Create a Tiny Planet Effect in Adobe Photoshop without a 360 Camera


Hey what’s up everybody and welcome back to another Gal tutorial. Today I’m going to be showing you how to fake a tiny planet
effect using a panoramic photo that I’ve got from Envato Elements and
superimpose a person, it could be yourself in this case it’s going to be
me to make it look like I’m standing on the planet I’m gonna add a fake Sun and
some cool shadow effects this is going to be a pretty cool tutorial so without
further ado let’s go ahead and jump in but first I want to let you guys know
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freelancers achieve financial freedom so let’s go ahead and jump on into the
tutorial. So to create the tiny planet effect without a 360 camera you need to
start with a panoramic photo now you can take a panoramic photo with your own
iPhone or camera in this case I’m using a stock image from Envato elements here
inside a Photoshop I have it open. The first step is to squish this image into
a square so go up to image and go to image size make sure that this link is
turned off and we’re going to make the width the same as the height and then
hit OK so now it’s squished now we need to flip it and then add a filter to
create the tiny planet effect so now let’s go to image and let’s go ahead and
rotate it 180 degrees and then with the layer selected go up to filter go to
distort and polar coordinates and select rectangular to polar and then hit OK and
now we have the tiny planet effect you can see that there’s some distortion
around the edges what we can do is actually get rid of that by just scaling
this up so let’s go ahead and scale this up and then we can reposition it so that
way that distortion is out of the frame and you can scale it up as much as you
want until the tiny planet looks about the
right size that you want so that looks good and now you can see that there’s a
seam where it was spliced together the two sides and we need to fix that we
need to make it less obvious so we’re going to use the spot healing tool.
if you click on the ellipsis here go down to find the Spot Healing Brush tool
and now let’s zoom in and let’s hit control to adjust the brush size so it’s
a little bit smaller and then we can click and go over this line and it
starts to make it less obvious don’t worry we’re going to use the clone tool
next so that way it’s even less obvious and let’s do the same down here over the
water let’s go ahead and go over that now if we zoom out it’s a little less
obvious now we need to use the clone tool to fix this area here so if you
click on the clone stamp tool and if you hit option and click you’re gonna take a
sample of this blue area and then if you click you can put that color overtop
here now what I’m doing is I’m just this clicking until I can start to make this
line less obvious so again option click start clicking over that building that I
replicated there and that way it’s less obvious what is happening there and you
can see if we just happened upon this photo fully scaled out you probably
wouldn’t have noticed that there’s a seam in there let’s go through and just
make sure everything’s ok let’s go up here it’s looking good
ok that seam is less obvious now it’s pretty good it’s not completely perfect
but remember we’re gonna superimpose an image of myself on top of this tiny
planet so it will cover up any more seams and if you want to change where
these buildings are around the world you can actually hit command – on a Mac or
ctrl – on a PC and you can click on this image and you can rotate this so the
buildings can change in rotation so if you want to shift it over just a little
bit like that you can do that as well I’m just going to leave it around here
and I think that looks good and hit return so now let’s add a Sun so that
way we can start to cast shadows correctly so I’m going to go down here
to new layer and I’m going to fill this in as a solid color black is fine then
I’m gonna go to filter and go to render lens flare and convert to smart object
so you can do this and you can see the different types of lens flares here
let’s choose the 105 Prime and hit OK and then because of the black we can
change the blend mode to screen and what screen does is take away all the black
so we’re just left with the lens flare and now we can click and reposition this
how we want I can even rotate it and just hit don’t
show again and hit okay and when we rotate it it’ll go away and then hit
return and you can see it again we can scale it up but but if we want to hit
return so now this planet is good to go you can export it as its own tiny planet
but what if you want to superimpose yourself or somebody else in the center
of this tiny planet that is what I’m going to show you next so let me open up
this image here of the cutout that I created so this was the original photo
of just me standing on my balcony here and I just removed the background so
here I am with a transparent background I can just click and drag myself on top
of this planet here and then I can scale myself down and just place me roughly in
the center until it looks right so right around here is fine and then hit return
and make sure that I am behind underneath the Sun layer so that way the
Sun and the light affects the image so it looks more natural to the scene now
the next step is to create a shadow of myself so what I could do is I can
actually duplicate this layer so if I control click I can hit duplicate and we
can just call it layer 1 copy that’s fine and then I’m going to go up to
image and go to adjustments exposure and just completely reduce the exposure
until I’m black and this is going to be the shadow so then let’s go ahead and
lock this lens flare so we don’t keep grabbing it so hit the lock icon so it’s
locked and then this layer is going to become the shadow so we can rotate this
down to match where the lighting is coming from from the light here and
let’s also squish it and distort it because shadows are not perfect so I’m
going to hit shift and let’s distort this make it a little bit more squished
in and let’s scale it and squish it a little bit more now the
next step is to apply a Gaussian blur on this that way it’s less of a harsh edge
let’s go up to filter blur and let’s go to Gaussian blur and let’s just add
around seven using the slider that looks good
now let’s go ahead and let’s change this to a linear burn blend mode and then
when we reduce the fill you’ll start to see it blend in with the planet if this
is normal it’s not going to have that cool burn effect so let’s change this to
linear burn and then we can adjust the fill if you click down here you can
adjust the slider until it looks a little bit more natural so that looks
good you can always adjust this fill at any time if you change your mind and you
want to make the shadow a little bit more subtle another thing that we need
to do is erase the shadow because it’s falling off of the planet so what we
need to do is zoom in and just a erase around the buildings because we still
want the shadow to fall on the building so click on the eraser tool and then
select the shadow layer and then we can start to erase the shadow off the planet so now we can zoom out and kind of look
okay what else needs to happen to make this look more realistic so I’m already
seen that the shadow still looks a little bit harsh so I’m going to reduce
the opacity just a little bit so it’s not as fully dark there I think that
looks a little bit better so now that the shadow is looking better the next
step i notice is that my feet look kind of unnatural here i’m actually wearing
black socks here so it doesn’t help in the fact that i’m not wearing shoes but
what we can do is kind of make an imprintation like i’m actually standing
in the grass here so to do that what I’m going to do is create another layer here
just by clicking on the new layer button and make sure it’s below the image of
myself and I’m going to use the paint tool here and I’m going to make the
brush by hitting ctrl click make it a little bit bigger think around 70 is
fine and make the hardness really low so that way it’s more softer on the edges
and then I’m just going to click and just gently create an imprint around my
feet here a little bit up here so that way a little bit darker between my legs
there so it looks a little bit more natural and then just around this side
so it looks a little bit better and then we can change the blend mode so from
normal let’s go ahead and see which blend mode looks better I usually just
scrub through typically overlay is pretty good soft light is good
I think soft light looks really good here and now we have a better imprint
ation going on it looks a little bit better and then what we can do is adjust
the opacity so we can grab the slider here and just make some adjustments you
can see if it’s fully black it doesn’t look that great so let’s just drag it
down to around 76% and then what we can do is play around with actual lighting
of the planet so what we’re going to use use the burn tool to do this but first
we’re going to create another layer and from edit we’re going to go up to fill
and let’s fill this at 50% grey and hit OK and now let’s change the blend mode
to overlay and then we’re going to go over to the tool bar
if you don’t see the burn tool already here you’re gonna click on the ellipsis
and from here you’re going to go down to burn tool and from here let’s control
click and let’s increase the burn tool turn around 500 and then the hardness
can be zero and then we can start to just paint over this area by clicking
and you can see how it gets a darker and because this side of the planet should
be darker than the rest we can even go up here around the buildings just to
make it darker so that way the side of the planet is less dark because the Sun
is not shining on it I think that’s looking good we can also
adjust the opacity so if we wanted to lower that so it’s not quite as dark we
can always adjust the opacity so now I think this is looking really cool I love
this effect I’m just going to go ahead and go up to file and I’m going to
export this as a quick PNG and now I can upload it to my Instagram I can just do
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Photoshop for Beginners in Urdu / Hindi | Course  | Working With Images | Lime Tech | Class 01

