Photoshop CC 2015 for Photographers: Fundamentals

I’m starting to work on Chapter 10 of Photoshop CC 2015 for Photographers: Fundamentals. In chapter 10, I added brightness and contrast to an image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-23 at 10.08.09 AM.png

Then brighten up the image…Screen Shot 2016-09-23 at 10.08.55 AM.png

I fixed overexposure with levels.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-23 at 10.20.00 AM.png

Then I fixed the overexposure with the Histogram…Screen Shot 2016-09-23 at 10.21.04 AM.png

In chapter 10, I added contrast with levels.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 9.27.05 AM.png

Then I changed the levels to 34 and 175…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 9.30.01 AM.png

I learned an advanced tip for levels.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 9.44.04 AM.png

Then I changed the levels to 36 and 235…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 9.46.29 AM.png

I used fine-tuning an image with Curves.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 10.04.08 AM.png

Then I made the bottom more darker with blue and brighten the top of the image to have a little sun effect…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 10.06.31 AM.png

I learned when to use Camera Raw.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 10.21.50 AM.png

Then I lower the highlights for details in the snow and change the curves a little…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 10.26.10 AM.png

I used the selection tools.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 10.39.25 AM.png

Then I brighten up only the clock face…Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 10.40.13 AM.png

I had a little project I had to do. I had to select an image and change the exposure using the techniques I learned in lesson 10.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 8.59.09 AM.png

Then I changed the exposure to 0, 1.18, and 204…Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 9.03.07 AM.png

In chapter 12, I worked with the Quick Selection tool.

Started with this image of a leaf…Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 9.43.01 AM.png

Then I selected only the leaf and smooth out the edges…Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 9.44.28 AM.png

In chapter 11, I removed the background with Quick Selection.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 9.04.46 AM.png

Then I change the color of the peas on the costume and selected the background and color it white…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 9.06.06 AM.png

I build a selection with Color Range.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 9.59.06 AM.png

Then I made the blue color of the shirt darker…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 10.01.35 AM.png

I made a selection with Focus Area.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 10.20.37 AM.png

Then I selected the two people and made the background in black and white…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 10.22.17 AM.png

I had a challenge to do, I had to select the subject from the background. I just watch the solution to select the subject from the background.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 10.35.52 AM.png

Then selected only the background and change the background to a solid color…Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 10.37.08 AM.png

I had another assigned project to do, I had to have two images and move a portion of the first image into the second picture. Then first image I open was a lake with a dock.

Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 9.28.21 AM.png The second image was a man walking away.

Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 9.29.09 AM.png

First, I selected the man with the Quick Selection tool. Next, I moved the man over onto the lake image. Then I moved the man onto the dock. Lastly, I added a shadow under the man. This is the final image…Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 9.33.12 AM.png

In chapter 12, I was introduced to masks.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 9.47.35 AM.png

Then I made a layer mask and made it dark blue except around the surfer…Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 9.48.42 AM.png

I painted in a color effect.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.09.39 AM.png

Then I made the image in black and white except the pumpkin…Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.11.08 AM.png

I painted in light with a mask.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.24.31 AM.png

I painted light on the dress and around the subject…Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.25.38 AM.png

I refined the edges of a mask.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 8.49.32 AM.png

Then I selected the subject and made the background a dark blue…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 8.50.50 AM.png

In chapter 12, I used Color Range to refine the mask.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 9.11.51 AM.png

Then I brighten up the yellow wire, change the wall color to green, and made the reds a little darker…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 9.13.35 AM.png

The challenge for this lesson is to create a color effect. I had the solution for creating a color effect challenge.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 9.55.06 AM.png

Then I selected the globe, change the picture to black and white, added a little curves into the image, added some vibrance, added a color balance, and added one more curve adjustment…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 9.57.24 AM.png

My assigned project for chapter 12, use adjustment layers and masks to edit an image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 10.25.56 AM.png

Then I selected the violin pool and made everything else in black and white…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 10.27.02 AM.png

In chapter 13, I changed color with hue and saturation.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 10.34.55 AM.png

Then I changed the color of the car to a greenish looking color…Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 10.36.27 AM.png

In chapter 13, I created color with hue, saturation, and masking.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 9.02.22 AM.png

Then I made some of the suit green and change the reds of the image to a blue…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 9.04.32 AM.png

I increased the saturation and color variety with Vibrance.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 9.35.12 AM.png

I changed the vibrance to 48 and the saturation to 20…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 9.37.53 AM.png

I used color balance to create vivid color.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 9.48.45 AM.png

I changed the shadows, midtones, and highlights…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 9.50.39 AM.png

I combined color balance and hue saturation.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 9.58.40 AM.png

I changed the shadows and highlights, and bring down the saturation down to -17…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 10.00.47 AM.png

For this assigned project, i had to edit the colors within the image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 10.17.51 AM.png

I used color balance for this image. I drag down the yellows in the shadows tab down to -100, In the midtones, I bring up the greens and blues to 36, and for the highlights, I brought up the reds to 100…Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 10.23.02 AM.png

In chapter 14, I created a better black-and-white landscape photographs.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 9.26.23 AM.png

Then I converted the image to black and white, customize the options, and brighten up the road with the curves tab…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 9.28.25 AM.png

I made a strong black-and-white portrait.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 9.41.51 AM.png

Then I converted it to black and white, customize the curves options t make the subject stand out the most…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 9.43.49 AM.png

Assigned project for chapter 14 is to select an image and convert it to black and white.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 9.50.53 AM.png

Then I converted the image to with the Black-and White adjustment layer…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 9.52.10 AM.png

In chapter 15, I added a lens flare.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 10.06.29 AM.png

I added the lens flare right by the subject’s hair and made a mask t get rid of some lens flare around the face…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 10.08.11 AM.png

I applied a film grain effect as a Smart Filter.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 10.19.01 AM.png

I brought down the saturation value down to -41, and added a film grain effect to the image…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 10.20.54 AM.png

I changed focus with the Blur Gallery.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 10.33.55 AM.png

Then I blurred most of the image with the Blur Gallery…Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 10.35.16 AM.png

In chapter 15, I added light with lighting effects.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 8.57.59 AM.png

I copied the background, Use a lighting effect called Soft Omni…Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 9.00.59 AM.png

For this challenge in chapter 15, I need to add blur to two images.

