How to Make Text Box Overlays for Photos in Photoshop

How to Make Text Box Overlays for Photos in Photoshop


– [Instructor] Hello and
welcome to this Design Cuts video tutorial. Today we’re looking at
adding text boxes for text over images in Photoshop. The first effect we’re going
to create is using a quote. So I have a quote here
from Jack Kerouac. What I’ve done is
to highlight in bold the words that I
think are important. So I’m going to enter
this as separate objects. So the first one will be
“there was,” and then “nowhere” and then “to go but.” so let’s see how we’d do that. I’m going to select
the Type tool. I’m gonna click where I’m
going to start typing. I’m going to use all lowercase, so I’m just gonna
type “there was.” and then I’ll press escape because that finishes
that text object but leaves the Type tool intact, so I can just click and
add the next piece of type. Now to save us some time,
I’ve already done this. So here are all my type objects. Let’s just turn the
visibility on on all of them. So every second one of
these objects is a word that I want to highlight. So I’ll just select on
them in the last panel, control + click on
every second item. Now if you find that you get
a stray empty Type box here, just delete it because you
don’t want any strays in here. It’s a little bit too confusing. Now the font I’m going to use
here is called Lemon Tuesday and I’m going to beef that
up to about 500 points on this image. I’m going to leave the
rest as just Myriad Pro. I’m not too concerned about
the fonts that I’m using here. I’m more concerned about
showing you the effects. So now I’m going to select
absolutely everything, but before I do that, let’s
first of all move Jack Kerouac down a little bit, and I also
want to size that right down ’cause I don’t want
that to be big at all. So I’m gonna make it 120 points. But then we’ll select all
of these type objects, and up here, you can
start arranging them. So I’m going to use this one, which is Distribute
Vertical Centres, and that just aligns them
so there’s a nice space between each of these lines
and it’s an even spacing. I also want them to
align on the right here, so I’m just gonna click
here on Align Right, and then I can just
move them out of the way so that they’re
actually in the document a little bit better. Now I need to put
a comma in here. So I’m gonna add a comma, and
doing it at this late stage has meant that this letter E, you’ll see that the letter
E doesn’t actually move, and that’s good because the
E is going to be lined up with these other letters and the punctuation is
going to be slightly out. It can often look
better that way. I’m gonna add a star at the
end of the word “stars.” So I’m going to Brush tool. There are two star brushes here in the Legacy
Brushes Collection. So click the flyout panel
and click Legacy Brushes to add them. But you might want to just
add something that is relevant to the kind of quote
that you’re using. So I’ve got my Star
brush selected. I’m going to need
a new layer for it because you can’t
paint on text layers. So let’s just click
to add a new layer. White paint. Let’s see if we can see
our star, which I can’t. So I’m using the
closed square bracket just to size it up a little bit. And I’m going to click
twice in the same place to get a nice-sized star. Now the text box I want to use is just going to darken
this side of the image, but I don’t want it
to be really obvious. So let’s add a new layer. I’ll select the Selection tool. I’m gonna drag a selection
out over all of the text and I’m going the full
length of the image because that’s going to
help me make this peter out to nothing, and so you
won’t actually notice that it’s there. So I’m going to fill this
shape with a gradient and I want the gradient
based on black. So I’m making black
my foreground colour. When I click Gradients,
the second gradient in is a foreground to
transparent gradient. So we’re going from
black to transparent. The only thing you need
to be aware of is that if you use colour to
transparent gradients, then when they fill,
they fill with the colour and go across to transparency. If you were using
a regular gradient that didn’t have
any transparency, you could just say, “Okay.
Well, I’ve got this around “the wrong way, so
I’m just gonna drag “in the opposite direction.” Well, when you’ve
got transparency that has an additive
effect rather than totally replacing it. So I’m going to undo this,
and now I’m going to put in the gradient the
way I want it to be. So I’m going from
black on this side to transparent over
here, and when I do that, let’s just press control or
command + d to deselect it, you can see that you can’t
actually see the edge of that gradient;
it’s all petered out. So all I need to do is to move
my gradient-filled layer here down to the bottom of the image and now we can see the
next way more clearly. If this is too dark,
you can just back off on the opacity, but
that transparency on
the left-hand side of this shape is helping
the box to just blend in with the image, so we’re not
losing a lot of the image but we are improving
the readability of the type considerably by
having this box behind it. So that’s the first of
our text box effects, the text box that you
don’t actually see. Let’s have a look at something
completely different now. For this next text box,
I have a different quote, and quote is “I put instant
coffee in a microwave oven “and almost went back in time,”
and it’s by Stephen Wright. In this case, I’m gonna
take the entire quote. I’m gonna make it
inside a single box. So I’m going to copy it
out of my Word document. Let’s go to Photoshop. I’m going to the Type tool. I want to work with white,
so let’s just select white as my colour here. And this time, I’m
going to drag out a box into which my type
will be placed. So it’s just gonna
go in as a paragraph. So I’ll click in here and
press control or command + v to paste it in. Now I’ll go and
increase the size of it. So let’s just have a
look at the sort of size. I think about 300
will work here. Now with this type, I want to
highlight some of the words exactly as I did last time, but this time I’m just
going to use bold. I’m using Myriad Pro as
the font and that helps me because I’ve got a lot of
different styles in Myriad Pro. So I can use the bold effect,
which is built into this font. So I’m just going to
set these words to bold. So I like the words
“instant coffee.” I think “microwave”
is important. So I’m going to
select bold for this, and then I’m going to
select “back in time” because these are the words
that I think are important in this quote. If you want to do
an effect like this, it’s best to do
it with a typeface that comes with lots
of different styles so that you can select the style that matches things
really nicely. It’s better than
using say a fake bold. So this piece I want to be
aligned over to the right and I want it to
be much smaller. So I’m gonna set that
probably at about 120 and I think I’ll
just drop that down, so I’ll just press the enter
key before I get there. Now I can realign this type here by selecting inside
the box here, just clicking inside
the box somewhere. And now if I adjust
the size of the box, the type flows round. Now if you do that the other way and try and do it with
the selection tool, nasty things happen
to your type. So just be aware that you need
to go and get the Type tool. Click in here so that you’ve
got something positioned in here with the Type
tool and then you can just size your box to suit. So I want mine to be
pretty much like this. I think my font is not
quite large enough. Now I’ll just move
my box into position and I want it over
the top of the cup. It’s a little bit difficult to
see over the top of the cup, so let’s see how we
would solve that problem. I’ll go to the selection
tool and I’ll drag out a box. Now I’m gonna fill
this with a colour and place it underneath the type and it’s going to
help make the type just a little bit more legible. But before I do that, I want
to apply a narrow stroke using this. So what I’ll do is
create a new layer. I’m going to select a grey
colour, so let’s just go and select a sort
of neutral grey. Mine’s 165, 165, 165. That just tells me it’s grey. Now I’ll go to Edit
and then Stroke, and I’m going to put a
three-pixel-wide stroke in this colour
around this shape, and it’s gonna be on the inside
but it doesn’t matter much where it is. So I’ll just click OK. And so if I move away from here, you can see that’s what
I’ve got, this fine line. I’m just going to undo that. So now I’ll go to
Select and Modify and I’m going to contract this. And I want to contract this
something like 30 pixels. So I’ll just click OK. The selection is now
inside that line. So I’m gonna add a new layer
and I’m gonna fill this with my grey colour. So I’ll do alt + backspace,
option + delete on the Mac. So now I’ve got my grey boxes that are going to help
my type readability. So I’ll grab both of these and move them
underneath the type. And I’m going to adjust
down their opacity. So I’m going to bring
the opacity right down. So they’re only just there, but they are going
to make the type just a little bit brighter and they’re gonna help
its readability a bit. I’m not gonna do quite as
hefty an opacity change on the outer line as
I do on the inner one because I still want
to be able to see it. We can link these layers
by selecting both of them, right-click and
choose Link Layers. And that means if you
need to move these boxes, you can do so. So I’ve got these
selected, they’re linked, and so they’re going
to travel together. So if you need to position
them slightly differently, they will go as a team
’cause you don’t want them to split apart because they’re
integral to each other. So there is a nice simple
text box for placing over the top of an image
with some text in it. For the final example,
we’re going to do a little bit of work with
this particular image. I want to crop it first
to a square shape. So I’ve got a
one-to-one crop here. So I’m just going to crop it. I’m going to place over the
top of it a couple of shapes. I’m using shapes because
they’re going to help me with the effect
I’m trying to get. So I’m gonna make sure that
I have Shape selected here. I’m going to create a
circle first of all. So I’m just going to
drag out a circle, holding down the
shift key as I do, and place it sort of
roughly in position. Now I want my circle to have
a Fill button, no stroke. So I’m going to the Stroke
and I’m going to set that to No Stroke. I’m now going to add
another shape over the top and that’s going to be a square. So I’ll select the
rectangle, hold the shift key as I drag out a square,
and I’m gonna place it sort of roughly in position
where I want it to be because I want my final
shape to be the accumulation of these two shapes. So I don’t want this to
have a stroke either. It’s just going to have a fill. If we have a look
in the Paths panel and let’s just go and get
the Layers panel as well, we can see what’s going on. So this is my rectangle
and this is my ellipse and I can mere them
together into one shape, but before I do that,
I want to make sure that they’re perfectly aligned. So with them selected, I’ll
go to Layer and then Align, and I’ll choose
Vertical Centres, and then Layer>Align
>Horizontal Centres. And that makes sure that
the two shapes are aligned. I’ll right-click the selection
and choose Merge Shapes, and that creates a merged shape. Well, it’s going to in a minute, but it’s not quite merged yet. You can see two
distinct shapes here. To merge them, we’ll
go to this option here and choose Merge
Shape Components. And now we’re going
to get a single shape that is this shape. I want to colour it
with a colour I’m
sampling from the image, so I’ll go to the
eyedropper tool. I’m just gonna sample this
sort of blue colour here and I want to use
that for my rectangle. So I’ll select my rectangle,
go back and select some sort of shape tool. So I get these shape
options up here. Go to Fill, and this is
the colour I want to use. So I’ve got my blue colour, but I also want a sort
of border around here. So what I’ll do is make a
duplicate of this shape. So I’ve got two of them. The topmost one I’m
going to add a border instead of the fill. So we’ll go and select No
Fill, and for this one, we’ll select a stroke
and the stroke’s gonna be the same colour as we’re using. Now the stroke is set to 14. That will probably be enough. I’ll select the
rectangle layer here. I’ll go to the Move
tool, hold the shift key and the alt or option key,
as I just drag this out and that allows me to put
an edge around my shape. So I’m gonna apply
this transformation. So I’ve got these two elements
and offset edge to my shape. I’m going to link these
two together as well because I want them to
move obviously as a pair. I also want to reduce
the opacity of them. And I could also set a
blend mode if I wanted to. So you could experiment
with different blend modes. Hard light’s got
some nice colour. But that’s up to you to see if you can find something
that you particularly like. Over the top of this,
I’m going to add my text. Now I don’t want this to happen. Photoshop wants to attach
this text to something, so let’s just go
and add a new layer. And now it’s prepared to put
the text where I want it to be. I’m working in
Myriad Pro regular. I want to work with
white, so let’s just go and select white and I’m gonna
type IN SEASON in capitals. I want this to be quite small,
so I’ll set it at about 120. And then I’ll type the
word “blueberries.” I want to be well away from
this type when I do that. I’m going to choose
an alternate font. I’ve got one called Alex
Brush that I kind of like, and I’m going to
increase the font size. Let’s try about 400
and see how that looks. So I’ve now got text
layered over a text box. We can always improve the
legibility of text like this by adding a drop shadow. So let me just select
this piece of text. I’m going to the FX icon and
I will select Drop Shadow. And I’ve got set a really,
really small drop shadow. I’ve got a black or sort
of dark blue colour here. I’ve got it set to
Multiply Blend Mode. I’ve got sort of
middling opacity but the distance
here is set to one, the spread is set to two,
and the size is zero. So this is only
just a drop shadow. But it’s enough to improve
the readability of the type. If you turn it on and off, you’ll see a very
slight difference, and it’s just lifting
that type a little bit away from the image. It’s just improving its
readability just a little bit. Now you could increase
this to say two pixels. It’s going to depend on
the image and the typeface that you’re using. But I find it that
that really helps with the text over the image. I hope that you have
enjoyed learning these Photoshop techniques. Let us know what you think
in the comments below and give us a thumbs-up if
you enjoyed this tutorial. Until next time, I’m Helen
Bradley for Design Cuts.