Photoshop for Beginners in Urdu / Hindi | Course | Working With Images | Lime Tech | Class 01


Music In the name of Allah, the Most merciful, the most beneficent. My name is “Abul Waheed” and you are watching “Lime Tech” Channel. I am working on photoshop for 10 years, And many people requested me to teach them Photoshop. So, I decided to make a course for all of you. therefore I prepared a course on photoshop,
in this(course) all things described basic level to advanced level in the simple method. After the completion of this course, you will be eligible for the job in any production house
and you can work online on any freelancing website. If some peoples of you thinking that after learning this course,
you can job in any production house then this course is definitely for you. you can watch and learn If some peoples of you thinking that after learning this course,
you can do freelancing then this course is definitely for you. you can watch and learn. and make your carier on freelancing platforms. If you thinking that photoshop is in trending, and you learn this course for this purpose
then please skip this video this course is not for you. However, if you wanted to edit your personal photo professionally then you see and learn this course
and edit your personal images professionally. If some peoples want to become a successful freelancer.
Then, I have good news for you. After completing the photoshop course,
I will prepare a course on freelancing, in which, I will tell you how to create an account,
build your profile,and how to get projects. Also, I will let you know the website i am working on,
what is my skill set, And how much I earning from?
I will show you with proof in details. Because I am doing freelancing for 8 years,
And I have great experience in freelancing, therefore I am thinking that I share my experience with you. so you can build your career in freelancing. If you are new to this channel then subscribe to our channel and press the bell icon to get latest video notifications. so let’s start our course’s first-class. Intro Music So, friends when we open photoshop, we can see this type of interface,
You will see “Create a document” option and below “Open Document ” option. If you didn’t create a document before, then you can click here and create a document.
And if you create it before then you can open it. So if you want to create a document, then you have to click on “new document” button or
you can go to file and click on a new document and create a document. To create a new document, click on “new document” we can see a window like this. there are so many presets built-in here. These are photo presets, these are different sizes of photos, And these preset of print, this for art and illustration.
In this, some web-related presets, if you design some website you can use it, for mobile applications, film, and video too. now we talk about the photo so we press on photo presets, there is some ready to use like 7×5 inch.
we select it, on the right side, here is a size mentioned width 7 inches height 5 inches.
you can go in pixels, cm, inches, and picas. And here you can set the value inches cm whatever. Below you can see the options for oriantation “portrait or landscape”.
when we click on portrait height is 7 inches and the width is 5 inches,
And if i click on landscape height and width will be changed. We will go with landscape. Along with this, you can see the art box of a checkbox.
we will explain it in the future videos an what is the benefit of it. Below You can see the resolution option if you design a web banner, header, slider anything then you fix 72 or 100 resolution. If you creating document for print media you can set it 300. In the drop-down, you can set a pixel per inch option. Below drop down you can see background colour mode. And the below option is background content,
in this option, you can see black and white and background default, you should set only default color.
we set the white background and create the document when we create we can see white background document on the screen. you can see document tab as “Untitled 1″ because we did not mention any name. therefore it is untitled 1. now we save it first, we go into ” file” and click on “save as”.
Click on your designation directory and give the name and save your required format like PSD, JPEG, PNG, we save as PSD. Because in PSD all the layers save and you can edit in future as you required. When we save our document, you can see document has been renamed. If we want to add an image then we go to “File” option and click on “Open” or use option “Place Embed”.
Click on file>Place Embed, and choose your image and place it. On the right side, you can see layers section you can see 2 layers
one of them is the background layer and the second is our embedded image. If we want to resize the image we press & hold “shift” key and drag from 1 corner and resize it.
If we didn’t press the “shift” button our image stretched and damaged its shape.
Press “Shift” button is necessary to resize the image if not perhaps our image loses its aspect ratio. After resizing we release the “Shift” button and place image anywhere as you want.
By pressing double click or click on the “Tick” option we can deselect the image selection. Now we embed one more image. If you want to move image upward or backward.
Simply go to the layer section and drag the layer and drop it under the other image. One more thing, right side on every layer is an “eye icon”.
By pressing the icon you can hide and visible any layer. Now we learn about how can I open a document.
We go to File>Open, Select an image and click “open” the image will open as a document. Now you can see two tabs on top. By pressing any tab you can switch the document. Now we open another image and you can see three tabs on top.
By pressing any tab you can switch the document.
First, Second, Third. Now you can see the first document we made there is a white background layer and two images layers.
And if we go to second document there is no white background layer.
Same with third document. it shows that the first tab document we create our self with white background and two images layer by layer.
Other two document do not have white background because we directly open image as a document. We can see three tabs now. If we want to close any document, you can see a cross sign.
Click on it our document will be closed. One more thing, When we close this document which contains three layers, a dialogue box will appear from photoshop,
which indicate us to save the document before closing it.
Why this box appears because we make 2 changes in this and haven’t saved it. If we press on “yes” document will saved,
And if we press “No” then the document will not be saved but will be closed. If we press the “Cancel” document remain open in Photoshop.
We press the “Cancel”. Now we can see 2nd tab has a cross sign but, If you notice that first document have a little star sign.
Star sign indicate us that our document is not saved. If we save it, you see star icon disappeared. Now we press the “close” button to close the document. If we make any changes on the image you will see little star icon appear again
because we make a change and not saved it. 2nd method of closing the document, go to “File” and click on “Close”. In this video, we learned about how to create a document, open, Save and close.
My Next video will be about the Interface of photoshop. How many tools in it and how it works. So let’s meet in our next video.
Allah Hafiz

