Photoshop hints

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulysses, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    Sharpen [other than in specific aresa for effect] and resizing, should be
    the last.
    Working on photographs, I prefer:
    Spotting [clone tool, etc]
    Tonal adjust [Image adjustment tools]
    Cropping
    Final large area corrections [Brightness, Contrast, Curves]
    Save 'master'
    Resize for specific use
    Sharpen [if needed for smaller size appearance].

    In the tool bar for the Clone tool you will see a box and the word
    "Aligned". If there's a check mark in this box, sampling point (x)
    will move as the brush is moved.
    If the box is unchecked, the sampling point will remain where you
    initially set it.
    Each time you click ALT, you re-set the sampling point.
    If you want to clone over an area using the same sampling point for
    the entire area, make sure the box is not checked. For realism,
    though, you probably won't want the same sampling point for a large
    area to be cloned. You'll want slight changes in color or texture.
    Leave the box unchecked, clone some area, and re-set the sampling
    point in a slightly different place.

    the new cs5 has an option where it can fill in those areas using the
    new fill aware tool.
    a manual crop with the marquee tool would do as you ask, i am not
    aware of an auto one

    Double click the background layer to make it a normal layer. Go to the
    Channels palette and click on the RGB icon while holding the Ctrl-key
    (Cmd-key on a Mac). That will load a selection based on luminosity.
    Choose the rectangular selection tool and while holding down the
    Alt-key, select the image itself. This will subtract the image from the
    selection, so you only have the shadow and he white background selected
    by luminosity. Hit the delete key to delete the selection.
     
    Ulysses, Jul 7, 2011
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  2. .... what?
    Covered by F1
    No for 'realism', check the box! Offest from the damaged area by both
    horiozontal and vertical, before clicking with Alt held. This offset will
    give you closest similar tones in a large area.
    Covered by F1
     
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jul 7, 2011
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