Landscape Photo Editing Workflow Part 4 Special Effects in Photoshop

Landscape Photo Editing Workflow Part 4 Special Effects in Photoshop


hello I’m Robin Whalley welcome to Lenscraft and this fourth video in my mini-series
editing this image in the first video we went through an assessment of the image
in the things I wanted to change in that video I mentioned that the Heather was a
little bit too sharp for my liking and I wanted to soften that we’ll be dealing
with that in this video which concentrates on special effects and I’ll
show you how I’m going to use the Orton effect to soften the Heather in the
second video we actually looked at processing our image in capture one
which is how we ended up with the image that you can see on screen now in
Photoshop and in the third video we then looked at how to edit that image using
the Nik collection to emphasize some of the elements in the scene and this was
the image we produced now if you miss the first few videos of this series
don’t worry I’ve put the links in the video information below I’m going to
start now by creating a frequency separation and use that to create a
norton effect now if you haven’t seen this done before you can find
information in a video that i’ve published previously and again I’ll put
the link in the video information below now to do this rather than we create it
manually I’m going to be using an extension panel for Photoshop called
whoa frequency equalizer Pro and again I’ve reviewed that and you’ll find a
link to the video in the information below now in frequency equalizer Pro
there’s this option here to create a quick frequency separation and I’m going
to do that and it will decompose my image into two layers and I’m going to
set a pixel radius and this effectively controls the level of blur in the image
and I want something around 30 pixels given the size of this image as a rough
guide work on the number of megapixels in your image as this is a 24 megapixel
camera somewhere between 20 and 30 produces the right level of blur let’s close that down now and I’ll show
you what the frequency equalizer has done so we’ve got our image now
separated onto two layers we’ve got this low-frequency layer and a high-frequency
layer no the low-frequency layers got all the color information from the image
and as you can see it’s blurred and that’s what we’ll use to create our
artifact the high-frequency layer has all the detail and if I turn off the
low-frequency you can see what that does but together the two layers actually
just create the normal image there you can see I’ve turned off the separation
that’s being created if I turn it back on there’s no difference this is how I
create my Orton effect so I’ll go to the high frequency layer and I’ll reduce the
opacity down to something around 80% and as soon as I do that we get this lovely
blurring effect on the header and it may be too strong but you can see it’s
soften the header up very nicely unfortunately softened up all the
hillsides as well and the sky and I don’t really want that I’ll show you how
we tackle that in a minute on the low-frequency layer what I’m next
going to do is duplicate it so I’ll use command + J on my keyboard to create a
duplicate and I’ll rename that soft glow and I’m going to reduce the opacity of
that layer down to something around 20% to start with and now I change the
blending mode of that layer to be soft light and that creates this lovely
glowing effect that enhances the saturation at the same time so if I turn
that off you can see the original turn it on and you can see this lovely
glowing Orton effect now that we’ve got now the thing for me is the Orton effect
shouldn’t really be plied globally to every element of the image it starts to
get a little bit samey after that I really wanted it to deal with the
heather in the foreground and possibly soften up some of the clouds in the sky
what I need to do know that is add a layer mask so that I can hide the effect
so I’ll add my new layer mask I’ll invert it and that hides the artifact
from my image next I’m going to use a luminosity mask to select the Heather in
my image now I could use a saturation mask and that would work as well but I
think the luminosity mask will work best and I’m going to use this panel that
I’ve previously reviewed called interactive luminosity masks and it’s a
free panel that you can get again I’ll put the link to that video in the
information below and I’m going to create a luminosity mask and in there
I’ll create a zone mask though the areas you can see in white and the areas that
are being selected by my luminosity mask and I can move this left and right to
either select brighter tones or darker tones so I want to select something
that’s picking up on the Heather and it’s probably slightly darker tones at
this stage and I can use these feather sliders to restrict or enlarge the range
that’s being selected now I don’t really want the effect to be seen in the
shadows I really want it to be seen more in the higher lives so I’m happy with
that and what I’m going to do now is create a selection from it I’ll hide
that panel and now I’ll hide the selected edges so that I don’t see them
anymore now over here I’m on my mask that’s attached to the entire group and
what I can do now is select a white paint brush so I’m using white with the
paintbrush and I’ve got the opacity set at about 50% I’ve got a soft edge to the
paint brush and the size is set suitable for this image I can adjust the size
using the bracket keys on my keyboard so the left bracket will reduce it the
right bracket increases it and now I’m going to just paint over the areas where
I want to see the artifact so the Heather here
is one of the areas where I want to see it and again the heather over here now
are painting the areas of the heather to start with just to create that softening
effect on the heather because that’s my priority and the thing you’ve got to
watch out for when you’re using this technique is that because I’m using a
soft blending mode here on the soft glow layer it will actually darken and
intensify the color so you may get a color shift involved here don’t worry if
you find that the whole thing makes it look too saturated we’ll deal with that
in a moment so let’s Oh turn it back on and you can see that
I’ve restricted my adjustment now just to the Heather if you look at the
maskers I’ve created you can see that it used the luminosity information that I
picked up in the luminosity panel now just soften the edges of the path as
well slightly I’m reasonably happy with that maybe we want to include a very
slight soft glow in the distance that looks reasonably good and now maybe just
on these clouds here to soften them up possibly
those clouds as well so let’s look that was the original and that’s my softened
image using my artifact so I just renamed that layer now if I think that
the image is looking a little bit too saturated now what I can do is add a hue
and saturation layer and just make sure that that’s outside of my Orton effect
on the layer stack now because I already had a hidden selection that I was
painting through it’s actually created that adjustment as a mask so I’m just
going to remove that mask and just add a new one in the human adjustment layer
we’ve got the master saturation and that will allow me to control the saturation
on the master layer which I probably don’t want to do too much and it would
also allow me to then pick a layer now in here we’ve got the magentas that are
in the heather and I can pick those and it’s actually saying that we’ve got them
as red now if I wanted to I could shift those and turn them into a different
color so maybe I do want to shift them very slightly
and I could also increase or reduce the saturation level depending on what I
felt was appropriate and I could actually change the lightness or
brightness of those now if I look back at my original image with that turned
off I’m actually happy with that so I’m not going to make any further
adjustments to this I’ll remove the hue and saturation lab and I’ll just accept
that I’m happy with that image now if you feel it’s a bit too light or too
dark I would suggest adding the curves layer
to it so that you can lighten it up or down it down I’m quite happy with that
now I think that looks like a good finished image I’ll just again make sure
that I’ve got that curves adjustment on the very top of the image and that’s me
complete now this has been the first mini-series that i’ve tried where i’ve
tried to demonstrate the end to end editing of an image right through from
assessment through raw conversion through enhancement using in this
instance the Nik collection and then onto special effects
now the first video a lot of people were very keen on this mini series now we’ve
finished it I’m hoping that you’ve enjoyed the series and thought it was
worthwhile if you did please leave me a comment below because I’m wondering
whether or not to do a number of other of these mini series where I demonstrate
different tools because I don’t always use the tools that I’ve demonstrated and
used in this series if you want to see something else another mini series with
another image and other tools please let me know in the comments below and I’ll
see what I can do in the future I’m Robin Whalley
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– What is going on guys? Do you like the new set here? This is a temporary set. I wanted to go from just
the three black panels to now having this cute tiny light but on today’s episode
we are talking about how to go from a few hundred
dollars per photo gig to a few thousand dollars. Now I own a video production company and marketing agency
and what we have found to be the biggest asset for our company that actually leads more sales for us and more conversions is
having a proper website. Now a lot of people out there believe well I don’t think think
we need a website anymore. There’s social media, there’s
all these other things. It was like, no no no, like
if you’re actually talking to a client that wants to give you money, having a place where they can
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you how to structure your website, the different home pages, the things that you need on your website so that it actually leads to more sales for your company and for your business as a photographer or videographer. Now rather than just building
a normal photography website or videography website I thought I’d have a bit more fun with it. So I built a website
called chrishaushair.com and it’s the same structure
that I would use as a freelancer but instead of just
talking about photography we’re gonna talk about
my hair in that case and just have a bit more fun with it. Now today’s episode is a collaboration and sponsored collaboration
with Squarespace and myself, it kinda
seemed like a natural fit since we’re talking
about websites and also I use Squarespace. I’m currently paying for
a yearly subscription so I believe in the product itself. I used it to secure a domain, I built my website off
of it, and if you guys are also interested in
starting like an online story, you guys can use Squarespace for that too. So without further ado, let’s jump in to chrishaushair.com
and this tutorial woo. (upbeat music) Okay, so as somebody who
actually is trying to get a lot of work and also
hires other freelancers, I know that having a website is actually a very crucial
part to actually landing deals. Both in our business and
when we hire other people. Alright, so let’s start
building our website and finding out the structure
that will land you more jobs. So head over to squarespace.com, find a template that you guys like. I mean that’s the best way to
start is just pick a template. You have like the whole
structure that’s already like roughly laid out for
you and now you can just do some minor tweaking. So, here’s the website
template that we used for chrishaushair.com and this is the one I thought would actually kind of work. So let’s pick that one there. Okay, boom so chrishaushair.com. Let’s just register that domain. Obviously it hasn’t been taken because I don’t think
anyone else out there whose name is Chris Hau
decided to build a website about their hair but today we now have that official domain. Also, if you guys happen
to also have another domain it’s super easy to
transfer using Squarespace. So yes again, another reason
why Squarespace is dope. Okay, so let’s find out the
structure for this website. Now the first page is arguably
the most important page. This is the page that
people will be landing on. Like does it build trust,
is it like appealing, does it make people wanna
actually stay on the website for longer than 30 seconds. Actually fun fact, the
average person only spends about 30 seconds to two
minutes on a website. Spend time actually
building a good website that people wanna spend time
on to find a good vendor for a photography or videography. So we’re gonna talk about the front page of your website which is also known as the most important page. The reason why people
actually wanna spend time on your website. So let’s jump into chrishaushair.com. Now on the front page I
have our company logo. So yes, get a professional
logo, put it in the top corner. Here I have a little fun little copy that says hair for the people and then I have a professional
image of me and my hair but if you guys have a photography
or videography website, actually go and spend the money on having some professional photos