Started with this image…

Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 9.36.50 AM.png

I blurred only the car coming down the road and the person ready to walk across the street…Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 9.44.50 AM.png

I also had this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 9.48.59 AM.png

I only blurred the upper top of his body and added a film grain effect…Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 9.50.44 AM.png

I have 4 assigned projects from chapter 15. The first one is to add a lens flare to an image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 9.01.53 AM.png

I went up to the Filter command and select Lens Flare from the Render menu, and put the lens flare right on the sun in the background…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 9.05.55 AM.png

Took my 10 minute break. The second one is to apply a film grain effect to an image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 9.52.09 AM.png

I went up to the Filter menu and went to Add Noise in the Noise menu, and set the amount to 9.51…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 9.54.31 AM.png

The third one is to change the focus of the image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 10.10.33 AM.png

I went to the Blue Gallery and selected Iris Blur and changed the blur to 15…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 10.12.49 AM.png

The final assigned project for chapter 15 is to use lighting effects to add light t the image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 10.22.39 AM.png

I went up to the Filter menu and selected Lighting Effects under the Render menu. I selected Crossing Down as the lighting effect and changed the intensity to 36…Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 10.27.55 AM.png

In chapter 16, I reduced unwanted noise in Camera Raw.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.03.27 AM.png

Then I reduced unwanted noise in the image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.04.41 AM.png

I reduced unwanted noise in Photoshop.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.29.19 AM.png

Then I copied the background, rename it to Noise Reduction, then got rid of some noise within Photoshop…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.31.16 AM.png

I used Focus Area to select the area to sharpen.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.40.28 AM.png

Then I got rid of the background using Focus Area…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.42.02 AM.png

I selected sharpen with Smart Sharpen.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.42.02 AM.png

Then I sharpen the edges with Smart Sharpen…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.52.14 AM.png

I masked and sharped a specific area in the image.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 10.07.48 AM.png

Then I sharpen around the subject’s eyes, nose,lips, and a little in the hair…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 10.10.10 AM.png

I sharpen and perfect my photos with Smart Sharpen.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 10.20.57 AM.png

Then I sharpen up the image with Smart Sharpen…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 10.23.04 AM.png

The assigned project for lesson 16 is to use a technique covered in the lesson.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 10.32.07 AM.png

Then I went to the Filter menu and selected Smart Sharpen from the Sharpen menu. Then I changed the radius to 6.o…Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 10.34.33 AM.png

In lesson 17, I used Content-Aware Fill to remove distractions.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.03.38 AM.png

Then I got rid of the ladder with the Lasso tool and Content-Aware Fill…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.04.54 AM.png

I worked with the Path tool and Content-Aware Move.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.30.21 AM.png

Then I use the Content-Aware Move tool to move the pot in the middle of the image…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.32.49 AM.png

I removed an object with the Clone Stamp tool.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.50.13 AM.png

With the Clone Stamp tool, I painted over the microphone and lantern in the image…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.52.42 AM.png

I seamless retouched with the healing tools.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 10.06.33 AM.png

Then I retouched the image with the Spot Healing Brush and Healing Brush tools…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 10.08.08 AM.png

The challenge for lesson 17 is to correct a large area of a photograph. Here is the solution to correct a large area of a photograph.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 10.17.20 AM.png

First, I got rid of the word “white” by using the Patch tool…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 10.19.03 AM.png

And finally, I moved the word “gas” to the middle of the can with the Content-Aware Move tool…Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 10.20.59 AM.png

In lesson 17, I watched the solution for improving details.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.50.12 AM.png

I cleared all the boats, spots, rocks, and buoys with the Spot Healing Brush and Lasso tools. And brighten up the image…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 9.53.04 AM.png

The assigned project for lesson 17 is to use a technique I learned in lesson 17.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.05.41 AM.png

With the Patch tool, I selected the tree and moved it to the right to get rid of it…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.07.48 AM.png

In lesson 18, I removed skin blemishes with the Healing Brush tools.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.24.55 AM.png

With the Spot Healing Brush, I removed some face blemishes from the subjects’s face…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.23.36 AM.png

I whiten teeth with adjustment layers.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.38.23 AM.png

With the Quick Selection and Adjustment layers, I whiten up the subject’s teeth…Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 10.40.00 AM.png

In Lesson 18, I reduced wrinkles and shadows under the eyes.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.02.52 AM.png

Using the Healing Brush tool, I got rid of the wrinkles and shadows under the subject’s eyes…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.04.28 AM.png

I brighten eyes with Curves and targeted color adjustments.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.04.28 AM.png

I changed the eye color to a greenish color…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.32.22 AM.png

I improved facial structure with Liquify.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.49.24 AM.png

With Liquify, I drag in his right jawline in a little…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.52.15 AM.png

Next, I had this image…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.53.39 AM.png

With the Liquify tool, I drag the top hat to make it rounder then square shape…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 9.55.08 AM.png

The challenge for Lesson 18 is to create more beautiful skin. I watched the solution to create more beautiful skin.

Started with this image…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 10.26.21 AM.png

I gor rid of some face blemishes, shadows under the eyes, and brighten the eyes as well…Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 10.27.37 AM.png

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