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Create an Antique Color Action

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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109. Create an Antique Color Action

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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 an Antique Color Action

in this image. I would like to give it a effect where I don't like having to go through all the steps all the time. I want to simplify a effect and make it so. It's just much more friendly by using actions. It's in effect. I think it did when we talked in a previous lesson on blending modes, I believe, although there is a chance it was in the one on filters. Uh, anyway, let's create one. I'm going to come in here and create a brand new action, and I'm gonna call this antique color. I'm gonna click record. And now here the steps I'd like to do first I wanna pull all the color out of this image, and I'm going to do that using an adjustment layer called black and white. Then I would like to take a copy of the original image and put it on top. So I'm gonna click on the layer that's underneath to select it, and I'm gonna move. While I'm not gonna move it, I'm gonna duplicated so one method for duplicated layers of type command J to jump it to its own layer control jam window salt type that,...

and then I'm gonna move that layer up in my layers stack. Then I want to apply the color that is found in that layer to the black and white version of the picture that's underneath, using a blending mode that's called Overlay and that will give its this kind of antique e look. But then the problem is, there's not enough shadow. Detailed dark portions of the much became much darker, so I want to do something to bring the original shadow detail back. Well, I would like to hide the dark portion of the image from both of these layers that air here, both the black and white and this layer that's on top. So I'm going to select both layers, hold down the shift key and click on that layer. And then I'm going to put it in a folder because when I put it on a folder, anything I due to the folder itself, will apply to all the layers that are contained within. So I'll come in here, and I will then choose, but not their FX blending options. And we had a lesson about advanced layers as part of the Complete Guide and it showed you that you could hide the dark portions of layer by pulling in a slider. Either one of these, in this case, he and split this part to make it blend in, just trying to bring back some of the darker areas. Then, to finish it off, I might as well name that folder, so I'll just double click on its name and I'm going to call this anti color, and now I'm done recording my action. So let's hit the stop button, and we might as well just test it. Let's revert the image to its original click on the name of reaction hit, play and see if it works. Certainly looks to. But then let's analyze our action and decide if it's gonna be universally applicable. Well, let's see what we did. We ended up making an adjustment layer. It's a black and white adjustment that should be universal. Oh, here we go. Look at what it says. It selects a layer, and it's called background. And that's because when we started this action, the only thing that document contained was a layer called background. Well, what if in the future, when I attempt to apply this. There is no later called background. Like if I revert this image right now in my layers panel, I double click in. I call this car now. It doesn't have a layer called background, so if I grab that action hit play, it's gonna give me an error. And it just says, Sorry. You told me to do something that that command simply is not available, so I'm going to stop. We'll refer to this image again because some of it has applied. And so let's figure out, How can we change what Layer is active without it recording the name of the layer as part of that? Well, the problem is, our steps in our action ended up going in here and creating a black and white adjustment layer. And then I move my mouse right down here to the layer below, and I clicked on it will, Any time you click on a layer like that, it's going to record the name of the layer. So let's figure out if there's a way to make the layer that's underneath active without actually having to click on it. And there is there's a keyboard truck cut for it If you look right now, I'm using my keyboard to switch between these two layers. The keyboard shortcut that I'm using to do so is holding down the option key That's Alton Windows and then using the square bracket keys on my keyboard. That's right about by Return Key and one of those bracket keys. The left one will end up getting the layer above in the opposite, and one will grab the layer that's below. So let's see if I can replace one of the steps in my action. Let's take a look here and right here. Made an adjustment layer and right there is where it switched layers and it has the name of the layer. So I'm gonna click on that particular step and I'll make sure over here in my layers panel, it looks like it did. At the time the action was being made at the stage. This was right when I was about to click in the layer below. I'll hit the record button and then I'm gonna hold on option and hit the left bracket key that switched. Which layer is active. I'll hit the stop button so we no longer record any more steps and let's see what we ended up with. It now says Select backward layer. I wish it said select underlying layer because backward doesn't make any sense to me. But anyway, that will do it without having the name of the layer in the action. So let's throw that step previous step away. All right, then layer via copy can work with any layer. Move current layer as long as it says current layer and doesn't say move background layer, then that should be fine. It says to layer three. Um, not sure there, but I'm assuming that means a certain number of layers above. We'll have to test it to be sure there, but there is a keyboard shortcut for moving a layer. Let me show you what it is before I showed. You have to unlock this layer to be able to move it, though I mentioned that option in those bracket keys changes, which layers active. If instead you do command in the same bracket keys, it would move a layer up and down, so one way I could have moved a layer instead of using my mouse, clicking on it and