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Photoshop CC 2015 Tutorials

Welcome back to another very exciting tutorial,
here, at the My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Twitter @JRfromPTC. In this video, we're going to take a look
at some of the top new features that Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. There's actually some big changes in this
release, especially if you're a designer. But there's still something new for everyone
as well. After you watch this tutorial, don't forget
to head over to my website or you can type in my new short URL,
and read all about the smaller changes not covered in this video.

Okay. Now, let's check out the new features in Adobe
Photoshop CC 2015. One new feature that photographers are going
to enjoy is the Dehaze feature, and I'm going to show you how it works with this image. This is a photograph I took in Costa Rica,
and, as you can see, it contains a lot of haze, and what I'm going to do is I'm going
to convert it into a Smart Object, then I'm going to apply the Camera Raw Filter.

If you have a raw file, you can just open
up your raw file directly from Adobe Bridge and you'll open up Camera Raw, and this is
what it looks like. If you click on the fx icon, you'll see this
new slider called Dehaze. If you click and drag over to the left, you
can add haze. If you click and drag to the right, you'll
decrease the haze, and I'm going to drag this all the way up to 100, then I'm going to press
OK. Photoshop, then, goes and removes as much
haze as it can. We can actually apply that filter again. So if I go into Filter, Camera Raw Filter,
I'm going to try to remove more of that haze.

So I'm going to click on the fx icon again,
and drag this over to the right even further, so, maybe, right about here. If we go too far, the image might be a little
too dark, but that may not work. So, I'm actually going to leave that there,
and I'm just going to press OK. So, if I click on this eye icon next to the
Smart Filter, you'll see the before and the after. As you can see, it's a big difference, and
we achieved this result, simply by dragging the slider to the right. Another new feature in Camera Raw and I'm
[00:02:14] one, is the addition of the Black and White sliders and localized adjustments.

Let me show you how those works. I'm going to add yet another Camera Raw filter,
and this time I'm going to use the Paint Brush Tool, and I'm just going to paint in this
area here, and you'll see that there is now a Black and White Adjustment Slider on a localized
adjustment. So I can play with the Black and Whites of
that particular area, or I can paint on other areas to continue with the Black and White
adjustments. I'm just going to cancel that because I didn't
really want to apply that effect to this particular image, but I did want to bring up those sliders
to your attention. In this video, I'm going to show you one of
the new features found in Photomerge, which is the Content-Aware checkbox. Let me show you how that works. I'm going to go into File, Automate, Photomerge,
and I'm going to select several images to create a panoramic shot.

So I have these photographs, here, that I
took in Costa Rica. I'm going to press OK, and I have my raw files
in Photomerge. The new checkbox is down here, Content-Aware
Fill Transparent Areas. This means that Photoshop will look at the
transparent areas that are created while merging these images, and fill it with content-aware. I'm going to press OK, and Photoshop is going
to analyze the images and create one single panoramic shot. This is going to take some time because I'm
working with high resolution raw files. Okay. Photoshop has completed creating the panoramic
shot, and you'll notice that the areas that were filled in with content-aware are currently

If you look off to the side here, the topmost
layer has, in parentheses, the word merge. That means Photoshop took all the images that
created this panorama, merged it into a layer, and filled in these areas with content-aware. That way, we have no transparent pixels. And, as you can see, Photoshop did a really
good job. I'm going to press Ctrl D, Command D on the
Mac, to Deselect, and I'm going to Zoom In to the image, and you'll see, that in pretty
much every area, Photoshop did a really good job at generating those pixels. The only place that you might notice that
it's not 100% accurate is in the shingles, here, on top of the roof. It would be best if we, maybe, clone from
one of these areas, and then, just add some of these back in there, like so. I'm going to Zoom Out, and what you can do
now is take advantage of another new feature in Photoshop, which we looked at earlier,
which is the Dehaze feature.

So I'm going to go into the Camera Raw Filter,
so I can apply Camera Raw as a filter, and I can go into the fx icon and, maybe, Dehaze
this image a little bit; that way brings out some of the clouds and water, and, maybe,
come back into my basic adjustments, and brighten up those shadows, so we can get a little more
detail. I'm going to press OK, and, now, we have our
final image. One tool that got another feature added to
it was the Content Aware Move Tool. With the Content Aware Move Tool, you can
now scale your selections. So I'm going to click on the Content Aware
Move Tool found nested under Spot Healing Brush Tool, and I'm going to make a selection
of the contents I want to move. After you make your selection, you can Click
and Drag him, so I'm going to place him back here, and I'm going to scale him down. I'm going to hold Shift to keep it constraint,
and, maybe, about that size, and find an appropriate place to place him, maybe, right about here.

