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Photoshop with Logan #1 – Shanghai Prisoners

Logan Susnick, Photoshop Master

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5 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Class Intro

      1:14
    • 2. Crop and straighten with the crop tool

      6:00
    • 3. Fill in with clone stamp and healing brush

      12:29
    • 4. Edit with layer mask and blend

      6:29
    • 5. Cleaning up with healing brushes

      9:25

About This Class

In this class you will learn how to prepare an old public domain image for a promotional Facebook post. The image is first cropped to fit the targeted format as well as straightened, both done using the crop tool. Then we fill the missing parts by copying the existing ones and blending them in with the clone stamp and the healing brush. We then adjust some elements of the image using transform, creating a simple mask, and some more cloning and healing. In the final video, only the most damaged parts of this old image are cleaned up with the healing brush and the spot healing brush. We will finish by resizing the image and exporting it.

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Transcripts

1. Class Intro: Hello, students. My name is Logan, and I will be a teacher in this intermediate Photoshopped course. We're gonna take this public domain image, and we're gonna prep it for a Facebook post. We're going to create a square image, so we'll start by cropping and straightening it a little bit. And we're gonna end up with this area here that will need to fill Will do that kind of old school copy and paste. And then we'll use the healing brush and this clone stamp tool to fix it a little bit to make it smooth. And then we're gonna further tweak it and move this text where we're going to use also the mask and also touch it up a little bit with the clone stamp and the healing brush. And finally, here, we're gonna just do a a little bit of ah, cleanup here using a healing, different healing brushes, and that's it. Really nothing too complex. You're gonna watch me do it a little over the shoulder, how I do it. There are many ways to do this and I hope you will enjoy how I do it. And I think you will learn something from it. And if you do like the course, please recommended to others. And, uh, hopefully I'll see you in the next course and let's get started. 2. Crop and straighten with the crop tool: in this video, we're gonna deal with the size of the image with re sizing it. And like we said, this is gonna be for Facebook. And Facebook has some specific sizes when it comes to the published images. Now we're talking about images that go into the feet. If you're, you know, publishing a post, your image is not gonna be wider than 470 pixels. And this applies to square images and also to horizontally oriented images. A vertically oriented image is going to be 470 pixels told, So it's gonna be high 470. And then whatever. It's with this off course. If you upload a larger image is gonna get scaled to that, so you might as well scale it yourself and publish it at 470 pixels. So in our case, we're gonna we're not going to do a vertical image. The we might do Ah, horizontal. But we'll make it look nicer. I think it's gonna look better in a square format and, uh, also for the purposes off this training. So the first thing we need to do is to crop this image, so I'm gonna hit letter C. Now, all of these tools, they have a single letter shortcut. So you don't have to hit control or or commander anything. Just the first letter. So, um, that this is the move tool with the Marquis to obstinacy from not looking at my keyboard. M is for Marquis Ellis for last. So w is for the what's called the Magic Juan Tool sees for crop eyes for, uh, I color picker and then Jay for the my brain stopped working Healing brush tool. Of course, Be for brush. As for stamp these air Really? The basic tools and of course, t for type. Usually I'm up here I'm using, you know, move toe to move things around. I tend to default to Marquis so I don't move anything cause Marquis really doesn't do anything except potentially de select. You know, when you have a selection and you click with the Marquis, it gets de selected. So eso basically we're going to start with the crop tool, So I'm gonna hit, see for crop and you can see I immediately get this nice bounding box. Also, a zai was setting up for the lesson. You know, normally you're gonna be unconstrained, probably. But in our case, we want to do a square image. So here it is. It's square. And another thing that we want to do We want to get as much off this as possible. So I'm looking at the bottom left to get as much of this as I can. And then wherever the inner edge top right, thing us, it's gonna be like this and then center while we can always change that because there's nothing at the bottom er and at the top. So we're gonna go, We're going to start like this and we'll change later on. So once you have your selection, you can click here or enter or return, and it's going to get cropped. I don't have this checked elite crop pixels. This is a non destructive setting. If you do it like