Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Photoshop Digital Diet


(This is a handout from the Feb HCCC presentation I did on Photoshop Digital Diet)

Vertical Transformation:
  1. Duplicate the background layer (Cmd/Ctrl J)
  2. Edit > Free Transform (Cmd/Ctrl T)
  3. Click & hold the top (middle) handle of the transform box and drag it upward
  4. While dragging the upper handle watch the HEIGHT box on the Options Tool Bar. Make sure to keep it between 100-104%
  5. Hit Return/Enter to apply the transformation
  6. Click the eyeball on the upper layer to see the before & after
Horizontal Transformation:
  1. Duplicate the background layer (Cmd/Ctrl J)
  2. Edit > Free Transform (Cmd/Ctrl T)
  3. Click & hold the left or right side handle and drag it toward the middle of the image
  4. While dragging the handle watch the WIDTH box on the Options Tool Bar. Make sure to keep it between 96-99%
  5. Hit Return/Enter to apply the transformation
  6. Click the eyeball on the upper layer to see the before and after

Liquify for Spot Reduction:
  1. Duplicate the background layer (Cmd/Ctrl J)
  2. Filter > Liquify
  3. Check "Show Mask"
  4. From the Tool Bar select the Freeze Mask Tool (F)
  5. Paint the areas you don't want to liquify
    Use the Tool Options to control the Brush size, density, etc.
    If you need to make corrections to the mask:
    paint back over the area with the Thaw Mask Tool (D)
  6. Uncheck "Show Mask"
  7. Select the Forward Warp Tool (W) from the Tool Bar
  8. Click, hold, and drag the area you want to liquify
      Ctrl/Cmd Z will "undo" one move
        or
      Use the Reconstruct Tool (R) to undo the liquify
  9. Click OK to apply the changes
  10. Click the eyeball on the upper layer to see the before and after.

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