Press Enter. I'm going to press Ctrl D to Deselect, Command
D on the Mac, and, now, he's further back than he was before. So, the ability to scale with the Content
Aware Move Tool is one of the new additions. I'm going to Undo that change and I'm going
to bring him back to his original location, and I want to talk about two other enhancements
in Photoshop. The first one is with the Healing Brush Tool. If you use the Healing Brush Tool, you can
see the adjustments happen on the fly. You don't have to wait till you finish painting
over the selection you want to adjust. So you can see how that Healing Brush Tool
is going to affect your Photograph, by the way.

And this is the same thing in Photoshop CS6
Extended. Notice that we only get the preview, but we
don't actually get the result until we release the mouse button after painting over the area. I'm going to Undo these changes, and what
I'm going to do now is I'm going to show you how much quicker the Healing Brush Tool is. So, I have the Healing Brush Tool, and I'm
just going to start painting the areas that I want to heal and I'm going to release.

Notice how much faster that was and how much
better it was in Photoshop CS6 Extended, using the same tool. And I can click once more to get rid of that
dot there in the middle. So, the Content Aware Tool is much faster
and better than before. One of my favorite additions to Photoshop
CC 2015 is the Addition to Noise in the Blur Gallery. To show you how that works, we're going to
use this image here that I took in Costa Rica.

If we Zoom In, we see that there is some Noise
in the Photograph. If I Zoom out and apply a Blur Gallery effect,
Iris Blur, and I can center my blur on the raccoon. I'm just going to bump the blur way up so
you can see how this works. If I Zoom In, and I accidentally moved the
blur off of him, so I just move back, but if I Zoom In, you'll see that the blurry areas
lost the noise; of course, the image is blurred. But in Photoshop CC 2015, we have the Noise
Panel. If you click on that, you can add Grain, and
you can increase the amount of Grain in trying to match the digital grain on to the grain
that was originally in the image.

You can, maybe, decrease the size. I think this grain looks just a little bit
smaller, and you can play around with the amount of grain till you find something that
matches, and when you're done, you can simply press OK, and, now, your blur will be more
realistic because it contains some of that film grain that the original image contained. A new addition to Photoshop CC 2015 the designers
are going to enjoy is the Glyphs Panel. It's very similar to the Glyphs Panel in other
Adobe Applications like in Design. To bring up the Glyphs Panel, you need to
go into Window, and click on Glyphs. And the Glyph Panel comes up, and what you
can do with this Panel is look at all the characters that font contains. This dropdown menu, here, allows you to choose
a font. You can choose the style of that font.

We'll just leave it at Regular for this example,
and then, you can click on the Type Tool and select a character. And you can choose something like Alternate
for Font Selection. This will show you alternates for whatever
you currently have selected, in this case the number zero. So, I can double click on the zero with a
slash through it, to switch that font. Not every character has an alternate character. For example, if I highlight the letter C,
notice that there's nothing in the alternates. I can also come into this dropdown menu and
choose Entire Font to see all the characters in that font. Or, I can display them by category, for example,
Punctuation, Dashes and Quotes, Symbols, and Designer Favorites. If you want to add a character, just simply
click in the section where you want to add the character, and double click on the character
in the box, and it will appear on your text. In Photoshop CC 2015, Layer Styles got a major
upgrade. Let me show you how they work. I have two layers hereóa background layer,
which is gray, and a text layer. I'm going to double click off to the side
on the text layer to bring up the Layer Style Window.

If you noticed, the left-hand side column
is completely different than it was in previous versions. We, now, have this plus sign next to some
layer styles and we, also, have different icons, here, at the bottom. Let me show you how they work. In Photoshop CC 2015, you can, now, create
multiple instances of the same layer style, for example, Stroke. I'm going to apply a Stroke. I'm going to make the Stroke red, and I'm
going to change the position to Outside. Then, I'm going to increase the Size, and,
as you can see, my text, now, has a red Stroke. If I click on the plus sign, I add a second
Stroke. There's one in the top, one in the bottom. The one on top, I can now switch to, maybe,
white, and then, decrease the size, and you'll see that we now have two strokesóa white
one and a red one. These additional layer styles work a lot like
layers, where the one on top hides the one below it, assuming that Opacity is 100% and
Blend Mode is at Normal.

