Complete the following exercises in The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release). The numbers below correspond to the page where an exercise begins in the text, and the name with the file extension is the corresponding photo to correct. Following the photo name are notes to follow as you complete the exercise.
Caution If the text instructs you to flatten, merge, or discard layers, don't do so unless my notes say to! Also note that some exercises contain multiple methods for correcting an image. Perform only the method listed on this sheet.
|108||Basic Cropping for Photos||BasicCropping.jpg||Follow visual cues in the images provided to help you crop the photo.
Complete steps 1–3 and then skip to steps 11–12.
|114||Cropping to a Specific Size||CropSpecificSize.jpg||Complete steps 1 and 2 only.|
|121||Resizing Digital Camera Photos||Resize.jpg||You won't see any obvious results here. The key to this exercise is learning to recalculate pixels for images coming from digital cameras.|
|130||Straightening Crooked Photos||Straighten.jpg||In the Options bar, click Clear to reset your crop settings from the previous exercise before working on this photo.|
|135||Resizing Just Parts of Your Image Using "Content-Aware" Scaling||ContentAware.jpg||To create the new document, on the File menu, click New. Set the Width to 8 inches, the Height to 10 inches, and the Resolution to 240 ppi.
Once both images are open, on the Window menu, point to Arrange, and then click Tile to see both at the same time so you can drag the image into the new, blank document.
Complete steps 1 and 2 only.
|146||Converting to Black and White Using Camera Raw||ConvertBW.dng||The image will open in Camera Raw.
In Photoshop CC 2015 and newer, in step 1, the Rotate option has moved to the Transform Tool on the toolbar.
To save the image once you're finished, click Save Image, make sure the Format list is set to Digital Negative, and then click Save. (We're leaving this image as a .dng file.)
|150||My Three-Click Method for Converting to B&W||3ClickBW.jpg||Stop after step 6. In step 6, you will see a live preview of the image as you drag the slider.|
|154||Split Toning||SplitTone.dng||Open the image in Camera Raw. In the File menu, select Open As. Select the file. Choose Camera Raw from the drop-down menu above the Open button.
Open the image in Camera Raw. To save the image once you're finished, click Save Image, make sure the Format list is set to Digital Negative, and then click Save.
|190||When Your Subject Is in the Shadows||SubjectShadows.jpg||Perform steps 1 through 4.|
|193||Fixing Shots with a Dull Gray Sky||DullSky1.jpg and
|Use the Overlay blend mode. If you try the Color Burn blend mode, remember to change the Opacity of the gradient layer back to 100%.|
|197||Using the Dodge and Burn Tools||DodgeBurn.jpg||Rename the layers, as shown in step 5. (Double-click the layer to rename it.)|
|201||Fixing Reflections in Glasses||Eyeglasses1.jpg and
|To see both images, on the Window menu, point to Arrange, and then click Tile.
In step 3, when you perform the Auto-Align Layersaction, if the alignment doesn't work well, step backward to undo the auto-alignment, and then try the correction manually.
|206||Fixing Group Shots the Easy Way||Group1.jpg and
|To see both images, on the Window menu, point to Arrange, and then click Tile. For the brush size, you might try 90 px or so.|
|211||Making Really Tricky Selections, Like Hair||Composite1.jpg and
|In Photoshop CC 2015 and newer, the Refine Edge button is now called the Select and Mask button. It appears in the same spot on the Options bar. Clicking the button opens a panel on the right side of the screen with the same options shown in the book.
Save both images as .psd files. In step 19, don't merge the layers.
|226||Saving Blurry Pictures Using the Shake Reduction Filter||ShakeReduc1.jpg||Perform steps 1 through 4.|
|228||Saving Blurry Pictures Using the Shake Reduction Filter||ShakeReduc2.jpg||Perform steps 5 through 8.|
|234||Removing Stuff Using Content-Aware Fill||CAFill1.jpg||Perform steps 1 through 4.|
|236||Removing Stuff Using Content-Aware Fill||CAFill2.jpg||Perform steps 5 through 11. In the note within step 11, don't make the Camera Raw corrections.|
|240||Moving Stuff Without Leaving a Hole by Using Content-Aware Move||CAMove.jpg||In step 4, the Structure and Color are located directly on the Options bar, not inside an Adaptation menu. (This change occurred between the CC 2014 version and the current CC 2015 version.)|
|290||Portrait Sharpening||Portrait.jpg||Don't complete the tip.|
|293||Coming Up with Your Own Settings||OwnSettings.jpg|
|295||The Most Advanced Sharpening in Photoshop||Advanced.jpg|
|297||Smarter Smart Sharpen||SmartSharpen.jpg|
|299||High Pass Sharpening||HighPass.jpg|
|038||Double-Processing to Create the Uncapturable||DoubleProcess.dng||In step 9, the Refine Mask option has changed names. On the Select menu, click Select and Mask instead.
Save as a .psd file when finished editing the photo.
|052||Automatically Fixing Lens Problems||LensProblems3.dng|| Perform steps 5 through 10.
In step 9, you will find the Distortion slider after clicking the Straighten Tool in the toolbar, and then clicking the Manual tab on the Lens Corrections panel.
Save as a .dng file when finished editing the photo.
|058||Fixing Chromatic Aberrations||Chromatic.dng||Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.|
|060||Edge Vignetting: How to Fix It||EdgeVignette1.dng||Perform steps 1 and 2. Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.|
|061||Edge Vignetting: How to Add It for Effect||EdgeVignette2.dng||Perform steps 3 and 4. Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.|
|066||Adjusting or Changing Ranges of Color||RangesOfColor.dng||Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.|
|068||Oh Hallelujah, It's a Regular Healing Brush!||HealingBrush.dng||Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.|
|070||Finding Spots and Specks the Easy Way||Spots.dng||Open the image in Camera Raw. Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.|
|072||Reducing Noise in Noisy Photos||ReduceNoise.dng||Open the image in Camera Raw. Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.|
|088||Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw||RetouchCR.dng||On page 90, step 5, the Exposure should be set to +0.85, not to +85 as shown in the step. (The screen capture does, however, show the correct setting.)
Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.
|093||Applying Selective Color in Camera Raw||SelectiveColor.dng||If you notice that your image doesn't turn black and white when you paint, set the Flow to 50, as shown in the screen capture.
Save as a .dng from Camera Raw when finished editing the photo.
|A1||15-Second Fix for Underexposed Photos||Underexposed.psd||Stop after step 3 and remember not to flatten the image.|
|A2||15-Second Fix for Overexposed Photos||Overexposed.psd||Start at step 4 and remember not to flatten the image.|
|A3||Instant Red-Eye Removal||RedEye.psd||The photo doesn't match the text, but the technique works the same.|
|A4||Creating Photo Collages||Drag images Collages1.psd and Collages2.psd into Collages3.psd.||In step 8, use Myriad Pro instead of Helvetica Neue. Set the font to 8 pt. Save Collages3.psd once you're finished editing.|
|A6||Removing Dark Circles Under Eyes||Dark Circles.psd|
|A8||Whitening Teeth||Whitening Teeth.psd||In newer versions of Photoshop, the Hue/Saturation dialog box doesn't show the word Edit next to the color list. To change to Yellows, click the list that reads Master.|
|A9||Removing Distracting Objects||RemoveCranes.psd||If you notice the Clone Stamp tool isn't working, right-click the Clone Stamp icon in the Options Bar, and then click Reset Tool.|
|A10||Color Correction Using Curves||Curves.psd||Step 8 is for information only. In the tip within step 11, note that the options are now immediately available on the right side of the dialog box.|