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Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

Lesson 53 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

Lesson 53 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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53. Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop


Class Trailer

Getting Started


Class Introduction


Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course


Selections & Masking - Advanced


The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project - Select Subject


Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range


Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range


How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range


How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range


Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop


Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer


Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project - Channel Mask


How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area


Class Project - Focus Area


Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop


Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks


Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow


Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop


How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow


Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop


Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC


Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop


Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop


How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly


Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs


Fixing Images


How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop


How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions


Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop


Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC


Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting


How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale


How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop


How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop


Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop


Class Project - Content Aware Fill


Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop


Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop


Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop


How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop


Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC


How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop


Class Exercise - Puppet Warp


How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp


Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting



How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop


How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC


44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop


How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop


Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop


Quiz - Color

CC Libraries


Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop




Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop


Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts


Quiz - Typography



52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly


How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard


Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop


Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop


Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop


Quiz - Artboards



Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop


Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop


How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop


Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop


How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify


How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop


Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop


64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop


Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop


Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop


Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop


Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop


70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop


Quiz - Retouching



Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop


What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer


How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop


Visual Styles & Effects


75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop


How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop


Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop


How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop


How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop


Class Project – Decay in Photoshop


Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media


How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop


Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop


Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop


How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop


Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop


Web Design


How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop


How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver




How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop


How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop


Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop


Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D


How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop


Class Project – 3D in Photoshop


How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop


Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop


Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop


Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work


Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop


How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects


Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop


How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop


Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop




How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print


How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out


How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images


3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print


Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next


What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course


Final Quiz


Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

Hi there. This video is all about CC libraries even if you're using them already. We're going to go through some more advanced tips and tricks. So hang around just so you know, cc libraries don't work on all licenses of Photoshop. You might have what's called a machine license that happens at universities. Often some larger companies, there's no personalization. I don't want to give my email address. Alright, so open them up. Let's go to window and let's go to libraries. It's built into all adobe products. What I'm gonna do is actually just click my little double error up here so it's fully out and you can see I use libraries quite a bit drop down here. I've got all sorts of libraries going on. What we'll do is we'll create a new library. We're going to give it a name and we're going to call this PS advanced. Just a little dummy one that I'll delete and like it says, all you need to do is click hold and drag stuff in it. I'm going to give it a name to make it easier later on. The cool ...

