & Noise

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Seamlessly Blend Two Images - Masks, Content Aware Fill

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Set up Colors, Tints and Shades for Working Smarter in Photoshop

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Sketches & Brushes to Whimsical Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Snapshot to Art - 3 Photo Effects - Faux Orton, Gradient Map, Tritone

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Surreal Collage Effect - Paths, Cloning, Warp, Blend 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Text Over Image Effects - Type, Glyphs & Layers

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Selection, Filter, Pattern Swatch

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Upside Down Image Effect - Masks, Selections, Flip Images

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Using Illustrator Objects in Photoshop - Files, Smart Objects, Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Using the Scripted Patterns Tool in Photoshop

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Valentine's Day Inspired Hearts

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Vintage Image Cutout Effect - Selections, Drop Shadows, Transparency

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Whimsical Rotated Patterns 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Whimsical Scrapbook Paper Designs using Displacement Maps

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textures for Drawings

Photoshop Type Basics - Tips Tricks and Techniques - a Photoshop for Lunch™ class

Using Textures in Photoshop - A Photoshop for Lunch™ class

 

 

Transcripts

1. Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 tips in 10 minutes - Intro: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. Welcome to this episode of Photoshop for Lunch. Ten in 10. Ten great Photoshop tips in 10 minutes or less. Each Photoshop for lunch class teaches a small number of Photoshop techniques and you'll have an opportunity to practice your skills when you're completing your class project. Today we're looking at some handy tips for working in Photoshop and if you'd like to follow along, I've included a link in the class project so you can download all the files that I'm using here. As you're watching these videos, you'll see a prompt which lets you recommend this class to others. Please if you're enjoying the class, give it a thumbs up. These recommendations help other students to find my classes so they too and learn more about Photoshop. If you'd like to leave a comment, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. So now let's get started on our ten in 10. Ten great Photoshop tips in ten minutes or less. 2. Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 tips in 10 minutes : Our first tip relates to creating multiple lines of type in Photoshop. I'm going to the type tool, I'm going to click and add some type. I'm just pasting it in, but it would be exactly the same if I were to type it in. If I want to create this as multiple lines of type, I'm going to have to go to the type tool, click where I want the lines to break and actually press the "Enter" key. If I try to do it with something like the selection tool where I can see the box around my type, and try and make multiple lines this way, I'm actually squeezing up the type instead of creating multiple lines. If you want to create multiple lines of type in a paragraph style, click the "Type" tool and instead of clicking on your document, drag out a box. This time I'm going to place my type in the box and you can see already that it's wrapped round automatically. When I click on the type Latham now and click on the "Type" tool, I get access to this type box, and I can drag it out and my text will wrap around to fill the box. The only thing to be careful of here is that you don't use the selection tool in this case. Because if you use the selection or the move tool, and try and squeeze it up, well, all you're doing is scrunching up your top, you're not having any effect on creating multiple lines of type. A second tip relates to the colors you have selected when you use certain filters in Photoshop. I'm going to choose filter and then filter gallery, and you'll see that a lot of the filters in the sketch area use the current foreground and background colors as the colors that aren't being applied when you apply the filter. Not all of them do this, but most of them do. If you start off with the default colors, I'm doing that by just pressing the letter D, you will find that you get black and white here in the filter gallery, and probably more like the results that you expect to achieve with these filters, then you would get if you didn't check your default colors before you use them. Our third tip relates to scrolling blamed modes in Photoshop. If you're working on a Mac before you do this, you want to select something like the move tool or the rectangular marquee tool, this technique won't work if you have a brush tool selected. You'll come here to the layers palette and select the first of your blend modes. On a Mac, you can then press Shift plus and Shift minus to navigate through the blend modes. On a pace a, you can just press the down arrow key. The benefit on the Mac is that if you continue to press Shift plus you're just going to wrap around the blend modes and you'll be in a continual lope around them. In contrast on the per se once you get to the last blend mode, which is luminosity, it doesn't roll around. You're going to have to wine backup to find the blend mode that you want to use for your image. Our fourth tip relates to sizing to images to match each other. I have this image here and the texture that I want to put over the top, clearly they're no where near the same dimensions. It doesn't worry me that I'm going to stretch my texture