done for your website. Whether it’s your team, some behind the scenes location photos. People wanna get a sense of
what your company’s all about. So spend some money on
some good photo assets that actually build trust and people are actually gonna
wanna stay on your website. Below that photo I have
a little bit of copy. Now if you guys don’t know what copy is, it’s basically just text. Some stuff that I’ve written down here. In this case I have Chris Hau’s Hair is an award-winning brand of hair. His hair will attract
your perfect audience, engage with them and get
you results that matter. This is just something
that I actually took from our actual company’s website and then switched it to hair but you know, if you guys aren’t good at writing, hire somebody who is
actually good at writing because good copy, especially for people who are looking to hire you, they wanna see that you know
how to convey a message, see how you know, how to build a brand ’cause if you know how
to build your brand, you can build their brand. Alright, so let’s talk about arguably the most important part
of your landing page and that is the client section. Make sure you guys label all the clients that you guys have worked with, especially some of the bigger ones. Now if you really wanna try
to like impress somebody who’s coming to this website, start going and doing jobs
for some bigger companies, even if they’re extremely low pay or free. So maybe go to like a car dealership and maybe take some photos
of some Mercedes Benz so that you can says yes, I’ve
worked with Mercedes Benz. ‘Cause the moment you
have a Fortune 500 company on your website, other
companies can be like oh well, Mercedes Benz trusted this
guy to do my photo assets, I think I can also trust him too. That’s what they’re saying
when they’re on your website but essentially having
big brands on your website conveys a lot of trust
and will actually lead to more conversions so put that there. Nice and prominent on your front page. And the last thing that
you guys can include, I don’t have it on my Chris
Hau’s Hair website here but you can include some
features that you’ve had in other press or awards
that you guys have won. Additionally you can also
put some testimonials from other clients, all
these little moments on your like front one page will help somebody realize like hey, I wanna work with this person
or not work with this person. Okay, so the next section
that we’re gonna talk about is your portfolio. Now if you’re a videographer
or a photographer, make sure you put examples of your work and make sure you have a variety of different work to showcase. Maybe it’s corporate, maybe it’s travel, maybe it’s automotive,
maybe it’s marketing, to showcase all the different
parts of the services that you guys offer is extremely important for a company to realize hey look, this is the actual work that they do. Oh maybe I didn’t realize
that they actually do this type of work or maybe
they’ll see something else that you’ve produced. Maybe even a passion
project they’re like hey, I really like that aesthetic
or I really like that quality or I really like that thing, can you put that in our project? So make sure you guys spend
some time really building out your portfolio, showcase as many examples as possible and a variety of examples. What I would recommend
is that you guys build a case study for each project
that you’ve worked on. So in this case I’ve built
something around L’Oreal and then I’m like, here’s
all these fake photos of me doing a collaboration with L’Oreal but if you guys are actually showcasing some serious work that you’ve done, put the client’s name, allow
the person to click on it and write a little story about like, the work that you actually accomplished. Whether it was video services,
photography services, you actually outlined the creative, maybe you guys even
helped on the marketing. Outline all the elements that you did, and even showcase the results. the more business language
that you guys incorporate like revenue generating or you know, increased sales by X amount
or increased awareness by this much, also showcases
that you understand how you add value to another company. So include all these things
in your case studies. If you guys have noticed, my
hair’s been jumping around a lot in this video because
I can never remember which side of my hair I put my hair on. So yes, if you guys want,
scrub through the video and you’ll see it do the hair dance. So the next section that
we’re gonna be talking about is the our services section tab. Now originally when I first started off as a photographer or
videographer I just put as the services I am a photographer, or I am a videographer, but you’re actually much more than that. So make sure you guys include
things like creative direction because you’re actually gonna give input on how this photoshoot is actually done. Location scouting, maybe
post production editing, maybe Photoshopping, maybe
you’re actually doing full service where you include marketing. Now one of the pro tips, or one of the things that
we position our company as is a full service agency. We do everything from start to finish. We actually handle full projects and once we kinda positioned ourselves not just as photographers
and videographers but as a full service company with other employees, our budgets started to increase. So that’s a little thing that you guys can think about down the
line but for the time being, make sure you include other services. So let’s jump into chrishaushair.com under the our services section
and let’s take a look here. So I have, we drive action with hair. That’s, normally we have
we drive action with video but I switched that to
hair because the hair is what’s generating all the
results for chrishaushair.com. Under the service
sections we have some like hair styling, hair strategy, make sure you guys list
out all the services that you actually include. Put a client list. Again, this is one of
the most important parts. If some bigger brand has trusted you with their business, a smaller brand, that’s an easy, like okay. No problem, I can trust that this person will generate results for me as well. Really try to make your
website visually stimulating. People like to look at photos, people like to look at case studies, people like to look at things
that are moving, moving images because it’s more fun than just reading. So include a lot of images and video clips on your website if you guys can. Now have a little bit of copy in here. Something that’s a
little bit professional. Gives you an insight
on what you can deliver as a company or as a photographer. In this case, feel free to steal this and work it for your website but I have, at Chris Hau’s Hair we’re
in the business of flow. Unforgettable engaging strands that resonate with your audience. Hair that actually gets them to click that coveted share button and
amplify your message for you. Obviously you can see here,
we’ve talked a lot about the marketing aspects. You’re not just a post-production house or someone that creates images. You’re someone who understands
how those images work in business, so make sure you include some of that language in
your copy and I guarantee you’re gonna land more sales. And then at the bottom make sure you include some testimonials. In this case I have, his hair
is better than mine, Fabio. Now obviously this is just a joke one. Make sure you follow up with your clients when a project is done and say, hey would you mind
delivering a testimonial that I can use on my website. Most of the time the
clients are gonna say, yeah that’s no problem, we’ll send you a nice little short thing that
you can put on your website. If you really want to impress them, offer them five percent
discount on their final project which ultimately you know,
is not that much to you but if you have some testimonials that you guys can use on your website, that’s gonna help drive
more sales for you. So yes, maybe five percent
you’ll lose up front with another client but
you’ll get more money in the long term, plus five percent
discount for your client, they’re gonna be super happy with that. Okay, the last page is your contact page. Now real quick, make sure
you have a little something that’s like kind of friendly
to end off the website on and then include your email. I would recommend rather
than putting something like, [email protected] or
[email protected], put [email protected],
two reasons for this. Number one is, hello is very friendly and number two, rather than just putting a name where it looks like
a one man band operation, it kinds makes you look
and position yourself as a bigger brand where it’s like okay, oh if it’s hello, it will go to any one of the sales person’s inboxes. This way the potential
client’s gonna be like, oh it’s only a few hundred dollars, I’m gonna pay this person
and then they’re gonna say, oh wait, this is a bigger company. I should expect to pay a
bit more and you could maybe even start charging thousands
of dollars for a project. It’s all these subtle
things that come together including something just as small as [email protected] Okay so overall, keep
your website professional. Keep it concise, people don’t wanna land on a website and just read for hours and hours, so just make sure you show the important things. If you guys do get an email inquiry about a potential job
make sure you follow up within 24 hours, I would
recommend if you guys can, try to follow up in less than four hours. That’s when you like really show that you’re working and that
your time is also valuable. Once you guys have started
that email conversation, suggest jumping on a phone call. This way you can actually
sell on the phone and by doing this, you can
kind of vet out the people that aren’t serious about working with you ’cause the people who
actually want to work with you will make the time to jump on a phone call so this is a good way of filtering out which jobs are serious and which jobs are just
like blah, go away. And a little protip for
all the people out there in terms of business. If you really wanna
make your clients happy, really manage expectations. So, under promise and over deliver always. Throw in little extra things
like behind the scenes photos that those people can use
for their Facebook pages or their YouTube channels
or their Instagram pages and this way, they’ll be really stoked about working with you on the next project and good chance is they’re
gonna start recommending you to other people, so then
they’ll start sending that website to another potential client which means you’re gonna
get even more work. And P.S. guys, if you do
decide to move forward with Squarespace it’s very intuitive. Like I built my website
in like under two hours but if you guys are having trouble, they have award-winning
customer service 24/7 so you can always make sure you’re getting your website
built and done quickly. So when we first built our website we had to piece it together
with multiple different vendors. So we had someone build the website, we had to go to a different domain site, we had to connect
different people by email to just get our website done. Which was you know, kind
of annoying and it took a long time and it was
extremely expensive. One of the things that I
really like about Squarespace is that it’s this all in one place. You don’t have to go to
all these different areas to put your website together. You can manage your domain,
you can build your website, you can have all your billing in one place which is like really great
and that’s actually one thing that we did as a company, we started positioning ourselves as like an all in one
kind of package for people and they really did like that. They don’t wanna have to go
to one person’s for photos, another person for video, another person for marketing, it’s great when it’s all under one roof. So just like our company,
we did the same thing as Squarespace where it’s all in one. They also have a super
easy to use DNS interface. For anybody out there who doesn’t
understand what that means essentially if you have a website already with another company
like GoDaddy or Bluehost, it’s really easy to
transfer it from that site to Squarespace and the last great thing is you can set up an
online store on your photo or video website and
start selling packages. So let’s say you’re a videographer. You could have like a four hour package, or an eight hour package,
and you can start getting more conversions just ’cause
you have an online store right there and guys,
that’s essentially it. Remember, most people are
not gonna put the work in. Most people will not build the website and they’re always wondering, well I’m not getting enough work. Well you know what? You have to put the time in for marketing, you have to put the time
in to building a website that actually leads to sales. All the information I just
talked about in this video has actually led to more sales for us. We spent hours and hours
building our website and spending time on marketing, spending time on copy, doing photoshoots, all these things so that
we could get more sales. So if you want to make more money, go through the website a couple more times and just put the work in. I promise you, you guys will get jobs, you’ll build a career as a photographer or videographer, it’s all out there, start piecing it together
and put the work in. If you guys liked this
video please press like. It actually makes a difference. Subscribe, would love
for you to join along and, we’ll catch you
guys in the next video. Peace out everybody and be safe. (dramatic music)

