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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Create Sharable Actions

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

113. Create Sharable Actions

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 Sharable Actions

Now let's look at how we can enhance actions to make them more user friendly, especially if you're gonna share them with other people. In one of the other lessons that is part of the complete guide. We had one called advanced retouching in. In that lesson, I used in action that comes with that lesson that was called Frequency Separation. And I have that action here, and you can see all the steps that contained within. The problem is not everybody is going to be using an action within a few days of creating it. It might be a year before you end up deciding you need to use an action again. And so if I happen to have that action that came with the advanced retouching lesson when you played it, it did something in Gazi and Blur came up. And if you start applying this action a year after you acquired it, you might not remember what he is supposed to do when Ghazi Ambler comes up in. So let's figure out how we could put instructions into her action to tell the user of the action what they sh...

ould be doing. So here I'm gonna click cancel. I'm gonna revert our image back. So it's like the original in Let's see, we can modify this action to add instructions. We were right at this step of Gazi and Blur. I want to put in what's called a stop directly before that. If I want to put it in before that, I need to click on the step above, because any time you record a new step in your action, it's always added directly about blow the step you are working on now I want to go to the side menu and there is a choice called Insert Stop in Start Stop means in certain message that's going to stop the action in prompt the user in some way. So if I choose insert stop, I can type a message. I can say, Uh, when you continue this action for out, I'll say it this way Anyway. I'm telling them in this particular action what you're supposed to do. He's blur the image until just the fine detail goes away. But you can still recognize objects, and so I somewhat worded that. Then, at the bottom, there is an allow continue button that if you turn that on when this message appears, there will be a choice of continuing. And if they were to hit it, the action will just continue on. If you don't turn on, allow, continue. What it means is what you're requesting is something they need to do. That might be a multi step action. It might be telling them, Go open a picture of a texture You like war type in your name or something else that I couldn't just let the action continue. So I'm gonna turn on allow, continue click OK, And now if you look in my action, you'll find there's a new step. It's called Stop, and if you expand it, it just have the text that's in there and let's see what happens now. When I play this action, click on the name of the action. I'm gonna end up clicking the play button, and now it tells me the exact text that I typed in Gazi Ambler shows up. Adjust the amount until the ships a fine instead of file. All right, then I'm gonna click OK or click Continue, I should say, and then Ghazi and blur shows up. And now I have an idea of what I'm supposed to do. There's the fine detail. Fine detail is gone right about there. Click OK, and now it's done what it's needed to now. I had a typo in there. How do we fix a typo? Why fine which step it's in? Send that step called Stop expanded and right there is a tax. Just double click on this. It will bring open the step that you had the and I can change the text look OK and we can modify. Then there's one other thing you might want to end up doing in your actions. Let's say you have an action that ends up adding space to your document. And whenever you're done applying that action, what you wish it would do would be zoom out so you could fit the image in the window that you're currently looking at. Well, when you're recording in action, there's a whole bunch of commands that are completely ignored when you record in action, and that is any step that does not have the potential of changing the contents of your picture and changing your view like the zoom in zoom out kind of you would end up not changing the true contents of the file that's there, and therefore it's just ignored. If you end up, watch a record a brand new action and I'll call it zoom to fit. And if I end up going to the view menu insane, I want to view it at 200% view. And then I come out here and say, Let's zoom in further look in my actions panel and notice it's not recording anything at all. Or if I use keyboard shortcuts like Command zero to zoom out. Not recorded all because that doesn't change the contents of the file and therefore the actions panel ignores it. So how can you have it? Apply those things even though they're usually ignored? Here's how you can do it if you go to the side menu. The actions panel There is a choice called insert menu item, and if I choose insert menu item, then a little screen comes up and it's just waiting for me to choose something from one of the men use. If I go to the window, our view menus and I choose fit on screen now, it just wrote down the name of whatever I chose from a menu. I click OK, and now that's a step in my action. An instance of when you might want to do that is, let's say that one of the steps in your action, uh, sharpens and image well in order to see sharpening, you shouldn't be zoomed out in your picture. You really should be viewing it 100% view to actually see the effect of that sharpening. So why not have a step in your action that inserts a menu item? And it just has you go to the View menu in Choose 100% view. That means you're seeing all the detail in the image. Then, after it goes beyond the step that sharpens your picture, if it's asking you for settings for the sharpening, that is. Then afterwards, again insert menu item in, Tell it to fit on screen at the end of the action so it doesn't end up being zoomed in all the way on your image. So actions take a while to get used to, and there's a lot of trouble shooting involved. But I find it's really worth it for anything that's either repetitive, extremely complex or something where you just not gonna remember the steps? Then see if it's something you might be able to record as an action.

Class Description

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

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • 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

ABOUT BEN’S CLASS:

Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)

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

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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!

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