because it is just a texture. I'm going to choose "Image" and then "Image size". But I want to scale it so it is the same size as the other image. Well, I can find that size by choosing "Window" and then click on the other image. When I do, the dimensions here in the image size dialog change to match, I'll click "Okay." This image now is exactly the same size as this image, so I can take it over there. I'm just going to the layers palette. I'm going to duplicate this layer onto the other image. When we get there, you'll say that they're both exactly the same size. Now this works also when you choose "File" and then "New". If you want to match another image's size, choose "Window", select the image size that you want to match, and the image will be sized immediately to that size. Our next tip relates to saving a copy of the history of things that you do in Photoshop. You can do this on a per se by choosing edit and then preferences and select history log. On a Mac, you choose Photoshop and then preferences and you want the history log tab, click here to turn the history log on, save log items to a text file that's better than metadata, metadata would embed it in the image. So that would go out to your client potentially. Text file is going to keep it separate. Click "Choose", type a filename for your file, and a location to save it in and click "Save". I'm going to select a detailed blog, because that's going to give me a detailed list of everything I do with every image in Photoshop. I'll click "Okay". Here's an idea is to what your Photoshop edit log is going to look like. It will be a very detailed list of every file that you open and everything that you do with that file. Sometimes when you're working with shapes in Photoshop, you may want to flip between shapes and paths. Maybe just going to draw out a custom shape here. If I want to save it as a path, it appears in the paths palette, but it won't be saved. If for example, I remove the shape. You can see it's now disappeared. Let's go back and do that again. If I want to save this shape here as a path, I can just drag this object of the paths pallet onto the new icon. Now when I delete my shape, you will say that I still have the path in the paths palette. Now vice versa, if you have a path and you want to make it into a shape, here's how you do it. You make sure that you have your path selected, then choose "Layer", "New Fill Layer", "Solid Color". Click "Okay", and just click "Okay" again, and you'll see now that over here we have a filled shape. This is the shape layer. This is a shape and we've made it from a path. When you need to center a layer in a Photoshop document, select the layer control, click on the layer thumbnail. If you go to the move toward, you'll see that you've got center options here. None of which work to center this object inside the document. Instead, once you've controlled, clicked on the layer thumbnail, press "Control" or "Command I" to select the entire document. Now when you click on these icons here, you'll center the object in the document. Our next tip relates to using layer comps to compare different versions of an image. When I click here in the "Layer comp" or metal texture, I'll see the top texture. When I click on "cement texture", I'll see the bottom one. I can add my own layer comps by making the image look the way I want it to look, click on the New icon, and type a name for my layer comp. I'll click "Okay". Now this becomes one of the options for viewing the image. You can get to your layer comp dialogue by choosing "Window" and then Layer Comps. For convenience, Layer Comps are automatically saved in your Photoshop file. When you want to get a color scheme from a Photoshop, this next tip will help. I'm going to choose "Image", "Mode", "Indexed Color". For example, if I want to get a 100 colors sampled from this image, I'm going to type 100. I'm going to set it to none and click "Okay". To get the colors from the image, I'll now choose Image, Mode and then Color Table. Here are 100 colors sampled from this image. To save them, I'll click "Save". I'm going to type a file name and save this as an ACT file. In future, I can go ahead and add these colors to my color swatch by clicking the fly-out panel and choose load swatches. I'll navigate to the location where I saved my file. I'm going to select the ACT or color table from the file of type list here. Select the file that I saved and click load and the 100 colors are added to my swatches palette. Our final tip relates to adding additional Canvas around an image. You could do this by choosing image Canvas size, but there is another way. Firstly, I'm going to make my background color, the color Canvas I want to add, and I'm going to click on the crop tool. Because what nobody ever tells you about the crop tool is that you can use it to add additional Canvas to an image. I can hold Shift and Alt to add it equally around all sides. When I'm happy with the result, I'm just going to click the check mark. So there you have 10 top Photoshop tips in 10 minutes. I hope that you've enjoyed this class. If you did enjoy it and when you see a prompt to recommend it to others, please give it a thumbs up. This helps other people to say this is the class that they too might want to take. If you'd like to leave a comment, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments, and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. For your class project, just go and grab the downloads or choose a file of your choice and apply one of the tips from this class to your image. Post an image of the result and let me know which tip you used in the class project area. My name is Helen Bradley Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of Photoshop for lunch 10 in 10, 10 top Photoshop tips in 10 minutes or less. I'll look forward to seeing you in upcoming version of Photoshop for lunch soon.