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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Combing Filters and Features

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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71. Combing Filters and Features


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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

Lesson Info

Combing Filters and Features

Now let's look at a few ways where he might combine filters with other features in photo shop. In this case, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take all the color out of this image by applying a black and white adjustment layer. And you're welcome to adjust these sliders if you want to control things. But that's fine for now, just the default. Then I'm gonna go back to the original picture, and I'm going to duplicate that layer by typing command J. I'm gonna move the duplicate on top and then I'm gonna try to get it to apply some of the color from that top layer to what's underneath. And I could do that using various blending modes. I can come in here. If I just wanted to grab the color. I'd set a two color boat, but that looks pretty normal. I'm gonna try things like overlay and soft light, and I find that those were going to give me a little bit more of a vintage e feel, and I'm gonna take that top layer and blur it, but so I can control the amount. Later on, I'll first convert to a smar...

t object And as I blurt, we get a softer feeling. Click. OK, so look at this sky that's in there. It's looking quite different. Now. I'm gonna take the end results, which are made out of two layers, the black and white adjustment layer and the filtered. Copy that. I'm going to select both of those layers and just to organize things, I'm gonna put those in a folder at the bottom of my layers pound. You'll find a folder icon, and if you have more than one layer selected at the time you click it, it'll move those layers into the folder, and then you can click the triangle next to the folder to expand it and see its contents and click it again to collapse it. Well, what I don't like about this end result is that the, um, dark part of the pictures too dark well in a session that we have called advanced layers. Um, I think that's what is called. You'll learn about a feature that you can get to by clicking on the letters affects in choosing blending options. And if you get that lesson which we haven't recorded yet, that's why I say if Ah, then you could say Let's make the dark portions of this layer disappear and therefore reveal what's underneath. And you could hold the option key Alta Windows and split this apart to control exactly where that happens to get it back. So now we have rather creative effect. If I turn off this eyeball, here's before here's after and it involves a lot of different features and photo shop. What do we use? We used a black and white adjustment layer to pull all the color out to begin with. Then we converted a copy into a smart object. That's only so that I could adjust the setting later and we blurt it. That's what this layer is, and we also used a blending mode. We have entire separate lesson. I'm blending modes, and now I could modify that blending mode if I want a different look, and I can even double click in the name of the filter to change its settings so you can get us fancies you want with filters combining with other features and photo shop, it just takes some practice to be able to go in and do that. Now, before we wrap up I want to mention ah, special list of filters that are found in photo shop, two different lists and that is first this set. What's special about those is those particular filters will use your foreground and background colors as part of the filter effect. And so that means if you use the colored pencil filter, it'll use your background layer. That's what the letter B is for. If you use the one called, um, fibers, it uses both your foreground and background. That's what FNB means, so therefore, you can have more influence over those filters. And if you think about the other lesson, we had, um, blending modes where a blending mode had something called a neutral color, where a certain color disappeared will set your foreground color to that and then use one of these filters and it opens up a whole new world. Then another set of special filters are these these air filters that can create something out of nothing, And that means you can start with an empty layer or a layer full of white and create some detail, and therefore, if you want to create your own textures, start with this list of filters and then modify by applying creative things on top of that, so that gives you an idea of how to think about filters in photo shop.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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