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Create a Desaturate Edges Action

Lesson 108 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

Lesson 108 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

04:05
2

Bridge vs. Lightroom

06:39
3

Tour of Photoshop Interface

18:21
4

Overview of Bridge Workspace

07:42
5

Overview of Lightroom Workspace

11:21
6

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

08:19
7

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:10
8

Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders

13:09
9

Developing Raw Images

30:33
10

Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs

09:12
11

How to Save Images

03:37
12

Using the Transform Tool

04:48
13

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

06:03
14

Selection Tools

05:55
15

Combining Selection Tools

07:37
16

Using Automated Selection Tools

17:34
17

Quick Mask Mode

05:07
18

Select Menu Essentials

21:28
19

Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

13:00
20

Align Active Layers

07:29
21

Creating a New Layer

06:15
22

Creating a Clipping Mask

03:02
23

Using Effects on Layers

11:24
24

Using Adjustment Layers

16:44
25

Using the Shape Tool

04:39
26

Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool

04:39
27

Masking Multiple Images Together

15:15
28

Using Layer Masks to Remove People

10:50
29

Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky

10:04
30

Adding Texture to Images

09:11
31

Layering to Create Realistic Depth

05:35
32

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:29
33

Optimizing Grayscale with Levels

10:59
34

Adjusting Levels with a Histogram

03:37
35

Understanding Curves

06:18
36

Editing an Image Using Curves

18:41
37

Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment

07:19
38

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

07:14
39

Editing with Blending Modes

08:04
40

Color Theory

05:59
41

Curves for Color

16:52
42

Hue and Saturation Adjustments

08:59
43

Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment

13:33
44

Match Colors Using Numbers

16:59
45

Adjusting Skin Tones

05:25
46

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

10:52
47

Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush

07:53
48

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

06:51
49

Retouching with the Healing Brush

04:34
50

Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools

13:07
51

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

03:42
52

Clone Between Documents

13:19
53

Crop Tool

10:07
54

Frame Tool

02:59
55

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

08:14
56

Paint Brush Tools

13:33
57

History Brush Tool

06:27
58

Eraser and Gradient Tools

03:06
59

Brush Flow and Opacity Settings

04:17
60

Blur and Shape Tools

11:06
61

Dissolve Mode

09:24
62

Multiply Mode

15:29
63

Screen Mode

14:08
64

Hard Light Mode

14:54
65

Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes

11:31
66

Smart Filters

11:32
67

High Pass Filter

13:40
68

Blur Filter

05:59
69

Filter Gallery

07:42
70

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

04:43
71

Combing Filters and Features

04:45
72

Select and Mask

20:04
73

Manually Select and Mask

08:08
74

Creating a Clean Background

21:19
75

Changing the Background

13:34
76

Smart Object Overview

08:37
77

Nested Smart Objects

09:55
78

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

09:08
79

Replace Contents

06:55
80

Raw Smart Objects

10:20
81

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

12:59
82

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

05:42
83

Panoramas

13:15
84

HDR

11:20
85

Focus Stacking

04:02
86

Time-lapse

11:18
87

Light Painting Composite

08:05
88

Remove Moire Patterns

06:11
89

Remove Similar Objects At Once

09:52
90

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

05:46
91

Replace a Repeating Pattern

06:50
92

Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel

10:27
93

Remove an Object with a Complex Background

07:49
94

Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes

12:27
95

Warping

11:03
96

Liquify

14:02
97

Puppet Warp

12:52
98

Displacement Map

10:36
99

Polar Coordinates

07:19
100

Organize Your Layers

11:02
101

Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss

02:59
102

Layer Style: Knockout Deep

12:34
103

Blending Options: Blend if

13:18
104

Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image

06:27
105

Layer Comps

08:30
106

Black-Only Shadows

06:07
107

Create a Content Aware Fill Action

08:46
108

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

07:42
109

Create an Antique Color Action

13:52
110

Create a Contour Map Action

10:20
111

Faux Sunset Action

07:20
112

Photo Credit Action

05:54
113

Create Sharable Actions

07:31
114

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

10:23
115

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

07:57
116

Image Compatibility with Lightroom

03:29
117

Scratch Disk Is Full

06:02
118

Preview Thumbnail

02:10

Lesson Info

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

now in this image, what I'd like to do is make the edges of the picture less colorful than the center of the picture. And therefore your I might be drawn to the more colorful areas in therefore drawn the middle of the image and not the edges. So let's create a brand new action, and I'm gonna call this de saturate edges click record in order to get something only happened in the edges of the picture. I'm gonna make a selection, So I'm gonna choose the selection tool. I'm gonna click near the upper right, but a little ways away from the edge. And I'm gonna drag down here then, Alecko and I'd like the opposite of that because right now we have the center selected and I'd like the edge. So I'll go to the select menu and I'll choose inverse. Then I would like the edge of my selection have a soft edge on it. One way of getting a soft itches to go to the select menu and choose modify and then choose feather. The problem with that is there's no preview. So you're really guessing at what number...