this when you crop, it's actually going to get rid of that. Then you won't be able to revert back if you need it. Now I know I won't need it. But, you know, I This is how I'm used to working self. Let me go back to my marquee. And now look at the image. So what this means is that we would have to fill in the top and feeling the bottom, obviously. And before we do that, look at this. Look at this sedge. Now, when I look at this, nothing's really straight here. But the top edge is not that straight, but for some reason it doesn't really stand out. It's this. It's this edge here That kind of bothers me for some reason. So what we want to do, we want to straighten this section. So there are several ways we can do this. We could do a transform. So I'm going to do command or control T and then I could hold command or control and grab this edge and just stretch it out. I don't really want to do that. There's no reason to distort the image. Now we can. So, as I did that again, I hit enter a return and now we have an edge. That's much, much straighter. But I'm I'm gonna undo that Controls Command Z where you can look at the in your, uh, under history here. So before free transform, I want to show you in the crop tool There is this straight line here. So I selected the crop to a straight line. You select this and then you can draw a line that you you want to be straight now, other things they're going to get straightened out as well. Or move to rather. If we do this, I think we may get a little too much skewing on on the other side. So I'm gonna escape to get out of that. And I'm gonna click on this again and see what happens if I do the top part and you want to get, like, the longest possible lines so you can get a more precise measurement. And I think this may be better. We'll see. So I'm gonna hit, enter or return. Gonna go to my marquee tool and just to ah, kind of quick check. Yeah, this looks pretty good to me, and it doesn't bother me visually, so I'm I'm fine with this. This works for me, so we straighten it out and we cropped it. So the two other things that we need to deal with one of them in the next video we need to fill this area and this bottom area 3. Fill in with clone stamp and healing brush: in this video. We need to deal with the filling, filling this whole area here and the one at the bottom. And I saved my Photoshopped file. In the meantime, I saved version between these two videos. Also, what I usually do I rename this to Maine or something. I call it Main usually. And so now what we're gonna do is open. Uh, no, we're gonna copy this. I want to show you several methods that we can deal with this. We can do a copy of this whole area here. You don't want to grab any any black You want to Just grabbed up the parts that you need. So I'm gonna do a copy, command, see or control. See? And then I'm gonna select this area here. Uh, and would you can do? We're working on the same layer. You can just select this area and do at it. Uh what? Hey, where to go, Phil? Sorry. Content aware. There are several options here. Come Tinto. Where is the one I'm gonna pay Statin? And because of all that other stuff that was there, This is what we're getting now. We don't really want that. So we're going to step back. I want to show you here in the history. Well, it's also here at it. Undo. Step backward. You see, there's undo. Undo the previous command Command Z controls he or step backward. You hold the cult control Z or option Command Z, and you could step back 11 more step, basically like in the history. Okay, so anyways, this copied Now what we could do, We can just select this layer and you could do a fill on an empty area, content aware there is nothing there, Right? So you can't really do that. We can select the area and do a paste, but it's not going to scale it up. Really? So now we have this layer with this area, but it's not, you know, it's not really scaled up for this. So what would you can do? You can scale it up a little, you know, not too much, because it's gonna change what it looks like. So scale it up. So it fits the edge, right? I did the command t control t for transform and just, you know, move it down. I switched to the move Tool V and then I called shift and arrow down and goes down 10 pixels and then you can, like, flip flipped horizontally, transform Felipe horizontal. So it's not in the same exact spot. Then you can copy this layer and moved us one up on holding the and you can again flipped horizontally. Now, these air you know, these a quick ways of dealing with things. See there. So there these two are the same. And then the one in the middle is is oriented the other direction. So now what you can do with this you have these separate layers. What you can do you can use this hail of sorry healing brush tool. Right. I'm gonna scale it up a little. I'm going to raise the ink. Sorry, I'm increased the size of the brush by not going here, but by using a shortcut, which is square brackets and square brackets left and right. Go up and down. I like the hardness. This is perfectly fine. 40. And, uh so let's see what happens here. If I do option click or old click somewhere, it's gonna pick up that