You will be able to start earning money from your Photoshop Skills.
You will be able to add Photoshop to your CV
You will have over 20 of your own projects to add to your portfolio.
You will create social media post images for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pintrest & Youtube.
You will be able to mask anything… including the dreaded hair!
Create amazing typography.
You will create popular visual styles.
You will create distorted images.
You will create graphics from scratch.
You will retouch photographs like a professional.
You will create a postcard.
Build a flyer.
Change the color or images.
Fix the colors in photographs
You will change eye & hair colors.
You will combine 2 photographs to create amazing compositions.
You will put a storm in a tea cup.
You will create text that looks like stone.
You will build a logo with type that wraps around it like a badge.
You will create text that wraps around a woman.
You will build a multipage banner advertising project.
You will create more background in an image from thin air.
You will remove people from images.
You will remove graffiti from a wall.
You will clear cut images of people, shoes & other products.
You will create realistic shadows
You will create text the wraps around colored smoke.
You will build duotone images like the Spotify effect
You will create images with an anaglyph effect
You'll turn your images into realistic oil paintings
You'll know how to add halftone effects to your images.
You will bend images to reveal background images.
You will distort a logo to bend around real life photographs and objects.
You retouch an overweight person to make the appear slim.
You'll build spray paint style graffiti using brushes.
You'll make a galaxy appear out of a mans head.
Create paper cut effects inside of a font.
Build text with 3D paint dripping from it.
You'll retouch a face to move pimples & freckles.
You'll remove dust & scratches from an old photograph.
Change yellow teeth to white teeth.
You'll build a fantasy image where you put an island, ocean & clouds inside a small bottle.
Hi there, welcome to the first video. In this video we're going to look at
how layers work in Photoshop. It's quite fundamental. As a bonus we'll learn the super quick
auto fixing photo features in Photoshop. They're called Auto Tone contrast
and color. What it will do is it will help us
really just understand layers properly. You can see, my layers over here... and you can see my super
awesome adjustments. All right, let's go do that now
in Photoshop. First thing to do is open the file
we're going to be working with. We can do that under 'File',
and go to 'Open'. What you're looking for is
the exercise files you've downloaded. Then find a folder called '01 Layers',
open that up. Inside of there should be one
called 'layers.jpg'. Click on that, then click 'Open'. Remember, this video is going to
do a couple of things. It's going to show us how to use layers
which is quite fundamental to Photoshop... but it's also going to introduce one of
the most easy photo adjustments... you can do in Photoshop using
the automatic features. So we're going to learn both of those. First thing we need to do is... we need to make sure we can
see our Layers panel. If you can't see it, go to 'Window',
make sure there's a tick next to Layers. I can't see it, there it is.
Make sure he's open. You'll see 'Background'. What I'd like to do is instead of
just changing this version here... I'd like to create a duplicate
of that layer... so that I can make an adjustment... then kind of see the difference between
the original and the updated version. That's a really common thing
to do in Photoshop. To do that you right click the word... where it says 'Background',
and say 'Duplicate Layer'. Now this window appears, and what
we'll do is give this a name. We're going to call this 'Auto Tone'. Let's click 'OK'. Now what's happened here? Can you see, down here
in my Layers panel... nothing really visually has
changed on our screen... but you can see, down here,
I have two layers... one called Background,
and one called Auto Tone. They're both looking the same. What I want to do is do this
automatic adjustment... and you can kind of tell... which one you've got selected,
kind of goes a lighter gray. So have that selected, and go up
to 'Image', we're going to use 'Auto Tone'. It's one of the really quick
easy things you can do. Open up an image, and if,
like our original there... if the lights and the shadows,
the mid tones aren't all quite nice... this automatic feature
will go and adjust them. So that's Auto Tone. What we really came here though
is to learn about layers. You can see at the top here,
it's a little high... because it's kind of small... but you can see, Auto Tone... you can kind of see, the icon... or this thumb here has changed
to this newer version. You can also see, the background
has that faded out version. What we can do, imagine you-- when you're looking at layers,
you see the top one first... you imagine you're a bird flying above... and you see this one first,
and it's blocking out the guy underneath. To turn this top one off and make it
visible to see the background... see this little Eye icon here,
just click on him. Now that one completely can't be seen,
completely transparent. And you can see the background underneath. It's just a good way to
turn this eye on and off... to see whether you've made
a good adjustment or a bad adjustment. You can go back to that original,
you haven't wrecked the original either. You can always go back to it if you like. Next thing I want to do is,
let's turn off the eyeball, Auto Tone. Let's click the background layers
so it goes this lighter gray. And let's duplicate it again,
so right click, go to 'Duplicate Layer'. Let's call this one 'Auto Contrast'. So we looked at automatic tones. That's one of the automatic features. We're going to go through
the other two that are quite useful. Real quick and easy as well. So I've got this kind of faded out version,
let's go to image. You can see, we've done Tone,
let's do Auto Contrast. Now this effect is definitely
better than the original... but it probably wasn't
as good as Auto Tone. You can see over here, in my Layers panel,
I've got Auto Contrast. Let's turn the eyeball off on it
so we compare with the original. You can kind of see,
this layers stacked here. This one's invisible, so I can't see it. I can turn Auto Contrast off
to see the background... but if I turn Auto Tone back on,