Photoshop Elements 2020 – Full Tutorial for Beginners [+General Overview]

Photoshop Elements 2020 – Full Tutorial for Beginners [+General Overview]


Hello, welcome to this video! Let’s get in a short time all the mainfeatures you need to see to start using Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020!Please check out our YouTube channel and our official website to find moretips, news and participate in our exclusive giveaways!Photoshop Elements is a very good photo editing solution for both amateurs and expert users, including lots of features from the most-known Photoshop CC and it is available under a perpetual license, without any subscription plan needed. It is part of the Adobe Elements bundle among Adobe Elements Organizer, used to manage and organize your own media with metadata, ratings and locations; and Premiere Elements, a video editing software dedicated to video adjustments and compositions.To learn more about Premiere Elements, check out our dedicated video inthis guide!When opening Photoshop Elements, the basic Home Screen page shows up, with lots of tips, tutorials and a Search bar you can use to find additional help and information. At the bottom, you can start from any recent work in progress or from any Adobe Elements product, such as Photoshop Elements by going to Photo Editor. First of all, import your interested photos by either dragging and dropping these into the workspace or using the Open button in the top left corner. All these will be listed inside the Photo Bin collection at the bottom, that you can hide and show with its button below. At this point, you can use any of the three workspaces on top to modify and adjust the photos: Quick is the simplest workspace but you can use Guided to apply basic and advanced corrections explained step-by-step or the Expert one to get full control of your modifications, very similar to Photoshop CC.In this simple video we are going to see the Quick and the Guidedworkspaces. You can check out one of our videos to know more about theExpert workspace.The Quick workspace comes with a big preview on the center, showing the appearance of the photo selected from the Photo Bin collection. You can zoom in by holding down the ALT key and using the mouse wheel or pan with the Space bar key. With the photo selected, you can start editing it with all the tools and features around the preview, such as the toolbox on the left, the basic buttons at the bottom and the several editing panels on the right. At the bottom, you can use the Rotate buttons to rotate the image by 90 degrees and the Organizer and the Home Screen buttons to open Adobe Organizer or come back to the Home Screen page. The toolbox on the left collects all the tools to modify the image appearance. For each of these tools, the Tool Options at the bottom shows all the properties and options available for it. You can use the Straighten Tool to align photos by defining a segment on the horizon to make it horizontal. To save the original aspect ratio, auto-cropping is also applied. The Crop Tool crops the photo by using a rectangular grid that you can move and size by using its nodes, holding down the Shift key to save its aspect ratio. You can also click and drag outside the grid to rotate. Then use either Cancel or Commit to undo or apply the crop. In case you make any mistake, you can come back to your previous steps by using the Undo and the Redo buttons at the bottom. Use the Eye Tool to remove red eyes by including these into a rectangular area. You can adjust eye radius and color from the Tool Options. With Whiten Teeth you can click on the teeth to make these brighter. The Healing Brush Tool includes two ways to apply precise corrections and adjustments from the Tool Options. With Spot Healing Brush you can click on small imperfections to correct these quickly. Whereas with Healing Brush you can adjust wider parts of the photo by covering the bad parts with others under a reference point, shown as a cross. Hold down the ALT key and click on the point to be taken as reference. Then brush on the interested parts that shall be corrected. You can set the way to apply corrections from the Tool Options. Photoshop Elements also includes several Type Tools to add pieces of text on your photo. You can use the Horizontal and the Vertical Type Tools to drop horizontal or vertical text. Just define a text area sufficiently big to contain the text content and type inside. You can adjust the text properties and color from the Tool Options, editing the whole text or just the part you have selected from the Preview. Once you finish editing, apply with Commit. The Text on Shape and the Text on Custom Path are pieces of text that follow any closed shape or custom curve placed on the preview. First of all drop any regular shape or draw freehand and then click on any point to start typing from that point. Make sure to resize text properly or you won’t be able to cover the path correctly. Always apply with Commit. All these pieces of text are independent objects that you can manage with the Move Tool enabled. You can click and drag on these to move and use the nodes to scale and rotate. You can also double-click on any text to re-type. In this case you can still move and resize by holding down the CTRL key. Photoshop Elements offers several corrections, adjustments and effects you can apply by using the panels on the right side, from Adjustments to Frames. The Adjustments panel collects all the major photo adjustments in several sections. On each of these you can use the sliders for precise corrections or take any ready template from the list. You can hover over these to check the result on the preview, or just click on any to apply it. Use Auto to pick the correct template automatically and use the revert symbol to undo. Use Smart Fix to apply quick fixes on brightness and contrast. Use Exposure to adjust the exposure level. With Lighting you define the brightness level on the different parts of the photo, from the darkest sides with Shadows to the brightest ones with Highlights. With Color you can adjust the colors of the photo, such as intensity with Saturation, the colors to use with Hue and color improvement with Vibrance. Use Balance to apply color filters with Temperature and Tint. Use Sharpen to reduce blurriness and recover details from the photo. As you edit the picture, you can change the View in the top left corner to check the photo appearance Before and After your modifications. By default all these adjustments are applied on the whole photo, unless you use the Selection Tools to select specific areas where to add your adjustments. From the Tool Options you can use several kinds of Selection Tools. For example you can use Quick Selection to select parts by brushing on it. The selected area extends over similar colors, up to the borders it meets. Selection Brush works the same, with the difference that the region is not automatically extended. These selections are cumulative and get added as you brush on. You can hold down the ALT key to refine the selection by removing any part. To remove all selections, use the Escape key. You can also enable the Type Mask Tools to type horizontal or vertical text in order to create a selection area with the same shape of the typed text. The selection tools are also used to put multiple pictures together by cutting and pasting one on another when using the layers of the Expert workspace. We won’t see this in this beginner tutorial. Besides the Adjustments, you can also apply Effects, Textures and Frames to the entire photo by choosing any from the list. Use CTRL+Z to undo. For other basic and advanced corrections you can switch to the Guided workspace and choose from the list, from Basics to Photomerge. These are fully guided and explained in details on a dedicated panel inside the Quick workspace. Use the buttons at the bottom to proceed, cancel or apply. Once you finish editing, you can save the current photo by going to File and then to Save As, saving as .psd to reopen the photo modifications at any time or render it as .jpg or .png to export it. You can also use Create and Share to export photos as slideshows, DVD creations or directly online.Thanks for watching this video! Get extras, tips and giveaways byfollowing us on YouTube!