Photoshop cc Tutorials Easily Photo Color Correction | Bokeh overlay | Photography Tips & Trick

Photoshop cc Tutorials Easily Photo Color Correction | Bokeh overlay | Photography Tips & Trick


Welcome to inspiringBee.com welcome back to another very exciting tutorial here at the inspiringBee.com In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to easily color correction and the boken overlay in Photoshop ok let’s get started we are going to use this stock image First, Duplicate the Layer Just Drag and Drop it in New Layer Icon or Press (Ctrl + J) Create New Adjustment Layer “Curves” Make it to more contrast Next, We want to bring some lightness to her face Again Create New Adjustment Layer “Curves” And just close it Change the Blending Mode to “Screen” Reduce the Opacity , set it to 25% Click on Mask Press Ctrl + I for Inverse Let’s Make sure our Foreground color is white Use Brush Tool (B) just paint it on her face so you got the more glow Next, Create New Adjustment Layer “Hue/Saturation ” Choose Green and set Saturation to “+29” Next, Choose Yellow and set to “+23” select all layer and make it to group see the difference choose the foreground color light Yellow ( R:255 G:197 B:0) Create New Adjustment Layer “Gradient Fill” Change this Style Linear to Radial Just Click and drag for arrange this to right place Change Scale 111% Then hit OK Change the Blending Mode to “Soft Light” Reduce the Opacity , if needed I’ll Keep mine set to about 25% Press Ctrl + Alt+ Shift + E This will merge all visible Layers as a One Then Head up to Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask>Set the Amount to 37%, Radius to 41.9%, Threshold to 5% Then Hit OK Create New Adjustment Layer “Color Lookup” Choose Fall Colors Look Reduce the Opacity , if needed Select all layer and make it to group (Ctrl + G) See the difference Drag and Drop this Boken Layer to Our Main Project Press Ctrl + T and Resize it by the way you can download this image from my website inspiringBee.com if you are on YouTube you can look at that description for the link on this tutorial for my website Change the Blending Mode to “Screen” Reduce the Opacity , if needed. Checkout Our Channel there have lot of free tutorials and don’t forget to share and SUBSCRIBE! ok bye see you in next tutorial