thing about libraries is that they are interchangeable between other programs. So say if you're using in design and here you'll see my new library that I made advance and I can start dragging images in between each other rather big. Same with say after fix. Okay, after fixed libraries. There it is there. So all the adobe products have cc libraries, adobe XD illustrator premiere character animated. They all access the library's it makes it cool for sharing things that are normally hard to interchange like swatches and say character style. So I'm in in design. I'm going to get my character styles. I'm just going to click on this. You can see there's a little icon that says go to my creative cloud. Here's my character style. For some reason, paragraph styles aren't interchangeable between Photoshop and then design but they are between in design and illustrator. So you might find a couple of them great out. But let's say we like that also were in here and we like this color. So I'm going to highlight the text here and in here under CC libraries down the bottom there's a little plus that says I want to read the text. No, just the text color. There's a switch there, jump back into Photoshop and magic happens. So I am going to change the text man, random. I picked this random color earlier in the class. It turns out is exactly the same color. Aborted. So what I can do is click on character style which is using the same color as this pink but you get the idea, it's great for creating your say corporate colors in one program, adding them to the libraries and they're available in all programs. Another interesting thing you can do is let's say you've got a document like this and there's lots of parts to it. What you can do here in your library. This is a little option here that says what it does is it takes your document and loads any character styles of use any colors you have layer styles, like layer styles are like drop shadows, really handy, any smart objects. It depends what you want to do. I'm gonna turn this off because what happens is that it takes them out of this document and links them to CC libraries and that can be one of the drawbacks, but it's just one of the things to note when you are using libraries is that it really wants to kind of pull them out of this document and link them. The trouble is if you delete the library or if you send this file to somebody else, it's gonna come up with an error saying, hey, I can't find the library anymore. Much the same way in design work. So it's up to you just know that you can turn it off. If you need to create library, you can see over here it's thrown in the images. Okay. And you can see this one here, especially it's thrown in the image that's in this mask. But it's pulled it out of the mask, which is cool. It's put in the original of my paint splatter, which is the red one before the adjustment layer. It's up to you. You might wanna want to drag in the yellow one, there's my banana, there's all the colors that I've used and all the character styles. There's my job shadow as well That could be handy if you're jumping over here and you're like actually this text here. I want you to have a lifestyle and you can see here it has a drop shadow now. Just a teeny tiny one keeping everything nice and consistent. The other thing to note is that, can you see it created its own new library. So it didn't go into ps advanced. It went into the name of this actual file that had opened there. It is 08. So there it is there the other thing to note is that it didn't put the background image in. Why? Because the background images locked. The bane of our Photoshop existence. Why is it locked only causes trouble. Double click it, give it a name beach. If you name your layer, the layer name will be brought up in here. So I'm just dragging it into this and you can see they're awesome. Now one of the problems or at least what I found trail challenging at the beginning was when I drag this in right it is a linked file. A click return awesome is linked. But then I send it to somebody else and they don't have a connection to my CC libraries. So it comes up with a missing link or one of the kind of perks and one of the problems is if I change this original, it's going to change in every document. This is linked to, let's say I want to make this unique for every image. So I don't want them connected to the library anymore. You can get around it by just going up to here and sending this one that says share link or collaborate. That'll allow whoever you send it to to have access to the CC library as well. So the links will work so great if you're working with a colleague. But let's say you just don't want it to connect, you want it out of here, but you don't want it connected. There's two ways if you've already dragged it out, you can just right click it and say embedded link and that little icon will change and just show you that it's a smart object now but not connected. Another easier way is while you're dragging it out instead of just dragging it out like this, which gives you the cloud. Okay, hold down the option key on a Mac while you're dragging or the old key on a Pc. And what happens is it dumps it in full size with no link to the library. Now, we've talked about some of the problems in how to get around it. Why are we using libraries for graphics for handy things like this. So if I go into illustrator, let's say we've drawn this amazing Fox. Hands up. Who's done my illustrated course? Remember the Fox, but we want to use them in other programs. Okay, let's say we want to use them for Photoshop. I'm gonna go to my libraries. I am going to click here and I'm going to say my PS advanced course, I'm just gonna drag him in there is there? But in Photoshop, the cool thing about it is if I go to my PS advanced there is there drag him out and he's all victory and good. Okay, but I'm gonna not hold down any keys. I want it to be actually connected to the library because I want to double click the library item. It opens it up in the original program it made, it's just kind of like temporary file here. Let's say I just go through and change one of the colors, something obvious. Let's save, hit close, go back into Photoshop and it should have updated the reason it's not and I guess I want to leave this in here because you can see down here it's trying to, I'm on a really slow internet connection here at the moment. I'm waiting for fiber to get installed. So we're dealing with mobile broadband. This might be your reality. So the creative cloud is actually going via the internet to get updated and you can see it's uploading all of these things and these things that I created and they're quite big file. So it's busy doing that before it goes and does my small little victor adjustments. So