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Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Lesson Info

55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

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

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

below that, you're going to find the eyedropper tool, the eyedropper tool. Allow us to pick colors from within our image to paint with. So if I return to the images we were using a minute ago and let's say I had this image and I would like to add text up near the top of the image that might be in the same color as the olives that are right in front of the A person's hand that's in here. Well, if I end up using the eyedropper tool, I can move on top of my image. And if you watch my four grounding background colors right over here on my screen, when I click, let's say click on one of these more reddish objects. You'll see that my foreground color just changed to the color of clicked on. Click Over here on. It's either lemon and orange, and we can get that color. Or I could get the color like I described before, which is of the olives near his fingers. Then, if I were to use the text tool, that would be the color of text that I could end up using. But the eyedropper tool ends up helping u...

s up here in the options bar for the eyedropper tool we have a sample size point sample means Look at the exact color at the very tip of that eyedropper and ignore everything that's surrounding it. If I change this to three by three average, it will average an area three pixels wide and three pixels tall, a little square, and therefore, any noise or little specks that are found will kind of be averaged into the surroundings, and you usually get a slightly more accurate color. Aziz what you were seeing, and you can also make it larger and larger area that it averages as we get to higher and higher resolution original pictures. Then I start tending higher, like five by 5 11 by 11 to get it to average an area, we can sample all the layers or just the colors on the current layer. And then this thing says show sampling ring will watch what happens when I click on an area. As I'm clicking, I see a ring showing up on the outer edge of that ring is gray, and that's just so I can compare the color I'm picking to gray because, therefore, I can tell if it has a hint of color in it. So in other words, like over here to the right side of the picture and click, I can tell that that has tiniest bit more bluish than a normal neutral gray. Or if I come up here to this metal bracket, I can tell that that's purplish, mainly because I can compare it to that outer gray rent. Then also, when I click, you'll notice the ring has a top in bottom half. The top half is what I'm currently choosing. The bottom half is what I had last. Therefore, right now I'm have green. But when I go over here and click again, Green will be on the bottom, indicating what I had previously, and the color I have now is above. Therefore, I can compare them. If you find that ring to be distracting, all you have to do is turn off a check box in the options bar that's called show sampling ring. You should be aware that the setting over here, called sample size, is not going to just affect the eyedropper tool. It will also affect other things. If I remember correctly the magic wand tool when you click within your image and it tries to select things of a similar color to what you click on. It will use that sample size setting. So if you set it up really high and you try to use something like the magic wand to click an exact pixel, you'll find it's averaging in its surroundings. The same is true for other eye droppers you find in photo shop like the ones that you find when using curves. If you happen to watch the lesson that we had on color adjustments, I showed you how to do color correction with little eye droppers. And this setting is going to affect that. And using something like three by three average or five by five average would be an improvement on the technique that I demonstrated when we did color correction. So that is our eyedropper tool with the eyedropper tool. You can also change your background color, so right now I got my foreground color. If I option click, that's all clicking and Windows. I'll be changing my background color instead, and therefore, if you wanted to do something like make a Grady int from two different colors, and you want to choose those colors from within your image. You'd usually need your foreground and background colors to be the colors you want to start with, and therefore you can quickly change it using the ID. Robert I should mention when you're in the paint brush tool, and you might be painting on your image. If you want a very quickly, be able to sample colors out of your picture to change the color you're painting with. When you're in the paint brush tool, you can hold down the option key Alton windows, and that will give you the eyedropper tool just for the length of time that you have that option. Key held down. Therefore, I can come in here and option Click on one color paint with it, then option. Click on another paint with it. Option. Click on 1/3 and just very quickly. Be able to change between various colors, picking them right out of my picture. And so that could be nice. And all it is, is when you're in the paint brush, you hold on the option key Ultima windows and click within your picture. There is another tool that has found under the eyedropper the same slot that's there. Uh, I mean, there's a bunch of tools, but we don't in this class talk about the three D features and Photoshopped, but we might occasionally want to use this one. It's the color sampler tool. Let's see what it does. If you happen to have watched a lesson that we have on adjusting color. That's part of the Photoshopped complete guide. Then you would notice that I, in that class used the info panel, and I said that when I put my mouse on top of the image, the numbers that were in the Info pallet, where a precise description of the color that's underneath your mouse. Well, if you need to keep track of a color as you adjust a picture, then there's a way to get extra readouts in the info panel, and you do it with this tool, which is called the Color Sampler Tool. If I click on my image, I can click in up to four different areas in the image and get up to four readouts in the info panel. Each time I click, you see that in the image itself There's a little cross hair with a number in each area where I clicked and then in the info panel there, extra readouts and they're numbered. So this one corresponds to the little Crossair that's on my image that had the number one next to it. So when we adjusted color and I wanted one area to match another, I ended up taking a sheet of paper and writing down the numbers. What I could have done instead is use a color sampler and click on the area where I wanted to remember the numbers. Then this is the equipment to my sheet of paper. It just wrote down those numbers. Then when you're making an adjustment, you'll find that there'll be two sets of numbers in here. So if I were to do something like Creative Adjustment Layer, for instance, right away in the info panel, you'll find that now there are two sets of numbers, and that means you're actively adjusting the image, and the number of the left is what you started with the numbers on the right or what you're ending with meaning the results of your adjustment. And so I could have used that when I wanted one area to match another. I would have put in to color samplers one for the area. Want to change in one for the area I'm attempting to match? And then I could be comparing the numbers in the info panel as I made the adjustment. When you're done using the color sampler tool, those little crosshairs will stay on your picture. But they don't print out and they don't show up in other programmes other than Photoshopped. So you're welcome to leave him there if you want. If you want to get rid of them, though, when you're in the color sampler tool, there will be a button in your options bar just called clear all and that will remove them all from your image. So if you just don't visibly like the way they look, you're welcome to clear him all when you're done, and that is the color sampler tool

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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