Transform Panorama Photo into 360° Photography in Photoshop

Transform Panorama Photo into 360° Photography in Photoshop


How to turn your panorama photo into 360 degree planet photography in photoshop welcome to psdesire photoshop & photography Youtube Channel. in this tutorial, i will show you how you can transform your panoramas into miniature 360-degree planet For best results, I would recommend using a panorama with a distinctive skyline and a horizon. This does not necessarily have to be a cityscape, but they work well. Like an obvious foreground such as water, sand & greenary will make the effect more realistic. If your camera has a 360-degree panorama mode, use that as it can be easier and it saves time. for this tutorial i selected this image but the horizon needs to be perfectly level so the edges of the picture meet neatly. To correct image perspective, select the Crop tool. Click Straighten from the control bar on top. Draw a line along an edge that should have been straight. draw a line along the horizon Photoshop will automatically rotate the image by the right amount, resize the canvas, and show you a live preview of what the final image will look like Press Enter/Return to commit the change. now image looks Good. Its time to turn into a 360 degree photo. we need to match colors of water and sky of photo to make sure things look smooth where the panorama’s edges were joined. otherwise in the final outcome probably found a big joint in the center running to the top of the photo. To avoid jagged edge and color variant make sure the sides are alike and that the horizontal line is 100% horizontal duplicate background layer & flip it horizontal add layer mask and brush the sky and water to make it look like other side of the edge select gradient tool and draw a perfectly horizontal. press and hold your Shift key as you’re dragging Similarly do the same for the sky as well now flatten image Now flatten image We need to stretch the height of the image so that the image is a perfect square. Turn the photo upside down This ensures it wraps the right way when we turn it into a planet. Next, we’ll apply the Polar Filter to wrap our image into a sphere. Go to Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates. Make sure “Rectangular to Polar” is selected and hit “OK”. you may rotate the photograph to your liking here is before and after results. Creating little planet photos is extremely easy. Try this tip to turn your panoramas into miniature 360-degree planets is a great way to explore your creativity. Thanks for watching our free Tutorials! If you enjoyed
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HOME STUDIO: TOP-DOWN photo without a tripod for Instagram. DIY

HOME STUDIO: TOP-DOWN photo without a tripod for Instagram. DIY


Фото сверху-вниз для Инстаграм Малярная лента Канцелярский нож Смартфон Коробка из под обуви Будьте осторожны при работе! Как фотографировать? Я использую приложение “Timer Camera”