what I'm going to do to try and hopefully speed it up. Is go to this one here and say sorry buddy, I'm gonna delete you, Sorry about that like the swimsuit as well because that's a big file and you can see instantly it got round to my little vector file hover above it. It gives you like, Hey, I've almost done that about 24% for the my library stuff. There was something that I put in my library, what was it kind of remember? But I guess it's useful to know when I had fiber, I didn't even know that that was an issue. It's only since I've been in this new office here getting set up that I realized its reliance on the internet but you can see that updated. Now. One thing I want to share is that say you are working on a file and you're working with somebody else and you're like actually I'd love to share the files. There's two options here. There's collaborate and link. So share. Link is what I'd share too with somebody that I want to have access to the files but I don't want them to be able to delete modify and edit them. So collaborate would be somebody who was a colleague, somebody trusted and this might go to a client or just a junior designer or just somebody, I just don't want them to mess with my library and all it does is send them an email, tell them what permissions they have, what they can do once you have collaborated though, What you might find is that you're working on a document and it just disappears and you're like, so if you've collaborated with somebody and they've gone and going, I don't want this and delete it. Like we did that swimsuit image. Okay. It's going to throw up an error when you open the document and you'll see a little question mark here in the in this little cloud here. What you can do though is go, hmm, I wonder what images have gone up to this little burger menu and go down. It says view deleted items. It launches this page and you can see here all the stuff I've deleted from my libraries. So it's never gone forever. You can't go in here and say actually I want this thing here and I want to restore it. Well, you might go through and permanently delete things because this archive is taking up some of your hard drive space with my creative card license. I get 100 gigabytes. I don't think that's normal. I think I've got a special one because I'm at a certified instructor. But anyway, I can click on it. Hit restore and it will pair back in my library. Another little tip is, let's say that say this, you can kind of tell the ones that you've shared with other people will see the two little heads there. That means I've collaborated with them. So I'm going to go to Dobie logos. I share this with my colleagues because we all are certified and we all use the adobe logos. Let's say I want to bring in. Let's use the Photoshop. Okay. But instead of bringing it in that way, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to hold down the option key or my bulky on a pc and I get my logo in here and it's perfect. But the link is broken but I want to link it again. Okay. I liked that connection. But that connection is gone. What you can go in here is right click it and say re linked to your library. Can actually link to another file, which is kind of cool. Say you've got an updated version of Photoshop logo. You can go link to it on your desktop. Kind of like in design does with its linking folder here though, I can go re linked to graphic And this is one of the weird ones. You're like, hmm kind of tells you that this like warning and then you're like, what do I do? And let's say I want to link to this one. Let's say it's a different product and it's a different design. And I'm relinking to instead of re linking it back to Photoshop. I'm relinking to animate this is the hidden thing down the bottom here. Okay. That's really important. Re link kick back, relax and the different sizes. Not good. You get the idea right. That guy is now re linked to the library, it's got a cloud again, I can undo and actually I might just re link it to the Photoshop file just to prove that it can be done because Photoshop is the right size. It's going to match up more advanced CC library stuff. Is this little option here says search adobe stock or you can use this little version up here by little. It's heaps bigger. Okay. I was going to use this version in here. Let's say I need a picture of the sun to complete my project. Okay. And it's going to go to adobe stock. I've got a license so it's really easy for me. I've got 10, I get a month I think because my license is about, It's about $35 a month. Us. I think all kinds of things. The cool thing about it is I don't have to like go out to the site. I can actually just go to here and say license and save to my library. I've got open, right. So if I go to my peers advanced and now I click on this, it's going to actually take a credit my account and download it or I can just do this option here and just do a preview and it's going to download it to here, but it's going to be a watermark version. I can hover above it down here to see how long it's going to take, It's done, which is good. Good thing about it though, is if I do this and I get it out here, it's got a watermark in it, that's fine. I'm getting a proof for my boss or my client and I do some stuff to it. Let's say that I do some adjustments to it. Make it black and white for no reason. I go and add a filter, like liquefy. So like some serious stuff can't liquefy the actual mask. You need to liquefy the actual son. Okay, so I go and do some serious modifications, spend a reasonable amount of time. Right, Beautiful. And the client says, yep, I like option a go and do it instead of downloading it and trying to kind of mock it all up again. What you can do is you can just right click this and say license image just goes off and you don't do anything. I'm not gonna waste one of my graphics, my credits now, but it just adjust the watermark disappears and it becomes a high res document. This number disappears. It's pretty cool. So if you are using something like shutter stock or Istock or any of the other stocks, I use adobe stock. I love it's got video as well. What's also cool about it is let's say this image down the bottom here, the background image, a lot of stuff above it. Oh, little tip. If you hold down the option key and click on the eyeball. It's the old key on a pc. It turns off every other layer, but the one you had selected. Oh, clicking it again, turns all the rest of them back on. So it's alternate pC option on the Mac and just click on the eyeball. Alright, another tip about creative cloud libraries is let's say we like this image like this one is from Unspool Ash. The photographer is Greg ventra. I like the image but I need either another one or something. Similar clients come