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Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Lesson Info

38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

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

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

Let's fix an issue with this picture, and I will probably end up using curves to do it, cause it's just the thing that gives me the most control. There's a picture of a trailer, and if I zoom up, you notice there's an area here that bright that doesn't look like it belongs. That's a lens flare. It's usually happens when, whatever the light sources in your scene, you end up pointing your camera right at it. In the actual light source itself hits the front element of the lens that's there. That's why you have lens hoods on your camera lenses, and they try to avoid that. But if you take your lens hood off where you point your camera too much straight into a light source, you'll get these to show up, and I want to see if I can reduce or eliminate it now. So far, we've used curves with adjustment layers. We ended up making the adjustment first, and then afterwards we painted with black or white to control where it is applied Well, now what I'd like to do is show you how to choose where it's...

applied first in, then make your adjusted now, you could do that with a selection. If you grab the lasso tool, the marquee tool or any other selection tool, you could make a selection. And then if you end up applying an adjustment layer, it would only affect that area that is selected. The problem is, most selection tools are designed to create hard edged selections, and they're designed to go around the edge of the relatively well defined object. What I have here is not a well defined object. It's not like the doorway where you concede an exact end to it, and it also has a soft edge. So let's figure out how to select it. If you have a selection like this one, I just use the marquee tool. You can either type of letter Q or click on this icon to get to quick mask mode, which I just did. Quick mask mood converts your selection into a red overlay where the red indicates what's not selected. Then you could grab your paint brush tool, and you can modify your selection. But just painting like this, and if you do when you turn quick mask off by typing cube, you just change the shape of that selection. I'll take you once again. When you're using a brush, you have hardness. Setting determines how hard the edge of your brushes, and if you bring it down, you end up with a soft edge brush. If you use a soft edged brush here, you get what's known as a feathered selection, where doesn't abruptly end. Instead, it can softly fade out when I type. Q. You can't tell that that's got a soft edge on it, but it does. If I were to paint in it right now, you can see that part of its hard edged at the top and part of its soft edged choose undo. Well, when you use quick math mode, you don't have to start with a selection. That's just how usually demo it. You can start with no selection whatsoever, so I'm gonna come in here and type the letter. Q. Then I'm just gonna paint with Black right where the area is. I want to adjust, and I have to make sure my brush has just the right softness on it to match the softness of that edge that was there. The only problem is with painting like this is in quick mask mode. The red overlay usually indicates what's not selected, and right now that means that I've selected almost the entire picture except for that area. Well, that's when I can come up here and use the same thing that we used on a layer mask, which is invert gives you the opposite. That should make the red switch. Word shows up. So now if Red indicates not selected in the area that looks normal is selected. When I turned quick mask Modoff by typing letter. Q. We should have a general selection of that area. So that's how I end up selecting things before I go in and use curves. I just type of letter Q for quick mask. And if it's a large area that I want to change, I just paint with Black on the areas that I don't want to change. If, on the other hand, it's a small area that I want to change, I'll paint just where I want to change the happen. And when I'm done, I'll end up choosing Invert, which switches where the red shows up. And that's what we have here. All right, let's go into curbs in curves. I'm gonna just click on this area right here, and I want a dimmer switch for it. I want to darken it Any time you just want to brighten or darken, it's usually one dot you just click, and you don't have to move the dot up and down in curves like in that little part of your screen. You can stay right on top of your picture. And if you just click the mouse, just keep your mouse button held down and drag up if you want to brighten and down. If you want to darken, it'll move that dot for you. So I'm just gonna move that down until it seems to be about the same. Brightness is its surroundings about there, and then the transition doesn't quite look right. So I just grab my paintbrush tool. I probably didn't have a soft enough edge of my brush or I might not have painted far enough out. Well, white is what allows an adjustment to apply when you're working with a layer mask. I just need to make sure I'm painting with White can now extend how far out that goes. It seems to be going out all right, But then I think the frame around the door, it's just a little bit too dark. Well, if it is different in brightness than the screen that we were attempting to adjust, then we can adjust it separately. I just go into curves and make sure that hand tools turned on. I move my mouse on top of the frame for the door, and if I looking curves in the circle that appears is in an open area of the curve, an area where I haven't added a dot yet that means it's different in brightness to the other. Areas have adjusted, so I can easily click, and it's just like having a dimmer switch in my hand. I'm just gonna bring that up until it's about the same brightness as the area above and below it. There we go. I'm not saying my adjustment is perfect here, but if I turn this off and back on again, it ain't bad. That might need to make that, um, area right here just the tiniest bit brighter. I think there, but I think I'm doing all right with that adjustment. It's easy to see when you turn on and off. But if you've never seen it before, I don't think you'd notice that area so much. But it's on Lee with curves that I'm able to do that if I use levels. It only has controls for working with the extremes of brightness. The brightest part of your image in the darkest if I work with brightness and contrast is generically making bright things brighter and dark, things darker when I do contrast. But here I can dial in exactly the brightness level I want to adjust, and therefore I can have precision.

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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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!!!