Photoshop for photographers – Part 5. View individual HD videos here or download individual videos to your desktop. Check out our Pdf that lists the videos in this entire 7 part course. If you want to download the entire video set(s) They are located at the bottom of the page. Just follow the video numbers and check out my Pdf on Why Photoshop for Photographers
Video 039 – Understanding Layers – In this video we look at transparent objects and a blank canvas to demonstrate the concept of layers. We increase canvas size, we duplicate layers and explain the stacking order. We also start to see Smart Guides to help us arrange subjects. We also create a complete new background with gradients in PS as part of this real life project. I do demonstrate how we cut out this soldier in video No 44 Selections – Polygonal Lasso Tool. View this video below or you can Download it from Here
Video 040 – Layers Basics – Composite – Making a two layered stack, adjusting layer opacity, creating good composition and using the free transform tool for image position and size. Adding a layer mask and demonstrating the basics of masks. Using gradient tool and brushes on the mask. Making a magic wand selection, using select and mask feather. View this video below or Download it Here
Video 041 – Layers Basics – Triptych – One of the better exercises & projects to help learn layers. Creating a new canvas, new blank layers, rectangular selections and we see the Smart Guides kick in to help us. Duplicating layers (Ctrl+J), moving subjects around the screen and adjusting size of the artwork. Dragging images into our layered stack, clipping images to our artwork template. Adding FX and style to our triptych with lines and drop shadows and copying them from one layer to another. View the video below or you can download it to your computer Here.
Video 042 – Layers Basics – Copy and Paste – This layers technique is simple, yet extremely effective on images where we see large distractions. Even in complex situations we just take things one small step at a time. Probably one of the most widely used fix using layers and masks. View the video below or you can download it to your computer Here.
Video 043 – Smart Objects in ACR – This is a question of destructive or non destructive editing. We set up smart objects in ACR, which protects images opened in PS from ACR. Smart objects also protect image size as well as other editing. Editing multiple smart objects. (see also videos No 35, 45 and 47). View the video below or you can download it to your computer Here.
Video 044 – Smart Objects & Filters in ACR – Smart filters allow any filter effects to remain live and editable and we demonstrate how smart filters work, including a layer mask automatically created for us. We also demonstrate textures created as smart objects on a new layer. View the video below or you can download it to your computer Here.
Video 045 – Strategic Creative Colour – Often called Colour Popping. We look at using an adjustment layer to do this via a layer mask. How to mask creatively, speedily and effectively with the shift click method. We also look at Creative Colour via raw smart objects from ACR. (see video 37). View the video below or you can download it to your computer Here.