I'm like, "Good for me, personally." It's hard to see, I guess, when
you're watching this video... because this color depends
on your screen... but you'll probably notice
Auto Tone's a nicer one. Let's look at the last option and compare
which automatic feature we like. All the while getting used to layers. So I'm going to turn
the top eyeballs off... and have the background selected,
right click it, 'Duplicate Layer'. This one is called 'Auto Color'. Let's click 'OK'. Go up to 'Image', let's go to 'Auto Color'. And pretty good, looks pretty close
to Auto Tones. If I turn Auto Tone on and off... depending on what resolution
you're watching this video in... you might not see very much
of a difference. A little slight difference, just kind
of maybe, tonal range, one's a bit more... or it's got a warmer feel to it. And Auto Color is just
a tiny green tinge to it. A couple of things we've learned-- Let's kind of finish off layers... then we'll talk about these adjustments,
and where they're good for. In terms of the layers what I'd like you
to do is practice turning on... let's say I wanted to
just see Auto Contrast. So I'll turn this top one off. One of the things I guess I like
to ask my class when they're live... is like, "Hey guys, I'm turning
Auto Color on and off"... "Why is nothing changing?" Everybody goes, "Yeah, we know, Dan,"
and eventually somebody says... "It's because this one's on top." We're just getting used to this,
we're getting started. You can play around with all
these guys underneath... and nothing's going to happen... because this guy's on top,
he's blocking the view of the other things. Now two other things before
we move on from layers... is that you can change the order of them. So let's say that auto--
you want Auto Color at the top. What you can do is, grab Auto Color... by clicking, holding,
and dragging the text here. Drag, see it turns into like
a little fist, like he's grabbing it. And you can see, little blue line up here,
there it is. That will drag it just above contrast. If I keep going, another little
blue line up here. You go crazy, it gets lost. You just kind of drag it, just keep
an eye out for the blue line. So, at the top there,
means Auto Color's on top. Let's say I want Auto Tone on top. Let's say Auto Contrast on top. You can drag it down, drag it up,
just looking for those blue lines. The last thing I'd like to mention about
layers before we move on is background. Background's special, so when you open up
a JPEG or a PNG... often it's called background, and one of
the big things is that it is locked. The trouble with that is that... it won't do it, okay? Doesn't like it, so what we
need to do is... we need to give it a name. That's the best way to kind of
play around with the lock here... or remove the lock. You can double click the word 'Background'. Up here you can give it a name,
I'm going to call mine 'Original'. The cool thing about that is that
the lock has been removed. I've never in my life gone,
"Man, I wish that lock was on there." It's just a pain. So if you're finding like, a bit weird,
it is a bit weird, don't know why. Just one of the Photoshop things. So call it Original,
now I can move it to the top... and do what I like with it. We'll bring it up here because
it's going to become... more and more important
as we go through the course. Just something that you can't do
the background, because it's locked. You can lock it again by clicking
this Lock icon whenever you want to... but, that is it for layers. Now what I will do is -
just turn off the original - is these three here. I don't want you to leave this class
thinking Auto Tone's always better. It's not always. This is kind of doing-- later on in the course,
you'll look at Levels... this is what this is trying to do. Auto Color is dealing with
Hue & Saturation. We're just doing it automatically. The thing is, if this was
a different image... you might find-- because in this case
Auto Contrast didn't do a great job, right? You might find it's actually absolutely
perfect for the job you're doing. I find the auto features
is really good when I'm-- I don't want to do
amazing photo retouching... I just want it to be better. Let's say I'm uploading photos
to my Facebook... or a business web gallery,
and I just want them to be better. So I'm going to open it up in Photoshop... smash away at Auto Tone... because I figured out that was the best
one for my kind of photo shoot. Then just keep doing it and saving them... so I don't have to go through
and do any hard core adjustments... that we're going to do a bit later. So just quick and easy... but don't think Auto Tone
is better than Auto Contrast. It really depends on your images. Last thing we'll do is we're going to
save this file. So we're going to go to 'File',
and hit 'Save'. Something strange is going to happen. It's not going to save it. It was called layers.jpg, you can see
at the top left here... but because we've added layers,
this is a specific Photoshop feature... JPEGs can't have layers. So it needs to be saved
as a different format. And Photoshop is clever, and says,
you need to be PSD. Now if you're on a Mac like me,
yours might look like this. That's fine... but see this little icon here,
just better if it's opened up. I'm going to make mine
a little bit smaller as well. If you're on a PC, it's already open. On a Mac, just click that to open it up. You don't need to change anything. We're going to call ours 'layers.psd'. All it means is it's going to be
very similar to the last one... except it's got this little bit in here. The file size is going
to be a bit bigger... but it's great, because it's
got all these layers... that we can go and turn
on and off later on. Let's save it as 'layers.psd',
and click 'Save'. Now this pops up,
we might as well cover this here. Maximize Compatibility, this is always on,
you never want-- just means that this is likely
to open in older versions of formats... sorry, older versions of Photoshop.. So if you're sending this to somebody
who has CS6 or CS5... it's more than likely to kind of open. The file size gets a tiny bit bigger... but it's not worth turning that off
to save the file size because... just means somebody might not be
able to open it up. You can click 'Don't show again',
I can't, because I am a trainer... and I need to show this to everybody
that's new, a pain in the bum. Let's just click 'OK', and ignore that. I'm not going to mention
it again for the course. All right, let's go to 'File', 'Close'... and move on to our next video.