back and said I like it but it's got the right feel, but it's not the right image. Maybe they're not the right pose. That's what you can do. You can edit to the library and then do something crazy where you can right click it and say find similar goes off to adobe stock again. Remember these are paid like I pay my $30 a month or $30 a month, I should know that. Okay, but it's going to go off and try and find images that match this one and it's scarily good. Like Photoshop should have no idea what's in this image. But adobe have been working on this thing called their sensei, which is their name for their artificial intelligence man, they're searching within images become like scary colors. The pose, like some of them are like perfect. Okay, so I could now go and download previews or the high res versions and start working on. just so you know, within this little guy here, you can click and say actually I only want videos, not photographs and we'll go off and do that as well, Victor's editorial stuff, premium stuff. You can see they're loaded and if mine wasn't super slow, it would start playing as I rolled over that. Like you can scrub back and forth. But portal internet is struggling. You can see him down here trying to do this little thing. Okay, so 10 videos off toilet back up and when you're finished though, to get back to your library, just click this little cross here to say go away visually similar. Alright, one last thing. It's not quite CC libraries, but it's worth mentioning because a lot of people don't know about it. If you go to your creative cloud app on a Mac, it's at the top right on a pc. I think it's bottom right, You're looking for that kind of curly CC cloud thing. Go to assets and go to market. Market is really handy basically. All it is is I'm going to turn that off. You also load up like this, it's free, absolutely free commercially usable graphics. There's not gonna be any images like this, but there is lots of useful stuff in here. So you need some, I don't know social media icons because you're doing a mock up, you can see here a bunch of different icons, mock ups, vector graphics, all sorts of stuff that we can use. Maybe just needs something like I don't know sometimes you just need like an arrow and you're like, I know I can go find it from some free victor site but the cool thing is is you like ugly. For some reason arrows are more important than they sound. I spent hours looking for the right arrow on this little download. It'll go into my CC advanced libraries, click over here, give it a second. Come on internet. There it is there, don't even worry about the sea. This thumbnail is taking forever to download. You can drag it out without worrying about it often and it doesn't do anything. This thing, the preview takes longer than actual fireplace. So now I have a scalable vector and what I might even do is hold down the Alton drag it out so that it is or option on a Mac so it's not connected and now I can add some colors and graphics. I can double click it. It'll open up because it's vector or an SVG and illustrator life is good man, it gets even better. How could it get better come out of illustrator back to Photoshop it's when you start looking for say so you're doing mock ups, we're going to do mock ups properly later on but let's say in here, I need doing a mock up for a book. Okay, instead of Googling white book, you know, you're looking for a template book, you're doing an e book graphic. So in here I'm going to go all categories I'm actually going to go to for placement. Okay, so for placement is really cool. You can see these different search categories. I'm looking for placement because see these they're ready to go P S D s, you can tell if the PSD is or not, if you click on them, see it says there, I'm a PSD but it's all masked and ready to go. I'll show you when I've downloaded already because you could see these things are taking a while, we'll jump into which one has it. For some reason I have lots of my libraries. There you go. So this one here, hardcover book, I'm going to double click it to open it. It opens up in the file that was created in this case it's Photoshop. What's really cool about it is can you see the background is separated out. It's already kind of masked. And what gets even better is let's have a little look some which book am I looking at? You want to look at the front book So that's a cool thing and you just turn that other book off. But let's say this one here says your design here. I think it even tells you if you make it bigger like Yeah, double click this layer and drag him back in. So double click the smart object icon, it opens up that smart object in a different window. It's saying I'm missing some of the fonts, you could hit resolve, I'm going to say don't resolve, you can see here that is all the bits and pieces that make up that front cover. So there's the book, it's opened up in a new tab, all the bits that are inside of it, I'm gonna burn it all. Leave one layer in there and let's say, we make dans dance amazing, amazing book. It's going to win lots of design awards, especially when this happens. Oh yeah, I'm going to save it and I'm going to close it down and because it's already been mocked up on the book, look at that, it's been distorted and moved around. Oh man. Even the drop shadows in the background are all separate layers. There is shadows that are on the top. Shadows, there's even a shadow layer. Look at that, you'll find lots of these kind of white out things that are commercially usable for free. Just up there in market man, I gotta calm down if you already know about it. It might not be as exciting, but it excites me. I remember when I first found it man, What a time saver. There's bottles of wine in there. Lots of notebooks, postcards, business cards you've ever seen, like oh man, there's people that mock up those business cards real quick now, you know, there's a cheap trick that most people don't know about, keep it to yourself. The last thing we're gonna do is gonna segue into the next video, because we're going to move into typography in the next section. So we'll go up to here and we'll start looking at things like type kit and getting the most of that. Going up here to saying, going to go back out of this, we're gonna start working on fonts, but we'll do that in the next video. Alright, Friends, I hope you found something useful or new n CC libraries. Let's jump into the next section, which is typography.

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Ratings and Reviews

Shah Nawaz

Amazing experience but it is little old. You should update with latest version of PS

Uli N

Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

Nadim Rouf

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