How to make Pinterest and social media image templates in Photoshop

How to make Pinterest and social media image templates in Photoshop


Hello! I’m Cristina from Elan Creative
Co and in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make social media images
that stand out. Although most of my images are made in Illustrator, I’m going
to use Photoshop for this tutorial because I use Photoshop every time I
work with photos. I know it can be a bit intimidating but you only need a few
basic Photoshop skills to make beautiful images and it’s so much better than
other apps because you have complete control over the design. I’m going to
create an image template for Pinterest and for my blog so I’m going to start
with a canvas that’s 800 pixels wide and 1200 pixels tall. The resolution is set
to 72 ppi because we are only working for web and the color mode
is set to RGB. I’m also going to start with a white background. In case you are
wondering, I’m using a 800 pixels width because my blog’s width is 800
pixels and I want a tall image because it’s more visible on Pinterest. If you
want to create images for Facebook or Instagram you should use the recommended
image size. If you want to save the width and height of your Pinterest template, just click on the icon next to the template name and you can save the
template. Let’s call it Pinterest. Just click on save preset and it will
appear here in the Saved preset area. So click on create. You don’t have to be a
Photoshop expert to create image templates. We are only going to work with
the layers panel, maybe the color swatches, the move tool, the type tool and
the shape tools. If you can’t see the Layers panel you can open it by going to
Window>Layers or pressing f7. To unlock the background layer just click on the
lock next to the name. Let’s prepare our workspace. I usually like to see rulers
at the edges of my canvas. To enable rulers,
just go to View and make sure Rulers is checked. Also make sure Snap is checked.
Go to Snap and click on All. Another thing you need to enable is Smart Guides.
This will help us arrange everything on the artboard. Now I usually create a few
guides. So go to the horizontal ruler on the left side of your canvas, click on it,
and drag a guide to the middle of the canvas. You will feel it snapping into
place when it reaches the middle. Also go to the top ruler and drag a guide to the
middle of the canvas. We are going to start by creating the background layer,
so go to the layers panel, click on your layer, and then go to Layer>Smart Objects>Convert to smart object. This will turn our basic layer into a smart object. You
can see the icon over here so if you double click on the thumbnail next to
the name of the layer a new file will open. Let’s use the Fill tool to recolor it.
Now go to File>Save or press Ctrl + S and close this layer. When you go back to
your image template you’ll notice that this layer is black. So let’s double
click on the thumbnail again and let’s add an image. So I’m going to go to File>
Place and I’m going to use this stock photo. Now this stock photo is almost the
same size as my image. I am just going to click on this button to make it the same
size. Now if your image is larger you can resize it and
press ENTER to save. Now I’m going to press Ctrl+S to save the image and close
this window. So now we have an image layer. If you want to use another image
you just double-click on the thumbnail and you can easily replace it. Let’s
click on the name of the layer and change it to Background. This image
is perfect for your blog post or social media graphics because it has this white
area over here where you can add text. It’s very important for the text to be
legible so if your image is very cluttered you can add a background under
the text to make it stand out. So I’m going to switch the color to white and
I’m going to use the rectangle tool to create a background. I am going to use
the Move tool to center it. Maybe it’s too big so I’m going to press Ctrl + T and make it a bit smaller. All right. So these
magenta lines that you can see when the image is centered are actually the smart
guides that we enabled earlier. So we don’t really need these blue guides, so
if you want to remove them just click on them and drag them back to the rulers.
Next we are going to add the text so switch to the Type tool. I am going to
change the font to Montserrat. This is a font i use for my blog and my
graphics. Let’s make it a bit bigger and I am also going to use a dark grey for
the color. So just click on the canvas and enter your text. So my text is
centered but I want to make ‘Pinterest’ and ‘images’ larger, and ‘how to make’ and ‘in
Photoshop’ a little bit smaller. So I’m going to go back to the Type tool click
on them, press Ctrl + A to select all of them and
make them a little bit smaller. This looks right so I am going to use the
Move tool to make sure the spacing is equal. If you have the smart guides
enabled you will see the distance between them when you move them. So now
I’m going to select all the layers and make sure they are centered. If you want
social media graphics that stand out, it’s important to use beautiful photos
or textures and to use fonts that look nice and are also easy to read. It’s very
important that your font is legible so you should use a simple sans-serif font,
one that matches your branding or maybe one that you also use on your website. If
you want you can add a second font, just for accents and you can play with the
weight of the font or use italics to highlight some parts of it. So I am going
to change the weight of ‘how to make’, I am going to make it medium, and or
maybe let’s change it to italic. This looks great.
I also want to add the name of my blog and the category this post it in. So
let’s click on the canvas, change the font weight to medium and make
this a bit smaller. And I’m going to type in ‘blogging’ and let’s center it and then
I am going to add the name of my website. Okay this needs to be smaller. Maybe
let’s add it over here. Now I want to add a background for the categories so I am
going to go to the Rectangle tool, change the fill color to this pink, and I’m
going to create a background. I’m going to move the layer under ‘blogging’ and
using the Move tool I’m going to add it over here. Let’s see if we can change the color of
the text and maybe make it white. This looks great but I think we should
move in stare up here maybe move these layers just a bit down. This looks
better. To save the file, just go to File>Export>Save for web. I usually save the
file as a JPEG because if I’m using photographs, JPEGs are smaller than
PNGs and I use a quality of around 60. I also use an image compressor such
as TinyJPEG to compress it before I upload it to my blog. Then when you are
ready just click on Save. I also save a copy of the file as a PSD so just go to
File>Save as and save your file. If you save the file as a PSD you can always go
back later and edit it. Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! If you want to see
my favorite stock photo websites or if you want to learn how to optimize images
for your blog and social media please check the video description. There are a
few links to my blog posts. If you want to see more Photoshop and Illustrator
tutorials, please subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching! you

