5 Photoshop Tricks You Don’t  Know

5 Photoshop Tricks You Don’t Know

Welcome back to another very exciting tutorialhere at the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.


My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can findme on Twitter @JRfromPTC.

In this video, we're going to talk about 5Photoshop Tricks that you did not know, probably.

One of the things that people ask me the most,whether it's online, or in live presentations is, "Can you show me Photoshop tricks?" So this is what this tutorial is all aboutóPhotoshoptricks that the majority of people, probably, wouldn't know.

The first trick that I'm goingto talk about deals with the Advanced Blending Options in the Layer Style Panel and how itworks with Blend Modes.

So I'm going to click on the Brush Tool.

Then I'm going to makesure that white is my foreground color.

I'm going to create a New Layer and I'm simplygoing to paint with white.

Then, I'm going to change the Blend Mode to Linear Dodge.

As you can see, there is no difference and, actually, I'll Zoom In just so you get a closerlook at what's going on.

So, we were at Normal and we switch over toLinear Dodge.

There is no difference.

However, we double click on the side of the Layer tobring up the Layer Style window.

You will see that we will make a change by using thisBlend Mode and unchecking this box here under Advanced Blending Options.

If you uncheckTransparency Shapes Layer, you will see that, now, the pixels blend differently.

The edgesaround the area that I painted become hotter and brighter.

So this technique is very usefulfor when you want to create spectacular highlights on metal, plastic, glass, on things like that,that you need something very bright and very hot.

So, just remember, all you have to do is uncheckthis box and the pixels will blend differently.

I'm going to press OK and I'm going to clickon the Move Tool, and I'm just going to move it around just a little bit so you can seehow the edges become so much brighter.

And the second trick I want to talk aboutis the Precise Flare, which is a tool that allows you to place the Lens Flare in preciselythe right area that you want.

So I want to place a Lens Flare here.

Now this is a lightsource and I would like to make it seem as if this light were on.

So we're going to usethe Lens Flare filter for that.

So I want to create a New Layer.

I'm goingto fill it with black.

I'm going to press Ctrl Backspace, Command Backspace on the Mac,change the Blend Mode to Screen and it's going to look like this because there are no brightpixels, and the Screen Blend Mode only shows bright pixels.

So I'm going to Zoom In tothis area here.

Now I'm going to bring up the Info Panel.

The Info Panel gives us someinformation, including the X and Y coordinates of our Canvas.

So wherever we hover over,you'll see the coordinates.

So we hover this area here, you'll see it's 634 by 205.

So I'm going to go into Filter, Render, LensFlare, and anywhere on the Preview Window I can hold Alt, Option on the Mac, Click,and that's going to bring up the Precise Flare center.

Then I can enter those numbers intothe X and Y coordinates.

For X, we have 634, and for Y, we have 205.

I'm going to enterthose numbers and press OK, and notice that, now, I have the Lens Flare in that spot.

NowI can adjust the brightness and adjust the type of Lens Flare.

I'm going to leave itat 105 millimeter prime and just adjust the brightness a little bit, and push OK.

Nowwe have a Lens Flare right on that spot.

I'm going to Zoom Out, and, now, you'll see thatwe have our light right in the spot that we wanted to.

And it's in its own Layer, so thatEffect, of course, is non-destructive.

The third trick I want to show you, also,has to do with Filters.

I'm going to create a New Layer, then I'm going to go into Filter,Render, Clouds, and we're going to get some Clouds.

This is probably not new to you, butwhat is new is what happens when you hold Alt, Option on the Mac, as you do that.

SoI'm now going to Filter, Render, and now I'm holding the Alt key, Option on the Mac, andgo into Clouds, and watch the difference.

We get Clouds with more contrast.

So theseare the regular Clouds and these are the Clouds with more contrast.

So if you want Cloudswith more contrast, all you have to do is hold Alt, Option on the Mac, as you applythe Clouds Filter.

And the next trick you, probably, didn't know,involves the Black and White Adjustment Layer.

So let me apply that.