How to Make a White Background in Photoshop – Complete Process

How to Make a White Background in Photoshop – Complete Process


In this video, I’m going to show you how to
make white backgrounds in Photoshop. Hi, welcome back to the
Photoshop training channel. I’m Jesus Ramirez. In this video, I’m going to show you how to
create white backgrounds in Photoshop. You’re going to learn a bunch of cool tips
and tricks. We’re going to start by learning how to remove
a foreground from a background. And I’m going to show you how the Select and
Mask work space works and how to better utilize it so that you get the best results. I’m also going to show you how to create Light
Wraps in Photoshop to create better composites and just like all my other tutorials, there’s going to be a bunch of
hidden gems so stick around to the end. Okay. Let’s get started. We’re going to work with this image and our
goal is to make a white background. So, that’s the first thing that I’ll do. I’ll go into the new adjustment layer icon
and select solid color. Then, I’ll select white, press OK. You don’t need to do this but I’m going to
delete the Layer Mask. I just want things to look a little cleaner
and I’ll rename this layer to background. We always want to work non destructively so
I’m just going to duplicate this original layer by pressing Ctrl J, Command J on the
Mac, and I’m going to drag it up above the background that we just created. So, we’re just going to work with this original
copy. In this original layer, I’ll just disable
it and keep it there in case we need it again later. I’ll select the original copy and now I’m
going to make a selection so, that I can extract the foreground, which is the model from the
background. One of the best ways of doing that is with
the quick selection tool. If you’re on Photoshop CS6 and older, you
can just click-and-drag around your model to make a selection. But, if you’re in Photoshop CC, Photoshop
CC 2018 or newer, you can go into the Select Subject button which will use Adobe Sense,
Adobe’s artificial intelligence to make a selection around the main subject of the image. I’m going to press OK to discard the current
selection. And Photoshop will analyze the image and it
will make a really good selection around my model. Now, this selection is not perfect but it’s
a great starting point. I can click-and-drag and add to the selection. As you can see, some of these areas were not
selected and that’s okay. I’m just going to’ click-and-drag and just
make sure that everything that
needs to be selected is selected. If you accidentally selected something that
shouldn’t be selected like I just did here. You can hold Alt, Option on the Mac, and click-and-drag
to subtract from the selection. I’m not going to spend too much time fine
tuning the selection but I would recommend that in your image, you spend some time making
sure that you have a good one. One trick that you can do is press the Q key
on the keyboard to enter the Quick Mask mode and you can see what the mask is selecting. Anything that is in red will not be selected. So, for example, this area here, you can see
that it’s cutting into his arm, I’ll zoom in. I can select our Brush Tool and paint with
white. Make sure that white is your foreground color
and just paint in those pixels. So, I’m painting in the pixels here and I’m
holding Shift as I click. So, if you click and hold Shift, it’ll make
a straight line from the point that you clicked on to the second point that you clicked on. I’m going to undo that because I don’t want
to actually have that line there. But anyway, spend some time fine tuning your
selection. When you’re done with your selection, you
can press Q again, the selection will come back. I’m going to double click on the hand tool. Now we’re going to use the
Select and Mask works pace. So, I’m going to select the quick selection
tool again and go into Select and Mask. If I click Select and Mask, it’ll bring up
the Select and Mask workspace where we can adjust the selection. I’m going to cancel it for now. If you’re in Photoshop CS6 or older, you do
not have access to the Select and Mask workspace. But you have the Refine Mask dialog box. Let me show you what that looks like. If you go into Select, hold Shift, and click
on Select and Mask, it brings up the old refine edge or refine mask dialog box. So, this is a way for you to use the old version
of this tool if you prefer it. But if you’re in an older version, of course
you don’t have access to the new ones so you’re stuck with this one. But everything that we’re going to work with
is in this Adjust Edge area in this tool here where we can actually paint on the selection. So, even though it looks different, the tools
that I’m about to show you are actually in this dialog box as well. And by the way, let me know in the comments
if you prefer the old dialog box or the new workspace. Also, if you like this trick, click on that
like button now. But anyway, with that selection active once
again, I’m going to go into the
Select and Mask workspace. It’s going to bring that up and I can adjust
my selection. For view, I have on white which really doesn’t
matter because if I select Onion Skinning it still looks the same way because the background
is also white, the white that we’re using. But I’ll just leave it on white since that’s
what we really want anyway. So, on white, and what I can do in this dialog
box is control how the edge of the mask looks. So I can press Z to get the zoom tool and
I can click to zoom in and what I want to do is smooth the selection so I have a smooth
edge. See how jagged the selection looks in some
areas? I can just click-and-drag this to the right
to smooth it. I can also add some Contrast to make the darker
pixels darker and the brighter pixels brighter which makes a sharper edge. If I go into the Black and White view, you
can see what I mean by bright and dark pixels. So, you can see that there. See that how we have some bright pixels here
and some darker ones there? If I increase the Contrast, it makes some
darker some lighter, and it creates a sharper edge. This is what’s creating our mask. But anyway, I want to go back to on white. I’m not worried about the hair for now. So we’re going to work with that later. I’m just looking at the sharper edges of the
image. And by the way, I’m holding the Spacebar to
pan across the image. I’m going to right click and select “fit on
screen”. I’m not going to work on the hair now because
if I start making adjustments to the hair, it’s going to apply these global refinements. So, for example, if I come in here and select
the refine edge tool to refine the hair, and I’ll explain how that works in a moment, notice
that it doesn’t really do a good job because Photoshop is also applying these settings
and I don’t want that. So, I’m going to undo that by pressing Ctrl
Alt Z. Command option Z on the Mac. So I’m just going to press OK and that updates
the selection. And by the way, you might be asking yourself
why it did not create a Layer Mask and that’s because in the Select and Mask workspace,
I have output to selection. So, if I select output to Layer Mask, it’ll
create a Layer Mask. So that’s what it’ll do next time I press
OK. But anyway, notice what happens now
with this tool. The refine edge. Compare it to the previous example. See how much better of a job it’s doing of
extracting the hair? That’s because I don’t have any of these global
refinements applied. Now, I want to show you what this is doing
behind the scenes, that way you understand and you can better adjust your image. So I’m going to press Ctrl Alt Z, Command
option Z on the Mac, to undo. What is this tool doing? If I click on Show Edges, nothing shows up. Right? But if I increase the radius of the edge,
you can see now that this is the edge where the refinement occurs. Where Photoshop looks for hair and things
like that to make an extraction. So, if I increase the edge, it’s going to
look for more areas. If I click Smart Radius, notice how now I
don’t have an edge that is a 29 pixel width. Some areas are thinner. Other areas are thicker. So, that’s what the Smart Radius does. It just changes the width on different areas
depending on the content that you have. In this case, I don’t want that. I don’t want the Smart Radius and I want to
be able to paint my own edge so I’m just going to bring the edge reduction down to zero. Actually, just for the purposes of demonstration,
I’m just going to keep it here at one pixel. So that we can barely see it. So with the refine edge tool, what I’m really
doing is painting an edge. See how I just painted that edge there? That’s what this tool does. It helps you redefine the edge detection area. So I’m going to uncheck Show Edge and notice
what it did there. It extracted the hair so I’m going to continue
painting on those areas to extract the hair. If I click on Show Edge, you can see what
I did. All I did is just paint on these areas and
that’s where Photoshop looks to make that adjustment. I’m going to bring that radius back to zero
because I do not want any adjustments down here. Again, just for the purposes of demonstration,
let me show you what happens when I increase the radius and uncheck Show Edge. See how it starts damaging the edges here
in the shirt? I don’t want any of that so I’m just going
to bring this back down to zero and I just want Photoshop to focus on the areas that
I painted on. So the hair up there. Anyway, so now that I’ve extracted the hair,
now I can fine tune it with the regular brush tool. So with this brush, I add, so I can add some
of the pixels that it hit here in the highlights of the hair and I can subtract by clicking
on this button and painting on these areas that have some darker pixels. Of course, you can spend a lot more time fine
tuning your mask but in this case, this is going to be good enough. So that’s all I really need. In some cases, you may need to make some more
global adjustments such as maybe Shifting the edge just a little bit more. Maybe adding a little bit more contrast or
something like that. This time, I’m outputting to a Layer Mask
so when I press OK, I get a Layer Mask. See? I’ve extracted the background. I’ll enable the layer again and you can always
come in, select the brush tool, select white as your foreground color and paint over the
details that you lost to bring them back and you can make black your foreground color and