area and use it. It's gonna pick up from that. So if I do Option click here. It's gonna be the face, right. But this is because this is selected current and below, So it's really looking at all the layers. Otherwise, if I was just working on this layer and I didn't have this selected, you wouldn't you wouldn't pick up to face. You see, it doesn't have anything. But if I click here now, it has this. Do you understand that? So current layer and below is the setting you wanna have. I don't like the line sample like to pick where I go without constraint. So we have this healing brush and we want to smooth these differences here. So the best thing that we could do is basically select all of these layers and do command or control e. And this will merge all these layers together. And now it's easier. Now it knows where to look for the kind of combining of these layers. So I'm gonna option click or old click here and just kind of see draw line, and it's gonna pick up some of the black stuff here. We don't really want that so you can do it kind of in this hoops in this direction. You know why this is happening? Because the images and cropped completely what you can do, select the area that you working with. This way, it's not gonna look outside. And I'm gonna go back to this tool, which is J. And now I get the results that I want. So be careful with these lines. You can see you can option clicking in different parts of the image to get kind of different results. Right? So the beauty of the off this healing brush tool is that it looks at at thes surrounding pixels and blends it right now, it does blur things a little bit. If you were to zoom in, you would notice that things do get blurred little, but not not really that much, you know, like, if you use that if you use this stamp tool, a clone stamp, uh, you get exactly what you pick up, and here you have to do some blending, so there's gonna be some blurring, but it's it's pretty amazing what it does, right. So, you see, I just You just kind of what you like. You can click on it and just go down the line and, you know, selecting this area helps you constrain into that area. Remember when we did the crop and I said non non destructive pixels delete crop pixels was turned off because outside of this, there is black, you know, and it's kind of looking at it, seeing that you even though you're not seen So, you know, for our purposes for quick online work like this. This I think this looks great. Now you could literally you could copy this and paste it into another layer. And then I used the move to V. Just bring it down here and position it somewhere. I'm gonna hold shift so we can try and keep it in the bounds. Here. It's not really working. It is. And then do the same thing at the bottom. You can grab the the the healing brush, make it a little smaller. How do the option click? Oh, you see, Now we have a separate layer again. So you can again select these two layers together by shift clicking and merge them and then option click somewhere, right? Somewhere? Maybe. Maybe let's start with this side. It's kind of easier to to see. Let's make the brush bigger. So it's not like a small area that it's dealing with again. We have the problem with the black outside. So I'm going to use the Marquis to to constrain to this area and not the stamp I'm gonna get J. Okay, there it is. And I'm gonna start with this small area here. They move in this direction. See? It's looking pretty good and go this way. Be careful around these letters. Now I can pick up from a different place because, you know, the color has changed because on this side, it's a little darker. Now it's it's too dark here. So see, as you touch a lighter area, it gets, you know, it's no longer that dark, but we may need to do some more touch ups. So there it is. We can even, you know, just to vary it a little bit option, click in a different place and do another Do another Lou touch up. Right? Okay. We can drop this now. I did command D to drop the selection, and now we can fix this. That was at the edge of our selection and to it like this. See, it's lightened the whole thing and would see there's some repeating dots there. You see those? So I don't I don't want that. I want it to be different. And this blotch is now gone. This I don't mind. Maybe this 24 we can get rid of. Let's see what happens when I do this. Yeah, it's gon Sometimes it would stay. So in that case, that may undo that you would use a stamp tool. I'm gonna hit us for stamp. Same thing. I'm gonna increase my brush size and you can look at the settings. I like the hardness of 80% and basically I see I clicked by accident. There have to be careful When you have these tools, select that you can click. And, you know, this is why I like my marquee to selected. So option click and then you do this right now you covered it up. But you see, that's how the stamp tool works. It really does exactly what you tell it. But, you know, if you had weird colors around that you can do that first to even it out and then use J used the healing brush and again you option click somewhere and just go, like, you know, maybe a couple of moves to even think that. And