How to Blur Your Background Using Lightroom or Photoshop

How to Blur Your Background Using Lightroom or Photoshop


What is up there everyone? Welcome to
another photography tutorial. Thank you for watching! 🙂 In this one I’m gonna show you how to blur your background either using Lightroom or Photoshop. But,
before we do all that as always let’s roll the intro first. Now the reason why I show you how to do it both in Lightroom and Photoshop is because maybe some of you watching only have Lightroom or only Photoshop. Now, if you have both I would recommend to blur
your background more in Photoshop because it just has more powerful
blurring tools. But, if you only have Lightroom than no problem there are ways
to blur your background in there as well. So, let’s go and start with
Lightroom first. Being here in my computer screen with this beautiful
photo in front of you which was taken in Iceland. Now, there are three ways how to
blur your background in Lightroom so first of all, of course, go to the develop
module, and then go down to here. So, we have the graduated filter, the radial
filter, and the adjustment brush. They all work in very similar ways. But, let me
just quickly go through all three of them to show you how they work. Let’s
start with the graduated filter. Click on that. And this one you just
click and drag down and you get this graduated filter here, right. Now,
position it somewhere where you want and if you go to sharpness and let’s drag
this all the way to just minus hundred right now. And if I move this a little
bit down you can see it being blurry over here, right. If I just move it up
again to 0 it is all in focus again and now it’s blurry. So, let’s just kind
of make it something like that… also let’s put the exposure a little bit down
there. Now, let’s say that you don’t want the blurriness everywhere. A way that you
can have some more control over this is… I would first go down to here to show
select mask overlay, so you can actually see all that is being affected. Obviously
the red is where the blurriness is applied on. If you don’t want it
everywhere, you can go here down brush, click on that, and we have our
adjustment brush now. Now if you click on ALT you get the minus one, and you can
actually go and get rid of the spots where you don’t want the blurriness to
be. So you can you know paint a little bit away.
Let me just check this off so you can actually see. And if you want it back you
just use the plus one. You can bring it back there. But that is a
way to get a little bit more control and to make some adjustments in areas where
you did not want the blurriness to appear. The next one is the radial filter. Now,
this works exactly the same but here you just… you know, you make more of a circle
or an oval. The inside is where it stays how it is right now. And the outside… if we lower that, you can see it all getting blurry. Let’s lower the exposure too. If you want to invert it. You can always
click on here and then you invert it. That part is than blurry. And again also
if you go to brush, if you don’t want it over there, you can totally get rid of
that. The last one is the adjustment brush which again works exactly the same
as the other ones. This one is where you have the most sort of control with. So,
let’s just click on here and let’s lower the sharpness to – 100%. Now, let’s click on
show selected mask overlay so then you can actually see where you are painting.
And the adjustment brush, you know, very powerful you have a lot of control with
it in your image. Let me just click that off so you can see.
And, yeah, we can just paint wherever we want to have some blurriness. A little bit over here…. and there. And if you want to lower the exposure a
little bit in those parts too, we can do that as well.
And if for example you don’t want the blurriness over here on the rainbow
you just click ALT and you can go and get rid of that over there. Now that is
actually it. That is in Lightroom pretty much how you can blur your background.
Now, let’s go and jump into photoshop. So, open up a photo in Photoshop. We want to
first of all just make a copy of our background layer so we just leave that
untouched. And let’s go to filter. Here in filter if you go to blur, this are all
the blurring techniques and here blur gallery, there’s even a bunch more.
Now I’m gonna touch upon two blurring techniques, two that I use the most. And
that is the tilt shift and Gaussian blur Let’s start with till shift first,
alright. So, click on that. And we have here the tilt shift. It’s pretty straight
forward how it works here in the circle you increase or decrease the intensity
of the blur and let’s just go a little bit you know kind of powerful here. And
here it just, you know, sort of the feathering how smoothly or how strongly it kinda is.
So, the closer it is the stronger it becomes and the wider the more
feathering there is. It’s kind of nice to have a little bit of space
between that so it kind of flows more together. And let’s click on OK. Now, one
thing when applying a filter on a layer. On that layer it is very smart to always
make a smart object from it before you apply the filter. Which I did not do here
to actually show you. As we can see here it’s applied on our image the
blurring technique but if we for example didn’t want the blurring technique to be
this strong, there’s no way for us to go and adjust it anymore. So, what we have to
do is delete this and create it all over again. If you create a
smart object from it, if we would have done that. You have the control to go
back into the tilt-shift and actually make the adjustments again. But now that
we did not do that it’s not possible anymore. Let’s delete that again let’s
just copy our background again. And to create a smart object, super easy, just
right-click on the layer and you go to convert to smart object. Click on that.
Doesn’t take too long. And here it is. Now, this is a smart object. Okay so I have
applied the blur technique once again on our layer but that is now a smart object
and as you can see down here we have now this extra things underneath it. Now, if
we ever want to decrease or increase the intensity of the blur, we
can just double click on the filter and we go back in here and we can just
easily make adjustments on it. So again always make a smart object from your
layer that you’re applying a filter on. Now, also we have here a mask, so if for
example, we don’t want the blur over here, click on the mask,
take the brush, which is B or which is located over here. And let’s switch our
color from white to black which you can do by clicking on X. And let’s, you know…
let’s just paint a little bit away here. Of course, choose the opacity.
100% you get rid of everything so I have it now on 40. And yeah we can just paint
away on spots that we don’t want it on. So that is how you can make some
adjustments of the blur just make things a little bit more
natural-looking or more dramatic looking. Now, that is the first blur technique
which is the tilt shift, very powerful I use it for a lot of my photos and yeah
it just creates a more dramatic photo, right. Now let’s go to the next filter,
the next blur filter. So let’s just delete this. Let’s make another copy of our
background and let’s make a smart object from this one. So, right click on
it, convert to smart object. Let’s go to filter –>go to blur and click on
Gaussian blur. Now this is gonna blur the whole photo. The radius is
the intensity. Let’s just leave it on 15. And click on OK. Now because again this
is a smart object if you ever want to increase or decrease the blur you just
double click on the filter and you can do that. Now obviously we don’t want
everything to be blurred. We just want the background to be blurred here.
Click on the mask, take your brush, click on B. And have the color on black,
right. And let’s just you know color that here back again. Let’s maybe go to 80
of opacity and let’s just color a little bit of that back here. Which again, I’m
not gonna spend time on too much but you get or you see what I’m doing, right. The
rainbow let’s do that too because it’s nice to have rainbows visible. Like you
can see before and after… Blur no blur. This is just two
of the many other blurring techniques but all of them you know blur your image.
This one’s, those two, I use the most and I find the most useful. Now, that my
friends is all that there’s to it on how to easily blur your background using or
Lightroom or Photoshop. As always I hope you found this video helpful if you do
well then… you know put a thumbs up as it’s a nice
thing to do. And click on the subscribe button for more tutorials and other
awesome stuff. I hope to have you on another video until then have an awesome
day.

