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History Brush Tool

Lesson 57 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

57. History Brush Tool

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

History Brush Tool

below that we have the history brush tool. If you ever mess up on an image and you don't end up using layers for something like, for instance, if we have this image and I ended up coming into the image in making some sort of a change, maybe in this case I end up applying a filter. I click OK, and I wish I would have done that on its own layer because I want the background to look like that. That's noticed the oil paint filter, but I wish it wouldn't apply to his face his arms in similar areas. Well, I can go to the history brush tool, which is what I'm in right now. If I paint, it should paint with what the image originally looked like when you first opened it, and therefore I could bring these areas back. So if I don't want the filter or any other change that I've made to the image to apply to these areas, I can easily bring them back. You can also lower the A pass ity of this tool and therefore not bring it all the way back to the original, but blend the original version with this ve...

rsion just gonna get his other arm here. You should be aware, though, that on occasion the history brush will not work. And that is, if the original version of your picture is a different size than this one, that means you scaled it or you've cropped it in a way where the width and height of the image is different than the original, because then it doesn't know where to align the original image with this newly sized image. Also, if you've changed the mode of your picture, maybe if that picture started out in grayscale mode, he converted it RGB mode. It won't be able to use the history brush then, either. And the history brought, she should be aware, is related to the history panel. So let's go to the window menu and choose history. This is the history panel. It's simply lists everything you've done since you've opened your image. There is a limit on the number of steps that will remember in that limit can be found in your preferences if you choose. Performance in here is a choice called history states. It should be called undoes because that determines how maney induce you get, then That means if you do more than 50 things to this image, it will start forgetting the very first step. It's not that it won't apply it to your picture. It's just that you won't be ableto undo all the way back to the original. So if this is a list of everything I've done to this image, then what I canoe is if you look in the left column, there's an icon right here that looks just like the tool that I'm currently using. That's the history brush icon. Well, I can click on any one of these previous steps in that little left column to tell it exactly what I should paint with. So maybe I put it right there to say, I want to paint with what it looked like right after applying the the oil paint filter. Well, therefore, I could come in here and I could apply that Look back to the image. It just happens to be that that defaults to the very top portion, and that is always what your image originally looked like when you first opened it. But what that means is you can experiment and get back to what your image looked like in any past state by just going into the history panel in clicking in that left most column to tell it what should be the source that you're painting with with that history, the history brush. Now I personally don't use the history brush all that often, And that's because I instead decided to work non destructively by putting most of the changes I'm gonna make on separate layers by putting them on separate layers. If I wanted to undo something, I could either throw away that particular layer, or I could add a layer mask to it in paint there to temporarily hide things, and I find it to be much more versatile. But on occasion I'm doing something quickly. I end up working directly on the layer that contains the original picture, and I mess up in some way. They need to get back, and that's when I'm very happy that the history ah brush is available. Also, you can fill an area from history, So if I select an area like this just rectangular area, I can go to the edit menu. There's a choice called Phil and one of the choices in this menu is called history, and that means do the exact same thing is what the history brush did. And when you click OK, that brings it back to either what the original image looked like, or whatever you have the history brush set to in the history panel. The time I do that the most me revert this image to get the whole thing back is when I apply a filter. And afterwards I wish I remembered to duplicate a layer and apply it separately. Let me show you what I mean. I come in here and I choose. I don't know, uh, find edges and I get this interesting look. But I wish I would have duplicated the original layer first, so that then maybe I could mask this or I could change what's called the blending mode on it in just in the end, I wish I had the original picture in that Well, instead of starting over, what I will often do is I'll create a brand new empty layer by clicking on the new layer icon in my layers panel, and then I'll just tell Photoshopped to fill that layer, and I'll tell it to fill it with history, meaning? Fill it with what the image looked like when I first opened it. And then maybe I want that to be underneath so unlocked that bottom layer and drag it under. So now I can easily get to that point where it looks a ziff. I duplicated the layer because I just made a brand new empty layer and I filled from history. So now I can maybe use a blending mode. Just make it up use for it. Here and now, I have that filter applied in a different way.

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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