to use the second method you could use is to go here to select and mask. There's all sorts of settings in selected mask. Then you could ignore all of them, except for this one down here called Feather. And if you brought that up, you should be able to start seeing a softer and softer edge like that and then click. OK, so now we have the outer edge of the photographs selected, and it has a soft edge. The next thing I would like to do is create an adjustment layer in the adjustment layer like to use is called vibrance. Vibrance gives you two sliders, the same two sliders we have for controlling how colorful things are when we're using adobe camera raw. And in this case, I'm gonna lower the vibrance to make the edge of the picture less colorful. Finally, so I can remember why I have that layer. I'm gonna rename the layer off double clicking layers name and I'll just call this de saturate edges, and that's all they want this action to do. So now, at the bottom of the actions panel, I'm gonna hit the stop button. And now let's inspect this to see if it's gonna be universally applicable was started. The top here is this set selection. I'm gonna open that up and I see that this selection is measured in pixels. And so that means the top edge of the of the selection will be 116 pixels below the top of the document. It will be 136 pixels from the left edge of the document. In the bottom will be this far from the the top in the left edge. That's not gonna work for any file size. What if I have a square document? If it tries to make a selection of that size, it's not gonna be a square selection. So I need to replace this step in my action with something that is universally applicable. And so, let's see. We can figure out what that IHS first. There's no way for me to convert this step into anything other than pixels, so I'm gonna have to replace it to replace a step in the action. All you need to do is click on the step within the action and then at the bottom of the actions panel, you'll end up hitting record. But before I do that, Let's figure out how we're going to improve that step. Well, the measurement system that's used for making selections when creating actions is whatever your rulers are set to. So if I come up here to the view menu and I turn my rulers on, I can see what they're set to and just looking at the numbers I can tell they're not inches. They've got to be pixels because they're going upto 1800. Um, you can change that measurement system when the rulers are visible by right clicking within the ruler. And if you look at the list of choices that are available, I see one choice that will end up making this work regardless of the size of the original document. And that is percent when I choose percentage. Now it's gonna think, What percentage of the full with the document did I move over before I clicked in what percentage of the full height of the document did I move down when I clipped? So now let's record a new step with the step would like to replace selected I'm gonna hit the record button. Then I'll use the marquee tool, and I'll go up here to where I'd like my selection to begin and I'll drag down here to where I'd like it to end and I let go. It just created a new step. Step appears directly below the step that I had selected, and I'll then hit the stop button. Let's expand that step and see if it's any better. Yeah, now it means I was 5% below the top edge of the document and I was 8.2% of the width over. And then here's how far I was over when I ended in how far down and right, So now I'm gonna just click on the step that came before that, the one that's measured in pixels and I'll drag it to the trash can. Then let's look at any of the other steps to see if they'd mess us up in verse. That's not specific to the document selected mask. Well, the amount of feathering I might need to be different on each picture, because if I have a tiny image, let's they have an image that's only one inch wide. Then I created this action on an inch that was 30 inches wide the amount of feathering that I dialed in might need to vary depending on the document, and I'm not able to set feathering as a percentage. So therefore, it can't just very like the selection. But what I can do is if you look at this step in my action, there's a little rectangle to the left right over there. And if I turn that on by clicking on it, that means when it gets to this step, ask me for a setting, which means bring up the actual interface for what was being used here. So I can choose that myself, and that's what that means. Let's go to the next one down and here it says that we're going to use an adjustment layer called Vibrance next one down and we're setting the virus that negative 49 and OK, we're making something visible, and then we're naming a layer. But none of this told me the names of specific layers like it was trying to switch to a particular layer, so I think this would be nice. The only other thing I might want to do is here, where it's setting the vibrance to negative 49 I could click right there and that would make it so every time I could manually dial in how much I want a lesson it. So I think that's what I'm gonna do. Let's test this action, click on its name. And first I'm going to get this image back to its original by choosing Revert. And then I'm gonna play the action. But hit the play button and it gets to the point where I need a feather and here I can just adjust it. If this was a smaller image, I could use a lower setting. I just click OK, and it should continue the action. And right away it asked me what kind of vibrant setting I want. Cool Click OK, and it finished so that action works fine.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections
Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers
Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks
Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory
Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials
Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel
Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes
Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters
Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks
Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects
Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop
Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers
Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions
Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues
Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Practice Images 3: Making Selections
Practice Images 4: Using Layers
Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks
Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Practice Images 7: Color Theory
Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials
Practice Images 9: Tools Panel
Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes
Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters
Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks
Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects
Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop
Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers
Practice Images 18: Actions
Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

Ratings and Reviews

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ford smith
 

Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

a Creativelive Student
 

Wow. I cannot communicate the value of this course!! The true value in this course is how the instructor identifies workflows you'll need before you'll ever realize it, repeats important information without it becoming annoying, and explains the "why" behind the techniques so well that even if you forget the exact method, you can figure it out via the principles learned. Excellent value, excellent material, excellent instructor!!!

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