19 AMAZING Photoshop Tips, Tricks, and Hacks (That You Probably DON’T Know)

19 AMAZING Photoshop Tips, Tricks, and Hacks (That You Probably DON’T Know)


Hi. Welcome back to the Photoshop Training Channel. I’m Jesus Ramirez. In this video, I’m going to show you 19 Photoshop
tips, tricks and hacks that you probably don’t know. My goal for this video is to show you new
techniques that will help you in your workflow, projects and productivity. Before we get started, I would like to ask
you for two favors. If you see a tip that you like and it will
help you create better images, then hit that Like button as soon as you see it and let
me know in the comments what tip that was, and the second favor is for those of you who
are watching the Photoshop Training Channel for the first time, if you find this video
useful, then hit that Subscribe and Notification buttons. All right, let’s get started. In this first tip, I’m going to show you how
to open the same document in two windows, but, most importantly, why that is so valuable. So I have this photo of this dog, and I can
open it up in another window by going into Window, Arrange, and selecting
New Window For
and the name of the file. This file is titled dog.psd. If I click on that, it opens up in a new window,
so, now, I have the same document in two windows. This is not a duplicate. It’s exactly the same document, and I can
go into Window, Arrange, and select either 2-up Horizontal or 2-up Vertical. I’ll select 2-up Vertical and put the documents
side by side. So, with one document, I can zoom in and work
on the details and, with the second document, I can zoom out and see the over all image. Then I can create any adjustment that I like,
so, in this case, I’ll create a new layer and I’ll start using the Clone Stamp to, to
clone this woman out, so I’m going to hold Alt Option on the Mac and click, and I’ll
start painting her away. Notice how, in the left window, I’m working
on the details and, on the document on the right, I can see how those adjustments are
affecting the overall image, so this is a great way of working when you’re retouching
because you don’t have to zoom in to work on a detail and then zoom out to see how that
detail affected the overall image. So just zoom in, work on your image, see how that adjustment affects the overall image, and then continue adjusting as you see fit. Also, when you’re in this view, if you hold
Shift and the space bar to pan, you can pan on both documents at the same time by holding
Shift and the space bar. This feature could also be very powerful if
you have two monitors because you can drag one tab over onto your second monitor. In this next tip, I’m going to show you how
to select colors from any application. Let me show you what I mean by that. You probably already know that if you select
the Eyedropper tool, you can, of course, click and drag and select the color. So I can hover over this green and release,
and that color is now my foreground color and, of course, I can paint with that color,
but did you know that you can select the Eyedropper tool, then minimize Photoshop so I have a
second window over here, which happens to be my Instagram account, in case you’re interested, I’m @jrfromptc, and I can just select any
color that I like from this different application by putting it next to the Photoshop window
frame, clicking inside of Photoshop and then dragging outside? Notice now I’m selecting the brown color from
the leaf, or I can select the red from the Adobe logo or any other color that I hover
over, including the blue on my desktop. You will notice how the foreground color swatch
changes colors as I hover over the applications that are outside of Photoshop. When you select the color, you can, of course,
come back into Photoshop and, with the Brush Tool selected, I can paint with that color
that I selected from outside of Photoshop. In this next Photoshop tip, I’m going to show
you how to make the Clone Stamp tool even more powerful. So you probably already know about
the Clone Stamp tool. It’s here. When you select it, you can hold Alt Option
on the Mac and click on a sample source, and then you can click and drag ideally in a new
layer, so I’ll create a new layer, and click and drag to paint new pixels. So, now, she has a twin, but what you probably
didn’t know are the powerful keyboard shortcuts that you an use, so, once again, I’m going
to hold Alt Option on the Mac to sample from her shoe. You can see the preview here on the brush,
and watch what happens when I hold Alt Shift and thekeys. That’s the comma and period keys. Notice how I can rotate the clone source. Notice how her shoe is rotating, so, when
I paint, I can now paint her in an angle. I can also hold Alt Option on the Mac and
click on that same shoe. And I’m going to rotate her back by holding
Alt Shift and the

