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Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

Lesson 15 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

Lesson 15 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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Lesson Info

15. Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

All right. Is a little trick for doing masks, this video, you've been doing lots of masking, videos, selections and masking. And I heard you say another one, dad give me one more. This is just a small one and it's a little trick that I wanted to keep in here because I use it all the time. It's a little hard to get places. So let's say we used this image in the last one and we went focus area and that worked great to a point. Okay, we minus this chunk out, just like the mask radius smoothing. Might shift the edge in a little bit and it kind of got it to a nice point, right? But there's a couple of parts this bit here is the main offender click. Ok. There's one there as well. So I'm going to show you how to use the smudge tool. Okay. I use it because I'll show you why. Let's do this one first. He's the easiest one to get because I'm going to work on my mask. And what people tend to do is they grab the brush tool and then they just make it really small. And then how small do you make it y...

ou keep like, let's let's actually do it so I can show you. So in here really small, what's my capacity? I will put it at 100%. I just get that bit and then I make the brush a bit smaller and then I get that. But you're into this kind of like it always ends up looking a bit fake doing it that way. So along comes the smudge tool. What does the smudge tool do if I work on the actual image and I zoom out a little bit. The smudge tool is this little finger here. Here's normally the blur tool. If you hold them down, grab the smudge tool up here just make sure it's set, you might have been playing around. Just pick one of these top general brushes, pick any brush. Okay. And what we'll do is their strength around about 50% And we'll set the hardness to zero basically. If I'm working on the actual pixels it just smudges things, right? Just you can kind of see it there. Smudgy smudgy smudge. But that same little thing when I'm working on the actual mask does some really cool stuff. So I'm going to pick an appropriate brush size and then kind of smudge it in and look let go, I'm just gonna smudge it in. I'll show you what I mean what it does. I'm gonna hold down the key on a pC option. Can Mac just click on the Master, show you what it's doing and undo because the smudge tool. Watch this if I make it nice and big if I just push from the edge. What happens when I click and drag I'm just holding the mouse key down. No way come to but you can see it kind of as it's moving along. It kind of slowly makes the radius smaller and the effects smaller so it's really good for pushing into those edges, Turn it back on, pick up our size two men and in this case it might make the hardness just a little bit less. Just push in here, you can see it just gets in the corners really quick and easy rather than messing about with the making the brushes bigger and smaller seeing here as well in these corners. Ah look how cool that is. Do it for this one as well. There was that one oh sneaky trick there if you hold down the H key on your keyboard so I couldn't find where this was right, I was down here and I was like we've all done it right, you're like okay I want to go to this other part and you're like oh man I should've zoomed out, you can't find it right if you hold down the H. Key on your keyboard moves to the hand tool. But the extra perk for it is if you click and hold down the mouse key, okay, it zooms out to like full zoom and then you move it around and say I want to look at this bit, Retouch it, retouch it, retouch it, fix it, fix it, hold on h click holding the mouse key down over here and now I'm going to kind of work in this bit here, you can see it's not starting down here so I might have to grab my brush tool and just kind of start a little bit back to my smudge tool and then just kind of work this out into the gaps. Have fun. You might not like it, you might do. I hope you do like it. Get into those corners. Nice look at that. If you're using a wacom tablet, you probably wouldn't have to do this because it's pressure sensitive, right? And you can just just hold it a little bit lighter and it goes and pushes it down. It's a pesky one. Pesky one again. Okay, now I'm just moving around but you get the idea right Smudge tool can be handy for those kind of corners that you need to get into. Just a little quick little bonus video. Alright, let's move on.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Exercise Files
Completed Files Part 2
Completed Files Part 1

Ratings and Reviews

Uli N
 

Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

Nadim Rouf
 

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