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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Replace a Repeating Pattern

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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91. Replace a Repeating Pattern


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

Replace a Repeating Pattern

whenever you use the spot healing brush, which is the tool that I just used. If you have any regularly repeating content, it's usually going to be a man made thing. It's going to be something like tile work. You're gonna find that the spot healing brush usually doesn't do a great job. So here, if I want to get rid of the sign that is found here, I can come in here and attempt to use the spot healing brush when you use the spot healing brush or any tool that has the word healing in its name, usually want to paint across the entirety of what you want to retouch out. The reason why you need to go across the entire thing is because it's similar to the content aware fill feature. And that is it's gonna look all the way around the edge of where I've painted right exactly on that edge in. That's where it's gonna pick up the color and brightness to match. And so if I only painted halfway across the thing that I want to get rid of, it assumes it should blend in in match the color of that thing.

I'm trying to get rid of and so it won't look right. So I paint over the whole thing, and I doubt it will do a good job. And so when it comes to man made stuff that has regularly repeating patterns, you'll usually have to do a lot manually. Well, I want to show you how you can have more control when you're copying. So I'm gonna come in here and use the clone stamp tool. The clone stamp tool just does straightforward copying and putting it somewhere else. And what I'm going to do is come up here to where a grout line is. I'm going to option click to indicate that's where I'd like to copy. And then I'm gonna guesstimate exactly where it should go down here. If I compare the edge of the ground line here to what is there, you notice that the one on the right is higher. So here I see a grout line, I'm gonna go bit higher, and I'm gonna guesstimate it to be right about here. That it should end up. I'm gonna click there, and I start to put in my grout line Now. I wasn't careful with how far left to right. I should be. So when I get to hear, I doubt this grout lines gonna line up. If it is, it's just by chance and it looks like it's not too bad. But I'm just trying to break this up. Input the content that I think would be vast in there. Now, if I come up here, you notice how this blue doesn't match up by Zoom up here. Do you see how it's too far to the right? We'll watch this if I end up having my mouse there were Haven't clicked yet, but I'm getting a preview inside of my brush. And by the way, to get that preview where it stays fixed like that after you applied things, you need to have a check box turned on up here at the top. I always have this check box called a Lined turned on. If that wasn't turned on, then when you move around and here we would see the original area I copied from and it would be moving with my brush. It wouldn't be fixed within that circle. Now watch what happens inside of that circle when I use a magical little keyboard shortcut. Do you see how it just was able to move it left or right? And I'm not using my mouse to do it. I'm using my keyboard, and I could move it up and down as well. Um, so I could come in here and decide exactly where I need to be there, using special keyboard shortcuts. While you're interested in knowing what those shortcuts might be, Let me show him to you. So let's just say I needed to use the healing brush. I'll switch over to the healing brush because I want things to blend in with its surroundings. And any time I needed to match their surroundings, I need to use the healing brush. I'm gonna come up here to this area. I'm gonna option click, and then I'm going to come down here to where I need to apply it. And let's just say, when I clicked, I was off a little bit. There was off. Well, I need to turn on a check box at the top of my screen for all my retouching tools, and it's called aligned. If a line does not turned on, then you're going to see the original area you told it to copy from, and it's going to be moving around with your brush when you turn the lined on. If you've ever applied your adjustment anywhere, then this will stay aligned with it. And I had clicked down here, so it waas so I'm gonna come up here and see the grout line. Doesn't completely lineup. I think it needs to be moved to the left a little bit. So I'm going to use a special keyboard truck out and move it over a bit. I'll come down here and see if it aligns with this and I'm like, now it's a little too high compared to what was in there. So I'm gonna move it down. See, now I have it pretty closely aligned, and I'll then come up here and apply it. Although I shouldn't go that high because it hit this Ah, material above. I think I'm still gonna hit that material. But so let's look at what the keyboard shortcuts are that Allow me to move something as a copy it after I've already applied it. So I'm gonna option click here. I'll come down here to apply it, and I'm going to just be a little bit off. Just Just just say that happened by chance. Now, in order to move that, I'm gonna hold down the following keys shift an option on a Macintosh that would be shift in Ault in windows with those two keys held down. I'll just keep him held down. Then I use the arrow keys on my keyboard and then I can narrow this down and left up until it matches up with the surrounding contents. And I think it is now. But that was shifting option and then using your arrow keys There are other things Weaken Dio win where in here were not limited to simply moving. We can also scale in rotate. So let me show you the keyboard shortcuts for scaling and for rotating. If you'd like to scale, you still hold down shift an option for all these things you hold down shift in option Then I'm going to use this square looking bracket keys. It's right above the return key on my keyboard. Looks like half squares that are in there. So shift option and then right bracket and watch what happens on my screen here. Do you see it getting larger or I'm going to the left bracket and you'll see it getting smaller. And that could be useful. If there is a wall that's at an angle, where part of it is further away from the camera than another, oftentimes you'll need to scale. The last thing we can do is rotate into rotate again, you hold down shift an option that shift in all time. Windows in this time used the greater than in less than symbols. That means the ones that look like Sideways Letter V's and that will allow me to rotate this clockwise with one of them or counterclockwise with the other in. Therefore, it becomes much more versatile when retouching.

Class Description

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


  • 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


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