How To Use CONTENT-AWARE SCALE in Photoshop – ADVANCED Methods

How To Use CONTENT-AWARE SCALE in Photoshop – ADVANCED Methods


Welcome back to another very exciting tutorial
here at the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com. My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Instagram @JRfromPTC. In this video, you will learn how to use Photoshop’s
Content-Aware Scale. This video is going to be part of my Content-Aware
series on my YouTube channel. I already have several other videos on how
to use the Content-Aware technology. They’re grouped together in a YouTube playlist. There’s a link to it down below in the description. But anyway, in this video we’re going to
focus solely on the Content-Aware Scale which allows you to resize an image without changing
important visual content such as people, buildings, and other important items in the image. Normal scaling affects all pixels uniformly,
while Content-Aware Scale affects mostly pixels in areas that don’t have important visual
content. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you
two examples of how to use the Content-Aware Scale. We’ll use a photograph, and I’ll also
show you one of the techniques that I use when creating screenshots of user interfaces. Okay, let’s get started. So we’re going to work with this image of
the Sydney harbour. So we have the Sydney Opera House. And if you notice, this image is quite wide. It is actually wider than the canvas, as you
can see there. And sometimes you maybe working with images
that you may need to fit in a required space. It maybe a constriction based on the blog
post that you’re creating. Maybe it’s a social media profile or it
could even be a magazine layout or anything of the sort. The point is, is that you’re trying to fit
an image into a predefined area or aspect ratio. In this case, these layers are way too wide
for the space that we have. You can, of course, press Ctrl T/ Command
T to transform and scale the image in. But if you do that you will of course, stretch
the pixels and you will distort buildings. I’m going to press the escape key to cancel
that and, obviously, that is not the best way to do it. But in Photoshop we can use the Content-Aware
Scale to help us with this problem. So I’m going to go into Edit-Content-Aware
Scale or you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt+ Shift+ Ctrl C, that’s Option + Shift/Command
C on the Mac. And watch what happens when I scale now. I’m going to click and drag from the left,
and notice how I’m not really distorting the image. Instead, Photoshop is collapsing the pixels
that don’t have important content. So we did not distort the Sydney Opera House
or a lot of the buildings here on the left hand side. When you’re done, you can just press the
check mark. And now this image fits then the predefined
space. I’m going to press Ctrl+ Alt+ Z/ Command
Option Z on the Mac to undo. And I’m going to show you a couple of the
features that this tool has. So I’m going to go back into Edit- Content-Aware
Scale and notice the Options bar, we got a few options. First, on the left-hand side, we have the
reference point. Notice currently that middle box is selected,
that means that the reference point is right in the center. That’s default. This is where the image is going to scale
from once we start clicking and dragging on the handles. I can click on these boxes and notice that
the point moves. Now the point is here, in the center on the
right. And I can scale and it’s scaling from that
point. Another important setting in the Options bar
is the Amount, currently it’s set to 100 and that should be default. This is the ratio between Content-Aware Scale
in regular scale. At 100% you’re doing all Content-Aware Scale
but if I bring that back to 0, notice how the image will change. It reverts back to regular scaling. And, of course, 49% will be about 50-50. So you’re doing half regular scale, half
Content-Aware. In most cases though, a 100% Content-Aware
Scale is what you need. You can also protect skin tones by clicking
on this icon here. We don’t have any skin tones in this image
so we don’t need to worry about. But if you’re working with a portrait, you
may want to click on this icon to protect the person in the portrait. There’s also this Protect dropdown menu
and it allows you to protect pixels in the image. And I’m going to show you how that works. I’m just going to tap on this cancel button
to cancel that Content-Aware and I’m just going to move this over to the right and I’m
going to show you how to protect the pixels on the left-hand side here. So, what you need to do is make the selection
using the Lasso tool – it doesn’t have to be very precise – around the areas that
you want to protect. Also notice that I have a Feather of almost
10 pixels, that’s okay. That just means that it’s not going to be
a sharp selection. There’s going to be some blurriness to it. Then I’m going to go into the Channels panel,
create a New Channel and fill it with white Alpha 1. White is my background color. I can press Ctrl + Backspace/Command Backspace
on the Mac. So now anything that is white will be protected
and anything that is black can be adjusted with the Content-Aware Scale. I’m going to press Ctrl D/ Command D to
deselect. Click on RGB and go back into my Layers panel. And if I go into Edit-Content-Aware Scale,
under Protect, choose Alpha 1 because that’s the name of the channel that we created. We can scale that in and notice how the pixels
in the white will be protected. Notice how none of those pixels are changing,
then you can click on the check mark and the scale is complete. Now I’m going to show you how I use this
feature for something completely different. Some of you may know I do writing for magazines
and blogs regarding Photoshop, of course. And when writing these articles I often have
to take screenshots of the user interface and those screenshots need to fit within specific
spaces. So, I have this screenshot of the Layers panel
in Photoshop and this white space will represent the area that needs to fit in. So usually what I would do in the past would
be to figure out the space that I needed, so now I know it’s that space there and,
obviously, it’s too tall. So I would make a selection, hit the delete
key, make a selection again and move that up and try to fit it within that space. As you see, this is very time consuming and
it’s not very efficient. I’m going to press Ctrl+ Alt Z/ Command
Option Z on the Mac to undo. But we can take advantage of that same Content-Aware
technology and use it to solve this problem. So what you can do is take your new eye element,
figure out how big it needs to be and then go to Edit-Content-Aware Scale and you can
scale that in and notice how Photoshop knew exactly what pixels were irrelevant and it
kept all the pixels that contain the detail. So this is a technique that I use that helps
me speed up the process of creating screenshots for the articles that I write. Let me know if you come up with any other
interesting ways of using the Content-Aware Scale. Leave a comment down below. Don’t forget to watch the other videos in
this Content-Aware series on my YouTube channel. Once again, the link to the playlist is right
below in the description. If this is your first time at the Photoshop
Training channel, don’t forget to subscribe. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll
talk to you again soon.

MANUAL vs AUTOMATIC Anthony Rogers Photo and Video Tips

MANUAL vs AUTOMATIC Anthony Rogers Photo and Video Tips


Hi guys if you’re after short videos on
photography and videography Tips that I’ve found personally useful what to buy
and where to get it and how to earn cash with your camera you’re in the right
place what’s up guys I’m Tony from Anthony
Rogers photo and video advice. If you’re new to digital photography and you like to up your skills one step at a time quick and easy then hit that subscribe button for
new videos each Monday don’t forget the thumbs up and share with a friend if you
want someone to learn with and definitely leave your comments and questions so we
can all come up with new ideas Need the right camera gear then check out our shop for what
we use and recommend. There’s also other useful products in clothing
Wall art decor bags device cases and more. So you’ve got yourself a new
dslr and you think you’re pretty good with a camera don’t you. Don’t you.
Everything starts to look good now that you’ve got that new dslr but if
you’re still shooting on auto you’re still limiting all the things you can
really do with your photography It may seem daunting to get onto that
Big M button onto manual but one step at a time slowly you’ll get the hang of
it believe me this will be an easy course you’ll get it very quickly and
then you’ll just keep learning more and you’ll be addicted you won’t be able to
go back to auto believe me you won’t. Believe me you won’t.
My background is with wedding photography and wedding videography
music videos with real estate and business promos with portraits and
landscape photography and travel. I’ve done documentaries and macro filming and I
work with Photoshop and Lightroom they’ll also be tips on how to turn
pics into cash and help with Facebook and social media and websites. Well what
are you waiting for subscribe hit that like button find a friend to share this with and leave those comments and the question of the day is what type of camera are you actually using okay guys I’ll see you in the next video Are you right. You’re always coming in early. Told you. Don’t you talk you’re just as bad shoving that camera in my face all the time.

How To Create a Surreal False-Color Infrared Effect in Photoshop

How To Create a Surreal False-Color Infrared Effect in Photoshop


How’s it going everyone this is Chris from
Spoon Graphics back with another video tutorial. Today we’re going to take a look at replicating
the unique appearance of false-color infrared photography. Authentic infrared photos are captured using
infrared film, or digitally using an infrared lens, but the overall style and aesthetic
can also be simulated with some tweaks to a normal photograph in Adobe Photoshop. In false-color infrared photos the reds, blues
and greens are reversed, so scenes with foliage in trees appear as a vibrant pink rather than
green, which often looks like the photograph was taken on another planet! The result is a surreal image that transforms
a typical landscape shot into a vibrant and unique photo. Open up your chosen image in Adobe Photoshop. The effect can be applied to any image, but
landscape photos with plenty of greenery seem to be a popular image choice for this false-color
infrared style. Begin by duplicating the background layer
by dragging it over the new icon in the Layers panel, or hit the CMD+J shortcut. Go to Image>Adjustments>Invert, or use
the CMD+I shortcut. Change this layer’s blending mode to Color. The hues have definitely been flipped around,
but it doesn’t quite match the appearance of those authentic infrared photos. To fix this, add a Channel Mixer adjustment
layer. Under the default Red Output Channel, reduce
the Red value slider to 0 and increase the Blue slider to 100%. Change the Output Channel menu to Blue, then
increase the Red slider to 100% and reduce the Blue slider to 0. This will swap the Red and Blue channels around,
which brings back the correct colour for the sky and water, but gives the green foliage
that cool infrared style pink appearance. We now have the correct colours to represent
the infrared style, but they’re quite dull. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Change the drop down menu to affect just the
Reds, which will allow us to boost the vibrancy of those pink areas without blowing out the
saturation of the entire image. You can adjust the hue slider to balance between
a red and pink appearance. In this example the person’s skin looks a
little green, so change the drop down menu to Yellow and adjust the hue to bring back
some fleshy tones. The final result is a realistic false-color
infrared photo effect with vibrant pink foliage, which gives the landscape image a surreal
appearance, almost like an alien planet! By simply inverting the colours and switching
the red and blue channels around, we can replicate the aesthetics of authentic infrared photos
directly in Photoshop. If you enjoyed this tutorial or learnt any
new tricks a thumbs up would be really appreciated. Subscribe to the channel to stay tuned for
all my upcoming tutorials, and head over to my Spoon Graphics website if you fancy getting
your hands on my free design resources. As always thank you very much for watching,
and I’ll see you in the next one.