that looks pretty good. I think so, uh, this is the Let's make it smaller. Yeah, I think this looks This looks pretty nice. So this gives you a lot of room to work with, right? If you If you wanted to add some captions. This is This is great. Now, another thing that really we could have done to save work was You see, my problem is this When you look at these this text which we're going to deal with in the next video, um, it's gonna have to be pretty big. I think Now it doesn't have to fill this whole area, but it's tiny text compared to this this, uh, Matt that we have around the image. So maybe what we could do. Let me go back to the crop tool. Um, maybe we can do a little less here, you know, like we can go down for thin edge on the side. Now, the closer you get to see, the more you can see that it's crooked. You see how the bottom is closer than the top the further you are that unless the I can see that. But, you know, let's say you do this. I think it's acceptable for a such an old image to be a little crooked. And, uh, if you do this, you see what happens is you don't have to deal with as much area at the top in the bottom. If you were to look at the original image, you see, the black edge was right at the bottom there. It wasn't really that far, you know. So you just have to do 11 pass with with a stamp and then then fix it with the healing brush, and that's all you would have to do. So you know, you can also think like that. Like how to make your life a little easier. Another thing is, you know, if you wanted to make it, maybe, uh, look like a Polaroid. You know, you'd have more white at the bottom, But in that case, it couldn't really be square, because I think so. I don't know. Let me called shift while I do, Marquis. Uh, yeah, not really. I mean, there's different ways to deal with it, but you know we picked one road and will stick to it. So So what we have here is we We now have this looking very decent. Will stick with this format for now are called this main as my usual default name. And, uh, that's, uh that's it for this video in the next video we're going to do is move this text a little bit and fix a few a few booboos under on the photo and will be done. 4. Edit with layer mask and blend: All right. So the first thing that we need to do here, uh, you know, if you want now I'm looking at this edge, and maybe you can see it a little bit You could do. I'm gonna do command t. I'm gonna hold this with command or control, and I'm just going to stretch it out a little bit, holding the shift key. So it only goes in one kind of direction, do that carefully there and then do the same thing here just a little bit. Now, you know, I don't normally do this kind of stuff, but, you know, it's not that visible. So once you do that, you hit, enter, return in there, gets these these corners air now closer. Now, you know that the center is not perfectly aligned, I think, but corners are so your eyes fold enough, and the next thing will deal with is this text here? Now, this Texas Pretty small. I'd like it to be big, and what I'll do is this. I'm going to select the area a little wider than than the text. A little more. Maybe just in case. So we have God, a room toe work with. I'm going to right click, and I'm going to say layer by a copy. So now I have this layer kind of on its own. It's still there. We're gonna cover that up if we need to. So this is our text. Now, you could convert this to a sorry. You have to click here, right? Click convert to smart object. But we're going to scale it up too much. I don't think it's going to make a big difference. Um, so I'm just gonna do command t and first, actually, I'm gonna move it here in the center. What I think is the center of the image here under the woman in the middle. And then I'm gonna grab one of the edges. Before I do that, I'm going to do shift Ault or option shift shift option on Mac. Basically, shift allows me to keep the constrained size so it doesn't get distorted. And the altero option allows me to do this scaling from the center because I don't want to move left and right, So I'm just going to scale it up, you know, maybe this much as enough to cover up the stuff in the back whips what happened here and I'm gonna hit return. And there it is. So it's it's it's set. I think it looks. It's big enough. I don't want it to be bigger because it's gonna get to ah to soft now if you wanted to bigger, you could scale it up a little more. You may need to use a sharpened filter on it, but I think this is good enough. So I'm going to zoom in just a little bit. And, you know, Command Plus is controlled. Plus is the zoom and no, I think not the plus next year numbers, but the one in the regular keyboard. At least that's how it is for me. I don't have a full keyboard, have that short one. So you see, it's right here, and what we need to do is cover up the edge here. So their several ways that we can do this, we could if we were to combine these layers to gather, then we could use the the healing brush toe. You've already seen how that works. I'm going to show you something slightly different. It's going to give us a little more work, but I can show you one more