How to ANIMATE a Still Image: Photoshop Tutorial

How to ANIMATE a Still Image: Photoshop Tutorial


Today I’m gonna show you how to animate
a still image in Photoshop by using some simple techniques. The result is very simmilar to the Plotagraph
effect, and If you’re not familiar with it, you can check out plotagraphs.com, where
you can find amazing photo animations. It’s really impressive how you can bring
your photo to life using this method so if you’re excited about the video, hit the
LIKE and let’s start the tutorial. Hey guys I’m Criss from Eye Stocker and
welcome back to the channel. Here we are in Photoshop and If you want to
download this amazing photo to follow along with me, the link is down in the description. And before starting this tutorial, what do
you think about this new trend of animating still images? Leave a comment below. So, make sure that you have the image set
as a background layer and the first thing I’m gonna do is to select the crop tool
and set the aspect ratio. And I will go with a 16:9. After I cropped my image I also want to resize
it to 1920 by 1080, this is just to work faster and it’s also a good resolution if you want
to use the final animation on Facebook, Instagram or any HD video project. Next I will enable the quick selection tool
by pressing on Q or by clicking on this icon. I hit B for the brush, choose a 50% hardness
and a medium size brush and then paint over the image on the parts that I want to animate. The selection doesn’t have to be perfect
from the first time because I will refine it after the animation is ready. When I finished painting over the clouds,
I hit Q once again and Photoshop will create my selection, but I will need to invert it
so I go to select and choose Inverse and now only the clouds are selected. With the active selection I press on CTRL
+ J to duplicate it on a new layer. I hold down SHIFT and move this selection
to the left because I want to make some room for the movement of the clouds. This layer is now out of the frame on the
left side so I will stretch it back until I reach the right margin of the photo. And just to make it more clear for you, I
extended this layer so that I can move it to the right in the next step. I go to Window, activate the Timeline panel
and I click on Create Video Timeline. I want to have a 2 second animation so I adjust
my work area accordingly. I’m doing the same thing with the clouds
layer, and I make sure to activate the Loop option by clicking on this wheel and checking
the Loop Playback option. Great, now I can create some keyframes. I make sure that my cursor is at the beginning
of the sequence, I click on this arrow here and add a Position keyframe at the start. You can see it here, it’s like a yellow
diamond. I grab the cursor, bring it to the end of
the sequence and add another Position keyframe. Now I hold down SHIFT and use the right arrow
on the keyboard to move the clouds layer. And I move it just until the left side of
the layer reaches the margin of the photo. So I made the movement of the clouds, I hit
the spacebar to start the animation, it looks good but when it’s looped and it jumps back
to the start it’s very harsh so I need to fix that. The only way to fix this is to add at least
2 more cloud layers to make this animation much smoother. So first I would like to duplicate the clouds
layer, but if I do that right now, you can see that first of all it creates a long layer
on the timeline, and secondly it doesn’t duplicate the keyframes from the previous
clouds layer. However, there’s a nice trick to solve this,
let me undo some steps, and with the layer selected I press CTRL + G to group this layer. Now, when I duplicate it, the new grouped
layer is the same size as the original one, and also if I open the group, I can see the keyframes like on the previous clouds layer. I drag the second layer to the right, until
I reach exactly the half length of the layer below. Then I go to the transitions, drag the fade
effect and place it on the first half of this second layer. You can see that the sequence just became
longer than 2 seconds, but I will fix that in the next step when I will adjust the loop
to be seamless, because I still have a hard jump to the start here and it doesn’t look
good at all. I make sure the second group is selected,
press again CTRL+J to duplicate it, open the group, and add again the fade transition,
but this time, on the second half of the layer. After this step, I can click on the fade transition
from the first half and hit delete, because I don’t need that. To make the loop seamless, I push the third
layer backwards and make sure it ends at the 1 second mark. This way it will play only from the second
half and it will fade out. Also I reposition the end of the sequence
at the 2 second mark. Now, the second layer will fade in and play
only until the half of it and then the animation will jump to the start where the layer plays
from the half to the end. And this will make my animation seamless. Let’s hit play. I have a seamless loop now, the animation
looks good, the clouds look good as well. Now, you can have some weird parts during
the animation like these ones for example. You usually see this when the animation jumps
back to the start of the sequence. How can you fix those parts? Very simple. You select the background layer, you make
a duplicate with CTRL+J and you position it above all the layers. It needs to be layer number 1. You take the layer in the timeline, you drag
it to the start of the sequence and you adjust the end of it to stop at the 2 seconds mark. With the layer selected, hold down ALT and
add a negative layer mask. Hit B to choose the brush, make sure white
is selected as the foreground color and start painting on the areas that don’t look good
when the animation is looping. This is not a hard step at all but it should
be made just because small details always make a big difference in the end. And if you want to be a professional editor,
you need to take care of the small details, right? This is how the final animation looks like,
I think it’s pretty good and it’s a fun way to bring photos to life. Guys, I am very active on my Instagram account
lately, I post travel and nature photos so make sure you follow me there if you like
what you see. And also, some while ago I created a group
on Facebook where you can join, feel free to post your best photos, ask questions about
Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere and also give feedback on other photos. You can join the group at facebook.com/groups/eyestocker Make sure you give a like on this video, subscribe
if you aren’t already for more cool photo and video editing tutorials. I’m Criss, have an awesome day and see you
next time.