Beginner Photoshop Tutorial 10 Easy Photo Effects & Techniques

Beginner Photoshop Tutorial 10 Easy Photo Effects & Techniques


Hi I’m George Peirson and this is a Beginner Photoshop Tutorial 10 Easy Photo Effects & Techniques, and if you liked this video make sure you hit that Like button, and Share. You can also support my channel through Patreon, and take a look at my complete training course for a Photoshop, there’s a link for that right down there in the description. Okay let’s get to it. Here we are inside of Photoshop, this is version 2019 and for the first of our 10 Easy Photo Effects & Techniques we’re going to replace this sky here with much better sky right there this is a real easy technique real fast and it works especially well if you have an even tone like this for your background out slide or down below and darker bow so there are color variations in here but they’re fairly close and is fairly even tone so to do this we’ll go over here to this tool and this is the magic eraser tool right there at the bottom now the nice thing about this is you just click one spot and then finds anything that matches and removes that as well and before we do anything in here let’s first make a copy of our background layer just right click where it says background choose duplicate layer and okay and then hide the background that’s because we’re going to be removing image material in here in case we mess up we can always go back to our saved background layer right down there just a protection now when you’re using this tool there are two things to be aware of the first is the tolerance up here right now it’s set at 50 the default is 32 and that’s simply how many variations of the color you click on are going to be selected I found that for skies somewhere between the 32 up to as much as 50 usually works out pretty well you may have to adjust the number depending upon what your results are which depends of course on your picture the second one here is where it says contiguous that means that if I click in here then everything it’s selected has to be touching that original spot it won’t select anything inside of these areas here where it’s blocked off by that landing here and you want that because you don’t want this picking up anything you don’t want for instance um blue over here in the windows so set for antialiased which will soften your edges a little bit contiguous I have my tolerance at 50 which is a good starting point opacity at 100 is just fine and then click someplace near your main subject and right there since what we care mostly about are the colors around the main subject we can take anything else out with an eraser if we need to but our first shot here did a real nice clean job it’s a few things showing through here just click those now on this tool I’ll put it right there there he goes kind of a little sparkles around that and then an eraser tool it’s the tip of the eraser is the part you’re gonna be using so I’ll put that right in there take out that bit and that bit and then get these a couple of spots right down here a little bit in there is not going to matter it’s just gonna disappear get these last couple spots there are we going a little bit right in there and there it is nice and clean now we need to bring in our background photo and I have it right there I’m just going to float this window like that grab the background drag it over here that comes in at the wrong size it’s a smaller size picture which is okay for this particular use take the picture and drag it down so it’s underneath your helicopter layer right there let’s put it up in the upper left hand corner it should just snap into position in there if it doesn’t go up to view come down to snap to and make sure document balance is selected it should already be now use the ctrl T keyboard shortcut that brings up our control handles you can now grab the bottom right hand corner and it’s pull that down until it fits or is just a little bit large which I normally just a touch larger click on your okay Keith or your check mark and there we go we’ve placed our sky let me just show the background again we can now easily see the difference there is the original it’s a nice shot of the helicopter but this guy is real boring and there it is with our much more dramatic photograph easy to do again if you have a nice smooth sky like that using that magic erase tool for a second fast trick here we’ll put this image this photo inside of this heart shape sitting on top of a different background real fast easy way to do things like cards and so forth I’m going to erase some of our layers over here trash those there we are so I have two layers on here there’s the original photo right there and then there’s our sky again from the last trick take the background layer right click and duplicate layer so we have two copies of that take your copy and move it above the clouds so sitting on top of the clouds okay now let’s hide that for a second come down to the cloud layer here it says layer one and go over here left hand side you see your different tools most likely yours will say rectangle tool like that it’ll look like that there it is just come down to the custom shape tool and then up here and the options there are loads of different shapes you can choose this is just a small selection of our shapes click on that gear icon and there’s a whole bunch of different shapes and you can actually choose from we’ll just be using this heart shape right there click on that that selects it click the arrow again to minimize that they come over here someplace and just drag this shape out you can see there’s kind of an outline around it and get us what just about fills the page we can adjust the position later notice we have control handles on there so you can actually change the shape if you want to but we’ll leave it as is that’s pretty good now notice that’s above our clouds and it’s below the photo so click on your photo you can see how she fits now inside of that that’s just about perfect now all you need to do here again our photo is on top our shape is in the middle and our background is just below that the bottom back when they’re here that’s just saved as a safety on your top layer right click where the name is and choose create clipping mask what that does is it puts that picture inside of whatever it is that’s down one layer and this it’s that shape and there’s that girl inside of that shape let’s now make the ship itself a bit more interesting on to the shape layer right here come number says FX click on the FX and all these options in here click on drop shadow and there’s a drop shadow right there you can adjust the angle and here if you want to just move that around and adjust how dark it is by just in your opacity I’ll leave all those right at those settings that looks good now while we’re here in the layer style come down here it says stroke click on stroke and then click right on the name there it is and here’s your stroke there’s the color right there just click on the color you can choose any color you want from the color picker and you can adjust your size right here or type in the size I have mine set at 10 and you can choose your position either outside there’s the outside inside or centered on your shape I’ll just put mine on the inside and choose ok and there we go now what we’re here if I go up onto the photo layer like a move the photo around inside of that shape so you can fine-tune your position you can even use the arrow keys on a keyboard to fine-tune your position come down to the shape you can move the shape around there we go to move them both just click on one hold the shift key down click on the second layer you can then move them both together and finally on the shape down here just use the ctrl T key we’re shortcut brings up the control handles and now I can adjust the shape of that heart a little bit as well make it a bit wider in here and then this movement oldest a little bit there we go and check mark 4 okay there it is that’s how easy it is to put a photo inside of a shape for a third fast technique let’s put a little bit of type on this essay that you’re doing a postcard or something you want to have some text on here let’s go ahead and do that that’s using the type tool right here you click and hold there are several different versions choose the top one here the horizontal type tool when you’re on this tool you see a little bar thing there that is your cursor