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  1. Adobe Photoshop CS5 - IllustratedUnit H: Improving Productivity

  2. Objectives • Use the Image Processor • Create and run an action • Batch process an action • Use the History panel Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  3. Objectives • Create a snapshot and use the History Brush tool • Clone with the Clone Stamp tool • Clone with the Healing Brush tool • Experiment with cloning options Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  4. Improving Productivity • Photoshop • Provides design and photograph enhancements • Plays many roles in a graphics environment • Photoshop workhorse • Many built-in modules • Image processor in a graphics workflow environment Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  5. Using the Image Processor • Repetitive tasks workflows • Often found in web environments • Example: • Converting images to the same file format • Image Processor feature • Quickly converts groups of files to other file formats • Many options available Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated


  6. Using the Image Processor Image Processor dialog box Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  7. Creating and Running an Action • Actions involve repetition • Save repetitive steps as an action • Good practice • Saves time • Created, stored • Automatically saved in the Actions panel • Available on the Actions panel for all future files once created Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  8. Creating and Running an Action • Smart set of actions • Advantageous for getting work completed quickly • Exporting an action • Allows action availability on different computers • Copy to a portable file; email • Saved file • Extension of ATN • Loaded from the Actions panel Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  9. Creating and Running an Action New action added to the Actions panel Three commands added to the Invert action Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  10. Batch Processing an Action • Batch process • Applying an action to an entire folder of images • Image Processor primary function • Convert files from one format to another • Batch processing • Allows application of a single action simultaneously to multiple images Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  11. Batch Processing an Action Batch dialog box Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  12. Using the History Panel • History panel features • Can quickly revert a file to its first opened state • Then bring it back to its current state • Lists the last twenty by default (states) • Last state in the list represents last change made to the file • Clicking a state in the list • Returns file to that point • Can then start working from that state Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  13. Using the History Panel • History panel logs each command performed as a new state • Logs specific number of states • Saving more states requires more memory to keep the states active • File Menu Revert command • Returns file to a previous state Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  14. Using the History Panel Viewing states on the History panel Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  15. Creating a Snapshot and Using the History Brush Tool • History Brush tool (“revert” brush) • Paints using any one of the snapshots as a source • Using the History Brush tool • Click the Sets the source for the history brush icon • Can paint in artwork from a saved state Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  16. Creating a Snapshot and Using the History Brush Tool • History Brush artistic function • Set to a low opacity • Gradually “paint in” artwork from a saved state • Tip: • Set History panel to automatically save a snapshot every time artwork saved Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  17. Creating a Snapshot and Using the History Brush Tool Viewing the snapshot added to the History Panel Applying the History brush tool to the artwork Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  18. Cloning with the Clone Stamp Tool • Cloning • Copying pixels from one area to another • Clone Stamp tool • Brush used to clone pixels • Options: brush size, hardness and opacity • Part of cloning • Sample: source of clone • Clone: copied pixels from sample Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  19. Cloning with the Clone Stamp Tool • Current & Below sampling option • Used with the Clone Stamp tool • Clone Stamp tool samples artwork from the current layer and all the layers below • Aligned option • Available on the Tools panel • Previously sampled items are continued Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  20. Cloning with the Clone Stamp Tool • Working “non-destructively” • Considered a Photoshop best practice • Applies to cloning • Using the Clone Stamp tool • Work in a manner not permanently affecting the original artwork • Current & Below option is key • When needing to clone • Create an empty layer above the artwork for the clone Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  21. Cloning with the Clone Stamp Tool Viewing the cloned bird Viewing the finished artwork Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  22. Cloning with the Healing Brush Tool • Healing Brush tool: cloning tool • Sample using the Healing Brush • Clone to another • Matches clone to the texture, lighting, and shading of the area being cloned to • Useful for cloning large areas of non-specific data Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  23. Cloning with the Healing Brush Tool Viewing the first clone Viewing the finished artwork Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  24. Experimenting with Cloning Options • Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tool options: both similar • Sampling options • Current Layer • Samples artwork only on the targeted layer • Artwork or adjustments on layers above or below targeted layer not involved in the sample Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  25. Experimenting with Cloning Options • Sampling options (cont’d.) • Current & Below • Samples appearance of the artwork as a composite of the current layer and all layers beneath it • Artwork or adjustments on layers above the targeted layer not involved in the sample • All Layers • Samples the appearance of the artwork as the result of all layers in the image Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  26. Experimenting with Cloning Options Viewing the first clone Viewing the second clone Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  27. Summary • Photoshop workhorse • Many built-in modules • Effective image processor in a graphics workflow environment • Photoshop’s Image Processor feature • Quickly converts groups of files to other file formats • Smart way to work in Photoshop • Have history panel automatically save a snapshot every time artwork saved Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  28. Summary • Cloning • Copying pixels from one area to another • Clone Stamp tool • Brush used to clone pixels • Cloning parts: sample and clone • Working “non-destructively” • Photoshop best practice • Includes cloning Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated

  29. Summary • Using the Clone Stamp tool • Work in a manner not permanently affecting the original artwork • Current & Below option is key • Healing Brush tool: cloning tool • Sampling options • Current Layer • Current & Below • All layers Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Illustrated