thing. So I'm going to create a mask on this text layer. So I'm going to click on this toe Had a layer mask. Now this is a layer. This is the mask. I want the mask to be selected. I'm gonna switch to the brush or, you know, letter B is the brush makes you have the black color selected because we are selecting what we want to cover up. We don't want to see. And for that you use black sea. The default is white. That means everything is visible. Think of where the light goes, you know, through ah, bright light material. The light would go through through through a black cover. It wouldn't go through. So that's the logic. Now, this brush is set at 50% hardness, which is which is fine for this. And I'm just gonna so this is selected. I'm just gonna go at the edge here, and you see how it's kind of fading feeding it right? It's fading a little bit. It's not that visible anymore. Conduce the bottom like this. But as we get closer, see, this is what's gonna happen. We're going to see the stuff below. So I'm going to get a little closer or not to close. So I don't affect these letters. You could make a smaller brush if you want, and we can look a justice. You see, that's what it looks like. You could even do it, like, on its own, like this. So you know what you're doing. Now, if you want to get very close, you'd have to make a smaller brush. But this is good enough. So by uncovering this area where we have to do, we need to cover up this whole thing and basically make it disappear. So I'm gonna hit, uh, s for the stamp tool I'm gonna hit. I'm gonna make this brush smaller. I'm gonna option option click to sample. Here I am on the main level. Uh, layer, and I'm just gonna go over this. I just want to cover it up. I don't think we need to deal with this, but let's do that anyways. So now I'm going to switch to the healing brush J again, I'm gonna click somewhere here to pick up a sampling point. I'm just gonna let go. Go where I see the the edge of it. Right. We just need to smooth that out. You see this line above this? It's gone. Oops. You gotta be careful where this goes. So if your sample is at the bottom, you can't go down. You have to go up. So I'm gonna go like this. I think this is good. So once you place this you see, you know you don't really see it anymore. Also, keep in mind, I'm zoomed in at 300% here. Don't zoom into far because you may be over doing it. You may be over cleaning it. You know, you don't want to do that. There's no need to. And the last thing that we need to do is clean up some of these booboos in the photo and let's do that in the next video. 5. Cleaning up with healing brushes: Now we just need to clean up some of this mess in the background. Now, you don't wanna overdo it because this is an old photo, and the oldest dirt kind of gives it its character. But there are certain things that are, you know, like this is certainly, ah, photo problem. This could be cleaned up, but this is much work. This is the door knob. This looks like it could be on the photo as as does this thing here. But, you know, you look at it from this from this kind of view or even smaller because this is not the actual size. I think this is too big for Facebook, at least. Although you could use the image for something else. So you don't want to work. It may be the smallest size you want to find. Ah, balance. If you know that you're gonna need it. Obviously, for other uses, you're gonna work at the highest resolution. But if you don't, you might as well work at the size of the image. And, you know, computing power is not such a problem these days. File sizes, They're not as big of a deal. So I work at a larger size than needed, and then I'm going to scale it for Facebook in this case. So I just want to clean up a few of these again. If you zoom in you you see a different picture than you see, a lot of ah, lot of problems and ah, a lot of these spots and everything. But when you look at it like this, it it's not that bad. You know, some of these air worse than others. So, um, let's zoom in. And basically, let's use a stamp tool for this. I'm going to use the click option Click here all to click, just maybe make its smaller brush a smaller stamp brush. Let's see. This looks good. I'm just click and go to the right. That looks fine to me. Um, anything major here? No, not really. You see these black areas, they're not really you know, these the photo booboos so I can click here, maybe fix this one a little. That looks better. You could do all this with a stamp. You just that, you see, makes a big of a bit of a blotch here. Now, some things you can do like this will probably work. Kind of. Let's switch to the healing brush toe. Actually, let's switch to come on to the healing spot Healing brush toe. It's one of the options here, so you don't have to do an option click. You see, I get an error. That's reminding me that all you're doing is you're just clicking here, and it's looking at the surrounding area and making it go away. Now it does make it soft. So you don't want this to be too big. You want a small area, you don't want it to be like exactly the size of that. But maybe, you know, double the size or so. So there