for putting your type I’m just gonna click down below here someplace and you’ll see a box comes in and says lorem ipsum this is just a sample of your text we can now adjust our size on your options right up here your first option is your typeface there we go I’ll leave this one that Arial next to that we have the style in here your styling for your type these are the different types of Arial that we have in here I’ll choose the black which is a very thick typeface and see right down here next up we have the size there too is it changing the size you can get an exact size by using one of your options up here or typing in a number like 144 or if you grab the move tool and then do a ctrl T keyboard shortcut you could control handles in here you can then pull this and adjust your size like that so two different ways of making your size changes let’s go back to our type tool triple click to select it at this point I’ll put in what I wanted to say which is just going to be jump there we go use the Move tool to position your text put it right there just underneath over there we go and then get back to our tool and triple click to select next over right here this is the important one this is your color click on that there’s a color picker let’s click in here someplace and drag to the upper left hand corner gives me a pure white and choose okay click outside someplace and there’s the text now your text comes in as a regular layer you see right here it’s a text layer but it’s just a layer which means we can apply different styles onto let’s go back to the move tool click on the FX again do our drop shadow and this time out the drop shadow to be a lot sharper so I’ll pull the spread down and pull the size down nice sharp text you can change where it’s sitting by adjusting your light angle there we go and then your distance up here moves it along that line that we just chose there so there’s far out and there’s up pretty close and there we go there’s our jump text so that easy to put text on to your picture for our fourth technique here let’s do some photo adjustments on this picture to bring up that picture with bitters kind of dark in here a little bit low on our contrast and the colors are bit muted we can fix all that very easily and the main thing I want to show you here is using adjustment layers these are adjustments that don’t touch your original image that keeps it safe and intact click here to layer come down to new adjustment layer and we’ll choose levels first there we go choose okay and here are the adjustment layer controls well we care about right now are these top controls right here these three slider controls the first one is your white where your white is in your picture the last one over here left hand side this is where your darks are the darks look pretty good all these lows where they are and the middle one is your mid-tones if you move the mid-tones the left it lightens the picture up go to the right it darkens the picture down so we’ll go to the left a little bit in here and bring back some of the missing values kind of lighting the picture up in our mid-tones that’s pretty good I’ll leave the white so we have to decided don’t want to go too bright on the background so there we go a nice fast adjustment and as you can see here we didn’t touch the original image now she’s still a little bit washed out we can do the same thing and actually stack adjustment layers go back up here to layer come down to new adjustment layer this time choose vibrance and okay this is your vibrance and your saturation let’s go ahead and ring our saturation up a bit brings in more color just like they can see it there no saturation a lot of saturation so can adjust our color in here you actually bring back in some of the missing color like that the other nice thing about the adjustment layers is you can go back and readjust them at any time so we’re back here on our levels let’s just check our controls again that we have some color in there they’ll bring back in the darks no darks really don’t help maybe just a hint on the dark side there we go just a touch just a one in there so there it is that’s using these adjustment layers and as you can see we haven’t touched the original image I can hide the layers there we go there’s how it looked before I can bring them back in again and there’s the adjustments and it can always go back at any point and change or tweak our adjustments just by choosing that adjustment layer for our next technique let’s just darken the corners down a little bit to help focus the view in the middle here on our main subject now this is going to actually change the pixels in your image so let’s come down to our background layer right click where the name is and choose to placate layer and okay hide the background that one is now our safety if we miss things up here we can always go back and start again from that one layer so we’re on our new layer here it says background copy make sure you’re on this layer for this to work and then go to the filter menu come down to lens correction here we go those who are not seeing the adjustments in there that’s because they’re on different layers now in here right hand side it says auto correction just to the right grayed out it says custom but you can click on that and here’s your custom settings now come down here where it says vignette and ammount dark on the left hand side light and right hand side just take the slider control and slide it to the left a little ways I’ll go by half way in there belt like that and choose okay let’s just dark as the corners down just a little bit which helps to focus the attention again in here on your middle figure the main thing to keep in mind if you’re using this darkening vignette trick is to do it on a copy of your image layer don’t do it on the original image cuz it does change the pixels so do it on a copy of that layer and then you’re all set to go there it is without and there it is with and again notice that once we have that done we are now seeing our adjustment layers again as well our next quick trick here is the new content aware fill tool and we’ll remove this shadow in here from this picture in just just a moment it’s that fast make a copy of your background layer again duplicate layer choose okay there it is hide the original that’s our safety again grab the lasso tool and make a little lasso right around what you want to get rid of be a person it could be whatever we’re using on a shadow this time there it is go up to edit come down to content aware fill right there it’ll think about it for a minute and there we go there’s the fix it’s that easy there are lots of settings and things you can do in here but I’ve actually never had to bother with any of this stuff yet as I’m testing out this tool choose ok and there we go let’s just go ahead and do a deselect and there it is that fast that easy using that brand new content aware tool this is a great new tool here inside of Photoshop a couple little things I see they’re not exactly perfect we can quickly fix those a little bit of clone stamp there it a little bit of a shadow showing out there we can fix that a little line right there just two little spots we can fix a livery the clone stamp tool there on that bit right there come none to be copied your background layer grab up here the clone stamp tool you see there’s the brush size right there there it is and then hold the Alt key down and choose something in your grass area like that and then go up here to your background copy you can actually clone from one layer on to another layer and let’s just quickly just kind of touch up a few things hold the Alt key down to choose a new spot make sure you go back to your original layer for that one and then come in just real fast background layers go up here I’ll click back to our new little bit there and get that out of the way and there we go it’s real fast fixes a little something right in here I mean just fix that real fast as well again Alt key and click back to our new layer there and there it is okay the screen real fast real easy removal of that shadow just by using that brand-new content-aware fill okay time for some fast and easy photo retouching in here on a face I’m just going to zoom in a bit here when you’re doing retouching like this you want to smooth the face out but you may not want to remove everything just be careful of what you remove for instance right down here that’s kind of a