You can also click on these layer styles and
use the arrows, here, at the bottom, to change the positioning. So, if I click on the red Stroke, and then,
click on this icon here, it's going to push it to the top. So, now, the white Stroke is below the red
one. If I increase the Size, you'll see the white
Stroke around the text, and I can, again, push that one on top of the red one, again,
if I want to, or bring it back down by using these arrows here. You can also delete layer styles, for example,
this white Stroke. If I click on this trashcan icon, I delete
that Stroke. I can, actually, delete the first one as well,
and I can, also, delete layer styles that have not been applied, for example, Bevel
and Emboss. In fact, if I click on this fx icon, I can
delete hidden effects, which means that I'll delete every effect that I have not applied.

In this case, I had no effects applied, so
all the layer styles get deleted, but I can easily bring them back by selecting them from
the list. For example, I can choose Stroke again, or,
maybe, Drop Shadow, or I can simply click on Show All Effects, and all the effects come
back. One of the ways that I see these new layer
styles being beneficial is with Drop Shadows.

I'm going to disable the Strokes for now and
we're going to work with the Drop Shadow. But before I do that, I'm going to click on
Styles and I'm just going to find a style that will stylize my text, so I'm going to
click on this icon here, and select Text Effects, then press OK. And the one that I'm looking for is this one,
right here. I just wanted to have a Bevel and a Gradient,
just so we can work with something that looks more like stylized text. And what I'm going to do now is add a Drop
Shadow, and first, I'm going to Click and Drag the shadow, and just put it past the
text. And I'm going to increase the Opacity to about
92%, so it's really dark, and I'm going to decrease the size.

Then, I'm going to add a second shadow, and
the one below it is going to go out past further, but I'm going to increase the size and bring
down the Opacity. Then, I'm going to create a third shadow,
and this one, I'm going to push on the right side. But, before I do that, I got to make sure
that Use Global Light is unchecked, so let me just put the original back where I had
it, which is just right about there. Use Global Light, and I'm going to Click and
Drag this over to the right, bring down the Opacity even more, and increase the Size,
then, I'm going to press OK. If I Zoom In, you'll see that the shadows
are much more realistic, because, now, I have a darker shadow closer to the text, which
could be something like context shadow, and then, a lighter shadow outside of that.

And then, on the opposite side, have a much
lighter shadow. And, in previous versions of Photoshop, this
is sort of the effect that I would have gotten, just one Drop Shadow. But by stacking shadows together, you get
a much more realistic effect. So, you can get very creative with the new
additions to Layer Styles in Photoshop CC 2015. One of the biggest changes in Adobe Photoshop
CC 2015 is the addition of Artboards. Artboards have been around in Illustrator
for a really long time, but they're now in Photoshop. If you're not familiar with Art Boards, I'm
going to take a couple of minutes and show you how they work.

First, I'm going to show you what the old
process of designing an application would be like, and then, I'll show you the benefit
of Artboards in that process. I have a quick mockup, here, of an app, and
in this section of the app, we can enter our personal information, and, maybe, we wanted
to create a calendar page. The icon is here. The old way of working is we would take the
group, duplicate it, and then, work from that group. So we can come in with the Text Tool. I'm going to press T on the keyboard and I
would change the title of the page to calendar, delete the Info folder, because I don't need
it in this page of the app, and then, I will bring assets from other files, for example,
this Calendar file here, so I can click on the Move Tool, Click and Drag that into the
Calendar page that I'm working at now.

Now, I have the Info page of my app, and I
have the calendar page. And, besides creating layer comps, or creating
more groups, there's no real way of having multiple versions of the same thing in one
Photoshop file, and that's where Artboards come in. They allow you to create different canvasses
in one file, so you can create multiple versions of the same thing. In this example, we are creating an app, and
we want the different versions to be different pages of this app, but, you could also be
designing a website, and you could use one Artboard for the design of the desktop version,
one Artboard for the design of the tablet version, and another Artboard for the design
of the mobile version.

So, let me show you how Artboards work. I'm going to go ahead and delete that new
group I created and I'm back to the original file. To create an Artboard, you can go into File,
New, and then, the new window under the document type, you can select Artboard. But, I'm not going to do that. I just wanted to show you that that was there. You could also go into the Layer Menu, go
to New, and you can create an Artboard, which is the same thing as you would have gotten
from the file New Menu. You can also create an Artboard from groups
in Artboards from Layers.

