** REMEMBER **

Save your working files (files that aren’t done yet) to the Desktop,
then drag to Google Drive.

Save it like this:
From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.


In this lesson we will learn more of the Adobe Photoshop Toolbar.
You will be using a picture to work on that I have picked for you.

Open up Photoshop (Remember how?) Click on the

photoshop-icons

OK, now let’s get the picture we are going to use.

CLICK TO USE THIS PICTURE FOR LESSON TWO!

Hold down the CONTROL key and click on the image of the girl.

Choose COPY IMAGE.

Go back to Photoshop and on the top menu, choose FILE>NEW.
Click OK. Then choose EDIT>PASTE.

OK, Awesome! You can try all these next tools on this picture.

There are two ways to UNDO mistakes if you should make one.
The first way is the hit COMMAND + Z.
That will undo the last thing you did.

The second (and I think best) way is to use the HISTORY PANEL.

Here’s how to find it. Choose WINDOW>HISTORY.

history-panel

Then you will see the HISTORY PANEL appear!

History-Panel-2

If you click the layer above the one that is selected,
you will back up a step! (See image below).

You can back up as many steps as you need if you made a bunch of mistakes!

If all else fails, go to FILE>REVERT to go back to the original image!

History-Panel-3


Let’s Try Some Tools!

Spot Healing Brush Tool, Healing Brush Tool, Patch Tool, Red Eye Tool

healing-brush-tool

Shortcut – J.

These tools are very important if you are doing a lot of facial retouching.
The Spot Healing Brush Tool is the easiest to use.
You simply find the skin imperfection you want to remove (like a zit!) and click on it.

You can see in the image below a before and after.
I clicked the marked spots with the Spot Healing Brush Tool and Photoshop
created some good skin based on the clicked spot and the surrounding area.

girl2

A useful keyboard shortcut for any brush tool are the bracket keys ( [ and ] ).
Clicking the left bracket key decreases the size of the brush (smaller)
while the right bracket key increases (larger) the size.

This works for ANY BRUSH TOOL!

The Healing Brush Tool is the same as the Spot Healing Brush Tool with the difference
that it requires you to choose a sample point
so that Photoshop will base its healing on the area of the picture you chose as the sample point.
To put it more simply: you will heal all your next spots based on the area you Option/Alt-clicked on.

Finally, the Red Eye Tool requires you to select an iris with a red eye problem
and it attempts to remove the redness in the pupil.


Brush Tool

brush-tool

Shortcut – B.

The Brush tool is probably the most used tool in the Toolbar panel.

You can use it to paint with color over your image.
The Round Brush Tool is the one selected by default when you first open Photoshop.

This brush has two important settings you will want to play with: size and hardness.

Hardness represents how defined the edges of the brush are (or how blurry).
Set the hardness setting to maximum (100%) and you will paint with hard-edged strokes.

hardness

Set it to minimum and you will have some nice blurry strokes that blend well with the background.

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In the Brush Option Panel (usually you can find the option panel
in the upper area, just below the menu bar)

you can also change the blending mode of the brush.

brush-option-panel

Combined with the layer’s blending mode this option offers you some very creative options.

A useful keyboard shortcut for the brush tool are the bracket keys ( [ and ] ).

Clicking the left bracket key decreases the size of the brush while the right bracket key increases the size.

The round brush tool is not the only tool available:
Photoshop offers you a wide range of different shaped brush for your needs.

brush-tool-2

Choose Window > Brush to open the brush panel and see the many settings for your brush.
We can add texture over the brush, make it rotate randomly,
make it scatter, add another brush
on top of it and many other things.

Adjust-brush
Go ahead, open the brush panel and play with the settings.
You can create some pretty cool brushes with it.

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Clone Stamp Tool

clone-stamp

Shortcut – S.

The Clone Stamp Tool is probably my favorite tool. 
It has a lot of uses and it is not complicated at all.

To use it first Option + CLICK somewhere to set the sample cloning point.
Then start painting somewhere else.
You will notice that you will paint with that part of the picture underneath the sampled area.

That’s all this tool does. It clones areas from one part of the image in other parts.
It is very useful for creating new content based on an existing one
and removing skin imperfections or undesired objects.

Give it a try on your picture! Have fun!
Remember how to undo things that you have done!


History Brush Tool

History-Brush

Shortcut – Y.

The History Brush Tool is an interesting little tool that holds a lot of power.
It allows you to paint on a new layer from a previous state of your image.
(Go backwards in a certain spot!)

We will talk more about how this works later!


EraserTool

eraser-tool

Shortcut – E.

The Eraser Tool allows you to delete (erase).

You can resize it like any other tool using the [ or ] key.
It is as simple as that.

You don’t like the way your new painted layer looks,
you select the Eraser Tool and send pixels into oblivion.


ASSIGNMENT TWO:

  1. Use the BRUSH TOOL and the CLONE STAMP TOOL to make changes to your picture.

  2. Save your picture to the Desktop. Choose FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP.
    Just leave the name as it is and click
    OK.


That’s the end of part two of the toolbar!

From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.