beauty mark in there so these may be freckles maybe beauty marks you need to make a decision whether or not you want to remove something depending upon what you’re looking for where your goal is obviously some things like that right there a little bit of a skin irritation out here right down here right there those can easily be removed okay so see how this is done same thing here as always right-click on your background layer choose duplicate layer choose okay and then hide the original that’s our safety just in case because it will be damaging or changing the pixels on this layer you want to be able to go back to your original always so always make your safety layer for this we’re going to go up here and get my favorite tool the Spot Healing Brush tool for this kind of work see there’s the brush size right there your breast size just a little bit larger than spot you want to heal you can choose content aware create texture proximity match I normally use content-aware it seems to be good and then just come right over the spot you want to remove click on that and it’s gone it’s that fast and that easy now obviously if there’s a lot of little spots it will take you a little while go through and click on all of them so it’s not super super fast but it’s certainly super super easy and it’s work your way through only already be careful of to watch out for our edges like that you may have to fudge your edges a little bit but it’s normally pretty pretty good so stay away from your edges and should be just fine and then just work around your photo and remove any of these little spots you want to get rid of just by using that great little Spot Healing Brush tool it’s just that fast and that easy to do and there we go our other tools of course that can be used in some are better for certain uses but for most of your photo retouch I found this tool really is just about all you need it’s a phenomenally great tool for this kind of work so there you go real fast real easy photo retouched just using that Spot Healing Brush tool all right let’s show our background again here and here’s a before and after there’s the after there’s the before there’s the after this one more time there’s before and there’s the after it just that fast I’ll get right back to our photograph here and let’s just put a frame around this put this picture into a frame I have some frames right here I’m just going to grab this one here on the right hand side let us grab the standard rectangular marquee tool and pull the right angle around the whole picture just like that and then edit and copy of course the ctrl C keyboard shortcut also works on that edit paste and there’s our frame now I need to resize this and this rotate first go up to edit to come down to transform and rotate and give it a 90 degree spin choose okay put that number left-hand corner use the ctrl T keyboard shortcut now a new change here in Photoshop 2019 if you’re used to earlier versions is if you use these handles now by default it’s going to give you a proportional resizing like that before it would just change it any way you wanted to but now it’s proportional by default so let’s go ahead let’s pull us out to the bottom there we go about that far and then to change this non-proportional a hold the shift key down you can then change it non-proportional that’s a new change here inside of 2019 looks pretty good let’s now move the picture in behind until you get a nice framing on that I think right about there looks nice there we go I’m seeing a little bit of the background showing right down there behind our pictures let’s go back up here to the frame control te keyboard shortcut I’m going to pull it for my just a bit so it’s just a little bit larger so we don’t have that little bit of background shine there we go it looks good last little trick is to put a little drop shadow in here so it looks like it’s sitting on top of the picture so come down to the FX again right there there it is and drop shadow I’m gonna put the angle over here to the left-hand side just kind of feels natural for me and you can control the distance right there watched a little small thing and just how soft that is with the size you don’t want it perfectly hard you want just a little bit of a softness to that just like that and it looks like that is now sitting right on top of that photograph there you go real fast easy to do all you need is to get some picture of some frames I found these on my favorite website for free stuff it’s called pixabay and they’re just you know loads of picture frame just do a search there on pixabay for picture frame you’ll find a whole bunch of these things there you go doubts how fast and easy it is to put a picture inside of a picture frame okay we’re back here to our jump poster and as you can see the layout here is not very good too much space on the right hand side there’s still a lot of space left hand side so we’re going to crop this in make a better picture out of it and I’ll use the crop tool for that just click on the crop tool now in here you have lots of options you can choose a standard size in here four by five eight-and-a-half by eleven there’s an 8 by 10 right there I’ll choose eight by ten standard photo size you’re gonna just the scale here there’s you know right you can kind of go for wide or tall click on a little double arrow and then simply pull the picture around till it fits just for you want when I think right about there looks pretty good there we go so I’m happy with that and click on the checkmark you think cut your image in to crop it at that point now notice over here so we actually cut image off of this so whenever you do this make sure you do a save as so you don’t accidentally overwrite your original image always do a save as when you’re using the crop tool so that you have access to your original untouched picture just in case there you go that’s how use the crop tool real fast great way to improve the look of a picture just by improving your composition and I tend to like going for a real standard size like the 8 by 10 or the 4 by 5 for a last fast trick here look at that clipping mask again and this time instead of using a shape and a photo of a person will use text instead and this picture here so go up to the type tool there it is and I’ll just type in sky in here and got the move tool and use the ctrl T keyboard shortcut to bring more control handles this just dragged us about as large as we can get it just real nice large like that there we go looks pretty good I put it right there let’s now make this into a clipping mask let’s just get rid of this extra layer right there we don’t need that one and make a copy of the background layer right click where it says background and duplicate layer there we go pull this above the sky layer so it’s our copy Minh Juarez has sky and in the background now right-click on the name and choose create clipping mask there we go they can’t see anything because we reason the same picture as our background I hide the background now you can see that right there now here’s the neat trick let’s come down here where as says sky this is our text layer let’s put a couple of effects on this I’ll use the same effects that we used previously but it’s an interesting effect it’s coming under the FX right there click on drop shadow and there’s the drop shadow so we have this kind of sky showing up on top let’s now put that stroke back in again there’s our stroke choose okay so there it is we have the clouds and the sky inside of the sky text and also in behind now if we hide the background you can see right there we have it actually inside so it’s an easy way to put in a photograph into your letters that of course it’s fun but I think it’s also really neat putting it right on top of the same background like that gets very interesting effect if you want to move the lettering around make sure you’re on the letter layer right here the T layer the type layer and then move that around and it doesn’t change the position of the clouds in the background there we go okay that’s a quick run-through on ten different techniques that are very fast and easy to do and can add a lot to your Photoshop photo work don’t forget if you liked this video make sure you hit that like button and of course share consider supporting my channel through patreon and take a look at my complete training course for Photoshop there’s a link for that right down there in the description [Music]