I'm going to createa new Black and White Adjustment Layer, and, of course, that's going to turn everythingBlack and White, but if we change the Blend Mode to Luminosity, it brings the color back,and we can use these sliders to control the Luminosity of specific colors.

For example,red, so, maybe, we can make the reds darker, or we can make the reds brighter.

We can dothe same thing with the blues and all the other colors controlled by these sliders.

Another way in which you can use this techniqueis by using the Mask.

I'm going to click on that Layer Mask thumbnail and then hold CtrlBackspace, that's Command Backspace to fill with the background color, which is black,and hides the Effect.

Then with the Brush, I can paint with white and bring back thatEffect.

So I really want more of this on the leaves, so I'll just paint with white on thoseleaves.

And, of course, this is a non-destructive effect, so I can come back into the AdjustmentLayer and make further adjustments.

And this is so you can control the Luminance valuesof your image by using the Black and White Adjustment Layer.

And the fifth and final trick I want to showyou is how to open up the same image on two windows so you can work on it with one imageZoomed In really close to work on detail, and with the other image Zoomed Out so youcan see what the overall image is going to look like.

So I have my file open, and thenI'm going to go into Window, Arrange, and at the very bottom, choose New Window For,and then the name of the file that you're working with.

And that's going to create asecond window with exactly the same file.

It's not a duplicate.

It's the same thing.

So now, I can go into Window, Arrange, andyou can choose either Two Up Horizontal or Two Up Vertical.

I'm going to choose Two UpVertical and that's going to put them both side by side.

Then I can Click and Pan onone image, and Zoom In to the area that I want to work on, and by the way, if you ZoomIn, and both images Zoom In, that's because you have the Zoom All Windows Check Box checked.

So watch what happens; see how I'm Zooming In on this one.

But then this one also ZoomsIn, that's because you have this Check Box checked.

Or, another way you can do the samething is by holding Shift, and then Zooming In.

So if you just Zoom In, nothing will happen,but if you hold the Shift key and Zoom In, then you'll do the same thing as having thisCheck Box checked, you'll Zoom In all windows.

So I'm just going to Zoom In to the area thatI want to work on.

It's going to be this area here.

And on this second window I'm just goingto click on Fit to Screen so we can see the entire image, or at least, that section thatwe're working on.

Then I'm going to create a New Layer and I'm going to click on theClone Stamp Tool, and I'm just going to extend these tiles up high.

That's all I'm goingto do.

So I'm just going to Clone from this side, so I'm going to hold Alt, Option onthe Mac, and then just start painting on my empty Layer.

Make sure that Sample All Layersis checked.

And I'm just going to paint this and so these blue tiles are extended higher,so, maybe, right about here.

But notice that as I am painting, the pixels are showing upon this side.

I want to go up one more level, just so you can see.

Notice that as I am painting,the pixels were appearing; that way I can see how things are looking way before I'meven finished with my Clone.

Now, if you see that some of the perspectiveis not working, while we can work with the Move Tool, press Ctrl T, Command T on theMac, to Transform and choose Distort, and watch what happens as I Distort this image.

I get to see the Live Preview from here, so I can better match the perspective of thesetiles as I'm making the adjustment.

Once I'm done, I can just hit Enter and, obviously,the Effect is going to be applied on both sides.

I know I made some mistakes here atthe bottom, and I can either come back with the Eraser Tool, and, maybe, you'll erasethis area, or do any other number of adjustments.

But in this tutorial we're not really worriedabout that.

I just want you to see the technique of using two windows for the same image andhow it could be beneficial.

Another thing that you can do is you can holdthe Space bar, obviously, to Pan, but if you hold the Shift key, you can Pan on both windows.

So, holding the Shift Key when panning and holding the Shift key when Zooming In or Outwill affect both windows that you're working with.

Obviously, if I disable the Layer, bothwindows reflect that change.

And that was the last Photoshop trick.

I'ma little curious to know how many of these tricks you actually did know before watchingthis video.

Just leave a comment down below, telling me if you knew all of them, maybe,none of them, or, maybe, just a few.

Also, if you enjoyed this tutorial, please hit thatLike button and share it with a friend.

Thank you for watching and I'll talk to you againsoon.

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