dragging it up He has to hold down the command key control on Windows and then use of square brackets to either move it up or down. Did that too many times of the keyboard? I was trying to get back to the same stage we had before, All right, so I'm assuming this will work. It says, Move to lay or three. I think that means later. Position three like the third slot in the layers panel. But we'll find out when we test the action. The problem that it could be with that is, what if the document had four layers to get begin with, then there's a chance that might not work. Okay, set current layer to overlay as long as it says current layer and not background layer. We're fine. Then here, it says, select the layer called black and white one. Well, what if there was already a black and white adjustment layer contained within the document? What this is doing is switching to this layer, and so that's something. Where if it was switching layers is something that it might not work, and so we could record that difference so it would not contain the name of the layer that's in there. I'd have to apply part of this action to get to that point, though, to figure out exactly what Layer was active. You could do that. I'm going to revert this image to the original, and I want it just to play down to right before that step. You see this little check boxes on the left? That means should I play or should I skip this step? I could tell it to skip those last few steps. Then if I just play this action, it's gonna end right there. There it's made it through. So the top most layer was active. Oh, I know what I needed to do. At that point, What I was doing was selecting both of those layers so I could put them in a folder. Well, just in case that layer wasn't called black and white one. What I can do is that same keyboard shark it. We used to switch layers, which is option, and the bracket keys. Just add the shift key to it, and that means don't switch layers, but add the layer that was underneath and therefore that's what could be used. So let's replace that step click on the name of the step will hit the record button and I'm gonna do shift option left bracket. That would be shift Ault left bracket windows and then I'll hit. Stop. Let's see what the difference is. So here it was saying to select the name of a very specific layer which might not always be in a document into added down here, it's saying, Select the backward layer, meaning the layer underneath in added, So that's more universally applicable. Okay, then let's see. Make group, uh, current layer. We're gonna call it Group one. That's fine. Um, we could have named it, but that little still work set the layer. Ah, these are the blending sliders and then set the layer to a name of anti color. That looks fine. Let's turn those check boxes back on so it will apply those steps unless test our action. Make sure we didn't break it in some way. Yeah, it ended up with that. Perfect. Now we could improve on this because this is the process I usually go through. But the best thing to do with that duplicate layer is to board it. And so what I could have done is when it was created. I could have turned it into a smart object and then at some point, Aiken blurry, because then it gives it more of an antique look. But we already have our action made, so sometimes you need to modify actions to improve them. And so let's just see if we can figure out at what point in here where various things created and moved. Well, here's where we moved current layer toe position three, which I think meant up here. And I think that right after that, that would be selected and I could turn into a smart object. So right at this point, that's where I want to deviate. And I'm gonna come down here, just hit record. And what I really want to do is go Layer. Where is smart objects? Convert a smart object, and so that's going to end up being a smart object. I think I wanna wait until it's already changed its blending mode. And that was the next step, I believe so. Let's hit Stop and let's see here. Yep, changing toe overlay and then right after it gets changed to overlay mode is what I want to blur it. Because when it's already in overlay mode, I'm going to get a preview. And in fact, I think it's gonna be even better if we do it after we make a group. And we had the blending sliders. So it's down here at the very end and see what the end step is. Okay, we're just naming it. Might as well just added at the very end of our action. So the end of our action, what I'm gonna do is it will have just named this group of the top. So most like that will be selected. I'm gonna hit record. I wanted to select the layer that's underneath, and I'll do that using my keyboard option left bracket. And then I'm gonna go to the filter menu and choose Blur. Click OK, and then we'll stop. The action in the very last thing I want to do is be able to choose the amount of blurring applied. So I turn on that. So you notice that what I'm going through in trying to add functionality to an action after it's been created, it's much harder to think about it. It's much easier to get confused about what you're doing. So for me, it's best to think through inaction in practice, the steps first. And when you're done practicing the steps, just ask yourself, Is there any more intelligent way I would want this done because it only takes time to create the action once you might as well spend the time to make a really good action. And that means, what should these layers be named? You might want to think about that so you don't just end up with default names. And is there any extra functionality that might be useful? Do incorporate. If so, work it right into the action. And if you do it the first time, it's much easier to think of than having to go back and modify. So now I'm gonna come over your here, Revert on. Let's just double check that the modifications I made work. So it just ends up with this blur screen and Aiken bring it down to not blur it all, or bring it up to get that soft kind of glowy feel in a work. Fine. It's best to try it out in a couple different documents, but I think we're doing all right here

Class Description

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  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
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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

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