How to make stuff FLOAT in your photos!

How to make stuff FLOAT in your photos!


– What’s up everybody? Today we’re talking
about how to make objects look like they’re floating, and no Hogwarts required. That’s a terrible joke, it
sounded better when I… Yeah, intro. (exciting energetic music) Okay, there’s a few ways to do this. There’s a really easy way,
you just take like 200 photos until you get the one you like, or if you’re in a studio,
or a house, your apartment, your loft, your flat, your
school, your kitchen, whatever, there’s a couple things you
can buy to make it easier, tape, fishing line,
command hooks, bathtub rod. So what do you do with all these objects? Essentially we’re trying to make an object look like it’s floating. Like I said earlier, you
can literally toss it up a bunch of times, and with
a camera that has really fast shudder, you can
just snap that photo until you’re happy with what you get. Sometimes that’s what I do. If I’m outside and I have
no where to hang something, I’ll just throw it up in the air 200 times until I get one that I like, done. A bit time consuming. Now for those of us who
wanna put a little more time into it and control the atmosphere and the overall outlook of the photo, you can hang it. And then you go into Photoshop
after and you, whoop, Photoshop out that fishing line. Okay, if you don’t have
anywhere to hang something, use the bathtub rod, extend it, stick it between two walls,
stick it between a door frame, stick it between whatever,
something so that you have an anchor point to tie and
hang some fishing line. If you don’t wanna do the bathtub rod, you can buy these command hooks. Just grab some fishing
line, thread it through that command hook, put
that sticky tab on it, stick it to the ceiling,
stick it to your doorframe. Pull on it, just to make
sure it’s tight, good to go. Let’s just say because
I’m obsessed with coffee, we’re gonna float, you
guessed it, a coffee mug. Tie the fishing line to the mug, make sure it’s not gonna fall. Add a little bit of coffee
to that mug for realism, because hey, details matter, and we’re all about details here. And just make sure it
hangs and doesn’t fall. Stand in front of it, take a photo, you can do that with the self timer, or you can do it with a remote. A remote’s nice and easy
because you can wait until that object spins to the right angle, and then just snap a
photo with your remote, you’re good to go. Your object is now floating,
boom, no dark arts required! Still not funny, is it? Okay, we’re almost there. Can’t post the photo yet
because it look stupid with that fishing line visible, unless that’s what you’re into and you think that’s cool, then you know, art is subjective, have at it. We’re gonna get rid of that fishing line. (light snapping) I’m gonna show you guys how. Okay everybody, you’re
gonna pull those images into light room, pick the one you like, so let’s cycle through a few of these. Check out our options. That’s a pretty cool
one, I five star that. Hit number five on your keyboard. That’s a cool one, I dig that one. Five star that on my keyboard. I think this one looks pretty cool, that might be my favorite. So you know what, I’ll
change these back to four because this one’s my favorite. Ah, that one’s pretty cool too, boom. I like these too, so we’re
gonna work with those. So come in here, do your
quick color correction, pump the exposure up a little bit, let’s bring those highlights
down, a little more black, higher on the whites, that clarity. Look at that clarity. So from zero, you slide that up, see the contrast that brings
in, that’s pretty cool. Let’s do a little bit of that. This is looking pretty good, okay. So after you have done your
edits on this that you like, you can go to the next
photo in light room, and hit previous, and it
will do all the same edits to that photo. So now we’ve got both
of these that we like. Let’s highlight both of
those and export them into our folder, hit desktop,
make stuff float, boom. Choose and export. Okay, so now we gotta hop
into Photoshop and piece out that fishing line, unless like I said, you
wanna keep that in there. But we’re gonna get rid of it. Super easy, don’t freak out. I know people are probably like… (loud gasping) I’ve never used, like I don’t… Way easier than you think. You’re gonna be like, oh my god, what else can I get rid of in photos. This is a big tip, you’re gonna love this. Okay, so now we’re in Photoshop, we’re gonna grab our two photos. Let’s start with… Let’s start with this
one, that’s a good one. Drag that into Photoshop
and boop, here we are. This is what’s cool
about the band aid tool. You’re gonna come over here,
spot healing brush, band aid. For those of you who have never done this, I’m about to blow your
mind, check this out. Grab the spot healing band aid tool, it’s this one right here. Click on this, hold it down,
drag all the way down to here, let go, oh my goodness,
that fishing line is gone. So all ready, it’s looking pretty cool. We just gotta get rid of the
rest of the fishing line. So we’re gonna do it in stages. Sometimes it can get
tricky, like for example, see this area right here? And I’ll get the brush
tool so you guys can see. This area right here,
it’s a little harder to do because we’ve got the
difference of contrast between the wall and my shirt. This is a horrible mess. But we can still do that. We’re just gonna make the
brush size a little bigger. Make the brush size
right about there, gone. Just like that, it’s gone. It’s magic, I don’t know
how else to explain it. That is pure magic, you
literally click on something, it’s gone. It’s amazing, it blows my mind. I love using Photoshop. So we gotta get rid of the rest of this. One thing to point out,
don’t get ahead of yourself. You don’t wanna get rid of the
whole fishing line at once, because if you do that, look at this. (light whistling) (man grunting) What just happened? A little bit too much to process there. We gotta go bit by bit. Now when we get to the wall,
we’re gonna bring that brush size down a little bit, and we’re gonna go little by little. We don’t need to go overkill and do a ton. Just a little bit at a time. Don’t do the whole thing at once, it’s not gonna look as
good as you think it will. Don’t get excited, I know it’s easy. Okay, so we got that out of the way. Come up here, a little bit at a time. Baby steps people, baby steps. Oh, look at this, look at that. We are painting away the past
to make way for the future. I don’t know what that means. Just get in here with the shadow. Whoop, okay, that fishing
line, ladies and gentlemen, is just about completely gone. We get that little knot on the
end of the cup to get rid of. Not to worry, a little bit
at a time, paint that away. It’s so easy when black is the
background too, by the way. Let’s just get rid of that to here. Boom, boom, we’re just clicking. We’re doing baby steps, folks. Just a little bit, a
little bit, a little bit. (soft peaceful music) A little bit more. Look at that, that’s the most
insane thing I’ve ever seen. Now you have a floating cup
and no explanation for it. Now I’ll add some more creative edits, we’re gonna get into
this in another tutorial, but we’ll dress up the
photo a little more. Fast forward here so you can see it. Okay, remember that lens
distortion app I told you guys to download in order to
take better iPhone photos? You can use the same
thing on your desktop. You go through, you find
the lens distortions, you pick a light hit, anything you want. I like this light hit 30,
you drag it into Photoshop. You zoom out, you make it
the size that you want. You hit Enter, you come down,
you hit that Play button, and boom, beautiful light hit. The windows on the left side here. So we’re gonna have that
coming in from the left, because it doesn’t make sense if it’s coming in from the right. So we’re coming in from the left here, nice little light flare, it looks dope. Let’s bring that in a little bit more. Perfect, pump that
saturation a little bit more, that contrast. Ooh wee, that’s looking moody. F to preview, F to preview again. Command plus to make that
full screen and look at that. That’s pretty cool. And all we used was some
fishing line, a command hook, and a couple quick edits in Photoshop. You post that online and
people are gonna be like, wait, what? You can throw it up a bunch of times, but if you’ve got coffee in
a mug and you’re throwing that in the air to get a photo, you know what, tag me in
that, I’d love to see it. We got the before, with
that big line there. And then we’ve got the after. How cool is that? How cool is that? Before, zip! It’s magic. Before, zip! I can do that all day. Look at that, woo! Not too bad, you guys just
learned a new skill today. I wanna see stuff floating, tag me! So there you have it, you can now float objects in your photos. Get creative with this,
maybe you’re doing engagement shoots for a couple, you
can float both the rings with both of their hands,
that’s a good idea. You’re welcome. Coffee connoisseur? Float a coffee mug, float a deck of cards, that seems to be a recurring theme. Float anything you want. You can actually go to
Walmart and buy command hooks that can hold up to 20 pounds. So maybe a cool idea is
taking a portrait of somebody and having them float that
very portrait in a frame, in the photo, that’s cool. All right, that’s it for me today. If you like this video,
hit that Like button, share it, whatever you want, comment. What are you gonna float? See you guys in the next tutorial, peace! You guys ever notice I do this a lot? I talk with my hands a lot. I feel like it would be so weird
if I just stood there like, we’re gonna talk about
floating objects today. You can float a coffee mug. (man grunting) Can’t do it. (soft exciting music)

How to Get Clear & Sharp Images in Photoshop [Photoshopdesire.com]

How to Get Clear & Sharp Images in Photoshop [Photoshopdesire.com]


How to Make Clear & Sharp Photos in Photoshop welcome back to photoshopdesire.com youtube channel. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to easily get sharper and clear photographs in Photoshop. Sharpening enhances the definition of edges in an image. Sharpen your image on a separate layer so that you can change or edit any setting later also. convert the layer to smart object Choose Filter>Camera Raw Set the amount of sharpening. A higher value increases the contrast between edge
pixels, giving the appearance of greater sharpness. Reduce unwanted noise while keeping important edges unaffected. Sharpening image will effect contrast. If you find that highlights or shadows are clipped after you sharpen, use the basic adjustment settings panel to get better
highlights, shadows and contrast here is before & after Whether your photos come from a digital camera or a scanner, most images can benefit from sharpening. Save the Settings for Future Use. Download this preset from my official website with just one-click we can add preset easily to any
photograph The degree of sharpening needed varies depending on
the quality of the digital camera or scanner. Keep in mind that sharpening cannot correct a
severely blurred image

Create a Highly Realistic SKIN TEXTURE in Photoshop! [90-Second Tip #15]

Create a Highly Realistic SKIN TEXTURE in Photoshop! [90-Second Tip #15]