Currently, I have this Info group, so I'm
going to select Artboard from Group, and notice that the canvass completely changed. Now, we have this white in the background,
and we have the word Info right above our Artboard. You can see our Artboard, here, Info. If I'll click on this, you'll see the contents
of my Artboard. I'm going to go ahead and duplicate this Artboard,
and I can do that several ways. One of the easiest ways is by having the Artboard
Tool selected, which is nested under the Move Tool, and you can hold Alt, Option on the
Mac, Click and Drag that over. If you hold Shift, you keep it on the same
horizontal line, and then, release. So, now, I have two Artboards. I have the Info Artboard and the Info copy
Artboard. Notice the Layers panel Info copy. I can change the name of that to Calendar,
and notice that the name changes right above the Artboard.

So we know exactly what Artboard we're working
with. If I click on one of the Artboards, you'll
notice the black outline. Then, I can click on the Calendar arrow, delete
the Info section, and I'm going to go ahead and bring in the Calendar group that contains
the graphic. I'm going to select the Move Tool, Click and
Drag that over on to the Calendar Artboard. Notice that when I released the Calendar graphic,
it gets cut off here. That's because this is a lot like a canvass,
where it's contained in this area.

I can, actually, Click and Drag this over
on to the Info Artboard, if I want to, but I don't want it here because this graphic
belongs on the Calendar Artboard, so I'm going to click on that and drag it back over on
to the Artboard that we're working with. If you noticed, when I was moving that group
around, you saw it change from the Calendar Artboard on to the Info Artboard. I'm going to go ahead and do that again so
you can see that. I'm going to Click and Drag this over on to
the Info Artboard. Notice that it disappears from the Calendar. I'm going to go ahead and open up the Info
Artboard so we can see the contents, and you can see the Calendar folder in here.

I can also Click and Drag that over on to
the Calendar Artboard, and it's now in this Artboard. Notice that it did not stay outside of the
Artboard hidden; it brought it back to the center of the Artboard. Notice what happens if I Click and Drag this
to the top right of the Calendar Artboard, and I Click and Drag the group on to the Info
Artboard. It's in the same position that we had it on
the Calendar Artboard. So I'm going to Click and Drag that Calendar
group, and put it where it belongs, and put that here.

So I'm going to Zoom Out, and now we have
two pages of our app in the same file. I can go ahead and create even more Artboards
if I wanted to. I'm going to click on the Artboard Tool, Click
and Drag while holding Alt to create a third page. I can keep creating as many Artboards as I
need that will represent my app, and that way, we'll have all the assets of my design
on one file. Another way of creating an Artboard is by
using the Artboard Tool. You can Click and Drag, and just make an Artboard. If you're unhappy with the size, you can always
click on the handles and adjust the size, or adjust the positioning of that Artboard,
and with the Art Tool selected in the Options panel, you can click and select a custom size.

For example, we're working on the iPhone 6
size currently, so I would select that. But, I can also choose something else, maybe,
like a web size 1280 by 800, and I could place that on here, if I wanted to. You can also press the delete key to delete
an Artboard. Before I finish up our Artboard sample, quickly,
I would like to show you one thing. If you use Artboards with Smart Objects, then,
you really increase your productivity. I have this Smart Object here called "Main
color." If I Click and Drag that off to the side,
I can, now, double click on the main color smart object, and it's going to open up this
solid color, that is the blue that we're using. If I double click on it, and, maybe, select
red, press OK, and I can go into File, Save, come back into the Artboard sample psd that
I'm working with, you'll notice that the red is now applied to my design. And the way I did that is by duplicating the
Smart Object, and either clipping it to something else, for example, I'm going to clip it to
the date.

So I'm going to press Ctrl Alt G, and clip
it to the Calendar group. Notice that, now, that red is applied. So, when you duplicate a Smart Object, you
create another instance of that same Smart Object. So if you change the color or make an adjustment
to one Smart Object, it affects all the others. I'll do that one more time just so you can
see. I'm going to click on the main color Smart
Object. I'm going to press Ctrl J to duplicate it,
and, now, I'm going to go into the Calendar, and put that under the Ellipse copy that I
have here, and, also, clip that by pressing Ctrl Alt G. Notice how, now, the red is applied
on to that circle. If I come back into any of the Smart Objects,
I don't necessarily have to click on the main color Smart Object. They're all the same, really. I'm going to click on one of the duplicates

It brings me back into that solid that I was
working with and I can change the color to, maybe, green this time, and I'm going to press
Ctrl S, Command S on the Mac, to Save, and come back into my Artboards, and all the Artboards
get updated, simply by using a Smart Object, and the new Artboards in Photoshop. Photoshop CC 2015 has a new way in which you
can save your files. You no longer have the Save for the Web menu
option. Instead, you have this Export option here. You can click on Export As to bring up the
Export window, and you can export your files as png, jpg, png-8, gif and spg. After you select you format, then you can
adjust the quality with Height and Scale of the images that you're exporting.

