Topics: Using custom hair brushes to create a selection/mask, Refining the hair mask, Removing a color cast
Topics: Making a selection using Channels & Curves, Refining the selection with the History Brush, Refining the hair mask
Hair Selections & the Search for the Holy Grail
Hair Selections & the Search for the Holy Grail Everyone’s looking for the easy path. The internet is filled with so-called experts doling out “tips, tricks, and techniques,” and they may sound like they are the answer, but when you try them on your photos, you just get frustrated because they don’t work. You think there’s something wrong with you or your retouching skills, but maybe that technique only worked on that one photo and background combination! It’s not as easy as learning one tip or technique. Hair is more complex than that. A blonde on a dark background must be treated differently than a blonde on a light background.
Each year Adobe comes out with new features, so what changed in Photoshop CC 2019? We’ll cover the most important changes we think you should know about.
Changes to Multiple Undo
Prior to Photoshop CC 2019, Cmd–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Z (Windows) acted as a toggle. It would undo, and then redo the very last thing you did. I always thought this was because of Photoshop’s roots in photography. It was useful to compare the before and after states to see if the retouching/color correction you just applied looks good. Regardless of the reason, it did make Photoshop different than other Creative Cloud apps. CC 2019 changes the keystroke to work like InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
- In CC 2019 each time you hit Cmd–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Z (Windows), you will go farther back in your file’s history.
- To redo, you now hit Cmd–Shift–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Shift–Z (Windows).
- Miss the old toggle-style undo? Use Cmd–Opt–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Alt–Z (Windows).
If you don’t like the new keystrokes, you can revert back to the prior behavior as follows:
- Go into Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.
- Check on Use Legacy Undo Shortcuts and click OK.
- Restart Photoshop.
Here’s a free sample exercise to get you started photo retouching in Photoshop and get a taste of Noble’s teaching style.
In this step-by-step exercise, you’ll perform common retouching tasks: eliminating red eye, erasing facial blemishes, and removing an undesired background element. Download a PDF of the exercise and class files to begin.
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When should you use Photoshop or Lightroom? Photoshop is well known for editing photos. Lightroom was created for photographers who need to catalog and edit large batches of images. We’ll show you their strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll know when to use each app.
Learn about designing for mobile websites and apps. In this free class, we’ll cover numerous resources and info.
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We’ll explain 1x and 2x web graphics, and show you ways to create them quickly and efficiently in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, and XD.
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