Hi, welcome back to the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com, I’m Jesus Ramirez. In this 90-second Photoshop tip, I’m going
to show you how to create skin texture from scratch in Photoshop. A custom skin texture will help you bring
back some of the skin texture details that you may have lost through retouching or the
lighting in the portrait. We will use a non-destructive technique that gives you a whole lot of flexibility
to edit your adjustments, to achieve a seamless transformation between the original skin,
and your custom made skin texture. We’re going to start by creating a new blank
layer right above the portrait layer. You can rename the layer skin texture. Then,
go into that edit menu and select fill. From the contents drop-down, select 50% gray
and press OK. 50% is the gray that is right in between white and black. Then, right click on the layer and select
convert to Smart Object. A Smart Object will allow you to apply adjustments,
distortions, and filters non-destructively, which means that you could come back and edit
them at any time. Then, go to filter, filter gallery, and open
the texture folder. Select Texturizer, and apply the sandstone texture, which looks
a lot like skin. There are two reasons why I like this filter
over the emboss method you may have seen in other tutorials. The first reason is that you get the option
to choose the direction of the lighting which gives you a better match with your photo and
it makes the skin texture more realistic. For example, in my image, the light is coming
from the top left, so, I’ll select that option. The second reason I like this filter, is that
I can upload a custom texture if the sandstone doesn’t work. I can create a texture, save it as a Photoshop
document, and load it from this drop-down menu. But that will not be necessary in this case. Then, you can use the scale and release sliders
to control the size and intensity of the texture. I’ll leave the current settings for now, and
I’ll adjust them later. I’ll just press okay. I will then blend the skin texture layer with
the layer below by selecting either the overlay or soft light blending mode. Either of these blending modes hide 50% gray
and we’re left only with the highlights and shadows that the filter created, making it
seem like skin texture. I’ll select soft light, since it gives me
a more subtle effect. Next, I’ll double click in the smart filter
label and edit my skin texture to match the portrait. I’ll adjust the scale to 140 and set the relief
to seven. Of course, the settings in your image will
be different, so just adjust them accordingly. Then, I can hold the alt key in Windows, or
the option key on the Mac and click in the layer mask icon to make a mask that hides
the entire layer. I can now select the brush tool, set my foreground
color to white, reduce the opacity and flow both to 20%, and I’ll paint in the skin texture
wherever I need it. Notice that with a low opacity and flow, I’m
slowly building up the texture in the skin, making it more realistic. click on that like button now if you enjoyed
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Add LUXE drama to studio photography with digital overlays in Photoshop: Metallic Pinstripe

Add LUXE drama to studio photography with digital overlays in Photoshop: Metallic Pinstripe


hey everyone this is Jessica with Daily Designables and I’m back to show you one more time
play a and one more example of how to use my
lacks digital paper as photo overlays or
textures so to start off with I’ve diet another
nice studio shot here fifth time with that little bit of a
darker studio backdrop and what I’m going to do is use wanna be’s digital papers here as an overlay I and to start off with just like the other one you wanna grab
10 neutral colors not one that’s already colored I’m just
kinda works out better so I’m in a gram that’s one its less color saturated than the other ones
and it’s darker so that is a good one to start with let
me go back here and got the paper already I just simply take my selection tool dragon slayer on top of my photo and it’s really large as on my digital papers are so I’m gonna pre transform this resize this on the Mac I’m using command he on but it’s actually really big some
good at typing in here texan values and get me started I think on the PC is control T so holding down the shift I’m gonna
resize this and then hit return to commit my
transformation so there I have the paper over the image and I’m just gonna turn that offer right
now and what I’m going to do is make a color square over the whole image and this is going to be a he layer for additional paper so first off I just wanna take my eye dropper tool
and grab color from the backdrop just maybe a mid-range color kinda dark toe take my square tool direct air tool just draw a rectangle a colored
rectangle over the whole image now it’s pretty
similar to that color backdrop might just move it over get a little darker that good can get a purplish turned to
the backdrop so can I just put that back over there and i won hide that make invisible so now we’re going to go
back to be digital paper over here on the blend
mode let’s put that in overlay see how it
works or soft light work but kinda nice overlay and just go with overlay for now and it’s over you know you can see that
it’s over the the woman but we’ll mask that out San and I’m gonna go ahead and turn on this
layer the color square lehrer right now it’s
on normal but we want to turn net to heal and now me wanna hit layer create clipping mask so that Eclipse to the bottom clips to
that digital paper lehrer the little purple for my case right now
but we’ll just change that later but as you can see it changes they heal that digital paper overlay you could
even make it really purple yeah just change the color
have the lake and obviously this price gain enough
doubt but it’s pretty neat anyway to change the color so it is
gonna leave that for now actual turn that off and now want to mask out this part over the
girl so I’ll go to layer wear mask and we’re gonna reveal all gonna get my well gradient tool make sure it’s set on a radio laptop make sure we have the black here and then just hold down and make a
little gradient over the girl and I’m just gonna mascot
that where and as I said before my other tutorial it’s pretty cool because if you match
use this hue color layer or whatever you can match that overlay to the background and it’s
pretty forgiving say you don’t necessarily have to be super super
precise as he would otherwise I’m just getting
all this have the glittery sort of a layer of her skin you know just easily using the
gradient tool which is really fun miss a nice way to do it you could
always on get a pen stylus or just carefully more carefully cut it out but right now
we don’t really need to. selling keep going there might have it kinda satisfied so that
looks pretty cool you know you can go back in here switch
it to white bring in some other spots and maybe
he’ll went too far on but you know it’s a
layer mask so you can always just change it alright so that’s pretty good and then yes you can see am using the overlay am and a hat this adds a warm to the background which
is kinda cool but i wanna match it to the backdrop so
I’m going to kill like that think I’m just whining and a
little less saturated I’m just kinda changing the color on
that he’ll air there we go that’s better say a you can just keep changing that make their it kinda bread but I really
wanted to be kinda gray like the backdrop was originally said now it really looks pretty seamless maybe
turn on and off Bellaire so I think that looks pretty cool and
it’s a nice way just adds an easy visual interest easy texture background without having
to by another backdrop or something now and you’ve got that cool metallic
the fact and it’s really Kennedy you need a mask
out like you don’t have to be so super super precise for it to look
good for now when I’m gonna do and I’ll just
a where gonna flatness MH and I think I’ll drop it into my
template over here this one I’m gonna go click on the red
layer my photo will go above that where and drag it over here and actually had that size down but normally you would never want to feel make an image bigger like this but for
display purposes I’m just going to had there’s a different resolutions 20 just put that photo in there and with
that dark around the edges these gold highlights
just like a L’Ecole really good I think that looks really nice I might
duplicate this edge layer and see how it looks don’t
really even need that so I think it looks pretty cool that’s a
great way to make a blog graphic the marketing graphic use this in your alburn and clients
sneak peek you know whatever you can think up so
hopefully you enjoyed that template and come back for more and don’t forget
to stop by my facebook page and leave me a template request or ask me