If you have multiple Artboards, you can set
different settings for each of the Artboards so I can, for example, leave this one as a
jpeg and this next one as a png. Then I can click on the Export button, and
I can decide where I want to save this image in my computer. I'm going to go ahead and cancel that for
now, and I'm going to cancel this as well. If you do miss the Save for the Web, you can
still access that. You can go into File, Export, Save for the
Web Legacy, click on that, and it brings up the old Save for the Web window that you're
used to. I'm going to go ahead and cancel this. You also have Export Preferences. You can reach them here under Export, Export
Preferences, and you can select the Quick Export format in png, jpeg. And, depending on what option you select,
you'll get different settings. For example, with jpeg, you get quality, and
where you're going to do the Quick Export to, you can ask where to export each time,
or export those files into an asset folder where the current document resides.

I'm going to cancel this. I'm going to go into File, Export, and I can
do a Quick Export, and the settings that I have under Export Preferences will apply,
and that's where those files will go. And this is a new way in which you can export
your files in Photoshop. In this release of the Creative Cloud, Adobe
released a new service. It is called Adobe Stock. It is a place where you can purchase stock
photos and illustrations. And the reason we're going to talk about it
in this video is because it integrates really good with Photoshop, so I'll show you how
that works. But, before we go any further, I just want
to explain that, at least, at the time of this recording, this is not a free service
for the Creative Cloud.

Currently, it's $29 a month, and you get 10
images. If you are not a member of the Creative Cloud,
you can still get Adobe Stock, but it's $49.99 a month. And what I'm about to show you wouldn't apply
because you need Photoshop CC 2015 in order to do what I'm about to show you, so I just
wanted to throw that out there. This may change, but, at least, at the time
of this recording, this is what it is. So, pricing aside, this is, actually, a very
good addition to Photoshop, I believe, if you're a designer, you could probably buy
a lot of stock images. And, let me show you how it works, and it
how it integrates with Photoshop. Maybe we were looking for stock images of
clouds, so I'm just going to type in the word clouds, I'm going to click on go, and you're
going to get a whole bunch of pictures of clouds. If you see an image that you like, maybe,
like this one, you can hover over this down pointing arrow, and you can save a preview
to your desktop, but even better yet, you can create a new creative cloud library, and
I'll just call this library "clouds," and I'm just going to click on the plus button,
and it's going to create the library and save this image on to my library.

I can keep looking at different photos, maybe
this one. This is another nice one, so I'll click on
that, and, now, it's going to save it into my clouds library. And I can save as many images as I want on
to my creative cloud library. If I go back into Photoshop, you'll see that
under Libraries, I have the clouds library.

So I can click on that and you'll see that
I only have one other library called "my library" and the one I just created, "clouds," and
the images that I selected. So I can use any one of these on any project
that we're working with. So let me just create a new file here. So, I'm just going to create that. I can click on any one of these, Click and
Drag those over on to the composition. Photoshop is going to tell us that this is
going to be a Linked Smart Object, and that's because these files are going to contain a
water mark. We haven't purchased a photograph yet.

We can, actually, start creating a composition
using these images with water marks, and when we're ready to purchase them, we can, and
we get the full resolution image. What I'm going to do now is I'm just going
to click on the Crop Tool, and I'm just going to Crop this and match the size, and what
I'm going to do now is, maybe, I can take this second image, and just put it on top
of that, and we can just make a really quick design out of this. I'm just going to make a selection, and I'm
going to mask that out by holding Alt, Option on the Mac, masking that out, and bringing
this layer down, and this one back up.

So, now, we have a composition based on these
images. And, actually, I'll move this one over a bit,
just so it matches the sun. If you decide that you like the composition
and you want to use these images, you can right click and select License Image, and
Photoshop will automatically download a high resolution version of this file, and replace
it with this Linked Smart Object. If you, however, merge all the layers; I just
selected all of them by holding Shift and clicking on all the layers, then pressing
Ctrl E to Merge, now, we have one layer. By doing so, we lost Linked Smart Object. So, at this point, even if I licensed the
image, I will have to recreate the entire composition again. So I'm just going to Undo the flattening of
the file, and just mention that if you decide to make compositions this way, make sure that
they're Linked Smart Objects to the cloud, and you can see the icon here, reminding you
that it's still a Linked Smart Object to the Creative Cloud.

That way, if you do decide to keep the images,
you can just do the swap with the high resolution images. And that's it for this video. I hope that you enjoyed it and that you learned
something new. If you have any questions, please leave them
down below, and I'll talk to you, again, next time..

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