How to Vector an Image in Photoshop (Raster to Vector) – Photoshop Tutorial

How to Vector an Image in Photoshop (Raster to Vector) – Photoshop Tutorial


Hello again, welcome to this new & easy tutorial. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create, a splash vector face logo, from raster images like this. As you can see, The final result will be completely a scalable vector. Also, At the end of the tutorial, you will get a simple trick. that enables you to export this vector, from Photoshop to Illustrator. Please LIKE this video to help us, and let’s get started! Step 1. Prepare Your Image. First step. Please check your image size, and make sure that it’s between, 2000 to 4000 pixels in Width and Height. If it’s not, please change your image dimensions, then click OK. Now, using any selection tool, go and select the part you want. In my case, I will use the Quick Selection Tool. Start selecting your object. You can hold the ALT key, to Switch between the (+) & (-) Selection Tools. After making your selection, click on the mask icon, to make a layer mask from your selection. As you can see, I have a sharp edges. I need to make them smoother. Just right click the mask, and choose Select & Mask. In some Photoshop versions, You may find it as Refine Mask, or Refine Edge. Simply, increase both Smooth and Contrast. Change Output to layer mask. then click OK. Now, Press CTRL+J to duplicate your layer. Right-click the top layer’s mask, and choose Apply Layer Mask. I need to apply the oil paint filter on this layer. You may find the Oil paint filter here, or under Stylize menu. But since a lot of photoshop users, complain about this filter, as it is not working for them. I have made a simple alternative oil action, that will give you a good result. Please download it from the description below. Now, let’s import the action. First, open the actions panel from, Window, Actions. Click on this little icon, then choose Load Actions. Double-click the action to import it. Open the action, select “Run”, then, Select your layer. After that, click on this Play button, to run the action. Wait a little bit, until the action completes. As you can see, you will get a sharp oil Paint effect like this. That’s it! Let’s move to the next step. Step 2. Convert the oil effect to a vector In this step, I need to convert my image, to a black & white solid colors. Just select your layer, then, create a Threshold layer. Change the Threshold level to a reasonable value, depending on your image. Keep both white and black colors in balance. In my case, I used 108 Threshold level. I wanna increase the details in this area. To do that, just create a new layer, above your layer. Right click it and choose, Create a Clipping Mask. Now, pick the brush tool. and Change your brush to “Soft Round”. Decrease both brush Opacity and Flow, to about 15%. Change foreground color to black, then change your brush size, and start painting over your layer like this. This will reveal some black color details. Let’s speed things up! Also, you can switch to white color, to reveal some white color details like this. Now, Let’s add some splashes. Just create a New Layer below your layer. Pick the brush tool. You can download these brushes for free, from the description below. Increase both brush Opacity and Flow to 100%. Change Foreground color to black, and change your brush size, then paint like this. Choose another brush and repeat, until you get a good result. Right-click to control, both brush size and rotation. you can press CTRL+Z, to undo a step. Pick another brush. Repeat the previous steps. That’s it! Select the Threshold layer, then press ALT+ CTRL+SHIFT+E, to merge all visible layers into a new one. Grab the Move Tool. Then, with any layer selected, Go to Select, and choose Color Range. From the “select” menu, Choose Sampled Colors. and with the eyedropper tool, click on the black color to pick it. Increase Fuzziness to 200, and make sure that Invert is unchecked. then click OK. This will make a selection from the black color. Now, grab any selection tool, then right click inside your selection, and choose Make Work Path. Change Tolerance to 1.5 Pixels, then click OK. This would create a Path like this. Without clicking anywhere, create a Solid Color layer. This would create a vector shape layer. You can Pick any color, then click OK. Let’s compare the vector layer, with the Raster layer. This is an optional step, don’t do it if you want. First, create a white color layer, below both layers. Then align both layers, next to each other. This is the raster layer, and this is the vector layer. Now, Select both layers, then press CTRL+T to transform them. Make them smaller, then press ENTER. Again, press CTRL+T, and make them bigger. Press ENTER. As you can see, the Raster layer is blurry, and lose its quality. But the vector layer doesn’t lose anything. Extra Tip. Export Vector to Illustrator. Now, with your vector layer selected, Pick the Path Selection Tool, and select the path like this. Press CTRL+C To copy that path. Then open Illustrator, and Press CTRL+V to paste it. Choose Compound Shape, then click OK. Now, Double click this little icon , to fill the path with a color. Choose any color then click OK. Now, you can edit the final result as you like. If this method does not work with you. You can go to File, Export, and choose, Paths to Illustrator. Choose the path from that dropdown menu. then click ok. After that, save it with any name. and you will get an Illustrator file like this, that contains the vector shape. That’s it! Please LIKE the video to help us, and SUBSCRIBE for more free tutorials. Thanks For Watching!

How to convert a Raster image into a Vector in Photoshop CC 2018

How to convert a Raster image into a Vector in Photoshop CC 2018


First, let’s import the Raster image we want to convert to a Vector Hold down Control key, then click the Layer’s icon Press the Rectangular Marquee tool Right click the image and select Make Work Path… Set Tolerance to 1.0 Select the Direct Selection Tool Right click the image and select Create Vector Mask Here is your Vector mask Save it as an EPS file, so it will be editable in Illustrator and other graphics software Let’s view it on Illustrator All done!

