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Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2


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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

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

uh, if you end up converting an image to see him, why came out because you need it to be printed on a printing press? Then you have to be careful. One of the things that people do when they convert to seem like a mode is they'll have a nice, vivid colors in their picture. They'll go over here and choose image mode. Seemed like a It asked them this question, which is? Do you want to flatten the image or not? They say No, I still want toe might want to tweak my layers so they say, Don't flatten. And then when they complete it, the image looks different. And usually it's where vivid colors fade out to something else. If I choose undo, watch this image. Do you see how vivid the greens were? That's what they look like. An RGB. Once I got to see him, Why can't look like this? Well, what I would say is, if you have a layered document that's an RGB mode. You need to have it end up in seem like a mode, if at all possible. When you go over here and choose image mode seem like a, there's a reason...

why it asked this question. If you want to flatten your image or not, and that's because if it combines the layers together, will the images is still in RGB mode? The quality of the result will usually look better. And if you choose, don't flatten. It's not gonna have is good or smooth transitions where one layer fades out into another. So that's why it always ask you when you convert to see him like a choose the choice called flatten and the end result will usually look better. So this is in C N y que mode. And when flattening the image on the way. If I choose, undo here it was an RGB. I can't see any difference compared to see him like a often times. It has to do with people trying to retain the layers that make up their image, even though they might not end up tweaking them the district minions. But there's a reason why it asks you when you convert to seem like a and if it all practical, flatten your image in that process because oftentimes it will make your end result look better. Uh, other things that can mess you up if you come in here in, certain adjustments are great out, and certain tools just don't seem to work. Oftentimes what happens is you accidentally bumped the letter Q. On your keyboard when you bump the letter Q on your keyboard, then you've turned on quick mask mode. And then whatever it is, you're doing your image like, let's say I click on a layer here and I try to blur that layer. And even if I bring blurring way up, it doesn't do anything to that layer. And I'm like, What the heck it's not. Do anything. Well, the most common reason why it wouldn't do anything is there would be a selection active. I go to the Selectmen. You de select is not available. That means there is no selection on my screen, so let's switch layers back and forth. I want to blur this layer. It's just not doing anything. Well, it's because quick mask modus turned on quick mask mode is where I'll turn it off right now is where If you had a selection like this one and you type a letter Q, it would turned onto a red overlay. And now whatever you're doing involves that read over like So when I come over here and tried to blur something, it's trying to blur that red overlay. It just happened to be. I had nothing selected at the time that I turned quick mask on, and therefore no Red was showing up. Yet it's still trying to change that overlay. It's just that there was no red appearing, so I couldn't tell I was in that mode. And so what I would do is when you find things like filters having no effect whatsoever, it could be the preview check box has not turned on. But the second thing would be just glanced down here and see if that's been pushed in. If it's pushed in like it is right there, it means you have quick mask mode. Turn on either click the icon or typed letter Q a second time to get rid of quick mask mode and then try whatever you were doing again. Sometimes the feature called Auto Select Layers messes me up. In fact, most the time it does the default setting has this setting. If I'm in my move, tool turned on, and sometimes I'm out here, trying to target a layer like here. These leaves and I click on it and just done work, and I try to grab these little feet and in the layers panel. I'm not seeing any of these things getting targeted, and that's because there is a layer that covers your entire picture it like a texture, and it's in a blending mode that happens to make most of it disappear. Or it could be the at. The opacity has turned now, but it just needs. There's a layer that's filling the entirety of your document, and it's most likely in a blending mode that makes it not show up very much. So I would just need to delete this layer were turned off its eyeball, and then I should be able to target other layers. So look at whatever your top most layer is and then turn off its eyeball temporarily. So then you can target other layers to move them, and when you're done moving those layers, feel free to turn that top layer back on. But any time you apply textures, that's gonna max up using the auto select layer feature. Let's see here whenever you stitch a panorama. There is an issue you can encounter and let's see if I can get it to show up. Take me just a moment to find appropriate images for this. But what happens is that the, um, Photoshopped tries to draw your picture very quickly on screen in sometimes in the process of doing so, it makes it so what you see on screen is not as accurate is what is actually in your file here. I'm going to select a series of images, and I'm going to use something here called photo Merge to merge them together into a panorama. And let's see if I happen to get these artifacts and they're not always going to be a parent. So depends on the picture. But let's see if they show up on this particular result. Unfortunately, not. But what will happen on occasion is when you stitch a panorama, you're gonna find what I call worms, which are these little kind of lines that you concede exactly where the edge of one layer ends in the where the next layer begins. And it looks like a little Jaggi line that, um, looks like a low quality and result When you do that after stitching a panorama, it's not truly an issue with your picture. If you were to zoom up on your image to 100% view so you can see the actual fine detail within your image, you would find that those little things after stitching a panorama aren't truly in your picture. Instead, it's just that you have a multi layer document here. If you look in my layers panel, you'll see the multi layer and that it's just trying to very quickly composite these on screen, and in the process, it's not always perfectly precise. All you need to do is go to the layer menu and choose merge visible. And if you ever do see those little almost looks like a crack going through your image after sticking stitching a panorama, it will completely go away if you merge those layers together. And so I wanted to mention that because it's a very common question that I get when people stitch panoramas

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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