paint away these pixels next to his hair. Then select the burn tool which darkens pixels. So you can paint with burn tools on the mask
to hide pixels that are already very dark so they become invisible. See how the Layer Mask has this white focus? This white outline? I’m painting on the Layer Mask with these
tools. Again, you can always come in here and just
fine tune it until you’re happy. I’m not going to’ spend too much time fine
tuning in this video but of course do it in your own image. I’m going to double click on the hand tool
and this is looking pretty good. What I’m going to’ do now is work on something
called a Light Wrap. If you’re familiar with video compositing,
then you’re probably familiar with Light Wraps. But if you’re not, then I do have a tutorial
where I go into detail about what light wraps are, how they work, and I’ll place a link
to that video down below the description. But, simply explained, they’re just layers
that you create to simulate light hitting a subject on a scene. So you can create them in many different ways. The way that I’m going to create them in this
tutorial is by double clicking on the side of the layer and clicking on inner shadow. I know this is a shadow but we’re not going
to create a shadow. Even though the label says shadow glow or
whatever, it doesn’t really matter. You can use it for whatever you want. So instead of a shadow, I’m going to use it
for a glow. So I’m going to click-and-drag. You see how I’m clicking and dragging and
you can see that shadow? Well I’m going to use that as a glow. If this were really a studio with a white
background, he would have a lot more light bouncing off of him. A lot of white light so I’m trying to simulate
that with this effect. So with this inner shadow selected, I’m going
to change the color to white, the blending mode to Overlay, notice how I now have this
bright highlight behind him and I can increase the opacity. I’m going to increase it to 100 percent so
we can better see it and then we’ll reduce it. I’m going to increase the size and I can just
click-and-drag and try to figure out where the light would really be coming from. So clearly the right side of his face is brighter
so the light’s coming from the right so I’ll try to duplicate that with this light wrap. Then I can just decrease the opacity and that
looks pretty good. I’m going to click on this plus icon to get
a second light wrap. Now if you don’t have Photoshop CC, you will
not be able to duplicate this shadow but watch what I do in the next step and then you’ll
get an idea of how to duplicate it. But anyway, with Photoshop CC, you can just
click-and-drag this second shadow but make sure that you uncheck global light so then I can just move this one
independently from the first shadow. So, I’m just trying to create just a brighter
shadow like right on top above his shoulders. Like right here and right here, and I’ll probably
set the angle to 90 just to make sure that the light is coming from right above. And I can reduce the passage to zero and just
increase it ever so slightly just to get a little bit more of a highlight on top. Then I’ll press OK. If I right click on the FX icon and select
create layers, those layer styles now become layers. These layers are clipped to the original copy. That’s what this down pointing arrow is indicating
that the visibility of this layer is Ctrlling the visibility of the clip layers above. If I select the move tool, I can click-and-drag
and move them around anywhere I want. So, I’m going to undo that because I was happy
with the placement. Now earlier I said that if you were in Photoshop
CS6, there was an alternative to duplicating the inner shadow. Well this is it. Convert your layer style into a layer and
then press Ctrl J, Command J, to duplicate and you’ll have another copy of that highlight
and you can move it around anywhere that you like. Now the reason that I converted them into
layers is so that I could add Layer Masks to both these layers and paint them with black
in areas where I don’t want to apply the highlight. So, notice how much the highlight is affecting
his ear, his jaw, and his neck. I really don’t want that. So I’m just going to select the brush tool,
increase the size of my brush with the right bracket key on the keyboard, and paint with
black to hide the highlight in those areas. And you can see the result there and this
second highlight’s okay so I’ll just leave it there and that’s all you really need to
do. So that’s before and after the light wrap. What I’ll do now is add a shadow. If you’ll remember, the original image had
a shadow. Now you can paint your own shadows from scratch
but if you can, try to use the shadow from the original photo because it’ll look more
realistic and that’s what I’ll do. I’ll select the original layer, press Ctrl
J, Command J on the Mac, drag it up, and I’ll just call this layer shadow. I like to name my layers so that I know that
what they Ctrl. And to that point, I’ll also rename these
layers light wrap one and light wrap two. And this is the original copy. We know what that is. Okay so now we’re going to turn this into
a shadow. First I’m going to remove the color. So you can press Ctrl Shift U to de saturate
a layer then I’m going to go into image adjustment levels and drag the white point to the left
to brighten up the image and I’m only looking at the shadow. That’s what I’m really concerned about. So, I’m just making adjustments so that I
mainly have the shadow. So these adjustments seem to work. I’ll press OK. Then I’ll go into Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur,
and I’ll blur it as much as I need to so that I don’t see the detail in the wall. Maybe about 10 pixels. Then press OK. Hold Alt, Option on the Mac, and click on
the Layer Mask icon to create a black Layer Mask that hides everything in the layer. I’ll enable all my layers and by the way,
if you click on an eye icon and drag down, you can disable them or enable them. So, I’m enabling all my layers again. I’ll enable the background as well and what
I’ll do now is paint with white on this shadow layer to reveal the shadow. Now it’s not going to be perfect and that’s
okay. We’re going to fix it. I’m going to increase the size of my brush
by tapping on the right bracket key on the keyboard and I’m just painting my shadow in
like so. Then I’m going to click on the Move tool and
use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move it to the right and move it down just a little
bit so that we don’t see those edges. If there’s areas like in his ear here where
we have edges, I can just click on the smudge tool, make sure that sample all layers is
unchecked and then just smudge those layers in. But make sure that you smudge them on the
actual layers. So, make sure that the focus, this white outline,
is on the layer thumbnail and not on the Layer Mask. So just smudge those pixels in like so in
all these different areas. Then I can reduce the opacity of that shadow
so keep it very light maybe something like that. So that’s before and after. I’ll finalize this effect by clicking on top
of the light wrap, creating a new layer, clip it to the layers below so that they only affect
the original copy. You can do so by pressing Ctrl Alt G, Command
Option G in the Mac, and I’ll call this layer Dodge and Burn. And I’m going to hold Shift, then press the
backspace key. That’s the delete key on the Mac and select
50 percent gray from the contents and press OK. That creates a 50 percent gray layer. Then I’m going to change the blending mode
to soft light and I’m going to use the dodge and burn tools to emphasize the highlights
in the image and also the shadows. So I’ll select the dodge tool first and I
can just think of where I would see highlights more prominently if this were a brighter room. So maybe in these areas here and of course
I’m exaggerating the affect a bit so that it’s noticeable for the tutorial. I’m also going fairly quickly here. You want to take your time when you’re doing
this and I’m only working on the shirt by the way. And I know it might not be obvious now, but
when I click on the eye icon, you’ll see how this is affecting the layer. Then I can select the burn tool and now I
can work on the shadows, make some shadows deeper to create more contrast between shadows
and highlights and shape the shirt a bit better. You’ll notice that I’m not really working
on his face. I like to have my dodge and burn layers in
separate layers so, that I can control each individual element. So, this layer controls the shirt. I would change the blending mode back to normal
so that you can see what I really did. Just make some areas brighter, other areas
darker, and by the way, you could also use the overlay Blending Mode. It gives you a slightly different result. So check it out. You can also reduce the opacity and that’s
the before and after. Then I’ll create a new layer and clip it to
the layers below by pressing Ctrl Alt G, Command Option G on the Mac, and also fill it with
50 percent gray. So Shift and Backspace, select 50 percent
gray, and press OK. And I’ll also call this layer dodge and burn. I’ll also add the word face to it so that
I know it’s Ctrlling the face, change the blending mode to soft light. Then with the burn tool selected, you can
increase the shadows on his face, his eyebrows, his hair, and anywhere that you like. Then select the dodge tool and you can work
in the highlights of his face. And again, spend more time on your image. For this tutorial, I’m not going to spend
too much time with this step. That’s before and after. And I can bring down the opacity
just to fine tune it. With this dodge and burn layer selected, I’m
going to’ hold Shift and click in the background to select all the layers in between. Then I can press Ctrl G, Command G on the
Mac, to put that into a group. I’ll call the group white background and this
is my result. Of course, in your image, you’re going to
have to spend a little more time fine tuning things. There might be a few differences but if you
follow the steps, it should get you most of the way there. And by the way, since this video was all about
compositing, I recommend watching my last video on how to color match using curves. It’s a 90 second tutorial so you can watch
it right after this. I’ll place a link right below in the description. If you decide to create anything using this
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Adobe photo shop Complete Course Class #1