Export Multiple Images as PDF | Photoshop Tutorial

Export Multiple Images as PDF | Photoshop Tutorial


Hello there.! Welcome back to another
Photoshop Tutorial.. Today I’m gonna show you how to export images as PDF in
Adobe Photoshop.. as the first step go to File and choose Automate.. then select PDF
Presentation.. under source files you’ll be able to see a check box like this.. it’ll add all the images that you’re currently working on.. If you like to add
additional images click on Browse and select it.. the PDF will be generated in
the order as it is listed.. so, you can change the order by drag-and-drop.. In case, if you need to delete one of the added files, Remove button here will do the job.. Duplicate will be useful in
making an additional copy of the file.. Now, there are two options for the output..
Multi-page will create a normal PDF file and presentation will create a file
that’s ideal for projections.. If you choose presentation some additional
settings will be visible.. you can change the duration between slides.. there is a
loop checkbox to make a presentation repetitive.. and there are plenty of
transitions too.. if you are ready with the settings click Save..
choose destination and give a name to the file.. Now, it’s time to select one of the
PDF presets.. Adobe PDF presets are designed to
maintain the quality of the file.. you can also try with the various compression settings.. When you’re satisfied, click on the Save
PDF… so, it’s asking permission to enter into Full Screen mode..
let’s give it.. Now, let’s export it as a multi-page document and see how it works..
I’m gonna speed up things for you.. OK, let’s open the file and check it.. And that’s all guys.. thanks for watching..
if you have any doubts regarding this comment it below and I’ll see you next time.. goodbye..!!

SHARPEN IMAGES and REDUCE NOISE in Adobe LIGHTROOM. Tutorial for wildlife and nature photographers.

SHARPEN IMAGES and REDUCE NOISE in Adobe LIGHTROOM. Tutorial for wildlife and nature photographers.


Hi! My name is Charl. I am with Pangolin
Photo Safaris. Today I would like to talk to you about how I sharpen my images
and do my noise reduction in Lightroom. If you like our content, please don’t
forget to subscribe, and press the bell button to be notified about our next video. Okay, so let’s get started… I’ve selected this beautiful young leopard
I took in Botswana. So I am going to just indicate
how I do my noise reduction and sharpening. If you look at my readings – the settings – you can see that I was shooting at quite high ISO – 4000 – and this is why I have a little bit of noise in the background. I am going to show you how we get rid of this noise and then do a bit of sharpening on my leopard. So, let’s start off…if you come into the detail… so I’ve already done my editing
on the picture. I am just going to show you the noise reduction and the sharpening. So let’s start with the sharpening…if you come to the column here in ‘Detail’. If you press ‘alt’ on Mac or ‘ctrl’ on
Windows – keep it in – then click on the slider… and then you can move it left and right.
If you move it to the left side you will see the image is getting quite white. All
the way will be completely white. If you move it slowly to the right, you
will see that the background becomes black. So, Lightroom applies sharpening only
where you see white. So, I am moving my slider to the right until you can only see the profile of the leopard, and some of the areas which I would like to sharpen. The amount of sharpening I would like to apply here is between 10 and 20. I don’t
want to do more than that, because I am going to apply more sharpening later,
which I’m going to show you. So that is only the amount of sharpening that I want to do on this image – on the edges. Now I am going go to my ‘Adjustment Brush’. On the brush you will see sharpening. I don’t want to do sharpening
now. We are going click on here, and go to my texture slider. So I am going
go on minus on my slider, to make it nice and soft in the background So here is my brush of colour in the background. To maybe make it a little bit easier and to see where you’ve brushed. Not by pressing ‘o’ for overlay. Or, you can underneath here your show
selected mask overlay. Click on it, and then you can also activate it or deactivate it. So, I am just going to quickly brush the background. This is of course
just for demonstration purposes, so this will be quite quick. You can maybe
just take a little more time to do a better job. Also, make sure when you apply,
or work with the brush, to make sure in this case that your ‘Auto Mask’ is on. Got to do the feather as well a little
bit – bigger here. So auto masking will help if there’s a bit of contrast between your subject in the background. That will help selecting the edges much easier. If it goes over, it’s not a problem. I am going to show you now how we can just get rid of that. So, this is just quickly. If you press in ‘alt’ again, you can see on the brush there now a +. If I press it in or keep it in as a – it will go to + again. So, I am going to keep it in, and
then just erase the edges. There where you can see the pinkish colour/reddish colour where I went over on the leopard to apply the texture or my noise
reduction. There we go. Maybe just do this area a little bit
more. Here on the top of ear I can still see a little bit of pink. Let’s erase that. I am going to press ‘o’ again to get back to the main image. So my ‘Texture’ is 80. If you zoom in you can see it is going soft. I will also apply a little bit of noise on this side – noise reduction on a noise slider – going +. Now you can see it is getting really nice and smooth…when I zoom in. So, for the noise, I like between 70 and 80. Of course you can go a lot further if you want. I like just around 70% to 80% percent…that’s where I like to go. To go quickly to sharpening. How I do my
sharpening? I will go to ‘New’. Click on ‘Texture’ and select ‘Sharpness’. My sharpness is about 60 at the moment. I will select 60 as well. I like to use
around 60 to 70. Just colour in the Leopard. Again pressing ‘o’ for overlay, and it
will show you exactly where you have done your masking. Let’s go over the
ears as well. There we go. There as well. Press ‘o’ to see where it is. There we go. You can of course – if you like to apply more – you can just go to ‘New’ and maybe apply 30 in this case. I would just like to sharpen the eyes a little bit more. There we go. Okay, I am just gonna show you quickly the before and after. On the left side is before, and the right side is after. I am gonna click here so that you can see the noise. Quite a big difference between left and right. Let’s see the
sharpening. You can also see the before and after.. on the sharpening. I am going to quickly show you another image that I have already edited…. with a high ISO. So, in this image, you can see that my ISO is quite high – 40,000. I know this is not really an ISO that is recommended, and what we shoot, but just to show you in this image with high ISO, what can be done. I am going quickly zoom in on the background, so you can see where I
applied the same method. I am going to go to the before and after, so you can see quickly how different it is before and after, just by brushing out the background with
the texture slider, if you go to the negative side. So here is the before and
after. So, this is the way I do it. I hope this helped you? Maybe you can try on some of your images, and see if it makes it different for you. I hope these tips that I gave you, will help you in your Lightroom. If you have any questions, please leave them in comments below… and don’t forget to subscribe! Thank you for watching

