Download these images for today's assignment (if you haven't already): Image 3, Image 4, Image 5, Image 6
READ THIS: Ultimate guide to Cloning in Photoshop
Photoshop Lesson #2—Retouching
1. Crop the image to a size and resolution where someone could make a 7x5 inch high-quality (300 pixels/inch) print.
2. Use Levels and Curves to “fix” the exposure issues.
3. Right-click on background in layers panel and Duplicate the background.
4. Use the Spot Healing Brush and/or Healing Brush to REALISTICALLY fix wrinkles and blemishes (on the top/duplicate layer).
5. Use the Clone Stamp Tool to REALISTICALLY give the man an earring to match the woman’s (on the top layer). Don't over do it and make these people look worse!
6. See if there are any blemishes the Patch Tool would fix.
7. As you work hide your duplicate/retouched layer to see a before and after by clicking on the 'eye'.
8. Use “Save As” to save your fixed file as a Photoshop file (PSD) file called “Retouch1.psd” in your Photoshop Techniques folder.
9. NEXT, realistically retouch one of your images and save it in the same place as “Retouch2.psd”! Ideas- retouch blemishes in a portrait or a landscape with trash cans you want to remove.
Photoshop Lesson #3—Layer Masks (with Images 5 & 6 above, started last class)
1. Open both images in Photoshop
2. Using the Move Tool drag the billiard balls into the landscape photo. (dragging photos)
3. Using the selections tools, select the billiards balls. How to use Quick Selection to create layer mask.
Alternatively- you can select the red area and then goto Select > Inverse Selection to selects the billiard balls. (Layer Masks & Quick Selections)
4. If edges are not perfect you can paint on the Layer Mask using the Paint Brush tool using black & white. Black masks or hides your image, white brings your information back. (Painting to Reveal/Hide)
5. Re-size (FREE TRANSFORM: Ctrl + T, then hold shift as you drag a corner to maintain aspect ratio) the billiard balls and rotate the to make them look as though they are attacking the city. Apply transformation
6. Experiment with blending modes and see if you can make the billiard balls blend into the image better. (Blending Modes)
7. Save image as billiardballs.psd in your Photoshop Techniques folder
Baseball images: Image 7 & Image 8
Using techniques above, combine images to make a realistic composite using layers mask, clone tools and free transform. Save as bigleague.psd
All 4 images (Retouch1, Retouch2, Billiadballs & Bigleague) due end of class 1/13, watch videos and read tutorials! (Google is your friend)