goes and make this little bigger. There goes this swan again. When you zoomed in a lot, you tend to overdo things, so don't go too far. I think this is everything. Really. We didn't even, um, comment on these when we resumed out. So used that as a reference things that a different color like this clearly not a part of the image. Now, here, I'm going to switch back to the stamp. Uh, again, I just hit s for the stamp. I'm gonna option. Click somewhere. Let's see what? Well, I can try the top of this just to continue and then maybe take some of this for this side. Take some of this for the in a part on and I don't know. Let's try this. Okay, That looks fine. And click on this. If that was a blotch at all. Uh, here, you see, there's this streak comes down here. Maybe we'll take some of that and try and continue. Okay, Some of this goes here, and this goes here. You see, I'm just clicking in different areas. Now. This is how things you kind of used to be done before the healing brush tool. And but even nowadays, I tend to when there's a big color difference, I tend to do the stamp first. And then you can. You can use the healing brush tool because healing Oops, it's set to the to the spot healing brush. So I have to go back. And now it's saying, you know, there's no error, Aiken, Do option click and you see it makes it softer, so you can't use it for for anything you know you have You have to be careful how you how you use it. And, uh, yeah. Remember, we're zoomed in too far. We don't wanna overdo it. There's a blue spots here. Let's do that. And, uh, we'll do this like this. Now these air spot see, it picked up the same spot. You don't want that now. These air really spots so you can switch back to the spot healing brush toe, make it a little smaller, Just click, click, click, click. And we said these guys were pretty visible. Who will deal with some of those? See, like, big areas. You see how it's Ah, it's a blob. I don't really like that. So that's why it's gonna be a small, small spot just just a little bigger than the than the actual spot you're fixing. And then, um, when you use the regular healing brush toe, you could get rid of things like this are just option click, You know, somewhere close, close to that area. So they're similar brightness and then do that right? So that kind of kind of works now, you know, spot healing brush. It does blend things and blends things in. So you gotta be careful, you know, it may consider what's what's left under. So but you see, for the most part, it's going to get rid of Get rid of that line again. You could do the some of the stamp tool first. And once you clean all this up, you can then use the stamp to to kind of bring back the lines that are missing. But this is so much more work. We're not gonna deal with that. So I'm going to do command one or control one to go to its full size 100%. And I think this looks good. Maybe just a spot here. It looks like it doesn't really belong there and option on tubes. That looks horrible. Yeah, when you have different different colors, different brightness values, it can get a little weird. So, yeah, that's that's all. If you want to be a stickler, there's this. Also, this could be from the scan or whatever. So there's the image. I think that's as good as it needs to to look for our needs except for this. Okay, And that's the image. So we cleaned it up. We cropped. What? We cropped it first, and then we filled in the missing parts. We increased the text, we made it blend, and in the end, we did a little bit touch up and this is ready to go now if you need to add some text. If you need to extend this area, whatever you need to do, you can just, you know, copy these parts and extend them further so you can you can put some text there. You may wanna pick text in the same collar or complementary color or whatever. I'm not really a text guy, But, you know, this is kind of how I use it, and I may I may put a word or two or sentence to kind of get people's attention if I'm using it for marketing. But as far as Photoshopped goes, this is it for the image. And the only thing left is for you to probably to size that you can go to image and image size. Or you can do the option or halt command, control, command option. I or controlled Holt. I so image size and we don't need whatever resolution is not gonna matter. But I'm used to 72 then we said it's gonna be 4 70 So this is really the final size. So you can just switch to that size and then do the export and then do not save it at that side. So save the image first and then resize just so you can export at 4 70 and then do not save it. Just close it and it's gonna be left your old original size. So this is the one the size that we need to see how small it is, You know, all the things that we did. I mean, they're clearly gone, but, you know, it's not necessary. So that's it. I hope you enjoyed this. I I think we covered quite a view. Different tools, different ways of doing things. And if you like this video, please share it. Like it. Comment. Try to do this yourself. I'm gonna give you the link at the bottom and and follow me to to see more of these cool courses. Okay. See you soon. Bye.