Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop November 2018

Practical Photoshop is the world’s premier Photoshop magazine, a monthly guide to the best Photoshop techniques, tips and tricks. Inside each issue you’ll find an array of inspirational tutorials and accompanying video lessons that will help you master Adobe’s collection of industry standard photo-editing software. What’s more, there’s a selection of amazing images from the world’s best Photoshop creatives, free downloadable content, and a beginner’s guide to the basics. If you love photography and you want to learn more about digital imaging, then Practical Photoshop will help you to unleash your creative potential.

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news finally, photoshop on a tablet!

The most exciting news to come out of the annual Adobe Max conference this October was the announcement of a new iPad version of Photoshop. In the past we’ve seen smaller apps with limited functions like Photoshop Mix, but this is something much more ambitious. Using the same underlying code as the desktop version, the new iPad app will feature essential Photoshop tools. Tools like: Layers, selections, blend modes and more, making it possible to round-trip your workflow by switching between desktop and tablet to suit your needs. The preview version shown by Adobe at Max featured an impressively economical workspace, with layers and tools accessed by combinations of finger gestures. Of course, the tablet also opens up the possibility to use a stylus for painting or retouching on a…

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top tools explained

THE REVAMPED CONTENT-AWARE FILL With a brand new dialog box, you’re now able to fill areas and remove objects with greater control than ever Content-Aware Fill has long been one of Photoshop’s best tools for removing objects in photos. It’s one of those magic commands that can work wonders on the right image. However, like all automated tools it’s not completely infallible, and often it will struggle to complete the job. We find it usually gets us three-quarters of the way, but then we usually need to finish off and tidy up with the Clone tool. However, in CC 2019 their command now has a dedicated workspace, offering even greater control over how the tool works. In particular, you can check a preview before applying the fill, and set it to target certain…

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top tips for using the new content aware fill command

1 GET STARTED First you’ll have to make a selection with any tool, such as the Lasso tool, then go to Edit > Content-Aware Fill. The split-screen shows the original area on the left, and a preview of the fill on the right. If the fill samples from areas that you don’t want to include (usually parts of your subject) then you can paint on the green overlay to subtract areas (or Alt-Paint to add them back). Here subtracting the other glasses gives a much better result. 2 MIRROR THE FILL In symmetrical scenes like this it can help to check ‘Mirror’ in the fill options to the right of the dialog. This will make the tool search for similar flipped content. Here it lets us sample from the opposite side of the…

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the all-new frame tool

The new Frame tool lets you create circular or rectangular frames within your image, then drop images or other content into those frames. It makes it easy to constrain an image to a specific size box, which could be helpful for all kinds of design tasks. Simply grab the tool from the toolbar, choose a circle or rectangle in the top options, then drag over your image. The currently selected layer will now be constrained to the shape of the frame. The tool performs much the same function as a clipping mask, but is more beginner-friendly. WATCH THE VIDEO…

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symmetry painting

This is a fun feature that had previously been available as a ‘tech preview’ but now makes it into the main application, and with a couple of extra options to play around with too. You’ll find an option to turn on Symmetry Paint within the Brush tool options (found at the top of the screen when the tool is selected). Click the Butterfly icon and choose between different symmetry options. Next start painting and you’ll see your brush strokes appear in several places at once, as if holding a mirror up to your canvas. The newly added “mandala’ setting shown here is great fun. WATCH THE VIDEO…

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top 10 intriguing tweaks to cc 19

1 NEW UNDO Many of us are used to using the keyboard shortcut Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+Z to undo continuously and go back through several history stages, while Cmd/Ctrl+Z used to apply a single undo/redo when required. In CC 2019 these two shortcuts have been switched around. So now Cmd/Ctrl+Z is how you do a continuous undo. The switcheroo has been done for consistency between Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign, but If you find these shortcut changes unnecessary then you can always go into Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and change them. You’ll find an option here to ‘Use Legacy Undo Shortcuts’. 2 TRANSFORM TWEAKS Another slight change to keyboard shortcuts that may take a little getting used to… In the past, if you want to keep the proportions of a layer while transforming and resizing it you needed…