Photoshop CS6/CC: How To Cut Out an Image & Remove/Delete a Background

Photoshop CS6/CC: How To Cut Out an Image & Remove/Delete a Background


Hello everyone this is VerticDesigns here,
and for this video I’m going to show you the best way to remove a background in Photoshop. Now there’s many different tools and ways
of doing this. But I like to use the pen tool a lot more
because it is a lot more accurate and you could tell the computer. You could get the quick select tool or the
magnet one but they have a guess so they’re not very accurate. That’s why I like to use the pen tool instead. To start cutting the image out what you want
to do is you want to go over to left side, where all the tools are. Click on the pen tool. If it’s not selected you can right click and
it should be in here, but by default it should be the top one so you should already see it. Once you’ve got it selected what you want
to do is you want to, hold alt and using the scroll wheel to go up. Then you want to zoom in. This just makes it easier for your eyes to
see what you’re cutting out. For me it just makes it easier because I can
see the parts that I’ve missed and the parts that I need to do. Now to start it off what you want to do is
pick a corner, mine is normally going to be at the bottom or at the top. What we’re going to do is, we’re going to
do a dot to dot type of situation where we’re going to connect them all up at the end and
then we’re going to duplicate the layer which will then remove the background. Now to start it off you want to go over here
and we’re going to start off in this corner right there. Make sure that you’re on the line and going
all around it. There’s two important things that you need
to know about the pen tool. The first thing is that if you normally click,
it will give you a straight line. Now if you do ctrl + alt + z to undo it, and
do the one where you hold it in. Where you hold the left side of the mouse,
it will give you this curved line which is really useful to know. I use it all the time because there is images
that I will need to do this. This is kind of a curved line if you look
at it, it’s going to be a gap there, so we want our image to look good. Now you want to click on here and drag it
in like that. Then to get rid of this you want to hold alt
and press on it until you see that little icon symbol. Now that you’ve done that you just keep going
around it and I’m going to speed up the video just to make it quicker for you because it
will take a while, and yeah… When you get to bits like this you don’t need
to really worry about it too much because you can cut it out later on, so that’s what
we’re going to do. We’re just going to leave it for now and just
carry on doing this. As you can see this is the type of situation
where you would want to do this sort of thing. Where it will save you a lot of time, and
it is quiet accurate but you need to make it a little bit smaller and there we go. Now it looks a lot better rather than having
to go around it. Now that we’re near the end what you want
to do is, to zoom out a little bit so we can see the image. Yours is going to be a little bit more different
to mine. But mine is cut in half sort of thing, so
I can’t really do anything about that but what I’m going to do is just going to do a
rough sort of selection around it. To connect it up you just go back to the first
dot and you left click on it when the icon pops up with a circle. Once it’s all connected you will see that
it is now a line, all the dots are gone. You just go over to the top here go to selection. Make sure you have everything as me. Make sure the feathering is at 0%. Unless you really do want feathering, but
without feathering it makes it sharper and whats what we’re wanting. We want a sharp outline which will look good. Anti-aliasing is going to be on and new selection. So once you done that press ok. Then we’re going to zoom out a little bit
more so we can actually see what we’re doing. Now that you’ve got it selected, this is the
easy part. All you do is, do ctrl and j. Now, what that’s doing is that it’s going
to duplicate the layer, and we have the background still on. But if we go over to the top and we hide this
one. You can see that the background is now gone. As you can see it is really good and sharp
outline. This is exactly why I prefer the pen tool. It gives you a really nice result, compared
to other tools where you might get the white outline. The one thing you want to make sure is that
the bits that you left out that was in inside the image. Let’s say that they had a piece like this,
where you could still see a bit of the background. You just want to go back to there. Use the pen tool again and just go around
it really quick. It doesn’t have to be too perfect because
the selection will make it look good. Go over to selection again. 0% and press delete. For the very last step what you want to do
is just bring in a background and have a look at your result. If you’re happy with it, if you’re not then
you could always go back. But for me I think mine looks pretty good
and you want to just stretch the image to the right place. Make sure that it is underneath. Once you got the background you can now move
over the object, where you want it to go. For me it would look a little bit better if
I moved him here and made him a little bit small. To actually make him look like he’s there. For me all I got to do is make him the right
size. So probably a little bit smaller, that would
look good. Then you want to go over to blending options. Change the colour, make it look like the theme
of where his at. So for me it’s kind of like a blueish sort
of, darker. Dark blue a little bit like that and just
go through the effects. See which one looks good. We don’t want to much. Maybe this one. Anyway this has been the best way to remove
a background in Photoshop. Right now it doesn’t look very good, my image
because it doesn’t blend in with the right colours. But I can easily edit that later on, right
now I’m going to leave it like this. But the whole point of this video was to show
you how to remove a background and get a really good result out of it. Now even if you’re accurate like me you will
get moments where, you do get a little bit of a outline. To remove that, it is really simple. All you got to do is, right click on this
go to blending options. In here go to stroke. Make sure you put this to 1. Go to inside and then once you done that you
go over here. Where it says blend mode and make this go
to screen. This will just cut it out and it is now gone. If you’re outline is more thicker you can
easily just increase this and it will get rid of more. But for me I think this will be ok. Let’s zoom out and yeah. That is pretty much it. Anyway that has been the video. If it was helpful share it around with a friend
who might also find this useful. Comment down below what you think of the video
and I will see you all in the next video. Bye.