Adobe photo shop Complete Course Class #1


Hi Viewer! My Name is Mubashir And I’m Admin of The Global Of IT Today i bring the 1st class of adobe photoshop There are total 30 classes Basic to advance level We will Learn step by step. just your focus needs All Classes will be in HD IF you face any type of problem then just comment down, and send us your problem, i’ll solve it soon So, here we go!! Before i start my class make sure you’ve adobe photo shop software If you have not then just type “theglobalofit” on google. After that type adobe photoshop cs6 in search bar Download it by the given links if you face any problem in installation then tell me! after installation just open adobe photoshop This is adobe photoshop interface if some thing missing in adobe photoshop then just go to menu/windows and click on certain button that you want to show Like Tool Bar!!! This is menu bar This is tools bar if you don’t know any tool name then just bring you mouse pointer on any tool, it’ll show you its name There are many tools, we will works on all tools. This menu bar! we will also works on menu bar This tab for colors this tab for adjustment, text styles, you can give color style here when you type text see like me! Just click on one of them Later i’ll provide thousands of styles for text You can also call effect! This is Layer bar! for every work, we need to take layer This is the way of taking Layer see this is opacity See how opacity works This was our 1st class! 🙂 Hope you’ll learn it pretty much In next class we’ll discuss about tools. See you in next class! stay in touch. Bye!

How To Change Background Color Easily in Photoshop

How To Change Background Color Easily in Photoshop


how to change background color easily in photoshop welcome to psdesire photoshop & photography
Youtube Channel. In this photo editing tutorial, i’ll show you easiest way to change background color of portraits in photoshop using color replacement tool. in this photograph background color is grey and i want it to be her jeans pant color now select foreground color to replace. To change the Foreground color, simply click directly on the color swatch, then
choose a new color from the Color Picker. now duplicate background layer. select Color Replacement Tool place under the
Brush in the Tools palette Color is the default blend mode Each of these icons represents a different sampling option and From left to right, we have Continuous, Once and Background Swatch. As you drag the cursor over your image, Photoshop
continuously samples the color that’s directly under the target symbol in the center of the tool’s cursor. we can see that color overlay on her fingers, to avoid it adjust tolerance The Tolerance setting determines how different a color can be from the sampled color for Photoshop to replace it with the Foreground color. Press the left bracket key ( [ ) to make the circle smaller or the right bracket key ( ] ) to make it larger now select Once sampling option, Photoshop will only sample the color you initially click on regardless of how many other colors you drag over as long as you keep your mouse button held down. finally i want to match the new background color with subject to give a feel that it is all natural photograph duplicate layer now goto filters and select blur and average change blending to color and lower the opcaity here is before and after this technique works perfect for background color change and no need to worry about masking and selections. Thanks for watching. please subscribe to our channel to Get all of our
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